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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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The ability to ignore EU laws, which is huge if you are centre / centre right or right wing.
I believe the UK was alone as the only EU country thats does not charge National Insurance contributions on earnings below £184 a week, yet gives a full pension to anyone to anyone earning £120 a week, so they will in effect get a higher pension than they earned! The last thing low paid British people need is 'tax harmonisation'. A person living in France earning €140 would pay €30.80 social contributions. vivre le capitalism, the ability to subsidise the poor.
Something which would not have been affected by any EU tax harmonisation proposals I have seem (it is actually only corporate tax that is in any sort of serious study) plus to which there is a national veto.
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Wow- impressive list. thanks.
so that is it then? Bravo
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Old 11.04.2021, 19:21
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Not sure why a border inside the country is such a big deal. It could be used to increase the support for NI, e.g. by lowering VAT or removing it altogether. CH has been doing such for ages (see Samnaun), other countries probably too, and nobody cares.
Italy, Livigno and Campione come to mind.

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No Deal by ghe back door on the 1st of May is still a very real possibility. The ERG plan from the start.
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Old 13.04.2021, 13:45
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so that is it then? Bravo
No, there is more.
Britain to use Brexit "flexibility" to make City of London more attractive
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/br...101155376.html
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Old 13.04.2021, 15:13
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No, there is more.
Britain to use Brexit "flexibility" to make City of London more attractive
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/br...101155376.html
New York => The US market
Singapore => The Asia market
London => Not the European Market

And slowly reality comes creeping...
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New York => The US market
Singapore => The Asia market
London => Not the European Market

And slowly reality comes creeping...
London is already the no 2 market after New York.
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London is already the no 2 market after New York.
You mean it has been, to date, thanks to the UK's position inside the EU. Brexit has only just happened. Let's see where things stand in 20 years' time. A little bet, perhaps?
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You mean it has been, to date, thanks to the UK's position inside the EU. Brexit has only just happened. Let's see where things stand in 20 years' time. A little bet, perhaps?
Lets wait till the existing one is settled first
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Old 13.04.2021, 15:55
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In the meantime- Johnson has truly flipped his lid - here is his 'tribute' to Prince Philip

https://fb.watch/4RjumARbAB/
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London is already the no 2 market after New York.
Sure it was, just a taste of things to come: Amsterdam overtakes London as Europe's top share trading centre

London lost it's biggest advantage. The deregulation etc that is come down the line means the London will pick up the risky stuff no one else wants and the UK taxpayer will be on the hook if it goes pear shape.
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In the meantime- Johnson has truly flipped his lid - here is his 'tribute' to Prince Philip

https://fb.watch/4RjumARbAB/
Not at all, part of Phi's attraction was he was eccentric & would say things nobody else would say.
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London is already the no 2 market after New York.
It may happen to be number one even one day and people will still growl "but brexit". I cross fingers for the UK's optimists.
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It may happen to be number one even one day and people will still growl "but brexit". I cross fingers for the UK's optimists.
What this forum needs is a LOL button.
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I have to say I agree L.O.L. assuming you have watched Faulty Towers you will understand
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And a facepalm button 😀
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It may happen to be number one even one day and people will still growl "but brexit". I cross fingers for the UK's optimists.
A LOL button for the farmers, the fishermen, the car workers, and all those who were lied to, taken in, and now losing everything. Yes, LOL oh LOL - and for those too who are not and never will be affected in any way- yes, they can laugh. Seriously funny indeed.
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A LOL button for the farmers, the fishermen, the car workers, and all those who were lied to, taken in, and now losing everything. Yes, LOL oh LOL - and for those too who are not and never will be affected in any way- yes, they can laugh. Seriously funny indeed.
The Labour Party has a lot to answer for over many years, hence Ford Sierra man happily voted for Mrs Thatcher time & time again, or did you mean something else ?
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Johnny Mercer, UK defense minister, resigned today.
Rumoured he has resigned over the Government’s failure to stop former soldiers being dragged through the courts for alleged crimes committed in Northern Ireland.
He claims he was asked to resign over the same issue
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