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Let's Just Not Stay In E. U.

Started by: starkey93
On: 03/12/2018 | 03:40
Replies: 49

by: kate1028
on: 03/12/2018 | 08:52

Yep, the so-called 'experts' predicted all sorts of doom and gloom which never happened, and yet we are supposed to believe them now.   They need a new set of (crystal) balls. Smiley Very Happy

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by: andyxhill
on: 03/12/2018 | 09:03

Well we shall see

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by: nefarius
on: 03/12/2018 | 09:07

Doom and gloom for what? @kate1028

What's happened? 

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by: andyslc
on: 03/12/2018 | 09:18

Leaving the EU @nefarius...oh wait, we haven’t...yet.


@gvmhb have you read the manifesto that UKiP put forward at the 2010 election? Essentially it denied climate change. Then we have climate change sceptics within our own government. 



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by: kate1028
on: 03/12/2018 | 09:23 edited: 03/12/2018 | 09:25

Perfect answer @ nefarius.   It didn't happen, despite the dire predictions, so of course you have to ask what was supposed to !  Without going into detail - an immediate general slump, in every sector. Smiley Happy

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by: nefarius
on: 03/12/2018 | 09:27


But what's not happened? Do you have any links to the not happened? 

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by: andyslc
on: 03/12/2018 | 10:18

@nefarius Just plucking a few off the web:


500,000 job loses predicted by HM Treasury


Recession by 2017 according to Goldman Sachs


The punitive budget made by George Osbourne 


UKiP has not become the new opposition and two party politics hasn’t ended


Europe is still peaceful and Western political civilisation hasn’t collapsed


Turkey has still not joined the EU and nor is it likely to


In essence it would seem that short term doom and gloom scenarios were just ludicrous. T(e longer term scenarios put forward are much closer to reality but there’s still a long way to go,

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by: majorincident
on: 03/12/2018 | 10:48

@kate1028 wrote:

Yep, the so-called 'experts' predicted all sorts of doom and gloom which never happened ...

That's if you don't count the slide in the value of sterling, rising food prices and now empty shelves for weeks on end.  My local Tesco's had NO UHT milk for nearly three weeks and the Lidl's where I shop doesn't seem able to get tinned sardines in olive.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.
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by: kate1028
on: 03/12/2018 | 12:23

Thanks for helping me out @andyslc - I wasn’t in a position to respond earlier.   @nefarius - if you want more detail than andysic has kindly given, just Google ‘incorrect Brexit predictions’ or words to that effect, and that should keep you going for a while.  I do agree however, that it could all change.


@majorincident - I don’t know what part of the country you live in, but it’s not the scenario in our area.  Yes, just occasionally the supermarket has run out of something you want, or there’s the odd empty shelf for a short time, but it was ever thus, long before 2016.   As for prices - over time, everything goes up.


Regarding the pound falling - some people considered it was too high to start with, and there are those who prefer it lower anyway.   Exporters and Tourism (to the UK) for starters. There will always be winners and losers, whichever way it goes.

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by: farnis
on: 03/12/2018 | 12:46
If I had been in charge we would have left within 24hrs of the victory on the 24th June 2016.
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