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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
206
79%
Leave the European Union
54
21%
 
Total votes: 260
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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:22 pm

I await their terrible suggestion on the NI/ROI border. It's bound to be strawberry floating shite and full of holes.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:38 pm

Squinty wrote:I await their terrible suggestion on the NI/ROI border. It's bound to be strawberry floating shite and full of holes.


On the plus side, if it's full of holes it'll be easy to cross.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Knoyleo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:02 pm

Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:I await their terrible suggestion on the NI/ROI border. It's bound to be strawberry floating shite and full of holes.


On the plus side, if it's full of holes it'll be easy to cross.

Depends on the size of the holes.

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PostRe: Brexit
by DML » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:02 pm

The number of people who actually think the EU will pay US is insane. How could you possibly think that, even if you are the biggest leave voter in the world?

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:19 pm

DML wrote:The number of people who actually think the EU will pay US is insane. How could you possibly think that, even if you are the biggest leave voter in the world?

It's the "They need us more than we need them" mentality that some people still delude themselves with.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:24 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
DML wrote:The number of people who actually think the EU will pay US is insane. How could you possibly think that, even if you are the biggest leave voter in the world?

It's the "They need us more than we need them" mentality that some people still delude themselves with.


I've seen them try and justify it by saying that as we paid in for years we are owed money back and we should also get a share of any assets.

Good luck with that. :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by BID0 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:53 pm

Hopefully they take some tips from Trump regarding the Irish border. It needs to have transparent sections so we can avoid bags of drugs from the air but also so we can press our faces up against it and see how green the grass is on the other side

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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:38 pm

BID0 wrote:Hopefully they take some tips from Trump regarding the Irish border. It needs to have transparent sections so we can avoid bags of drugs from the air but also so we can press our faces up against it and see how green the grass is on the other side


And to see those lovely EU funded motorways through the Irish countryside.

The North is total shite. Why do I live here?

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:29 pm

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PostRe: Brexit
by lex-man » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:32 pm

Moggy wrote:Image


Is that from Viz?

A lot of time and effort was spent fixing those problems before they became a problem.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:37 pm

lex-man wrote:
Moggy wrote:


Is that from Viz?

A lot of time and effort was spent fixing those problems before they became a problem.


The Sun I think - I stole it from Pointless Letters on Twitter.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:34 pm

Refugee rescue boat sent to help far-right anti-immigrant ship stranded in Mediterranean with mechanical failure.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 87876.html

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PostRe: Brexit
by captain red dog » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:25 pm

Moggy wrote:Refugee rescue boat sent to help far-right anti-immigrant ship stranded in Mediterranean with mechanical failure.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 87876.html

Isn't Defend Europe a predominantly German racist pressure group? Hardly a great advert all round for the EU response to the migrant crisis.

I actually think the ongoing migrant crisis is one of the great scandals of our time and most people seem oblivious that it is still going on and that so many people are being exploited and so many lives are still being lost.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:56 pm

captain red dog wrote:Isn't Defend Europe a predominantly German racist pressure group? Hardly a great advert all round for the EU response to the migrant crisis.


What have the actions of a racist German group got to do with the EU as a whole?

I agree that the response has been dreadful, but that's due to the arseholes all over Europe not wanting refugees ("check their teeth!", "I don't see any women or children!" "It's an invasion!"). The EU is stuck as very few of the member states want to help out, the UK being one of them!

Anyway, I only posted it as it's amusing that the anti-refugee boat needed to be rescued by the refugee boat. :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:25 pm

Yet ironically the UK had the best plan for tackling the crisis by far by processing applications and safely taking people directly from refugee camps, yet Merkel and other leaders chose to ignore it and ended up encouraging many more dangerous sea crossings.

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PostRe: Brexit
by BID0 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:32 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Moggy wrote:Refugee rescue boat sent to help far-right anti-immigrant ship stranded in Mediterranean with mechanical failure.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 87876.html

Isn't Defend Europe a predominantly German racist pressure group? Hardly a great advert all round for the EU response to the migrant crisis.

I actually think the ongoing migrant crisis is one of the great scandals of our time and most people seem oblivious that it is still going on and that so many people are being exploited and so many lives are still being lost.

I don't think so, the mission has a lot of UK fundraising behind it and Katie Hopkins

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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:25 am

https://sluggerotoole.com/2017/08/13/th ... e-hots-up/

Very advanced CCTV cams at the border :lol:

Probably turns out it's these guys.

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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:52 pm

BBC Newsbeat wrote:German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin

A popular German politician says too many people are speaking English in everyday life in the country.
Jens Spahn, who some people think could replace current Chancellor Angela Merkel, is the junior finance minister.

"It drives me up the wall the way waiters in Berlin restaurants only speak English," he told a German newspaper.

He says Germans are too relaxed on the issue and that it would never happen in Paris.

Mr Spahn thinks "co-existence can only work in Germany if we all speak German" and wants all immigrants to learn the language.

Areas in Berlin like Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg are home to lots of American expats and they have restaurants and bars with staff recruited from across Europe.

That means it's not unusual to find English menus and waiters with limited German.

Speaking English is also seen as an important skill in Germany, with most children learning it as soon as they start primary school.

But the German language is increasingly turning into a political issue with a perceived threat from immigration.

The government in Germany has made it compulsory for asylum seekers to learn German and those who don't can lose their benefits and right to live there permanently.

The rule doesn't apply to EU residents though, with many people coming to Germany to look for work.

The EU has also warned that English could be dropped as an official language after Brexit as it is "losing importance".

That's according to the leader of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, who is responsible for the day to day running of the EU and bringing in new laws.

Last week, three German MPs wrote a letter to chancellor Angela Merkel and EU officials to demand that English is used less often and German more regularly.

In a letter to Mrs Merkel the three wrote: "In addition to the equal use of the German language as a working language in the bodies of the European Union and increased use in all international institutions, the German language especially needs to be thoroughly used in our own country."

In a letter to Mrs Merkel the three wrote: "In addition to the equal use of the German language as a working language in the bodies of the European Union and increased use in all international institutions, the German language especially needs to be thoroughly used in our own country."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/4 ... -in-berlin

English losing importance>
Too many people speaking English.
Too many people learning English.
Germans generally not bothered everyone is now speaking English.

Makes sense to me.

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PostRe: Brexit
by lex-man » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:14 pm

I think I might do a quick move to Berlin.

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PostRe: Brexit
by captain red dog » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:04 am

These comments about English remind me a little bit of the Freedom Fries scandal when America got pissy about France telling us all not to go into Iraq.


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