Father Ted

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  1. Father Ted

    Our new position in the EU

    All the Brexit emphasis has been on EU immigration with hardly mentioning Non EU Immigration. Perhaps some of the the Brexiters will tell us how they are going to reduce the Non EU immigration. EU immigration has fallen but non eu is still increasing and is now massively higher than EU figures. If there's an immigration problem then its Non EU and not EU immigration. As for Brexit, over 100 constituencies have switched to Remain from Leave as they see the whole leaving the EU as a complete mess. If theConservatives take us out without a new referendum then they will pay a very heavy price at the next General Election. May could be the latest Lloyd George, he was the last Prime Minister of his party and she could become the last ever Conservative Prime Minister. With the U55s backing Remain the demographics for the Conservatives must be very worrying.
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    Barba going back to NRL

    Good luck to him. Hope he stays out of trouble and can get back to his brilliant best.
  3. Should be interesting to see the response from the Wigan players to the announcements of their next two coaches. Will those out of contract end of 2018 & 2019 be playing trial games for the foreseeable future?
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    Our new position in the EU

    WTO rules whatever they are will require borders, tariffs and trade restrictions. WTO rules are not Free Trade. Trouble is we don't have borders, technology or infrastructure that can cope with the volume of traffic from the EU. Dover is the obvious place that won't cope but no one has mentioned Heathrow. Flights come in at an astonishing rate and they don' t have anything like the facilities to cope. Flights from the EU won't be stacked they simply will be told not to take off in the first place. Brexit is a ridiculous idea. It can't work and it won't work. The Govt and Parliament have at last found this out.
  5. Are you over with them Hvy wg?
  6. I thought Corbyn had said that when there was a Labour Government they would recognise Palestine as a legitimate state. That would upset the Israeli state no end, not to mention the USA. I wonder what Labour would recognise as the Palestinian border, UN Resolution 242?
  7. Half their team rested by McNamara. Wigan to win by plenty.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Surely if Parliament throw out the "Deal" in October whatever it is we will have to have another referendum. The HoC will decide the question. There are enough MP's now who will go with either "Remain, or, Leave with no deal. It will be the HoC that will decide the question.
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    Our new position in the EU

    We leave March 29 2019. If there's No Deal this October then it will go before Parliament. Then they will vote it down.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Robbins' bonus is a bargain as he's being doing David Davis's job for the whole of this year. The trouble is May has been paying Davis as well. See she's made Raab semi- redundant and taking over the EU capitulation talks from now on. If there's a No Deal then Parliament won't pass it or any other EU bill as what we're left with is utter garbage. Ministers and MP's in general only want to be associated with Good News and the photo opportunity that goes with it. Bad news and they dump the responsibility for that onto someone else. Hence they will hand the final decision to the people with a 3rd referendum. No way will parliament pass a No Deal Brexit deal. Surely if we are/were to leave the EU in March 2019 then the decision should be made by the 2019 electorate and not the 2016 which will be substantially different. The 2019 electorate will be the one that is fully informed and not carrying over 1m deceased voters from the 2016 referendum.
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    Lib Dems

    So these are the sunny uplands of Brexit are they. Have you told your local MP?
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    Brian Bevan

    Bevan and Boston were both right wing men. Truly greats of our game. Bevan looked older than most young lads grandads. Brilliant wingers both of them. As has been said, can't understand why Bevan hasn't been in the Hall of Fame for decades.
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    Lib Dems

    Cable, Clegg and Cameron are all toxic in their own right. Before anyone tries to launch a new party they have to find backers and funds. It wouldn't surprise me that the meeting was about Cable meeting the numerous money people he knows. Can't see it being a party to stop Brexit but more like one to harness the younger people who will they feel will take us back in the EU in 5-10 years time.
  14. When he was elected I thought at least he isn't as bad as Barry Goldwater. Now looks like he's trying very hard to emulate Goldwater.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Instead of going 50 years ahead why doesn't Moggy try going 50 years back? There is evidence from the mid 1950s to 1973 to know what trading outside Europe is like. The UK was the "sickman of Europe", the word stagflation was started when we had rampant inflation and a stagnant economy. We were losing our global trade by the month and businesses were selling to our nearest market, Europe, although it was very difficult as our trade was tarrifed compared to goods between Common Market countries which was tarrif free. In 1951 we were the largest economy in Europe. BY 1973 the three countries with populations similar to ours Italy, France and West Germany saw their economies grow to 30%, 50% & 75% respectively. Trading outside the Common Market was an absolute disaster. Trading outside the EU failed then and it will fail again for the very same reasons. Those who want to leave either don't know their economic history and therefore repeating that history. Or, they know their history and are repeating the process and expecting a different outcome. Which of course is the definition of stupidity.