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  #2379877 22-Dec-2019 12:53
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elpenguino:

 

Mahon:

 

Boris is pumping billions of pounds into the NHS. 

 

 

No he isn't but he said he would, do you believe him? I mean come on, he's never ever made anything up before.....

 

Cos every election promised will be honoured (yeah right) .

 

 

Yes, I believe him and he has begun the process of doing it. Doesnt mean I like the liar!!!


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  #2379885 22-Dec-2019 13:22
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Mahon:

 

Yes, I believe him and he has begun the process of doing it. Doesnt mean I like the liar!!!

 

 

Don't believe anything until budget day.


 
 
 
 


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  #2380078 22-Dec-2019 15:41
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elpenguino:

 

Mahon:

 

Yes, I believe him and he has begun the process of doing it. Doesnt mean I like the liar!!!

 

 

Don't believe anything until budget day.

 

 

It doesnt really matter to us. I just wish our health system got some well deserved attention. So far all thats been thrown at it are crumbs. Lets see some local promises turn to reality.


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  #2406512 25-Jan-2020 11:52
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BBC News - Brexit: Boris Johnson signs withdrawal agreement in Downing Street

 

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Boris Johnson has signed the Brexit withdrawal agreement in Downing Street.

 

He said he hoped it would "bring to an end far too many years of argument and division".

 

Earlier on Friday, European leaders signed the document in Brussels, before it was transported to London by train.

 

The signings mark another step in the ratification process, following Parliament's approval of the Brexit bill earlier this week.

 

The European Parliament will vote on the agreement on 29 January. ...

 



 



 

"This signature heralds a new chapter in our nation’s history."

 

True. But not in a good way ...   😕





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  #2407479 27-Jan-2020 12:26
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The Washington Post - One of the biggest impacts of Brexit? An end to freedom of movement.

 

Jan. 27, 2020 

 

 

As Britain prepares to leave the E.U. this week and enter an 11-month transition period, free movement here is nearing an end. ...

 

  • E.U. citizens will be able to continue to move here freely through the Brexit transition period, until at least December. 

  • But afterward, they will need to apply - and will no longer get preference over applicants from other continents.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked up a “points-based” system, similar to Australia’s, that would draw the “best and brightest.” 

  • The number of low-skilled immigrants will be slashed.

  • In the meantime, E.U. citizens - some of whom have called Britain home for decades - must apply if they want to stay. 

  • If they don’t register by June 2021, they will in effect be in the country illegally. ...

 






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  #2407527 27-Jan-2020 13:56
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The Washington Post - One of the biggest impacts of Brexit? An end to freedom of movement.

 

Jan. 27, 2020 

 

 

As Britain prepares to leave the E.U. this week and enter an 11-month transition period, free movement here is nearing an end. ...

 

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked up a “points-based” system, similar to Australia’s, that would draw the “best and brightest.” 

 

i always find mention of such a scheme interesting. Britain already has a points based system and has been using to control immigration for 10 years.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Points-based_immigration_system_(United_Kingdom)

 

I guess this allows Boris to turn around in 6 months and say, see, I did it!

 

 

 

 


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  #2411728 2-Feb-2020 21:40
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The Guardian - Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

 

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“Happy Brexit Day”

 


A poster telling residents of a block of flats “we do not tolerate” people speaking languages other than English in the building has been reported to police.

 

The typewritten poster, bearing the title “Happy Brexit Day”, was reportedly found stuck to fire doors in Winchester Tower in Norwich on Friday morning. 

 

The discovery came hours before the UK officially left the European Union at 11pm later that day. ...

 



 

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The neo-Nazis are crawling out from under their rock ...   😕

 

 

 

 





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  #2411902 3-Feb-2020 13:46
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The Guardian - Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

 

 

Rydym bellach yn wlad ein hunain eto a Saesneg y Frenhines yw'r iaith lafar yma.


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  #2411903 3-Feb-2020 13:55
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The Guardian - Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

 

 

Residents reply, OK, but you first.

 

What a bigoted thing to happen. Considering the variety of accents and vocabulary in use in England, what even is English?

 

 


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  #2412360 4-Feb-2020 11:45
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elpenguino:

 

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The Guardian - Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

 

 

Residents reply, OK, but you first.

 

What a bigoted thing to happen. Considering the variety of accents and vocabulary in use in England, what even is English?

 

 

Whoever did it is on the same mental level as the morons who attached the Manchester United chairmans house because they are not playing well.

 

Lobotomy jobs, all of them. Fortunately in a tiny minority.

 

 


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  #2412410 4-Feb-2020 12:14
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I read the poster and I think it specified 'Queen's English'. The first challenge to the idiot(s) that put it up, would be if any is actually capable of that. Knowing the linguistic finesse of the average Brit, I doubt many would pass that hurdle. In fact immigrants, who have often studied English, are frequently better at the grammar. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2412421 4-Feb-2020 12:19
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Rikkitic:

 

I read the poster and I think it specified 'Queen's English'. The first challenge to the idiot(s) that put it up, would be if any is actually capable of that. Knowing the linguistic finesse of the average Brit, I doubt many would pass that hurdle. In fact immigrants, who have often studied English, are frequently better at the grammar. 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I think this is what annoys them most. The immigrants can not only speak English better than they can, but they can also speak at least one other language.

 

I met a fascinating lass in a youth hostel in Amsterdam (She worked there), she spoke something like 12 languages fluently and another 14 or so languages where she could make herself understood to varying degrees.

 

 

 

 


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  #2412424 4-Feb-2020 12:26
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Many Europeans speak four or five. Many Brits can't even speak one.

 

 





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  #2412430 4-Feb-2020 12:45
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Rikkitic:

 

Many Europeans speak four or five. Many Brits can't even speak one.

 

 

Reminds me of a Jimmy Carr heckle where an american in the audience says ' if it wasn't for us , you'd all be speaking German'.

 

Jimmy replies, 'in sixty years? There's no freakin way we would have picked it up by now ! '


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  #2412448 4-Feb-2020 13:15
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elpenguino:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Many Europeans speak four or five. Many Brits can't even speak one.

 

 

Reminds me of a Jimmy Carr heckle where an american in the audience says ' if it wasn't for us , you'd all be speaking German'.

 

Jimmy replies, 'in sixty years? There's no freakin way we would have picked it up by now ! '

 

 

A bit off topic but in my case he would be correct. I have no aptitude for learning languages whatsoever. At school I got the lowest rankings possible in any language test despite the effort I put in.


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