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E.U: Leave or Stay? Your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Serious' started by TheBlackSwordsMan, 22 Feb 2016.

  1. Evenge

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    I don't mean to be rude or anything but does part of the brits see the Great Britain located in the middle of Atlantic ocean instead of being right next to continental Europe? I mean UK is still European country and part of Europe even if it does not want to be part of the EU?

    Well that sure does not sound a healthy way to approach matters. :worried:
     
  2. Nexxo

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    Seems to me it is the UK government rather than its parliament of MPs that are taking back control.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Technically speaking it's MP's but when looking at what passes as an opposition these days and the undemocratic nature of the UK political system it may as well be a single person in charge.
     
  4. Nexxo

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    Well, I for one welcome the new May overlord... :worried:
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Hey at least she was democratically elected and will be held accountable for her actions, what can possible go wrong, we can always undo anything we don't agree with. ;)
     
  6. Nexxo

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    I'm sure that is what the Germans said in 1933... :D
     
  7. Lankius Maximus

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    Being recognised as being part of Europe is not the same as being in the European Union although one has certainly become entangled into the other. The Single Market we initially signed up for is not the political animal it became.

    I voted 'remain'. Sadly I like being part of the Union and have no propblem with the freedon of movement or goods as I have benefited from both.

    However I recognise it wasn't just a group of 'silly' little Englanders that voted to leave. A lot of people have genuine concerns around the way the Union is heading, while others were naive. An example being my 'British Gas' Boiler engineer who admitted he voted leave when he was around on Christmas Eve. He was Romanian. Stated he voted leave purely as a protest vote (he had been here for 15 years, always grafted, so as far as I am concerned is qualified to vote as the next person). Admitted he didn't think the leave camp would win and regrets it now:jawdrop::duh::wallbash:
     
  8. Nexxo

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    Strange that a Romanian was able to vote in the Referendum, unless he had acquired UK citizenship because EU immigrants couldn't vote. :confused:

    I think that Britons should worry more about where their own government is going than where the EU is heading.
     
  9. Lankius Maximus

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    Could not agree more.
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Especially as they are seeking to tear up something they had a hand in creating [the ECHR].
     
  11. Harlequin

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    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    According to the financial times he was going to leave anyway in November, so in my mind it would make sense not to get embroiled in something as arduous as Brexit if you plan to leave 6 months after beginning. His resignation now, is probably better for Britain than his resignation in November when the reigns would have to be passed to some other person.

    I wonder if he is going to go and work for the EU. If I was the EU trying to get the best advantage for myself, I would try and poach as many key British negotiators as possible prior to article 50 commencing.
     
  13. Nexxo

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    :hehe:

    Even if he was planning to go in November, you'd think he'd want to be involved in preparing his successor, in handing over of his role and in preparing the negotiations. But I note that his notice period falls neatly just within the three months before the Article 50 deadline. Good timing...
     
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  14. hyperion

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    Totalitarianism?
     
  15. Harlequin

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    Just as Cameron did huh....
     
  16. Nexxo

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    Yup. Should tell us all something.

    But what really tells us something is that after 19 years of campaigning, the Brexiteers still don't have a plan. Or wait, one Leave campaign group did actually write a plan. It's a pretty good one, too. So why hasn't it been mentioned more often? Read it, and find out. ;)
     
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    [​IMG]

    Yeah, when they said "Take control"... they didn't mean the people. :p
     
  18. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Brexiteers reaction to Sir Ivan Rogers resigning reminds of the Russian great purge in the 1930's
     
  19. RedFlames

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    At least getting his successor up to speed on 'the plan' won't take long...
     
  20. Nexxo

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    1. Trigger Article 50
    2. Start negotiations
    3. ???
    4. PROFIT!

    "Your job will be to fill out point 3."
     

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