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  1. Hey Duggee Appreciation Thread

    Mine absolutely adores Duggee. As soon as the '*insert name* isn't it time for...' She points to the Tv and shouts 'Duggee Duggee Duggee Duggee' unbelievably excited. Totally get it as well. It's absolutely brilliant. She sadly also likes the Tellytubies, but weirdly only the baby sun thing.
  2. Hey Duggee Appreciation Thread

    Stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick sticky sticky stick stick. Isn't it time for...
  3. When will indyref2 happen?

    With the last poll they asked me 570 times.
  4. Rugby - Union And League

    It was quite heartbreaking watching him walk onto Murrayfield with his kids last year. You could already see signs of the illness and it was pretty tough to watch. An absolute horror of an illness.
  5. When will indyref2 happen?

    He's clearly a no voter doing it deliberately.
  6. When will indyref2 happen?

    Probably not but I'm closer to supporting independence than I ever have been before, thanks to a complete disillusionment with Westminster politics and I'm still pissed off about Brexit. I'm probably closer politically to the SNP (aside from the nationalism aspect) now than I am the current leadership of the Labour Party and as the influence of Momentum increases my reasons for remaining a Labour member increasingly diminish. The direction of the government worries me and the lack of effective opposition puts me in a position where I'm increasingly sympathetic to the notion of a radical solution like independence. There are a few significant stumbling blocks, I remain unconvinced by the economic arguments for example, and the overt nationalism of the movement is something I don't feel comfortable with. I was a firm no, and now I'm a soft no. Reading things like 'Scotland is a colony' frightens me right off though. The challenge is getting people who are pissed off about genuine things and situations that are actually happening, rather than creating fictional new ones which harm the legitimacy of the wider movement. We are a democratic country with the ability to determine our own future so creating a grievance over that doesn't reflect well. Focus on the 'democratic deficit' by all means, focus on being pissed off that Scotland voted to remain yet the UK is being pulled out of the EU. Voters in Scotland have a lot to be pissed off about right now. Of Yes/No and Remain/Leave voters the group who voted no and remain are probably the largest. That's a big group of people to target, who have something about the UK they aren't happy with that wasn't there during the Indy Ref. The best way of convincing that group isn't by talking about conspiracy theories, or dismissing them as people who 'fell for unionist lies' (nobody wants to feel like they were duped, no matter how strongly you may believe they were), but by focusing on what has changed since 2014 and how and why that makes independence a better prospect than it was when they voted no.
  7. When will indyref2 happen?

    I think if you want Scotland to become independent you are better not to persist down the 'Scotland has been colonised' route as it doesn't reflect well on the movement, it makes you sound like conspiracy theorists and dilutes the reasonable and legitimate arguments for independence. This is probably a good time to attempt to win over disillusioned left of centre people, who are pissed off about Brexit, the clusterfuck of a Westminster government and the absolute mess of a Labour opposition. Dial down the chip on the shoulder and claims that we aren't a democracy and focus on arguments that might convince people who voted No last time but are angry with the current UK government.
  8. The Cricket Thread

    We look good in ODIs. Looking at Australia's scorecard vs England tells a tale. Warner scored another century at a good run rate, but there were very few contributions from the rest of the batsmen. With England the runs were shared across the team and even the batsmen who didn't contribute a huge number of runs managed to get what they did quickly, at a much better rate than the Aussies. Woakes looks a different player in the ODIs compared to the tests.
  9. What Are You Drinking ?

    Something in between a clover club and a gimlet.
  10. FA Cup 2017/18

    It was a penalty. It was a pretty clear cut penalty at that.
  11. The Cricket Thread

    Stokes hearing is apparently on the same day as he was due to make his international return against New Zealand. Bit of a pisser.
  12. FA Cup 2017/18

    Hoping for a few penalties to have to be retaken in this shootout.
  13. FA Cup 2017/18

    A booking for that is pretty harsh. One of those that wasn't a penalty but wasn't really a dive either. Glad the referee took the more hilarious route though.
  14. FA Cup 2017/18

    This ref loves a booking for a dive!
  15. FA Cup 2017/18

    They would have a point. Why have VAR if it isn't used for contentious decisions like that?