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by Petej
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody tried working a 9 day fortnight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1291

Re: Anybody tried working a 9 day fortnight?

As the father of a 2 very young children I’ve really struggled with the lack of time to myself lately, which is affecting my mental health. I’m currently considering a 9 day fortnight so that I can have a day to myself every couple of weeks to go to the beach or go fishing - whatever I want (there ...
by Petej
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Aldi and Lidl are dogshit over here but French Carrefour is my favourite supermarket. I find Aldi & Lidl to be alright these days My unofficial ranking of UK supermarkets: M&S, Waitrose Morristons Co-op, Aldi, Lidl Tesco Asda Morrison’s is a bit iffy but their fruit and veg is decent. Asda is where...
by Petej
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Thanks to the Port's success in the 19th Century Newport has some amazing archi, especially around the town centre. :lol: :lol: It was the richest port in the world at one point. Some of the buildings are amazing. They even had spare cash to throw at the most uneconomical bridge in the world. :lol:...
by Petej
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I work in aerospace as a materials, quality, specs type engineer and take signing off parts and components seriously but I'm coming to the conclusion that the aerospace's industries focus on safety might be detrimental. If we had near daily crashes killing like 200-400 per crash it would be normalis...
by Petej
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6391

Re: Free School Meals

There’s lots of questions to be answered from the company providing and being paid for a service that they’re failing at. I imagine the cynical will assume the company is linked to the Tory party, or someone potentially in government indirectly benefitting financially. The former head of the compan...
by Petej
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6391

Re: Free School Meals

There’s lots of questions to be answered from the company providing and being paid for a service that they’re failing at. I imagine the cynical will assume the company is linked to the Tory party, or someone potentially in government indirectly benefitting financially. The former head of the compan...
by Petej
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland
Replies: 127
Views: 5074

Re: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland

A real issue ireland will have with the kentish covid variant is that having not infected so many of their own citizens is they now have a better spreading covid variant with less immunity in the community. This is very bad. We can't help. As the limiting factor for the uk is supply of vaccine not t...
by Petej
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Autocar https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news/ford-fiesta-st-and-puma-st-prices-rise-%E2%80%9Cdue-brexit%E2%80%9D This doesn't make any sense. Sounds like classic "blame Brexit because we want to charge more". Guess they'd better hope the market will bear it. Any other manufacturers hiki...
by Petej
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/11/dutch-officials-seize-ham-sandwiches-from-british-drivers :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I wouldn't let them take it, I'd scoff the lot!!! Ffs :lol: It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex. I don't think the EU mandated these custom Of...
by Petej
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Toilet Duck wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:50 am f**king plum. I can no longer bring Nandos Peri Peri sauce from Gibraltar to Spain. Hope you are all proud.
Isn't Gibraltar staying in the single market and now in schengen as well?
by Petej
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Lockdowns delay the spread of a virus. They don’t work beyond that. They have bought us time which cannot be underestimated with regard to saving lives especially since we now have viable vaccines and a way out of this shit storm. They also cost lives and ruin them as well. They have a cost. This h...
by Petej
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naming the UK's covid variant
Replies: 30
Views: 799

Naming the UK's covid variant

As it is likely to be our first big export success since brexit it needs a proper name. It is a true mark of the UK's brilliance to produce the greatest covid so far. Other suggestions are welcome.
by Petej
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Not sure why we spend all this money on scientists and data. There's a guy from the NUT on the radio who knows much more about epidemiology than any of them. Yet the blonde slug denied this fact this morning The latest ONS Covid infection survey, released on 24 December, said “secondary school-age ...
by Petej
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Volunteer Vaccinators in UK Must Document They Have Been Trained in Conflict Resolution, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights, Fire Safety, and Preventing Radicalisation. Sounds good. :thumbup: I would not read too much into it. That is most of the NHS who have to endure doing these god dam modules...
by Petej
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Most people I know would be happy to just give up now and stay home until it’s sorted. The numbers are through the roof around here without the Christmas wänkery. I agree with you. However the counter to this must surely be a concern that the public will not comply in sufficient numbers for it to b...
by Petej
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We’re going to get tier 5- I expect that’ll be draconian until the vaccine is well underway. The most annoying thing is this is so bloody obvious. How can you make the same mistake so many times. Considering the time delays with this virus (symptoms to emerge and testing reporting) being proactive ...
by Petej
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We’re going to get tier 5- I expect that’ll be draconian until the vaccine is well underway. The most annoying thing is this is so bloody obvious. How can you make the same mistake so many times. Considering the time delays with this virus (symptoms to emerge and testing reporting) being proactive ...
by Petej
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We’re going to get tier 5- I expect that’ll be draconian until the vaccine is well underway. The most annoying thing is this is so bloody obvious. How can you make the same mistake so many times. Considering the time delays with this virus (symptoms to emerge and testing reporting) being proactive ...
by Petej
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I see the UK are moving to one jab for more of the population then the 2nd 3 months later. While it won't give as strong as immunity, it may help with reducing transmission in the community Some doctors seem to be up in arms over it though - no pun intended - and are refusing to cancel appointments...
by Petej
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

How does this government think that we can cut the chains of transmission by keeping primary and secondary schools open? Please can someone explain why keeping schools open need not worry me? Not actually the kids or the schools that are the issue. It's the parents and how schools being open change...
by Petej
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Seems that the UK got their acts together for the vaccine :thumbup: It's huge credit to the Boris government in a room full of criticisms. Huge credit to the scientists and UK health sciences sector. Shame that despite having such advantages the administration has performed poorly on many other asp...
by Petej
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Nick Eardley @nickeardleybbc · 4h Length of time between two doses has been extended to 12 weeks with new Oxford vaccine. Means more people can get first dose quicker. Pretty much what Blair was saying about a week or so ago. Looks like libertarian Essex is going for natural herd immunity. Numbers ...
by Petej
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Nick Eardley @nickeardleybbc · 4h Length of time between two doses has been extended to 12 weeks with new Oxford vaccine. Means more people can get first dose quicker. Pretty much what Blair was saying about a week or so ago. Looks like libertarian Essex is going for natural herd immunity. Numbers ...
by Petej
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Given the rate of infection being discussed with this new variant I don’t see how they can open schools in the SE and London in two weeks time, even the suggested mass testing, which is another discussion, won’t stop schools becoming super spreaders in the community. Modelling so take the rate of i...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Der Spiegel brutal on the EU's vaccine failures: The EU appears to have bought too little, too late and at times from the wrong producers. And it appears that it turned down hundreds of millions of vaccine doses that are now lacking. Thank God we're out, lads. We're the worst. Apparently we spent t...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Macron and EU however do think they have a right to UK waters and want to kep fishing in the UK waters even if there's a no deal. Such delusional thinking. UK is not asking for a better deal than before. They are asking for a fair deal. A deal that would help both sides. Isn't fishing worth less th...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Macron and EU however do think they have a right to UK waters and want to kep fishing in the UK waters even if there's a no deal. Such delusional thinking. UK is not asking for a better deal than before. They are asking for a fair deal. A deal that would help both sides. Isn't fishing worth less th...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

AGreed re media and holding uk to account. SadLy it will be a cycle of: 1. Labour get in, Blame tories and thatcher 2. Tories get in, Blame labour for making things worse 3. Goto 1 Yep, it is dull. Was hoping that one aspect of leaving the EU would be greater accountability for our politicians. I d...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The number of UK students studying in the EU is relatively tiny. Ah that makes okay then. Something that they had, they no longer have. If i was a student that would piss me off Maybe not if, like the overwhelming majority of prospective UK uni students, the idea of studying the the EU had never ev...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

AGreed re media and holding uk to account. SadLy it will be a cycle of: 1. Labour get in, Blame tories and thatcher 2. Tories get in, Blame labour for making things worse 3. Goto 1 Yep, it is dull. Was hoping that one aspect of leaving the EU would be greater accountability for our politicians. I d...
by Petej
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

More whinging that it’s all the tories fault ! :lol: It’s never anyone else is it with you types ? Staggering failure to understand who voted for what there, or who moved goalposts in discussions. Sorry I was obviously under the misaprehension that we had a Conservative government. Are they not the...
by Petej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Thought this was kind of cool: https://i.postimg.cc/k4g8FDLJ/ezgif-com-gif-maker.gif Definitely shows that lockdowns work but some people steadfastly refuse to accept that fact. For ideological reasons or whatever, I don't know. :? Actually Wales had an extra lockdown over England in October and ha...
by Petej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Best of Britain. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/17/world/europe/britain-covid-contracts.html Bloody hell. Failed state level stuff. At the point when these things don't matter regardless of political alignment :( . You can see this with bimbo going on about covid costs while ignoring t...
by Petej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

One of our silliest moments in ww2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_pet_massacre
by Petej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

by Petej
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29644
Views: 822664

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So the poorer countries have asked for IP to be suspended on Covid19 vaccines in order to manufacture generics and the richer countries have basically said no? https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-statement-to-the-trips-council-item-15 https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-wto/wealt...
by Petej
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1088
Views: 33316

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Sweden has been unfairly used by wankers in the uk and usa press and politician's. The rules aren't required because a lot of people in sweden seemed to have locked down without them being needed (a display of common sense compared to the stupidity of the uk and USA-a better informed and more educat...
by Petej
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The question for me is who is going to knife johnson once it goes to shit. No point having gormless imbecile if you can't let him take the fall and knife him afterwards. My money is on Gove.
by Petej
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24078
Views: 567464

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Delighted to see the tariff gymnastics return with talk of no deal. UK farmers will be slapped with 50% tariffs on lamb exports, so they will need to reduce their prices. UK consumers will be slapped with 50% tariffs on lamb imports, so will need to pay more. It is weird some of it. If you sign the...