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Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:24 pm

I think mr. Bettel - prime minister of Luxembourg - has quite a brilliant remark:

Bettel wrote:
Bettel says last year he said the UK used to be in the EU, with lots of opt-outs. Now it wants to be out, but with lots of opt-ins. It is not possible to have all those advantages, he says. He says the deal is the best available.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfglV_QZn7o
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:25 pm

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He says the deal is the best available.


But nowhere near as good as being in.
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 pm

scbriml wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
He says the deal is the best available.


But nowhere near as good as being in.


yes, but it also looks like the European leadership is fat up with Brittish exceptionalism. Whatever the outcome, it is safe to say: the Brittish position has weakened considerably.
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 pm

Some more wise words from Nicola Sturgeon.

"Theresa May must be the only leader in living memory who has tried to fall on her own sword and has managed to miss" – @NicolaSturgeon at #FMQs


https://twitter.com/mabonelis/status/11 ... 1341986817

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A ‘pro-Brexit’ group’s attempt to engage its followers with a second referendum poll has hilariously backfired. Britain Bites Back decided to run a poll on Facebook in response to the Revoke Article 50 petition attracting more than five million signatures. They purportedly wanted to prove how ‘pointless that petition really is’ and assumed its fan base of supposed Leavers would back them up.


https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/27/pro-brex ... YJ5OPNXHfI


No UK Prime Minister ever explained to British people what EU did for them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4xPvRR2oA

Busy times at the ministry of food supplies:

More than two-thirds of Defra staff moved to Brexit-related roles
More than two-thirds of all staff employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are working on delivering Brexit, according to official figures released by the government.

The response to a freedom of information request also shows that 320 staff have been transferred from other parts of Whitehall to help Michael Gove’s department cope with preparations for leaving the EU.

The figures show that by the end of last year, Defra had placed more than 2,700 staff into “EU exit roles”, amounting to 68% of the total 3,989 staff working for the department and all its agencies.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ated-roles


Klaus wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Even with the ERG caving in, the DUP are still adamant that they will not vote for it, so MV3 will be a lot closer than the two previous votes. It's still expected to fail if the DUP don't support it.

I'm pretty sure the DUP is giddily observing how the bribe for their votes is inflating by the minute...

1 billion? No, this time they won't be bought quite that cheaply...!


Haha you're probably right.

sabenapilot wrote:
Best proof this is all about self-interest and personal careers of overly ambitious MPs, nothing to do with 'keeping the Union' intact as they often pretend.


Oh exactly. Brexit has had more to do with internal Tory party politics than anything to do with the EU. Heck the referendum was only held in the first place so that David Cameron could try and appease some of the hard-right-wing party members and stop them defecting to UKIP.

ltbewr wrote:
No matter what happens from no-deal Brexit to revoking Article 50, the UK will never be the same. The battles have badly destroyed what little trust the voters had in the Parliament and the UK's relations with the EC may go back to the 50's.


If the hard-right and EuroSceptic nutters lose faith in the political process and stops voting, the UK could reap many benefits. :lol:

marcelh wrote:
PlymSpotter wrote:
The fact that Brexit day has effectively just become the day in which Brexit begins it's death is, frankly, hilarious.


I hope the EU kicks them out on april 12th.


Guaranteed this will make them want back in. ;)

BestWestern wrote:
That’s really going to help things. A two year delay so the Tories can elect another silver spooned Eton clone, vs a man who hasn’t managed to demonstrate that the opposition are any better than perhaps the worst government in the History of the United Kingdom.

Well said, mate.



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Easiest negotiation in history.

I agree. For an extension the EI should demand the following.

Revoke article 50.
New referendum in January 2020 based on Theresa’s deal or stay.

Make them adopt the Euro too, just to rub in a little salt. :lol:
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:55 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
Pot, kettle.....
I couldn't give a flying fox about you thinking differently, I have defended your rights to do so.

You may wish to look up the definition of ignorant, you appear to be misinformed on that one too.


Am I?

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Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:13 pm

noviorbis77 wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
Pot, kettle.....
I couldn't give a flying fox about you thinking differently, I have defended your rights to do so.

You may wish to look up the definition of ignorant, you appear to be misinformed on that one too.


Am I?

Course I am pal.


Could you describe how your life is going to better after a hard-Brexit?
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Could you describe how your life is going to better after a hard-Brexit?


I can’t answer for anyone else but......

That’s like saying how life will be better if we stay in the EU long term, no one really knows, it’s also say would we have been better off not joining the union in the first place, no one can really say equivocally for good or bad

Yeah sure short term things will be chaotic standards may actually dip, but no one has the answers to long term aspects to it financially to the average UK citizens, there’s people who do it tough with the UK being in the EU has it enriched their lives, you don’t need to be Einstein to figure out their answer because they already feel the system has let them down.

As to the OQ that’s a matter of personal situation, in my line of work is not reliant on cross border trade, but that’s not say cross border trade dosnt influence my way of life, the EU is not a one fit for all and while the decision’s made effect countries in different ways some may have positive results some have negative results.

Look I’m not suggesting that once the UK leaves and we have 100% independent policy making ability every policy or action will be the right one far from it, what I don’t want is some other jurisdiction making policy for the UK.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:12 am

Finlandization though can become quite extensive even if de jure independence is maintained. Finland had to censor entertainment so it didn't rile up the Soviets too much before 1991. Nauru essentially has control from Australia.

Theres a fear of the UK being finlandized to a high degree by the US.

A101 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

Could you describe how your life is going to better after a hard-Brexit?


I can’t answer for anyone else but......

That’s like saying how life will be better if we stay in the EU long term, no one really knows, it’s also say would we have been better off not joining the union in the first place, no one can really say equivocally for good or bad

Yeah sure short term things will be chaotic standards may actually dip, but no one has the answers to long term aspects to it financially to the average UK citizens, there’s people who do it tough with the UK being in the EU has it enriched their lives, you don’t need to be Einstein to figure out their answer because they already feel the system has let them down.

As to the OQ that’s a matter of personal situation, in my line of work is not reliant on cross border trade, but that’s not say cross border trade dosnt influence my way of life, the EU is not a one fit for all and while the decision’s made effect countries in different ways some may have positive results some have negative results.

Look I’m not suggesting that once the UK leaves and we have 100% independent policy making ability every policy or action will be the right one far from it, what I don’t want is some other jurisdiction making policy for the UK.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:33 am

A101 wrote:
Look I’m not suggesting that once the UK leaves and we have 100% independent policy making ability every policy or action will be the right one far from it, what I don’t want is some other jurisdiction making policy for the UK.


Which of the policies would you like to be abandoned once the UK has left?
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Dutchy wrote:
A101 wrote:
Look I’m not suggesting that once the UK leaves and we have 100% independent policy making ability every policy or action will be the right one far from it, what I don’t want is some other jurisdiction making policy for the UK.


Which of the policies would you like to be abandoned once the UK has left?


The level of EU integration overall of legistive power to the whims of the EU involvement the in areas of law and order taxation European army etc etc


But you already know most of what those that wish to leave want,
 
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A101 wrote:
Look I’m not suggesting that once the UK leaves and we have 100% independent policy making ability every policy or action will be the right one far from it, what I don’t want is some other jurisdiction making policy for the UK.


I still can't comprehend that you, and many other Brexiteers, think that if you are an independent country, you're policies will not be influenced by other jurisdictions. The fact that the UK wants to trade on WTO rules is already an example of a choice whereby a supranational body decides and influences the policies of the UK. Moreover, all the standards set in in international trade are by default reducing the ability to make decisions on your own. Yes, you decide that you want to do international trade and thus have to follow those rules, but that still doesn't mean you have full control. It's like the business where I'm in (Finance). Though I work for a European financial institution, we do have to follow the US SOX regulation as we have issued securities in the US.
 
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A101 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
A101 wrote:
Look I’m not suggesting that once the UK leaves and we have 100% independent policy making ability every policy or action will be the right one far from it, what I don’t want is some other jurisdiction making policy for the UK.


Which of the policies would you like to be abandoned once the UK has left?


The level of EU integration overall of legistive power to the whims of the EU involvement the in areas of law and order taxation European army etc etc


But you already know most of what those that wish to leave want,


No, I don't know, that's why I am asking. I know many of the misrepresentations, frames and lies used by Brexiteers, but I don't know what is actually bothering the Brexiteers so much in actual real daily life. You come across as someone with decent intelligence, so it is a simple question to answer, isn't it?

EU involvement in the laws, ok there are directives which the UK agreed to and was put into domestic law, that is correct, but which of those would you like to get rid of as soon as you leave? There must be hundreds to choose from, be specific, not generalizations.
The EU doesn't have taxations for the general public, so that doesn't count, there is no European army at present, so that doesn't count and if that is a concern to you, you must favor leaving NATO. And you must be aware that if - and that is a big if, currently the Dutch are against it for instance - there was a political will to create an European army, each and every country could veto it, so if the UK is in the EU an European army can't be forced upon them.

You are willing to put your country in near term chaos and you are uncertain how it will turn out, so there must be something major that you want to do different which is currently blocked by the EU, so what is it? We know what we have with the EU, so that is no guess work.
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@Dutchy

Its always going to be generalisations, because as whole I don't want the EU as the supreme judicial sovereign entity within the UK with the ability to influence national laws and the regulations that influence a most things in our lives, everything from road transport, construction, electrical & electronics mail welfare, tourism and simple things as children's toys , and before you say it yes there are goods things about the EU.

The EEC/EU has moved away from its trade block origins and integrating its self into EU superstate where in the future we might see Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposed European labour authority, sooner or later Europe nations are going to lose its national identity, and I want no part in that...……..if that makes me an extremist so be it
 
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@Dutchy

Its always going to be generalisations, because as whole I don't want the EU as the supreme judicial sovereign entity within the UK with the ability to influence national laws and the regulations that influence a most things in our lives, everything from road transport, construction, electrical & electronics mail welfare, tourism and simple things as children's toys , and before you say it yes there are goods things about the EU.

The EEC/EU has moved away from its trade block origins and integrating its self into EU superstate where in the future we might see Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposed European labour authority, sooner or later Europe nations are going to lose its national identity, and I want no part in that...……..if that makes me an extremist so be it


Ok, now we are getting somewhere, it is not about regulations but it is about losing national identity. Why are you afraid of that? Scotland has been part of the UK for the good of a couple of centuries and yet Scotland is distinctively different from England, wouldn't you agree? So what would you think would change your life so much, if the UK were to stay in the EU?
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BTW 6,008,041 signatures and counting for the petition.
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:17 pm

A101 wrote:
@Dutchy

Its always going to be generalisations, because as whole I don't want the EU as the supreme judicial sovereign entity within the UK with the ability to influence national laws and the regulations that influence a most things in our lives, everything from road transport, construction, electrical & electronics mail welfare, tourism and simple things as children's toys , and before you say it yes there are goods things about the EU.

The EEC/EU has moved away from its trade block origins and integrating its self into EU superstate where in the future we might see Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposed European labour authority, sooner or later Europe nations are going to lose its national identity, and I want no part in that...……..if that makes me an extremist so be it


That is a result of a common market, as it needs common standards. You can not have a common market without common standards. This is the same for any trade agreement in the world, the big difference is that those standards are not agreed on in some back chamber government talks, but in an open process which gives influence to every member of the EU and it still does leave enough space for national identity.
 
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But you already know most of what those that wish to leave want,


Yup! Pie in the Sky.
Really waiting for their Cold Turkey moment coming up on the horizon.
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BTW 6,008,041 signatures and counting for the petition.


And the government have already said it would be revoked.

People are wasting their time.

I wonder how many signatures are repeat signatures or those not entitled to vote LOL.

Pathetic really isn’t it.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:38 pm

Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
Pot, kettle.....
I couldn't give a flying fox about you thinking differently, I have defended your rights to do so.

You may wish to look up the definition of ignorant, you appear to be misinformed on that one too.


Am I?

Course I am pal.


Could you describe how your life is going to better after a hard-Brexit?


The end of free movement and those awful EEA Regs that allow non EU nationals into my country through doubtful marriages.
My taxes going towards nations other than my own
The UK to decide their own laws.
Hopefully the end of our involvement with the ECHR with an updated, more relevant, modern replacement brought into the UK.
The end of the European Courts of Justice.
The end of pointless UK MEP’s, how much is that costing each year?
End of the Common Agricultural Policy.

That is a start.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:44 pm

EU 27 is right now sick and tired of UK and its government.

Good luck for the next UK government starting new relationship after its hard brexit in 2 weeks from now.
 
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olle wrote:
EU 27 is right now sick and tired of UK and its government.

Good luck for the next UK government starting new relationship after its hard brexit in 2 weeks from now.


I’d sooner stay in the EU than have Corbyn.

Hopefully no GE for a while.
 
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The end of free movement and those awful EEA Regs that allow non EU nationals into my country through doubtful marriages.

You get more people from outside the EU than from within. So that is no solution if that is a problem.

noviorbis77 wrote:
My taxes going towards nations other than my own

1,2% of your GDP. And what are you getting in return? You already lost more than that because of the pending Brexit. We already established that economic arguments don't work.

noviorbis77 wrote:
The UK to decide their own laws.

Which laws would you like to get rid of? Be specific please.

noviorbis77 wrote:
Hopefully the end of our involvement with the ECHR with an updated, more relevant, modern replacement brought into the UK.

European Court of Human Rights has nothing to do with the EU, so you will be into that, together with 46 other member states of the Council of Europe. But you would also like to leave that? So what human rights rules would you like to get rid of?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of the European Courts of Justice.

Which ruling does hurt you personally?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of pointless UK MEP’s, how much is that costing each year?

1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Of that 1,2% only 6% is spent at the bureaucracy, much less than in Brittian.

noviorbis77 wrote:
End of the Common Agricultural Policy.

1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Why would the CAP be a specific problem to you?


But most important, how will leaving the EU enhance your life and at what expense.
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Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of free movement and those awful EEA Regs that allow non EU nationals into my country through doubtful marriages.

You get more people from outside the EU than from within. So that is no solution if that is a problem.

noviorbis77 wrote:
My taxes going towards nations other than my own

1,2% of your GDP. And what are you getting in return? You already lost more than that because of the pending Brexit. We already established that economic arguments don't work.

noviorbis77 wrote:
The UK to decide their own laws.

Which laws would you like to get rid of? Be specific please.

noviorbis77 wrote:
Hopefully the end of our involvement with the ECHR with an updated, more relevant, modern replacement brought into the UK.

European Court of Human Rights has nothing to do with the EU, so you will be into that, together with 46 other member states of the Council of Europe. But you would also like to leave that? So what human rights rules would you like to get rid of?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of the European Courts of Justice.

Which ruling does hurt you personally?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of pointless UK MEP’s, how much is that costing each year?

1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Of that 1,2% only 6% is spent at the bureaucracy, much less than in Brittian.

noviorbis77 wrote:
End of the Common Agricultural Policy.

1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Why would the CAP be a specific problem to you?


But most important, how will leaving the EU enhance your life and at what expense.


Alas I am unwilling to go into specifics of the European of Justice as my employer would be mighty peeved.

But we’ve ended EU migration, we can look to ensure we only get the migrants we need as it will all be rule based applications.

EU’s laws I dislike. The ban on menthol cigarettes, the working time directive, the not changing the clocks from 2021, speed limiters on all cars built in the EU, the 15% VAT laws on energy bills and other high uses of VATs, child benefits for EU migrants. This is a start.

Strange that you say we are losing lots of money owing to Brexit. Our economy is in a better position that it has been for years. Unemployment is low. Maybe staying in the EU is not good for recessions (lets ask Germany LOL).
 
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noviorbis77 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of free movement and those awful EEA Regs that allow non EU nationals into my country through doubtful marriages.

You get more people from outside the EU than from within. So that is no solution if that is a problem.

noviorbis77 wrote:
My taxes going towards nations other than my own

1,2% of your GDP. And what are you getting in return? You already lost more than that because of the pending Brexit. We already established that economic arguments don't work.

noviorbis77 wrote:
The UK to decide their own laws.

Which laws would you like to get rid of? Be specific please.

noviorbis77 wrote:
Hopefully the end of our involvement with the ECHR with an updated, more relevant, modern replacement brought into the UK.

European Court of Human Rights has nothing to do with the EU, so you will be into that, together with 46 other member states of the Council of Europe. But you would also like to leave that? So what human rights rules would you like to get rid of?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of the European Courts of Justice.

Which ruling does hurt you personally?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of pointless UK MEP’s, how much is that costing each year?

1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Of that 1,2% only 6% is spent at the bureaucracy, much less than in Brittian.

noviorbis77 wrote:
End of the Common Agricultural Policy.

1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Why would the CAP be a specific problem to you?


But most important, how will leaving the EU enhance your life and at what expense.


Alas I am unwilling to go into specifics of the European of Justice as my employer would be mighty peeved.

But we’ve ended EU migration, we can look to ensure we only get the migrants we need as it will all be rule based applications.

EU’s laws I dislike. The ban on menthol cigarettes, the working time directive, the not changing the clocks from 2021, speed limiters on all cars built in the EU, the 15% VAT laws on energy bills and other high uses of VATs, child benefits for EU migrants. This is a start.

Strange that you say we are losing lots of money owing to Brexit. Our economy is in a better position that it has been for years. Unemployment is low. Maybe staying in the EU is not good for recessions (lets ask Germany LOL).


For the 15% VAT on energy: not true: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu ... m-36430504

Menthol cigarettes will indeed be banned from 2020. So? They are aimed at yongsters. Within the same directive, the UK is allowed the UK to go further and introduce its own regulations requiring all tobacco packaging to be uniformly olive green with large images designed to act as health warnings. So it seems the UK is strickter than the EU in this case, so in that respect I don't think getting out of the EU will help you to keep Menthol cigarettes. So also not a really good case. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 37346.html

Ok, basically it also bears down to immigrants again and perhaps it might also be that you think the EU is too progressive for your taste, I mean advocating to get rid of protecting workers and protecting the general public (even though the ECHR isn't part of the EU in the first place) with the European Convention on Human Rights is quite harsh. Don't think I have ever heard anyone advocating this before.
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:22 pm

Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
You get more people from outside the EU than from within. So that is no solution if that is a problem.


1,2% of your GDP. And what are you getting in return? You already lost more than that because of the pending Brexit. We already established that economic arguments don't work.


Which laws would you like to get rid of? Be specific please.


European Court of Human Rights has nothing to do with the EU, so you will be into that, together with 46 other member states of the Council of Europe. But you would also like to leave that? So what human rights rules would you like to get rid of?


Which ruling does hurt you personally?


1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Of that 1,2% only 6% is spent at the bureaucracy, much less than in Brittian.


1,2% of your GDP is the max you contribute. Why would the CAP be a specific problem to you?


But most important, how will leaving the EU enhance your life and at what expense.


Alas I am unwilling to go into specifics of the European of Justice as my employer would be mighty peeved.

But we’ve ended EU migration, we can look to ensure we only get the migrants we need as it will all be rule based applications.

EU’s laws I dislike. The ban on menthol cigarettes, the working time directive, the not changing the clocks from 2021, speed limiters on all cars built in the EU, the 15% VAT laws on energy bills and other high uses of VATs, child benefits for EU migrants. This is a start.

Strange that you say we are losing lots of money owing to Brexit. Our economy is in a better position that it has been for years. Unemployment is low. Maybe staying in the EU is not good for recessions (lets ask Germany LOL).


For the 15% VAT on energy: not true: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu ... m-36430504

Menthol cigarettes will indeed be banned from 2020. So? They are aimed at yongsters. Within the same directive, the UK is allowed the UK to go further and introduce its own regulations requiring all tobacco packaging to be uniformly olive green with large images designed to act as health warnings. So it seems the UK is strickter than the EU in this case, so in that respect I don't think getting out of the EU will help you to keep Menthol cigarettes. So also not a really good case. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 37346.html

Ok, basically it also bears down to immigrants again and perhaps it might also be that you think the EU is too progressive for your taste, I mean advocating to get rid of protecting workers and protecting the general public (even though the ECHR isn't part of the EU in the first place) with the European Convention on Human Rights is quite harsh. Don't think I have ever heard anyone advocating this before.


The menthol tobacco issue would never have come up had the EU not brought it up. Unfortunately that ship has sailed, but how long until the EU bring another crap law that the UK would just adopt? Not worth taking the chance is it really.

You are correct about the ECHR. It long predates the EU, EEA etc, but it is not fit for purpose.

Article 8 particularly is a real problem with deporting people, the UK certainly does not need or want.

Nice of the ECJ making us pay out to child rapists

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901
 
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noviorbis77 wrote:

Nice of the ECJ making us pay out to child rapists

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901


The UK could have well put him on a military plane and send him back immediately if they wanted to avoid litigation.
 
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JJJ wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:

Nice of the ECJ making us pay out to child rapists

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901


The UK could have well put him on a military plane and send him back immediately if they wanted to avoid litigation.


The ECHR would have made that unlawful.
 
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noviorbis77 wrote:
The menthol tobacco issue would never have come up had the EU not brought it up. Unfortunately that ship has sailed, but how long until the EU bring another crap law that the UK would just adopt? Not worth taking the chance is it really.


So a menthol tobacco issue is the clinging argument for you? Or is it immigration with which many things are decided in the UK, immigration from outside the EU - more as I have shown - and the UK opened up to the eastern European workers as soon as it was possible, not because it had too. Besides that, the immigrants are net contributors to the UK economy as a whole and especially true to social benefits.

noviorbis77 wrote:
You are correct about the ECHR. It long predates the EU, EEA etc, but it is not fit for purpose.

Article 8 particularly is a real problem with deporting people, the UK certainly does not need or want.

Nice of the ECJ making us pay out to child rapists

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901


From the article:

The European Court of Human Rights found the detention was unlawful under UK law because the regular reviews required were not carried out.


Oh, you are upset because the ECHR - not the ECJ - made you uphold your own law? Again not a good argument for leaving the EU, now is it?

So shall we put the ECHR down for this, we are talking about Brexit, not the ECHR.
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Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
The menthol tobacco issue would never have come up had the EU not brought it up. Unfortunately that ship has sailed, but how long until the EU bring another crap law that the UK would just adopt? Not worth taking the chance is it really.


So a menthol tobacco issue is the clinging argument for you? Or is it immigration with which many things are decided in the UK, immigration from outside the EU - more as I have shown - and the UK opened up to the eastern European workers as soon as it was possible, not because it had too. Besides that, the immigrants are net contributors to the UK economy as a whole and especially true to social benefits.

noviorbis77 wrote:
You are correct about the ECHR. It long predates the EU, EEA etc, but it is not fit for purpose.

Article 8 particularly is a real problem with deporting people, the UK certainly does not need or want.

Nice of the ECJ making us pay out to child rapists

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901


From the article:

The European Court of Human Rights found the detention was unlawful under UK law because the regular reviews required were not carried out.


Oh, you are upset because the ECHR - not the ECJ - made you uphold your own law? Again not a good argument for leaving the EU, now is it?

So shall we put the ECHR down for this, we are talking about Brexit, not the ECHR.


You are right. Lets leave the ECHR alone. That is another debate.

No I do not support Brexit on the basis of Menthol Cigarettes. It just sums up the problem with EU law making. Governments will just go with the flow and implement EU law with no consultation with voters, nothing ever mentioned on manifestos, no public voice whatsoever.

I cannot think of a single law in my lifetime that has an adverse affect on individual freedoms that was not first brought in my the EU.

Everything else brought in on a national level (ie UK Law brought in by UK governments) has been included on a manifesto.

Happy to be proved wrong if you can find an example.
 
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No I do not support Brexit on the basis of Menthol Cigarettes. It just sums up the problem with EU law making. Governments will just go with the flow and implement EU law with no consultation with voters, nothing ever mentioned on manifestos, no public voice whatsoever.

I cannot think of a single law in my lifetime that has an adverse affect on individual freedoms that was not first brought in my the EU.

Everything else brought in on a national level (ie UK Law brought in by UK governments) has been included on a manifesto.

Happy to be proved wrong if you can find an example.


On what basis do you support Brexit other than immigrants and too much protection from the government for the ordinary citizen and too much protection for workers?

Furthermore can't believe that everything that is decided in the UK, other than EU directives which the UK has a say in it, in a government term, is written down in a manifesto beforehand. There must be many things that come up during a period and some things must be just dom to do. I am not going tough all the manifestos, but a quick google search: https://fullfact.org/economy/did-conser ... insurance/

So you have proven wrong.......
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Dutchy wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
No I do not support Brexit on the basis of Menthol Cigarettes. It just sums up the problem with EU law making. Governments will just go with the flow and implement EU law with no consultation with voters, nothing ever mentioned on manifestos, no public voice whatsoever.

I cannot think of a single law in my lifetime that has an adverse affect on individual freedoms that was not first brought in my the EU.

Everything else brought in on a national level (ie UK Law brought in by UK governments) has been included on a manifesto.

Happy to be proved wrong if you can find an example.


On what basis do you support Brexit other than immigrants and too much protection from the government for the ordinary citizen and too much protection for workers?

Furthermore can't believe that everything that is decided in the UK, other than EU directives which the UK has a say in it, in a government term, is written down in a manifesto beforehand. There must be many things that come up during a period and some things must be just dom to do. I am not going tough all the manifestos, but a quick google search: https://fullfact.org/economy/did-conser ... insurance/

So you have proven wrong.......


The rise in NI. Is that all you’ve got?

How does that impact individual freedoms?

I’ve explained in detail why I support Brexit. You maybe brainwashed by the wonders of the EU, but many of us see beyond that claptrap.
 
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The EU has moved along into a different format than was first expressed to the population, for intents it was a trade block, now it moving towards a superstate not unlike the vision from past time the Roman age Napoleon and the great anti-Christ hitler,

Why the hell does the EU Future need a Euro social security number, why does the EU need to incorporate corporate tax harmonisation, why do nations have a foreign aid budgets when member contributions go towards an EU foreign aid budget which is also set to increase by near 30%

Why does the EU want “true political union" that would transform the EU into superstate relegating national governments and parliaments to a minor political role equivalent to that played by local councils
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:34 pm

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The EU has moved along into a different format than was first expressed to the population, for intents it was a trade block, now it moving towards a superstate not unlike the vision from past time the Roman age Napoleon and the great anti-Christ hitler,

I have proved to you time and time and time again that this is nothing but a lie, by simply showing you the defining and constituting document of the European Community the UK had joined back then, the Treaty of Rome, signed already in 1957:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_e ... _Community

Treaty establishing the European Economic Community
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUCHESS OF LUXEMBOURG, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS,
DETERMINED to establish the foundations of an ever closer union among the European peoples,
DECIDED to ensure the economic and social progress of their countries by common action in eliminating the barriers which divide Europe,
DIRECTING their efforts to the essential purpose of constantly improving the living and working conditions of their peoples,
RECOGNISING that the removal of existing obstacles calls for concerted action in order to guarantee a steady expansion, a balanced trade and fair competition,
ANXIOUS to strengthen the unity of their economies and to ensure their harmonious development by reducing the differences existing between the various regions and by mitigating the backwardness of the less favoured,
DESIROUS of contributing by means of a common commercial policy to the progressive abolition of restrictions on international trade,
INTENDING to confirm the solidarity which binds Europe and overseas countries, and desiring to ensure the development of their prosperity, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
RESOLVED to strengthen the safeguards of peace and liberty by establishing this combination of resources, and calling upon the other peoples of Europe who share their ideal to join in their efforts,
HAVE DECIDED to create a European Economic Community and to this end have designated as their plenipotentiaries:
[...]

The central and primary concept was the ever closer union, that is exactly what the UK has joined very clearly knowing that and that has never changed.

So no, that claim you've parroted above is complete and utter bunk and it has zero credibility.

You have been told all this before and yet you keep coming with that same proven lie.

And that is probably the clearest indication of what's really at the heart and soul of Brexit. It has nothing at all to do with any factual issues, it's just about hatred and propaganda.
 
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A101 wrote:
[...]Napoleon and the great anti-Christ hitler,[...]


Napoleon Bonaparte had been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. As well as Juan Perón and Fidel Castro. But not so Adolf Hitler.

Close to 100% of humans today have absolutely no clue of history but they strongly and totally uncritically believe in historiography.

It's a red/blue pill matter that can be very painful if one tries to sort out all the contradictrions.
 
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@Kluas

We are talking two different things here, the deception that was sold to the UK people and what was signed are two different things, Edward Heath,had signed the Treaty of Rome in 73 and, at that point, the UK joined the EEC. That was done on the basis of a commitment that we would retain our national sovereignty 100%

In June of 71, a White Paper had been sent to every home in the UK, promising that, “there is no question of Britain losing essential sovereignty”. In a 1973 tv broadcast he also said “There are some in this country who fear that, in going into Europe, we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty. These fears, I need hardly say, are completely unjustified.”

The Judge Bruce Morgan In 2001. He said that, when the UK joined the Common Market in the 1970s, parliament and the British people “quite voluntarily surrendered the once seemingly immortal concept of the sovereignty of parliament and legislative freedom”. This was contrary to the assurances to the UK public at the time.

The 1975 referendum for which I remember my parents talking about was actually based on assurances which were dishonest from the beginning, if the electorate had access to information that was freely available by modern technology I doubt it very much we would have joined if the electorate had the final say in the first place


The UK from the beginning was sold a pup and now given a second opportunity to have a say in wether we remain or leave, people have access to more readily avalible information that was otherwise avalible to the in 75 and the majority chose leave
 
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The world did not stop in 1975. Nothing is as it was in 1975 today. Once the UK has left (hopefully today the decision will be made) it will learn how other trading blocks will use their sovereignty in their own interest.

And in general if you willingly hand over a part of your sovereignty to a multinational organisation you are part of, you do not give up sovereignty. But you will probably soon learn what giving up sovereignty means, once the US, China and others have offered the UK to carbon copy their rules in exchange for access to their markets.

So, I hope that today the hard Brexit will be decided and the UK is freed of the shackles of the EU and ready to return to the glorious days of the past. When the world was totally different.
 
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in some ways it makes me wish the internet existed back then, as I would know exactly what the public discourse waa
 
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Why the hell does the EU Future need a Euro social security number,


Maybe because it's more efficient and less fraud sensitive to have 1 social security number for all countries where I can work in? Did it ever occurred to you that this may actually save money for companies and reduce social security fraud?

A101 wrote:
why does the EU need to incorporate corporate tax harmonisation,


Maybe because if the EU acts one block it should also act as one block against third countries in attracting foreign investment? You know, it's the same in the corporate world where you want to avoid that your biggest competitor is an internal competitor.

A101 wrote:
Why does the EU want “true political union" that would transform the EU into superstate relegating national governments and parliaments to a minor political role equivalent to that played by local councils


And why did the UK agree to all of this when it had a veto to block it? Maybe you should ask that question to your government before complaining about the EU.

Moreover, the UK currently has opt outs for many EU policies. If the UK leaves, it will never get them back.
 
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Klaus wrote:
A101 wrote:
The EU has moved along into a different format than was first expressed to the population, for intents it was a trade block, now it moving towards a superstate not unlike the vision from past time the Roman age Napoleon and the great anti-Christ hitler,

I have proved to you time and time and time again that this is nothing but a lie, by simply showing you the defining and constituting document of the European Community the UK had joined back then, the Treaty of Rome, signed already in 1957:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_e ... _Community

Treaty establishing the European Economic Community
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUCHESS OF LUXEMBOURG, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS,
DETERMINED to establish the foundations of an ever closer union among the European peoples,
DECIDED to ensure the economic and social progress of their countries by common action in eliminating the barriers which divide Europe,
DIRECTING their efforts to the essential purpose of constantly improving the living and working conditions of their peoples,
RECOGNISING that the removal of existing obstacles calls for concerted action in order to guarantee a steady expansion, a balanced trade and fair competition,
ANXIOUS to strengthen the unity of their economies and to ensure their harmonious development by reducing the differences existing between the various regions and by mitigating the backwardness of the less favoured,
DESIROUS of contributing by means of a common commercial policy to the progressive abolition of restrictions on international trade,
INTENDING to confirm the solidarity which binds Europe and overseas countries, and desiring to ensure the development of their prosperity, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
RESOLVED to strengthen the safeguards of peace and liberty by establishing this combination of resources, and calling upon the other peoples of Europe who share their ideal to join in their efforts,
HAVE DECIDED to create a European Economic Community and to this end have designated as their plenipotentiaries:
[...]

The central and primary concept was the ever closer union, that is exactly what the UK has joined very clearly knowing that and that has never changed.

So no, that claim you've parroted above is complete and utter bunk and it has zero credibility.

You have been told all this before and yet you keep coming with that same proven lie.

And that is probably the clearest indication of what's really at the heart and soul of Brexit. It has nothing at all to do with any factual issues, it's just about hatred and propaganda.


You have not proven anything.

You have read something online and interpreted it as fact whilst dismissing other things.
 
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Basically, you would like the EU to act according to the manifesto of the the UK ruling party. Are you mad ?
 
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You have not proven anything.

You have read something online and interpreted it as fact whilst dismissing other things.

The claim was made that the EU "changed totally" from what the UK joined and that is simple factually false.

What I have quoted is the foundational document of the European Community the UK has joined years later, and it already stated in absolute clarity what you lot now retroactively try to misrepresent as some later change that was pushed on the poor, unsuspecting UK when it was actually stated perfectly clearly long before the UK even joined!

It's that massive discrepancy between your absurd claims and actual, verifiable facts which has you on such weak footing in this discussion, and which has put your entire country in such a catastrophically weak position overall!
 
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Which things were ignored?

noviorbis77 wrote:
Klaus wrote:
A101 wrote:
The EU has moved along into a different format than was first expressed to the population, for intents it was a trade block, now it moving towards a superstate not unlike the vision from past time the Roman age Napoleon and the great anti-Christ hitler,

I have proved to you time and time and time again that this is nothing but a lie, by simply showing you the defining and constituting document of the European Community the UK had joined back then, the Treaty of Rome, signed already in 1957:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_e ... _Community

Treaty establishing the European Economic Community
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUCHESS OF LUXEMBOURG, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS,
DETERMINED to establish the foundations of an ever closer union among the European peoples,
DECIDED to ensure the economic and social progress of their countries by common action in eliminating the barriers which divide Europe,
DIRECTING their efforts to the essential purpose of constantly improving the living and working conditions of their peoples,
RECOGNISING that the removal of existing obstacles calls for concerted action in order to guarantee a steady expansion, a balanced trade and fair competition,
ANXIOUS to strengthen the unity of their economies and to ensure their harmonious development by reducing the differences existing between the various regions and by mitigating the backwardness of the less favoured,
DESIROUS of contributing by means of a common commercial policy to the progressive abolition of restrictions on international trade,
INTENDING to confirm the solidarity which binds Europe and overseas countries, and desiring to ensure the development of their prosperity, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
RESOLVED to strengthen the safeguards of peace and liberty by establishing this combination of resources, and calling upon the other peoples of Europe who share their ideal to join in their efforts,
HAVE DECIDED to create a European Economic Community and to this end have designated as their plenipotentiaries:
[...]

The central and primary concept was the ever closer union, that is exactly what the UK has joined very clearly knowing that and that has never changed.

So no, that claim you've parroted above is complete and utter bunk and it has zero credibility.

You have been told all this before and yet you keep coming with that same proven lie.

And that is probably the clearest indication of what's really at the heart and soul of Brexit. It has nothing at all to do with any factual issues, it's just about hatred and propaganda.


You have not proven anything.

You have read something online and interpreted it as fact whilst dismissing other things.
 
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LJ wrote:

Maybe because it's more efficient and less fraud sensitive to have 1 social security number for all countries where I can work in? Did it ever occurred to you that this may actually save money for companies and reduce social security fraud?

Maybe because if the EU acts one block it should also act as one block against third countries in attracting foreign investment? You know, it's the same in the corporate world where you want to avoid that your biggest competitor is an internal competitor.


If your happy to cede 100% to a European Federation I’m happy for you. Are you prepared to except a more centralised government where you don’t know we’re they may prioritise the tax revenues or commit to the smaller nations and prioritise areas of greater growth, least national governments will be committed to areas within its own land borders

LJ wrote:
And why did the UK agree to all of this when it had a veto to block it? Maybe you should ask that question to your government before complaining about the EU.


There have been a few instance where the UK have pushed for reform, certainly David Cameron wanted to, , maybe it’s a continent thing those on the continent have greater feeling as more European than those from the islands, I certainly don’t feel a great connection to the continent, maybe the words of Churchill of 1930’s better reflect my feelings

“We see nothing but good and hope in a richer, freer, more contented European commonality. But we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not compromised. We are interested and associated but not absorbed.“


LJ wrote:
Moreover, the UK currently has opt outs for many EU policies. If the UK leaves, it will never get them back.



If the UK leaves on a no deal exist I’m not expecting anything to happen about re-entry for a couple of generations if at all.
 
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A101 wrote:

If your happy to cede 100% to a European Federation I’m happy for you. Are you prepared to except a more centralised government where you don’t know we’re they may prioritise the tax revenues or commit to the smaller nations and prioritise areas of greater growth, least national governments will be committed to areas within its own land borders


no one cedes 100% to europe. No one.... it's more like 0.7%

Image

Don't forget that driving licences and passports have international agreements on standards, so why not social security? Makes total sense, will help on so many levels.

A101 wrote:
maybe the words of Churchill of 1930’s better reflect my feelings

“We see nothing but good and hope in a richer, freer, more contented European commonality. But we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not compromised. We are interested and associated but not absorbed.“


That was 1930's Europe. a bit of a different place don't you think?... and if you really insist on quoting Churchill in relation to Europe then look here :
http://jondanzig.blogspot.com/2016/03/w ... quote.html

Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, launched a scathing attack against this use of the war leader’s words and images in support of Brexit. He said that they had no right to use his grandfather in this way and suggested that Churchill’s views would never have aligned with their campaign.

Sir Nicholas told The Independent newspaper:
“Winston Churchill was a profound believer in the values of European co-operation and the need for it, and I am very disappointed to see these people twisting his views to suit their own ends.”
Contrary to what Brexit supporters might tell you, Churchill is recognised as one of the founders of the European Union, and has a building named after him at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 am

Richard28 wrote:
A101 wrote:

If your happy to cede 100% to a European Federation I’m happy for you. Are you prepared to except a more centralised government where you don’t know we’re they may prioritise the tax revenues or commit to the smaller nations and prioritise areas of greater growth, least national governments will be committed to areas within its own land borders


no one cedes 100% to europe. No one.... it's more like 0.7%

Image

Don't forget that driving licences and passports have international agreements on standards, so why not social security? Makes total sense, will help on so many levels.

A101 wrote:
maybe the words of Churchill of 1930’s better reflect my feelings

“We see nothing but good and hope in a richer, freer, more contented European commonality. But we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not compromised. We are interested and associated but not absorbed.“


That was 1930's Europe. a bit of a different place don't you think?... and if you really insist on quoting Churchill in relation to Europe then look here :
http://jondanzig.blogspot.com/2016/03/w ... quote.html

Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, launched a scathing attack against this use of the war leader’s words and images in support of Brexit. He said that they had no right to use his grandfather in this way and suggested that Churchill’s views would never have aligned with their campaign.

Sir Nicholas told The Independent newspaper:
“Winston Churchill was a profound believer in the values of European co-operation and the need for it, and I am very disappointed to see these people twisting his views to suit their own ends.”
Contrary to what Brexit supporters might tell you, Churchill is recognised as one of the founders of the European Union, and has a building named after him at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.


4.7 billion to the EU.

that is disgusting, how much we waste.
 
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4.7 billion to the EU.

that is disgusting, how much we waste.



0.7% !!!! for access ot the worlds biggest single market, customs union, Free trade agreements with Mexico, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Canada.... etc etc

it's the smallest UK expenditure - we spend over double that on culture!

Small Potatoes!
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:12 am

It is telling enough when you see quotes from the 1930ies (when there still was a British empire) put in context with the world of 2019.

And to be honest the British parliament still thinks the same way.

"We vote against a hard Brexit and it can not happen" - wrong if you do not vote for an agreement with the EU this is what happens.

In addition to a lot of "how dare they", how dare the Irish demand the GFA to be respected, how dare the Spanish make a fuss about Gibraltar, how dare the Polish come to work in the UK, how dare the Germans take a leading position in the EU, how dare the French work with the Germans, ....

It is a problem of mindset. Kind of like British colleagues doing their best Fawlty Towers impression to rub the victory in WW2 to their German colleagues, only to look rather stupid when the response was: "Oh, you do like Fawlty Towers as well. John Cleese is such an amazing comedian. I have watched the series in English and all Monty Python ever did - totally loving it."
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noviorbis77 wrote:
Richard28 wrote:
A101 wrote:

If your happy to cede 100% to a European Federation I’m happy for you. Are you prepared to except a more centralised government where you don’t know we’re they may prioritise the tax revenues or commit to the smaller nations and prioritise areas of greater growth, least national governments will be committed to areas within its own land borders


no one cedes 100% to europe. No one.... it's more like 0.7%

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Don't forget that driving licences and passports have international agreements on standards, so why not social security? Makes total sense, will help on so many levels.

A101 wrote:
maybe the words of Churchill of 1930’s better reflect my feelings

“We see nothing but good and hope in a richer, freer, more contented European commonality. But we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not compromised. We are interested and associated but not absorbed.“


That was 1930's Europe. a bit of a different place don't you think?... and if you really insist on quoting Churchill in relation to Europe then look here :
http://jondanzig.blogspot.com/2016/03/w ... quote.html

Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, launched a scathing attack against this use of the war leader’s words and images in support of Brexit. He said that they had no right to use his grandfather in this way and suggested that Churchill’s views would never have aligned with their campaign.

Sir Nicholas told The Independent newspaper:
“Winston Churchill was a profound believer in the values of European co-operation and the need for it, and I am very disappointed to see these people twisting his views to suit their own ends.”
Contrary to what Brexit supporters might tell you, Churchill is recognised as one of the founders of the European Union, and has a building named after him at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.


4.7 billion to the EU.

that is disgusting, how much we waste.

You’re gonna waste a lot more when you’re kicked out of the EU. Unicorns and rainbows aren’t for free....
 
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Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:55 am

seahawk wrote:

It is telling enough when you see quotes from the 1930ies (when there still was a British empire) put in context with the world of 2019.


Words are a very powfull tool in diplomacy, wars have started that way.


seahawk wrote:

“We vote against a hard Brexit and it can not happen" - wrong if you do not vote for an agreement with the EU this is what happens.



We voted to leave the EU, an acceptable agreement has not been presented to parliament, hence the no-deal exist



seahawk wrote:
In addition to a lot of "how dare they", how dare the Irish demand the GFA to be respected,


There is a mechanism within the GFA for which we are happy to abide by, there’s nothing forceing NI to leave if they don’t want to, if they want to remain in the EU that have it avalible to them.


seahawk wrote:
how dare the Spanish make a fuss about Gibraltar, how dare the Polish come to work in the UK, how dare the Germans take a leading position in the EU, how dare the French work with the Germans, ....

You forget about the Falklands too


seahawk wrote:
It is a problem of mindset. Kind of like British colleagues doing their best Fawlty Towers impression to rub the victory in WW2 to their German colleagues, only to look rather stupid when the response was: "Oh, you do like Fawlty Towers as well. John Cleese is such an amazing comedian. I have watched the series in English and all Monty Python ever did - totally loving it."


Maybe we should remember that next time next time a war breaks out on the continent

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