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Old 06-28-2016, 09:03 AM   #81
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Now that the Brexit vote is over, the Brussels Elite can go ahead with their ban of certain high powered electric tea kettles and toasters. Not kidding. This sort of micromanaging from unelected globalist overlords was a major component of the Leave votes, IMO.
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I've always thought the EU was going to struggle as long as they had a unified currency without a unified federal political system. So the have-nots are continually bailed out by the haves. This is not the main driver of Brexit of course since the UK kept the pound, just another reason why euroskeptics might drive more independence referenda.
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Now that the Brexit vote is over, the Brussels Elite can go ahead with their ban of certain high powered electric tea kettles and toasters. Not kidding. This sort of micromanaging from unelected globalist overlords was a major component of the Leave votes, IMO.
well that stinks - I actually wanted to visit Brussels
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I was at a cocktail party not long ago and a woman opined that "buying on a dip" was the equivalent of taking advantage of someone's misfortune and morally wrong.

Of course, with a hefty trust fund paying her bills it might be easy to take the high ground.
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I wonder how many people who are demonstrating in London today stating they are Europeans not English ARE European not English and therefore unable to vote

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There's a lot of remorse over Brexit....if the vote was taken today I think it would go the other way . . .
Still, apparently, most people in the UK do not want a revote.

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We have demonstrations all the time in California by undocumented people bc they want voting to go one way or the other. Yet they cannot vote so have no legal say. I wonder if a lot of the London demonstrators were not British and just concerned that they would have to move back to the mainland. After all they said they were European not English
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Just got back from spending 2 weeks in the UK, departing the day before the vote. Interestingly (or not) there was so much bad info being offered as 'facts,' that one Welshman said to me - is there no one who can just state the facts so I can make a decision?

Those who followed the recommendations of the Labour Party are the ones who want a re-vote (IMO). Promises were made about how quickly things would improve for the middle and lower class workers. The day after the vote, many promises disappeared. Today, the leading proponent of Brexit, Boris Johnson, stepped out of the running for Prime Minister. He was the loudest voice for exit with the wildest claims. Many leaders in the Labour movement have resigned their MP positions (meaning they know they won't get re-elected).

The reality is that England has a good economy that will be impacted negatively by the exit. Scotland is now reconsidering it's vote to stay in the UK because they get many financial benefits from the EU. Wales is a poor country who gets lots of infrastructure $ from the EU - mining was a big industry in Wales until buying slate from Asia became more cost effective.

But, there is no doom and gloom in this scenario. As long as the UK can stay together, there is a resilience that will see them through the exit. As they say, "Keep Calm, and Carry On."

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If the EU were so wonderful there would be fewer negative interest rate regimes and at least a tad of growth. I think it is impossible to predict what will happen over the next few years.

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Except, Ha, More of The Same. That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it!

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We had lunch beside of young lady from Frankfurt and she said that the economic centre for the EU will switch from London to Frankfurt.
Just talking her position.
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Had dinner in Vienna with a diverse contingency of educated Europeans. Actually, several dinners, so no sampling error! All say the vote was a mistake made by uninformed voters. The Germans are secure in number one position, and can handle things, I heard. Those who work in England described an under current of fear among professionals that they may face pressure to leave in the near future. Their employers are actively engaging them with communications to put their minds at ease. However, it is taken with a lot of skepticism.
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I had lunch with a group of Brits yesterday. They all said "F the EU","Let's go get pissed"!
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I had lunch with a group of Brits yesterday. They all said "F the EU","Let's go get pissed"!
Were they 60+ years old?
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As long as the UK can stay together, there is a resilience that will see them through the exit. As they say, "Keep Calm, and Carry On."

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Yep. As with all periods of change, there will be some bumps in the road. But in the long run, things should be in their favor. Short term pain, long term gains........
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Yep. As with all periods of change, there will be some bumps in the road. But in the long run, things should be in their favor. Short term pain, long term gains........
The only thing for certain is the short term pain. Beyond the next year or two this could just as easily lead to lower prosperity for all. It's really impossible to say now, but policy makers sure have their work cut out for themselves.
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The only thing for certain is the short term pain. Beyond the next year or two this could just as easily lead to lower prosperity for all. It's really impossible to say now, but policy makers sure have their work cut out for themselves.
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Last few times on the cab ride from Manchester to Lake District the biggest complaints from the wonderful drivers was immigration. Good on them. Amazing the conversations you get from cabbies, such great folk.
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The only thing for certain is the short term pain. Beyond the next year or two this could just as easily lead to lower prosperity for all. It's really impossible to say now, but policy makers sure have their work cut out for themselves.
Totally agree with the bolded (above).
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Brexit cancelled. (Well maybe...)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/wo...arliament.html

Yeah! Preserve my EU free movement and work rights.
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