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by tc27
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Incident off the coast of the IOW
Replies: 91
Views: 1933

Re: Incident off the coast of the IOW

Some question's for the crew here I think as it looks like a sideline in people smuggling went wrong.

Hijackers got want they wanted as they can now claim aslyum in the UK.
by tc27
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 3913

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

I was a huge James Simpson-Daniel fan - thought he'd be our Shane Williams, only better because he created so much for other players as well as beating people and scoring for fun. More embarrassingly I thought Ryan Lamb was a real prospect for England. JSD was the real deal - as you said he had the...
by tc27
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 674732

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Any returning from Spain after midnight will have to quarantine for two weeks in England.

Devolved admins likely to follow suit.

Shit news.
by tc27
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17226
Views: 378193

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Actually think the last talks went well as can be expected - one of the three sticking points (the legal structure of the agreement) was resolved. Fish is just going to come down to how often quota's are renegotiated. LPF is not something I think the Conservative party will die on a hill for. Both s...
by tc27
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17226
Views: 378193

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

FWIW I follow quite a few trade geeks on Twitter and the consensus is that a deal is far more likely than not, nothing will happen until late Autumn and all the histrionics are largely for show. Dmitry opines, david henig? The EU just needs to wait. The end of the furlough scheme and companies acti...
by tc27
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17226
Views: 378193

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

FWIW I follow quite a few trade geeks on Twitter and the consensus is that a deal is far more likely than not, nothing will happen until late Autumn and all the histrionics are largely for show.
by tc27
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17226
Views: 378193

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Isnt it really the first step towards Eurobonds and even though is a relatively small amount the principal is now in place?
by tc27
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax
Replies: 249
Views: 6934

Re: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax

The situation in some parts of the US is dire.

However its a huuuge fecking place and most of it is plodding along no worse than us here in Europe.
by tc27
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax
Replies: 249
Views: 6934

Re: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax

Ireland isn't as close to being as f**ked up as the likes of UK and USA currently are, no matter what you think of their economic structure. Why? The US controls the worlds currency of choice, can basically create unlimited cheap debt and will no doubt be quickly back to growing at a rate that make...
by tc27
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax
Replies: 249
Views: 6934

Re: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax

Umm congratulations to Apple I guess.
by tc27
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Kate Forbes hardly instills confidence with her numbers game. In the same league as Dianne Abbot. Abbott was just stupid - I think Forbes is over promoted but probably clever enough to understand differences between reserved and non reserved spending. She is tweeting disingenuous bollocks because t...
by tc27
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Forum | Timescales | Future
Replies: 83
Views: 3515

Re: Forum | Timescales | Future

Long live the PR forum - I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability.

Also think my clumsy and repeated clicking of banner ads may have helped.
by tc27
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So, yet another false threat
Replies: 20
Views: 1849

Re: So, yet another false threat

shanky wrote:
A5D5E5 wrote:Like one of those religious cults where the leader promises that the world will end tomorrow at 2:15 pm without fail. And then the following week. And the week after that.

Only without the group sex (which given the posters, I am thankful for).
:lol:

Ahh shit and I just drunk the punch.
by tc27
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So, yet another false threat
Replies: 20
Views: 1849

Re: So, yet another false threat

Torquemada 1420 wrote:Jake?
Yep

:lol:

How many years since you held the 'PR funeral' cabal? (I think that was you).
by tc27
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 44
Views: 1191

Re: Hong Kong

Mahoney wrote:This spot looks good:
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by tc27
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 44
Views: 1191

Re: Hong Kong

Read an article that suggested the HK'ers be given land to setup Hong Kong 2.0 somewhere in the UK as a 'charter city': https://capx.co/lets-build-hong-kong-2-0-here-in-the-uk/ It's a shit idea but I like it. I have an enormous amount of sympathy for the people of Hong Kong and feel like we owe it ...
by tc27
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 44
Views: 1191

Re: Hong Kong

Read an article that suggested the HK'ers be given land to setup Hong Kong 2.0 somewhere in the UK as a 'charter city':

https://capx.co/lets-build-hong-kong-2- ... in-the-uk/
by tc27
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NPR lifeboat - New Forum
Replies: 292
Views: 9165

Re: NPR lifeboat

SSL Cert expires today for this place....guess its time to jump ship. Anyway its being somewhere I have checked into with different degree's of regularity for 17 years..better eulogies will follow but its being a great distraction and I have met some good people IRL from here. Anyway fudge PR Its De...
by tc27
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NPR lifeboat - New Forum
Replies: 292
Views: 9165

Re: NPR lifeboat

SSL Cert expires today for this place....guess its time to jump ship. Anyway its being somewhere I have checked into with different degree's of regularity for 17 years..better eulogies will follow but its being a great distraction and I have met some good people IRL from here. Anyway fudge PR Its De...
by tc27
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Forum problems?
Replies: 27
Views: 1586

Re: Forum problems?

They have not bothered to renew the SSL cert...the end is nigh.
by tc27
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

A 10% share of the BoE's assets is going to be a quantity of gold and foreign currency. I have no idea what the numbers are now after Covid, but the last time I looked the BoE had assets and liabilities equal to around 30% of GDP. The largest portion of the assets are UK Govt debt. During Covid, th...
by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: End of PR days..make your confessions. Absolution assured!
Replies: 173
Views: 3269

Re: End of PR days..make your confessions. Absolution assure

The swarm are pussies..there I said it.
by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bournemouth beach...WTF?
Replies: 79
Views: 2676

Bournemouth beach...WTF?

https://twitter.com/JPickover/status/12 ... 0613265408

Let alone the Covid19 risk why on earth do you want to spend time on a beach this busy?

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by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rebecca Long Bailey goooooooooooooooonnnnnnnneeeee!
Replies: 332
Views: 6482

Re: Rebecca Long Bailey goooooooooooooooonnnnnnnneeeee!

Well f*ck me...decent grownups are back in charge of the Labour party and the opposition.
by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I mean the 'hard reset' argument is something I am sympathetic to and one of the pro Brexit arguments I had some sympathy for. But as Brexit as shown it could easily become a massive constitutional mess that consumes the bandwidth of the state for years accompanied by declines in GDP and taxation th...
by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10381
Views: 235328

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

That miilionaire Starmer doesn't mess about Starmer sacks Long-Bailey for sharing article on Twitter including antisemitic conspiracy theory Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked as shadow education secretary, the Labour party has announced. Sir Keir Starmer dismissed her following her Maxine Peake t...
by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

A 10% share of the BoE's assets is going to be a quantity of gold and foreign currency. Scotland could play some cards regarding allowing a lease on Trident basing in exchange for some stuff but nothing that's going to force the UK government to agree to a formal currency union...something ruled out...
by tc27
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The latest from Massie, very good article, this time putting the boot into Boris amongst other things: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/johnsons-failings-erode-case-for-the-union-c59fg9q25 Johnson’s failings erode case for the Union Covid-19 would have been disastrous for an independent ...
by tc27
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japan RWC was a massive success
Replies: 126
Views: 2777

Re: Japan RWC was a massive success

Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Obviously I am biased but was the final really a classic?

England failed to get out of the changing room IMO.
by tc27
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Massie getting his feet under the table at CSP I see.
Scotland’s culture is increasingly softly, warmly, nationalist.
Ermmm...the quickest dip of the toe into Scottish constitutional politics online would disprove the soft and warm bit.
by tc27
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy 80th birthday
Replies: 55
Views: 1306

Re: Happy 80th birthday

Great bunch of lads. :thumbup:
by tc27
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I was firmly in the Better Together camp and think independence is economically risky, whatever way you look at it, but after 4 years of inane Brexit reasoning dominating the national conversation you can see why people who would be previously uncommitted might now think 'fudge it, let's go'. One w...
by tc27
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

ye, Better Together had the right strategy for achieving what they wanted. They still almost fvcked it up with their tactics and operations, but they held on. BT get a lot of stick for going hard on the economics and currency but it really is where the Nationalists are weakest and have no coherent ...
by tc27
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Last three Panelbase polls showing Indy support above 50%.

All conducted for pro Indy media but still not great for those on my side of this argument.
by tc27
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I like Massie as a writer. I don't always agree with his take on things but he is witty and perceptive where others perhaps can't see the trees for the woods. I do object to the fantastically poor headline that exclaims 'Scots economy 'worst in the world'', but hey I guess that's me triggered. Yes ...
by tc27
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

That times article has obviously got under the skin as every SNP senior figure plus media outriders all tweating against it. Funny thing is Andrew Wilson is very much part of the SNP establishment and wrote the last serious attempt at an economic plan for Indy (loads of borrowing and year ion year g...
by tc27
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

https://twitter.com/stvewan/status/1272867583906197505
On furlough scheme, Nicola Sturgeon says there has been no indication from UK govt so far it will be willing to extend support, even on sector by sector basis, but remains hopeful discussions will have a positive outcome.
by tc27
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24947

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Looks like Sturgeon is going to pick a fight by insisting on Furlough payments continuing in Scotland past the cut off date.

We are moving back to normal politics :roll:
by tc27
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10381
Views: 235328

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

DfID and FCO to merge.

Probably the end of the distinct .7% GDP on aid policy.