Brexit - The UK referendum on leaving the EU

Discussion in 'International Events and Politics' started by MaddAdam, Dec 21, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. Pessimistic

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    Can count on my fingers how many times I've been to Bunnings in the last 5 years. If I ever get to a point in life where going there every weekend is the highlight of my week, please kill me.
     
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    Pessimistic TheBrownDog

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    Leave means leave unless the EU want to remove two of their agencies are relocate them to countries that haven't triggered Article 50.

    Then leaving is optional.
     
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    SBYM I don't want any of your blasted tapes!

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    hahaha!! I feel exactly the same.

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    The EU grateful and playing by the rules as always. Cant imagine why anyone wanted to leave.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...-half-a-trillion-pounds-to-EU-since-1973.html

    Britain has contributed nearly half a trillion pounds to the European Union budget since it joined in 1973 and will have to pay a further £100 billion in the next five years.
     
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    The EU's stance is clearly to force GB into a full on hard Brexit.

    There's no way any British PM can sign a check for Euro60b before negotiations even start, especially as they mention British liabilities but no mention of British share of common assets which is probably bigger than the liabilities especially as that's a figure plucked out of thin air.

    Then they want a guarantee on a soft border between Eire and NI which of course is completely impossible for all sorts of smuggling and security reasons

    Then giving Spain a final veto on Gibraltar.

    And also making European Court of Justice final arbiter of any agreement.

    Then you have Denmark laying claim to a right to fish British waters even after they've left EU.

    Also demanding Britain cover costs for moving finance and medicine bureaucratic HQs from London.

    Whole point of Brexit was to regain sovereignty.

    The thing that is obviously most upsetting to individual countries is the competitiveness that the low pound is giving British exports. A soft Brexit would probably see a rise in its value but the EU are always oblivious to those kind of effects and are backing GB into a corner and hard Brexit would see pound fall to 1.15 to USD at least, possibly all the way down to parity.

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    The UK is doing a good job forcing itself into a hard Brexit. It's like the last 70 years didn't happen for large numbers of the May Government.

    The EU, with not necessarily vindictive motivations, has every reason to offer the UK the shittest possible outcome. Idiots (and racists) stuck in the Cold War may think otherwise but the UK needs a "good" deal with the EU way, way more than the EU needs it. The EU27 know this as they aren't braindead. To paraphrase somebody else: It's not poker when all the other players know what your ******* cards are.
     
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    You really are clueless. WTO option is probably the best outcome for the UK given its service dominated sector. As for racists, yep sure, free movemement for white people and restrictions on coloured folk isnt racist is it?

    FFS. UK has been in the EU how long? People are well aware of the MASSIVE amount of funds that UK govts has given to the EU. And to think they want to give the UK a "bill". Yep, ok, that seems "fair".

    Yes, because the EURO has been such a good idea! The EU is terrified that the UK will drop its corp tax to 10% and take lions share of FDI.