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Comment Re:Where have I heard that before (Score 4, Insightful) 609

It depends on what the enabling legislation for the referendum says. The vote a few years ago to change the electoral system WAS binding because the bill that set up the referendum expressly said it was. The legislation for the EU referendum did not, it said that the referendum was merely advisory and the result certainly not binding.

Comment James Dyson is a cunt. (Score 1) 244

Aside from campaigning for the UK to leave the EU, he closed down his UK factory some years ago and moved it to Malaysia. We may be fairly certain that these '3000' jobs won't be created in the UK, the EU or the US as he doesn't much like paying the going rate for western engineers when he can get them for ten-a-penny in the Far East.

And his vacuum cleaners are noisy, over-priced and they don't last.

Comment Re:John Deere is evil. (Score 1) 639

"It's like if you go to buy a house and you pay $800k, up front, expecting to be able to get a mortgage, leave the place to your kids, and sell it if you have to, only to be told later that you merely rented the place for your life time."

We have something like that in England, primarily in London. When you 'buy' a property in parts of London, you don't own it outright. It's called a 'leasehold' and usually lasts 90+ years, after which you have to give the house back. It's yet another reason not to live in London.

Comment Re:math will still be a problem (Score 1) 114

It's also idiotic because it patently won't or can't be true. So long as the world carries on broadly as it has done there will still be all those things for a large proportion of the world's population. Or was he just referring to himself and his kind who will have fucked off to some Elysium-style space station world?

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