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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 29.06.2016, 15:53
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Now the "freedom of movement" card has been pulled ...

Brexit: EU warns UK on freedom of movement
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36659900
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We can't see that link odile. If it's a link from a friend's facebook account and we aren't friends with them then it doesn't come up!
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Old 29.06.2016, 15:55
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So all 350 million not on the NHS. Also he said he'd like for the money to be spent on that. Not that it will be spent on that, because he knows as well as anyone with half a brain cell that he has no influence on government spending or on the official leave campaign policies.

Don't get me wrong. I loathe Farrage and I'm a firm remainer. But some of the shit coming out is just silly buggers.
A picture is worth a thousand words!! p.s. This is Boris, not Farage
It was bullshit wasn't it
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A picture is worth a thousand words!! p.s. This is Boris, not Farage
It was bullshit wasn't it
What? I posted that picture. Anyone who took Farrage's words as going to happen despite him not being part of the official leave campaign, not being an MP, not being part of the government, not having any control over fiscal poliocy is a moron.
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Old 29.06.2016, 16:14
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Is there some part of "But as soon as Britain completes the process to leave the EU, English could lose its status." one of us is incapable of understanding?
All requiring nearly 6,000 people to keep all 24 languages documented.

Essential work I'm sure you'd agree
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Old 29.06.2016, 16:15
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Spain will block any talks between Scotland and the EU. No doubt they still want a slice of Gibraltar though.
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Old 29.06.2016, 16:21
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Spain will block any talks between Scotland and the EU. No doubt they still want a slice of Gibraltar though.
This is basically the same argument as during the Scottish referendum.
Spain is afraid serious talk of Scottish indepenendece could legitimize Catalonian and Basque aspiraions to the same.

The question of Gibraltar is only secondary, it indeed it figures at all.
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Old 29.06.2016, 16:23
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People who have been hurting badly voted for Brexit

will it provide school places, and good quality school places at that ?
will it provide a better NHS ?
will it provide affordable housing ?
will it reverse the bedroom tax and cuts to the disabled ?

Will it? Really. Now who suffers from the above?

Champagne socialists? Really?

Clueless indeed.
Frustration and feeling a of helplessness about all of these things were no doubt a massive contributor to the outcome but that is because of badly communicated campaigns, misinformation and spin. The same people who already suffer will continue to do so until the UK gov't gets its head out of its arse. It's not Brexit-specific.

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Simply put, yes.
How? I do not agree.
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Old 29.06.2016, 16:24
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All requiring nearly 6,000 people to keep all 24 languages documented.

Essential work I'm sure you'd agree
So pithy, so easy to agree to, and so pointless

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation/faq/index_en.htm

cost - "€330m a year (estimated) — or some €0.60 for every EU citizen"

Yes, it is essential work to make information available, in literally a language every EU citizen can understand.

This bunch of undemocratic bureaucrats sure seem to go to a lot of trouble to make it easy to understand how undemocratic they are.

But the DM site has boobies too!
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Old 29.06.2016, 16:26
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All requiring nearly 6,000 people to keep all 24 languages documented.

Essential work I'm sure you'd agree


I would, as a matter of fact. Just imagine the disputes if EU members were able to back out of the deals they had signed because they didn't understand the language of the contracts.


My googlefoo is bent, the only hit I have found w.r.t. how much the EU spends on translating in total is:


http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation/faq/index_en.htm


But I suspect that is only the text translation for the departments, simultaneous spoken translation might in addition to that.


Mind you, they might as well just publish everything on martian, not that many people seem to be willing to go and read the information that the EU provides.
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This is basically the same argument as during the Scottish referendum.
Spain is afraid serious talk of Scottish indepenendece could legitimize Catalonian and Basque aspiraions to the same.

The question of Gibraltar is only secondary, it indeed it figures at all.
Indeed, their stance on Scotland is self preservation whilst on Gibraltar it's bare faced hypocrisy, without even mentioning Ceuta and Melilla.

Nicola Sturgeon may as well hop on back home. Her trip to Brussels will have been for nothing. Tusk snubbed her, as did most EU member states.
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All requiring nearly 6,000 people to keep all 24 languages documented.

Essential work I'm sure you'd agree
Just for the record: Not everything is translated into all languages, it's a very flexible system with a huge amount of work being concentrated on the main languages English, German, French. I don't have statistics, I just know a Danish translater for the EU, Denmark does not demand the entire documentation in Danish and a large part is translated not in Brussel but in Copenhagen paid by Denmark's national budget when the European regulations are integrated into national law.
Very little is actually translated into Romanian, Latvian or Finnish in Brussel to say the least, let alone Irish, Maltese or Estonian.

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From here: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation/...g/index_fr.htm
Only approx. a third of the documentation is translated into all 24 languages. Some internal documents are not translated if they are written originally in either English, French or German. Other documentation only exist in the languages concerned by the matter.
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Mind you, they might as well just publish everything on martian, not that many people seem to be willing to go and read the information that the EU provides.
Lucky for the EU!

That's what got me off the fence last month!
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He is a man who feels mandated by the hundreds of thousands of Labour party members who put their trust and faith in him. The only way he will step down (and in his mind betray that trust) is if those same party members vote for another leader and thus relieve him of the massive responsibility that rests on his shoulders. He only cares about his causes, so its not vanity or a hunger for power, just sheer bloody mindedness in standing up for the weak, oppressed etc..
For a moment, I thought this was satire.
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For a moment, I thought this was satire.
Sadly not.
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Spain will block any talks between Scotland and the EU. No doubt they still want a slice of Gibraltar though.
Predictable. I wonder if they will also veto a Scottish bid to join the EU. If so, then Scotland would be permanently out of the EU...
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So pithy, so easy to agree to, and so pointless

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation/faq/index_en.htm

cost - "€330m a year (estimated) — or some €0.60 for every EU citizen"

Yes, it is essential work to make information available, in literally a language every EU citizen can understand.

This bunch of undemocratic bureaucrats sure seem to go to a lot of trouble to make it easy to understand how undemocratic they are.

But the DM site has boobies too!
Yes, if they could now just print and make available the information from the secret Trilogue negotiations/meetings, that would be super.

Any language will do.

I am sure Emily O Reilly, EU Ombusdman, would be delighted.
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Lucky for the EU!

That's what got me off the fence last month!
I'm still sat on the fence - you don't get a bad view from it - and as long as don't actually try to sit astride it and instead dangle both legs down one side - its not all that uncomfortable.

(You can also throw things at the frothy mouthed lunatics on both sides)
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Old 29.06.2016, 17:09
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What? I posted that picture. Anyone who took Farrage's words as going to happen despite him not being part of the official leave campaign, not being an MP, not being part of the government, not having any control over fiscal poliocy is a moron.
But that is Boris; not Farage
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