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JohnM

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#3168130 Calais: what to do.

Posted by JohnM on 30 July 2015 - 08:41 PM

I've been across the channel several times this year, by ferry and by Eurotunnel. On the approach road to the Calais ferry terminal, on both sides of the road there is a tall and substantial   barbed wire-topped double fence with a metre or two no-man's-land between the two fences. At the Coquelles Eurotunnel terminal there is what amounts to a single fence made of wet string.  Fixing that would be a start but it still leaves the actual problem. Under no circumstances  are the Frencg going to allow British troops on their soil again and it would not work in any case. 

 

As far as I can see no one has come up with a realistic, practical and effective solution. What use is  the civil service recruiting Oxford PPEs if they can't fax something like this?




#3167822 Rumourville: London Broncos to move again

Posted by JohnM on 30 July 2015 - 10:38 AM

And to think I was mocked for suggesting such a thing would happen.

 

That's not why you were mocked. :no:




#3166608 Rumourville: London Broncos to move again

Posted by JohnM on 28 July 2015 - 11:05 AM

JohnM and Red Rooster,

If David Hughes moves on thereby allowing someone else to come in and make the 'right decisions' for the club what makes you think that these new owners will be able, and will be willing, to put in the investment that will be needed to make the club a success?

History suggests the opposite is likely to be the case.

 

 I don't recall anyone saying that any of this would be easy, or even possible.I could not imagine anyone being  "new owners" unless they were "able, and  willing to put in the investment that will be needed to make the club a success".. I have a feeling the number of such possible owners is currently  between zero and none, which is why i fear for the future. If it could not be made to work under Branson, than maybe it will never work...a frightening prospect for a code which now seems to have been overtaken in the media at least, by the women's soccer Super League




#3166118 Away for a while...

Posted by JohnM on 27 July 2015 - 02:10 PM

Phew...that's a relief!   :tongue:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:




#3164791 Anyone seen....

Posted by JohnM on 26 July 2015 - 10:09 AM

anyone arrested? 




#3163456 Anyone seen....

Posted by JohnM on 24 July 2015 - 09:26 AM

....AMH?   Something going on today?  :yes:  :yes:  :)  :)




#3162912 What Are You Listening To - The Reckoning

Posted by JohnM on 23 July 2015 - 10:56 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=lgh9XTkQTDI


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#3162673 Labour leadership contest

Posted by JohnM on 22 July 2015 - 07:40 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...litics-33625612


She's not the only one!


#3162436 Labour leadership contest

Posted by JohnM on 22 July 2015 - 11:15 AM

How about some class feeling? How about representing the people the party was founded to represent? Might that not fuel some feeling?

 How about representing the people the party was founded to represent

 

Successive govts,  advances across all fronts of society,improvements in standards of living, better education, technological changes etc etc have dramatically reduced the number of such people to the extent that are not enough to ensure a Labour victory.




#3160354 Greece

Posted by JohnM on 18 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

Just a feeling, a guess really, but I reckon that Greece will in the end implement just enough reforms to keep the pot boiling, and no more.


#3159961 10% pay rise for MPs

Posted by JohnM on 18 July 2015 - 07:37 AM

Cost neutral..
We are going to have fewer MPs soon, in any case
Various "allowances" for MPs have been reduced.
MPs Pay has been in effect frozen for fear of adverse public reaction for many years.

Nevertheless, what a stupid thing to do at this time.


#3159831 17 Jul: Hull KR v Hull FC KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 17 July 2015 - 08:41 PM

It's not Montellato either Eddie , so you can laugh!

 

Amontillado? Montalbano? :no:  :no:




#3156791 Labour leadership contest

Posted by JohnM on 12 July 2015 - 11:52 AM

Go Corbyn. Please choose him! PLEASE!


#3156015 £12bn in welfare cuts

Posted by JohnM on 10 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

If you refuse to acknowledge the evidence put before you what's the point? You just carry on shutting your eyes, putting your fingers in your ears and chanting "na na na, I can't hear you".


Understandable, given the quality of your evidence.

You start with your conclusion, and then search for every scrap of nonsense you can find in order to support that.


#3155845 9 Jul: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 10 July 2015 - 11:49 AM

Like wining 8 Challenge cups in a row? Or BBC Sports Team of the Year, or Martin Offiah's ten tries?