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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: December 14, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
Knives Out is fantastic. Highly recommend.
Yes, really enjoyed it. The missus insisted on us taking the kids to see Jumanji last week and it was full of wee cnuts, so I took myself to the screen next door to watch Knives Out. Great stuff.

Father of the year stuff there!
;D I went to check the other screen so we could all move but they wanted to stay as all the wee shits quietened down when Jumanji started. It was very relaxing!

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 14, 2019, 09:05:58 AM »
Good work Fionn. Comprehensive as always.

I'd love to see a 3 way pact in East Derry to get rid of that absolute cnut Campbell.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: December 14, 2019, 08:54:25 AM »
Knives Out is fantastic. Highly recommend.
Yes, really enjoyed it. The missus insisted on us taking the kids to see Jumanji last week and it was full of wee cnuts, so I took myself to the screen next door to watch Knives Out. Great stuff.

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:18:18 PM »
Personally quite gutted at the results in England and Wales. It's clear this was about Brexit and the people in those areas are steadfastly determined to jump off the cliff. I find it astonishing but I can understand it given the wall to wall coverage it has received.

As usual some unfair and inaccurate comment on Corbyn. I think he has done a tremendous job in making Labour stand for something again. I believe completely in the policies put forward and I know they are the only solution to growing wealth inequality, the jobs timebomb and the climate crisis. Eventually the people will realise this - hopefully before it's too late. I don't think he lost the election on his policy platform - the policies are popular. Brexit meant all bets were off. The Tories, like Trump in 2016, worked out what had to be said to win and the did it relentlessly. A winning strategy perhaps but that's a sad reflection on where we're at I'd say. Corbyn will go but Labour must stay the course with a modern social democratic alternative. Nothing worse than a country with two main parties offering the same.

The silver lining to the cloud is that a United Ireland is closer. I only hope and pray when it comes about we've moved away from the Varadkar/Murphy Tory style politics on this island and our kids get the United Ireland that brave people a century ago envisioned.

Its not about Brexit, its about racism and the uneducated little englander blaming Johnny Foreigner for all his woes.
Corbyn's policies were so popular he lost the election by a massive margin! A hard left Labour is going nowhere fast. Only a centre left Labour will be returned to power anytime soon. They should write this off as a failed experiment.

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General discussion / Re: The Christmas Thread
« on: December 11, 2019, 01:35:06 PM »
Probably the first Christmas in years there is no request for any electronics. Clothes etc. this year but unfortunately the children are at an age now that the clothes/trainers are expensive  :'(


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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 09, 2019, 01:48:24 PM »
It's Miracle of Istanbul territory now, everything has to fall into place perfectly for Labour to merely achieve a hung parliament- the best way to achieve a 2nd Referendum. Tactical voting has to be perfect, the margins of errors in the polls have to fall their way, the Brexit party taking Labour votes in targeted seats has to be ineffective, turnout because of weather / the season has to be in their favour, the youth vote has to fall favourably over targeted constituencies. That's a lot of variables that have to go their way

Based on that latest poll where the Tories have regained ground despite their campaign based on a basic slogan and no substance, it is depressing to think that a UK electorate would mandate a far right Tory party with a workable majority back into government. What does it tell you about modern society and the UK electorate though? The Tories fought a campaign on a basic message of 'getting Brexit done' and it looks as though it has worked. Barring a miracle it appears as though the Tories will get back in with a majority to do as they see fit. Given the make up of this next cabinet with carte blanche to do whatever they want, I wouldn't even rule out a no deal Brexit at this point.


Why so down over one poll which seems to be an outlier in the recent trend. And pools have been plain wrong in most British campaigns recently. A Labour majority seems unlikely at present but as regards Remain - the biggest obstacle to that is the fact that in 2016 more than 50% of people in Britain wanted to leave the EU. Which is a bit of a problem. Jeremy Corbyn's fault obviously....
Who knows what the percentage is now? A more popular Labour leader would significantly close the gap on, if not overhaul, any Conservative lead in the polls. He's simply not a popular option amongst floating voters. BJ DEFINITELY isn't either so it's rock and a hard place territory for those voters.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 05, 2019, 02:52:37 AM »
I'd actually relish a decent match against them but they are f**king rubbish and have been for years.

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 01, 2019, 09:10:49 AM »
See something doing the Twitter rounds about BJ removing safety barriers on London Bridge because they were 'ugly'. Also the London Bridge terrorist was a known terrorist  released on licence last year. 2 open goals for Labour and the opposition parties, a real chance......

How would a security barrier stop someone with a knife ?
You're tough on crime or you're not, all about perception.
The barriers are visible in practically every piece of footage of the stabbing!

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So everything goes tits up for the Irish language act? We have no assembly because of the Irish language act, education, nhs, funding, social welfare and everything else a local government wants to provide canít be done because of the Irish language act?

Get a majority and push it through, until then work the system.

Substitute 'denial of equality' for 'Irish Language Act' and your post will make more sense.

Now who in n.i is actually being denied equality?

People who wish to conduct  business with their government in a language spoken here for 2 millenia.
So about 5 people.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 28, 2019, 08:12:33 PM »
Duckenfield not guilty. Still no justice
Manslaughter was always going to be a very high bar to pin on one individual responsible for policing when inadequate structural facilities and safety planning also contributed to some degree.
Fair point, but 96 people died and nobody in authority can be held accountable?!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 24, 2019, 10:57:15 AM »
As Farr says, please don't engage with this balloon.

Who?
On the previous page (quoted above too). I'll give you one guess...

Who?

I'll give you a few clues - he's from Tyrone, lives at home with his Mammy and is a virgin.
Drinks a carryout in the bus shelter and comes on here at night thinking he's the big fella.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:50:31 PM »
As Farr says, please don't engage with this balloon.

Who?
On the previous page (quoted above too). I'll give you one guess...

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:12:58 PM »
As Farr says, please don't engage with this balloon.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:37:18 PM »
I wonder if the Mageean Cup go to penalties tonight if required?  That's if game is still on with all the rain this week
Some turnaround in ET. Pens the last thing on anyone's mind.

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