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Has Brexit made you feel it's less likely you'd move back to the UK?

Old Nov 16th 2016, 12:58 pm
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'An important decision like electing the US President should never be left to Americans'. Lesson learned.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 2:06 pm
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It's a great time to head back as you'd get more bang for your lousy canadian buck.

I kind of feel all Brexit would do from an economic stand point is drag Britain down to Canada's level at it's worst.

The feral underbelly in Britain that voted Brexit doesn't surprise me.

The "right" is on the march in Canadian conservatism so Canada is due it's moment at the ballot box. I'd love to see how the pollsters account for the passive aggressive nature of Canadian voters.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
'An important decision like electing the US President should never be left to Americans'. Lesson learned.
Or, take the board of directors of the 10 largest US companies by revenue that decide who is going to be the president of the United States.

Takes away all of the stress, worry, the cost of everything to do with electioneering - wouldn't this be better for the US economy?

Then take each of the CEO's or Chairman of the board of each company would be advisors to the President for the next 4 years

Would that work?

Top Ten revenues ($M) 'source: Fortune 500'

1 Walmart $482,130

2 Exxon Mobil $246,204

3 Apple $233,715

4 Berkshire Hathaway $210,821

5 McKesson $181,241

6 UnitedHealth Group $157,107

7 CVS Health $153,290

8 General Motors $152,356

9 Ford Motor $149,558

10 AT&T $146,801

Fortune 500... This year’s Fortune 500 marks the 62nd running of the list. In total, Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $12 trillion in revenues, $840 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value, and employ 27.9 million people worldwide.


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Old Nov 16th 2016, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
The "right" is on the march in Canadian conservatism so Canada is due it's moment at the ballot box. I'd love to see how the pollsters account for the passive aggressive nature of Canadian voters.
Every Western nation is going to have its Trump moment in the next 10-20 years. And the more that do, the faster the rest will follow.

Personally, Brexit makes it more likely that I'd go back to the UK one day, since there might be a UK left to go back to. But it's still highly improbable unless Trudeau takes his admiration for the Chinese dictatorship to heart and bans elections.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 6:18 pm
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Every Western nation is going to have its Trump moment in the next 10-20 years. And the more that do, the faster the rest will follow.
If "Trump moment" is taken to mean "electoral blip" then by the time the fifth one does, the second will have rebounded. Italy had it's Trump moment but Berlusconi's gone now. Canada, at least TCU, had its Trump moment but Ford's gone now. Farage isn't going to be PM so the UK is spared. It won't be the case that Western nations will elect simultaneous buffoons.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 7:35 pm
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'An important decision like electing the US President should never be left to Americans'. Lesson learned.


'An important decision like leaving the EU should never be left to Brits'. Lesson learned.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Borrow a dog and go for a nice long walk on Whitby beach then go and have some locally smoked kippers.
Not going that far North but there will be at least two beaches walked (without a dog) and you never know Kippers might be an option on the restaurant breakfast menu

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I thought of your move last night. There was a girl at the riding stable, the instructor asked her "how many cars does your Dad have now?" she rolled her eyes "I don't know, but it's a lot."
That's funny. OH has started filling up a friends barn now too The county has issued a notice, we have to halve (or more) the amount of cars we have outside by June 2017 I knew we had too many
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Borrow a dog and go for a nice long walk on Whitby beach then go and have some locally smoked kippers.
Whitby, Bitby. The place to do that is Craster. A walk up to the Dunstanburgh Castle and then back for crab sandwiches at the pub and then pick up the kippers from across the road.

Sheesh. You've been away too long.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 9:31 pm
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Whitby, Bitby. The place to do that is Craster. A walk up to the Dunstanburgh Castle and then back for crab sandwiches at the pub and then pick up the kippers from across the road.

Sheesh. You've been away too long.
I've never really been up north but it does sound wonderful. Especially on a bracing day.
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Old Nov 16th 2016, 9:55 pm
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I've never really been up north but it does sound wonderful. Especially on a bracing day.
Bracing days are guaranteed.
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Old Nov 17th 2016, 3:04 pm
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Every Western nation is going to have its Trump moment in the next 10-20 years. And the more that do, the faster the rest will follow.

Personally, Brexit makes it more likely that I'd go back to the UK one day, since there might be a UK left to go back to. But it's still highly improbable unless Trudeau takes his admiration for the Chinese dictatorship to heart and bans elections.
Don't forget the UK's near miss with Boris either
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Old Nov 17th 2016, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
The feral underbelly in Britain that voted Brexit doesn't surprise me.
It's symptomatic that when things don't go the way we would like them to then there's a tendency to blame rather than understand. People who voted Brexit aren't 'feral' they simply have a different point of view. If the demographics demonstrate that Brexit supporters come from a particular strata of society then it makes sense to ask the question why they feel the way they do rather than shake heads and categorise them as 'untermenschen'.
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Old Nov 17th 2016, 4:28 pm
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Don't forget the UK's near miss with Boris either
He is certainly doing his best to remind us !
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Old Nov 17th 2016, 4:37 pm
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It's symptomatic that when things don't go the way we would like them to then there's a tendency to blame rather than understand. People who voted Brexit aren't 'feral' they simply have a different point of view.
JamesM can defend himself but he didn't actually Brexit voters are (all) feral, he referred to the feral underbelly that voted Brexit. Obviously this allows that others - not of the 'feral underbelly' - did too.

If the demographics demonstrate that Brexit supporters come from a particular strata of society then it makes sense to ask the question why they feel the way they do...
You know the sort of answer you'd get from some of them (not all of them) don't you?

Send 'em back 'ome...bloody Poles comin' over 'ere...

Woss artical 50?

Britain for the British

Wot's the name of that place...the one that makes sprouts...interferin' all the time with their demands for straight bananas and curved bangers....

*puts snobby hat back in cupboard.
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Old Nov 17th 2016, 4:42 pm
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JamesM can defend himself but he didn't actually Brexit voters are (all) feral, he referred to the feral underbelly that voted Brexit. Obviously this allows that others - not of the 'feral underbelly' - did too.
You know the sort of answer you'd get from some of them (not all of them) don't you?
Send 'em back 'ome...bloody Poles comin' over 'ere...
Woss artical 50?
Britain for the British
Wot's the name of that place...the one that makes sprouts...interferin' all the time with their demands for straight bananas and curved bangers....
*puts snobby hat back in cupboard.
I think you make my point for me rather well.
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