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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%
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Old 25.04.2016, 09:49
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Obama is currently in Germany telling Merkel what a fantastic job she did of handling the migrant crisis. He's then flying on to Saudi to apologise for 9/11.

And we're supposed to take his opinion on Brexit seriously?
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Old 25.04.2016, 09:59
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Obama is currently in Germany telling Merkel what a fantastic job she did of handling the migrant crisis. He's then flying on to Saudi to apologise for 9/11.

And we're supposed to take his opinion on Brexit seriously?
Yep, and he is pretty spot on the Britain will be weaker and less important on their own as compared to being part of the EU
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Yep, and he is pretty spot on the Britain will be weaker and less important on their own as compared to being part of the EU
US trade in goods with the UK: $56 billion for 2015.
US investments in UK: $324 billion

Get back on the golf course, Barry.
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US trade in goods with the UK: $56 billion for 2015.
US investments in UK: $324 billion
US trade in goods with the UK post Brexit: ???
US investments in UK post Brexit: ???

Get your crystal ball out Loz and tell us all why this a risk you'd be willing to take? Then list the US companies who have pledged to not withdraw business from the UK post Brexit.
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US trade in goods with the UK post Brexit: ???
US investments in UK post Brexit: ???

Get your crystal ball out Loz and tell us all why this a risk you'd be willing to take? Then list the US companies who have pledged to not withdraw business from the UK post Brexit.
Can you tell me the trade deal in place at the moment the the EU has with the US? It's because Britain is in the EU that we currently don't have a deal.

An besides, with NO deal we already have this much trade with the US. Over 1 million Americans work for British companies. Over 1 million Brits work for American companies. Britain is already at the front of the queue, and this won't change with Brexit.

Btw, anyone else find it odd that a US president used the word "queue"? Surely he should have said get to the back of the line... makes you wonder where this came from.
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Btw, anyone else find it odd that a US president used the word "queue"? Surely he should have said get to the back of the line... makes you wonder where this came from.
Not at all. A man of his intellect would naturally adapt his language to suit the audience he's addressing.
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It's because Britain is in the EU that we currently don't have a deal.
Plus commonwealth countries too.
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Commission Regulation (EC) 2257/94 Annex 1: requires that bananas be "free from malformation or abnormal curvature of the fingers"...
Well first of all this was part of the definition for classifying bananas into the top quality category for pricing and marketing not a requirement for all bananas and secondly that regulation was superseded by Regulation 2008 back in 2008!

Next we'll hear of 'Boris's Coffins' no doubt!
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An besides, with NO deal we already have this much trade with the US. Over 1 million Americans work for British companies. Over 1 million Brits work for American companies. Britain is already at the front of the queue, and this won't change with Brexit.
It is not about what you have, it all about what others will have - even if you manage to retain what you have, it means nothing if other get a better deal because you will be at a disadvantage. If you are outside the union when the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement is concluded, then you will be at a disadvantage regardless of what you have right now.
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Not at all. A man of his intellect would naturally adapt his language to suit the audience he's addressing.
Good one.
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Can you tell me the trade deal in place at the moment the the EU has with the US? It's because Britain is in the EU that we currently don't have a deal.

An besides, with NO deal we already have this much trade with the US. Over 1 million Americans work for British companies. Over 1 million Brits work for American companies. Britain is already at the front of the queue, and this won't change with Brexit.

Btw, anyone else find it odd that a US president used the word "queue"? Surely he should have said get to the back of the line... makes you wonder where this came from.
EU exports to US in 21015 371 Bn euros
The EU, taken as a whole, is the UK’s major trading partner, accounting for 44% of exports and 53% of imports of goods and services in 2015.
UK exported £223 Bn to EU states in 2015.
2015, total UK trade exports £512.4 billion
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EU exports to US in 21015 371 Bn euros
The EU, taken as a whole, is the UK’s major trading partner, accounting for 44% of exports and 53% of imports of goods and services in 2015.
UK exported £223 Bn to EU states in 2015.
2015, total UK trade exports £512.4 billion
And what's your point?
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Obama is the most popular US President in the UK in my lifetime by a very long way. He has an awful lot of respect, particularly amongst the younger generation, whereas GWB was one of the most despised human beings ever amongst my friends and family. Whether you like him or not, Obama is essentially a good man.
Which is strange seeing Obama is probably the least pro-British president at least in my lifetime.

His popularity just shows how badly people in the UK are misinformed.
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Which is strange seeing Obama is probably the least pro-British president at least in my lifetime.
What is the reasoning behind this statement? And don't give me any of the faff about Churchill's bust.

Coming after the absolute moron that was GWB, Obama has been a breath of fresh air.
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Which is strange seeing Obama is probably the least pro-British president at least in my lifetime.

His popularity just shows how badly people in the UK are misinformed.
Maybe some people in the UK care more about the president of the world's mightiest superpower doing a better job at running the world than at being best buddies with Tony Blair?

Not that Obama is perfect (see Tunisia and Syria), but he is doing such a better job than GWB when it comes to global affairs that it is a disgrace to even question why people in the UK and everywhere else like him more.
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Sterling hits 10-week peak as Brexit fears abate

Source (might be behind a paywall)
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Sterling hits 10-week peak as Brexit fears abate
Latest polls suggest Brexit is losing ground.
Sterling hits low.
Coincidence?
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Latest polls suggest Brexit is losing ground.
Sterling hits low.
Coincidence?
I think it says that Sterling hit high.
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Today's Times reports that in his American Cruz would put Britain at the front of the queue...
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Just six members of the European Parliament out of the 1,174 who held office in 2014 choose not to claim the full allowance for running an office of €4,320 a month (£45,555 a year). This is the limit where they don't have to submit receipts.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...fice-expenses/
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