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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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..I voted Brexit and have lived and worked in Europe for most of my life, I have also been a politician for over 16 years and spent many a good few hours with MEP's and EU bureaucrats....
Lovely, a good politician, at that.

UKIP, by any chance?
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the fear of WWII happen again kept the continent peaceful, not the EU.
The fear of the USSR helped a bit too.
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Lovely, a good politician, at that.

UKIP, by any chance?
FFS....you really don't read posts properly do you? Have a scroll back and you might just find I said I wasn't a supporter of Farage.......and if I was, so what?
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Old 25.06.2016, 00:34
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Well I for one am hoping for the complete disintegration of the EU. Hopefully NL, FR and Italy will hold votes and leave and the EU project will be finished.
The concept of standardisation is great. Where the EU failed is in its attempt to social engineer the lives of all Europeans from their offices. The EU should be just folded into the International Standards Organization where it belongs.

This manufacturer is ISO-EU-83700023 certified, or something like that.

And then liberate the market freely so people can conduct their lives like rational civilised human beings instead of farm animals.
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Old 25.06.2016, 00:35
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I didn't say there were or were not positives....I said people voted for a variety of reasons...........
Good, then we can agree
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FFS....you really don't read posts properly do you? Have a scroll back and you might just find I said I wasn't a supporter of Farage.......and if I was, so what?
Oh, no. Nite-nite dear.
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Old 25.06.2016, 00:42
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Thread amongst my mates on fb asking who the public will blame. I squarely blame Jeremy Kyle and his ilk for glorifying an underclass whose gobs are always flapping whilst their brains are rarely (if ever) in gear.


Must disagree.
I'm seeing the most venom from my Tory friends (yes! I do have a few) who feel utterly betrayed by their own party.



Best news of the day so far. He's a tosser of note.





Depends partly on the BoE, I firmly believe they'll start to feel increases in costs within 2mths and the cost of imported goods will increase...just don't know how much by yet.

As I explained to a former trade union colleague who voted Leave and is due to go on holiday in a few weeks, she's just voted for a 20% pay cut. That's the impact it will have on her immediate plans because she's not got her currency yet. That shut her up for the first time in 2mths.

I'm watching house prices in my street and 1/2 mile radius, and have been doing so for 3yrs. That will be my guage.



This contingency plan has been reported in the media for a few months now and no surprise they're denying it now. They're having a bad enough day as it is.

Just waiting for JP Morgan to do the same to their Bournemouth HQ.
"she's not got her [holiday] currency yet." I suspect a lot of people will find this to be an unpleasant surprise.

I thought Cameron would hold the referendum after the holidays for this currency reason; I expected he knew a better strategy than me
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Old 25.06.2016, 00:45
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It just dawned on me that Cameron said "Brits don't quit" the other day, and then he quit. Damn politicians. They'll say anything for a vote.
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Kudos to the Brits for standing their ground and ignoring the pundits of fear mongering (Juncker, Merkel, Hollande, Gabriel, Macron and their ilk).

There is something far more important than freedoms of single market: freedom itself. You cannot have freedom without sovereignty. You cannot have sovereignty when you are being governed by EU technocrats in Brussels.

Most Europeans are against the EU for the simple reason that they want to enact their own local and communal laws and to live their lives according to their own choosing. For this simple reason, Sweden and the rest of EU countries should follow the same suit until the EU is fully dismantled.

The EU has been a gravy train for multinationals and a disaster for the majority of Europeans and this vote was against the entire corrupt establishment and the foolish and useless EU. The Brits were fed up by the autocratic arrogant behavior of the EU bureaucrats and their accomplice, the mainstream media.
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Kudos to the Brits for standing their ground and ignoring the pundits of fear mongering (Junker, Merkel, Hollande, Gabriel, Macron and their ilk).

There is something far more important than freedoms of single market: freedom itself. You cannot have freedom without sovereignty. You cannot have sovereignty when you are being governed by EU technocrats in Brussels.

Most Europeans are against the EU for the simple reason that they want to enact their own local and communal laws and to live their lives according to their own choosing. For this simple reason, Sweden and the rest of EU countries should follow the same suit until the EU is fully dismantled.

The EU has been a gravy train for multinationals and a disaster for the majority of Europeans and this vote was against the entire corrupt establishment and the foolish and useless EU. The Brits were fed up by the autocratic arrogant behavior of the EU bureaucrats and their accomplice, the mainstream media.
Strange, I think I just read all of these on Russia today's website, Lineah. :roll eyes:

Btw, may I remind you that you were a big fan of Merkel some time ago, when the refugee crisis popped up? Please, do make a choice...is Merkel good or bad?
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There is something far more important than freedoms of single market: freedom itself. You cannot have freedom without sovereignty. You cannot have sovereignty when you are being governed by EU technocrats in Brussels.
Well ignoring the weird definition you have of freedom, please explain how, if the UK didn't have sovereignty how come it appears to be wholly capable of leaving the EU?
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Old 25.06.2016, 01:13
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Ah yes, that wonderful symbol of democracy.
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The concept of standardisation is great. Where the EU failed is in its attempt to social engineer the lives of all Europeans from their offices. The EU should be just folded into the International Standards Organization where it belongs.

This manufacturer is ISO-EU-83700023 certified, or something like that.

And then liberate the market freely so people can conduct their lives like rational civilised human beings instead of farm animals.
Exactly. For scientists, instead of moaning about the result and calling for a second vote, why not be more constructive and aim higher.

In the same position, I would be pushing to:

- Establish a protocol and get UK and other countries to commit to free movement of scientists
- Lobby for Switzerland and UK to work together (both may be in the same Horizon 2020 boat)
- Lobby for EU science budget to be taken out of EU hands and put into a separate body that allows all countries to collaborate together, not just EU/EEA/bilaterals
- At the same time, let's push that the research results must be published for free
- Individual countries can decide how much to put into the budget and determine their influence and participation accordingly

There was no need to shoehorn this into a rigid EU structure with nonsensical other obligations. And so it could be along a whole raft of other areas.
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Well I for one am hoping for the complete disintegration of the EU. Hopefully NL, FR and Italy will hold votes and leave and the EU project will be finished.

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The Brits were fed up by the autocratic arrogant behavior ....their accomplice, the mainstream media.
You mean like the Sun? Daily Mail? Telegraph? There's something more than half the UK mainstream print media there, all firmly exit.

TV is legally bound to be neutral. I don't recall either side complaining about that.
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The people!? A little over 50% of the voters.
What if the percentage was a little over 55?
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So what is going happen to our residency and permits in a couple of years? Has anything been mentioned in the local news?
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What if the percentage was a little over 55?
You mean exactly the way it wasn't?
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"A Prime Minister resigned. The £ plummeted. The FTSE 100 lost significant ground. But then the £ rallied past February levels, and the FTSE closed on a weekly high: 2.4% up on last Friday, its best performance in 4 months. President Obama decided we wouldn't be at the 'back of the queue' after all and that our 'special relationship' was still strong. The French President confirmed the Le Touquet agreement would stay in place. The President of the European Commission stated Brexit negations would be 'orderly' and stressed the UK would continue to be a 'close partner' of the EU. A big bank denied reports it would shift 2,000 staff overseas. The CBI, vehemently anti-Brexit during the referendum campaign, stated British business was resilient and would adapt. Several countries outside the EU stated they wished to begin bi-lateral trade talks with the UK immediately. If this was the predicted apocalypse, well, it was a very British one. It was all over by teatime. Not a bad first day of freedom." --Suzanne Evans UKIP
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