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  1. Brexit 2017

    Mr Soros isn't your average fat cat, he has always supported liberal (small l) causes. What about the fat cat donators to the brexit camp not forgetting Viscount Rothermere's daily mail and Murdoch' contribution to the debate This from Wikepdia George Soros, Hon FBA (/ˈsɔːroʊs/,[4] /ˈsɔːrɒs/; Hungarian: Soros György, pronounced [ˈʃoroʃ ˈɟørɟ]; born György Schwartz; August 12, 1930)[1][2] is a Hungarian-American[a] investor,[7] business magnate, philanthropist, political activist and author.[8] Soros is one of the world's most successful investors.[9][10][11] As of February 2018, Soros had a net worth of $8 billion,[12] after donating $18 he is a well-known supporter of American progressive and American liberal political causes and dispenses his donations through his foundation, the Open Society Foundations.[18] Between 1979 and 2011, Soros donated more than $11 billion to various philanthropic causes;[19][20] by 2017, his donations "on civil initiatives to reduce poverty and increase transparency, and on scholarships and universities around the world" totaled $12 billion.[21] He influenced the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s,[15] and provided one of Europe's largest higher education endowments to the Central European University in his Hungarian hometown.[22] His extensive funding of political causes has made him a "bugaboo of European nationalists."[23] This from the Express Leave received £3.8m compared to rivals in the Stronger In camp who raked in £1.6m between April 22 and May 12, according to donations data published by the Electoral Commission. The official campaign Vote Leave received the most money raking in £3.8m with the largest individual donation coming in the form of £850,000 from Birmingham-based International Motors Ltd. Private equity entrepreneur Jeremy Hosking and wealthy donor Gladys Bramall gave the second largest donations, handing over £500,000 each. Since February the Leave campaign has raised £11m and the Remain campaign has raised £9m The Leave campaign was also boosted by a £200,000 donation from Terence Adams, and £150,000 a piece from Michael Freeman and JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin.
  2. Brexit 2017

    all of which doesnt matter because there is no fuel
  3. Brexit 2017

    yes but you like nutters
  4. Brexit 2017

    Nutters may be funny and amusing and I agree totally with your analysis of Boris the clown's character but I'd rather the economy and country were run by grown ups
  5. Brexit 2017

    They do work harder, so do the customers, they don't give you time to pack just bung it in the trolley and sort it outside, the queues look longer but they go through so much faster. I agree constantly turning tills on and off is ridiculous though. On the whole i prefer shopping in our local Aldi to the supercilious jobsworths in Waitrose. In Belgium the local Lidl is quite small and we know the friendly checkout lady (there seem to be only 2 staff) there is rarely along wait unlike Carrefour, now there is a store where the customer is regarded as a bloody nuisance and an interuption.
  6. Brexit 2017

    actually Aldi and Lidl pay better than most supermarkets, maybe they screw their suppliers more but I somehow doubt they are worse than the others, they often have fairly locally sourced produce too. as for wetherspoon he is a great supporter of Brexit so presumably isn't expecting to increase his slaves' wages as a result of Brexit
  7. Brexit 2017

    I know you didnt mean it about the EU but a lot of things do get blamed on the EU that are nothing to do with them or possibly worse are EU regs that the UK put forward and / or supported like the power limit on vacum cleaners.
  8. Brexit 2017

    How did the EU cause that?
  9. Brexit 2017

    I'm not sure they did all think it a risk worth taking at all, no one on the brexit side said it was a risk, we would have shed loads of money from the NHS and the Chinese would be queing to buy our cheap goods. As for the EU being more than just a market I suppose the idea of political integration seems more obvious on a continent rather than an island. We went to a town in Belgium last year where half way along the high street you were suddenly in France marked only by the French customs post (now boarded up but presumably kept just in case!) and the sudden absence of tobacco shops (ciggies being cheaper in Belgium). The idea of a border in the middle of the town just seems ridiculous now, but the two halves of the town keep their own identity, the Belgian shops all signed in Flemish and the French in French.
  10. Brexit 2017

    As you say, if we ignore the expert evidence, we have one system that works tolerably well and a complete unknown.
  11. Brexit 2017

    Getting back to the topic heres a story about an English fruit grower moving production to China. Snibble's theory that Brexit would result in a new era of higher wages for those at the bottom of the pile may not come entirely true. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/11/british-farmer-moves-fruit-growing-to-china-over-brexit-uncertainty
  12. Brexit 2017

    I did, my MP wrote to the home secretary at my behest (not sure why her and not the brexit dept) and he promised to let me know her reply. That was some months ago. I am not in the least suprised at the lack of response but thought I had to try as he had just written to me (because my name is on his database as being concerned about Brexit) to tell me how Mrs Mayhem's wonderful agreement meant we would all end up OK I felt obliged to advise him that was entirely not the case.
  13. Brexit 2017

    and the way it is calculated you cant put your two 90 day periods that you get each year back to back as it were they have to be separated by 90 days which is a bit of a bugger if you have used up the 90 days and then get a phone call to say the boat is leaking you need to come back urgently. Then of course there is the whole matter of vat and duty, our boat is vat paid in the UK no more payment due at the moment, in future will I have to pay vat/duty in the EU, will I have to pay vat all over again in the UK if and whenit comes back to Blighty - who knows? I suppose at least it will go down in value as a result of brexit so there will be less to pay.
  14. Brexit 2017

    Thanks for that,we are retired hence able to travel, I am sure there will be workrounds but it is all pretty unsettling and expensive if this court case goes well we should all be sorted you will have what you wanted whatever that is and I can carry on as before albeit poorer.
  15. Brexit 2017

    Maybe If you just ignore the rule the shit doesnt hit the fan until you leave the eu and they notice, then they ban you for 5 years, perhaps they won't notice if you leave through one of the less regulated countires but that is afaff and taking a chance. I know some use pre EU treaties to get an extension in one country, in France you can still get a long stay visa if you have loads of money and health insurance, much better if we keep our existing rights.