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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    They look good. We have our first go at partridges on Monday. A rehearsal for all concerned really and I can't decide which gun to take, probably a...
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    Keep stretching your leg muscles before and after running, and as often as you can in between. Makes a huge difference to me (sounds like a cartilage...
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    19-09-2019, 08:34 PM
    For Sale - Sage TXL-F #2 Fly Rod (2710-4). The rod is in lovely condition, comes with Sage rod bag and tube. Happy to email photo's to anyone...
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    18-09-2019, 07:21 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Don't forget Quantative easing. The mechanism that the Bank of England et al prefer to use in stead of negative interest rates to boost the economy...
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    17-09-2019, 04:04 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    That's the whole point of democracy. Judges are not accountable to us, Parliament is. Government makes law, Parliament scrutinises then accepts,...
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    16-09-2019, 05:46 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Perth By-pass 2019 in River Tay
    It's not all bleak, some bits are still good. I've caught 32 salmon and grilse in 18 days fishing in Scotland this season, and could have had more if...
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    16-09-2019, 08:22 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Cricket in The Lounge
    I think if Root had had a bit more protection from his openers early in the series and had been on his best form we might have won but it was really...
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    15-09-2019, 09:34 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I think what Boris wants is to leave then a GE. It's quite hard not to see that happening now. Labour, I'm told has around 50 rebels who will support...
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    15-09-2019, 06:14 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Wot No Ally's Shrimp in Picture Gallery
    I use a silver ally's, very good up there when fresh grilse are around. I sometimes use a squirrel cascade, which isn't far off but 95% of the time I...
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    15-09-2019, 05:22 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Apparently so!
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    15-09-2019, 05:21 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I presume you mean the 1979 one. I never knew that, you learn something new every day. I think all referenda should need 60% to change the status...
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    15-09-2019, 01:38 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I think turnout was around 85% and 55% voted no. I'm not sure how that could be described either as rigged or a win for yes. Am I missing something?
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    13-09-2019, 09:04 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Cricket in The Lounge
    It was ever thus. We nearly finished Jimmy A off as a youngster trying to change his action. Now we will break the new J A by making him do the work...
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    13-09-2019, 08:22 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Brian I take no sides in this. I voted to remain and I believe to leave is extremely foolish but I enjoy the benefits of our democracy and I think...
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    13-09-2019, 07:06 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I don't think that's what he said he intends? His problem, IMO, is that he values his opinion more than his position. He has not been impartial,...
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    13-09-2019, 01:03 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    No. But that wasn't the point. The analogy was about forcing a negotiation with no ability to walk away. The relationship automatically becomes...
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    13-09-2019, 10:28 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I see it a bit like this. A person takes over a lease on a reservoir and wants to buy some fish to stock it. The owner then tells him he has to buy...
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    13-09-2019, 08:33 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I think you are absolutely right. If Labour had gone with Harriet Harman as leader instead of Ed Milliband, thus showing that the unions still run...
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    13-09-2019, 08:13 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    So if a government looses confidence vote they have 14 days to win one. If they fail, or no other group in Parliament can form a government that has...
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    13-09-2019, 07:29 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    The constitution is basically a series of conventions. I'm not sure what you mean by unconstitutional actions. Give us an example.
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    12-09-2019, 09:38 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Parliament. They hire and fire the government. We hire and fire them. If Parliament had wanted to they could have sacked the government and stopped...
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    12-09-2019, 07:42 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Johnson says a lot of stuff but it's what he does that counts! The courts are there to uphold the laws made by parliament, not to hold the government...
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    12-09-2019, 06:12 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    It's a difficult point to prove wether he lied to her, and that's just another way of saying he misused the derogated prerogative power of the crown...
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    12-09-2019, 07:56 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    The high court ruled that the proroguing was legal, the court of Sessions ruled it illegal. There is a case in Belfast and then the Supreme Court...
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    11-09-2019, 10:20 PM
    Congratulations, a lovely salmon. I'm jealous.
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    11-09-2019, 06:59 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Bob Church in The Lounge
    He was a great man and a big character. Always an innovator, competitive, but incredibly generous, passionate for all forms of our sport, a canny...
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    11-09-2019, 06:52 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    It was interesting that the 6 o'clock bbc news lead with "proroguing parliament illegal" but last week didn't have much coverage of the English court...
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    11-09-2019, 06:48 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I know I was being a trifle sarcastic about the motives of those seeking another referendum. I suspect 99.99% of those calling for another referendum...
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    11-09-2019, 01:43 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Now what would be the point in that? The only possible reason to have a second referendum is to try to overturn the result of the first!
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    10-09-2019, 08:44 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I rather enjoy the existence of Black Rod, not just British but widely copied across the commonwealth, properly known as the Lady Usher of the Black...
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