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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 23.12.2017, 18:59
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Lol.

https://twitter.com/guyverhofstadt/s...75267111833600

@guyverhofstadt

"There is no EU legislation dictating passport colour. The UK could have had any passport colour it wanted and stay in the EU".

Even funnier:
"The tendering process for printing them is expected to take place under existing EU procurement rules, something that the current British contractor, De La Rue, recently said could mean they were produced abroad."
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Old 23.12.2017, 23:49
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Theresa May is a traitor and a disgrace to both her party and country.
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Old 24.12.2017, 01:27
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46 years later I still know some people who are unable to cope with grammes and kilos, centimetres and metres (it does make you wonder )
Guilty.
Currency changed overnight when I was 5, but the measurement systems operated side by side until I was in my 30s.
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Old 24.12.2017, 07:50
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Oooh, I love it when you talk intellectual...
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Old 24.12.2017, 08:41
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Well who would have thought.

£500m passport claim 'fake news', says May aide Robbie Gibb
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Old 24.12.2017, 10:55
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Theresa May is a traitor and a disgrace to both her party and country.
Who in the UK isn't so?
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Old 24.12.2017, 11:29
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Who in the UK isn't so?
Those who work abroad and pay their taxes in another country....they too.
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Old 24.12.2017, 11:30
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Seriously, why does anyone give a living **** what colour the passport is? It shows how most people have no idea what issues actually matter.
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Old 24.12.2017, 11:52
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The quote from Grayling @acgrayling:

You know, there could be a turning point in this passport thing. It is so obviously an unintelligent trivial ploy based on striving for something - anything! 'good' to say about Brexit, that it must at last be pulling scales off eyes all over Leave voting areas.
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Old 24.12.2017, 11:52
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Who in the UK isn't so?
All the people who didn't throw away a comfortable majority in parliament and are now doing everything they can to throw Brexit off track.

Just for a start, like.

What's it to you, anyway?
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Old 24.12.2017, 11:55
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Same question?
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Old 24.12.2017, 12:26
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Same question?
I'm a British citizen and a voter. I have no other nationality. What happens in my home country matters in a way it probably doesn't to foreigners - or paper Brits with a collection of passports to choose from.
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Old 24.12.2017, 12:58
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I'm a British citizen and a voter. I have no other nationality. What happens in my home country matters in a way it probably doesn't to foreigners - or paper Brits with a collection of passports to choose from.
We're both British citizens and can't vote because we've been out of the country for too long. Yes, it does matter what happens back in the UK for us too.
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Old 24.12.2017, 13:45
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Fair enough- it certainly matters to us, because our adult children and our grand-children still live there- and famiy and friends. And we may well return one day when we are too old to travel- we have always kept one foot and part of our heart there- and we have no Swiss salary or pension either. You've always made it plain that Blighty was not for you any longer...Our chidren and grand-children are lucky, as you say, to have access to Swiss and Irish passports- but England is their home and, for the moment, their life and their livelyhood.

Which is why we firmly voted REMAIN - as did all our family and friends bar one (the one who reads the Daily Mail of course).

You will soon have access to Swiss nationality won't you- and possibly American too.
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Old 24.12.2017, 13:49
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We're both British citizens and can't vote because we've been out of the country for too long. Yes, it does matter what happens back in the UK for us too.
Exactly the same for us.
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Old 24.12.2017, 13:55
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Is Putin really the sort of person we want to get cosy with Mr. Johnson?

http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-42431009
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and Trump and Saudi Arabia - all the nice guys around the world - as we are so desperate to beg for a few deals

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Old 25.12.2017, 00:15
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Is Putin really the sort of person we want to get cosy with Mr. Johnson?

http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-42431009
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Old 25.12.2017, 17:50
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Point is negotiating with the EU is a dead end, and it doesn't hurt them for the UK and EU economies to tank. UK might as well negotiate with Germany directly, as it will come to that end eventually anyway.
You guys have no idea what you are talking about.
Germany would never do that. They are obsessed with political correctness and sticking to the rules.
France would love to do that, they like pretending they are running the EU alongside Germany.
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That is funny from you. You may be starting to get it, finally.

I love how Theresa May and Poland danced over Guy Verhofstadt today. Class act.

I think a lot of this will come out of style and grace, and I don't see indications the EU bureaucrats know how to dance. Theresa May has it. I've seen it in PMQs.

The UK needs more direct diplomatic outreach like this to all Europeans, and continue to bypass and speak over the head of the EU. I suspect they won't know how to handle it and fumble.
The EU needs to get rid of Poland.
If you guys manage to convince them to follow your out the door, you will have done us a great favour.

Poland has an immensely important role to play as a US-dependent buffer state between the continental EU and Russia.
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