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Old 15.02.2016, 11:07
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Frankly, I don't see what he's asking for as being radical enough to be considered a major shake-up of the EU idea as a whole and that's what's really needed.
Asking no social benefits for European workers equals to asking for second-class citizens in my opinion. If they contribute and pay their unemployment contributions etc is unfair to deny people access to social services they contributed to.
What if British citizens would be denied unemployment or child allowance in Switzerland, based on the fact that a sizeable % of Britain's population lives on benefits thus the probability they do so in other countries is quite high. Based on numbers only, it is so. But we all know that in reality people don't emigrate to live on benefits.
In my opinion, Britain wants all the advantages - free access to markets etc but absolutely no "disadvantage". Why the rest of the EU countries should accept this?
P.S. Just read an article about Donald Tusk making a tour to convince some countries to accept Britain's unacceptable conditions. If they will accept them eventually, they will not do that because it is fair, they will do it out of fear of Russia and the wrong believe they have to accept everything to keep Russia away. I bet people like Putin are laughing their a**es off...

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