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Sharp elbows at the EU

Old 2nd Jul 2019, 11:46
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
Thatís not very grown up is it?
No it's not.

Nor was wearing T-Shirts with the caption "Bollocks To Brexit".

Something else I noticed:

"Rising to your feet is a matter of respect," said Mr Tajani. "It does not mean that you necessarily share the views of the European Union. Even when you listen to the anthem of another country you rise to your feet."
Since when was the EU a "country"?
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 11:49
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post

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Something else I noticed:

"Rising to your feet is a matter of respect," said Mr Tajani. "It does not mean that you necessarily share the views of the European Union. Even when you listen to the anthem of another country you rise to your feet."
Since when was the EU a "country"?
See... English is not my native language but even i understand that the quote does not say the Eu is a country.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 11:53
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For the avoidance of doubt I should maybe let you know that I voted for Brexit.

It was my view 3 years ago and it is still my view now.

Despite being in favour of Brexit I do not condone infantile behaviour like that shown in the image above. Likewise the BtB t shirts are equally infantile in my opinion.

I thought Iíd save you the hassle of directing your ire towards me in that regard.

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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 11:59
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
Despite being in favour of Brexit I do not condone infantile behaviour like that shown in the image above. Likewise the BtB t shirts are equally infantile in my opinion. I thought I’d save you the hassle of directing your ire towards me in that regard.
Bob,

I think you misunderstood. I'm actually in complete agreement with you.

No ire on my part........
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 12:04
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Fair enough. I am a little simple some times.

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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 12:09
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Some are sitting, some standing one is rummaging in her handbag a couple are chatting , shambolic not symbolic.
I donít think much of the back turning or t -shirts either
a bit unnecessary and childish
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 12:24
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They don't have to pay much respect for EU Parliament traditions. They're not going to be there for very long.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 12:41
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Dont forget it is the bedwetters first day too.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 15:32
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
They don't have to pay much respect for EU Parliament traditions. They're not going to be there for very long.
Neither sets of elected reps ( Brexit MEPs and the yellow teas shirt wearers) comes out of this with any credit at all, TBH it smacks of Student Union behaviour at best if not something even more childish.

We may not be "there" for very long but like it or not we will still have to do deals with the EU27 in the years to come ... if our MEPs start giving an impression of disrespecting that institution then I wonder if some both inside the EU27 and elsewhere are going to wonder if the UK is simply going to try and turn their backs on other aspects of living in the World that the readership of the Daily Mail doesn't like...trivial irritations like treaty obligations, that sort of thing.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 15:51
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Well I am a staunch Remainer and have to say that this was just embarrassing for all concerned. Turning your back is just puerile, and is kindergarten stuff, perhaps there should be a naughty step for them. Wearing Yellow T Shirts with Bo,,,ks on the back is equally stupid ,and smacks of Student Union politics as others have said Anyway back to Germany tonight and you can guess what I will be asked about tomorrow in both the office and or bar !
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 16:14
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That four eyed cartoon on the right seems to be in accord. Is he their coach driver perhaps??
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 16:19
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Mentor. Too dim to get a coach driver's license
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 16:31
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Well, it's going to be hard to criticise English sports fans for bad, disrespectful or offensive behaviour/language when overseas from now on...unless people are prepared to be utterly hypocritical..
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 16:31
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The Brexit Party are the largest single issue group in the EU assembly. They are certainly in a position to cause all sorts of mischief in the run up to Brexit. If their disrespect and intransigence do nothing else other than to persuade the rest of the EU to refuse any extension past October 31st, then their time will have been well spent. Brexit must and will happen sooner rather than later.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 17:27
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Sorry to disappoint, but:

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission

That took three days to decide. How long to we have to wait for our new leader?
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 17:40
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Originally Posted by Mr Mac View Post
Well I am a staunch Remainer and have to say that this was just embarrassing for all concerned. Turning your back is just puerile, and is kindergarten stuff, perhaps there should be a naughty step for them. Wearing Yellow T Shirts with Bo,,,ks on the back is equally stupid ,and smacks of Student Union politics as others have said Anyway back to Germany tonight and you can guess what I will be asked about tomorrow in both the office and or bar !
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Do you mean they will ask if you think the French are turds as well
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 17:49
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Sorry to disappoint, but:

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission

That took three days to decide. How long to we have to wait for our new leader?
Well that decision was, of course, in true EU fashion (pop 150000000+) made by a squillionth of a squillionth of the voting public, something Jack D and Pax B should remember before having a go at the UK political parties who canvass their whole membership before electing a leader. (Actually I'm not too clear on how the LibDems do it, I have heard chicken bones are used along with astrological charts).
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 17:53
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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn View Post
Well that decision was, of course, in true EU fashion (pop 150000000+) made by a squillionth of a squillionth of the voting public, something Jack D and Pax B should remember before having a go at the UK political parties who canvass their whole membership before electing a leader. (Actually I'm not too clear on how the LibDems do it, I have heard chicken bones are used along with astrological charts).
And what percentage of the UK population are going - eventually - to elect our new prime minister?
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 17:55
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That Danish lady commissioner actually seemed the most competent, experienced and actually working candidate. Why am I not surprised she wasnít even mentioned and totally unaffiliated surprise candidates pulled from the hat instead?

Does anyone even feel represented by this sorry lot?

Btw this von der Leyen woman is notorious for having removed in house decision making in the Bundeswehr, and replacing it with McKinsey consultants - her son happens to be a McK partner in the US, where she basically spent most of her life anyway.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 18:02
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Allow me to do some maths for you.

MEPs = 751
EU population = 508,000,000

Conservative membership = 124,000
UK population = 66,000,000

Percentage of EU population who get to decide new leader = 0.00000147

Percentage of UK who get to decide new PM
= 0.00187879

By my maths that makes the selection of the new UK PM 1287 times as democratic as the selection of the new EU leader.

Itís not just CJ that likes maths. Only my maths really is irrefutable.

BV

Note: all numbers direct from google. All maths courtesy of a calculator.
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