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SHOULD THE UK STAY IN OR GO OUT OF THE EU

Poll ended at Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:01 pm
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STAY IN
5
50%
 
erolz66, miltiades, RichardB, skyvet, Tim Drayton
COME OUT
5
50%
 
GreekIslandGirl, Paphitis, Robin Hood, Sotos, Zenon33
 
Total votes : 10

UK REFERENDUM

Postby miltiades » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:01 pm

Some might say why should we Cypriots care whether the UK stays in Europe or leaves.
Well, more than 300, 000 Cypriots in the UK is reason enough, besides we do have close ties with the UK in spite of the underhand treatment we Cypriots received from the UK.

It will be interesting to know your views on this historic referendum.
I have voted that the UK should stay in the EU, Will elaborate further in due course.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:14 pm

Like Theo Paphitis, I think the UK should (gracefully) leave the EU.

The UK has had a very unhealthy relationship with the EU and it's been bad for both parties.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby erolz66 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:44 pm

I have registered to vote in the actual referendum and there as here I vote for the UK to stay in the EU.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby Lordo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:57 am

if uk leaves the eu we shall live to regret it.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:20 am

...tough question, i look forward to the debate, my feelings lean different ways for different reasons.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby miltiades » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:45 am

I have always believed that a united Europe best serves the interests of all Europeans if only to permanently put aside a European war. Its an issue that does divide people a great deal, contradiction after contradiction, varying opinions by well educated and knowledgeable people , politicians and business men . , It will be interesting to hear what Boris, the rather flamboyant mayor of London, will decide. My feeling is that he will come out supporting exit, a clever man with an eye on the top job.

It goes without saying that the traditional little " Englander" edged on by the Sun will vote against remaining in Europe, GIG for instance.

I shall of course vast my vote, same as on this poll. Britain must remain in Europe, the so called immigration issue, Europeans entering the UK and claiming benefits, whilst every Shah, Patel and Khan do so , its not an issue that unduly concerns me.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:54 am

I have a question>

Why did the UK need special conditions?

Switzerland has never been a member of the EU but enjoys many of the benefits without the draw backs. Why can the UK not have the same conditions as the Swiss? Switzerland is a very rich country and has a very high standard of living for its people, they are even having a referendum on whether to accept a scheme where EVERYBODY is paid a basic (Circa €1500 month?) fixed income by the Sate whether they work, are unemployed, sick or retired. This would mean they would not need a welfare system and they could not do this if they were in the EU as .......... this will only apply to Swiss Nationals!

I voted for an exit but as a Brit I know that the 'average' Brits reaction when faced with this decision will be to retain the status quo through a fear that an exit will upset their 'way of life'. :|
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby erolz66 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:45 am

Robin Hood wrote:I have a question>

Why did the UK need special conditions?


The UK did not need "special conditions" - David Cameron needed them to try and put an end to the divisions within the Conservative party. In my opinion all of this, calling a referendum, negotiating 'special conditions', has been driven by the needs of the Conservative party rather than the needs of the UK.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby Lordo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:38 pm

it seems it is not just the conservative party he was worried about. it seems to have made no difference to them. they did win one concession though and that was to remove the capping of the bonuses of the wankers ohps i mean the bankers in the city. what assholes they are. this is one vote they have lost. i cannot see how i can vote for the two choices they have given us. the british public need a lesson and they are about to get it by leaving the eu.
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Re: UK REFERENDUM

Postby Garavnoss » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:43 pm

Lordo wrote: the british public need a lesson and they are about to get it by leaving the eu.



The British Public NEVER learn [whatever the lesson] they are blindly led by the nose from the cradle to the grave.

I think they are under the impression that they are living in a "Democracy". :lol:
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