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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 20, 2018, 04:54:45 PM »
The Trump hush money payment recordings should be interesting.

Cohen is going to be a big danger, all in the lead up to the mid terms...

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:05:56 PM »
interesting vote in commons today- keep the UK in the customs union if no deal is agreed. Seems as if Tories may pull the vote as there is a real fear of defeat

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:22:12 PM »
Good to see a bid at last.  Hard to know how this will fare out. Other clubs will be interested in him and are Roma that fussed on selling?

chelsea if courtois goes, and apparently there's a 66M price Roma are aiming for, but all speculation

General discussion / Re: The Open 2018
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:42:58 AM »
Tiger is really brilliant

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:00:14 PM »
ERG new clause:
new clause 37, which would make it unlawful for Northern Ireland to form a separate customs territory to Great Britain

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 15, 2018, 05:56:19 AM »
Lost the run of themselves?

It's a smaller could try than our own in a world cup final, Have At It!

Foe context that's the state of Oregon,, or Oman, or Mauritania

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 14, 2018, 05:45:10 AM »
So, shaqiri vs lallana?

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:08:21 PM »
I think that will be a good signing.

Dybsla would be good too, but I don't see it.

Lovren has sealed his place too.

Keeper? Danny Ward looks like the starter now. I'm not sure that wins the premier league...

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:04:58 PM »
Are we all still sure there's going to be a Brexit?

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:06:03 PM »
Seriously Barges????

A flotilla of barges would be sent to the coast of Northern Ireland with energy generators after Brexit to keep the region’s lights on in the event of no deal, according to reports on Wednesday.

The scheme, which has been described as “potty” by business leaders in Northern Ireland, is said to be part of contingency planning by Whitehall mandarins in case the UK crashes out of the EU, smashing Ireland’s all-island electricity supply in its wake.

The issue has arisen because Northern Ireland relies on imports from Ireland for electricity supply as part of a ground-breaking single energy market deal struck in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement.


According to a leak to the Financial Times, the plan would involve bringing back equipment from military zones such as Afghanistan to build up capacity in the Irish Sea.

Thousands of electricity generators would have to be requisitioned at short notice.

Conor Patterson, chief executive of the Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency, said: “It seems a potty idea to me. That they have even contemplated this, even if it is blue-sky thinking, is difficult to comprehend. How would this work? Would we be on a three-day week? Would we have electricity rationed?

“Would the barges be run on gas, on coal, nuclear fuel, how would it work? It’s an apocalyptic scenario.”

The Department for Exiting the European Union said: “We have made good progress on this and a number of other issues during recent negotiations and remain confident that we can reach a deep and broad free trade agreement with the EU. However, as a responsible government, we will continue to prepare for all scenarios, including the highly unlikely outcome that we leave the EU without any deal next March.”

No-deal contingency planning is being stepped up right across Europe, with Whitehall and civil servants in Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland in particular making plans for the worst possible scenario on 29 March next year.

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs said on Wednesday that it would cost businesses an extra £17bn to £20bn a year in administration if they were obliged to fill out customs declarations forms after Brexit.

HMRC’s chief executive, Jon Thompson, told the public accounts select committee that there were around 100,000 businesses with no experience at all of filling out customs declarations forms with more than 50 data fields.

Part of M20 to be used as lorry park to counter Brexit jams at Channel
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He is currently in talks with ministers on how to reach those businesses but admitted they could not start a communications or awareness programme until the government’s Brexit position was settled.

One MP said small firms would go bust if they had to bear those sort of costs, especially after being told the amount HMRC collects on cross-border trade is less than double that at £38.5bn a year.

“Do you really think this is a sensible taxation system?” asked Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Conservative MP for the Cotswolds, of the public accounts committee. “Won’t this put lot of small businesses out of business?”

Thompson told him it was not his place to comment: “We just give ministers the advice.”

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:11:09 PM »
I don't know that I agree. Belgium's plan to whip those crosses in to fellaini coming back post with lukaku through the middle was clear from the start. Chadli made great work of matuidi all game. The number of misses from Umtiti and Varane was way too high and I think they rode their luck. There were missed clearances or misplayed clearances 5 or 6 times and very nearly a headed own goal.

I agree that taking fellaini off was a serious error amd think Martinez second guessed  himself. I also think that witsel, de bruyne and dembele took far too many touches on the ball through the middle while lukaku was gesturing wildly for the early ball one on one, not a single ball played to him. Hazard is seriously talented but with de bruyne off his game and no early balls to lukaku, Kante can assist the defence in guarding him heavily and so it was.

France are an interesting team, goal was well taken but he made it by a fraction because of fellainis's late move, and if you watch it you can see the Belgian actually puts it in his own net off his big mop (though I think courtois wasnt getting it anyway but the deflection puts it further away from him) Cynical towards the end, but wouldn't you be in the circumstances.

Mbappe getting the headlines but Griezeman is a class apart and is pulling the strings with some serious work put in by Giroud.  Pogba is an enigma moments of brilliance and some serious errors of judgement, on the other hand Kante is just unbelievable the shift he puts in, but for him I think they would have been shredded though the middle.

I'd say France are praying for Croatia, England's pace with Kane, Sterling and perhaps even Vardy could cause them serious problems around the back. Kane could have had a hat trick playing for Belgium today.

Croatia abú.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:46:39 PM »
its actually hilarious, but without context it is unlikely to be libel

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:16:22 PM »
leadership challenge must be afoot.

The 1922 committee session with May will be interesting.

Vote of no confidence also a likely occurrence, could very well be a general election before year's end

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:29:17 PM »
Unfortunately this is an all to familiar story. Single Mother takes in some random man who has no biological connection to the child. These young Mothers are being told to be careful but it's not working. A court appearance for them would then start to get the message to hit home.
Off the top of my head I can remember similar cases in Enniskillen (A Trillick man) and Bessbrook. These are only the cases that make the news. There are no doubt hundreds more.

The Mothers need to take responsibility. And if they don't, then the courts should impose responsibility on them by way of a custodial sentence.

Moral equity alent of blaming women for being raped

General discussion / The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: July 03, 2018, 12:03:54 AM »

Step right up folks, place your bets now! Smarting from last year?
Bit of swagger?

As the teams come back to training with the world cup players out, here's how Get Powers little brother Pat sees the action playing out with the big 6 still a way ahead of the rest...
Man City 8/13
Liverpool 9/2
Man Utd 6/1
Chelsea 11/1
Tottenham 11/1
Arsenal 20/1

Everton next at 100/1

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