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gary1979666 last won the day on January 13 2015

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  1. General News Discussion

    On your first reply - agree - I misread the figures. On the second point, agree again. I get very frustrated with the use of %'s & statistics in politics/the media - one headline built on some 'interpretation' can completely skew the views. So Hunt wasn't lying as such, but using the figures incorrectly to sound better. All politicians are doing it sadly.
  2. General News Discussion

    Does he not mean a 1% improvement in the sickness rate? So ave sickness rate is say 10%, then NHS rate is 13%, so a 1% saving reduces it to 12% (I know, but no one seems to get %'s). So by your logic a 100% saving would be way bigger than the NHS budget.
  3. Slam Dunk 2018

    Ordered my ticket at the weekend. Still lots for me - even though I've seen the like of Goldfinger, RBF multiple times. Always a nice natured, local fest for me. For ~£50 I can't really complain. My wife loves GC, I've not seen JEW before, plus Fireball.
  4. Slam Dunk 2018

    Not sure who Templeton are, but don't think they fit into the old school ska/punk category like the others. Last year was: BFS LTJ RBF Goldfinger Mad Caddies Zebrahead Ataris FenixTX So 8 in total - but RBF were two from top. Love them as a band, but not sure their stock has gone up that much - same with Goldfinger/Zebrahead. Would put GC on Fireball over JEW in terms of fit, but at this stage, no idea. Maybe a headline would be added above them - Bad Religion / Dropkicks / dunno....
  5. Slam Dunk 2018

    save Ferris will be on that stage too.
  6. Slam Dunk 2018

    Not sure if we have a Fireball headliner yet...RBF only subbed it last year.
  7. Slam Dunk 2018

    It'll be mostly outdoors. It's a big stately home, so cannot see them using that. They have massive gardens, so will be in there. Hopefully no bleeding of sound between stages.
  8. Slam Dunk 2018

    PP were great a few years back - opened the ska stage. Would be happy to see them again. Hard to comment on the Hatfield site, as it's moving from the university to Hatfield house this year.
  9. General News Discussion

    It's quite bad timing too, as didn't the IMF come out and praise the UK's (and ROI's) approach to the deficit, saying more countries should look at a similar view to austerity.
  10. Slam Dunk 2018

    Pretty happy with the new announcement - ska stage is shaping up. Don't mind the repeats, still no one headliner size unless they bump up RBF.
  11. Slam Dunk 2018

    I think filling up a stage is a good shout - not much there for the ska stage yet - zebrahead, skints, save ferris - 4 more to that, including a headliner for the stage would be great!
  12. Download 2018

    Oh my - that is terrible! I went to Leeds 99 - 08 and a few day tickets after that - it's a shadow of its former self!
  13. Brexit Schmexit

    Poor Russy, not only did you mix him up with an accountant, but a Tory accountant at that. He must be livid!
  14. Brexit Schmexit

    Yup, that's what I said. I showed it for 1 year to explain to Feral. But show it over 15 years and the gap gets bigger. But as Neil says, it's not that big. Would prefer we didn't do it and had no gap, but sadly not to be.
  15. Brexit Schmexit

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-leaked-impact-assessment-economy-gdp-north-east-west-midlands-a8199746.html I think the confusion lies in your article. It talks about the impact to GDP, but other articles, like the one above, talk about impact to GDP growth. So, here's the science bit: No Brexit Starting GDP = X (100) Growth of Y% (5%) New GDP = X * (1+ Y%) = 105 Impact to GDP: New GDP = X * (1+ Y%) * (1 - 9.5%) = 95 Impact to GDP Growth: New GDP = X * (1+ (Y% * (1 - 9.5%)) = 104.5

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