European Union joins the lineup, staking claim to Arctic res

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  1. :twisted: .....I won't comment because since I'm a little more pro-EU then many (most?) on here I keep talking myself into arguments :oops: ....I just thought it was interesting.
  2. You learn something new each day.

    I always thought that Greeenland was an independant country
  3. I swear if there is ever an excuse for another world war it must surely be to destroy this abhorrent trough licking institute of free loading scumbags.

    Any time next next year would be fine once we recover the lads from Telic.

    Fackin scum the lot of them!
  4. I was just saying, I prefer a Whiskey, I have a glass of McCallan warming in the hand now, a MacPhail bottling of the 30yr, much better value than the true sherry cask bottlings.
    From the top Whiskey shop - Robertson's of Pitlochry, I am unable to drive past it on the road true north.
    Super little butchers there too... can't bring the name to mind though...
  5. Robertson's, that's the fellow, a grand beef man.
    Cuts a wonderful tenderloin of haggis too, very tasty if you know how to hang the buggers, plucked on the field to prevent bird flu at the stables..
    NOT Robertson's, Robertson's is the whiskey chap.. what I mean to say is, McDonald Brothers, charming family, cobbles on the road.
    I'm pretty sure the old Queen consort, bless her, was a taker of McDonald's haggis.
    Very nice too .. nestled, or rather squating, on a bed of neeps and tatties.
    Lovely young lady in the local tonight, blue suit, Chanel I'll be bound, or Lanvin, very Grace Kelly you see, saucy young witch.
  6. I’ve just returned from the local hostelry, a very good pint of Tangle-tongue, clean pipework, good cellar man. Poor lighting… Which reminds me..
    Charming young filly at the bar, (with an oaf of a chap,) bottom like a boy-scout….
    Very pleasing. Apparently she works in a new development in the town, in the Café Rouge.
    Must pop in for a snifter tomorrow lunchtime.
  7. Hey-ho, off to bed, early start I'm afraid North London, Finchley.
    Goodnight all.
  8. [​IMG]

    and I was very,very drunk.

    Thats you Buckingham that is.

    90's humour throwback,
  9. So basically the EU is trying to elbow its way in and big itself up? If I was one of those three countries I'd be wondering what the EU was up to since why should Portugal or Slovakia be getting a say in their territorial disputes. Now if it's done as a way of getting the rest of the EU behind and supporting the positions that they decide rather than 'formulate a [EU] policy' and try and make them follow that then it could be a good thing but I remain skeptical.
  10. Yep . . I might hate the fat, corrupt and undemocratic leviathan that is the EU, but that's the whole point. We're way too small individually to have an impact in the argument but as a group we can work on the scale that the big guys do.

    Let's hope that they are as keen to join in when the arguing starts over the resources in the Antarctic. I never viewed the Falklands conflict as being about sovereignty, it was about the strategic importance of the Cape Horn and the resources that lie beyond and which one day we will be fighting over.

    The EU does have some uses other than being a financial vehicle for the Kinnock family you see.
  11. How can the EU stake a claim in anything as it isnt a nation state?
    Can we have our war now!
  12. Not yet it isn't . . only a matter of time . . once they've overcome the 'Irish Problem.'

    They'll probably just throw their weight behind those nation states that do have a claim to make sure they have the best chance. It's all in the Super-States interest in the long term after all.
  13. We're big enough, and more importantly wealthy enough, to do whatever we want, if we had the political will. It is, of course, perfectly possible to hand over our international interests and responsibilities to someone else. It's just a shyte thing to do.
  14. Yes, that old democracy and voting thing, I can see why they have a problem there.
  15. I don't think we are big enough and we're certainly not wealthy enough to do whatever we want. You may have missed that little Credit Crunch thing but even before that we have spent all the pennies in the piggy bank. Just because Mr.Brown says he's going to borrow our way out of the problem doesn't mean he's found anyone to lend us the money. We're overstretched and underfunded militarily and our global influence has shrunk to that of a third world nation. We just don't have the clout the we used to.

    We handed over our international interests and responsibilities decades ago. No use crying over spilt milk though, I suggest that we make the most of the shyte situation we've let ourselves be led into.