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

Not so easy with agricultural exports, especially live.

Perhaps this link will help look out for the complexities, although I do not have links or knowledge of the publishers- it is very interesting

https://www.politico.eu/article/carg...to-eu-markets/
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I think that Britain never fully thought through the consequences of leaving the E.U. I think Britain joined the EU without thinking of ever leaving it. I'm curious and wondering what this would mean Ireland in particular. Will they set up a border?
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Old 30.11.2017, 18:32
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I think that Britain never fully thought through the consequences of leaving the E.U. I think Britain joined the EU without thinking of ever leaving it. I'm curious and wondering what this would mean Ireland in particular. Will they set up a border?
Little thought went into the UK joining the Common Market, we went in on the whim of Edward Heath.
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Old 30.11.2017, 18:33
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Not so easy with agricultural exports, especially live.

Perhaps this link will help look out for the complexities, although I do not have links or knowledge of the publishers- it is very interesting

https://www.politico.eu/article/carg...to-eu-markets/
Ireland can leave if it chooses too
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Yeah Ireland could leave but I don’t think they could afford to. They have a lot invested in the EU and the EU with them. Ireland also took the Euro currency so wouldn’t make any sense for them to just leave because Britain is leaving!
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Old 30.11.2017, 18:49
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Little thought went into the UK joining the Common Market, we went in on the whim of Edward Heath.
And we are leaving it on a whim by Farage who ironically is still collecting his MEP salary and will likely get a life long pension after Brexit; all paid by the UK.
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Old 30.11.2017, 18:58
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Yeah Ireland could leave but I don’t think they could afford to. They have a lot invested in the EU and the EU with them. Ireland also took the Euro currency so wouldn’t make any sense for them to just leave because Britain is leaving!
Currency is irrelevant, they abandoned the pound for the punt, which fell in value v the pound before joining the Euro. They could leave & still keep the Euro or use any other currency.
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And we are leaving it on a whim by Farage who ironically is still collecting his MEP salary and will likely get a life long pension after Brexit; all paid by the UK.
We are not, there was a referendum & the majority of people chose to leave. There was no vote before joining in 1973. The amount of pension is based on years of service as normal.....
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I can only see Britain leaving the EU as bad news for its people. Anybody able to convience me otherwise?
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I can only see Britain leaving the EU as bad news for its people. Anybody able to convience me otherwise?
Read the first 100 pages of the thread from the last year, this discussion has already been and gone.
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Old 30.11.2017, 19:37
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I don't see much hysteria for the £50 billion that the UK government has spent keeping RBS solvent & saving 100,000 employees over 10 years. Makes a £50 billion. divorce bill seem like peanuts.
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Read the first 100 pages of the thread from the last year, this discussion has already been and gone.
oh but not over - for sure.

Will Ireland and the DUP be the final downfall...
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Back in the days before the open borders I used to drive trucks all over Europe. We ran using TIR and Carnet. Both system still exist and could be used quite easily.
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Old 30.11.2017, 21:45
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I can only see Britain leaving the EU as bad news for its people. Anybody able to convience me otherwise?
When you can convince us as to why we should bother trying, get back to us.
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Private Eye satire, but so to the point.

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

Brexit success already!

Net migration to Britain fell by the largest amount on record in the 12 months after the Brexit vote, with more than three-quarters of the drop due to more EU citizens leaving and fewer arriving, official data showed on Thursday.

Net migration tumbled by 106,000 to 230,000 people in the 12 months to June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The total fall in net migration was the largest since people moving to Britain started to outnumber those leaving in the 1980s

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Little thought went into the UK joining the Common Market, we went in on the whim of Edward Heath.
oh yes that left-wing barstewart indeed - following the dream of the other socialist extremist, Churchill
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Brexit success already!

Net migration to Britain fell by the largest amount on record in the 12 months after the Brexit vote, with more than three-quarters of the drop due to more EU citizens leaving and fewer arriving, official data showed on Thursday.

Net migration tumbled by 106,000 to 230,000 people in the 12 months to June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The total fall in net migration was the largest since people moving to Britain started to outnumber those leaving in the 1980s

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I know many Polish people leaving. To save money they are filling up trucks with their household possessions by getting 6 or 7 families together at a time. I would imagine that there will be a shortage of workers soon. But that will probably get sorted as things get finalised with Brexit - and there's no more work to do! So you see, it'll all work out in the end!!
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So ... which tribe are you?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42108806
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I took the quiz and got:

'EU Rejecters'

Tom
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I took the quiz and got:

'EU Rejecters'

Tom
It's a bullshit quiz. I got "hesitant European" despite clicking anti-EU answers.

I suspect it took the "I have personally benefited from the EU" and ran with it. I'm pretty sure I'd have benefited from apartheid, but that doesn't mean I support apartheid.

Typical BBC bullshit.
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