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    BaaLocks reacted to WhiteHorseRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Who could have possibly imagined in 2016 we would be where we are now?
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    This is really sad, and the biggest worry for me is that the 'it won't happen here' brigade blithely sweep it under the carpet as a bit of a pub scuffle. As I've said for a while, there are a lot of angry and stupid people who are ready to mobilise if only someone a little less ridiculous than Farage or Yaxley Lennon chooses to come forward. For this reason, I fear Rees Mogg more than any of them - my concern is he is playing a long game, let BoJo take the flak for Brexit and then come in once we have descended into crisis and impose his view of the future. I don't say he is a fascist but I do say many will take plenty from what he says and he will turn a blind eye to the odd journalist getting a thump / put in hospital / worse for what he believes in.
    In conclusion, I don't say it's the rise of the black shirts but I do say it's the risk of more divisive and discriminatory politics than anyone on here has seen in their lifetime (and I include the wicked witch of Grantham in that - and, no, I'm not referring to any posters on this board with that reference).
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from therealhantsram in VAR   
    You can geo-locate to within a few centimetres easily today with a simple tag inserted in the shirt at a lot less cost than cameras installed already. There has long standing been a view that offside should be reconsidered to allow benefit to the striker, meaning that you are only offside if you are clearly in front of the defender. So Bryson's goal, under a more reasonable interpretation of the rule, would stand because he's not clearly in front of the last defender. One tag, same place in each person's shirt (collar makes sense) would be all you would need.
    That seems to make a lot of sense to me - a lot more than having some bloke watching it via a telly hundreds of miles away dressed in a ref's uniform twenty seconds after it happened.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from cstand in The Politics Thread 2019   
    This is really sad, and the biggest worry for me is that the 'it won't happen here' brigade blithely sweep it under the carpet as a bit of a pub scuffle. As I've said for a while, there are a lot of angry and stupid people who are ready to mobilise if only someone a little less ridiculous than Farage or Yaxley Lennon chooses to come forward. For this reason, I fear Rees Mogg more than any of them - my concern is he is playing a long game, let BoJo take the flak for Brexit and then come in once we have descended into crisis and impose his view of the future. I don't say he is a fascist but I do say many will take plenty from what he says and he will turn a blind eye to the odd journalist getting a thump / put in hospital / worse for what he believes in.
    In conclusion, I don't say it's the rise of the black shirts but I do say it's the risk of more divisive and discriminatory politics than anyone on here has seen in their lifetime (and I include the wicked witch of Grantham in that - and, no, I'm not referring to any posters on this board with that reference).
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    This is really sad, and the biggest worry for me is that the 'it won't happen here' brigade blithely sweep it under the carpet as a bit of a pub scuffle. As I've said for a while, there are a lot of angry and stupid people who are ready to mobilise if only someone a little less ridiculous than Farage or Yaxley Lennon chooses to come forward. For this reason, I fear Rees Mogg more than any of them - my concern is he is playing a long game, let BoJo take the flak for Brexit and then come in once we have descended into crisis and impose his view of the future. I don't say he is a fascist but I do say many will take plenty from what he says and he will turn a blind eye to the odd journalist getting a thump / put in hospital / worse for what he believes in.
    In conclusion, I don't say it's the rise of the black shirts but I do say it's the risk of more divisive and discriminatory politics than anyone on here has seen in their lifetime (and I include the wicked witch of Grantham in that - and, no, I'm not referring to any posters on this board with that reference).
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from CWC1983 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    This is really sad, and the biggest worry for me is that the 'it won't happen here' brigade blithely sweep it under the carpet as a bit of a pub scuffle. As I've said for a while, there are a lot of angry and stupid people who are ready to mobilise if only someone a little less ridiculous than Farage or Yaxley Lennon chooses to come forward. For this reason, I fear Rees Mogg more than any of them - my concern is he is playing a long game, let BoJo take the flak for Brexit and then come in once we have descended into crisis and impose his view of the future. I don't say he is a fascist but I do say many will take plenty from what he says and he will turn a blind eye to the odd journalist getting a thump / put in hospital / worse for what he believes in.
    In conclusion, I don't say it's the rise of the black shirts but I do say it's the risk of more divisive and discriminatory politics than anyone on here has seen in their lifetime (and I include the wicked witch of Grantham in that - and, no, I'm not referring to any posters on this board with that reference).
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Exactly, it's supposed to be his clear statement on Brexit but actually it's his clear statement on how he wants to become Prime Minister. What he should have done was to come out on day one when BoJoke got elected and said 'I will put down my party politics and work with you to get this sorted, once that is done gloves off and back at it'.
    I'm as socialist as they come but Corbyn is mired in party politics and utterly incapable of any other way of thinking other than bi-partisan outcomes with him at Prime Minister. It just shoots all his credibility below the water line before he even opens his mouth.
    Been said a million times, but we are in this mess because we are trying to resolve the outcome of a non-party referendum on party based lines. Until we realise that then we are stuck going round and round in the same old circle without anyone able to break it. What a mess!
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ck- in How to take a penalty   
    Trevor Christie - I only ever remember one that he took but I'll remember it forever
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from IlsonDerby in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Love that tirade, from a critique of the benefits of the British Empire to a costing analysis of Mickey D's breakfast to a broad brush slating of mixer drinks all in less than 15 minutes. Wow!
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    BaaLocks reacted to McRamFan in Today I Learned   
    Hands up who counted?
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    This is what you voted for - how you interpreted it was dependent on what you thought it said.
    Utterly unbelievable that this was allowed to happen, forget your views on Brexit but it is beyond staggering that this was it and there was no majority threshold, we could have left on a majority of one had it come to that.
    So this is why the 'No Deal' crew and every other form of Brexit person deserve to get frustrated when people tell them that they didn't know what they were voting for. Their leave vote is considered in exactly the same way as every other one - whether you are a 'let it all burn', Norway +, 'only if it suits us' or 'I might want to think again once I know that an Irish border is nigh on impossible'. In many ways, they were as cheated as everyone else.

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    BaaLocks got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The real key was not to let the referendum happen in the first place, as Ed Milliband correctly stated but we didn't listen - preferring to judge him on one photo of him eating a bacon sandwich. When they write the book on all this, that photo will be the moment from whence it all stemmed. You might not like him as a politician but he was right.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-21003095/ed-miliband-eu-referendum-dangerous from 2013 btw.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    This is what you voted for - how you interpreted it was dependent on what you thought it said.
    Utterly unbelievable that this was allowed to happen, forget your views on Brexit but it is beyond staggering that this was it and there was no majority threshold, we could have left on a majority of one had it come to that.
    So this is why the 'No Deal' crew and every other form of Brexit person deserve to get frustrated when people tell them that they didn't know what they were voting for. Their leave vote is considered in exactly the same way as every other one - whether you are a 'let it all burn', Norway +, 'only if it suits us' or 'I might want to think again once I know that an Irish border is nigh on impossible'. In many ways, they were as cheated as everyone else.

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    BaaLocks got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The real key was not to let the referendum happen in the first place, as Ed Milliband correctly stated but we didn't listen - preferring to judge him on one photo of him eating a bacon sandwich. When they write the book on all this, that photo will be the moment from whence it all stemmed. You might not like him as a politician but he was right.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-21003095/ed-miliband-eu-referendum-dangerous from 2013 btw.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Yes, good point - it is a different flavour of the same point. Many of those geographies where, to use an old quote, the locals would vote for a bag of potatoes if it had a red rosette on it are also areas of low income that things like immigration caused to be high Brexit voting (Sunderland for example). Then again, they are the areas that are likely to get seriously hit first when the impact of Brexit comes to bear. So JC gets shot for supporting either position. There is no answer I'm afraid, which I guess Corbyn worked out a long time ago and I guess he wakes up every morning - like many of us - just wishing that this was nothing more than a Bobby Ewing in the shower moment.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from europia in Cup Runs   
    Can I remind people who accuse us of having a poor history in the cups that we got to the final of the Anglo Italian Cup, plus we have won the Watney Cup and Texaco Cup in the last fifty years. Also, we have a fair few victories in the Bass Charity Vase and the Derbyshire Centenary Cup.
    It's not just 1946....
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The real key was not to let the referendum happen in the first place, as Ed Milliband correctly stated but we didn't listen - preferring to judge him on one photo of him eating a bacon sandwich. When they write the book on all this, that photo will be the moment from whence it all stemmed. You might not like him as a politician but he was right.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-21003095/ed-miliband-eu-referendum-dangerous from 2013 btw.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Yes, good point - it is a different flavour of the same point. Many of those geographies where, to use an old quote, the locals would vote for a bag of potatoes if it had a red rosette on it are also areas of low income that things like immigration caused to be high Brexit voting (Sunderland for example). Then again, they are the areas that are likely to get seriously hit first when the impact of Brexit comes to bear. So JC gets shot for supporting either position. There is no answer I'm afraid, which I guess Corbyn worked out a long time ago and I guess he wakes up every morning - like many of us - just wishing that this was nothing more than a Bobby Ewing in the shower moment.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    While he remains unclear on Brexit, once he takes a firm view then MPs move to either end of the argument - for or against him - and the balance tips.
    He knows he can only lose in this argument - move towards remain and he loses all the Brexit friendly people in his party but gains Anna Soubry and a scattering of Lib Dems (plus he is on record in the past as saying he doesn't agree with the European Union).
    Go all Brexity and he risks his whole party cleaving in two. We can slam Corbyn for not taking a position but that is largely because he can't without upsetting the whole apple cart.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Cup Runs   
    Can I remind people who accuse us of having a poor history in the cups that we got to the final of the Anglo Italian Cup, plus we have won the Watney Cup and Texaco Cup in the last fifty years. Also, we have a fair few victories in the Bass Charity Vase and the Derbyshire Centenary Cup.
    It's not just 1946....
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Van der MoodHoover in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Yes, good point - it is a different flavour of the same point. Many of those geographies where, to use an old quote, the locals would vote for a bag of potatoes if it had a red rosette on it are also areas of low income that things like immigration caused to be high Brexit voting (Sunderland for example). Then again, they are the areas that are likely to get seriously hit first when the impact of Brexit comes to bear. So JC gets shot for supporting either position. There is no answer I'm afraid, which I guess Corbyn worked out a long time ago and I guess he wakes up every morning - like many of us - just wishing that this was nothing more than a Bobby Ewing in the shower moment.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Of course the third option, a slightly amended deal, could have got us through this. Maybe traded off having the backstop in place with an option to return or leave fully in five years time (with some sort of sweetened 'welcome back' package if life on our own did turn out to be terrible). I know, it sounds nuts but at least it would get us over the line and all the Europeans would have had to do was stab Theresa May to get it. Something like "Boris came to us with a more conciliatory approach and we got things moving quickly". But they've blocked that one as well now with their hard line approach on any change - it's a mess on all sides.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Exactly, it's supposed to be his clear statement on Brexit but actually it's his clear statement on how he wants to become Prime Minister. What he should have done was to come out on day one when BoJoke got elected and said 'I will put down my party politics and work with you to get this sorted, once that is done gloves off and back at it'.
    I'm as socialist as they come but Corbyn is mired in party politics and utterly incapable of any other way of thinking other than bi-partisan outcomes with him at Prime Minister. It just shoots all his credibility below the water line before he even opens his mouth.
    Been said a million times, but we are in this mess because we are trying to resolve the outcome of a non-party referendum on party based lines. Until we realise that then we are stuck going round and round in the same old circle without anyone able to break it. What a mess!
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from KCG in Cup Runs   
    Can I remind people who accuse us of having a poor history in the cups that we got to the final of the Anglo Italian Cup, plus we have won the Watney Cup and Texaco Cup in the last fifty years. Also, we have a fair few victories in the Bass Charity Vase and the Derbyshire Centenary Cup.
    It's not just 1946....
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    BaaLocks reacted to richinspain in Cup Runs   
    And the Brian Clough Trophy practically lives at Pride Park!
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