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Tory No-Deal Brexit DOOM(tm): Falklands 2

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    #11
    Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    There WAS no EU when we were winning two world wars.

    Didn't they call it the Axis powers then?

    Axis powers - Wikipedia

    we need to get Japan & Thailand on board again!
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #12
      Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
      How exactly did the EU "support" Britain during the Falklands conflict.

      Err, they did exactly nothing. Well the French did something, they sold extra Exocet missiles to Argentina.

      Goodbye EU, you worthless stinking pool of piss.
      To be fair, the EU didn't exist in 1982. Had they existed, however, they would have done what they have done with every conflict since. Sod all.
      His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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        #13
        Originally posted by Mordac View Post
        To be fair, the EU didn't exist in 1982. Had they existed, however, they would have done what they have done with every conflict since. Sod all.

        That's why they need a NAAFI, someone has to wave the white flags and volunteer as collaborators.
        Last edited by vetran; 27 October 2018, 21:52.
        "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

        I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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          #14
          Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
          There WAS no EU when we were winning two world wars.
          Yes, we were on the winning side during the 2nd WW, but we certainly didn't do it on our own and we needed a whole lot of luck. We were lucky Hitler started wars on two fronts. We were lucky he decided to send most of his bombers over the UK and we were then lucky we had enough pilots (thanks to the Polish) to take down these bombers. We were then lucky the US chose to help us (at a big cost that we only recently paid off). We were lucky that Japan chose to attack the US at Pearl Harbour (up until then the Japanese were giving us a right spanking in SE Asia - Churchill abandoned Singapore to the Japanese as he knew we couldn't defend Asia and Europe).

          So yes, we were on the winning side but WE did not win WW2. We, along with our allies, won the war. I know as an ex Squaddie you're biased, but we were running on luck. We took advantage of that luck, but we needed that luck nevertheless.
          I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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            #15
            Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
            I didn't.



            There WAS no EU when we were winning two world wars

            Hey potato peeler, there have been no world wars since the EC and EU are in existence,. The only wars in Europe since WW2 were between non members. Maybe too difficult to understand for your spud mind.

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              #16
              Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
              Hey potato peeler, there have been no world wars since the EC and EU are in existence,. The only wars in Europe since WW2 were between non members. Maybe too difficult to understand for your spud mind.
              Think about it. All the major wars in Europe for the last 200 years were caused by either the French or the Germans deciding they wanted to run everything. Neither was successful. Eventually the penny dropped, and they realised that if they got together politically, they could carve up Europe between themselves, throw a few bones to the Italians, Spanish and Belgians, and everybody would be happy.
              Now the cosy club is a bit bigger, and they need to throw more bones around the place, but now they've made sure they have enough power to slap down anyone who steps out of line. Essentially there can't be any European wars now that the Germans are in charge of the money, and the French are in charge of the weapons. Happy days...
              His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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                #17
                Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
                there have been no world wars since the EC and EU (and, more importantly, NATO) are in existence,. The only wars in Europe since WW2 were between non members. Maybe completely irrelevant but that won't stop me trying to use it to defend my ludicrously absurd stance
                ftfy

                “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
                  Hey potato peeler, there have been no world wars since the EC and EU are in existence,. The only wars in Europe since WW2 were between non members. Maybe too difficult to understand for your spud mind.

                  Hey feckwit there have been no world wars after Robert Oppenheimer worked out how to turn a city into glass back in 1945, that made everyone realise that world war was very risky its known as Mutually Assured Destruction.

                  There have however been many local wars including a number of genocides in Europe, the EU have not been instrumental in stopping those so as usual is cobblers to assert the EU has had any serious effect on peace.
                  "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                  I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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