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    I really think the challenges facing the EU are...

    I really think the challenges facing the EU are more serious than those facing the UK. Perhaps a good rethink is in order, starting with "What really is the EU?"
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    Nah. The SNP makes lots of noise, and now is an...

    Nah. The SNP makes lots of noise, and now is an opportune time for them to do so. But the reality is, if Scotland goes it alone the GDP per head of Scotland will drop considerably- and that of...
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    Y'know, if we see a new honed down, lean and...

    Y'know, if we see a new honed down, lean and mean, biz-like EU that has dropped it's silly megastate dreams, and actually holds it's flakier states accountable to their budgets and promises- quite a...
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    Sacre bleu- are the French gonna hissy fit out of...

    Sacre bleu- are the French gonna hissy fit out of the EU? But seriously, tough decisions have to be made. Start off by sacking quite a few of those useless eurocrats.
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    I think it might be more cost effective if we...

    I think it might be more cost effective if we copied the Chinese. Once found guilty before the court, out the back and meet your bullet. Charge the family for the bullet.
  6. I suppose the other question that might be asked...

    I suppose the other question that might be asked is whether there would be any such reluctance to release the murderers name if he weren't of part Maori heritage.
    Certainly, I do not recall any such...
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    ^^ Gotten used to it.

    ^^ Gotten used to it.
  8. Oh, his name is out there now. Jesse Kempson.

    Oh, his name is out there now. Jesse Kempson.
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    Slight lament- League might as well not exist if...

    Slight lament- League might as well not exist if you live in Adelaide. I wouldn't know how to get it on the TV- some pay service presumably, no pub that I know of shows it, no true croweater gives a...
  10. Not sure how that can really be described as a...

    Not sure how that can really be described as a fake car rental company- I'll defer to my TEFL colleagues on that one. It was just a scam.
  11. H'mmm, just might take them up on that one day....

    H'mmm, just might take them up on that one day. They won''t all be fired surely.
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    It's funny how the same cadre' that just loved...

    It's funny how the same cadre' that just loved Bojo when he was Mayor of London, hate him now. Almost as funny as how he's now the champion of the Alf Garnet set.
    Like this moneyed graduate of the...
  13. I think he just opened an account with Grindr.

    I think he just opened an account with Grindr.
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    ^They build pretty good walls.

    ^They build pretty good walls.
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    Diversion, diversion. For the Remainers (ie those...

    Diversion, diversion. For the Remainers (ie those actually residing, or intending to reside, in the EU) surely you should be bothered about what the boys in Brussels are gonna do, faced with a...
  16. I'd love to see his Tindr profile.

    I'd love to see his Tindr profile.
  17. I wouldn't be that bothered about your...

    I wouldn't be that bothered about your 'professional qualifications' now that Los says it's hiring. They will still be shit jobs with shit wages, managed by buffoons. The only decent English teacher...
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    Heard it mentioned over here it was something to...

    Heard it mentioned over here it was something to do with Kurds.
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    I'm sure the Americans will be pleased to know...

    I'm sure the Americans will be pleased to know that, to the EU, they are even less than a distraction. Sounds like the sort of statement Trump would tweet.
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    I think of myself more as a kernel. The nut in...

    I think of myself more as a kernel. The nut in the centre.
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    ^So who is being delusional now? Claim The...

    ^So who is being delusional now?

    Claim

    The UK is the EU's single largest export market.

    Conclusion

    That's right for the goods market. If you treated the UK as if it were out of the EU it...
  22. Pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

    Pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
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    I've always thought Boris cuts quite a dashing...

    I've always thought Boris cuts quite a dashing figure, compared to Winston Churchill. I'm sure they use the same tailor too.
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    Well, at least we won't use the Brit Army to foil...

    Well, at least we won't use the Brit Army to foil Napoleon Macron's grand schemes this time around. We'll just read about from afar, in Punch magazine and Private Eye.
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    Damn, there goes my favorite mooseburger. A body...

    Damn, there goes my favorite mooseburger. A body blow, from the land that gave us poutin.
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    I don't know either, but you can't help but...

    I don't know either, but you can't help but notice plenty of unskilled immigrants already in the UK. A moratorium is in order, before they start making bombs.
  27. If they combine their database with Facebook,...

    If they combine their database with Facebook, surely they will rule the World.
  28. I watched the Bathurst 12 hour recently. A...

    I watched the Bathurst 12 hour recently. A Bentley won- that was a first. So have toyota, porsche, nissan, mazda, bmw, benz, ferrari, mclaren, mitsubishi- in fact just about everyone but, you know...
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    At least Patel is Pritti. Dianne, however, is an...

    At least Patel is Pritti. Dianne, however, is an Abbot.
  30. As the taxpayer subsidies ran out, so did Ho-Den....

    As the taxpayer subsidies ran out, so did Ho-Den.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEISinvYwFA


    It you wanna get all starry eyed about a technologically defunct brand kept on life support...
  31. Might be some questions raised too about a car...

    Might be some questions raised too about a car known as Ho-Den.
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    "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated".

    "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated".
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    Oh dear. :smileylaughing: Just wait and see-...

    Oh dear. :smileylaughing: Just wait and see- don't throw away your marching shoes now.
  34. Well, it's only fair to point out that GM Holden...

    Well, it's only fair to point out that GM Holden was no bastion of reliability. There were good, and not so good models, some stinkers. This punter never got misty eyed about the damn things- the Jap...
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    This is addressed to SA as much as the more...

    This is addressed to SA as much as the more simple minded UKIP types, who seem to think that Brexit will mean "Britain for the Brits", and that the UK will no longer be a willing magnet for...
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    It kinda has one. The Peace Corps. :)

    It kinda has one. The Peace Corps. :)
  37. ^ Yes, Bosnians I believe. What of it?

    ^ Yes, Bosnians I believe. What of it?
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    Dunno- how's southern Macedonia? Seeing as they...

    Dunno- how's southern Macedonia? Seeing as they are in line to join your beloved EU, maybe you should get a job teaching them basic English.
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    Anyway, Northern Macedonia is next in line- why...

    Anyway, Northern Macedonia is next in line- why bother about the fractious poms anyway? Northern Macedonia- I never knew there was such a country, and I'm supposedly European.
    So perhaps the real...
  40. Spray m with the virus.

    Spray m with the virus.
  41. Of course financial assistance can be expected...

    Of course financial assistance can be expected for his sino-Thai mates who own the big hotels, but how much da reckon is gonna filter down to locally owned guesthouses?
    They'll likely be fined for...
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    ^^ And how did that work out for the Warsaw Pact?...

    ^^ And how did that work out for the Warsaw Pact? Or even Yugoslavia?
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    You're right there- that is exactly what the old...

    You're right there- that is exactly what the old crusties were raving on about! Lets face it, they did have a point.
    I always thought that the common market was a great idea as an economic, cultural...
  44. The food at Cabbages n Condoms on Pratamnak Hill...

    The food at Cabbages n Condoms on Pratamnak Hill can best be described as uninspiring and mediocre for the price, pretty standard fare really- but given that view, the beautiful garden surroundings,...
  45. BCP, or Breakfast Club of Pattaya is a pretty...

    BCP, or Breakfast Club of Pattaya is a pretty good Facebook site (especially if you like English breakfasts!). But it's up to date, and real time- ie done by local expats, with a firm eye on the...
  46. Rather than such a pointless snipe, why not give...

    Rather than such a pointless snipe, why not give us a Thai restaurant or two that fits the bill?

    TBH, there are so many good restaurants in Thailand that I find it difficult to respond. I could...
  47. Have you tried the 801 Live cover version?

    Have you tried the 801 Live cover version?
  48. Tbh, the only thing I miss about Thailand is...

    Tbh, the only thing I miss about Thailand is village mow lam concerts.
  49. Well said jabba. Me too, as it happens- why put...

    Well said jabba. Me too, as it happens- why put yourself at that sort of risk, for the crime of trying to help out?
  50. GM's retreat from ANZ is pretty much non-news....

    GM's retreat from ANZ is pretty much non-news. Their erstwhile factories are long gone, and forgotten. Strangely, the once iconic Holden brand has enjoyed a resurgence among collectors and nostalgic...
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