Not sure if this is old or new - just seen it on linkedin - I like the original scene from the film - think it works, its funny anyhow.
I take your word for it, Cat, I have not been PMd and realise there seems to be more to this than I was aware of. But I did think Marina Hyde’s penmanship was 4th form rather than 6th form, if that allusion to Tom Brown’s Schooldays still has currency, which I doubt.
I have joined the new 3rd party - BOB - bored of Brexit.
I just saw a video on Facebook of the new German leader who is going to replace Merkle (I think?)
She gave a fabulous speech (in my opinion) laying out how she thinks the EU has missed the opportunity to reform and to continue a meaningful relationship with Britain.
Sorry Caroline but, if it is the video I think it is, then the German population will be spitting feathers and going mental if that person was to be the next German Leader - she is a member of the AfD party…a far-right party with latent nazi tendancies barely concealed beneath the surface. The fact that they have any seats at all in the German parliament is a source of concern to the German system.
I may be wrong - can you post a link to the video you saw?
There was a video linked in this post, could be the one to which Caroline refers.
As I pointed out in that thread, and Carl has re-iterated here the AfD could hardly be said to be pro EU, but with support running at about 18% they could also hardly be said to be “the voice of Germany” either.
Merkel’s replacement BTW is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the CDU and nothing to do with AfD.
Due for debate Monday, for what it’s worth.
Hi Carl - have seen this morning that someone else has posted the link to the speech in another item.
I don’t tend to follow German politics so mistakenly thought she was the new leader of Merkle’s party. That withstanding it was refreshing to listen to a political speech that made no mention of party politics and that came across as a rational, well measured comment of the ridiculous farce of the Brexit negotiations.
I agreed with everything she said but don’t support her party or any other German party. I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own personal views of politics and religion except where it breaks the law and that each belief is as valid as the next.
The AFD are an anti EU party. Funny how this goes hand in hand in so many cases with the far right. Right wing populism is on the rise across Europe.
You can champion free speech but let us take a moment to remember why the EU exists.
Fine to argue for reform from within but it is disingenuous to carry on endorsing this if you take a moment to consider the AFD agenda, now it has been clarified to you what that consists of.
This could be a good reason for UK to stay in Europe… and help keep things on an even keel…
I really like Tom Peck…I don’t feel one bit like laughing but he does really make me laugh…x
No that’s a AFD facist Caroline. You really should try and keep up. BTW that little wannabe Mosley facist Rees-Mogg has been tweeting her speech.
Why should I try and keep up? I have no links to Germany and took the speech at face value - as did many other people in U.K. and Europe. I met new French neighbours yesterday and without me mentioning anything about « B » they told me how fed up with the EU they were and that they supported Frexit. You are obviously of the opinion that if I don’t agree with your viewpoint then I am wholly in the wrong. I have to tell you that your attitude and language is not of a person I wish to debate with - I do not need you to tell me what to think or who to vote for.
What’s a ‘facist’, is it someone who likes faces?
I misread that( having just got up )as someone who likes something very different
I thought it was someone whose views were faeces!
I believe everyone has a right to their own views Caroline. My view is that only the ill informed, the very stupid or charletons like the two mentiond below could possibly support Brexit, Frexit or any our daft idea
Well, despite my unfortunate typo, I’ll drink to that