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  1. Its a strange spectator sport. A bit like motor sport circuits.

    You position yourself on a small section of the route and wait for ages until loads of people flash past in seconds - then its over.

    Without commentators you have no clue about what is going on.

    Why don't they just have circuits away from public roads.

    Horse racing was taken of public routes a long time ago.

  2. My account/tax (etc) consultant suggests that Norm is probably spot on (though she/he(?) is not specifically expert on french taxation).

    Having said that I'm sure that if you are earning in the UK and living in france then any rise in the pound would be very beneficial and the increase in income would very much be overriding the difference in taxation.

    Corbyn is definitely your man.

  3. Yep, its a rule - so it just is as it is!!

    Shame is that locals in different areas seem to have different "rules".

    I will just smile tomorrow at the birthday party of a local patois speaker.

    Nb we get on well with O level ability and sign language. Today he just pointed at the black clouds from the normal direction of our weather and I understood straight away what he was saying.

  4. Thats because few of the Brits are good at the game of tennis now.

    I do suspect that the commentators realise that they are being paid by the BBC and the audience is in the UK. Sue Barker holds the fort well given that Cliff is no longer in the picture.

    In reality though, Federer is well beyond Murray in terms of accomplishments (and ability?).

    So, indeed, when it comes to sport there is some acceptable bias in commentating. Not so when it comes to some nationalistic views in politics though.

    NB - YCCMB: quite surprised to see that you are sad for the French. I recall you being rather against them not so long ago in the ride.
  5. Thank goodness that it has end.

    Shame that the law has not changed, or that the likes of YCCMB can change the thread (look) to get her irrelevant point across.

    Too many religious idiots in this world.

    Who really should give a damn what happened arround 2000 years ago.

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