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
  #12861  
Old 02.08.2018, 15:18
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,531
Groaned at 206 Times in 160 Posts
Thanked 15,803 Times in 8,073 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

It is not so hard to dislike some of the EU politics. Or is it assumed that because one is a member of the EU, one cannot disagree with some of their policies?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #12862  
Old 02.08.2018, 15:31
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 8,528
Groaned at 271 Times in 220 Posts
Thanked 11,316 Times in 6,002 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
It is not so hard to dislike some of the EU politics. Or is it assumed that because one is a member of the EU, one cannot disagree with some of their policies?
Probably in the same way as some hotheads believe you're not a good <ins> any nationality</ins> should you criticise your country..
Reply With Quote
  #12863  
Old 02.08.2018, 15:53
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,531
Groaned at 206 Times in 160 Posts
Thanked 15,803 Times in 8,073 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

It looks like for even mentioning one's opinion on one particular policy, some EFrs here need disclaimers we the EEs otherwise appreciate our great chance for amazing life the EU is granting to us for big Western bucks. Just accept all the other globalising mess and moral decay. I mean...liberties.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #12864  
Old 02.08.2018, 17:31
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,732
Groaned at 363 Times in 313 Posts
Thanked 14,463 Times in 7,933 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

Bank of England raises base rate today from .5% to .75%

And then the value of sterling fell
Reply With Quote
  #12865  
Old 02.08.2018, 19:08
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,732
Groaned at 363 Times in 313 Posts
Thanked 14,463 Times in 7,933 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

Quote:
View Post
So intentional misconceptions are better than accidental ones?
Ah, the eternal search for the "correct" answer.

Quote:
“Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

― Aaron Levenstein
Reply With Quote
  #12866  
Old 03.08.2018, 00:29
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 7,774
Groaned at 265 Times in 227 Posts
Thanked 9,314 Times in 4,908 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Expats complaining about international migration.

Only on EF.

Time to bring back the Saisonnierstatut (google!). At least that ensured them bloody forrriners (of south European origin, mostly, in its time) would hence they came once they were no longer useful. But perhaps nowadays that would include EF members were it not for the Bilaterale and the EU.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Urs Max for this useful post:
The following 2 users groan at Urs Max for this post:
  #12867  
Old 03.08.2018, 08:49
baboon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rheintal
Posts: 3,898
Groaned at 128 Times in 113 Posts
Thanked 5,441 Times in 2,612 Posts
baboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Expats complaining about international migration.
You don't understand - it doesn't apply to them. They are unique.

Apparently.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank baboon for this useful post:
  #12868  
Old 03.08.2018, 08:55
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 8,528
Groaned at 271 Times in 220 Posts
Thanked 11,316 Times in 6,002 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Expats complaining about international migration.

Only on EF.

Time to bring back the Saisonnierstatut (google!). At least that ensured them bloody forrriners (of south European origin, mostly, in its time) would hence they came once they were no longer useful. But perhaps nowadays that would include EF members were it not for the Bilaterale and the EU.
Nice try, Urs Max. Not the first one to use this argument with me, how ridiculous! Bilaterals and EU thing never ever helped me here, or anywhere in the generous and fair EU, as a matter of fact. Always had to go through study, work permits, visas and such. When we're not useful to CH anymore, I am pretty sure we're out of here. CH doesn't strike me as a particularly charitable land when it comes to these things. Good for them.

Meantime, I think we earned us the right to stay here. The amount in taxes we payed by now and everything that will follow, the 0 social benefits payed to us and 0 investments in our education...well, it was and still is a nice deal for the Swiss. Wish more countries would benefit from such, not only a selected few.

The funniest part is that we're also among people who rarely do their shopping abroad. You should see how many Swiss are in Konstanz at weekends lol....what, am I more patriotic than them? Naaaah, it can't be. We're with those bilaterals and such. Maybe you'll even be so kind to use the Euro trash term, no? Euro rednecks? Open season to bashing. Suit yourself.

We're NOT.

Last edited by greenmount; 03.08.2018 at 09:17.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #12869  
Old 03.08.2018, 09:09
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 100
Groaned at 29 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 112 Times in 71 Posts
versus is considered unworthyversus is considered unworthyversus is considered unworthy
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

And anyway, shouldn't it be about making CH useful for you and not making yourself useful to CH?!
Reply With Quote
  #12870  
Old 03.08.2018, 09:13
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 27,789
Groaned at 1,782 Times in 1,352 Posts
Thanked 32,341 Times in 15,475 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
perhaps nowadays that would include EF members were it not for the Bilaterale and the EU.
Bilaterals and the EU have nothing whatsoever with me being here.

Tom
Reply With Quote
The following 7 users would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #12871  
Old 03.08.2018, 09:14
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 100
Groaned at 29 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 112 Times in 71 Posts
versus is considered unworthyversus is considered unworthyversus is considered unworthy
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Bilaterals and the EU have nothing whatsoever with me being here.

Tom
And surely that would apply to nearly all who arrived before the bilateral nonsense began!
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank versus for this useful post:
  #12872  
Old 03.08.2018, 09:14
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 8,528
Groaned at 271 Times in 220 Posts
Thanked 11,316 Times in 6,002 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
And anyway, shouldn't it be about making CH useful for you and not making yourself useful to CH?!
That's a good question. As an immigrant you'd go where things can also work for you.

If you're staying in your home country the "don't ask what your country can do for you, ask yourself what can you do for your country" applies. Or it should. But to BS the furigners with this? Nah.
Reply With Quote
  #12873  
Old 03.08.2018, 09:16
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 100
Groaned at 29 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 112 Times in 71 Posts
versus is considered unworthyversus is considered unworthyversus is considered unworthy
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
As an immigrant you'd go where things can also work for you..
Exactly. Which is why I came. It's not just about what you put in, but also about what you can get out.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank versus for this useful post:
  #12874  
Old 03.08.2018, 09:44
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 11,405
Groaned at 170 Times in 147 Posts
Thanked 16,230 Times in 6,609 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Bilaterals and the EU have nothing whatsoever with me being here.

Tom
#nor_me
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #12875  
Old 03.08.2018, 12:39
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 13,531
Groaned at 206 Times in 160 Posts
Thanked 15,803 Times in 8,073 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
Bilaterals and the EU have nothing whatsoever with me being here.

Tom
I think this should be nominated for the post of the decade.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #12876  
Old 03.08.2018, 12:49
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 8,556
Groaned at 247 Times in 200 Posts
Thanked 16,207 Times in 6,694 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Bilaterals and the EU have nothing whatsoever with me being here.

Tom
Quote:
View Post
#nor_me
I'm with them.

And I earn less in Switzerland than I did in my home country.

And I don't miss brown sugar, and it's not significant that I can't stand Cenovis, as I don't do Marmite or Vegemite, either.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post:
  #12877  
Old 03.08.2018, 12:55
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 8,528
Groaned at 271 Times in 220 Posts
Thanked 11,316 Times in 6,002 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
as I don't do Marmite .
Is that bad? Or better asked - how is it? (curiosity may kill the cat)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #12878  
Old 03.08.2018, 12:59
RufusB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In my head. And UK. Ex-Basel.
Posts: 3,974
Groaned at 70 Times in 63 Posts
Thanked 7,108 Times in 2,867 Posts
RufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Is that bad? Or better asked - how is it? (curiosity may kill the cat)
Marmite is excellent. But divisive!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank RufusB for this useful post:
  #12879  
Old 03.08.2018, 13:02
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 8,556
Groaned at 247 Times in 200 Posts
Thanked 16,207 Times in 6,694 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Is that bad? Or better asked - how is it? (curiosity may kill the cat)
For an Australian, no, it's not bad that I don't do Marmite. Just don't tell the Australian Border Force about my Vegemite aversion.

You can get a pretty good idea of what either is like by buying a tube of Cenovis and eating a chunk of it. The usual approach is to squeeze a good dessert spoonful out and pop it straight into your mouth.

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post:
  #12880  
Old 03.08.2018, 13:03
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 8,556
Groaned at 247 Times in 200 Posts
Thanked 16,207 Times in 6,694 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Marmite is excellent. But divisive!
Indeed, it rapidly sorts those with tastebuds from those without. Or at least, those with insensitivity to salty tastes.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
europe




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 6 (0 members and 6 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 08:59
Importing vehicles and the VAT consequences in Switzerland from France BEFO Finance/banking/taxation 6 07.08.2013 15:11
The (Available in CH) Dog Food Review Thread meloncollie Pet corner 44 08.05.2012 20:15
Common-law marriage and consequences in CH Mishto Family matters/health 9 01.10.2011 22:03
Something for the Brits: M&S in CH mark Daily life 11 15.11.2007 12:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0