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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 08.04.2019, 15:22
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And besides, sh!t wages are the norm across all of the UK and have been for years.
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Old 08.04.2019, 15:49
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Mark Francois has written a letter all on his own. This should be good...and I do like a bit of Stig Abell.

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Old 08.04.2019, 16:37
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Mark Francois has written a letter all on his own. This should be good...and I do like a bit of Stig Abell.

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My fav bit is where he calls out Corbyn for willingly sitting down with "Sin Feinn".

How did the GFA get drafted again? Was it by continuous fighting or was it by sitting the parties down?

The fella is a moron. He's still fighting the Battle of Waterloo in his head.
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Old 08.04.2019, 18:40
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My fav bit is where he calls out Corbyn for willingly sitting down with "Sin Feinn".
Even the Queen has sat down to dinner with members of Sinn Fein!
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Old 08.04.2019, 18:44
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Why?

Offer shit wages, don't be surprised that nobody wants the work.

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And back in the real world, he would not be competitive if he did, especially in No Deal situation where the government intends to have zero tariffs on food imports... he really should have thought this out and maybe demanded a plan from the boys before believing them.
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Old 08.04.2019, 18:52
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Leo Varadkar and M. Barnier make a statement after talks in Dublin this afternoon.

https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1115268946041634817
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Old 08.04.2019, 19:25
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Leo Varadkar and M. Barnier make a statement after talks in Dublin this afternoon.

https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1115268946041634817
Mr Barnier also warned Britain that in case of a no-deal Brexit, the EU would not open trade talks until the question of the Irish border had been resolved.

"If the UK were to leave without a deal, let me be very clear, we would not discuss anything with the UK until there is an agreement for Ireland, Northern Ireland as well as for citizen's rights and the financial settlement," he said.

Boy and girls compare this with Liam Fox's statement on 20 July 2017 and comment!
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Old 08.04.2019, 19:31
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Yes, it's a very clear warning shot across the bow.

I would love to know what Barnier meant when he said "operational solutions" A very worrying time for Ireland, no doubt.
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Old 08.04.2019, 19:33
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Yes, it's a very clear warning shot across the bow.
UK keeps the 39 billion & no deal, what's not to like.
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Old 08.04.2019, 19:47
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UK keeps the 39 billion & no deal, what's not to like.
Better idea: revoke A. 50 by 5 PM Friday and we can all go home for our tea.
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Old 08.04.2019, 20:01
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UK keeps the 39 billion & no deal, what's not to like.
Turning our back on the largest trading block in the world, great idea
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Old 08.04.2019, 20:04
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Turning our back on the largest trading block in the world, great idea
The payment was based on a deal, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed IIRC.

No deal, No £39 Billion simple
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Old 08.04.2019, 20:16
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The payment was based on a deal, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed IIRC.

No deal, No £39 Billion simple
The UK will have no money left either way. Grayling has already spent billions buying ships & boats, even invisible ones.

At least the Tory party can sail off into the sunset come Friday, eh?
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Old 08.04.2019, 20:22
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The payment was based on a deal, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed IIRC.

No deal, No £39 Billion simple
Compared to the annual volume of EU/UK trade, a one off "win" of £39 billion is peanuts.
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Old 08.04.2019, 20:49
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The payment was based on a deal, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed IIRC.

No deal, No £39 Billion simple
A simple 10% tariff on all goods and services imported from the UK to the EU will be the first step in collecting what the EU believes it is owed. And, yes, I know the Brits will retaliate with their own tariffs. Let’s see who wins that war.
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Old 08.04.2019, 21:27
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Of course, if Robin Tillbrook of the English Democrats is right, and the courts rule in his favour citing, for example, Lord Justice Law’s ruling in the Metric Martyr’s case as precedent, then we have already left, and Parliament is in for a big shock!
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Old 08.04.2019, 21:34
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A simple 10% tariff on all goods and services imported from the UK to the EU will be the first step in collecting what the EU believes it is owed. And, yes, I know the Brits will retaliate with their own tariffs. Let’s see who wins that war.
As Uk will become a tariff free zone, I doubt we will buy much from the EU in those circumstances, unless of course they reduce the price by 10% & absorb the tariffs themselves. It's not as if they have been able to raise prices as the £ fell.
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Old 08.04.2019, 21:51
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A simple 10% tariff on all goods and services imported from the UK to the EU will be the first step in collecting what the EU believes it is owed. And, yes, I know the Brits will retaliate with their own tariffs. Let’s see who wins that war.
The main problem with your theory is that there will be no EU-citizen wanting that war, and with the EU elections coming up, no EU politician would dare to put the EU economy at risk.
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Old 08.04.2019, 22:06
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As Uk will become a tariff free zone, I doubt we will buy much from the EU in those circumstances, unless of course they reduce the price by 10% & absorb the tariffs themselves. It's not as if they have been able to raise prices as the £ fell.
Imports from the EU are already tariff free so nothing changes?
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Imports from the EU are already tariff free so nothing changes?
However prices are too high in the EU as it's protectionist, they would have to lower prices to compete if the UK became a tariff free zone. Competition is good
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