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  1. Silas

    Coronavirus

    I agree. Not arguing against it, but there is a very valid argument for time scale to be factored in. This virus, in the main, kills the sick, elderly, and infirm. Now if many of those sick and elderly were likely to die by Xmas anyway then the figures will balance out somewhat over a 12 month period. But to be clear, I don't expect this to massively change the UK result. We'll probably be in top 3 of the chart in Europe regardless. Just is worth noting as a relevant factor.
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    Brexit

    Great balanced post. As a leave voter I agree with all of it, particularly this bit I've quoted. A lot of water under the bridge these last 4 years, and obviously 2020 has changed the World immeasureably.
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    Brexit

    Those aforementioned bitter ex's had plans and strategies, have no doubt about that. And they were meticulously organised. Doesn't make it right. One father had a skiing trip to Austria with his son planned and agreed months in advance. Armed police descended on him at the departure gate at Gatwick as the mother had reported her son kidnapped to leave the Country. By the time it's all sorted out that holiday has bitten the dust (her evil plan all along). Sadly, the woman in that scenario is actually my aunt by blood. But I digress. The EU can have all the plans they want, if they are weighted to benefit them only, then they're not going to be agreed. Doesn't take a genius to work that out. At some point they have to be reasonable and meet halfway, or even quarter of the way. Or both sides will suffer. And regardless of many claims, if this isn't sorted sensibly, the EU will suffer bigtime too. They can play "hardball" all they want, but it's highly likely to kick them in the ass eventually. (Us too for the record, but sinking 2 ships seems a strange vanity project to pursue)
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    Brexit

    I don't think you will like hearing it, or most likely agree with me, but the EU is at fault in the main for this not happening. They've been acting like a jilted lover for years. Arguing over who gets custody of the dog, and claiming it was them that should have 48" flatscreen TV cos the finance was done on their credit rating, despite us both paying for it. Now, the response I always get to this theory is : "Well, why shouldn't they be dicks about it? It wasn't their decision was it? I expect them to be as difficult as possible. " Which I find extremely naive. For anyone that has been through or witnessed a real divorce (and this definitely compares, hence the divorce bill), it's generally one party that makes the decision. The other party can either accept the reality and be reasonable about it, or they can be........ well in my experience totally unhinged, bitter, vindictive, mouth- frothing lunatics. And as trite as it sounds, who sadly suffers most when the the aggrieved party acts like this? The children. Who will suffer most from a disastrous Brexit? The younger generation. And this is the Organisation many want me to see the light and jump back into bed with?! The crazy ex-partner? No thanks, their actions over the last 4 years have ensured I'm happy to converse through lawyers only from this point onwards, and the offspring will be exchanged in driveways without a word being spoken. And I'm comfortable they created this environment, not me. But any slim hope of a reconciliation has long since gone. Disclaimer: For clarity, because I know how this reads, I'm happily married for 11 years. And just celebrated 20 years since we met last week (4th August). But many of those around me are not so fortunate.
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    Brexit

    Whereas the reamainers have........ So, we have 2 sides that are as deeply entrenched and stubborn as the other. Is there a solution? Normally, you would try to look at a compromise, meet in the middle. The problem with this situation it's very hard to find common ground. And neither side is willing to give.
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    Coronavirus

    I haven't seen the recent confirmed figures, but even if deaths have doubled it still means 95% of deaths in UK were entirely unconnected. Of course guidelines and rules still need followed. And at risk groups and elderly should be protected. My parents are 80 and will mainly be in their house till Xmas at least. Gonna b no fun for them but it's the way it's gotta be. My brother's father in law has just finished a bout of chemo for prostate cancer so them and their household are being extra careful. BUT...the rest of us that are in a decent age bracket and fit and healthy (as far as we know) have to just crack on and get on it with it. This press hysteria is scaring people to pieces. I've heard people saying they don't want to go back to work in September when schools go back. That's a month away ffs. It could get better, could get worse of course. But when I hear them say "I don't feel comfortable yet", I'm sorry all I hear is lazy twat. You sit back and relax then and the rest of us will continue to try and save the economy. Unreal.
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    Coronavirus

    The last set of 7 day recorded figures were the lowest deaths since before lockdown in March. Covid accounted for 2.5% of UK deaths. Yes, we all still need to be cautious and sensible, but this hysteria is getting a bit OTT.
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    Politics

    You keep doubling down on this theory Dom. You get it's not the best look right? This thread is full of this sort of rhetoric: "The Tories are just liars" "All I want is an honest Government" "When will we have trustworthy politicians in power" etc etc And your big masterplan is......... "We need Labour to lie, and we need it to be as big a lie as possible". You can surely see the problem there? Smacks a bit of hypocrisy.
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    Coronavirus

    I'm always here to help you out Jim. 👍
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    Championship season 2019-20

    From top to bottom in terms of competitiveness, I'd argue it's one of the best in the World......across any code. Can't think of anything close, although I know little of some of US sports like NBA, baseball, ice hockey etc. Super Rugby is a tight league where anyone can beat anyone on their day. But it's been won by the same team 3 years on the trot now. So fails that test.
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    Championship season 2019-20

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8593521/CHRIS-SUTTON-David-Rayas-howler-160million-blow-Brentfords-Premier-League-dream.html?ico=amp-comments-viewall#article-8593521 Sutton is not holding back. Laying the blame at Raya's door.
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    Coronavirus

    Blown away by that. UK and USA. Wow. Surprised this hasn't been mentioned more.
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    Coronavirus

    Thanks. Struggling a bit with that map on phone. In the World? We were ranked as 2nd best prepared in World right? And then this happened?
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    Coronavirus

    Do you have a source for this?
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    Politics

    Charity though isn't it Mike. Neither of them have raised £8 million over the decades along with raising awareness of leukemia, which was less known back then. Obviously, it's absolutely nothing to do with him being a very vocal supporter of Brexit. 🤔🤔
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    Coronavirus

    There were many voices singing that tune in this thread April/May. It's the Tory donors making the decisions was the cry. Then the Sage meeting notes were released, and the tune changed to "they were following the wrong science!"
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    Brexit

    Seems a bit harsh Sparks. I think she was just echoing the example in my post. Was me that mentioned the souviners.
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    Brexit

    Thanks for reply. Interesting. Big on climate change yeah? I'm a bit older so trying to do more. Definitely dealing it's importance. Gotta be honest, for the first 30 years it didn't factor into my life at all. 1. It's not really about one "needing" more than the other. Both are going to be worse off without, if it can't be worked out sensibly. Reversely, those claiming the EU won't even blink and it'll be business as usual, like nothing happened, is fantasy. They're taking a massive hit and know it. Hence the permanent pet lip. 2. I think your "most" and "some" need swapping. You can't possibly believe that.
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    Brexit

    Because you want your Country to succeed. You've switched fairly quickly from I won't alter, to I'm allowed to complain about it. So I'll put it to you - what would you sacrifice to make Brexit a success? (a process you vehemently oppose.) Not digging you out, genuinely interested in your viewpoint. See, I've always said, if the EU continued to mess us around, and I could wave a magic wand, I'd get everyone in the UK to make a pact not to go on holiday in Europe for one whole summer. Either skip a year and save the money (spend it on British goods), or go anywhere else - UK, Ireland, US, Africa etc. I guarantee you by September the EU would be crawling over broken glass giving us any deal we wanted. That one action coupled with their loss in our payments would cripple Europe. People underestimate the value of the Brit abroad. We act like total clowns, but boy are we good spenders. I'm venturing into stereotypes, but you see the frugal Germans or the sensible Swedes with their bumbags open, counting out the daily allowance of cash, packed lunches in rucksacks, ready to go hiking up a mountain because it's free. Us Brits just spunk as much of our cash up the wall as quick as we can. Seriously, it's like it's a race. Starts at the airports, then booze, food, overpriced souvenir tat, rip off day trips, etc. Hell, we even buy a load of boats, lilos, beach sports equipment - use it for about 2 hrs - then piss off leaving it littering the beach cos we can't be arsed carrying it back. Look at the furore over Spain now. The rest of Europe can still go there, but the UK shuts the doors, and it's doomsday all of a sudden. So, if I nick Gav's example too, what if I asked you to ditch an EU holiday for 2021 and only buy/lease your next car from a British business? What if I asked you to do it for 2022 aswell, and make it your next 2 cars? But there was a high chance it would improve your Country for the better, and dramatically increase the overall wealth of the population. This is not intended as a trap. It's an interesting conundrum to me. You've got every right to mad, and say it's not your problem, why should you bother helping with it. But, the reality is, it will be your problem. Whether you like it or not. So how far could I push you?! Would you buy only British meat for a full year (assuming your not veggie)? It's an entirely hypothetical question, so where are your hypothetical boundaries? Would you do it as long as you were allowed to hypothetically complain to your hearts content? 😉
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    Luton Town away

    Deft touch.
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    Luton Town away

    Aghhhh, gutted for him. 2nd professional start and that happens. Unlucky that.
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    Brexit

    Can you see why some people get a bit frustrated Chaddy? A bit of consistency would probably go a long way.
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    Luton Town away

    Same timing i'm guessing. Hence it goes public. But one of the posters more involved with the sport may put me right.
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    Luton Town away

    I don't wanna be Mr Statto, but on the whole every teamsheet is up exactly 60 mins before kickoff..... for every club......Worldwide. The twitter pages will have it listed almost to the min. How do I know this? A massive gambling habit. 😟 There's nowt like waiting to see if the star striker is going to playing.......... for a Paraguay Primera Division relegation battle. 😂😂
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    Championship season 2019-20

    Radio just saying 10 of the 12 fixtures tonight have something riding on it. Can't see that's happened often. Usually the dead rubbers starts 2 or 3 games before the season end. Whilst I wish we still had a chance of playoffs, gotta say I'm happy we have nothing to stress about. Going to crack a beer, sit back, relax, and enjoy watching our final match. Was checking Wigan's stats. They've got their work cut out tonight. They've played Fulham 18 times dating back to 2007 and won........once!
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