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(BBC-US)   Not News: English man applies for French citizenship. Awkward: The father of the current British Prime Minister applies for French citizenship   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-12-31 6:46:16 PM  
Ok ,

Now that's funny

/I have always loved some quality irony
 
2020-12-31 6:54:24 PM  
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2020-12-31 7:03:06 PM  
the upper classes never have had a problem doing one thing for themselves while advocating something completely different for all the little people
 
2020-12-31 7:20:05 PM  
Son, Imma disapoint.
 
2020-12-31 7:20:46 PM  

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I lol'd.
 
2020-12-31 7:23:18 PM  
And if Farkers want a real laugh, just consider that Boris could quit as Prime Minister and go to the US and run for President....

/He gave up his US citizenship.
//But could he reapply? He could still technically be "a natural born citizen".
 
2020-12-31 7:30:29 PM  
According to another news article, Boris' sister said that if Pop gets French citizenship she will apply too. Aie!
 
2020-12-31 8:30:21 PM  
I now understand where bojo got his hair.
 
2020-12-31 9:55:24 PM  
This will be yet another case of rules-for-the-poor-but-not-for-the-ric​h.
 
2020-12-31 10:02:06 PM  
> Stanley Johnson told France's RTL radio he had always seen himself as French as his mother was born in France.
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> The 80-year-old former Conservative Member of the European Parliament voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

I'm supposed to be outraged over this? Why wouldn't a Remainer do everything in his power to retain his EU rights?
 
2020-12-31 10:04:46 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And if Farkers want a real laugh, just consider that Boris could quit as Prime Minister and go to the US and run for President....

/He gave up his US citizenship.
//But could he reapply? He could still technically be "a natural born citizen".


Typically, no. And he might have a hard time appealing to the Real 'MuricansTM after having given it up. Of course, I've underestimated Republican stupidity many times before...
 
2020-12-31 10:05:39 PM  

Grauenwolf: I'm supposed to be outraged over this?


No, you're supposed to point and laugh at Boris.
 
2020-12-31 10:07:37 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And if Farkers want a real laugh, just consider that Boris could quit as Prime Minister and go to the US and run for President....

/He gave up his US citizenship.
//But could he reapply? He could still technically be "a natural born citizen".


No, dumbass, he can't 'reapply.'
 
2020-12-31 10:08:38 PM  
He gave up his citizenship because he didn't want to pay taxes.
So basically, if he joined the Republican Party, he could get his citizenship back instantly
 
2020-12-31 10:10:34 PM  

snowjack: Carter Pewterschmidt: And if Farkers want a real laugh, just consider that Boris could quit as Prime Minister and go to the US and run for President....

/He gave up his US citizenship.
//But could he reapply? He could still technically be "a natural born citizen".

Typically, no. And he might have a hard time appealing to the Real 'MuricansTM after having given it up. Of course, I've underestimated Republican stupidity many times before...


The Republicans considered getting Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president on the GOP ticket despite Arnie being a bona-fide born-in-Austria non-natural US citizen. The only thing that stopped that ridiculous idea was Arnold himself.
 
2020-12-31 10:14:26 PM  
I can see fleeing the country because people know I'm related to that skunk's unwashed taint. In fact I'd go further and change my name, get plastic surgery, and live in a remote location.
I can't imagine the shame of being related to such a boated cockwamble.
 
2020-12-31 10:20:27 PM  
Allez oops! Bring Boris back a pack of Gitanes while you are at it pops and dont forget to squint while smoking. Its the French way.
 
2020-12-31 10:25:13 PM  
Remember: Everyone with power supporting Brexit has a plan.

That plan is leaving the UK.
 
2020-12-31 10:28:24 PM  
Largely because of Johnson, the EU Parliament longer has to listen to whats-his-face from UKIP constantly whining to and berating and insulting them.

They might push France to reward Johnson just for ridding them of that anchor.
 
2020-12-31 10:51:24 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And if Farkers want a real laugh, just consider that Boris could quit as Prime Minister and go to the US and run for President....

/He gave up his US citizenship.
//But could he reapply? He could still technically be "a natural born citizen".


Is your brain broken? Do you smell burning toast?
 
2020-12-31 11:14:45 PM  

Cythraul: Carter Pewterschmidt: And if Farkers want a real laugh, just consider that Boris could quit as Prime Minister and go to the US and run for President....

/He gave up his US citizenship.
//But could he reapply? He could still technically be "a natural born citizen".

No, dumbass, he can't 'reapply.'


Some people think he could. Once he renounced he's no longer American. As a foreigner he could apply for citizenship the same way any foreigner would.

/This is purely hypothetical. I very much doubt Boris would ever this.

Alaskan Yoda: He gave up his citizenship because he didn't want to pay taxes.


Dual nationals are treated a bit unfairly. There are rules against double taxation, so you can't be taxed again on your salary that you have already paid tax on.

But what hit Boris was capital gains tax on selling his home. In the UK your main home is exempt. But we don't get to claim mortgage against our taxes. So we have to pay tax on our mortgage, but not on the CGT for the house. Americans can claim back the interest tax, but have to pay CGT.

So they bother kinda balance out.

But Boris was taxed on his interest payments and hit with CGT. The former by the UK and the latter by the US.
 
2020-12-31 11:23:57 PM  

BolloxReader: Largely because of Johnson, the EU Parliament longer has to listen to whats-his-face from UKIP constantly whining to and berating and insulting them.

They might push France to reward Johnson just for ridding them of that anchor.


Yeah, the fact that Farage was part of the EU parliament proved what a farce the Brexit movement really is.

Not the EU's fault the UK didn't take the EU Parliament elections seriously and voted for a guy whose sole purpose is to destroy the EU.
 
2020-12-31 11:41:45 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Not the EU's fault the UK didn't take the EU Parliament elections seriously and voted for a guy whose sole purpose is to destroy the EU.


But that's why we voted for him. That is what we wanted. That's democracy. It's like if you don't want a HOA you vote for people to be elected to the HOA board who will then disband the HOA. What's the problem?

/We don't have a problem with the countries that want to stay in the EU. If that's what they want then go for it.
 
2021-01-01 12:25:22 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: the upper classes never have had a problem doing one thing for themselves while advocating something completely different for all the little people


Everyone who voted this smart did not read the article.

1) He opposed Brexit.
2) He is the son of a French citizen. If he knows French, he'd have a good case for French citizenship even if poor.
 
2021-01-01 12:38:44 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Dead for Tax Reasons: the upper classes never have had a problem doing one thing for themselves while advocating something completely different for all the little people

Everyone who voted this smart did not read the article.

1) He opposed Brexit.
2) He is the son of a French citizen. If he knows French, he'd have a good case for French citizenship even if poor.


applies to boris just the same.  he was ready to sell brexit either way depending on which way got him more attention
 
2021-01-01 1:11:08 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: the upper classes never have had a problem doing one thing for themselves while advocating something completely different for all the little people


See also the NHS.
 
2021-01-01 2:24:01 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: We don't have a problem with the countries that want to stay in the EU. If that's what they want then go for it.


Does that include Scotland?
 
2021-01-01 3:52:57 AM  
Farage applied for a German passport after the Brexit vote. He didn't get it.
 
2021-01-01 9:43:31 AM  
Considering Stanley's stated opinion of the general British public is that they're too thick to be able to spell "Pinocchio" (which Boris was being called at the time) and his regular non-wearing of a face mask, I'd be all too willing and happy to help Stanley get out and inflict him on the French.
 
2021-01-01 10:59:27 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Carter Pewterschmidt: We don't have a problem with the countries that want to stay in the EU. If that's what they want then go for it.

Does that include Scotland?


I've said many times that if Scots vote to leave then let them leave. I've said why it would be incredibly bad for them, like every bad point about Brexit times a hundred, but I've never called them morons for wanting independence.
 
2021-01-01 12:29:58 PM  
Is this better or worse than President Macron's father calling him a 'self-serving' politician?

Maybe he should apply for British citizenship?
 
2021-01-01 4:13:29 PM  
Not ironic. Just how they thread - "Brexit for you, not for me."
 
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