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09 Feb 2016 11:52 by baz1946 Star rating. 1711 posts Send private message

 

Nope! Three times I've read that last post, baz, and still can't make head nor tail of it.  if you're asking if Brits living in Spain are worried about how a Brexit would affect them then of course they are.

And if I've "deserted" UK,  can I please have the tax money you keep taking off me to the tune of a few thousand quid a year? 

Well, for someone who has read it three times and still cant make head nor tail of it you still managed to answer it. 

And as for tax, I don't take it, be pleased to know the immigrants coming in here need it.

 





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09 Feb 2016 12:49 by gjohnint Star rating. 40 posts Send private message

When we leave the EU, Spain will not impose extra restrictions because it could not afford the loss in revenue from taxes, tourism etc?, Spain has been enticing non EU people eg Russians and Chinese ti their shores. So they will not impose extra restrictions on their biggest source of external income.

Britain will prosper without the EU clap trap that only Britain implements. Spain, France and Germany implement EU legislation  only when they are ready and know it will not affect them. We should also be free of the restructions of the dreaded secret TTIP deals which will kill the EU. Thing how Britain will grow, it's income will soar abd our pensions will increase.

 

Out will be th best thing for our futures. Should have happened 5 years ago.





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09 Feb 2016 18:59 by Hephaestus Star rating in The Peak District Na.... 1271 posts Send private message

I was ambivalent  to the whole proceedings until one poster on this forum made my mind up for me, my thanks go to this aficionado on all matters involving the EU. wink

 


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10 Feb 2016 11:14 by Roberto Star rating in Torremolinos. 4001 posts Send private message

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Fairly basic, but for those (like me) who understand very little of what it's all about, this is a good starting point: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887



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10 Feb 2016 13:52 by baz1946 Star rating. 1711 posts Send private message

Apparently it was reported in the Daily Mail a day or so ago (Nope didn't read it) that Cameron's party are up in arms with him due to the lies he been telling about what will happen should the UK leave, seems he said that France wont secure its border with the UK so they will allow everyone to cross the water and come in to the UK, and build a tent city in Dover.

Who ever it is in charge over this in France said, rubbish no such thing will ever happen.

So to throw yet another spanner in the works, do we believe the French....Or...Cameron?

And as if Cameron hasn't got enough to think about now his Mum and Aunt are having a pop at some of the cutbacks.

Seems this was said by some leader? Britain has been "leading" the EU and the 28-nation bloc would be "weaker" if it left, he told BBC Two's Newsnight....Don't think for one moment that our £18,250,000,000 contribution...Or the lack of it if we leave... has anything to do with it. 

 


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10 Feb 2016 14:55 by hughjardon Star rating in Jaywick Sands. 345 posts Send private message

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Im voting to stay in Bloody new passport costs 72.50 Im not paying that again Cams got my vote

Also if Trump gets in which is looking likely that would be bad for the UK he hates us 

Mind you would be great on Campo we could give the Germans a bashing (verbal) as we would not have to say we are all together now 

mmm Cant make me mind up now In or Out 

On the other hand it will take around 7 yrs to complete I read so whats the point 

Love Hugh xx



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10 Feb 2016 18:39 by ads Star rating. 2818 posts Send private message

Thanks for the link Roberto.





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10 Feb 2016 19:27 by ads Star rating. 2818 posts Send private message

Here's a link to BBC World services radio program called Hardtalk, transmitted Wed 10/02/16 which was an interview with Rob Wainwright Director of Interpol, relating to major cross border security and criminal threats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hjvwq

It's available to listen to on iplayer radio for another 29 days.

Interesting to hear of the limited resources at their disposal but reference was made at the end of the broadcast to the implications from Brixit, with Rob Wainwright suggesting that Britain's job would be harder if we were to exit. Question then remains, do the out campaign accept this scenario and what plans and at what cost do they have to counter this concern.....

 


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10 Feb 2016 19:41 by bobaol Star rating. 2237 posts Send private message

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Interpol was formed in 1923 and includes countries like USA, El Salvador, Malawi and hundreds of others rather a long way from EU territory.

How would a Brexit affect any of that?  Not getting confused with the European Arrest Warrant, is he? 





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10 Feb 2016 19:46 by ads Star rating. 2818 posts Send private message

Sorry to confuse, this is Europol Bobaol, not Interpol, and Europol is EU's joint policing agency tasked with enhancing Europe's response to major cross border security and criminal threats, according to the broadcast.

 

 


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15 Feb 2016 17:25 by Roberto Star rating in Torremolinos. 4001 posts Send private message

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Seems everyone's bored already with Brexit? 

I see Bosnia is applying for EU membership: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bosnia-eu-mogherini-idUKKCN0VO0PZ

Again, Simon Reeves' excellent BBC doc on Greece last night highlighted important EU issues that I found very interesting. Should Greece ever have been awarded membership? Probably not. Who's to blame for their debt crisis - the Greeks for over-borrowing (with clearly no intention of ever repaying) or those who lent them money knowing they could never afford to repay the loans anyway? (Depends on your point of view, but same question applies on an individual level to banks and sub-prime borrowers) Clearly, German big business and no doubt poiliticians gained by being able to sell lots of stuff to Greece (by lending them the dosh to do so first), and Greek big biz and politicians benefited by awarding themselves juicy public works contracts such as trains that cost more than taxis (airports with no flights ring a bell?) But what lessons have been learned? The Germans hate the Greeks because they're not paying back their debts, the Greeks hate the Germans because they feel they were tricked into borrowing more than they should...and yet everyone in Brussels thinks it would be great to expand (there's even an "Enlargement Commissioner " - who knew?) and include countries like Bosnia.

I predict that Bosnia will join, along with the other former Balkan states, Albania et al, loads of money will be thrown their way to "modernise", on the pretence that the countries stumping up the funds will benefit by having new wealthy friends to trade with, and then they won't pay back the loans (because it's not in their nature and they never intended to), and everyone will get angry with everyone else bla bla bla....(ever closer integration was supposed to produce the exact opposite effect)

I suspect that if Cameron's referendum was instead of on the UK leaving the EU, rather on whether the Mediterranean / Baltic countries should be ejected from it, he could spend more of his time relaxing at Checkers and popping down to my mate's pub, because no amount of campaigning would likely convince the public that it's a good idea to forge ever closer economic relations with cultures so at odds with ours (by which I mean northern, Germanic / Scandinavian cultures)



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15 Feb 2016 18:11 by Hephaestus Star rating in The Peak District Na.... 1271 posts Send private message

Jeremy Corbyn has banned Labour MP's from campaigning as they wish, when as expected they ignore him, it could lead to a vote of no confidence. David Cameron is on his way out, so the views of his collegues who wish to replace him are more important than his, however neither George Osborne or Boris Johnson have declared their intentions, this leaves Theresa May to throw her hat into the leadership race and officially declare her allegence to the 'out' campaign.

The boredom in the UK with everything Brexit appears to be gaining yawning momentum, whether this favours the 'in's' or 'out's' is anyones guess.

 



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15 Feb 2016 19:37 by Mickyfinn Star rating. 1194 posts Send private message

In the modern global world of trade Britain acting alone is a unrealistic,impractical concept.  If the UK leaves they will have to out of necessity join another trade organisation such as the EEA or similar. As a result the same legal and political restrictions will then apply. So in a sense this entire debate on Brexit is bogus.

Also there is a wider more esoteric reason why the EU is in my view is essential to us all. Politically the world is a dangerous place and mutual solidarity and fraternity between nations in order to prevent war and conflict is a sine qua non.

It also helps a great deal when nations act naturally as one entity against any threat the world throws our way..

I have a belief that the world and particularly Europe is a global village and people left to their own devices generally get on well with each other. We are all the same essentially. What divides us most is economic difference, language and opportunity.

The EU represents the best route to equal those differences and make us whole. A separate Britain is a route to political isolation, suspicion and prejudice. A journey back to the past.





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19 Feb 2016 22:48 by tteedd Star rating in Hertfordshire & Punt.... 761 posts Send private message

Brexit

Brits came to Spain when neither country was in the EU (or EEC), they still came when the UK joined, they still came when Spain joined. Why should it be any different if the UK leaves?

I am old enough to remember well joining the EEC, and Harold Wilson's rigged referendum in 1975.

I was young foolish and easily impressed by the promises when we joined. Who would not want a market for British manufactured goods and cheap food? Protection of British law? and no threat to soverenty? No one mentioned the cost or the lack of democracy. Or even the destruction of our fishing industry. I was for it when we joined and still in favour at the referendum. Harold re-negotiated and we stayed in. Of course we did, even though Harold had acheived nothing just as Dave is achieving nothing now, The BBC was in favour of in, the Tories were infavour of in and used our money to campaign, Labour campaigned for in and the EEC spent our money campaigning for in.

The penny soon dropped when british industry was decimated and food prices went through the roof. Our positive ballance of payments with the EEC went (and have stayed) negative. Unlike many I liked Mrs Thatcher, but she got in on the failure of British industry and the economy on the first nine years of membership leading to the winter of discontent. Thankfully she never wanted to join the euro but did have a disasterous flirtation with the exchange rate mechanism.

It costs us in payments to stay in.

It costs us in trading terms to stay in.

We loose our sovereignty and democratic accountability by staying in.

The current round of scaremongering has no basis in fact and we are capable of remaining a world leader if we are out. We are a permanent member of the Security Council, the 4th richest economy in the world and will be diluted as one of 28 if we stay in. How anyone can say we would have more influence in world affairs in than out is beyond understanding.

Dave is asking for little, will get even less than Harold did.

Do not be conned again.

 


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19 Feb 2016 23:12 by Jarvi Star rating in Halifax UK. 348 posts Send private message

Hear, hear.

At last someone talking sense on this subject...

 


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20 Feb 2016 09:49 by Hephaestus Star rating in The Peak District Na.... 1271 posts Send private message

tteedd,

You do realise that by pinning your banner to the 'OUT'S' mast, that the forum's self appointed inteligencia will declare you to be a 'thicko', unfit to vote and lacking in any knowledge on the subject. wink



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20 Feb 2016 10:54 by tteedd Star rating in Hertfordshire & Punt.... 761 posts Send private message

Hi Hephaestus

 

That's the way of this PC world.

If it is PC it has to be right and it is therefore OK to invent all sorts of nonsense to support your case.

All we can do is repeat the facts and the lessons of history and hope a little will sink in.

 

Tteedd

 





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20 Feb 2016 12:02 by ads Star rating. 2818 posts Send private message

Can anyone answer the technical question, if Britain remains in the European Union following the referendum, at what point will this "special status agreement for the UK" between the 28 member states be ratified in law, or is this in effect a "draft agreement" that can be still be legally challenged by any one of the member states after the referendum?





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20 Feb 2016 12:18 by Jarvi Star rating in Halifax UK. 348 posts Send private message

Ads,

It doesn't matter what agreements are made, if the vote is to stay in after a couple of years the EU will change any agreements  to suit themselves.





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20 Feb 2016 12:37 by ads Star rating. 2818 posts Send private message

Without making any judgements there is a factual question to be answered here.

Does this agreement have the same legal status as the Treaty and therefore is it correct to surmise that only when there is treaty change can this special arrangement be challenged?





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