GeordieSaint

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  • Birthday 06/06/1981

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  1. Why lie about it?
  2. I honestly don't know. There's a moral and economic issue and they are interlinked. I am just not sure a unilateral decision to stop selling arms to regimes like Saudis in the current climate is a sensible idea.
  3. In all seriousness, do you think the French would buy into that? Agree with the point though; 20% of the World's economy would be difficult to ignore for the Saudis and I'd be on board. Slightly more difficult if UK PLC made such a decision unilaterally.
  4. I agree - but I understand our actions of not selling weapons will have no effect on Saudi actions anywhere as they'll simply by those weapons from someone else. The primary effect of our actions will simply be an economic one on ourselves. I personally don't think ceasing arms sales to the Saudis will have any impact on terrorism; preventing Saudi money funding Wahbabist mosques in the UK is more effective for that issue. But like I said, it's a hugely complex issue with both moral and economic factors in play; I don't know where I sit... clearly UK PLC has a clear opinion.
  5. I find selling arms to regimes like the Saudis difficult to justify morally but economically more easily justifiable; we are inexplicably linked to the Saudis in a number of different ways. So the question is do we risk economic damage (the Russians, Chinese and French would be selling the weapons to the Saudis as soon as we stopped) or take the moral high ground?
  6. It's all about cost; lowest bid whilst ticking the boxes gets you the contract. Pearson TQ have done this with the education provision at my current location. Then failed their targets...
  7. Teaching assistants are a luxury: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/apr/11/schools-special-needs-teaching-assistants-lose-jobs-pupils-budget-cuts?CMP=share_btn_fb I'll tell my daughter that when she goes to school.
  8. Of course he has; we never bend the rules in our sport much... (No idea if he has)
  9. Are you suggesting procurement teams can't be influenced? If you are, you are sadly mistaken. Many private companies winning such contracts are normally littered with ex-government workers still in contact with their former colleagues. There are many channels with Ministers and MPs to influence decision-making other than simply having a vote.
  10. CIA/Deep State conspiracy...
  11. Where's the evidence????????????????????????????
  12. Absolutely; don't disagree. But he pulled the strings tonight and set up two tries. Good performance. Car crash TV on route next... LMS talking to Jon Wells; I'll turn it off.
  13. Lol... set up both Percival tries and brought a good kicking game to the party. So personally think your assessment is harsh. He's a good little player and learning all the time. Poor game; good win. I'll take it tonight and keeps the season alive.
  14. Brilliant by Percival; great thinking from Fages.
  15. Cracking little player is Fages. He's not perfect; makes plenty of mistakes but he's learning and has a mass of heart and enthusiasm. Great stuff.