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Bipat Mar 19th 2017 12:23 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12208098)
It may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with "the rest of the world", but we actually have electricity, water, mobile phones, TVs, cars, roads, supermarkets, shopping, food, and all kinds of modern stuff, including 4G internet. :ohmy:

We have that in that "I" country also!! (And wine)

Recent State elections but no hint that Trump is going to be invited over to be President! (Your post 14859). :lol:

Bipat Mar 19th 2017 12:35 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12208129)
Prepare to be ignored.

Yes it has always been sovereign, but there are those who want to keep it that way!
Also for it to have its law system supreme and choose who comes to settle there long term.
That doesn't mean that there should be no good relationship with EU countries and that trade and movement of people between the countries should not continue as it always has for hundreds of years.

Dick Dasterdly Mar 19th 2017 12:39 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12208120)
Magaluf isn't even open yet, Dick. It's still all boarded up, awaiting the Brits abroad pub crawl crowd. Thank god that is one area that's not expanding. Besides, it's becoming a bit pricey for Brits now.

Anyway, here's a preview, framed in a way even you can comprehend:
http://mymillsbaby.co.uk/wp-content/...08/Magaluf.jpg

Of course the Spanish guys and girls are all puuuurfect ......,until you glance at the back pages of the National dailies. :eek:

Also interesting to note that Rajoy had to introduce an anti binge law last year, to try and stop the Spanish botellon booze ups which were causing kids as young as 12 yrs old ending up comatosed in hospital.

:cool:

amideislas Mar 19th 2017 12:42 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12208132)
Yes it has always been sovereign, but there are those who want to keep it that way!
Also for it to have its law system supreme and choose who comes to settle there long term.
That doesn't mean that there should be no good relationship with EU countries and that trade and movement of people between the countries should not continue as it always has for hundreds of years.

Should we ban pineapples we don't import from Greenland, to prevent shark attacks in the north sea?

amideislas Mar 19th 2017 1:00 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12208135)
Of course the Spanish guys and girls are all puuuurfect ......,until you glance at the back pages of the National dailies. :eek:

Also interesting to note that Rajoy had to introduce an anti binge law last year, to try and stop the Spanish botellon booze ups which were causing kids as young as 12 yrs old ending up comatosed in hospital.

:cool:

There's a stretch, Dick.

There's also some truth in the stereotypical "Brit abroad"
It's official: Brits abroad are biggest boozers



http://www.blogcdn.com/travel.aol.co...rits-drunk.jpg

A new survey has confirmed what most of us probably already suspected: that Brits are Europe's heaviest drinkers on holiday.

Well, we've got to be the best at something, haven't we?

The poll by Tripadvisor found that we might deserve our infamous 'Brits abroad' reputation, with 65 per cent of us saying we drink more when we're away than at home, compared with only 41 per cent of Europeans doing the same.

The survey of 6,000 holidaymakers from the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, showed that while 29 per cent of Brits enjoy five or more alcoholic drinks a day while abroad, only 10 per cent of Europeans do so.

It's not all bad news, though. The results also revealed that we're the least likely to smoke more when we're on a break, with Italians enjoying a holiday puff the most.

And while 94 per cent of Britons are careful about applying sunscreen, 12 oer cent of the French admitted to not caring about it all.

So who came out the healthiest holidaymakers? Brits came in third, while Italians trailed at the bottom, and Spaniards picked up the most healthiest crown.

Scamp Mar 19th 2017 1:01 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12208132)
Yes it has always been sovereign, but there are those who want to keep it that way!
Also for it to have its law system supreme and choose who comes to settle there long term.
That doesn't mean that there should be no good relationship with EU countries and that trade and movement of people between the countries should not continue as it always has for hundreds of years.

Good for them, some believe they have voted to ensure that the sovereign powers will never, ever be going anywhere.
Some voted the other way and perhaps weren't as worried that it was under threat, didn't believe the threat exists or don't actually see the EU as a threat to the UK's sovereign powers.

Such is either way, it's done. It's a minor point I guess.

What's more important is when Article 50 gets triggered, what will happen next?
How will the markets react?
Is the triggering built into and factored with the exchange rates and prices?
Will it take two full years?
When will replacement / new laws start coming in?
When will 'we' start to see a difference?

Bipat Mar 19th 2017 1:15 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12208139)
Should we ban pineapples we don't import from Greenland, to prevent shark attacks in the north sea?

Not sure of your point?? Who has mentioned banning anything?

Bipat Mar 19th 2017 1:18 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12208150)
Good for them, some believe they have voted to ensure that the sovereign powers will never, ever be going anywhere.
Some voted the other way and perhaps weren't as worried that it was under threat, didn't believe the threat exists or don't actually see the EU as a threat to the UK's sovereign powers.

Such is either way, it's done. It's a minor point I guess.

What's more important is when Article 50 gets triggered, what will happen next?
How will the markets react?
Is the triggering built into and factored with the exchange rates and prices?
Will it take two full years?
When will replacement / new laws start coming in?
When will 'we' start to see a difference?

I agree with you, we will have to wait and see. Changing the status quo always involves some uncertainty.

Dick Dasterdly Mar 19th 2017 1:18 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12208148)
There's a stretch, Dick.

There's also some truth in the stereotypical "Brit abroad"
It's official: Brits abroad are biggest boozers



http://www.blogcdn.com/travel.aol.co...rits-drunk.jpg

A new survey has confirmed what most of us probably already suspected: that Brits are Europe's heaviest drinkers on holiday.

Well, we've got to be the best at something, haven't we?

The poll by Tripadvisor found that we might deserve our infamous 'Brits abroad' reputation, with 65 per cent of us saying we drink more when we're away than at home, compared with only 41 per cent of Europeans doing the same.

The survey of 6,000 holidaymakers from the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, showed that while 29 per cent of Brits enjoy five or more alcoholic drinks a day while abroad, only 10 per cent of Europeans do so.

It's not all bad news, though. The results also revealed that we're the least likely to smoke more when we're on a break, with Italians enjoying a holiday puff the most.

And while 94 per cent of Britons are careful about applying sunscreen, 12 oer cent of the French admitted to not caring about it all.

So who came out the healthiest holidaymakers? Brits came in third, while Italians trailed at the bottom, and Spaniards picked up the most healthiest crown.

You obviously haven't a clue about the country in which you live.
Apart from the now outlawed but still popular Spanish botellon boozeups which I doubt if you've even witnessed and the well publicised Brits on holiday,
top of the list by far when it comes to serious boozing are the Russians,
...,not even mentioned in your so called survey.

You really need to get out more Ami.

:cool:

Dick Dasterdly Mar 19th 2017 1:27 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12208155)
Not sure of your point?? Who has mentioned banning anything?

I blame the wine.

Maybe Ami went to the wrong Church.
I recall a popular Spanish run bar on the prom in Los Cris called the Church, attended religiously by both Brits and Spaniards every Sunday when it laid on "special entertainment" ;)

Red Eric Mar 19th 2017 1:31 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12208148)
There's a stretch, Dick.

There's also some truth in the stereotypical "Brit abroad"
It's official: Brits abroad are biggest boozers



http://www.blogcdn.com/travel.aol.co...rits-drunk.jpg


Hold up! Isn't that Boris there on the left?

Red Eric Mar 19th 2017 1:35 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12208160)
Apart from the now outlawed but still popular Spanish botellon boozeups which I doubt if you've even witnessed and the well publicised Brits on holiday, top of the list by far when it comes to serious boozing are the Russians,
...,not even mentioned in your so called survey.

You really need to get out more Ami.

:cool:

In a survey about European holidaymakers?

The Russians are so busy brewing the stuff from potatoes and cardboard and anything else they can lay their hands on, they haven't got time to enjoy holidays. Anyway, they're not really Europeans.

Bipat Mar 19th 2017 1:46 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12208168)
In a survey about European holidaymakers?

The Russians are so busy brewing the stuff from potatoes and cardboard and anything else they can lay their hands on, they haven't got time to enjoy holidays. Anyway, they're not really Europeans.

Oh they have got time! Large numbers come over to the tourist beach areas of that unmentionable 'I' country, where menus, many road signs etc. are in the Russian language.

DaveLovesDee Mar 19th 2017 1:57 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12208132)
Yes it has always been sovereign, but there are those who want to keep it that way!

Why do we need to leave to keep our sovereignty? We have a permanent opt-out from anything to do with closer political union. And a veto over any attempt to change that opt-out.


Also for it to have its law system supreme and choose who comes to settle there long term.
Fine. Let's do that. And while we're tightening the immigration rules, let's ban people from 'visiting' the UK for six months every year and effectively semi-permanantly living in the UK without having to apply to immigrate.


That doesn't mean that there should be no good relationship with EU countries and that trade and movement of people between the countries should not continue as it always has for hundreds of years.
Trade has changed considerably over the years, but sure, let's go back to trade tariffs and quotas. The 1960's and early 70's were a boom time for the UK, weren't they? Here's the UK GDP from 1950 onwards.

http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/uk...1393.85_1500.8

Dick Dasterdly Mar 19th 2017 2:04 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12208170)
Oh they have got time! Large numbers come over to the tourist beach areas of that unmentionable 'I' country, where menus, many road signs etc. are in the Russian language.

Exactly, mind they're not too popular with the Germans I hear. ;)


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