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by piquant
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Four legs good, two legs better https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/522790-trump-federal-salary-adviser-resigns-over-order-stripping I've been watching this. Exactly the kind of partisan chipping away at the structure of the system that the likes of Santa say is not going to happen, then di...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Q - imagine being stupid enough to believe that Trump was waging war against anything other than the onset of diabetes, senility and a nasty slice off the tee? In fairness he's shown up as a bit of a tough man Vs some of the most vulnerable people in society That he has, he’s also stood up to those...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Short Man Syndrome wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:15 pm Q - imagine being stupid enough to believe that Trump was waging war against anything other than the onset of diabetes, senility and a nasty slice off the tee?
In fairness he's shown up as a bit of a tough man Vs some of the most vulnerable people in society
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/23/judge-orders-justice-department-to-verify-its-filings-in-flynn-case-431600 The federal judge presiding over the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn has ordered the Justice Department to conduct an unusual review of its filing...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/23/judge-orders-justice-department-to-verify-its-filings-in-flynn-case-431600 The federal judge presiding over the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn has ordered the Justice Department to conduct an unusual review of its filings...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

fatcat wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:05 pm Leftism .
One of my all time favourite gym albums
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Interesting visual. The worlds largest exporters 1986 to 2019. China’s rise in that period is unstoppable. The UK’s drop down the rankings 2016 / post Brexit vote is stark too. https://twitter.com/fikricalkin/status/1319715856511893504?s=21 Jaysus, 40% drop in value for the UK since the Brexit vote...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4zbEiBY_jk Exports 1948-2019. Massive (relative) drop off from the UK post war but little difference post 2016. Incredible to see how good the EU has been for Germany France, Netherlands and the disaster it has been for the UK. The EU has been good for the UK. The p...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Interesting visual. The worlds largest exporters 1986 to 2019. China’s rise in that period is unstoppable. The UK’s drop down the rankings 2016 / post Brexit vote is stark too. https://twitter.com/fikricalkin/status/1319715856511893504?s=21 Jaysus, 40% drop in value for the UK since the Brexit vote...
by piquant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Interesting visual. The worlds largest exporters 1986 to 2019. China’s rise in that period is unstoppable. The UK’s drop down the rankings 2016 / post Brexit vote is stark too. https://twitter.com/fikricalkin/status/1319715856511893504?s=21 Jaysus, 40% drop in value for the UK since the Brexit vote...
by piquant
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

:lol: :lol: :lol: BBC news and reporting of Brexit has been inconsistent at best. It’s board is loaded with Tories. You're being silly now. The Beeb is one of the most trusted news organisation worldwide. Maybe in the past but not anymore. That’s the sorry truth from outside the UK. Similar to how ...
by piquant
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brexit talks could go into their crucial "tunnel" phase as early as Monday, officials believe – in latest sign a trade deal is moving within reach. Michel Barnier and his team arrived in London on Thursday evening by train and have been locked in intensive talks with their UK counterparts since Fri...
by piquant
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

What has happened to Trump's 1 billion dollar plus campaign fund? Swindled into Jarred's back pocket? There was a GOP strategist who recently observed if you'd stored the funds raised as cash and given flamethrowers to some monkeys you would have struggled to burn through and waste as much. There i...
by piquant
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:16 pm

You lads just wish you had your empire again.

Bar no for reasons of fairness it certainly made our economy and exports work in the sense of bringing in a lot of money. Although look what happened when we lost the empire and had to compete on the quality and price of what we were supplying
by piquant
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

So latest news is that Trump walked out of an interview with 60 Minutes, didn't return for a joint interview with Pence, but went straight to Twitter complaining about about the interviewer not wearing a mask. He doesn't seem a very stable genius atm. He must have f**ked up badly to be pre-empting ...
by piquant
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

It's not an alternative label. We've left and calling yourself a remainer 4 years after the transition period has ended would be pathetic (unless you are part of a movement not to re-join). The movement to re-join will be there and it could be massive Fine, we've left, sort of, but typically people...
by piquant
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

No one favours remaining or leaving. Wee Jimmy will bitch and moan that Scotland wanted to remain. The economy of the time will as always be an issue though. I favour remaining, or rejoining if you need an alternative label. I suspect some would agree and others disagree. Some might not favour eith...
by piquant
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Hellraiser wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:32 pm I see that the Tory Party, I repeat the TORY PARTY, has threatened the CofE with disestablishment over the criticism of the five Anglican primates of the UK and Ireland of the IMB and the threat to the NIP. What a time to be alive.
How many wives until Boris is Henry VIII?
by piquant
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

No one favours remaining or leaving. Wee Jimmy will bitch and moan that Scotland wanted to remain. The economy of the time will as always be an issue though. I favour remaining, or rejoining if you need an alternative label. I suspect some would agree and others disagree. Some might not favour eith...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

The thing is we have left. Remainers/leavers and Corbyn won't be in play come the next election. A lot will hinge on how long before the next election the Tories replace Boris and who with. Brexit will still be a thing come the next election, it might not be such a thing but it will be in play. Odd...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

The thing is we have left. Remainers/leavers and Corbyn won't be in play come the next election. A lot will hinge on how long before the next election the Tories replace Boris and who with. Brexit will still be a thing come the next election, it might not be such a thing but it will be in play. Odd...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

The thing is we have left. Remainers/leavers and Corbyn won't be in play come the next election. A lot will hinge on how long before the next election the Tories replace Boris and who with. Brexit will still be a thing come the next election, it might not be such a thing but it will be in play. Odd...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Trump going after Fauci again this morning, on Fox. "Not a team player" now apparently. Bizarre. Seems to admit giving up on attempting to control the virus - "let's just get on with it... open the schools" etc. Complete abrogation of leadership. Herd immunity it is then. If Trump gets re-elected w...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

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by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Late night hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon targeted President Trump 97 percent of the time in September, according to a study released Monday. https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/521802-late-night-hosts-targeted-trump-over-biden-97-percent-of-the Media bias? The mean comedians ...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

You do wonder how they managed to find 3% of the slots where Trump hadn't done something cretinous and/or criminal
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission eh? https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/1317614803704115200 When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, execu...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8828

Re: Corbyn

Seems Newsnight interviewed all the Corbyn allies last night on how Labour lost the election and they all stab Starmer while the rest stab Corbyn. It seems obvious a lot of infighting is still happening in Labour. https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1318261069048139777 https://twitter.com/BBCNe...
by piquant
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Attacking science too, or at least mocking Biden for wanting to follow the science. As ever Trump's just a very weird man The weirder he gets, the weirder his diminishing gang of followers get. Just check them out. :lol: It's quite something to behold. They seem to think they're scoring points, lan...
by piquant
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Whatever wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:00 pm
obelixtim wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:24 pm Trump attacking Fauci now, calling him an idiot. Talk about self immolation.
Called Fauci an idiot and a disaster. He doth project too much.
Attacking science too, or at least mocking Biden for wanting to follow the science. As ever Trump's just a very weird man
by piquant
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

The means available to Chinese researchers are huge. China is investing big time and unlike the USA, most of it is government funded and the result of a public policy. Beijing university has cutting edge technology available to its students, they don't have anything to envy Harvard or MIT for in th...
by piquant
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

Anyway, I am not American and it is for the Americans to decide. What this election may do though, is that it may cause me to rethink living in America and head home. With Trump looking at making life harder and harder for non-migrants visas, I may have to do what he wants. Wonder what the impact o...
by piquant
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So new they reached back to 2018... https://www.ey.com/en_uk/news/2020/05/uk-misses-out-on-top-spot-for-fdi-in-2019-but-surged-ahead-in-digital-as-economy-transforms-new-ey-report UCL/LSE report indeed records that the 2018 FDI level fell by about 38% from the 2017 level. Thank you for your link fr...
by piquant
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219861

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

"Supposed" - am I reading too much into the big burny T-shaped things? They are as much Christians as ISIS are Muslims. It's not really comparible. ISIS wanted to create an Islamic caliphate. The KKK couldn't give a fudge what religion you are provided you're white. I imagine they have a whole bunc...
by piquant
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10601
Views: 254158

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

"people in this country have had enough of experts with organisations from acronyms saying that they know what is best" That's the Gove yes? He'd probably deny it And so he should it’s a deliberate mis quote peddled by the weak minded . Though he did say the first part of the sentence, didn't he? I...
by piquant
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

UK has had its credit rating downgraded again, this time by moodys. Pound is going to fall off a cliff in the next few months. We’ve just borrowed 400 billion in 7 months , f uck all to do with brexit. So the rest of the world borrowing similar amounts and not being downgraded is..... It's also wei...
by piquant
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Probably just more pony
by piquant
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

time to rein it in?
by piquant
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17797
Views: 403951

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Short Man Syndrome wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:11 pm
piquant wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:31 pm
ZappaMan wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:11 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:07 pm I tried horsemeat once... It must have been off as it gave me the trots.
I like it and to hell with the neigh sayers.
if you're eating out it makes a good main
Could we get a Gallup poll on this?
Not a mare of an idea