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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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Is this legal and acceptable in the new 'Great Britain'

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One of the UK's biggest buy-to-let landlords has instructed agents acting on his behalf, not to let his properties to “coloured people”, because the smell of curry “sticks to the carpet”.

Fergus Wilson's Kent property empire is thought to number around 1,000 homes in the Ashford and Maidstone areas.

The 70-year-old has form for "offensive directives" regarding who can and cannot rent his properties.

At the start of the year, he told agents not to rent to battered wives, single parents, low income and zero hours workers, or plumbers.
At least provide a source if you're going to shoehorn a 70 year olds racist letting tendencies into a Brexit discussion, Oldie.
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Old 29.03.2017, 05:51
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Is this legal and acceptable in the new 'Great Britain'

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One of the UK's biggest buy-to-let landlords has instructed agents acting on his behalf, not to let his properties to “coloured people”, because the smell of curry “sticks to the carpet”.

Fergus Wilson's Kent property empire is thought to number around 1,000 homes in the Ashford and Maidstone areas.

The 70-year-old has form for "offensive directives" regarding who can and cannot rent his properties.

At the start of the year, he told agents not to rent to battered wives, single parents, low income and zero hours workers, or plumbers.
The Wilsons are notorious landlords and have been for many years. Google them and you'll be squealing with delighted outrage all day. But to arbitrarily paste their latest unpleasantness into a discussion about us leaving the EU is also extremely nasty and unethical.
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Old 29.03.2017, 08:53
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At least provide a source if you're going to shoehorn a 70 year olds racist letting tendencies into a Brexit discussion, Oldie.
Widely reported (here for example) but nothing to do with Brexit I agree.
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Sadly, it has.
I'd love to understand the reasoning that led you to this conclusion.

Unfortunately I know I never will.

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Today will be known in future as "White Cliffs of Dover Day"

The day Britain behaved as a lemming and jumped off the cliff.

Or "Article 50, Bad Letter Day"
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Widely reported (here for example) but nothing to do with Brexit I agree.
I'm sure it is widely reported, but that doesn't mean Odile shouldn't provide sources to verify what she says. It's lazy posting.
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Old 29.03.2017, 09:01
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Some Nigerians were assaulted with bricks and iron bars in India this week.

Is that due to Brexit too?
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Happy Brexit Day!!

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Old 29.03.2017, 10:07
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

On this day might be worth considering some Juncker comments;
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Commission president says UK built economy on foreign labour and EU has no responsibility for healthcare, welfare or education.

British politicians sowed the seeds for Brexit by blaming the European Union for problems over which the bloc has little control and while building an economy dependent on foreign labour, the president of the European commission has said.

“For example, the EU has few powers in three of the four areas of policy that are usually most controversial in UK elections: healthcare, education and welfare.

“On the fourth, immigration, free movement is integral to the EU’s single market, which the UK has always strongly supported, and is a right with clear limits. Furthermore, most immigration to the UK comes from outside the EU, where policy is made by the UK alone.
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:18
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No shoehorn - I wonder how many of you have visited the UK recently- and felt the changes happening- the increase in racial attacks, verbal abuse in the street and tube, in every day life situation - this was just another illustration- of someone who deliberately breaks the law in discriminating and knows he can get away with it in the present climate.

Sad you can't see it (but yes, I should have provided a link- I was however asking a question- is that legal. Found out since, not is isn't).
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:37
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No shoehorn - I wonder how many of you have visited the UK recently- and felt the changes happening- the increase in racial attacks, verbal abuse in the street and tube, in every day life situation - this was just another illustration- of someone who deliberately breaks the law in discriminating and knows he can get away with it in the present climate.
I have traveled to the UK many times in the past year and I can honestly say I haven't felt any "changes happening".

You lived in the UK during the 70s and 80s didn't you? Can you not remember the open racism? Extreme right wing parties maybe a big thing on the continent at the moment, but they're virtually non existent in the UK. Contrary to what you want to believe, the EDL and BNP are more or less non-entities now.
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:39
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Happy Brexit Day!!
Indeed! Finally is done, we were fed up with the drama.
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:45
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Is this legal and acceptable in the new 'Great Britain'

back 50 years?:



One of the UK's biggest buy-to-let landlords has instructed agents acting on his behalf, not to let his properties to “coloured people”, because the smell of curry “sticks to the carpet”.

Fergus Wilson's Kent property empire is thought to number around 1,000 homes in the Ashford and Maidstone areas.

The 70-year-old has form for "offensive directives" regarding who can and cannot rent his properties.

At the start of the year, he told agents not to rent to battered wives, single parents, low income and zero hours workers, or plumbers.
Furgus Wilsons letting criteria

No tenants with children under 18
Only tenants with a rental guarantee
No single mums or Dads
No Tenants on housing benefits
No low income workers
No single adults
No Zero hours workers
No Plumbers
No battered wives
No smokers
No Pets
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/...-wives-118464/

All very sensible if your running a business & want to get your rent on time every month, why the outrage he is not providing a social service.
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:50
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May is turning into an outright little dictator - what's the deal with not letting the Scots vote again? Accepting the Brexit referendum vote was the country's democratic duty (although it clearly wasn't, considering that the referendum wasn't legally binding), but when it comes to the Scots, democracy doesn't seem to apply. I guess May is just another LePen, Trump, Haider etc - a right-wing demagogue with dictatorial aspirations. Yay.
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Old 29.03.2017, 11:04
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Unhappy Brexit day

The fools have sailed the ship out of the port and into the storm.
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Old 29.03.2017, 11:09
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May is turning into an outright little dictator
In fairness not so different to most UK PMs. Another result of the idiotic UK electoral system.
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Furgus Wilsons letting criteria

No tenants with children under 18
Only tenants with a rental guarantee
No single mums or Dads
No Tenants on housing benefits
No low income workers
No single adults
No Zero hours workers
No Plumbers
No battered wives
No smokers
No Pets
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/...-wives-118464/

All very sensible if your running a business & want to get your rent on time every month, why the outrage he is not providing a social service.
Look at that man make a success of his business. How dare he! He should be running it as a charity instead!

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You should go and live in a country under real dictatorial rule. Come back let us know what the differences are.
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Unhappy Brexit day

The fools have sailed the ship out of the port and into the storm.
And there's a bunch of tarts on board wetting themselves at the prospect rather than doing what they can to help.
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Old 29.03.2017, 11:22
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Furgus Wilsons letting criteria

No tenants with children under 18
Only tenants with a rental guarantee
No single mums or Dads
No Tenants on housing benefits
No low income workers
No single adults
No Zero hours workers
No Plumbers
No battered wives
No smokers
No Pets
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/...-wives-118464/

All very sensible if your running a business & want to get your rent on time every month, why the outrage he is not providing a social service.
Good business model if you want to live in a world totally dictated by economics and greed, oh we do, yes I know. Somethings on the list are OK, like; non smokers, no pets, great ! but plumbers and battered wives or single mums and dads? seriously you agree with things like that? The man sounds like a complete twonk.
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Look at that man make a success of his business. How dare he! He should be running it as a charity instead!



You should go and live in a country under real dictatorial rule. Come back let us know what the differences are.
"Dictatorship is a form of government where a country or a group of countries is ruled by one person or political entity, and exercised through various mechanisms to ensure that the entity's power remains strong." (Wikipedia)

In how far ist that different from what's going on in Britain right now?
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And there's a bunch of tarts on board wetting themselves at the prospect rather than doing what they can to help.
Please do let us know what you're doing to help, so the tarts can watch and learn.

I hope the patriots here have already packed their bags and are on the way back home to GB and its (future) colonies (after all, it's now a country with "global aspirations"), to make sure there's enough space here in Switzerland for those Brits who rather seek their future elsewhere.
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