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The Frog War

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (8708)

Remember the Cod War in the early 1970s, Billinge Biker does, well now we have the 'Frog War' with France, apparently the French don't like us, and it's something too doo with fish

LINK

This could be Macron's Waterloo

Started: 28th Oct 2021 at 18:22
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 28th Oct 2021 at 18:22:47

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Maybe they have never forgotten what happened in 1415 like I mentioned on my smashing thread. This fish thing is just another excuse to get some payback.

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 18:41

Posted by: Platty (716)

My brother and his mates used to put their bicycle pumps up frogs bottoms and pump them up. Maybe we should try that.

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 20:56

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Hahahaha. That brings back memories, I shouldn't laugh though. I know better now.

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 21:02

Posted by: whups (7559) 

it,s wot you voted for 1stroke .

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 23:42

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

I once went to Paris to buy some trousers while in France, but every pair I tried on were either Toulon or Toulouse.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 14:38

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8708)

The French ambassador has today been summoned to the Foreign Office

The dispute is escalating towards all out war LINK

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:16

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

Were our fishermen being shafted under the EU Looks like the ball is on the other foot now

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:19

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Mentioned in despatches T. T. S.... . Its all about politics and spitting dummies out.... Don't fancy their chances in any war.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:29

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

B. T. W. Brilliant link TTS.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:33

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8708)

Billinge Biker

On about the Cod War, and looking at some of the history stuff, it says that the Icelanders told America that if the British fired on their gun boats, they would pull out of NATO and close the American base in Iceland, and invite the Soviets in instead, so because of the important strategic position of Iceland in the North Atlantic/Greenland Gap, during those times in the Cold War, the British had no choice but to let the Icelanders keep their soddin fish.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:51

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8708)

"Britain must be punished for Brexit, says France"

That is very nice of them, isn't it ?

Very neighbourly .....

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Replied: 30th Oct 2021 at 10:58

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

What do you expect from the 'hands up' white flag waving cheese wallahs.

Replied: 30th Oct 2021 at 11:12

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Heard a few different tales over the years TTS... Politics and religion are the cause of many a war... No doubt it will be sorted at the foreign office over a nice brandy and cigar....

Replied: 30th Oct 2021 at 12:52

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

How can the frogs spot two of our trawlers... Allegedly fishing without permits.... When they can't see the 500 inflatables leaving their waters? And we are paying the frogs to stop it.

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 20:31

 

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