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Old March 24, 2019, 02:38 PM
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Wtf ? Why wouldn't this affect him being a citizen of an EU nation ?
Because only UK is affected.Rest of EU keep going about their day-to-day lives, unaffected by this change.
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Old March 24, 2019, 03:43 PM
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Because only UK is affected.Rest of EU keep going about their day-to-day lives, unaffected by this change.
The rest of the EU will also be negatively impacted by Brexit. This will hit the UK harder, but there will be an economic fallout for the entire region.

In order to minimize the pain, Britain needs to act decisively and quickly: either TMay's deal or no deal or revoke Article 50. Let's have clarity asap, so that everyone can move on to addressing other, more pressing problems.
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Old March 28, 2019, 08:21 AM
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There were votes last night by MP's. The govt. can choose to ignore them.

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Old March 28, 2019, 08:27 AM
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NO DEAL is now out of the question.
But, shockingly these traitorous MP's wanted UK to stay in the EU and this lost narrowly.
Also shockingly the 2nd referedum crap lost narrowly too.
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Old March 28, 2019, 10:10 AM
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NO DEAL is now out of the question.
But, shockingly these traitorous MP's wanted UK to stay in the EU and this lost narrowly.
Also shockingly the 2nd referedum crap lost narrowly too.
Good news is April 12 isn't far away. A student who can't pass the test after studying for 2.5 years won't pass with 3 extra weeks.

Its going to be fun watching a no deal Brexit.
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Old March 28, 2019, 10:48 AM
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The problem is EU didn't want to budge at all. We kept shamelessly bending over and even then, they wouldn't budge!
How can you do a deal with someone who doesn't want to budge even an inch ?
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Old March 28, 2019, 01:58 PM
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The problem is EU didn't want to budge at all. We kept shamelessly bending over and even then, they wouldn't budge!
How can you do a deal with someone who doesn't want to budge even an inch ?
UK should have anticipated that EU would not be happy and make it hard.
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Old March 28, 2019, 07:47 PM
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Not sure how the EU is to blame here. An agreement was negotiated with the UK government. Deadlines were extended so that the UK could clean up their mess. The only ones who can't make up their damn minds are the Brits.

The Tory Brexiters claimed that the UK would "hold all the cards" if people vote to leave. Not looking like that after all, eh?

Anyway, smile, you're going to have your country back. Think of the £350 million per week you'll have for the NHS. And rub your hands in glee at all those pesky Eastern Europeans you'll be able to kick out of your country!
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Not sure how the EU is to blame here. An agreement was negotiated with the UK government. Deadlines were extended so that the UK could clean up their mess. The only ones who can't make up their damn minds are the Brits.

The Tory Brexiters claimed that the UK would "hold all the cards" if people vote to leave. Not looking like that after all, eh?

Anyway, smile, you're going to have your country back. Think of the £350 million per week you'll have for the NHS. And rub your hands in glee at all those pesky Eastern Europeans you'll be able to kick out of your country!
Your arrogance is so shocking that I am beginning to think you are a troll. Let's see how you cope when we stop giving £60bn this year to fund your EU life.Btw, kun Europer deshey thaken ?

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Your arrogance is so shocking that I am beginning to think you are a troll. Let's see how you cope when we stop giving £60bn a year to fund your EU life.Btw, kun Europer deshey thaken ?
Excuse me? You're the one claiming the Brits have the EU by the balls, and I am the one who's arrogant?

By the way, £60 billion per year? Where did you dig up that fictitious number? The UK's net contribution to the EU is £9 billion per year. Google it. That's 85% less than you claim.

Might I also remind you that since the 1980s, the UK has been getting a special rebate on its contributions to the EU budget. As a result, the UK's contributions are not proportionate to the size of its economy, quite unlike the rest of the EU members.

P.S. I don't live in the UK, if that's what you're actually trying to figure out.
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Why don't the brits like eastern europeans? They are white and christian...whats the problem?

And they have the hottest girls...does England really want to reduce 50% of their sex appeal overnight?
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Why don't the brits like eastern europeans? They are white and christian...whats the problem?

And they have the hottest girls...does England really want to reduce 50% of their sex appeal overnight?
For the same reasons that the Brits were hostile to Johnny Foreigner during the waves of immigration from the West Indies and South Asia. They are being scapegoated for everything: driving down wages, taking away plum jobs (toilet cleaner, taxi driver, construction worker, etc), opening up their shops and changing the look and feel of smaller, working class towns.

Anti-immigratnt sentiment is not a uniquely British problem. It exists the world over. I've seen it in Bangladesh, where they fret about the million plus Rohingya refugees. Indians complain about illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Germans, Austrians and the Dutch complain about the Turks. The Italians and Spanish complain about African migrants. Americans are now looking to build a wall because of immigration from Mexico and Central America. The list is endless.

That said, the fact remains that the UK has taken in fewer EU immigrants than three other EU countries (Germany, France, Spain). More importantly, the UK has taken in fewer EU immigrants as a % of the total population than six other countries (Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Germany). Yet, you don't see any of those countries sabotaging EU initiatives (including expansion to Eastern Europe), asking for a rebate on their contributions or working on their own versions of Brexit.
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Why don't the brits like eastern europeans? They are white and christian...whats the problem?

And they have the hottest girls...does England really want to reduce 50% of their sex appeal overnight?
Read post 17

And, wth about the hottest girls ? Eida ki kon?
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So, Tessa put her sammeeee deal for a vote in parliament yesterday and she lost again ( What a surprise ... NOT! )
There are now talks of an election.
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And they have the hottest girls...does England really want to reduce 50% of their sex appeal overnight?
At least it will reduce sex trafficking and I guess all these sex industries in UK will take a hit and be a bit cleaner if EE are sent back.

The displeasure of EE is due to many reasons.

To some extent the resintment comes due to political parties which are heavily assisted by the tabloid media. And in general the whole White world is going through a phase of racism and hatred towards immigrants.

Also when all the flood of EE beggers came to UK only after joining the EU wasn't taken positively.
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Old March 30, 2019, 09:22 PM
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Anti-immigratnt sentiment is not a uniquely British problem. It exists the world over. I've seen it in Bangladesh, where they fret about the million plus Rohingya refugees. Indians complain about illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Germans, Austrians and the Dutch complain about the Turks. The Italians and Spanish complain about African migrants. Americans are now looking to build a wall because of immigration from Mexico and Central America. The list is endless.
In most of those cases there are racial and/or religious differences. For example Indians would be expected to resent Bangladeshi immigrants due to religion (same race). Similarly, European opposition to Turks also makes sense. But UK hostility to EEs is a throwback to a bygone era.
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In most of those cases there are racial and/or religious differences. For example Indians would be expected to resent Bangladeshi immigrants due to religion (same race). Similarly, European opposition to Turks also makes sense. But UK hostility to EEs is a throwback to a bygone era.
I think what you're suggesting is that Eastern Europeans just blend in, but that is not necessarily the case.

In a crowd of white people, I would be able to pick out most of the Eastern Europeans quite reliably, much like I would be able to pick out the Bangladeshis in a crowd of brown people. There's just something distinct about them.

White British folks are protestant (Church of England), whereas Eastern Europeans are either Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. Eastern Europeans also tend to be more religious.

There are also significant cultural differences between Eastern and Western Europeans.

And white or not, the minute an Eastern European person speaks in their mother tongue or heavily accented English, the jig is up.

Bottom line, Eastern Europeans don't blend into British society as seamlessly as you might think.
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