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Old Mar 10th 2019, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by EMR View Post
​​​​​​ Who is going to change them, its 2019 not 1974
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No one from the UK no longer being represented
Carry on singng land of hope and glory because that is all you have left.​​
The EU will find some way, if necessary by a change in EU legislation, of making English a procedural/working language even if it isn't an official language (in the sense of a language of one of the member states).

Not because the UK is so important, but because anything else will be mightily inconvenient for the EU. It's an internal EU matter.

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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
So cool, you lost but you think you won, what could be better than that?
How old are you exactly? Five !!
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Old Mar 10th 2019, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
That's what gives the chips that special flavour.
Nothing beats beef dripping or lard.

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Old Mar 11th 2019, 12:16 am
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Default Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

Originally Posted by 007Steve View Post
Ah! ... Well, for once we seem to agree EMR. I call it News Management, but it amounts to the same thing; - keeping people off-balance so they don't ask awkward questions & accept being blinkered.
Now, without getting off your point, there's apparently an interesting item in The Times to-day saying, in effect, that May has a final PM's option come Tuesday's vote; - to pull the announced & promised other two other options if her deal is rejected....
If this is democracy, imo, it's certainly very well disguised.
I wouldn't be surprised if she does that. She's played a very sly divide and rule game so far. It's almost as if she's maneuvering towards a no deal Brexit while confounding the remainiacs in her midst - dangling on the end of a stick that carrot of Brexit reversal and then beating them across their heads with the stick each time they get within munching distance!

....I still don't trust her though
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Default Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
Paulry likes videos. He ought to watch this one. Unfortunately, it's not from some obscure fringe nutjob with a video camera and editing software, but from a respectable news source, and quite well balanced, so he'll likely rubbish it as "fake news".
Don't make me laugh! Channel 4 is remainiac central!
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
That's what gives the chips that special flavour.
Originally Posted by EMR View Post
Nothing beats beef dripping or lard.
Butter is the best. Try frying chips in butter. Absolutely delish!
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Up to them but it would be a mistake because English is the worlds most widely spoken second language.
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 1:38 am
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
Don't make me laugh! Channel 4 is remainiac central!
Free speech must really p you off, not like your good old days in S.A...
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 1:48 am
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Default Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

Originally Posted by paulry View Post
Up to them but it would be a mistake because English is the worlds most widely spoken second language.
I'm sure it'll continue to be a working language of many EU institutions, as it is now. But as the UK is the only EU member state that has English listed as it's official language, and the UK will cease to be a member as of 23:00hrs UK time on Friday 29th Mar 2019, there's no requirement to keep it as an official language.
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 3:51 am
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Default Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
I'm sure it'll continue to be a working language of many EU institutions, as it is now. But as the UK is the only EU member state that has English listed as it's official language, and the UK will cease to be a member as of 23:00hrs UK time on Friday 29th Mar 2019, there's no requirement to keep it as an official language.
Not quite.......
Bunreacht na hÉireann: (Constitution of Ireland)
Article 8:
The Irish language as the national language is the first official language.
The English language is recognised as a second official language.

Historically, the British have not filled all the EU posts allocated to English speakers, so we Irish have been happy to help!
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Default Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

Originally Posted by paulry View Post
Don't make me laugh! Channel 4 is remainiac central!
(I knew he'd do that. didn't even bother to look)

So, what media outlets are not "remainiac" or "lefty" or "fake news" in your opinion, Paulry?
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UK news media reporting in the last half hour that senior Tories are trying to get May to delay the " next meaningfull vote " , ultra brexit MP Mark Francois puts chance of a vote now 50/50..
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UK news media reporting in the last half hour that senior Tories are trying to get May to delay the " next meaningfull vote " , ultra brexit MP Mark Francois puts chance of a vote now 50/50..
Unbelievable. Paulry's dangling carrot analogy might be right.
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Unbelievable. Paulry's dangling carrot analogy might be right.
Chill, Shard. Be more Zen. What will be, will be.
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Default Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

Originally Posted by paulry View Post
Up to them but it would be a mistake because English is the worlds most widely spoken second language.
American English now Paulry. AMERICAN English . let's be clear about that
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