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by I like haggis
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27104
Views: 623389

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Cheers, Gav. Interesting read. Enough to make me buy some masks, but they are a pain in the ass if you wear glasses. I actually got some masks a few days ago, and wore one in Sainsbury's earlier after reading that. Feel like a bit of a twat when no-one else is, but I think I'll manage with the dip ...
by I like haggis
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 88
Views: 2162

Re: Glasgow

Apparently the hotel was being used to house asylum seekers.
by I like haggis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Im glad you’re letting the rest of us have the benefit of your precognition. Thanks. Just like the Brexiteers were told what will happen and they ignored it and pressed on anyway and have found that the EU surprisingly enough wont be easy to negotiate with and allow you to have your cake and eat it...
by I like haggis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

This isn't the Cummings effect, this more like there are far too many Cummings types that think they know better. https://news.sky.com/story/major-incident-declared-in-bournemouth-as-thousands-of-people-flock-to-beaches-12014686 A major incident has been declared in Bournemouth after thousands of p...
by I like haggis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The ONS doesn't think that's the case LN: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thegua ... t-says-ons

Post QE, low interest rate society is prime for inequality.
by I like haggis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Im glad you’re letting the rest of us have the benefit of your precognition. Thanks. Just like the Brexiteers were told what will happen and they ignored it and pressed on anyway and have found that the EU surprisingly enough wont be easy to negotiate with and allow you to have your cake and eat it...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Burnley condemns white lives matter
Replies: 1377
Views: 16144

Re: Burnley condemns white lives matter

The Atlantic slave trade wasn't racist eh
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513676

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Matt Smith has retired. No injury, just says he no longer enjoys it and found it a chore to get up for training. Real shame, I liked him as a player, best of luck to the guy. Sad to see a guy his age lose his passion for the game. I know there's a fair difference between playing professionally and ...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Burnley condemns white lives matter
Replies: 1377
Views: 16144

Re: Burnley condemns white lives matter

The Churchill statue was never under threat FFS. It gets spray painted every protest for shock factor and Sadiq Khan boarded it up to stop violence which was probably an overstep but he boarded up loads of statues. Statues don't show the good as well as the bad. They usually just show either the go...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Burnley condemns white lives matter
Replies: 1377
Views: 16144

Re: Burnley condemns white lives matter

The Churchill statue was never under threat FFS. It gets spray painted every protest for shock factor and Sadiq Khan boarded it up to stop violence which was probably an overstep but he boarded up loads of statues. Statues don't show the good as well as the bad. They usually just show either the goo...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Starmer's really battering Boris these last few PMQs eh? Not really. Starmer is so sleep inducing it is 'like being mauled by a dead sheep', as the phrase goes. Boris just bats him off at will and then asks whether he supports kids going back to school. Starmer doesn't answer (because he doesn't wa...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Does anyone know who's getting the gig to develop a track and trace system for the pubs? Hello, GDPR my old friend... I think the names and numbers will be going to contact tracers rather than app based for now so that's Serco and all their subs and then Google/Apple if they do an app. Serco are so...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I may have this wrong, but is owning property not quite a British thing (at least in europe)? Is the norm not to rent? Places like Germany are keener on renting, what it does do is also make a population more mobile. If you dont have a house to sell it is easier for you to move locations. Owning pr...
by I like haggis
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

I reckon 4th or 5th out of 200 could be described as pretty good. It is - I think they've done very well with their excellent financial support measures. Just wish they'd not claim something that it isn't - there's really no need. Yes but who is to check? The support financially has been so far fan...
by I like haggis
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I was too young (and was trading restricted from work) to take advantage of the last great dislocation between macro and prices between 2012 and 2020, I was determined I wasn't going to miss this one. Now that we're buckled in, watch global central banks bail out the market with the Greenspan Put o...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

On Indy and the vote that BT were the doommongers etc, the only thing that they really pushed was the questions on the currency and economy, which the nats still have not answered 6 years later, as there is no good answer. Then we have this today: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-governor-say...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Once the tapering/end of furlough begins, I expect that there will be a big upswing in unemployment, particularly in the service/hospitality sector. Even if restrictions are lifted early next month, this summers tourist dividend is lost. Most S/M businesses will not be able to survive the effective...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Once the tapering/end of furlough begins, I expect that there will be a big upswing in unemployment, particularly in the service/hospitality sector. Even if restrictions are lifted early next month, this summers tourist dividend is lost. Most S/M businesses will not be able to survive the effective...
by I like haggis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513676

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Excited to see what happens to the Irish teams in the Pro14 if the rucking laws from NZ are implemented over here. No going beyond to steal ball, no torpedoing, no side entry, no hold up tackles to create a maul and then collapse. Seems Munster especially would be changing their contact strategy sha...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Has anyone in any constituent part of the UK explained why holidays must stay protected? Let's be honest, do you want to have the discussion with the teacher's unions about them not getting their summer break? I don't believe teachers are workshy. My sister is a teacher in a low income area and it'...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Has anyone in any constituent part of the UK explained why holidays must stay protected? Let's be honest, do you want to have the discussion with the teacher's unions about them not getting their summer break? I don't believe teachers are workshy. My sister is a teacher in a low income area and it'...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Fwiw my sister is a reception teacher in Southampton and parents are refusing to put their kids in school so she's still virtually teaching. Her husband is a teacher of year 6 in Basingstoke and less than expected went back there too. Both are annoyed about it. Kier Starmer absolutely should've said...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 15444
Views: 327445

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So the sign of British freedom resulted in over 200 jobs lost to t
Europe.

https://twitter.com/MattGarrahan/status ... 75779?s=20
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Has anyone in any constituent part of the UK explained why holidays must stay protected?
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The whole UK failed on those LN because we locked down too late and that means a longer and more painful lockdown with less room for manoeuvre. The 2m rule needs to be reduced and for tourism and schools to open back up. We'll see where we get to with that for a few months. Still no idea why we have...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I agree Caley Red young people should be introduced to trades sooner and not forced into a university education that doesn't work for them. That's why I commend the SNP on the idea of the curriculum for excellence even though it's been poorly introduced. Definitely agree about institution and degree...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Part-time footballer, full-time raging Marxist, Social Activist Marcus Rashford is at it again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53073977 It won’t stop. Once the normal channels have been circumvented they become the new normal channels. I’m sure Marcus will stop when they get to banning £60 for a chil...
by I like haggis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Part-time footballer, full-time raging Marxist, Social Activist Marcus Rashford is at it again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53073977 It won’t stop. Once the normal channels have been circumvented they become the new normal channels. I’m sure Marcus will stop when they get to banning £60 for a chil...
by I like haggis
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

It's amazing how hung-up Bimboman is that some poor kids are going to get a voucher so they are ensured of one decent meal a day. I mean why doe sit upset him so much? I’m neither upset nor fixated about the poor kids. I’m laughing at the government taking policy from a footballer and everyone chee...
by I like haggis
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Rashford will easy be paying the top rate of income tax. But I welcome comrade Bimbo in his quest for the tax rate to increase for top earners.
by I like haggis
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208878

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

And the Government caves. Marcus Rashford :thumbup: Footballler and common sense wins hands down Another U-turn for the government, because they can't make rational decisions on policies. This was an open goal with no opposition and they still managed to kick it against their own posts before being...
by I like haggis
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

"All of this emanates from those who come out of university educated to loathe our society" What a loathsome quote, from the Speccie piece above. There are, undoubtedly, mad fringes to be found in the humanities departments of our Unis, but this is simply a casual assault on education. For someone ...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513676

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Especially as LS are going part time sending down academy kids who can then maybe do a placement in business so they have some experience post rugby would be astute. The third pro team is down to no cash and mismanagement when the game went pro. And continues to this day to some extent. There's no r...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Agree LN but in my opinion it's pretty inevitable a 2021 election will be fought on the battlegrounds of independence, the coronavirus fall out including the huge unemployment and whatnot. I absolutely agree indy means the SNPs pretty poor record isn't scrutinised as it should be. I'm probably quit...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK
Replies: 666
Views: 23347

Re: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK

Good to see Boris Johnson saying we don't airbrush our history today. A nice change from previous official policy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Legacy
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

It is a good article but for me the worry of the newspapers and unionist (not as a dig just statement of fact I'm a unionist too I guess) columnists like Massie should be the UK govt. We all accept mass unemployment is inevitable. We all know it's coming. Benefits and Universal Credit is UK govt co...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

One thing about quotas and equality of outcome etc etc is its built on the premise that someone not getting a job they deserve with qualifications and experience etc etc. But how many white men have found themselves in positions of responsibility because they are a white man who speaks the right lin...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Thought this was also a good piece on the theme: The good news is that, at last, later than might have been ideal but better late than not at all, the coronavirus is being suppressed. The bad news is that things are going to get a lot worse before they can get better. The latest economic figures ar...
by I like haggis
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22144

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I think where Douglas Murray is wrong is liberalism isn't a set of defined values. It changes with generations change as outlooks, circumstances and the world changes. A lot changes in 10 years. He does touch on it always being loosely defined but I think it lacks any definition whatsoever.