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  1. Agree apart from with South Wales. They have 6 clubs there, who all seem solid, so take one out and the league's still viable though could do with a replacement
  2. Torfaen, Oxford, Swindon, Cheltenham, Devon and Cornish Rebels would probably be the place to start with the new league. Surprised Valley Cougars aren't applying, though guess they may struggle as they'll no longer get fringe professional players with the relocation of the Ironmen. Also they don't have any junior teams. I'd have thought under this scenario that there would be no south west division 1, once again
  3. I heard: Coventry Dragons Northampton Demons Hemel Stags A London Chargers Wests Warriors London Skolars A And then presumably three regions below.
  4. Pork tongue cod roe black pudding All things I like thanks to my grandparents introducing me to them. I have tongue most often of them
  5. The premier division already has
  6. Massively help. Leicester, Leamington and Telford could then reform in an expanded division 1
  7. Sounds like Leamington have dropped out of the premier division as well leaving three teams. Luckily there should be a new format in place for next season
  8. Aberdeen Warriors have folded, Carluke Tigers haven't played yet and Edinburgh Eagles called off their away game in Aberdeen. Probably time to call it a day and expel Scotland from the World Cup and all other internationals
  9. Yeah Labour risk either losing southern votes to the Lib Dems or northern votes to the Conservatives if they handle this badly. A lot of people in places like Kensington have voted Labour in part because of thinking it will stop a hard Brexit. However, without Corbyn's pledge to leave the EU and end European freedom of movement he wouldn't have held so many northern and Midlands working class seats
  10. Part of the reason Labour had a surge in the election was Corbyn compromised with other members of his party in the creation of his manifesto. And this wasn't with Blairites, it was with people like Andy Burnham and Ed Miliband. If Corbyn had campaigned on his personal opinions (defund the army, open border immigration, soft touch to terrorism etc) then Labour would have been slaughtered
  11. The gains down south I can believe
  12. The exit polls seem to predict Labour gains in the north. This seems hard to believe outside of Leeds North West and Sheffield Hallam
  13. Yes but mainly to increase Labour leads in already safe seats. It will save Labour in seats like Coventry South, Coventry North West, Birmingham Edgbaston, Exeter etc but won't help Labour in places like Wakefield, Halifax or Dewsbury
  14. Turnout is up in student areas but down in traditional Labour voting areas (eg Stoke) from what I hear.
  15. This definitely happens in local elections and I imagine it happens in the general election as well