JohnM

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    FRENCH RIOTS.

    Rioting is a French hobby and tradition, especiaΔΌy at New Year in Strasbourg https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/02/almost-1000-cars-torched-around-france-new-years-eve-government/
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    FRENCH RIOTS.

    Waves and waves? This is the TRL AOB forum where 5 or 6 liberal lefties and 2 or 3 hard lefties swamp the views of the very few remining centre right posters, overwhelming them with ripple after ripple of pro Macron, pro EU, pro USE , anti USA sentiment. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  3. Just fancy that! 1. European Union Court confirms we can withdraw our notice to leave 2. Rumours abound that vote will be delayed. 3. No causal link, no European Union interference. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ According to the BBC house journal https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/10/uk-can-unilaterally-stop-brexit-process-eu-court-rules It is not about the actual decision. No quibble with that. It's about the timing. The Scottish National party MEP Alyn Smith, one of those who brought the case, described the ruling as β€œdynamite”. β€œThe timing is sublime,” he said.
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    FRENCH RIOTS.

    Of course, that's incorrect. You couldn't move on here for huge numbers of "my EU right or wrong" adherents.
  5. JohnM

    FRENCH RIOTS.

    I thenk yew.... 😊😊😊😊
  6. They key word is "reasons"
  7. What the secret of good comedy ftom Europe's political court ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timing! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    FRENCH RIOTS.

    My daughter is on UC. She lives in Hastings. The switch to UC has left her significantly better off. Ibknow this as wevd not needed yo hrlp her out finsncially. That is not to say that there are some who are not better off. Remember, though, Labour Party policy was to retain UC until they realised they coild make political capital out of the distress of the disadvantaged. Who knows what their policy on anything is now. Anyway, this thread is about the riots in France. There are numerous other threads for the expression of political views relating to the UK Macron, who was the darling of this forum, beloved and worshiped by those on here who searched in vain for a UK version to vote for, now has a worse popularity rating even than Hollande, at 23%. Even a nationwide cheese collection will not save the French from the facts of life, nor will the Macron surrender. He is not the Messiah.
  9. Wasn't really a question. Probably wrong thread though. Corbyn and disciples go on about protecting jobs but by any international comparison we are doing well. I suppose the EU relevance is that Corby wants to protect non-jobs.
  10. Long Bailey on Marr show just now, Labour is "protecting people's jobs" The EU is hardly doing well in that respect. Of economies of any size, Germany and UK 4.5%, France 9.5%, Spain 15%, others much worse, all fully documented and measured according to EU rules.
  11. Yes indeed. Non-EU immigration has always been higher, 2 to 3 times higher than EU immigration. If the non-EU rules are not being changed but just being applied to EU immigration too, then immigration will continue at around 250K to 300k PA. Not passing a value judgement but I just don't see how its going to fall below 100k PA. Are people really expecting that to happen?
  12. "And that IMHO is why the CC is no longer the draw that it was, and the game as whole is in a dire situation. If it ain't Super League it must be faeces , see you seven other super league teams four times a yearο»Ώ" Not that any of that has much to do with Toulouse and Toronto but In my opinion, that is just incorrect. For example, way before the advent of SuperLeague, clubs that are now in the Championship were in decline, with falling crowds, reducing income, etc. Another example: I can never remember a time when Swinton were not short of money and not in some sort of crisis, with not enough money to properly and safely maintain Station Road. Mind you, I only go back to my first visit there in 1957. Since then, much has changed. Many more people have their own transport, motorways and dual carriageways have drastically reduced travel times, the housing regeneration of the 1960s and later, coupled with the previously mentioned factors means that many people no longer live within a stones-throw of the local ground, moving out of town centres to more and actual have a choice of attractions, too. People migrate to bigger and better clubs with bigger and better facilities, leaving clubs like Swinton to flounder. Then the CC. Yes, its appeal has faded in recent years, though with the BBC committed to it, it might start to recover. But in my view, the game is tougher now and maybe there are just too many games. At the top level, more is expected of players in the league competitions as rule changes make the game faster with fewer breaks in play. You don't see anywhere near as many players with the physique of Brendan Hill or Keiron Cunningham any more as players. The game just doesn't call for that anymore.
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    Hull KR launch club beer

    The important bit is that they are doing it. All part of the marketing mix. Sure, anyone can do it, but at least they've had the bottle to go for it and get a head of other clubs. The yeast we can hop for is that there's a cut for the club.....