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Phil Nottingham
Video strategist & man who tweets things about creativity in business. Theatrical misadventurer, Objectivist, Feminist, Saxophonist and general enthusiast.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 21
Brb, off to buy a yacht.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 21
I agree with that. Just don’t get why campaign is for second vote rather than Norway option or GE. Either of those, I’d be out there too.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 21
3-way referenda worse than 2-way in that regard. If you have straight FPTP or alternative vote, then you end up with the highly likely outcome of the winning option carrying the support of <40% of voters. What if “reject” carries it by 34%, then 51% after AV?
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Phil Nottingham Oct 21
Replying to @1god @wistia
Very much so!
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
I think I agree, in as much as a GE (likely a few, unfortunately) a good mechanism to resolve ongoing European policy impasse. Don’t think second ref proposal has a question less ‘irresponsibility vague’ than first, and will likely entrench/exacerbate current divisions.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @cobanhulya
Yes! Those things.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Even if all that is granted, criticism of first referendum ironically applies to the second - ‘and then what?’ If Britain votes again to leave (as I think it will), the compromising solutions die. If Britain votes to stay, we have clamours for a third ref and rise of far right.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @brianc13
Also don’t think many leave voters see it in terms of status quo vs negative impacts. It’s about direction of travel, which for many (across the EU) is not desired. Our manifestation is Brexit, German’s have AFD, France front national, Hungarians have Orbán.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @brianc13
I think very few people voted leave expecting an easy ride, and most would accept far worse short-term hits than are forecast.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @THCapper
I.e. I think I agree with you. There is a weaker case to leave, but that is a moot point given full context of the situation.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @THCapper
The ‘case for leave’ is irrelevant, because the question is “should we, in fact, change our minds?”. The case for staying now has to be made.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @kelvinnewman
Get me those three and I’ll perform ‘Earth Song’ in its entirety.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @kelvinnewman
Camera with a MASSIVE boom arm. Looked really cool, made me feel like James Hetfield.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @philnottingham
Best way to stay in, IMO - push for soft Brexit, then to join again in 5-10 years, following reforms on immigration and CAP. Lastly, plug for Douglas Murray’s “Strange death of Europe” which I think really hits on major issues that caused Brexit vote and need addressing.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @philnottingham
In the cold light of day, do those sympathetic to the EU (me included) really, honestly think the case to stay has improved over the last two years? Bear in mind there’s a campaign period and a national tendency towards belligerence to contend with.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
Replying to @kelvinnewman
We’re really good at belligerence in the face of a sunk cost. Every British person ever served a shitty meal in a restaurant has responded “it’s fine”
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Phil Nottingham Oct 20
I wonder if there is more than a handful of former Brexit voters on the ? I doubt it. I have yet to meet a single one who would now vote differently, but plenty of remainers who don’t think we should be asked again.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 19
The same Nick Clegg? Really?
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Oli Gardner Oct 18
Dear salespeople, as soon as I see “got time for a 15 minute call?” it’s an immediate “No”. Please work on being a little more original and unique. Some of you have great things to sell, that I might need, but that single phrase makes you a generic waste of my time.
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Phil Nottingham Oct 18
Replying to @MichaelDMillar @Pegers
To be fair... the single malt options weren’t anything to write home about.
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