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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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Old 13.03.2019, 18:06
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I would take Argentinian been over Irish every day of the week, I doubt I am alone.
If you'd said Irish, we'd all have thought your account had been hacked...
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Only the finest Kobe beef for me. Shame the UK will be missing out on the free trade with Japan to get it!
Highlands bred for me. You can keep the Kobe.
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It will be the economic experiment that probably nobody dares to trigger because of the unpredictable outcome.
I would think the outcome is rather clear. Import barriers exist to protect the domestic production, without them the domestic producers are likely to get crushed. People may be able to buy inexpensive stuff but lack the funds to pay because they've lost their job.
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Old 13.03.2019, 18:18
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If you'd said Irish, we'd all have thought your account had been hacked...
I am not aware of ever buying Irish beef, having a Côte de Boeuf Charolais tonight
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Old 13.03.2019, 18:24
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I would think the outcome is rather clear. Import barriers exist to protect the domestic production, without them the domestic producers are likely to get crushed. People may be able to buy inexpensive stuff but lack the funds to pay because they've lost their job.

Doesn't need to be. Because of environmental reasons, local and sustainable production might become much more popular.
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Old 13.03.2019, 18:46
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I am not aware of ever buying Irish beef, having a Côte de Boeuf Charolais tonight
Have you ever been to McDonald's? Come on, honestly, remember that time you'd had a few too many, it was late, and the temptation as those golden arches lurched into view was just too much...? Well, 1 in 5 hamburgers sold in McDonald’s across Europe is of Irish origin (claims their website).
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Old 13.03.2019, 18:57
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Have you ever been to McDonald's? Come on, honestly, remember that time you'd had a few too many, it was late, and the temptation as those golden arches lurched into view was just too much...? Well, 1 in 5 hamburgers sold in McDonald’s across Europe is of Irish origin (claims their website).
The connoisseur of burgers asks if I eat in McDonalds , according to their website Swiss Beef is sold in CH
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Old 13.03.2019, 19:05
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The connoisseur of burgers asks if I eat in McDonalds
Obviously my connoisseurship would have no impact on your dining habits, but putting that aside, I do occasionally eat in McDonald's for the pure convenience: it's right there (usually on a motorway), quick, and it keeps the kids quiet for ten minutes. I usually have a salad as I don't fancy the gastrointestinal sequelae of their 20% Irish beef, but I bet you sneak the odd cheeky burger in every now and again.
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Old 13.03.2019, 19:10
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Obviously my connoisseurship would have no impact on your dining habits, but putting that aside, I do occasionally eat in McDonald's for the pure convenience: it's right there (usually on a motorway), quick, and it keeps the kids quiet for ten minutes. I usually have a salad as I don't fancy the gastrointestinal sequelae of their 20% Irish beef, but I bet you sneak the odd cheeky burger in every now and again.
As I added to my last post, in CH the beef comes from CH. I hate overcooked beef so order chicken breast or chicken salads if I ever have to eat there.

There was a premium offering in CH I tried a couple of years ago, it was not very nice so have avoided their burgers ever since.

This was the last Burger I ate, 2 weeks ago at Geneva airport, cooked rare as I like them
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Old 13.03.2019, 19:16
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As I added to my last post, in CH the beef comes from CH.
We're veering way off track, but what do Swiss Macca's restaurants have to do with Maltese tax exile you? I know you ski occasionally in CH, but you'd be more likely to encounter McD's throughout the year elsewhere, wouldn't you?

As for the rest of your post, I agree completely and adopt the same MSS (McDonald's Survival Strategy) as you.
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Old 13.03.2019, 19:21
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We're veering way off track, but what do Swiss Macca's restaurants have to do with Maltese tax exile you? I know you ski occasionally in CH, but you'd be more likely to encounter McD's throughout the year elsewhere, wouldn't you?

As for the rest of your post, I agree completely and adopt the same MSS (McDonald's Survival Strategy) as you.
I really don't bother with fast food, I have time to go to proper restaurants or cook for myself.
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Old 13.03.2019, 19:26
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To get back on track. In a short they'll vote if a hard-brexit is an option, if not an option they'll vote tomorrow if they should ask for the delay, and if they do so May will raise the question in parliament if a new referendum should be held.

What a joke, John Cleese would be jealous of such script.
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So long as my beef hasn’t been painted green

On the subject of Argentinian beef, anyone been to Chiaruso in Zurich? I found it disappointing...
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Old 13.03.2019, 20:11
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To get back on track. In a short they'll vote if a hard-brexit is an option, if not an option they'll vote tomorrow if they should ask for the delay, and if they do so May will raise the question in parliament if a new referendum should be held.

What a joke, John Cleese would be jealous of such script.
They should go for three NOs and then ask the SVP what to do.
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Old 13.03.2019, 21:23
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So damn close.

MPs reject a no-deal Brexit by 312 to 308, in a non-binding vote

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47562995
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So damn close.

MPs reject a no-deal Brexit by 312 to 308, in a non-binding vote

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47562995
So now they vote tomorrow to extend or not extend Article 50? But even if they vote to extend there is no guarantee the EU will allow it?
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So close!
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So damn close.

MPs reject a no-deal Brexit by 312 to 308, in a non-binding vote

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47562995
I cannot see why tbe EU would give May an extension though.
Unless May puts a second referendum on the table.
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So now they vote tomorrow to extend or not extend Article 50? But even if they vote to extend there is no guarantee the EU will allow it?
And then we'd leave without a deal anyway.
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Old 13.03.2019, 21:40
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So now they vote tomorrow to extend or not extend Article 50? But even if they vote to extend there is no guarantee the EU will allow it?
There is no guarantee of nothing; it is a totally unbelievable mess.
The UK Govt. could not organise a p#ssup in a brewery.
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