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  1. Local Lib Dem councillors come round a couple of times a year seeing how things are going in our area, very open and easily contacted. Never seen any Labour and only see Tory at election times. As a few have already said, will vote Lib Dem locally, but not nationally.
  2. Just been reading this in The Guardian, talk of running candidates in the next general election. - "A new political party with access to up to £50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to “break the Westminster mould”, the Observer can reveal. " Full article here - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/07/new-political-party-break-mould-westminster-uk-brexit Could they be any worse than what we have now?
  3. Regional leagues 2018

    That was the original suggestion, an eight team league, but at last weeks meeting Luton and Kings Lynn elected to go into the 1st Div (not sure with who else though.) Not sure where Hemel B will be playing.
  4. Regional leagues 2018

    Been told that East Rugby League are running a premiership and div 1 this season. Teams in Prem - St Albans, St Ives, Brentwood, Bedford, North Herts and Milton Keynes. No idea who is in Div 1.
  5. Regional leagues 2018

    This is just a rumour but I have heard that there will be no CLS leagues this season. I have been told that Hemel 'A' (basically Hemel second team) have applied to play in the London Premier in 2018 with a third team, a Hemel community team, playing in the East Premier. Apparently eight teams have been invited to play in the East Premier league this season. It had been suggested that each team play each other once then the league splits in two with top four/ bottom four playing each other again, to give more 'even' games. A regular season of ten weeks, plus league cup, and play offs would give a club a season of about 14 -16 weeks.
  6. I doesn't take much for some people to change votes. My aunt, mid seventies, was going to vote remain, then saw "... that ****** Geldof sticking two fingers up at fishermen ..." so she changed her mind and voted leave.
  7. Same here, not one person I know has said they would change their minds. In fact quite a few have become more entrenched in their remain/leave views since the referendum.
  8. London and South East RL

    The rugbyleague.com websites for the regional leagues are woeful. Last year in the East region they had the wrong scores shown for some games and even now show the wrong points/details for the 2017 league tables, and no local club news etc. When I mentioned it to the lad from Bedford Tigers who 'supervises' the East League, he said he had questioned the standard of the website he been told that all the rugbyleague.com websites from superleague right down to the regional/junior levels are run by one chap based in Wigan. I always think that if someone wants to get involved in this game at a player or volunteer level they will look at an individual clubs website and the area or league website they play in. And at this level it does not give a good impression.
  9. Our new position in the EU

    Bit of good news from the City AM site - " Britain has been crowned the best country in the world for business in 2018 for the first time ever, even in the face of uncertainties around Brexit, according to Forbes' annual ranking. The UK took the top spot out of 153 nations and jumped up from fifth place last year, scoring particularly well on technological readiness (fourth) and the size and education of its workforce (third)." http://www.cityam.com/277807/uk-has-just-been-named-best-country-business-2018
  10. Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. The MSP will reportedly head to Australia to take part in the reality TV series. Labour MSP Jenny Marra tweeted: “Election to parliament is a privilege to serve and represent people. It’s not a shortcut to celebrity.” Wasn't Nadine Dorries suspended by the Tories for appearing on this show a couple of years ago. What will Jeremy do?
  11. She has just been on local (down south) tv here. When pushed, she said she was just using someone else’s words, but couldn't say who's. She then said that "If he was offended by me repeating what other people have said then I apologise." So it seems she was sorry if he was offended him but not sorry for making the remarks. Jeremy Corbyn then appeared and gave a piece to camera. He isn't going to pursue the matter and then said something about being careful what you say as it could hurt peoples feelings !!!
  12. Old news but being reported in todays papers - 'Labour MP Emma Dent Coad faces race row over branding black Tory activist a 'token ghetto boy' https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/kensington-mp-emma-dent-coad-accused-of-racism-over-token-ghetto-boy-remark-a3689786.html
  13. Jeremy Corbyn has handed a job in his parliamentary office to a Left-winger who admitted in court that she registered scores of fake voters. Marsha-Jane Thompson has a criminal conviction for fraud after submitting 100 voter registration forms that she filled in herself, complete with forged signatures. Now the Momentum campaigner has a parliamentary security pass and a chair in the Leader of the Opposition suite at the House of Commons. Thompson has the title 'Campaign manager for the Labour Party'. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-gives-job-as-campaign-chief-to-leftwinger-guilty-of-voter-fraud-a3684296.html