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Grachan last won the day on May 28 2020

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    Trying to recapture the excitement of my lost youth,
    Whilst sitting by the fire on my arse.

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  1. Grachan


    You can watch the whole 3 hours on Eurosport player.
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    He didn't win though, which kind of messes up your theory a bit.
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    A big mistake that a lot of people in speedway make, in my opinion. It is such a major part of the sport, and one that has had many lengthy discussions on here. Trying to keep it simple is hiding something that would appeal to many people. Points limits and so on never even get a mention on tv.
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    Good coverage from Eurosport last night. Better than I was expecting. I was hoping, with the extra analysis time, that there would be more statistical talk on subjects such as averages and points limits, but these never seem to get a mention from whoever is covering the sport. They really should go more into this side of things. It's a nerd's paradise, but they always seem to shy away from it. Good to see the regular reports from King's Lynn too. I hope this type of thing will be a regular feature.
  5. I thought you couldn't do a tactical in heat 14. I guess that must have changed.
  6. Seychelles are using Sinopharm, I believe, which is the Chinese vaccine and though to to have about 50% efficacy. There is far too much being made of case numbers. It should be about who needs hospitalisation or who loses their life as a result. If the vaccine prevents people being seriously ill then it is doing what it should be doing.
  7. I guess it's about looking at who is in the team and thinking that they are worth watching. My expectations were lowered a few years back when Arena-Essex turned up at Swindon and I looked at their side and thought they looked extremely weak and unattractive. They then proceeded to win the match so I realised it must be all teams that are like that.
  8. Probably the only two teams in the league that you can look at the line-ups and think that they see half-decent.
  9. Grachan

    European Union - In Or Out?

    So surely, if you can export to a non-EU country without difficulty, then the red tape problem is surely down to the EU rather than the UK? I had assumed that it was the same with every country and the EU countries had merely joined that list now that we had left. I know you are having problems with your business, Steve. That is the trouble with all the graphs and figures that get published and I alluded to that in my post that it is easy to find a graph or a chart to support whichever argument you want to put forward. The main problem with us leaving the EU is the effect on businesses such as yours, which does get overlooked because someone, somewhere will be able to produce a graph to prove that everything is hunky dory. The reason I was always against leaving the EU was because of the effect it would have on individuals rather than on the economy as a whole, which I'm sure will do just fine.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    The post I was replying to was also covering a small period - first quarter 2020 to first quarter 2021. Which means if the figures I quoted are a result of Covid then so must the figures in the original post also be. Are you saying that you can't compare figures from March 2021 to March 2020 and need to put them down to Covid, but can compare them to 2019 when there was no Covid and put them down to leaving the EU?
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    I think I made an error with trade to Switzerland actually. 1660 million is 29% of 5689 million, but it's not a rise of 29%. Its a rise of 342%. I think.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    As you say. Just one country. UK trade figures are here: UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics March 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk) Exports to Switzerland March 2020 - 1660 million Export to Switzerland March 2021 - 5689 million. Thats +29% Just one country though. Also, exports to Germany in March 2020 was 2825 million. Yes, in February 2021 that had dropped to 2331 million, but in March 2021 was up to 3029 million - more than in March 2020. In fact, taking the World top 10 countries, exports have risen between March 2020 and March 2021 to all of them except Spain, and exports to Spain have risen from Feb 2021 to March 2021. It's easy to just choose selective figures, as you can see.
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    Well Done Sadiq Khan

    Why not just vote for two people then, rather than a first and second choice?
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    Well Done Sadiq Khan

    Is it? According to this, second preference counts the same as first preference and it is a simple case of how many votes someone gets. So that seems no more unfair that First Past The Post. Surely a second preference should count for less than a first preference if you are going to have one. London mayoral election to be changed to First Past the Post system under Government plans | Evening Standard Also, the Guardian article even mentions that Sadiq Khan would still have won whatever the voting system.
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    Scottish independence?

    So if he earns 6000 a month, that's just under 1,000. He is pretty well off, I think, so it makes sense in that case.

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