In the UK at the moment there is outrage about bludging foreign ratbags, but it appears it is a false assumption that hordes of gypos and wogs are descending on Western Europe on the bludge looking for good times at the taxpayers expense.
From London to Berlin, the tabloids and right-wing press whipped themselves into a xenophobic frenzy as the end of 2013 neared. They warned of “swarms of immigrants,” “soaring crime rates,” a “swamped labor market,” and “benefit tourism.” Even government officials got in on theÂ action: Lodewijk Asscher, the Dutch social affairs minister, issued aÂ “Code Orange”Â alert — a warning normally issued in the Netherlands, a country prone to flooding, when water levels reach dangerous heights. In the United Kingdom, there was talk of introducing “Olympic-style security” at airports. French President FranĂ§ois Hollande and his Socialist government called for a “crackdown.”
The cause of all the panic: On Jan. 1, 2014,Â migration restrictionsÂ imposed on Romania and Bulgaria by several Western European countries ended. After the two eastern states joined the European Union (E.U.) in 2007, these rules placed substantial limitations on the ability of Romanians and Bulgarians to emigrate for the purposes of work to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Spain, and the United Kingdom.Â Read more »
One of my favourite sayings is to never cuddle a corpse…apart from being gross eventually you end up stinking like the corpse.
A grieving woman was so devastated by her husbandâs death that she couldnât bear to report it â and slept next to his corpse for almost a year.
The mummified remains of Marcel H, 79, lay undiscovered in a Brussels apartment.
Itâs thought that he died of an asthma attack in November last year, but his beloved 69-year-old wife, who hasnât been named, continued to sleep next to the grisly remains, despite the smell of decomposition.
Neighbours didnât detect any unusual odours and the authorities in Belgium only became suspicious after the landlord claimed the couple had not paid their rent since 2012.
GRAPHIC IMAGE after the break. Â Read more »
Len should consider himself lucky he isn’t on the Live Leak.
The mayor of Aalst in Belgium, who I might add displays considerable more form, is able to show the world some neat tricks back in 2011.
Ilse Uyttersprot, mayor of Alost in Belgium, got caught on tape in a very private moment, on the top of an unknown tower. The video got released on Youtube and was deleted almost immediately.
At least she kept it in the family.Â Read more »
The Greens want to prohibit testing of party pills on animals â but are they really promoting MAC (Mothers Against Canada). The second to last bullet point, at bottom of the webpage encouraging submissions on the bill reads:
âBelgium, Estonia, Slovak Republic, Germany have also all banned testing tobacco and Canada.â
This is the kind of jihad I can believe in:
[M]embers of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a “topless jihad.” The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor” written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia’s “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety.
Below are some images from Femen’s protests in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France. A warning, nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language. I did warn you so don’t go moaning in the comments about it.Â Read more »
Meet F-16 pilot Karen Vandenbroucke,Â the second female to qualify as an F-16 pilot with the Belgian Airforce
I can certainly say that in the past year IÂ haveÂ changed my views on euthanasia substantially and fully support Â anyÂ initiativeÂ that will reform our out-dated laws.
However there are many who will use stories like the one below, where two brothers decided to end their livesÂ becauseÂ they’d rather not be blind as well as deaf.
Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws.
The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding that they would also soon go blind.
They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again.Â Read more »
No wonder various countries periodically conduct their wars on the soil of these two countries.
A group of Belgians have started a campaign to introduce a âbeer passâ to stop Dutch tourists buying beer in Belgium. The ironic protest comes in response to the introduction pass system to stop âdrugs touristsâ from buying cannabis in Dutch border provinces.
How long before some company tries this here?
Serious drama, that’s what. In the best stunt I’ve ever seen for, well, just about anything, a Belgian TV channelÂ staged this awesome prank, which literally left bystanders agape in astonishment. Push to add drama indeed.
I wish all PR stunts were this good, although I think I would have run for the hills when they started shooting. It’d get me hitting a lot more buttons about the place though, that’s for sure.