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Ha, if anything symbolizes the continent up here, it is the Germans. And they are a bit swarthy too.

I would say the main reason the referendum ended with a no in Sweden was a general dissatisfaction with the results of joining the EU. A project with the Nordic neighbours (not Germany) would have higher approval.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 at 05:29:27 PM EST
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A swedish kind of death:
they are a bit swarthy too

Everyone in the Northern Hemisphere has a southern neighbour who is dark-complexioned, shifty, and feckless.

Ask Santa Claus.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 at 03:22:34 AM EST
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afew:
Everyone in the Northern Hemisphere has a southern neighbour who is dark-complexioned, shifty, and feckless.

it's fractal...within england it's the same. (without the complexion part). southerners are seen as flyboys, definitely shifty, and in italy it's even worse.

seems the closer to the equator you are, the less moral fibre... there may be a grain of truth there if you're talking about civic responsibility (of a technocratic nature) and competent planning, but it's equalled out by a complementary imbalance in emotional intelligence and playfulness methinks.

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 07:49:13 AM EST
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