Brexiteers were right, Remoaners were wrong again!

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Fray Bentos wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 16:10
Coco wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 15:37
Fray Bentos wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 11:55

Are you a citizen now? :box:

Same as Peru except you don't go to the police, you go to immigration and naturalisation.

My dad is going to renew his British passport next week, he is going to Max Spielmann :yay:
I might do it in the future, it's a complicated paperwork exercise and you need to take a couple of exams.
I've got permanent residence which pretty much gives me the rights of citizenship
I think you should! I will probably do it as it will take me only two years of residence being Latin American and of Sephardic Jewish descent :yay: your Spanish must be pretty on point these days, they only need A2 ability which you should piss in your sleep, surely?
Yeah there is nothing difficult to do, just pain in the ass stuff
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Coco wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 16:15
Fray Bentos wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 16:10
Coco wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 15:37

I might do it in the future, it's a complicated paperwork exercise and you need to take a couple of exams.
I've got permanent residence which pretty much gives me the rights of citizenship
I think you should! I will probably do it as it will take me only two years of residence being Latin American and of Sephardic Jewish descent :yay: your Spanish must be pretty on point these days, they only need A2 ability which you should piss in your sleep, surely?
Yeah there is nothing difficult to do, just pain in the ass stuff
A mate of mine has lived in Spain for 12 years. Can speak about 4 words of Spanish.
He has his own company, employs a dozen or so people - from England, Europe and America, so doesn't speak Spanish at work.
He's married to a German lass who is has lived there about 5 years. She's fluent so does everything for him.
I'm not very good at languages, but can't imagine doing that.

How long did it take you to learn, Coco?
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The Gratest wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 12:51 The Politics, Race & Religion section is like:

Is 6 threads a new low? Certainly feels like it.
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Lenny Cravats wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 16:52
Coco wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 16:15
Fray Bentos wrote: 20 Aug 2023, 16:10

I think you should! I will probably do it as it will take me only two years of residence being Latin American and of Sephardic Jewish descent :yay: your Spanish must be pretty on point these days, they only need A2 ability which you should piss in your sleep, surely?
Yeah there is nothing difficult to do, just pain in the ass stuff
A mate of mine has lived in Spain for 12 years. Can speak about 4 words of Spanish.
He has his own company, employs a dozen or so people - from England, Europe and America, so doesn't speak Spanish at work.
He's married to a German lass who is has lived there about 5 years. She's fluent so does everything for him.
I'm not very good at languages, but can't imagine doing that.

How long did it take you to learn, Coco?
I was first here in 2006, used the house more like a holiday home, and for example didn't visit at one point for a couple of years, and a couple of times like once a year.
However in those first 7 years, while not there a lot, picked up the basics and had a base.
Then in 2014 I moved here permanently, got a job teaching English, so didn't pick up much at work!
So did my learning in the pub, met the missus in 2016, always speak Spanish with her, but the reality is it's still littered with mistakes and it should be much better, but I've never had a lesson and she never corrects me.
So it's been a slow, gradual purpose but for the last 7 or 8 years I can get anything I need done, doctors, call centres, whatever.
Best place to learn in is to live there and use it a lot, if people understand you, job done!
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If you live on an urbanisation with loads of ex pats, you won't need to speak a word.

Our house is in a very rural town so we have to make an effort, which isn't easy for me, my wife is much better.

We get on by politely explaining (using google) that we don't speak much Spanish, but we're learning, and they're perfectly charming, especially if you make the effort. If you speak a bit louder in English and point at sh*t, like I did when we first moved there, they f*ck you off quick-smart.
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The 'Not for EU' label is being introduced by Asda, hopefully we can keep more of our own superior products and keep the rubbish EU products out : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-66588975
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IRONFIST wrote: 23 Aug 2023, 09:11 The 'Not for EU' label is being introduced by Asda, hopefully we can keep more of our own superior products and keep the rubbish EU products out : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-66588975
:lol: :lol:
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vidal wrote: 21 Aug 2023, 03:49 If you live on an urbanisation with loads of ex pats, you won't need to speak a word.

Our house is in a very rural town so we have to make an effort, which isn't easy for me, my wife is much better.

We get on by politely explaining (using google) that we don't speak much Spanish, but we're learning, and they're perfectly charming, especially if you make the effort. If you speak a bit louder in English and point at sh*t, like I did when we first moved there, they f*ck you off quick-smart.
I found by making the effort, people make the effort with you.

Some folk arrogantly speak English in foreign countries with the expectation that every orange picker will understand them, while looking down on them if they don't get it!

These folk tend to be ignored or ripped off
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Coco wrote: 23 Aug 2023, 11:26
vidal wrote: 21 Aug 2023, 03:49 If you live on an urbanisation with loads of ex pats, you won't need to speak a word.

Our house is in a very rural town so we have to make an effort, which isn't easy for me, my wife is much better.

We get on by politely explaining (using google) that we don't speak much Spanish, but we're learning, and they're perfectly charming, especially if you make the effort. If you speak a bit louder in English and point at sh*t, like I did when we first moved there, they f*ck you off quick-smart.
I found by making the effort, people make the effort with you.

Some folk arrogantly speak English in foreign countries with the expectation that every orange picker will understand them, while looking down on them if they don't get it!

These folk tend to be ignored or ripped off
Do you understand the old Englishy lingo, Pedro? The EU have been ripping us off and their poorer nations for ages, same products, inferior ingredients for some countries. https://www.politico.eu/article/a-snack ... countries/
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Tenuous, even for you...
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chinarich wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 09:22 Tenuous, even for you...
Are you denying a two-tier food regime happens in the EU?
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IRONFIST wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 10:24
chinarich wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 09:22 Tenuous, even for you...
Are you denying a two-tier food regime happens in the EU?
It happens, although less now than at the time of that article in 2016. My point was that the article had absolutely nothing to do with what was being discussed...
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IRONFIST wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 08:11
Coco wrote: 23 Aug 2023, 11:26
vidal wrote: 21 Aug 2023, 03:49 If you live on an urbanisation with loads of ex pats, you won't need to speak a word.

Our house is in a very rural town so we have to make an effort, which isn't easy for me, my wife is much better.

We get on by politely explaining (using google) that we don't speak much Spanish, but we're learning, and they're perfectly charming, especially if you make the effort. If you speak a bit louder in English and point at sh*t, like I did when we first moved there, they f*ck you off quick-smart.
I found by making the effort, people make the effort with you.

Some folk arrogantly speak English in foreign countries with the expectation that every orange picker will understand them, while looking down on them if they don't get it!

These folk tend to be ignored or ripped off
Do you understand the old Englishy lingo, Pedro? The EU have been ripping us off and their poorer nations for ages, same products, inferior ingredients for some countries. https://www.politico.eu/article/a-snack ... countries/
From my own experience, food is a fraction of the price in Spain compared to the UK.

I imagine food prices have fallen like a stone since the UK left the EU.....
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Coco wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 11:55
IRONFIST wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 08:11
Coco wrote: 23 Aug 2023, 11:26

I found by making the effort, people make the effort with you.

Some folk arrogantly speak English in foreign countries with the expectation that every orange picker will understand them, while looking down on them if they don't get it!

These folk tend to be ignored or ripped off
Do you understand the old Englishy lingo, Pedro? The EU have been ripping us off and their poorer nations for ages, same products, inferior ingredients for some countries. https://www.politico.eu/article/a-snack ... countries/
From my own experience, food is a fraction of the price in Spain compared to the UK.

I imagine food prices have fallen like a stone since the UK left the EU.....
Correct, the supermarkets are practically giving it away...
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chinarich wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 10:52
IRONFIST wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 10:24
chinarich wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 09:22 Tenuous, even for you...
Are you denying a two-tier food regime happens in the EU?
It happens, although less now than at the time of that article in 2016. My point was that the article had absolutely nothing to do with what was being discussed...
Being ripped off was being discussed.
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Coco wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 11:55
IRONFIST wrote: 24 Aug 2023, 08:11
Coco wrote: 23 Aug 2023, 11:26

I found by making the effort, people make the effort with you.

Some folk arrogantly speak English in foreign countries with the expectation that every orange picker will understand them, while looking down on them if they don't get it!

These folk tend to be ignored or ripped off
Do you understand the old Englishy lingo, Pedro? The EU have been ripping us off and their poorer nations for ages, same products, inferior ingredients for some countries. https://www.politico.eu/article/a-snack ... countries/
From my own experience, food is a fraction of the price in Spain compared to the UK.

I imagine food prices have fallen like a stone since the UK left the EU.....
Not for cheese in Spain, and UK prices are 7% cheaper than the EU average https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65833619
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I like the way that article specifically states “Brexit hasn’t helped” :doh:
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Boxerbeetle wrote: 30 Aug 2023, 06:26 I like the way that article specifically states “Brexit hasn’t helped” :doh:
It's the biased BBC what do you expect, fact remains on the pricing though, plus with our CPTPP membership, watch the prices drop further unless the Blob stifle that aswell.
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BBC finds no bias in Question Time Brexiteer only audience https://www.thenational.scot/news/23759 ... it-voters/ Calls for remainer only audience rejected, as we know they have that every other week anyway.
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Did you watch it? Only 70% said they'd vote for Brexit again.
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vidal wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:33 Did you watch it? Only 70% said they'd vote for Brexit again.
Well they don't need to, we've got Brexit now. :TU:
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IRONFIST wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:35
vidal wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:33 Did you watch it? Only 70% said they'd vote for Brexit again.
Well they don't need to, we've got Brexit for now. :TU:
Fixed.
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Fray Bentos wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:39
IRONFIST wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:35
vidal wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:33 Did you watch it? Only 70% said they'd vote for Brexit again.
Well they don't need to, we've got Brexit now. :TU:
Fixed.
Fixed again unlike the vote result.
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IRONFIST wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:41
Fray Bentos wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:39
IRONFIST wrote: 01 Sep 2023, 09:35

Well they don't need to, we've got Brexit now. :TU:
Fixed.
Fixed again unlike the vote result.
The younger generations don't want your Brexit, enjoy while you have it.
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