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by Lurgan Lad
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 200
Views: 12449

Re: Japan RWC

Well done Ireland, made a great statement and showed we might be able to compete come QF time. Scotland as usual underperform.
by Lurgan Lad
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 200
Views: 12449

Re: Japan RWC

Have just watched France Argentina, and before that NZ and South Africa. In the France match how many times have we seen teams come back from huge deficits and once they get there allow the other team to wrest back the initiative. France half backs are probably a bit too young and inconsistent for t...
by Lurgan Lad
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 201679

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Thanks for the updates guys, sorry to hear on Egan.
by Lurgan Lad
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Celtic Cup 2019/20
Replies: 40
Views: 4701

Re: Celtic Cup 2019/20

Did you watch it at all Neill, anyone stand out?
by Lurgan Lad
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Find it hard to agree that less than 40% of the vote gives 100% of the power. Firstly it is time limited, secondly it is legally limited in that we don't often hear of the party in power having the opposition shot, thirdly a party will pay for its actions at the ballot box if its policies are unpopu...
by Lurgan Lad
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

big mervyn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Nobody has won the popular vote in the UK for a long time, Theresa got about 37%. Democracy my ar$e
In a multi party democracy I think I would be concerned if one party won more than 50% of the vote.
by Lurgan Lad
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

I may have phrased it weirdly but hopefully the context of the discussion will help you as you continue your journey into conscious thought. There are many forms of shoddy democratic institutions. Such as in the in UK. A parliament in which one party only wins the popular vote 2.4%, yet is able to ...
by Lurgan Lad
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Since the UK has a parliamentary democracy, the deliberate suspension of said parliament is akin to a suspension of democracy. All in the name of taking back control? Crazy times. you taking the pi$h,we voted to leave. Are you taking the pi$h? I voted for political representation. Our whole politic...
by Lurgan Lad
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: RWC warm up matches
Replies: 92
Views: 5194

Re: RWC warm up matches

Really disappointing performance and result, the only positive I can think of is everyone was so bad that possibly the aim is to peak for the world cup and they are right at the start of that progress for this season. Best while not great I would need to see the lineouts again, it appeared they knew...
by Lurgan Lad
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

So Brexit will make people work harder? I think that's what Lurganlad is getting at. He's bought the Brexit lunacy hook line and sinker, could probably do with doing a bit of reading from unbiased sources. 30days to sort the border, easy peasy. I predict a Boris plan of a snap election, Irish Sea b...
by Lurgan Lad
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Productivity usually implies to industries where you are creating something. We don't really do that in the UK anymore. I'm a teacher, how can my productivity as a member of the public sector increase? There's plenty of things we've signed up as part of the EU, they are outside our borders so are i...
by Lurgan Lad
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Since we don't make things anymore it's hard to see how productivity will increase. So tell me what is horrific about the withdrawal agreement! Also do you think the UK should renege on signed international agreements? I don't understand your first point, how can productivity in any activity not in...
by Lurgan Lad
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Government's spending more money is the usual way they get out of recession. Have you heard of the New Deal? FDR put it in place and it included massive public spending in the United States to get out of the Great Depression. I think the Tory's have shown that the alternative, austerity, doesn't wo...
by Lurgan Lad
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

So lets take your first point. When Greece and other countries were struggling hugely with budget deficits the EU proposed that its budget continued to grow. My position would be that they weren't living in the real world to expect the citizens of the EU to fund their increase in expenditure at a ti...
by Lurgan Lad
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Brexit - now we see what it means.
Replies: 427
Views: 19237

Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Setanta wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:42 am
A rather one-sided and not entirely accurate view there Lurgan lad - can I guess you voted leave?!
Yes I did vote leave, where am I inaccurate?