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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
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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US is a bigger market too
As you will rightly rightly point out that was not the case for most of the past 30 years, which shows the EU's rate of growth is less than the USA, much better to concentrate on a growing market IMHO
To my mind the United States is not an emerging market where the best growth comes but a
developed market with long established competitors and therefore UK PLC will have a real struggle
to gain market share in the States even with a trade deal.

Whereas India, China, Brazil, Indo-China, Russia ( when it comes in from the Cold ) as well as the former
Soviet Republics, like the Stans ( excluding the Baltic Sates ) is very much emerging market territory.

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LOL I had no idea that my president follows Larry the Cat. Maybe he should listen more to Larry and less to the voices in his head...
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Boris and his alter ego The Incredible Hulk.

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Old 16.09.2019, 18:33
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Dear Luxembourg,

Can you lend us your Prime Minister please? Our's is missing and broken.

Lots of love & best wishes,
U.K.

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Dear Luxembourg,

Can you lend us your Prime Minister please? Our's is missing and broken.

Lots of love & best wishes,
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This was a very clever setup by Luxembourg. Boris was caught like a kipper.
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Dear Luxembourg,

Can you lend us your Prime Minister please? Our's is missing and broken.

Lots of love & best wishes,
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Ireland could lend you Michael Martin (leader of the opposition):



He is not too hot on technical solutions as he got himself into a heap of trouble trying to implement e-voting and nationwide broadband.

On the other hand he does have experience in recking economies as he was in power leading up to the melt down.

Not great, but still perhaps a little bit of an upgrade on what you got ;-)
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This was a very clever setup by Luxembourg. Boris was caught like a kipper.
No disrespect to Luxembourg, but it was not very difficult. He has been leaving himself open to something like this for some time now.
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The full one is even funnier. Definitely one of lifes intellectuals.

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Old 16.09.2019, 22:24
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Guy Verhofstadt, you win the internet today.

"From Incredible Hulk to Incredible Sulk".
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Anyone else watch the David Cameron interview on ITV?
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The full one is even funnier. Definitely one of lifes intellectuals.
I reckon that's a Salford or Burnage accent.

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Or one I've seen... "From Incredible Hulk to Invisible Man in 24hrs"

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Had to wait for my OH to go to bed as I still want an intact tv tomorrow. He only has to see Cameron's face to go from standard English swearing into snarling Afrikaans and then full flailing Greek. He's like the Duracell drumming bunny on speed with polyglot Tourettes, so I've made an executive decision (I tend to limit his viewing to 'Dog's Home' and 'Die Spezialisten - Im Namen der Opfer')

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This was a very clever setup by Luxembourg. Boris was caught like a kipper.
It was exactly the same setup as Downing Street with hecklers on the other side of the railings, but without a cat always threatening to steal the limelight.
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It was exactly the same setup as Downing Street with hecklers on the other side of the railings, but without a cat always threatening to steal the limelight.
Protesters were 10 yards away, government asked repeatedly to hold conference inside so no noise, they have a press center inside for just such events. All denied. When I watched it on the news the Luxembourg pm often had to stop talking because he was being drowned out by cheering.

It was a really well done trap. Boris walked straight into it.
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Boris is the one making a fool out of the EU by arranging visits to show the home crowd how much effort he is putting into a deal when in fact the opposite is true, he is doing sweet FA. And when it comes to crashing out, it’ll be everyone’s fault but his.

It is little wonder the european leaders are going to call the shots when he visits, nor allow him to get away with the blame game. The same with his meeting with Varadkar, all show, no clue to what he was actually there for and no plan, other than to insult everyone when on home ground, lie and incite hatred against the Irish and Europeans.
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Faisal Islam:

"What Kind of Brexit Relocation?
This one was most concerning. 18% of the 272 Directors saying they were relocating or actively considering doing so 49 directors answered “Shutting down most of our presence in the UK” - another 12% said “sizable”.../5


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It was a really well done trap. Boris walked straight into it.
I watched the whole thing live and why shouldn't the PM face a small crowd (estimated 200-300 people out of a 6,000 British expat population) mostly made up of angry expats? They face being affected more than us lot in Switzerland. If he came to Zurich I'd be heckling the ....... ....

You should read what's being said about them on social media by Brexiteers in the UK. According to them, all expats are wealthy tax dodgers working for blue chip companies.

I 100% sympathise with the crowd in Luxembourg. I'm British with an EU partner, like many of them, and also like many of them, we can't just pack up and go back to the UK now directly because of the new minimum income requirements introduced by Theresa May and the slithy tove, Priti Patel. We've all been unwillingly relegated to pawns in an increasingly elaborate 4D game of chess. I didn't sign up for that and I deeply resent it.

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Protesters were 10 yards away, government asked repeatedly to hold conference inside so no noise, they have a press center inside for just such events. All denied. When I watched it on the news the Luxembourg pm often had to stop talking because he was being drowned out by cheering.

It was a really well done trap. Boris walked straight into it.
The government asked repeated so they would not be embarrassed. The message is very simple stop trying to use the EU leaders for the home crowd or it will go horrible wrong.
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More like a Ukipper.
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