View Poll Results: 10 days left, what'll it be?

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  • Hard Brexit (crash out)

    45 48.91%
  • No Brexit (Remain by revoking A50)

    24 26.09%
  • Withdrawal Agreement (after a new session is called)

    0 0%
  • Extension + Withdrawal Agreement

    3 3.26%
  • Extension + Crashout

    9 9.78%
  • Extension + Remain

    11 11.96%
  1. #28301
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    Expat communities where it's essentially towns in Spain where everyone speaks English and do not integrate.

    By ex-pat I mean immigrants. And of course, the refusal to integrate is basically what these people accuse those who immigrate to the UK of doing.
    Yeah, Brits go on holiday to Spain and then eat pie and chips with gravy while drinking pints of bitter in an "English pub" that has British Sky showing football or cricket on the TV and the kind of decoration that wouldn't look amiss at a "Britain First" meet-up.

    It is really embarrassing meeting Brits on holiday.

  2. #28302
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler to Baby Sloths View Post
    Yeah, Brits go on holiday to Spain and then eat pie and chips with gravy while drinking pints of bitter in an "English pub" that has British Sky showing football or cricket on the TV and the kind of decoration that wouldn't look amiss at a "Britain First" meet-up.

    It is really embarrassing meeting Brits on holiday.
    Yeah, it's embarrassing. Me personally I want to go away from that area when I visit countries. I want to see the local culture, the local history, interact with the local people. To me that is so much better than say "Fly to med holiday resort X. Hang with Brits. Eat British food and only leave the hotel to go to the beach." like why spend all the money to move? Is the weather really worth £1k+?

  3. #28303
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    Yeah, it's embarrassing. Me personally I want to go away from that area when I visit countries. I want to see the local culture, the local history, interact with the local people. To me that is so much better than say "Fly to med holiday resort X. Hang with Brits. Eat British food and only leave the hotel to go to the beach." like why spend all the money to move? Is the weather really worth £1k+?
    At least I get to be German, so I can exchange eye-rolling glances with the locals :P

  4. #28304
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler to Baby Sloths View Post
    At least I get to be German, so I can exchange eye-rolling glances with the locals :P
    As a German do you guys really wake up at 4am to put down the towels to claim the best spots around the pools?

  5. #28305
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    As a German do you guys really wake up at 4am to put down the towels to claim the best spots around the pools?
    Yeah sure, just like every Brit only goes to Spain to drink in an English pub and watch English football while talking to English people.

    Or, to rephrase it slightly differently... you have to get up at 4am to put the towel down because the drunk English tend to pass out on the beach around that time and you might wanna find a clear spot before they do.
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  6. #28306
    Quote Originally Posted by Slant View Post
    Yeah sure, just like every Brit only goes to Spain to drink in an English pub and watch English football while talking to English people.

    Or, to rephrase it slightly differently... you have to get up at 4am to put the towel down because the drunk English tend to pass out on the beach around that time and you might wanna find a clear spot before they do.
    That’s the longest “yes.” I’ve ever read

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    Expat communities where it's essentially towns in Spain where everyone speaks English and do not integrate.

    By ex-pat I mean immigrants. And of course, the refusal to integrate is basically what these people accuse those who immigrate to the UK of doing.
    So basically English people have set up mini colonies in Spain to retire to because the UK is so amazing.

    Sounds about right, lol.
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  8. #28308
    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiac View Post
    So basically English people have set up mini colonies in Spain to retire to because the UK is so amazing.

    Sounds about right, lol.
    Want to hear something even funnier? A lot of them supported Brexit, and are now complaining because their living situation in Spain is getting a LOT more complicated. Some have even been forced to return to the UK as a result. This is real "leopards ate my face" stuff.
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  9. #28309
    Er, am I being utterly ignorant when I say "Weren't the expat communities in Spain set up by and primarily occupied by criminals who wanted to go on the lam" (I really like this new phrase I learned a few weeks ago, turns up everywhere now) and wanted somewhere that the British police wouldn't be bothered to persue them?

    That's certainly what I heard about them every single time they're mentioned. S'why you have to be especially careful when buying property there because you never know if the person selling you the property is even the legal owner, or rather some fraudster...
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  10. #28310
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    As a German do you guys really wake up at 4am to put down the towels to claim the best spots around the pools?
    Fuck getting up at 4 am

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    It was a fun sport to move towels around as a kid.
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  12. #28312
    Quote Originally Posted by Slant View Post
    Yeah sure, just like every Brit only goes to Spain to drink in an English pub and watch English football while talking to English people.

    Or, to rephrase it slightly differently... you have to get up at 4am to put the towel down because the drunk English tend to pass out on the beach around that time and you might wanna find a clear spot before they do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Veggie50 View Post
    That’s the longest “yes.” I’ve ever read
    Longest and best in regards to the situation. I mean it was always funny hearing the brits bitch about how Germans would claim the best spots, but Slant is also 100% nail on head right that these brits were normally drunk as fuck every night that they were in bed until the cleaning service would kick them out of the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiac View Post
    So basically English people have set up mini colonies in Spain to retire to because the UK is so amazing.

    Sounds about right, lol.
    Yup, they also voted for Brexit, and think that the Spanish should integrate to them than the other way around because something something English Exceptionalism.

  13. #28313
    Boris Johnson to make protests that cause 'annoyance' illegal, with prison sentences of up to 10 years

    Thanks to Brexit, Britains* can finally do what they want.


    * the British Government

    (I admit, I have no idea if the EU would have prevented that... anyone has any idea?)

  14. #28314
    Quote Originally Posted by Inuyaki View Post
    Boris Johnson to make protests that cause 'annoyance' illegal, with prison sentences of up to 10 years

    Thanks to Brexit, Britains* can finally do what they want.


    * the British Government

    (I admit, I have no idea if the EU would have prevented that... anyone has any idea?)
    The European Court probably would've overruled this, since the right to protest falls under certain universal human rights (free speech, the free right of association, the right to gather etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yas-Queen Rochana View Post
    The European Court probably would've overruled this, since the right to protest falls under certain universal human rights (free speech, the free right of association, the right to gather etc.)
    british courts might also have a word with it, they are not obliged to follow every weird idea from cabinet just because Brexit happened.

  16. #28316
    Quote Originally Posted by Inuyaki View Post
    Boris Johnson to make protests that cause 'annoyance' illegal, with prison sentences of up to 10 years

    Thanks to Brexit, Britains* can finally do what they want.


    * the British Government

    (I admit, I have no idea if the EU would have prevented that... anyone has any idea?)
    Lol. Aren't all protests annoying? At the very least to the target of the protest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranzino View Post
    british courts might also have a word with it, they are not obliged to follow every weird idea from cabinet just because Brexit happened.
    Constitutions of many member across the EU expressly specify that people have the right to assemble and protest. But then UK doesn't have a Constitution anyway.

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  17. #28317
    Quote Originally Posted by Inuyaki View Post
    Boris Johnson to make protests that cause 'annoyance' illegal, with prison sentences of up to 10 years

    Thanks to Brexit, Britains* can finally do what they want.


    * the British Government

    (I admit, I have no idea if the EU would have prevented that... anyone has any idea?)
    The European Court of Justice would most likely void any such legislation as the legislation violates human rights and is too broad in scale. The term "annoyance" is - while typically British - not a modern legal term, it would need a massive amount of further specification. What is an annoyance, an annoyance to whom? When are annoyances justified? How much annoyance has to be tolerated? Just to throw up the most obvious questions this raises...

    Given the way it's phrased, this law could be used to ban any and all protests, as it would cause an annoyance to traffic to let them happen. No, this wouldn't fly at all.

    And I'd be very surprised if the British Supreme Court didn't have a field day with this. They would probably invite law students just to let them be a part of the most historic legal smackdown of legislation in human history.
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    I'm pretty sure there will be civil rights groups queuing up outside the High Courts the minute that bill passes to get an injunction.

  19. #28319
    In other news that nobody saw coming...

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...ts-post-brexit

    Data shows collapse of UK food and drink exports post-Brexit
    HMRC figures reveal huge year-on-year falls in trade, with whisky, cheese and chocolate worst hit

    Whisky, cheese and chocolate producers have suffered the biggest post-Brexit export losses in the food and drink sector, new figures from HMRC have shown.

    Analysis of the figures by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) shows cheese exports in January plummeted from £45m to £7m year on year, while whisky exports nosedived from £105m to £40m. Chocolate exports went from £41.4m to just £13m, a decline of 68%.
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  20. #28320
    Quote Originally Posted by Slant View Post
    In other news that nobody saw coming...

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...ts-post-brexit
    Oh, I forgot about whisky.

    Anyone have good recommendations for a whisky similar to e.g., Strathisla without too much extra tax until Scotland rejoins the EU?

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