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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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Old 14.02.2017, 14:53
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I believe May misrepresented the situation.
Does she even understand the situation??? Even if all member states agreed it could not happen, that is how far off she is.

- The treaties prohibit such agreement between individual states, with one exception - Ireland/UK.

- FMOP is a treaty right between the citizens of the EU and cannot be changed by an agreement of the states.

And that is just for starters.
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I would argue any country where a quarter of the population cannot vote is not democratic!
Every country bars their young from voting thus no country passes that filter.
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

British consumer prices jumped 1.8pc last month to its highest level since June 2014, driven by a surge in fuel costs and the post-Brexit vote pound weakness, data from the Office for National Statistics showed this morning.

The inflation figures were slightly below expectations of a 1.9pc rise but are edging closer to the Bank of England target of 2pc.
Earlier this month, the Bank forecasts inflation will rise above 2.7pc in a year's time as Brexit pushes costs of imports higher.

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British consumer prices jumped 1.8pc last month to its highest level since June 2014, driven by a surge in fuel costs and the post-Brexit vote pound weakness, data from the Office for National Statistics showed this morning.

The inflation figures were slightly below expectations of a 1.9pc rise but are edging closer to the Bank of England target of 2pc.
Earlier this month, the Bank forecasts inflation will rise above 2.7pc in a year's time as Brexit pushes costs of imports higher.

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This is all good news as interest rates can then rise above the rate of inflation, which is where they should be in any case. 4% base rates tomorrow would give a huge bounce of the value of the pound.
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Old 14.02.2017, 18:06
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This is all good news as interest rates can then rise above the rate of inflation, which is where they should be in any case. 4% base rates tomorrow would give a huge bounce of the value of the pound.
...so between a higher pound and higher base rates the UK economy would be really screwed.
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Old 14.02.2017, 18:54
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...so between a higher pound and higher base rates the UK economy would be really screwed.
I don't think so, the economy will only go into overdrive when interest rates rise. Plenty of people spend less as they get roughly 0% on their cash which for old people is an issue being risk averse & not wanting to spend capital.
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Old 14.02.2017, 20:59
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

So I'm coming late to this thread... and TLR really... but I'm not commenting on anything said so far, only on what I've seen.

A year ago, my team was approaching 300 members, all based in London and traveling around Europe to meet clients. Now my team is a quarter that in London, and people have moved to Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, and Chicago (off the top of my head).

Purely brexit? Well, no... but it played a large part...
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Old 14.02.2017, 21:24
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This is all good news as interest rates can then rise above the rate of inflation, which is where they should be in any case. 4% base rates tomorrow would give a huge bounce of the value of the pound.
I thought you championed a low £ because it helped exports?
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Old 15.02.2017, 00:59
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I thought you championed a low £ because it helped exports?
I am happy for the market to decide, people have pre conceived ideas if what something is worth, let the market decide. A low currency helps with exports, however the UK is doing rather better than expected so the £ was oversold. People will start crying when it strengthens & jobs are lost, however with AI the work place will be very different over the next 10-20 years.
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Old 15.02.2017, 02:04
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Two Parliamentary by-elections next week, both on 23rd, both voted strongly Leave and both currently Labour.
UKIP, Tory, Labour and Lib Dem candidates.
Results might give a clue as to how people feel about the lack of progress on implementing Brexit?
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I'm glad that everything is finally done now. Farage et co. could move on and concentrate on other issues, hopefully?
Oh, and send all the mother fu**ers to where the hell they came from, but start with the nurses, doctors, IT people...
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Brexit

I was wondering if people from GB were worried about their visa for working in Switzerland. Do you think Switzerland will applicate Quota for you in a few years?
I'm sure Switzerland will find some agreements for make British people still working in the country
What your point of you?
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Old 15.02.2017, 11:47
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Re: Brexit

You should find lots of opinions here, if you can be bothered trawling through it.

http://www.englishforum.ch/internati...-brits-ch.html
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You should find lots of opinions here, if you can be bothered trawling through it.

http://www.englishforum.ch/internati...-brits-ch.html
You win the prize for "Being Polite to a Newbie" for today.
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I was wondering if people from GB were worried about their visa for working in Switzerland. Do you think Switzerland will applicate Quota for you in a few years?
I'm sure Switzerland will find some agreements for make British people still working in the country
What your point of you?
Brexit... waht is dat? What your point of you?
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You win the prize for "Being Polite to a Newbie" for today.
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I'm glad that everything is finally done now. Farage et co. could move on and concentrate on other issues, hopefully?
Oh, and send all the mother fu**ers to where the hell they came from, but start with the nurses, doctors, IT people...
Did I understand you correctly? You want to send all the foreign nurses, doctors, IT people back to their home countries.... why? Britain has not trained enough people for about 50 years, and desperately needs MORE skilled employees. Where will they come from? The unemployment queue does not have very many skilled people!
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Did I understand you correctly? You want to send all the foreign nurses, doctors, IT people back to their home countries.... why? Britain has not trained enough people for about 50 years, and desperately needs MORE skilled employees. Where will they come from? The unemployment queue does not have very many skilled people!
I believe it is called irony?
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I believe it is called irony?
Same as goldy and brassy except it's made of iron.
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Brexit... waht is dat? What your point of you?
that means not only point of view but
Do you intend to leave Switzerland because of brexit ?
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