In 2018 there were several big names that missed out (Italy, Netherlands, USA) but for now it appears that all of the favorites are positioned to progress. Apparently I spoke too soon. Portugal lost at home to Serbia on a late goal and now they've been relegated to the playoff route. I also didn't ...Jump to post
If Ireland wouldn't be next to the UK, they would be in Schengen, I am sure of that. But they aren't :) Focussing so much on NI (or Scotland, fwiw) when talking about Britain's future is a mistake because all is in england hands anyway. It's what happens there that will dictate the motion. Anyway, ...Jump to post
I would hope any second Scottish referenDUM would not be based on the same simply majority of the first, or Brexit. I think as Brexit has shown making major constitutional changes to a country based on a few % difference is stupid. I wouldn't be at all surprised if a majority of Scots would want to...Jump to post
They flee their countries because of war, because of being prosecuted, because of human rights abuse, because of natural disaster, because of lawlessness, or any other reason you can claim asylem on basis of the Refugee Convention - UNHCR. How do you propose that we help them in the country which t...Jump to post
Ok, so no refugees at all, never. Does that included all countries in the world or 'just' developed nations? It's so open to abuse I'd stop it completely until the process can be refined and made fair for everyone. IMO it would be much more efficient helping refugees in there own countries rather t...Jump to post
People wont make significant sacrifices and governments will neither introduce unpopular legislation, for fear of not being re-elected and international agreements will never be fully honoured. why not? It’s been done before to battle acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer. It does require coope...Jump to post
In the UK, the rule of thumb is 10% plus 3. So in theory you should get away with 80mph on a motorway etc. But you could get done. Hadec3 cameras all along the m1 and m25.. 3 points and £100 or a speed awareness course if you haven't done one in the previous 3 years They don’t go off though if you ...Jump to post
In the UK, the rule of thumb is 10% plus 3.
So in theory you should get away with 80mph on a motorway etc.
But you could get done.
AirPacific747 wrote:noviorbis77 wrote:AirPacific747 wrote:
All I can say is that when close to all of Europe is rooting for Italy, do you think maybe the problem could lie with England and not everyone else?
Do you honestly think anyone in England cares?
Maybe not, and that’s kind of part of the problem tbh
And neither do you. You started abusing the term, not us. We just went along. But now I understand why you seem a little “off” Are you being obtuse for the hell of it or just really don't get it? To be so obsessed with some 25 year old song. Which was written for Euro 96, which happened to be the f...Jump to post
What should be considered the “home” of football, to know where “it” should be “coming to”? Dictionary definition of home: the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. So “home” would be where “football” lives permanently. You could claim Brazil is home, a...Jump to post
The way the English fans were behaving again today, yes I am. A victory for England would simply add more fuel to the fire. And stop chanting “it’s coming home” before the tournament even starts. It may be a joke to some, but to most people it comes across as extremely arrogant. It is a fun song fr...Jump to post
And then to bring WW2 into this. I mean c’mon man. https://apnews.com/article/euro-2020-europe-sports-soccer-international-soccer-8f576098ebec191c2dd9c7d318489239 “People have tried to invade us and we’ve had the courage to hold that back,” Southgate said. “You can’t hide that some of the energy in...Jump to post
Congratulations to Italy, on the balance of play over 120 minutes, they probably deserved it. A poor set of penalties by England cost them dear. Schmeichels’ words will become an eternal meme now lol. I'm sure you're very happy. :sarcastic: The way the English fans were behaving again today, yes I ...Jump to post
Well, of course it had to end in PKs, and it doesn't matter if it's Wembley full of English fans, they always plays at home. Not the best Euro, but definitely up there in drama. Let's see how the Olympics football ends up. I like the Euros when they are in one or two host nations. France 2016 was g...Jump to post
Just to be completely clear. If it was the opposite situation, that England got robbed against Denmark and our fans had misbehaved, I would feel exactly the same feeling towards England, that it wasn’t a fair match and that you had deserved a rematch on fair and equal conditions. If it happens agai...Jump to post
When do people think the need to have tests before travel may end?
This is what I think is holding a lot of people back from flying.
Probably that one that sang Daisy in 1959.
The IBM one.
British people have a really bad tradition of drinking really hard before airplane flights on ULCCs. Not sure why. They start the vacation before they arrive. I will never fly a ULCC out of the UK again. Too much drama and characters on every flight, not sure what caused this or anything. I have fl...Jump to post
Extending the gulf again
Westminster voting intention:
CON: 45% (+5)
LAB: 34% (-4)
LDEM: 8% (+1)
GRN: 5% (-)
REFUK: 2% (-1)
via @RedfieldWilton, 10 May
Chgs. w/ 03 May
https://twitter.com/britainelects/statu ... 38917?s=21
A Scottish referendum may well not deliver a leave result. Polls are showing no to independence. Certainly for the last few months. I do wonder though, if Scotland does want to be independent, will the Scots allow the Shetland Islands and Orkneys to go independent? They do not wish to remain with Sc...Jump to post
All English Council Results are now in:
Seats for the main parties
CON: 2,341 (+235)
LAB: 1,339 (-322)
LIB: 586 (+8)
https://twitter.com/politicsforali/stat ... 53088?s=21
Good results for Conservatives. A disaster for Labour.
I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", "we're investing in Britain" bla bla bla, Far Left Labour will blame Starmer. Actual reason is it's a 70% Brexit voting area so no way a...Jump to post
The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election. Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out. I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", &qu...Jump to post
But this was not an issues in 50s and 60s with Westerns?
Or violent films of 70s and 80s?
Latest polls are out
Westminster Voting Intention:
CON: 44% (=)
LAB: 33% (-1)
LDM: 7% (+2)
GRN: 7% (=)
SNP: 4% (-1)
RFM: 3% (+1)
Via @YouGov, 27-28 Apr.
Changes w/ 21-22 Apr.
https://twitter.com/electionmapsuk/stat ... 35144?s=21
It amazes me that people tent to forgive Johnson just about anything it seems. These are quite serious acquisations, don't you think. I subscribe to the point of view that Alexander Boris Johnson will not be PM when the next election cycle is there. Check the polling in a week or so to see if peopl...Jump to post
It is unlikely to see the end of his tenure. Most people seem to not really care about the allegations. Vaccine success is still seeing the Conservatives poll very highly. Plus we lack any degree of a credible opposition. Local elections coming up. I cannot see there being too much of a disaster for...Jump to post
AeroVega wrote:I hope this is not going to end well for the owners of the clubs that were behind the ESL. I wouldn't mind seeing them disappear from European football alltogether. Let them sod off to Asia if they think that's where the money is.
What wholesale reform are you wanting? What I want, will never happen. But a move away from the £500,000 a week wages (see Paul Pogba’s contract demands). In the first season of the Premier League, average players earnt £75,000 a year. What is average weekly wage now? £40,000? Reasonable ticket pri...Jump to post
I do hope though this will lead to wholesale reform. Especially in the English game. What wholesale reform are you wanting? What I want, will never happen. But a move away from the £500,000 a week wages (see Paul Pogba’s contract demands). In the first season of the Premier League, average players ...Jump to post
Suspect it’s got more to do with managers threatening to quit. But yeah I’ll gladly eat my words here. Turns out these owners are actually pretty stupid. They’re turning tail without even gaining any concessions. I suppose it was an entertaining distraction from the pandemic, but now they’ve turned...Jump to post
All of them talking about ending the proposal. Perhaps it was all about getting better terms from UEFA for Champions League reforms. I’d be inclined to agree. It’s starting to look like this was a move to show what the clubs could do if they really wanted. A little reminder to UEFA. I do hope thoug...Jump to post
It’s too late for that though, the clubs are already global brands. The local support has already been thrown to the side, because it’s the international markets that bring in the big bucks. Look at preseason-used to be a summer camp in Austria or Spain for most, now it’s a global tour to Southeast...Jump to post