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Sun Feb 2, 2020, 06:18 AM

Police investigate Happy Brexit Day poster telling council tenants to speak English or leave country



Police are investigating a Brexit poster which demands people living in council flats speak English or move out.

A photograph of the notice, which was headed “Happy Brexit Day”, was shared widely on Twitter after it was spotted by a resident of the building in Norwich on Friday morning.

A typed A4 sheet of paper was placed on a fire door in Winchester Tower, a block of 95 flats owned by Norwich City Council, on the day the UK left the EU.

[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-day-racist-poster-speak-english-norwich-council-norfolk-police-a9313126.html|]

Oh look...bigots and xenophobes have been emboldened by Brexit. Our fundamental values under attack. This is just the start of a torrid period I fear.

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Reply Police investigate Happy Brexit Day poster telling council tenants to speak English or leave country (Original post)
Soph0571 Feb 2020 OP
SwissTony Feb 2020 #1
Soph0571 Feb 2020 #2
sinkingfeeling Feb 2020 #3
Ghost Dog Feb 2020 #4
Thyla Feb 2020 #5
Ghost Dog Feb 2020 #6
Siwsan Feb 2020 #7
Ghost Dog Feb 2020 #8

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 08:31 AM

1. The Queen's English?

So, no Welsh-speaking Welsh tenants. No Irish or Scots Gaelic. Heaven forbid a Glaswegian family moves in. What about Scousers or Geordies?

I speak with either a Glaswegian or Australian accent. Occasionally, I try both at the same time. But I guess none of these would be acceptable.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 08:49 AM

2. Brexit Britian equals English nationalism

They do not care for either the EU or the actual Union... little englander take over...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 08:55 AM

3. Yeah, does the author remember the great era of Britian

'Colonization'? Where the English took over half the world? Now they want to be just British.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:46 AM

4. Some (Many) Brits of the ilk of the author(s) of this sh*t live here in Spain,

while continuing to speak, think and watch TV all in Little-English English and being functionally incoherent, illiterate and profoundly ignorant in Spanish. They tend to refer to themselves as "ex-pats", unlike terms used to describe any other (except maybe Americans/Canadians, but not Kiwis or Aussies) class of international economic migrant.

Not insignificant numbers of Spaniards opine that, perhaps, such people, being no longer EU citizens, could and should now or soon be required to fuck off back "home".

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:06 AM

5. Our Spanish village is full of them too

They had Brexit parties in the local bars and at home on the 31st, took to the local social media platforms to gloat.

I think some will have to go back as half of them are working illegally, aren't prepared for the change to drivers licenses and never bothered to register correctly in the first place.
Hopefully they will start getting caught out.
The Policia were pulling over UK plated cars this week but waved us through, sign of things to come I imagine.

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Response to Thyla (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:13 AM

6. Hi Thyla. Yeah, schadenfreude.

Any not officially resident Brit found in the EU next year who can't document their date and place of entry within the previous 90 days could or should get sent to a detention camp (eg. Moría on Lesbos) and later expelled, with a bill for costs to follow...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:16 PM

7. This is so heartbreaking AND heart-chilling

I feel as if I've lost my favorite refuge.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 08:54 PM

8. You still have until the end of the year,

as a Brit, to properly register yourself as EU resident in one, only one, EU Country and obtain existing rights (more or less).

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