John Drake

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  1. Discuss Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants here.
  2. Discuss Hull FC v Warrington Wolves here.
  3. Discuss St Helens v vLeigh Centurions here.
  4. Discuss Castleford Tigers v Wigan Warriors here.
  5. Discuss Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings here.
  6. Discuss Wakefield Trinity v Catalans Dragons here.
  7. Discuss all this weekend's Kingstone Press Championship games here. SATURDAY 29th APRIL Toulouse Olympique XIII v Bradford Bulls KO 6pm (CET) SUNDAY 30th APRIL Dewsbury Rams v Oldham KO 3pm Featherstone Rovers v Sheffield Eagles KO 3pm Halifax v Batley Bulldogs KO 6pm Hull Kingston Rovers v Rochdale Hornets KO 3pm London Broncos v Swinton Lions KO 3pm
  8. Discuss all this weekend's League 1 & League 1 Cup games here. SUNDAY 30th APRIL Kingstone Press League 1 Hunslet v Whitehaven KO 2pm League 1 Cup - Semi-Finals Barrow Raiders v Oxford KO 2pm Gloucestershire All Golds v North Wales Crusaders KO 3pm
  9. Support the campaign for electoral reform at It'll happen one day. Then everyone's vote will count.
  10. Speaking as a Labour activist, fortunate enough to live in a constituency with a Labour MP at present, we'll be going out on the doorstep promoting our local candidate, her record since being elected last time and her views on the issues that affect people round here, as that's who we're asking people to vote for in Bradford South. Whatever goes on at national level, it's always worth checking out your local candidates' views as they may vary in some crucial aspects from the national message. Not just in Labour either. Ken Clarke is standing as a Tory, but I don't think he's that keen on Theresa May's Hard Brexit!
  11. Are you moving to Wales in order to vote for Plaid?
  12. This GE is existential for Labour. If you have a moderate Labour MP, who has opposed Corbyn and tried to get rid of him (as most Labour MPs have), if you normally vote Labour but choose to vote to defeat that MP, you are not harming Corbyn who will have to stand down after the coming calamity anyway, you are harming the chances of there being a functioning Labour Party at all by the end of June. Some people might find that desirable, of course, as evidenced by the triumphalism of the Daily Mail and The Sun today, but if you have lamented the absence of opposition to the Tories during the past two years, it will only be much, much worse soon. I cannot in all good conscience urge people to vote Labour to put Corbyn in Downing Street, but we all know that isn't going to happen anyway. This is about survival. So for my part, as a moderate Labour activist staring down the barrel of a gun, I'd just urge you to check the credentials of your local Labour candidate, and make your choice accordingly. We're not all swivel-eyed loonies and some of us would like the opportunity to rebuild a party of reasoned opposition and potential future government from the wreckage Corbyn will leave behind this June.
  13. It would have been democratic - and also honourable - if she'd done it when she first got the gig, instead of piously claiming she wasn't going to call an election. Now it just looks like what it is: naked opportunism dressed up as always in a flimsy claim of being in the national interest. It is in the Tory party's interest, nothing more nothing less than that, and that is why May has had her sudden change of heart. Basically, the vicar's daughter has been lying to us and continues to do so.
  14. Discuss Widnes Vikings v St Helens here.