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#3023588 UKIPpery

Posted by Griff9of13 on Today, 05:52 PM

Maybe there is a lesson for a political parties to learn out of this; find quality, respected and creditable candidates with a connection to the constituency they want to represent, rather than central office climbers/yes men or women.


#3023584 Taxpayers Subsidising Low Wages

Posted by Griff9of13 on Today, 05:45 PM

As for the thrust of the OP, wasn't there a great outcry from the business community ahead of the introduction of the minimum wage, stating it would result in massive redundancies etc. As we know these never materialised, nor do I recall a significant spike in inflation. Depending on what value the living wage was pitched I see no reason for the effect to be just as minimal. It must be remembered that most companies who are well run and competitive should already be running a tight ship with little over manning, so in order to keep doing what they are doing they probably couldn't afford to lose staff.


#3022176 Ed Miliband

Posted by Griff9of13 on 28 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

Clearly the answer is yes.


The whole country or just an ever reducing sub set of the country?


#3022158 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 28 October 2014 - 09:19 PM

If England are good enough to beat us, they will. If not, they won't.


And if the Aussies thought themselves good enough to beat England they wouldn't need to employ a pet refferee.


#3022125 Let them drown

Posted by Griff9of13 on 28 October 2014 - 08:27 PM

The comments section after that article/clickbait is particularly ripe.


Isn't it just. If they represent the best of our "indigenous" population then ship in all comers I say, it can only improve the stock.


#3022109 Let them drown

Posted by Griff9of13 on 28 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

It would seem that human life holds less importance and value than votes. :(


#3022098 You might not agree, but

Posted by Griff9of13 on 28 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

Chris ashton would av been a better full bk had he stayed at wigan


Apart from his lack of ball skills, ability to read a game, his communication and leadership skills and his turnstile defence I completely agree. :rolleyes:


#3021796 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 28 October 2014 - 10:40 AM

For me our weakest area against Samoa was our back row. Tomkins was anonymous and looked out of his depth, can't fault Farrell for effort but he got dominated in every tackle both taking the ball forward and making tackles. Westerman was absolutely shocking, totally over awed by the occasion, looked like a little boy lost.

 

All 3 need dropping with a starting back row against Aus of Whitehead, Ferres & O'Loughlin 

 

Apart from the one where his quick PTB lead to the Clark try. Oh and the one where no one laid a finger on him for him to stroll through the defence to score do you mean? :rolleys:




#3021132 Matt Dunning!

Posted by Griff9of13 on 27 October 2014 - 11:28 AM

Now, that's where you're wrong.  Most union backs had never been expected to make a real tackle before, it was all WWE style fakery with exaggerated dives to ensure that both attacker and defender looked good without getting their hair out of place or their shorts dirty.  The first time Lomu ran at them properly was like clubbing baby seals, they just looked up wondering what this funny looking large lump coming at them was all about before getting bludgeoned.

 

Not forgetting Rob Andrew's perfectly executed sidestep; I've never seen a defender do a sidestep before or since. :D




#3021052 UKIPpery

Posted by Griff9of13 on 27 October 2014 - 09:42 AM

Turkeys presented with a manifesto containing only Christmas are going to vote for it.

 

Indeed. But's it will be well worth sacrificing all worker protection so long as we keep out them nasty furriners. 




#3020333 Establishment fight back

Posted by Griff9of13 on 25 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

The RSPB is campaigning vigorously for grouse shoots to be licensed: http://www.rspb.org....ouse-moors.aspx


I'm more than slightly surprised that game shooting isn't already licenced. You can bet your life it would be if it were the pass time of people from the other end of the social scale.


#3020029 25/10/14 - 4N - Australia v New Zealand (TV: Premier Sports 9.30am)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 25 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

England win, Australia lose, all before noon. Great start to the weekend. I love international rugby league. :D




#3019749 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 25 October 2014 - 08:36 AM

Always excuses. We're rubbish if it wasn't for the NRL boys we would of lost easily. I feel sorry for the NRL boys they deserve to play in a better team.

 

Not excuses, but factors that have to be considered. Just what did you expect with just 10 days preparation in 12 months? The first 30 minutes really were awful, and all that defending against a very big, physical team showed in the last quarter. But the spirit and desire was there, as it was in the last game England played last year. Not a great performance but, for me at least, no reason to think they won't improve.

 

But if you're looking for an excuse to give up on England on the back of one game in 12 months don't let me get in your way. 




#3019739 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 25 October 2014 - 08:24 AM

Not too disappointed with the performance. 1st game for a year, and it showed, especially in the first half. Only 10 days together to prepare, and again it showed. And lastly the conditions up in Brisbane are a lot warmer and much more humid than here in the north of England in October.




#3019712 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 25 October 2014 - 08:04 AM

Jesus. The English body language at the final whistle there is awful. Like they didn't want to be there. Or hate each other.


Or just plain knackered.