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  Redhead
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21:56 13.03.2019
Grin (25771),

This is the Nigel Farage show today — well, people are outraged that the Commons are expected to reject the No Deal tonight — this is live

People are just slagging off the Parliament, the Government, the lot.


P.S. It just finished, but it is available on youtube now

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  Grin
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22:03 13.03.2019
Hi, Going to swimming pool atm, I ate too much on my birthday

Uliana Lopatkina is one of my favorite balerinas





Who is your favorite?
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22:16 13.03.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Hi, Going to swimming pool atm, I ate too much on my birthday
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Don't feel guilty, you will swim it off. I was supposed to go running tonight, but I couldn't, I am so exhausted since the start of my new job — I just dragged my feet home and that is it. I am enrolled into the running event this Friday, have a day off already allocated for it but I am thinking of pulling out of it — cause I have done no running at all in the last month and a half But I ain't gaining any weight, although eating like a horse, I have got a weird metabolism you see. If I don't eat, I get anaemic — especially if I don't eat red meat, which I hate eating. So I always eat. Running for me is more about enjoyment and feeling good and fit. I will probably still go along and do my best for the Friday charity running event, otherwise I will feel guilty. Have a good swim.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Who is your favorite?
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I have a lot of favourites, out of the Russian ones — Lopatkina is definitely the best, out of the ones who dance in the English Royal Ballet — Tamara Rojo, Natalia Osipova (Russian born), Zinaida Yanowski,, there are a lot of them. Daria Klementova (Russian born, but I believe she is not dancing herself anymore, teaching in the Royal Ballet school now), Agnes Oakes, etc. - there are a lot of them.
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23:48 13.03.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Have a good swim
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Thanks, I'm feeling a bit tired but satisfied now)
Have a nice evening
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20:24 14.03.2019
Second referendum? Did I get it right?
https://twitter.com/PaulaSlier_RT/status/1106244...
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20:27 14.03.2019
Lawmakers don't support second referendum
https://twitter.com/cnni/status/1106243082406846...

I'm a bit confused now)
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22:04 14.03.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Second referendum? Did I get it right?
> https://twitter.com/PaulaSlier_RT/status/1106244...
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No, there won't be a second referendum. There is a group of politicians, who are pushing that agenda, but it is very unlikely. There is no support for it amongst the general public, it will be seen as the betrayal of democracy and also — if it were to be held, the result would be the same -the vote for Brexit. You see — no matter how messy it is, the genie is out of the bottle now — as they say. And once out — they can't stick it back into the bottle. Does it make sense?

The reason that May's deal fell is not the Remainers in the Commons, but those hard core Eurosceptic in her Party, that thought that the Irish back stop issue was tying us up to the Customs Union with the EU — indefinitely. They wanted May to go back to Brussels and negotiate the end date to it and she said Brussels gave her the legal assurances, but Rees Mogg, Johnson and others thought that she lied about that. Here is Rees Mogg explaining the situation.



Also, even though the Commons voted to take the No deal off the table — apparently it is not legally binding. And the Eurosceptics are amounting a legal challenge to it. Because the 29th of March date of leaving — with or without any deal — is enshrined into law, into statute and the MPs can't legally overturn it.

Delaying Brexit could see Leavers wreak havoc on Theresa May and the EU



https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/14/...

However. Some extension would be required even if we were to leave with a No deal as no one is properly prepared for that.

Today May survived a vote by 2 votes — which keeps Government and not Parliament in control of Brexit. This is where the Tories would always support her, because the Parliament is a Remain Parliament — apart from the Tories. And those MPs who are trying to thwart Brexit — well, it is their last term in Parliament, as none of them will survive any further elections, especially Labour Remainers, cause most of their constituents in England voted to Leave and now hate them.
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22:16 14.03.2019
If there is a delay to Brexit, which is likely, even though May wants to try and push her deal through for the third time next week (it has no chance of success at all), that means that the UK will be taking part in the EU elections, whilst continuing to negotiate the exit. That is not a very good thing for the EU. Britain will have plenty of scope to cause trouble in Brussels after delay to Brexit https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/14/...

In my view — May's deal presented the worst of both worlds. It was worse than staying and worse than leaving in a clean way. This was expected from Brussels — to offer us a rotten deal. What was not expected was such a weak and disgusting Prime Minister — the worst this country has ever known. I hope and pray that the Tories will soon change their leader. That is the only way out of this Brexit deadlock.

At the moment - pro Hard Brexit mood is rising in the country. That is why even the Remain parliament rejected the idea of the second REferendum today, as the same result is expected - Vote Leave, but even with a higher winning margin than last time around.
This Brexit betrayal is turning mild-mannered people into unexpected revolutionaries

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/14/...
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22:29 14.03.2019
Perhaps Boris's explanations will shed light on it for those who are confused about what is going on (it is indeed — ultra confusing, unless one is closely following the events)

The Boris Johnson Phone-In Live On LBC

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22:46 14.03.2019
P. S. Changing the subject, my daughter came back from her Associate Ballet class tonight (she is on the Associate programme with Royal Ballet) with two huge bouquets of flowers today — one from Charles and one from Angelina (the principal of Vacani Ballet School) for magnificent performance in the Choreographic Competition. Even though they didn't win anything, our Ballet school principal thought she did very well. And so did Charles — he is a ballet star really, he took part in this Competition last year on his own and won the first prize for musicality. Part of the reason my daughter was so upset was she thought it was her fault they didn't win this time round, but it wasn't. Also — Charles's Dad composed the music for their duet and I thought it was fantastic, Charles's Dad is a composer. So Vicky was chuffed that Charles thought she did well and brought her flowers. So sweet.
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23:30 14.03.2019
P. S. 2 On Monday my daughter will be singing with the Chamber choir (this is her normal school choir — she is in the Chamber choir — that is the elite part of the choir) in Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames — at 7 pm. It is going to be a huge concert, I will rush there straight from work (so will my husband and our nanny will bring our boys as well). I am very proud.

So the good news is — she is no longer thinking that she is the loser (after not winning any places in the Choreographic competition last Sunday).


P.S. My daughter is doing drama and singing , etc. - not just ballet you see. She is an overall performer. Ballet is just a string to her bow . By the way - the concert is gonna be called "The Brighter Sounds".
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00:06 15.03.2019
We also received a great email from Angelina (our ballet school Principal / Head teacher) — it was great. This was Vicky's first ballet Choreography competition
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09:41 15.03.2019
Redhead (Expat),
Thank you for detailed explanation.

I went to a pub with my friends yesterday. It was fun











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09:45 15.03.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Please congratulate Victoria for me, and please let her know that I think she performed very well
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How nice of her

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> So the good news is — she is no longer thinking that she is the loser
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Great news indeed. It is very important to have the right mood and to believe in yourself

Btw, in Russia sometimes judges are intriguing in favour of their darlings even in junior and novices events. Do you have the same problem in the UK?
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10:00 15.03.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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> Thank you for detailed explanation.
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> I went to a British pub with my friends yesterday. It was fun
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The pubs here are a lot more spectacular and there are zillions of them — in London you are never more than 7 minutes' walk away from a pub. There are pubs everywhere here — even in the middle of nowhere — on some deserted shore or in the scarcely populated countryside road. Some pubs would have a lot of memorabilia inside, cause some pubs are hundreds of years old, they are like museums. Essentially pubs are people 's homes — the history of a pub is at one point — a thousand years ago for the first time people started opening their downstairs living rooms to the public and serving drink and food and charging for it. They themselves continued to live upstairs, it is still the same here — many pub owners live upstairs.

There are some pubs which are part of the National Heritage, where say for example Shakespear used to drink or Oscar Wilde, etc.

Here are some examples of a proper old English pub interior and the majority of them here are like this











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