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original PM
16th June 2017, 13:05
Cameron would still be in charge.

No Ge would have been called

Theresa May would still be a nobody

Jezza would still be a figure to poke fun at.

Anything else?

milanbenes
16th June 2017, 13:09
we'd be influencing Europe instead of becoming a side show for them to laugh at

companies would be moving to the UK instead of leaving

foreign workers would come to the UK instead of leaving - look at foreign nursing applicants, down 96% year on year

original PM
16th June 2017, 13:12
we'd be influencing Europe instead of becoming a side show for them to laugh at

companies would be moving to the UK instead of leaving

foreign workers would come to the UK instead of leaving - look at foreign nursing applicants, down 96% year on year

No - remember we tried that and Cameron got bullied by the EU - one of the reasons why the brexit vote was called.

no evidence to say more companies would come - not sure any companies are actually leaving they are just moving some functions back to mainland europe....

do we want more foreign workers - is that a good thing?

BrilloPad
16th June 2017, 13:12
we'd be influencing Europe instead of becoming a side show for them to laugh at

companies would be moving to the UK instead of leaving

foreign workers would come to the UK instead of leaving - look at foreign nursing applicants, down 96% year on year

So one of of three is good. The country is over-crowded. More nurses should be trained.

BlasterBates
16th June 2017, 13:17
The banks would be expanding, as Goldman Sachs and other US banks moved operations to London ( I was constantly phoned up before Brexit), companies that would have now been building factories would be building them and there would be substantially more money in coffers to hand out, and probably for now at least there would be no talk of tax rises.

Well to do Brexit voters really shot themselves in the foot, when they voted for it, because it means austerity for the forseeable future, and most people are now fed up with that, hence the rise of left wing Labour.

Brexit would only work in the middle of an economic boom with a "feel good factor" and a general acceptance that it is worth living on gruel for a few years. That's not how Brexit was sold.

BrilloPad
16th June 2017, 13:18
Leavers would be calling for Leave Vote 2. Like IndyRef

BlasterBates
16th June 2017, 13:19
So one of of three is good. The country is over-crowded. More nurses should be trained.

and who are you going to train. If you check the demographics there aren't enough young people to replace the Nurses leaving.

I've mentioned this several times but every year 200,000 more people leave the workforce than enter it.

If immigration is to be stopped you have to live in a shrinking economy. First of all that wouldn't stop the population rising because people "aren't dying" and secondly you would have fewer nurses, fewer Doctors and fewer refuse collectors.

scooterscot
16th June 2017, 13:43
Anything else?

First and foremost Jo Cox MP would most likely still be alive and her children would still have a mother. Blood is on Cameron's hands. You can't escape Brexit gave hatred a platform.

According to a written statement to Parliament by the Cabinet Office from March 2016, "the estimated cost of conducting the referendum is £142.4m". (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36446483)

Could this general election be the UK's most expensive? That cost the taxpayer around £142m. (http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2017-39882972)

Brexiters owe the public £284 million and that's before the process has even begun. My goodness imagine what else that money could have been spent on.

original PM
16th June 2017, 13:47
First and foremost Jo Cox MP would most likely still be alive and her children would still have a mother. Blood is on Cameron's hands. You can't escape Brexit gave hatred a platform.

According to a written statement to Parliament by the Cabinet Office from March 2016, "the estimated cost of conducting the referendum is £142.4m". (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36446483)

Could this general election be the UK's most expensive? That cost the taxpayer around £142m. (http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2017-39882972)

Brexiters owe the public £284 million and that's before the process has even begun. My goodness imagine what else that money could have been spent on.

Jeezuz.

Thats a bit of a leap even for you.

northernladyuk
16th June 2017, 13:49
Cameron would still be in charge.

No Ge would have been called

Theresa May would still be a nobody

Jezza would still be a figure to poke fun at.

Anything else?

Brexit hasn't happened.

HTH


But assuming you mean the referendum:

Jo Cox would still be alive

The UK would not be a figure to poke fun at

The UK would not be the slowest growing economy in the EU

original PM
16th June 2017, 13:53
Brexit hasn't happened.

HTH


But assuming you mean the referendum:

Jo Cox would still be alive

The UK would not be a figure to poke fun at

The UK would not be the slowest growing economy in the EU

Think you need to dump the whole Jo Cox would be alive thing - somewhat tasteless and without any proven truth in it - may as well say that had we never allowed immigration 22 kids who went to a concert in Manchester would still be alive.

Feel free to poke fun at the Uk - will the french be doing that when we have to come kick the germans out again?

But the UK was the slowest growing economy in Q1 2016 - before any brexit vote.

BlasterBates
16th June 2017, 14:02
Think you need to dump the whole Jo Cox would be alive thing - somewhat tasteless and without any proven truth in it - may as well say that had we never allowed immigration 22 kids who went to a concert in Manchester would still be alive.

Feel free to poke fun at the Uk - will the french be doing that when we have to come kick the germans out again?

But the UK was the slowest growing economy in Q1 2016 - before any brexit vote.

Q1 2016 low growth was a temporarily blip. Of course it is possible that Q1 2017 low growth was a temporary blip, but retail sales point to a different story. It is abundantly clear that without Brexit the UK would be booming along with the EU. I know of at least one factory that would be being built now providing well paid jobs to Engineers and construction workers and US banks would be investing heavily in London.

scooterscot
16th June 2017, 14:05
Think you need to dump the whole Jo Cox would be alive thing - somewhat tasteless and without any proven truth in it - may as well say that had we never allowed immigration 22 kids who went to a concert in Manchester would still be alive.

You can't be that thick?

"Her assailant lashed out with a knife at those who tried to stop him, as he twice reloaded an “antique” single-shot pistol and fired on the Labour MP as she lay helpless on the ground.

His only words as he attacked her were to repeatedly shout “Britain First!”

woohoo
16th June 2017, 14:06
we'd be influencing Europe instead of becoming a side show for them to laugh at


That's the biggest joke. We would be painted as holding the EU back as it wants to create an EU army, obviously we would veto that.

Then we would be paying into a fund to bail out Greece (we still probably are) which really is a way of Germany getting its cash back for it's banks that did a crappy job and over exposed themselves.

We would still be seen as the country that holds the EU back and to get anything through we would have to partner up with other countries. And we would still be the second biggest net contributor.