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    dantheman
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    The UK are big buyers of Beaujolais nouveau – suckers!


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    nomoss
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    UK visitors to France consume a great deal of French wine :evil:


    Thanks to the Autoroutes and the use of GPS it is now possible to travel the length and breadth of France without seeing anything or speaking to anyone. Inspired by Charles Kuralt

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    pommehomme
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    You’ve jogged my memory, dan. I remember someone in the UK asking me why they couldn’t get Australian Beaujolais Nouveau at the same time as the French version. I thought that anyone who could be stupid enough to ask that question didn’t deserve a reply!


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    lindal1000
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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Beaujolais Nouveau for sale in France :grin:


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    loopski
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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Beaujolais Nouveau for sale in France :grin:

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    jeudi 17 novembre

    Arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau 2016

    Just go into any Hyper and there will be a Promotion.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    andy72
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    Australian BN and Vegemite to replace French BN and Marmite on Brexiter shopping lists? Shipping costs and a high valued Au$ should keep prices high.


    Starve the troll

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    Clover
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    The Indians? And then will we hear Middle Britain moaning that they voted to keep out the immigrants and now all the Indians, well educated, with degrees and willing to work for the minimum wage, are coming in and taking all the jobs – the self same jobs that the British ‘wouldn’t get out of bed to do’ for the salaries that they pay!

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    My daughter says she has never seen so many Asian Indians as they have in Texas and we lived in a very highly asian populated town before coming to France so she knew what it was like and this is ten times worse she says but then again, they came to do the jobs no one else wanted and their hard work ethic boomed there when the locals are not on the same intelligence levels.


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    Clover
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    One thing in that EU commission report is correct, we are in fact “hostages” as are all the other EU nationals living in the UK and our lives are the least of the UK government’s worries from what I have seen and heard on the news reports. TM seems to have tunnel vision riding roughshot over everyone and everything to show how powerful she is as a non-elected PM and hence part of her strategy to make sure she keeps her position regardless when the time comes for the UK to vote at the ballot box.


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    Bluebird
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    One thing in that EU commission report is correct, we are in fact “hostages” as are all the other EU nationals living in the UK and our lives are the least of the UK government’s worries from what I have seen and heard on the news reports. TM seems to have tunnel vision riding roughshot over everyone and everything to show how powerful she is as a non-elected PM and hence part of her strategy to make sure she keeps her position regardless when the time comes for the UK to vote at the ballot box.

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    Tend to agree. May has proven to be very calculating in her route to the top job, indicating that she was in the remain camp but, offering no visible support to Cameron. So she protected her job in the cabinet, while realising the only way to ever become PM was for Cameron to fail. It seems obvious now that her values were and are extremely anti EU.


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    Clover
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    Yes, two-faced at it’s worst example.


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    Chanceux
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    My daughter says she has never seen so many Asian Indians as they have in Texas and we lived in a very highly asian populated town before coming to France so she knew what it was like and this is ten times worse she says but then again, they came to do the jobs no one else wanted and their hard work ethic boomed there when the locals are not on the same intelligence levels.

    So ten times better then not ten times worse!


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    Bluebird
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    There may be anecdotal evidence of some sort of correlation between ethnicity/nationality and work ethic (or lack of), but personally I am sceptical.  Having lived and worked (through necessity) around the globe, my experience is that it’s more to do with personality, mindset and making the very best of any opportunity in life however small or seemingly insignificant.


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    There may be anecdotal evidence of some sort of correlation between ethnicity/nationality and work ethic (or lack of), but personally I am sceptical.

    There’s more than anecdotal evidence! Study after study after study confirms that the natives are consistently lazier and more parasitic than immigrant workers, regardless of nationality! It makes perfect sense – by definition, and immigrant is someone who made the decision to get up and go, to look for a better way of life than was available to them in their homeland. Contrary to popular xenophobic beliefs, this means immigrants are more motivated to succeed, and as a result of that success, make a net contribution to their host country … unlike the native benefit scroungers who jobs they “stole”.


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    There may be anecdotal evidence of some sort of correlation between ethnicity/nationality and work ethic (or lack of), but personally I am sceptical.

    There’s more than anecdotal evidence! Study after study after study confirms that the natives are consistently lazier and more parasitic than immigrant workers, regardless of nationality! It makes perfect sense – by definition, and immigrant is someone who made the decision to get up and go, to look for a better way of life than was available to them in their homeland. Contrary to popular xenophobic beliefs, this means immigrants are more motivated to succeed, and as a result of that success, make a net contribution to their host country … unlike the native benefit scroungers who jobs they “stole”.

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    It’s a delicate conundrum for the self-entitled, indolent and thick.  Do they support immigration because that means they can sit at home with their Tennants and TV or do they use immigrants as a scapegoat for their own inadequacies?  Seems most choose the latter.

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    Bluebird
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    There may be anecdotal evidence of some sort of correlation between ethnicity/nationality and work ethic (or lack of), but personally I am sceptical.

    There’s more than anecdotal evidence! Study after study after study confirms that the natives are consistently lazier and more parasitic than immigrant workers, regardless of nationality! It makes perfect sense – by definition, and immigrant is someone who made the decision to get up and go, to look for a better way of life than was available to them in their homeland. Contrary to popular xenophobic beliefs, this means immigrants are more motivated to succeed, and as a result of that success, make a net contribution to their host country … unlike the native benefit scroungers who jobs they “stole”.

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    It’s a delicate conundrum for the self-entitled, indolent and thick. Do they support immigration because that means they can sit at home with their Tennants and TV or do they use immigrants as a scapegoat for their own inadequacies? Seems most choose the latter.

    Just a point of detail CR. My post didn’t actually refer specifically to immigrants. I was referring to perceived “correlation between ethnicity/nationality and work ethic (or lack of)”.  However I don’t really buy into the collective, whether it be the ‘parasitic natives’ you refer to or indeed the immigrant community. Studies that offer up stereotypical results are rarely helpful. That’s just my opinion of course.


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