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canarydan23

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    @ThatGayPro

    Erm, no. Did you not think that may have been the point? Shout at any fat golfers today, broad one?
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Ah, you think I'm a VW alias too. What gave it away? The occasional arguments I have with him? The consistent Remain stance? You really are through the looking glass now, you strange, strange person.
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    @ThatGayPro

    Snowflakism only really exists in the eyes of the idiots who spout the stupid term. And they invariably tend to be individuals who actually most match the attributes they have given the title. Idiot #1: "HAHA, Snowflake, you get offended by the fact that I don't like gays doing gay things in public. If you'd only get off social media you would realise that gays are sinners" Also Idiot #1: "WHAT?! Someone got a milkshake thrown at them? Waaaaaah, disgraceful!" Also Idiot #1: "WHAT?! VEGAN SAUSAGE ROLLS IN GREGGS?! WAAAAAAAAAH." And don't forget, they rail against social media how? On social media. Because out in public they are generally compliant, timid little souls. You could replace Idiot #1 for a fair few people on here.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Find shade, Billy Boy.
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    Well done Olly!

    I used to play football with his eldest brother when I was a kid. His old man used to help coach and both his parents used to help out with Brundall Youth Club. Nice family, I hope he gets his chance. After years without any, we could end up with three 90mph+ bowlers to pick from in Archer, Wood and now Brundall's finest, Olly Stone.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    There don't seem to be too many conceivable routes that don't end in a Tory Party disaster with BoJo at the helm, it's just a shame Labour isn't currently lead by a pragmatic socialist, as opposed to a dogmatic one, as they would probably be on the fasttrack to number 10. That said, a bumbling incompetent Labour Party has probably emboldened Tory rebels on both sides of the party; with a more disciplined opposition presenting a greater threat, it's possible that the Tories would have been more loyal to the leader and Brexit may have happened already. Who knows?
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    Andre Dozzell

    Linked with us. I know nothing about how good he is/may become, but god it would be hilarious if this one turns out to be true.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    See above. The regulations of the sanctions state it applies to EU territory and any vessel within the EU jurisdiction. Can't argue with the lack of foresight with regards to the protection of vessels within the strait, however.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    I've done some digging... EU restrictive measures apply in situations where links exist with the European Union (“EU”). The application of the Regulation is defined in Article 35 of the Regulation. It applies: (a) within the territory of the Union, including its airspace; (b) on board any aircraft or any vessel under the jurisdiction of a Member State; (c) to any person inside or outside the territory of the Union who is a national of a Member State; (d) to any legal person, entity or body which is incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State; (e) to any legal person, entity or body in respect of any business done in whole or in part within the Union. Therefore, the Regulation applies in the territory of the Union. Additionally, EU citizens in third countries, as well as entities constituted in a Member State (e.g. an organisation constituted under Member State law, its subsidiary incorporated within the EU, or its branch), need to respect EU restrictive measures. The Regulation also applies to entities or bodies that are tasked with the implementation, whether directly or indirectly, of the EU budget. ...so it seems to me that the wording of the EU sanctions permits the action taken by the Marines. The regulations outlined in the sanction apply within the territory of the Union. The wording of section 2 is suitably ambiguous as well; if a vessel is in EU waters, I can be considered to be under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State. The strength of the intelligence is for another debate, but the powers that be in Gibraltar had reason to believe that a vessel in EU waters was contravening the regulations of the EU sanctions against Syria. The scope of the regulations therefore permitted action to be taken to rectify the contravention. At least that would be my interpretation and presumably the interpretation of the decision-makers in Gibraltar, if you believe they acted independently, or London.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    But playing devil's advocate here, how humiliating is it to wave a vessel carrying oil to a state you've passed sanctions designed to prevent getting oil, straight through your own waters? Again, I am assuming it was seized in EU waters. If it wasn't then yes, I would expect the act to be unequivocally illegal. As it is, I find it impossible to believe that British Armed Forces would act without some legal guidance.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    If that is the case, and it may well be, I'd be surprised if the Royal Marines embarked on a seizure that was so brazenly contrary to international law. As ever, it all comes down to interpretation, but I don't think that for one second a bright, legal mind (on the British payroll, no doubt) didn't state that the law can be interpreted to permit the enforcement of an institution's sanctions within that institution's territory, regardless of the relationship between the institution and the party in breach of the sanctions.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Maybe it's payback. In the 20th century the French had a common saying, "The British are always prepared to fight to the last Frenchman". Perhaps the 21st century spin on it is, "The Americans are always prepared to fight to the last Brit".
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    I can get my head around that argument, but you could say that they are imposing their sanctions on their nautical territory. What is the point in imposing sanctions on a country if you are then going to allow those sanctions to be flouted in your own water? That's not to say I rule out that there was more to the original seizure by our Marines than enforcing sanctions, but I would find it difficult to believe the act was illegal, regardless of the national registration of the vessel. Reducing it crudely to a less complicated scenario, the Guadalajara cartel transported their product through the Tijuana cartel's territory and paid a stipend for this privilege. If the Tijuana cartel revoked this permission, they would seize any Guadalajaran product that travelled through their patch regardless of who was carrying it. They wouldn't, however, have intercepted anything being transported through a route outside of their jurisdiction as that would certainly have been interpreted as an act of war. Now I know international law, nautical territories and Western/Middle East diplomacy is a different bag entirely to Mexican drug conflicts, but the rationale is similar.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Was the ship travelling through EU waters? My understanding was that it was in waters under UK jurisdiction but that Spain claim as theirs. I know the square root of diddly squit about international law, but commonsense would lead me to believe that a vessel travelling through EU waters on an assignment that runs contrary to EU and US imposed sanctions is ripe for seizure.
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    @ThatGayPro

    13 minutes after saying he was late for golf and he is still posting on here. To quote one of Broady's probable idols, SAD!
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    @ThatGayPro

    He's not though, is he. I doubt he's the cojones to shout at a cat, never mind an actual human being in a real life situation. No one has ever screamed keyboard warrior quite so obviously as our BroadstairsR. We're lucky to have him; it's getting harder and harder to justify charging the licence fee when you can go online and get the sort of entertainment he serves up for free.
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    @ThatGayPro

    Good morning BroadsrairsR. Can I introduce you to a close acquaintance of mine, the comma? Pomposity quickly presents itself as stupidity when it is married with sentence structuring I would be embarrassed to see in my primary school children's work.
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    @ThatGayPro

    BroadstairsR is a definite parody account. The ultimate snowflake who can't stomach people kissing on the tele and has a little paddy when his outdated views are called out, yet has the temerity to accuse of that which he is most guilty. Enormously entertaining. And whilst it is worrying people still have these views in 2019, let's all be honest with each other, old BroadstairsR is likely to restrict it to these here forums; he'll melt away in face-to-face interactions.
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    @ThatGayPro

    No, it shouldn't. Neither should it have been a big deal that Obama was the first black President, but it was. It shouldn't have been a big deal that Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister, but it was. It shouldn't have been a big deal that Lucy Martin was the first visibly disabled weather girl, or Cerrie Burnell the first visibly disabled kids TV presenter, on the BBC, but it was. They are all trailblazers and icons of previously (and to some extent presently) oppressed groups, so they are rightfully celebrated when they become the first at something in the public eye. It will be no different with the first gay footballer. People who say they don't understand why it's such a big deal either have fundamentally missed the point or don't appreciate the air time given to something they find unpalatable. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and put you in the former category.
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    @ThatGayPro

    Awww diddums. Best retreat to you safe space and find your security blanket, poor ickle Broadstairs.
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    @ThatGayPro

    Eh? Are you suggesting coming out in Rugby is more difficult than Football?! Christ on a bike, I went to school with a couple of mates who played for Norwich RFC and was occasionally dragged on nights out with their Rugby lot. That was not an environment where it would be difficult to be gay. And it is such a big deal because IT WILL BE THE FIRST OUT HOMOSEXUAL IN FOOTBALL. And no one here should need reminding of what happened to the last footballer who was publicly gay, and he came out after retiring. When previously oppressed minorities start to enjoy the same rights as the majority, it's a big deal. A bit like when women started to achieve things once permitted only to men. After the first one comes out, it will cease to be a big deal so sensitive types like Broadstairs can stop worrying about it being shoved down their throat (though he is giving a strong whiff of repression, so many he'd like something shoved down his throat).
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    @ThatGayPro

    Not only as friends, he has had enough experience with them to judge how good they are at their profession! Well, well Broady, not a fan of men kissing but likes it off ladyboys. I bet you don't tip them either you cheap little deviant.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    I suspect, given his over-compensatory behaviour, Boris knows quite a lot about frictionless re-entry. It might explain why Carrie Symonds seems so frustrated.
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