Not quite sure what to make of this one...



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A French town is going to name a street "Rue de Brexit" by its Front National mayor, in tribute to "pay tribute to the sovereign British people".

However apparently the road is in an ugly industrial zone and is circular, going nowhere in particular!

French town to get 'Brexit street' to pay 'tribute to the sovereign British people' says Front National mayor

Is this a back-handed compliment or a sly Gallic sting?

I mean I am a Brexiteer, and the mayor is rather cute if a little young and boyish-looking for me, but still... all seems very odd.
He might have a brother...

If pressed I'd say it was a 51%-49% chance that the French were being complimentary. Plenty of dead industrial estates without names in France but few new roads or residential streets where such a politicaly charged name would be acceptable I should think.
 

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Oh dear.

It does not matter a ************************e what they mean by naming a street Brexit.

There will be much more serious issues arsing by this time next year.
Do you not think that maybe you believe nEU empire propaganda a little bit too much ?

Maybe all this unswerving loyalty to the current imperial racket, might be disconnecting you a bit from the obvious ?
 

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It was a National Front mayor, so totally devoid of irony, you may be assured.

BTW, rue de Brexit will cross Rue Robert Schumann, one of the founders of the European Project.
 

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The idea that most people in the world hate the British or at least hate the English is completely false.
 

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It was a National Front mayor, so totally devoid of irony, you may be assured.

BTW, rue de Brexit will cross Rue Robert Schumann, one of the founders of the European Project.
:D

How very pleasing!

I must pop over for a visit.
 

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A French town is going to name a street "Rue de Brexit" by its Front National mayor, in tribute to "pay tribute to the sovereign British people".

However apparently the road is in an ugly industrial zone and is circular, going nowhere in particular!

French town to get 'Brexit street' to pay 'tribute to the sovereign British people' says Front National mayor

Is this a back-handed compliment or a sly Gallic sting?

I mean I am a Brexiteer, and the mayor is rather cute if a little young and boyish-looking for me, but still... all seems very odd.
A French tourist noted how odd the British were as they called all their squares and stations after defeats: Waterloo, Trafalger,Blenheim etc
 

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:D

How very pleasing!

I must pop over for a visit.

Its in Provence, but not the lavender fields Provence. Huge cement factory and not much else.

Apart from a Lesbian Escort Service, the first of its kind to advertise openly in France. Still, not really your thing, BB... :)
 
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The words "rue" and "brexit" have a pleasing symmetry.
 

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Meanwhile over on EU Boulevard, aka The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.....motorists are being asked to be aware of slow movement, Nigerian hookers and Roma pickpockets blocking the path.
Lorry drivers are being asked to secure their back doors to stop migrants entering, and lock themselves in their cabs to prevent Jihadists entering.
 
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Meanwhile over on EU Boulevard, aka The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.....motorists are being asked to be aware of slow movement, Nigerian hookers and Roma pickpockets blocking the path.
Lorry drivers are being asked to secure their back doors to stop migrants entering, and lock themselves in their cabs to prevent Jihadists entering.
And meanwhile fùckwits accept everything they are being spoonfed by the media.
 

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Is it riddled with potholes and hidden dangers?
Uh the UK survived quite happily before the EU came along; England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland don't need the EU. Why is it that you people believe that you can only function properly belonging to a massive power bloc? Have you no faith in your own people?
 

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A French town is going to name a street "Rue de Brexit" by its Front National mayor, in tribute to "pay tribute to the sovereign British people".

However apparently the road is in an ugly industrial zone and is circular, going nowhere in particular!

French town to get 'Brexit street' to pay 'tribute to the sovereign British people' says Front National mayor

Is this a back-handed compliment or a sly Gallic sting?

I mean I am a Brexiteer, and the mayor is rather cute if a little young and boyish-looking for me, but still... all seems very odd.
I reckon if they were taking the piss it would be the street the local British consulate was on .....:D
 
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Uh the UK survived quite happily before the EU came along; England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland don't need the EU. Why is it that you people believe that you can only function properly belonging to a massive power bloc? Have you no faith in your own people?
The Uk survived very unhappily pre-EU. It survived, but just about and was severely dysfunctional. It would be ridiculous to say that it may have been saved by the EEC/EU, but it was certainly in a bad way. The collapse of the empire is sort of, well, an historical fact. It has scrabbled along its way since. What you are doing is is describing the new reality as the desired outcome. That will always be a winning position. Ex post facto, though, can only ever be a justification for past errors and not a rationale for forward planning.
 


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