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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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Well, colour me surprised! (lol, not really)

May revokes Article 50 in shock U-turn
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Old 01.04.2018, 09:24
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Well, colour me surprised! (lol, not really)

May revokes Article 50 in shock U-turn
you'll have to do a bit better than that.
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Old 01.04.2018, 09:52
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Well, colour me surprised! (lol, not really)

May revokes Article 50 in shock U-turn
The First of April:

The only day of the year that people critically evaluate news stories before believing them.
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Old 01.04.2018, 10:29
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The First of April:

The only day of the year that people critically evaluate news stories before believing them.
As long as thy do end up believing them ....
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Old 02.04.2018, 13:19
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Perhaps you have selective memory syndrome

30 billion black hole 1 week before vote
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UK budget (£ blns):
2016: 772 expenditures
Nov. 2017: 809 expenditures

That's a spending increase by £ 37bln. As predicted.
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Interesting reading: a survey of British people's feelings on immigration, the EU and so on, compared with the rest of the EU and with a survey made before the referendum.

A nice counterweight to the constant accusations of "Brexiteer" racism.

http://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/.../surveyKy/2143

You might need to scroll down to National Reports -- United Kingdom.
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Old 02.04.2018, 14:48
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The only day of the year that people critically evaluate news stories before believing them.
The problem is that on the 2nd, they'll forget to check the date it was published and end up believing it anyways.
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Old 02.04.2018, 15:17
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UK budget (£ blns):
2016: 772 expenditures
Nov. 2017: 809 expenditures

That's a spending increase by £ 37bln. As predicted.
That's because they have given up on the concept Austerity, or just spending what you can afford. So sad they can manipulate interest, inflation of 3% so base rate should be 4% not 0.5%. This facilitates out of control spending. Very different in 1979 when base rates were 14%.
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One very simple question- how many of you would be keen to go back to UK to work and live right now.

Moi? Non merci.
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Old 02.04.2018, 15:42
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Wouldn't worry me to do so, but I'm retired anyway. I expect we will be moving back at some point. Only question is will it be when we want to make the move or because the Swiss have pushed us out with the new permit regulations.
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One very simple question- how many of you would be keen to go back to UK to work and live right now.

Moi? Non merci.
More or less the same as before as a non-Brit.
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Old 02.04.2018, 15:49
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I've got the Guardian jobs pages open on another tab as I type.
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Old 02.04.2018, 15:57
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Japan prioritise EU trade deal over UK:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8280021.html

I thought you Brexiters were telling us how other countries would be falling over themselves to do trade deals with the UK?
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One very simple question- how many of you would be keen to go back to UK to work and live right now.
I wouldn't. Everyone I worked with (over 200 people) has been reshuffled or made redundant more than once in the last 3yrs.

I'm back in the UK at the moment and my OH is moaning about how cold and gloomy the weather is. It's simply not worth the ear ache
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Japan prioritise EU trade deal over UK:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8280021.html

I thought you Brexiters were telling us how other countries would be falling over themselves to do trade deals with the UK?
Trade talks take a lot of effort and time, so it makes sense that you go after the chunks that will have the biggest impact first.
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Wouldn't worry me to do so, but I'm retired anyway. I expect we will be moving back at some point. Only question is will it be when we want to make the move or because the Swiss have pushed us out with the new permit regulations.
Surely you've been here long enough for that not to be an issue????
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Length of time isn't the issue, speaking the language, etc, is. I don't think we're integrated enough to meet the new criteria. Whether we can be we'll have to wait and see. Must start using DuoLingo to improve my poor French.
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Interesting reading: a survey of British people's feelings on immigration, the EU and so on, compared with the rest of the EU and with a survey made before the referendum.

A nice counterweight to the constant accusations of "Brexiteer" racism.

http://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/.../surveyKy/2143

You might need to scroll down to National Reports -- United Kingdom.
The problem for the EU is that when something happened that politicians (not only UK) felt they could not sell to their local constituency they simply said "the EU is forcing that on us".

None of them said "I could have vetoed this and so stopped it but for whatever reason I did not".

Consequently they built up an image of a big bad EU and now they are reaping the result.

I hope Brexit works out for the UK but everything I have seen so far since the vote makes me pessimistic .

If anybody wants to chime in with positive post Brexit vote news then please do so.

Who knows "maybe it will indeed be alright on the night"!
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Length of time isn't the issue, speaking the language, etc, is. I don't think we're integrated enough to meet the new criteria. Whether we can be we'll have to wait and see. Must start using DuoLingo to improve my poor French.
Maybe it does not help in your case but getting qualified in the local language gives you the choice of German, French or Italian (I deliberately did not include Romansch )
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One very simple question- how many of you would be keen to go back to UK to work and live right now.

Moi? Non merci.
Since you only ever worked in the UK, I suspect had you not retired you would still be working in the UK, you never thought to leave & little has changed.

London is booming, been there for 3 1/2 weeks, a huge amount of money being spent everywhere from Bond St to Brent Cross.
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