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European membership referendum

Post by Mr. Viking » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:22 am

As I'm sure most of you already know, the UK is holding a referendum over it's EU membership, the vote is on the 23rd of June, the same day I leave for the drunkard trip to Berlin. I also have a trip to the netherlands booked end of July. The polls are showing vote leave ahead by quite a margin. I'm quite concerned
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by oettinger » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:54 am

I`ve read good points for both sides, I`m really torn. That happens only twice a decade
I just really like the taste of alcohol
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Badfellow » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:29 pm

It'll be a replay of Scotland. Ain't gonna happen.
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Chimneyfish » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:17 pm

Mr. Viking wrote:The polls are showing vote leave ahead by quite a margin. I'm quite concerned
If it makes you feel better, the betting market still favors Remain quite solidly. I hear that has a record of being a better predictor of political outcomes than polling.
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by TheDrunkardAnglo » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:06 am

Nice to see our Dear Leader FKR promoting typical North American naivety on social media this morning.
Brexit batters Britain's booze industry and it will increase the cost of our liquor.
Though obviously sitting sloshed in Denver he knows better than I.
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Badfellow » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:13 pm

Badfellow wrote:It'll be a replay of Scotland. Ain't gonna happen.
I eat my words and stand corrected. Ummmm... congratulations?

TheDrunkardAnglo wrote:... typical North American naivety on social media...
That in itself is an ignorant thing to say. But I suppose you'd care to elaborate?
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by mistah willies » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:04 pm

Oh noes

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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Chimneyfish » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:17 pm

TheDrunkardAnglo wrote:...North American naivety...
Here's a chart of Google search frequency from the UK:

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Additionally, the search phrase 'What is the EU?' was trending on Google in the UK on the day of the vote.

Sounds like the guy sitting sloshed in Denver might not be your biggest problem.
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by TheDrunkardAnglo » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:49 pm

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So I guess no one finds this to be particularly naive.

Oh and by the way it's 'Huzzah'.


And Mr Chimney Fish: Those two questions you looked at are suitable subject areas for academic study.
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Re: European membership referendum

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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Badfellow » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:38 pm

Would you share your toothbrush with Greece?
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Donald J. Drunk » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:12 am

I would certainly share your toothbrush with them ;)
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Patchez » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:33 pm

FKR never said anything about costs of booze. He was referring to the EU's nanny state tendency to do what's best for you. So they hinder your ability to enjoy adult beverages in any manner you see fit.

Shit happens here in the States all the time. Pennsylvania is in the Dark Ages with some of the worst Draconian blue laws on the books. Plus liquor is only sold in state run liquor stores. If prohibition taught this shitty state anything it's that having a monopoly on all the booze in the state is profitable as hell.
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by TheDrunkardAnglo » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:47 pm

Not sure how the European Union could be considered a Nanny State. You'll find that most of our excessive regulation or punitive "sin taxes" come from HM Government. To refer to Eurocrats as fascists is a gross failure to understand what fascism actually is. Last time I checked none of my fellow countrymen were lined up and shot for their Brexit vote.

Though immigrants have been attacked and told to go back to their own country as a result.
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Re: European membership referendum

Post by Patchez » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:49 pm

Point taken. Having never lived or even visited there I was just piecing together bitching from those that did, perhaps they were misguided.
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