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#1 League Express

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

During Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday 10 July, Parliamentary Rugby League Group Chairman, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, called on the Prime Minister to support fully and promote the Rugby League World Cup 2013 and in response, David Cameron affirmed to the House his strong support for the UK hosting the tournament.

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#2 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

Cameron is almost as oily as John Inverdale.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

Cameron is almost as oily as John Inverdale.

and at least the unctuous one has actually heard of rugby league


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

Cameron is almost as oily as John Inverdale.

Cameron's not a "bloke" though is he?


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

and at least the unctuous one has actually heard of rugby league

Bit unfair.

 

 

http://www.therfl.co...-world-cup-goes

 

http://i.telegraph.c...by_2385394b.jpg


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#6 Gav Wilson

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:49 PM

Who cares if he supports it or not?

 

Is he going to bring all his mates down to the games, or buy us a beer?

 

I would rather he just kept his beak out of it to be honest.

 

He couldn't really win here, could he?


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Cameron was pretty poor in the Commons today.  

 

It pointedly avoided saying, when asked, whether he would attend any of the world cup matches.  And then managed to change the subject as quickly as possible away from rugby league to the cricket.  

 

We don't ask for much - and we don't get it.



#8 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

He couldn't really win here, could he?

No
And that's a good thing
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

He couldn't really win here, could he?

It's not about winning it's about "waaahhh, but, but, but he's a a a a TORY!!!"

If it's not a major royal presenting the trophy then he's next on the list for me. Lets try and have someone of public "importance" doling out the prize. or Gary Schofield.



#10 archibald

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

No
And that's a good thing

Why?



#11 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:46 PM

Why?


Because
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#12 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

It's not about winning it's about "waaahhh, but, but, but he's a a a a TORY!!!"
If it's not a major royal presenting the trophy then he's next on the list for me. Lets try and have someone of public "importance" doling out the prize. or Gary Schofield.


Id rather it was someone who deserved it
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

It's not about winning it's about "waaahhh, but, but, but he's a a a a TORY!!!"

If it's not a major royal presenting the trophy then he's next on the list for me. Lets try and have someone of public "importance" doling out the prize. or Gary Schofield.

I agree that the comments are all about the fact that he is a Tory.

 

However, the last person I would want to see presenting the trophy is a Tory MP/PM.  I remember the boos Osborne got at the Olympics.  That wasn't a proud moment for us in terms of global image but more than that it was embarrassing to hear people booing when an athlete was being presented with their medal.  I don't want our sport's biggest event in yonks spoiled by idiots in the crowd who think it's cool to boo Tory politicians when in fact all it does is insult the athletes.


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#14 archibald

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

Because

Because what?



#15 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

I agree that the comments are all about the fact that he is a Tory.

However, the last person I would want to see presenting the trophy is a Tory MP/PM. I remember the boos Osborne got at the Olympics. That wasn't a proud moment for us in terms of global image but more than that it was embarrassing to hear people booing when an athlete was being presented with their medal. I don't want our sport's biggest event in yonks spoiled by idiots in the crowd who think it's cool to boo Tory politicians when in fact all it does is insult the athletes.

Any politician is going to heighten divisions between people
And it's pretty nauseating when they attempt to get some kind of vicarious credibility by their presence at events like this no matter what party they represent
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

I agree that the comments are all about the fact that he is a Tory.

 

However, the last person I would want to see presenting the trophy is a Tory MP/PM.  I remember the boos Osborne got at the Olympics.  That wasn't a proud moment for us in terms of global image but more than that it was embarrassing to hear people booing when an athlete was being presented with their medal.  I don't want our sport's biggest event in yonks spoiled by idiots in the crowd who think it's cool to boo Tory politicians when in fact all it does is insult the athletes.

I thought it was a great British moment. Was that going to happen in that communist utopia of North Korea?



#17 archibald

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

Seems to me that Harry Sunderland is the perfect bloke for a rugby league trophy to be named after.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

I would not believe the prime minister, even if he told me it went dark at night!



#19 Larry the Leit

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

I agree that the comments are all about the fact that he is a Tory.

Rubbish.

I despise politicians seeking publicity from sport.

Cameron is a slimy man, he's been all over the success of Andy Murray, the Olympians etc etc ALL after the event whilsy at the same time his economic and social policies are directly damaging sports participation rates across the board.

The man cannot help himself in seeking out what he considers good news stories to get his mug shot all over. I'll give it ten minutes after the forthcoming royal birth before he's there grinning telling the world how the entire nation is overjoyed.

This isn't unique to Tories, but he's a serial and noxious offender. Sport shouldn't be a publicity platform for politicians.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:25 PM

Rubbish.

I despise politicians seeking publicity from sport.

Cameron is a slimy man, he's been all over the success of Andy Murray, the Olympians etc etc ALL after the event whilsy at the same time his economic and social policies are directly damaging sports participation rates across the board.

The man cannot help himself in seeking out what he considers good news stories to get his mug shot all over. I'll give it ten minutes after the forthcoming royal birth before he's there grinning telling the world how the entire nation is overjoyed.

This isn't unique to Tories, but he's a serial and noxious offender. Sport shouldn't be a publicity platform for politicians.

 

 

Could not disagree more. But that is beside the point, which is  that thanks to Greg Mulholland and Mr Speaker,  the Rugby World Cup got a mention in Parliament and on national television. That should be welcomed.

 

But if Sport shouldn't be a publicity platform for politicians, Mulholland should have kept quiet, in your view.






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