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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 31.12.2020, 17:36
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Well here, our hospitals and care homes could close tomorrow without frontaliers staff.

22000 EU citizens have recently left the UK- many of them doctors, nurses and care staff. 90000 vacancies in the NHS and EU staff no longer coming forwards. The new hospitals built to deal with Covid numbers dismantled as there are no staff to wo/man them.

I believe you refer to the Nightingale Hospitals. I do not believe there was ever staff to man the one in London. I am curious who owns the ExCel centre in London and why/ how it was set up in the first place and who agreed the terms.
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Well not long to go now.

Brexit: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Victorian era ship HMS Enterprise.
On Its continuing mission: to explore new trade deals. To seek out new business opportunities,
if there are that many outside the EU ?
To boldly go where no man has gone before !! So engage warp factor 3 and no more
diversions to Durham & Barnard Castle, if you please Mr Cummings.

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Old 31.12.2020, 18:12
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Well, just like the Nov. 3 US elections, this Brexit rubbish will be over when we wake up tomorrow!

Suck it up, bitches.

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If you think that, then you have no idea. Fishery negotiations will go on for at least 10 years- and no-one knows what will happen to services.

As for goods coming in and out of UK- the hauliers and ports are certainly not ready. Wait and see- ain't seen nothing yet.

Ever been to Calais perhaps. Ever been to UK at all, or lived there for any amount of time- what has it got to do with you? Bitches ! Really !

"European freight forwarders are rejecting contracts to take loads into the U.K. due to fears the chaos at Dover could be repeated post-Brexit.
Transporeon, a German software company that monitors real-time data on freight traffic and rates for more than 100,000 logistics service providers, said a “dramatic number” of freight forwarders had declined to take cargo into the U.K. in the past fortnight, despite having already agreed contracts.
That’s because the companies -- which receive and ship goods on behalf of other firms -- are concerned they won’t be able to return with a so-called backload or that they could be stuck in queues when trying to leave Britain.
European freight forwarders are already shunning Britain." Postal companies are refusing purchases from UK as they cannot guarantee delivery.

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Old 31.12.2020, 19:55
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Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson wants to apply for Frech citizenship after Brexit.

Business Insider - Stanley Johnson says he's applying for French citizenship after Brexit
Stanley Johnson voted Remain. Just like Gibraltar who also agreed a separate border deal with the EU today!
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Old 31.12.2020, 19:59
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Stanley Johnson voted Remain. Just like Gibraltar who also agreed a separate border deal with the EU today!
UK is slowly breaking up
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reports coming though of empty supermarkets in the Midlands and the North already- partly due to weather- but mainly due to hauliers refusing to come to UK.
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Stanley Johnson voted Remain. Just like Gibraltar who also agreed a separate border deal with the EU today!
Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP government will no doubt be looking for the same free-travel Schengen area
status as Gibraltar, for Scotland and the Scottish people.
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Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP government will no doubt be looking for the same free-travel Schengen area
status as Gibraltar, for Scotland and the Scottish people.
Good luck with that!

Alternatively Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP could get Westminster to agree to a second referendum, win it, then apply to enter the EU in spite of problems with Scotland’s deficit, having to accept the Euro and hope that Spain doesn’t veto. If all that happens then Nicola Sturgeon can join Schengen (not that Scotland was ever a member in the first place!!).
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Old 31.12.2020, 22:36
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I just thought about this in another thread, thought it might be worth mentioning here. Non-EU citizens are required to have their permits on them when entering Switzerland. Therefore from tomorrow Brits should make sure they ALWAYS travel with their permit.

I wonder if they will replace them all with biometric cards
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Well it's 2021 already and here's Britannia's first appearance on the world stage.

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Old 01.01.2021, 01:10
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Never !! in fact were working behind the scenes for the Glorious Restoration already.

We know. Chances that EU will dissipate are better than GB arguing about in or out.

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reports coming though of empty supermarkets in the Midlands and the North already- partly due to weather- but mainly due to hauliers refusing to come to UK.
More likely due to Corona and it's mutation than to Brexit.
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Old 01.01.2021, 01:22
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After 4 years I'm done talking about Brexit, so I will leave these memes for the record

















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Old 01.01.2021, 01:24
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My eye-balls hurt.

I am so glad njusta83 gave me new sunglasses.
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So why did Britain join the EU in the first place ?

Sir Humphrey Appleby explains why Britain joined the EU
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Good luck with that!

Alternatively Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP could get Westminster to agree to a second referendum, win it, then apply to enter the EU in spite of problems with Scotland’s deficit, having to accept the Euro and hope that Spain doesn’t veto. If all that happens then Nicola Sturgeon can join Schengen (not that Scotland was ever a member in the first place!!).
They could always just join EFTA and achieve their objectives via the EEA agreement. And they are free to continue using sterling for as long as they like, of course having a second central banking dealing in the currency and a second government issuing debt would make it difficult for the Bank of England, but it is not as if this is new, Ireland did it for a long time and the UK had no choice, but accept it.
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I just thought about this in another thread, thought it might be worth mentioning here. Non-EU citizens are required to have their permits on them when entering Switzerland. Therefore from tomorrow Brits should make sure they ALWAYS travel with their permit.

I wonder if they will replace them all with biometric cards
They’re already in the process of changing all permits to biometric credit card ones so they’ll be the same for everybody eventually.
It should have been completed by July 2020 but then a certain virus came along and put a spanner in the works.
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They’re already in the process of changing all permits to biometric credit card ones so they’ll be the same for everybody eventually.
It should have been completed by July 2020 but then a certain virus came along and put a spanner in the works.
The non-EU ones differ from the EU ones. Non-EU include digital versions of the photograph, the signature and the fingerprint. The EU version doesn’t have the signature and fingerprint digitized.

They appear identical though.
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They could always just join EFTA and achieve their objectives via the EEA agreement. And they are free to continue using sterling for as long as they like, of course having a second central banking dealing in the currency and a second government issuing debt would make it difficult for the Bank of England, but it is not as if this is new, Ireland did it for a long time and the UK had no choice, but accept it.

No the Brexit's kicked the idea of going for EFTA or EEA membership out of the window, as that would make the
UK a rule taker rather than a rule maker.
Jacob Rees-Mogg went even further in his condemnation of EFTA or EEA membership, as likening EFTA & EEA member
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No the Brexit's kicked the idea of going for EFTA or EEA membership out of the window, as that would make the
UK a rule taker rather than a rule maker.
Jacob Rees-Mogg went even further in his condemnation of EFTA or EEA membership, as likening EFTA & EEA member
countries as being 'vassal states' of the EU.
Think they were referring to Scotland post-(poss)independence.
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