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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 24.11.2016, 14:51
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According to Hammond today in the Autumn Statement Public sector debt will jump to 122bn not 100 Bn as preciously forecast.
No big surprises, most newspapers carry details.
17& Corporation tax is confirmed before 2020!

Even the Mirror says "Philip Hammond forced to slash growth and raise borrowing in grim Autumn Statement after Brexit" and "the Leave vote unleashed a massive downgrading of expected growth in the coming years."
Interesting how we're now seeing UK media vox pops and comments to the effect that "No-one warned us about this".

Seems "Project Fear" wasn't such a scare project after all. And seems far too many people were simply not prepared to listen.
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Old 24.11.2016, 15:14
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Interesting how we're now seeing UK media vox pops and comments to the effect that "No-one warned us about this".
I've not seen anything of the sort. Most people knew the first years after Brexit would be tough. After all, anything that's worth having has it's price.

The biggest scandal about yesterday was the level of borrowing. Idiotic politicians taking money from their own children just so people will vote for them. And still people bang on about austerity. There is no austerity.
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Old 24.11.2016, 15:38
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Nigel Farage gets close to top billing on the BBC website today:
Nigel Farage warns of 'seismic shock' if Brexit not delivered
http://www.bbc.com/news

He seems to command as much BBC attention as government ministers.

No trace of him on CNN's Europe page:
http://edition.cnn.com/europe

Also on the BBC front page but in a less prominent position:
Euro MPs vote to freeze Turkey EU membership talks
How will the Brexiteers spin that, after waving the spectre of Turkey's EU membership?
This was a LeaveEU event whereas the rival organisation Vote Leave was designated by the Electoral Commission on 13 April 2016 as the official referendum campaign in favour of leaving the EU.
Vote Leave never invited Farage to join them and the two groups often sniped at each other.
Leave EU is staying active but as far as I know Vote Leave has closed down.
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Old 24.11.2016, 16:56
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Nigel Farage gets close to top billing on the BBC website today:
Nigel Farage warns of 'seismic shock' if Brexit not delivered
http://www.bbc.com/news
Looking at this, I wonder if anyone thought to tell Farage that Ferraro Rocher are Italian?


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I really wish he would.....
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Old 24.11.2016, 18:36
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Good ol' Tony's back:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...ays-tony-blair

Finally trying to make himself useful.
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As welcome as a fart in a spacesuit.
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Old 24.11.2016, 20:13
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Schulz probably feels he needs to get back into a steady post in Germany.
If he is replaced by Mairead McGuinness it might help the negotiations as she is from the NI border area.
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Old 24.11.2016, 22:55
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Old 24.11.2016, 22:57
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Every British household to lose £1250 because of Brexit says IFS.
Just the beginning ...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7437131.html
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Old 24.11.2016, 23:01
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Every British household to lose £1250 because of Brexit says IFS.
Just the beginning ...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7437131.html
I thought it was 4100 pounds a year until 2030 ?
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Old 24.11.2016, 23:03
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Every British household to lose £1250 because of Brexit says IFS.
Just the beginning ...
Best £1250 ever spent. Bargain.
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Old 25.11.2016, 11:50
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But you won't be paying it.

When I lived down South, that would have been 1 months rent.
As it stands, that's 4 months mortgage on my house up North.

That figure is enough to be significant to a whole swathe of people.
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Old 25.11.2016, 12:03
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But you won't be paying it.

When I lived down South, that would have been 1 months rent.
As it stands, that's 4 months mortgage on my house up North.

That figure is enough to be significant to a whole swathe of people.
Every household isn't going to get a bill through the door you know? It's just going to come out of people's already extortionate taxes.

£1250 to leave the EU is a deal when compared to the amount that gets frittered away on the NHS, Idle, Overseas Aid, Sport and Culture etc. etc.
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Old 25.11.2016, 12:08
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But everyone needs to stop worrying because the Daily Mail is losing its tiny mind over the £32 million windfall post Brexit.
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But everyone needs to stop worrying because the Daily Mail is losing its tiny mind over the £32 million windfall post Brexit.
£32 Billion.
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Old 25.11.2016, 12:13
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Every household isn't going to get a bill through the door you know? It's just going to come out of people's already extortionate taxes.

£1250 to leave the EU is a deal when compared to the amount that gets frittered away on the NHS, Idle, Overseas Aid, Sport and Culture etc. etc.
You are such a nice little boy.
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Old 25.11.2016, 12:22
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£32 Billion.
Net savings of 200 million a week, whats not to like
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Old 25.11.2016, 12:33
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Net savings of 200 million a week, whats not to like
Hammond on the purse strings?
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Old 25.11.2016, 12:44
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Hammond on the purse strings?
It's a shame we don't have Mrs Thatcher as PM, you could be sure wastage would be cut, not this continual borrowing of extra money thats bizarrely dubbed austerity.
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