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Old 31st May 2019, 08:41
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
So by your strange definition there are plenty of places that are not civilised.
Probably - and I have tried to catch a bus in Delhi (gave up in the end after failing to fight my way onto about four in a row, and flagged down a taxi).
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Interesting what you say about the demos and lack of cars, you must be rather sensitive to Carbon Monoxide.
That's what I've always assumed.
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Old 31st May 2019, 08:57
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Pr00ne.
it is still just under 70% white, and it certainly DOES feel and sound like an English city,
White, certainly, English, much less so, certainly on the surface. It seems the majority of white shop and cafe staff are European.
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Old 31st May 2019, 10:22
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The last census says that less than 45% are white British.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21511904
https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures....versity/latest

I would imagine that the next census will affirm the decline.
Birmingham, Bradford, Leicester are probably similar.
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:10
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Originally Posted by ChrisVJ View Post
John Cleese lived round the corner from us in Holland Park for several years, that would be around 1964+ so I guess he can claim he was a Londoner.
In 1964...................
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Old 31st May 2019, 13:38
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I was listening to a radio talk show yesterday and a caller was recounting the experience of an American friend and his family who flew over to Ireland for several days to take in the famous Irish hospitality. From the moment they landed in Dublin and in several stops all over the Emerald Isle almost everyone they encountered was a non-national and although nice etc, this made the experience less than hoped for. The views, and ambience were satisfactory, but the human contact element was what was missing. Their view seemed to be it could have been anywhere and they had reasonably expected to have an Irish experience.

Perhaps Cleese et al are observing that things HAVE massively changed in the last couple of decades in London and if compared to the past, that which was, is no more, except in special situations. An observation that stands despite Cleese's choice of abode. I shall be visiting the Epsom Derby tomorrow and fully expect this traditions event to be 95% populated with people that would please Mr Cleese, although some might be too rowdy ;-)
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Old 31st May 2019, 15:16
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
I was listening to a radio talk show yesterday and a caller was recounting the experience of an American friend and his family who flew over to Ireland for several days to take in the famous Irish hospitality. From the moment they landed in Dublin and in several stops all over the Emerald Isle almost everyone they encountered was a non-national and although nice etc, this made the experience less than hoped for. The views, and ambience were satisfactory, but the human contact element was what was missing. Their view seemed to be it could have been anywhere and they had reasonably expected to have an Irish experience.
They should have come to #Brexit Britain, where there are probably more Irish passport holders now than there ever were in Ireland
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Old 31st May 2019, 19:54
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I suspect that John Cleese had in mind the many thousands of extraordinarily rich Arabs, Russians, Chinese and Europeans who love in certain areas of London and spend vast amounts of money shopping. Walk into Harrods and you will see, in the twinkling of a jet black eye, exactly what he is talking about. Wander through the perfume hall and you will enter Paradise.
But John Cleese need not have worried too terribly much. These people are unlikely to stick around were Corbyn and his gang of Labour Party fronted Marxist thugs to gain power. The Dutch have quietly been making plans to turn the Netherlands into the finest tax haven in Europe, Portugal having already reiterated its policy on special tax rates for foreigners. But then, I suspect in part that's why Cleese is in Nevis where Nevitian (?) citizenship can be bought for a few dollars more than just a resident permit.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 15:31
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Any observation in which race is mentioned is automatically racist.

If you wanna keep your job, especially as an academic, you watch what you say or write.

[Unless you're non-white of course.....]

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Old 1st Jun 2019, 18:29
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Originally Posted by cavortingcheetah View Post
I suspect that John Cleese had in mind the many thousands of extraordinarily rich Arabs, Russians, Chinese and Europeans who love in certain areas of London and spend vast amounts of money shopping. Walk into Harrods and you will see, in the twinkling of a jet black eye, exactly what he is talking about. Wander through the perfume hall and you will enter Paradise.
But John Cleese need not have worried too terribly much. These people are unlikely to stick around were Corbyn and his gang of Labour Party fronted Marxist thugs to gain power. The Dutch have quietly been making plans to turn the Netherlands into the finest tax haven in Europe, Portugal having already reiterated its policy on special tax rates for foreigners. But then, I suspect in part that's why Cleese is in Nevis where Nevitian (?) citizenship can be bought for a few dollars more than just a resident permit.
Now then, was there not a recent article in some papers about a lady from Azerbejan who had blown north of £10mil around shops in London who had ended up being slapped with a unexplained wealth order.
Yes it is a paradise for lots who get their laundry done to a saville row standard and smelling of roses.
So it is a must we prop up all our defences against the likes of the Dutch and the Portugese and stop them from nicking our valuable laundrematts.
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