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    BREXIT - merged threads

    My family is from the Valleys, and I've been saying this from the beginning, and I've mentioned it many times on this thread. Thanks Newbie to this! Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    I see where you are coming from pinfire, but I can't see them doing it, a small number of people may, but nowhere near enough to ensure the seat goes to anybody else but the present Labour candidate, whatever his/her stance on Brexit. Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Pinfireman really interesting points and said with passion, fair enough, but I have mentioned this before, my family members who are Valleys people to the core voted Leave in the referendum, however as they have done for many years they will still be voting Labour at the next general election. Whether Brexit happens or not is not relevant to them when it comes to whom they vote for during a general election. I'm not taking sides here, just saying how it is for the people I know. Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Fair enough John, you win some you lose some locally. Our MP is quite Countryside Savvy to be fair, he supported the installation of a disabled casting platform on our angling club water a few years ago, and was supportive of the farmers hunting packs (the ones that use hounds to flush a fox to the guns, there are quite a few of them round here) although I don't know where he stands on hunting with hounds in the traditional sense. Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Nicely worded post John, and I can see where you are coming from, and would go through a similar thought process before choosing whom to vote for. Recently, I've also had support from our local MP regarding my children's medical condition, I'm mentioning this as politicians have had a slagging off on here (some with justification) mine gave me support when I asked for it. Take what you want from that! Cheers Aled
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    White Woodcock

    Unique markings on that bird. In Colin Trotmans book on Woodcock, there are some pictures of Woodcock with varying colours, some more or less white. Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Fair enough Rewulf, I agree that's does not sound like a person who is lazy and not very bright.
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    To quote a fishing mate of mine "This Brexit thing is great for democracy. The original result of the referendum got rid of Cameron and brought in a PM that no one voted for. She then called a General Election and barely got voted for and had to shack up with a load of loons to form a non effective government. Now she might get ousted and we get yet another PM no one voted for. Yay Brexit" Tight Lines Aled David Davies. Friends of my family know him (I don't) and they say the same. Cheers Aled
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    Pike fishing -Norfolk

    Nice bit of winter sport there.
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46393399 Yes I know many of you don't like the BBC but... Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    All my family members who voted leave will all be voting Labour at the next election irrespective of where we are in relation to Brexit. How many other similar Leave voters are there out there? (I've no idea by the way just asking) Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    A friend of mine who voted remain would agree with you 12gauge. So like you he suggested a referendum on Hard brexit or Remain, with nothing in between. It would sort it out one way or another I suppose? Cheers Aled
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    Hello from Wales

    Croeso/Welcome.
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    Hooks left in a fish's mouth research

    Yes very interesting. Thanks for posting. Tight Lines Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    I'm asking a question here: Given the choice of remaining in the EU or the deal that T May has put in place which would you prefer? My Uncle Phillip doesn't care about the economic side, provided "them immigrants can't come here and take our jobs"....so he's not bothered about anything else. Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    As I've mentioned before my Mam's side of the family are SW Valleys working class people, they all voted leave, when the next election comes round they will be voting Labour, always have probably always will. The Brexit situation will be irrelevant to who they vote for. Cheers Aled
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    14 million in poverty

    Can I be the quiet bloke who hardly says a word but when he does speak everybody listens???? Always wanted to be one of those....Please> Cheers. Aled
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    14 million in poverty

    Rewulf said: "Like has been said, theres no easy answers, but education would certainly help a lot of people who struggle" I used to work with a group of single parents who lived in housing association accommodation, nearly all (at the time) were on benefits, when I asked the group what they wanted I noticed that more than anything else they wanted knowledge: No surprises what they wanted, advice on how to feed their children better, how to manage their money, contraception, could they work a few hours and still claim benefits, how could they improve their literacy and help their children, one which I found quite sad was "were they allowed to join the local library" etc. So perhaps there is a type of poverty out there which does not involve only money, maybe there is a "poverty of knowledge" in our communities, which addressing may well make a difference? Cheers Aled
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    14 million in poverty

    There's probably a middle ground somewhere but it appears that nobody in the World knows where to find it! Cheers Aled
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    14 million in poverty

    Nice post Lord Geordie, if there was a like button I'd click it. Cheers Aled
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    John Wilson

    That's sad news. Like others I enjoyed his TV programmes. His Avon rods were great for low water sea trout worm fishing. Tight Lines & RIP John. Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Interesting Rewulf.
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Fair enough Rewulf I can see where and why you are coming from the direction you are. So then if you are correct why are the UK politicians wasting time and money negotiating in the first place? I can why the EU want to stay at the table, but why would the UK stay if (according to you and others) its not in our best interest to leave the table? Smoke and Mirrors yes there is plenty of that, we are talking politics here, i haven't heard May once mention a no deal agreement (or have i missed it?) Cheers Aled
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Fair enough panoma1, but if walking away with no deal is the economic and cultural utopia many of you on PW say it is going to be why on earth are they not doing it? Doesn't make sense? Cheers Aled
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    Do English people actually want to work?!

    Hi Munzy In my part of Wales, adverts like yours appear in the local newsagents. "Painter/Gardener/Labourer etc needed" When I was a student (many years ago) I used to do that sort of job. Do you live in a rural community which has a local Post Office/Newsagent? Cheers Aled
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