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The SNP vs The Lib Dems – politicalbetting.com

SystemSystem Posts: 11,014
edited November 2023 in General
imageThe SNP vs The Lib Dems – politicalbetting.com

Smarkets have this market up on the next general election on out of the SNP and the Lib Dems, who will win the most seats. I can understand why the Lib Dems are the favourites in this market but I wouldn’t be surprised if the SNP won this market.

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    Primus inter pares.
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    BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 31,636
    edited November 2023
    First. Like the LDs in this case.
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    HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 116,983
    It will be close but the LDs might just edge it, on current polls there would be a swing of up to 16% to the LDs if Labour voters vote tactically in Tory v LD target seats which would see the LDs gain 51 seats. That would be more than even the 48 seats the SNP won in 2019 let alone the 35 seats the SNP got in 2017, which current Scottish polls suggest is going to be closer to the next election result for the SNP
    https://www.electionpolling.co.uk/battleground/targets/liberal-democrat
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    FPT on the “authenticity” of Italian food

    Ciabatta was invented in… 1982

    https://briccosalumeria.com/2021/01/04/the-creation-of-ciabatta-bread/

    So the classic Indochinese/western backpacker town is more authentic than ciabatta
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    GardenwalkerGardenwalker Posts: 20,847
    Leon said:

    FPT on the “authenticity” of Italian food

    Ciabatta was invented in… 1982

    https://briccosalumeria.com/2021/01/04/the-creation-of-ciabatta-bread/

    So the classic Indochinese/western backpacker town is more authentic than ciabatta

    Tartiflette (ok, French) is also a very recent invention.
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    Leon said:

    FPT on the “authenticity” of Italian food

    Ciabatta was invented in… 1982

    https://briccosalumeria.com/2021/01/04/the-creation-of-ciabatta-bread/

    So the classic Indochinese/western backpacker town is more authentic than ciabatta

    Not sure if beans on ciabatta is better than beans on naan.
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    GardenwalkerGardenwalker Posts: 20,847
    Why is the Speaker appearing on propaganda channel GB “News” to be interviewed by two Tory MPs, one an actual Cabinet Minister?
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    TimSTimS Posts: 9,554
    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.
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    BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 31,636
    edited November 2023
    FPT
    biggles said:

    Never mind those VI numbers, this is a massively important new poll.

    M&S food the only remaining Tory supermarket; the Tories are toast (focaccia, with nduja and melted taleggio).

    image

    https://x.com/drjennings/status/1725997192723181782?s=20

    (Edit: It's not actually new - fieldwork May '23, and 'Brexit' should say 'Reform' - but why spoil a good headline, eh?)

    Oldies love M&S in my experience.
    Looking at the Tesco numbers, can we save the polling companies a lot of effort and just ask their customers at the till? Where goes Tesco, so goes the nation.
    That's a good point. Given the poll was conducted in May this year, the poll averages were about 43 Lab, 28 Con, 11 LD, 6 Green, 6 RefUK. So the Tesco numbers are damn near spot-on.

    Let's hope someone does this survey again close to the next GE - we need to know which supermarket reflects national opinion!
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    That's a really interesting market. I'd price it 70/30 for the LDs so a touch of value in the SNP.
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    SandyRentoolSandyRentool Posts: 20,596

    FPT

    biggles said:

    Never mind those VI numbers, this is a massively important new poll.

    M&S food the only remaining Tory supermarket; the Tories are toast (focaccia, with nduja and melted taleggio).

    image

    https://x.com/drjennings/status/1725997192723181782?s=20

    (Edit: It's not actually new - fieldwork May '23, and 'Brexit' should say 'Reform' - but why spoil a good headline, eh?)

    Oldies love M&S in my experience.
    Looking at the Tesco numbers, can we save the polling companies a lot of effort and just ask their customers at the till? Where goes Tesco, so goes the nation.
    That's a good point. Given the poll was conducted in May this year, the poll averages were about 43 Lab, 28 Con, 11 LD, 6 Green, 6 RefUK. So the Tesco numbers are damn near spot-on.

    Let's hope someone does this survey again close to the next GE - we need to know which supermarket reflects national opinion!
    If a Coop membership card was the only acceptable form of id at the polling station we'd win a landslide.
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    bigglesbiggles Posts: 4,339

    Why is the Speaker appearing on propaganda channel GB “News” to be interviewed by two Tory MPs, one an actual Cabinet Minister?

    Why are you watching GB News? I have a newly painted wall I can send you a live stream of instead?
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    BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 31,636
    edited November 2023
    Re the Header: "If Scotland becomes independent before the next general election, the market will become void."

    Life destroyed by a massive meteor is surely more likely than Scotland becoming independent before the next general election?
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Yes the overlap is only an indirect one in that both the Cons and the SNP are looking down the barrel of Time For A Change.
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    bigglesbiggles Posts: 4,339

    FPT

    biggles said:

    Never mind those VI numbers, this is a massively important new poll.

    M&S food the only remaining Tory supermarket; the Tories are toast (focaccia, with nduja and melted taleggio).

    image

    https://x.com/drjennings/status/1725997192723181782?s=20

    (Edit: It's not actually new - fieldwork May '23, and 'Brexit' should say 'Reform' - but why spoil a good headline, eh?)

    Oldies love M&S in my experience.
    Looking at the Tesco numbers, can we save the polling companies a lot of effort and just ask their customers at the till? Where goes Tesco, so goes the nation.
    That's a good point. Given the poll was conducted in May this year, the poll averages were about 43 Lab, 28 Con, 11 LD, 6 Green, 6 RefUK. So the Tesco numbers are damn near spot-on.

    Let's hope someone does this survey again close to the next GE - we need to know which supermarket reflects national opinion!
    Also needs broadening to include Booths to properly reflect the north, as well as Spar.

    We need to know.
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    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
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    SandyRentoolSandyRentool Posts: 20,596
    On topic, my gut feel is SNP.

    The LibDems consistently under-perform and SNP may enjoy a bit of swingback.
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    HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 116,983
    kinabalu said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Yes the overlap is only an indirect one in that both the Cons and the SNP are looking down the barrel of Time For A Change.
    Indeed but the swing from Tory to LD in the bluewall may be one of the highest in the UK now Corbyn is no longer Labour leader but the swing from Tory to SNP in Scotland may be one of the lowest in the UK given Sunak is more popular in Scotland than Boris and the SNP vote is down there almost as much as the Tory vote
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    bigglesbiggles Posts: 4,339

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
    If we look at this as a probability problem, the number of seats the LibDems *could* win on current polling is greater the number the SNP *could* win if they won every seat they stood in
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    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
    If the SNP lose twenty seats they'll fall below 30 overall (unless they pick up a couple of SCON seats). Rutherglen suggests they'll lose more than that.
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    HYUFD said:

    kinabalu said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Yes the overlap is only an indirect one in that both the Cons and the SNP are looking down the barrel of Time For A Change.
    Indeed but the swing from Tory to LD in the bluewall may be one of the highest in the UK now Corbyn is no longer Labour leader but the swing from Tory to SNP in Scotland may be one of the lowest in the UK given Sunak is more popular in Scotland than Boris and the SNP vote is down there almost as much as the Tory vote
    I'm quite sweet on the LDs in the BW. I don't think they'll flop this time.
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    Matthew Syed comes out for fundamental asylum treaty reform in the ST today.
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    HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 116,983
    edited November 2023
    kinabalu said:

    HYUFD said:

    kinabalu said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Yes the overlap is only an indirect one in that both the Cons and the SNP are looking down the barrel of Time For A Change.
    Indeed but the swing from Tory to LD in the bluewall may be one of the highest in the UK now Corbyn is no longer Labour leader but the swing from Tory to SNP in Scotland may be one of the lowest in the UK given Sunak is more popular in Scotland than Boris and the SNP vote is down there almost as much as the Tory vote
    I'm quite sweet on the LDs in the BW. I don't think they'll flop this time.
    On the latest Redfield polls, the Tory vote is down 16% UK wide on 2019, down 14% in the redwall on 2019 but down 19% in the bluewall on 2019.

    The bluewall seats are demographically like the 'Teal' seats in Australia which went from traditionally Coalition to Teal Independent in 2022 on an above average swing
    https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-gb-voting-intention-12-november-2023
    /https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-red-wall-voting-intention-22-october-2023
    /https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-blue-wall-voting-intention-5-november-2023/
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    CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 39,635
    edited November 2023

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
    If the SNP lose twenty seats they'll fall below 30 overall (unless they pick up a couple of SCON seats). Rutherglen suggests they'll lose more than that.
    Different situation now. SKS has proved to diverge from the Scottish Labour Party, something that was concealed at the time of the Ru'glen election. Also, a de facto by-election on a sitting government. Plus the irritation caused by the previous incumbent (albeit modified by her prompt ejection by the SNP). May or may not make much difference.
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    HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 116,983
    Carnyx said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
    If the SNP lose twenty seats they'll fall below 30 overall (unless they pick up a couple of SCON seats). Rutherglen suggests they'll lose more than that.
    Different situation now. SKS has proved to diverge from the Scottish Labour Party, something that was concealed at the time of the Ru'glen election. Also, a de facto by-election on a sitting government. Plus the irritation caused by the previous incumbent (albeit modified by her prompt ejection by the SNP). May or may not make much difference.
    What Rutherglen also showed was heavy Tory and LD tactical voting for Labour to beat the SNP, making the headline decline in the SNP vote not capture the full swing to Labour in Scotland
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final
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    TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 114,358
    edited November 2023
    Leon said:

    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final

    Yes.

    Nothing will ever top the 2019 final.
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    Carnyx said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
    If the SNP lose twenty seats they'll fall below 30 overall (unless they pick up a couple of SCON seats). Rutherglen suggests they'll lose more than that.
    Different situation now. SKS has proved to diverge from the Scottish Labour Party, something that was concealed at the time of the Ru'glen election. Also, a de facto by-election on a sitting government. Plus the irritation caused by the previous incumbent (albeit modified by her prompt ejection by the SNP). May or may not make much difference.
    If you're referring to Gaza, I'm not sure it has made any difference by the looks of things.
    Election Maps UK
    @ElectionMapsUK
    Motherwell South East & Ravenscraig (North Lanarkshire) By-Election Result [First Prefs]:

    🌹 LAB: 44.0% (+12.8)
    🎗️ SNP: 30.1% (-12.7)
    🌳 CON: 9.5% (-7.1)
    🌍 GRN: 8.2% (+0.4)
    💂‍♀️ BUP: 3.1% (New)
    🔶 LDM: 2.2% (New)
    🔷 ALBA: 2.1% (New)
    💷 UKIP: 0.8% (+0.1)

    No SFP (-0.9) as previous.

    Labour GAIN From SNP.
    Changes w/ 2022.
    Not that it will be factor come the next GE anyway, I imagine.
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    CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 39,635
    edited November 2023

    Carnyx said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Also, triumph and disaster line up pretty tidily for the two parties.

    If the Lib Dems increase their seat count above 30, they will be doing pretty well. (I think they'll win everything the properly go for on a local basis, but there won't be that many seats like that.)

    SNP will surely lose seats, but falling below 30 will be a nasty shock.
    If the SNP lose twenty seats they'll fall below 30 overall (unless they pick up a couple of SCON seats). Rutherglen suggests they'll lose more than that.
    Different situation now. SKS has proved to diverge from the Scottish Labour Party, something that was concealed at the time of the Ru'glen election. Also, a de facto by-election on a sitting government. Plus the irritation caused by the previous incumbent (albeit modified by her prompt ejection by the SNP). May or may not make much difference.
    If you're referring to Gaza, I'm not sure it has made any difference by the looks of things.
    Election Maps UK
    @ElectionMapsUK
    Motherwell South East & Ravenscraig (North Lanarkshire) By-Election Result [First Prefs]:

    🌹 LAB: 44.0% (+12.8)
    🎗️ SNP: 30.1% (-12.7)
    🌳 CON: 9.5% (-7.1)
    🌍 GRN: 8.2% (+0.4)
    💂‍♀️ BUP: 3.1% (New)
    🔶 LDM: 2.2% (New)
    🔷 ALBA: 2.1% (New)
    💷 UKIP: 0.8% (+0.1)

    No SFP (-0.9) as previous.

    Labour GAIN From SNP.
    Changes w/ 2022.
    Not that it will be factor come the next GE anyway, I imagine.
    Wasn't thinking of it actually, but the issues revealed at Ru'glen, where the Slab candidate specifically adopted SNP positions on several issues, rather than SKS's central Labour HQ positions. Will be interesting to see how this [edit] situation develops.
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    pigeonpigeon Posts: 4,132
    HYUFD said:

    kinabalu said:

    HYUFD said:

    kinabalu said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Yes the overlap is only an indirect one in that both the Cons and the SNP are looking down the barrel of Time For A Change.
    Indeed but the swing from Tory to LD in the bluewall may be one of the highest in the UK now Corbyn is no longer Labour leader but the swing from Tory to SNP in Scotland may be one of the lowest in the UK given Sunak is more popular in Scotland than Boris and the SNP vote is down there almost as much as the Tory vote
    I'm quite sweet on the LDs in the BW. I don't think they'll flop this time.
    On the latest Redfield polls, the Tory vote is down 16% UK wide on 2019, down 14% in the redwall on 2019 but down 19% in the bluewall on 2019.

    The bluewall seats are demographically like the 'Teal' seats in Australia which went from traditionally Coalition to Teal Independent in 2022 on an above average swing
    https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-gb-voting-intention-12-november-2023
    /https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-red-wall-voting-intention-22-october-2023
    /https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-blue-wall-voting-intention-5-november-2023/
    As always, I'm not sure how much can be read into all these extreme polling numbers. Most likely what will happen is that the Grey Vote will trundle out again to bail out the Tories and, on topic, the SNP will do reasonably well simply because the Blue Woad Brigade won't be able to bring itself to switch sides in sufficient numbers to sink them. We can expect the Lib Dems to underperform because that's just what the Lib Dems do at general elections, and underlying all of this is the simple fact that there's no enthusiasm in the country at large for the Labour Party at all. None.

    I expect the Conservatives to be back in Opposition after the next election, but I don't expect them to receive the complete pasting that they so richly deserve. They'll work to shore up the core vote, and a lot of people won't bother to turn out to vote Labour because they're going to end up offering very little that's new, beyond a pledge to manage decline less badly than Rishi Sunak.
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    TazTaz Posts: 11,121

    First. Like the LDs in this case.

    Winning Here.
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    MJWMJW Posts: 1,339

    Leon said:

    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final

    Yes.

    Nothing will ever top the 2019 final.
    Not really though - India probably marginal favourites after 10 or so overs. Just this partnership might well have turned what should have been a tricky total, into a walkover.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market
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    MPs furious as iPad row overshadows SNP’s ‘best ever week’ in Westminster
    Expenses debacle takes focus away from ‘serious issues’ of Gaza, Rwanda and Braverman

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mps-furious-as-ipad-row-overshadows-snps-best-ever-week-in-westminster-sr2sjgrkn (£££)
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    edited November 2023

    Leon said:

    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final

    Yes.

    Nothing will ever top the 2019 final.
    Ah, good. Then I can stop fretting

    And yes, the 2019 final will remain the greatest one day match ever, I can still remember the unbearable tension, now
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162

    Matthew Syed comes out for fundamental asylum treaty reform in the ST today.

    Difficult because it needs a multinational initiative. But necessary because the issue won't be resolved by countries all doing their own thing.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 67,181

    Leon said:

    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final

    Yes.

    Nothing will ever top the 2019 final.
    good day for one English player however, Leeds born Josh Inglis taking five catches.
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 67,181

    MPs furious as iPad row overshadows SNP’s ‘best ever week’ in Westminster
    Expenses debacle takes focus away from ‘serious issues’ of Gaza, Rwanda and Braverman

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mps-furious-as-ipad-row-overshadows-snps-best-ever-week-in-westminster-sr2sjgrkn (£££)

    If that was their best ever week, they haven't achieved much.
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    edited November 2023
    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
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    Leon said:

    Leon said:

    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final

    Yes.

    Nothing will ever top the 2019 final.
    Ah, good. Then I can stop fretting

    And yes, the 2019 final will remain the greatest one day match ever, I can still remember the unbearable tension, now
    India in first 10 overs - 80 for 2.

    India in last 40 overs - 160 for 8.
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    Nice of Prime Minister Modi to build a library for 130,000 people.

    https://twitter.com/RadioCricket/status/1726256146410037429
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 67,181

    Leon said:

    Leon said:

    Is this match as much of a walkover as the score suggests? Cambodian bars seem fairly unwilling to broadcast the Final

    Yes.

    Nothing will ever top the 2019 final.
    Ah, good. Then I can stop fretting

    And yes, the 2019 final will remain the greatest one day match ever, I can still remember the unbearable tension, now
    India in first 10 overs - 80 for 2.

    India in last 40 overs - 160 for 8.
    I don't see the Aussies imploding from here.

    Incidentally I wonder if Head has just batted himself into pole position to replace Smith as vice-captain and in another couple of years, Cummins as captain?
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    pigeon said:

    HYUFD said:

    kinabalu said:

    HYUFD said:

    kinabalu said:

    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    Yes the overlap is only an indirect one in that both the Cons and the SNP are looking down the barrel of Time For A Change.
    Indeed but the swing from Tory to LD in the bluewall may be one of the highest in the UK now Corbyn is no longer Labour leader but the swing from Tory to SNP in Scotland may be one of the lowest in the UK given Sunak is more popular in Scotland than Boris and the SNP vote is down there almost as much as the Tory vote
    I'm quite sweet on the LDs in the BW. I don't think they'll flop this time.
    On the latest Redfield polls, the Tory vote is down 16% UK wide on 2019, down 14% in the redwall on 2019 but down 19% in the bluewall on 2019.

    The bluewall seats are demographically like the 'Teal' seats in Australia which went from traditionally Coalition to Teal Independent in 2022 on an above average swing
    https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-gb-voting-intention-12-november-2023
    /https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-red-wall-voting-intention-22-october-2023
    /https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/latest-blue-wall-voting-intention-5-november-2023/
    As always, I'm not sure how much can be read into all these extreme polling numbers. Most likely what will happen is that the Grey Vote will trundle out again to bail out the Tories and, on topic, the SNP will do reasonably well simply because the Blue Woad Brigade won't be able to bring itself to switch sides in sufficient numbers to sink them. We can expect the Lib Dems to underperform because that's just what the Lib Dems do at general elections, and underlying all of this is the simple fact that there's no enthusiasm in the country at large for the Labour Party at all. None.

    I expect the Conservatives to be back in Opposition after the next election, but I don't expect them to receive the complete pasting that they so richly deserve. They'll work to shore up the core vote, and a lot of people won't bother to turn out to vote Labour because they're going to end up offering very little that's new, beyond a pledge to manage decline less badly than Rishi Sunak.
    A skillful and equitable management of relative decline would be a considerable political achievement for a UK government. If SKS can deliver this he'll go down as one of the greats.
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    Remember the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final and John Howard having a face like a slapped arse when presenting England the trophy?

    I think Narendra Modi might outdo John Howard today.
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    malcolmgmalcolmg Posts: 41,845
    TimS said:

    What’s interesting about this market is it’s probably the two least autocorrelated battles in the election. The performance of SNP in Scotland is completely independent of the performance of LDs in the South. Near zero overlapping variables.

    SNP are heading for the toilet, get on hte Lib Dems
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
    What? Of course 2014 was not a hologram. My point is that AFTER that vote the idea of an imminent new vote became increasingly fantastical, in reality, yet the SNP managed to persuade everyone, and keep persuading them, that Sindyref2 was just a few inches away. One more heave

    That illusion is shattered. Stop being stupid. You’re already quite boring. Stupid AS WELL would make you unreadable
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    williamglennwilliamglenn Posts: 48,052

    MPs furious as iPad row overshadows SNP’s ‘best ever week’ in Westminster
    Expenses debacle takes focus away from ‘serious issues’ of Gaza, Rwanda and Braverman

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mps-furious-as-ipad-row-overshadows-snps-best-ever-week-in-westminster-sr2sjgrkn (£££)

    So the SNP now see devolved government as a local distraction?
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    HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 116,983

    Remember the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final and John Howard having a face like a slapped arse when presenting England the trophy?

    I think Narendra Modi might outdo John Howard today.

    Looks like a great victory for a Commonwealth realm over a Commonwealth republic today, whereas in 2003 the Queen won either way
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    This must be one of the worst ever performances by a tournament favourite in a final

    Judging by the score, that is. I can’t actually see it but that won’t stop me opining!
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    malcolmgmalcolmg Posts: 41,845
    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
    The clown does not even understand that the almost 50% Independence support is not all SNP, the SNP were up until now the only way to get it. Them going down the toilet will not change the minds of Independence supporters but expectations of Independence will continue to grow and w ecannot be held prisoners ad infinitum. You can only kick people for so long till even the fearties get it.
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
    Ok. Yes fair enough. But I'm surprised you feel that way. You're always making a big deal about being an Englishman and an Englishman never wants Australia to win at cricket.
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    bondegezoubondegezou Posts: 7,586
    I agree with others. While I'd rather the LibDems got more MPs, I think their odds should be longer.
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    On topic, my gut feel is SNP.

    The LibDems consistently under-perform and SNP may enjoy a bit of swingback.

    Same.

    One thing that may help the SNP is the large number of Labour target seats in the Central belt, where most of the Irish descent population lives. Given the large degree of sympathy for Palestinians amongst that group, this may hurt Labour.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
    Ok. Yes fair enough. But I'm surprised you feel that way. You're always making a big deal about being an Englishman and an Englishman never wants Australia to win at cricket.
    No, I don’t feel that

    I’m a passionate England fan but I don’t mind who else wins if we can’t, apart from I prefer underdogs (as here)

    I just want to watch fine cricket. I am an English gentleman

    I DO feel that in football and I definitely feel it in rugby. I think rugby stirs my testosterone more than any other sport. It is more primal and macho, closest to actual warfare
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    Leon said:

    This must be one of the worst ever performances by a tournament favourite in a final

    Judging by the score, that is. I can’t actually see it but that won’t stop me opining!

    1983 waves hello.

    But this is a South African choke by India.
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    HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 116,983

    On topic, my gut feel is SNP.

    The LibDems consistently under-perform and SNP may enjoy a bit of swingback.

    Same.

    One thing that may help the SNP is the large number of Labour target seats in the Central belt, where most of the Irish descent population lives. Given the large degree of sympathy for Palestinians amongst that group, this may hurt Labour.
    Latest Yougov Scottish subsample last week has a swing of 11% from SNP to Labour since 2019 and 10.5% from Conservative to LD since 2019 (but that does not account for tactical voting)
    https://d3nkl3psvxxpe9.cloudfront.net/documents/TheTimes_VI_231115_W.pdf
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    The Aussies are gonna do with about 8 over left. Humiliation for India. Lol

    Classic hubris
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
    What? Of course 2014 was not a hologram. My point is that AFTER that vote the idea of an imminent new vote became increasingly fantastical, in reality, yet the SNP managed to persuade everyone, and keep persuading them, that Sindyref2 was just a few inches away. One more heave

    That illusion is shattered. Stop being stupid. You’re already quite boring. Stupid AS WELL would make you unreadable
    But you didn't say that. You just said they've been dangling their carrots "for a long time". If by this you specifically meant since 2014 well ok (ish) but how would we be expected to guess that?

    After all you used to bang on about 2014 being very recent. So recent that it would be absurd to even think about another referendum despite it being voted for!

    See? Hoist again, I'm afraid. Bamboozled by Kuntibula the Logic Monster.
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    FlatlanderFlatlander Posts: 3,884
    edited November 2023
    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
    Ok. Yes fair enough. But I'm surprised you feel that way. You're always making a big deal about being an Englishman and an Englishman never wants Australia to win at cricket.
    Dunno. Narendra Modi presenting the trophy in the Narendra Modi stadium?

    A crowd that is far too one-sided and not even prepared to watch to the end? Are they even cricket fans, or just India fans?


    I'm afraid I've been cheering Australia.
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 67,181
    Leon said:

    The Aussies are gonna do with about 8 over left. Humiliation for India. Lol

    Classic hubris

    They got big Heads.
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    TimSTimS Posts: 9,554

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
    Ok. Yes fair enough. But I'm surprised you feel that way. You're always making a big deal about being an Englishman and an Englishman never wants Australia to win at cricket.
    Dunno. Narendra Modi presenting the trophy in the Narendra Modi stadium?

    A crowd that is far too one-sided and not even prepared to watch to the end? Are they even cricket fans, or just India fans?


    I'm afraid I've been cheering Australia.
    Shame it’s not India-Pakistan though. Or the dream future movie final, India-Afghanistan.
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    DavidLDavidL Posts: 51,197
    Leon said:

    The Aussies are gonna do with about 8 over left. Humiliation for India. Lol

    Classic hubris

    I don't think that there is a lot of doubt that the choice of fielding first played a major role in this. India really struggled on a dry, hard pitch which turned prodigiously. After the first 10 overs there has been almost no turn of India as the dew has come into play.

    Travis Head has been brilliant, quite brilliant but it has been an awful lot easier to bat this evening than it was this afternoon. For the first time in this world cup, without scoreboard pressure, the Indian attack has looked toothless.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    edited November 2023

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
    Ok. Yes fair enough. But I'm surprised you feel that way. You're always making a big deal about being an Englishman and an Englishman never wants Australia to win at cricket.
    Dunno. Narendra Modi presenting the trophy in the Narendra Modi stadium?

    A crowd that is far too one-sided and not even prepared to watch to the end? Are they even cricket fans, or just India fans?


    I'm afraid I've been cheering Australia.
    Yep. Me too. And not enough Indians turned up for the other matches

    FAIL

    Glad they lost

    (I’m also glad that India is almost single handedly turning cricket into a mega global sport, but that’s different)
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 67,181
    edited November 2023
    DavidL said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies are gonna do with about 8 over left. Humiliation for India. Lol

    Classic hubris

    I don't think that there is a lot of doubt that the choice of fielding first played a major role in this. India really struggled on a dry, hard pitch which turned prodigiously. After the first 10 overs there has been almost no turn of India as the dew has come into play.

    Travis Head has been brilliant, quite brilliant but it has been an awful lot easier to bat this evening than it was this afternoon. For the first time in this world cup, without scoreboard pressure, the Indian attack has looked toothless.
    It was inevitable this would happen from the moment I said Cummins was a fool to bowl.

    Although that's still not quite as good as my prediction Alistair Cook would rue putting the Aussies in at Trent Bridge in 2015.
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 67,181
    Sobering thought.

    There are going to be uni students next year born *after* the 2005 Ashes.
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    DavidLDavidL Posts: 51,197
    ydoethur said:

    DavidL said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies are gonna do with about 8 over left. Humiliation for India. Lol

    Classic hubris

    I don't think that there is a lot of doubt that the choice of fielding first played a major role in this. India really struggled on a dry, hard pitch which turned prodigiously. After the first 10 overs there has been almost no turn of India as the dew has come into play.

    Travis Head has been brilliant, quite brilliant but it has been an awful lot easier to bat this evening than it was this afternoon. For the first time in this world cup, without scoreboard pressure, the Indian attack has looked toothless.
    It was inevitable this would happen from the moment I said Cummins was a fool to bowl.

    Although that's still not quite as good as my prediction Alistair Cook would rue putting the Aussies in at Trent Bridge in 2015.
    I honestly thought India would walk this and it looked possible when Smith was out (still laughing about that) but they were below par and Australia worthy winners.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    Total dry humping for India. Not even any lube. It will hurt
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    Well done Australia

    The pressure of winning in front of a hugely expectant home nation was just too much for India
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    if it is to survive ODI cricket REALLY needs the Windies to come roaring back. I miss those Windies teams
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    If that match disappointed you, THIS is amusing. The New York Times tries - sincerely - to explain cricket to its readers


    https://www.nytimes.com/video/sports/cricket/100000009187237/cricket-explainer.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

    I like that halfway through the guy gives up calling the wicket “the wicket” and calls it “the posts”
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    murali_smurali_s Posts: 3,040
    Sorry to see the xenophobic sh*t Modi there at the stadium named after the c*nt.

    Well played Australia. India reflect not only in cricket but in the way it conducts itself on the a world stage.
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    MJWMJW Posts: 1,339
    Leon said:

    if it is to survive ODI cricket REALLY needs the Windies to come roaring back. I miss those Windies teams

    Sadly won't happen as long as India control the money and their best players are more concerned with their IPL contracts than the hard (and less well paid) graft of turning the West Indies into a top team again.
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    LeonLeon Posts: 46,994
    MJW said:

    Leon said:

    if it is to survive ODI cricket REALLY needs the Windies to come roaring back. I miss those Windies teams

    Sadly won't happen as long as India control the money and their best players are more concerned with their IPL contracts than the hard (and less well paid) graft of turning the West Indies into a top team again.
    My faint hope is that the Windies will revive themselves once kids realise how much money they can make in cricket. Apparently cricket has been losing out to basketball. But to make big cash in basketball you have to be a physical freak in size. It is that basic, so your chances of being a pro basketball player in the USA are tiny tiny tiny

    Cricket is more accepting of different physiques. Come back to cricket!
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    OldKingColeOldKingCole Posts: 31,960
    ydoethur said:

    Sobering thought.

    There are going to be uni students next year born *after* the 2005 Ashes.

    My granddaughter and her boyfriend were discussing driving tests yesterday and it was quite a shock to realise that they’d both passed this century.
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    ydoethur said:

    Sobering thought.

    There are going to be uni students next year born *after* the 2005 Ashes.

    Yep. Inc my nephew born Oct 05. Smartypants looks on track for a top uni, probably Cambs.
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    TazTaz Posts: 11,121
    Leon said:

    MJW said:

    Leon said:

    if it is to survive ODI cricket REALLY needs the Windies to come roaring back. I miss those Windies teams

    Sadly won't happen as long as India control the money and their best players are more concerned with their IPL contracts than the hard (and less well paid) graft of turning the West Indies into a top team again.
    My faint hope is that the Windies will revive themselves once kids realise how much money they can make in cricket. Apparently cricket has been losing out to basketball. But to make big cash in basketball you have to be a physical freak in size. It is that basic, so your chances of being a pro basketball player in the USA are tiny tiny tiny

    Cricket is more accepting of different physiques. Come back to cricket!
    Globetrotting playing T20 is a way to make a pot of cash.
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    malcolmgmalcolmg Posts: 41,845
    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
    What? Of course 2014 was not a hologram. My point is that AFTER that vote the idea of an imminent new vote became increasingly fantastical, in reality, yet the SNP managed to persuade everyone, and keep persuading them, that Sindyref2 was just a few inches away. One more heave

    That illusion is shattered. Stop being stupid. You’re already quite boring. Stupid AS WELL would make you unreadable
    But you didn't say that. You just said they've been dangling their carrots "for a long time". If by this you specifically meant since 2014 well ok (ish) but how would we be expected to guess that?

    After all you used to bang on about 2014 being very recent. So recent that it would be absurd to even think about another referendum despite it being voted for!

    See? Hoist again, I'm afraid. Bamboozled by Kuntibula the Logic Monster.
    Also given that we are being held hostage , it would not matter if SNP got ZERO votes , we would still have to do something else.
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    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    The Aussies kinda deserve to win for that extraordinary innings by Maxwell. Positively Stokesian

    Yes. I'd rather they didn’t though.
    I dunno. I think it’s good that India can be challenged - and beaten - at home. in so many ways they dominate the sport now. The Aussies and England - and everyone else - are the underdogs
    Ok. Yes fair enough. But I'm surprised you feel that way. You're always making a big deal about being an Englishman and an Englishman never wants Australia to win at cricket.
    No, I don’t feel that

    I’m a passionate England fan but I don’t mind who else wins if we can’t, apart from I prefer underdogs (as here)

    I just want to watch fine cricket. I am an English gentleman

    I DO feel that in football and I definitely feel it in rugby. I think rugby stirs my testosterone more than any other sport. It is more primal and macho, closest to actual warfare
    Except for the part where they sue because their brains got mushed.

    Ex-stars suing rugby for damage it did to their brains
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ex-stars-suing-rugby-for-damage-it-did-to-their-brains-mjztkc73p (£££)
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    MJWMJW Posts: 1,339
    Leon said:

    MJW said:

    Leon said:

    if it is to survive ODI cricket REALLY needs the Windies to come roaring back. I miss those Windies teams

    Sadly won't happen as long as India control the money and their best players are more concerned with their IPL contracts than the hard (and less well paid) graft of turning the West Indies into a top team again.
    My faint hope is that the Windies will revive themselves once kids realise how much money they can make in cricket. Apparently cricket has been losing out to basketball. But to make big cash in basketball you have to be a physical freak in size. It is that basic, so your chances of being a pro basketball player in the USA are tiny tiny tiny

    Cricket is more accepting of different physiques. Come back to cricket!
    Indeed. The worrying thing is though that there's already been a generation of pretty talented players (Hetmyer, Narine, Pooran, Shepherd, Lewis etc) who have regularly been signed up in the IPL.

    However, the Windies have declined rather than improved as they rarely play for the West Indies, and when they do it's usually throwing them together for a tournament in the hope it all comes off. Shortage of talent isn't so much the problem - mainly that it's all signed up for T20 franchises and tailor their careers to those rather than what might improve the international side.

    Especially true of ODIs where if we've seen one thing in this World Cup it's that you can't just play slightly modified T20 cricket.

    If players are playing 5 months in the IPL, plus stints in affiliated T20 leagues in SA, Dubai, and the US, it's difficult to see where the West Indies get a look in without the ability to offer contracts that even tempt players to pare back franchise commitments a bit, as England and Aus do.
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    TimSTimS Posts: 9,554
    edited November 2023
    Ahead of this week’s Autumn statement an interesting tax chart to chew on.

    https://x.com/simongerman600/status/1726265331214073856?s=46

    Since 1970 UK and US taxation has become much flatter, while French has stayed almost the same.
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    malcolmg said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
    What? Of course 2014 was not a hologram. My point is that AFTER that vote the idea of an imminent new vote became increasingly fantastical, in reality, yet the SNP managed to persuade everyone, and keep persuading them, that Sindyref2 was just a few inches away. One more heave

    That illusion is shattered. Stop being stupid. You’re already quite boring. Stupid AS WELL would make you unreadable
    But you didn't say that. You just said they've been dangling their carrots "for a long time". If by this you specifically meant since 2014 well ok (ish) but how would we be expected to guess that?

    After all you used to bang on about 2014 being very recent. So recent that it would be absurd to even think about another referendum despite it being voted for!

    See? Hoist again, I'm afraid. Bamboozled by Kuntibula the Logic Monster.
    Also given that we are being held hostage , it would not matter if SNP got ZERO votes , we would still have to do something else.
    Like what though? It's hard to see a Sindy route which doesn't go via another referendum - and that's in the gift of Westminster.
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    algarkirkalgarkirk Posts: 10,508
    Weird facts about modern UK. Wm Hills, market on next permanent Tory leader. The leading white male who is currently an MP is 7th in the list, Dowden (probably most people would not recognise him in the street and have never heard of him) at 25/1. Barclay (!) next at 40/1. Hunt 50/1.
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    TimSTimS Posts: 9,554
    Odd, looking at all the post reshuffle polls, to see an apparent trend of Labour down, Tories up a bit, Lib Dems up and Ref fairly flat. Wasn’t expecting that.
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    RogerRoger Posts: 18,891
    edited November 2023
    Interesting that Biden is coming under pressure from his own party to call for an instant ceasefire in Gaza. The demonstrations are getting bigger and Biden is starting to wobble. It could lead to Starmer looking pretty ridiculous if he is left standing there on his own. One of the big problems is that Netanyahu is a difficult person to get behind for a Democrat President

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001sljc
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    FoxyFoxy Posts: 44,578

    Leon said:

    FPT on the “authenticity” of Italian food

    Ciabatta was invented in… 1982

    https://briccosalumeria.com/2021/01/04/the-creation-of-ciabatta-bread/

    So the classic Indochinese/western backpacker town is more authentic than ciabatta

    Not sure if beans on ciabatta is better than beans on naan.
    How about Dhal on naan?
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    algarkirkalgarkirk Posts: 10,508

    ydoethur said:

    Sobering thought.

    There are going to be uni students next year born *after* the 2005 Ashes.

    My granddaughter and her boyfriend were discussing driving tests yesterday and it was quite a shock to realise that they’d both passed this century.
    Lives are long as well as time going quickly. There are lots of people still living whose lives overlapped with Thomas Hardy.
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    Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 26,531
    Congratulations Australia.

    Any news from the Argentinian election?
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    GardenwalkerGardenwalker Posts: 20,847
    TimS said:

    Odd, looking at all the post reshuffle polls, to see an apparent trend of Labour down, Tories up a bit, Lib Dems up and Ref fairly flat. Wasn’t expecting that.

    Just noise, I think.
    However, I did expect a v v modest Tory up / Labour down dynamic. We need another week to see if it really plays out.
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    FoxyFoxy Posts: 44,578
    edited November 2023
    TimS said:

    Ahead of this week’s Autumn statement an interesting tax chart to chew on.

    https://x.com/simongerman600/status/1726265331214073856?s=46

    Since 1970 UK and US taxation has become much flatter, while French has stayed almost the same.

    Headline rates can be misleading. Doesn't France have generous allowances for dependent children?
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    Roger said:

    Interesting that Biden is coming under pressure from his own party to call for an instant ceasefire in Gaza. The demonstrations are getting bigger and Biden is starting to wobble. It could lead to Starmer looking pretty ridiculous if he is left standing there on his own. One of the big problems is that Netanyahu is a difficult person to get behind for a Democrat President

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001sljc

    If the US changed to 'ceasefire now' I bet both Sunak and Starmer would do the same.
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    RogerRoger Posts: 18,891
    PS More Democrats now support the Palestinians than the Israelis.
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162
    Andy_JS said:

    Congratulations Australia.

    Any news from the Argentinian election?

    Not much betting action. The fruity 'tell it like it is' populist is steady at 1.7 fav.
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    ChrisChris Posts: 11,117
    HYUFD said:

    Remember the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final and John Howard having a face like a slapped arse when presenting England the trophy?

    I think Narendra Modi might outdo John Howard today.

    Looks like a great victory for a Commonwealth realm over a Commonwealth republic today, whereas in 2003 the Queen won either way
    Bizarre.
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    algarkirkalgarkirk Posts: 10,508
    malcolmg said:

    kinabalu said:

    Leon said:

    On Indy I think the change is not the support for YES, but the sense of it as an urgent necessity rather than a vague but pleasing aspiration

    For a long time the Nats - brilliantly - kept dangling the YES Indy carrot like the donkey electorate was gonna eat it any moment. Now the donkey realises the carrot was a hologram, and any nice food is a long way down the road

    Sure, the donkey would still LIKE a juicy carrot, but the donkey has accepted that there are now more pressing needs, like eating some grass, getting down the road, maybe humping a sexy jackass in the next village

    So 45% support for YES no longer translates into anything like 45 points for the SNP, coz the SNP don’t have any fake carrots left, and the new SNP are also really quite shit, and resented for the whole carrot thing, and because donkey is bored of carrying them

    I reckon the Nats are more likely to go under 30 seats than stay over, so the LDs are probably, rightly, modest favorites in this market

    The 2014 referendum was not a hologram and nor was the demand for another one after the Brexit-fuelled Holyrood victory of the SNP on that specific platform.

    Suspect your analogy comes mainly from a desire to present Sindy supporting Scottish people as donkies.
    The clown does not even understand that the almost 50% Independence support is not all SNP, the SNP were up until now the only way to get it. Them going down the toilet will not change the minds of Independence supporters but expectations of Independence will continue to grow and w ecannot be held prisoners ad infinitum. You can only kick people for so long till even the fearties get it.
    Scottish supporters of the union, who are a larger group, may well feel there is only so much huffing and puffing a minority cause can make before the unionists can get on with their lives without the constant campaigning of a minority for a cause that cannot prevail but can make a lot of noise.
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    OldKingColeOldKingCole Posts: 31,960
    algarkirk said:

    ydoethur said:

    Sobering thought.

    There are going to be uni students next year born *after* the 2005 Ashes.

    My granddaughter and her boyfriend were discussing driving tests yesterday and it was quite a shock to realise that they’d both passed this century.
    Lives are long as well as time going quickly. There are lots of people still living whose lives overlapped with Thomas Hardy.
    Personally I find it quite refreshing to hear people singing God Save the King again. Although if I were able, and so minded, to go on demonstrations he wouldn’t be mine.
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    williamglennwilliamglenn Posts: 48,052
    kinabalu said:

    Roger said:

    Interesting that Biden is coming under pressure from his own party to call for an instant ceasefire in Gaza. The demonstrations are getting bigger and Biden is starting to wobble. It could lead to Starmer looking pretty ridiculous if he is left standing there on his own. One of the big problems is that Netanyahu is a difficult person to get behind for a Democrat President

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001sljc

    If the US changed to 'ceasefire now' I bet both Sunak and Starmer would do the same.
    Aaron Bastani agrees with you:

    https://x.com/aaronbastani/status/1724840160414536178
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    kinabalukinabalu Posts: 39,162

    kinabalu said:

    Roger said:

    Interesting that Biden is coming under pressure from his own party to call for an instant ceasefire in Gaza. The demonstrations are getting bigger and Biden is starting to wobble. It could lead to Starmer looking pretty ridiculous if he is left standing there on his own. One of the big problems is that Netanyahu is a difficult person to get behind for a Democrat President

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001sljc

    If the US changed to 'ceasefire now' I bet both Sunak and Starmer would do the same.
    Aaron Bastani agrees with you:

    https://x.com/aaronbastani/status/1724840160414536178
    Well I didn't steer him. We're estranged. He's looking a bit chubbychops these days, isn't he.
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