I think the problem was the ref calling time off and telling the captain to have a word with his team and restarting when they were in the group that he asked them to form.
The best ref in the world is Welsh and he said the ref was wrong on both tries. As you say the score still stands...
The best referee in the world is a Welshman and he said both tries should have been disallowed. RU rules are a bit beyond me but I said if that's not a knock on I'm a Dutchman, I thought I was going to have to buy some clogs until I saw his comments.
I fully agree with your last point but it looks as if the issue was the fallout from the mess the EU made of the vaccines a couple of months back. When they realised they couldn't get the AZ vaccine a few arrogant politicians said "oh we didn't want it anyway, it's not effective"
My wife showed me a piece on her phone from one of the papers, not sure which one, the journalist was having a really good moan due to the fact that as a remainer he could no longer gloat about how badly the Country was doing, particularly on the vaccine. He was trying to give a bit of credit...
"The scheme in ROI is largely the same as your RT" Fair enough.
"You can join or not, totally your choice" That doesn't sound the same to be honest if you want to trade.
"The price premium for the finished product far outweighs the effort and cost to comply" Your scheme and ours are obviously...
"There's a world out there, not just the ever narrowing UK view" Why do you even need to write that? is that not a bit bigoted or just stereotyping?
Then you tell us "it's never black and white but varying shades of grey"
You can't have it both ways.
Could be a lot of important people in the EU responsible for a lot of deaths. This could make some of the British cock ups seem trivial.
It's a hell of a thing for a political leader to put out inaccurate statements which put it's citizens off having a jab that could save their life.
I don't know about our figures but France's are definately the worst on record as I read the piece about it. It was possibly the biggest annual fall they meant but not certain.
I would guess we run at a bigger deficit year on year but don't know that it's the worst on record.