Andy Murray vs Facundo Arguello, Monday, Estimated time - 4:00pm BST - Discuss the match
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 on: Today at 08:02 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by Aileen
In an attempt to change the direction of this now somewhat tedious thread -

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-day-that-britain-resigned-as-a-global-power-10269098.html

Discuss.

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 on: Today at 06:29 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by marathonarthur
Althusser,

Not certain how to explain this. I was not looking at official social-economic groups which do not now seem to match our mix in society.

Blair decimated the old 'working' classes by education and raising expectations. Now we have only a small left learning centre group who are just not motivated by Milliband style rhetoric. Who would be? We no longer have workers marching down the street waving the Red Flag! A lot of those have now joined the capitalists as the self employed and the new 'well-off'.  The association with Unions and the term Labour will not appeal to them. On that basis alone it was obvious that the Tories were going to win an outright majority!

Can you extract any sense from that?

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 on: Today at 06:29 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by Aileen
  I'm sick of hearing the perpetuation of this grievance myth. It's the one the Tories pumped during the election campaign to good effect south of the border. There is an economic case for independence - everyone acknowledges that. There is no perception that the UK is working against Scottish interests, just that the present UK doesn't particularly suit Scottish interests - nor much of the rest of the UK either as it happens - and there is a distinction.  
Well said Fiverings.  I actually see the political awareness which the referendum aroused on both side of the border as being a good thing for the UK.  It's time Westminster was given a wake-up call, although whether that call will ever be heeded remains to be seen, but I really do fear for the future of the entire country if it isn't.


Arthur.....I was born and bred in Glasgow and my parents voted Labour their whole lives! They really believed that Labour would make sure the working people got a fair deal! I've no idea what the Labour party was like in those days as I was too young, but it must be wonderful to have such a belief in a particular party and to think that if you support them, then 'they'll support you'! These days, living in England as I do, when I walk into the polling booth, I can only 'hope' that I'm voting for the best of a bad lot! Successive Westminster Governments have managed to all but ruin this country and as a result, with every passing year, less and less of the once 'Great' Britain, actually 'belongs' to the British! At the moment, we have in power a Government that only roughly one third of the people of this country voted for and they are 'untouchable'! They can not be 'held to account', because they only need to win over a third of the country! In an Independent Scotland, most people would get the party they voted for 'every time' and could hold them to account when necessary! What's wrong with that? Nobody is trying to make out the SNP are perfect, because they aren't..... but they could well be the means to a better end for the people of Scotland and before anyone accuses the Scot's of being selfish, there's nothing to stop anyone going to live there! The Scot's are famous worldwide for their hospitality, so rest assured, you'd all be welcomed with open arms!
Good posting!

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 on: Today at 06:08 PM 
Started by Grabcopy - Last post by marathonarthur
Ruthie,

I watched Novak lose to DelPo to my great pleasure. We were sitting with the Argentinians which was a real experience of happiness!  Following that with the final on the hill with so many good vibes and many glasses of punch and a Champagne celebration later it was a privilege to be there.
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 on: Today at 06:05 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by althusser
That campaign from ED M  everyone now is jumping on a bandwagon to villify. Most though still have not seen the obvious reason for failure was that the social group he saw no longer exists?

Which social group no longer exists?

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 on: Today at 05:27 PM 
Started by scot-boy - Last post by amongsttheleaves
Andy's press conference on Friday

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https://asaptext.com/fft/media/rolandgarros2015/transcripts/andy_murray_2015_05_22_14_50.pdf

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 on: Today at 04:51 PM 
Started by Connor - Last post by Connor
Come on Yaroslava!

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 on: Today at 04:42 PM 
Started by Connor - Last post by amongsttheleaves
Ref your dig at Courier on another thread - what was it Nietzche said about arrogance being most offensive in those with merit?  Very Happy

Indeed, we all know where Fed excels the most!

Meanwhile, the FFT will never learn. Garcia specifically asked to play her first match on another court, but no, they stick her on Chatrier, and what happens?

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 on: Today at 04:41 PM 
Started by Connor - Last post by Connor
Day 1 update

PHILIPPE-CHATRIER COURT

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
S. Halep [3] def. E. Rodina 7-5 6-4

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
R. Federer [2] def. A. Falla 6-3 6-3 6-4

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
D. Vekic def. C. Garcia [31] 3-6 6-3 6-2

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
Jw.Tsonga [14] vs. C. Lindell 4-1 (in progress)
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SUZANNE-LENGLEN COURT

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
E. Makarova [9] def. L. Chirico 6-4 6-2

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
S. Wawrinka [8] def. M. Ilhan 6-3 6-2 6-3

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
K. Nishikori [5] def. Ph. Mathieu 6-3 7-5 6-1

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
A. Ivanovic [7] vs. Y. Shvedova 4-3 (in progress)
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COURT 1

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
R. Bautista Agut [19] def. F. Mayer 6-3 6-1 6-3

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
G. Muguruza [21] def. P. Martic 6-2 7-5

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
E. Gulbis [24] def. I. Sijsling 6-4 6-4 7-6 (3)

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
O. Dodin vs. K. Nara 3-2 (in progress)


Other notable results

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
P. Kohlschreiber [22] def. G. Soeda 6-1 6-0 6-2

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
M. Baghdatis def. I. Karlovic [25] 7-6 (5) 6-4 6-4

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
F. Pennetta [28] def. M. Linette 6-3 5-7 6-1


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 on: Today at 04:39 PM 
Started by Grabcopy - Last post by Ruthie
marathon I was there too but left the bronze medal match before the end to ensure I had somewhere to sit on the mount!  What an experience that was.
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