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  1. hippo

    Are Dreams Significant ?

    Very similar got my degree in 1998 as a mature student. In the dream I have sort of skipped a few lectures - then return just before the exams to realise I have missed loads and I am totally screwed - Weird as I scarcely missed a lecture or an assignment due date ! in 5 years !
  2. So if 20 MP'S are publicly against May and presumably the deal on the table - then even if she survives - she can't hope to get the deal past the house of commons ....unless:- Once the EU bless the deal - there becomes an end game in sight - maybe not the end many wanted - but can they all sigh and move the political agenda on If they oust May - will the Tory party stomach a right wing brexiteer , Mogg, Johnson , etc - and a no deal Brexit ? Could labour ride to the rescue and consider the May deal better than a no deal - or would they be unable to resist toppling the tories - ? even if Labour went on to win a GE (and thats an almighty if) would they be able to put anything other than the May deal re worded on the table an unholy mess - perhaps it will only end when there is a will to end it - a bit like a military conflict there comes a point when everyone just says "end it" - and we dig ourselves out of where ever we are
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    The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    No it was a guy of Asian appearance
  4. Id knock the back out of that Penny Mourdant though
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    Pensions

    With all the current uncertainty and seemingly endless stream of changes keeping two pensions going might spread the risk ? I didn't transfer all my my 20 odd years into the NHS pension - And I am glad I didn't - as the older pension have relaxed the rules so I can take it now (with a penalty) - where as the NHS scheme has racked up the pension age to 67
  6. Gotcha - makes sense. BJ would obviously stand in such an election - but who would oppose him ? - somebody more from the centre of the Tory Party ? - Hammond ?
  7. Why would everyone be called back to parliament for a no confidence vote in the tory leader ? - as I understand it there is no vote as such - if they receive more than 40 odd no confidence letters - a Tory leadership ballot is triggered - they wouldn't be that far down the line this afternoon - we don't even know who stand in such a ballot
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    The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    I have rediscovered my enthusiasm for boxing of late - so much so me and my lads went to the Amir Khan fight in Birmingham in September. (Great Night) - I wonder if anyone could answer the following about that night. The big screens flashed up a close up on someone in the crowd - and everyone started booing - who was he and why were people booing ?
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    Are Dreams Significant ?

    I mean I know some are - like if you have been digging a hole or day - then you dream of digging a hole, I can see the link. But what about when you have a typically ordinary day - but then dream you're a fighter pilot flying over Iraq ? - is there always a link, but you just can't see it ? or are they just wacco jibberish ? Do dreams serve a purpose ? - do we ever not dream ?
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    The Concert/Gig Thread

    Any more on thew Kinks reunion / tour ?
  11. The only party openly remain is lib dem - who are doing poorly in the polls I voted remain - and would still like that to happen. But I don't see how it possibly can - you can't keep offering referendums until you get the answer you like - there would have to be massive surge in support for remain, like 70-80% - much as I wish there was - I don't believe there is ....
  12. If Teresa May didn't need to get it through the commons - you would probably be looking at quite a different set of proposals Without wishing to defend TM - I don't believe there is a good deal to be had.
  13. I think at the minute its a job no one wants - no one wants to be the PM when we crash out of Europe - other than the hard Brexit tories , who may not win a leadership election.