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THE BRITISH THREAD II

 
 
Kolyo
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 03:49 pm
Well Murray just Brexited from the French Open. Sad

How like the French not to give him a day to recover after staying up the previous night to watch the election results come in!
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 03:50 pm
Bump
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 03:51 pm
bumpity bump
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 03:52 pm
triple bump
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 09:05 pm
Scotland moved into second in their World Cup qualifying group. They are 2 points clear of third at the moment, but they need a win at Slovenia to assure themselves of moving on. It will be a hard road.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 11:18 pm
@Kolyo,
Another win would catapult Scotland towards a play‑off berth, something they haven't got since Berti Vogts' days.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 6 Oct, 2017 12:36 am
@Kolyo,
England qualified, I know it was a rather lacklustre performance but we still bloody qualified. The Hairies have got some way to go before they can say that.
Kolyo
 
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Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 09:54 pm
@izzythepush,
I like cheering England on, but it's good to see the other nations represent.

Northern Ireland are already in the playoff round, and Wales and Scotland have a shot.
I have family in North Wales.

EDIT -- It looks like only 8 of the 9 second place teams make the playoffs, but at least all the British teams still have a shot.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 8 Oct, 2017 12:43 am
@Kolyo,
Lot of fuss on the back pages about England's willingness and ability to stage the World Cup if Qatar get disqualified. Won't happen.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Oct, 2017 12:21 pm
@izzythepush,
The draw in Slovenia wasn't good enough: Scotland fell short of the victory they needed to qualify for the play-offs.
lmur
 
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Reply Sun 8 Oct, 2017 12:28 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Scottish generosity guarantees Norn Iron a place in the playoffs.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Oct, 2017 12:55 pm
@lmur,
Wink
lmur
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2017 05:22 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Wales v Rep of Ireland tonight in a winner-takes-all (or at least, reaches the playoffs). Wales are minus Bale but should still have enough quality to take our boys, I'm afraid. With him, it would be no contest.
lmur
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2017 02:50 pm
@lmur,
Happy to be wrong!
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 07:30 am
@lmur,
Hoping, you've survived the storm!

https://i.imgur.com/U4bUby4.jpg
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 07:00 pm
Elsewhere in football , Liverpool earned their first win of the champions league group stage after two disappointing results, and improved their goal differential somewhat.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 21 Oct, 2017 04:55 am
Hundreds of British citizens have been identified after making fake claims of food poisoning to pay for their holidays in Spain. British authorities have vowed to punish those involved in the criminal scheme.

Spain identifies 800 Britons suspected of making fake sickness claims
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Spanish police said Friday they had identified around 800 British tourists suspected of having made fake food poisoning claims after going on holiday in the Balearic Islands to try to win compensation.
Police have listed 77 law firms allegedly used by the tourists to file their complaints as part of their investigation, a statement said.

The law firms "orchestrated a possible criminal network based on fake claims that have generated significant economic damage to the Balearic and Spanish tourism sector," it added.

The Balearic Islands -- which include Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca -- saw a 700 percent rise in sickness claims from January 2016 until the end of September, with the overall cost of the claims worth four million pounds (4.5 million euros), police said.

Police said the problem of fake food poisoning claims was also affecting Spain's Canary Islands and the Levante region on the eastern Mediterranean coast, which includes the resort of Benidorm, popular with British tourists.

Hotels complain that British claims management companies openly tout for business in Spanish resorts, promising not to charge any fees if no eventual damages are paid out.

An ambulance emblazoned with the words "Claims Clinic" was last year pictured driving around Tenerife on Spain's Canary Islands, where more than one in three tourists is British.

Spanish tourism officials say the problem has arisen because British consumer law does not require claimants to produce any medical evidence of illness, and claims can be filed up to three years after a stay at a hotel.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 21 Oct, 2017 05:03 am
@Walter Hinteler,
There's been a lot about this on the news. Dodgy legal companies tout holiday makers outside package holiday hotels, and because the holiday makers are thick chavs they go along with it.

Notice the resorts in question, Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, places most normal people avoid like the plague.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2017 01:05 am
Quote:
Ronald Koeman sacked as Everton manager: Where it went wrong for Dutchman


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41716554

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2017 07:30 am
Quote:
A Eurosceptic Tory MP has been accused of compiling a "hit list" of university professors who teach Brexit courses.
Chris Heaton-Harris has written to universities asking for names of such professors and the content of their lectures.
A lecturers' union said the letter had the "acrid whiff of McCarthyism" - and Tory peer Lord Patten called it "idiotic and offensive".
Mr Heaton-Harris said he believed in "open" debate on Brexit.
The government whip tweeted: "To be absolutely clear, I believe in free speech in our universities and in having an open and vigorous debate on Brexit."
Mr Heaton-Harris is a member of the pro-Brexit European Research Group of Conservative MPs.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41735839
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