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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 15th 2020, 3:22 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,208
Posted By captainflack

Re: Royal Split

I am not sure the media criticism of Meghan Markle is racist, at least not in the UK. I mean the UK papers might say she's black, but they also used to say Diana was a commoner, so these terms...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 15th 2020, 3:11 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,208
Posted By captainflack

Re: Royal Split

"We want to be financially indepedent"

And yet, they register "Sussex Royal" as a trademark. So the plan seems to be to live in a much nicer country, and then trade off the celebrity and titles...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 8th 2020, 6:10 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 4,915
Posted By captainflack

Re: Associate Citizenship Petition

Apologies Tory boy, I've read your nonsense about hearsay and rhetoric, and it just rambled on without a point. Was there a point? I nodded off.

You seem to think the pound-euro exchange rate is a...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 7th 2020, 3:25 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 4,915
Posted By captainflack

Re: Associate Citizenship Petition

With regard to 'associate EU citizenship', I don't see why this was ever considered. It's a nice idea if you're a Brit whose about to lose your EU citizenship thanks to brexit. But what does the EU...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 7th 2020, 3:05 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 4,915
Posted By captainflack

Re: Associate Citizenship Petition

To be fair to Blair, the evidence at the time (which is in fact correct) was that diesel engines had lower CO2 emissions, and so should be preferably to petrol ones in terms of the UK meeting its...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 30th 2019, 1:48 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By captainflack

Re: General Election

I had a proxy vote which I got my father to do for me in Wandsworth, where my UK last address was.

I was notified after the election that Wandsworth discarded my vote because they said his...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 22nd 2019, 11:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By captainflack

Re: Last minute suggestions for our visit to view properties

We took an apartment for a year, spent some time going to different parts of the country and eventually settled on the area we're in now. I think it's good to spend some time in Portugal to be sure...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 18th 2019, 9:36 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By captainflack

Re: Latest Brexit advice from the UK Embassy. A must read for all UK passport ho

The supreme court slapped down his prorogation wheeze 11-0. I very much doubt that any legal trick would go down well, especially since the UK government already told a Scottish court that there was...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 17th 2019, 1:49 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 16,188
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexit outcome

So all that bluster "dying in a ditch", Big Balls Johnson "Theresa May is too timid, I'd go over there flop my 18 incher out, bang my fist on the table and DEMAND they meet my terms NO COMPROMISE"....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 24th 2019, 2:07 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 16,188
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexit outcome

Quite probably.

But even if he wins an election, he won't take the UK out of the EU with no deal. He's a liar, but he's not stupid, and he won't win an election, only to spend 5 years in a bunker...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 24th 2019, 2:02 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 16,188
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexit outcome

They had no choice.

Just imagine the supreme court had decided the PM could disband parliament for basically as long as he decides. If 5 weeks, why not 5 years or 50 years? There is no written...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 24th 2019, 1:49 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 16,188
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexit outcome

Boris says this is going to make it harder to get a good brexit deal.

Stay on message man! This wasn't intended to block parliament interfering in your brexit 'negotiations'. Remember?

Jeez,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 19th 2019, 10:32 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,241
Posted By captainflack

Re: Revealed: Best countries for expats to live and work

Also Chinese is a hell of a lot easier to learn than most European languages once you get past the first couple of months and figure out the tones and characters a bit. No plurals, no verb...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2019, 10:22 am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,627
Posted By captainflack

Re: Dubai Housing Prices Tumble To 2008 Levels

My friend? I think you have me confused with someone else. I hardly know the guy, he barely acknowledged me when I used to run his parliamentary office and sub at his fan club on the weekends.

At...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2019, 10:09 am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,627
Posted By captainflack

Re: Dubai Housing Prices Tumble To 2008 Levels

I think this is the problem with a lot of investments. People assume success is the result of skill and expertise. Yet there is a huge element of luck.

When luck comes off, both observers and the...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2019, 9:45 am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,627
Posted By captainflack

Re: Dubai Housing Prices Tumble To 2008 Levels

The problem with Dubai property is essentially that it's an absolute dictatorship. There is no rights or law to protect you that cannot be nullified or changed with immediate effect, without warning,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 11th 2019, 10:42 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,241
Posted By captainflack

Re: Revealed: Best countries for expats to live and work

Taiwan number one on the list, I spent couple of years there in the 90s and Taipei is probably the most fun city anywhere in the world.

Now in Portugal, number three on the list, and number one...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 29th 2019, 1:36 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,819
Posted By captainflack

Re: UK Parliament to be suspended in September?

I met a guy in a shopping centre few weeks ago, and got chatting as his daugher was doing a climbing frame thing with my kids during summer hols. Turned out he was a dutch guy who worked in Brussels...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 29th 2019, 1:21 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,819
Posted By captainflack

Re: UK Parliament to be suspended in September?

Really? I distinctly remember Boris Johnson insisting during the leave campaign that the UK would get a trade deal meaning borderless access to the single market, because it was in a strong...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 26th 2019, 1:18 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,748
Posted By captainflack

Re: Boris

It was the Baltic Exchange Bomb which was the turning point in the 'war'. It caused nearly a billion pounds of damage to the City of London (well over a billion in today's money).

A few kneecapped...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 26th 2019, 1:10 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,748
Posted By captainflack

Re: Boris

Can I just take a moment to reassure everyone that leaving the EU with no deal will be absolutely fine. The government has done a lot of preparation in the last two weeks, and I can assure you...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 21st 2019, 3:57 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,748
Posted By captainflack

Re: Boris

Yes, the basic principle is that Boris et al object to the backstop because they say it is 'undemocratic', and there must be some exit mechanism to allow it to end.

This solves both issues. The...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 21st 2019, 1:04 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,748
Posted By captainflack

Re: Boris

There is another solution that is so obvious that I'm staggered nobody seems to have suggested it.

The DUP are the ones (with some hard right Tory backers) holding the whole agreement up by...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 20th 2019, 4:42 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,748
Posted By captainflack

Re: Boris

Ah yes, the magic schrodinger's brexit where facts can be two completely different things at the same time, depending on what suits the point they're arguing.

Technology to police a land border...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 19th 2019, 3:22 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,748
Posted By captainflack

Re: Boris

Ah yes, British exceptionalism at its finest.

Championing the WTO on one hand as a global free trade utopia giving the UK guaranteed access to the EU and other markets, while at the same time...
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