The EU paves the way.... The EU paves the way.... - Page 3
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Posts 21 to 30 of 35
  1. #21

    I live on CUK

    Old Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Tombliboo Bush
    Posts
    22,840

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie62 View Post



    ergo
    Draft laws have an uncanny habit of becoming laws

    I think it is you that needs the loci for dummies book.
    But have you understood yet that Gibraltar is not a part of the UK?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    I admit that I'm a lazy lying cretin, but so what?
    25 June 2018

  2. #22

    Super poster

    Batcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,092

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    So, let’s see how much you can get wrong in a single post.

    Island? Nope. Rock.

    EU Parliament? Nope. Committee.

    Voted to recognise the island? Nope. Rock.

    Voted to recognise as a colony? Nope. Just a footnote to a draft law and makes no legal difference.

    100% part of UK? Debatable. And by that I don’t mean their right to be considered part of the U.K., but the “100%” is debatable, they have no representation in Westminster.

    Paves the way? Nope. Draft law only.

    Stay in the EU to see the breakup of the UK? Nope, the draft law is only relevant in the case of No Deal.


    EU draft law says Gibraltar is a British 'colony' | Euronews
    Gibraltar isn't any part of the UK, far less 100%.

    United Kingdom | The Commonwealth

    The UK is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) are largely self-governing with the UK responsible for their defence and international relations and are not part of the United Kingdom.

    Gibraltar is an Overseas Territory, another name for a colony.

  3. #23

    Super poster

    meridian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,515

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    Gibraltar isn't any part of the UK, far less 100%.

    United Kingdom | The Commonwealth

    The UK is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) are largely self-governing with the UK responsible for their defence and international relations and are not part of the United Kingdom.

    Gibraltar is an Overseas Territory, another name for a colony.
    While I agree, I was trying to play nicely. And still got called names. :-(

  4. #24

    Super poster

    Batcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,092

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Brexit will cause the breakup of the UK. Scotland will vote out in Indyref2, and it's highly likely the NI will follow suit. You was warned of this pre ref in 2016 but you argued it was project fear. If you really cared about keeping the UK together you wouldn't have voted leave.

    Stop being a hypocrite - this is what you voted for. Own your decision and stop being a snowflake.
    Good piece in the FT:

    During the spring of 1975 the Wall Street Journal ran a powerful headline. “Goodbye Great Britain”, the American business newspaper declared. The UK was known as the sick man of Europe. Investors were taking flight in the face of its ruinous economic performance and endemic industrial strife. Greatness had made way for spiralling decline.

    The prediction proved premature. Britain was bailed out by the International Monetary Fund and subsequently saved by North Sea oil and, some would say, by Margaret Thatcher’s economic revolution. In any event, a decade later Thatcher was dancing on the world stage with US president Ronald Reagan.


    Goodbye EU, and goodbye the United Kingdom

    Scotland will be Independent, Brexit will cause economic ruin in England and Scotland's oil won't be available to save them next time.

    That's the reason the state fought so hard to keep Scotland in the union in 2014. Don't believe what they say about Scotland being subsidy junkies.

    We generate enough wind and hydro power electricity to power Scotland without the need for nuclear or carbon based fuels. Loch Ness holds the most water with 7.4 million m3, which is more than all the English and Welsh lakes combined. - Scotland’s freshwater | Scotland's environment web

    England will run out of clean drinking water in 25 years - Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years' - BBC News

    Anyone who says England won't trade with an independent Scotland is talking nonsense when we will have the resources to sell you to keep you alive

  5. #25

    Super poster

    Batcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,092

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    While I agree, I was trying to play nicely. And still got called names. :-(
    I was agreeing with you

  6. #26

    I live on CUK

    Old Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Tombliboo Bush
    Posts
    22,840

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    Good piece in the FT:

    During the spring of 1975 the Wall Street Journal ran a powerful headline. “Goodbye Great Britain”, the American business newspaper declared. The UK was known as the sick man of Europe. Investors were taking flight in the face of its ruinous economic performance and endemic industrial strife. Greatness had made way for spiralling decline.

    The prediction proved premature. Britain was bailed out by the International Monetary Fund and subsequently saved by North Sea oil and, some would say, by Margaret Thatcher’s economic revolution. In any event, a decade later Thatcher was dancing on the world stage with US president Ronald Reagan.


    Goodbye EU, and goodbye the United Kingdom

    Scotland will be Independent, Brexit will cause economic ruin in England and Scotland's oil won't be available to save them next time.

    That's the reason the state fought so hard to keep Scotland in the union in 2014. Don't believe what they say about Scotland being subsidy junkies.

    We generate enough wind and hydro power electricity to power Scotland without the need for nuclear or carbon based fuels. Loch Ness holds the most water with 7.4 million m3, which is more than all the English and Welsh lakes combined. - Scotland’s freshwater | Scotland's environment web

    England will run out of clean drinking water in 25 years - Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years' - BBC News

    Anyone who says England won't trade with an independent Scotland is talking nonsense when we will have the resources to sell you to keep you alive
    Nobody says England won't trade with Scotland. That is just your Brexiteer style self pitying paranoia talking (aka talking nonsense). However, an independent Scotland in the EU may End up with a hard border with England.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    I admit that I'm a lazy lying cretin, but so what?
    25 June 2018

  7. #27

    Suffers Fools...Badly!

    shaunbhoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    South Devon
    Posts
    29,905

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    However, an independent Scotland in the EU may End up with a hard border with England.
    Not to mention a currency called the Euro, elements of the impending EU Nuclear fleet located at Faslane, and FOM just for starters.

    “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

  8. #28

    Respect my authoritah!

    NotAllThere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Far away from HMRC
    Posts
    21,829

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    ... when we will have the resources to sell you to keep you alive and haggis
    FTFY.
    Boomers tend to believe in “freedom of speech”, which is a fascist concept used to spread hateful ideas.Given that hate speech is not possible without free speech, any defence of free speech is a form of hate speech. - Titania McGrath

  9. #29

    I live on CUK

    Old Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Tombliboo Bush
    Posts
    22,840

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Not to mention a currency called the Euro, elements of the impending EU Nuclear fleet located at Faslane, and FOM just for starters.

    And queuing in Gretna for Spuddy's NAAFI soup kitchen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    I admit that I'm a lazy lying cretin, but so what?
    25 June 2018

  10. #30

    Super poster

    meridian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,515

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Not to mention a currency called the Euro, elements of the impending EU Nuclear fleet located at Faslane, and FOM just for starters.

    Which solves the problem from the last referendum of which currency they would use, provides jobs to local workers, and the Scottish Parliament are actively encouraging and supporting FoM so that won’t be a problem (not to mention that it would provide FoM for Scottish people throughout the rest of the EU).

    Not quite thought this through, have you?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •