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Barbe bleu

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  1. Barbe bleu

    The Brexit Thread

    Nothing in the document is evidence of Labour's claim and the last ten years suggests a conservative administration is in no hurry to enhance the level private interests in the NHS. You may or may not) have a point on the other sources though. Do you have them as it is probably as important to know a politician's general attitude as to read a manifesto?
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    The Brexit Thread

    I'm not so sure that this is correct, especially amongst the more orthodox communities
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    The Brexit Thread

    No, this really isnt their job. They should scrutinise, they should debate, they should focus and, if necessary, they should oppose. Opposition for the sake of opposition is truly regressive. Nothing wrong with opposing but opposing something you agree with 'cos that's what the opposition does' is madness
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    The Brexit Thread

    Guys there is some good stuff in this thread but why do you all have to spoil it with the personal attacks?
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    The Brexit Thread

    Is there a middle ground?
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    The Brexit Thread

    The article says that labour had factored the annual running costs to be in the region of £230mill whereas the report on which their sums are based suggests it will be closer to £690mill.
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    Rain Forest

    I was being cheeky (unless of course you have cracked how to contain a fusion reaction) I do think that nuclear energy should play a key role in our energy future
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    Rain Forest

    Really? You dont see even a small problem with this? I'm not sure how much I trust an academic piece with five references, all his own...
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    Rain Forest

    That's true but what if the wind refuses to blow? We need a balanced ecosystem of power generation. Each method compensating for a weakness elsewhere
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    Rain Forest

    Fair question. I agree nuclear is a good long term option. We also need a mix of renewables, including tidal as its the most reliable and predictable with peaking power by hydro, municipal waste incineration and shale gas. Short term end all coal, phase out north sea gas and invest in a renewable mix. Medium term we must do so much more to reduce and regulate demand. Renewables (except tidal) are by their nature variable and we must be prepared to drop demand when supply drops as energy storage is going to be an increasing problem. I dont think any bird has ever died as a result of a wind turbine though...
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    Webber’s new contract official

    In which case the talk of the greatest signing of the summer, Barcelona or man utd is verging on the hyperbole.
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    Webber’s new contract official

    Can someone help me out please? Clearly the set up as a whole is working far better than anyone could have imagined 2 years ago but before I go saying that this is the greatest signing of the millennia I should understand how duties are divided up and I should try and understand what it is we are over-performing at. Did we see a farke tactical and motivational masterclass last week or was it all the natural product of a framework and culture nurtured by webber? If one of the two had to go, who should it be? I'm currently learning towards farke having the touch of genius, albeit with an able and sensible webber happy to see him do things his way.
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    Membership Scheme Last Night.

    Was the aim of the scheme ever made public? If the aim was to raise revenue and to increase the spread of ticket availability then i think the club has probably succeeded in its aim, albeit at the expense of the fans that have historically gone to most games (home or away) If the aim was to reward loyalty and make sure that the fans who stick with it through thick and thin then I dont think it has succeeded, albeit it has quite probably been a real bonus for the fan that can't or won't get to many games but values highly the odd match here and there.
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    Cheerio

    If bill is correct that the old contract is still running despite a new one being signed elsewhere what would stop the old club sacking the player when he doesn't turn up for training or a game? Presumably the contract works both ways?
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    Cheerio

    If the two parties to a contract agree to cancel it then it no longer binds either. If a player wants to leave and the club want him to leave then the contract is annulled with no further money to be paid. Slightly different situation if the club wants to sell but the player doesn't want to break his current contract ( for instance if the buying club won't match his wage expectations). In this case the player may choose to stay or negotiate an inducement to annul. Any inducement won't be his salary as there will be no contract of employment although it may look as though it is.
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