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Dare I say ... If they don't like the Brits, I can't wait to see the response to what will surely be an "American Invasion", if things keep going the way they are around here.  

btw, When I think of British in France, all that comes to mind is that Swimming Pool movie ...

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Tue Apr 18th, 2006 at 04:41:07 PM EST
Americans who came here to escape a political situation they found intolerable would be in a very different category from those (numerous) Britons who practise arbitrage between two adjacent property markets, either for speculative reasons, and/or, as DeAnander pointed out in this thread that discusses the same subject, to buy into a "gentrification" dream.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Apr 19th, 2006 at 03:10:03 AM EST
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I have to support this, based on our own (anecdotal) experience.

Telling folks upfront, any folks, civil servants, shopkeepers, whatever, that we've fled from George Bush get us an amazing amount of goodwill.

by Lupin on Wed Apr 19th, 2006 at 07:02:36 AM EST
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How does it feel being a political refugee?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 19th, 2006 at 07:07:07 AM EST
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Truthfully: a little strange. But we were always "citizens of the world" before.
by Lupin on Wed Apr 19th, 2006 at 08:46:34 AM EST
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