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Message 1259436 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:10:47 UTC - in response to Message 1259421.

HK? You mean you support breaking a contract? The lease was up and the landlord wanted the property for another use. You should have evacuated everyone and torn down all the buildings. Let the landlord have back what he gave you.

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Message 1259439 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:21:26 UTC

Hong Kong was something a bit special to the British, just a shame.

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Message 1259453 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:40:59 UTC - in response to Message 1259436.

Gary, well, isn't that what both Spain and the Argentine want to do -- break existing international law? So I suggested, what if the UK 'pulled a Spain'.



HK? You mean you support breaking a contract? The lease was up and the landlord wanted the property for another use. You should have evacuated everyone and torn down all the buildings. Let the landlord have back what he gave you.

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Message 1259459 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:51:35 UTC - in response to Message 1259421.

Chris, next thing you know, Great Britain will get the Spanish disease and demand Hong Kong back from China (the residents there would likely be as happy the residents on Gibralter or the Falklands about being attached to the UK).

Losing "Honkers" to China for those of my age group, was a rather sad thing. In my view it should never ever have happened. I believe that there were over riding reasons to let it go, but I have not yet found any of them that stand up to scrutiny.

Oh boy this is gonna be interesting....

It would be nice to have your own opinion for a change rather than just quoting others headlines ....


WHY? You only rubbish them with silly replies!
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Message 1259463 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:55:01 UTC

So I suggested, what if the UK 'pulled a Spain'.

The Uk considers itself a 21st Century Country, unlike the other one that still lives in the middle ages. Throwing live goats out of bell towers, stampeding frightened animals through the streets for entertainment, and deliberately torturing other animals to death in front of thousands of spectators, for public amusement.

Nice climate and Port Wine, just a shame about the Spanish.

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Message 1259489 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:26:58 UTC - in response to Message 1259463.

Said like a resident of a 19th century empire <smile>.




Nice climate and Port Wine, just a shame about the Spanish.

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Message 1259492 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:29:04 UTC - in response to Message 1259463.

So I suggested, what if the UK 'pulled a Spain'.

The Uk considers itself a 21st Century Country, unlike the other one that still lives in the middle ages. Throwing live goats out of bell towers, stampeding frightened animals through the streets for entertainment, and deliberately torturing other animals to death in front of thousands of spectators, for public amusement.

Nice climate and Port Wine, just a shame about the Spanish.


Thank you for confirming my suspicions! You can run down any nation but intensly dislike anyone running down "your" country? Tut, tut.

BTW, what is an "Uk"? Some form of unknown Spanish animal?

Back to the Premier Oil situation. I'm pretty sure that once that oilfield is fully developed & the "Argies" attempt an invasion, just watch the Yanks giving better assistance than they did in 1982!
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Message 1259500 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:37:36 UTC
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Said like a resident of a 19th century empire <smile>.

Quite right too! Civilisation stops at Dover, and they eat babies North of Watford. Everyone knows that (in my street....) :-))

Thank you for confirming my suspicions! You can run down any nation but intensly dislike anyone running down "your" country? Tut, tut.

No reply necessary in this thread!

BTW, what is an "Uk"? Some form of unknown Spanish animal?

Dunno Unsmoked Kipper?

Back to the Premier Oil situation. I'm pretty sure that once that oilfield is fully developed & the "Argies" attempt an invasion, just watch the Yanks giving better assistance than they did in 1982!

I doubt they will intervene overtly, maybe covertly.......

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Message 1259512 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:48:29 UTC - in response to Message 1259453.

Gary, well, isn't that what both Spain and the Argentine want to do -- break existing international law? So I suggested, what if the UK 'pulled a Spain'.

Argentina and UK have an issue in that the same property has two addresses and two different agreements. Which is valid? It comes down to possession is 9/10's of the law.

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Message 1259529 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 18:07:58 UTC
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Argentina and UK have an issue in that the same property has two addresses and two different agreements. Which is valid? It comes down to possession is 9/10's of the law.

The French (god help us) may have more claim than anyone else!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands

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Message 1259958 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 19:34:08 UTC

I always find this sort of dispute reminding me of the two fleas on a dog's back, and arguing as to "who owns the dog".
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Message 1259976 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 20:30:33 UTC

Nice one John :-) It's just that the UK flea was on the dog first, and the dog is happy that it stays there. This other later flea makes it itch ...

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