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Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
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
 
#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 " ?
 

OldSnowy

LE
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#7
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.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
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 " ?
A brilliantly simple solution, however, as you say, it does require a smart Tory, which rules out the current shower.
 
#10
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.
By population, London is Frances 6th biggest city.

BBC News - London, France's sixth biggest city
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
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.
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.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#12
Not quite, they have all YOUR money.
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.


short frog.jpg
 
#16
What did they think would (will) happen? (The French government). What do they think will happen? (Socialists in general). Even our very own former Dear Leader, Gordon Brown had to withdraw his plans during the latter years of the disastrous property boom (if boom or bust actually exists) to allow houses to be bought and put into pension funds thus allowing a 40% discount on the price, which would have benefited the rich the most and fuelled the housing bubble even further. Luckily, the inevitable outcome was pointed out to him and he withdrew the policy.
 
#18
What did they think would (will) happen? (The French government). What do they think will happen? (Socialists in general). Even our very own former Dear Leader, Gordon Brown had to withdraw his plans during the latter years of the disastrous property boom (if boom or bust actually exists) to allow houses to be bought and put into pension funds thus allowing a 40% discount on the price, which would have benefited the rich the most and fuelled the housing bubble even further. Luckily, the inevitable outcome was pointed out to him and he withdrew the policy.
Never underestimate the ability of spite to out-do common sense.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
"Not tonight Josephine". Jesus.

And people wonder why I am an advocate of educating the poor?
Are you sure? I thought wearing your hat on sideways with a cockade hanging down was a signal for "I like being shafted by big, hairy, British soldiers." After all, that's what happened every time he met some.
 

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