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by Rover the Top
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 19
Views: 4288

Re: Financial Fair Play

Birmingham set to be deducted 9 points dropping them down into 18th :) Stupid rule, stupid punishment. It's probably not the case, but the article seems to be saying clubs were told they could get points reductions after the period for which they're being punished? And it's either overly harsh or m...
by Rover the Top
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

Brexit delayed to 22nd May if May's deal passes, 12th April otherwise.
by Rover the Top
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47636011 The EU agrees to a short extension providing MPs back May's deal, which they're no longer allowed to vote for anyway. :doh: I think you've jumped the gun there. I suspect leave would have won by a much bigger margin if it was a question if we should r...
by Rover the Top
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

May to ask for an extension after saying 108 times she wouldn't.

Macron is promising to veto it. :hyper:
by Rover the Top
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

Another thought that occurred to me, given the cost of living in the UK, there's something odd if demand for our exports in general is highly elastic based on price. If NI farmers don't feel they can compete with Irish imports if they are allowed tariff free, how do they manage at the moment? It's ...
by Rover the Top
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

Well... if handling it well was to come across as a self righteous cunt who thinks he's above scrutiny, I suppose he succeeded. I don't think he did explain why he was, at face value, contradicting what he did a couple of months ago. I've skimmed through the transcript and don't see it mentioned, al...
by Rover the Top
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

by Rover the Top
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1353
Views: 109197

Re: General Election

Employment rate highest on record, unemployment the lowest since 1975, real pay growth at 1.3%... cue idiots on Twitter rambling nonsense about manipulating figures, changing definitions and zero hour contracts...
by Rover the Top
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

Well Bercow himself broke from precedent a couple of months ago, so why should anyone else think the rules need to be followed?

Meanwhile:
by Rover the Top
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

There's no doubt Bercow has thinly veiled ulterior motives, but I think it's led him to make a sensible decision this time. May's deal appeases neither viewpoint, it's a compromise between the two outcomes offered at the referendum, and it's been solidly rejected twice. Trying to push it through by ...
by Rover the Top
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 198
Views: 7497

Re: Brexit....or in.

Well, the proposal for the Irish border is another issue, seems nonsensical and against WTO rules at face value. It perhaps epitomises May's weakness in negotiation that she didn't point out it's a problem for Ireland and the EU to reach a compromise on - from the UK's perspective, we won't be gover...
by Rover the Top
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1353
Views: 109197

Re: General Election

We don't deserve an extension, they've got no reason at all to agree that. It's nearly three years since the UK voted to leave the EU, and with two weeks to go nothing has been finalised. Our Government is a total embarrassment. It's like giving a 15 year old a homework deadline - "Sorry I just did...
by Rover the Top
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1353
Views: 109197

Re: General Election

So you're saying a 2nd referendum would be distasteful? :D Other than that your point makes no sense - the amendment was included, soundly beaten, and the vote to delay still passed. It'll be very hard to bring the idea up again now. Strange that the current Brexit secretary argued for an extension ...
by Rover the Top
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1353
Views: 109197

Re: General Election

They’ve said they aren’t backing it because the timing isn’t right today, tonight is about extending A50 and buying more time. Even the official people’s vote campaign are saying now isn’t the time. It’s only Soubry and the Irrelevant Party who are harping on about it. Next week sounds like may be ...
by Rover the Top
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1353
Views: 109197

Re: General Election

to be honest - for most Labour people I speak to Corbyn's lack of integrity has been failing (until now) to follow through on his promise to follow the policy decided in conference on a second referendum. Now Labour are not backing today's amendment calling for a second referendum.... I suppose cha...