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  1. Various bands at tramlines through my open windows
  2. "Continents" are irrelevant where football is concerned - confederations are what counts. In the peculiarly political world of football, the 2026 world cup could not be in a European, South American or Asian country as these were covered by 2014, 2018 and 2022 (Qatar having stymied the Asian "turn") and there aren't that many other countries left who are financially capable of running it. I do have sympathy for Morocco, another African World Cup would be so much more fun than a North American version, but money talks louder than anything else in football
  3. A good result. At this stage, performance is irrelevant. Before "we" start worrying about how we will cope with the so called better teams, let's just focus on getting onto the knockout stage. If we're lucky ( and good enough) we'll proceed further. Judging by the refereeing performances so far, it doesn't matter how good we are, it only matters if the VAR judges care enough to intervene. Wrestling a player to the floor is a foul, pure and simple. If it is done in the penalty area, it should result in a penalty. If the VAR referees don't have the authority to tell a referee to review a decision, why are they there?
  4. I shave my face because it feels uncomfortably itchy after a day or two when I don't. I had a beard when I was younger because they weren't fashionable at the time, but when George Michael grew a goatee, I knew it was time to say goodbye to facial hair. I've often been tempted to shave my "Niagara's", but never had the b.... , Sorry, courage to do it.
  5. Fish, chips & sloppy peas - yummy they were too
  6. Other than having the word "labour" in one of them, what do the last three posts have to do with the Labour party? I came here expecting repetitively tedious party political posturing, not repetitively tedious posturing on a dead Cuban leader Although, seeing as it has been raised, I would hazard a reasonably comprehensive school educated guess that the majority of people, normal, rational, or otherwise, who visit foreign countries for their holidays couldn't give a toss about it's religion or politics, and go there for the likelihood of a bit of sun and relaxation, not to make a banal political statement
  7. My cat because she has an easy life and is spoiled rotten (although she does have to go outside when she requires a toilet) SQ
  8. Far too many points for me to respond as eloquently and clearly well argued, but just a few observations. I'm not "forgetting" the Brits residing in the EU - their status remains to be determined. I may have missed (or misinterpreted) the EU response on this - as I understand it, the UK proposal is dependent on the UK subjects in the EU being given an equivalent deal. They will be bound by whatever applies in their country of residence. I haven't seen, although I haven't actively searched for, any alternative constructive offer from the EU for UK subjects. Comparing the rights of foreign residents of one country with the rights of different foreign residents in a different country just doesn't work for me. Different countries have different rules and jurisdictions. That is one of the considerations people have when deciding where to live and work. The other bits in your middle paragraphs I don't have much argument with. I'm not arguing in favour of what Mrs May is proposing - I think she is a remainer at heart and is trying to come up with a solution which satisfies the demands and expectations of those wishing to leave the EU in it's entirety, whilst still having to apply that theoretical dogma to the reality of people's lives. Like virtually every Brexit issue, she will not please everyone. Ultimately, whoever is the Prime Minister in a couple of years (and please God, don't let it be David Davis) will have the unenviable task of asking Parliament (and, who knows, maybe even the public) to approve whatever deal may have been reached (if any) and the more clearly the break is from the EU institutions, the more likely it will be approved. Whatever the outcome, I suspect many EU migrants will continue to live and work here and many Brits will continue to live and work within the EU. For what little it is worth, I do sympathise with the situation of EU citizens living in the UK, hence the comment I made. The reality for you and millions like you is somewhere I would hate to be, and, in your shoes I would be off like a shot - I don't mean to diminish it by being facetiously flippant, but it is my default status - at least you have the option of leaving (however difficult that may be in practical terms) - l'm stuck with what my country has become (and is becoming) - at least for a few years more Whether it is what a majority of the UK wants isn't the issue - it is what they voted for in the referendum when they chose leave - I suspect a majority of them didn't even think or care about unintended consequences
  9. Loob, I won't quote your post, and the fear you mentioned in your first sentence may be well founded, but I suspect we are talking about slightly different things, and obviously viewing them from different perspectives. Any country can change how it treats it's non-citizens (for want of a better description) at any time ( I accept EU countries can't, but that is one of the reasons we are leaving) I am not a Brexit supporter and have no issue whatsoever with the ECJ ( why on earth did my spellchecker want to change that to RACK?), but, once we have left, why should EU citizens have recourse to the ECJ when UK subjects won't. I accept and understand the concerns you raise, but it comes back to my core point, anyone living in a country must be bound by that country's laws. I do fully accept, though, that my status won't be affected if the UK decides to renege on any agreement post departure, however unlikely that may be, so mine is more of a theoretical issue than a practical, personal one The quandary you raise in your final two paragraphs is one of literally hundreds "we" will have to unravel and deal with, but, as I suspect will become a fairly common refrain over the coming months and years, don't blame me, I voted remain
  10. I can second this, I was on a yellow tram supposedly heading towards Middlewood a few weeks ago which veered off towards Malin Bridge at Hillsborough Corner - the driver very quickly made a very apologetic announcement that it was his mistake - not sure if he didn't check or if he just forgot which tram he was on, but either way he made it clear it was his fault
  11. Whilst I would welcome citizens of EU countries who live here being allowed to stay here with the same rights as UK subjects, I don't see why they should be subject to ECJ jurisdiction When you go to another country you should live, and be bound, by the rules of that country, not by the rules of the country you were born in (or the rules of an arbitrary body your country has delegated it's ultimate decision making process to,)
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