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EU to sue UK now
at 13:26 1 Oct 2020

Of course there is no way that this government would have been sufficiently aware of history to have decided to implement a 21st century version of the Madagascar Plan (which I had to google...).
But, even to draw the comparison does show just how far-right / alt right this government has become.
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A thread for people who don't think racism a big problem in the UK
at 00:58 25 Sep 2020

A friend of mine is a corporate member at the new Tottenham stadium. She has been told, several times, at the corporate entrance that "this is the Premium area - you need to go to the turnstiles". On getting in, she has twice been warned "Staff must wear a pass at all times - where is yours?".
You will have guessed, she is black.
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Last post for a while
at 22:37 7 Sep 2020

Sounds very tough - surely will get easier... Well done!!!
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Tottenham - All or Nothing
at 22:57 3 Sep 2020

It's very sanitised - and obvious that they are trying to create a story around Mourinho's brilliance, in that they show him bigging up whichever player ends up being MotM next up...

Spurs are owned by a business called ENIC, which is owned roughly 70% by Joe Lewis and 30% by Levy (who made his first fortune owning Mr Byrite, set up by his dad). So Lewis is the main man, but Levy is the ft-in-charge. Lewis is rather more publicity-shy than Marcus Evans, is worth an absolute fortune but the club is self-financing.
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Current covid scientific advise....
at 13:19 24 Aug 2020

My church is anticipating operating under Covid distancing rules for the next 1-2 years. If that seems pessimistic, then consider what would be needed to go back to the old way of life. I don't see any sign of Covid disappearing, and there is no evidence of long-term immunity, which will reduce the benefit of any vaccine.
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Dyson fans
at 11:53 13 Aug 2020

I bought an A/c unit exactly a week ago. Vents out of the bedroom window, sealed in amateurish fashion with bin bags and sellotape. After a couple of days I realised that hot air was still breezing into the room under the door, so popped a towel under the door - that meant the room cools in 20-30 mins rather than an hour, and no doubt saves a bit of power too!

So, I'm a smug git who has had a week of wonderful sleep. It cost £195. Bargain.
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So we’re officially in a recession
at 09:45 12 Aug 2020

But ours is a world-beating recession, twice as deep as any of our rivals!
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Tottenham away in pre-season
at 17:33 11 Aug 2020

Likely to be at Tottenham's training ground, I would expect.
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Alvechurch FC making a very valid point
at 16:03 10 Aug 2020

Spot on, OP. I really wanted to go to Needham Market to take in the ITFC Women pre-season. "Crowd" would have been a few dozen at most. We weren't allowed to go.
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Grizzle bloke
at 19:53 9 Aug 2020

Closer proximity to more people for longer.
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Tips for staying cool at night
at 13:31 9 Aug 2020

I went to B&Q on Thursday and bought an aircon unit for £195. Vents out through the window via an elephant's trunk. You need to seal the window (temporary fix using bin bags and sellotape, kits are available!).

It is flippin' brilliant. Takes about an hour to cool the bedroom down ( biggish room and in full sun from 3pm). I then run it on low through the night. Some reviews say it is too noisy, but I'm fine with it.

Absolutely brilliant buy.
[Post edited 9 Aug 13:32]
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Sarri gone from Juve'
at 16:14 8 Aug 2020

Pochettino is favourite.
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Grizzle bloke
at 16:13 8 Aug 2020

Bluelagos, I went through all this a few weeks ago (left UK while everywhere was subject to a non-essential travel a dvisory), so here's the position as I found it:

You can still travel. You may get chatted up by UK Border Force on the way out but they're friendly.
Your travel insurance will be entirely invalid for as long as the FO advice remains unchanged. You'd need to check if it is valid should the advisory change while you are away ( mine did...).
EHC still operates. Bear in mind it won't cover repatriation. Enjoy it while it lasts as it won't be valid after 31/12.
Check with your motor insurer. I'm with Direct Line and there were no problems, incl with issuing a green card.

Hope that helps. Have a great trip. Oh, and be aware of varying speed limits in France. I have picked up a fine for doing 97 in a 90 that I was sure was 110 (and car dashboard showed as 130!).

If you are going to NL, be aware they have dropped their daytime motorway speed to 100kph. Takes forever to get anywhere!
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Imagine how bad it would have been if Jezza had won!
at 22:45 4 Aug 2020

Sorry, accidental downvote. Meant to be an uppie.
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Colchester v Ipswich programme 1937
at 12:42 31 Jul 2020

Worth having a chat with Nick Barber Functions in Felixstowe. They handle a lot of football memorabilia, and are generally happy to give an idea of your best options.
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Colchester v Ipswich programme 1937
at 11:10 31 Jul 2020

Good idea. Worth posting on any ColU sites too!!!
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Read an article earlier that was about one of Vardy's old clubs (n/t)
at 00:14 30 Jul 2020

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The war on waists....
at 11:28 27 Jul 2020

A NL / DK approach to cycle infrastructure would transform our society. It won't happen because the road is so powerful.

Re weight. There's a simple solution. Offer anyone a free weigh-in at their GP surgery. Give them a target weight for 3 month's time. Cash prize of £50 for hitting target weight. Reset target, and weigh in 3 month's time (etc). For avoidance of doubt, target weight could be exactly the same (so skinny Herberts aren't left out).
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Anyone off to (Or in Spain?)
at 16:09 26 Jul 2020

I was assuming someone sent an email with the quarantine requirement as a wind-up for Shapps, but it went viral.

Only the UK govt can be so incompetent as to have to quarantine their own Transport Secretary!!! Bet he's wishing he could adopt a nice safe alter ego, to be able to avoid the 14 days. Oh.
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Russia report
at 09:06 22 Jul 2020

Spot on. The Russia-funded Tory Party got the referendum result they wanted, so of course they are not going to investigate how their Russian friends might have helped. They already know, and they don't want us to know.

If Johnson had got his way and Grayling had led the Committee, I expect the dog would have eaten the report before it was (belatedly) published.
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