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    #11
    Do you pay a licence for BBC prime ?

    (basically old junk shipped abroad for johnny foreigner). - Same as BBC1 but for UK bods
    Throw them to the lions - WC2 5.4

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      #12
      ...of course we don't pay, well the cable company pays for one licence then feeds it round millions of households for free.

      I'm alright Jack

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        #13
        Originally posted by hyperD
        I notice the leather patched jacket types at the BBC have spent most of this week flapping and churning out these stories as though their whole idealogy was collapsing right in front of their eyes.
        Yup, on BBC Breakfast News this morning some mealy-mouthed weasel called Adam (didn't catch his surname) was expounding on what "we" in the country believe.
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          #14
          Originally posted by Not So Wise
          Funny though how about 95% of the British living abroad don't adopt the local values and traditions, if anything they become MORE British.

          Till i see the British doing what they preach in regards to this they will remain little more than hipocrites to me.
          There is a difference between living abroad and settling abroad. Most Brits only live abroad. They bring their ways with them, but usualy respect local law and custom.
          All the Brits I have met who have settled abroad have done their best to fit into the society in which they live, though my experience is limited.
          Of course they are still British, but where there is a conflict in British tradition and local then they normally bow to local.
          It has been my experience that MOST settlers in the UK do exactly the same thing and enrich the UK society by so doing.
          It is the settlers who will not accept local traditions and local laws who are undermining multicultural societies. Many of these settle in local communities which are microcosms of the Country they left they become no go areas to anyone else. The question has to be asked, if it was so good there why did they move elsewhere.
          I am not qualified to give the above advice!

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          Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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            #15
            Originally posted by BlasterBates
            But just as a by-the-by, there seems to programme after programme on buying houses, there's even a documentary about an Estate Agent



            I mean who the **** is interested in an Estate Agent...

            Do people actually watch that stuff in the UK ?????
            I draw your attention to today's BBC1 daytime schedule:

            09:15. To Buy Or Not To Buy. Dominic Littlewood and Melissa Porter come to the aid of an interior designer looking for a dream home with a healthy budget of £500k.
            10:00. Homes Under The Hammer. Up for auction: a tip of a four bedroom Edwardian villa in north London; a bit of a burnt out wreck in the Wirral; and a one bed house in Country Durham.
            11:00. Mind Your Own Business. Mrs S and Duncan Bannatyne reel in a fish and chip shop that's struggling to net new custom. Will their expertise turn a small fry enterprise into a tasty little turnover?
            11:30. Car Booty. The Rudge family try to raise as much cash as possible to give 78-year-old grandmother Teresa the new home she deserves.
            12:15. Bargain Hunt. Tim Wonnacott introduces two teams of mothers and daughters at Kedleston Fair. Which team will make a profit on their goods at auction? And which expert gave the best advice!
            14:05. Cash In The Attic. Pauline Robinson's home is so stacked with stuff she can hardly move. Persuaded by the prospect of a shiny new £1,000 fridge, she lets in the Cash in the Attic team.

            Anyone who says the BBC are flooding the schedules with home improvement shows clearly has no idea. There is a gap in the middle of the day for Neighbours and then at mid-afternoon for Diagnosis Murder.

            So saying, the one about running a chippy looks mildly interesting as it might make a nice post-contractor plan b.

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              #16
              ...huh

              What is the difference between "settling" and "living" abroad.
              I'm alright Jack

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                #17
                Originally posted by BlasterBates
                ...huh

                What is the difference between "settling" and "living" abroad.
                I live and work in Germany, though I have no intention of staying here the rest of my life. Should I do so then I would say that I have settled here.

                Is that so difficult to understand?
                I am not qualified to give the above advice!

                The original point and click interface by
                Smith and Wesson.

                Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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                  #18
                  ..well actually you'll find a lot of people (Brits) who have been there for 20 30 years and say the same thing. In fact they'll probably never leave, then there's an awful lot that don't know.

                  So defining someone as a "Settler" requires Quantum Mechanics as there is only a possibility or probability that they might leave. So we don't know someone is a settler until he/she dies.

                  ...and what do we classify a 90 year old that goes to Germany for the rest of his life and then dies on the plane.

                  I'm alright Jack

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                    #19
                    Originally posted by BlasterBates
                    ...and what do we classify a 90 year old that goes to Germany for the rest of his life and then dies on the plane.

                    Dead Old Goat Choker!

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                      #20
                      [QUOTE=BlasterBates]..well actually you'll find a lot of people (Brits) who have been there for 20 30 years and say the same thing. In fact they'll probably never leave, then there's an awful lot that don't know.

                      So defining someone as a "Settler" requires Quantum Mechanics as there is only a possibility or probability that they might leave. So we don't know someone is a settler until he/she dies.

                      ...and what do we classify a 90 year old that goes to Germany for the rest of his life and then dies on the plane./QUOTE]
                      It is easy to see in some cases, asking for citizenship would be a strong indicator.
                      That is all moot and diverts the argument. The individual in question knows what s/he is and acts appropriately. I bet the longer they stay there (where is here BTW) the more localised they get.

                      Even as settlers I bet there have been very few cases of Brits demanding local law be changed to suit them. Unless they have become legal "citizens" there should be no consideration of changing the law for them.
                      I am not qualified to give the above advice!

                      The original point and click interface by
                      Smith and Wesson.

                      Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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