EU. In or out?

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Re: EU. In or out?

Post by Crossrutted » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 pm

Brenhden wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Elmer J Fudd wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:42 pm
All very interesting and shows how tumultuous those times were. If the other invasion hadn't taken place, would William have been defeated?
Probably, IIRC Harold had to double time his battle weary men from the North to the South to face Wiliam. It was far from ideal.
Correct. The Northumbrian Princes lost the Battle of Fulford against the Norse, only escaping by the sacrifice of their bodyguard, who were all slaughtered. Harold took an army North, beating the Norse at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Harold then marched his army back south, with the promise of Northumbrian support to follow on.
Harold ignored advice to rest his army, instead choosing to engage the Normans immediately. The Northumbrians didn't turn up and the result is in the Tapestry.

The same Northumbrians leaders soon pledged allegiance to William the Bastard (soon to be renamed Conqueror), but reneged several times once William had returned to Normandy to fight the French.

William upon his return, unleashed the "Harrying of the North" to teach them a lesson.

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Re: EU. In or out?

Post by Brenhden » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:57 am

Crossrutted wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 pm
Brenhden wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Elmer J Fudd wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:42 pm
All very interesting and shows how tumultuous those times were. If the other invasion hadn't taken place, would William have been defeated?
Probably, IIRC Harold had to double time his battle weary men from the North to the South to face Wiliam. It was far from ideal.
Correct. The Northumbrian Princes lost the Battle of Fulford against the Norse, only escaping by the sacrifice of their bodyguard, who were all slaughtered. Harold took an army North, beating the Norse at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Harold then marched his army back south, with the promise of Northumbrian support to follow on.
Harold ignored advice to rest his army, instead choosing to engage the Normans immediately. The Northumbrians didn't turn up and the result is in the Tapestry.

The same Northumbrians leaders soon pledged allegiance to William the Bastard (soon to be renamed Conqueror), but reneged several times once William had returned to Normandy to fight the French.

William upon his return, unleashed the "Harrying of the North" to teach them a lesson.
You missed an excellent opportunity to say 'the rest is tapestry" :D

I wonder if Johnston, Gove and Davis etc will get a similar write up in the history books?

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Re: EU. In or out?

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:29 am

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... lorry-park

I wonder how many of these people voted Brexit, thinking it would 'get rid of the lorries'?

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Post by Jak* » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:50 am

This sentence hidden in the middle of the article is interesting.
“The site is one of 10 inland border facilities the government has either opened, is building, or is planning to deal with the full suite of customs, tariffs and duties checks that will be operation from July this year.”
It implies that not only did the government take four years not to prepare for this farce, but that they expect there to be delays for a long while to come, with all the damage to British industries that this implies.

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Re: EU. In or out?

Post by Crossrutted » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:09 pm

Brenhden wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:57 am


I wonder if Johnston, Gove and Davis etc will get a similar write up in the history books?
Good question; and if they do, will the era be given a descriptive - similar to "the Reformation" or " Edwardian".

Let's have some suggestions - I'll start:

"The Retardation"; "The Resignation"; " The Day of the Lemmings"; " Dark Ages 2. :D

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Re: EU. In or out?

Post by daveuprite » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:32 pm

Crossrutted wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:09 pm
"The Retardation"
That's quite good. Or maybe 'The Age of Unlightenment'. Or 'The Anticultural Revolution'...

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Re: EU. In or out?

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:51 pm

I suspect someone will write a Chronicle of this time. The opening paragraph will begin....

No one would have believed in the early years of the twenty-first century that this nation was being wrecked wildly and crassly by intelligences subordinate to man's and yet as normal in appearance as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were nullified and stupefied, perhaps almost as harrowingly as a man with a kettle might boil the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water, until their life and hopes were gone.With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this nation about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the politicians as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of the effects upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. Brexiteer men fancied other men in the EU inferior to themselves and ready to welcome an oven ready deal. Yet across the gulf of the channel, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this country with enraged eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twenty-first century came the great disillusionment.

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