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  1. Well if Francois is losing the struggle http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/08/hollande-france-europe-austerity-growth George has the answer, get Germany to leave the euro![:-))] http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/09/eurozone-crisis-germany-eurobonds  
  2. We all know Cliff's original is the most poignant, but heard this today and couldn't resist it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mKCA1YEUukU  
  3. “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.” We are all entitled to our view, newspapers, Russell et al, but History was made and my guess is it will show Margaret Thatcher as a great leader and stateswoman, to Britain's benefit; and perhaps also that A Scargill was defeated by his own choice of bully boy weapon. While G. Galaway will hardly merit a mention. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306570/Weaned-Beebs-hatred-wonder-young-rejoice-death.html
  4. One thing Maggie did for Women was to break the glass ceiling which was recognised all around the world. What the unions did for me just as I was getting married and starting a family was to put me on a three day week; with rats running through uncollected rubbish and the dead waiting to be buried, the country was on it's knees under Wislon and Heath Maggie sorted it for me.  
  5. Off course it can't happen in UK, since Gorgon got rid of the gold http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9981543/Italian-motorway-heist-nets-1.7m.html
  6. First thing to check is the oil level, then the water. . . before driving  
  7. [quote user="NormanH"]I hated everything she stood for and did, but she was a major figure in UK politics in the 80s http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/9978831/Margaret-Thatcher-dies-of-stroke-aged-87.html May she lie in more peace than those whose lives were blighted by her policies have been allowed. [/quote] I loved everything she stood for and did, but she was a major figure in saving UK politics in the 70's, Second only to Churchill perhaps May she lie in more peace than those whose lives were blighted by Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and their ilk.
  8.  Glad to see French corporates haven't let their joie de vivre be too PC[Www] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C5SgA9d9gQ
  9. With panes to replace in the Sunlounge, lawn to mow, various bits on the estate to fix, that's not how I spell Sodding . . .
  10. [quote user="sid"]The Ebay seller will not post to France! [Www] That's taking the p..... ! [:-))] [/quote] In fact Sid, all the Euro currency countries are specifically excluded,  dollar and pound acceptable though [;-)]  
  11. [quote user="Patf"]I think this was discussed years ago, and our friend Idun (?) gave a link to a utensil for ladies to use without losing their modesty. Or getting stung. Only works if wearing a skirt. [/quote] Not taking the P, they are still available and do save ladies (women for Coops) no end of stinging embarrassment, standing up, even wearing trousers . . . [:$] http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shewee-Female-Urination-Device-Blue-/190815665637?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2c6d7ffde5
  12. My interest in the currency is less about how it may rise or fall, though that is serious enough, but much more the human cost, especially between states, it does seem that any hope of cohesiveness is thrown to the wind, which surely will be remembered and repaid in spades with who knows what results, as indicated currently by the treatment of Cyprus. http://www.channel4.com/news/cyprus-banks-laiki-pavlou-bailout  
  13. [quote user="You can call me Betty"]  JJ you brought a little tear of nostalgia to my eye there. My mum was "Bet", always. Short for Betty, not Elizabeth..[/quote] Not LilyBet then Pet?  
  14. As Bet, but definitely not China, New York looks pretty good [Www]  Billy-Joels-Central-Park-penthouse-sells-11-4-million-dollars--10-million-dollars-profit  
  15. If only I knew, I bought my HDR1000s just before Christmas, installation seemed easy enough, but despite confirmation that it was connected it says not when iplayer is selected. Worse, it completely failed in January to function at all and was exchanged without question by JL who said that it wasn't the first. My second installation was the same as the first, and I haven't got round to sorting it.
  16. Dijsselbloem is now being portrayed as someone taking orders from Germany. In the Spanish press he is being called "Merkel's lackey",   margaret-thatcher-had-a-point-about-germany/
  17. Apparently the UK suffers far worse with the same problem, usually, in city bar centres during late evening . . .
  18. [quote user="NormanH"]  discussing property purchase, finance, leisure . . . !" The fact that topics on Cyprus have had many views reflects the fact that  "it is a message board which from time to time is visited by hoaxers and those not necessarily interested in discussing France and French lifestyle" [/quote] To the unblinkered I'm sure people on this UK publication and those in France are concerned with the currency, to whit the €uro, what happens to it, and how Euroland choose to deal with it can see a connection . . .
  19. [quote user="Russethouse"]  the thing (euro) which surrounded moving to France has shrunk considerably. . .[/quote] My association with France goes back decades, for holidays and some idea of a bolthole for family holidays and even possible retirement, not now though; it's the euro which has shrunk considerably as RH says; Where is the success? worse yet, has the euro not failed in every sense that has any degree of uniting the constituent people, who are every bit as disparate and even more unhappy than they ever were? I wonder how many would quietly wish that they had remained outside, Cyprus certainly, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, even France . . . I see such unhappy states. Who are not happy to blame the euro? . . . I'm with Max  One-nastiest-immoral-political-acts-modern-times
  20. On the whole, all this up/down stuff matters not so much as whether habitants are most Ok with their life, It does seem like an awful lot of people from Euroland want to move to UK Which do you think demonstrates the most OK'ness; or where do you think people feel least OK; UK or Euroland ? Do you think they blame the Pound or the Euro?
  21. ''Jeroen Dijsselbloem Any reason anyone should leave more than €100k in a euro area bank after your comments? Any at all?'' No wonder the Euro is set to tumble, this would affect anyone who runs a significant business account, and especially anyone buying or selling a house . . .
  22. Balls has none, he shouts from behind the wimp, but the Ruskies, they play hardball, like the Chinese, who wait for a collapse before moving in . . . One day people will realise that's where the real money has gone - and is still going . . . .  
  23. I didn't want to be the first to mute the fourth Reich . . .
  24. I think I'll take that as a compliment Wools, but just where are we heading? (apart from hell in a handcart) [:'(]  
  25. More sub-plots than Spiral (Engrenages);  Perhaps the judge is being pushed to make accusations that can be refuted and bring a new improved shiny nouveau de Gaulle to the limelight in a 21st century PR stunt[;-)]  
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