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Derwent last won the day on December 25 2017

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  1. Derwent

    Visa issues for Qualifiers

    Don’t think Bailey’s conviction counts, he was a youth and served his time in young offenders, I think youth/juvenile offences are treated differently. They are over here. Heres a scenario for you. Leon Pryce is currently cutting his teeth as a coach. If he is successful and eventually gets a gig at a top level club then he’d not be able to go with his team due to his conviction for glassing someone back in 2003 when he was 22 years old.
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    Sean Penkywicz commits to Town

    Excellent news, hopefully the catalyst for more to follow.
  3. Bergal was absolutely rubbish against Whitehaven last week, worst player on the pitch by a distance.
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    Caption Competition

    Who are you calling a chicken ?
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    Our new position in the EU

    is this short term or long term ? Also, not sure I can give much credibility to something that says remaining in the EU will not impact jobs. I'm pretty sure there's been lots of job losses over the years of our membership of the EU.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Labour one down as well though...
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    Our new position in the EU

    Firstly, I am not in any way defending the decision to renege on a deal to carry out the pairing exercise. If it was agreed then it should be honoured, no arguments there. It is the system I am criticising, in that there should be no need for it. Secondly, your second point is exactly what I am getting at. In this day and age there should be absolutely no reason for an MP to be physically present in Parliament to vote. Debates can be live streamed to anyone unable to be present and an encrypted digital voting system could be used. I fear that you have completely misunderstood "my approach to this". But, having said that, even with the physical vote system I think the pairing approach is rubbish. People vote for their constituency MP to vote on matters of Parliament, not to be stood down because an MP from another constituency can't attend. The whole parliamentary system needs updated and dragged into the 21st century. But, as you rightly allude, there are too many vested interests in keeping the system as it is - and that applies to both sides of the house.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Actually it’s the whole system of pairing that’s ridiculous. Why should an MP of whatever party not get a vote just because someone on the opposite side of the house is unable to ? That’s life, sometimes you have an advantage and sometimes you don’t. Would you expect Wigan to not select a star player against Saints cos one of theirs is injured ?
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    It's Ralph

    Is Ralph going to relinquish his (albeit small) shareholding in Huddersfield Giants ? Conflict of interest surely ?
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    Moving forward from haven defeat

    Leon's comments :- “It shouldn’t take a verbal ear bashing from me at half-time to get us playing because it’s happened too many times that we give teams points start," said Pryce. “The first half was very poor but we did better after half-time and, when we went 10 points up with seven minutes left, I thought that was a fair reflection. "There is no way we should have lost that game with a 22-12 lead. Our game management wasn’t good enough. “There were some positives but the biggest thing is that it isn’t the end of the world and it might have come at the right time to serve as a reality check."
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    Haven reaction

    The game breaker was when Doran made the break and tried to go for the line himself instead of giving it to Miller who would have walked in. That would have put the game out of sight.
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    Haven reaction

    You just knew, just knew, that when they got that try from the chargedown that they'd get another. Gutting.
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    Town v jam part 2

    Can’t keep hold of the ball, discipline is shocking, worst performance of the season so far. Let’s be honest, Olstrom was very lucky not to see a red card there. Huge improvement needed in second half.
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    Our new position in the EU

    You knew fine well that the party leadership were going to go ahead with Brexit regardless of your local MP’s opinion. The fact that he ran a “clear anti-Brexit campaign” is as irrelevant as it was pointless.
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    Our new position in the EU

    I find all of this leaver/remainer stuff ridiculous. Especially those that say “I voted remain” in the referendum but then conveniently forget they effectively voted leave in the general election. It is a fact that 85% of the electorate voted for parties that were committed to leaving the EU. If you voted Tory or Labour you voted for Brexit, simple as that.