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Independence Day?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:04
obelixx says:

   The UK is still a member of the EEA which requires members to adopt EU rules for the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital within the EU so, on the face of it, not a lot will change as far as trade and EU immigration are concerned.

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 My understanding is that although being a member of th EEA requires agreement to free movement of people, we would no longer have to treat persons from the EU in the same way as UK nationals for benefit purposes.  The concessions 'won' by Cameron were only short term, intended to shut the public up (and clearly failed miserably to do so).  If migrants without employment were unable to get money, or any other benefits, they would be far less likely to come here in the first place.  The UK has been seen as a soft touch because benefit payments are so much higher than they would receive in their home country.

Those coming here to a job would still be able to come.

We wouldn't be forced to implement EU directives either, if all we sign up for is a trade related agreement.

Wish me luck

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:03

Lou, it's a scientifically proven fact that wine helps toe nails regrow.  That said, further research is required to confirm that it is a long term solution.  I think you should start researching immediately.

Congratulations on doing the marathon.  I did a half marathon ONCE, and decided that was enough.  I had knee problems before I started and that certainly didn't help.  There was a great sense of satisfaction and achievement in doing the run though.

Independence Day?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 22:31
Shirley71 says:

 will it be fiddled like it was for the Greeks to join and look at the mess it has got them into. They have to pay back  an instalment on the bailout shortly that will be interesting. The EU was already proposing to raise the budget. They will miss our contribition.

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 There was talk at one time that the EU was going to lend Greece the money to pay back the first interest payment on the previous bail out.  How does that work then?  If somebody was up their neck in debt, having already consolidated all their loans into one payment, how does it help by lending them even more?

Independence Day?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:27
obelixx says:

When the dust settles and negotiations start reality will hit and I just worry very much that it will be harder for everyone with the UK going alone than it would be working together for economic and social security and standing up to the US trading block.  it would have been so much more productive for the Brits to have brought together the Scandinavians, Dutch, Poles and Baltic states to put a brake on the German and French drive for ever closer unity and integration at a speed which is way too fast for the peoples affected.

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 I strongly suspect that the Germans and French thought we were bluffing about leaving and that our Government would back down.  They are now seeing that they were wrong, and it's too late.  If the EU is going to be worse off with the UK outside maybe it should be them coming back with proposals for change which might be able to stop the process.  Also, there was nothing to stop the Scandinavians etc approaching the UK with proposals to stop further integration, but they chose not to.

Independence Day?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 17:26

These stories are certainly putting the current situation into perspective aren't they?

My paternal grandmother lived in Coventry during the war.  They went home after one of the bombing raids and were unable to unlock the door.  When they finally got in and removed the lock they discovered the inside of it had completely melted.  The assumption being that a piece of shrapnel had entered via the keyhole and done the damage.

Sadly, she also experienced far worse.  The story is that during another raid a parachute was seen falling, and Polish troops who were stationed nearby went to get what they assumed was a downed German pilot.  It wasn't a pilot, it was a parachute bomb so you may imagine the carnage.  Gran was an auxilliary nurse and one of the first on scene.  In later years she totally lost the plot and it's thought that experience was part of the reason.

Our worries about financial impact seem trivial by comparison, troubling though they are.

Independence Day?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:17

I'm having wonderful images of your mother and her pitchfork.  We could do with a few more like that around these days, although no doubt the pitchfork would be banned on 'elf n safety grounds

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had politicians who would give a balanced view of things?  Instead we have people like Sajid Javid (politicians of other flavours are available) on Andrew Marr today, effectively trying to disown everything he said prior to the referendum.  Now we can overcome all the problems which, less than a week ago, he was saying would mean the end of the world as we know it.

Had the Remain side said from the start that 'the worst case scenario is X,Y,Z but we can work to mitigate that.  Despite that we still believe that the UK would be better in than out' I firmly believe they would have had far more support.

Bosch Rotak 34R not working

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 13:15

Is there any sound from the motor or is it completely dead?  If there is any motor noise it could be a broken drive belt.

Independence Day?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 13:11
Palaisglide says:

Rent a Mob KT53??? Half the posters on here would fall over if they tried waving their walking canes (frames) at any one in anger


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 I did specifically state that I wasn't referring to people on this board when referring to Rent-a-Mob.  It was a comment on the reactions of a vocal minority when they don't get their own way.  It has nothing to do with political, religious or any other partisan belief, purely an unwillingness to listen to an opposing view.

Kitty, George is naked!

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:19

It was a brilliant song.  'Too late, she had a free shot'

Wish me luck

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:18

Only 2 months training to run a marathon!?  I definitely wish you luck.  Probably too late now for you to see this in advance, but don't worry about time and start slowly.

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