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Forum: Serious Today, 21:19
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Posted By Nexxo
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Serious Today, 20:39
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Posted By Nexxo
Yes, but don't forget that the majority of...

Yes, but don't forget that the majority of patients think like the doctors do. For some people quality of life is important; for others a fighting chance is. In fact, I've known patients who choose...
Forum: Serious Today, 20:18
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Posted By Nexxo
His thinking exactly. However many people and...

His thinking exactly. However many people and indeed patients amongst them would argue that a 20% chance of improvement is better than 0% chance of improvement by not having treatment, and that 20%...
Forum: Serious Today, 19:05
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Posted By Nexxo
Kind of does. Take a haematological cancer...

Kind of does.

Take a haematological cancer patient age 35 who refuses bone marrow transplant. Without it he will die in 5 years. The treatment has a 20% chance of killing him outright, 20% chance...
Forum: Serious Today, 17:41
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Posted By Nexxo
What is an irrational interest to pursue is quite...

What is an irrational interest to pursue is quite subjective.
Forum: Serious Today, 16:06
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Posted By Nexxo
You can be selective in what you are rational...

You can be selective in what you are rational about, as well as in what your interests are.

Doctors would consider patients refusing certain potentially life-saving cancer treatments as...
Forum: Serious Today, 14:34
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Posted By Nexxo
Indeed, in case of the EU it may be more rational...

Indeed, in case of the EU it may be more rational to stick to its principles. But that is looking at it from a broader perspective than just an economic one. The UK however expects the EU to be...
Forum: Serious Today, 10:30
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Posted By Nexxo
Are you saying that it is rational to adhere to...

Are you saying that it is rational to adhere to principles that may prove to be destructive to the greater good? And that adherence to principles is incompatible with corruption?

But if you want,...
Forum: Serious Today, 07:52
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Posted By Nexxo
This is, of course, assuming that the EU is being...

This is, of course, assuming that the EU is being purely rational about this and not prepared to take an economic hit for their principles. If the UK isn't entirely rational about this, why would the...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 22:28
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Posted By Nexxo
As I understand it, the other 30 member states of...

As I understand it, the other 30 member states of the EU and EEA combined can veto it. In fact it only takes one.
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 21:56
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Posted By Nexxo
Fair point. Battery dying, but here's a...

Fair point.

Battery dying, but here's a relevant article: http://observer.com/2016/07/now-that-the-dust-has-settled-heres-what-brexit-can-teach-us-yankees/
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 21:04
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Posted By Nexxo
The UK is already part of the EEA by dint of...

The UK is already part of the EEA by dint of being part of the EU. It would not be joining another supranational body; it would simply not be leaving it when leaving the EU, nor would the EU...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 20:08
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Posted By Nexxo
Oh, hai StingLikeABee. :) Actually it...

Oh, hai StingLikeABee. :)

Actually it doesn't work like that. UKIP and assorted Brexiteers moaned for 20 years about being in the EU. They didn't accept the status quo.

In fact Nigel Farage...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 19:35
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Posted By Nexxo
Hang on, if the referendum was sufficiently...

Hang on, if the referendum was sufficiently clearly phrased, why would we need another if the government goes for an EEA offer? Surely it's leaving the EU, it's what people voted for, and they should...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 18:44
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Posted By Nexxo
If it needs a follow-up question for...

If it needs a follow-up question for clarification, it is too loose.



By that argument if they voted leave thinking the UK would not simply end up in the EEA then they deserve what they get....
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 16:56
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Posted By Nexxo
Isn't the very fact that a follow-up question...

Isn't the very fact that a follow-up question needs to be asked after the Leave question (do you want to leave to the EEA or leave to the WTO) proof that the referendum question was too loose?

In...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 12:37
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Posted By Nexxo
But people don't know that "Prioritise access to...

But people don't know that "Prioritise access to the single market in negotiations" means "Prioritise access to the single market in negotiations", and "Prioritise immigration control in...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 07:43
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Posted By Nexxo
How is the Leave/Remain question "pretty simple"...

How is the Leave/Remain question "pretty simple" and different from "Prioritise immigration control/prioritise single market access"?

Because it seems to me that the Leave/Remain question is...
Forum: Serious 27th Jul 2016, 20:37
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Posted By Nexxo
Careful... your national stereotypes are showing....

Careful... your national stereotypes are showing. :p



Which is my point. You can put BoJo's behaviour in perspective, but you've already made up your mind about Barnier before he has done or...
Forum: Serious 27th Jul 2016, 18:14
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Posted By Nexxo
Well, no. The Telegraph loves to paint Michel...

Well, no. The Telegraph loves to paint Michel Barnier as "someone who hates Britain" because he was instrumental in driving financial service reforms following the 2008 credit crunch, including a cap...
Forum: Serious 27th Jul 2016, 15:47
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Posted By Nexxo
Well, if the UK appoints Mr. "The EU is like...

Well, if the UK appoints Mr. "The EU is like Hitler's Third Reich" Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary and "Monsieur Non" David Davis as Brexiteer-in-chief, how does it expect the EU to respond?
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Forum: Serious 27th Jul 2016, 10:03
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Posted By Nexxo
More blaming the EU for British government...

More blaming the EU for British government failings. Are you saying that Britain's finest diplomats couldn't have had a say in how Article 50 was formulated? Or was this passed through EU Parliament...
Forum: Serious 27th Jul 2016, 09:17
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Posted By Nexxo
Perhaps the British government should have...

Perhaps the British government should have insisted on a better formulated exit clause. But it couldn't even half-ass that one, which is typical for its contributions to the EU --and indeed for how...
Forum: Serious 26th Jul 2016, 22:46
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Posted By Nexxo
Here's a nice video...

Here's a nice video (http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/cb083c53-3998-4f3a-8eca-e114e3dbdf0b) showing how complex a cluster**** this situation really is.
Forum: Serious 26th Jul 2016, 17:43
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Posted By Nexxo
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