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    16-12-2018, 06:18 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I dont think Brexit has paralysed government for the past few years. For most of the time the political system has been excluded and kept in the...
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    16-12-2018, 06:12 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    It is quite clear we are all in agreement that it is ridiculous our National Health Service depends on a transient population of unaffiliated staff....
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    16-12-2018, 01:21 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    GPs retire early amid clampdown on multi-million pension pots 'In total, 62 per cent of all GPs claiming their pension last year were below the...
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    16-12-2018, 12:41 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I think Doctors and Dentist are vastly overpaid in this country (with massive pension pots); the problem has not been training enough of them. I...
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    16-12-2018, 12:15 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I watched Boris Johnsons brother (Jo) being interviewed this morning, on SKY TV News this morning (Sophy Ridge). He discussed his proposal for a...
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    16-12-2018, 11:43 AM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Thank you for that link. It seems a well written, balanced article: 'It is always helpful to have someone who speaks other languages in a...
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    15-12-2018, 02:39 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Probably good for the economy and GDP, but may be bad for certain individuals. My next door neighbor is a pharmacist and tells me it has gone from a...
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    15-12-2018, 02:32 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Could be (statistically), but if people are fed up and think they are getting a bad deal they will thrash out in all directions; logic may not come...
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    15-12-2018, 01:42 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    With respect, if you are living in rural East Devon next to a salmon river, your perceptions are unlikely to be the same as somebody in a post...
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    15-12-2018, 01:34 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I belive what you say is true - government has had power to control migration under existing EU law; (part) of the peoples vote has punished them for...
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    15-12-2018, 11:54 AM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    The most aggravating thing I hear on this subject is 'people didnt vote to be poorer did they'. People vote to be poorer every day of the week....
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    15-12-2018, 11:49 AM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Stop struggling - the principle is to be in control of immigration, not to stop it completely.
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    14-12-2018, 07:29 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Pleased that it is working out OK. I never had the slightest doubt that the vast majority of migrants are no better or worse than you or I. I have...
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    14-12-2018, 06:23 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Interesting how things are linked. Watched Tony Blair today campaigning for a second referendum. The Brexit vote in favour is largely his...
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    14-12-2018, 05:59 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Close second referendum in favour of remaining = formation of extreme right wing party, with understandable support from all the many UK Shi*hole...
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    14-12-2018, 02:50 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Read the start and end; will find the time to read the rest - it seems very good/informative.
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    13-12-2018, 12:26 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Another thought. I have the general idea that Labour have given the Tories enough rope and just been waiting for them to hang themselves; and cause...
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    13-12-2018, 12:12 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Seeing as I have watched the news about 3 times a day for the past month I am feeling a bit thick, because there is something fundamental about this...
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    12-12-2018, 11:18 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    No JRM hasnt had a slap down (IMO) - over a third of her MP's voted against her. The ones who voted for her probably did so because it was the least...
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    12-12-2018, 11:01 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Look on the bright side: our french cousins have recently decided to forgo austerity and will not have to bother themselves with making up the EU...
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    12-12-2018, 02:19 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Agrre about the last statement - the idea of a European super state is bound to fail the more entangled they become. Macron has already caved in, and...
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    12-12-2018, 02:12 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Fishing Bag in Other Tackle
    Leave it on the bank where I get into a pool, and then go back for it when I have fished down the pool; then carry on downstream for a few hours....
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    11-12-2018, 10:13 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Fishing Bag in Other Tackle
    A simple rucksack to carry during the day while fishing (for a basic amount of spare tackle, phone, food, flask and rain jacket), with two main bags...
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    11-12-2018, 06:48 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Tell us more - I am interested in the opinion of somebody looking in at all this. You will have to be prepared for somebody not agreeing with you,...
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    11-12-2018, 02:35 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Agreed. When this is all dissected in the future, I am sure one of the biggest failings will have been seen not to be preparing a no deal/WTO...
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    10-12-2018, 10:17 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I am starting to think Theresa May could soon make Gordon Brown look good. Thats a worry! For some reason I was mild fan of hers until a few...
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    10-12-2018, 10:11 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Good point, I had forgotten the gold.
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    10-12-2018, 10:00 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Yes, correct. To be fair my response was clearly to list Gordon Browns legacy, not the full house of horrors. Quote: '3. Do PFI deals...
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    10-12-2018, 07:23 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    'The Euro currency is a burning tower block with no means of escape (for its members)' - William Hague about 10 years ago. I am amazed we are not...
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    10-12-2018, 07:16 PM
    offshore replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Gordon Brown - Briefly: Allowed/caused house prices to increase by threefold during the same period wages only increased by 45% (based on an...
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