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The Majority of British voters did not vote for Brexit

We often hear about the will of the people, in relation to Brexit, but the statistics tell a different story. The majority of the UK electorate did not vote to leave the EU, only a minority of those who were entitled to vote did – around 38%.

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Carabao Cup Highlights 19/20

Last night saw some great action in the EFL Cup, so I collected together the highlights.

UPDATE: see the 2019/20 EFL Cup Quarter Final Highlights here.

Video Highlights – Round of 16

Chelsea v Man Utd

Man Utd overcame Chelsea by an odd goal after a terrific free kick by Marcus Rashford sealed the win.

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Austrittsvertragsratifizierungsgesetzentwurf

The German word for “withdrawal agreement” is apparently Austrittsvertragsratifizierungsgesetzentwurf.

This is my favourite thing this week.

Gallows humour, while Britain’s parliament continues to hang.

#Brexit

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Google promoting web speed at Wordcamp Europe 2019

I had some fun this morning with the Google team at Wordcamp Europe in Berlin.

Google are promoting web speed at Wordcamp Europe – specifically helping webmasters to speed up their WordPress websites.

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Jon Snow: Britain a “Laughing Stock” because of Brexit

Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, journalist Jon Snow (not the Game of Thrones character) has been manhandling mealy-mouthed politicians on national TV.

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Brexit Yoga

It seems like the Irish and the Australians are enjoying Brexit a lot… well, a lot more than we here in Britain are!

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TLDR: Cheltenham Festival 2019 Tips

Okay, so there’s a great big huge (tautology, yum) Cheltenham Festival 2019 Tips item online at LBP…

But for those of you with normal human attention spans, maybe you just want a tip for each race at Chelters? Read on below.

No more waffle. Just free tips!

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Gold Standard: Horse Racing on the Web

For those in the know, it’s Gold Cup week and the internet is a-flurry with coverage of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival meet where the cream of the horse racing world gather for top-class Group 1 racing.

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WordPress 5.0.3 is Live

The latest version of WordPress – WP 5.0.3 – went live on Wednesday 9 January 2019, and it’s working fine and as expected on my site here, and several clients who have minor version updates turned on.

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Backward Compatibility Vs Technical Debt

Here’s an interesting explanation of the “Eternal Struggle” between Technical Debt and Backward Compatibility (in a WordPress context) from WP CLI maintainer, Alain Schlesser.