** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 22 Mar 2018, 9:07am

francovendee wrote:New BLUE British passport to be printed in the EU. Don't you just love it, you couldn't make it up :lol: :lol:

I was going to say that, but several have beaten me to it!

(*thinks*) Surely, rather than all-blue, the new passport should be coloured red, white and blue - after all these are the colours of the British flag.

On the other hand, an alternative red/white/blue arrangement suggests itself as being a bit more practicable... :twisted: :lol:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 22 Mar 2018, 9:31am

mercalia wrote:talk about thread deviation what is this about trees? get your own thread ( or stem )

They're just branching out a little,their bark is worse than their bite.
I think at some point the thread will get back to it's roots.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 22 Mar 2018, 10:20am

reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:talk about thread deviation what is this about trees? get your own thread ( or stem )

They're just branching out a little,their bark is worse than their bite.
I think at some point the thread will get back to it's roots.

That's plane enough. Don't need to pine about it, fir gawd's sake! Such behaviour is holly inappropriate....
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 22 Mar 2018, 10:24am

661-Pete wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:talk about thread deviation what is this about trees? get your own thread ( or stem )

They're just branching out a little,their bark is worse than their bite.
I think at some point the thread will get back to it's roots.

That's plane enough. Don't need to pine about it, fir gawd's sake! Such behaviour is holly inappropriate....

I was knot Beeching about it or going against the grain,just nipping it in the bud,I'll leaf it out now.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mercalia » 22 Mar 2018, 2:16pm

I bet the French maker of out new True Blue passport will put a very small "made in France" emblem some where hidden :wink: :lol: I would

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 22 Mar 2018, 2:29pm

mercalia wrote:I bet the French maker of out new True Blue passport will put a very small "made in France" emblem some where hidden :wink: :lol: I would

"Fabriqué en France", s'il vous plaît! Or even better, "Fabriqué dans l'Hexagone", which of course no Little Englander would understand....
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Stevek76 » 22 Mar 2018, 3:32pm

Well apparently de la rue were £120m above the cheapest tender which is more than 20% of the expected contract price.

They probably thought they could get away with a bit of a premium as the UK manufacturer but should have pruned a little more off the price.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Mar 2018, 6:26pm

L' hexagon, formidable, la France profonde +1
To get to the root of the matter, the demand for UK passports may go underground, anyone who can will get an Irish passport :wink:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 22 Mar 2018, 6:29pm

De La Rue? Aren't they the outfit that print our money? Or is that Waddington's?

Oh well - what the hell - go for the cheapest bidder whatever - that's how the Gov does things nowadays. Presumably if the French printers fall behind on security devices in our passports, they'll be easier to forge..... :evil:

On the other hand, after Br****it, who'll want to forge a British passport? :twisted:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 22 Mar 2018, 6:51pm

661-Pete wrote:
mercalia wrote:I bet the French maker of out new True Blue passport will put a very small "made in France" emblem some where hidden :wink: :lol: I would

"Fabriqué en France", s'il vous plaît! Or even better, "Fabriqué dans l'Hexagone", which of course no Little Englander would understand....


Now now don't disparage Little Englanders - and for those of you who are Little Englanders disparage means put down.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Mar 2018, 1:23am

+123 for Owen Smith, he wants a third referendum

He was the NI Secretary but he is Welsh (MP for Pontypridd/Pontypandy), his successor (68 years old*) is a bit Welsh too
* when should politrickians retire?
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 24 Mar 2018, 9:11am

brynpoeth wrote:....his successor (68 years old*)....
Hey, watch it mate! I shall be 68 in a few weeks' time :) . And plenty of forummers surpass that :roll: . We may be mostly retired, but that doesn't stop us from being active...
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 24 Mar 2018, 12:27pm

brynpoeth wrote:+123 for Owen Smith, he wants a third referendum

He was the NI Secretary but he is Welsh (MP for Pontypridd/Pontypandy), his successor (68 years old*) is a bit Welsh too
* when should politrickians retire?


Gladstone was PM at 84. Wonder how many would have had the courage to say you're too old to this man. He looks more formidable than Mrs May and her entire cabinet combined.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mercalia » 24 Mar 2018, 1:16pm

well thats the victorian look and the slow speed of photography then, you couldnt move for a few seconds or you got a blurred image - he was probably a pussy cat in real life :wink:

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 24 Mar 2018, 1:30pm

mercalia wrote:well thats the victorian look and the slow speed of photography then, you couldnt move for a few seconds or you got a blurred image - he was probably a pussy cat in real life :wink:

Hmmm that's probably the worse misjudgement of character I've heard...