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Re: Goodbye Pound - Welcome Euro!

Postby G.Man » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:02 pm

Strahd wrote:It's on!

One of the last remnants of the colonial era is about to fall.

Yesterday evening all the required laws were voted. By July the exchanged rate will fix and freeze! Welcome to the Ευρώ everyone!

Next... the British bases! Let's make them amusement parks!


Yup get them out, make the land an amusement park..

Bastards those colonial brits, they should never have come to cyprus, should have left it to the Turkish

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Goodbye Pound - Welcome Euro!

Postby Cyprus Vending » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:15 pm

G.Man wrote:
Strahd wrote:It's on!

One of the last remnants of the colonial era is about to fall.

Yesterday evening all the required laws were voted. By July the exchanged rate will fix and freeze! Welcome to the Ευρώ everyone!

Next... the British bases! Let's make them amusement parks!


Yup get them out, make the land an amusement park..

Bastards those colonial brits, they should never have come to cyprus, should have left it to the Turkish

:lol: :lol:


G.Man

Why???

They already have their own amusement park!!!

:D :) :D :D
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Postby Alexis » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:48 am

Euro is not good for UK and for same reason its not good for Cyprus
Thats why Akel says no . Not because of cominisim


So what is the reason? First why is the Euro bad for the UK? Second, why does this mean it will also be bad for Cyprus? After all the countries have very different economies.
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Postby Piratis » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:59 pm

UK didn't adopt the Euro due to the "national pride" associated with their pound rather than anything else.
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Re: Goodbye Pound - Welcome Euro!

Postby Bill » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:38 pm

G.Man wrote:
Strahd wrote:It's on!

One of the last remnants of the colonial era is about to fall.

Yesterday evening all the required laws were voted. By July the exchanged rate will fix and freeze! Welcome to the Ευρώ everyone!

Next... the British bases! Let's make them amusement parks!


Bastards those colonial brits, they should never have come to cyprus, should have left it to the Turkish

:lol: :lol:


Hmm -- I wonder what Cyprus would be like today if the British hadn't took it over from the Turkish.

Would it still be Turkish or perhaps under Greek control -- who knows what fate or perhaps fortune was in store for the Cypriots had the British not taken control.

A Cypriot friend who is very anti British and British bases etc :roll: is involved in real estate and is very quick to point out the virtues of previously being a British colony to sell a property with the words -- " of course being a ex British colony has benefits -- the laws are almost the same as the UK so there are no problems in Cyprus -- unlike Spain etc so you know you are safe buying in Cyprus"

So much for his two faced anti British principles.

If only the property buyers or holiday makers really knew how much dislike or in some cases pure hatred there is in this once beautiful island they would never set foot on Cyprus soil again.

Bill ----------------- Not Cypriot but still love Cyprus -- warts and all
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Re: Goodbye Pound - Welcome Euro!

Postby Niki » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:59 pm

Bill wrote:
G.Man wrote:
Strahd wrote:It's on!

One of the last remnants of the colonial era is about to fall.

Yesterday evening all the required laws were voted. By July the exchanged rate will fix and freeze! Welcome to the ???? everyone!

Next... the British bases! Let's make them amusement parks!


Bastards those colonial brits, they should never have come to cyprus, should have left it to the Turkish

:lol: :lol:


Hmm -- I wonder what Cyprus would be like today if the British hadn't took it over from the Turkish.

Would it still be Turkish or perhaps under Greek control -- who knows what fate or perhaps fortune was in store for the Cypriots had the British not taken control.

A Cypriot friend who is very anti British and British bases etc :roll: is involved in real estate and is very quick to point out the virtues of previously being a British colony to sell a property with the words -- " of course being a ex British colony has benefits -- the laws are almost the same as the UK so there are no problems in Cyprus -- unlike Spain etc so you know you are safe buying in Cyprus"

So much for his two faced anti British principles.

If only the property buyers or holiday makers really knew how much dislike or in some cases pure hatred there is in this once beautiful island they would never set foot on Cyprus soil again.

Bill ----------------- Not Cypriot but still love Cyprus -- warts and all


I suppose the attitude of many British people doesn't help. There is a lot of arrogance and belief that they are somehow superior.

Attitudes of many Cypriots including many on this forum unfortunately generalise that we're all the same, people need to be more open minded.

If you are a friend of his Bill this hatred can't extend to all Brits.
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Postby aussiedrillerman » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:41 pm

If any pome (prisoner of mother england) (brit) gets arrogant with you just do what us Aussies do and remind them that in every game they invented like cricket, football, rugby tennis that the rest of the world now flogs em at it.

If youre going to talk the talk then you have to walk the walk
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Postby Bill » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:03 pm

I said I was "not Cypriot" Nicki -- I didn't say my blood line was British -- although as I've lived in the UK since I was eight years old I suppose I really am at heart.

I've met some very strange people in Cyprus with some even stranger idea's considering that a very large part of the islands income is derived from tourism .

I'll agree with you on the often superior attitude shown by some Brits and don't really understand it after all they are guests in another country and should accept Cyprus and Cypriots as they are -- warts and all -- it seems that some don't .

It seems that for some the British Empire is still alive and kicking :?

I had a classic example 12 years ago whilst looking for a house -- we went to see one in Paphos near the Tomb of the Kings area.

We looked round the house whilst my youngest son ( who was 11 at that time ) played in the garden -- when we had finished looking I called my son (in English of course) so we could leave -- the next door neighbour leapt out of her door and invited us in for a cup of tea :roll: .
I thought it can't be a bad idea to find out what the neighbours are like so I accepted -- it was made quite plain during the conversation whilst drinking our cup of tea that they didn't want the house next door top be sold to anybody except British -- to quote the lady "we don't want any Greeks or any other foreigners living here -- it's a Brit area and we want to keep it that way"-- I soon left but not before she had given me a booklet on the expats club .

Now that attitude is absolutely unacceptable and constantly reminds me of one of the main reasons I want to leave the UK ( apart from high taxes -- stealth taxes and the governments general apathy towards the indigenous population in favour of all the various recent migrants who seem to want to turn the UK into a mirror image of their own country) -- we didn't buy the house as I didn't think I wouldn't really get on with the neighbours or even more to the point they may not get on with me :( .

I eventually bought a nice place in Larnaca -- in a Cypriot residential area and couldn't be more happy -- the neighbours are fantastic .

One ex neighbour ( moved to a bigger house) even booked his babies christening to coincide with our holiday in Cyprus -- he rang us in the UK to check the dates as they wanted us to be there -- now I think that was a very nice gesture and shows that I've been accepted into their community -- well I was impressed anyway.

Bill --- wishing I was in Cyprus
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Postby miltiades » Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:11 pm

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Piratis wrote:Both DISY and AKEL are making fools of themselves in this case.

DISY is trying with lame attempts to brake the partnership of AKEL, DIKO and EDEK, and once more they are willing to harm the interests of Cyprus in order to do so.

On the other hand AKEL wants to say "no" to the Euro just to maintain their communist image. I think it is time for them to stop pretending they are communists and get on with it.


Euro is not good for UK and for same reason its not good for Cyprus
Thats why Akel says no . Not because of cominisim.


Piratis I agree wholeheartedly with your statement on AKEL .What I find weird is that the mother of communism has ditched the most absurd ideology ever invented because after 70 plus years it simply wasnt working.
China has found a back door to kick communism out and let capitalism in. As far as the Euro goes , if the currency is good enough for most of Europe why not for Cyprus. The UK will adopt the Euro sooner or later , once people realise that our sovereignty was signed away to the third world years ago , just look at the decision to allow pyre funerals in open spaces in England , corpses burning in English countryside so that our mates from over there practice their faith !!! The anti Euro sceptics or not , are basing their arguments purely on loss of sovereignty , The Banks mostly encourage scepticism due to the fact they are making millions in exchange rates.Lets have the Euro I say .
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Postby rotate » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:10 am

The UK was not the only EU member country that did not take up the Euro.
And
The UK retaining the pound has nothing to do with what the RoC should do. How Cyprus will compare with other EU tourist destinations and world wide tourism for value remains to be seen.
And
Hindu funeral pyres are nothing new in the English country side, thousands of such funerals took place between 1914 1918 and 1939 1945, 'Lest We Forget' and all that.
And
The POMS did not invent football or tennis, Roman colonial forces invented football and the French aristocracy invented tennis (how's Oz doing in the cricket world cup, yawn).
And
The British Sovereign bases in Cyprus should be closed down immediately and the land returned to its rightful owners so that it can be developed and sold to?........ fucking Brits again,......... maybe.
And
Dispite being a product of the Evil Empire I'm glad to see the back of it, who the hell wants to die in some god foresaken hell hole for a German Queen a Greek Prince and the London/New York stock exchange. As for oil, democracy and all the other excuses for the arms manufacturers to make money who cares what happens in Iraq Iran Afghanistan Darfur etc. All international relationships should be conducted on a commercial basis only, scrap the UN and foreign aid, pay the right price for what you want and do'nt interfere with the politics or the beliefs of other peoples. When neccessary and in self defence only never send a soldier when you can send a nuke (what ever happened to the sensible people and animals killing only neutron bomb?).
And Incidently
The European Constitution dreamed up and written by Valery Giscard d'Estange for the same salary that he received as French President + expenses all tax free was rejected by the French and Dutch electorates, anyone know why or could'nt anyone except an extremely well paid tax free Eurocrat understand what Val had decided upon in our best interests.
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