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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 21.06.2021, 17:38
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A good excuse to prevent the TV stations filling up air time with repeats of ancient British situation comodies of the like of "Keeping up Appearances", "Fawlty Towers" etc. However, the situation won't be any better if these are simply replaced with more tripe from Hollywood.
Apparently the EU are likely to appoint 'an expert panel of judges' from the Eurovision Song Contest, who are seasoned professionals at giving the UK 'nul points' as regards whether British TV hopefuls are selected for prime time TV in EU countries.
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Old 21.06.2021, 18:13
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Really
How's that even going to work? In the era of Netflix etc?

The consumers will decide, televisions are dying if there's no revenue from commercials. And I think the greatest ratings of all have those late night shows, reality shows etc formats.

On the other hand, there are a lot of new movies, series etc produced by almost each country with a certain tradition in cinematography so the public does have a choice. And.....there's Hollywood of course.
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Old 21.06.2021, 18:18
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Suspect it’s just Project raeF.
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Old 21.06.2021, 18:29
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I am not pᴉɐɹⅎɐ.

Old reruns of Hercule Poirot are easy to find.
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Old 22.06.2021, 12:01
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The consumers will decide, televisions are dying if there's no revenue from commercials.
They will just raise the compulsory fees.

It's been a long time since public service TV in many/most countries stopped caring about what people think or whether they even care.
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Old 23.06.2021, 09:47
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The EU is really suffering after Brexit
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In Quarter 1 2021, euro area (EU) exports of goods to the rest of the world rose to €764.9 bn (an increase of 8.9% compared with January-April 2020).

In Quarter 1 2021 UK exports were £10.4 billion (14.0%) lower compared with January-April 2020.
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Old 23.06.2021, 15:49
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The EU is really suffering after Brexit
After the massive drop last year due to covid measures in the EU, those numbers/changes may well just signify a reversal to the status quo ante, that would explain why the jump for April alone is far bigger than that for the entire four months. IIRC the UK reacted much less drastically for quite some time, so there should be (have been) much less catching up waiting to happen.

How do the 4-month figures for this year compare to 2019?
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Old 24.06.2021, 15:24
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EE to reintroduce Europe roaming charges in January

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57595913

At last, unshackled by the EU, the Brits are free to pay roaming charges.
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Old 24.06.2021, 16:23
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EE to reintroduce Europe roaming charges in January

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57595913

At last, unshackled by the EU, the Brits are free to pay roaming charges.
Change to Three, no roaming charges in 71 destinations not just the EU. Been using them for 6 years hardly at all in the UK with no issues.
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Old 24.06.2021, 17:37
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Change to Three, no roaming charges in 71 destinations not just the EU. Been using them for 6 years hardly at all in the UK with no issues.
No thanks. They have some of the worst signal strength for places I need.

I'm not with EE either but I see other networks going the same. Just as Three pioneered the free international roaming and others followed before the EU made it law. I think the other networks are going to follow EE now that they don't have to provide free EU roaming.
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Old 28.06.2021, 22:33
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No thanks. They have some of the worst signal strength for places I need.

I'm not with EE either but I see other networks going the same. Just as Three pioneered the free international roaming and others followed before the EU made it law. I think the other networks are going to follow EE now that they don't have to provide free EU roaming.
Free roaming in the EU could well end in 2022 unless the EU extends the legislation.

In Other news, Project fear was project delusional Brexit 'EXCEEDS' expectation - strong growth forecast!

https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...e4gj_9dgqnh_iM
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Old 28.06.2021, 23:06
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Free roaming in the EU could well end in 2022 unless the EU extends the legislation.

In Other news, Project fear was project delusional Brexit 'EXCEEDS' expectation - strong growth forecast!

https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...e4gj_9dgqnh_iM
Great but growth forecasts usually have numbers?
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Old 29.06.2021, 08:37
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Free roaming in the EU could well end in 2022 unless the EU extends the legislation.
That seems very unlikely. The Commission* wants to extend it, the people love it (and hence the parliament). That just leaves the Council and they are unlikely to oppose extension.

*The Commission views it as pro-competition and a symbol of the single market.
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Old 29.06.2021, 10:03
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That seems very unlikely. The Commission* wants to extend it, the people love it (and hence the parliament). That just leaves the Council and they are unlikely to oppose extension.

*The Commission views it as pro-competition and a symbol of the single market.
This. Its one of the EU's strongest symbols of "union" that filter down to the general population.
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Old 29.06.2021, 10:37
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This. Its one of the EU's strongest symbols of "union" that filter down to the general population.
Interestingly not all operators allow free roaming in CH.
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Old 29.06.2021, 10:50
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Interestingly not all operators allow free roaming in CH.
Could be that we're not in the EU...
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Could be that we're not in the EU...
It's price gouging & nothing more, it's part of Schengen, has free movement within the EU & has low cost calls.
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Old 30.06.2021, 12:46
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Blue passports, covid vaccine and now a win against Germany. Maybe Brexit wasn't so bad after all.
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Blue passports, covid vaccine and now a win against Germany. Maybe Brexit wasn't so bad after all.
Can you please give me just one tangible benefit of England beating Germany. Just one, I'm waiting!
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Old 30.06.2021, 13:36
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Can you please give me just one tangible benefit of England beating Germany. Just one, I'm waiting!
Could you repeat that please?
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