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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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Old 09.12.2019, 18:00
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However, there are still plenty of non-Swiss people working in Swiss hospitals, including doctors and nurses. In some departments I'd even venture to say Swiss-born staff are the minority. Maybe the German doctors have it relatively easy with the language (especially if they're from the south of Germany, as many are), but not so the Greek or Bulgarians or even Iranians. So why do other nations manage to acquire those skills when Brits fail (or don't even try)?
Perhaps because the Greeks or Bulgarians or even Iranians have more incentive to leave their home countries?
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Old 09.12.2019, 18:08
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Perhaps because the Greeks or Bulgarians or even Iranians have more incentive to leave their home countries?
Sure, but isn't that paramount to saying, Britain is a net loser when it comes to FMOP because we don't have the incentive to use it more?
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Old 09.12.2019, 18:24
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Sure, but isn't that paramount to saying, Britain is a net loser when it comes to FMOP because we don't have the incentive to use it more?
Nope. It's tantamount to saying British folk, by and large, don't want to live in Greece, Bulgaria or Iran. They find what they want/need in the UK. YMMV.
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Old 09.12.2019, 18:25
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Nope. It's tantamount to saying British folk, by and large, don't want to live in Greece, Bulgaria or Iran. They find what they want/need in the UK. YMMV.
FMOP does not apply to Iran.
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Old 09.12.2019, 18:28
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FMOP does not apply to Iran.
Well aware. Was using the list of countries as provided by Amogles. Do keep up!
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Old 09.12.2019, 18:36
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In the staff parking area at the Genolier Clinique the cars, almost exclusively, have French plates. The Dr's area has cars with, almost exclusively, Swiss plates.

This doesn't suggest nationality (as my Dr. there is Finnish) just residence.
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Old 09.12.2019, 18:39
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Well aware. Was using the list of countries as provided by Amogles. Do keep up!
I seem to remember you complaining when I was off topic in this thread.
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I seem to remember you complaining when I was off topic in this thread.
Oh I see. That was you complaining, yes? How was I off topic? I wpas responding to a question. But of course, I'll keep off "your"thread...
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Old 09.12.2019, 19:50
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First this...

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to stop European Union migrants from treating Britain "as their own country" if he wins this week's general election.
https://www.businessinsider.com/bori...pbar&r=US&IR=T

...then this...

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https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1204042408457121793

Oh the irony!
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Old 09.12.2019, 20:52
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One of the saddest facts I've ever read...

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Are there more food banks than McDonald's restaurants in the UK?

There’s a claim circling today that there are more food banks in the UK than McDonald’s restaurants. Based on the figures we’ve seen, it is accurate.

There are approximately 1300 McDonald’s restaurants in the UK, according to the company.

A recent report by the House Of Commons Library found that there are at least 2000 food banks in the UK. This figure is an underestimate, as it primarily comes from the Trussell Trust and the Independent Food Aid Network, and does not include every type of food bank, such as food banks operating in schools.
https://fullfact.org/electionlive/20...ore-mcdonalds/
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Old 09.12.2019, 22:45
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Oh I see. That was you complaining, yes? How was I off topic? I wpas responding to a question. But of course, I'll keep off "your"thread...
I see the £ is stronger v the Euro than at the general election on 6 May 2010 when labour was heavily defeated. Looks like Tories & BREXIT going ahead is something the markets like.
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I see the £ is stronger v the Euro than at the general election on 6 May 2010 when labour was heavily defeated. Looks like Tories & BREXIT going ahead is something the markets like.
Don‘t know what charts you were looking at but the Bank of England chart for 10 May 2010 was 1.1675 and 6 Dec 2019 was 1.1861.

Two WHOLE cents stronger.

Is that Tory optimism?
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Don‘t know what charts you were looking at but the Bank of England chart for 10 May 2010 was 1.1675 and 6 Dec 2019 was 1.1861.

Two WHOLE cents stronger.

Is that Tory optimism?
The £ went lower v the Euro (2 January 2009 looks like 1.04 ) during the last labour government than at any time since, quite an achievement for Labour who had been in power for 13 years with a majority in parliament throughout that time.
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The £ went lower v the Euro (2 January 2009 looks like 1.04 ) during the last labour government than at any time since, quite an achievement for Labour who had been in power for 13 years with a majority in parliament throughout that time.
British exporting manufacturers must have been overjoyed. I can imagine they're all desperately hoping for Labour to be returned.

But it seems you'd prefer to see the UK's export products and services economy obliterated. That's odd.
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British exporting manufacturers must have been overjoyed. I can imagine they're all desperately hoping for Labour to be returned.

But it seems you'd prefer to see the UK's export products and services economy obliterated. That's odd.
Not at all, the £ is towards the middle of it's trading range. I will leave you to your own imagination
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British exporting manufacturers must have been overjoyed. I can imagine they're all desperately hoping for Labour to be returned.

But it seems you'd prefer to see the UK's export products and services economy obliterated. That's odd.
But he'd be RIGHT, dammit. Right!
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But he'd be RIGHT, dammit. Right!
Lets wait for the election result before celebrating
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Lets wait for the election result before celebrating
Well BoJo seems worried enough to start running cheesy romcom style election campaigning. Seems he‘s going for the cringe factor.

Are you going to do a Loz and get your crate of champagne ready?
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Well BoJo seems worried enough to start running cheesy romcom style election campaigning. Seems he‘s going for the cringe factor.

Are you going to do a Loz and get your crate of champagne ready?
I thought it was surprisingly creative.

No
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I think YouGov may have found the reason there are so few conservative and Brexiteers voices on this forum. Their polling suggests:

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“Labour voters (41%) and Remain voters (40%) are much more likely to judge someone else negatively for voting differently to them than Conservative voters (19%) and Leave voters (13%)”
https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics...neral-election

https://twitter.com/yougov/status/1204078082975522818
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