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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 16.03.2019, 09:53
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Old 16.03.2019, 09:55
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Old 16.03.2019, 10:08
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This was already the case before Brexit. Everyone in the EU already gets free tuition at Scottish universities apart from “Little Englanders” (and northern bogtrotters and Taffs). This is discrimination but somehow Scotland gets away with it.
Education is a devolved policy. The rUK parliament has decided that tuition fees are a good thing, so Scots (and English, Welsh, NI) who go to English, Welsh or NI universities have to pay tuition.
The Scottish parliament (who are concerned only with Scottish issues) believe education should be free, so all their constituents receive free education within Scotland. EU law makes it illegal for them to discriminate against EU citizens who are outside of the UK, so they get free education too.

If you really want to get annoyed about the policy, you have to get annoyed at the UK government who insist that students SHOULD pay fees, not the Scottish government who insist students SHOULDN'T.
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Doesn't make it any less daft, given that it's 40 years on and we're not buying daft advertising slogans that are patently ridiculous, be they on TV or the side of bus

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Old 16.03.2019, 10:18
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This was already the case before Brexit. Everyone in the EU already gets free tuition at Scottish universities apart from “Little Englanders” (and northern bogtrotters and Taffs). This is discrimination but somehow Scotland gets away with it.
Ah, if England was only an EU state in it's own right, it could object to the treatment of it's citizens.
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Old 16.03.2019, 10:22
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EU law makes it illegal for them to discriminate against EU citizens who are outside of the UK, so they get free education too.
Also all NI students who take out an Irish passport. You'd be surprised how many of the DUP members have an Irish passport and register as such when it comes to going to college.
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Scottish independence is inevitable.
Well, those will be dreich days...I assume. :-)
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right place to post my question. I was wondering what will happen to UK driving licence holders that move to Switzerland after Brexit.

Thanks
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Old 16.03.2019, 12:46
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Farage's Brexit Betrayal march has got off to a cracking start...

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Old 16.03.2019, 12:49
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This was already the case before Brexit. Everyone in the EU already gets free tuition at Scottish universities apart from “Little Englanders” (and northern bogtrotters and Taffs). This is discrimination but somehow Scotland gets away with it.
Thanks to the Barnett formula, it’s being financed with English taxes, too! If Scotland goes it alone in the EU, Scottish taxes will go through the roof or there will be swingeing funding cuts - either way its citizens are in for a big shock!
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Well, those will be dreich days...I assume. :-)
Whether the sky is grey or blue, the future will be bright for an independent Scotland!
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Old 16.03.2019, 12:59
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Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right place to post my question. I was wondering what will happen to UK driving licence holders that move to Switzerland after Brexit.

Thanks
Have you read any of the advice that was given to you in this thread of yours? https://www.englishforum.ch/business...ankruptcy.html Moving to Switzerland, after Brexit, with no job and no substantial savings...we're talking @ CHF35,000 per person...is just crazy. You will have exactly 90 days to both find jobs, and unless one of you can prove that they can support the other one to the tune of CHF 35,000, the person without a job will have to leave.

As for the licence...

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Old 16.03.2019, 13:41
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Thanks to the Barnett formula, it’s being financed with English taxes, too! If Scotland goes it alone in the EU, Scottish taxes will go through the roof or there will be swingeing funding cuts - either way its citizens are in for a big shock!
You do realise Scotland has been a massive net contributor to the UK Treasury for the last 35 years (my lifetime!) at least, right?
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You do realise Scotland has been a massive net contributor to the UK Treasury for the last 35 years (my lifetime!) at least, right?
No, that has not true Not even on average including North Sea oil
https://fullfact.org/economy/tax-and-spending-scotland/
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Farage's Brexit Betrayal march has got off to a cracking start...

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50 people, a real outpouring of support. I doubt anybody will complete the whole march!
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Not surprised, given the state of Nigel’s back following his plane crash years ago...
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To be fair, decent metaphors should come with a fee..

The UK weather this weekend is far too wild for Nigel. He might get blown away o'er the sea.. to Europe.
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Thanks to the Barnett formula, it’s being financed with English taxes, too! If Scotland goes it alone in the EU, Scottish taxes will go through the roof or there will be swingeing funding cuts - either way its citizens are in for a big shock!
Your basic assumption that everything would remain the same but taxes would go up is flawed. First of all they’d have full access to the revenue generated in Scotland and secondly much of Scotland would qualify for access to EU structural Fund and that is just for starters.
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Structural funds. Hmm. Some summaries of http://www.parliament.scot/ResearchB..._2014-2020.pdf are suggesting EU membership could be very costly - according to the Express:

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“Based on the government’s own figures, we could be looking at a bill of more than £800million at a time when the public finances would already be under severe pressure due to the gaping deficit.
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