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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2019/2020
« Last post by caller on October 18, 2019, 03:30:51 PM »
Sat. 19th Oct.
Everton v West Ham ..............home
Aston Villa v Brighton.............home
Bournemouth v Norwich........home
Chelsea v Newcastle................home
Leicester v Burnley..................home
Tottenham v Watford..............home
Wolves v Southampton...........home
Crystal Palace v Man. City.......away

Sun. 20th Oct.
Man. United v Liverpool..........away

Mon. 21st Oct
Sheffield Utd v Arsenal.............away
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Thaiwolf on October 18, 2019, 03:03:02 PM »
See what I mean!!

HMRC,  July 2019.

"Scottish Government's £941 million income tax shortfall offset by £737 million increase in UK Government funding"
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Thaiwolf on October 18, 2019, 02:56:31 PM »
 Agree with all that Caller.  We're in good shape.  If Parliament votes for the deal (doubtful)  that's fine.  If it doesn't,  people's vote, choices Boris deal or no deal - and we all know how that vote will go.
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by caller on October 18, 2019, 02:51:51 PM »
So Boris got a deal after all. He has achieved in a few weeks what May and her lying band of remainers couldn't manage in 3-years. Even her awkward squad are saying they will vote for it.

But I don't think Parliament will.

They are going to p**s the public off so much, I don't honestly believe they understand the consequences of their actions. Even Starmer was thrown out by the questions he faced yesterday. What do remainers do? A 2nd referendum, no real appetite for that and the chances are they will lose as people will see the deal for what it is and others will resent it being called and for dragging this on and on. An election? They will get ripped apart. If they had any sense, they will pass the deal and let the Government get on with it, but first they have to pass the Queens speech.

If Labour had any sense, they would kick out Corbyn and his cohorts and return to the middle ground and face the Tories on equal terms. Will that happen post Brexit - no idea?

 
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Thaiwolf on October 18, 2019, 02:50:23 PM »
 Hi Roger,  I just think that Scotland deserve a chance to stand on their own two feet rather than surviving on the goodwill and cash of the rest of the UK.  They will fail of course but independence would at least get them off our backs. They think that an independent Scotland will be welcomed back into the EU and then they can sponge off them instead - best of luck with that idea.

I wouldn't mind if they at least appreciated the English aid,  but truth be told they hate us. Get rid of them and start building the border posts.
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Roger on October 18, 2019, 11:13:12 AM »
TW - going back to this -"now we just have to get rid of Scotland"  ::)   Why so ?   :-\
The Scots voted 55% to stay in the UK in 2014 . . . . Just despatch Nicola Sturgeon to Dartmoor prison !

But N. Ireland - there you have it !   "We pay a net £7.8 billion to gain access to (the EU) market of about 450 million people (after deducting our own population) and we pay £8.8 billion a year to 1.8 million people in Northern Ireland."

And Janet Daley in today's DT - "Can this really be happening? Can this tiny group of DUP politicians who represent a population of roughly 2 million people (but not really even that since they cannot form a functioning government) actually be about to undermine a deal that almost everybody else – including the purist ERG MPs – is ready to accept and which the country and the EU – including the business and agricultural interests of Ulster – are crying out for?

And is it really credible that Ulster, which cannot sustain its own government at Stormont, should have an indefinite veto on any agreement precisely because it has no functional Stormont parliament (and is not likely to have one in the foreseeable future) that might be capable of consenting to the conditions agreed? So the principle of consent is nullified more or less permanently because there is no Ulster government to give consent. This is absurdity piled upon absurdity
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/10/17/earth-can-tiny-group-dup-politicians-stand-way-brexit-deal/


Robert I saw your comment about the troubles . . . "Have seen too many horrible scenes even on Dutch TV regarding the troubles between the two different religions in Northern Ireland." Yes we all agree on that point no doubt BUT IMO it would have been much better if Eire and the EU negotiators hadn't kept building that concern up by constant references to it.

The whole N. Ireland situation is difficult - after all, the DUP's main concern is to keep their position of minority rule  intact forever   ::)  Perhaps Ireland should leave the EU too ! That'd sort a few problems.

BTW this is not the arrogant Brit Imperialists hankering for old days of glory, rather it's Brits rueing the continuing disastrous effects of it's past Imperialism and wanting to move on !  ATB

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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2019/2020
« Last post by dereklev on October 18, 2019, 10:02:56 AM »
Sat. 19th Oct.
Everton v West Ham ..............home
Aston Villa v Brighton.............draw
Bournemouth v Norwich........draw
Chelsea v Newcastle................home
Leicester v Burnley..................home
Tottenham v Watford..............home
Wolves v Southampton...........draw
Crystal Palace v Man. City.......away

Sun. 20th Oct.
Man. United v Liverpool..........away

Mon. 21st Oct
Sheffield Utd v Arsenal.............draw
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Thaiwolf on October 18, 2019, 08:22:44 AM »
Well said Roger.
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Roger on October 18, 2019, 08:15:47 AM »
Robert - you post "I got the feeling that this forum is moving more and more in the direction acceptable only for English speaking people". Well the Forum is in English language of course but ALL contributions ARE more than welcome and essential to keep the balance.

Dam are you OK ? You seem to be very   >:(   these days.

Robert please don't punish yourself and the other K-F's because of Dam's rather tactless comment - stay on.

ATB
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Thaiwolf on October 18, 2019, 08:00:58 AM »
Give it a week then reconsider Robert - your opinions are respected and appreciated by myself and I am sure,  others.
I myself had a similar predicament but changed my mind after a period of reflection.