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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%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 15.06.2016, 14:11
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Well Boris is heavily hinting that he wants Cameron to run for a third term on This Morning. I guess it will be a few hours before the video clip is available, but it will be worth watching.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-...-Boris-Johnson
How many times can one run for prime minister in GB?

off topic but do Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have the same hairdresser?
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Old 15.06.2016, 14:12
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Just stumbled upon the fact that Jeremy Clarkson is firmly in the Remain camp

Wot?

P.S checked the date, it wasn't 1 April
Who cares what the twit thinks.
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Old 15.06.2016, 14:13
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Just stumbled upon the fact that Jeremy Clarkson is firmly in the Remain camp

Wot?

P.S checked the date, it wasn't 1 April
Wonder how many of the rich celebs who lost a fortune in the 00s crash and having had the chance to re-stocked the coffers, don't want to lose it again..
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How many times can one run for prime minister in GB?
You don't 'run' for Prime Minister. The people vote for the political party, and whoever is leader of that party at the the time of winning a general election, is appointed Prime Minister by the Queen (purely as a matter of formality). There is no legal limit to the number of terms in office a Prime Minister can have.
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Old 15.06.2016, 16:14
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In case you missed it, here's what happened on the Thames today.



Next Thursday can't come soon enough.
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Old 15.06.2016, 16:16
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In case you missed it, here's what happened on the Thames today.



Next Thursday can't come soon enough.
Why is Johnson sailing as part of the Remain squadron? Was he undercover?
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Old 15.06.2016, 20:17
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Why is Johnson sailing as part of the Remain squadron? Was he undercover?
By supporting both sides he can be sure to come out victorious no matter what happens.
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Old 15.06.2016, 20:39
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European commission says Turkey has not met conditions of possible visa deal including border security and human rights issues

Turkey has missed an EU deadline that would have allowed its citizens visa-free travel through most of Europe, amid ongoing tensions over a controversial migration deal.

Well that destroys one Leave argument!

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Old 15.06.2016, 21:01
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European commission says Turkey has not met conditions of possible visa deal including border security and human rights issues

Turkey has missed an EU deadline that would have allowed its citizens visa-free travel through most of Europe, amid ongoing tensions over a controversial migration deal.

Well that destroys one Leave argument!

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They would be shooting themselves in the foot to make an announcement before the referendum
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Old 15.06.2016, 21:02
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Why is Johnson sailing as part of the Remain squadron? Was he undercover?
Not sure if you're being droll (always hard to tell sans smilies). Not Boris but Alan Johnson, I presume. Labour leader of Remain campaign.
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Old 15.06.2016, 22:42
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In case you missed it, here's what happened on the Thames today.



Next Thursday can't come soon enough.
Anyone who declares that Farage is a Little Englander can "butter my ar$€".....
To coin a Partridgism from this episode, "Good luck with the exit."
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Old 15.06.2016, 22:52
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The truth is Farage is an extremely reliable and honest character, I don't know why some people don't like him. I mean, it is obvious he's a cultured man, as well as his fans, and he only means well.
I hope Great Britain we'll have him as PM one day.
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Old 15.06.2016, 23:05
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The truth is Farage is an extremely reliable and honest character, I don't know why some people don't like him. I mean, it is obvious he's a cultured man, as well as his fans, and he only means well.
I hope Great Britain we'll have him as PM one day.
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"The truth is Farage is an extremely reliable and honest character" Then he will never be a successful politician
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Old 15.06.2016, 23:09
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I'm on a boat!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM
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Gove served...by his dad!

http://news.sky.com/story/1712502/go...ver-fishy-tale
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You don't 'run' for Prime Minister. The people vote for the political party, and whoever is leader of that party at the the time of winning a general election, is appointed Prime Minister by the Queen (purely as a matter of formality). There is no legal limit to the number of terms in office a Prime Minister can have.
Largely true but you vote for an MP that is a member of a political party
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Old 16.06.2016, 09:54
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A number of major companies are threatening to sue the Leave campaign for distributing leaflets with their company logos when the companies support Remain and Leave had no permission for use of the logos.

Source (might be behind pay wall)
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Old 16.06.2016, 10:00
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Carney, Bank of England Governor, has blasted Leave attempts to muzzle him and his independent committees views on Brexit.
He states it is within his remit to warn of activities that will damage the economy.

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A number of major companies are threatening to sue the Leave campaign for distributing leaflets with their company logos when the companies support Remain and Leave had no permission for use of the logos.

Source (might be behind pay wall)
Both sides are lying so hysterically now no one believes anything any more. Right now from what i read last time its about 53% to 47% leave to win, which I think personally on the day will mean we vote to stay, not go, because when push comes to shove people will opt for safety.

The whole thing though has been the complete reverse of the scottish referendum. in that campaign the scottish voters were engaged and energised, they came into politics. here the bitter feeling left in the mouth is that all politicians are lying scumbags who will say and do anything to get you to side with them. the British public are the losers whatever the outcome.
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Old 16.06.2016, 10:11
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I don't think it will make a difference. There's always been smuggling between the two. Unless they build a wall - which they won't. Remember the old cow trick. They'd cross UK cows over the border - claim EU subsidy - then walk them back and repeat a month later.

Anyway, despite what they say, the word in the inner circle in Brussels is they will agree a trade deal quickly as it's in their interest despite the rhetoric, as of course they are desperate for the UK not to leave the EU.
As a matter of interest can you name one country or group of countries that have expressed interest in negotiating a trade agreement with the UK after Brexit?

So far all I have seen is public statements stating exactly the opposite!

This talk of UK entering a new world of multiple free trade agreements is at best wishful thinking, at worst, leaping into disaster.
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