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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambik View Post
    The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union since 1973.


    Yes, Ted Heath has a lot to answer for, well he did, bless him.

    He resided in my home town for decades and although Mrs Thatch didn't like him, she attended his funeral a few years back.

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    Unfortunately for the British :

    "Britain, whose own debts are on a similar scale to those of Greece, and which is predicted by the commission to have the highest public deficit in the EU this year, fears a long-term impact on its taxpayers. "

    ~Channel NewsAsia~
    Last edited by Lambik; 10-05-2010 at 06:47 AM.

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    who is your daddy bitches

    I heard that Sarkozy has a big dick, so with your tight ass, it will be a perfect fit

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    Today EU heads are meeting to discuss a rescue package for the Euro.
    Greece is skint, Spain is skint, Portugal is skint, the Uk is skint although they won,t admit it.
    We are about to borrow 650 billion euros from the IMF and we,ve already lent 100 billion of it to Greece, so that's gone, we'll never see that again.
    Spain will be ok for 2 years or so, and no one even want to talk about Portugal who are so close to collapse that should anyone even say the P word the the euro would crash completely making the 650 billion we about to borrow worthless.
    I can see countries like Greece adopting the us dollar like Cambodia have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye
    Tell them to FCK Off. UK not part of the Euro system , we should be more like the Frenchm\,
    You wish to be more like the French? The French are part of the Euro system.

    What an odd post

    Oh dear, not another brainless post:

    Quote Originally Posted by royston p
    hear,hear.
    Quote Originally Posted by bangkokbonecollector
    Fuck the French and fuck the EU, they have all tried individually to break us over the last 1000 years and have now finally decided the only way to break us is by ganging up. What a pathetic load of losers they all are on the continent.
    Man the barricades . . . start the jingoism. Xenophobia rules. If it's not the hordes of foreigners trying to get onto the UK it's the nasty Euros (Oh, you guys are European as well, by the way) trying to destroy the vcery fabric of pure Englishness!!!!!!

    Twat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lambik
    The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union since 1973.
    Indeed, but why let facts get in the way of a good anti-anything rant that the SUN readers get their kicks out of

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    But it's not a Euro member.
    Irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    Irrelevant.
    It's completely relevant as has already been pointed out. It's against sovereign interests to support it to such a degree.

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    It's not a matter of keeping a currency afloat, MtD, it is a matter of supporting a fellow EU member. (As ridiculous as that is, in terms of it being Greece)

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    You wish to be more like the French? The French are part of the Euro system.
    More like the French meaning they pick and choose what to accept from the EU, the EURO being a separate issue from the EU,

    Got it now troll

    As Jet says, stick to shafting the Burmese

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    The countries hardest hit per capita contributing to EU are, 1. Netherlands, 2. Denmark, 3. Sweden with UK only on the 6th place of 10 contributors. The other 17 countries are beneficiaries i.e. getting the money.
    Greece is on 4th place as a receiver, on par with countries like Lithuania, Estonia and Hungary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye
    More like the French meaning they pick and choose what to accept from the EU, the EURO being a separate issue from the EU,
    and the British don't ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    and the British don't ?
    The Brits will accept that which is brought into law, they will argue their case before that, the French accept the law but ignore it if it is detrimental to French interests

    In fact the Brits are the Zealots when it comes to enforcing EU law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Have you ever known a Greek to pay his debts.
    I mean look there's rioting on the streets cos they don't wanna pay their debts.
    That's now what about in 5 years when Greece looks like Cambodia and they are living in mud huts.
    They've rested on their laurels a bit from the times of Plato; Socrates; Archimedes, etc.

    Nowadays they're mostly famous for hairy women that take it up the gary; kebabs; fat weddings; and goat's cheese.. Fail.

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    I expect that once David Cameron gets to look in the cookie jar, presuming he is the man, there will be great shock on how broke the UK really is. The balance sheets are always fudged a bit for elections just as happened in Greece. Only natural to have a little spin. i hope there are not too many IOUs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    famous for hairy women that take it up the gary
    I think djpat just booked his flight

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    Aww. And the IMF is kicking in how much to save Greece, of which the US and the ROW are paying how much?
    Yep, that libbie entitlement system works so well.

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    It all looks like a giant Ponzi scam to me, but where everyone says 'I know but'

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    When are Iceland going to pay back to The Former Empire ? LOL

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    Alastair Darling gave assurances that the UK's total liability if there is a total default by Greece is £8bn, doesn't sound so bad, but then there is Spain, in trouble and already has unemployment at over 20% , then Portugal, Eire not having an easy time, is going to defer some payments, UK has got enough pain of its own to go through yet.

    I can see all these new Eastern European members of the EU thinking, lets have a spending spree, we have deep pockets too! our fellow members can bail us out in a few years time !

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    I remember travelling to Athens by magic bus when there was still a Yugoslavia to travel through. In Athens me and a mate wanted to catch a bus to the beach. A taxi driver came over and offered to take us for 200 dracmas. We thought OK and hopped in. When we got to the beach, the taxi driver stopped next to a Greek policeman. They spoke, looked at us and started to laugh. The taxi driver then said 2,000 dracmas. Since that moment in time I have been waiting for a moment like this. The Greek economy is collapsing, policemen aren't getting paid and taxi drivers have no customers. As a firm believer in karma, I say ha ha ha ha ha ha
    How about that: the UK got EU membership with the sole purpose of sabotaging the whole EU project and minding her own business, but now she is FORCED by Lisbon treaty to mind the business of Greek fellas and sabotage her own currency, the pound.

    Now this is karma in action

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    Well I say , you wanna be an EU member , you've gotta adopt the Euro .
    If not just go out the EU imho .....Together we stay strong in the future ,
    if we don't not one of us can maintain ouur expensive lifestyles anymore .

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    They are effectively monetizing the debt, following the USA printing their way out of the shit for a few months.

    This is going to end badly, you know that don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye
    Tell them to FCK Off. UK not part of the Euro system , we should be more like the Frenchm\,
    You wish to be more like the French? The French are part of the Euro system.

    What an odd post

    Oh dear, not another brainless post:

    Quote Originally Posted by royston p
    hear,hear.
    Quote Originally Posted by bangkokbonecollector
    Fuck the French and fuck the EU, they have all tried individually to break us over the last 1000 years and have now finally decided the only way to break us is by ganging up. What a pathetic load of losers they all are on the continent.
    Man the barricades . . . start the jingoism. Xenophobia rules. If it's not the hordes of foreigners trying to get onto the UK it's the nasty Euros (Oh, you guys are European as well, by the way) trying to destroy the vcery fabric of pure Englishness!!!!!!

    Twat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lambik
    The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union since 1973.
    Indeed, but why let facts get in the way of a good anti-anything rant that the SUN readers get their kicks out of

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    But it's not a Euro member.
    Irrelevant.
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