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by loringa
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

If you really want to cause a bl**dy (as in a lot of the red liquid) battle just remind them that they are all citizens of the Republic of Ireland, (as I am) and they can't do anything about it!, Not true, someone born in the island of Ireland including Northern Ireland is automatically an Irish ci...
by loringa
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 30
Views: 5810

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

"In 1993 the supreme religious authority in Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa declaring that the world is flat; anyone of the round persuasion does not believe in God and should be punished" Many/most of us took a little bit of trig at CH and might be surprised that under several US states teac...
by loringa
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bohemian members of staff
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Bohemian members of staff

No - I think DNP would probably qualify as Bohemian; he was certainly very flamboyant and, whilst I wasn't a fan, stamped his personality on every aspect of the theatre. One thing he did which made a big impression on me was to bring in ballet Rambert and the London Contemporary Dance Theatre to per...
by loringa
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

Interesting stuff, make of it what you will: Nearly a quarter (23%) of UK exporters to the EU have said they plan on reducing or eliminating their activity in the bloc in the next 12 months, following the ratification of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement. That's according to results from th...
by loringa
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

Re: Charles Hazlewood

How can anyone like Abba? What's your name? Priscilla Queen of the Desert? ABBA was hugely popular in Coleridge A, at least with Mark Bryant (sorry Mark) but I am sure he was not alone, right up until Blondie came on the scene with Denis in, I guess, 1978 which was our GE year. After that, ABBA was...
by loringa
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

My niece, who works on the Dover ferries, informs me that duty-free Bells whisky is going for £10 a litre... Not my favourite tipple (awful stuff) - but what did it cost before...? It is indeed though, as someone who has lived for a number of years in a 'dry' country, I was very happy to be given a...
by loringa
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

A Glimmer of Hope!

This is the latest from Reuters: A growing majority of top bankers and asset managers consider New York as the world's top financial hub and expect Brexit to damage London's global standing, consultants Duff & Phelps said in a global regulatory outlook on Tuesday. D&P's outlook surveyed seni...
by loringa
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

Andrew, Can you or anybody else tell me just what is meant by this often much vaunted sovereignty? Yes, it would be good to know exactly what the Brexiteers think they have achieved by this. It strikes me that all they have really achieved is delays for pretty much everyone at the borders coming ei...
by loringa
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

Here's another from the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55997641 To summarise: The boss of one of Britain's big retailers says Brexit has turned out to be "considerably worse" than he feared. Peter Cowgill, chairman of JD Sports, said the red tape and delays in shipping goods to m...
by loringa
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: The Great Benefits of Brexit!

In order to put Brexit back where it belongs, ie not in CH Stuff but here instead, here are some more expert opinions on the realities of 'taking back control of our borders': British exports to the European Union fell by 68% in January this year compared with the same time period last year, a study...
by loringa
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Britt or European
Replies: 23
Views: 921

Re: Britt or European

time please wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:31 am
It is not political but just sad.
I wish we still had the 'thanks' button.
by loringa
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 5304

Re: Brexit

TO THE MODERATORS Could you please look at this thread? It is listed under 'General Chat - CH Stuff' but now has nothing whatsoever to do with CH. Allied to that there is a thread on the non-CH site which seems to cover this subject. So, can you please transfer all this to the latter? David :shock:...
by loringa
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 5304

Re: Brexit

Further Brexit benefits illustrated by these January figures: Brexit difficulties for importers and exporters has triggered a shortfall in trade going to and from Europe, figures from the Channel Tunnel operator showed for the first month since the new EU trade agreement. Figures today from Getlink,...
by loringa
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 5304

Re: Brexit

No responses required, but FYI another thing for which we should all be grateful (supplied by an oppo who knows about this stuff): The City of London faces political battle for EU access post-Brexit. The biggest issue facing the industry is equivalence — a legal mechanism whereby foreign rules are r...
by loringa
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Britt or European
Replies: 23
Views: 921

Re: Britt or European

How one identifies nationally is an interesting question. I consider myself to be British even though I also hold Irish nationality. I live in England and both my parents were born in England but I don't particular identify as English, and I was born overseas in Malta. As time goes by I am increasin...