Just Browny

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  1. 2018 Admission prices

    Shutting down an interesting thread isn't the answer, but we will have a fuller picture if we look across all ticket ranges. Wakefield looks cheap on that comparison, but suspect there is less of a range of prices than, say, Warrington where there several kinds of accommodation. I do agree it is damaging when people give the impression certain grounds are a rip-off. I rememver when Wire played at London last year, people were saying not to go down because it was £8 a pont in the ground, which was completely false.
  2. Our new position in the EU

    We covered this the other day when we talked about how she set up the single market we enjoy now.
  3. The new NHS thread

    Exactly. These swashbuckling entrepreneurs are to be lauded.
  4. Our new position in the EU

    How much EU legislation has France carved itself out of? We managed to stay in the EU without participating in monetary union, had an opt-out of all justice and home affairs legislation, and a full pass on Schengen. No new members get those sort of choices. I would say that suggests a lot of influence, albeit mostly used by saying 'no' to lots of things.
  5. Our new position in the EU

    Yes it is very easy this trade lark. I don't know why we even need a Department for International Trade: just give you a phonebook and a mobile on 30th March next year and we will be sorted by Easter. Never in a million years would the Japanese just agree to the same terms as we have just got as part of the whole EU. We don't have as much to offer and desperation is seeping out of our every pore. Even more the case with TPP: they have spent years working through the detail of that: it really isn't like joining your local gym.
  6. I am not. Yet. The season is extremely long and, as we all know, you don't win much in the first six months. You can, of course, throw your chances of winning anything away during that period, and Leeds and Warrington have learned that the hard way in successive seasons. I will have built up my excitement by 1st Feb.
  7. Our new position in the EU

    Yes, I do. I would be amazed if you could find an example of an international treaty or Act of Parliament dated according to when it came into effect, and that is why any student of EU law would refer to the SEA as being a the SEA of 1986. It was Mrs Thatcher's document and she cheerfully used it to pave the way to greater European integration, as you rightly identify.
  8. Our new position in the EU

    Wrong, of course. The Single Market Act came into being in 1986 and had the four pillars at its very core: freedom of goods, capital, services and people. It was written by Arthur Cockfield: that's right, Thatcher's man in Brussels. A fine achievement.
  9. There has been a European Parliament since 1952 and the UK agreed to comply with European law on accession, as does every country signing and entering into an international treaty. The only valid difference Toppy mentions is that there is a single currency, and we are not even in that FFS.
  10. Our new position in the EU

    Yes, I have often thought that if we could be a bit more like Ukraine we would return to our rightful place as a great nation. What ambition, so exciting.
  11. How will Wigan go this season?

    They will be fine, I imagine.
  12. Amine Miloudi walks out on Limoux

    In a positive way, it should be said for the benefit of those who haven't read it. Also notes that he has a 15-month year old daughter and another kid due in March. Clearly that is tricky, so hopefully he has made decisions that will allow him to balance his rugby and personal life now.
  13. So are Red Hall going to get the game played in every school before or after they have all been sacked?
  14. My version of the app doesn't look like that, but on mine RL still sits among the 'big seven' sports alongside football, golf, RU, cricket, tennis, and F1.