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DJ Barry Hammond

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DJ Barry Hammond last won the day on 27 February 2016

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About DJ Barry Hammond

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    Leicester City,<br />Beer,<br />Women,<br />Playing football,
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  1. Bercow's going come 31st Oct (or at the next general election if earlier). But judging from the comments in the Chamber at the moment on this subject, including 'Mr Peter Bone' and the likes of Steve Baker/Michael Gove, it seems he's well respected for what he has done as speaker on a number of areas for the benefit of Parliament. Looking back, what is clear is he's made it his aim to provide back benchers with the ability to hold the executive to account - and I don't disagree with that. The reason his role has come into a greater focus is not only because of Brexit - it's because we've gone through a period of hung parliaments and narrow majorities, resulting in Government's trying to find creative ways to getting difficult legislation through. This has led to more contested votes and situations which require ruling on - and looking objectively, where he's been required to make a decision, I personally don't think he's made a call that is obviously wrong, unfair or nonpartisan (when positioned from a viewpoint of allowing MP's to hold the Government to account). That said, I'm sure there will be some inside and out of the HoC that will be celebrating his announcement on the basis of goodbye and good riddance - and will even insist 'a true brexiter' must be installed to ensure Brexit.
  2. A clear issue with ‘no-deal’ on the terms Johnson wants is that the final situation will only be fully known 11 days before it comes into effect. That appears bonkers - how is anyone, businesses or otherwise, meant to make adequate plans for what will be a seismic change in that short a time frame? Ok, you could make preparations beforehand - some stockpiling, registering for schemes etc, but that requires substantial extra time and cost deflected away from core business, for something that may not be needed if Johnson comes back with a deal.
  3. Journalists had turned up to her house - she told them to do one from an upstairs window.
  4. Can’t agree with this sentiment. Boris no longer has the numbers in Parliament to control anything. If Johnson doesn’t ask for an extension - he’ll look awful, will promptly receive a VONC courtesy of all the bridges he’s burned inside his own party and a temporary government could sort out the extension. Legislation could then be laid down for an election (but not on BJ’s terms) and he’d find himself going into it as a rather discredited and spent force.
  5. Think the clue’s in the spelling.
  6. Well this has been a very full 2-days of politics action. So action-packed in fact Johnson’s outshone his Orange stateside doppelgänger. But could Johnson have made a key mistake - by concealing what he really wanted (no-deal and an election) until forced - he’s emphasised what the opposition parties will attack him for. Trustworthiness is a big factor in deciding elections. If he’s further cemented in the swing electorate’s minds that he’s a man who’s loose with the truth, he may end up losing as many votes as he picks up from staunch Brexiters.
  7. Plenty of people. With the absence of any form of opposition, high level of name recognition and his ‘common-sense’ politic style - Out, no ifs or buts, 20,000 more police, more funds for NHS etc - he’s going to see a swing in the polls.
  8. They've fallen apart / United have been good. The lack of experience in the Chelsea side is clear - they've played naively at times. I imagine and fear Chelsea will be a lot better against us when we go to play them.
  9. This United side has a much better balance and purpose about it. I see many are pointing at how poor Chelsea have been defensively, but that fails to notice how good Rashford and Martial have been and the threat they provide - as opposed to Lukaku (getting rid of him was such a key part of United's summer). United have also been showing this sort of stuff in pre-season. They'll be a force in the league this year, no doubt - whether they can maintain a pace with City, Liverpool and Spurs is another matter - but I don't think they'll be miles behind. Extra: Harry M has added a level of authority to United's backline. He's just a presence - which is sometimes as important as anything you do with the ball.
  10. Thought Chelsea looked bright to begin with - some youthful errors, but there's plenty to work with. United look good as well - but that hasn't surprised me.
  11. But it was - because both sides were setup ready for a kick-off, both accepting it was a goal - and then, the games suddenly restarted and there's a 'hang on' what's happened here? So even if the decision was the correct one in terms of the games laws - is this the best method of going about it? Was the way the decision communicated in the ground by the officials / screens good enough? Did it feel like there was too much time in-between the goal being awarded and the correction? There's plenty to discuss about the application, even if you agree with the ultimate decision - and of course, there will be more, both involving us and others.
  12. This is clearly going to need a thread of its own, so I've created one. I've also added a poll - but no rush, it's set to close a little after the last game of the season.
  13. Given how he played in pre-season - it’s bizarre Marc Albrighton wasn’t starting today.
  14. Just hoping the plan is to keep doing shot deep ones to catch Wolves napping when we go for the sweet nearpost corner.
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