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Celebaelin
1358543.  Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:04 am Reply with quote

You seem to have confused yourself a little - the company name is Draap Trading Ltd, Belgium; not Paard! For those of us who luxuriate in English monoglottism it is 'paard' which is the Dutch word for 'horse'.

btw the etymology is quite interesting but this is not the place.

 
CB27
1358580.  Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, because I had Paard on my mind as a word I knew, I said it was Horse backwards, but then used the word, not the name.

I thought it was Dutch, but I guess if it's Belgian the Flemish word is probably the same.

 
Celebaelin
1358622.  Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:31 pm Reply with quote

Could be either - or both as far as I know - I was just clarifying for those of us too dumb to learn a foreign language well.

 
CB27
1358641.  Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:52 am Reply with quote

I just spent too much time in the Netherlands in the 90s...

 
CB27
1359392.  Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:13 pm Reply with quote

Interesting to see the referendum in Switzerland on whether to end free movement with the EU. The party backing the yes vote reportedly used similar messages used in the Brexit campaign, but the result is currently showing a massive 62% No vote, which is somewhat surprising considering previous referendums on European issues.

The vote could strengthen EU resolve in their negotiations with the UK, it's hard to argue negotiating different terms with European neighbours.

 
Efros
1359393.  Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:24 pm Reply with quote

TBH I'm surprised the EU hasn't told the UK to just naff off.

 
barbados
1359394.  Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:42 pm Reply with quote

I wonder how they will vote on the decider?

 
dr.bob
1359550.  Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:38 am Reply with quote

It seems the EU aren't too happy with UK proposals that would make us a backdoor for sneaking Japanese and Turkish car parts into the EU single market.

This will make the UK a very unattractive place for companies such as Nissan to do business, even if (ha ha!) we secure a trade deal with the EU.

 
PDR
1359560.  Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:23 am Reply with quote

It turns out that when you default on a treaty agreement you find yourself in court.

Who'd have thought it...

PDR

 
Jenny
1359785.  Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:38 am Reply with quote

An excellent Twitter piece, worth two and a half minutes of your time to listen to.

https://twitter.com/Femi_Sorry/status/1312481632465694721

 
PDR
1359786.  Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:10 am Reply with quote

Don't go bringing FACTS into it - the brexit campaign have made it very clear that they have no use for facts.

PDR

 
suze
1360606.  Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:14 pm Reply with quote

It is 15 October. Some weeks ago, Boris Johnson said that if there was no agreement with the EU by this date, then he would walk away and that would be that.

Not a word about this today, and you'd think there might have been. Does this mean that he has indeed walked away, and there will be a one line press statement to that effect published at 2358? Or alternatively, does it mean that his ultimatum concerning today's date was yet another lie?

It is necessarily one or the other.

 
dr.bob
1360653.  Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:29 am Reply with quote

Some wags have started a petition to call for the post-Brexit lorry park being built in Ashford, currently to be called the "Sevington Inland Border Facility", to be named after Nigel Farage.

 
tetsabb
1360661.  Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:51 am Reply with quote

"Farage's Folly' or the "Farage Garage" have been proposed, I see. He probably would not see the irony.

 
barbados
1360699.  Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:39 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
It is 15 October. Some weeks ago, Boris Johnson said that if there was no agreement with the EU by this date, then he would walk away and that would be that.

Not a word about this today, and you'd think there might have been. Does this mean that he has indeed walked away, and there will be a one line press statement to that effect published at 2358? Or alternatively, does it mean that his ultimatum concerning today's date was yet another lie?

It is necessarily one or the other.

The word was today
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54566897
although you would be rather foolish to announce on the last day agreement could be reached that no agreement will be reached.
So, not yet another lie

 

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