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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    It's a sad state of affairs for sure but you can't imagine why normal, intelligent, motivated, capable people would want to do the job. Until they...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    Fundamentally funding for education isn't per pupil, it comes from taxation and, sadly, borrowing. Whatever the national budget, and I'd like it to...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    I thought I did!! Same budget + more pupils = worse outcomes. The other side of the coin is that every pupil is dragged down to the lowest common...
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    Im certainly hypocritical with monotonous regularity but I don't pretend to be a politician. You and I can be happily hypocritical: those with...
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    The trouble with that is a, if fee paying schools were abolished the state would have to educate all the kids who are currently paying there own way...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    Now she did send her children to independent school. Corbyn only sent his son to a selective grammar. Both campaign against selective and fee paying...
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    He went to Castle Hill independent prep school and then got the middle class dream ticket of a slot at grammar school.
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    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    I'll have to take your word for that! It's never too late to get help though.
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Who Are You? in The Lounge
    Utterly disgraceful behaviour from the opposite side of the house 😡 Was the Speaker on a half day ?
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Cheque book and pen Not surprising given the very few hours fished , and where / when they were fished..
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  • Loxie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    This is really the crux of it. If we, as anglers, want more fish to catch we need a better environment. We are not going to get it by killing FEB's,...
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  • ibm59's Avatar
    19-11-2018, 11:27 PM
    Yet another ‘ celebrity ‘ rant Pathetic.
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    19-11-2018, 09:10 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Santa? in General Board
    Don't you believe that Not for one iota 😂
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    19-11-2018, 08:57 PM
    Did anyone listen to what she had to say ? If not , shame on you
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    19-11-2018, 06:28 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Santa? in General Board
    Two pain free shoulders , and a restored sense of humour would do nicely. :thumb:
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    19-11-2018, 04:18 PM
    Latest arrival.
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    19-11-2018, 01:55 PM
    Thanks for letting us know , Jack..
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  • Loxie's Avatar
    18-11-2018, 11:00 PM
    Didn't Wayne Rooney own a racehorse called Hoof Hearted?
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    18-11-2018, 07:55 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tweed Autumn returns. in General Board
    Fair enough. The August 2011 fish I caught were pretty much all liced and all big. I had one slightly coloured 16lber. I wouldn't worry about...
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    18-11-2018, 07:21 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tweed Autumn returns. in General Board
    Crikey you're hard to please! I think 2010 produced 20,000ish Autumn fish, by far and away the largest ever on the Tweed or any other UK river for...
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    18-11-2018, 05:39 PM
    T’interweb and short rods.
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  • Loxie's Avatar
    18-11-2018, 05:16 PM
    I have a theory about after dinner fishing on holiday. If I've not caught many during the day it seems unlikely I will after dinner so I have another...
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    18-11-2018, 11:17 AM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Tweed Autumn returns. in General Board
    I The few times I’ve fished Tweed for trout , the last being around 5 years ago , I couldn’t get through the parr to the trout. 😳 The place was...
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    18-11-2018, 11:08 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tweed Autumn returns. in General Board
    You'd annoy a fair few Cornishmen! The Fowey counter shows broadly simelar runs in numbers terms going back a while, but a change away from November...
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    18-11-2018, 10:28 AM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Tweed Autumn returns. in General Board
    To avoid any ambiguity , I’m talking country wide. Not just one river in particular.
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  • Loxie's Avatar
    17-11-2018, 11:24 PM
    I think it's a combination of small incremental increases that make the difference for me rather than 1 biggie. I guess my biggest single thing is to...
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    17-11-2018, 10:16 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Tweed Autumn returns. in General Board
    1st March - 30th September. Or less. Certainly no longer.
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    17-11-2018, 09:45 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Splendid Isolation, as I believe it was known last time round.
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    17-11-2018, 07:56 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Anyone who thinks what we are going to get is going to be anything other than much worse than we have now is deluded.
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    17-11-2018, 05:22 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    The government has to break one promise or the other; they are mutually exclusive. Personally I'm happy they chose to keep the good Friday Agreement.
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