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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Remain a member of the European Union
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80%
Leave the European Union
57
20%
 
Total votes: 279
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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:26 pm

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Photek wrote:James O'Brien has a live one bois.

"I dunno I like brexit for my kids, I'm ignorant about the reasons”

James pointed out all the things he’s denied his children and he just said he believes it will be better.

:dread:


I'm starting to think these callers are fake. No one can be this thick.


I haven’t heard the call Photek was referring to, but I’ve heard JoB’s callers before and they really are that thick. I know people that are even worse. :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:39 pm

Squinty wrote:
Photek wrote:James O'Brien has a live one bois.

"I dunno I like brexit for my kids, I'm ignorant about the reasons”

James pointed out all the things he’s denied his children and he just said he believes it will be better.

:dread:


I'm starting to think these callers are fake. No one can be this thick.

The 17.4 million people who voted leave prove they can be.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:52 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Photek wrote:James O'Brien has a live one bois.

"I dunno I like brexit for my kids, I'm ignorant about the reasons”

James pointed out all the things he’s denied his children and he just said he believes it will be better.

:dread:


I'm starting to think these callers are fake. No one can be this thick.

The 17.4 million people who voted leave prove they can be.


That's a bit harsh, not all of them were thick. Some of them were racist as well.

And yes some of them were not thick and/or racist but voted out for some other reason that they have never really been able to explain other than as "sovereignty" or "British laws for British people".

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:10 pm

Leave cannot be “reversed in time” as rejoining the EU at a later state would leave us in a far worse position than we currently have (the rebate, the Euro etc). There’s also no guarantee of being allowed to rejoin, any of the EU member states could veto it.

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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 pm

BBC News wrote:Sterling has jumped to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote.

The surge to almost $1.37 came after Bloomberg reported that the Spanish and Dutch finance ministers had agreed to seek a Brexit deal that kept the UK as close to the EU as possible.

The pound rose more than 1% to $1.3691, its highest level since 24 June 2016.

The currency had been trading at about $1.50 before the result of the referendum became clear.

Later on Friday, sterling gave up some ground to trade at $1.3666.

Mizuho analyst Neil Jones said the Bloomberg report was less significant than the sterling rally suggested.

"Just because two of the 27 members say this, it doesn't mean a softer Brexit will happen. I doubt it's as straightforward as that," he said.

Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said: "Although the comments came from just two ministers who don't necessarily speak for the Barnier team as such, there is a sense that the direction of travel for the UK with regards Brexit is a lot more positive than it was prior to December.

"We also have positive language around financial services and the prospect of Britain paying for market access."

Nomura currency strategist Jordan Rochester added: "I'm sceptical this [report] is necessarily a game-changer at this stage as there will also be member states pushing the other way."

The pound was almost flat against the euro at €1.1262 after the single currency hit a three-year high against the dollar following hopes that chancellor Angela Merkel would be able to form a coalition government in Germany.

"Sterling is benefiting from the dollar weakness and the growing euro strength rather any pound-specific factors, which if anything have been underwhelming this week," said Alvin Tan at Societe Generale.

Some traders are concerned that poor Christmas trading reported by several retailers this week was further evidence of a consumer slowdown as inflation erodes spending power.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42661361

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:24 pm

How much of that is from the pound rising and how much is from the dollar falling under Trump though?

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PostRe: Brexit
by Photek » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:26 pm

Dollar is at a particular low at mo so no surprise.
Pound is still 15% less valuable since before Brexit afaik.

A second referendum should be called after a deal (or no deal) has been struck so people know what they are voting for. If you leave and want back in you have to adopt the Euro as moggy said.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Dangerblade » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:31 pm

Moggy wrote:She died in FRANCE at the hands of a FRENCH driver while being pursued by FRENCH paparazzi (an ITALIAN word).

I don't know why but that last bit took this from lol to lmao

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PostRe: Brexit
by Meep » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 pm

Moggy wrote:Leave cannot be “reversed in time” as rejoining the EU at a later state would leave us in a far worse position than we currently have (the rebate, the Euro etc). There’s also no guarantee of being allowed to rejoin, any of the EU member states could veto it.

True. It wouldn't surprised me if most of the PMs we have this side of the century spend their terms trying to get back into the EU under pressure from the next generation of voters and against opposition from EU states. Like the 70s all over again.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Nigel Farage has MEP salary docked to recoup misspent EU funds

Nigel Farage is being docked half his monthly MEP salary after a European parliament investigation alleged he had misspent public funds intended for staffing his office.

The former Ukip leader, who recently bemoaned being “53, separated and skint”, will lose €40,000 (£35,500) in total, the Guardian has learned, after European parliament auditors concluded he had misspent that amount of EU funds.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:28 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Nigel Farage has MEP salary docked to recoup misspent EU funds

Nigel Farage is being docked half his monthly MEP salary after a European parliament investigation alleged he had misspent public funds intended for staffing his office.

The former Ukip leader, who recently bemoaned being “53, separated and skint”, will lose €40,000 (£35,500) in total, the Guardian has learned, after European parliament auditors concluded he had misspent that amount of EU funds.


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PostRe: Brexit
by Benzin » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:16 am

Imagine the OUTRAGE though at losing the pound...

Re-joining would be a bigger headache than leaving, especially since you'd bet that Spain would insist on Gibraltar stuff before accepting anything...

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:48 am

Lucien wrote:
Moggy wrote:Leave cannot be “reversed in time” as rejoining the EU at a later state would leave us in a far worse position than we currently have (the rebate, the Euro etc). There’s also no guarantee of being allowed to rejoin, any of the EU member states could veto it.


I meant we can reverse our decision of wanting to be in the EU or not; that was in response to CRD who said of the EU "once we leave we won't be going back".


At the moment we can reverse it. Once we have left we can’t.

Sure we might be able to rejoin, but there’s no guarantee of that and we would then be on worse terms. That isn’t a reversal as we would not ever get back the great deal we have at the moment.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 pm



Epic troll.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 am


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PostRe: Brexit
by Karl » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:14 am

"Great British Soups"

What the hell? :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Knoyleo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:08 am

Karl wrote:"Great British Soups"

What the hell? :lol:

For a no deal Brexit future when we can't import food at reasonable prices, so we'll all be forced to live off soups made from domestic produce, like leek and potato, parsnip and potato, or onion and potato.

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PostRe: Brexit
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PostRe: Brexit
by Benzin » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:36 am

Their desperation to be relevant would be funny if it wasn't for the fact that Jo Cox was murdered behind this sort of thinking.


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