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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Why is this happening? Are we being blamed for Merkels mistakes, but why are they taking it out on us?
    Seriously? If you stick two fingers up at someone do you really expect them to come over and give you a loving hug?

    We have screwed one over on the Europeans. We have sent the message, "We don't like you, your values and we don't want to be like you.

    And you wonder why some Europeans are a little bit tetchy towards Brits?
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    Seriously? If you stick two fingers up at someone do you really expect them to come over and give you a loving hug?

    We have screwed one over on the Europeans. We have sent the message, "We don't like you, your values and we don't want to be like you.

    And you wonder why some Europeans are a little bit tetchy towards Brits?
    No we haven't. We've said we have no desire to be part of a failing political project which we have little say in.
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    (Original post by Abdukazam)
    No we haven't. We've said we have no desire to be part of a failing political project which we have little say in.
    You can dress it up however you like. To the Europeans we have simply stuck two fingers up at them. Whether the EU is a failing system is up for debate. 48% of UK citizens disagree with you for a start and of the 52% that voted leave - my guess is that most of those don't really know what they EU does on a technical basis. They voted on the basis of what they thought it was which was built on the side of a bus of lies.
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    You can dress it up however you like. To the Europeans we have simply stuck two fingers up at them. Whether the EU is a failing system is up for debate. 48% of UK citizens disagree with you for a start and of the 52% that voted leave - my guess is that most of those don't really know what they EU does on a technical basis. They voted on the basis of what they thought it was which was built on the side of a bus of lies.
    Not all of us have never spoken to a European before, my friends on the continent are puzzled but there is no hostility. As for the 52% being clueless, agreed, I imagine the 48% also know sod all about the EU either. Most people just voted based on propaganda.
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    (Original post by EC)
    Lmao. Good to know.
    The brexit jokes they've been making recently are top quality
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    Seriously? If you stick two fingers up at someone do you really expect them to come over and give you a loving hug?

    We have screwed one over on the Europeans. We have sent the message, "We don't like you, your values and we don't want to be like you.

    And you wonder why some Europeans are a little bit tetchy towards Brits?
    Lol, exactly.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Because we're the only ones that charter planes for skiing, rather than use scheduled ones, such is the extra demand.

    Go anywhere in Europe that serves the Alps (or even Andorra) at this time of year and it's the exact same scene. We fly in a few hundred at a time. Hell, Jet2 use an aircraft that would normally fly across the Atlantic and carries twice as many people as the average 737/A320 (a B757) because of the sheer volume of extra passengers.

    The regular terminals can't cope.

    The numbers of French people flying to Austria to ski is tiny (they all drive and the vast majority go to French resorts), the numbers of Russians is similarly small.

    Complete nonsense. As per usual.

    You've taken '2+2' and made it equal 'a field of potatoes'.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I have heard of several instances of Brits being discriminated against in EU countries.
    A college group recently went skiing in Austria and found that at Salzburg Airport a separate terminal had been set up for British passengers only, all signs were in English and no German signage like in the main terminal, while all other nationalities including none EU such ad Russians etc used the main terminal with far better facilities. Having used Salzburg airport in the past, this terminal appears to have been a warehouse fitted out as a terminal in the last few months!

    I have heard of Brits in Europe being ignored and refused jobs. And italian speaking Brits in Italy over hearing derogatory comments made about the British, similar stories in France and Spain.

    Why is this happening? Are we being blamed for Merkels mistakes, but why are they taking it out on us?
    It's not towards Brits, it's towards Muslims. And a huge population of Brits are Muslims.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I have heard of several instances of Brits being discriminated against in EU countries.
    Many continental Europeans derive great pleasure from feeling as though they are somehow more sophisticated, more worldly, more cosmopolitan, than the 'insular' British. They like to think of the British as somehow uniquely racist. They enjoy this feeling of moral superiority over the backward Anglos. And they are infuriated that the Brits don't feel the need to abase themselves before the altar of European Union integrationism, because we are comfortable with out own institutions that didn't completely fail us like continental European institutions failed them in the 20th century.

    The reality is that continental Europe is far more racist than the UK (and the Anglosphere in general). No far-right party in the UK has ever won as many votes as the Front Nationale in France. No far-right party in the Anglosphere has ever come as close to winning a national election as the neo-Nazis almost did in Austria the other week. Surveys clearly show that the number of people openly willing to admit to theories of race superiority is around double in France and Switzerland what it is in the UK or Australia.

    Many of them hate the fact that continental European civilisation went down the authoritarian tubes in the 20th century while the Anglosphere maintained its independence, its dignity and its freedom.

    The fact is that there hasn't been a dictator in the Anglosphere since the 1650s. In parts of continental Europe they still had them as late as the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1960s in France they came close to a military coup, and the fascist chief of police in Paris was literally murdering leftists and dumping their body in the Seine in the early 60s. Within living memory, the Germans tried to wipe out the entire Jewish race.

    It's remarkable for people with such a disgraceful recent history to affect this moral superiority over us. And the idea of cultural superiority is laughable for anyone who has been off the beaten track in Europe. The person who claims that the Italians are so much more sophisticated than the English has obviously never been to suburban Naples. And your average rural German is just as obese and bigoted as the stereotype of the fat, angry, racist southern American. And Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Cheltenham are much lovelier and more cultured, than cities like Lille or Padua.

    The countries that we have most in common with, the Nordics (or at least the Danes and Norges) and the Dutch tend to be quite fond of us. And the issue of food? Well, pretty much all of northern Europe has pretty bland, stodgy food. German and Scandi food doesn't exactly have the delicacy and deliciousness of French or Italian cuisine. But somehow that doesn't cause the same level of disparagement against them (because they're not Anglos)

    The French hold onto this incredible bitterness and there are many Germans who, while they won't admit it, still resent us for what happened in World War 2 (even though they were in the wrong, and without us holding on in 1940, even when the odds looked terrible but we could have made peace, most of Europe might well be part of a Third Reich today).

    I want us to have peaceful, good, friendly relations with our continental brethren. But they have to give up this infantile bitterness against us, and get over the fact that we decided that being part of the EU is just not for us. Apparently we're not allowed to say, "Well, thanks for all the good times. It just didn't work out for us, it's not our path, but we genuinely wish you all the best". Their response is, "No, **** you Anglo *******. We hate you."
 
 
 
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