Gypsy Women

An interesting example of Tagging…graffiti…  it sure ain’t no Banksy!

And I can assure you that if it was, someone would have had it away by now!

Gitan is the masculine singular of the French word describing Gypsies.

Gitains ( plural ) is the feminine version …depicted as a tambourine wielding dancer on the well-known cigarette box.

Who knows the people in the background may well be gypsy-folk, foraging for sea shells to furnish castanets.

However, the message on the bench ( which my local French taxes paid to have maintained ) is clear.

This is race-hate, ethnic-minority hate, a semi permanent analogue version of the type of hatred that far-right activists spread on social media like a cancer.

But the multi-billion dollar media providers such as Twitter and the like, have the power and the wherewithal to take such digital hate mongering material down, before the insensitive amongst us, who do not have the savvy to realise that perpetuating this venom serves only to instigate more hatred, are joining in the finger clicking frenzy.

Luckily our world leaders, those with the power and resources at their finger tips; those who tower above us in stature have the intelligence, research capabilities and aids to stop this ghastly chain of evil in its tracks.

I mean anyone in their right minds would realise this,wouldn’t they?

After all. Race riots and WW3 may only be one click away.

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I am European

I never even felt “Continental” when we were on the continent, how far IS that landmass away?… 20 odd miles, as the seagull flies, or the goose-fat loaded charity-swimmer swims?

We are, of course, connected by a great hole…a tube, a tunnel…this French operated investment-pipe is being re-branded at a cost of over a million, it seems.

Chunnel does’t work, does it?” they must have thought.

If only that the portmanteau of Tunnel and Channel only uses the bit of the word Channel..to the French the Straight of Dover is La Manche..meaning sleeve!…Ärmelkanal..German Ocean… makes no odds, but GETLINK…quoi? I guess they must have thought Migrant Escape Highway was too wordy?

Getlink!….Sounds like a bunch of Scousers doing the Mexican wave to me.

The French see the aperture as a Pipe… ( leaves a nasty taste in the mouth does that! )

I mean: “Ceci n’est pas une pipe !!!”  too surreal for me!

So, GET LINK, you can put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Nope I never felt like a continental, but for over 15 years I have felt “European”…why? Because that is what I am, I am European.

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Eurozoned

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I put this graphic together a long time ago when the Euro looked on the verge of collapse.  I’m sure most people suffered one way or another from the effects of the “financial crisis”….

I personally lost circa 75k Sterling from my Pension Fund. Not just that but the private pension I was receiving was reduced by some 50%…. and frankly it has never recovered.

I am now retired and 66 years old, my UK State Pension is…derisory!

It, as well as my Private Pension is paid in Sterling.

I’m no Actuary ( which in my personal view is a futile discipline, in today’s world as it is reliant on forecasting ! Ha! )

One-one needs to be a forecaster to realise that your disposable income has halved ! and is forecast to slide further! unless, of course that you are in a position to twiddle with the LIBOR rates, benefit from insider know-how or are in control of a Bank.

So, the graphic may not hold water as a vision at this moment in time… or does it?

I slogged my guts out for 30 years employing 100s of people, the National Insurance contributions, both as an employee ( of my own companies ) and as an employer, as a Director, Partner and Sole Trader.

My Pensions are  as useful now as an ashtray on a motorbike!

And whilst I could never have been a Politician, my understanding is that part of this purported #BREXIT Divorce settlement, the UK tax Payer ( which I may well have to become, again as well as my kids  ( thanks to two arrogant egotists ) will be shelling out for MEPs Pensions for generations to come!

Am I right?

Well that’s the way it works then so-be-it… but who is going to recompense me?

#forage #cameroon #Brexit #pensions #citizensrights

In the Lobby

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The complex set of negotiations involved in extricating the UK from the EU are undeniably fraught with complicated issues…. Everyone will want a say, but time is of the essence.

My interest is that of #citizens rights.

Please check the link below to see how you can help in lobbying your MEPs for your rights, and the rights of others.

So please follow the link below, adapt the templates by simply adding in your details, and  email them to your MEPs ( that is what they are paid for…handsomely, we are let to be believed….and don’t forget it looks as if YOU and your children, and your Children’s children will be paying for their, most likely, index-linked pensions.

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If you don’t want to email them, the ones in your jurisdiction, try to find them on Twitter, assuming they have an account.

If all else fails, drop them a line on a postcard!

Lobbying campaign by British in Europe

 

The Tick is Clocking

A recent Newscaster interviewing a bevy of #Brexit specialists regurgitated Jean-Paul Junker’s ultimatum to The UK PM and misquoted “The Clock is Ticking” mantra saying “The Tick is Clocking”

We know what was meant…and it was of little consequence, unless you are a Tick, of course.

Whether a tick clocks, or a clock ticks, the deadline is fast approaching!

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I am European

I am European, I must be it says so on the cover of my Passport!

This is my Passport… actually it’s not mine, it belongs to Her Majesty’s Government!

Gold foil-blocked on the cover it reads…

EUROPEAN UNION

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

It is due for renewal soon at a cost of 72.50 Pounds

On the inside front cover it reads:

“Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State Requests and requires in the Name of Her Majesty all this whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let on hindrance, and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.”

On the 29th of March 2019 ( or sooner ) it will have no use, and will need replacing yet again with a new title.

Who’s going to pay for that? The owner i.e. the UK Government?

Or perhaps Her Majesty, I mean she’s British..isn’t she?

 

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Social Media

 

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I have joined this FaceBook group… Called British in Europe.

Tunnel Vision:

I never even felt “Continental” when we were on the continent, how far IS that landmass away?… 20 odd miles, as the seagull flies, or the goose-fat loaded charity-swimmer swims?

We are, of course, connected by a great hole…a tube, a tunnel…this French operated investment-pipe is being re-branded at a cost of over a million, it seems.

Chunnel does’t work, does it?” they must have thought.

If only that the portmanteau of Tunnel and Channel only uses the bit of the word Channel..to the French the Straight of Dover is La Manche..meaning sleeve!…Ärmelkanal..German Ocean… makes no odds, but GETLINK…quoi? I guess they must have thought Migrant Escape Highway was too wordy?

Getlink!….Sounds like a bunch of Scousers doing the Mexican wave to me.

The French see the aperture as a Pipe… ( leaves a nasty taste in the mouth does that! )

I mean: “Ceci n’est pas une pipe !!!”  too surreal for me!

So, GET LINK, you can put that in your pipe and smoke it!