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    cj1
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    I found this interesting paper http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR_176_-_HOW_BREXIT_COULD_HURT_EXPATS.pdf

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    I see only 15% of Brits in France are pensioners and 9% in Spain. But 99% in Italy. Not sure about that.


    Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem. Orson Welles

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    We are or are not expats .

    Discuss.

    S.


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

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    normally
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    Define we.


    😊 Ally. Keeping his insults to within tolerable standards since 2004.

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    We are or are not expats . Discuss. S.

     

    We do or do not care.

    Javelinn.

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    Interesting CJ..thanks. It certainly highlights some of the risks, especially if the ‘hard brexit’ mob get their way and the government is not prepared to be flexible in negotiations. Whilst I think while nothing is known for certain there is no point agonizing about it, I do think it pays to keep aware of what is going on and the direction in which things are moving.

    The more I understand about the processes involved the more I think that Brexit is an impossibility.

    I think it’s like a divorce, but from a family of 27, not just one person, and all 27 have to agree the terms and conditions of the settlement.
    At the moment we’re in the “I’m going to leave you’ phase. This could go on for some time, getting more and more uncomfortable, while the party that wants ‘out’ searches for a way to do it that won’t see them out on the street. Once/if a way can be found then the official separation can start. This is when both sides start to show their true colours and get nasty. Normally the solicitors get involved at this point and the bills start to mount. The arguments continue until a settlement is reached, or forced on one party. There are never any winners except the solicitors.


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    Well, here in the nearest town the Conseil have asked for the British flag to be taken down from the rond point de l’Europe.


    "Je préfère pleurer dans ma Jaguar plutôt que dans un autobus" - F. Sagan

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    Well, here in the nearest town the Conseil have asked for the British flag to be taken down from the rond point de l’Europe.

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    “Je préfère pleurer dans ma Jaguar plutôt que dans un autobus” – F. Sagan

    As GB is still part of the EU and seems increasingly likely to remain so, that might be a bit premature. Still it’s in the spirit of the French guilty until proved innocent system.


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    I intend to speak to the premier maire adjoint when I am next passing. Whilst I don’t particularly care,it’s just a flag, I shall ask if they have thought about what signal it sends to the many Britanniques living in the area that spend and contribute with their taxes. It is more than likely that those that could vote probably voted “stay” in any case. Will also touch on the technical point that GB is still “in”. Could be a fun visit !


    "Je préfère pleurer dans ma Jaguar plutôt que dans un autobus" - F. Sagan

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    Wish I understood French enough to listen in to that conversation!  :whistle:


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    Ha – the Union flag came down from our rond point d’Europe the day after the referendum – and this is a holiday destination for lots of British people.


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    It looks like all that can be said is that ‘Britain is on Hold’.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-37060430

    and there was I thinking it was all about Sell. :yes:


    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
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    It’s a government promise.

    It’s meaningless.

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    Odds getting thinner

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-nireland-idUKKCN10N1DC


    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
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    I saw today that some bureau d’exchange at airports are offering 99c for one pound.


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