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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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Yeah, you might want to ask a Greek or a Turk or a Syrian or a Russian or, well, pretty much anyone from anywhere, about that particular assertion.
It all has to be taken in context, I don't (I think you can't) directly compare the UK to Greece or Turkey but at least they are unified in something, for better or worse. The UK is basically a den of jackals (both politically and in the media) all looking to screw the others and I do not see the UK progressing as a nation if the politicians do not share any common goals. It seems like ever cabinet has short term goals which the next party wants to undo as soon as they can.

In my view, the UK's forseeable future is screwed until this happens.
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At least they are unified in something,


Do you live under a rock, Richdog?
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Old 30.04.2018, 12:43
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Do you live under a rock, Richdog?


Yeah, lets ask rhetorical questions and use these rofl smileys and see who wins the internet.



(Just guessing, but it won't be you).
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Old 30.04.2018, 12:47
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I love this. France and Austria come within a whisker of electing extreme right wingers for president. Greece is a basket case, where actual neo-fascists and actual communists are actually taken seriously. Turkey has become a police state (again). Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands are having all kinds of nasty shit bubbling up from the sewers. Italy continues to be Italy. Russia is a mafia state. And poor old Syria is in the middle of a bloody civil war...

But, according to Richdog, "the UK is now officially the worlds most self-destructive country in terms of politics."

Right you are, Richdog. Right you are.
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Old 30.04.2018, 12:49
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I love this. France and Austria come within a whisker of electing extreme right wingers for president. Greece is a basket case, where actual neo-fascists and actual communists are actually taken seriously. Turkey has become a police state (again). Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands are having all kinds of nasty shit bubbling up from the sewers. Italy continues to be Italy. Russia is a mafia state. And poor old Syria is in the middle of a bloody civil war...

But, Richdog, "the UK is now officially the worlds most self-destructive country in terms of politics."

Right you are, Richdog. Right you are.
I think you need to read a little hyperbole into people's statements instead of taking everything 100% literally, but then again I do realise this is a level of emotional intelligence that you likely don't possess.
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Old 30.04.2018, 12:50
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I've been caught out talking shit and now I'm going to act like it's someone else who is the idiot
Fixed that for you, Richdog.

Now put down the Daily Mail and go and have a cup of tea before you burst a blood vessel.
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Old 30.04.2018, 12:58
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Fixed that for you, Richdog.

Now put down the Daily Mail and go and have a cup of tea before you burst a blood vessel.
My apologies, I do realise this line of thinking different to your usual anti-establishment, anti-everything spiel of: "Oh mang, all these happy people in the world (that I am going to term rich and slag off on a regular basis) make me so insecure. *sobs*

It would be amusing if you hadn't been doing it for around the last decade and if it wasn't so sad and predictable.
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My apologies, I do realise this line of thinking different to your usual anti-establishment, anti-everything spiel of: "Oh mang, all these happy people in the world (that I am going to term rich and slag off on a regular basis) make me so insecure. *sobs*
I don't suppose you could write that in English, could you?
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I don't suppose you could write that in English, could you?
Cliff notes: it must be a drag for you being so continually irate, insecure and pissed off with the world.
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Cliff notes: it must be a drag for you being so continually irate, insecure and pissed off with the world.
Are you drunk? Read back over the last few posts and see which one of us sounds like he is "irate, insecure and pissed off with the world".

I'll give you a clue: it isn't me.
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Are you drunk? Read back over the last few posts and see which one of us sounds like he is "irate, insecure and pissed off with the world".

I'll give you a clue: it isn't me.
You are probably the least convincing person I can think of on a forum when it comes to pretending not to be irate. Your repeated green rep points that you give to me full of rofl smileys tell me everything I need to know about how much things get to you because they are the mark of a petty and insecure man.
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Old 30.04.2018, 13:23
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The Windrush scandal probably wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for British membership of the EU. By insisting that the United Kingdom gives immigration priority to every Tomas, Dionysios and Heinrich from Kiruna to Koprivshtitsa, the EU has unwittingly (?) created a ridiculously unwelcoming environment for our brothers and sisters from the Commonwealth.

But, no. It's the Brexit-voters who are all racist. Not the EU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SYwV9034kM
The facts do not support you, the number of non EU immigrants per year has far exceeded the number of EU immigrants for many years.
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Your repeated green rep points that you give to me full of rofl smileys tell me everything I need to know about how much things get to you because they are the mark of a petty and insecure man.
Right, I give you positive rep because I'm angry. Makes perfect sense, Richdog.

It's a good job I've worked with three year olds, otherwise I wouldn't have a clue what you were on about.
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The facts do not support you, the number of non EU immigrants per year has far exceeded the number of EU immigrants for many years.
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So? The graph in no way contradicts my observations.
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I love the way Gove tried to throw off the huge failure of Tory immigration policies by defending Rudd and blaming Labour for using Windrush to distract from the anti-Semitism row. You couldn't make it up. Haven't you got that the wrong way around, Mr Gove?

Mrs. May is in for a rocky week. To smooth things over, Sajid Javid will be appointed, I reckon.
Sajid Javid is in. When tidying up their messes, this clunky government is far easier to read. Doubt this will put a stop to their target driven short-sighted policies, mind.

Watch out Mrs May, if Amber Rudd doesn't get you this week, Arlene will..
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Right, I give you positive rep because I'm angry. Makes perfect sense, Richdog.
Yes, it makes perfect sense. It's called putting on a face other than that which you are actually wearing, and you have exhibited the same behaviour and conducted the same spiel for as long as I have seen you post on the forum. If you were not bothered at all you simply wouldn't go out of your way to do that stuff so repeatedly to people, and to pretend otherwise is just kidding yourself (which is also understandable).

Like I said before, it's old hat, sad, and extremely predictable... but no less amusing for all that. Anyway lets leave it there, we both have better things to do with our time than engage in online fisticuffs.
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we both have better things to do with our time than engage in online fisticuffs.
I don't.
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Let's hope she votes for the Lord's amendments and brings the end of Brexit closer. That at least would be a silver lining
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The Windrush scandal probably wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for British membership of the EU. By insisting that the United Kingdom gives immigration priority to every Tomas, Dionysios and Heinrich from Kiruna to Koprivshtitsa, the EU has unwittingly (?) created a ridiculously unwelcoming environment for our brothers and sisters from the Commonwealth....
Not true. And repeating something you said a few months ago which wasn't true then doesn't make it any truer now.

The single market gives EU citizens the right to live and work in the UK. It is up to the UK if it chooses to extend those rights to commonwealth citizens or not. The fact that it chooses not to do so is not the fault of the EU.

As for "brothers and sisters from the Commonwealth" - sorry but laughable. You mean those people whose countries the UK overtook by force and imposed British rule on whether they wanted it or not?

As Blackadder said, "When I joined up, we were still fighting colonial wars. If you saw someone in a skirt, you shot him and nicked his country."
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You mean those people whose countries the UK overtook by force and imposed British rule on whether they wanted it or not?
Yes, I do mean those people. Those people to whom the United Kingdom surely owes some moral responsibility which it doesn't owe to anyone from Romania or Estonia or Sweden.

And of course the EU is partly responsible for the Windrush scandal. Successive British governments have felt pressure to restrict immigration. They can't restrict it from Europe, so they have to restrict it from elsewhere - just like the Swiss do. You've seen the threads on EF - there are enough of them!

By giving priority to EU immigrants, it naturally follows that non-EU immigrants are penalised. That's how priorities work. Have you never queued up for an Easyjet flight?
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