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    Brexit

    We're starting to hear more and more about Britain's upcoming referendum on the EU and I well recall Alastair's reasoned concerns during the Scottish independence referendum. This recent speech by Secretary of State for Justice Micheal Gove is a compelling summary of the down-side arguments. I'm sure the Prime Minister will make his contrary views abundantly clear in due course. http://capx.co/michael-gove-on-why-hes-backing-brexit/

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    Re: Brexit

    The original paper on Scotland in Europe can be viewed at http://www.electricscotland.com/inde...and_europe.htm

    Alastair

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    Re: Brexit

    The BBC have a page available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

    Alastair

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    Re: Brexit

    I posted up an article on Brexit which is my take on things.

    You can read this at http://www.electricscotland.com/independence/EUaim.htm

    Alastair

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    Re: Brexit

    Hi Rick, nothing has been made clear from either side and the decision day is tomorrow. Monumental amount of fear mongering, they all clearly learned from the Scottish referendum. And of course we have Nicola threatening us with yet another Scottish Independence referendum. And still the sheep support her and her acolytes.
    We get the politicians we deserve, it is said, but this lot...
    Sandy

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    Re: Brexit

    Sandy,

    So many people will believe anything if it is repeated enough,it appears thay many are not prepared to investigate all sides of an argument/discussion prior to making a decision. It does become rather onerous at times to delve into research [for most of us,me included]. At the moment here in OZ we are in "Election Mode", due date is July 2nd, it seems to be the case as usual [from all sides] who tells the biggest lies,makes the most rash promises........."BAH HUMBUG'

    As the saying goes...............only two items are certain in life "Death & Taxes"; thankfully I don't have to worry about the latter.

    On a brighter note...............we have not been afflicted with a "Mr Comb Over" pseudo political aspirant downunder.




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    Re: Brexit

    Well at 10 pm in Canada or 3 pm in the UK it is looking like Brexit might have the leave vote. Currently it's on 50.4% to leave and 49.6% to remain.

    So.. still some hours to go.

    Alastair

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    Re: Brexit

    Well the BBC has forecast UK votes to leave.

    So now we're in uncharted territory.

    However, I do believe while there will be short term pain I do believe in the medium term we should start to do a lot better. I also believe that Europe will see a lot of changes as well.

    Interesting times ahead.

    Alastair

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    Re: Brexit

    We are OUT and Cameron is OUT. Of course now we are back to the start with the whingeing SNP demanding another Scottish Independence referendum. Scotland voted to "remain" and that is what the numpties in Edinburgh are using. democracy only works when the ones in power get what they want. Scotland is NOT a separate country.We are British.
    Sandy

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    Re: Brexit

    I entirely agree and Nicola wants us in the EU which is now falling apart with Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, etc all wanting to run their own referendums.

    We have so much to look forward to. Building back our fishing industry, being able to raise tariffs on cheap Chinese steel to protect our own steel industry.

    We need to negotiate to re-join EFTA, look at whether to join the Nordic council and of course join all the global institutions like the World Trade Organisations (WTO), etc. We also have a great opportunity to a deal with India that the EU has stalled for some 9 years.

    The future for Scotland within the UK is full of promise or die a death going for Independence.

    Alastair

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