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Welcome to Tory Heartland Wales!
at 09:18 16 Oct 2019

Amazing how you haven't included the European Elections in there of this year isn't it?
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Countdown to the end of Democracy in the UK
at 10:34 11 Oct 2019

Jumping in here but I'm pretty certain that there were two polls done on the day of the referendum itself which gave Remain a ten point lead and a six point lead.

Polling has been way out for a number of years now.

For what it's worth, I think the reason the Polls were so wrong on the day of the Referendum was that there was a much higher turn out than expected amongst people who never, ever bother to vote because they think it is meaningless. So I'd imagine the Pollsters didn't bother doing a sample amongst that demographic.

That day they thought their vote would mean something. So it will be tragedy if they were right all along. The one thing that the chronically disempowered have is the vote. Render that meaningless by withdrawing the losers consent, and they have no way of affecting the society around them.
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Countdown to the end of Democracy in the UK
at 16:46 10 Oct 2019

Both sides will claim it's a good deal *when* the deal is done too.

I don't know, I think the more everyone on all sides is ramping up the "there is no chance of this happening" talk, the more I get confident a deal will be done.

No deal will be bad for everyone involved, its the old MAD mindset again. Which is why No Deal should always have been kept on the table - will get you a deal.
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Crazy Championship
at 20:33 7 Oct 2019

Perfect summary.

I’ve never liked Stoke but they were very, very impressive on Saturday. They’ve got one of if not the best squad in the league.

They’re 66/1 to go up, just saying!
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The Official Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Thread
at 16:50 5 Oct 2019

They’ve thoroughly deserved it
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The Official Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Thread
at 16:45 5 Oct 2019

As I said earlier, how they’re winless I’ve no idea.
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The Official Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Thread
at 16:29 5 Oct 2019

He’s come on to add a bit of composure and experience I guess
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The Official Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Thread
at 16:24 5 Oct 2019

Wheels have completely come off today sadly.
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The Official Swansea City vs Stoke City Match Thread
at 16:17 5 Oct 2019

We are being battered here.

I don’t like Stoke, never have, but how the deck are they bottom? They’ve got excellent players at this level.
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Wow! Luxembourg PM talking candidly as Johnson misses press conference
at 16:48 16 Sep 2019

You don't think that maybe, just maybe, the protestors were letting the Luxembourg PM say his piece and then just might have gone full volume again as soon as Johnson started speaking?

Just a mad hypothetical I know!
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Does Brexit die tonight?
at 15:19 9 Sep 2019

And Remainers were told that there would not be an EU Army.

Aside from the racist/thicko/xenophobe/little Englander/Gammon vibe, being told that I was "lied to" also gets my wick.

It's as if to say "Oh the people are so naïve that they had no idea they were being lied to. Bless them"

EVERYONE knows that in any election you take what you are told with a gigantic piece of salt and decide accordingly. I wasn't sitting there wide eyed nodding like an automaton whenever a member of the Leave campaign spoke, hand drifting toward putting a cross in the Leave box without thinking.
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Does Brexit die tonight?
at 13:07 3 Sep 2019

Yes he does, I’m sure believe in the primacy of Parliament. But his views on Brexit are clear to see. Any speaker should be whiter than white in terms of their views on particular issues. Once that goes they’ve lost their impartiality.

But what about the broad point of convention having been trampled on by all sides?
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Does Brexit die tonight?
at 12:56 3 Sep 2019

Lisa, seriously.

He’s obviously entirely “partial” on the Brexit debate.

Or to use another example then.

It’s completely against “convention” for MPs to take control of the order paper, but they’ve done that. So as I say, all bets are off now, we are in completely uncharted territory.
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Does Brexit die tonight?
at 12:50 3 Sep 2019

I completely agree. I do recoil at the way that politicians on all sides have behaved appallingly by playing fast and loose with our “conventions/unwritten constitution”. In normal times I would be on the streets like many people have been, but these are not normal times.

The truth is the gloves came off the moment that Parliament delegated this decision in a referendum, and (in a broad sense) has sought to do everything to frustrate that result since. To use one example, John Bercows role in normal times would be completely untenable. Some remainers have turned a blind eye to that so why should I, as a Leaver, in these entirely abnormal times, not turn a blind eye to the obvious timing of the suspension of Parliament.

Our conventions have been trampled on. It’s anything goes now.
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Does Brexit die tonight?
at 12:35 3 Sep 2019

Whatever happens, it has surely been shown beyond doubt now that the concept of “convention” in place of an actually written constitution is dead.
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Does Brexit die tonight?
at 11:59 3 Sep 2019

When this bill passes, which I expect it to, my understanding is that the EU theoretically can propose a different extension to the proposed January 31st, 2020 date currently in the bill.

The bill states that the PM has to accept that date, and that Parliament has two days to either accept or reject it (thereby putting any future extension date in the hands of Parliament as opposed to the PM). Given that we have a remain leaning parliament currently it's hard tp see how any proposed date would be rejected.

PM Johnson would then seek an election as he has stated, but now that it is looking as if the opposition parties may not get to the two-thirds of MPs required to trigger it, there will be no election at all. What then?

With a Govt that has to accept any date given and Parliament refusing to give him an opportunity to change the make up of the Commons, is this the day that Brexit dies?

Is it revoking A50 by the back door?
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Scottish Cup - This weekend BBC Site
at 13:57 2 Sep 2019

It a Scottish lower leagues (Scotiish Championship and below) League Cup, if that makes sense. It incorporates Scottish Premiership U23 sides, the top two from the Welsh Premier and Danske Bank Premier (NI) and seemingly now two sides from the National League.
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Declan John to Sunderland?
at 13:55 2 Sep 2019

Agreed, but I think he is a good option when we are up against weaker opposition and expect to be on the front foot. In games when we need to be more solid at the back I wouldn't touch him as I think he's suspect defensively.
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The Official Leeds United vs Swansea City Match Thread
at 16:52 31 Aug 2019

What a smash and grab this could be!!!!!!
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Links please for today
at 15:05 31 Aug 2019

There's me thinking it was me being a numpty.

But no, nowhere to get it online!
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