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  • in reply to: How proud are you of being British? #1482056
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    How is it “democratic” when there is a far greater chance of stalemate/nothing being passed?

    I don’t think that would happen. Parties/MPs would soon learn that they would have to work together to get things passed. It wouldn’t be the farce of the last government where nothing could be passed. Working together would mean better and more transparent legislation being passed.

    in reply to: How proud are you of being British? #1482054
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    Even if PR is a fairer voting system we had a referendum on this a few years ago – Cameron’s pledge to the Lib Dems in the coalition government. The result was a large majority to keep the FPTP system.

    This is one of the reasons why Cameron gave us the EU referendum vote. He won the above referendum, the Scottish Independence referendum and believed he could win all referenda.

    in reply to: How proud are you of being British? #1481685
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    So what was the point in leaving then?

    Because, to keep power, Mr Cameron, in his wisdom, promised a referendum. As Cameron does not live in the real world he did not foresee the result.

    I voted to remain but was not totally convinced why we should stay in as the EU is far from perfect. But I took the decision of “the better the devil you know.”

    in reply to: Race Times #1481420
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    Cheers GaG. Wondered if it was something to do with that. I have noticed the ITV races have still got a “normal” start time. Obviously there could still be clashes if unforeseen circumstances arise. It does make sense although not a fan that TV seems to dictate everything.

    in reply to: How proud are you of being British? #1481419
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    Nothing will change and even if it did and the country goes into recession who’s to say we wouldn’t have done so if we had stayed in Europe. No one can prove whether we would or we wouldn’t, if we do. People, both leavers and remainers, will carry on moaning about public services, taxation and anything else that affects their lives as it’s human nature to do so.

    I’m just going to get on with my job, head down, hoping nothing in the profession changes too much, although more hopeful than anything and then by around 2027/28 retire, again hopeful that my health is still good. The question is will I be able to last that long in a career I’ve been in since school so don’t want to change, but longing to get out of. Just hoping for the lucky lottery or bet to come in :yahoo:

    in reply to: UK/IRE Horses with French names #1481280
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    Unfortunately looks like a non-runner now bur Alan McGee definitely thought he had a chance. Hope the horse is OK and was pulled because of the ground and good luck with the horse wherever he ends up next :good:

    https://www.irishracing.com/card?race=Limerick_Thu_30th_Jan_2020_4_45&prc=094&prd=202001301645

    in reply to: UK/IRE Horses with French names #1481119
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    The Irish may want Gaelic names though which are sometimes harder to pronounce than the French. Many British fans still won’t be able to relate to these either. Old favourites of mine were Bancnuanaheireann and Bothar Na.

    in reply to: UK/IRE Horses with French names #1481090
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    Exactly. If people such as Millington don’t like French names, they should tell owners not to buy French horses.

    Aye should have left horses like Kauto Star, Sprinter Sacre, Azertyuiop and Buveur D’Air to ply their trade in France.

    in reply to: Edinburgh National 2020 #1481015
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    15 now Bobby is old Harry. I like to call him something else when he goes and wins and I haven’t backed him – think “Young Ones” and the bloke they rented the video off. Sorry I might just follow you in on this one.

    in reply to: UK/IRE Horses with French names #1481005
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    “A Plus This”, “Benie De That” “Ramses De Other”.

    If I presume you mean A Plus Tard, Benie Des Dieux and Ramases De Teillee, I think these are all French bred horses who probably started their careers in France like many National Hunt racehorses.

    in reply to: Andrew Lynch #1480595
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    Cheers Chestnut.

    in reply to: Does a horse know it has won… or even lost? #1479711
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    Remember Frankie saying Authorised “thinks he has won today” after the 2007 Coral Eclipse when Notnowcato beat him on the other side of the track. I wonder if he did.

    in reply to: Nicky Henderson and his fairy tales #1479710
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    Henderson on the Kempton race
    “The only good bit of news is on that ground today, I probably wouldn’t have run him.”

    So if similar ground at Ascot he probably would have been declared a non-runner if entered although this is shorter

    But if the ground is considered Good to Soft (Soft in places) what ground would Altior run on. If it’s the same at Cheltenham come March will he be scratched from the Champion Chase :scratch:

    in reply to: Best Christmas Films #1477441
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    It’s A Wonderful Life unless they make a film about Kauto Star’s 5 KG wins.

    in reply to: TRF Awards 2019 Nomination Thread #1477121
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    Poster – VTC
    Hero – Pat Smullen
    Jumps Horse – Houblon Des Obeaux

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