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    cj1
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    My favourite last week on the Get Britain Out Facebook page was from someone called Irene Broadley, that was so funny it went viral. The group were complaining about the delays at airports due to increased security, which according to them was entirely because the EU was punishing the UK. Irene’s take on it was that ‘we should stop going to Europe for our holidays and go to the canary islands instead, which are lovely ‘ :grin:

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    I saw (and enjoyed) it!  If the subject wasn’t so serious, it’d be funny to read the uninformed rantings of the halfwits.

     


    #1791219
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    Chanceux
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    The dicussion you recall was not the distastefull comment referred to which should be consigned to room 101. It was said at the time when many were in shock and saying or repeating outrageous things.


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    roadrat
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    The dicussion you recall was not the distastefull comment referred to which should be consigned to room 101. It was said at the time when many were in shock and saying or repeating outrageous things.

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    Au royaume des aveugles les borgnes sont rois.

    To be fair I think many of us are still in shock. Certainly I regularly pinch myself in the hope I will wake up. But you still seem to be working as an advocate for GY who made a fake news type statement and has gone quiet since being asked to back it up.

    I can’t actually  think of ways of unfairly  profiting from people moving back. Even snapping up property that is failing to sale at the asking or any price on the open market is hardly profiteering, some might consider it charitable to help people move on, while accepting the risk of a longer term view. Not that I’m remotely interested in that sort of proposition anyway, despite being offered the ‘opportunity’ on a couple of occasions already. Too much risk for realtively small reward in the current climate.


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    lindal1000
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    Either way Chancer, I’m not sure how it would be possible to ‘stitch up’ people returning to the UK any more than they will already have been stitched up by what has happened. I do know people who charge guests a supplement if they appear to be leave voters, or just tell them they’re full..but then that’s just a personal business decision and falls into the same category as OH’s devis for people he doesn’t like, which tend to be 25% more expensive than normal. It’s amazing how many of them still accept though.


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    <p abp=”618″>The dicussion you recall was not the distastefull comment referred to which should be consigned to room 101. It was said at the time when many were in shock and saying or repeating outrageous things.

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    <p abp=”621″>Au royaume des aveugles les borgnes sont rois.

    <p abp=”622″>To be fair I think many of us are still in shock. Certainly I regularly pinch myself in the hope I will wake up. But you still seem to be working as an advocate for GY who made a fake news type statement and has gone quiet since being asked to back it up.

    <p abp=”623″>I can’t actually think of ways of unfairly profiting from people moving back. Even snapping up property that is failing to sale at the asking or any price on the open market is hardly profiteering, some might consider it charitable to help people move on, while accepting the risk of a longer term view. Not that I’m remotely interested in that sort of proposition anyway, despite being offered the ‘opportunity’ on a couple of occasions already. Too much risk for realtively small reward in the current climate.

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    Fake news, RR?

    You do see the irony in your posts, don’t you? :smile:

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    roadrat
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    Fake news, RR? You do see the irony in your posts, don’t you?

    Please enlighten me on what you are referring to me, your intellect defeats me on that one. Although if you’re digging at the truth of any of the anacdotes from my life in France then feel free to question them and I’ll elaborate, within reason. But then you might like to enlighten us on your inside knowledge that so far has been so spectacularly wrong.

    Frankly the only irony I see is you consistently using the word to try and avoid posting anything to back up what you say. Were you in politics in your former life? You sound like one when asked difficult questions.


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    Chanceux
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    RR I remember the posting very well, it was very distastefull and exactly what GY alludes to, he challenged the person at the time and a real s**tstorm followed.

    I can assure you it is not fake news neither am I being an advocate for GY, I just dont want to see it repeated on the forum raking up unpleasantness which I do hope the person that posted it now regrets.

    I have no intention on finding it and linking to it, like I say its better to let sleeping dogs lie.

    I wish I could forget it again like I had.

    Editted, it was not you RR neither did you defend it to the best of my memory.


    • This reply was modified 15 Aug 2017 16:51 by  Chanceux.
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    Chanceux
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    I do know people who charge guests a supplement if they appear to be leave voters, or just tell them they’re full..but then that’s just a personal business decision and falls into the same category as OH’s devis for people he doesn’t like, which tend to be 25% more expensive than normal. It’s amazing how many of them still accept though.

    I cant believe that you would say that Lindal.


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    Spotty
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    Best post for ages :wacko:


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    lindal1000
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    I do know people who charge guests a supplement if they appear to be leave voters, or just tell them they’re full..but then that’s just a personal business decision and falls into the same category as OH’s devis for people he doesn’t like, which tend to be 25% more expensive than normal. It’s amazing how many of them still accept though.

    I cant believe that you would say that Lindal.

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    Au royaume des aveugles les borgnes sont rois.

    Say what? That OH puts more on his devis for jobs he doesn’t want or people he doesn’t like? All the artisans do it. If you’re going to have to do a sh*t job then it costs more and if you’re running a guest house or a gite and you’re not too bothered about the custom why should you have to accommodate people that are going to drive you mad? Our friends who run gites have a list of customers they won’t have back, for various reasons :grin:


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    roadrat
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    My last business trip to the UK I met two new potential suppliers for essentially the same products. One of them made a pro Brexit comment, while with the other, after the usual careful lead in,  I had the standard ‘worlds gone mad, death to all Brexiteers ;-) ‘ type conversation, guess whose got 40k worth of orders since?


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    Chanceux
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    There is a big difference between pricing a s**t job accordingly and raising the price because of how you percieve or believe someone voted in a referendum or charging people extra for accomodation because “they appear to be Brexit voters”

    The word begins with “D” and that is why I was shocked at what you posted.

    And unless someone is a walk in which just doesn’t happen for weekly gîte rentals in the Dordogne how could one possibly decide that someone appears to be a Brexit voter from an exchange of E-mails, an on line booking or a telephone call?

    Having a blacklist of customers you wont deal with again or choosing to do business with someone you percieve to be like minded over someone in whose company you would feel uncomfortable is understandable, dare I say normal for all but the folk where money is the be all and end all.


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    Chanceux
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    if you’re running a guest house or a gite and you’re not too bothered about the custom why should you have to accommodate people that are going to drive you mad?

    If you are going to be driven mad by people because of how you percieve they may have voted then hebergement is really a bad life choice, I find it very hard to suffer fools or inconsiderate people (AKA families on holiday) and was really dreading opening for business but to my great surprise and especially at my age I find I really enjoy it.

    For those renting in your area who want their old country to remain in the EU will probably like most of the others have majority UK customers, refusing Brexit supporters, and again I question how could they possibly know, would remove 50% of their potential customers and if my summer bookings are any indication of how next years gîte bookings will be in the Dordogne then they are going to be down 75% anyway, not the time to be choosy if it is your livelyhood.

    I believe a host should never question a guests politics or instigate a political discussion especially if they are not capable of listening to and respecting the views of others, two guests this year have asked me how I feel about Brexit, its not hard to be non commital and avoid the discussion, I have been doing that all my life when it comes to my faith or politics.

    I had a run of football supporters last year, families with kids and TBH they really were not my kind of people but thats life, there are all sorts, I see no difference between discriminating against percieved Brexit supporting customers and the off license or pub in the 70’s that would refuse to serve black customers or the landlords who would refuse immigrant familys


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    lindal1000
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    Quite easy to tell, people are usually happy to say. It also applies to relatives who expect a freebie! As you know I don’t rent holiday accommodation myself but others do. If they were providing a public service then I agree with you, as you are paid to put up with everything, but if it’s your own business then I guess your customers are free to go elsewhere.


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    pommehomme
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    As the Quo said: ‘Down down deeper and down’. How prescient of them to know, 42 years ago, what the £ would be doing against the € in 2017!


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