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    Lanesra
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    I am betting on 1 to 1 with the USD & below that avec the EUR. Cannot wait for June 24th. Both were easily hedged, so can only gain if the little island floats by itself & a few(lots) of English have to go back.

    As much as I want it to happen; it would be really stupid for them to do it. I guess that is what I hear about the English arrogance(maybe that comes from still having a queen/history?). It would be like debt-ridden Puerto-Rico voting to leave the US system.


    #1703884
    nifty
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    I’m holding out for £1 = €0.05 not 50cts then I would be seriously rich, or perhaps an even more ludicrous exchange rate plucked from empty air.

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    #1703885
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    southerly
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    pommehomme,

    all your posts on this thread are pure propaganda and fear and par for the course with the Remain crowd. Do you really think that the other EU countries will stop trading with the UK and crash their economies, your setting yourself up as an Aunt Sally.

    Threats against the 2 million Brits living on the mainland most of whom are pensioners putting money into their local economies, not taking it out. Do you know what would happen to Spain if they ejected all the Brits. the economies of Andalucia and Murcia would collapse overnight. Their chemical laden fruit and veg market would collapse in a moment if we banned their produce.

    Do you know what would happen to so many vineyards in Italy, Spain and France if we banned their wines, they would collapse. We can easily buy wine from elsewhere, are you even aware that ntheir is a growing wine glut in the world and that it’s getting worse.

    Same goes for water loaded bacon from the Netherlands and Denmark, not to mention all the glasshouses that would close down in the Netherlands.

    Let’s talk about the 500,000 French living in London alone. How many would find employment back in France – think of the cost in Social Security. The Poles have been very aggressive – not clever that with 800,000 living in the UK. The Romanians, Latvians, Estonians. If things got really heavy that’s 3.5 million on their way home, completely crashing the economies of Eastern Europe.

    Who is going to make up the second biggest contribution to the EU budget – come on tell us. You hav’nt presented a single fact, only fear. Do you know how many Dutch are really hacked off and have been for a long time and now the Germans, the fat frau never asked her own people, let alone consulted the other members of the EU before opening her mouth.

    Foreigners have been living in France for hundreds of years, of course Brits will be able to go on living here but they will have to meet certain parameters, just like Americans or whoever.

    I would be voting Brexit if I could because I actually care about Europe and other Europeans, not just myself, that may come as  a shock to so many who are self centred. I’ve always considered myself to be a European and find ‘English’ who think of other Europeans as foreigners hilarious since so many ‘English’ refuse to accept that they are of German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Flemish origin.

    If we leave, then others will follow, not wanting to be dominated by German interests with the French pathetically hanging onto their coat tails. The EU will then disintegrate and this will give a real window of opportunity to create a real European Community not the big business ‘freedom of capital and labour’ organisation that is the EU.

    As the self interested Remain crowd ramp up their campaign of Project Fear and B/s remember – there is nothing to fear but fear itself.


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    vic evans
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    I am betting on 1 to 1 with the USD & below that avec the EUR. Cannot wait for June 24th. Both were easily hedged, so can only gain if the little island floats by itself & a few(lots) of English have to go back. As much as I want it to happen; it would be really stupid for them to do it. I guess that is what I hear about the English arrogance(maybe that comes from still having a queen/history?). It would be like debt-ridden Puerto-Rico voting to leave the US system.

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    An Anglophobe on this forum is an interesting concept :scratch:


    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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    basileus
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    Everybody on both sides of the argument are right. After the referendum we will discover which faction is more right than the other. (apologies to Eric Blair).


    #1703903
    knurt
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    Location: United Kingdom mostly and 85 when I can. Better now?
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    An Anglophobe on this forum is an interesting concept

    There are those who are very anti the others who have not yet made the move to sell up in the UK. A sort of snobbery maybe?

    ’twas ever thus.


    Oh dear

    #1703917
    normally
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    Ya boo sucks! My dad’s bigger than your dad!

    …I think would be a fair summarization of this thread so far with one or two exceptions.

    You can actually sense each side willing the other side’s downfall. What will we call schadenfreude when we’re no longer European…as if that’s going to happen.


    😊 Ally. Keeping his insults to within tolerable standards since 2004.

    #1703920
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    Lanesra
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    There are those who are very anti the others who have not yet made the move to sell up in the UK. A sort of snobbery maybe?

    Well, thats not me dude, USA,USA,USA…..

    Though I c what you are talking about here in 06 from our clients/neighbors everyday. Some of them r still living in the Victoria times or maybe earlier. Sad way of life.


    #1703936
    normally
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    But then they are fortunate in never having been abducted by aliens.


    😊 Ally. Keeping his insults to within tolerable standards since 2004.

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    Kylo Ren
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    pommehomme, all your posts on this thread are pure propaganda and fear and par for the course with the Remain crowd. Do you really think that the other EU countries will stop trading with the UK and crash their economies, your setting yourself up as an Aunt Sally. Threats against the 2 million Brits living on the mainland most of whom are pensioners putting money into their local economies, not taking it out. Do you know what would happen to Spain if they ejected all the Brits. the economies of Andalucia and Murcia would collapse overnight. Their chemical laden fruit and veg market would collapse in a moment if we banned their produce. Do you know what would happen to so many vineyards in Italy, Spain and France if we banned their wines, they would collapse. We can easily buy wine from elsewhere, are you even aware that ntheir is a growing wine glut in the world and that it’s getting worse. Same goes for water loaded bacon from the Netherlands and Denmark, not to mention all the glasshouses that would close down in the Netherlands. Let’s talk about the 500,000 French living in London alone. How many would find employment back in France – think of the cost in Social Security. The Poles have been very aggressive – not clever that with 800,000 living in the UK. The Romanians, Latvians, Estonians. If things got really heavy that’s 3.5 million on their way home, completely crashing the economies of Eastern Europe. Who is going to make up the second biggest contribution to the EU budget – come on tell us. You hav’nt presented a single fact, only fear. Do you know how many Dutch are really hacked off and have been for a long time and now the Germans, the fat frau never asked her own people, let alone consulted the other members of the EU before opening her mouth. Foreigners have been living in France for hundreds of years, of course Brits will be able to go on living here but they will have to meet certain parameters, just like Americans or whoever. I would be voting Brexit if I could because I actually care about Europe and other Europeans, not just myself, that may come as a shock to so many who are self centred. I’ve always considered myself to be a European and find ‘English’ who think of other Europeans as foreigners hilarious since so many ‘English’ refuse to accept that they are of German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Flemish origin. If we leave, then others will follow, not wanting to be dominated by German interests with the French pathetically hanging onto their coat tails. The EU will then disintegrate and this will give a real window of opportunity to create a real European Community not the big business ‘freedom of capital and labour’ organisation that is the EU. As the self interested Remain crowd ramp up their campaign of Project Fear and B/s remember – there is nothing to fear but fear itself.

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    This post sums up everything for me. I totally agree.

    Let us remember, France is the most anti European country in Europe. The UK is the most pro European country. That is why the EU is just one big joke. It needs to be rebuilt by people who are pro Europe. I would not let France be in my new Europe until they opened up their markets allowed free movement of goods and people.

    I dare say that most of the 500,000 French living in the UK don’t want to come back to France. I have met and worked with loads of French people in the UK who consider themselves more British than French. What have they got to come back to ?

     


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    lindal1000
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    Surely your views on what ‘other Europeans think ‘ are directly related to who you mix with? My French friends are very much in favour of the EU , as are my Danish, German and Dutch friends. That’s not to say there aren’t others who take a different view..but in the end, unless you have a vote in all of these countries you aren’t going to know.

    Southerly, I don’t get why you think that Europe is dependent on the UK for exports. It has a big enough market within its borders. There’s a reason why Norway, Switzerland and Canada have paid handsomely to access that market. I do agree with you about Dutch bacon, but you do have a choice and other brands are available..it’s just that most consumers want to buy the cheapest they can. That isn’t the fault of the EU.

    I can vote and will be voting to stay, for my own sake but also because when you look at the opinion poles, those in the 24-39 age group are 70% in favour of remaining, and I’d hate for their future to be decided by a bunch of oldies like us.


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    DominicBest
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    There are those who are very anti the others who have not yet made the move to sell up in the UK. A sort of snobbery maybe?

    Well, thats not me dude, USA,USA,USA….. Though I c what you are talking about here in 06 from our clients/neighbors everyday. Some of them r still living in the Victoria times or maybe earlier. Sad way of life.

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    As an American in France you could be putting people’s minds at rest as you are proof that it is no problem to live in France even though you are a citizen of a country that is not a member of the EU. More paperwork perhaps but a brexit vote will certainly not be a reason for most people to pack their bags to return to that overcrowded, damp island off the edge of mainland Europe.


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    Kylo Ren
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    Surely your views on what ‘other Europeans think ‘ are directly related to who you mix with?

    I am not talking about individuals I am talking about the country itself. There are so many ‘barriers to entry’ that make it nearly impossible for Europeans to move to France to find employment in the same way that others can in the UK. You can’t arrive in France with a Business degree from x university and find a job in France. You have no chance. Whereas in the UK, a French person could quite easily find a job even with limited qualifications. Like wise with small business.

    France is anti competitive. France is a joke when it comes to the EU.

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    #1704401
    CelticRambler
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    You can’t arrive in France with a Business degree from x university and find a job in France.

    No, you can’t. But you can’t grow up in France, be educated in France, get a Business degree from x université and find a job in France either.

    France is not “anti-competitive” – or indeed really anti-EU: it’s just broken, and filled with 60 million timid peasants who desperately need a strong leader. Right now, France’s biggest problem is that there is free movement of goods and people, and both employers and French consumers have realised that just about anything coming from anywhere else in the EU is better than the French equivalent. Having been indoctrinated for so long in the belief that France and it’s culture is superior to that of the rest of the planet, it’s a hard knock to take …


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    Kylo Ren
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    You can’t arrive in France with a Business degree from x university and find a job in France.

    No, you can’t. But you can’t grow up in France, be educated in France, get a Business degree from x université and find a job in France either. France is not “anti-competitive” – or indeed really anti-EU: it’s just broken, and filled with 60 million timid peasants who desperately need a strong leader. Right now, France’s biggest problem is that there is free movement of goods and people, and both employers and French consumers have realised that just about anything coming from anywhere else in the EU is better than the French equivalent. Having been indoctrinated for so long in the belief that France and it’s culture is superior to that of the rest of the planet, it’s a hard knock to take …

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    Fair point.

    But everyone talks fondly about how great France was pre EU.

    You could argue that the EU broke France.


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