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tavyred

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According to the article I read a second ago, Scotland, N Ireland and Wales get roughly 20% more than the average English player. N Ireland still can't live with the extra budget and are in more debt than usual. But of course, it's not Scotland so no one mentions it.
Do you not think that Scotland might get more attention because they’ve had a separatist government up there for 16 years and they spend most of their time denying the quite obvious Union dividend exists?
I personally don’t think the anti-English nature of the Barnett formula is talked about enough.
 

tavyred

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Absolute bollox. You forget the EU treaty requirements for migrants to be 'self-sufficient' when moving, which also applied to the hundreds of thousands of Brits who moved to Spain. Italy and France. Not to mention EU migrants having to satisfy 'right to reside' requirements in the UK before being able to claim a range of benefits.
…….but as we have argued before the issue specific to the UK was the non-contributory aspect to our benefits system. As Frau Merkel wisely suggested to Cameron once if you don’t want to be exposed to large scale EU migration do like other EU nations and have an insurance based welfare state.
We quite like our way and thus we voted to leave in order to get that alleged control.
 

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Re the Covid enquiry:

Is it true that Boris Johnson is insisting that he be allowed to give his evidence from inside a fridge, and that all questions are delivered in schoolboy Latin?
 

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After the Germanic Saxons settled here, didn't Cornwall and most of Devon become known as West Wales where the ancient Britons spoke a form of Welsh?

Also in his historic novels set in Exeter, Bernard Knight describes the City in early medieval times where Exeter is populated by Normans, Saxons and Celts (ancient Britons) these Celts lived in the poorest part of Exeter called Bretagne which was situated near Mary Arches St!!! Dunno if its true or artistic license?!
The part about Dummonia (for a while basically Devon and Cornwall then later reduced to just Cornwall which continued to be quasi-independent for a couple more centuries) being known as West Wales is correct. Wales and West Wales both spoke a Brittonic language which slowly separated into two languages following the land link between them being broken by the Saxons taking the Bristol and Somerset area in circa 600 AD.

I believe there is some mention in historical sources of a Briton quarter continuing to exist in Exeter after the Saxons overran Devon in the 8th century but there are very few surviving historical sources from that period at all and they contain obvious inaccuracies.
 

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The part about Dummonia (for a while basically Devon and Cornwall then later reduced to just Cornwall which continued to be quasi-independent for a couple more centuries) being known as West Wales is correct. Wales and West Wales both spoke a Brittonic language which slowly separated into two languages following the land link between them being broken by the Saxons taking the Bristol and Somerset area in circa 600 AD.

I believe there is some mention in historical sources of a Briton quarter continuing to exist in Exeter after the Saxons overran Devon in the 8th century but there are very few surviving historical sources from that period at all and they contain obvious inaccuracies.
Thanks Phil that's very interesting maybe we should start our own history thread?!
 

Phil Sayers

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Thanks Phil that's very interesting maybe we should start our own history thread?!
A history thread is a great idea I reckon.
 

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‘Carpet Bagger’ extraordinaire George Galloway declares he his standing for London Mayor.
Squeaky Bum time for Citizen Khan who will
I suspect have to distance himself from Sir Keith’s Gaza stance and show a bit more of his ‘political Islam’ leg in order to not lose too many votes to Galloway’s Workers Party.
 

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‘Carpet Bagger’ extraordinaire George Galloway declares he his standing for London Mayor.
Squeaky Bum time for Citizen Khan who will
I suspect have to distance himself from Sir Keith’s Gaza stance and show a bit more of his ‘political Islam’ leg in order to not lose too many votes to Galloway’s Workers Party.
Not going to affect it in the slightest.

This election, far from turning squeaky bum on Khan, has increasingly looked sweaty bum for the ridiculous Hall.
 

tavyred

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Not going to affect it in the slightest.

This election, far from turning squeaky bum on Khan, has increasingly looked sweaty bum for the ridiculous Hall.
The Tories have their own issues in London, including the general quality of their candidate, but with an openly pro-Palestinian and let’s face it with Galloway a violently anti-Israel option for Londoners, if it doesn’t affect the mayoral election, it may well influence the make up of the London assembly.
 

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The Tories have their own issues in London, including the general quality of their candidate, but with an openly pro-Palestinian and let’s face it with Galloway a violently anti-Israel option for Londoners, if it doesn’t affect the mayoral election, it may well influence the make up of the London assembly.
Galloway will have no more influence on the outcome than if the NF stood candidates.
 
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