Trojan

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  1. https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2017/apr/28/uk-gdp-britain-economic-growth-france-us-spain-business-live?page=with:block-59031f66e4b0f9023ebeb4ee#block-59031f66e4b0f9023ebeb4ee and here it is, as predicted, what was denied by the Brexiters and plastic Brexiter above.
  2. It's the Thatcher play book. After all why should she play catch up? On the other hand, the electorate should be entitled to a clue about who they're voting for. John Major got out his soap box and went to meet the people. Even the useless Cameron pretended to. But will it find her out? Are Labour clever enough to pin her down. I doubt it, but you never know. Perhaps she's scared of doing a "Gordon?"
  3. The point is that it put the focus on the mess the Tories have made of the NHS in their 7 years in power. There was an example yesterday about salt in food. Under Labour the amount was policed by the government and it was gradually slowing down, once the Tories took over, they allowed the industry to police itself, and guess what? It's increased again. Labour were obviously hitting the target on the NHS. Hence the attacks today from Johnson. It's the Crosby "dead cat" strategy again to divert attention from the Tories' weak spot. No one knows how Labour's plans will work until the manifesto comes out. But obviously the Tories don't want their ideas to get any traction with the voters. The idea that a big victory would strengthen May's hand in the Brexit negotiations was scotched by Merkel today. It 's just so much rubbish. The 27 appear prepared to play hard ball and negotiate as a bloc. So May's better think again if she actually believes what she's spouting.
  4. Well they weren't! I had to listen to Luxembourg on my picnic basket style valve radio, and put up with Horace Batchelor's "Infra draw" adverts from K E Y N S H A M! I feel deprived!
  5. Exactly. When Nestle took over in the eighties, the workforce in York pleaded with the Tory government to intervene to stop it. Guess what happened. Terrys has already gone from York. How long will Rowntrees (Neslte) last after Brexit?
  6. Fev beating Hull in '83. The bookies had stopped taking bets on Hull they were such hot favourites. And Sheffield beating Wigan. I worked in Wigan at the time and on the morning of the game a lad who worked at our place, who had little interest in the game, asked if he should back Wigan. His mates advised him it was a sure thing! It pains me to say it but I thought Wigan were robbed that day. The ref allowed Sheffield to slow down the ruck, and took away Wigan's big advantage over most sides. Fev beating Cas in 2012 was a bit of an upset too. Cost Ropati a broken jaw as well!
  7. No Powell didn't join his hometown club, he's from Ackworth, usually a source of Fev support. He's a great coach, but he was gutted when he left Fev, in the interview after his last game at Mount Pleasant he was nearly in tears. Had it not been for the iniquitous licencing, he'd probably still be at Fev and Fev would be in SL! Another good reason why it should never come back.
  8. With regard to Trident, I went to "An Evening with Michael Portillo" in October 2015. It was mainly about his post politics career, but at the end he invited questions, and among the many sycophantic ones (It was in Morley and Andrea Jenkyns had just unseated Ed Balls) was one about defence. Now Portillo had been defence secretary and he said Trident was a waste of money, and no deterrent at all in his opinion. Why? Because we can't use it without asking the Americans' permission. So basically we've spent billions on a deterrent that wouldn't deter next door's cat.
  9. There's only one way to pay for more defence spending, and a decent NHS. And that's tax increases. Taking back the huge cuts in corporation tax would be a start.
  10. I'd pick John Davies every week! He never has a bad game. What a brilliant signing he's been for Fev.
  11. Play the rounds at regular intervals between League games, in February, March and April, as the County Cups were played in August, September and October, with a final early in November, same thing really, just different months. Perhaps the Beeb would be happy to show them on Saturdays when the don't have a 6N game.
  12. Or play it early in the season like the County Cups used to be, with the final reverting to May.
  13. Or there was my own favourite moment, 7th May 1983!
  14. No, not them down the road, Leeds, Hull or Wigan at home for me. Big crowd, Hull would be my fave.