#SluggerReport: Some final thoughts, before the brink…

Last Slugger Report before Brexit…?

  • Kevin Breslin

    It’s about 50 years too early.

  • articles

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. In closing I shall make but a single point. The burden of proof lies with the proponents of change. They have to show that this brave new world , including the costs of change, is better than before.

    Moreso they have to prove that it is significantly better than the status quo otherwise why bother changing.

    If you have any doubt at all, any doubt whatsoever, then your duty is to your self, your family and your country and you should cast your vote with the scoundrels, scumbags and slanderers on the Remain side rather than the bluffers, betrayers and buffoons on the Brexit side; but lest you feel I display bias let me rephrase – you should cast your vote with the bluffers, betrayers and buffoons on the Remain side rather than the scoundrels, scumbags and slanderers on the Brexit side.
    I rest my case.

  • terence patrick hewett

    The only journalist who has encapsulated the situation in England ie John Harris: England is now two nations. and nations at war: and at war unto the death. 1688 and 1776.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/23/united-kingdom-two-nations-political-chasm-left

  • chrisjones2

    “The burden of proof lies with the proponents of change.”

    No they dont. That is a rule you invented. And you ignore all the risks inherent in remaining. Standing on the edge of a crumbling cliff edge does not make you safe!

    At least if you vote for Brexit you end up with one set of bluffers, scoundrels and scumbags and slanderers and not them plus an entire set of even worse characters imposed by Brussels

  • chrisjones2

    2hrs 17 mins to freedom?

  • Skibo

    I am for Bremain but I don’t think that leaving would be the crisis that all are saying it would be. Perhaps it is time for Agriculture to stand on their own and let the successful farmers continue and those who rely on SFP to go by the wayside.
    Would trading on the free market be such a bad thing? Would the entrepreneurship of our business men see through in the end and still leave us competitive. Might not be such a bad thing.
    Can we compete successfully with East Asia and their cheap labour?

  • Jollyraj

    “the successful farmers”

    CAFO’s?

    Depends how you measure success, I suppose. Profit margin? Human health? Animal welfare.

    Mind you, if we buy clothes churned out in sweatshops in Asia…..

  • NotNowJohnny

    Freedom of movement of goods, services and people.

  • NotNowJohnny

    Who do you suggest should make the laws by which we are governed?

  • chrisjones2

    People we elect. Then its our fault

  • NotNowJohnny

    Who made the European Communities Act 1972?

  • Skibo

    All farmers have rules and regulations to work to. Successful farmers will be those who make money. Is that not the measure of any business?

  • Abucs

    I would like to think so. Voting results looks good in the early stages.

  • chrisjones2

    Brink past

    Sun rose as usual but illuminated country heading for freedom

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  • chrisjones2

    Marty calls for Border Poll ….but thats just SF positioning to pretend they see reunification as a possibility

    So fine lets have one. The DUP should call one

  • Kevin Breslin

    Okay, I was wrong about that.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    1688, eh? As Lady Bracknell said once “And I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led to?”

  • terence patrick hewett

    You’re absolutely right Seaan; got a bit carried away. Reuters said a couple of days ago that “history is going backwards” !!!!!!!

  • Jollyraj

    Any business? Like, say, a private health clinic?

  • Skibo

    What is the issue with a private health clinic? If it is private, it will have to make money and it will have to work within regulations.