Simon Tuffen


  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 2 years, 8 months ago

    “What a weird thing. Why would a guy who has had all that success just, I mean, what the hell is wrong with him?”

    I think what the governor means here is that if Daniel Radcliffe had been unlucky in life, he would understand that life is randomly unfair, therefore there is no god, certainly not a benevolent one; whereas as he has been suc…[Read more]

  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    These arguments should have all been made and agreed before the referendum. It was made quite clear that this was a straight in/out vote and the simple majority would decide. It wasn’t only Cameron who assumed he’d win; nearly all Remain voters did. There were no desperate demands from anyone for a two thirds vote for change before the referendum.…[Read more]

  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    Marco

    You make some good points. There are compromises in all areas of politics and democracy, of course. With the EU, though, I think there is a particular tendency for smaller, weaker nations to often ultimately agree with the policies promoted by the more powerful countries, because they don’t want to risk losing the subsidies they…[Read more]

  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    I agree that if it were purely an economic debate, it would be too complex for the general public to decide.

    But the EU has become a political union to an extent that few envisaged when we joined. Key legislation is driven by an unelected commission. I think the British public has every right, and sufficient competence, to determine whether or…[Read more]

  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    I’m still waiting to hear of a single unique characteristic of Islam that makes it a worthy pursuit.

  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    @ DanDare I’ve read about a handful of very small scale attacks on refugee camps. These are to be condemned but given the scale of the migrant issue and the Islamic terrorist problem such reactions have been remarkably small (as far as I’m aware).

  • Simon Tuffen posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    I thoroughly disagree with Simon Jenkins.

    I think he is the one guilty of hyperbole.

    Yes, Western politicians and journalists made a lot of fuss over the events in Brussels – quite rightly – but it was not an over-the-top reaction. It has not induced panic among Europeans. Nobody is running around hysterical. The vast majority of us are educated…[Read more]

  • Get well soon, mate. One day at a time, but it’s amazing how quickly the body can recover.

  • I remain totally confused and outraged by the immigration policies of countries like Germany and Sweden. They promoted a “refugees welcome” policy with promises of housing, welfare, etc, which has strongly […]

  • Can it be an impartial survey if it lists certain traits such as “Catholic” as an asset and other traits such as “atheist” as liabilities?