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In,out,shake it all about,the EU ,what's best to vote.

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Daisyonthegreen Tue 01-Mar-16 12:49:54

Nothing on here,or am I wrong,I'm a newbie so be patient with me.
Anyhow here goes it's the Referendum on the European Union on the 23 June this year.
I'm voting Leave.
How's about you guys?

FormerlyKnownasFK Tue 01-Mar-16 18:03:46

Hi Daisy I asked HQ if we could have a topic to group together threads about the referendum, but it's only just been set up.

There are a few threads already running elsewhere but they are a bit scattered about. Hopefully people will use this new area for any new threads.

Daisyonthegreen Tue 01-Mar-16 18:23:53

Hopefully as its a once in a lifetime vote.

SpringingIntoAction Thu 03-Mar-16 23:05:07


Daisyonthegreen Fri 04-Mar-16 00:29:55

Have to say the inners have no real tempting offers,bit like shopping really,
think I'm for leaving the shop!
Too chaotic,jumbled,expensive getting actually a tad dangerous,
think I will withdraw or Leave as one could say.

7Days Fri 04-Mar-16 00:34:09

In Ireland, we had a few goes at referendums until we gave the right answer . The Lisbon treaty if you'd like to look it up. So don't worry if you cock it up the first time.

thebiscuitindustry Fri 04-Mar-16 01:56:13


houseeveryweekend Fri 04-Mar-16 02:19:17

I will be voting to stay. I just don't trust this government and I trust the EU more. Also I worry that Scotland will separate from the UK and we will be stuck in a tory nightmare forever because there will never be enough left leaning voters to bring labour back in without votes from Scotland. Im very worried about the human rights act being replaced by the tories as well.

RortyCrankle Fri 04-Mar-16 07:01:33

I will be voting Leave for a variety of reasons.

If, as suggested by houseeveryweekend, that results in no more labour governments - that will be a huge bonus.

Daisyonthegreen Fri 04-Mar-16 14:31:26

Crikey all the posts have gone,they were quite long.

Dancinghorse5 Mon 07-Mar-16 17:11:55

Yes, I agree - I don't have much confidence in the EU to sort out the problems that are looming - I think we're better off standing on our own two feet . How easy is it to get 28 nations to agree to anything !

HelpfulChap Mon 07-Mar-16 17:20:34

100% leave. Even more so since I have read both sides of the arguements on here.

How anyone doesn't want to be in control of their own destiny is beyond me.

These alliances of nations rarely last the distance like Yugoslavia and the USSR for example. Most other nations are trying to get more autonomy while we are trying to give ours away.


HelpfulChap Mon 07-Mar-16 17:24:34

Our housing, education and health services are already stretched to breaking point.

Has anyone told us what will happen when Turkey (population 75 million) joins the EU?

HelpfulChap Mon 07-Mar-16 17:28:16

I find it hard to fathom the logic that Brussels are more trustworthy than the Conservatives.

The Brussels gravy train who make out expenses cheats look like choir boys.

Dancinghorse5 Mon 07-Mar-16 18:35:39

That's a good point about our housing, schools and health service being stretched to breaking point . I was talking to a woman from the North on Saturday and she was telling me her family had been 8 years on the housing list !! with no prospect of getting anything - we should be the ones to decide how our country is run and how we manage our resources - not a lot of faceless unelected bureaucrats from Brussells telling us how to live !

SpringingIntoAction Mon 07-Mar-16 18:37:34


I've just started a thread about Turkey and its latest offer to the EU

VeryPunny Mon 07-Mar-16 18:45:06

I am dithering, but having worked for an EU institution and been utterly gobsmacked at the waste, incompetence and sky-high salaries there I will orobably vote to leave.

I don't buy the argument that at least being in we have a way to influence EU policy - we are one of 28 countries with a tiny say in the face of Fraco - German politics. And the handling of the Euro and refugee crises do not inspire confidence.

Dancinghorse5 Mon 07-Mar-16 19:08:08

That's the problem - how can any of us have confidence in a whole lot of unelected bureaucrats who've made a real mess of everything to date - dreadful unemployment figures / the tottering euro /the migrant crisis and now poor old Greece - what a disaster !

22sailors Mon 07-Mar-16 22:02:10

Apparently I left a message on this subject in the wrong place and boy was a jumped on. It's a while since I've been on but I used to be on very regularly and found it a much friendlier and easy going site now I feel as if I must walk on my eyelashes. It now seems like the women libers who actually harm women more than help them. Equality has always been my way and because of that I want our of Europe as I believe in democracy and there is nothing democratic about Europe.

Daisyonthegreen Mon 07-Mar-16 22:19:59

22 sailors ....Too right that is how many feel,democracy is beyond price.
Welcome aboard.

SpringingIntoAction Mon 07-Mar-16 22:25:20

Here’s an interesting article by a former Europhile and former Liberal MP bemoaning the EU’s democratic deficit, which has turned him into a LEAVE voter.

Daisyonthegreen Mon 07-Mar-16 22:33:45

Dancinghorse5 .....Quite
One only need look at the gross incompetence to fear and I do mean fear the consequences of not taking this chance to liberate ourselves.

Daisyonthegreen Mon 07-Mar-16 22:43:49

Thank you for link,a good read.I think we should leave to be honest.

22sailors Mon 07-Mar-16 22:52:23

Everybody is talking about this being a once in a lifetime vote but DC has only made a four year agreement not the 18 years he asked for but he is keeping stum about that. He has said that he is going before the end of this Parliament so he has only covered until it is somebody else's problem

Limer Mon 07-Mar-16 22:53:01


The UK needs to have control over all its own laws and its own immigration.

The EU is a vehicle for transferring cash from the richest to the poorest countries - by way of massive backhanders along the way - but what actually happens is that the poorest in the rich countries become poorer, while the richest in the poor countries become richer (and their poor stay poor). It's the biggest gravy train in the history of the world. No wonder the likes of Turkey and Bosnia are clamouring to get their noses in the trough.

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