Goodbye then

Why I’ll leave the UK if Britain votes no to Europe
Oliver Imhof

Best of luck wherever you go and all that.

28 thoughts on “Goodbye then”

  1. As a German living in London, I love the flexibility of life here, if not the food.

    Sorry, what? A Frenchman complaining about the food in London, okay. But a German? Please. Couldn’t find enough sauerkraut?

    And don’t get me started on the cuisine – I don’t know how British people did not starve to death without the Italian, Turkish or Indian restaurants they have now.

    I don’t know either, it was that long ago that these restaurants were established that they’re as part of the British food scene as a pie and chips.

    Only in the Guardian…

  2. Just last week they had a programme on the BBC which showed that Italian ice-cream parlours were started on the coastal towns of Scotland in Victorian times. It has nothing to with the EU.

    But, then, history has never been a strong point for Germans.

  3. “A Frenchman complaining about the food in London, okay.”

    Not at all hard to imagine, but he’d probably be wrong these days.

  4. London is the gastronomic capital of the world right now, and any squareheaded sausage-munching cunt who says otherwise can fuck right off.

  5. Hete’s the thing Olli, an independant nation gets to keep out those it wants to keep out. It also gets to let in those it wants to let in. So off toy go and please don’t worry about us or our gastronomic conditions, we’ll look out for ourselves and be just fine.

  6. Usually one starts slow and finally reaches a crescendo. But the Rain era and started off with the most dire predictions; Britain will never again have any trading partners as all existing ones will abandon their lucrative contracts to port onto the UK in disgust with us. Britain will become a food desert as all those Europeans will lock the doors in the food outlets that have provided gem with such a good living and say “Uou don’t want to be in a union with Italy? Well then, I’ll just close my Italian restaurant in Ladbroke Grove and head back to Naples”.

    Face it, we’re in great shape; they’re up Shit Creek. They want to come here, they will after the referendum.

  7. “I don’t know how British people did not starve to death without the Italian, Turkish or Indian restaurants”

    What amazing stupidity is this?

    1) Italian food is available everywhere you can get to.
    2) Neither Turkey nor India are in the EU.
    3) The photo is Brick Lane. Was he thinking of Bangladesh? They’re not EU either.
    4) Neither is China, where Chinese comes from (sort of).

    I’m still grateful for German friends in my youth who introduced me to sausages made of meat, coffee made of coffee, etc etc. That was before the Single Market though, so God knows how that happened.

    What an absolute twatbasket.

  8. “I don’t know how British people did not starve to death without the Italian, Turkish or Indian restaurants they have now.”

    Well Jerry, your lot tried to starve us to death a while back but we survived that, and without the World’s cuisine either. So I think we’ll survive this time, as if every foreign restaurant in Britain will close after a no vote.

    Anyway, this is the perfect illustration of the multi-culti mindset. Don’t worry about the borders, or the culture, or any of that shit – think of the restaurants!

    Remember when the Left moaned about foreigners interfering in our politics? I remember it during the last GE. How times change.

  9. The way we avoided starvation was by buying food and eating it.

    Food at home was excellent, with puddings twice a day, while food at school was absolutely disgusting but provided a useful lesson in foraging and getting by.

    I don’t miss standard English restaurants: choosing a starter from, a) Melon, b) Soup, c) Orange Juice while the waiter waited for you to do something hideously common like using the wrong fork.

  10. “This country hugely profits from EU migrants – economically and culturally. And don’t get me started on the cuisine – I don’t know how British people did not starve to death without the Italian, Turkish or Indian restaurants they have now.”

    I’ve not been paying much attention lately, but did Turkey and India join the EU while I wasn’t watching? Why was I not told?

  11. “I’ve not been paying much attention lately, but did Turkey and India join the EU while I wasn’t watching?”

    Yes, it’s really poor stuff, but they still swallow it (the article, not the food)

  12. Jack C said:
    “The way we avoided starvation was by buying food and eating it.”

    Actually the way we avoided starvation last time his countrymen were trying to be in charge was by growing our own in the back garden, next to the air raid shelter.

  13. @ Gareth
    Only if Corbyn wins the election. Even during WWII, bread wasn’t rationed – but under Attlee it was.

  14. Has this Kraut fucking cocktrumpet actually tried to find a decent restaurant anywhere outside Berlin or Frankfurt? I have, and almost without exception their “cuisine” is fucking repugnant.

  15. 27 comments and no one has stated the obvious.

    This German loves the freedoms he’s found in London. At the same time if British voters choose to leave the EU to defend those freedoms he will leave the country.

    Methinks he is missing the point completely.

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