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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby hiker » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:55 pm

White Horse wrote:Europe is NOT a sovereign nation.


Not yet, anyway..... :thumbup:
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:03 am

I love this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkP3IWuJqg8

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Julie » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:58 am

I agree :thumbup:
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby frank » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:28 am

Beachcomber wrote:If I possessed a hat I would take it off to him.

I certainly don't agree with everything he says, but I love the way he tells it! :lolno: No "yes" man like the rest of the toadies, he'll tell it like it is, and they don't like it up 'em. I reckon his slating of RumpyPumpy was brilliant. "Who are you?" "You look like a low-grade bank clerk". You know when he stands up to speak, they ain't going to like it!
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby katy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:29 pm

The best part was watching Barroso's face :lol:

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Julie » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:52 pm

I see the Germans are now saying the UK is very important to the EU, don't seem to know what they want :lolno: they can go to hell for me.
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Mowser » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:55 pm

Maybe they are worried that Britain won't put in 30 billion to the IMF?
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby White Horse » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:04 pm

Mowser wrote:Maybe they are worried that Britain won't put in 30 billion to the IMF?

Where would Britain get £30 billion, Mowser?
Isn't that the folly of it?

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Chunky Monky » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:02 am

Where would Britain get £30 billion, Mowser?


Well. if we didn't pi$$ £5,000,000,000 (£5Bn) away every year in Afghanistan, that would be a start!

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby katy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:10 am

Just imagine what a rich country the UK would be if they only sent about a dozen troops there like the rest of Nato countries :think: Even richer if they had a benefits system like Spain.

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Beachcomber » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:35 am

White Horse wrote:Where would Britain get £30 billion, Mowser?
Isn't that the folly of it?

Perhaps the UK government could take it out of the overseas aid budget! Or, better still, just tell the EU to get stuffed.

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby olive » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:37 am

katy wrote:Just imagine what a rich country the UK would be if they only sent about a dozen troops there like the rest of Nato countries :think: Even richer if they had a benefits system like Spain.


Maybe. I have a sneaky feeling that we actively engage in wars to showcase our Weapons. Britain makes an awful lot of money from the export of death hardware.

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby frank » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:02 pm

olive wrote:
katy wrote:Just imagine what a rich country the UK would be if they only sent about a dozen troops there like the rest of Nato countries :think: Even richer if they had a benefits system like Spain.


Maybe. I have a sneaky feeling that we actively engage in wars to showcase our Weapons. Britain makes an awful lot of money from the export of death hardware.


Indeed we do make a lot of military hardware, and one of the reasons we make it, is because it sells, people want to buy it. Of course we could stop making it, but would people stop buying military hardware, I hardly think so. BAE is supposedly the largest arms company in the world, but as a country we are in third place, behind China and USA. We could do the honourable thing and stop making arms, and dump thousands on the dole, but the gap would simply be happily filled by the other countries.
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby frank » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:17 pm

katy wrote:Just imagine what a rich country the UK would be if they only sent about a dozen troops there like the rest of Nato countries :think:

Even better if they sent them all somewhere safe like the Germans, Spanish et al do. We must be mad doing all the fighting, doing all the dying, whilst the other members sit it out in holiday camps in the safe zones.
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Mowser » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:18 pm

It's Britain wanting to play with the "big boys". We are tied too much to the USA.
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby olive » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:22 pm

It doesn't make it any the less sordid. Same as the amount of land mines laid worldwide hit a new record high last year. What a disgusting state of affairs when the world economy is in a mess.

Getting a bit off topic now.

Only six days to go before Rajoy gets started...... but will have to stop for festivities no doubt.

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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby frank » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:56 pm

olive wrote:It doesn't make it any the less sordid.

We can get emotive, dealing in death etc, but we´d simply be cutting off our noses to spite our faces if we did stop manufacturing. It´s a great thought, we stop manufacturing arms and everyone else stops and the world´s a much better place, but that´s never going to happen. Unfortunately, hundreds of countries want arms, and they don´t really care where they come from, just so long as they get them.
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby JAWG » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:35 pm

katy wrote:
Just imagine what a rich country the UK would be if they only sent about a dozen troops there like the rest of Nato countries


Katy. I suggest you check your figures. Canada had +/- 3,000 troops in Afghanistan. As usual, Canada gets no credit for its actions. (And they were in action.)
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby hiker » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:56 pm

So, when is the referendum?
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Re: Britain referendum now

Postby Devils Advocate » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:05 pm

Mowser, I know you and others hate to admit it or recognise it but Britain is one of the big boys :?
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