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Driving to the Alps
at 16:14 17 Oct 2019

Collective TWTD wisdom needed.

Have a choice to Fly or Drive to the Alps in January. Part of me is thinking weather and time wise flying will be easier and quicker but....I kinda like the idea of driving but it looks like it's going to be 15 to 18 hours.

Anyone driven to around the Blanc/ Velan area at all during that time of year? Any advice, suggestions, stop offs etc etc etc
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Get ready for Brexit
at 17:43 14 Oct 2019

Anyone else find it ironic the Gov are advertising like mad about getting ready for Brexit. Appears our Gov are quite happy to tell others to get ready but they themselves are most certainly not!
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Religion
at 08:41 13 Oct 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50002085

2 miracles need to be confirmed. Which the Vatican has done based on 2 people saying they prayed to Newman and were cured.

Honestly.....lost for words.
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A plan to fix capitalism (long read)
at 09:56 10 Oct 2019

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mariana-mazzucato

An interesting and thought provoking read.
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UK Productivity continues to flatline
at 15:53 8 Oct 2019

it's been like this since the recession.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49971853
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Just starting to read The Anarchy
at 13:46 8 Oct 2019

by William Dalrymple.

Covering the East Indian Company...worth a read if this is anyones cup of tea!

I'd forgotten just how much it controlled, everything from a private army larger than many at the time and controlling around 50% of global trade.....all from offices in London with around 20 to 30 staff!!!
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First look: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55
at 12:08 7 Oct 2019

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/september/first-look-wildlife-photograp

Love the Racoon!
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RIP Ginger Baker
at 11:41 6 Oct 2019

Lead the way on the drums....notoriously short tempered!
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Would have taken a draw before kick off.
at 17:37 5 Oct 2019

Cracking 3 points.

Hope KVY is Ok.
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FAO Chico....
at 15:19 4 Oct 2019

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The Amazon - 150 years ago....
at 14:22 4 Oct 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49918451

....that smiling croc!!!
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Who'd have thought putting smoke in your lungs was a bad thing
at 08:29 4 Oct 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49929276
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I'd utterly missed that fact that Spurs were done 2-7 by Bayern
at 14:55 2 Oct 2019

last night.
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So, is this going to drag Mo Farah down then?
at 11:43 1 Oct 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/49853029

"And Farah? What this decision means is all of his greatest achievements on the track were delivered under the tutelage of a coach who has been exposed as a cheat and a doper. That doesn't mean Farah cheated; there is no evidence he did. His judgement, though, will come under intense scrutiny."
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Certainly would not have said we would win 4-1 at half time.
at 18:17 28 Sep 2019

Turgid first half...poor passing and a yard off the pace.

Garbutts free kick was a highlight but frankly we were pretty awful. Lambert recognised a back 3 wasnt working and was right to change it.

Not sure whether it's the early goal or the change in formation but the second half was so much better. More purpose and far better use of the ball. Chalk and cheese really.

Keys goal was sublime. Nolan was Johnny on the spot.

For me though....Jackson was MoM....he played so well. Poached his goal.....worked his socks off....linked up well....his cross for Judge was superb and in the dying embers of the 2nd half the his work in the corner beating 2 defenders to a ball and then holding them off summed up his day.

Cracking result...super 2nd half and still barely in 3rd gear.
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Even the BorisBus is struggling
at 11:40 25 Sep 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49801334
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Look, Phil, it's EASY money - what is there to lose? (n/t)
at 16:35 24 Sep 2019

[Post edited 24 Sep 16:36]
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Genuine question from me.
at 13:36 24 Sep 2019

So, today the Court decided, unanimously, that the proroguing of Parliament was within the purview of the Courts(regardless of the subsequent ruling it being illegal).

It sets a very clear precedent. That Courts can intervene where, before, they could not.

Is there a dark/ flip side to this? Parliament and Governments have a degree of freedom that others do not, for various (sometimes good) reasons. Whilst I welcome the outcome today - in the long term is there any reason why this would not be a good situation (in that Courts can now be involved in this going forward)?

I'm not talking about the legality of Johnson's proroguing but the fact it's now within the purview of the Courts.
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Judge....Dozzell......Nolan.....and
at 16:13 21 Sep 2019

Edwards all on the pitch at the same time.

#itwouldnthappenundermick
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Tories targeting the Over 45s then....
at 14:18 20 Sep 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49727121
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