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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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They did it?
I had given up hope that they would dare do that.
If Germany barks a bit louder they'll go back to their corner, tails between legs...

Running for cover now....(sorry, couldn't resist)
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Old 21.10.2018, 19:56
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And the Police have been prevented from investigating PROVEN fraud further, because of 'political sensitivities' - dictatorship, anyone?
The fraud is clearly unproven as nobody has been convicted by a court of law. For a teacher you should fact check occasionally before stating an oddle fact
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Old 21.10.2018, 19:59
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Although there's nothing funny about the national obsession ( football ) and the 52 years of hurt and
counting since England last won the World Cup !!

To many a bigger disaster than Brexit.
Er, whut?
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They did what?

There is no voting here before end of November.

Is this an English thing to hope things but not bother what's actually happening?
LOL, sorry, not personal.
You know most people on this forum aren't English, right?
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:19
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Nothing "little" about a European nation of forty odd million.

Funny coming from a Swiss, though.
How old are you - probably been British longer than you and certainly before the EU
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:29
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If Germany barks a bit louder they'll go back to their corner, tails between legs...

Running for cover now....(sorry, couldn't resist)
Who? The Swiss? The Germans learnt not to bark at the Swiss and use orther tactics as barking somehow makes the Swiss more aggressive and more stubborn and terribly annoying.
The Brits? They're actually quite good at barking too it seems, so again the Germans most likely won't really reach success by barking.

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Yes, I do know.
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:32
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How old are you - probably been British longer than you and certainly before the EU
You know people get old automatically. To become wise demands an effort. And even then there is no guarantee.
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:38
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You can say that again
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:53
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Sorry to confess I lost the plot around ten or more posts ago.

Is there an English summary somewhere?
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You know most people on this forum aren't English, right?
From what I can tell - they're British but over 50 !!
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Old 21.10.2018, 21:06
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Sorry to confess I lost the plot around ten or more posts ago.

Is there an English summary somewhere?
FMF has a huge chip on his shoulder regarding teachers. Why? Answers on a postcard to...

DB is just disillusioned with all groups of nations. Period.

Curley...I think she might be a bit bored and pissed of with the lot of them.

Odile's getting bashed as per usual, but still has the tenacity / stupidity / stubborness to come back for more.

Me... I'm just reading all this bollox, and the media bollox and wondering why everything appears to revolve around Wednesdays? After the build up the damp squib that was last Wednesday's non event on Brexit, apparently, May's been given 72hrs to save her job and is being nagged to attend the meeting of the 1922 Committee on...you guessed it...Wednesday! So Tessie May's got PMQs, tea with Madge, and a bunch of whinging tory back benchers to pacify all in one afternoon. I really want her to turn around and tell them all to f off, she's going for a massage, hair and nails afternoon, followed by a back, sac and crack waxing session. I mean...I don't like the woman, but she's got bigger balls than most of the critical dripshits in her party, so they might as well be silky smooth.

As you were...
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Old 21.10.2018, 21:25
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Spot on -bravo

More people marched in London for a #peoplesvote than there are in the populations of the EU countries of Luxembourg and Malta. And almost as many as in Cyprus.
That is a country size out marching - wish I could have been there.

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Old 22.10.2018, 00:01
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I don't like the woman, but she's got bigger balls than most of the critical dripshits in her party, so they might as well be silky smooth.
I think she's just as power-hungry as all those ankle biters you so aptly describe. The rest is just a consequence of that hunger.
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Old 22.10.2018, 00:28
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If Germany barks a bit louder they'll go back to their corner, tails between legs...

Running for cover now....(sorry, couldn't resist)
It's survival of the fittest, doesn't matter much how strong you think you are.

Perhaps take a look at your home country if you think it's smart to go on a collision course as the less powerful party.
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Sorry to confess I lost the plot around ten or more posts ago.

Is there an English summary somewhere?
I think I was asked if something I wrote was a typical English thing.
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They did what?

There is no voting here before end of November.

Is this an English thing to hope things but not bother what's actually happening?
LOL, sorry, not personal.
This is why I have EF.
I don't live in CH anymore and it's not very prominently covered in the international press.
Sorry if there is a vote on freedom of movement coming up that did not pop up in my news streams.
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FMF has a huge chip on his shoulder regarding teachers.
I don't read him that way. Maybe a chip with know-it-alls who don't happen to know it all.

Happens.

People debate to learn. Then there are those who debate to win. It is pretty obvious.

https://www.researchgate.net/publica...alism_of_Truth

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People debate to learn.


Yup. The first place I go when I want to learn is EF. Not the library. Not a university. EF.

You read it here first!
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Er, whut?
He's probably right to be fair - if you asked many football fans "Would you rather have your way on Brexit and your team is relegated or the other way on Brexit and your team wins the league?" I think most footy fans would sack off the Brexit vote.
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FMF has a huge chip on his shoulder regarding teachers. Why? Answers on a postcard to...

Odile's getting bashed as per usual, but still has the tenacity / stupidity / stubborness to come back for more.
I really don't, I just find the stupid ones annoying.

As we agree on something I will let John Cleese explain stupidity for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvVPdyYeaQU
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