Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
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%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2921  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:13
Loz1983's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,760
Groaned at 498 Times in 304 Posts
Thanked 7,902 Times in 3,099 Posts
Loz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
This system allowed for a leader who isn't supported by many of the MPs, bypassing the party. The weakness is obvious.
I know, it's delicious isn't it? Ed Miliband's parting gift could end up destroying the party

However whilst weak, you cannot argue it isn't fair
Reply With Quote
  #2922  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:23
Pashosh's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Baden
Posts: 419
Groaned at 169 Times in 124 Posts
Thanked 1,532 Times in 826 Posts
Pashosh has an excellent reputationPashosh has an excellent reputationPashosh has an excellent reputationPashosh has an excellent reputation
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
That's not a weakness Pashosh, it is Ides of March levels of treachery from ambitious MPs, sabotaging the will of their own membership.

The party is a shambles because of this - less seats in Scotland than the Tories - they might as well pack it in up there and save the money they use renting offices.
1. The membership (anyone who paid 3£) is not the same as voters who put the MP in parliament, on a very different platform.

2. Brexit is THE subject for the next elections. Corbyn has been ambivalent about it until now.
Reply With Quote
  #2923  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:25
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,574
Groaned at 224 Times in 155 Posts
Thanked 4,499 Times in 1,746 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
1. The membership (anyone who paid 3£) is not the same as voters who put the MP in parliament, on a very different platform.

2. Brexit is THE subject for the next elections. Corbyn has been ambivalent about it until now.
AND he's an antisemite I heard. Did you hear about that?
Reply With Quote
  #2924  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:25
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,115
Groaned at 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 11,499 Times in 4,546 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post

also worth remembering that according to


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/referendums_in_germany


referendums are legal in germany since a while.


ftfy

Last edited by JagWaugh; 28.06.2016 at 17:27. Reason: Ups, almost FTUFY
Reply With Quote
  #2925  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:31
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 12,371
Groaned at 265 Times in 173 Posts
Thanked 14,693 Times in 6,221 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Brexit is THE subject for the next elections. Corbyn has been ambivalent about it until now.
The next French, Dutch, German, Italian elections

Hopefully Brexit will have already taken place before the 2020 UK elections...
Reply With Quote
  #2926  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:37
Pashosh's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Baden
Posts: 419
Groaned at 169 Times in 124 Posts
Thanked 1,532 Times in 826 Posts
Pashosh has an excellent reputationPashosh has an excellent reputationPashosh has an excellent reputationPashosh has an excellent reputation
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
AND he's an antisemite I heard. Did you hear about that?
Corbyn's Antisemite friends & sympathies were already discussed. It seems that his followers in "momentum" don't see this as a problem:

"Jess Phillips said she had faced antisemitic abuse since stepping down, tweeting a Momentum email that accused her of being bought by “Zionist money”."
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Pashosh for this useful post:
  #2927  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:48
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,574
Groaned at 224 Times in 155 Posts
Thanked 4,499 Times in 1,746 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Corbyn's Antisemite friends & sympathies were already discussed. It seems that his followers in "momentum" don't see this as a problem:

"Jess Phillips said she had faced antisemitic abuse since stepping down, tweeting a Momentum email that accused her of being bought by “Zionist money”."
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank porsch1909 for this useful post:
  #2928  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:55
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,565
Groaned at 246 Times in 212 Posts
Thanked 11,561 Times in 6,313 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
After living amongst English speaking people for 42 years now I'm beginning to wonder if I should go take English-lessons as to me Phil_MCR's post was clearly meant sarcastically.
And so was my reply "meant sarcastically"
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #2929  
Old 28.06.2016, 17:58
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,115
Groaned at 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 11,499 Times in 4,546 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
AND he's an antisemite I heard. Did you hear about that?

Just yesterday I was thinking "There's something missing in this Brexit thing"
Reply With Quote
  #2930  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:02
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,565
Groaned at 246 Times in 212 Posts
Thanked 11,561 Times in 6,313 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
If I was the EU and the British government begged me to let them stay because they don't want to respect the British people's will, I would make them do a second referendum first.
Otherwise it would be very easy for any populist all over Europe to say that the EU does not respect the will of the people.

The political cost of not respecting the will of the people should fall completely on the British government, whoever it is.
Legally Britain is a full EU member until they invoke article 50; so they do not have to ask anybody.

If the British Govt. don't want to respect the British people's will that is no problem legally and there is already the Greek precedent about the austerity referendum.

"the EU does not respect the will of the people" Nothing to do with the EU, they cannot force countries to leave regardless of how the countries people vote.

Boris is only interested in becoming PM; as soon as he succeeds then Brexit will be conveniently forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #2931  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:02
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,574
Groaned at 224 Times in 155 Posts
Thanked 4,499 Times in 1,746 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Just yesterday I was thinking "There's something missing in this Brexit thing"
Why else do you think Pashosh is in this thread?
Reply With Quote
  #2932  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:02
Uncle Max's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Züri
Posts: 7,608
Groaned at 172 Times in 112 Posts
Thanked 8,306 Times in 3,436 Posts
Uncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
From what I've understood, this is just a show. The real work is done behind the scene in a more civilized manner. The danger of that system is of course that people watching that in the media mistake this for the real political work. But when the journalists are not there, they all like each other as gentlemen and ladies.

Dear Brits, did I get that wrong? Open to being corrected, no problem. I might be naively optimistic about your country men in politics.
Ever worked with special advisors? Time for some Tucker

Totally safe for work, that vid.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Uncle Max for this useful post:
  #2933  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:26
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 5,106
Groaned at 103 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 14,618 Times in 4,709 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
2. Brexit is THE subject for the next elections. Corbyn has been ambivalent about it until now.
Corbyn has a long history of euro-scepticism going back to 1970s, so when people voted for him that should have been abundantly clear. And anyway he wasn't the face of Labour's Remain campaign for precisely that reason, Alan Johnson was, so to attack him now for a lacklustre Remain performance is disingenuous.

Its like putting the Archbishop of Canterbury on the London Gay Pride planning committee and then criticising his lack of enthusiasm
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #2934  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:27
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: EU
Posts: 53
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
RHammer has no particular reputation at present
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

i am so sorry for the British people from now one they'll have to stand in line behind Bosnians Albanians Tajikistani etc...
Reply With Quote
This user groans at RHammer for this post:
  #2935  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:30
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,565
Groaned at 246 Times in 212 Posts
Thanked 11,561 Times in 6,313 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Pat Glass, who was appointed shadow education secretary yesterday, has announced that she will stand down at the next election
It is difficult to keep track of who is responsible for what and for how long!
Reply With Quote
  #2936  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:31
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,565
Groaned at 246 Times in 212 Posts
Thanked 11,561 Times in 6,313 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Corbyn has lost no confidence motion by 172 votes to 40 according to early reports
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #2937  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:37
Kosti's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oranje County
Posts: 488
Groaned at 27 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 871 Times in 364 Posts
Kosti has a reputation beyond reputeKosti has a reputation beyond reputeKosti has a reputation beyond reputeKosti has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

With the pound dropping in value by 9%, the NET contribution to the EU budget, which is in euros, just went up accordingly.

Cant Farage trigger A50 by himself?
Reply With Quote
  #2938  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:48
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,574
Groaned at 224 Times in 155 Posts
Thanked 4,499 Times in 1,746 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Corbyn has a long history of euro-scepticism going back to 1970s, so when people voted for him that should have been abundantly clear. And anyway he wasn't the face of Labour's Remain campaign for precisely that reason, Alan Johnson was, so to attack him now for a lacklustre Remain performance is disingenuous.

Its like putting the Archbishop of Canterbury on the London Gay Pride planning committee and then criticising his lack of enthusiasm
So you're saying when he said he supported the UK staying in the EU he was lying?
Reply With Quote
  #2939  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:49
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,565
Groaned at 246 Times in 212 Posts
Thanked 11,561 Times in 6,313 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Ah George Soros! You'd think that this would not have happened, had he not said (read: speculated) it. Look what happened in the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997
Seems he made a few millions betting Deutsche bank shares would fall after Brexit
Reply With Quote
  #2940  
Old 28.06.2016, 18:49
Fish Paste's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North
Posts: 567
Groaned at 18 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 665 Times in 309 Posts
Fish Paste has an excellent reputationFish Paste has an excellent reputationFish Paste has an excellent reputationFish Paste has an excellent reputation
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Pat Glass, who was appointed shadow education secretary yesterday, has announced that she will stand down at the next election
It is difficult to keep track of who is responsible for what and for how long!
The opposition are responsible for nothing in any case.

Won't anyone think of the children!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Fish Paste for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latest Referendum, what will be consequences for EU (C permit and B permit) holders? expat2014 Permits/visas/government 3 11.02.2014 08:59
Importing vehicles and the VAT consequences in Switzerland from France BEFO Finance/banking/taxation 6 07.08.2013 15:11
The (Available in CH) Dog Food Review Thread meloncollie Pet corner 44 08.05.2012 20:15
Common-law marriage and consequences in CH Mishto Family matters/health 9 01.10.2011 22:03
Something for the Brits: M&S in CH mark Daily life 11 15.11.2007 12:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0