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The English Channel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fatboy123, 25 Nov 2021.

  1. arknor

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    are we the only country in the world that speaks english?
     
  2. thenewoc

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    Yep, seems to be subscribed to Abacus Abbott's school of economics :cry:
     
  3. The Running Man

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    Most European countries speak very good English.
     
  4. AORUS

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  5. Malevolence

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    Then I'd ask why these people didn't claim asylum the moment they stepped foot in the first safe EU country they arrived in?
     
  6. [email protected]

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  7. Shoza

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    I wouldn’t read or trust anything on the DailyMail website. It’s clickbait of the lowest and most inhuman kind.
     
  8. joey1211

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    Some food for thought for some on here. Replace any of the bolded words for any minorities that have been blamed for societiy's ills along the years.

    First they came for the Communists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Communist

    Then they came for the Socialists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Socialist

    Then they came for the trade unionists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a trade unionist

    Then they came for the Jews
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Jew

    Then they came for me
    And there was no one left
    To speak out for me

    Martin Niemöller

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    The way a government treats refugees is very instructive because it shows you how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it.

    Tony Benn
     
  9. [email protected]

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    Utter tripe, more like Mr ben
     
  10. 200sols

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    Did he say happy? But if someone wants to flee that most unsafe country of France in a dinghy and happens to drown then that is on them.
     
  11. explicit4u

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    We are the closest/most accessible country where English is the primary language.

    Even the Dutch who mostly speak English (something like 70%) require you to be proficient in Dutch for Naturalisation.
     
  12. VincentHanna

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    Not far off...


     
  13. robfosters

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    So because we take issue with illegal immigration we’re all NF scum are we?
     
  14. [email protected]

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    Probably voted Tory and read the mail!
     
  15. 200sols

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    I think there is a difference between not caring and feeling happy that something has happened.
     
  16. Uther

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  17. robfosters

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    What do you make of this quote from the French interior minister?


    The interior minister added that there had been too many deaths and "we cannot accept that any more people die".

    But he also argued that the UK had to assume responsibility by making itself less economically attractive for illegal migrants.
     
  18. thenewoc

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    It's France's wet dream for the UK to only exist as some basket case. Their frothing has made them seem delirious. The realisation hasn't caught up with them that we no longer take orders from the EU or any part of it.
     
  19. [email protected]

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    Of course there is, if the worse happens it's in them. It's not as if they don't know the risks! Why not not risk it and stay in France or if you are a genuine refugee apply to the British authorities, oh that's right your a n illegal migrant
     
  20. [email protected]

    Capodecina

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    The french aren't very bright