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    Other Football 2021/22

    Maguire is fucking hopeless. At this rate he's going to be sacked before we play them.
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    Geordie Arabia

    He's getting a 7 million pay off. I'd be celebrating if I were him.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    The police will be looking at his computers and telephones which can take a while.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Arteta cashed in one of his nine lives there. Which actually makes no sense cause he's not a cat, but you get the idea.
  5. No Time to Die - Disappointingly rubbish and feels like I watched a different film to everyone else - 4\10
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    Geordie Arabia

    Staveley looks like a charcter from V. I wouldn't let her anywhere near my pets.
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    The majority support the ruling in principle (aside from the far right wing in Italy who oppose anything this government offers), but there is an argument over who should cover the cost of the test. At the moment the employer or employee has to pay for it, but the opposition want the govt to foot the bill.
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    Saudi Arabia

    It deserves to have a chant that opposition fans sing whenever Newcastle are on TV. 40,000 people singing Bin Salman's a murderer is going to be difficult for him to hide during a live game.
  9. It's a given right? Not sure why folks are arguing with Gnasher really. Seems to be a circular argument in this thread. Brexit (and covid) have lessened the suppy of labour which has resulted in increased wages and job opportunities. Good news for the worker, bad news for company profits and/or the end consumer. Freedom of movement was always about having an abundant supply of labour, which naturally resulted in lower wages and fewer opportunities. Not great for those on the receiving end, but good news for the consumer, company profits, and the economy (in theory). Brexit has raised wages and opportunities in some sectors. At least in the short term. Whether or not this Tory government will allow their dividends and pensions and bribes from industry to be affected long term is another story. Our trade agreement with the Australians will bring a bunch of BBQ bearing fruit pickers to replace the EU fruit pickers each year - I would expect similar trade deals to get wages in other sectors of the economy back to where the Tories want them longer term.
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    Winter of discontent

    Yeah nothing to see here. The shortage is because of our giant economy waking up and a global lack of drivers. Who believes this shit honestly?
  11. Still the only unbeaten team in the league.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Distinct lack of people celebrating with Werner after he scored although it may have just been the camera angle.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Why on earth does Solskjaer sit at the back like that? He's the Lieutenant Dike of football managers. Foxhole Ole
  14. Why favourite film in the list is Where Eagles Dare, but he played second fiddle in that to Burton who was just fantastic. And yeah Kelly's Heroes was pretty special, but Dirty Harry wins it for me.
  15. It's alright. Johnson will deliver on his Brexit promise to get an American trade deal. Then we can fill our empty shelves with American products instead. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58646017 (written by his BBC stooge) Joe Biden plays down chances of UK-US trade deal Joe Biden has played down the chances of brokering a post-Brexit free trade deal with the UK, as he held talks with Boris Johnson at the White House. Downing Street said its priority was still getting a deal with the US alone. But the BBC understands that UK ministers are now considering joining an existing North American trade pact instead of pursuing a separate deal. The two leaders also discussed Northern Ireland, climate change and Afghanistan during the 90-minute meeting. Downing Street said they "had agreed to continue working towards a future full free trade agreement". However, Mr Johnson had earlier also downplayed chances of securing a deal with the US before the next general election, saying: "The Americans do negotiate very hard." Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office before the talks, Mr Biden said the pair would discuss trade "a little bit", adding: "We're going to have to work that through." A deal would encourage trade by making it cheaper - usually by reducing or eliminating taxes called tariffs. A source familiar with the government's thinking suggested to the BBC that the UK could negotiate entry into an existing trade arrangement between the US, Canada and Mexico - known as the USMCA - set up after former US President Donald Trump tore up its predecessor, NAFTA. "There are a variety of different ways to do this," the source said. "The question is whether the US administration is ready. The ball is in the US's court. It takes two to tango." It's really clear from both sides that there is no rapid path to a trade deal - the opportunity that used to be lauded by Brexiteers and by President Trump. Mr Johnson hinted at that realism in his curtain raiser conversations on his way over here. And the president pretty much confirmed that here in their meeting in the Oval Office. The UK seems no longer to want to believe, or pretend, that doing business in a major deal is top of their list. Instead, while the government is still officially pursuing a stand-alone deal with the US there's a twin track with a more incremental approach - there have already been changes to whisky tariffs and British beef. But Number 10 is now hopeful that the Americans are seriously considering changing tack on British lamb. Elsewhere, Downing Street said Mr Johnson and Mr Biden agreed all diplomatic and humanitarian methods must be used to stop conditions getting worse in Afghanistan. The leaders said any international recognition of the Taliban must be contingent on the group respecting human rights. It comes amid a request by the Taliban to address world leaders at the United Nations summit in New York this week. Before the meeting, Mr Biden also issued a fresh warning to the UK that peace in Northern Ireland must not be jeopardised as a result of complications caused by Brexit. Mr Biden made it clear he has concerns about the Irish border, amid continuing issues with Northern Ireland Protocol - the arrangement which helps prevent checks along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The pair also discussed the new UK, US and Australia security pact in the Asia-Pacific, with No 10 describing it as an example of "shared values and approach to the world". The meeting - taking place on the sidelines of the UN summit - also involved the traditional exchange of gifts. Mr Biden gave the prime minister a framed photo of their first meeting in Cornwall at the G7 summit in June, and a White House branded watch, according to officials. Mr Johnson gave the president a signed copy of a book written by British astronaut Tim Peake with an inscription expressing hopes that it "provides a reminder of what we're fighting to save as our countries tackle climate change together". The prime minister's gift comes weeks ahead of the COP26 climate summit, which is seen as a crucial moment to bring climate change under control. Earlier, Mr Biden announced the US would double its climate finance pledge and increase funding for developing countries to $11.4bn (£8.3bn) by 2024. Mr Johnson said the US had "stepped up to the plate" with what he called a "massive contribution" towards the $100bn goal for countries to raise.
  16. 2 episodes into The Cleaner at the moment and it's quite enjoyable. Doesn't make you belly laugh as such, but you smile for 30 mins.