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  1. Our new position in the EU

    One last thing on the subject of immigration and brexit; for many (by no means all) leave voters immigration was the issue. And many (again, by no means all) of those didn't discriminate between EU and non EU immigrants, they wanted it all stopped and in the extreme minority, reversed. How many exactly fit this category, we'll never know; enough to tip the balance of the vote in leaves favour, who knows?
  2. Our new position in the EU

    Agreed. But if you follow the link to the BMG Research site you will see their methodology explained and the fact that they say they accurately predicted the outcome of the referendum.
  3. East Coast main Line privatisation

    I've said this many times before; you can only have the benefits of the free market if there is genuine choice for the consumer at the point of purchase for the end user/buyer. Railways and other privatised services and utilities offer no such choice, just a collection of regional monopolies.
  4. Our new position in the EU

    Some more detail: This north east/north west split is interesting as is the 72/28 pro remain figure for Labour voters. As we get closer to actually leaving will these trends continue? If so by the time we actually leave, probably at least 2021 how small a number will the pro leave be. So much for democracy.
  5. Our new position in the EU

    But, if we had stayed in, we had the power to veto all/any of those, so I didn't see them as much of a threat. There are lots of things the EU could do in the future (the much promoted immediate admission of Turkey for example) but while the major nations retain the power of veto are either a long way off or will never be allowed to happen. Not forgetting we, or any other member, have the power to issue Article 50 at any time, without the need for a referendum should the EU override our wishes/veto and go in a direction that causes the UK genuine harm. I'm also not convinced that the mistakes of rushing into the expansion of the Eurozone would be repeated, a mistake that has now been acknowledged by many.
  6. Our new position in the EU

    Boris Johnson talking about "regularity divergence": *What "regularity divergence" means in practice: So working class brexteemists turkey's do vote for Christmas; voting to have their rights erroded aided and abetted by Jeremy Corbyn cheering the Tory brexit on. <Slow hand clap> *Apologies for link to the S*n
  7. Our new position in the EU

    I'm glad there is at least one person on here who supported leaving the EU who is prepared to acknowledge the inherent danger of mismanaging of what is a complex process and the innumerable possible outcomes.
  8. Our new position in the EU

    Britons now back Remain over Leave by 10 points, exclusive poll shows
  9. UKIPpery

    Oh, I'm sure you've got much more class than him Shads.
  10. UKIPpery

    Oh dear, how sad, never mind: Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says 'there's no money in politics' Edit to add: And he claims he's 53; that's 2 years younger than me - he looks like he could be my parents generation! Goes to show living a life of fear, hate and resentment is bad for your health!
  11. Those nice tories

    Seems like a nice chap: Morecambe MP stirs row after doubting poverty claims by local schools
  12. Obituary thread 2017

    I used to like watching him as a kid doing the Christmas lectures. He was the epitome of what a science professor should look and sound like. Though Eric Laithwaite was my favourite because he talked proper (he retained his native Lancashire accent) and I was fascinated by his work on linear motors, now known as MagLev.
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  14. Our new position in the EU

    In other words, meaningless.
  15. Our new position in the EU

    It's going to be quietly dropped. No idea why they would want to hamstring themselves with it in the first place.