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#3270172 Those nice tories

Posted by JohnM on 08 February 2016 - 03:39 PM

Before casinos were legalised, Osborne's grandmother got arrested for organising illegal gambling nights.


Did you win anything? 

#3269631 Obituary Thread 2016

Posted by JohnM on 07 February 2016 - 07:58 PM

Such sad news. I don't mean to hijack the the topic but to all on the forum: get those voice recoders out NOW and record you mums and dads memories .pre school, school, playing out, youthful activities, jobs, holidays...anything and evertthing... then those memories will live forever.

#3268816 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by JohnM on 06 February 2016 - 11:57 AM

No idea
What should it read?

Inspector Montalbano books are pretty good.

#3268736 Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party

Posted by JohnM on 06 February 2016 - 10:00 AM

wriggle wriggle squirm squirm, the Corbynistas motto.

Friday 5th Feb 2016: “It appears that over decades senior Labour politicians have deliberately turned a blind eye to the treatment of Muslim women because votes have been more important to them than women’s rights."

#3268702 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by JohnM on 06 February 2016 - 09:00 AM

I think the armchair central heated viewers posting on here had no idea of how bad the conditions were for 3/4s of this game.
Or maybe they do?

They may have their reasons.

How could anyone not notice? it was clearly bucketing down, the pitch was clearly a grass free mud patch, with players slding 5 feet or more in the tackle. hardly anywhere to get any traction. If thats is a typical third division soccer pitch (Latics in Div 1?) then how do junior tenants Latics crowds of 5k to 8 k react?

Was it windy, too? Wasn't clear from TV

Amazing that the game was as good as it was under the circumstances. Cats will cause some teams grief this season.

#3268688 Catalan should be renamed Australian Dragons

Posted by JohnM on 06 February 2016 - 08:30 AM

Anyone have enough time on their hands to rename all SuperLeague teams based on, for example, the town of origin of the majority of their players. For example , Leigh Centurions might be renamed Wigan Centurions, or Salford Centurions, or Castleford Tigers might become Leeds Tigers if the majority of their players came from those towns...or not, of course.

Daft idea? Yes, of course, but someone wants it to apply to Les Cats.

#3267369 Question Time (4th Feb 2016)

Posted by JohnM on 04 February 2016 - 12:50 PM

And you know that for certain how?
She only repeated Michael Ashcroft's allegations, presumably in good faith.

good faith? ho...bleedin' ho!

#3267363 More great news Talksport and Talksport2 to broadcast live games

Posted by JohnM on 04 February 2016 - 12:43 PM

Sports Extra has commentary on Leeds v Wire tonight so unless it's a last minute swoop we're safe.

Sports Extra has commentary on Leeds v Wire tonight so unless it's a last minute swoop we're safe.

yes. BBC Radio Five Live has been promoting this heavily all day.

#3267284 EU Referendum

Posted by JohnM on 04 February 2016 - 11:03 AM

it is in my view naieve to think that if we leave, inward migration will reduce. What are the odds on the return of the 650,000 ex pats currently in Spain, Fraance and Germany.

In any case, Germany etc want us to stay, not least as a counerbalance to France and their distan for the "anglo-saxon model"

In my view we should be in there, fighting for what we want, etc. Maybe we need to remove our "Sir Humphries" from the game and replace them with people with some backbone.It would help, too, if our practice of "gold plating" EU directives was to cease.

in addition, my experience has been that those most opposed to immigration are those who have the least contact with immigrants. Of course, there is much more we should do to screen potential immigrants and much more we should do to remove criminals from our shores- we are far too lax in my view.

I've travelled for work and pleasure all over the world, and lived abraod twice since 1968 and never had a problem anywhere apart from one country. The only place where I have met any animosity for being English has been in France ( where the general welcome was warm and friendly), and that on only three occassions. I joined the Rotary and was made to feel really at home by everyone except one guy who was totally against open markets, competition etc and blamed the English for the EUs policy in that area . The second was at barbeque where one woman expressed her dislike of the Englsih and wouldn't talk to me. The third was a French customer who in the end proved just too hard to work with.

So three out of literally thousands is not bad really.

So yes, lets stay in and yes, lets make it work and yes, let's negotiate, play hard ball when we need to, but on occasions we will need to compromise and go with the majority view.

and when its all over, can we please clear out the likes of Redwood, Leigh, Fox etc. Ship 'em out to thier won little island.

#3267131 EU Referendum

Posted by JohnM on 03 February 2016 - 10:39 PM

Better to be inside the tent, ####### out, than ouside the tent, pisding in.

#3266380 Wayne Bennett to coach England?

Posted by JohnM on 02 February 2016 - 04:33 PM

It's great news. No ifs, no buts, no reservations.

#3266254 Wayne Bennett to coach England?

Posted by JohnM on 02 February 2016 - 01:33 PM

There are a number of issues, the most important of whci is this.
By what offensive name should we call him on the forum?

#3264301 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by JohnM on 30 January 2016 - 07:56 AM

I've had a great idea. Why not just respect Rowly's decision, and let Centurions get on with it? Idle speculation will lead to misunderstanding and polarisation.

#3263911 Northern Powerhouse

Posted by JohnM on 29 January 2016 - 11:52 AM

Terrible, terrible news. The whole of civilisation is crashing around us

1. Tech North was created in 2014 by the then deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, ( your role model IIRC..you still a member?)

2. Maybe they could all resign and save us £2 million, or £166,666 per staff member. 

3. What have they actually ever done. Now, let me guess.....

4, Quelle surprise...a negative article in the Guardian. If only all our businesses were as successful as the Guardian and it t's £50 million losses. 

5. The Guardian correction section is busy   :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin: :  This article was corrected on 28th January. It originally referred incorrectly to the Sheffield office as the only non-London BIS office.

6. A lawyer got home late one evening after a very taxing day trying to get a stay of execution for his client, William Wright, who was due to be hanged for murder at midnight. His last minute plea for clemency  had failed, and he was feeling tired and depressed. As soon as he got through the door, his wife started criticizing him. "Your tie is crooked. You look a mess. There's a stain on your jacket. You missed dinner…"The lawyer began rubbing his temples and tuned out his wife's harsh words. He went and poured himself a very large whisky and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub. While he was in the tub, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client had been granted his stay of execution after all. Realizing what a day he must have had, she relented a little and went upstairs to give him the good news. As she opened the bathroom door, the sight of her husband's rear end greeted her as he bent over naked drying his legs and feet. "They're not hanging Wright tonight," she said.  Our learned friend whirled around and screamed hysterically, "For crying out loud, woman! Don't you ever stop?"

#3263824 BBC Promotion Vid

Posted by JohnM on 29 January 2016 - 09:55 AM

It's not what the BBC does that is the issue. Its what the BBC does NOT - that is the real issue