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by Leinster in London
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Re abortion, the report also makes clear that the availability of abortion in Britain was one of the reasons the homes improved their standards and treatment of women. The realisation that an alternative option existed was what started change. I suspect that there was a slow spread of knowledge whi...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128277
Views: 5511603

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Mick Mannock wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:53 pm
Antifa are organised violence
Like the blue army at a BLM march?
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The report references the Scottish and Dutch equivalents as comparators. Treatment was far better than their Irish equivalent, but they existed. One issue that's gotten very little coverage is that adoption rates were much lower in working-class Dublin, i.e., they were much more likely to keep thei...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Re abortion, the report also makes clear that the availability of abortion in Britain was one of the reasons the homes improved their standards and treatment of women. The realisation that an alternative option existed was what started change. I suspect that there was a slow spread of knowledge whi...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

One lad attempted to raise the point that academics have long argued that illegitimate children were a no no in post famine Ireland because tenure on the land became essential and it was straight back to "no the church" You'd swear priests and bishops came from the moon and weren't in the main the ...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Re abortion, the report also makes clear that the availability of abortion in Britain was one of the reasons the homes improved their standards and treatment of women. The realisation that an alternative option existed was what started change. I suspect that there was a slow spread of knowledge whi...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

In the sector you’ve highlighted maybe not, they’d have taken more care if so. Have you sold your Tesco shares yet? Iceland + M&S too. Don’t own any of them, I’d buy Tesco though, as I said of their Irish business was relevant they’ll look after it. I doubt they’ll bother. Once again it’s Ireland e...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128277
Views: 5511603

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Interesting video from an ex-Antifa bloke. Partly explains why I have nothing but contempt for the weasel Joe Biden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0BKdRywTcg&ab_channel=Valuetainment I came across anti-fa(scists) years ago. Their only unifying policy was stopping the skinheads and National Front...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

One lad attempted to raise the point that academics have long argued that illegitimate children were a no no in post famine Ireland because tenure on the land became essential and it was straight back to "no the church" You'd swear priests and bishops came from the moon and weren't in the main the ...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I think the food producers in the EU very much want to keep the UK population as clients. I think UK producers probably care about the wealthy populations of the EU . I don’t think anyone is making a decision based upon tiny bits of the market in general. You mean your 5th largest trading partner i...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Maybe they actually just didn’t care. That might be right bimbo. The question now will be should both jurisdictions bother trading food produce, EU->ROI, or should we just consciously uncouple this trading relationship, and we (ROI) couple with our EU brethren. I think the food producers in the EU ...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

camroc1 wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:43 pm I hope he's now got a nice cushy job in Templemore teaching Advanced Skull Cracking.
I think I've found him?, Garda Patrol, ...... or something similar

https://www.facebook.com/ballsdotie/vid ... 4938135989
by Leinster in London
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

We imported Japanese second hand cars in the past, think the ‘90’s. Was a thing for a while. We’re buy from NI going forward provided the prices are attractive. If your government sort out the 20% VAT nordies have to pay for imported from Britain, maybe that’ll work. If memory serves me correctly t...
by Leinster in London
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump's Top Three. The Thread!
Replies: 76
Views: 2763

Re: Trump's Top Three. The Thread!

American war dead are sucker's and losers.
by Leinster in London
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128277
Views: 5511603

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Remember when Trump suggesting the US buy Greenland and Sen insisted it was a good idea worth considering? Honestly I thought that was one of the few (only?) good original ideas he had during his tenure. [Edit: apparently Truman asked about it in the 50s, so maybe not so original] The Wall was okay...
by Leinster in London
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

Re: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:59 am
backrow wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:08 pm It’s been an hour and a half - must be the longest an irisher thread has been quiet, they don’t seem to like facts it seems.


They're still dreaming of that tunnel from Cork to Cherbourg.
Cork to Roscoff avoids some party wall issues.
by Leinster in London
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

:lol: Brexit 2019 “the world will end when UK leaves” brexit 2020 “it’ll be a massive hit to GDP and the shops will be empty” Brexit (on day 13 of 2021) “it’ll be a disaster eventually “ 13 days in and it’s been judged a failure, :lol: Still only one win on my thread. What's Brexit for?
by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

Re: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

Free travel area between UK and Ireland could benefit Irish tourism with more UK visitors who don't want EU travel restrictions (and who do want the duty-free). My £8 bottle of whisky agrees that the return of duty free is a benefit. I have updated the op accordingly. I could have mentioned it myse...
by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

Re: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:30 pm It makes Irish people cry.
Bigoted
by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

Re: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

message #2527204 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:59 pm Image
If you really do want to classify class II bananas as class I, your taste must be pretty crap.
by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

Re: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

Winnie wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:22 pm 38 pages
3 bannings
712 bimbo posts
I really don't think so, more like:

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by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

Re: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

Enzedder wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:02 pm UK can now work properly with the Commonwealth to promote that body. Think of all the trade available with Canada, Australia, NZ etc.
Maybe they can, but they haven't yet.
by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1722

The Official Positive Benefits of Brexit Thread

This is a thread of record for the benefits of Brexit. Now that we are a fortnight out of transition it is time to start assessing the tangible positives. Elsewhere we have only negativity, but somewhere there must be something positive. It is the Life of Brian moment, "What have the Romans ever don...
by Leinster in London
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128277
Views: 5511603

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

What did Hilary have to say about The Don's failure to admit defeat?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZf7IASx2mE

A fuller picture is here where Donald shows consistency and foresight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdvHQl6ZVhc
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

bimboman » 13 Jan 2021 14:30 Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: ↑13 Jan 2021 14:29 Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: ↑13 Jan 2021 13:38 They might buy parts in Europe or the UK cheaper. These are always increases. Top No cheaper than they could have last year though, eh. Who knows, however in the short term this ...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128277
Views: 5511603

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Deutsche Bank joins companies cutting ties with Donald Trump Bank had propped up Trump Organization for years despite being sued by president but acted after Capitol attack https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/12/deutsche-bank-severs-ties-with-donald-trump That's a biggie, Trump going rely...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6005

Re: Free School Meals

More seriously though, much much more seriously, Why didn't it cost £15? I would imagine that would be because there is a cost for the food plus the packaging and then the distribution. I am not up to speed with all this - but what was wrong with food vouchers? the link I provided shows the overhea...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6005

Re: Free School Meals

How much of this is the fault of puritans who block giving the parent a voucher for £30 that is redeemable in any supermarket. They leave the councils no choice but to find providers of hampers that contain food, and definitely no booze or ciggies? It's just unfortunate the cost of the parcel is £3...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6005

Re: Free School Meals

How much of this is the fault of puritans who block giving the parent a voucher for £30 that is redeemable in any supermarket. They leave the councils no choice but to find providers of hampers that contain food, and definitely no booze or ciggies? It's just unfortunate the cost of the parcel is £30...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

There are plenty of fathers who just abandoned their girlfriends to these homes. One of my own buddies had to be nagged in to taking his pregnant girlfriend out of one of those homes. The spineless little fúcker. That’s fairly shocking. Always assumed it was the girl’s parents who took the decision...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

There are plenty of fathers who just abandoned their girlfriends to these homes. One of my own buddies had to be nagged in to taking his pregnant girlfriend out of one of those homes. The spineless little fúcker. That’s fairly shocking. Always assumed it was the girl’s parents who took the decision...
by Leinster in London
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The auld Mother and Baby Homes Report is not a pleasant read. Very clear that Irish people knew what was happening and did absolutely nothing to help the women involved. Stories of women being kicked out of their home after being impregnated by family members. What a shithole of a country. If the U...
by Leinster in London
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Support Group
Replies: 75
Views: 1810

Re: 6N Support Group

I've been watching 5/6N since the 60's.
The biggest dissapointments were losing to the welsh in the Arms Park during the 60's & 70's.
Jocks beating England in 1990 was a great memory.
by Leinster in London
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Gavin Duffy wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:06 pm I assume sinn fein voters are happy to consign this to the category of 'ancient history' and just move on with things. The homes are over.
Ask that to Áine Adams
by Leinster in London
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris Johnson resignation
Replies: 149
Views: 6161

Re: Boris Johnson resignation

message #2527204 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:04 pm Talking of Priti, she's going on the Beeb in a minute to tell us we've all been naughty boys and we're going to get a spanking if we don't sharpen up pdq.
Is that a euphemism?
by Leinster in London
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The auld Mother and Baby Homes Report is not a pleasant read. Very clear that Irish people knew what was happening and did absolutely nothing to help the women involved. Stories of women being kicked out of their home after being impregnated by family members. What a shithole of a country. Disgusti...
by Leinster in London
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 104950
Views: 3418402

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Ireland has highest (official) covid rate in the world for the last seven days. Not content with being one of the best in class we've opted for worst! YOU'LL NEVER BEAT THE IRISH, YOU'LL NEVER BEAT THE IRISH !!! anyone genuinely have any reason why this is ? have NPHET done a root cause analysis ? ...
by Leinster in London
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29228
Views: 805067

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Just read Fergal Bowers article on RTE this morning. So the South African variant has been detected in Ireland? That's a disaster It will be playing for Leinster within a couple of months and starting for Ireland as soon as it is qualified. :lol: Leinster are not a team that looks to South Africa f...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128277
Views: 5511603

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Nah. It hovers at roughly the same levels over human history. No , not at all. In historical terms everyone is richer than we have ever been and there’s less inequality my a large measure. I will give you the "everyone is richer" agrment as Queen Vic didnt have a Fridge and I do. I will not buy "ev...
by Leinster in London
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 22905
Views: 545090

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

My company, a major US international in NL has switched to using EU suppliers only where possible. They want to get rid of their UK suppliers completely as soon as possible Who’d have thought it. Pretty much anyone with a brain, how this helps the UK going forward is anyones guess. Companies in the...