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Title: british quote ...
Post by: jim in paris on March 28, 2019, 04:06:35 AM
hi all !
heard on BBC radio 4 , comment from a MP about the Brexit, with an unique upper-class accent:
"..you know the Brexit is like in the song Hotel California : You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"
  ;D ;D

jim
Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 28, 2019, 04:25:53 PM
A Brexit exit plan acceptable to both UK and EU seems very unlikely in the time remaining. If the UK crashes out of the EU, how will that affect nearby EU counties like France?
Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on March 28, 2019, 10:50:37 PM
Ha!  I play Hotel California on the guitar.  I may never be able to play it again without thinking of Jim and this situation!!!
Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 29, 2019, 06:00:07 PM
May's plan for an orderly Brexit just went down a 3rd and probably final time. No one knows how to avert a chaotic Brexit at this point, and time is running out.

Let's see...
o Thanks in no small part to hyperpartisan rhetoric on all sides, deep and angry political divisions affecting UK voters and government leaders alike led to complete legislative gridlock WRT Brexit.
o Short of a miracle, the gridlock has now precluded any orderly Brexit plan.
o A chaotic Brexit will by all accounts wreak economic disaster on both sides the Channel and a political disaster in Ireland as well. Today, May rightly called these consequences "dire".
o The dire consequences have been quite clear since the Brexit referendum first passed. And still Parliament couldn't manage to find common ground.

If it makes people of the UK feel any better, the US has been mired in hyperpartisan gridlock for over a decade. And we're headed straight for a few cliffs of our own.
Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: jim in paris on March 30, 2019, 03:21:02 AM
howdie !
here is the front page of the Sun yesterday : fun and puns !

to decode the jokes
Brexys Midnight Runners : the name of rock band with a twist
DUP= democratic unionist party (who are part of the gridlock)
PM= prime minister (T May)
Arlene= Arlene Foster ,leader of the DUP
Come on Arlene = pun on the song by the dexys midnight runners  called " come on Eilleen"


faithfully yours

jim


Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 30, 2019, 10:47:40 AM
Well, Arlene and the PM have messed things up royally. Maybe they should let Boyzone Keith take a run at it.
Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: Kirk on April 17, 2019, 10:29:40 PM
I heard a commentator say, "An orderly Brexit is as complex as extracting a raw egg from a baked cake."
Title: Re: british quote ...
Post by: jim in paris on April 18, 2019, 02:43:05 AM
L O L  ;D that's a good one, thanx kirk !

here in ajaccio we make these special cakes for Easter Celebrations
they are called cacavellu(lli),the eggs are backed with the cake


jim