Girlingfoss wrote:I guess Katy knows best, obviously not a full time resident so it matters little to you.
Yes, I don't have any axes to grind
So the Devil you know is my philosophy.
katy wrote: If you want to discuss stop getting rude and personal like Girlingfloss.
katy wrote:Seems you don't want discussion, no mention of the sterling analysis I posted, just personal stuff and rants about little Englanders.. If it is all hunky dory over the channel why did another 630,000 EU citizens come to the UK to live last year? Surely not for the weather or cheap housing
katy wrote:There is an unknown element to leaving but there is also an unknown element to what the new Europe will be like too. Probably people have noticed that the Eurozone has not done as well as the UK. Only this week Spain, France and Italy etc. Were warned about budgetary control. In fact Spain's public sector debt rose to 99.7% last year. To control this there has to be 'more Europe' as it is the only way to control a single currency
markwilding wrote:Most EU citizens go to the UK to work. Most commentators say that the David Cameron's new rules actually will affect very few of them.
Spain has had it's fair share of immigration. It is the choice for most Romanians,who are the highest ethnic group from the EU. Plenty of illegal immigration from Latin America as well as North Africa.
large scale immigration from the UK has had an effect on Southern Spain. Pressure on the infrastructure is one and it helped to push house prices up. That doesn't mean that they haven't benefited as well.
These are some of the negatives regarding EU membership but there many advantages, which in the end outweigh the disadvantages.
Seen the latest benefit figures for foreigners in UK Mark? Not to mention the tax credits. Spain may have it's fair share of immigration but they don't actually get any benefits do they..
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