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Started by chemicaloverload, January 15, 2019, 21:03:32

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piggymirror

Quote from: Ulrich on February 06, 2020, 17:00:59Nice words, but maybe you should've told them before the referendum... (too late, again).  :disappointed:

Maybe. Or maybe I did. I don't know.


piggymirror

Quote from: SueC on February 06, 2020, 08:53:25...regrettably I can't do any useful contributions on serious topics today because we have a heatwave here (currently it's a toasty 39 degrees C) and my brain is boiling :1f630:  (as farm chores render me unable to huddle indoors where it's cool all day long but I am seriously considering becoming nocturnal in summertime...)

Don't listen to Nick Cave's The Mercy Seat tonight, keep yourself... cold.
Think of Europe this time of year, just watch our weather forecasts (or at least, some of them).
If you can't, just google "Tasmania" or "Te Anau".

SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on February 06, 2020, 17:00:59Are you the Australian girl, SueC?  :?

Well, I suppose I was a girl a long time ago!  :yum:

And I am indeed from the British Colonies.

Which begs the question... our part of the world never pretended to be a part of Europe, but if we had, would we now be having Colonexit?

Although probably a lot of people in the "motherland" are having that anyway, even without our participation.  :angel



Quote from: piggymirror on February 06, 2020, 20:28:39
Quote from: SueC on February 06, 2020, 08:53:25...regrettably I can't do any useful contributions on serious topics today because we have a heatwave here (currently it's a toasty 39 degrees C) and my brain is boiling :1f630:  (as farm chores render me unable to huddle indoors where it's cool all day long but I am seriously considering becoming nocturnal in summertime...)

Don't listen to Nick Cave's The Mercy Seat tonight, keep yourself... cold.
Think of Europe this time of year, just watch our weather forecasts (or at least, some of them).
If you can't, just google "Tasmania" or "Te Anau".

The way you made that text red just increased the temperature even more!   :1f62d:

Yes, we have that track at our house!  An electric chair might cause increased body temperature, probably more so indirectly (anticipation) than directly, at least from the perspective of the, ahem, recipient... but it also causes a (permanent) loss of consciousness...  :1f632:  But anyway, yes, a track to avoid right now.   :-D

Tasmania is where we nearly moved to, after lots of hiking holidays.  But this is about as close to Antarctica as we can get on the West Australian land mass.  Well - actually, when we lived right on the coast, the summer maxima were around 10 degrees C cooler.  Being just 20km inland as the crow flies makes a big difference to that... thank goodness the house stays cool... whose idea was it to be a smallholder... grumble... oh, erm, mine...

Those European weather forecasts do sound like good weather therapy!   :cool

And meanwhile, should any of you be freezing your posteriors off and longing for sunshine and warmth (since the grass is always greener etc), you can credibly simulate current Australian temperature conditions at your house by taking an electric fan heater into your toilet (or other small enclosed cubicle) and running it on high for about an hour.  Enjoy.  :evil:  :smth023  :beaming-face
SueC is time travelling

SueC

The whole Colonexit business has got me thinking.  It's a good thing that the Serengeti was never a part of Europe, or you'd be constantly reminded of chicken farms!  :angel

For those with a less rural upbringing:  https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/chicken-sexer/
SueC is time travelling

Ulrich

Quote from: piggymirror on February 06, 2020, 20:24:41Maybe. Or maybe I did.

Well if you did, it didn't help (obviously).  :1f62a:
If only I'd thought of the right words...

Ulrich

https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-touring-artists-will-need-visas-to-perform-in-the-uk-from-2021/

Quote from: undefinedLONDON -- EU artists and entertainers will need visas to perform in the United Kingdom from January 2021, the Home Office has said.

The department announced Tuesday that artists and sports players from the EU would be subject to the same rules that currently apply to their non-EU peers once the Brexit transition comes to an end in December.

At the moment, artists and their crews can travel freely from the EU to the U.K. and vice versa without applying for work permits or visas. But once freedom of movement ends, both EU and non-EU artists will need a Tier 5 visa in order to perform in the U.K., take part in competitions or auditions, participate in promotional activities, attend workshops, give talks about their work, and take part in cultural events or festivals.

With this announcement, briefly mentioned in a policy paper, the Home Office has poured cold water on the hopes of the British live industry to achieve reciprocal arrangements between the U.K. and the EU that resemble freedom of movement as much as possible, enabling artists to continue to move around with their instruments and merchandising without facing extra paperwork or costs. Music industry groups in the U.K. had called for a two-year working visa to allow artists to travel freely around the EU and the U.K. for work.
:unamused:
If only I'd thought of the right words...

piggymirror

Jeremy Corbyn's out.

In comes Keir Starmer.

Source: BBC.