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See Calais and die

Or so it would seem. l'Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (or INSEE to its friends) has done a bit of stat shooting, and has discovered that folk in the Deep North have the lowest life expectancy. Knowing the area, I imagine it is because faced with Dunkirk / Calais etc or death, the latter is quite appealing. Conversely, Ile-de-France is the best place to live to a riper old age, this being the Paris region and being the closest match to London plus home counties.

Elsewhere, our Gallic chums are still pre-occupied with Johnny Halliday going into tax exile, De Villepin testifying over Clearstream and the PCF choosing its candidate for the Presidential election - Marie-George Buffet. I do not think she and the other Buffet would have much in common.
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Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:58 pm

I wonder if they also die on average before legally entitled to collect their pensions.


Congratulations on a 7th C I hear that one above you cheated by getting non combatants to vote. I feel this blackguard should be outed !!
Who is the cheat?  



Blogger Praguetory said... 1:06 pm

Off-topic, but I await you post on the Croydon Contender with interest. After your brilliant anti-Ken campaign it seems ironic (almost suspicious) that a man with Croydon running through his veins should emerge at this stage. Front up, what is your involvement?  



Anonymous verity said... 1:09 pm

"I do not think she and the other Buffet would have much in common."

Warren or Jimmy?  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:21 pm

P - I am utterly fascinated by your post but also mystified , put a foolish if strangely attractive chap out of his misery and explain.

I know a Croydon Mayoral contender who had a piece in the Exopress recently , is that who you mean?  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:29 pm

Christmas crackers

Whats orange and look good on a Liberal - Fire


Two Muslim Extremists walk into a room ..Boom boom  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:50 pm

I may well investigate Mr McKenzie...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:57 pm

V - Either I expect... Buffett J has a song called 'Spending money', which I would guess is not a paean to redistribution of it.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:06 pm

Off topic, but what is the best thing to play on a banjo?



A flamethrower....  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 2:18 pm

C
are you thinking of standing?
If so count me in for some canvassing (unlike that newmania bloke)  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 2:19 pm

ps
if you win I want the right to drive a souped up range rover through hyde park whilst shooting geese
No congestion charges  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 2:21 pm

oddly enough flamethrowers are legal in the Uk why the f*** (i censor for verity) cant I find one for sale?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=350OLXn0P8I  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:21 pm

Blimey. I'm moved. Can't say I am tempted though.

According to Dale you are on R4 with him....  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 2:23 pm

more flamethrower action

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GgYpRpiZmf0  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:07 pm

Way back lost in the mists of time when I was young (and I'm still foolish) I discovered that a can of WD-40 with the tube attached made a very effective portable flamethrower. Fortunately I escaped, repeatedly, from suffering burns of first, second or third degree.  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 3:15 pm

The hitch used to make pipe bombs as did all his school friends )+:
Nobody thought of it more than a schoolboy prank in those long lost golden days , nor firing airguns in public places.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:56 pm

Fun indeed PH. Shooting golf balls off tees from 200yds was one of my fave pastimes.  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 5:28 pm

Golf ball at 200m?
you need to give the Hitch some windage lessons, I can hit an ants balls at 100m but much further and Im done (apart from luck)
,just cant read wind  



Anonymous verity said... 6:22 pm

I didn't know Johnny Halliday had gone into tax exile. Where did he go? It couldn't be a Francophone country as they're all part of Metropolitan France.

I saw him on a couple of discussion programmes when I lived in France, and he seems to be a genuinely very nice man. And intelligent.  



Anonymous verity said... 6:23 pm

I expect you're all on your way to the pub now and these threads will fizzle out.  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 6:57 pm

verity
the face tucked fucker went to Belgium!
Suddenly remembered that his dad was mussel, chip and mayonnaise eating surrender monkey and saved himself a fair few quid.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:28 am

Wrong x3. He's in La Suisse.  



Anonymous verity said... 3:47 am

Swiss, eh? Well, wherever he goes to having his own money - EARNED BY HIM - being extorted by tax "authorities" to be redistributed to oiks by a corrupt government, that is a good thing.

Nice that it's on the same continong so he didn't even have to take a flight and check in and get "checked in" in a monitoring,Big Brother, sense.

I TOLD you he is intelligent. And, as I said, on his TV interviews and discussion programmes, a nice, thoughtful man.  



Anonymous verity said... 3:50 am

People who spotted my deliberate mistake in my first paragraph, consider it corrected.  



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