Sunday, 17 April 2016

How to Decide. The Great EU Debate Continues.


                              Résultat de recherche d'images pour "tossing coin"

Heads we stay; tails we quit.

(US residents may like to remember this method when choosing a President)



28 comments:

  1. I just want some solid facts instead of the endless parade of opinions and scaremongering we currently have - something to enable an informed decision to be made.

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    1. The problem is, that it's all supposition; no-one really knows. It's not only the UK's relationship with the EU that's in question, it's also their relationship with one of the world's strongest economies (the UK) that's at stake. No-one seems to take that into consideration either.

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    2. Will the UK's economy remain as strong if Britain comes out? I've read that most of the London-based financial institutions will be re-located to Frankfurt, if the vote is to leave.

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    3. I don't think things will change too much. The remaining EU countries will continue to want to export to the UK, just as much as the UK will want to export to the EU. As for The City, I can't see them wanting to relocate.

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    4. Britain was a global economic powerhouse before joining the 'common market' so why should we suffer if we go back to those days.
      China isn't part of the EU and they seem to have done pretty well.
      I'm no economist and I largely ignore politics wherever possible, but it seems even to a numpty like me that the 'in' crowd's arguments have more holes than a slice of Emmental.

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    5. China has an endless supply of cheap labour, which is why their products can be sold at rock bottom prices. I can't see anyone in the UK wanting to work for next to nothing.

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  2. It's the most fascinating political debate since the Scottish referendum! No, I don't have a clue either....

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    1. Maybe they'll give a 'Don't know' option.

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  3. I know who will win though.

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    1. Come on Rachel.... Spill the beans!

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    2. Clue 1. It is the Over 65s v The Under 40s.

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    3. The swing will come from over 40's and the under 65's.

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    4. The under 40s will have it.

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  4. The farmer and I have both made up our minds and consider the thing that came through the post last week as a huge waste of money which could have been better used on schools or hospitals. I really don't think a tiny percentage of them were actually read and I expect the turn out to vote to be low too.

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    1. I have to go to try to get a French Health card some time soon. My vote will depend on the outcome.

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  5. More or less the same dilemma I'm having myself here. Today I am going to the polls to vote. A referendum on offshore oil drilling rights; “yes”, drilling will stop at the end of the license, “no” , everything will remain as it is. Greetings Maria x

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    1. Does this depend on if you use oil or not? At least they are asking for your opinion!

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    2. I don't think the 50% plus 1 quorum will be reached for either the "yes" or "no" to win so, to my opinion, it's all a waste of money really.

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    1. Only if it goes the wrong way on flip No 1.

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  7. Hmmm, I think I must has clicked the wrong button.

    My original comment was...

    When I saw your post's title, I just knew I was going to see a coin about to be flipped.
    Our New York State Primary elections are this Tuesday (Democrat and Republican Parties have separate primaries, for which voters must be registered in a particular party.) As always, I do hope for a "huge" turnout. However, the prospect of Clinton v. Trump in November is truly depressing. There will no doubt be some other party candidates on the November ballot, so a protest can be chosen.

    Best wishes.

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    1. It really does look like a very odd election at the moment, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone other than Clinton or Trump comes to the fore.

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  8. 'If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.' (Mark Twain)

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  9. If I was living still in UK, then it would be to vote OUT, but being totally selfish and having my kids future in Europe to worry over, then I will vote to stay IN. I've only got another year or so to be able to vote anyway unless the law is changed. Ironic to think the first time I ever voted was in the first referendum over Europe way back in the '70s, and it will be my last, all being well, in June.

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    1. Do you think that things would change for people like us if they voted to quit? Personally I think everything would stay the same, other than not being told what to do by Brussels.

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