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War with Spain?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Roger Hicks, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Oh dear...
     
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Don't worry Peter we'll send a gunboat. That'll show José who's boss. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

  4. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    So now there are three icebergs lurking in Treeza's Brexit Sea - Scotland, the Six Counties and Gibraltar.

    I suspect there is more chance of the re-unification of Ireland resulting from her efforts than of Gibraltar being gifted to Spain.
     
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  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Of course they do. Ask (if you can trace them down to wherever they fled to) the indigenous population and they might feel differently. o_O
     
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  6. Lost_In_France

    Lost_In_France Well-Known Member

    Much as I would love that Roger, I very much doubt it.
     
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  7. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Hope they sort it out before Saturday......I shall be in Benidorm then!.......
     
  8. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    TRAITOR!

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  9. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Same here, but the likelihood is slowly increasing. The loss of the American colonies was the last cock-up of similar magnitude.

    Where are the Brexiteers defending this speech? And when is ANY of them going to present a convincing argument for Brexit? One that doesn't go, "Wibble, wibble, TAKING BACK CONTROL, and, uh, SOVREIGNTY"?

    Cheers,

    R.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017
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  10. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    With that sort of high-level pro-Brexit argument in your armoury, Roger, I'm rather surprised that you weren't drafted in by the "Leave" campaign.
     
  11. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Nice one Roger, winners and losers spring to mind!
     
  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Is Spain going to set a good example by pulling out of Ceuta?
     
  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Do we really want the Six Counties? McGuinness is dead; he didn't win. Terrrorism failed. Point made so move on
    Lets have a sensible ageement with the South that enables the Six Counties to join them if they vote to do so. Have an annual vote on the issue until they decide that Southern grass is greener than British grass.
     
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  14. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Very true. It's a tragedy that so many complete losers -- the xenophobes and out and out racists, the economically and historically illiterate, the senile or partially witted -- voted for Brexit.

    Yet again, for the hard of thinking, I'll point out that not all Brexit voters were complete losers, but I doubt that many among the the xenophobes and out and out racists, the economically and historically illiterate, or the senile or partially witted, voted to remain.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017
  15. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Peter,

    Well, yes, I know it's a bit more coherent and logical than anything the Brexiteers said, but what I couldn't have done as easily is lied about e.g. £350 million and the NHS. And as I say so often, I'm STILL waiting for any Brexiteer to produce a better argument than "Wibble, wibble, TAKING BACK CONTROL, and, uh, SOVREIGNTY"

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  16. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    You must have missed the clincher this week - blue passports.
     
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  17. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Ooh, look, there's a squirrel!

    There's an old saying: two wrongs don't make a right. Besides, what we're talking about here is not the morality of colonies. It's the lunacy of war.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  18. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Nick,

    Ah... I now see I was completely wrong. Obviously economic and social chaos, and a collapsing pound, are a small price to pay for changing the colour of the passport to the same colour as that of our lords and masters, the United States.

    Cheers,

    R. .
     
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  19. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    That is not even an effective politiceans answer. Please try harder to answer the question in a way that satisfies the expectation of your legal abilities. You can do much better. The history of Ceuta and Gib are completely different.
     
  20. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    You are the one who needs to do better and try harder, because you're not doing very well at the moment.

    Talking about Spanish colonies in North Africa in the context of a lunatic suggestion by a British politician that there could be a war over a British colony in Spain is a very transparent attempt at deflection. Then again, deflection is increasingly used by some politicians. Are they the sort you admire?

    I've highlighted the key word in case you have any further difficulty in understanding either the original post or the one you just quoted. Tell me: what HAVE Ceuta and Melilla to do with Howard's sabre-rattling?

    Cheers,

    R.
     

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