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Algfuturo demands urgent measures to combat 'Brexit effect'

beachPescadoresAlbufeira'The losses already caused by Brexit in 2018,' was the key agenda item at a meeting of the newly appointed Executive Committee of Algfuturo.

The committee concluded that, "talking about the problems of Brexit in the tourism sector is talking about the Algarve, since two thirds of the nights spent by UK citizens are in the Algarve. Also, of the total overnight stays of foreigners in hotels in the Algarve, about 40% are from the UK."

With Brexit in mind, the committee commented that if the tourist flow from the United Kingdom eases off, the Algarve will suffocate economically and socially.

The committee members drew attention to the "absolute urgency" in defining and executing substantive promotional measures in the region.

"The expected drop in overnight stays in the Algarve by foreigners last year was around 600,000, led by the British, which is a very serious warning," said the executive.

Another topic covered was the problems in Monchique that have yet to be resolved with much of the clean up and rebuilding, after last year's fire, still to be done.

Algfuturo said that a revitalisation plan is essential and will meet with officials and associations.

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0 #9 RCK 2019-02-08 13:12
Quoting J.Bull:
Full marks to RCK and AL for bringing up the "Contra os Bretoes" Portuguese National Anthem although a terrible shame it took imminent Brexit and thousands of failed EU British in Portugal before the subject began to get traction here.
Any country that has spent most of the last century singing "Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela patria lutar! Contra os Bretões marchar, marchar!" then bizarrely denies any knowledge of how their anthem came to be written and the implications of the words as sung since the 1890's - as though handed to them by spirit writing like the Mormon Teachings - needs outing. And backbone.

You misquote me J. Bull. I most certainly did not “bring up the Contra os Bretoes Portuguese National Anthem”. I don’t even know what it is. I was simply comparing the positive and grateful comments made by the Executive Committee of Algfuturo towards the Brits, compared to some of the more Xenophobic comments written about the country of my birth on these pages - nothing more, nothing less. Please do not use me as ammunition to further your own personal views. Thank you
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0 #8 RCK 2019-02-08 13:03
Quoting Denby:
looking at some of the disgraceful comments that have been printed on ADN by English people about Portugal, I am not surprised that there has been a rise in the anti- English rhetoric.
If you throw insults at people, then don't be surprised when insults are thrown back at you.

Denby, the thing is, much as I abhor unjustified Xenophobic insults thrown at Portugal & the Portuguese by some of my fellow countrymen (as clearly you also quite rightly do) a lot of the criticism about my host country Portugal on these pages does not appear to be written by Brits. The phraseology used in a lot of readers’ anti Portuguese comments (rants?) on these pages would appear to indicate, that the writers are Portuguese themselves, unhappy with ‘the system’ and ‘the ruling elite’ of this country. To blame the Brits in isolation for these negative comments is wrong.
If any Portuguese individual takes umbrage at any posts on these pages from a Brit, they should address the issue with the writer in a response, not slag off the entire British population (I note Maria, that Ed has deleted your recent comment. Good)
I think it escapes everyone’s attention, that Xenophobia is (I believe) a criminal offence in Europe, wherby there is a relationship with the European Arrest Warrant. My advice to the more vocal contributors on these pages where Xenophobia would appear to be a clear case in point; Engage brain before opening mouth
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-1 #7 AL 2019-02-08 10:06
Quoting J.Bull:
..thousands of failed EU British in Portugal before the subject began to get traction here.

Not thousands! Only a few "undesirable elements" that have been kicked out of the UK and now are here in Portugal spouting nonsense on ADN. Just keep moving south, I hear Sierra Leone is a great place to settle down.
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0 #6 Denby 2019-02-08 09:16
looking at some of the disgraceful comments that have been printed on ADN by English people about Portugal, I am not surprised that there has been a rise in the anti- English rhetoric.
If you throw insults at people, then don't be surprised when insults are thrown back at you.
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-2 #5 J.Bull 2019-02-07 15:15
Full marks to RCK and AL for bringing up the "Contra os Bretoes" Portuguese National Anthem although a terrible shame it took imminent Brexit and thousands of failed EU British in Portugal before the subject began to get traction here.
Any country that has spent most of the last century singing "Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela patria lutar! Contra os Bretões marchar, marchar!" then bizarrely denies any knowledge of how their anthem came to be written and the implications of the words as sung since the 1890's - as though handed to them by spirit writing like the Mormon Teachings - needs outing. And backbone.
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+2 #4 RCK 2019-02-07 12:01
Quoting AL:
Quoting RCK:
Good to know that somebody out there ‘loves’ the Brits ...... or at least our money anyway. Makes a nice change to the often racist, xenophobic and abusive comments I often read on these pages about the country of my birth and it’s people...
I think you have that the wrong way round. There are a lot more insulting comments towards Portugal and the Portuguese on ADN by these so called "undesirable elements" that read the ADN. Fortunately it is a small minority and Ed does it's best to keep the comments section clean and above the belt.

I think not. There a lot of insulting comments aimed at the Uk & it’s people on these pages.
I do not deny there are also insulting comments the other way round, but I am not responsible for any of these anti Portuguese comments and do not condone it. Neither can I control the content of ADN or it’s readership.
As an upstanding respectful Englishman who happens to read ADN everyday and spends a lot of time & money in Portugal, I do personally find it offensive to be insulted as a Brit by Non British contributors to these pages. It is good to know that I am at least appreciated by the Executive Committee of Algfutoro who are sensibly taking a more commercial & mature view about the Brit’s positive economic impact in Portugal.
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+2 #3 AL 2019-02-07 09:15
Quoting RCK:
Good to know that somebody out there ‘loves’ the Brits ...... or at least our money anyway. Makes a nice change to the often racist, xenophobic and abusive comments I often read on these pages about the country of my birth and it’s people...
I think you have that the wrong way round. There are a lot more insulting comments towards Portugal and the Portuguese on ADN by these so called "undesirable elements" that read the ADN. Fortunately it is a small minority and Ed does it's best to keep the comments section clean and above the belt.
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-1 #2 Jack Reacher 2019-02-07 08:14
Brits are a fussy bunch..they will soon find better and fairer priced holiday destinations than the Algarve. Crowded beaches expensive drinks and countryside on fire are hardly positive selling points. Nada to do with Brexit. Its the way the people milk the tourists..
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+3 #1 RCK 2019-02-06 20:13
Good to know that somebody out there ‘loves’ the Brits ...... or at least our money anyway. Makes a nice change to the often racist, xenophobic and abusive comments I often read on these pages about the country of my birth and it’s people, usually unfairly tarring me, in effect, with the same brush as the UK minority who do unfortunately let the side down. But what nation does not have an undesirable element I ask?
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