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BrilloPad
12th June 2016, 06:13
As usual, while the papers comment on the trivial, the real stories get missed.

Why record low interest rates are a cause for alarm, not celebration (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/11/why-record-low-interest-rates-are-a-cause-for-alarm-not-celebrat/)

Brexit is an irrelevant sideshow compared to the world economy - in a bad place and getting worse.

Amazingly, you can't just print your way out of trouble. Economies have their ups and downs - and trying to challenge the economic cycle will only make things worse. Its like trying to challenge the seasons(spot the film reference).

PurpleGorilla
12th June 2016, 08:10
We are economically linked to a deflationary time bomb (the EU), uncontrolled migration is a threat to our security, peace, and pushes up the demand for housing. Quite frankly I can't think of a more important issue for the UK right now.

The plutocrats want us to stay. Which is why a vote to leave is a real chance to rock the status quo. http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/10391536.html?edition=uk

scooterscot
12th June 2016, 09:03
Sp the PIGS countries selling their 10 year bonds at 2-3% yields few years ago are starting to look like good bets now.

Old Greg
12th June 2016, 10:15
We are economically linked to a deflationary time bomb (the EU), uncontrolled migration is a threat to our security, peace, and pushes up the demand for housing. Quite frankly I can't think of a more important issue for the UK right now.

The plutocrats want us to stay. Which is why a vote to leave is a real chance to rock the status quo. The EU Referendum Pits Big Business Against Working People - That's Why I'm Voting 'Leave' (http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/10391536.html?edition=uk)

So is the EUSSR both plutocratic and communist?

BrilloPad
12th June 2016, 11:22
No guesses on the film comparing the economy to seasons?

I'll give a clue - its a Peter Sellers one....

Flashman
12th June 2016, 11:30
So is the EUSSR both plutocratic and communist?

The EU's more like a version of Italian fascism.

All within the state. Corporations, Banks, Trade Unions, Politicians working together for a common goal.


Fascism is for the only liberty which can be a serious thing, the liberty of the state and of the individual in the state. Therefore for the fascist, everything is in the state, and no human or spiritual thing exists, or has any sort of value, outside the state. In this sense fascism is totalitarian, and the fascist state which is the synthesis and unity of every value, interprets, develops and strengthens the entire life of the people.

— Benito Mussolini, Giovanni Gentile, Doctrine of Fascism (1932

Old Greg
12th June 2016, 14:07
The EU's more like a version of Italian fascism.

All within the state. Corporations, Banks, Trade Unions, Politicians working together for a common goal.

Lunatics like you are the primary reason I switched from Leave to Remain.

Anyway, my Irish colleague who is resident in Ireland and has never lived in Northern Ireland got his postal ballot paper today. :)

PurpleGorilla
12th June 2016, 14:38
So is the EUSSR both plutocratic and communist?

Both capitalist and communist states can demonstrate plutocratic traits.

I would suggest the EU is not socialist, as it is 28 separate members working for their self interests.

The EU itself is a non democratic federalist state with plutocratic ideals.

Old Greg
12th June 2016, 14:47
Both capitalist and communist states can demonstrate plutocratic traits.

I would suggest the EU is not socialist, as it is 28 separate members working for their self interests.

The EU itself is a non democratic federalist state with plutocratic ideals.

The EU is not a state.

PurpleGorilla
12th June 2016, 14:53
The EU is not a state.

Hitler was a vegetarian.

Flashman
12th June 2016, 15:40
The EU is not a state.

The EU has a ...

President
Parliament
Flag
Anthem
Currency
Constitution
Central Bank
Diplomatic Corp
European Security Force (definitely not an Army though :eyes)
Foreign Policy
Ability to sign international treaties in its own name
Has a seat on the World Trade Organisation

Not a state though. :eyes

DodgyAgent
12th June 2016, 16:02
The EU is not a state.

Yet

bobspud
12th June 2016, 17:01
Sp the PIGS countries selling their 10 year bonds at 2-3% yields few years ago are starting to look like good bets now.

As safer place as any to lose a fortune

bobspud
12th June 2016, 17:05
Hitler was a vegetarian.

He was also a mentally ill psychopathic maniac that manipulated 30% of the German population at a time when it was easy to blame an ethnic group for the woes of a formerly strong nation.

Can anyone else name another great political figure like him?

BrilloPad
12th June 2016, 18:33
The EU has a ...

President
Parliament
Flag
Anthem
Currency
Constitution
Central Bank
Diplomatic Corp
European Security Force (definitely not an Army though :eyes)
Foreign Policy
Ability to sign international treaties in its own name
Has a seat on the World Trade Organisation

Not a state though. :eyes

It is only missing a Language. It should not be the language of any existing EU state. But should be widely spoken.

How about American?

barrydidit
12th June 2016, 18:48
It is only missing a Language. It should not be the language of any existing EU state. But should be widely spoken.

How about Russian?

FTFY

BrilloPad
12th June 2016, 18:51
FTFY

That is really widely spoken....

barrydidit
12th June 2016, 18:54
That is really widely spoken....

Patience, Comrade

http://www.theyorker.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Comrade-Corbyn.jpg