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Old 03.07.2016, 19:10
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

A few facts need to be considered,

1. only about 5% of the UK population are from EU countries
2. the Bank of England stated that migrants reduced wages by about 4%
3. the UK unemployment figures are now extremely low
4. EU migrants pay more in taxes, than they take in benefits
5. in recent years the government has made hard savings on infrastructure in schools and hospitals, when they should be investing
6. provision for public transport & traffic, has not kept pace with the population increase
7. the UK Act of Parliament that put the UK into the EEC, can only be revoked by another Act of Parliament
8. at their last meeting, the 27 EU countries were adament that negotiations can only begin AFTER the UK has left the EU
9. if the UK decides to rejoin the EU, then most likely the Euro would be forced onto them
10. the proposed EU constitution was revoked by the French, and then the Dutch. The EU brought the new constitution into law, by calling it the treaty of Lisbon. Did the UK sign up for this?
11. the UK do not elect the House of Lords, who can veto any UK laws put before them. Is that "Democratic" ?

Looking at all the problems the UK has had with the EU, most are a result of the UK's own low investment, and not related to any recent EU laws.
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