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  1. gumboots

    Brexit

    I'm with you Mike. It appeared to read that although they want a close relationship, it will be on their terms, and they're not prepared to compromise on certain issues.
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    Politics

    The last person I'd want to see at any time is Johnson, but as PM many people expect him to look concerned enough to visit even if hes not
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    Politics

    It's not what they do. In fact they do nothing. It's the fact that they see it for themselves, smell it, feel it, understand a fraction of the devastation. Had Corbyn been PM then I'd have expected him to visit. It makes people feel that they are not forgotten, that someone in power has taken time to recognise their problems. You wouldn't want them there at the height of it - you're right, theyd be in the way. But as soon as possible and practical even a flying visit helps.
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    Politics

    When my daughter started her media masters course at Stoke it was one of the first things they were warned about - that every employer would look at your facebook and Twitter accs as it was then. You simply cannot make public statements and expect nobody to be able to find them. Even if you delete something, someone will almost certainly have seen it and remember it. Oh, and you're right, Chaddy. Boris Johnson should be in Worcestershire at the moment looking at flood areas. He should have been in the Calder valley or Wales last week. But he has no empathy with peoples problems and doesn't really care about anything that doesn't directly affect him. So he hasn't visited.
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    Coronavirus

    Probably Chinese visitors, not Koreans.
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    Coronavirus

    Watching Endeavour last night it was horrendous to see the similarities between society in the late 60s early 70s and now. Have we really not grown up in the last 50 years? How have we allowed our country, formerly thought of as being more tolerant than many, to be hijacked by extreme views? How have we given validation to the haters? I emailed the local free paper because they printed a ridiculous article about the advantage of Brexit being that we didnt need to pretend to like Europe any more. I told them they should have presented a more balanced picture. Their reply was that nobody else has submitted an article about the disadvantages of Brexit! Had they sought one? No! Did anyone know, beyond those involved, that they were going to print the article in question? No! They just decided to print the biased view presented by the particular writer.
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    Coronavirus

    In the last week my Korean daughter in law has visited England with a school party. They have been verbally abused, being told they are dirty, they've had someone film them because they are "a risk" and had people cover their faces as they walk past them. South Korea has had very few Coronavirus cases, not many more than the UK. When weve been there, weve found hygiene standards in public toilets etc to be far superior to British ones, and this was a group of smart young 17 year olds, excited to be in Britain for the first time.What kind of impression have the morons they've encountered given them of the UK.
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    Rovers v Hull

    I wasnt happy at 70 mins but I was delighted at 94. You can only beat what's in front of you and, despite not playing great football, we did it handsomely in terms of the score by the end. Football matches last around 95- 96 minutes most weeks and at the end, good performance or not, if you win, you celebrate. Yes, Rovers still need to do much better. They looked slow for most of the first half and passes were going astray. Theres always stuff to work on. And yes, I'd like better players to have come in to lift us a bit in January. But we didn't so we do what Souness told us we'd have to do. And last night they got 3 points. That's the bit that counts in the end.
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    Brexit

    That's not another lie they've been caught out in that their supporters will ignore is it?
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    Coronavirus

    Its garbage like these rumours that have caused the problem my daughter in law is having with her school visit here. The academy that was supposed to host them in Nottingham has pulled out at the very last minute amid fears they may bring coronavirus despite the fact that South Korea has had very few cases too.
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    Coronavirus

    There was a nuclear bunker underneath the Grand in Clitheroe
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    Coronavirus

    No but I'm meeting my daughter in law from Korea tomorrow so my chances of contracting it may rise.
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    Politics

    I think that's more worrying than almost anything in our politics nowadays. An unelected puppet master blatantly pulling the strings, accountable to nobody unless he actually commits a crime .
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    News Thread Attempt 394

    I agree. If I come across those kind of comments they're said as a joke against themselves by men who do as much housework and cooking as their partners.
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    News Thread Attempt 394

    It didnt. He imagined the kind of things theyd say. As though large numbers of Tory males wouldn't say exactly the same but with a posh accent
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    News Thread Attempt 394

    As a female, can I just say I couldn't care less if a female, male or someone who prefers not to say leads the Labour party provided that they are the best person for the job.
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    Politics

    I cant read the FT articles.
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    Brexit

    You do have to wonder how they select those they interview though. I do know some articulate and otherwise sensible Brexiteers. I think they're probably not the kind of people out on the street giving it large. I dont think all those who voted for Brexit are thick, but it would appear that those prepared to talk to the media about it are. Meanwhile I simply dont watch the part of the news where I might see Johnson or anyone else in the cabinet. Almost caught Farage on last nights BBC news. Had to hum very loudly until I could turn the disgrace off.
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    Brexit

    And very little will change for a fair time yet except you will have no say in anything the EU decides
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    Brexit

    Why is it a surprise that Germany saw us as allies. Until the 20th century we always had been. It was the French who were our enemies most of the time
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    Politics

    So what?
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    I've been ill for 3 weeks. I wasnt going out on a cold, wet night on my own.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Doesn't mean our standards have to drop th their level!
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    Brexit

    Not the feeling I've had at all travelling to EU countries in the last year. Done France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, so a fair number in the last 12 months. Everyone we've spoken to seems perfectly happy to be their own nationality but part of a bigger community too
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    January transfer window 2020

    Yes but were shopping in very different markets. Finding a very top class player of the type Man U need is very different from finding players who will improve us a bit
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