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by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

EU workers' rights are dire I’m a bit behind on this but a brief anecdote. IIBYW’s point is demonstrated by the delivery guys I have knocking at my door 20 times a week. It used to be the case that you can have a little 30 second chinwag with the delivery guy, but now it is nothing but Eastern Euro...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3071

Re: The Open

Great to see Lowry make up for throwing a 4 shot 54 hole lead in the 2016 (?) US Open. Solid as a rock apart from a brief wobble. Most of the rest reverted to type, including Westie missing numerous short putts. A bit surprised by Fleetwood who was spraying it around a lot.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please Mullah can we have our tanker back ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1698

Re: Please Mullah can we have our tanker back ?

My late granddad was in the merchant navy. He’ll be spinning in his grave if there was talk of us abandoning folk like him (no British citizens I accept, but a British flag, that probably shouldn’t matter).
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3071

Re: The Open

You really take talking bs to a new level. Rory has more majors than Spieth for a start, is world ranked higher and has not had a dip in form like Spieth (who last won a tournament 2 years ago). A bottle job could be applied to someone such as Westwood or Montgomerie (the ones that have tried the b...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3071

Re: The Open

“Just a few majors....” “Such a waste....” Only 19 men in the history of the game have won more majors than him. He’s not doing too bad to say he’s only 30 ! Credit to Rory today, I like him, but that’s the problem. Woods, Koepka, Spieth - you wouldn’t have a pint with any of them. But they are win...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3071

Re: The Open

I’ve said this before but 9 years ago I was stood right next to Rory when he had a big lead and went to sit in a minibus at St Andrews when the wind was up and the balls were moving. He was a rabbit in the headlights. That day, I knew that his mentality would never be good enough to be a legend (10+...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...
Replies: 74
Views: 3267

Re: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...

Shutting our eyes and enjoying listening to the jingling of coins coming in from the Far East is something this country has got far too used to in recent years, whether it be funding coming in from dodgy governments with strings attached or in this case gambling money coming from organisations who g...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I appreciate labels like 'democratic' and 'undemocratic' are loose terms open to interpretation, but however far the UK is from a 'pure' democracy, there's no doubt the EU is substantially further away than that. That sums it up perfectly for me. The democratic deficit is a huge chunk of the proble...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3071

Re: The Open

I’d love for my local guy Fitzpatrick to win (went to the school 500 yards from my house and is a member at the local golf club). Portrush will reward the straight hitter, and the greens will be unusually receptive if you can get backspin (it always rains there so rock hard greens are a rarity and t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Golf - The Open Championship Tipping League
Replies: 85
Views: 1465

Re: Golf - The Open Championship Tipping League

Rory McIlroy (nap)
Xander Schauffele
Adam Scott
Jordan Spieth
Brooks Koepka
Tiger Woods

Tough choice - I could easily have added Rose, Johnson, Molinari and Kuchar.
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Google that population pyramid that Lowbank shared, but this time for China. Wowzers :shock: Anyway, the reason for logging on is just to say - on his enforced pre-retirement wind down, Andrew Neil's total and utter destruction of Blair's 10 year Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, is brilliant. Look f...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kim Darroch resigns (politics)
Replies: 78
Views: 1496

Re: Kim Darroch resigns (politics)

I would love somebody to explain to me how Darroch could have carried on with his job even before Boris did or did not support him. His position was totally untenable, and his “honesty” was actually stupidity and inaccuracy - e.g. is Trump’s administration “inept”? Their economy is booming. They hav...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I think most would be a lot less naive than you in believing Boris' Tory Northern Powerhouse talk. He's not a man famed for keeping his promises. On top of that, seat by seat analysis of seats that are both Labour & Leave suggest that a lot of the leave voters aren't currently labour voters and...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I am not sure your correct, I think the new position will bring some votes back from Lib Dem but push some to the Brexit party, the opinion polls are very interesting at the moment. Tories Labour and Brexit Party very close with Lib dens a few points behind. This move could get interesting. Questio...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Labour will get obliterated by Lib Dems in most of the country if it doesn't adopt a basically pro-remain agenda. All the polling data suggests this, and the pragmatists (as opposed to the idealists) in the party recognise this. It might lose some seats in Yorkshire leave areas, and maybe one or tw...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

My interpretation is a bit different, but still unclear. It goes like this: Labour in favour of a second referendum, whatever happens. If it's no-deal or any Tory deal, they'll campaign for remain. If it's their own deal going to a referendum, they might campaign for remain - against their own nego...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

It seems to me to be clear as day that freedom of movement, which I view as abhorrent in its motives, encourages this behaviour. The freedom of movement of people has existed since the 1950s but of course there were few states then. The EU claims this is to prevent discrimination on the grounds of n...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I fact the remain interviewee on Newsnight doesn’t inspire confidence. He quoted Churchill wanting a federal Europe... Yes he did but he wanted us outside working with it not in it. Very true. Most of our leaders around then still thought of us as a major power not just a spoke in a wheel. I don’t ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Regarding my above point, in reference to Greenmile fishing last night, I would say that hospitals, schools, police etc are not as important to warrant crashing the finances. The reason being we have all three of those in place now, free at the point of need. We could argue more could be spent but t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Pigs will fly before the Tories invest heavily in the North. I agree, but this is their last chance. Northern voters have never been so enticing, Corbyn moving away from them. If the Tories don’t invest in the next 2-3 years, it will be never. That’s why we have to find out. So you are advocating b...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Hmm! i wonder what cabinet job he's been offered,this leadership contest has shown a lot of politicians up for the charlatans that they really are,career 1st,party and the country most definitely a distant 2nd. I hope Rory Stewart doesn't renege on his vow not to take a job in Boris's government,he...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

And how on earth can it be paid for? Just picked up this reply to me. Despite being an accountant my response (unusually) in this instance is - who cares? The north is in such a state that every bit helps. If it adds to the deficit let London pay it off. We deserve it. I am on a 30 year old rattler...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wimbledon
Replies: 98
Views: 2526

Re: Wimbledon

My wife's a tennis club member so we had top seats today to watch Tsisipas the Greek 7th seed get knocked out in a battle full of southern European emotional ranting and raving. Brilliant stuff.

6th seed out too. Looks like Fed, Nad or Djok again.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Anyway, the reason I’m posting is just to say - Conservative Hustings tonight in Manchester Central Exhibition Hall. Boris Johnson was fantastic. Positive, funny, uplifting, visionary - a true leader. Conversely Jeremy Hunt following him was like bringing on the reserves at half time. Boris was mass...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Whose booming economy? Annual domestic GDP growth for 2018 was 1.4 per cent, the lowest it has been since 2012. This years not looking good either. Stop making stuff up. Interesting observation. Actually the world economy is indeed slowing but we have done far better than forecast in the budget ove...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Getting new golf clubs
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Getting new golf clubs

I have had the same Ping G2 irons for 15 years, and have been hovering on a 16 handicap. I got custom fit at Sheffield Pro Golf to treat myself last year (sorry, I know this retailer is of little use to you). What a decision. I had 3 options lined up, mid handicapper graphite irons. I hit them into ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

So again, Brexiteer line will be its nothing to do with Brexit. Manufacturing and Agriculture is how a hell of a lot of people earn a living in this country, and their welfare and well being is a consideration for most normal people. Yes Lancs, I agree, which is why (as a normal person) I said that...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

It’s a Tory obsession when the money in question is to pay for public services. The IFS report notes that the most efficient way of helping out the lower paid is through the tax credit system. I’m sure there wouldn’t be such a relaxed attitude to paying for an increase in benefits, even though it’d...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Both candidates spending pledges not standing up to scrutiny from the IFS,what a shock. Boris https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14212 Jeremy https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14213 This is what should be subject to discussion,not tittle-tattle. Looked at this and they don’t seem to be ripping t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Only a mug would base our strategic economic plan on a declining sector.

I’m all for trying to help the auto industry but it is fighting a losing battle, regardless of Brexit. Thus it cannot be the biggest consideration.
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

An article by one of the guys leading today’s paper about Northern Ireland. https://brexitcentral.com/a-hard-irish-border-can-be-avoided-under-any-brexit-outcome/ In essence he is saying what many of us Brexiteers have been saying for years - that our weak government has allowed the debate to be cha...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one
Replies: 105
Views: 4135

Re: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one

I'm sure Boris has spent many a sleepless night thinking about how to address the ten million left behind northerners. I wouldn't put it past him to cancel northern infrastructure projects and channel the money into Heathrow on the Thames or some other equally madcap scheme. Agreed. Boris just edge...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one
Replies: 105
Views: 4135

Re: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one

Boris. Because: Boris is entertaining after 3 years of the Maybot. He is a Brexiteer so can see the big picture, as Brexiteers do. He is hated by the left, always a good sign, and hated by May’s chief lieutenants, another good sign. He has a track record of winning elections. He left London mayor wi...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

During a very loud argument at Boris Johnson's home a woman is heard screaming "get off me" and the most suspicious thing about the whole thing is that the neighbours who reported it aren't supporters of Boris Johnson's politics. Some people hate Tories so much (on occasion with justifica...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Yet more bad news... hidden away.
Replies: 58
Views: 4214

Re: Yet more bad news... hidden away.

I think the OP is suggesting that the BBC are hiding it on their West Yorkshire regional page, and that it didn’t even reach the top of that page despite 44 arrested (it didn’t, a man delaying trains did).
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Crosspool, fair enough But you then blew it all by trying to link voting remain with assault. Nice. All I was doing was pointing out he isn’t a Brexiteer, because you were suggesting Brexiteers don’t condemn other Brexiteers. I would also condemn Boris if he had done anything dodgy the other night ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

I'm going to ask again, st what stage are a couple of you going to not excuse anything a Brexiteer does? Clearly assault is ok, so I'm wondering? If this is referring to Mark Field, first, he is a Remainer (in 2016) thus has exercised a colossal error of judgement (in my mind, not in yours) which h...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

You are speculating like a speculating thing, but only speculating on things that don't make Johnson look bad. Maybe turn off the lap top and have a re-read of what you have posted in the morning? Lancs, Lancs, of course I was giving an example of a way in which Johnson would not be to blame. That ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

This one seems like a minefield so I have looked up the rules, by the authority on illicit recordings...... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4093108/illegal-record-conversation-film-someone/ I feel very uncomfortable about this, and I’d say the same if it were Corbyn. It could have been his girlfriend ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Interesting I’ve not seen the latest. However it doesn’t alter his reaction, rank stupidity and could not have gone better for the protester / bait. I’m referring to the Boris “scoop” in the Guardian tonight. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/21/police-called-to-loud-altercation-at-bori...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Strange coincidence that Boris has the police called on him just hours after getting into the final two. For a potential assault on a female too (assuming this is the “welfare” the neighbour was concerned about). Lo and behold the police leave after finding nothing untoward. Did the neighbour record...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Poor old Jeremy Hunt has had to borrow some supporters from Boris, then one of his genuine backers (Mark Field) is tonight all over Twitter “escorting” a female Greenpeace protestor from Mansion House. Yes the protestors were complete numpties but it seemed to be peaceful, so I suspect this one will...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

I suspect that Boris knows that members will vote for him no matter what, because Hunt is a vanilla candidate, Gove is detested for knifing Boris then keeping May and her deal in power, and Javid is a Muslim (like it or not we are in 2019 not 2059 so it is too early in the minds of many for a Muslim...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I’m sure you understand (apparently our government didn’t) that in leaving we can’t end up with all the good bits without any of the responsibility? I saw this comment and it is a common one. Literally I suppose I agree with it, all and any are quite unequivocal words so yes, that would be unreason...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

I guess the 3rd runway construction for Heathrow hasn't started yet so there is still a chance that Johnson will lie down in front of the bulldozers to stop it. Given that he didn't even vote to stop it that does seem a little unlikely though. He also did a really bad job at ending rough sleeping i...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Well, that was fun. A rabble that Maitlis had zero control of. She was fixated by shafting Johnson, constantly throwing irrelevancies into the debate, like the silly question about loose lips. Ok fine, but we have about half a dozen questions to our next PM and surely there are more important issues...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Stewart seems to have got an extra dozen votes due to May and her cronies wanting him as the Maybot Rebooted. He is obviously going to get absolutely panned by the members even if he gets that far, he doesn’t seem to have any ideas, just a social media presence and a criticism of a real Brexit. I do...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Laffer Curve....
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: Laffer Curve....

(laughing): No! Let's do the opposite experiment this time! Let's put taxes up for the high earners and large corporations. If it works and increases tax revenues, great, invest it in public services. If it doesn't, reverse it. We've carried out your experiment loads of times in the last 40 years, ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10426
Views: 155440

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

If you get aspirin or paracetamol from A & E, it costs about £10 because of the associated costs. Thats the kind of thing that I'm on about. The cost would vary patient by patient for a variety of reasons, not least the dose, but the cost would be built up to include the drug, the dispensing in...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Laffer Curve....
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: Laffer Curve....

The corporation tax issue is a fact - causation is not necessarily proven but we have raised more at lower rates than we did at higher rates. That makes it worth trying again. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, reverse it. Same with the top rate of income tax. If the overall tax take goes down, reco...

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