john_b

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  1. The War in Ukraine

    This clip is really worth checking out. Highly unusual and perhaps an indication that the Russians are gradually realising the reality of the situation beyond the "victory" rhetoric.    
  2. What made you laugh today?

    Given the grim situation, this humour is more sarcastic-satirical than comic...    
  3. Census 2022, surveys in person

      https://www.zensus2022.de/DE/Wer-wird-befragt/Musterfragebogen_Haushaltebefragung/Fragebogen.html?nn=352818
  4. Census 2022, surveys in person

    Here's the census website, offered in German and 12 other languages - it even looks like you can elect to fill in the form in any one one of these.   https://www.zensus2022.de/EN/Home/_node.html    
  5. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Another glowing Brexit achievement       
  6. What are you watching right now?

      Chernobyl is not currently available on Netflix
  7. Food outlet - catastrophe

    The poster first spent €17 then €23 on döner kebabs which were bad quality?   Why did they keep on buying so many if they were so bad?   Can anyone translate what is being said here?
  8. Politics Gen XYZ

    Dedicated to the founder of this thread, who ran away when his heroine lost last time       
  9. What made you smile today?

     
  10. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Whilst I agree that the UK response to Ukraine has been in a different league, I don't share your rosy outlook on the UK's recovery.  As you neglect to add any data to back up your assertions, here is some to chew on. https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/news/2022/03/bcc-forecast-uk-economic-growth-to-halve-this-year-as-domestic-global-headwinds-soar   I don't know if you have any family in the UK, but the overall rise in the cost of living is hitting many families. Inflation is at a 30 year high.
  11. BREXIT positives and negatives

      I'd say it was a sober summary. The problems mentioned are not difficult to fact check - after all it's a blog by a private individual, not a governmental department press release.   Anyway, here's another sector in apparently terminal decline. It's the "double whammy" of Covid & Brexit.  https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/apr/16/40000-jobs-at-risk-as-foreign-pupils-shun-uk-language-schools-brexit-covid   Ireland sounds like it will benefit.    
  12. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Post Brexit Britain is going rotten    https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2022/04/post-brexit-britain-is-going-rotten.html
  13. 3G in Restaurants?

      Don't let the door hit you on the way out...