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Casting from BT Sport App to TV
at 12:00 7 May 2019

I think it works from an ipad to an apple TV. Not that I've tried, but there is an option to select an enhanced or standard player - the standard one used for mirroring.

The enhanced one allows you to jump to highlights on demand.
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Blimey!
at 15:37 17 Apr 2019

I disagree with the conclusions of that blog. I can't see how it helps remainers to work together. It is important for ChangeUK and the LibDems to get all the votes they can each.

ChangeUK needs to make a statement that it is a plausible party, able to get MPs elected into parliament, and the LibDems need to ensure that it isn't.

What everyone analysing that vote will do is add up the tories, brexit party and UKIP, and put them as 'LEAVE', and on the other side they'll add the SNP, Greens, LDs and ChangeUK, and make that 'REMAIN'. Some will include Labour, in the remain total, and some won't.


That said it is a hugely impressive achievement for Farage to get his lot to top of the poll in virtually no time. He's a massively influential politician, for good or ill. It is doubtful Brexit would have happened without him.
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National League relegation...
at 14:46 15 Apr 2019

This sort of rearrangement of clubs between leagues happens all the time down the nonleague pyramid.

As well as the clubs being relegated into the NLN and NLS, you have to consider the clubs being promoted into it too. Consequently the partition between the grim north and the glorious south can move quite a lot.

In step 3, there are now 4 leagues, so the teams in the middle of England (Corby, Kettering, etc) seem to switch leagues most seasons.
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Here's what I don't really get about Brexit...
at 11:06 11 Apr 2019

I think you've summarised to me precisely what it wrong with Brexiteers - a complete misunderstanding of the EU27's position, either deliberately or accidentally.

Some things just seem entirely non-negotiable.

Being full (or nearly-full) members of the Single Market without accepting free movement

Cameron tried hard, and failed.

Removing the backstop.

May, Davis, Barclay, and Raab all tried. All failed. The EU have been entirely consistent in this. They've got Ireland's back.


And some things are negotiable.

The details of the political declaration (whether we want to be in a/the customs union).
What date we leave.


Just because some things move, doesn't mean everything can
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Anyone at a non league game?
at 11:26 24 Mar 2019

No chance. They were massively bankrolled in those days in an entirely unsustainable way. Step 3 seems a real stretch for them but they are certainly rebuilding well at the moment.
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This bloke is a Tory councillor
at 15:26 13 Feb 2019

I don't really follow. Presumably he was replying to some tweet of Lammy's.
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A question about the mechanics of the brexit withdrawal agreement
at 11:52 12 Feb 2019

It shows what a farce the whole thing is.

We've negotiated a 2 year "transition/implementation period" with the idea that that time will be used by business, customs and others to transition to this brave new world of trading freedom and immigration restrictions.

But of course we are no nearer knowing what our trading relationship was with the EU than we were on the day of the referendum. There is nothing to implement. Nothing to transition to.

Instead we are supposed to come up with a trade agreement in 2 years (spoiler: we won't be able to) and then transition to this new arrangement in no time at all.

Genius.
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Brexit, the moral case for a second referendum
at 11:32 12 Feb 2019

Why are we stuck with it?

Can't a population change its mind? Ever?
What if it was lied to during the campaign?
What if foreign governments were found to have influenced the results?
What if the leave campaign broke the law?

I think as the result of the negotiations is clearly so out-of-line with what was promised, and as opinion polls have consistently shown a small but steady leave for remain that what is more likely to bring democracy into disrepute is not having a confirmatory plebiscite.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 14:19 8 Feb 2019

All the polls at the moment put Remain ahead. Although not massively, something like 53/47.

So nobody extra needs to be converted at all.

But I take your point.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 14:01 8 Feb 2019

Yeah, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me either, but it is what they said.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 13:59 8 Feb 2019

Oh ... her off of the today program?

I've seen quite a lot of her (ahem) on twitter. But hadn't heard of her before yesterday.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 13:58 8 Feb 2019

That's only a can every other year. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 13:32 8 Feb 2019

You should have added "as a result of you being too thick to understand my posts".

Just for the lolz.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 13:12 8 Feb 2019

IIRC Anna Soubry making the same suggestion. I think there is no way that No Deal every makes it onto a ballot paper. I think there are enough MPs who view no deal as such a cataclysmic outcome that they wouldn't trust the electoral system to not vote for it.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 13:07 8 Feb 2019

No it wouldn't. I think the vote should be

1) Accept whatever leave terms have been negotiated with the EU and passed by parliament

vs

2) Remain

Having another referendum wouldn't alter the terms of leaving at all, merely confirm that when presented with the realities, rather than fantasies people were still minded to proceed.


A competent opposition would have questioned whether the criminal behaviour of both leave campaigns and the change in public sentiment since the referendum would of themselves justify a confirmatory plebiscite, but we have what we have.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 12:58 8 Feb 2019

1. Completely agree. Another referendum isn't happening. It will be interesting to see what if any backlash Corbyn faces from within as a result.

2. I'm not sure I agree with this. There isn't a serious movement to stop Brexit in the Commons other than a handful of MPs.

Regarding a second referendum ... it would have to (imo) be a referendum on whatever deal is passed by the Commons. Then the leave campaign would have to defend whatever compromises have been made.

Just repeating in/out like we did last time where leave could promise a pain-free full-single-market-cake-and-eat-it-unicorn-fantasy Brexit would lead to the same result I think. Having to defend something tangible is much harder I suspect.

But it'll never happen.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 12:43 8 Feb 2019

I don't know about any of that being thick stuff ... but you are wrong.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 12:41 8 Feb 2019

I note that the slow-but-steady movement in public opinion away from Leave to Remain continues.

Still, we can't vote again, as that would be undemocratic.
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 12:38 8 Feb 2019

Some people have been quoted as saying that they haven't left up until now, because they felt it would hinder the fight against (a hard) Brexit.

I don't know if they are right.

Generally people haven't left for a few reasons including
* Assuming the Corbyn project will fail and Labour will return to normality (the Tony Blair approach)
* Deciding to fight from within rather than leave and setup their own party (the John McDonnell approach)
* Cowardice and self-interest
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Looks like moderate Labour MP’s are about to form a new party
at 15:41 7 Feb 2019

"... as soon as an entrepreneur comes up with a great idea and employees loads of people and makes money for themselves you want to tax them to death ..."

Where did he say that then?
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