The EU: In, out, shake it all about....

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by jimmyhillsfanclub, Jun 8, 2016.

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As of right now, how are thinking of voting? In or out

Poll closed Jun 15, 2016.
  1. Remain

    23 vote(s)
    37.1%
  2. Leave

    35 vote(s)
    56.5%
  3. Undecided

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. Not registered or not intention to vote

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. Astute

    Astute Well-Known Member

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    Here we go again.

    70's? Where did I say that?
     
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    Was it not you posting about remembering the 70s? Apologies if not.
     
  3. Astute

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    Oh yes you did. And you made out we had it so easy in every way. Had to show you how hard it was to buy a house. You blamed my generation for everything.
     
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    How do you know if and why he voted remain? Saying that he did only because it’s easier shows how little thought you put into the decision. Most remainers don’t claim to have voted for remain because it is easier. It makes more sense to vote remain as we keep all benefits. Leave is up shit creek without a paddle. The Leader is fighting the Leave campaign. Leavers claim that 17.4 m voted knowing what they voted for. Obviously a lie as there are still several versions of leave. They voted for blue sky ( not sky blue ) and sunny uplands. More fool them.
     
  5. Brighton Sky Blue

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    I don't recall defending Gordon Brown for raiding private pensions. In case you hadn't noticed, he is part of the generation I hold responsible for gross mismanagement of the world economy. His mate got us into a war that has made the world a much more dangerous place.

    The economic evidence shows that mine is the first generation to have a worse deal than the one before. I know you're as bad as G when it comes to admitting mistakes but try refuting what I say instead of going for the ad hom
     
  6. Astute

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    I was a kid in the 70's. Was 12 when they ended.

    I remember the rubbish piled up. I remember the power cuts. I also remember that great summer. But I was a kid.
     
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    Must have mixed you up. Apologies.
     
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  8. Astute

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    You refused to admit it had anything to do with Labour. I remember it well.
     
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    Not a problem.
     
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    Not sure if I’ve said this before but I was a a waverer then a Leaver all the way up to the day of the vote. A chat with my daughter made me settle on remain. That said I was a leaver mostly because I felt the admission of the Eastern European countries had led to immigration too quickly and that had disadvantaged my working class mates (I’m the only Remainer in my group) and I realised how small minded that was at the end.
     
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    Anyway, I enjoyed myself at the march in October. Went with my daughter and met up with some nice remainers. Passed a few nasty hate filled leavers in Wetherspoons. ( not typical of leavers ).A woman holding a Union flag was saying „push ‚em out if they try to get in“. Needless to say no remainers tried to get into Spoons as they are boycotting it. Still great day, hundreds of thousands on the street against Brexit. The pro Brexit demos didn’t have the same resonance. Doncaster had none turnout and London had more flags than people.
     
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    Got any quotes for that? I remember us discussing more or less everything else and you bringing Brown's pension raid into it. I don't remember denying him being at fault and as I keep saying, you're adding more weight to my argument, not less.
     
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    Denial knowing hundreds of pages have gone by?
     
  14. Brighton Sky Blue

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    If you can find me saying that Brown wasn't at fault then I'll eat my words. Though again...him ballsing up on the economy helps my argument.
     
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    apart from anything else, the Trend will be that their countries get richer and they return home. In the 90s we had loads of UK and Irish building workers. Over 400 Irish pubs in Germany. The place was buzzing with Brits. UK recovered and most went home. ( no one complained about FOM then ).Will probably happen after Brexit with Eastern Europeans, if not before ( before the effects set in ). Latest discussion here is about the drift of the art market to Paris. Seen several reports on that as the galeries need a foothold in the EU. Drift away from London. Another Brexit benefit - for the EU. VisitBritain just announced that tourism is suffering and will suffer more after Brexit. Partly because of the need for EU citizens to have a passport to visit Britain. Younger people don’t bother getting one as they can travel all over Europe without a passport. They have an ID card in cheque Card Format in their pocket. My partner on the travel fairs isn’t taking part this year on any fairs because of „fucking Brexit“ as he calls it. Lack of demand. The image of the UK is damaged. Another benefit of Brexit - for the UK‘s competitors.
     
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    My general observation on Brexit evolution is that Brexiters are no longer trying to sell the benefits of being a distressed trading partner, they’ve seen that that is probably the end result followed by years of extremely difficult trade negotiations, the main argument now for Brexit is we voted for „it“ and it must happen. They are still split as to what „it“ is of course, but gladly overlook that as it would be admitting the lie that 17.4 Million voted knowing what they voted for. The truth is remain won the referendum. Leave was spit between several leaves. Unfortunately it was a binary question and the minority won - assuming one of the leaves ever gets passed. The other leavers will be as pissed off as the remainers. A minority will be happy with whatever Brexit it is.
     
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    Stop being negative
     
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    We spoke about it a fair bit. You went from total denial to this which was nearly an admission. But you was still blaming my generation for everything instead of saying anything against Labour. But you did agree on Bliar but still blamed my generation :oops:

    Nothing new here.
     
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    I see the Remainer Alliance or whatever they’re called is falling apart already.

    A bit of me loves the irony that we can’t leave because we can’t agree what Leave looks like and it seems we can remain because we can’t agree long enough to have a remain alliance.

    What a bunch of contrary arseholes we all are.
     
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    I have never avoided criticising the Labour Party on things I dislike.
     
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    on this topic could argue Nazi germany did a lot of good for Germany and on balance the deaths were worth it?
     
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    Are you still saying that you didn't try to deny that the loss of final salary pensions were down to Gordon Brown?
     
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    Yes. For about the 5th time, his ballsing up helps my argument.
     
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    What?
     
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    I’m just quoting this post so it can’t be edited at a later time, as that is one of the most outrageous things I’ve seen.
     
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    why is it outrageous?
     
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    there is an argument that Germany has benefitted from these actions so on balance it was a good thing
     
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    Does it?

    You can tell by your reply that you didn't want to admit that he killed off final salary pensions but also that all you want to do is blame my generation.

    Why won't you admit something for once?
     
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    What? I never made any effort to deny it. Generation is defined by age not by political affiliation
     
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    How has it benefitted? The East still carries the economic and social scars of the communist era
     
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    You know exactly what I am saying. Just trying your normal method when you know you are wrong.

    Did you try to deny Gordon Brown killed off final salary pensions with his tax grab?

    If not why did your quote say....

    'But suppose that Gordon Brown really is the one man who has ruined them for good. Which generation is he part of? Same goes for Tony's illegal war.'
     
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    Many people would argue that Germany did benefit economically and also that national pride and identity was worth the deaths and the deaths are not relevant now but just historical numbers.

    it’s not really an outrageous thing to say on balance Hitler was good for Germany is it?
     
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    Was he good for those who lived behind the Iron Curtain for 40 years in one of the most spied on states in world history?
     
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    not really the point I’m making is it? Indeed you could argue the East Germans also were necessary casualties as it allowed the west to flourish so again on balance Hitler and the Reich was a good thing
     
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    Thats the rub. The Venn diagram of legitimate problems with Labour and shit spouted by the tabloids is two separate circles. So you end up knocking back nonsense then being accused of never criticising them.
     

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