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Re: Brexit
« Reply #120 on: July 10, 2018, 10:14:51 AM »
The UK is in the EU with opt-outs.
But the UK wants out of the EU with opt-ins.

Anyone else scratches their head when they try and work that out?
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #121 on: July 10, 2018, 11:35:09 AM »
Brexit is just too wide ranging a subject to have been broached in a simple yes/no referendum (which is technically not legally binding btw). Speak to 10 different people and they will likely give you 10 different reasons why they voted the way they did. It was ridiculous for the referendum to be presented in such a binary and finite way.

Add to the fact that that there seemed to be some dubious claims from the leave camp whilst campaigning which they seemingly won't be held accountable for in any meaningful way and you end up with a subject that nobody fully understands with no clear path forward.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2018, 08:20:26 AM »
The UK is in the EU with opt-outs.
But the UK wants out of the EU with opt-ins.

That's the single best argument I've heard to date for Brexit

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2018, 10:17:25 AM »
I have quoted that line a couple of times too Chuckford :)
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2018, 07:45:48 PM »
The UK is in the EU with opt-outs.
But the UK wants out of the EU with opt-ins.

So basically the UK wants to grow up to be Switzerland?

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2018, 08:56:06 PM »

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #126 on: August 25, 2018, 03:37:19 PM »
The working class people of the UK voted to exit, now the middle classes are paying to reverse the decision, democracy in action!
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #127 on: August 25, 2018, 07:00:22 PM »
From the flurry of headlines I've seen over the last couple of weeks, it's still shaping up to be a very costly exit with a big dose of PITA over the long term.