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Bloody foreigners...

Coming over here, taking jobs and houses,
forcing their language, weird customs and beliefs
on the local population!!!

Even standing in elections!!!


Dordogne-shire: How British expats could be be destroying an idyllic French paradise | the Daily Mail



 
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Re: Bloody foreigners...

There wasn't much local objection in WW1 or again in 39-45
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...forcing their language...
Yeah! Just thinking about it could ruin le weekend.
 
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You don't even live near the Dordogne Neville so wind your neck in.
Bit harsh that.. Nev is making a good point.
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Bit harsh that.. Nev is making a good point.
oooh, I missed that post! Cheers P.
 
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It's ok. Mikey never has anything useful to say.
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It's ok. Mikey never has anything useful to say.
Livens the place up !

My missus wants to go to France as this country is going to the dogs. I think it's a case of grass isn't always greener, but a mate of mine had a couple of converted barns in Normandy and he loves it out there.
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Re: Bloody foreigners...

It's a fair point and we can understand their irritation.

The other part of that debate is that

(a) The French are getting a far higher quality -I use that term advisedly - of immigrant than those they actively usher through their country to England.

(b) The English generally bring wealth and help stimulate local economy.

(c) The English immigrants tend to often regenerate/rebuild old dwellings and barns that the French previously allowed to become derelict so adding to the quality of housing stock rather than outpricing the young locals who want to move away from the countryside which has added to their rural decline.

(d) Finally - we are always told how much immigrant culture adds to ours and improves our quality of life so thye French should shut the *eck up.


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I'd move over there (not the Dordogne) now if i wasn't a wage slave. You're a lucky man Nev.

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Re: Bloody foreigners...

Tried this a few years ago in Cyprus, a place I knew well as I had served in the RAF there and married a Cypriot lass.

The grass was most certainly NOT greener there, cost me my marriage, a 6 figure sum and made me very unhappy.

Strongly advise that anyone contemplating a move thinks very carefully about it and not to burn all your UK bridges. I'm sure it works for some but I met more disillusioned ex pats than happy ones.
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I went to Eymet in the Dordogne in 1998 to visit friends (since divorced sadly). We drove down there in our Skoda Felicia.

The area was in economic decline for a long time, and suffering gradual depopulation until the Brits started buying up properties which were often derelict or in poor repair, and thus bringing a lot of new money into the local economy. This area was ruled by the British in the middle ages so there are long standing connections, and the cricket league has been going for many years.

As long as they learn the language and try and fit in, then many locals have no objection..I mean their presence has helped keep schools and other facilities open. Of course some locals are equivocal about the Brits taking over, but they prefer us to the Germans by and large. So its not all good for the French, but its not all bad either, not by a long way.

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