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General Discussion

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But no matter in which country of the Union you live we are all ultimately bound by EU laws.  It's why, since 1973, women had to pay VAT on sanitary products because the EU classed them as luxury items.  After a long campaign by women's groups and special pleading by the government to the EU commission, it was decided in October last year that such items can be zero rated in the future. ...

2 weeks ago

Nobody will be forcing you to eat anything you don't want to, just like now. And it may surprise you to learn that we had employment protection laws in this country long before joining the EEC/EC/EU and in some cases they far exceed the EU protection.  For example, in the UK maternity leave is 52 weeks, while just 14 weeks under EU law. Is that what you want?

Brexit - Part 2
2 weeks ago

Reality has dawned on Varadkar, and Ireland is now bricking it in case of a No Deal Brexit: The Government will seek hundreds of millions of euro in special aid from Brussels if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. Dublin has already alerted the EU Commission that it will be lobbying for emergency aid to cope with the fallout to Irish trade, particularly for the beef, dairy ...

I see May has been telephoning Merkel to plead for concessions in order to get her treasonous deal through parliament.  When it comes to these negotiations it is always Merkel calling the shots, never the Dutch, Spanish or any of the other leaders of EU member states.  Which just about sums up what the EU is all about. ...

2 weeks ago

The EU Commission recently rejected Italy's 2019 budget for breaking EU fiscal rules, the Italian government had to do a climbdown and submit a new budget.  A couple of weeks later Macron produced the French budget which similarly breaks the rules, yet is allowed to get away with it.  The EU continually states it is a rules based organisation, except when those rules are inconvenient for favoured ...

Brexit - Part 2
2 weeks ago

@majorp If we "leave" with the deal that is on the table then that is not leaving at all, we will be tied to the EU until it decides otherwise, which will be never because Brussels fears a truly independent trading nation on its doorstep.  It is essential Treason May's deal is rejected and we leave on WTO terms if necessary.

2 weeks ago

HAPPY BREXIT NEW YEAR! 87 days and counting!

Treason May really is getting desperate ahead of next month's vote.  I can't see that most ardent Brexiteer, John Redwood, being swayed to change his stance because of his knighthood.

Brexit - Part 2
24 Dec 2018

Juncker blames his regular unsteadiness on "sciatica", I don't see how that excuse explains his other eratic behavior.

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