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Forum: Middle East
Feb 21st 2020, 10:22 am
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Age limits - any exceptions

When I worked in Dubai, we had people over 60 in the office. We had to make a special case on visa renewal though it wasn't that difficult as I recall, partly because of the continuity element I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 9:06 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,251
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Royal Split

Wiser is an appropriate choice of word. The use of little "dog whistle" words and phrases is all over the right wing press coverage. If you don't know what that means then I suggest you educate...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 9:04 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,251
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Royal Split

I couldn't actually give a toss what they do as long as none of it ever gets paid for from my taxes.

If you don't see racism in the coverage of Megahan Markle then its because you have chosen not...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 8:55 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: B-DAY

Yeah but no but. Almost anybody in international business can give you an anecdote about proposed investment in the UK which has been shelved or cancelled since the Brexit vote. I have literally...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 8:52 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: B-DAY

Nothing will happen because we will be in the official transition where all the old rules continue to apply. The cliff-edge is at 2020 year end when Boris, in his infinite wisdom, has said the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 2:00 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,251
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Royal Split

Yes, if they are suitably qualified.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 1:59 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,251
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Royal Split

I genuinely don't mean to be rude but this is the kind of observation which will draw the comment: check your privilege. It's there: as I'm assuming you are not wilfully overlooking it, then you...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 7th 2020, 1:52 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,517
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

I'd have thought Dubai was the safest place in the region other than Oman, at least from any Iranian attacks. Dubai is full of Iranians and, more importantly, an awful lot of Iranian money including...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 28th 2019, 2:11 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Loooong Weekend

Had the same thing happen earlier this year. In fact, the approval came through while we were en route to the border but as I didn't have a printout, I had to pay again for a new visa. Showing the...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2019, 12:47 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,603
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

One could if one was terribly bored. Thanks for taking the bait though...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2019, 11:03 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,603
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

Yes, but I really shouldn't have to supplement the basic capability of an expensive digital TV from a major manufacturer purchased well into the era of digital broadcasting with fiddly add-ons, ugly...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2019, 6:57 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,603
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

In my case, the only relevant region option on my Samsung TV was "Asia/Europe", so it was the same for Gulf and UK. Other regions, aside from the obvious few, were oddly specific and random (e.g....
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2019, 10:43 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,603
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

Well I'm reviving this thread because I have just discovered that the usually reliable and incontrovertible Eeyore is incorrect on a few points above, particularly that last sentence. And I'm none...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 16th 2019, 6:10 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,886
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Dubai economy?

Payment is, always has been and always will be the issue in Saudi. Lots of stuff gets started but then slows down or stops when the inevitable payment issues arise. And the government is the worst...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 28th 2019, 2:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: The Pirate Coast

"Pirate" is a term used for political ends. After all the British Empire grew from the "privateering" activities in the Caribbean, explicitly endorsed by Elizabeth I. One man's pirate is another...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 21st 2019, 9:50 am
Replies: 94
Views: 11,760
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Boris

Your wilfully arrogant ignorance of the issues is not unfamiliar but still breathtaking. I will point out that you have been wrong in almost all of your prognostications about the course of Brexit...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 9th 2019, 9:10 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,592
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: 31 October 2019

I'm coming around to the view that a hard no-deal Brexit is the best outcome. This is not because I subscribe to the whistling past the graveyard idiocy of the Brexiteers but because it is becoming...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 9th 2019, 8:46 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,760
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Boris

I realise the futility of this argument, but there is a clear legal fact: the change in status is due to the UK leaving the EU. Nothing else. This is being done without consent of people on both...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 9th 2019, 9:35 am
Replies: 94
Views: 11,760
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Boris

The UK leaving the EU is changing the status of the border. Don't buy that rather obvious schoolboy con-trick from the tories that "we won't be putting up any border checks so we are not changing...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 9th 2019, 9:09 am
Replies: 56
Views: 6,592
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: 31 October 2019

Correction, Ireland has done very well WHILE being in the EU. Ireland received per capita less regional structural funding than most parts of England even during the peak years of being a recipient...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 8th 2019, 12:29 am
Replies: 94
Views: 11,760
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Boris

Well the GFA requies any change to the border to be by consent of the communities on both sides. As the people of NI did not consent to Brexit, then any Brexit-related new border would be the basis...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 8th 2019, 12:07 am
Replies: 56
Views: 6,592
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: 31 October 2019

Ah, the undimned arrogance of English nationalism only appears to grow more insular and fact-averse from feeding exclusively in its own trough. This latest attempt to demonise Varadkar in the tory...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 15th 2019, 12:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Cricket.

And it also managed to inspire world-beating levels of twattiness, even in the most competitive global environment for mega-twats in living memory:
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 14th 2019, 1:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: First day back

Hmm, maybe a mini Thanos action figure...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 12th 2019, 10:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: First day back

And finally it's down to just you two... Get the lights then Scamp pet.
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