"We should be more like the French", reloaded!

bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11567457

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Good idea, but we Brits are the spineless serfs we have always been, it just won’t happen.

If they keep on chopping all the scrubber’s benefits like they are doing there’s an increasing chance it just might.

I’ve read the BBC link several times and I can’t see where that post fits into it. The problems the French face are the same as ours, money being funnelled towards a few wealthy people to the detriment of the rest of us, or have I missed something?

Harry Monk:
I’ve read the BBC link several times and I can’t see where that post fits into it. The problems the French face are the same as ours, money being funnelled towards a few wealthy people to the detriment of the rest of us, or have I missed something?

Be more like the French :exclamation:

■■■■ that, no way am I’m going to stop cleaning my teeth and using deodorant :laughing:

Seriously though, the French are full on socialists, or lazy workshy cheese eating surrender monkeys, call them whatever, but they’ve only won one war and that was the French civil war & they were fighting…The French, [zb]ers :smiling_imp: :laughing:

He said more like, not exactly like… :laughing:

If only it could happen in the UK… Maybe people would get taken seriously for a change. Not just drivers, but everyone. Remember that the spark for this lot was raising the minimum retirement age to 62… Not 70 like in the UK.

I admire them for their fortitude, but they only have it as a gang of thousands, not as individuals.

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11570923

I think this might cause a rammy…it’s nothing like Liberal policy but will they continue to support the coalition for that little taste of power?

Look at how “New Labour” under Bliar betrayed the working people of Great Britain just to get into power.

One major benefit that the French stikers/protesters usually enjoy, during La Greve, is that they do not, as a matter of principle and practice, get Cavalry charged, and beaten into submission, as the miners did during Thatcher,s reign; Nor do they get battered with batons, by our Paramilitary— ( I,m letting my prejudice show now ooops :blush:I meant to say, Our Wonderful )–Police Force, as striking workers /protestors in this country are subjected to, as they what is laughingly referred to as, " exercise their right to withdraw their labour, or protest at whatever". Vive la difference. N,est ce pas? :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

Hiya I,ve been in France for 2 months this year.Its great no traffic potter around in the camper not many
height barriers free parking,never seen any traffic wardens.but hell it isn,t half expensive.
in Cafe,s and bars their beer is £12 a litre.
what i was going to say the French hate work…don,t like it …get out of it if they can.I think the strikes
are just a way of getting out of work…I don,t like the tyre burning thing. we get hammered for polution
and they seem to burn hundreds of tons of tyres on there campains. My mate son was working on his caravan
and it caught fire he got nicked for polution.
John

Buycrider:
One major benefit that the French stikers/protesters usually enjoy, during La Greve, is that they do not, as a matter of principle and practice, get Cavalry charged, and beaten into submission, as the miners did during Thatcher,s reign; Nor do they get battered with batons, by our Paramilitary— ( I,m letting my prejudice show now ooops :blush:I meant to say, Our Wonderful )–Police Force, as striking workers /protestors in this country are subjected to, as they what is laughingly referred to as, " exercise their right to withdraw their labour, or protest at whatever". Vive la difference. N,est ce pas? :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

Unfortunately David Wilkies family would probably disagree with you along with the dozens of drivers attacked or had to have anti riot screens fitted to save their lives, they were just trying to earn a crust for their own families.

The police did make several mistakes, one of which was by wearing SPMM lapel badges.

“Scargill Pays My Mortgage”

Wheel Nut:
The police did make several mistakes, one of which was by wearing SPMM lapel badges.

“Scargill Pays My Mortgage”

The reports I read at the time said that some Police wore official badges reading ASPOM, which stood for “Avon & Somerset Police, Operation Miner” but this was interpreted jokingly as “Arthur Scargill Pays Our Mortgage”. True, not true…dunno.

One little snippet mentioned on the BBC World Service while I was listening in The South of France last week and the Beeb does occasionally tell the truth,The oil companies had taken the opportunity during these stressful times in France to change work practices and reduce workers jobs which may be the actual reason fuel is now in short supply.And I doubt anyone on this site would object to workers battling to keep their jobs even if it has rarely been the 'British’way.Vive la France.

The Brits not doing the same thing has little to do with spinless and more to do with selfishness.
As individuals we have much to lose and we only see the short term, we never see the long term and thus are too selfish to act…Dont think the Govt. dont know this!

The French are citizens, we are subjects.

In an attempt to try this theory out I have booked the afternoon off work, and am now going home to drink wine, eat cheese and fornicate.

I shall report back later, with my balanced opinion regarding the pro’s and cons of my French afternoon. As opposed to the 10 drops I had booked in with only a flask of tea for comfort.

An unshaved moment and cordon bleau per chance :question: m`sieur

The French are up in arms about retiring @ 62. Our Gov. has just announced that women will retire here @ 66 instead of 60 .You can guess the reaction -zero! :laughing:

I can not make it out they still build their own war planes ships ,they have loads of their own industry ie water nuke, ship building trains ,what do we own…no idea

fuse:
I can not make it out they still build their own war planes ships ,they have loads of their own industry ie water nuke, ship building trains ,what do we own…no idea

The French are far more protectionist, not just industry, but also langauage and defence, where as we went down the free market route, to the point it virtualy became a religion.

As for retirment age of 62, it all sounds great except somebody has to pay, that money hasn’t been put away and it never was.
When the state pension was first introduced many wouldn’t have lived to receive it let alone need it for 20 to 30 years, personally I expect to work to 70 if God willing I’m healthy enough to do so.