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French at it again!

#1
I read today, Daily Telegraph 5th June, that militant French power workers are threatening to cut power supplies at the D Day commoration events.

What a pity they never thought of doing this in 1944, they could have disrupted German communications. With French fishermen blockading the Channel ports to keep E boats in port and French farmers barricading the roads to keep German reinforcements from reaching the beaches - why, they could have caused chaos!

nB: Ah! but who to? :? :?
 
#3
2 of my mates and I tried to invade the cheese eating surrender monkeys a couple of years ago, we failed as we couldn't afford a ferry, you cant paddle from Folkestone to Calais and one of us was too drunk to be of any real use.

Surely if all us Arrser's get together we can take over and burn some french farmers/electricians! I own a shotgun and i'm free on Saturday if that helps?
 
#7
Wait till Fantassin gets here...
He will start mouthing off that France made the biggest contribution to WW2 and that we have some cheek turning up to celebrate our minor contribution at D-Day, and that Frenchman deserve the right to be a bunch of wingy, striking, idle barstewards because they saved the world from the evil tyranny of nazism and subsequently US imperialism...
before surrendering under the weight of backlash.
 
#8
Here I am and here is the truth you don't want to hear about :

As usual the Murdoch gutter press delivering half truth just to start the French bashing all over again...last week, the so called "snub" (in fact a British cock-up)...now that...

The truth: a small group of communist trade unionists from the CGT TU have threatened illegal power cuts in the city centre area of Caen where Sarko and Obama will have their lunch on the 6 of June. The EDF electricity company has already announced they will take them to court if they do that and they have condemned those possible actions.

Not exactly "the French"...

BTW, where is the thread on over 60 WW2 veterans, including Brits, receiving the Legion d'Honneur today in Paris ? The French at it again ?
 
#9
fantassin said:
Here I am and here is the truth you don't want to hear about :

As usual the Murdoch gutter press delivering half truth just to start the French bashing all over again...last week, the so called "snub" (in fact a British c***-up)...now that...

The truth: a small group of communist trade unionists from the CGT TU have threatened illegal power cuts in the city centre area of Caen where Sarko and Obama will have their lunch on the 6 of June. The EDF electricity company has already announced they will take them to court if they do that and they have condemned those possible actions.

Not exactly "the French"...

BTW, where is the thread on over 60 WW2 veterans, including Brits, receiving the Legion d'Honneur today in Paris ? The French at it again ?


There we go, always turns up to spoil our french-bashing parties :(
 
#11
Mr_Deputy said:
fantassin said:
Yeah fair enough, you are bang on the button this time. How dare those bastards mess with is almost a sacred commemoration of those who died to keep the Communists able to sit in dingey turbine rooms and complain about stuff. Its pretty sick of them when you think about it. I for one will not make any excuses this time about irreprehensible behaviour. Even if they are from Caen in (Haute)Normandie. Which makes them French.
good on you Fantassin for squaring up to this one and not making annoying, failed, Maginot-like defensive attempts.
Let it be known for the record that this quotation has been doctored and that I did not write it.

And BTW, the CGT ******* have not mentioned they will disturb the celebrations with the veterans, all they have said was that "Sarkozy will maybe have to eat his lunch cold". All the rest is Murdochian lies dished out for the purpose of French bashing.
 

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#12
Erm small point fantassin; the Telegraph isn't owned by Murdoch, its owned by (Sirs) David & Frederick Barclay who live in tax havenly bliss on the island of Sark

Anyhoo, pedantry mode off, Carry on.
 
#13
Mr_Deputy said:
fantassin said:
Mr_Deputy said:
fantassin said:
Yeah fair enough, you are bang on the button this time. How dare those bastards mess with is almost a sacred commemoration of those who died to keep the Communists able to sit in dingey turbine rooms and complain about stuff. Its pretty sick of them when you think about it. I for one will not make any excuses this time about irreprehensible behaviour. Even if they are from Caen in (Haute)Normandie. Which makes them French.
good on you Fantassin for squaring up to this one and not making annoying, failed, Maginot-like defensive attempts.
Let it be known for the record that this quotation has been doctored and that I did not write it.

And BTW, the CGT ******* have not mentioned they will disturb the celebrations with the veterans, all they have said was that "Sarkozy will maybe have to eat his lunch cold". All the rest is Murdochian lies dished out for the purpose of French bashing.
So from that statement we can see that intend only to target Sarkozy then? Cutting electricity to devices only HE will use while retaining an excellent service for others to be able to use lighting, telephonic equipment, chair lifts etc and in no way risking the smooth running of today's high profile event. Well - that's good.

(For the record I am being sarcastic. Again. As I doctored your last post to make it make some sense. I don't dislike you and think you are intelligent at times but you defend the undefendable - to your detriment.)

...you're being sarcastic?
 
#15
Sheesh... you know, I have found that if you ever run afoul of a drunken Brit in a bar the quickest way to reverse the situation is to say something disparaging about the French... found it to work equally well on Northumberland farmers as the London pinstriped suited and umbrella toting crowd. Have to wonder if the subtle rivalry between your two nations will ever end... kinda like a disfunctional marriage in a love/hate sort of way.
 
#17
Khyros said:
Sheesh... you know, I have found that if you ever run afoul of a drunken Brit in a bar the quickest way to reverse the situation is to say something disparaging about the French... found it to work equally well on Northumberland farmers as the London pinstriped suited and umbrella toting crowd. Have to wonder if the subtle rivalry between your two nations will ever end... kinda like a disfunctional marriage in a love/hate sort of way.
Whereas a frenchman in a bar will surrender before altercation?
 
#18
Khyros said:
Sheesh... you know, I have found that if you ever run afoul of a drunken Brit in a bar the quickest way to reverse the situation is to say something disparaging about the French... found it to work equally well on Northumberland farmers as the London pinstriped suited and umbrella toting crowd. Have to wonder if the subtle rivalry between your two nations will ever end... kinda like a disfunctional marriage in a love/hate sort of way.
I think it has done twice that I know of. In quite a major way I might add.
 
#19
I wrote to the French Embassy on the 28th of May asking why HM hadn't been invited and then, as I had no reply, wrote again on the 1st June... no reply. Please feel free to mail the cheese-munching-surrender-monkeys at presse.londres-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr x
 

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#20
Khyros said:
Sheesh... you know, I have found that if you ever run afoul of a drunken Brit in a bar the quickest way to reverse the situation is to say something disparaging about the French... found it to work equally well on Northumberland farmers as the London pinstriped suited and umbrella toting crowd. Have to wonder if the subtle rivalry between your two nations will ever end... kinda like a disfunctional marriage in a love/hate sort of way.
The irony is Brits buy French property like locusts, represent a significant part of the French tourist trade and many retire there....

Try mentioning Germans, World cups and football in your next bar argument, you'll probably get a drink.

Xenophobia is traditional in UK, now feck off back to your colony..... :wink:
 

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