Monday, 25 January 2016

Miscellany

Adidas, the favoured consumer brand of drug dealers, armed crooks, thugs, street crims, Columbian drug mules, tube robbers, pickpockets, car thieves, ne'er do wells and scoundrels, is moving to distance itself from being associated with the IAAF in order to protect its commercial reputation. Perhaps they will now consider sponsoring Daesh / ISIS? It may be ridiculously old fashioned, but I don't think I have any clothes with other people's names visible on them. 

Stuart Rose plays an utter plonker on R4 Today (link inserted when podcast avail); when told that the bedrock and sole foundation of the 'out' claim, that leaving would cost £3k, has been trashed and rubbished by professional researchers including Channel 4's news team, he responded that nevertheless they would continue to use the spurious factette in the absence of anything true. He claimed "We enjoy wide support from the global multinationals headquartered in the UK, for whom staying in Europe has economic and competitive advantages". As Mandy Rice-Davies said ....  

Migrants heading for Europe are learning how the reverse-domino effect works; Germany is returning non-Syrians to Austria, so Austria turns them back into Slovenia, which turns them back into Croatia, which refuses them entry from Serbia, who close the border with Macedonia, which bounces them back to Greece. Now Norway is sending them back to Russia, and Switzerland and Germany are taking cash and valuables to pay for their care. As the barriers are going up all over Europe (just as we said they would) there's a desperate scramble to beat the clock. As Italy still has way below the northern Euro average of 12% migrant population, she can absorb a few hundred thousand without tears. It's poor bloody Greece I feel sorry for.   

A new Adidas TV ad has just occurred to me; Close-up of training shoe pulls out to reveal wearer, Ibrahim, boarding a bus in Ouagadougou (Burkino Faso, natch), long bus journey, close up of trainer walking through Sahara, with camels and Technicals, trainer jumping down from truck in Libya, boarding rubber boat, climbing coastguard rescue boarding net, resting on cot in Italy, climbing train steps, running across French border chased by Gendarmes, walking to Calais, kicking customs officer, climbing into truck, cut to knife slitting curtainside and Ibrahim still wearing immaculate trainers jumping out in Piccadilly Circus - pan to big neon sign displaying "Adidas - built for endurance". No?

12 comments:

proglodyte said...

I have to say, the sports footwear of many migrants do appear to be of good quality.

Malcolm Stevas said...

"Poor bloody Greece"? I thought they had the biggest army in Europe, surely big enough to deploy on their borders to deter illegal migrants. I feel little sympathy for a country which blagged its way into the Euro through dodgy book-keeping (with the connivance of e.g. Germany of course) then ships many thousands of illegals northwards for others to deal with.

Tom Oliva said...

OK... OK... The Guardian is almost parody proof but this piece absolute screemz for a Gueadian Reader Offer

The "Be a badger weekend country break"

Cuffleyburgers said...

What Malcolm Stevas said.

I have no particular objection to the Greeks but they have been freeloading on the EU for long enough. Beautiful country, charming people etc etc but they should never have been allowed in and shame on the EU bigwigs that turned a blind eye to the blatant fraud which enabled it.

There could be no better reason to want to leave than that kind of carry on which is costing British and German taxpayers dearly, esp. the krauts - they are right to be upset; they're getting it from all sides probably even worse than we are.

Cuffleyburgers said...

Radders "As Italy still has way below the northern Euro average of 12% migrant population, she can absorb a few hundred thousand without tears"

Do you mind? Italy is going through a euro meat grinder at the moment thanks largely to Germany, and has been bearing the brunt of the libya boat people for years with no useful help whatsoever. What help there has been has consisted of fishing the poor beggars out of the water off the coast of Libya and dumping them in Lampedusa.

The problem has been made exponentially worse by the Germans' unbelievably stupid interventions this year - that is their fault- quite why Italy should pay an even heavier price is far from clear to me.

Raedwald said...

Cuffleyburgers - I do apologise! But the fact is that migrants just don't want to settle in Italy for some reason - they may land there, but so far they've been very keen to leave as soon as possible. You'd expect Italy to have a high migrant pop, but it's actually about 8/9% compared to >13% in France and Germany.

Perhaps you could share the secret of what it is that deters the buggers? For surely something does

And yes, we're close enough to meet and I'd be delighted to do so; once I get the locals working on my new roof I'll have time to breathe

Thud said...

A couple of terrorist spectaculars,riots and more sexual assaults this summer should see things bubbling nicely,I think we are going to see some drastic action in some countries or at least I hope.

John Miller said...

Well, Greece are getting a whole new deal now, aren't they?

Part of the EU in the same way that a lifebelt was part of the Titanic.

Rip it off and chuck it into the ocean in a gesture of futility...

In order to preserve the sacred Schengen in the important countries, Greece can bend over and forget about the Vaseline...

John Miller said...

On a broader note, will the Outers use Greece as an illustration that the Reichchancellors of the EU don't abide by any laws, they make them up as they go along?

Cuffleyburgers said...

Radders - well for one reason they don't get taxpayers' cash hosed at them (Taxpayers' cash is hosed in other, equally useless directions), plus there are groups such as gypsies and similar who live in disgusting improvised emcampments around Rome especially and other large cities which ensure that public tolerance is probably lower than in some places plus they want to get to France Germany Sweden and the UK - Italy is probably too much like home!!

When you like you'll be welcome you have my email address I suppose?

DeeDee99 said...

Rose is a gift to the LEAVE campaign. I doubt if he'll be leading REMAIN for much longer - he'll be told that his "talents" are needed elsewhere.

As for the migrants: The Danes have shown over the past few decades that they are no pushover for the EU and once again, they are acting in their own interests (as they should). Poor Greece is wholly owned by Germany/EU and will be until it summons up the courage to ditch the Euro.

meltemian said...

“No matter how many patrol boats are out in Greek waters, attempting to force a vessel of asylum-seekers back into Turkish waters is both illegal and dangerous, even in calm seas. So unless a Turkish patrol stops a migrant boat and returns it to Turkey, there is little Greek or Frontex patrols can do once it has entered Greek territorial waters but arrest the smugglers and pick up the passengers or escort the vessel safely to land.”

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2016/01/26/all-pressure-on-greece-camps-for-400k-refugees-trade-debt-for-migrants-expel-from-schengen/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KeepTalkingGreece+%28Keep+Talking+Greece%29