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About Mackle

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  • Birthday 07/08/1979

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown London
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1979
  • Interests Charlton Athletic FC, F1

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  1. Brexit: The fallout

      Didn't she have a relationship with Corbyn in the 70s or 80s? But she's also been a big supporter of his since he first put his name in the hat for leader, so I guess it's her loyalty being rewarded too.   Rightly or wrongly, she is someone who at least these days, seems to be involved in her fair share of gaffs and errors, and gets really pillared for it.
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    I know all can change in the next six weeks, but I'm really surprised at the polling data out today that shows Labour's lead in London has halved, and the Conservatives are well clear of the Lib Dems and pulling further away from them.   For some reason, I thought that London would possibly be going amber.   With the Brexit part polling so poorly in London, I'm thinking there could well be split votes and the Scottish losses that the tories will suffer be more than made up for by London wins 
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Andrew Bridgen really is full of shite.  Apparently Ireland will leave the EU because it will want a similar trade agreement with the US, to the one that the UK doesn’t yet have.    How do people keep voting for this clown?
  4. Brexit: The fallout

      Maybe people just go out of their way to avoid him, which is why he thinks there are no Irish people in Frankfurt?  
  5. Brexit: The fallout

          LOL!!    Finally something to break the depression that Brexit is inflicting upon this thread 
  6. Brexit: The fallout

      Unfortunately, a lot of people do seem to just shrug their shoulders where Boris is concerned.     
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      Until July last year, I lived above the Eis café on Bergerstr., and I certainly heard Irish voices outside my window, and when I walked past the Irish pub that was about 20 seconds away from the Eis Café (which I had to do frequently as there was no washing machine provision at the flat I lived in, so I had to go to the laundrette on Seckbacher Lstr which meant walking past the Irish Pub).
  8. Brexit: The fallout

      Maybe the ditch will be just outside Heathrow, and he'll be run over by a bulldozer whilst laying in it.
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    @john g., @RedMidge, that's quite fascinating stuff because it really does show how those today who consider themselves British (or at least English) are ancestrally anything but.
  10. Brexit: The fallout

      I was making this point to a work colleague earlier; along with the thing that I have been told by some Welsh people (and I have no idea about how true it is) about how they are the "true Britons" because they were in the country before 1066...
  11. Brexit: The fallout

      I have to admit, I am probably one of these people; I had a job in the UK, and obtained an internal transfer to Germany, and all of my colleagues here in Germany have at least a degree, whereas I didn't even finish college.   My understanding of the residency title / permit here is that if I was a non-EU citizen, my employer would have to justify hiring me over an EU-canidate (likely with a degree!) and that would be quite a hard sell!   Interestingly enough, and you may say @BMurphy "quite rightly so", but I was informed at the recent British Open Evening in Frankfurt by a representative from the local ABH, that as I have been here for two years, my post-Brexit residency title will be a conditional Aufenthaltserlaubnis - with the condition being "Beschäftigung erlaubt als  <current job title> im <Current Empoyer>" for the next two years.  And if I wanted to change jobs AFTER the three/nine/etc. month transition period has ended, then "full non-Eu Aufenhaltserlaubnis requirements" would apply.
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    I see that on Oct 10th there is one of these FCO Brexit meetings in Frankfurt, I think I'll try and get a ticket.   After the description of the most recent FCO event, I wonder if anyone from DExEU is even going to turn up this time.
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    Just seem the press conferences between Varadkar and Johnson; I certainly get the impression that he is not for turning.   It will be interesting what comes of these "all Island solutions" that have been muted over the last few days; with the chaos in Parliament, is DUP support really that crucial now? If the general mood in Northern Ireland is that an NI-only backstop is an acceptable solution, perhaps that gives a deal that the rebel alliance and Labour brexiteers can just about get over the line without needing the DUP?
  14. Brexit: The fallout

      I think I said something about this many pages ago - basically someone I know in the UK went to one of the hustings, and this suggestion was being muted back then as the solution, so this idea is definitely not new!   Presumably if Johnson does suggest this, he does it knowing full well that Ireland (or indeed any of the other EU countries) could never agree to such - so it would simply be a case of him playing to the gallery, like a less overtly confrontational Trump...
  15. Brexit: The fallout

      There have also been some legal people saying that it can retrospectively happen too (especially with a new Government).