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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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You just have no idea what WTO rules mean, do you? None whatsoever
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Old 15.10.2018, 14:11
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Looks like my dream of no-deal Brexit (second best option after no Brexit) will come true.
It will certainly be exciting watching that from Germany.
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I think it's more complicated than that.

Individual EU countries are signing agreements all the time with all sorts of non EU countries.

It may be that there are certain areas of comepetency where they can't. But it's not a blanket ban. Or if it is, nobody seems to be taking notice.
"... have ceded authority to the EU in those areas"

Of course other areas, for instance the respective military, remain a matter of national authority only.
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So, it was pretty clear from the start that Brexit is undelivreable, and the DUP will make sure of it - all 10 of them holding the country to ransom.

a) there cannot be a Border

b) a Border is totally essential

c) impossible
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So, it was pretty clear from the start that Brexit is undelivreable, and the DUP will make sure of it - all 10 of them holding the country to ransom.

a) there cannot be a Border

b) a Border is totally essential

c) impossible
Just wait & see the impossible happen.
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So, it was pretty clear from the start that Brexit is undelivreable, and the DUP will make sure of it - all 10 of them holding the country to ransom.

a) there cannot be a Border

b) a Border is totally essential

c) impossible
Maybe they're holding out for another billion to help them come to a decision? Would work for me.
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Old 15.10.2018, 15:34
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I think it's more complicated than that.

Individual EU countries are signing agreements all the time with all sorts of non EU countries.

It may be that there are certain areas of comepetency where they can't. But it's not a blanket ban. Or if it is, nobody seems to be taking notice.
Do you have any examples of these agreements?
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Old 15.10.2018, 15:39
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Just wait & see the impossible happen.
Personally, I can't wait for the unicorns and flying pigs.
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I saw a picture of a unicorn yesterday I'll never be able to get out of my head- it involved a minor failed politician whose name begins with F, and sounds like garage- with a massive pink dildo stuck on his head

I am not sure he can fly, but he is sure a pig.
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Old 15.10.2018, 16:42
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I saw a picture of a unicorn yesterday I'll never be able to get out of my head- it involved a minor failed politician whose name begins with F, and sounds like garage- with a massive pink dildo stuck on his head

I am not sure he can fly, but he is sure a pig.
I guess being ranked the fifth-most influential MEP by Politico in 2016, who described him as "one of the two most effective speakers in the chamber" is your definition of a minor failed politician.

No doubt you would have written "Nigel will never achieve anything' in an end of term report." teachers often don't spot high intellect.
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I am not sure he can fly, but he is sure a pig.
He can, but probably shouldn't...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/8664260.stm

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No doubt you would have written "Nigel will never achieve anything' in an end of term report." teachers often don't spot high intellect.
In all fairness, he keeps it incredibly well hidden. One day we'll see a glimpse of it though, I'm sure.
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Looks like my dream of no-deal Brexit (second best option after no Brexit) will come true.
It will certainly be exciting watching that from Germany.
I went to these phases
- what? Brexit? why? how? But but but it's Iuuuuuroooooop! (lol)
- I want to see them how they'll feel with a no-deal Brexit
- hmmm, maybe they were right?
- Ok, let's keep our calm and stop wishing to see some vengeance, eye for eye tooth for tooth kinda. It's silly.

Nah. Bleah. I really, really don't care anymore.
You're a couple of phases behind. It's nothing exciting to watch, it's actually cringeworthy. Hope it will be over sooner than later and everyone will return to their better selves...
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First thing he did was to ask for a cigarette- as fuel was pouring all around him and he was covered with the stuff. So 'brain' perhaps not
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Anyhow - are Financial Services part of WTO rules?
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First thing he did was to ask for a cigarette- as fuel was pouring all around him and he was covered with the stuff. So 'brain' perhaps not
I must give that to FMF. He must be very intelligent if he got UK out of the EU (the ends justify the means in Machiavelli's book eh) and got a reputation of having a "high intellect"! :ROFL: But then again, even the con artists and crooks are highly intelligent, so I don't know if it is always such a good trait at the end of the day. :-)
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Not talking about FMF here, for sure although, now you say it ...
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Anyhow - are Financial Services part of WTO rules?
Does it matter to the majority of the Uk population, probably not. Your only interested in what's in it for you & your immediate family rather than seeing the broader picture.
You obviously forget that the UK population will be paying for many years due to the fools running UK Banks 10 years ago, amazingly bank employees at RBS received bonus's for 9 years whilst RBS lost money. I don't think the public will cry for very long on this one.
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Now I'd almost agree with you there.

But as London pays about 1/3rd of all UK tax - losing that third may well have an effect on the general population. How could Mrs May, in those circumstances, promise the end of austerity - as the country if about to implode - is beyond me, and most people.

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Now I'd almost agree with you there.

But as London pays about 1/3rd of all UK tax - losing that third may well hae an effect on the general population. How could Mrs May, in those circumstances, promise the end of austerity - as the country if about to implode - is beyond me, and most people.
The government just printed money to save the Banks, far more than is received in tax from London, unfortunately inflation has not take off yet to reduce the debt.
It begs the question 'is income tax required' when a government can just print the money it wants with no apparent detriment to the country.
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I guess being ranked the fifth-most influential MEP by Politico in 2016, who described him as "one of the two most effective speakers in the chamber" is your definition of a minor failed politician.

No doubt you would have written "Nigel will never achieve anything' in an end of term report." teachers often don't spot high intellect.
Ah, plaudits from the fake media
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