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starlight7 last won the day on April 8 2018

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  1. starlight7

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Trouble is, these days, you can't believe anything the pollies say- lies one minute, fabrication the next. My take is that there is a deal between the UK and the US to go against the rest of Europe as regards trade. The UK will become just another state of America fighting against Iran or whosoever the US declares an 'enemy",They in turn will unite against China. Good luck , glad we are not over there.
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    Your favourite city in the world

    Melbourne is subtle- not particularly a place for tourists really. Most of the good stuff is not immediately visible, unlike Sydney. Personally I don't see the connection with Birmingham or Manchester at all, more mainland Europe if anything.
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    Why aren't raincoats showerproof any more?

    I get mine shipped over from the uk these days though of course they are made in China. They must have higher specs in UK than Australia because they seem to be waterproof.
  4. The people we saw on Monday night all seemed nice and had pretty successful lives. Very interesting- I have followed it all the way through as well. The man from the Yorkshire Dales was the one I had thought was not so happy and contented as the others in previous episodes, sad that he has cancer.
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    Cricket World Cup 2019

    I also object to paying heavily for stuff and having to put up with adverts as well. Cancelled all such services now, only have FTA and streaming that doesn't have the ads.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Have we actually still got a car industry? I thought it had gone because of our high wages and low population.
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    What purpose does this forum serve?

    Don’t remember it and I have been here a long time
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    When we came here 45 years ago the standard of living was mostly way, way better than in the uk in most of the urban areas. Not so much in the rural areas. Now I get the impression it has levelled out. They are building some really low grade houses here with thin walls, no gardens and gnerally pretty basic which is different from even 5 or 6 years ago. People are being housed in nasty noisy little boxes and being conned into thinking they are trendy. Just like Beijing. Where once was open parklands we now have a circle of these things overlooking the parks presumably instead of private open space. Ghastly.
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    What purpose does this forum serve?

    Perth?? Really??
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    What purpose does this forum serve?

    I think it is good that it is non specific and the sort of stuff you might talk about with friends down the pub. Don’t forget we don’t have many pubs in Oz!
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    What a shower- can't they find anyone better? There just has to be, somewhere, in that big population.
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    Vacation Days (what's normal?)

    Not to mention the ghastly camps teachers have to attend usually involving weekends.
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    Go home to uk or build retirement in Melbourne?

    Even if you hate it when you get to the uk at least you will know and it will have cured an itch. That being so, I think I would go but not permanently - keep your options open.
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    Low, low quality of politicians worldwide

    Shouldn't have got rid of Theresa- she's better than the alternatives.
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    Migration to Canada

    Many years ago we also had the same choice- Canada or Australia. At the time in Canada it was harder to get a house so we opted for the sunshine and Australia. Had I but known it, my father was a Canadian citizen ( from the wartime) so it might have been easier for us than it was to get to Australia- it took nearly 2 years but goodness knows how long it would take now. We haven't regretted our decision though. We have relatives in Canada and they love it there but do say the Winters are very long and you stay indoors a fair bit.