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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Pericles, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Rant you might Snowball, but I bet your keeping your British Citizenship up to date so you can sneak back for FREE Medical and Dental Care!

    And for somebody who supposedly hates the place you can't half go on about it! Homesick are we (but IF he comes back no doubt the nasty polis will want to talk to you!!)
     
  2. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Mr Lee

    The ones I played with we used to switch off and do the moving by hand "for the hell of it!" Got some stick at times from the GDP but what the hell! Remember that 'fancy dress' the Brits used to wear (anti flash and hard hats) well one particular exercise it was a nice day in the Med, so we closed up in shorts and not much else! (being on a 'carrier port side the GDP up on the island couldn't see you!!!) Chose that day to have a jammed gun! Wel you know what it's like blasing away and you just keep emptying the letter racks!! Well 47 rounds later (single burst double barrelled)! The Goonery Indtructor went ape, said something about if it happens the aimer should turn round and belt the loaders over the heads (wearing 'ard 'ats) with his tin 'at..........sheepish grins, turning to laughter as he left! (who the fcuk wears those things?)
     
  3. Frosty

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    Bit senile are we Walrus, forget stuff now and again and again???

    How many times do I have to tell you I dont ever return for dental and health. Not only would I not take my dog there I don t want to.

    Yes I would give my passport up,---IF I could get another. You seem to be uder the impression that all counties like Uk give out passports freely.

    Being patriotic is not financed driven, It is where I was born and have paid a lot into it. It holds childhood memories which can not be erased.

    20.000 Brits leave England every month to take an early retirement.

    Maybe if you got some information from else where than the tap room in the Pig and Whistle you would be more interesting to talk to.

    Enjoy your little straw chewing life sitting on a wall drinking cider with the town bobby down in Cornwall oblivios to whats happening elswhere.
     
  4. Pericles
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    Pericles Senior Member

    For old soldiers, expats and the curious, go to http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/ to read what the Euro loving MSM will NOT tell you about the feelings of the British people, who want out of the Communist European Union. Love Europe, hate the EU.

    Other site include:

    http://defenceoftherealm.blogspot.com/

    http://thehuntsman2007.blogspot.com/

    http://www.ukip.org/ukip/index.php

    http://www.order-order.com/

    http://umbrellog2.blogspot.com/2007/09/links.html

    That should keep you all interested for some time.

    Regards,

    Pericles
     
  5. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Snowball, Yes I know that you mentioned that you don't want to come back but then again you DO tend to go on about it like some bloody metranome, tick bloody tock bloody tick! 20000 Brits leave Britain every month Ok but unlike you the other 19999 don't keep whinging on about how terrible it is - noe IF you just could shut up about it for a few minute the whole world would be eternally greatful! But there ain't much chance of that so I'll keep reminding you! ;)
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    How goes that rallying call of the lower ranks when fully charged but not yet on a charge? Oh yes "F... em all, F... em all, The long and the short and tall, Ef all the officers and WO1's etc...... same applies to most politicians and "heads of industry".

    Frosty this one upset you too?
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    So the new Uk immigration laws came in yesterday,--great --what good is reducing the 6 month stay permit to 3 months?. Once they get in they dont go home so what good is that.

    Also non EU visitors have to have a family member pay a bond. Its the EU members we want to get rid of.

    Strange this EU thing we are suppose to be all equall but every one still jumps onto a car ferry across the channel for cheap booze at christmas.

    You cant go buy a house anywhere!! Switzerland for example.

    Good ole Blighty,-- any old Knob head can turn up and buy what he wants,-- anywhere. Even wanted criminals can buy a football team.

    You stick your head in the sand Walrus --leave the crap for your kids to clean up.

    Human beings are racist --we have to be to keep pure,--its all part of evolution. However it can be accomodated if we are sensible.

    Being sensible does not include mass immigration,--it wont work.

    You mix water to the acid ,--never acid to the water

    You wouldnt want a black man marrying your sister,--and Im sure a black man wouldnt want me marrying his.

    What me racist???? ive lived abroad all my life,--Im a foreigner.
     
  8. Pericles
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    Latvians to replace Swedish workers in Sweden

    Courtesy of the European Court of Justice ECJ, it would appear that Social Dumping is now acceptable. The ECJ has found in favour of a Swedish construction company which employs cheaper Latvian workers rather than indigenous Swedish workers (or Latvians at Swedish rates).

    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The EU's highest court has delivered a blow to the Swedish system of collective bargaining – seen as underpinning the country's highly successful social model - by ruling that Swedish unions cannot force a foreign company to observe local pay deals.

    In a keenly awaited judgement, the court said that a trade union blockade which forced a Latvian company using cheaper Latvian labourers into bankruptcy was illegal.


    "Such action in the form of a blockade of sites constitutes a restriction on the freedom to provide services, which, in this case, is not justified with regard to the public interest of protecting workers," said the court.

    The case arose in 2004, shortly after eight central and eastern European states with cheaper and more flexible labour forces, joined the European Union and was seen as a testing ground for member states with a more rigid and socially protected workforce.

    The dispute centred around wages with the trade unionists urging Latvia's Laval - building a school in the Swedish city of Vaxholm - to pay higher Swedish construction sector wages to its Latvian workers.

    The company refused leading the unionists to block the site eventually forcing Laval to leave.

    But the court said that while such collective action can sometimes be justified under community law to protect against social dumping – using workers with less social rights and lower wages - it cannot be used to force a company to enter into negotiations on pay where it is not clear what the outcome will be.

    "Collective action cannot be justified with regard to the public interest objective of protecting workers where the negotiations on pay (…) form part of a national context characterised by a lack of provisions," said the court.

    The court also said that union action forcing foreign companies into wage negotiations of "unspecified duration" is liable to make it "less attractive or more difficult" for a company to carry out construction work and "therefore constitutes a restriction on the freedom to provide services."

    The freedom to provide services is a key pillar of the EU's internal market rules.

    In a more positive note for trade unions, it said that if collective action is aimed at giving workers rights, which are already defined in national law, then it is justifiable under EU law.

    The Nordic social model
    The Nordic states say the collective system is the basis for their highly successful Nordic social model, which sees high employment and high social protection.

    Reacting to the case, leftist Danish MEP Soren Sondergaard said it was a "catastrophe for the Nordic model, where trade unions have the right to protest against employers to secure decent collective agreements."

    The Laval case stirred an impassioned debate in the EU as it was seen not only as a fundamental dispute between 'old' and 'new' member states but also whether the EU's internal market rules would trump rules on social protection.

    At the time, internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy caused outrage in Sweden by saying that he would argue against the country in the court case.

    Reacting to the judgement, the commission on Tuesday said it was a "very nuanced" ruling and that it would analyse it "very carefully."

    But it drew attention to what is set to be a key part of the ruling which states that organisations in one member state must take into account collective wage agreements of a foreign company "irrespective" of their content, or risk breaching EU law.

    http://euobserver.com/9/25359

    Here is another report http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/ which also has the benefit of a comments section. http://www.eureferendum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5545

    Bearing in mind that PM Gordon Brown spouted off on about British jobs for British workers,

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7097837.stm

    we already know that more than half of new jobs created under New Labour since 1997 have gone to foreign workers - more than previously stated.

    NOW, it is going to get much, much worse.

    Pericles
     
  9. Pericles
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    Pericles Senior Member

    Hell's teeth, things are moving fast.

    Dominating the BBC news this morning was the imminent arrival of the government's proposals for a new healthcare directive, although the BBC website now tells us that Brussels has actually delayed releasing its "controversial proposals".

    Patients will find it easier to escape NHS queues and head across the Channel for treatment under an EU blueprint for European health tourism to be published tomorrow.

    It will guarantee that, in most cases, treatment within the European Union will be funded by the taxpayer. The move will open up competition between the NHS and European health services and is being hailed as a big step towards an open market for public healthcare.

    But, as we all know, the EU has no real interest in the functioning of health care services – all it is interested in is having them at a European level. And, given its disastrous management of the Common Agricultural Policy, the Common Fisheries Policy and, latterly, its flawed rules on waste recycling, the only thing you can guarantee is that, however bad the current National Health Service is, under EU direction it would be even worse.

    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/
     
  10. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Whats this "we" Frosty, you ain't one of us you keep saying?

    Pericles - the interesting bit is going to come when some European copper come down your street and ses "I arresting you, you waz in holiday in our country and dropp litter" - There again we now have a Manager of one of our National Sports who can't even speak to his players - he no speaka de langige!
     
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    Pericles Senior Member

    Aye and what's more, the ******* will be carrying a gun to enforce the European Arrest Warrant.:mad:

    Pericles
     
  12. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    I don't think Switzerland is a member of the EU, Frosty. However you could buy a really large Cuckoo Clock and use it as a residence...Pop out on the hour, every hour, as it were...I think it would be most suitable....:)
     
  13. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Switzerland not part of EU???

    but Poland is??? what the F

    Wlarus its quite likely the policeman from Brussels will speak and write better than you. Your spelling is terrible, if you trying to make yourself sound cute with a little Western country twang,----its not working.
     
  14. Bergalia
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    Swiss application on hold I believe. Anyway, they're boring....Whereas the Poles eat gherkins...:(
     

  15. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    What ferkin gherkins?

    Psssst I wouldnt have spelled it that way if Berg had'nt have done it first
     
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