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  1. 11 hours ago, anotherbanana said:

    How do we know this?

    We don't, of course. We are in the lap of the Gods, (And no more comments upon naughty body parts, Woolly!)

    The Ex Head of SIS (The Secret Intelligence Service; more commonly and erroneously called MI6), Sir Richard Dearlove, asserted way back that the Covid-19 Virus was bio-engineered in the Wuhan virology research lab, in China.

    Take your pick on source.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=ex+Head+of+MI6+says+Covid-19+bio-engineered+in+China&iflsig=ALs-wAMAAAAAYeFz3785X2VklowSHKUVfpFHHE4xX86n&gbv=2&oq=ex+Head+of+MI6+says+Covid-19+bio-engineered+in+China&gs_l=heirloom-hp.3...1864.28994.0.29432.52.11.0.41.41.0.272.1154.9j1j1.11.0....0...1ac.1.34.heirloom-hp..40.12.1108.Xh4JuGN-8aI

    Many conspiracy theories maintain that the Chinese government carried out this programme and sort of accidentally released the virus into "the Wild".

    "John Case" published a good novel called The First Horseman back in circa 1998 in which a group of Eco-Terrorists bio-engineered a sample of the Spanish Flu to become a virulent virus which would decimate a majority of human global population: before releasing it, of course, they also developed a preventative vaccine for themselves.

    Since China seeks to dominate the World it is quite possible that Wuhan developed an engineered form of Novel Corona Virus and a powerful vaccine and released it.

    Sir Richard Dearlove maintains that the Covid-19 virus has extra bits which may be clearly observed under an electron microscope, thus proving it has been engineered...

    The next Conspiracy Theory is that the vaccines have been produced, with government leaders support, to earn vast sums for Big Pharma and that, of course, top politicians who are puppets to big business have earned nice little back handers paid into their secret offshore accounts.

    The final theory is that the lockdowns and controls have been brought in to ready the sheeple (Majority of dumbos) for the WEF'a globalist agenda and what is called The Big Reset, in which the uber-wealthy globalists will own everything and the sheeple will be reduced to a state of serfdom.

    Hmm...

    The final thought, for me, is that since all politicians are basically utterly, totally useless and marginally brain dead egotists and conmen (and of course conwomen) and would be hard pushed to run a bath, let alone run a country, the resultant chaos is simply incompetence!

    Take your pick!

    On a personal note, I would have dearly loved to discuss all this with my cousin, Professor Dr. David Sims Reeves; a noted microbiologist, however, so sadly, he passed away, suddenly  in 2019. Until when, we spoke and exchanged emails very often.

    https://academic-oup-com.eres.qnl.qa/jac/article/75/7/1665/5816049?login=true

  2. 3 hours ago, fromagebleu said:

    Estate agent says we must,

    That's a new one on me!

    If it was not agreed as a term of the contract of sale (The Compromis de vente)and was not a "Clause Suspensive within the compromis, then I suggest that the agent is siding with the buyer.

    Unfortunately, if you want the sale to proceed and as you are in Devon its a sort of Hobson's Choice moment.

    I would say that since it is accepted in France that a fosse septique needs emptying every three years or so, then easy access is a given. SPANC

    Unlike some friends who purchased a nice place not too far away from us and one weekend when the house was full with guests, the fosse blocked and caused back flushing all over the floor...

    When they finally found the fosse, it had been concreted over!

    Nice!

    In the final event they had to sport out for a complete new fosse and discharge field and since the ground behind the house was higher, it needed a special sump with a pump to push the effluent uphill!

    Here is a useful information source:

    https://www.beauchamp.com/blog/rules-regulations-septic-tanks-france

     

  3. 54 minutes ago, anotherbanana said:

    I had my third shot in September, quite a long time ago; should I be looking for number four or are none being offered?

    According to the Israeli experts it would seem one now needs a minimum of five! i.e. THREE boosters on top of the original two!

    I would suggest that until all mutant strains of the Covid-19 virus have, thanks to herd immunity, become less virulent, then it will probably be a bit like an annual flu shot.

    However, who really knows?

     

  4. Which provider offers the best deal for bricks and mortar and contents?

    We have been with Credit Agricole's captive assurance offshoot now since buying, however, I feel their assurance cover is exorbitant.

    Any ideas, please?

     

  5. The statutory report is basically about lead and the electrical wiring.

    As both ALBF and The Banana Man state (To which I agree), if the fosse septique does not conform to the standards demanded by SPANC, well resolution is up to the potential purchaser.

    Under French property law for sales, any sensible purchaser demands what is called a Clause Suspensive on the initial purchase agreement (Compromis de Vente), which negates the potential purchaser's legal obligation if any noted facet is faulty. In which case their deposit is returned.

    It is up to the buyer to negotiate a purchase price, which allows rectification of any faults or problems.

  6. Not only do visitors to France represent tourism, Noisette. but since they are not residents and fiscally resident, more importantly, the hordes of British second home owners can be classed as visitors and thus tourists. Mrs Gluey and I are prime examples. I dread to consider quite how much we have spent - in France - during the past 25 years!

    You should try espousing your views to my close friends and clients whose pan-European business has been destroyed by Brexit and the Pandemic. Not so many years ago their earnings (i.e. Net Tazable Profit: not Gross Revenue (Turnover), were in excess of £1,000,000 in one year alone...

    In 2014 British tourists spent around five billion euros in France. Domestic tourism consumption more or less remained stable for the next two years. Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1121911/expenses-visitors-british-tourism-france/
    ...
    Characteristic Spending in billions of euros
    2017 5.77
    2016 4.72
    2015 4.51
    2014 4.72
  7. Looking at the economic metrics now being revealed, the impact of Brexit upon manufacturing/exporting EU states is clearly enormous. Add the Covid-19 Pandemic plus supply chain problems and 2022 looks economically dire for the EU.

    It is an undeniable fact, that there was a large imbalance in favour of the EU, of trade with the UK.

    Plus, of course, the absence of the UK paying a most punitive annual membership fee, when considered relative to population and etc.

    Numerous politicians have been quite honest, in admitting that they made leaving the EU as difficult and expensive as possible for Britain and would continue to try and penalise the UK: these include Michel Barnier, Guy Verhofstadt (Odious creep!) and others; including Macron.

    Tourism is a HUGE business in France, Spain, Portugal, Greece etc.

    Perhaps the voters will wake up as their income vanishes...

     

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  8. 4 hours ago, alittlebitfrench said:

    And I am still struggling after 23 years to understand what France has to offer as a holiday anyway.

    Holiday makers tend to go to the South: for the weather, beaches and general ambience.

    More generally, la France Profonde, still offers wonderful food and wine; superb countryside; excellent roads; and a far nicer ambience than the UK. For myself, one of the attractions of La Belle France, thanks to its size (bear in mind that the land mass of Metropolitan France is circa four times that of England: and the populations very similar.

    The variation of climate in France is quite amazing; it is rather like a number of different countries! The life style and culture also varies enormously, from region to region.

    When we first purchased our second home in the Pas de Calais, it was eerily like going back to the 1950s, for me. Little traffic on the roads; far less atmospheric pollution, mainly thanks to more space and less people per sq Km and being near la Manche.

    Ooddles of places to stay, from chambre d'hotes to auberges etc.

    Or, I suppose one could stay in Blackpool...

  9. Why?

    Micron is simply rattling his sabre, trying to demonstrate to the French voters what a patriot he is.

    Plus continuing the EU hatred of Britain for daring to leave their incestuous, corrupt and wholly dysfunctional political club. The continuing dissent over fishing licenses and the Northern Irish "Border", ought to have been sorted out as part of the separation agreement: however, Call Me Dave was and is a core remainer, as was Theresa May (Or may not, depending on how she felt at the time!). Instead of hard nosed negotiation with the odious Michel Barnier, they both sort of went on bended knee waving a white flag. Bozo the Clown was no different.

    Pretty stupid, really, as the UK leads Europe in the number of people who have been vaccinated.

    What morons like Macron forget, is the vast amount of money - and taxes - tourists contribute to popular vacation places.

    This economic effect will soon be felt again as the Spring and Summer approaches.

     

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  10. With the singular exception of Hungary, which has created very generous tax breaks for women who give birth to and raise children, most couples in Europe both have to work to pay excessive taxes and living costs and simply cannot afford the woman dumping her career to have children.

    The old fool in the Vatican, has lost the plot and seems to believe he is a politician rather than the prelate of the Holy See.

    Justin Whelk (as I call him) the Archbishop of Canterbury, is the same.

     

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