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NormanH

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  1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/22/england-covid-ethics-personal-responsibility
  2. That is a wonderful display...with our climate they tend to be confined to pots..
  3. https://www.liberation.fr/politique/magyd-cherfi-zemmour-est-limmigre-des-revanchards-des-peine-a-jouir-des-trouillards-et-des-heteros-etroits-20211018_IVARWXBAUJA6RAD2WC4NJIG3SQ/
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/17/the-guardian-view-on-french-politics-the-great-moving-right-show
  5. Zemmour was here on Saturday evening. 60 people protested the previous evening. That gives a flavour of our local politics.
  6. COVID19-PE_20211014_signets_ENG.pdf
  7. After leading the vaccination race something strange seems to have happened in the UK. Is it over-reliance on the vaccine alone with no other measures such as masks and the 'Pass Sanitaire'?
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/17/macron-and-the-french-trump-trap-gaullisms-heirs-in-a-political-vice
  9. Banks could also introduce fees for using a card to take out money from an EU cash machine, which under the EU rules should not apply if the charge does not apply in the UK
  10. The UK is no longer bound by EU directives and regulations upholding ‘equality of charges’, which means charges for payments in another state in euros with a bank card should be the same as for equivalent payments within the home state. Before Brexit, for example, a UK bank that did not add a fixed fee for debit card transactions in the UK would not be able to do so in the EU. The only rule the UK has retained from the EU laws is a requirement for ‘transparency’ over conversion charges.
  11. It depends on whether you define European as meaning someone from an EU country, (a political definition) or by racial origin. In the case of nationality it might be argued that only those in the EU would be allowed to hold double nationality since to distinguish by origin might be considered as racist.
  12. This is going to be useful for that. It is early days so quite a few are rudimentary or non-existent for the moment, but the details will be filled in as they become available... https://www.ifrap.org/node/8631
  13. https://www.lefigaro.fr/sports/cyclisme/tour-de-france/tour-de-france-2022-decouvrez-la-carte-et-le-parcours-de-la-prochaine-edition-20211014
  14. A friend of mine at the local beach (Valras) yesterday
  15. Which should be remembered in the context of some of this things being said in the campaign for the Presidential election: https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2021/10/10/le-long-oubli-du-massacre-des-algeriens-le-17-octobre-1961-a-paris-arrangeait-a-la-fois-les-gaullistes-la-gauche-et-le-regime-algerien_6097790_3232.html
  16. The description of the first two episodes sounds dreadful: Sarah and Steve moved over from Ashford in Kent six years ago, and now top up their pension by renting out part of their home every summer. With the first guests about to arrive, Sarah tackles spiders and Steve battles the erratic French shop opening times to try and get things ready in time. Erratic? It’s opening day at Les Roches, the very British restaurant in the heart of rural France. Andy is stressing about getting all his supplies on time, Richard is stressing about having to speak French to actual French people, and Kelly is stressing about where to sit two VIPs booked to arrive at the same time when there’s only one top table. Oh dear! I have spoken nothing else all weekend! What DO they expect???
  17. https://www.france.tv/france-5/c-dans-l-air/2795531-sondage-la-bulle-zemmour.html
  18. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/08/same-old-french-far-right-the-meteoric-rise-of-eric-zemmour
  19. Your point about Macron is a bit of a red herring in that the only people to disagree with the French approach to Jersey are British, not the French electorate. I doubt if Zemmour would have a different line on this issue as a Nationalist.
  20. https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/103924-000-A/beethoven-s-fidelio-at-the-opera-comique/
  21. There is a fantastic range of cultural evens with concerts operas etc, but also travel programmes and current affairs. One I enjoyed yesterday is this https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/098157-000-A/propaganda-the-new-manipulators/ which deals with the way in which social media have been used to gain political support.
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