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  1. Standard memberptobler
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    What's the feeling on how likely Britain is to vote to exit the EU?
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    29 Feb '16 07:11
    Who cares? Let the tiny little island of inbred folk go its merry way.
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    29 Feb '16 07:184 edits
    Originally posted by ptobler
    What's the feeling on how likely Britain is to vote to exit the EU?
    Unlikely. The govt will increase the fear propaganda exponentially in the coming weeks and the population will vote for the status quo. Lies and fear got us in; lies and fear will keep us in.

    “There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty. These fears, I need hardly say, are completely unjustified.”
    Prime Minister Edward Heath, television broadcast on Britain’s entry into the Common Market, January 1973

    http://campaignforanindependentbritain.org.uk/britain-europe-bruges-group/
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    29 Feb '16 08:00
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Who cares? Let the tiny little island of inbred folk go its merry way.
    The ninth biggest island in the world and 60 million population.
    Not a tiny island and hard to see how they get inbred.
    (I'm not counting Milton Keynes)
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    Originally posted by ptobler
    What's the feeling on how likely Britain is to vote to exit the EU?
    Apparently the polls are 50/50 but some of those "Leavers" will get cold feet.
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    29 Feb '16 08:05
    There will be the inevitable late swing towards sticking with the status quo.
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    29 Feb '16 08:08
    Originally posted by ptobler
    What's the feeling on how likely Britain is to vote to exit the EU?
    When it comes to the crunch the British won't have the cojones to go for it. As has been previously mentioned scare-mongering will assume epic proportions as June 23 approaches. The natural British gut feeling is to be Eurosceptic (we enjoy our island status) and we dislike our borders being open, but the status quo will, I fear, prevail.
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    29 Feb '16 08:39
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    The ninth biggest island in the world and 60 million population.
    Not a tiny island and hard to see how they get inbred.
    (I'm not counting Milton Keynes)
    Dear sir,
    We read your recent missive with a heavy heart. My wife in particular, who coincidentally also happens to be my cousin, aunt and Granddad, was equally displeased.

    Yours truly
    Mayor of Milton Keynes


    P.S With Borris on the case, i predict an exit!!!
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    29 Feb '16 08:481 edit
    Economist is solidly anti:
    http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21693584-leaving-eu-would-hurt-britainand-would-also-deal-terrible-blow-west-real-danger
    Guardian reflects on possible changes:
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/28/brexit-effect-everyday-life
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    Funny thing is Britan loved invading and pillaging other countries.

    Let us do the same now! 😛
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    29 Feb '16 08:54
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Funny thing is Britan loved invading and pillaging other countries.

    Let us do the same now! 😛
    Don't you live in Guam?!

    I don't think Guam is up for much invading and pillaging.
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    29 Feb '16 09:092 edits
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    With Borris on the case, i predict an exit!!!
    Boris is using the issue as a posturing platform for his inevitable leadership bid where he will be seen as the guy who fought for exit but in reality is there greasing big commercial enterprise like all the Tory leaders do; just more than Labour leaders do.

    Besides, it's too late. With only a few months to go - where is the BIG exit manifesto and PR campaign from all these (planted?) posers like Lawson et al?

    Continued EU integration means the end of Europe as we have known and loved it, not the continuation, survival, fiscal stability blah blah. "Fiscal stability" Jeez, has everyone been asleep for the last decade!! The charm, uniqueness and ultimately the strength of Europe is in it's diversity; diversity of culture, religion, language, economics, (inc currency), laws, borders, attitudes (shared and otherwise).

    We share so much in common in Europe; the political and commercial bastions of integration are destroying not only what we share but what we trade and what we admire in each other. It saddens me much.
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    29 Feb '16 09:12
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Economist is solidly anti:
    http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21693584-leaving-eu-would-hurt-britainand-would-also-deal-terrible-blow-west-real-danger
    Guardian reflects on possible changes:
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/28/brexit-effect-everyday-life
    Of course they are. But if staying in is such a huge advantage, how come these bean-counters have failed to convince 50% of the population in 50 years.
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    Originally posted by divegeester
    ... The charm, uniqueness and ultimately the strength of Europe is in it's diversity; diversity of culture, religion, language, economics, (inc currency), laws, borders, attitudes (shared and otherwise).

    We share so much in common in Europe; the political and commercial bastions of integration are destroying not only what we share but what we trade and what we admire in each other. It saddens me much.
    Me too.
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    29 Feb '16 09:15
    Besides the elephant in the room is that 'Brussels' is non-democratic.
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