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What will happen if the UK leave the EU?

Old Dec 1st 2014, 10:14 am
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Default What will happen if the UK leave the EU?

People are getting concerned about this now. It's been discussed in various forums and some say it won't make much difference, especially for those of us who have permanent residence, because the measures that were in place before the UK joined the EU will still be in place, but others are clearly worried. There is even a facebook campaign for the position of EU expats to be heard https://www.facebook.com/groups/736433246438906/ Some of us can't even vote because of the fifteen year rule, which seems a bit unfair when this issue could affect us more than most.

What do you think? Do we need to worry? Should we all join this group and their campaign?
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 10:40 am
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I will celebrate
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 11:14 am
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Default Re: What will happen if the UK leave the EU?

It won't happen.
I have believed for some years that somewhere in Brussels there is a secret building.
In that building is a small secret room.
In that room are 28 safes.
In those safes are files on every prominent politician in the EU.
With photographs.
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Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
It won't happen.
I have believed for some years that somewhere in Brussels there is a secret building.
In that building is a small secret room.
In that room are 28 safes.
In those safes are files on every prominent politician in the EU.
With photographs.
You should inform WikiLeaks
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
It won't happen.
I have believed for some years that somewhere in Brussels there is a secret building.
In that building is a small secret room.
In that room are 28 safes.
In those safes are files on every prominent politician in the EU.
With photographs.
We're all safe then
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate View Post
I will celebrate
You mean when Spain can do anything it likes with the border and you will have no one to complain to and who can do anything about it.
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 12:26 pm
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I'm sure France would secretly like the UK to leave the EU so they can kick out all the British expats, the majority of whom are retired and probably not contributing a great deal to the French economy on the understanding that the UK then kicks out the 400,000 French people living in London who are, in the main, high income earners working for French companies and paying no tax at all in France.
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Originally Posted by InVinoVeritas View Post
on the understanding that the UK then kicks out the 400,000 French people living in London who are, in the main, high income earners working for French companies and paying no tax at all in France.
And who I am sure are all far too busy getting on with their lives to worry about something that is unlikely to happen, and which if it does happen will have to be played by ear because how can anybody possibly know what will happen. I really see absolutely doodle squat zero zilch point in worrying about this, unless you happen to like worrying and can't find anything more immediate.
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But worrying is what we expats do best - must be the insecurity of leaving the national womb.
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Originally Posted by InVinoVeritas View Post
But worrying is what we expats do best - must be the insecurity of leaving the national womb.
... without cutting the national umbilical cord.
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Originally Posted by EuroTrash View Post
... without cutting the national umbilical cord.
Ooh, excellent!
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 2:09 pm
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Very philosophical for a Monday.
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Old Dec 1st 2014, 2:36 pm
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Default Re: What will happen if the UK leave the EU?

The thread could of course also be changed around to "What will happen if the EU leaves the UK".

They certainly seem to want the UK to leave and I would have thought Junkers Grand Plan might well be the final straw
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IVV, did you look like John Wayne last week? I don't remember noticing...
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Originally Posted by EuroTrash View Post
And who I am sure are all far too busy getting on with their lives to worry about something that is unlikely to happen, and which if it does happen will have to be played by ear because how can anybody possibly know what will happen. I really see absolutely doodle squat zero zilch point in worrying about this, unless you happen to like worrying and can't find anything more immediate.
To be fair the French residents in the UK and the British ones in France are a tiny pebble in the pond when it comes to nationwide revenue but a large portion of the French folk in London are creative professionals that wouldn't get a look'in in France and the UK allows you to diversify within your career more and have complete change of direction.
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