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

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

Postby horizon » 23 Oct 2019, 2:25pm

mjr wrote:[qu
Referendum Party existed 1994-1997 and first Cameron government 2010-2015. Which of them had the time machine?




My apologies, I meant UKIP.
Let's just get Brexit done so that we can get on with the important job of re-joining the EU!

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

Postby horizon » 23 Oct 2019, 2:28pm

pete75 wrote:
horizon wrote:
NB Cycle spaces are not available on ticket machines and our local station does not in any case have one (like most local stations in Cornwall).

The ticket machines will print the cycle reservations you've ordered online. The easiest way for you would be to use the GWR phone app which holds tickets electronically or print the ticket from a computer when you make the reservation.


AFAIK it still isn't possible to do that but I'll look into it.

The ticket machine is an interesting one as that requires going to another station (i.e. doing the same journey to collect the tickets).
Let's just get Brexit done so that we can get on with the important job of re-joining the EU!

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

Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2019, 2:30pm

al_yrpal wrote:
Psamathe wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:
I was shocked to arrive at a Brit b&b place near Fleurance on Bastile Day and discover our hosts werent going to go into town and enjoy joining in the celebrations? We did. The next morning then having to accompany them to the Bricolage to translate! Lived in France for years yet totally isolated in a little Brit bubble. Wine boxes abounded... We often stayed at various friends French bolt holes and observed the same sort of behaviour. Sorry, cant feel sympathy for such folk.

Al

Nothing beats a nice bit of stereotyping on a Wed morning.

My own experience is totally different, completely the opposite end of the spectrum.

Ian


Your stereotype, my stereotype...but in my experience mine is nearer the norm, reinforced by various TV documentries and comedys which parody the many booze swilling sunshine seeking Brits in France and Spain who hardly engage with local culture at all.

Al

Yet you have absolutely no idea what level of experience I have. Did you read what you write? "but in my experience mine is nearer the norm". How can you "know" the norm based on your own experience? Oh dear.

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

Postby 100%JR » 23 Oct 2019, 2:38pm

Psamathe wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:
Psamathe wrote:Nothing beats a nice bit of stereotyping on a Wed morning.

My own experience is totally different, completely the opposite end of the spectrum.

Ian


Your stereotype, my stereotype...but in my experience mine is nearer the norm, reinforced by various TV documentries and comedys which parody the many booze swilling sunshine seeking Brits in France and Spain who hardly engage with local culture at all.

Al

Yet you have absolutely no idea what level of experience I have. Did you read what you write? "but in my experience mine is nearer the norm". How can you "know" the norm based on your own experience? Oh dear.

Ian

A handful of Als "friends" is enough to convince him it's the norm :wink:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2019, 3:00pm

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

Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2019, 3:50pm

Interesting point raised today about the devolved governments (Scotland and Wales)
Boris has somewhat angered Scottish MSPs when today he declared that the Scottish Parliament "has no role” in approving his current withdrawal deal.

I can appreciate their anger given that they have identified
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/oct/23/boris-johnsons-brexit-bill-in-limbo-as-eu-leaders-mull-extension-request-politics-live wrote:While it was immediately pointed out that the bill’s own explanatory notes list more than a dozen instances where consent of the devolved administrations is required ...


Again, Piffle seems to be winding-up those he needs support from and one wonders why. To me it is looking increasingly like he is trying to get his bill blocked at every turn. He's either completely stupid or he is just playing games to the severe detriment of the UK.

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

Postby merseymouth » 23 Oct 2019, 4:42pm

Hi Psamathe, I don't think that you know my brother? But if you did you might have a fuller understanding how far too many of our Ex-Pats live in enclaves isolated from the natives! El Bingo, El Fish & Chips, HP Sauce via the internet, they really join in with that continental experience. More than enough of them to but flesh on the so-called stereotype portrayal.
We never say all, but certainly far too many.
Oversea living for me would be Birkenhead :oops: :lol: . TTFN MM

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

Postby al_yrpal » 23 Oct 2019, 4:48pm

MM, you have to remember that so many of the intelligentsia live in their own cloistered world, insulated from the lumpen prolotariat! They never watch Bargain loving Brits in the Sun, or Benidorm either :lol: Its the difference between Hyacinth and Onslow!

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

Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2019, 4:54pm

merseymouth wrote:Hi Psamathe, I don't think that you know my brother? But if you did you might have a fuller understanding how far too many of our Ex-Pats live in enclaves isolated from the natives! El Bingo, El Fish & Chips, HP Sauce via the internet, they really join in with that continental experience. More than enough of them to but flesh on the so-called stereotype portrayal.
We never say all, but certainly far too many.
Oversea living for me would be Birkenhead :oops: :lol: . TTFN MM

So you think the way your brother behaves and your experience of his behaviour establishes "the norm".

I lived in France for over 4 years, brought a house there, etc., etc. I'm not claiming my experience is "the norm" just my experience. But the same applies to you - it's no more than your experience. There are vast numbers of ex-pats throughout the EU so to start claiming "the norm" is those you have experience of through your brother is beyond daft.

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

Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2019, 4:56pm

al_yrpal wrote:MM, you have to remember that so many of the intelligentsia live in their own cloistered world, insulated from the lumpen prolotariat! They never watch Bargain loving Brits in the Sun, or Benidorm either :lol: Its the difference between Hyacinth and Onslow!

Al

I'm not biting because your post illustrates the shortcomings of your attitude far better than I could.

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

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2019, 5:17pm

Psamathe wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:
Psamathe wrote:Nothing beats a nice bit of stereotyping on a Wed morning.

My own experience is totally different, completely the opposite end of the spectrum.
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Ian


Your stereotype, my stereotype...but in my experience mine is nearer the norm, reinforced by various TV documentries and comedys which parody the many booze swilling sunshine seeking Brits in France and Spain who hardly engage with local culture at all.

Al

Yet you have absolutely no idea what level of experience I have. Did you read what you write? "but in my experience mine is nearer the norm". How can you "know" the norm based on your own experience? Oh dear.

Ian

Oh dear indeed! :roll:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 23 Oct 2019, 5:29pm

reohn2 wrote:
Psamathe wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:
Your stereotype, my stereotype...but in my experience mine is nearer the norm, reinforced by various TV documentries and comedys which parody the many booze swilling sunshine seeking Brits in France and Spain who hardly engage with local culture at all.

Al

Yet you have absolutely no idea what level of experience I have. Did you read what you write? "but in my experience mine is nearer the norm". How can you "know" the norm based on your own experience? Oh dear.

Ian

Oh dear indeed! :roll:


The ramblings of someone with a closed mind. He claims to have left these shores many times. Somehow I doubt that really is the case.

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

Postby al_yrpal » 23 Oct 2019, 6:27pm

I counted once Pete, 45 countries in my lifetime, some of them dozens of times, especially the US and France. Myopia,slurs and ear muffs characterise so many who dont want to hear truth. This is about fairness. I pay a lot of tax I dont want to see it spent on retired British people who live outside our shores and now contribute nothing. They knew the risks, no use crying in their beer. As for our government trashing the economy thats ridiculous, they are just abiding by the peoples democratic wishes expressed in a referendum that every registered voter living in the UK was invited to participate in.

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

Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2019, 7:11pm

al_yrpal wrote:.....As for our government trashing the economy thats ridiculous, they are just abiding by the peoples democratic wishes expressed in a referendum that every registered voter living in the UK was invited to participate in.

Al

If they are doing that then we will be £350m a week better of - except of course that is quite impossible as the £350m a week was a complete lie. We should have had the EU "needing us more than we need them" - except of course that isn't happening either. Ms Villiers (NI Secretary at the time) was declaring concerns about the Irish border were just "scaremongering" and how it was not an issue, yet truth turned out very differently. even Farage was singing the praises of the Norway solution. etc., etc.

They are not delivering on the referendum result. A few cult member MPs have twisted the result to their personal ideology and they are delivering something very very different.

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

Postby kwackers » 23 Oct 2019, 7:14pm

Psamathe wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:MM, you have to remember that so many of the intelligentsia live in their own cloistered world, insulated from the lumpen prolotariat! They never watch Bargain loving Brits in the Sun, or Benidorm either :lol: Its the difference between Hyacinth and Onslow!

Al

I'm not biting because your post illustrates the shortcomings of your attitude far better than I could.

Ian

Sometimes you don't think someone can sink any lower in your estimation, then Al turns the knob to 11!

Brilliant stuff.
You've gotta love brexit for showing folk up for what they really are.