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It's not over yet - EU

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by bluenun, Jun 25, 2016.

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  1. alwaysinamess

    alwaysinamess UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Something I have been pondering on is abut the 3.5mil a week, paid in Sterling or Euros. This surely only benefits one of the party's at any time. The same I guess with the rebates.
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: alwaysinamess Member since: Jul 5, 2012
  2. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Not true.

    We're the 4th factoring in Government member state contributions including VAT and GNI.

    We're also 4th in total contributions including traditional own resources.

    2nd in TOR only, but 4th overall. The total monetary contribution over the past 9 years also leaves us in 4th.

    Not a bad deal for the second largest economy in the EU.
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
  3. ShirleyM

    ShirleyM UKBF Regular Free Member

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    The UK is the second biggest net contributer to the EU, after deductions of rebates, etc. I thought the net figure was the preference of the remainers. If we go on gross contribution of £350m (which the Remainers heavily disputed) then we are the 4th biggest contributer.
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: ShirleyM Member since: May 5, 2016
  4. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    An interesting perspective here from one of the MEPs at the EU Parliament.

    "The truth is that European citizens are not against Europe. They are against this Europe."
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
  5. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Must say I agree, it was out of the EU we wanted, not out of Europe.
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
  6. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    WE KNOW!

    PEOPLE ARE USING "EUROPE" INSTEAD OF "THE EU".

    IT HAPPENS

    GET OVER IT.
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
  7. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    And relax......
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
  8. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    And breathe .....
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
  9. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    For those who suggest that we will hold some kind of large leverage over the EU in our negotiations, I feel this is a fantastic example regarding the United States which puts things into perspective.

    This is an image of every US state's GDP compared to countries of the world with a similar sized GDP of every state. It's a good example as the US and the EU are quite similar in economic size:

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    So basically, the UK is to the EU as California is to the US. The US and EU have GDPs of $16-17 trillion, and California and the UK have GDPs of around $2.4-2.8 trillion.

    And California is the US's largest state economy as well. This means that we are a similar size to them, but in the relevant position within the EU, we are Texas.
     
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    Posted: Jul 7, 2016 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
  10. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hard to see how they'd be able to do it, to be honest.

    Whilst these parties all lean left and agree on a lot of points, they don't agree on everything. They share a common goal in ousting the right-wing government, but I'm sure they'll have a few differing ideas on the direction the UK should go after that.
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2016 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
  11. Impounded Car Insurance

    Impounded Car Insurance UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Wow what a long thread.
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2016 By: Impounded Car Insurance Member since: Jun 27, 2016
  12. David G Rees

    David G Rees UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Democracy is ok ,only if the vote goes your way?
    We have decided to leave, just get on with it....you either believe in a democracy or you don't...stop whining!
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2016 By: David G Rees Member since: Jul 10, 2016
  13. Swisaw

    Swisaw UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Warning from HM Government: Brexiteering damages your health and your livelihood.

    No one, the majority or not, has the right to hurt themselves and others. Remember Nazis in Germany came to power democratically.
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2016 By: Swisaw Member since: Sep 24, 2010
  14. japancool

    japancool UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Actually, they didn't. The Nazis never won a majority in the Reichstag and Hitler was appointed Chancellor by Paul Hindenberg, he wasn't elected to the position.
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2016 By: japancool Member since: Jul 11, 2013
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