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  1. StivePesley

    Who is the best support band you have ever seen live?

    Similar here - saw Oasis supporting BMX Bandits at the Wherehouse. They were a truly woeful Beatles/Stones copyists filtered through the Stone Roses baggy attitude. I was completely flummoxed when a couple of months later the world suddenly decided that they were ready for precisely that combination of musical dead ends. Ah well, at least history proved me right when they went on to release album after album of steadily worsening dross, before splitting and enabling themselves to produce double the rubbish at twice the pace
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    Proud to be British

    I can yes. It's because he was a prat
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    Yanny or Laurel

    This one has blown my (admittedly tiny) mind
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    Proud to be British

    I'm not a royalist but the fact that the ceremony was absolutely chock-full of black people had me laughing Obviously didn't watch it live, but saw the highlights on BBC news - hilarious. The BBC reporters might as well have been Anchorman
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    Shackell or Butterfield?

    Players in their mid-30s often just hit the point where their bodies can't take the physical demands of professional football anymore. Constant niggling injuries. We essentially kept Shackell for one season too long.
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    Retained List Announced.

    The fact that Winall seemed to stick around the club despite being out for the season, rather than just heading back to SW hints that we may try and do a deal for him? Trouble is, if SW think we want him (and especially if we sell Vydra) they will ask for silly money 😞
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    Brexit or Eurin?

    The Eurozone and it's control by the ECB is one almighty mess I'm holidaying in Montenegro this summer, so it will be interesting to see what their prices are like - they unilaterally joined the Euro without ECB approval and aren't formally part of the Eurozone.
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    Universal Income

    True Why do we put up with this under the auspices of "lobbying"? Saw this yesterday and it's blatant bribery! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-philip-davies-betting-machines-gambling-companies-commons-gifts-lobbying-bookmakers-a8058706.html
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    Universal Income

    For those still interested - this article has some good theories on Land Value Tax funding UBI - and before anyone rolls their eyes, it's not especially "leftie" or wealth-envious - she's actually proposing a theory that makes LVT more attractive to the rich so that they stop sitting on land/property with no incentive to develop or let. That has to be a good thing for everyone https://medium.com/@KatyPreen/funding-ubi-with-a-tax-on-land-88533bd5bc78
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    Keogh and the culture of failure

    Christ - you don't stand next to the same guy as me in the South Stand. He can't stand Forsyth and slates him constantly and at length. This only abated briefly as he proclaimed "what a **** cross" in the 1st leg against Fulhm, milliseconds before Jerome powered his header into the top corner Oh hang on - it's not you is it?
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    Brexit or Eurin?

    That's pure conjecture about the prices, we can't ever know, but we'll have to agree to disagree on Power & telecoms providing better service. That's simply not what I see and experience (which as you know is the best way to judge these things :)) I'm just happy to not be living with some morbid fear of the past re-enacting itself and buying the tabloid caricature of Corbyn as some sort of 70s unionist dinosaur. I like to look to the future with positivity and hope. Sitting round like a curmudgeon saying - aye it's all rubbish but it'll only ever get more rubbish if we dare to try and change anything is not healthy. Don't be a sheep in Wolfie's clothing!
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    Brexit or Eurin?

    As opposed you yourself who hasn't tried at all. Trains - awful service, massive rip-off confusing and illogical pricing structure and crucially - no competition. You can't choose which train to get from A to B at the time you need to Electricty/Gas - awful service, massive rip-off confusing and illogical pricing structure. Is there competition yes, technically but I'd argue it's a bad thing as they are all tied to the same infrastructure Telecoms - awful service, massive rip-off confusing and illogical pricing structure. Competition yes but largely tied to the same infrastructure Your go "handed back to the unions"? Really? You know that Unions have virtually no power these days right? And I'm still waiting for your example of where competition in privatised industries has benefitted the consumer
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    Yanny or Laurel

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    Brexit or Eurin?

    Show your working. I'm struggling to think of one. And the fact that profits are creamed off to foreign national owners, the fact that the tax payer still subsidises huge chunks of them so they get none of the risk and all the profit? Then when they fail, they just walk away. There are damn good reasons why re-nationalisation is a popular opinion. The notion that re-nationalisation would immediately somehow revert everything back to how it was in the 1970s is disingenuous in the extreme
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    Brexit or Eurin?

    I'd say not just by financial control, but by any means necessary

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