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. Sick Boy

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    The southern states, such as Italy and Greece have severe issues with corruption, which have and will continue to stop the countries from moving forward. Then you have organised crime in Italy sucking billions out of the economy
     
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    How do you think the European elections will go?
     
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    The problem is the general consensus has never been approached. There’s one in Parliament and all indications are that there’s the same one with the public. May in stumbling over herself to be popular tried to play up to the vocal side of leave whether that be in her own party, parliament or the general public. She set herself on the road to defeat from day one rather than stop, take stock, take measures to find the general consensus in her own party, parliament and the public. Everything that’s happened in the last two+ years is down to her and the path she took us down.
     
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    Oh right. So how about Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic? What’s their views on the EU

    Italy rates the Eu as a benefit to Italy lower than the uk doesn’t it?
     
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    Yes. People like me. By that you mean people who are just trying to get on with their lives despite this. You seem to think people like me have some sort of power to influence this.
     
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    Me deflecting?

    Have I tried defending Fox? No not at all. Have you tried defending Bercow yet had a go at Fox? Of course. Yet you try and twist it around to me not being straight with the point. Just shows how twisted your logic can be.
     
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    As things stand, we’ll be gone by then.

    Assuming Article 50 was extended and we stood candidates in the European Elections. I’d expect next to no-one to come out and vote. So a Brexit Party could do well in European elections, maybe the Lib Dem’s might get a few protest votes too. UKIP did win the last European elections and that didn’t translate to Parliamentary seats in 2015.
     
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    Oh the irony.

    You and a few others constantly have a go at me. And that is because I refuse to join your crew where everyone who is pro EU can do what they want as they will get defended and anyone anti EU in any way should be hanged. I want the same rules for all.
     
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    You really have a siege mentality, don’t you?
     
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    How was the UK getting on before joining? Wasn’t it known as a basket case/sick man of Europe?

    All countries in Europe have domestic issues that are not all due to EU membership.

    How are the Brexiteer claims of the UK leaving leading to a domino effect coming along?

    There’s no appetite to leave the EU in Italy, possibly more so the Euro, but there is zero prospect of leaving the EU. I’ve not spoken to anyone here who sees the UK leaving as admirable or something they should do as well, and I live in Veneto.
     
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    Hahaha yeah whatever, your actions speak a lot louder than your words on this. You only seem to apply these ‘rules’ to remain voters and never challenge leavers
     
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    Euro elections always have a low vote - why is that do you think?
     
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    But it is different now.

    They got the result they wanted. Yet the MP's have gone against what was voted for. Why would they vote for an MP that has already gone against what was voted for?

    So let's say 10% for smaller parties including Lib Dems. 90% left. About half Tory half Labour. But how many would still vote for Labour or the Tories after what has just happened?

    We won't know unless or until it happens. Just look on here. All logic has gone out the window. It seems you have to be for or against. No middle ground seems to be allowed. If leave voters saw it the same way millions of votes would be lost by both Labour and the Tories.

    A scary thought.
     
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    You don’t really believe that ? Everything ? Come on. She has fucked up the negotiations, if anything by trying to deliver a compromise, but there is no way ‘everything’ can be pinned on her.

    The vote was split, we hadn’t planned for the outcome and have had numerous crisis of confidence over the past couple of years all of which have contributed to the current situation.

    From Day One there has been a large number of the public (and public figures) wanting to overturn the result. That is their prerogative, however, as I’ve alluded to there is no doubt this undermines our position in negotiations. What’s the incentive for the EU deliver a quick and painless separation ? The longer it all goes on and the more difficult the process is, the higher the likelihood of there being a second vote and/or panic to negotiate something/anything rather than the best possible outcome for the country.

    This is exactly what has happened. I don’t blame the EU, it’s the stance I would’ve taken if I’d had been in their shoes.
     
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    Ironically Brexit has probably led to the UK having some of the most passionate EU supporters in its population.
     
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    the sly bitch conived herself into number 10, she deserves everything that's thrown at her.
     
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    It wouldn’t happen as most see Farage for the scumbag he is; it’s much more likely we’d see a Tory split
     
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    Bit strong Clint. Each to their own though. I stand by my comment that this mess can not be wholly blamed on one person !
     
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    Agreed. But this referendum crap has brought out the worse in some. Just look at this thread. Some people refuse to look further than their nose. This so called Brexit party would get a lot of people voting for them for this reason. Not only that but millions have lost all their faith in our system. Yet some will still refuse to take it seriously.

    We both agreed this could happen just like a few others did. Now the shitstorm is about to get worse. Now the May deal is looking like a slightly better deal although it still shouldn't be accepted.
     
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    If she had have took the time and trouble to take stock and find out general consensus in and out of parliament she wouldn’t have drawn the red lines she did and we wouldn’t be here now. It’s as simple as that.
     
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    My claims of a new party? You wouldn't see the truth even if it smacked you in the face.

    So us the Guardian now lying?

    The party has been registered. It has nothing to do with me. So would you like to explain how it is my party?

    Of course not. Just another throw away comment by yourself that you will now ignore.
     
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    No one had a gun to her head making her draw the red lines against the general consensus that she did. I think in this case it’s very clear that one person is to blame.
     
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    Simplistic view and ignores the extremes on both sides who haven’t wanted to compromise from day one
     
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    Safe seats?

    Nearly 54% of England voted leave. How many of these feel let down by the system? How many are as desperate to leave the EU as some of you are to remain in it? The lies in here show how bad some are. Leavers are just the same.
     
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    It is simplistic I agree. The reason being it was never that complicated in the first place. All she had to do was listen to the general consensus. There’s no need for long paragraphs of explanations. The problem is one very fine singular. Her, that’s her red lines ignoring a consensus. The extremes are two minorities less than the majority consensus. She’s listened to one of those extremes and drawn her red lines.
     
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    I have said countless times before and I say the same now. We won't have left the EU by the end of March. There is a good chance we won't leave at all as most MP's want us to remain in the EU.
     
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    The leavers don't constantly have a go at me whenever I make comments against the remain side. Yet as soon as I make a comment that you or others don't like you all pile into me. Take another look at this thread. Even try to look at the last couple of pages. Then try to deny it again. Am I supposed to ignore your constant false accusations? Not a chance.

    Like I said you defend anyone on the side of remain and attack anyone on the side of remain. It doesn't matter if they have been found guilty or not.
     
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    Haha, there’s no point debating Tony as you obviously have a view as to what ‘the consensus’ would be and that if only May had followed it, the staunch (second referendum) Remainers and (No deal)’ Brexiteers would have disappeared, a fantastic deal would’ve been agreed with the EU and this would’ve been sorted months ago. As you probably gather I disagree.
     
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    Most MP’s want a customs union. The democratic thing would be to put that to the people and give parliament the mandate to do that. Or not.
     
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    Would you vote remain if you had to vote for someone you didn't like or would you vote leave because you liked the person standing for leave?
     
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    not solely down to her but she's tits deep in it and is as guilty as any of the other main protagonists.
     
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    Oh yes it can. Cameron started it all off just to buy votes off UKIP.
     
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    The general consensus is a customs union. Let the people tell them they are right, or wrong and we then can move forward. Nothing is going to get through parliament until they are given a mandate for or against a customs union. That’s the singular that has brought brexit to a deadlock. The alternative is parliament doesn’t pass brexit. Either no brexit or hard brexit, in which case the minority has won. How’s that democracy?
     
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    Which is why I had to put him on ignore. I took him off a few times but won't again. A UKIP voter and hero worshipped some unsavoury characters until he worked out that Brexit wasn't really good for him. Or he wanted to be in with the boys for once.
     
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    Yeah that must be it. Nothing to do with pointing out how your own links dismiss what you’re saying, or pointing out that horses don’t like horse racing because they keep running when the jockey falls off.
     

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