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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,282
    Is war with France going in the Brexit pro column or con column?
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  • skyblueamateurskyblueamateur Posts: 566

    Is war with France going in the Brexit pro column or con column?

    Depends whether we win or not
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667
    pblakeney said:

    Nobody really thinks they're going to start shooting do they?

    that is my point - why send a gunboat to prevent a blockade by fishing trawlers? it can only be a populist measure to trigger nationalistic idiots

    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.
    And my point is "because that's what we've got".

    Nobody thought the soldiers sent to help the vaccine distribution were going to start shooting people did they?
    so you send two gunboats to prevent foreign trawlers from bloackading a harbour

    on the off chance they call your bluff

    your analogy would be better if you used nuclear subs
    If the police ask you to do something do you assess their level of weaponry before deciding whether to comply?
    Fat bloke, no gun, no taser? Might be worth running.
    I saw a bike courier go through a red light and was instructed to stop by a plastic copper, chippy turned his head assessed the situation before concluding it was safe to continue. The angry PC gave chase but even his colleague could not be bothered and he soon gave up.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667

    Nobody really thinks they're going to start shooting do they?

    that is my point - why send a gunboat to prevent a blockade by fishing trawlers? it can only be a populist measure to trigger nationalistic idiots

    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.
    And my point is "because that's what we've got".

    Nobody thought the soldiers sent to help the vaccine distribution were going to start shooting people did they?
    so you send two gunboats to prevent foreign trawlers from bloackading a harbour

    on the off chance they call your bluff

    your analogy would be better if you used nuclear subs
    If the police ask you to do something do you assess their level of weaponry before deciding whether to comply?

    I am not an angry French fisherman
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,837

    pblakeney said:

    Nobody really thinks they're going to start shooting do they?

    that is my point - why send a gunboat to prevent a blockade by fishing trawlers? it can only be a populist measure to trigger nationalistic idiots

    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.
    And my point is "because that's what we've got".

    Nobody thought the soldiers sent to help the vaccine distribution were going to start shooting people did they?
    so you send two gunboats to prevent foreign trawlers from bloackading a harbour

    on the off chance they call your bluff

    your analogy would be better if you used nuclear subs
    If the police ask you to do something do you assess their level of weaponry before deciding whether to comply?
    Fat bloke, no gun, no taser? Might be worth running.
    I saw a bike courier go through a red light and was instructed to stop by a plastic copper, chippy turned his head assessed the situation before concluding it was safe to continue. The angry PC gave chase but even his colleague could not be bothered and he soon gave up.
    So you think a fishing boat will out run the navy vessel?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,931 Lives Here
    edited 6 May
    So beyond the election day photo op, what are the navy boats there to actually do?
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,934

    So beyond the election day photo op, what are the navy boats there to actually do?

    See what's occurring.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,837

    So beyond the election day photo op, what are the navy boats there to actually do?

    Not act like Neville Chamberlain presumably.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,281

    pblakeney said:

    Nobody really thinks they're going to start shooting do they?

    that is my point - why send a gunboat to prevent a blockade by fishing trawlers? it can only be a populist measure to trigger nationalistic idiots

    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.
    And my point is "because that's what we've got".

    Nobody thought the soldiers sent to help the vaccine distribution were going to start shooting people did they?
    so you send two gunboats to prevent foreign trawlers from bloackading a harbour

    on the off chance they call your bluff

    your analogy would be better if you used nuclear subs
    If the police ask you to do something do you assess their level of weaponry before deciding whether to comply?
    Fat bloke, no gun, no taser? Might be worth running.
    I saw a bike courier go through a red light and was instructed to stop by a plastic copper, chippy turned his head assessed the situation before concluding it was safe to continue. The angry PC gave chase but even his colleague could not be bothered and he soon gave up.
    So you think a fishing boat will out run the navy vessel?
    The question was about assessing the equipment.
    In this example, no.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 27,112

    Is war with France going in the Brexit pro column or con column?

    Depends whether we win or not
    They'd immediately surrender wouldn't they?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,931 Lives Here

    So beyond the election day photo op, what are the navy boats there to actually do?

    Not act like Neville Chamberlain presumably.
    What does that mean in practice?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,120
    edited 6 May
    Pross said:

    Is war with France going in the Brexit pro column or con column?

    Depends whether we win or not
    They'd immediately surrender wouldn't they?
    Remember we're 0 for 4 in fish wars so far. Against a country that doesn't have a Navy...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667

    pblakeney said:

    Nobody really thinks they're going to start shooting do they?

    that is my point - why send a gunboat to prevent a blockade by fishing trawlers? it can only be a populist measure to trigger nationalistic idiots

    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.
    And my point is "because that's what we've got".

    Nobody thought the soldiers sent to help the vaccine distribution were going to start shooting people did they?
    so you send two gunboats to prevent foreign trawlers from bloackading a harbour

    on the off chance they call your bluff

    your analogy would be better if you used nuclear subs
    If the police ask you to do something do you assess their level of weaponry before deciding whether to comply?
    Fat bloke, no gun, no taser? Might be worth running.
    I saw a bike courier go through a red light and was instructed to stop by a plastic copper, chippy turned his head assessed the situation before concluding it was safe to continue. The angry PC gave chase but even his colleague could not be bothered and he soon gave up.
    So you think a fishing boat will out run the navy vessel?
    The problem is that they are forming a blockade not that they are evading capture
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667

    So beyond the election day photo op, what are the navy boats there to actually do?


    On the assumption that this was anticipated maybe we feel that in a lockdown it really does not matter for a few weeks by which time they will have gone home so all they need is a photo op
  • john80john80 Posts: 2,111
    pblakeney said:


    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.

    You think there is a plan? 🤣🤣🤣
    France has had 50 years to deal with stroppy fishermen. Good luck to all that deal with them. Remember them out the other year ramming UK boats for not agreeing with their self imposed ban on shellfish collecting prior to a certain date in French waters. Britain should just mirror French behavior for a bit of comedy gold.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 19,804
    The French boats have finished their protest without incident and gone home. Sorry to disappoint those hoping for drama.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,281
    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:


    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.

    You think there is a plan? 🤣🤣🤣
    France has had 50 years to deal with stroppy fishermen. Good luck to all that deal with them. Remember them out the other year ramming UK boats for not agreeing with their self imposed ban on shellfish collecting prior to a certain date in French waters. Britain should just mirror French behavior for a bit of comedy gold.
    Protest made and everyone went home. No fish were hurt during the making of this protest. 🤣🤣🤣 Sorry to disappoint.

    My point was that Westminster has no plan on how to deal with Brexit. Show evidence to the contrary. Those in N.I. will be most curious.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667
    pblakeney said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:


    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.

    You think there is a plan? 🤣🤣🤣
    France has had 50 years to deal with stroppy fishermen. Good luck to all that deal with them. Remember them out the other year ramming UK boats for not agreeing with their self imposed ban on shellfish collecting prior to a certain date in French waters. Britain should just mirror French behavior for a bit of comedy gold.
    Protest made and everyone went home. No fish were hurt during the making of this protest. 🤣🤣🤣 Sorry to disappoint.

    My point was that Westminster has no plan on how to deal with Brexit. Show evidence to the contrary. Those in N.I. will be most curious.
    I know I will incur the wrath of Rick but Gove has been in charge of Brexit planning and he probably the most competent. Of course the success of Brexit harm mitigation policies is hard to measure
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,931 Lives Here
    He’s probably a bit distracted judging by the rumours
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,931 Lives Here
    One for you @tailwindhome

  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,120
    pblakeney said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:


    This has been coming for nearly 5 years so even these idiots must have a plan for dealing with stroppy french fishymen.

    You think there is a plan? 🤣🤣🤣
    France has had 50 years to deal with stroppy fishermen. Good luck to all that deal with them. Remember them out the other year ramming UK boats for not agreeing with their self imposed ban on shellfish collecting prior to a certain date in French waters. Britain should just mirror French behavior for a bit of comedy gold.
    Protest made and everyone went home. No fish were hurt during the making of this protest. 🤣🤣🤣 Sorry to disappoint.

    My point was that Westminster has no plan on how to deal with Brexit. Show evidence to the contrary. Those in N.I. will be most curious.
    ...they left with a 4 month extension too, no?

    I reckon someone's been off for a a BH week and is going to rock up to an almighty b*ll*cking about the state of their Excel sheet on Monday
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,282
    edited 6 May

    One for you @tailwindhome


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    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,120
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667

    One for you @tailwindhome

    Help us oldies out, is that a spoof acct or what point is she trying to make
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,550

    One for you @tailwindhome

    Help us oldies out, is that a spoof acct or what point is she trying to make
    I think she just posted it accidentally. It got deleted and replaced with the normal flag but people noticed and are giving her stick.
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,667
    pangolin said:

    One for you @tailwindhome

    Help us oldies out, is that a spoof acct or what point is she trying to make
    I think she just posted it accidentally. It got deleted and replaced with the normal flag but people noticed and are giving her stick.
    If she googled Union Jack and that came up you would have to ask what else she has been Googling.

    Let’s go all conspiracy and ask if she is another Roman Catholic Brexiteer
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,480
    Macron is an utter [email protected] and once he is voted out out by the French electorate, this sort of thing will likely stop. We just need to be patient.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,772
    Stevo_666 said:

    Macron is an utter [email protected] and once he is voted out out by the French electorate, this sort of thing will likely stop. We just need to be patient.

    The downside is that his most likely conqueror is Le Pen.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,480
    elbowloh said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Macron is an utter [email protected] and once he is voted out out by the French electorate, this sort of thing will likely stop. We just need to be patient.

    The downside is that his most likely conqueror is Le Pen.
    True, but she may not be as much of an censored towards us. It's more of a problem for France - and the EU. It would be ironic that the actions of the arch federalist Macron precipitated the departure of France from the EU by making Le Pen electable.
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  • morstarmorstar Posts: 4,335
    Stevo_666 said:

    elbowloh said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Macron is an utter [email protected] and once he is voted out out by the French electorate, this sort of thing will likely stop. We just need to be patient.

    The downside is that his most likely conqueror is Le Pen.
    True, but she may not be as much of an censored towards us. It's more of a problem for France - and the EU. It would be ironic that the actions of the arch federalist Macron precipitated the departure of France from the EU by making Le Pen electable.
    So the principle that two bad party leaders doesn’t lead to good governance does apply in France.

    Maybe one for the irony thread.
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