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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 02.06.2016, 09:56
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I am seeking some clarity on this whole Brexit referendum thing.

If I represented a working couple from somewhere working class, living in a working class type of house, with a working class sized television, a working class car, partial to a few working class pints with working class mates down the working mens club and shopping in working class shops buying working class clothes, I'd want the key question answered:

Would the cost of 8 pints of a lager and all day breakfast in the "Tower of London" pub in some working class resort on the Costas be more expensive if Brexit or Bremain??
Almost certainly more expensive.

If the UK leaves the EU, duty free limits will almost certainly be reduced, reducing or killing booze cruises and reducing the competitive pressure on booze prices. So 8 pints will cost more

If the UK leaves the EU, the EU action that has curtailed such things as roaming costs and cross border bank charges disappears and they will be in the same expensive position as us here. More expensive holidays. Also in the short term at least the GBP will weaken. Ditto. Plus you would need private health insurance - no more EHIC.

Breakfast is harder to judge. The resultant weakening of food standards might reduce the food cost (but with other hidden costs) but the lower availability of Eastern European labour will push up the cost of cooking and serving it.

BTW, is DRK intending to apply for membership (I can't find it on the current member list)?
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Old 02.06.2016, 10:12
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BTW, is DRK intending to apply for membership (I can't find it on the current member list)?
Unless the EU agrees to the reasonable requests made by the DRK, the DRK will not join the EU - despite numerous invitations to do so.
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Old 02.06.2016, 10:20
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Unless the EU agrees to the reasonable requests made by the DRK, the DRK will not join the EU.
Care to spell those requests out for us?
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Old 02.06.2016, 10:25
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Care to spell those requests out for us?
Not limited to:

Raising of age of consent in all other EU countries to 21 - bolstering the DRKs already solid sex tourism trade.
Breaking up of the EUR to allow local economies to function independently.
Naked mud wrestling to be added to the Olympics or all EU countries to withdraw from ALL international sporting events

Clearly some requests are more realistic than others.
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Old 02.06.2016, 10:30
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The EU are beginning to run scared.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-...endum-36429331

If the UK leads the way, I expect others will follow.

Also another Beeb article on how some see things happening from the German perspective.

http://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-36419849
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The EU are beginning to run scared.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-...endum-36429331

If the UK leads the way, I expect others will follow.

Also another Beeb article on how some see things happening from the German perspective.

http://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-36419849
EU is just helping the remain campaign. Of course it is better for the EU to keep Britain in.

If Britain wants to go back to their splendid isolation so be it. It would not be smart.
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Old 02.06.2016, 11:56
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A little European quiz, it is quite hard, which is why I scored 16 out of 28!

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-...endum-36400702
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Old 02.06.2016, 12:26
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A little European quiz, it is quite hard, which is why I scored 16 out of 28!

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-...endum-36400702
I got 21 out of 28 (did not know my country's national animal ).
Also, they seem to think Austria and Slovenia have merged.

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18 out of 28. too many difficult questions for me...

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22.


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Old 02.06.2016, 15:21
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18 out of 28. too many eastern European questions for me...
You are not a bit racist?
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You are not a bit racist?
pardon?
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Old 02.06.2016, 15:55
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pardon?
He said

YOU ARE NOT A BIT RACIST?
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Old 02.06.2016, 16:01
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BTW, is DRK intending to apply for membership (I can't find it on the current member list)?
Bye the way please, what is DRK ? Demokratik Republik Kongo or Korea ??
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Old 02.06.2016, 16:05
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If Britain wants to go back to their splendid isolation so be it. It would not be smart.
I think people really don't understand the UK or the position. The UK has never been isolated. It is about self-determination, not isolationism. The UK would have concluded more trade agreements outside the EU than it has within and they would have been tailored to specific UK interests.

If anything, it is the EU that is taking a isolationist/protectionist stance.
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I was kidding.
It was funny how you excuse yourself from not knowing a lot about Eastern Europe because it is... Eastern.
No offense meant.
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26/28

I am therefore the most knowledgeable on European matters on EF.

(Actually, what I did was to redo the quiz as I wasn't happy with the final result. How EU of me )
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Bye the way please, what is DRK ? Demokratik Republik Kongo or Korea ??
Pay attention at the back - Democratic Republic of Kenistan. An independent state built on the wealth of its corrupt oil industry, sex trade and production of the world's best quality heroin.

Famous companies from the DRK include Kenwood and of course Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Interesting fact for the day - Kentucky Fried Chicken is the international brand. It was decided that due to international dining habits the local brand name had to be changed form Kentucky Fried Rat. Ingredients remain the same. In the domestic market the Hot Dog is a big seller. Internationally this available in Korean branches.
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Raising of age of consent in all other EU countries to 21 - bolstering the DRKs already solid sex tourism trade....

Naked mud wrestling to be added to the Olympics...
I'm seeing an opening for a career change under the DRK regime. Fluffer and pubic hair de-cruster (well who would have imagined nail 'technicians' 30yrs ago!)

Will the leadership of DRK be nationalising these burgeoning new industries?
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