Saintslass

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  1. Not sure whether Wigan's right side defence is a bit of a mess or Morris has rediscovered his youth but if that doesn't change then I can see a bit of a hammering for Wigan in the second half. Not a bad match to watch as a neutral so far though.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Jeez people are seriously infantilised if they can't cope with getting an international driving licence.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    If I wanted to drive in the USA now I would still have to get an international driving licence. If memory serves, you don't need one for every country you visit. Just one will do the trick. Hardly a traumatic experience. Good grief.
  4. Brexiteers have been called fascists on many occasions over the last two years whether or not they were holding far right banners so that would be nothing new!
  5. But the government has EXCEEDED its targets up to 2023. That then completely undermines the claim I was responding to that the government has done nothing.
  6. They do but if they are children they do not have a right to protest during school hours and their parents could be fined and their teachers disciplined. If more of these protests take place then I can see that happening. A one-off is one thing; if they become habitual then the law will need to be enforced. As I said in the post you quoted, they should be challenging 'their elders' to do something - like maybe sell the SUV and start riding bikes, or cut down on the internet shopping, buy local food produce in season rather than imports, etc, etc.
  7. So you think all this doesn't involve government, then? Even though the CCC reports to Parliament?
  8. Very funny. It's exceeding its 2018-2023 targets but hasn't yet reached 2023-2027, which is not surprising given that 2023 is still a few years away.
  9. No. I'm saying that there were Socialist Worker Party placards being waved around at whichever march was shown on TV, and the young people were waving them. Therefore, one can only conclude, that the march was more about being leftwing than any concern for the environment. Like I said elsewhere, the real meat of the debate about climate change is to be found in what people are doing in their own lives to reduce their own carbon footprint. I would like to hear more about what these young people are doing in that regard, and whether they are putting pressure on their families to that effect also. I'm quite sure many of them don't walk to school, for example, or cycle to actual shops rather than buying stuff online.
  10. Really? This report may disagree with you.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    The link doesn't open on my browser but I've used an international driving licence to drive in the USA and it was a doddle to get hold of. Maybe the person concerned had points on their licence or some other problem? As I say, I could not read the link and so I don't know the actual story.
  12. See my hint: Socialist Worker Party placards. That's the left wing bit. I referred to it in my post, the post you chose not to read properly.
  13. Far more educational would be for the students themselves to examine their own and their families' carbon footprints and then do something about it, including how they and their parents shop (online shopping has boosted carbon emissions). Better that than skiving school and moaning about the government, which invariably achieves precisely nothing (except of course to get out of double maths or whatever).
  14. Would you still think that way if the demonstration had been pro-abortion or pro-Brexit or anti-trans rights?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    There has already been an agreement between the EU and UK concerning flights to and from the EU and UK and so there is no risk there. What isn't yet decided is flights internal to the EU for British citizens.
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    "Jihadi Bride" story

    She is now 19 years old and no doubt hardened, given where she has been living. So whatever age she was when she left the UK is irrelevant to her situation today. She has had at least three years to return - and many did return, quite quickly after going over there - but she has not. It may suit her now to think about returning, given that the caliphate is as good as gone and things are a tad uncomfortable in that camp, but that doesn't mean we should be putting other lives at risk getting her back or even that we should take her back if she isn't a British citizen.
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    Racial hatred in Salford

    Racial hatred is always a big deal. However, it has never stopped, and never will. That doesn't mean we as a society shouldn't challenge it when it does happen but while battles may be won the war will never end as there will always be racists. Graffiti like this pops up now and again, unfortunately.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    All these smaller airlines have small margins. There will be pinch points for all of them. This one has been finished off by increased environmental charges, current higher fuel costs and Brexit uncertainty. Take any one of those factors out of the equation and it may well have survived for longer.
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    "Jihadi Bride" story

    I believe the age of criminal responsibility in the UK is 10 years. There is a legal and moral recognition that this person may be young - and she is now an adult of 19 (having had many years to 'grow out of' her initial bad decision as others have done) - but she (and others like her) know the difference between right and wrong. It is difficult to believe that they didn't know what they were doing when you think of how wide the publicity was about the actions of ISIS at the time they left and how much effort they would have had to put in to making the journey in the first place. As for the point about voting age, it is hypocritical to suggest that a person within a couple of months of their 16th birthday is somehow incapable of taking responsibility for their involvement in a known terrorist organisation and yet can be preparing to help decide the future of the country at the same age. Either children of that age are old enough to take responsibility for such huge decisions or they are not; it doesn't wash to pick and choose.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    According to an 'airports expert' (their title) on Sky News this morning, this airline has been in trouble for many years. Apparently going back to 2005 when it was British Midland it only earned £1 per passenger per flight in profit. This guy reckoned that it was a zombie company that had finally been pushed over the edge by a mixture of high fuel costs (at present), change in environmental charges and the uncertainty over Brexit (with particular reference to the drop in the value of the £).
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Never heard of him. What has he done to make him the richest man in Britain?
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    British/Irish Dialects

    Yes, me. I'm a Lancashire lass but my results suggested I could be from Lancashire AND Yorkshire, which is pretty scary!
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Hardly cheering. It's very possible he's just not taking the opinion piece very seriously.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Who is Britain's richest man?