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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 demonstrate to me that these people have no vision, ambition or spirit, they are happy to be subservient sheep in a corrupt system that is totally designed to further increase the divide between rich and poor and is totally there for the benefit of business and not the people. Any demise of the UK is because of this sort of attitude over the longer term.
  2. Was going to Poland a couple of weeks ago, at Stanstead and the line for the security was massive. There was a bloke who had taken was literally a fully size suitcase as hand luggage. He was being told in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't be allowed through security with it as it wouldn't fit in the scanner.
  3. Yeah does my head in, I just close the tab. So far there has been nothing so compelling that I'm going to turn Adblock off to read it.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. And no doubt you will have Bob Geldof going up and down Loch Ness in a boat.
  8. 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 renegotiation and then an In-Out vote if returned to office in 2015.[16] The draft Bill stated that the referendum must be held no later than 31 December 2017.[17] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum,_2016
  9. No we are not, we just know you voted to stay in. Tough shit, "you" should have thought about the consequences.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 up, the few jobs there are don't pay anything like enough to make it viable. While there is no such thing as job security these days being based in London is about as good as it gets. I did live away for a while, but the job I had was literally the only opportunity I had to work with my experience and skills, had that job folded (which it did a few years after I left) then that was it, effectively no job for me. Regardless of all that I love London, born and raised and financially more than capable of coping with a decent standard of living.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 coalition, the damage was done the second they went in to it. They were between a rock and hard place, dammed if they did and dammed if they didn't. They were talking this morning on BBC that it could take a generation to recover, personally I think it has completely and totally destroyed the party and will never recover.
  15. 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 right choice.
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