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Not so “bienvenue” !

Posted by Big John on May 14, 2011

Poor old short-arse Nickel-Arse has got his French knickers in a twist this week, because his old pal Signor Bunga Bunga (you know the one with the painted on hair) has said “Buongiorno Abdul … Si! Si!… zat is ze way to France, here’s a travel permit, Arrivederci !”

Oh Dear ! … It used to be fine when Abdul, Ahmed and their mates were told “Bonjour ! … What ! you don’t have a passport ?  … Well never mind, just keep going that way and you will come to Calais, the gateway to England; the land of unlimited benefits, free houses, a national health service and .. Eh! .. Sorry .. No virgins !”

Now it seems that many of the lads on the run from “The Arab Spring” speak French and are not keen to move in the direction of the English Channel, so suddenly it’s time to tear up, or at least water down, the Shengen Treaty and bring back border controls in mainland Europe.

Sacré Bleu ! …

…  What’s the French for hypocrisy ?


3 Responses to “Not so “bienvenue” !”

  1. Dick Klade said

    If you spot anybody protesting in Spanish as they are tossed into the Channel, send them our way. The more the merrier. However, do not mention the fatal word–Arizona.

  2. How are the French being hypocritical? They have had a problem thrust upon them and they are publicly (not secretly) discussing ways of dealing with it. France is not alone in considering suspending or modifying Schengen, either. Britain never signed up to it in the first place so it’s a bit rich of the UK to criticize others for undoing it.

  3. Big John said

    Lighten up ‘Tiger’! … It’s just my half-arsed attempt at a bit of ‘tongue in cheek’ humour. Perhaps I should have used one of these 😉 or asked … What’s the French for ‘NIMBY’ ? 🙂

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