Summer can't be blamed for the problems of the game. Look at the number of clubs gone from the Pennine league this season if you don't believe me.
The RFL don't do enough for the amateur game but their resources are spread much more thinly with the cuts in funding. The RFU don't even fund clubs below the Championship these days though so it's not a rugby league issue. The criticism that should be directed at the RFL is the U16s scholarship programme which is very damaging to the youth game.
There are changes in attitudes from players and the game needs to adapt to accept this fact and be less ideological. The game isn't big enough to be split and summer is the accepted view of the vast majority of the game even within Yorkshire (once juniors are thrown in) so with that being the case we need to make summer work rather than ranting about it. If players want to move to bigger clubs we need to ensure the bigger clubs run 2nd and 3rd teams to keep everyone involved. There's a large supply of players of higher end NCL standard sat not being picked by Championship and League 1 sides. If we spread them thinly (no more than 3 per club) we could provide players a place to play, strengthen the league and release the players currently in Championship U23 to the NCL. Better than sticking to 1970s ideological attitudes
If Miliband wants to start a decent argument, he could do worse than start with housing. The problem is the guy is an intellectual pygmy and since none of his policies, not one, have been properly thought through, he's unlikely to come up with anything meaningful to address the country's housing problem.
If Labour straight stood on a platform of massive expansion of housing, widespread job creation and raising the minimum wage to £8 per hour now they would get my vote. But they don't they usually do things like creating more managers down the council and give silly sums of money for free to banks at the expense of low wage workers having to pay unreasonable amounts in income tax.
You've lost me. What 6 million Jews are we talking about and who's calling for them to be deported?
Anyone who opposes the right to exist of the state of Israel is calling for that. Now criticising the occupation of the West Bank is a different matter or any other area of their policy but to completely deny a country the right to exist is solely anti-Semitic as you wouldn't say the same for Pakistan created at the same time under identical circumstances
Of course I want UKIP to fail but I also think they are in for a rude awakening based upon the evidence and lessons of history - protest by-election wins are rarely replicated in GEs. The more exposure UKIP receive the more their house of cards starts to wobble. And, it won't be Greens plural it will be Green singular in the shape of Caroline Lucas.
Until Labour stand on a platform that is electable by the working classes UKIP will always do better than predicted. Labour are too keen to be the party of public sector managers to care about their original constituents
If Nick Griffin can be on then so can George Galloway. I have no time for either of their politics (and they're both prejudiced) but they have a right to say it, as long as it doesn't include incitement to violence, and a right to be publicly scrutinised so as not to be made into martyrs
The Greek government are going to veto any further EU sanctions on Russia. Fairly safe to say where Greece will get a bailout on much softer terms now in exchange for a Russian veto in the EU and perhaps military bases (although Serbia would be another possibility for the latter albeit without the naval potential)