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The Commons / Re: Brexit again
« Last post by Uncle Mort on Yesterday at 05:05:58 PM »
It looks like May isn't coming back with a piece of paper after all. I think the Chequers deal is dead and it's time to tell the EU to eff off.
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The Commons / Re: Gambling - "a public health emergency"
« Last post by Nick on Yesterday at 04:06:05 PM »
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
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The Commons / Re: Gambling - "a public health emergency"
« Last post by Grumpmeister on Yesterday at 04:03:43 PM »
And how did The Boy get through 5K in his first 6 weeks at university??  noooo:

Replacement mobile phones?  rubschin:
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The Commons / Re: Gambling - "a public health emergency"
« Last post by Grumpmeister on Yesterday at 04:03:03 PM »
The question there is "how are children accessing money?"

You can link Paypal to bank accounts and most of the game companies accept payment that way.

Children have Paypal and bank accounts? I think I'm inclined to blame the parents.

Child bank accounts are available from 11 upwards but you do need parental permission to open up a Paypal account if you are under 18. The problem is that given the amount of online purchase protection you get with the account it's seen as a popular option.

The other option, one which is a lot harder for parents to keep track of, are the cash/gift cards. There are plenty of places that sell them and I've seen them go for anything between 15 and 50 depending on the company/platform they are for.
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The Commons / Re: Gambling - "a public health emergency"
« Last post by Nick on Yesterday at 03:57:40 PM »
And how did The Boy get through 5K in his first 6 weeks at university??  noooo:
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The Comedy Room / Re: Fresh from the Inbox
« Last post by Barman on Yesterday at 03:55:07 PM »
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The Commons / Re: Brexit again
« Last post by Barman on Yesterday at 03:53:31 PM »
She has been playing a long game and I suspect there are deals being done in the back rooms.

Indeed, there is so much 'fake news' these days that we really have no idea what is going on...  noooo:

Ultimately, I believe the genie can't be put back in the bottle and even if we leave with BINO it will be the start of a process that ultimately sees us leave completely and possibly the end of the EU too...
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The Commons / Re: Brexit again
« Last post by Grumpmeister on Yesterday at 03:52:12 PM »
Why do I picture Teresa May returning from Salzburg waving a piece of paper la Neville Chamberlain  rubschin:

I wouldn't give her that much credit.  Chamberlain saved the UK with that rearmament time buying deal yet history has treated him badly for it

May frankly hasn't got a fucking clue what she's doing, why she's doing it, where's she's trying to get to and who she needs to work with to get there

I suspect that May knows exactly what she is doing. She never wanted to leave the EU but realises that to hold another referendum, regardless of the result, will destroy what tiny shreds of a chance she has of remaining in power at the next election. So instead she's tying us in with the Chequers deal as much as she thinks she will get away with. Then when she does get voted out she can slide into a cushy job somewhere in the EU.
May was always a Leaver

She affected to switch to Remain in 2016 because she thought that was her best route to be PM as she thought Remain would win

If May was truly a leaver then she would have had a much better idea of how to implement it from the get go.
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The Commons / Re: Gambling - "a public health emergency"
« Last post by Barman on Yesterday at 03:50:15 PM »
The question there is "how are children accessing money?"

Precisely!

I remember when we were kids like they had those 'collectable' cards like football teams and stuff... You bought a pack of them, stuck them in an album and then swapped duplicate cards with others. Inevitably, certain cards were limited so kids ended up buying 100s of cards to finally get the last one to complete the album...

I never did it, we simply couldn't afford such things...  cry:

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