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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Just to be clear though, do you want a no deal Brexit above remaining?
You're not subject to the bluff and bluster of the politicians so it's a very simple question of yes or no.
A bit like the referendum..

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Best not to worry if this the openly admitted worse case scenario and they've taken steps to accelerate their planning.  What could go wrong then?
Sadly there's enough Brexiteers going 'blah blah blah'.. with their fingers in their ears to care and would still want a no deal with all of the things being warned of.

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RE: What3words

I still wouldn't post it snaps...
Wondering why Brooky doesn't like Pete's holiday. :-)

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RE: So... what are you playing just now?

Super Mario Maker 2.
Some of the user created levels are incredible - something I have no interest (or talent!) in doing..

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RE: [VIDEO] The Pie Thread!

That's one of the best.  Truly depressing what we're heading towards and who's 'steering' the sinking ship.

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Liverpool, reigning European Champions, 2019/20 Thread

Great start to the season, 4-1 win.  Good first half, bit disappointing second.  Trent and Gomez both caught a bit too often but hopefully just early season jitters..  Wij becoming a passenger in too many games for my liking.
Really would have liked a few signings to add to the squad - City spent a good amount strengthening again.
Looking forward to Wednesday, more silverware hopefully....
Really hope Allison's back sooner rather than later.
Difficult season ahead - I think I saw a recent Mourinho(?) comment that he'd really fancy City's 'B' team to do well in the league.

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: 2019/2020

Quote:
Snaps says...
"with far from what would be a first choice team with everyone fit."
There were a few "Who?" thoughts when I saw the starting 11 I have to say.  Good result that.

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RE: Everton: 2019/20 season

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"I think you need to be a bit more optimistic about your season..."
Not sure what that actually means?  I am optimistic though - but really would have liked to have made a few signings.  City pipped us to the league and still spent another £100m or so?
A few key injuries could hurt us - even looking like we could be without Allison for 4-6 weeks now. :(

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RE: Everton: 2019/20 season

After the hundreds of millions spent last few years the pressure has to be on to start delivering a bit now and really challenging at least top 5.  7th not good enough really for the side only behind City, Utd and Arsenal for net spend last five years.  Ish.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

I guess it's easier to accept the dire consequences of a no deal Brexit when you're f***ing off back to Oz.

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RE: [VIDEO] Stranger Things (Netflix)

Yeah I know they can be Rob.
Still feel the same about the way it was handled.
It was as though you could literally hear the penny dropping for about a minute with Steve.
EDIT: Sorry, also meant to add initially that just when I thought the whole thing was confused enough they thought to make it a 3 minute musical too.. Aaaagh...

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This item was edited on Thursday, 25th July 2019, 16:46

RE: [VIDEO] Stranger Things (Netflix)

Yeah definitely the cop..
Also found the black girl annoying and precocious beyond belief. Soooo irritating.
Felt the whole lesbian thing was crowbarred into it all late on to tick a box too.

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RE: Playstation Classic (Mini)

I read a while back that the conversions were so lazy they actually ran better on the Mini SNES than this?
Or I dreamt it. :)

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RE: [VIDEO] Stranger Things (Netflix)

Jeez, watch it a second time????  Thought it was a complete, confused mess.  So many cringe moments with the 'kids' and their capers.  And the whole Terminator character??  That was serious?  I'm really not sure the series knew what it wanted to be as it switched between silly kids' games one second and gore the next.  All in a town where nobody appeared to live whenever there was any action.  Until a whole army managed to appear in minutes when needed.  But just too late.
So disappointed.  Especially when I thought it had finished but we got another 15 minutes of goodbyes.
EDIT: I meant to say though that Millie Bobby Brown shone and stole every scene she was in. She will be a big star. The others much less so, some of whom were just annoying.

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This item was edited on Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 05:57

RE: The Trump Presidency

Quote:
Pete-MK says...
"it's now impossible to defend Trump & the GOP on this"
Oh, I'm sure someone will try.

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RE: 007's replacement...

I though I read a little while back from one of the Broccoli's (or someone else senior) that Bond should just be a man. It's not sexist or anything, the role is a man. I agree so this, if true and not a red herring, is surprising...

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England Cricket World Cup winners 2019!!!

On an amazing day for sport in general this final served up sporting excitement little else can compete with.
Truly unbelievable ending and tension.
Just wow.
Well done England!!!!!

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RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

Anyway, back on topic, last week's episode was great again..
The hearse capers were very funny..

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Well that's more words you're putting into Pete's mouth.
All I'm saying is that  when Pete said something wasn't easy you said he must mean that it wasn't worth trying.
In the same sense when electric car rollout was discussed you mentioned various obstacles in the way - but presumably you didn't mean that that didn't mean it wasn't worth doing.  Because that would be hypocritical wouldn't it?

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"So what you're saying is...we should never try anything that isn't easy?"
I don't think Pete is saying that at all.
A bit like I assume you didn't mean we shouldn't bother with electric cars just because of difficulties in getting the service to all properties currently?  Or perceived current technology limitations?

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RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

Another really good episode. The electric shock bit hilarious. Freddie, the beast...

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RE: David Gilmour to display then auction 120 guitars from his collection for charity

So the auction raised nearly $21.5m and the black Strat alone almost $4m.... Wow.
http://www.loudersound.com/news/david-gilmours-guitar-auction-shatters-records-in-new-york

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RE: The Next PM

I haven't mentioned it wasn't MP's - of course they're voters because, erm, they voted.

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RE: The Next PM

That Stewart is now out and Johnson top again after last night's performances tells me absolutely everything I need to know about Tory voters.

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RE: The Next PM

Boris as PM, quite a frightening thought.
Bumbled through it all and basically said 'What he said...' and thoroughly embarrassed by much of the things he's said in the past.
Hilarious how down with the people and relatable they all thought they were.  Everyone who came on, well Boris had muslim family, Gove was in care, Javid sooo poor...
Rory the only one for me who appeared in some way honest anyway.
I find the whole idea of tax cuts with what the country is going and has gone through appalling to be honest.  You get less in you can do less with it, not more.

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This item was edited on Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 20:07

RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

First one was last night and I thought it was a great start.
Really good chemistry between all the presenters right from the off I felt.
Should be good....

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RE: Pensioner TV Licence Fees will be means tested from 2020

No admars, not quite.
One scenario is provided by the government, the other the government expect another corporation to do....

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This item was edited on Thursday, 13th June 2019, 10:14

RE: Pensioner TV Licence Fees will be means tested from 2020

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"So Gary Lineker's BBC salary is £1.75m per annum."
While it's obviously a high salary in comparison to mere mortals, it's not in the role he fills.
I recall similar things about other presenters that actually at the BBC are tiny compared to other broadcasters.  I think Ant and Dec were on about £30m a few years back.

I can't disagree with this either fr Labour Tom Watson:
"The government had the breathtaking gall to blame the BBC for this mess, but passing the buck won't work.
"The BBC is not the DWP [partment for Work and Pensions]. Public broadcasters should never be responsible for social policy."

And as for the Lineker salary, or any other of the high earners, this is what the BBC have to say:
"We've reduced the costs of senior managers by £38 million and our spend on talent pay is also coming down," the spokesman said. "It's been well reported that some talent have taken pay cuts but in any event, it's simply not the case that senior talent and management pay cuts would make up anywhere near the difference.
"If we capped talent pay at £150,000 and got rid of every senior manager, that would only make up a fraction of the cost of continuing free licences for all over-75s."
£750m, 20%, easy to find.  Naaah.

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RE: Pensioner TV Licence Fees will be means tested from 2020

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"Tell me that there are no savings whatsoever in there"
I've made no such statement, there are savings to be made in most places - although I believe the BBC are in the top quartile of 'efficient' companies.  They're held to high account now and challenged on almost anything.  I don't imagine they're giving away too much to these freelancers and agency workers.
Quoting salary costs for a company really isn't the best way to ascertain how much savings can be made though.  How much cash do they have?  How much profit do they make a year?  You said they could 'easily' make savings of £750m a year, I don't think they could.  And certainly not to be used to pay for every pensioner in the country.
£750m a year is a huge chunk of cash for such a corporation, not so for a government.  We give almost that to the EU in a fortnight don't we?....


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RE: Pensioner TV Licence Fees will be means tested from 2020

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"Typo on my part, but my point still stands."
Don't see how to be honest.  If the point was they could easily afford £75m (2%) but it turns out to be more like 20% then I don't at all see how they could 'easily' find that amount at all.
Equally, if it was just a typo and you meant £750m(!) could easily be found too then frankly that's a ridiculous assumption.

Equally, I don't see how or why the government could force the BBC to allow some people, purely based on age and not 'wealth' access to a service for free when there could be other, more deserving cases who have the misfortune to be younger.
I suppose the BBC are at least making some attempt to bring some type of system in where affordability is considered.
Some of the comments from Tory MP's about how disgusting the move is is so ironic it's ridiculous.  They decided they didn't want to fund it any more and then say how bad it is when the company providing the service says they can't afford such free subsidies.
Of course, you're allowed to feel that no matter how much money someone has that the day they reach a certain age the get a free TV license.  I'm just not so sure it's right or fair.  And certainly not right for a government to try to mandate that the corporation who provides it does so for free.

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