UK: 'Peace, Prosperity and Friendship with all nations'
Also UK: burning lots of EU flagshttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/ ... 17889.html
Interesting piece in The Spectator. Fascinating how the narrative has changed from kicking out immigrants to stop downward pressure on wages of UK citizens to kicking out immigrants to replace them with robots:
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2020/02/bre ... t-the-end/
It’s for the sake of social cohesion that it also makes sense for Britain to devise its own migration policy. So far, the Prime Minister’s ‘global Britain’ strategy has sounded like little more than a soundbite. Now he has an opportunity to make it real. Too many businesses, for too long, have been using migrant labour instead of investing in automation. By some measures, Britain has one of the least automated economies in the developed world. Wages are low because we have too many people doing jobs that ought to be done by machines.
With that said, I'm not sure at all that the referendum would give independance a win, which is precisely why nobody is seriously considering it. When Brexit starts biting in a couple of years, we shall see.
That's my view also. Tory induced Brexit Chaos will decently sway Scotland much further in support of independence. In two years the polls will be much closer to 60-40 in favour of independence than 52-48. Ironically Boris is one of Nicola Sturgeon's greatest assets.
We don’t want freedom of movement in the UK.
Speak for yourself.
Listen Scotland will not get an Independence vote during this Parliament.
Plus there is no assurance they’d vote for independence beyond on 2024.
But just to be sure, England will not let them vote on it in the first place, the way true democracy works!
Funny isn't it - the same brexiteers who expend so much energy being "oppressed" by the EU are only too happy to do the same to Scotland..... except that the UK doesn't have an article 50 escape mechanism - not a union of equals unlike the EU
Don't worry, come brexit day (the real one, not the fake 'on paper only' January 31st one) you won't have it. As a UK national you wont be able to freely travel bewteen parts of the UK without checks.
Yet Boris keeps emphatically saying the contrary - which makes me wonder about EU negotiations. Surely there's a not too insignificant chance of an EFTA style deal with UK becoming a rule taker but with Boris declaring that the UK is completely unintwined with the blasted EU and all his supporters believing him? Unfortunately for the UK, EFTA members don't want them to join.
I look forward to our Article 49 return, schengen, the Euro and full integration. The inevitable ironic end result of the brexiteer's fantasy.
The irony certainly isn't lost on me.
If Scotland were to become independent, would Hadrian's wall have to be rebuilt ?
Ive been advocating this for a while now.
You do know that Hadrian’s Wall doesn’t follow the England/Scotland border?.
I too look forward to the conquest of Carlisle!
He actually said that he doesn't care if others won't have the ability, while he does. So he is advocating a position which others will have trouble with, but not him personally.
How very patriotic!
We’ve been the outsider for years with the opt out’s we’ve maintained.
You've been getting lots of opt-outs whilst still convincing yourself that you're being oppressed.
What you're saying there is little more than being too lazy to learn even just one additional language, cutting yourself off from much of the world around you.
This I think is the biggest cultural difference between UK and EU. Everyone
in the EU gets taught multiple languages from a young age and have been for a generations - at least being bilingual. Meanwhile in the UK most boomers only speak English. I wonder about our esteemed brexiteers in this thread.
Culturally, we’ve never fitted completely in. We have more in common with our American cousins. America is our strongest ally.
With allies like Trump's America, who needs enemies? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 6.html?amphttps://www.businessinsider.com.au/dona ... &r=US&IR=T
In NZ depending on your age there’s either indifference towards the UK, people under 50, and for those over 50 resentment, when the UK joined the EEC and deserted us, stopped buying our products, those boomers remember. NZ will not be an easy touch for any potential free trade agreement.
Very much a sentiment among older folks that when UK comes begging, we shouldn't even give them crumbs. Not sure if that sentiment is reflected at a government level though.
When i lived there just after the vote in 2016 everyone i met was very supportive of brexit. They wanted to trade with us.
Well that's a lie.