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Bedford Roughyed

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#3129540 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 26 May 2015 - 12:06 PM

Over time this may be a very good thing for RL in the UAE. The RLIF will have flexed its muscles and the UAE Sports Commission will know there is a world body for the game which will make it easier for them to recognise the game. The UAE RU will also know that the UAE RL has a big brother in the playground and may think a little before going ahead with any more dodgy tactics.

 

I'm afraid that this has killed RL in UAE.  If it stays part of UAERF then there (rightly) is no RLIF recognition. If the RLIF convinces the GAYSW to allow a separate UAE RL, then I can't see any RU club being allowed to run an RL team.




#3128103 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 24 May 2015 - 01:12 AM

The HRA had nothing to do with his arrest and charges.

The HRA had nothing to do with his prosecution.

The HRA had nothing to do with his sentence.

The HRA had nothing to do with his release.

The HRA had nothing to do with him not being automatically deported.

The HRA had nothing to do with him being in the country from 7 years.

The HRA had nothing to do with him starting a family.

The HRA had nothing to do with the authorities finally deciding to seek deportation.

The HRA was used by his family to prevent his deportation.

 

So yes, you are quite right, its all about the HRA.




#3128006 East RL 2015

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 23 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

East Premier League

 

Breckland Spartans 36 - 62 NH Crusaders
Kings Lynn Black Knights 38 - 34 Bedford Tigers
St Albans Centurions 28 - 30 St Ives Roosters

 

East Entry League

 

MK Wolves 32 - 40 Bedford Tigers "A"

 




#3127965 Ireland votes yes

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 23 May 2015 - 07:15 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32858501

 

 

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.

 

More than 62% voted in favour of amending the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

 

It is the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

 

 




#3125639 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 May 2015 - 09:49 AM

http://www.politics....human-rights-ac

 

Everything you need to know about the Tories' Human Rights Act attack in five minutes




#3125255 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 19 May 2015 - 02:05 PM

The nub of this matter is that there have been many high profile cases of murderers, rapists etc. using the act to avoid deportation/obtain compensation and this has now become the issue for most people.

 

When we ratified this in the 50s, I don't believe for one moment that they envisaged that it would lead to someone using it for the purposes described above.

 

And many of the high profile cases have been misreported or spun.




#3124487 Fox hunting

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 18 May 2015 - 07:54 AM

The Countryside Alliance claim it is a class war issue, but when their ad campaign starts they'll be showing posters of nurses who hunt (as they did last time).

 

They already are.

 

However I think this time they may be surprised by the opposition.  Any new laws will be seen as a reflection on the Tory government, and I think this will face a big reaction.




#3122565 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 14 May 2015 - 09:20 PM

If you think the present government is facist then you have no idea what you are talking about.  Not a clue. 

 

I am amazed that lefties always side with the bad guys when it comes to terrorism yet they would be the first to shout incompetence if a bomb went off and blew people to smithereens.  We can't have the freedoms we used to have because - hello! - the world has changed.  We have Islamist terrorists to deal with; Islamist terrorist who don't bat an eyelid over decapitating people in the street or blowing innocent people up in tube stations.  This isn't the IRA, an organisation which looks positively polite by comparison to what has been unleashed on us now.  I don't want any crazy Islamist nutjobs at loose in my country.  If that means I have to lose a tiny little bit of my freedom - which already I have done because, for example, I can no longer take bottles of whatever I feel like on to aeroplanes - then that is a sacrifice I am prepared to make to give my country a better chance of being protected.  I'm just glad there is a party willing at least to do something to bring that about rather than sit back and do nothing.

 

Thank you for letting the terrorists win.




#3121413 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 11 May 2015 - 09:25 PM

I have no idea.  I know what the quote from the Telegraph said but do they know?  Or are they speculating?  Would Scotland, etc, have to be asked because isn't it the UK that is a member of the EU rather than Scotland, etc?  Would this not be a Westminster driven change because of that?

 

From what I read the convention is signed by the UK.  However that specific convention (or membership of) has been written into various things (Good Friday agreement, Scots devolution).  So we can withdraw from the convention but then all these other things need negotiation. 




#3120366 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 10 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

http://www.politics....and-labour-lost

 

Yet to describe Ed Miliband's Labour party as "traditionally left-wing" is a gross parody of the truth. After all, this was a party which claimed to be tougher than the Tories on welfare and which chiselled plans to restrict immigration into an eight foot obelisk. More importantly it was, as Miliband repeatedly boasted, the only Labour party to ever go into an election promising to slash spending. Unlike Blair himself, who devoted his three successful election campaigns to opposing Tory cuts, Miliband and Ed Balls largely accepted the need for cuts and only differed with the Tories on the speed and scale. In fact if anything it was the Tories who looked like the high-spending lefties during their election campaign with their unfunded commitments to increase NHS spending by £8 billion. A promise Miliband refused to match.

 


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#3119528 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 May 2015 - 10:02 PM

Good bye Human Rights Act.  Hello foxhunting.




#3118999 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 May 2015 - 08:13 AM

Mr Roger Quimbly @RogerQuimbly 28m28 minutes ago

Turns out that Mark Reckless was a rat deserting a surfacing ship.




#3118943 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 May 2015 - 06:25 AM

SNP finish on 56 out of 59.




#3118899 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 May 2015 - 02:46 AM

Galloway lost.




#3118893 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 May 2015 - 02:10 AM

Jim Murphy lost.