Those business-savvy socialists...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Cold_Collation, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

  2. And there was me thinking that the socialists had all the answers!
  3. Not quite, they have all YOUR money.
  4. Mmmmhhhhh, french teddies being thrown, perhaps I'd better grease my tumbril and give the guillotine a wipe over.......
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  5. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Any Frenchman with money to invest is welcome over here. Perhaps our lovely government could set up a Department of Inward Investment, staffed by French and Spanish and Italian speakers, dedicated to helping rich Europeans escape the scourge of socialism in Europe?

    Although I've just noticed that it would be the DII and therefore wouldn't work too well
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  6. Does this mean that a smart Tory will just quietly watch what happens in France and then every time Balls comes up with a similar "clever" idea just trot out " Well, the French have just done that, and look what happened " ?
  7. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hmm, good news and bad. Good news = lots of wealthy, classy, chic French women in London. Bad news = equal numbers of gaulloise-smoking, garlic-smelling, soap-dodging frog-eating Frenchmen as well. There are some things, I hate to say, that the Frogs do well - and classy tarts is one of them (Check out the French MP whose constituency covers the UK).

    Interesting to see that Johnny Halliday, the French Cliff Richard (as if there could ever be two!) has just sold out concerts in London, and the audience was pretty nearly 100% French. There's obviously a lot here already, and they've got a bob or two as well.
  8. I've got me knitting patterns sorted, just need the wool.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    A brilliantly simple solution, however, as you say, it does require a smart Tory, which rules out the current shower.
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  10. By population, London is Frances 6th biggest city.

    BBC News - London, France's sixth biggest city
  11. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    The area around South Ken is stuffed full of the sods. Somewhere around 250,000 in London alone was the last figure I heard. On the positive front, you can get a nice croissant and a decent cup of coffee fro breakfast. If you're really lucky you'll get an authentic French waiter ignoring you for 30 minutes for that genuine Parisian experience.
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  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Nah. Socialists have loads of money to spend. None of it theirs.

    If any of the ARRSE Masif are confused about who Francois Hollande is, he is pictured here inspecting some soldiers. He is the one in the grey suit. The tosser in the back with the ostrich feathers on his hat has been sacked for giggling.

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  13. That is a good picture of ridiculous, comedy hats.
  14. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Ah, we can do crap hats all day long. This one is French.

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  15. What is the meaning of the drooping-cock motif on the brim?