I – Britain – We are British – Britons

British Pathé

Por |julio 18th, 2017|

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – The lesson of their race

Por |septiembre 9th, 2016|

En cuanto a la serenidad,

Kipling nos dice

en «Stalky y Compañía»:

They were learning,

at the expense of

a fellow-countryman,

the lesson of their race,

which is

to put away all emotion

and entrap the alien

at the proper time.

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Jamie Thomson – Brexit – Si usted votó por irse de la Unión Europea…

Por |julio 29th, 2016|

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Traducción y glosas de Juan Manuel Grijalvo

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> Si usted votó por irse

debido a «los políticos no elegidos», bien hecho:

estamos a punto de tener un primer ministro no elegido.

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> Si usted votó por irse

debido a la inmigración, bien hecho:

usted también acaba de perder su derecho de libre circulación.

Sólo tiene que esperar hasta que le haga falta

un […]

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Kenneth Rogoff – Britain’s Democratic Failure – Brexit

Por |julio 27th, 2016|

https://www.project-syndicate.org/

commentary/

brexit-democratic-failure-for-uk-

by-kenneth-rogoff-2016-06

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The Peerage

Por |julio 25th, 2016|

A genealogical survey of

the peerage of Britain

as well as

the royal families of Europe

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Jamie Thomson – Brexit – If you voted out…

Por |julio 2nd, 2016|

If you voted out because of «unelected politicians» then well done because we’re about to get an unelected prime minister.

If you voted out because of immigration then well done, because you just lost the right of free movement too. Just wait ‘til you have to get a visa to go to […]

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Rc – Yes, Minister – We call it diplomacy, Minister

Por |junio 25th, 2016|

Sir Humphrey:

Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last five hundred years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now, when it’s worked so well? […]

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L – What Brits say versus what they mean – handy de-coding device

Por |abril 28th, 2016|

A handy guide for our fellow Europeans,
and others trying to fathom weaselly Brit-speak.
Suggest you have this to hand at the next meeting
[h/t Nicholas Pialek]

«Sadly, I didn’t write it.
It’s just one of those great things
that is being passed around on the internet.»

Duncan Green

From Poverty to Power

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https://oxfamblogs.org/

fp2p/

what-brits-say-v-what-they-mean-

handy-de-coding-device/

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Jm – Colonel Bogey March

Por |abril 26th, 2016|

Colonel Bogey March

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Original

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Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bogey_March

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Rc – Kipling – Limits and Renewals – The Tie – Educated privately

Por |abril 24th, 2016|

‘Thank you,’ said Haylock, mouthing through our ossuary. ‘You see my partners were educated privately.’

Debased as the dog was, he couldn’t keep the proper note of scorn out of his voice. We are of all nations the most incomprehensibly marvellous!

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