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Originally posted by EvanB
Off topic I know, but is it just me or do we English love any chance possible to give the Frenchies and Germans a kick in the bollocks now and again??
Originally posted by Ausar
whats up with that uk? we can bail out banks and greece has to pass austerity but you feel entitled and that the uk needs no austerity?
Originally posted by Laurauk
reply to post by Wotan
If you do not think this treaty will be ractified then you are living in never never land. The EU Officials will force the Treaty through if those countries who have signed up to it refuse to do so.
They done this with Ireland and other European countries before. They will continue to do this until they reach thier goals.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by GoalPoster
They did it already, but they squeezing slowly. Why do you think Sarkozy is dancing to Germany's tune? It's not as if the French have any money to bail anyone out, they never go to work!
True story: BBC reporter is in the South of France covering the difference of attitude between UK workers and French. She went through 3 towns looking for lunch, but all the restaurants where closed, at 1pm!
She finally found a town some 30 odd miles from where she began with a single restaurant open, where all the owners from the other closed ones where having lunch! After she spent an 1hr 1/2 eating and catching up on mails, she left, to the astonishment of the local French who though she had a "short" lunch..
I'm not sure which is more outstanding. The fact a restaurant is closed at lunch, or the fact therir lunches exceed 2 hours on a regular basis... Go figure..
Originally posted by Wotan
You have to remember folks that some of these countries that said that they agree have to get it ratified back in their homelands .... something that I dont think will happen as a lot of these countries parliments are made up of coalitions. I dont think the UK will be 'alone' for long and I want to see the look on that smug-faced froggie presidents face when it all goes pear-shaped. Also, they said it will take until March to get the treaty up, well 3.5 months is a bloody long time in politics and even longer in economics.