Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics  
View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8801  
Old 13.04.2017, 09:44
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 10,813
Groaned at 213 Times in 181 Posts
Thanked 20,762 Times in 8,845 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
What's not to like about the Mail? People reckon it's being run by Hitler when more likely than not it's Oxbridge educated hacks who don't even believe what they write, having the time of their lives trolling the nation.

This is pure gold. Master trolling.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...adies-Day.html
Yeah, wondering how they can get away with pictures like that, publishing photos of people like that without their permission. So either it's a set up job, or they have a massive budget for lawsuits.

I don't think the journalists of any newspaper with larger circulation honestly believe most of what they say (I don't actually believe many posters on this forum, myself included, believe what they write). But the nice thing about the DM is that they don't even try to hide it.
Reply With Quote
  #8802  
Old 13.04.2017, 10:45
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,101
Groaned at 192 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 15,447 Times in 7,843 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
What's not to like about the Mail? People reckon it's being run by Hitler when more likely than not it's Oxbridge educated hacks who don't even believe what they write, having the time of their lives trolling the nation.

This is pure gold. Master trolling.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...adies-Day.html
Wow. What is this Ladies Day? Those pics show everything but ladyhood.

And - who pays these events? Cops...security, first aid, organisation and logistics?

Is it just the cute media semantics/myth or the UK does not see the incredible booze problem there?
Reply With Quote
  #8803  
Old 13.04.2017, 10:47
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 4,030
Groaned at 85 Times in 79 Posts
Thanked 8,070 Times in 3,754 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Wow. What is this Ladies Day? Those pics show everything but ladyhood.
I thought you'd like the dresses
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Blueangel for this useful post:
  #8804  
Old 13.04.2017, 10:50
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,101
Groaned at 192 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 15,447 Times in 7,843 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
I thought you'd like the dresses
Lol, hahahaha. Those are t-shirts.
Reply With Quote
  #8805  
Old 13.04.2017, 11:03
Swisstree's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hants/ZH
Posts: 2,899
Groaned at 44 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 6,777 Times in 2,304 Posts
Swisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Wow. What is this Ladies Day? Those pics show everything but ladyhood.

And - who pays these events? Cops...security, first aid, organisation and logistics?

Is it just the cute media semantics/myth or the UK does not see the incredible booze problem there?
Ha! If they were wearing docmartins, torned jeans and falling out of student night at the pub, no one would bat an eye.. put fake tan on 'em and and a fluffy dress complete with hat and the whole world points at the disgusting low-life ladies..



I must admit I do like the idea of Ted Hughes as a goat. No doubt he'd like it too
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Swisstree for this useful post:
  #8806  
Old 13.04.2017, 11:06
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 4,030
Groaned at 85 Times in 79 Posts
Thanked 8,070 Times in 3,754 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I blame Prosecco.
Reply With Quote
  #8807  
Old 13.04.2017, 11:18
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,101
Groaned at 192 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 15,447 Times in 7,843 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Ha! If they were wearing docmartins, torned jeans and falling out of student night at the pub, no one would bat an eye.. put fake tan on 'em and and a fluffy dress complete with hat and the whole world points at the disgusting low-life ladies..


It is true, the UK does not figure in the real bozo countries, even. But I did read some concerns not so long ago over chicks becoming champs of booze there, fast. Binging. Docs or not.

Aintree, where did the nylons go? No more "real lady never leaves the house without the panty-house"?

Quote:
I must admit I do like the idea of Ted Hughes as a goat. No doubt he'd like it too
Hmmm..probably. "god of mud", more likely. Love that imagery he used in one of his love poems.

Very far from nylons, ha!
Reply With Quote
  #8808  
Old 13.04.2017, 11:47
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 13,632
Groaned at 126 Times in 117 Posts
Thanked 24,955 Times in 9,619 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Wow. What is this Ladies Day? Those pics show everything but ladyhood.
"Chicks in dresses" surely?

Quote:
View Post
And - who pays these events? Cops...security, first aid, organisation and logistics?
I take it you don't know much about the racing industry and its enormous profits in the UK?

Quote:
View Post
Is it just the cute media semantics/myth or the UK does not see the incredible booze problem there?
Yes, but the booze problem is now more among the middle class and their prosecco/wine habit. The youngsters are the new non-drinkers.

To be fair, basing your entire view of an event via the Daily Mail which is the UK's go-to "tits and ass" newspaper is not really going to give you a balanced account but, hey, it's fun to have a good gloat, innit?
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Sandgrounder for this useful post:
  #8809  
Old 13.04.2017, 12:03
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,101
Groaned at 192 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 15,447 Times in 7,843 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
To be fair, basing your entire view of an event via the Daily Mail which is the UK's go-to "tits and ass" newspaper is not really going to give you a balanced account but, hey, it's fun to have a good gloat, innit?
Nobody can seriously base anything on DM, lol, I gotta stop you at your gleeful overinterpretation, again. Nor is anyone trying to use any opportunity to gloat, either, why..

Looked like a fine day of grace and ellegance, innit!

I think herds of henparties in Prague and decades of beer trips for guys do create a certain image that's hard to shake, though. Those are not into wine nor prosseco. I never asked them if they are middle class, either. I should, they would get a chuckle out of it, I am sure. It costs a few bucks, btw, to scoot over to Prague to get trashed, still. Not sure how Brexit will change it.
__________________
"L'homme ne peut pas remplacer son coeur avec sa tete, ni sa tete avec ses mains." J.H.Pestalozzi
Reply With Quote
  #8810  
Old 13.04.2017, 12:06
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,869
Groaned at 544 Times in 416 Posts
Thanked 25,381 Times in 11,638 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Certainly looks like smart pairs of trousers/pants would have been a lot more ladylike and elegant for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #8811  
Old 13.04.2017, 12:29
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 4,030
Groaned at 85 Times in 79 Posts
Thanked 8,070 Times in 3,754 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Aintree, where did the nylons go? No more "real lady never leaves the house without the panty-house"?
It was over 20 degrees so strappy sandals were de rigueur, and a lady does not wear tights with sandals.

to provide a balanced view of the event...

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats...ional-12863991
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Blueangel for this useful post:
  #8812  
Old 13.04.2017, 17:23
Swisstree's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hants/ZH
Posts: 2,899
Groaned at 44 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 6,777 Times in 2,304 Posts
Swisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Brexitland - an interesting article in the guardian today explores the thinking and frustration behind the Brexit vote in Sheffield and the people Labour's forgotten

"Whatever Labour’s future, a return to a stale centrism that doesn’t understand people’s anger surely isn’t it."
Reply With Quote
  #8813  
Old 13.04.2017, 18:08
Jim2007's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kt. Bern
Posts: 4,232
Groaned at 115 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 4,914 Times in 2,317 Posts
Jim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Brexitland - an interesting article in the guardian today explores the thinking and frustration behind the Brexit vote in Sheffield and the people Labour's forgotten

"Whatever Labour’s future, a return to a stale centrism that doesn’t understand people’s anger surely isn’t it."
It will be interesting to see how they will react when employers start cutting wages so they can compete as a third country in the EU market place, especially consider it accounts for about 48% of exports.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Jim2007 for this useful post:
  #8814  
Old 13.04.2017, 22:28
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,869
Groaned at 544 Times in 416 Posts
Thanked 25,381 Times in 11,638 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Brexitland - an interesting article in the guardian today explores the thinking and frustration behind the Brexit vote in Sheffield and the people Labour's forgotten

"Whatever Labour’s future, a return to a stale centrism that doesn’t understand people’s anger surely isn’t it."
What can Labour do for all the workers of industries that have all gone- and will not be replaced, and the steady pace of automation. What can Labour offer? It won't bring back mines, textiles and show manufacture, manual car and ship manufacturing, manual engineering, steel, etc, etc- or even farming?
Reply With Quote
  #8815  
Old 13.04.2017, 22:37
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 17,929
Groaned at 1,115 Times in 867 Posts
Thanked 48,397 Times in 14,913 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
What can Labour do for all the workers of industries that have all gone- and will not be replaced, and the steady pace of automation. What can Labour offer? It won't bring back mines, textiles and show manufacture, manual car and ship manufacturing, manual engineering, steel, etc, etc- or even farming?
They can fund theatre workshops where the voiceless and oppressed can work together to produce a heartwarming musical performance in which an unemployed gender-fluid Inuk overcomes the obstacles placed in his way by a heartless Department for Work and Pensions to dance in front of Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai at the Peace in our Time conference at Davos.

That's what the common people want more than anything else these days: musical theatre workshops!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #8816  
Old 13.04.2017, 22:40
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,869
Groaned at 544 Times in 416 Posts
Thanked 25,381 Times in 11,638 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Yes, of course, we all know that (sounds like ...)
Reply With Quote
  #8817  
Old 16.04.2017, 09:46
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,663
Groaned at 352 Times in 303 Posts
Thanked 13,946 Times in 7,667 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

No surprise really
Quote:
A beauty contest between member states who want the European banking and medicine agencies, currently located in London, will begin within two weeks, with selection criteria to be unveiled by the president of the European council, Donald Tusk.

The European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency employ about 1,000 people, many of them British, and provide a hub for businesses in the UK.
It is understood that the EU’s chief negotiator hopes the agencies will know their new locations by June,
Source

From the same source
Quote:
Senior EU sources claimed that Britain’s aggressive approach to the talks, including threats of becoming a low-tax, low-regulation state unless it was given a good deal, had backfired. “The future prosperity of the single market was challenged. That had an impact – it pushed people together.”
it has emerged that Britain failed to secure the backing of any of the 27 countries for its case that trade talks should start early in the two years of negotiations allowed by article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.
It was a pity that May took an aggressive approach; looks like that bluff was soon called
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #8818  
Old 16.04.2017, 14:08
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,869
Groaned at 544 Times in 416 Posts
Thanked 25,381 Times in 11,638 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Someone posted this elsewhere- and it really made us laugh- had never seen this version of the Monthy Python original.

Just to remind everyone, who, like John Cleese and Michael Caine- have forgotten how champion it were in them pre EU days of Yore:

https://youtu.be/ELmtC8TEiTU
Reply With Quote
  #8819  
Old 18.04.2017, 09:53
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,663
Groaned at 352 Times in 303 Posts
Thanked 13,946 Times in 7,667 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

EU countries fighting to keep their fishing rights in UK waters;

Quote:
Copenhagen plans to point to the UN convention on the law of the sea, which instructs states to respect the “traditional fishing rights” of adjacent countries within sovereign waters. The UK and Denmark are both signatories.

The so-called London convention on fisheries, which European states including the UK and Denmark signed in 1964, also recognises historical rights of access to the waters of the UK.

A claim from Denmark that its fishermen have a historical right to access to the seas around Britain dating back to the 1400s.
Source

Does not seem to be so simple as was claimed?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #8820  
Old 18.04.2017, 10:02
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
EU countries fighting to keep their fishing rights in UK waters;



Source

Does not seem to be so simple as was claimed?
"Historical right to access". Lol, good luck with that.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
europe




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 5 (0 members and 5 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latest Referendum, what will be consequences for EU (C permit and B permit) holders? expat2014 Permits/visas/government 3 11.02.2014 07:59
Importing vehicles and the VAT consequences in Switzerland from France BEFO Finance/banking/taxation 6 07.08.2013 14:11
The (Available in CH) Dog Food Review Thread meloncollie Pet corner 44 08.05.2012 19:15
Common-law marriage and consequences in CH Mishto Family matters/health 9 01.10.2011 21:03
Something for the Brits: M&S in CH mark Daily life 11 15.11.2007 11:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0