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After their Merkel tweet, Leave.eu go for a new low
at 23:05 16 Oct 2019

Ryorry wouldn’t let me get out
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After their Merkel tweet, Leave.eu go for a new low
at 23:01 16 Oct 2019

No such thing as a fake image, as proven by this selfie I took today

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Trump’s letter to Turkey
at 22:27 16 Oct 2019

Just another normal day in Trumpland.

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Trump’s letter to Turkey
at 22:24 16 Oct 2019

My 8 year old’s thank you notes are better written.
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After their Merkel tweet, Leave.eu go for a new low
at 22:21 16 Oct 2019

Their supporters are a gift that keeps giving . Mince.

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They said the warning sign was too small....
at 22:13 16 Oct 2019

It’s “reasonably foreseeable” that you can get twonked over the head if you go round sticking it out of the windows of trains moving at 70mph+. By that logic we need signs above every car window too.
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At least it's not just our fans that don't even know..
at 09:49 16 Oct 2019

"Hang on! We can’t be accused of doing both".


Of course you can, you see it all the time. Teams try to play out from the back but don't have the ability to do so, play a few short safe options along the back four and then give up an hoof it when they make no forward progress. You see it all the time. I know exactly what type of football that fan is having to watch.
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Look at me
at 09:30 16 Oct 2019

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Canaries favourite son turns on them.
at 09:19 16 Oct 2019

Good to see them top of something for a change
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Those loveable Tories, again
at 09:15 16 Oct 2019

Or if you do introduce ID for votes it's done AFTER the introduction of a compulsory, but freely available, ID card system. It's just another really badly thought through idea (presumably because the thinking behind it isn't around having a fair ID system, but more motivated by how it may impact voting patterns).

But you're right that there doesn't appear to be a particularly strong need for it. If you want to affect the election results you don't need ballot box fraud anyway; that's more easily done through a complicit press and expensive marketing campaigns.
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NI only backstop
at 09:08 16 Oct 2019

I was wondering if some had possibly been jolted into reconsidering previous position, but it looks like people are continuing to hold their ground. DUP say 'no', headbangers in the Tories also not happy it seems. Of course, we'll have to see what that looks like in Westminster, but for now it looks like this 'new' deal is a non-starter.

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Reduced East Coast Mainline service on the day we play at Sunderland
at 19:12 15 Oct 2019

These "improvements" they've got planned must be fantastic, as they're always working on them.
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Breaking News Regarding Fan Behaviour At The England-Bulgaria Game
at 19:02 15 Oct 2019

I see Southgate has come out and said that the racial abuse these players get here in the UK has made them more resilient. So obviously the answer is giving them more racial abuse at home. Job done

People just need to think 'out of the box' more.

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Mick’s Ireland.
at 18:59 15 Oct 2019

Probably best to keep this one tight and make sure they don't lose it.
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NI only backstop
at 18:59 15 Oct 2019

But when this same plan was presented to them previously, they pretty much said over their dead bodies. I haven't seen anything public to suggest they'll support this and they are not part of the negotiations (as far as I'm aware).

But who knows.

The 'benefits' aren't that great (less than an EU member state has) as we're only talking about customs alignment. We'll see, but I'll be surprised if theuy support.

Although it probably doesn't matter. Even with their support the government still doesn't have a majority. Even if all the previous 34 tory rebels support it, Boris still needs to win over the DUP and another 27/28 MPs to get a majority. In May's last 'meaningful vote' they won over 9 MPs from other parties. And this is a harder Brexit.
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So it looks like...
at 18:47 15 Oct 2019

No he doesn't. He (& Cummings) hadn't planned for this - they were forced into it by the recent Supreme and Scottish court cases.
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NI only backstop
at 18:46 15 Oct 2019

Is there any evidence the DUP have gone for it? My understanding is that whatever is agreed (if anything) in the talks with the EU today still has to be run by parliament. i.e. Boris is doing exactly the same thing May did and wil have the same problems getting it through Parliament - it won't be Brexity enough for the headbangers and the DUP will be against divergence from the UK.
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NI only backstop
at 18:40 15 Oct 2019

Not quite. NI wouldn't be in the EU; it would only be in the same customs territory. Other benefits of being in the EU wouldn't apply, as I understand it.

It's the EU's original suggestion from Feb 2018 as they understood the nature of the problem whilst we were shouting slogans at each other - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43224785

Still got to get it past the DUP and Parliament though. Obviously the DUP will be dead set against.

But sure, if frictionless entry into the EU without customs delays was your thing, it sounds like it might make sense to relocate to NI if you could.
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Lawerence and Bennett avoided jail
at 17:08 15 Oct 2019

Broadly agree. Although it's well known that alcohol impairs judgement. So we're not talking about people making rational choices. Not that that excuses them of course.

I'm not sure who else was present - it all looked pretty messy from the few pics I've seen. And they were indeed offered cars by the club earlier - how things could have been different.

Still, the sentencing seems about right. There is an argument for whether the clubs/EFL should do anything else. I'd say there's a very strong case for further sanctions due to them being role models, etc. Club threw them straight into the team/bench the following Saturday though, as it's all about results at any cost.
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I can't decide if this is...
at 17:03 15 Oct 2019

We have the same problem outside our school. I've come to the conclusion a lot of people are lazy and selfish. I don't think there's any saving them.
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