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Always the same story with Europe.

 

The Germans just make up new rules to suit their interests.

 

The French will agree to any rules, because they have no intention of abiding by them.

 

The Spaniards will comply with the rules manana.

 

The Italians pay bribes to officials to declare that they are complying with the rules.

 

The Belgians just shrug and sniff at the rules.

 

The Dutch are too stoned for rules.

 

The Brits have to actually live by the rules.

 

Who are the mugs?

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Getting back to car production: it seems that there is now over-capacity in car production, therefore some factories will no doubt close. :shock: The question is, which factories, in which Country? :? An expert on TV, pointed out that, current UK legislation makes it easier for a Company to sack it's workforce, than in Germany or France. :shock:

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You are correct Observer, Maggie brought that little gem in,She thought it would bring more foreign investment in, to be fair it probably did, but when the bad times come the Brits are always first on the heap, she also made it easier for foreign companies to buy British companies. You have French companies like Alstom buying British companies such as Metro Camell (they made the virgin trains aswell as London under ground trains) who had a full order book, shutting them down and making the trains in France and Italy :!:

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Digressing slightly i hear that our friends le frogs haven't even invited the Royals to this years D-Day commemorations instead preferring to give the proceedings a Franco-American slant & seemingly ignoring the UK contribution to the invasion. Ironic that the Free French government at the time was based here & that our forces played a major part in that invasion to start in motion the wheels that would eventually grind Nazi tyranny into the dust.

 

Amazing really that a country that stood practically alone against aggression just 60 years ago should now find itself in a position ,through peaceful political capitulation, whereby it is so economically squeezed by it's trading partners who flout rules willy nilly.

Amazing that a country that was once the workshop of the world ,with industries so varied & sound that it was economically independent should now be the invalid of Europe giving handouts to its sponging relatives who stand by its sick bed.

 

Pity we didn't realise who our friends were & stick with the Commonwealth instead of joining this bunch of rogues.

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Agree with your sentiments Wavy; but on a note of fairness: it seems "heads of State" have been invited (IE; Obama); they don't seem to realise that our "head of State" is still the Monarch; and it seems Gordon has grabbed the invitation so he can steal the spotlight - sadly he, like most politicians have never worn a uniform in their lives. :roll::twisted:

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The vast majority of French folk recognise the debt the owe the British for their liberation, even if they can't forgive us for sinking their fleet, Waterloo or for Agincourt and Crecy. :wink: This was all down to Mr Sarcastic and compounded by Gordon. :roll:

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Agree with your sentiments Wavy; but on a note of fairness: it seems "heads of State" have been invited (IE; Obama); they don't seem to realise that our "head of State" is still the Monarch; and it seems Gordon has grabbed the invitation so he can steal the spotlight - sadly he, like most politicians have never worn a uniform in their lives. :roll::twisted:
Actually, you're totally wrong there (surprisingly). Sarcozy didn't invite anyone from Britain, Downing Street made an objection, and they then invited Brown.

 

I think you will find the French never sent an invite, till it was pointed out to them, Nice try, trying to blame Gordon though :wink:
Like a stuck record isn't it?
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