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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 06.09.2016, 23:27
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"then got out" You believe there will be no come back

""Results" is accepted as singular or plural, even if it refers to just one thing. " Not in the English language
You can roll those eyes as much as you want, old chap. Let's say I do an exam. One exam. Someone will ask (quite acceptably), "when do you get the results?" Or I have a blood test. A single blood test. The doc will tell me when he gets the results.

As for Farage, oh yes, I think he may well reappear, but I'm talking about the current situation.
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Old 06.09.2016, 23:46
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Thank you for showing what a huge growth opportunity they have?
1.5 million of losses over 4 years, unless something changes they will go bust sooner rather than later.
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Old 06.09.2016, 23:54
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You can roll those eyes as much as you want, old chap. Let's say I do an exam. One exam. Someone will ask (quite acceptably), "when do you get the results?" Or I have a blood test. A single blood test. The doc will tell me when he gets the results.

As for Farage, oh yes, I think he may well reappear, but I'm talking about the current situation.
Since blood tests' results normally expose more than one specific detail, we use the term results to describe the outcome of a single blood test.
If, as an example, you only have a test for Aids then you use the word result - "what was the result of your Aids test".

In the case of exams with a single result then you should use result; for exams with multiple tests like written and verbal or written and practical then you say results
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Old 06.09.2016, 23:55
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1.5 million of losses over 4 years, unless something changes they will go bust sooner rather than later.
Sounds like a tax fiddle
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But you say that as if his antipathy towards the EU is a surprise. Farage has talked about this many times. He became an MEP as part of his (successful) campaign to get Britain out of the EU, and takes no great interest in the humdrum burbling of the other 750.
He's in it for the money and will be seeking an MP's salary, expenses and public stage in the House of Commons in due course.

He's keeping that anti-immigrant pot boiling and predicting "real anger".
http://www.ukip.org/there_must_be_no...on_immigration
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Old 07.09.2016, 00:03
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You can roll those eyes as much as you want, old chap. Let's say I do an exam. One exam. Someone will ask (quite acceptably), "when do you get the results?" Or I have a blood test. A single blood test. The doc will tell me when he gets the results.

As for Farage, oh yes, I think he may well reappear, but I'm talking about the current situation.
"I'm talking about the current situation." He is still an MEP drawing the salary and expenses, etc. even though he is rarely there!
So it is a bit of a jump to say he got out? Now if he had resigned as an MEP.
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Banabay Ltd, a Midlands based company, is a very large distributor of bananas worldwide.

In terms of opportunity out there, Fyffes Ireland is the fourth largest distributor of bananas worldwide.

Please explain why UK companies exporting bananas are a concern
you may have answered your own question
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I'm pretty hacked off at the attitude from May during her first PMQs today. It's bad enough that she's unelected, but to be autocratic on top of that...!!!

I'm left wondering about the legality of government withholding information from Parliament.

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Theresa May has said she will not give a "running commentary" on Brexit negotiations, as she refused to say whether she wants the UK to stay in the European single market.


The Prime Minister was repeatedly challenged to confirm whether Britain would remain a part of the single market once negotiations on leaving the bloc have concluded.


But Mrs May gave little away at her first Prime Minister's Questions since Parliament returned from the summer recess.


While she said she wanted control over the movement of people from the EU to the UK and the "right deal" for trade, Mrs May told MPs the Government would not "reveal our hand prematurely" and comment on "every twist and turn".
http://news.sky.com/story/theresa-ma...tions-10568803
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"Mrs May told MPs the Government would not "reveal our hand prematurely""


I'm sure the EU and all its trade negotiators will have worked out by now what the kind of cards could be in the UK's hand.
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Old 07.09.2016, 16:40
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I'm pretty hacked off at the attitude from May during her first PMQs today. It's bad enough that she's unelected, but to be autocratic on top of that...!!!

I'm left wondering about the legality of government withholding information from Parliament.


http://news.sky.com/story/theresa-ma...tions-10568803
How is this secrecy compatible with David Davis's statement about forming a national consensus?

"wondering about the legality of government withholding information" You are assuming May has a plan and a well formed negotiation position.
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It's mushroom politics.
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I'm pretty hacked off at the attitude from May during her first PMQs today. It's bad enough that she's unelected
?? she was elected by the members of her parliamentary party, the same as all prime ministers are elected*

*yes yes yes, I know, but they won't be in power anytime soon
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Old 07.09.2016, 17:10
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?? she was elected by the members of her parliamentary party, the same as all prime ministers are elected*

*yes yes yes, I know, but they won't be in power anytime soon
It's amazing how people (even Brits) who comment have no idea on English politics, they must be confusing it with the USA & think we have a president!
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?? she was elected by the members of her parliamentary party, the same as all prime ministers are elected*
Technically, she wasn't. Andrea Leadsom dropped out so there wasn't a second round of voting.

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Who?
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Technically, she wasn't. Andrea Leadsom dropped out so there wasn't a second round of voting.
So you wanted to see a vote take place with 1 candidate?
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I would have prefered Leadsom to have stayed on the ballot sheet so that she could be soundly thrashed.

I don't utterly despise May. For me, she's a watch and wait PM and (though I hate to say it) the best of a bad bunch that was offered. My OH seriously dislikes her already and it's been a bone of contention in our house.

At the time of the first round of voting, a lot of people I respect were saying "Anyone but May", but looking at the other candidates, she had the best skill set on paper. Having said that, I don't appreciate the electorate and, even more importantly, Parliament being kept in the dark at this time.
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So you wanted to see a vote take place with 1 candidate?
That's how we used to do it in the Politbüro of old.

We weren't democratic all the time but when we did democracy we did it properly.
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I'm pretty hacked off at the attitude from May during her first PMQs today. It's bad enough that she's unelected, but to be autocratic on top of that...!!!

I'm left wondering about the legality of government withholding information from Parliament.


http://news.sky.com/story/theresa-ma...tions-10568803
Also from that PMQ
Corbyn said "“We accept the decision taken by the majority of our people but we cannot ignore the fact that the outcome has left this country divided, with rising levels of hate crime, huge uncertainty about what comes next for our country, the extraordinary lack of planning and preparation.”

May said about Corbyn; ""“Everything he says just tells us all we need to know about modern Labour,” May said. “The train has left the station, the seats are all empty, the leader’s on the floor. Even on rolling stock they’re a laughing stock.”

All jolly stuff but does not take us even one step forward
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Also from that PMQ
Corbyn said "“We accept the decision taken by the majority of our people but we cannot ignore the fact that the outcome has left this country divided, with rising levels of hate crime, huge uncertainty about what comes next for our country, the extraordinary lack of planning and preparation.”

May said about Corbyn; ""“Everything he says just tells us all we need to know about modern Labour,” May said. “The train has left the station, the seats are all empty, the leader’s on the floor. Even on rolling stock they’re a laughing stock.”

All jolly stuff but does not take us even one step forward
These debates are more and more about generating soundytes to get laughs from your supporters than engaging in meaningful criticism and countercriticism.
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Due to Brexit UBS is considering a partial withdrawal from the City of London. UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti told the magazine "Nikkei Asian Review" that between 20 and 30 percent of more than 5,000 jobs could be lost in the British financial center.

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