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  1. On our local BBC news, the commentator said that these MPs are not launching a new political party, they will sit in Parliament as 'The Independent Group'. But Chuka Umunna has said they had taken the first step and urged other Labour MPs and members of other parties to join them in "building a new party". So they are not going to build a new party whilst preparing to build a new party???
  2. Jasper

    The TV Thread

    Really enjoyed it. I downloaded the series and watched one episode a day. It's not often I take a sharp intake of breath at the end of the series, but the last 20 seconds of the last episode made me do just that. Roll on season 2.
  3. Jasper

    Well done Sri Lanka

    If a person was walking through central London, stabbing and killing passers by, and he was caught on over 20 cctv cameras and seen by over a dozen eye witnesses doing the dark deeds, and was identified through these means, would the people who are against capital punishment on the grounds of a possible 'miscarriage of justice' now consider the death penalty, or still be against it. Just wondering?
  4. Jasper

    So, Liam Neeson....

    On that there social media, they are saying Neeson was out there publicising his latest film, Cold Pursuit I think its called, a film all about a family man out to get lots of bloody revenge, and was asked if he himself ever had been in the same position as his character in the film, and he came out with this statement. You can almost see his publicist falling off her chair in the background.
  5. Been on the news that the ex labour MP Fiona Onasanya who was convicted at the Old Bailey of perverting the course of justice and jailed for three months on Tuesday is having her sentence reviewed by the attorney generals office after complaints that it was too lenient.
  6. And the fragrant Rachel Riley continues to take a hammering from some Labour supporters - From an article in todays MSN newsfeed. β€œOn Twitter the messages I am sent are often indistinguishable from that you would expect from a neo-Nazi – yet the tweeters are identifiably not neo-Nazis. The markers of the red Labour rose coupled with the Palestinian flag, and the hashtag of 'Get The Tories Out' and 'Jeremy Corbyn For PM' along with the standard claim to be against racism in all forms are their signature giveaways.” She said she felt she has been targeted for speaking about anti-Semitism in the Labour party. Link. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/celebrity/rachel-riley-i-received-hate-filled-abuse-for-speaking-out-on-anti-semitism/ar-BBSBBVN?ocid=spartanntp
  7. Jasper

    where was prince philip going?

    Apparently the Land Rover was 'armoured', so to get one on it's roof must have taken a fair old crash, and just been mentioned that a new Land Rover has just been delivered to the Duke, to replace the one written off. Wonder which insurance company he uses ?
  8. Jasper

    where was prince philip going?

    Good old Daily Mail, showing us 'what might have happened'
  9. Jasper


    On the local BBC news down here, Gatwick have said they were absolutely certain that a drone was flown over the airport and that started the incident. They say there were over 115 reported sightings including over 90 confirmed as coming from "credible people, pilots, flight controllers etc and that the people reporting seeing the police drones were hours after the incident. As for the couple, on a news bulletin, a reporter said he had been told that the man was well known in the area for firstly driving remote controlled cars up and down the street, then getting into flying drones and flying them around the area. (Maybe a phone call from a disgruntled neighbour?) There was a mention of why the couple were arrested and although they did not go into specifics, they did say that in the UK, police now have to arrest people before they can question them, as if they don't the 'suspect' can just walk away and refuse to answer any questions.
  10. Channel surfing through the foreign news on tv this morning and heard a report that Forbes have voted the UK the best country in the world for business for the second year in a row,despite Brexit. Haven't seen this mentioned on the main UK news channels yet but seems a bit of good news for the country in these dark pre Brexit days. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2018/12/19/the-best-countries-for-business-2019-u-s-down-u-k-on-top/#7e9d415d52d5
  11. Just seen my informant (actually a chap from Hemel who I bump in to occasionally) and he tells me that the latest rumour (and he stresses rumour) he has heard is that the National Conf South (East Division) will be made up of all the London Prem teams (except one, that doesn't want to travel), Hemel Stags, Bedford Tigers, North Herts Crusaders, and two clubs from London league 1, giving a league of eight teams and a 14 game season. The league below will be the one club from the London Prem, Hemel A, the three clubs left over from the London Div 1 and the three clubs left over from East Prem giving a league of 8 teams and 14 games. He also says that the RFL have said they will not be helping with travel costs for the Nat Conf South for the first year, contrary to the rumours that were going about. As he said, all rumours at the moment, wonder when we will find out what's happening.
  12. Isn't it 8th December when they announce the new leagues? If the above criteria is right, wonder if they will they just 'lump' all the remaining teams from London & SE Champ and East league together in a league below the new NCL South ?
  13. Jasper

    Clubs' Websites

    For an amateur club in the fifth tier, St Albans Centurions has an excellent site. https://stalbanscenturions.weebly.com/
  14. From the BBC website … Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris told BBC News she believed enough Tory MPs had now submitted letters of no-confidence in the prime minister to trigger a leadership contest.'..... to be continued?