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Leave or Remain?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by andy w, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Forumite

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    I know that the Christmas truce on here has lasted well into the New Year and all is sweetness and light between forumites but it may be time to put back on the tin hats and return to the trenches.
    I suspect that many people find the EU discussion dull as ditch water but others hold strong opinions.
    I'll kick it off by saying that this is a once in lifetime chance to regain the destiny of our country.
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Second time in a lifetime, if you were alive in 1975.
     
  4. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Forumite

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    And born before 1957 to vote in it
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    And still alive when this one finally happens.


    Are there any other things that the people might be asked about staying in or leaving? The UN? NATO? The Commonwealth? TTIP?
     
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    bpelectric Well-Known Forumite

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    I don't see any reason to stay in the EU not now the big captains of what industry we have left came out and said it will make no difference if we do pull the plug.
    Some of the finance industry top dogs say the same. The trade gap between the Europe and the UK is a lot lower than it was our exports are dropping every year but the imports have grown. The major thing for me is taking back control of the border and a saving of £55 Million a day or what ever it is right now.
    So its an Out for me at this moment
     
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  7. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    It's not all about money..,...
     
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  8. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    The best opinion I heard recently to leave was too many racist word to describe Asians in this country, we need to leave Europe. I highlighted the flaws in his overtly racist wording.
     
  9. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    If only for the legislation protecting the human

    Legislation our right wing politicians abhor

    Legislation the press slander or whose benefits to the human chose to ignore

    We must continue to belong

    JM
     
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  10. Roland

    Roland Well-Known Forumite

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    Out for me, if the EU had remained a trade organisation that would have been fine but I can not agree with a United States of Europe which is the way it is going.

    I have just come back from the Caribbean and there are countries of a couple of hundred thousand people that are doing OK so to say that we need to be part of something bigger is nonsense.
     
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    Roland Well-Known Forumite

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    Any chance of a link?
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    ROFL
     
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    Roland Well-Known Forumite

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    Glad you find it amusing!

    Would you mind explaining what is so funny?
     
  14. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Would you support the break up of the UK?
     
  15. Roland

    Roland Well-Known Forumite

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    If they really want to go then let them.
     
  16. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    What about England going and leaving 'them'?
     
  17. Roland

    Roland Well-Known Forumite

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    I wouldn't vote for it but if the majority wanted it I don't think it would be a problem.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Why wouldn't you vote for it? The UK is rather more than a trade organisation, it is the United States of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
     
  19. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    at work
     
  20. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Forumite

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    The economic case for staying or leaving is important and business leaders should be listened to but I suspect that many have been primed by Cameron to follow his line or that their business's have a vested interest.
    I imagine people will decide on our future within the EU taking in a number of factors.
     
  21. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Imagine what Cameron would do without that pesky Human Rights legislation that he has to adhere to.
     
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