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EU leaders threaten the UK over BREXIT.

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posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 07:16 AM
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FRom all the news feeds and blogs I have read over the years, it seems that the UK buys more from the EU than what the EU buys from the UK, the UK exports 14% of GDP to Europe, so I'm supposing the rest of the exported GDP goes to the rest of the world?




posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: pikestaff

Which is just under half our total exports.

Personally I think the impact on import/ exports of goods from leaving will relatively small. It's the service sector (particularly finance) be where it could get messy.
edit on 9-10-2016 by ScepticScot because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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Finance , messy ?

Never in a million oops !

I'll see myself out .



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Do you even read the BS you spew?

The things you criticise us brexit voters for are the same reasons you spout for Scottish independence.




Think you need to lay of the whisky.



posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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Travellers at UK airports are being offered less than one euro to the pound as sterling’s value continues to plummet. Bureaux de change at 17 airports across Britain are showing the average rate available as just 99 euro cents to the pound – while the worst rate is a meagre 88 cents to the pound. The pound’s drop in value has fallen sharply since the UK’s vote for Brexit in June. Meanwhile for travellers hoping to change their pounds into US dollars, the average rate at airports is down to $1.08 to the pound.

SOU RCE


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posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Soloprotocol

Still jelouse the English and welch voted for indepence while you cowardly scots didnt in 2014?


Did nobody tell you the elections were rigged

keep up to speed dude



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

What's your point?

Is it that in times of uncertainty bankers and traders find ways to make collossal profits from short term trading and speculation. The current dip in Sterling was caused by an algorithm FFS! They don't even need people in the loop anymore.

Anyway, the value of Sterling in the longer term is what counts and the UK economy is somwhat more functional than most of the economies in the Eurozone.

Flash crash



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 05:01 AM
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originally posted by: Painterz
In fairness what the EU is saying isn't so much 'threat' as simple statement of facts.

The UK cannot expect to cherry pick everything to out satisfaction. In a negotiation with 27 hostile countries where we have zero bargaining chips, we will come off worse.




I would hazard a guess that not all EU members are hostile, especially those on the eastern borders, those having to deal with the flood from the south east...



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 09:21 AM
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There's no automatic punishment for leaving the EU and so its leaders are currently contriving one in order to defend the existence of their project. They have tried to deliver us into a federal Europe and have been largely legitimised on the grounds of their services to commerce, which is hugely overstated by neccessity.

Common sense would dictate that we should be allowed to stay in the common-market with no strings attached, due to the fact that it would be in everyone's interest. This would, however, undoubtedly cause the remaining members of the EU to quite justifiably expect to be granted the same deal if they so wished. It is in fact asking for no more or no less than the original members signed up for, but would obviously utterly undo the agenda of bringing about the federal Europe.

Any fiscal punishment will be unethical, but accepted and defended as par-for-the-course with regards the 'way that things are done' and will as usual cause the poorest to suffer the most.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

The common people don't want or require any special deals or concessions...we simply, and unequivocally only want to get out of the dictatorial nuthouse that is the EU.

Frankly, it's worth a little short term fiscal uncertainty to achieve that.

Bring it on EU...we shall not be moved.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: Robert Reynolds


Common sense would dictate that we should be allowed to stay in the common-market with no strings attached


Yeah we all know the EU doesnt do common sense.....thats why we left.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: Robert Reynolds

The UK can stay in the single market. It just can't choose what elements of the single market it wants to keep.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: ScepticScotCould you elaborate please?



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: Robert Reynolds

We can stay in the single market but be out side the EU. However we would have to accept the 4 freedoms, including crucially the free movement of people.

As this seems to be a redline for brexit supporters in the government then we will not be in the single market.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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Gotta laugh at the Brexiters.Getting all annoyed by people pointing out that thing they were told would happen 'is actually happening'...Creepy Clowns.... Each and every one of the rascist bigoted bastards.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Gotta laugh at the Brexiters.Getting all annoyed by people pointing out that thing they were told would happen 'is actually happening'...Creepy Clowns.... Each and every one of the rascist bigoted bastards.



Scots Nationalists don't want to be ruled by London. And they think they are in the right.

The majority of The U.K. don't want to be ruled by Brussels and Scots Nationalists say they are in the wrong.

Talk about Double Standards and hypocrisy. You can't make it up.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Gotta laugh at the Brexiters.Getting all annoyed by people pointing out that thing they were told would happen 'is actually happening'...Creepy Clowns.... Each and every one of the rascist bigoted bastards.



Scots Nationalists don't want to be ruled by London. And they think they are in the right.

The majority of The U.K. don't want to be ruled by Brussels and Scots Nationalists say they are in the wrong.

Talk about Double Standards and hypocrisy. You can't make it up.

No. We want the right to self determination..We will decide what happens to Scotland not Westminster. I take it you have a problem with that.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Gotta laugh at the Brexiters.Getting all annoyed by people pointing out that thing they were told would happen 'is actually happening'...Creepy Clowns.... Each and every one of the rascist bigoted bastards.

the most telling thing, the day after the brexit vote, the most searched for item on the interwebs was 'what is the european union' hence all of the 'oh sh!t what have i voted for' that followed.

allowing the conservatives to set workers and human rights is gonna be awesome.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 05:31 PM
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originally posted by: stinkelbaum

originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Gotta laugh at the Brexiters.Getting all annoyed by people pointing out that thing they were told would happen 'is actually happening'...Creepy Clowns.... Each and every one of the rascist bigoted bastards.

the most telling thing, the day after the brexit vote, the most searched for item on the interwebs was 'what is the european union' hence all of the 'oh sh!t what have i voted for' that followed.

allowing the conservatives to set workers and human rights is gonna be awesome.

They voted out on a rascist ticket, nothing more, nothing less. They will come back and say they didn't, but ask them why they voted to leave and you get some obscure answer about bent bananas or something.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: stinkelbaum
allowing the conservatives to set workers and human rights is gonna be awesome.


It will clearly surprise you that it was a conservative politician who pretty much wrote the European Convention on Human Rights, which is a forerunner of much of the human rights standards today. The current human rights laws can seem ludicrous, like not deporting a child rapists because they have a pet hamster called Dave, and have the "right" to blah, blah.

Also, not wishing to support the Conservatives too much, but is there evidence they are anti-worker? Did they not just introduce the "living wage" etc.




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