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  1. This was the thing for me, I voted leave because I think the EU is bad for most of Europe, great for the Germans and French, possibly the UK ultimately but it's going to be a long term failure in the longer term. For me it was better to get out now and go our own way and possibly succeed rather than be dragged down in to a long drawn out death of the EU, the fact we are not in the Euro is a massive blessing as it means we at least have the power to make it on our own fiscal decisions. The shorttermism of most remainers with regards to sterling and noises from big business only demonstrat
  2. Millenium bug was a complete non-story (to be fair mainly due to the efforts of the computer industry at the time). This will be a bumpy road, BUT it will not bring about armageddon and it will all be fine come the end. The bigger story will be the break down of the EU, this of course being the first step along that path.
  3. You need to learn to read... In January 2013 The promise of a referendum was there, whether the Conservatives were able to deliver it rested in 2015, but you can't say that it was not on the table.
  4. Yes, tempted to keep a list of all the people on Facebook who have mentioned they are thinking of leaving the UK and then emailing them in a year asking why they are still here.
  5. And no doubt you will have Bob Geldof going up and down Loch Ness in a boat.
  6. Don't blame us for the Scottish electorate not checking their facts. Scottish referendum was 2014 which if I'm correct is after 2013. In January 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron promised that, should his Conservative Party win a parliamentary majority at the 2015 general election, the UK Government would negotiate more favourable arrangements for continuing British membership of the EU, before holding a referendum as to whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU.[15] In May 2013, the Conservative Party published a draft EU Referendum Bill and outlined their plans for renegotiat
  7. No we are not, we just know you voted to stay in. Tough shit, "you" should have thought about the consequences.
  8. If you accept the EU result, which you must do to use it as a basis for a new vote, then you have to accept the Scottish referendum which was even more favour of UK membership. You won't be getting one any time soon, simple as that.
  9. Simple answer as mentioned by others is simply job prospects. For the industry I'm in and specifically my skill set it's very difficult to find work elsewhere in the country or more importantly nothing like in the concentration I can in London. I have often looked and it's chalk and cheese to be honest, 2 jobs in a major city in the North or 200+ jobs in London (literally just did the search and even then the jobs in the north were 'best fit' rather than specifically my skills). Obviously more candidates in London, but equally more turn over and opportunities. Equally the numbers don't stack
  10. Ignore the SNP portion, I'd agree comparing those is misleading at best. However LIB/GREEN/PC have 12 seats between them for less share of the vote combined compared with 1 for UKIP.
  11. Yeah that was really the root of my comment with regard to dammed if they did and dammed if they didn't. They could have formed a coalition with Labour (although a much weaker one and would have to have included other). As you say a party split internally, had they gone with Labour they would have been in a similar position now IMO.
  12. 1 : The creation of New Labour, the party was unelectable under Kinnock and so they decided to throw the baby out with the bath water and forego their socialist principles (to be fair this was after Kinnock had left and the sad passing of John Smith). It just took a couple of parliaments for the working classes to realise the name Labour and the red ties represented something completely different to what it did in the past. 2 : The Lib Dems grab for power and going in to coalition, I know that seems simplistic but I don't think it mattered one bit about what they actually did once in the coa
  13. Only you know them, I would have no issue taking something from my parents for example as I have known them all my life, know their ethics and would be very comfortable that they would be doing so for my benefit and wouldn't do so if it meant they were less secure in the process. The fact it's a loan and they want it back with regular payments would be the issue for me. I'm not saying they shouldn't expect it back but the you never know what's around the corner and the fact they are expecting it back means they can see a time when it will be required. Personally I think you have made the r
  14. Update on my house, finally completed on Friday.
  15. Mid 2005 was the tipping point here, everything was set up for repossessions and return to normality, the government bottled it and set the standard for the next god knows how many years. Decided at that point that the government of the day will do pretty much everything to keep people in their houses, if you can't beat them join them.
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