Post Poll... Britain decided to... Page 1509

  • JamboWayOh 6 Jul 2019 11:29:23 13,565 posts
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    The crazy thing about is that I bet he spent a lot of time writing that thinking he was onto something. Well he's definitely on something.
  • Dougs 6 Jul 2019 11:43:13 89,581 posts
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    Quite. It's been categorically proven that freedom of movement benefits the UK economy. And everyone will be affected, whether directly through loss of jobs/income or price rises of pretty much everything. Public services will suffer as a result of a declining tax base, irrespective of whether the NHS will be carved up. The whole thing is just fucking insane and it makes me very angry indeed. I've definitely become ageist too. (Mostly) Selfish arseholes.
  • KnuttinAtoll 6 Jul 2019 11:43:41 7,224 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    frightlever wrote:
    I get that some UK citizens want to have free travel and the right to work within the EU but I fail to see how that explicitly benefits Britain economically.
    What
    You could've quoted the entire post in all fairness
  • JamboWayOh 6 Jul 2019 11:47:04 13,565 posts
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    Glol.
  • Psychotext 6 Jul 2019 12:40:57 65,132 posts
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    Have to laugh... all but one of the areas likely to be affected voted for Brexit. Plus I remember driving through those areas and seeing big fucking "Vote Brexit" signs on many farms.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48840075

    Should be great though guys, right? I mean, we all know that Westminster always puts Wales first!
  • Zyrr 6 Jul 2019 12:52:35 382 posts
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    What always confuses me is that people who say Brexit won't have an impact on the economy always disregard the fact that we're leaving the largest trading bloc in the world, a market worth over $19 trillion, with international trade deals that have taken decades in some cases to negotiate, only to have to start our own negotiations from scratch from a considerably weaker position.

    I'm really not sure what they're expecting.

    Edited by Zyrr at 12:53:19 06-07-2019
  • Dougs 6 Jul 2019 13:02:23 89,581 posts
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    S'actly
  • challenge_hanukkah 6 Jul 2019 13:09:16 10,886 posts
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    Fuck them. I hope they suffer.
  • senso-ji 6 Jul 2019 13:36:07 9,574 posts
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    Hell, maybe after Scotland votes independence and re-joins the EU, Wales will do the same.
  • Ror 6 Jul 2019 13:40:04 18,556 posts
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    I think, rather than disregarding, a lot of people just don't understand it, and as such have convinced themselves it's not important.
  • Psychotext 6 Jul 2019 14:05:40 65,132 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Fuck them. I hope they suffer.
    I guess the bigger problem is that they suffer, the economy suffers, and then we all suffer.

    Why? Fuck knows... I'm still to hear a single good reason for leaving.
  • elstoof 6 Jul 2019 14:08:28 23,418 posts
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    Went to see my dad down near Bognor a couple of weeks ago, proper Brexit country. Riding back through West Sussex Iíve seen so many banners outside houses in my life, terrifying
  • JamboWayOh 6 Jul 2019 14:24:12 13,565 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Went to see my dad down near Bognor a couple of weeks ago, proper Brexit country. Riding back through West Sussex Iíve seen so many banners outside houses in my life, terrifying
    What was the content of said banners? Shit like 'go back home' or 'let's leave now'?
  • elstoof 6 Jul 2019 14:54:13 23,418 posts
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    Just tons of Brexit means Brexit and the like in gardens and plastered across houses. Honk for Brexit was a good one, couldnít reach my horn in time sadly
  • JamboWayOh 6 Jul 2019 15:23:14 13,565 posts
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    Eurgh. I keep forgetting I'll be back in England in for a while next month and I'm not really up for looking and hearing shit like that. I wonder if I'll cut the visit short?
  • elstoof 6 Jul 2019 15:54:41 23,418 posts
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    You donít really see it in enlightened areas, but for some godawful reason my dad decided to move to West Sussex
  • sport 7 Jul 2019 09:39:18 15,060 posts
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    Filthy immigrant can't speak the language after 27 years. Get them out!
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Jul 2019 10:10:21 26,860 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Filthy immigrant can't speak the language after 27 years. Get them out!
    So are cockneys physically deficient compared to people from other areas?
  • challenge_hanukkah 7 Jul 2019 10:18:47 10,886 posts
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    Now say something about the gays, Ecosse.
  • KnuttinAtoll 7 Jul 2019 11:06:41 7,224 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Filthy immigrant can't speak the language after 27 years. Get them out!
    I've spoke with a Brit recently who is in the process of settling in the south of France, and is refusing to learn the language, not even trying. His non-British/non-French wife is making all the effort on his behalf as you won't get much done down there otherwise (such as building a house...) and is effectively his personal translator.

    A neighbour of his lives down there since the early 1980s and his French (at least he does speak some) isn't as good as I expected it to be, after such a long time.

    It really winds me up to no end. Nobody expects native speaker levels from people who live abroad (although after several decades, I kinda would), but this whole attitude of "nope, they can speak English" is downright rude and arrogant.
  • TechnoHippy 7 Jul 2019 11:09:11 15,142 posts
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    Even when just visiting a country it's sensible to at least learn the basics, like 'Hello' and 'I'd like a pint of beer please'.
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Jul 2019 11:27:14 26,860 posts
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    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Filthy immigrant can't speak the language after 27 years. Get them out!
    I've spoke with a Brit recently who is in the process of settling in the south of France, and is refusing to learn the language, not even trying. His non-British/non-French wife is making all the effort on his behalf as you won't get much done down there otherwise (such as building a house...) and is effectively his personal translator.

    A neighbour of his lives down there since the early 1980s and his French (at least he does speak some) isn't as good as I expected it to be, after such a long time.

    It really winds me up to no end. Nobody expects native speaker levels from people who live abroad (although after several decades, I kinda would), but this whole attitude of "nope, they can speak English" is downright rude and arrogant.
    Yep, people like that make my blood boil.
    Utter wankers.
  • Psychotext 7 Jul 2019 12:27:10 65,132 posts
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    I stayed with my father in law in what I can only describe as an English retirement village in Spain. The locals were fucking astonished when my wife and I started speaking Spanish to them (badly).

    Only one out of the twenty or so old English cunts I met had bothered learning anything more than hola and gracias.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:27:34 07-07-2019
  • JamboWayOh 7 Jul 2019 12:29:55 13,565 posts
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    I had the same reaction when I lived in Vietnam, they actively engaged you if you said more than Xin Chao/Cam On.
  • KnuttinAtoll 7 Jul 2019 12:48:35 7,224 posts
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    And those sort of attitudes only foster the creation of these 'ghettos'.

    The guy I mentioned earlier introduced us to his friends/neighbours, who turned out to be all British as well (driving British reg cars as they only stay there for slightly less than half a year to avoid having to register and pay local taxes). And I wouldn't be surprised if they believe they integrated down there.
  • JamboWayOh 7 Jul 2019 13:17:43 13,565 posts
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    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    And those sort of attitudes only foster the creation of these 'ghettos'.

    The guy I mentioned earlier introduced us to his friends/neighbours, who turned out to be all British as well (driving British reg cars as they only stay there for slightly less than half a year to avoid having to register and pay local taxes). And I wouldn't be surprised if they believe they integrated down there.
    It can't be a ghetto if you're a white westerner. That's what they tell me.
  • KnuttinAtoll 7 Jul 2019 13:23:49 7,224 posts
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    Hence the inverted commas;)
  • JamboWayOh 7 Jul 2019 13:25:18 13,565 posts
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    Ha, yeah I know.
  • senso-ji 7 Jul 2019 15:23:29 9,574 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Filthy immigrant can't speak the language after 27 years. Get them out!
    Tsk tsk.

    It's 'expat', not immigrant; get it right!
  • JamboWayOh 7 Jul 2019 15:28:15 13,565 posts
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    He's right you know.
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