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Bipat Oct 20th 2019 6:43 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 
Happy events---

-It's Diwali week-----thousands despite the rain in Leicester.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50040087

Also Scot---Andy Murray ---great come back. Wins European open title just 9 months after hip op.

https://news.sky.com/story/european-...rgery-11840702

Bipat Oct 26th 2019 8:48 am

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12751482)
Happy events---

-It's Diwali week-----thousands despite the rain in Leicester.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50040087

Also Scot---Andy Murray ---great come back. Wins European open title just 9 months after hip op.

https://news.sky.com/story/european-...rgery-11840702


HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL

(Climate change-----heavy flooding and storms down west coast of India----houses damaged (not ours) trees down-----no one shopping in town, UK Leicester flooding means change of venue for some of the festival)

Lion in Winter Oct 26th 2019 1:08 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12754124)
HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL

(Climate change-----heavy flooding and storms down west coast of India----houses damaged (not ours) trees down-----no one shopping in town, UK Leicester flooding means change of venue for some of the festival)

The Little Lion is arriving in Leicester today for a week. He owns no wellies...

Shard Oct 26th 2019 1:24 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12754206)
The Little Lion is arriving in Leicester today for a week. He owns no wellies...

Yet.

Happy Diwali Bipat.

Bipat Oct 26th 2019 2:40 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12754216)
Yet.

Happy Diwali Bipat.

Thank you.

Bipat Oct 26th 2019 2:44 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12754206)
The Little Lion is arriving in Leicester today for a week. He owns no wellies...

I think it is OK in town etc. The festival venue was changed because of mud and crowds on a recreation ground.

Shard Oct 26th 2019 3:00 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12754261)
I think it is OK in town etc. The festival venue was changed because of mud and crowds on a recreation ground.

Where is the festival venue? What will they do there?

Lion in Winter Oct 26th 2019 3:23 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12754216)
Yet.

Happy Diwali Bipat.


Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12754261)
I think it is OK in town etc. The festival venue was changed because of mud and crowds on a recreation ground.

He's staying in a house out of town somewhere, don't know where. Allegedly with his "study group" for something called consolidation week that they have on his uni course.

He must think I was born yesterday...:lol:

Shard Oct 26th 2019 3:44 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12754290)
He's staying in a house out of town somewhere, don't know where. Allegedly with his "study group" for something called consolidation week that they have on his uni course.

He must think I was born yesterday...:lol:

They do seem to assume that.

Mind you, I do enjoy asking faux naive questions. :rofl:

Bipat Oct 28th 2019 5:12 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12754280)
Where is the festival venue? What will they do there?

Main area is around Belgrave road, although events all over the city.
The recent flooding meant that a recreation ground area and funfair were cancelled. All else went well as rain held off yesterday, although numbers visiting were down on the 40,000 of previous year.

https://www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/diwali-p704841
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50040087
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/n...ctures-3473463



namsbabe Nov 19th 2019 11:25 pm

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 
The Commonwealth is just a goodwill organisation of ex-British colonies and one country that was never British but thought it looked good and asked to join (Mozambique).
It has never been a free-trade organisation. The only trading between them (or us) is cultural exchange, or student scholarships.
I doubt the bigger or smaller Commonwealth economies have a great clamour for a free-trade deal. I've never heard Modi nor Trudeau, or even the PM or President of Malta, call for this. And it's had decades to be a bona fide trading body, and hasn't taken that route. Most members have continental trading bodies anyhow - we have (technically since we haven't left yet) the EU. Canada has the new deal with the USA and Mexico that Trump struck. And India has many bilateral ties. Sinapore has ASEAN, and Australia has close economic ties with the Far East.
Nigeria and Ghana are prominent members of ECOWAS in West Africa.

This is a bit of a pipedream from Brexiteers, since they'ver never understood what the point of the Commonwealth was.
If anything, and rather ironically, it was Britain joining the EU under Ted Heath that killed the concept of trading Commonwealth. I know Australia and New Zealand were pissed off mightily about how their trading arrangements would get ****ed up from it.

BristolUK Nov 20th 2019 12:14 am

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 
I think Elgin may have returned.

namsbabe Nov 20th 2019 12:53 am

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 
I dunno what your issue is - but you're equating me with some random person named "Elgin" is pretty comical.
all I've done is post here and added my views, but seemingly this has bothered and offended you.
I know I dissed Corbyn, but truth be told I'm a Tory - so I have no love for him nor his party.
oh, and the truth why i "haven't been here in seven years"?
I forgot that I actually had signed up. since 2012 I've done a LOT in my life, like careers, jobs, studies, and the same once I moved back to "Blighty".
Maybe put your nosing to better use, perhaps on your own life and not those of random Web strangers.

BristolUK Nov 20th 2019 12:58 am

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 
No issue. Welcome back.
(we're all strangers by the way ;))

namsbabe Nov 20th 2019 12:59 am

Re: Commonwealth v EU
 
what or who is to welcome?
it's clear for some baffling reason you have some issue.
the amount of ****s i truly give is zero....


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