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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 16.05.2016, 16:36
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Just watched a recent documentary on the subject giving the case for leaving.


Thanks so much for this.
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Yes thanks for the one-sided propaganda piece.
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:30
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They look a bit less racist than those who insist that Finns, Swedes and Germans get preferential treatment to our brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth when it comes to immigration.

See, this is the kind of thing I was talking about in my post above. "Remain" seems to be all about insulting the opposition. Where's the attempt to engage and persuade?
You cut my sentence.
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:31
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Yes thanks for the one-sided propaganda piece.
It's presenting one side of the argument.

And what has the other side got to offer, apart from accusations of xenophobia and small-mindedness?
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:33
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You cut my sentence.
Point still stands.
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:35
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I live in the EU, I can travel around as much as I want, I can set up an internationaly business sitting on my sofa, I got unemplyoment benefits in a foreign country without hardly having to do a thing. I can move around, I can go get a job in another country with little hassle.

What you got?
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I live in the EU, I can travel around as much as I want, I can set up an internationaly business sitting on my sofa, I got unemplyoment benefits in a foreign country without hardly having to do a thing. I can move around, I can go get a job in another country with little hassle.

What you got?
I've got bugger all.

I'm a voter waiting for persuasive arguments, and only seeming to get them from one side.
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:39
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Yes thanks for the one-sided propaganda piece.
I was actually being sarcastic because we already discussed the movie a few posts ago and without bothering to read the discussion he/she thought to let us know that it exists.

As for the merits, what do you have against Brexit? If you love the EU so much what are you doing living outside it?
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:44
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I've got bugger all.

I'm a voter waiting for persuasive arguments, and only seeming to get them from one side.
What's leaving the EU going to do for you then?
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What's leaving the EU going to do for you then?
I already left.
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:48
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I already left.
Self interested rich people who face no consequences.
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Self interested rich people who face no consequences.
I'm not rich, but thanks for proving my previous point.
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Old 16.05.2016, 17:51
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I'm not rich, but thanks for proving my previous point.
I'd be willing to bet you're actually in a very comfortable job, probably much better than the one you would have in the UK.
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I'd be willing to bet you're actually in a very comfortable job, probably much better than the one you would have in the UK.
Not really, no.

But the referendum isn't really about me, is it?

Nor is it about Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin, ISIS or any of the other real or presumed supporters of the United Kingdom leaving the EU.

Again, thank you for proving my point.
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Not really, no.

But the referendum isn't really about me, is it?

Nor is it about Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin, ISIS or any of the other real or presumed supporters of the United Kingdom leaving the EU.

Again, thank you for proving my point.
WTF? The referendum is entirely about you, you're a ing UK national living in the middle of the EU.
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WTF? The referendum is entirely about you, you're a ing UK national living in the middle of the EU.
No, the referendum is about whether or not the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

Do keep up.
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WTF? The referendum is entirely about you, you're a ing UK national living in the middle of the EU.
I fail to see your point, what is in leaving thr EU for you? Oh you're hurt because I say Brexit is just racists and and self interested? You've not exactly shown how it's going to be good for you.

What the are the Brexit people going to do for me or fix the UK?

It's all "we have to leave the EU, for reasons", none of which make any sense to me. Britain isn't suddenly gonna get it's empire back because it leaves the EU, it's going to have to renogitiate a shit load of trade deals, all of us expats are gonna face consequences, and I don't think any of problems in the UK are gonna be fixed by leaving the EU because most of UKs problems are entirely down to the UKs own policys

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No, the referendum is about whether or not the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

Do keep up.
Are you high?

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I fail to see your point, what is in leaving thr EU for you? Oh you're hurt because I say Brexit is just racists and and self interested? You've not exactly shown how it's going to be good for you.

What the are the Brexit people going to do for me or fix the UK?

It's all "we have to leave the EU, for reasons", none of which make any sense to me. Britain isn't suddenly gonna get it's empire back because it leaves the EU, it's going to have to renogitiate a shit load of trade deals, all of us expats are gonna face consequences, and I don't think any of problems in the UK are gonna be fixed by leaving the EU because most of UKs problems are entirely down to the UKs own policys
The point is that you - and the almost all of the other people who are in favour of keeping the United Kingdom in the EU - seem utterly incapable of stating your position without insulting the opposition with allegations of small-mindedness, selfishness, xenophobia or racism.

Like I said, I'm a voter. I haven't cast my vote yet. But I've had my intelligence insulted again and again - predominantly by the same side.

Again - where is the effort to engage and persuade the people? I'm simply not seeing it from the Remain side at all.
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Are you high?
See what I mean? You probably don't even realise you're doing it.
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The point is that you - and the almost all of the other people who are in favour of keeping the United Kingdom in the EU - seem utterly incapable of stating your position without insulting the opposition with allegations of small-mindedness, selfishness, xenophobia or racism.

Like I said, I'm a voter. I haven't cast my vote yet. But I've had my intelligence insulted again and again - predominantly by the same side.

Again - where is the effort to engage and persuade the people? I'm simply not seeing it from the Remain side at all.
I was absolutley capable of stating my position, you completely ignored it with a snarky comment.

What is leaving the EU going to do for me, a UK national living in the middle of a country landlocked in the EU?
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