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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 31.10.2016, 18:42
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Greg Clark, the UK business secretary, has said the government is seeking a deal to shield Britain’s car manufacturing industry from the impact of Brexit by guaranteeing tariff-free access to Europe.
Guess that answers the riddle from a few days ago, though it doesn't answer how the potential compensation would happen.
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Old 31.10.2016, 19:55
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Wouldn't it be better if UKIP started by including the Queensbury rules in their own constitution as a sort of test of the waters?
Queensbury rules specify boxing gloves so maybe not entirely suitable
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Guess that answers the riddle from a few days ago, though it doesn't answer how the potential compensation would happen.
unless there isnt a deal for compensation, which is entirely a made up suspicion by chinese whispers on this discussion.
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Old 01.11.2016, 03:42
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unless there isnt a deal for compensation, which is entirely a made up suspicion by chinese whispers on this discussion.
Hmm. Why then does FT say there is one?
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"Mr Clark said promises made to Nissan that last week led to a decision by the Japanese carmaker to invest in Sunderland were extended to other car groups with plants in the UK, adding he had already given similar assurances to “other manufacturers”."
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Hmm. Why then does FT say there is one?
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"Mr Clark said promises made to Nissan that last week led to a decision by the Japanese carmaker to invest in Sunderland were extended to other car groups with plants in the UK, adding he had already given similar assurances to “other manufacturers”."
I must be missing it. Where do the government say they will compensate Nissan for any loss?
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Oh great, now Britain will become a huge tax heaven next to Europe.
It's gonna be fun.
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Old 02.11.2016, 12:18
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Want to know what life will be like in the UK once the UK leaves the EU? This gives you an idea...:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...on-are-illegal

All this EU red tape. Why should people have clean air to breath?
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Want to know what life will be like in the UK once the UK leaves the EU? This gives you an idea...:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...on-are-illegal

All this EU red tape. Why should people have clean air to breath?
what
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Old 02.11.2016, 12:36
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Want to know what life will be like in the UK once the UK leaves the EU? This gives you an idea...:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...on-are-illegal

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what
The UK Govt. is not complying with the EU rules on reducing air pollution
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Old 02.11.2016, 12:37
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Oh great, now Britain will become a huge tax heaven next to Europe.
It's gonna be fun.
Would you care to explain
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Old 02.11.2016, 12:40
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The UK Govt. is not complying with the EU rules on reducing air pollution
More pollution because no EU. Graun logic at its best.
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Old 02.11.2016, 12:47
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More pollution because no EU. Graun logic at its best.
You should try reading.

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"Documents further showed that the government’s plan to bring air pollution down to legal levels by 2020 for some cities and 2025 for London had been chosen because that was the date ministers thought they would face European commission fines, not which they considered “as soon as possible”."
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Old 02.11.2016, 13:22
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

When two former Chancellors of the Exchequer, from opposite sides of the House, are in total agreement, only a fool would ignore them.

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Speaking to Sky's Adam Boulton, Lord Darling said: "Whenever something dramatic happens to the economy there is always a lag before the full effect is felt."At the moment because nothing has happened, other than, of course, the pound has plummeted, people have lulled themselves into a false sense of security.
"The consequences of us leaving and the consequences of decisions being made by firms now will take some time to feed through and I stand by what I said."
http://news.sky.com/story/uk-is-in-b...rling-10641607
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Old 02.11.2016, 13:29
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More pollution because no EU. Graun logic at its best.
No, same pollution because of no EU rules to reduce it
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No, same pollution because of no EU rules to reduce it
Oh yes, the wonderful EU, that has been plugging diesel motors for years and then wonders why there is air quality is above set limits. That missed VW emissions scandal. That has set targets that EU member states continue to breach.

Here's a thought, perhaps a country is able to set their own limits?

http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/...inue-to-breach
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-...92H0IR20130318
http://www.airqualitynews.com/2015/11/30/6705/
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But Greece is in the EU? And Spain is in the EU? How could this happen?

Air quality worsens in Greece as recession bites

Madrid poised to restrict cars in city centre amid air pollution fears
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Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, told an audience of politicians, business leaders, trade unionists and community organisations in Dublin on Wednesday that May has agreed with him that there would be “no return to the borders of the past” after Brexit.

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Seems our leaders are solving problems by making promises they do not have the authority to deliver.
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But these links do not demonstrate that these countries (unlike the UK) exceed the EU pollution limits; so what is your point?
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Oh yes, the wonderful EU, that has been plugging diesel motors for years and then wonders why there is air quality is above set limits. That missed VW emissions scandal. That has set targets that EU member states continue to breach.

Here's a thought, perhaps a country is able to set their own limits?

http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/...inue-to-breach
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-...92H0IR20130318
http://www.airqualitynews.com/2015/11/30/6705/
"Here's a thought, perhaps a country is able to set their own limits? " You mean the UK that is illegally trying to avoid meeting the EU pollution limits will set new low limits
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"Here's a thought, perhaps a country is able to set their own limits? " You mean the UK that is illegally trying to avoid meeting the EU pollution limits will set new low limits
You need the glorious EU in order to set emissions levels. This is what you are saying. And it's idiotic.
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