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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 03.06.2016, 10:13
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Excuse me, CH belongs to "another country", I insist!
But it's not another EU country so gets a special mention of it's own.
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Old 03.06.2016, 10:16
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I also wanted to create a new poll with these options.
If you like it we can still do it.


I am eligible to vote - I will vote Remain.
I am eligible to vote - I will vote Leave.
I am eligible to vote - I will abstain.
I am from another EU country or CH - I want the UK to stay.
I am from another EU country or CH - I want the UK to leave.
I am from another EU country or CH - I don't care.
I am from another country - I want the UK to stay.
I am from another country - I want the UK to leave.
I am from another country - I don't care.
What about; "I'm from the UK, but ineligible to vote leave/remain/abstain"?
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Old 03.06.2016, 10:17
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I don't think it does, it just shows what the market will say tomorrow, not what the market will say in 3 months time.

The market is a voting machine in the short term, but a weighting machine long term, what it does tomorrow means nothing at all.
There will for certain be a massive overreaction in the event of an exit vote (as for the CHF when the floor was removed). But the instant reaction still points in the direction they expect long term if not the extent.
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Old 03.06.2016, 10:46
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I am eligible to vote - I will vote Remain, but my heart isn't in it
I say: follow your heart.
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Old 03.06.2016, 10:47
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What about; "I'm from the UK, but ineligible to vote leave/remain/abstain"?
This means you have lived outside the country too long, thus I would say you belong to group 2.
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Old 03.06.2016, 10:49
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But it's not another EU country so gets a special mention of it's own.
"I am from an other country" - that's where CH belongs.
Funny I had to argue with GB customs as well as I refused to go through EU-pass-control and went through the other with one African and an Arab person. LOL, they insisted, next time I must pass the other ..... I have no idea, why these places say "EU and Switzerland". I mean shouldn't it say something like "EU, Switzerland, Kosova, Serbia, etc. etc. etc.". Then I would use that entry.
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Old 03.06.2016, 10:54
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"I am from an other country" - that's where CH belongs.
Funny I had to argue with GB customs as well as I refused to go through EU-pass-control and went through the other with one African and an Arab person. LOL, they insisted, next time I must pass the other ..... I have no idea, why these places say "EU and Switzerland". I mean shouldn't it say something like "EU, Switzerland, Kosova, Serbia, etc. etc. etc.". Then I would use that entry.
Switzerland has some agreements with the EU and so is treated the same as an EU country for some things.
Kosovo, Serbia etc do not have such agreements so are therefore treated differently. They even need a visa to be able to visit the UK in the first place.
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Old 03.06.2016, 11:03
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Switzerland has some agreements with the EU and so is treated the same as an EU country for some things.
Kosovo, Serbia etc do not have such agreements so are therefore treated differently. They even need a visa to be able to visit the UK in the first place.
And still we are "an other country"

There's not much use in reasoning with me about this, my "middle name" won't let me buy any of it
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Can anyone advise me....I have pounds in Uk & am not sure whether or not to leave them there to invest in UK or bring to Switzerland (where I live) and invest in either Euro/dollars?
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Old 03.06.2016, 11:50
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Can anyone advise me....I have pounds in Uk & am not sure whether or not to leave them there to invest in UK or bring to Switzerland (where I live) and invest in either Euro/dollars?

Gold. It's the only safe currency these days.


Also, do you have plenty of tins in your cellar?
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Old 03.06.2016, 12:03
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Gold. It's the only safe currency these days.


Also, do you have plenty of tins in your cellar?
yes/no .... isn't gold at a peak price now where it can only go down?
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Old 03.06.2016, 13:12
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Can anyone advise me....I have pounds in Uk & am not sure whether or not to leave them there to invest in UK or bring to Switzerland (where I live) and invest in either Euro/dollars?
Er which part of Switzerland is the Isle of Man in? Has there been a political realignment I missed?
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Old 03.06.2016, 15:38
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And still we are "an other country"

There's not much use in reasoning with me about this, my "middle name" won't let me buy any of it
I may be being a bit thick here but I don't actually see what your problem is.
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Old 03.06.2016, 17:05
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Can anyone advise me....I have pounds in Uk & am not sure whether or not to leave them there to invest in UK or bring to Switzerland (where I live) and invest in either Euro/dollars?
I am the executor of the estate of the late rev. bishop Hartford of Virginia, if you pay 10.000 pounds into my account it will free up assets equivalent to 10 million USD. Swiss Franc is also acceptable:

Mr George Abwany
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we thank you for helping in this serious matter.
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A Swiss point of view- lots of untypical handwaving and he could have said the same in half the time, but even so

https://youtu.be/MsNXmfqQqOU

if the UK wants reciprocal trade agreements, there is no reason why its ex (dumped) partners will agree without insisting on the same. And then, like Switzerland, they will have to contribute to the EU coffers without having any influence or say either. Progress?
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Old 03.06.2016, 17:32
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I am the executor of the estate of the late rev. bishop Hartford of Virginia, if you pay 10.000 pounds into my account it will free up assets equivalent to 10 million USD. Swiss Franc is also acceptable:

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I can do the same for only £9,000.
This offer is only available for cash payments (small value notes, no consecutive serial numbers)
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A Swiss point of view- lots of untypical handwaving and he could have said the same in half the time, but even so

https://youtu.be/MsNXmfqQqOU

if the UK wants reciprocal trade agreements, there is no reason why its ex (dumped) partners will agree without insisting on the same. And then, like Switzerland, they will have to contribute to the EU coffers without having any influence or say either. Progress?
The UK buys more from the EU, than they sell to the EU, so actually they have an advantage at the negotiating table as they have less to loose.

There are 2 net contributors to the EU Germany & the UK, the rest are all leaches. Nothing fair about that.
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One possible Brexit issue is for British pensioners living in the EU, they may not receive pension increases in future like in Canada and other Commonwealth countries.

Depends on what agreements are reached, if they are simply trade agreements then the risk is high!
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One possible...may not....

Depends....
Sounds like that one is from the Bremain fear campaign.
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One possible Brexit issue is for British pensioners living in the EU, they may not receive pension increases in future like in Canada and other Commonwealth countries.

Depends on what agreements are reached, if they are simply trade agreements then the risk is high!
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Sounds like that one is from the Bremain fear campaign.
Actually more likely than not.

The last time the UK agreed a "non-frozen pension" scheme with another country was in 1981; they claim such schemes are too costly.

There are circa half million pensioners in EU countries who could return home in the future if they have financial stress.

Of course the ostrich approach to such risks is very valid

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