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1. Well done to her for expressing her view.
2. She's absolutely right.
3. The sad thing is that others don't articulate this very often because they're afraid it will damage them to do so.
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I don't think George is really the target, the monarchy is. It just so happens that the pictures of the "happy" occasion (and George) have raised Angela Wotshername's ire.

I'm sure that her comments will be deliberately misconstrued as much as is inhumanly possible so she will have to go into hiding/lose her worldly belongings, or similar.

I'm also with her in thinking the child is already a little shit (paraphrase your own insult if you like) - he had a look of snobby entitlement from an early age, and if there's any child that can afford a bit of a metaphorical kicking, it's him. It may not be their fault, but there are quite a lot of children who aren't very nice, in my opinion (even at a young age). I think people should be able to call it like it is.

The other thing that annoys me is turning on the UK news and seeing the "royals" far too often. It's not news. In the same way religion encroaches on our lives far too much, I feel those toss-pots do it far too much in the UK. I hope I live to see them having their "funding" removed.

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Poshest mobile home eva.

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More in common with a modern mobile home, IMO.
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Makes sense to me, and doesn't seem unreasonable - you can move where you want as long as you have a job.
In Brexit talks Boris Johnson and Theresa May might try for principle of freedom to move to a job rather than right to live in UK
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1) I think you would need to be married to a person with a job, in that case.

2) This is referring to free movement within the EU, of EU citizens, not refugees.

3) Yes, in my own experience it is. It's a bit of a catch 22, but it's not impossible - I got the job at Canonical without having to travel to England for a physical interview.

4) If Scotland leave through their own independence referendum, I'm sure that will be the case. All levity aside though, I don't think it will apply within the "common travel area" i.e. up to and including Ireland.

Look at how Australia do it - if you come from NZ looking for a job you have no rights to benefits or anything like that, despite the obviously close relations between the two countries. It's a lot tougher, down under. ;)
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Word. Ignore at your peril EU.
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Who knows. Lots of conflicting things coming out, even from leaders.
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I'm fairly sure someone here told me the border deal with France would no longer exist after Brexit and would need to be renegotiated. Apparently that's not the case. I suspect there will be more deals like this. I think the mighty doom-mongering edifice created by those who wanted to keep the status quo will turn out to be less imposing than painted.
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yeah on 2nd point. It's intersting here in NZ look at Oz... i have my 200/200 fibre aka FTTP and NZ initially had FTTN and realised powering the N of the FTTN was not sustainable. Yes NZ is small. Melbourne's population of 4.5million is larger.
But NZ has woken up and the bane of internet connectivity in my native OZ continues....and i am a 3 hour flight away in connectivity bliss. I could go on. but i wont.
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I've stayed up all night watching the referendum coverage. It's the most interesting political event I've ever seen, even though I couldn't take part (out of the UK for more than 15 years).

It seems reasonably clear to me that a majority of people in the UK believe the EU is dysfunctional, unaccountable, and undemocratic. There was never any guarantee that the EU would engage in any meaningful reform as long as we played along with the game. I'm glad that a small majority of people there have had the courage of their convictions, and voted for the status quo to change. I'm also glad that the UK will once again have more input in its own future. Truly exciting (and at times I'm sure scary) days.
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wait till the rest of the world sends all the british people back that went overseas... brace yourself! ;)
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Loved each and every book I've read from him...
IIRC, I've read them all!
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Totally agree with this.
As the result of Britain’s EU referendum started to sink in on the morning after the vote, there was a range of reactions from its leading actors. Many could be uncharitably described as, frankly, girlie. Prime minister David Cameron nearly cried as
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That's odd, it comes up over here.

It's just saying how the female leaders are being a lot more level-headed than the males. 
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I thought that TTIP is dead in the water because of Brexit anyway, but I think Joseph is right in a lot of what he's saying.

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Britain would be better off leaving the European Union (EU) if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is implemented, Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has said.
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Now you can see what the game is.

On the one hand the vote isn't legally binding, on the other article 50 doesn't contain any provision to force a state to leave who has expressed a preference to do so. Good luck amending and re-ratifying the Lisbon treaty among the 27 remaining states, to mitigate this undesirable state of affairs any time soon, EU. 
Since the vote on the United Kingdom's European Union membership was an advisory rather than a mandatory referendum, it is not legally binding.
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Also, as I alluded to above it doesn't sound like the EU will be able to do anything about that, in the short term.
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The thing that's striking me the most from looking at my feed, is just how many people completely misunderstand what has happened with Brexit, why it's happened, and what the prognosis is:

It is not the catastrophe that was painted during the campaign.

Despite heavy initial losses on the markets, there have been qualified recoveries already.

Blaming right-wing nationalists for the vote to leave is way too simplistic and convenient - take a look at the amount of labour controlled wards which voted to leave if you don't believe me.

Most of you just don't get it. Time will tell.
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It was actually an Irish MEP, +Philip Quinlan - see http://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/eu-has-our-corporation-tax-in-its-sights-after-uk-quits-34835831.html

I think that article is as disingenuous as the "promises" it's dispelling, +Manuel Munoz - I am not aware of anyone on the leave side claiming that immigration will be reduced to zero, it was just about having more control and reducing it, which a points based system for none EU people would do.

Whether you include rebates or not, the point is that more money will be available for UK services which is currently going to the EU.

As far as I'm aware, the more "credible" elements of the leave campaign have always stated that access to the single market is of importance, in or out of the EU.

I know it's not very nice to say, but the UK is more important to the EU than Norway is, so it's reasonable to expect that the UK gets more favourable terms with regard to accessing the single market. Indeed, the UK has always been a "special" case, having access to vetos and what not, much to the EU's chagrin, so that's more evidence the UK will be able to cut a better deal.
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