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  1. Brexit: The fallout

    I just read the PM May has catagorically rules outa people's vote on Brexit.    Maybe time to check if you can vote. 
  2. Citizenship && Brexit && Homesick

    I have several places that feel like home. I think as we moved around quite a bit when I was a kid.    The longer I spend here the less my old home city in the UK feels like home.  I only go back to visit family.    I think the reason the places I have lived over here feel more like home is because I choose to live there. In the UK we moved with my parents. 
  3. I thought SA618 was Hellfire? 
  4. They are obviously just wrong, or they were asked the wrong question, or it's just made up, or it's a liberal conspricy or just media being unfair, or... 
  5. Why are you unhappy today?

    Children can have strokes.    Not our's, but a friend's friend's people from work etc (back home).     Made me feel sick, poor kid and what the family are going through I can't even start (or want to) imagine.    Kid is only 9. Thinking about it makes me lose water from my eyes. 
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    I would have thought this was obvious. I still added it to one of my posts above in case anyone wasn't sure.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    I would say that the fact that the UK has not gone bust shows that the whole surplus thing is not a good representation of a trading relationship. If it was, we would have gone bust.   Trading with the rest of the world (on a zero tariff basis), who can make maybe make things cheaper than us, is not going to create a trade surplus.  It will make people feel they are doing better as clothes/food may get cheaper, this is of course bad for any companies in the UK who make cheap clothes or produce food etc. (this one the thing with trade, it's easy to look at a balance sheet at the country level, but down in the details, it's more personal to people who may lose their jobs if more cheap goods come in).  Looking at trade, how many economies in the world are there that are on our level? How many of those are in the EU? What is left is the number of countries we can have a more or less equal (economic) trading relationship. I did a search on this kind of thing a while ago, and I found a call in segment with James O'Brien (on LBC) Segment said there are 35 countries in the WTO that are listed as compatible with the UK's. 27 are in the EU. The other 8 are far away and the whole of Africa has half the GDP of France (this is from memory mind) London is a financial service leader in the world, what can we sell a farmer in Africa for financial services? Maybe we could finance a small firm to make cheap clothes for us... If only we could trade with the rest of the world now as part of the EU. 
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    Maybe because trade isn't as easy as winning or losing on a country level?    It isn't a game with Rees-Mogg in the cover. 
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    It's like we have gone back to the 70's. Tories not giving a shit about people and labour being quite left.     
  10. Citizenship && Brexit && Homesick

    For me, moving back to the UK isn't really an option.    My home is over here. I have built a career, I have friends, colleagues and neighbours I like and get on with.    Even if we moved over, it would not be to the area I grew up in, so why bother.    Being here is just like living anywhere in the UK for me (apart from my home area). 
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    Make it a non secret vote.  Anyone voting stay gets to keep their EU citizenship and reduce the age to take part to 16.    Would never happen, but it would be funny.    I'd vote as I did before. 
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    I saw one of the guys from open UK (or was it Europe? Was the guy who called ferage on his talkshow) on the news and he was very happy that Nigel was stepping back in.    He said it would be great to be able to challenge a lot of stuff Nigel said during the leave campaign.    If the have them both on questiontime it will be interesting. Farage has always had an easy time there. 
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    Politician pushing for hard Brexit can afford a 5 storey house in central London.    But don't worry folks, he's in it with the rest of us.   
  14. Mixed feelings about this

    If I do that then it's always when they are in that grey zone of 'not close enough to feel they can just walk' but 'to close to run'.. 
  15. Mixed feelings about this

    I always let women go first through doors etc.    It's the polite thing to do and it solves all that holding the door business,at least for me.  They open the door.