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by DaveO
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)
Replies: 929
Views: 894

Re: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)

Dave O, I'm not going to copy, paste and quote, (in light of the new guidelines :) ) But you are confusing Poverty with Inequality. By your definition, if the UK suddenly got to a position where the average salary in todays terms was £1m a year, you would claim those on £100k were in "Poverty". You...
by DaveO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)
Replies: 929
Views: 894

Re: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)

Of course, if poverty is defined as a percentage of average earnings, it cannot be 'eliminated'. But that is disingenuous. As noted upthread, the rise in the use of food-banks tells you all you need to know. No, it tells us some of what we need to know. Namely that more people are taking advantage ...
by DaveO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)
Replies: 929
Views: 894

Re: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)

He must engage more because it's crunch time for Brexit. I think he's either going to get his general election or another vote. If either occurs he and the Labour party have to have a stance that is no longer on the fence. I am sure he'd like it to pass him by and as Mike said it is as almost as if ...
by DaveO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)
Replies: 929
Views: 894

Re: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)

I have read it. It would have been a great speech if we were in general election campaign and Brexit had not happened. Unfortunately it did and trying to switch the narrative to inequality isn't going to fix anything though what he has to say about inequality itself is spot on. In some ways therefor...
by DaveO
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: widdup
Replies: 100
Views: 3561

Re: widdup

Dave O: We have a club making a loss, a chairman who says we are cost cutting as a result and so has us signing championship players and not chasing world class players. So the losses are affecting the first team. Similar to what you said last year, Dave. It affected the first team so badly that we...
by DaveO
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby League
Topic: Super League’s Robert Elstone: ‘Wigan playing at the Nou Camp is a huge statement’
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Super League’s Robert Elstone: ‘Wigan playing at the Nou Camp is a huge statement’

Think the Golden Point is pointless (see what I did there :D ) What was it? Four draws last season? Gives an advantage to whoever wins the toss as they get first chance to score as they will elect to receive the kick off - you can't score without the ball. Should have left that one in Oz. The most e...
by DaveO
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)
Replies: 929
Views: 894

Re: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)

Just one more general point on 'sovereignty'. Every single time a government (any govt) signs any international treaty, whether it's a FTA trade deal, or membership of the EU, or even NATO, they sacrifice some sovereignty. This is true but the standard argument from the few Brexiteers that acknowle...
by DaveO
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: widdup
Replies: 100
Views: 3561

Re: widdup

As for bringing more money into the club, it has been suggested that further investment should be sought from individuals other than IL. Well, that would be fine, if these people with millions to burn could only be located. If, for example, it became known that there was a Koukash-style guy out the...
by DaveO
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Rugby League
Topic: Challenge Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Challenge Cup

The lack of promotion for the Cup is in my opinion a direct consequence of the switch to the playoff system in 1998 and the installation of the Grand Final as THE prestigious event and trophy to win. The RFL did their best not only to downgrade winning the league to a non-event by not even offering ...
by DaveO
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)
Replies: 929
Views: 894

Re: Why we will be worse off through Brexit (Question from other forum)

For those who think that nothing negative happened when the country voted to leave you need to read this: 140+ factual, fully-sourced examples of the impact Brexit is already having on the UK. Jobs going, investment drying up, companies moving assets to the EU, or redomiciling. But it's all OK. Post...