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tridentas #1 Posted 07 June 2016 - 01:39 PM

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As you will know, the UK has a decision to make. Not going in to the politics of it here, but as we have many EU English speaking players just wondered what and how is being reported by your mainstream media???

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My guess is it's 50% 'OMG the EU will fall apart!', and 50% 'Good riddance'.

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Was going to start a topic related to this, but will comment here:

 

If you're a UK citizen and over 18, make sure you are registered to vote. You have till midnight tonight. If you don't vote, it's all your fault. How you vote is up to you.

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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Ahashverosh #4 Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:15 PM

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Here in Poland it is a topic that is presented frequently in the media. Polish Prime Minister expressed her hopes that the UK will stay in the Union.

Ar_Es_Two_Thousand #5 Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:56 PM

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With regards to the EU referendum it is being discussed in the media here in Northern Ireland because it is quite important. We have a border with an EU country, so border controls might be reintroduced, and have tight trade links to the Republic of Ireland and because N.I. is a part of the U.K. a leave vote could have huge consequences here.  I usually watch the BBC news and listen to RTÈ radio, the BBC has a policy of impartiality and reports on both the stay and leave campaign, RTÈ only reports on the major developments. At this point the Remain campaign seem to have more support from the media, and have more support from independent fiscal studies groups and other organisations. Leave seem to have support from fewer economists, but seem to have an equal public backing...

This is off the top of my head from watching the News every night

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View PostAr_Es_Two_Thousand, on 07 June 2016 - 02:56 PM, said:

With regards to the EU referendum it is being discussed in the media here in Northern Ireland because it is quite important. We have a border with an EU country, so border controls might be reintroduced, and have tight trade links to the Republic of Ireland and because N.I. is a part of the U.K. a leave vote could have huge consequences here.  I usually watch the BBC news and listen to RTÈ radio, the BBC has a policy of impartiality and reports on both the stay and leave campaign, RTÈ only reports on the major developments. At this point the Remain campaign seem to have more support from the media, and have more support from independent fiscal studies groups and other organisations. Leave seem to have support from fewer economists, but seem to have an equal public backing...

This is off the top of my head from watching the News every night

Thank you mrpgilbert, that's very responsible of you. Unfortunately I can't vote yet, but I wish I could:mellow:

No worries

Before the Troubles, the border wasn't much in evidence, TBH. And there was a common currency, too, which helped. The punt and the pound didn't become separate currencies until quite recently. 

And I love your sig; my grandfather owned Irish Road Motors in Portadown, so I grew up on Fords in the 60s, Mk1 Escort was gorgeous, Mexico stunningly so. :)


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Ar_Es_Two_Thousand #8 Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:21 PM

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View Postmrpgilbert, on 07 June 2016 - 03:06 PM, said:

No worries

Before the Troubles, the border wasn't much in evidence, TBH. And there was a common currency, too, which helped. The punt and the pound didn't become separate currencies until quite recently. 

And I love your sig; my grandfather owned Irish Road Motors in Portadown, so I grew up on Fords in the 60s, Mk1 Escort was gorgeous, Mexico stunningly so. :)

 

Yeah, apparently there were some customs checkpoints on some roads, but it was easy to avoid them. Apparently there is an existing deal that allows free travel between the North and South anyway, maybe part of the Good Friday Agreement or something, but still in all better safe than sorry. Yeah, the Pound and the Punt, a lot of people I've spoken to have said that at one point they carried around Pounds Sterling, Punts and Euros :confused:

Thank you for complimenting my signature, and I can't believe you're familiar with the Mk.1 Escort, they are a great car and I love the Mexicos too, my granda actually owns a yellow one with the black stripes. All the Fords of that era are great. Believe it or not, the first car I ever drove was an Anglia Super. So I guess that's why I got into them. You've probably noticed, but my name is just a long winded way of saying RS2000 XD

I also can't believe you're grandfather owned a car dealership in Portadown, that's only within 20 miles of me, so I suppose you're from this (currently) sunny country aswell? :)


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View PostWarren5, on 07 June 2016 - 03:21 PM, said:

They are all lying, only some lie better. 

 

After all, there are really three sides to every story: Yours, mine and the truth 

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David Cameron vs Boris Johnson. Who will win? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!!! 

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In France the media try to stay neutral, even if a lot of peoples want UK to remain, some others want to make it an exemple and propose to do the same.

 

Whathever we have to respect the UK choice.

 

Also even if EU is imperfect we look the fact that in less a century it make our worst enemy (Germany) a friendly neightboor (I remember some old people who never wanted to shake hands with a German, too much for them).

 

Just a little worried for the "impact" in economy (and not just for EU) but UK will stay a friendly neighboor too :)

 

Lot of peoples are more afraid it can impact Games of thrones too  and that is terrible, really !


 

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View Postmatthew_elmes, on 07 June 2016 - 04:07 PM, said:

David Cameron vs Boris Johnson. Who will win? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!!! 

 

the uk brexit and remain campaigns thus far have been polar opposites both using scaremongering tactics on both sides and treating us all like idiots. Its a massively important decision and yet i dont feel either camp have covered themselves in glory. All rather smutty, well its the uk so suppose thats a given! I hope the debates coming up will give some more educated views. The brexit argument is much more sophisticated than that given by a bigot such as farage, and bumbling boris! 

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View Posttridentas, on 07 June 2016 - 04:55 PM, said:

 

the uk brexit and remain campaigns thus far have been polar opposites both using scaremongering tactics on both sides and treating us all like idiots. Its a massively important decision and yet i dont feel either camp have covered themselves in glory. All rather smutty, well its the uk so suppose thats a given! I hope the debates coming up will give some more educated views. The brexit argument is much more sophisticated than that given by a bigot such as farage, and bumbling boris! 

 

I agree, the arguments have been rather poorly conducted so far, there have not been enough specific figures from the Brexit camp, and an assumption that things will largely stay the same for the Remain camp. There's been too much scaremongering too. Not a well informed referendum so far.

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tridentas #14 Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:33 PM

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I like the comments from dark mini above where other countries are seeing what will happen before considering the same. My gut feeling is we will leave. The polls are suggesting a swing towards brexit and despite farage et al doing their best to balls it up the public are not seeing the value anymore

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"United we stand, divided we fall"...I hope the UK people will choose the right way

 

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View PostAr_Es_Two_Thousand, on 07 June 2016 - 05:21 PM, said:

 

I agree, the arguments have been rather poorly conducted so far, there have not been enough specific figures from the Brexit camp, and an assumption that things will largely stay the same for the Remain camp. There's been too much scaremongering too. Not a well informed referendum so far.

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what can Brexit do though? Truth is, we do not know what will happen. No one does. It's up to the British people to decide if they'd take a chance or stay safe.

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View PostSariel_, on 07 June 2016 - 05:36 PM, said:

"United we stand, divided we fall"...I hope the UK people will choose the right way

 

I hope they choose the right way too. It may or may not be the same view as yours :trollface:

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View Post_Biggles_, on 07 June 2016 - 06:03 PM, said:

 

what can Brexit do though? Truth is, we do not know what will happen. No one does. It's up to the British people to decide if they'd take a chance or stay safe.

 

Thats what I'm saying, there haven't been enough figures. We don't know what could happen after the referendum


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View Posttridentas, on 07 June 2016 - 05:33 PM, said:

My gut feeling is we will leave. The polls are suggesting a swing towards brexit and despite farage et al doing their best to balls it up the public are not seeing the value anymore

 

There are those behind the polititians - those people who we never hear about, the ones who really call the shots. The ones who like to create thier order from chaos - I think they are rubbing thier hands in delight hoping (perhaps even fore planned for a brexit) knowing that there will be a planned chaos so they can introduce thier order. 

Just watch and see - if we think that we are actually voting in a free and fair referendum vote - we are very much decieved.  

The outcome was probably decided by these people months or years ago. 


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View PostAr_Es_Two_Thousand, on 07 June 2016 - 06:06 PM, said:

 

Thats what I'm saying, there haven't been enough figures. We don't know what could happen after the referendum

 

No one does. There are no figures for what happens if we leave. No other country of our size has left the EU before, so we don't know the exact impact. But we can make educated guesses about what will happen

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