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    Things are turning nasty

    A kinder, gentler kind of politics?
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    Which side are you on

    I think you have to be dead before your "genius" is recognised and the "discoverer" of said "genius" makes the mega bucks. 🤣
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    Things are turning nasty

    Exactly Obs, you don't see UKIP or Brexit party supporters at Lib/Lab/Con/Green rallies throwing anything.
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    Stefan Ratchford

    Stef Ratchford is having surgery for a torn pectoral muscle and will be out for a reported 12-16 weeks. This is bad news for the Wire as he has been one of the steadiest performers this season with probably the best kicking record in the league so far this season. 😕
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    Getting dafter -

    I have no words...................................................🙄
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    May to go -

    "Crash out" with no deal is just remoaner propaganda, designed to make it seem like a bad thing.
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    Hull FC at home

    A disappointing game, filled with errors and some fighting. Wire took the lead but Hull soon equalised and then forged ahead thanks to poor tackling and handling errors by Warrington making the score at half time 18-6 for the visitors. Wire scored another converted try in the second half but couldn't find a way through the Hull defence again. Hull added another point with a drop goal, but even that proved unnecessary in the end. Josh Charnley was named Man of the Match for Warrington, probably because he made less errors than anyone else. Final score 12-19, another loss for the Wire and St Helens pull further ahead. Hull demonstrated a fine array of tactics in slowing the game down at times, players collapsing at the first sign of a dirty look from a Warrington player. Not an exciting game at all.
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    May to go -

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    Question Time

    As a matter of interest, after I'd finished watching a programme on Netflix this evening, I switched onto QT to see who was on the panel. They were discussing the Jeremy Kyle Show, obviously a subject of great political importance just now. 30 seconds later I switched off. Not a serious programme at all now.
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    Question Time

    I started watching Question Time tonight for the first time in over 15 years because it was in Warrington. I stopped watching after 25 minutes when I felt that shouting at the screen was about to change into throwing heavy objects at it. I now remember why I stopped watching it in the first place. Is the programme sponsored by Curries or Martin Dawes? Argos or John Lewis perhaps? The public should be warned 😫.
  11. BBC Radio 5 DJ Danny Baker is the latest victim of "The curse of Twitter", losing his job after Tweeting a "funny" picture that brought down the wrath of the permanently offended. It beats me why so many people use Twitter when it brings grief to so many of them. I suppose that when they Tweet something inane it must have been in their mind at the time, but they seem unable to stop themselves sharing it. Bizarre. I've never used Twitter and have no intention of ever trying it by the way.
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    Challenge Cup

    That must have been close to a full house for Town then Gary?
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    Challenge Cup

    Wire came away winners of a close fought 6th round Coral Challenge Cup game at the Halliwell Jones, against Wigan Warriers, by 26 points to 24. Wigan haven't been faring very well in the league up until now, but they certainly upped their game for this one. The sides were level on 24 points each with 15 minutes to go but a penalty to the Wire, scored by Stefan Ratchford, gave them the edge at the final whistle. Unusually for a game against Wigan the crowd was a disappointing 7000 ish. Possibly people preferred to sit at home listening to or watching the final games of the Premier League football season, or watching the match on TV.
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    Challenge Cup

    I can't see the crowd for the quarter final being any better - 7.35 on a Friday evening in Hull. Thanks for nothing Sky.
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    Question Time

    Same here. I watch the BBC Northwest news at 6.30, mainly for the sports and weather. I presume the main news follows the same old format - the newsreader tells you what he is going to tell you, then he tells you an expanded version, and then he summarises what he's told you. I occasionally switch on for the main weather forecast if there's something out of the ordinary expected, and I find that they spend half of the allotted time telling us what the weather has been like for the past 24 hours, all the while waving their arms around like some demented whirling dervish. Not what I expect "forecast" to mean
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    The curse of Twitter

    I use this forum, an Everton fan forum, a rugby league forum and I go on Farcebook to keep in touch with ex Merchant Navy shipmates and some other interests not covered by WW forum. I've never twitted, Instagrammed or linkedin to anyone, wouldn't know where to start!
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    Doris Day

    Doris Day has died aged 97. RIP. https://youtu.be/SdhAfMor9BM
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    Climate emergency

    Labour wants the government to declare a climate emergency: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48117738 At the same time, shouldn't they also be demanding an immediate halt to immigration? If the present population of the country is driving us to a climate emergency, surely increasing it will only make matters worse! And pushing for fracking and nuclear power stations as urgent considerations. Of course it's all nonsense as anyone with access to the internet will be able to find out for themselves, but politicians are in the game of declaring everything "an emergency" to keep us plebs permanently terrified and needing government to hold our hands.
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    Champions league

    A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2019 Champions league final. They are box seats plus airfares and hotel accommodations. He didn't realize when he bought them that this is the same day as his wedding - so he can't go. If you're interested and want to go instead of him, it's at St. Pauls Church in west derby liverpool at 5 PM. Her name is Emma. She will be the one in the white dress!
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    The curse of Twitter

    My blood pressure has been stable since I started using the ignore function 😂.
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    The curse of Twitter

    Be offended by this, from the Daily Telegraph: "MPs including a minister are boosting their expenses by claiming for adult children “dependent” upon them, The Telegraph can disclose. Rules introduced in 2017 allow MPs to claim additional second home expenses of up to £5,400 per child. The rule was originally intended to help MPs with children rent bigger homes but The Telegraph has discovered, following changes to the regulations, several are using the allowance to claim for adult children in their 20s. Claire Perry, an energy minister who earns £111,148 a year, claimed £9,846 on top of her £22,760 standard allowance by citing her three children aged 17, 19 and 22. Ms Perry said: “All claims are made completely in accordance with the Ipsa…" Can we start hanging them yet?
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    Climate emergency

    It's because of increasing global prosperity Obs. The more people are taken out of poverty the less inclined they are to reproduce. Global poverty is falling rapidly and so is the birth rate. The only thing that can prevent this is the effort by the environmentalists to prevent the third world progressing with viable energy production i.e the ecoloons trying to stop poor countries producing affordable electricity and incresing their profitability. For example these nutcases think that by shutting sweatshops in Asia they are somehow helping the people who work in them when, in reality, they are removing the employment that keeps them from starvation.
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    Climate emergency

    Humans haven't actually been around for millions of years. Homo Sapiens appeared around 300,000 years ago, and the world population grew slowly to reach 1 Billion around 1800. It's expected to peak around 2070 at 10 Billion and then decline.
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