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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 13.08.2020, 11:32
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I never said they were not educated. I said they left wing which is a common enough result from spending too much time in education. The high flyers tend to grow out of it
I am not sure if it has more to do with edu, low quality edu (there's too much of it) or simply coz high flyers know what they are after and invest cautiously (time, attention, etc.). I know high flyers who never stop learning but it can be a mix of official and unofficial stuff, ya know.

The best is to set it up that what you do gives you the most opportunity to learn and it doesn't have to be through edu, usually isn't.

They grow out of many things and grow some thick skin, too. Then couldn't care less in which form or shape stuff gets delivered to them, don't expect the world bending over to their sensibilities too much, n'est pas?

I feel that BREXIT happend because you guys are tired of bending over to issues that aren't yours. I may be completely off, but it seems that way to me.
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Tut tut FMF. That's far from gentlemanly behaviour.

Correction. Most were highly educated people who could run rings around you, and you never were able to construct a good case to put forward your position. Debating with you is like shooting fish in a barrel. People with an active mind get bored of that and move on to something more stimulating. You were a fish in a small pond. Now you're a goldfish in a bowl. There's a whole ocean out there of far more interesting people to exchange ideas with.
Amen to that. There are a few goldfishes left, hope they'll have all the fun of constantly polishing each other's egos.
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Old 13.08.2020, 11:45
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Now...selling Stilton to the Japanese, a nation which rarely touches dairy products.
Gammon to the Saudis, we've done our research and the market is ripe for monpoly.
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Amen to that. There are a few goldfishes left, hope they'll have all the fun of constantly polishing each other's egos.
Is this post really necessary? You complain that the forum has become unfriendly, mourn the leaving of others and you post things like this?
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Old 13.08.2020, 12:40
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is this post really necessary? You complain that the forum has become unfriendly, mourn the leaving of others and you post things like this?
+1, I did not want to comment myself for obvious reasons.
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Correction. Most were highly educated people who could run rings around you, and you never were able to construct a good case to put forward your position. Debating with you is like shooting fish in a barrel. People with an active mind get bored of that and move on to something more stimulating. You were a fish in a small pond. Now you're a goldfish in a bowl. There's a whole ocean out there of far more interesting people to exchange ideas with.

Now...selling Stilton to the Japanese, a nation which rarely touches dairy products.
Ironic to be poking fun at the Stilton, whilst I agree the UK shouldn't be sweating the small stuff, you do realise that the EU spends SO MUCH time occupying itself trying with stuff like this? It's partly the reason they take so long to sign any trade agreements trying to make allowance for olives from Spain and sausages from Poland!

Back to the point though, you do rather sound like the Jeremy Corbyn " at least we won the argument". I remember it well, clique rule! "No one has been able to give me a SINGLE benefit of Brexit, NOT ONE". I named about ten. "Oh, but those don't count STUPID!" OWTTE
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Gammon to the Saudis, we've done our research and the market is ripe for monpoly.


I've seen what you've done here.
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I may be completely off

totally agree for once
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Old 13.08.2020, 14:24
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Ironic to be poking fun at the Stilton, whilst I agree the UK shouldn't be sweating the small stuff, you do realise that the EU spends SO MUCH time occupying itself trying with stuff like this? It's partly the reason they take so long to sign any trade agreements trying to make allowance for olives from Spain and sausages from Poland!

Back to the point though, you do rather sound like the Jeremy Corbyn " at least we won the argument". I remember it well, clique rule! "No one has been able to give me a SINGLE benefit of Brexit, NOT ONE". I named about ten. "Oh, but those don't count STUPID!" OWTTE
Olives are handled under the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) international commodity agreements.
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I never said they were not educated. I said they left wing which is a common enough result from spending too much time in education. The high flyers tend to grow out of it
Hehe... I'll tell my brother this. He'll prolly love it. Went to uni for years. Left wing, we argue so much, really high flyer.



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Ironic to be poking fun at the Stilton, whilst I agree the UK shouldn't be sweating the small stuff, you do realise that the EU spends SO MUCH time occupying itself trying with stuff like this? It's partly the reason they take so long to sign any trade agreements trying to make allowance for olives from Spain and sausages from Poland!

Back to the point though, you do rather sound like the Jeremy Corbyn " at least we won the argument". I remember it well, clique rule! "No one has been able to give me a SINGLE benefit of Brexit, NOT ONE". I named about ten. "Oh, but those don't count STUPID!" OWTTE
Sausages are best from the butcher down the road dude. I could do with an advantage of Brexit. Some days i feel pretty dumb for voting the way I did. Gotta look forward through I guess.
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From NewsThump 'Brexiters angrily demand that the French control our borders' doh
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From NewsThump 'Brexiters angrily demand that the French control our borders' doh
You dont know what youre talking about. The French Navy have been escorting boats full of illegal immigrants into UK waters, this is after the UK already paid the French millions to prevent this.
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Nigel is that you - can you give links and proof to that effect?


But Priti Patel and co are asking the French to patrol and protect our borders- are they not? And you can't see the irony of that, really.
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You dont know what youre talking about. The French Navy have been escorting boats full of illegal immigrants into UK waters, this is after the UK already paid the French millions to prevent this.
Do you got any proof of that nonsense?
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Farage alleged to it earlier in the year. Said he had proof but could not give his sources took boats into the Channel to warn about this- but could not get any evidence. So - as you say, nonsense.


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Is it good when people leave?
They seem to be returning, some people just like drama, it's amazing how a new poster can feel like an ex
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Pretty ironic after being told for the past 4 years what a racist, xenophobic, terrible country the UK has become that asylum seekers are actually risking life and limb to cross the channel in inflatable boats to escape the EU and live in the UK!
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Pretty ironic after being told for the past 4 years what a racist, xenophobic, terrible country the UK has become that asylum seekers are actually risking life and limb to cross the channel in inflatable boats to escape the EU and live in the UK!
God knows why. I presume because of the language.
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They seem to be returning, some people just like drama, it's amazing how a new poster can feel like an ex
I was talking about people who left EF voluntarily, not the outcasts
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Pretty ironic after being told for the past 4 years what a racist, xenophobic, terrible country the UK has become that asylum seekers are actually risking life and limb to cross the channel in inflatable boats to escape the EU and live in the UK!
Yes, they're all flocking to the UK for the great weather and the delicious local cuisine. Couldn't be anything to do with the ludicrously generous social security benefits available to one and all. You know, those benefits that the EU forced the UK to provide when they were in the club.
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