Poll: In or out of the EU
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View poll results: In or out of the EU
In
171 59%
Out
68 23%
Non-UK
51 18%
Voters: 290.
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Draken
waiting for the 6th world
Join date: Apr 2005
3,112 IQ
#201
Quote by gabcd86
Oh god why bump my beautiful old 2009 thread just to let trebor use it?


You look like you need a hug and someone to tell you they're sorry.

How about this guy?

willT08
Banned
Join date: Jul 2009
2,923 IQ
#202
Quote by TunerAddict
I don't always agree with WillT08, but god damn is he spot on here.

I always secretly liked you.
OddOneOut
UG's Essex Girl
Join date: Jan 2005
175 IQ
#203
Quote by theguitarist
On the consumer side, I get hit by a charge of 20% vat on anything over £15 when I buy anything from outside the EU. There's another duty charge of anything over £110 I think too. And the customs people are cracking down on business marking stuff as 'gifts' to help out, by ripping open packages and looking for invoices -_-


edit: plus, debatable if they are gains though, no proper restrictions on travel, work and living between countries. Also, some kind of entitlement to healthcare with the other countries if you register for a certain card, I think.

You pay 20% VAT on most things you buy anyway (unless you only buy raw foods)

The European Health Insurance Card give you healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you're not going abroad to give birth. So you're pretty much guaranteed no bank busting bills if you have an accident, means you don't necessarily need extra health insurance when holidaying in the EU.

Personally I find the right to live, work and travel between EU countries pretty nice. I think if more people in this country had a second european language like french or german they would be more inclined to work outside of the UK.
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OddOneOut is an Essex S&M mistress and not a pirate or a computer program.

Lemoninfluence
Masculist
Join date: Mar 2006
1,223 IQ
#204
Quote by JustRooster
What does the UK gain from the European Union? I've only done some light research, and it seems like they're giving more than they're getting.

Businesses get access to the European market without any unfair disadvantages. Consumers are guaranteed a certain level of consumer protection within that trading block. Labour can move freely and expect similar levels of worker rights wherever the work is available. Environmentalists get regulation of industries that aren't strictly tied to national boundaries (e.g. fishing). Police get greater cooperation from other police forces in pursuing criminals who flee the country. Certain basic rights are guaranteed and cannot be easily altered by the government of the day. And individuals have a form of recourse against individual states if they fail to guarantee these rights.

Throw in the fact that laws become more effective with wider harmonisation and the thing almost seems to look like a good idea.

People see the cash amount that we put into it and then complain about how little we get back from it, conveniently ignoring that even our own system doesn't work that way.

If you pay X amount in tax, you aren't guaranteed X amount of services.
Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You.

Quote by element4433
Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
Philip_pepper
Banned
Join date: Apr 2008
4,955 IQ
#205
Quote by Neo Evil11
To the people Saying europe is doing so bad. You do know that the brutish debt is higher than the euro average right?


Thank YOU.
demitriv
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2008
1,088 IQ
#206
Didn't the UK plug millions into the EU but still they turn around with their ridiculous laws and meddling and expect us to accept it?
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treborillusion
UG Fanatic
Join date: May 2009
3,126 IQ
#207
I say EU membership is worth it for the EU chicks alone.

More people = more women.
Quote by laid-to-waste
look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
Hydra150
cutebutt mcsexyface
Join date: Nov 2006
1,793 IQ
#208
Quote by demitriv
their ridiculous laws and meddling

such as?
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Todd Hart
Do Sadists go to Hell?
Join date: Sep 2009
153 IQ
#209
I don't understand why the public gets a say in this, the vast majority will vote based purely on the fact that they once saw Jeremy Clarkson say he disliked the EU and thus they should vote against staying a member.
...Stapling helium to penguins since 1949.
guitarist41
DiscoSucks****Everything
Join date: May 2006
1,812 IQ
#210
I'm way too ignorant on the subject to really form any decent opinion.
Quote by neidnarb11890
the chinese take-out place my family always ordered from gave you chopsticks, so as a kid it was fun to try & eat with chopsticks
now i just use a fork, 'cuz nothing is fun anymore & i just want to shovel food into my mouth to fill the void
Hydra150
cutebutt mcsexyface
Join date: Nov 2006
1,793 IQ
#211
Quote by 90% of the UK public
I'm way too ignorant on the subject to really form any decent opinion.

ftfy
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
willT08
Banned
Join date: Jul 2009
2,923 IQ
#212
Quote by Hydra150
such as?

Keep in mind that to the Tories, human rights is literally meddling nonsense.
guitarist41
DiscoSucks****Everything
Join date: May 2006
1,812 IQ
#213
Quote by Hydra150
ftfy


True. So many people don't really know what they're talking about and make their voting decisions based on soundbites and headlines.
Quote by neidnarb11890
the chinese take-out place my family always ordered from gave you chopsticks, so as a kid it was fun to try & eat with chopsticks
now i just use a fork, 'cuz nothing is fun anymore & i just want to shovel food into my mouth to fill the void
Todd Hart
Do Sadists go to Hell?
Join date: Sep 2009
153 IQ
#214
Quote by guitarist41
True. So many people don't really know what they're talking about and make their voting decisions based on soundbites and headlines.


Welcome to democracy. If only those who understood voted there wouldn't be enough to make up a majority
...Stapling helium to penguins since 1949.
guitarist41
DiscoSucks****Everything
Join date: May 2006
1,812 IQ
#215
Quote by Todd Hart
Welcome to democracy. If only those who understood voted there wouldn't be enough to make up a majority


It's only the fact that they think they really know what they're talking about that annoys me.
Quote by neidnarb11890
the chinese take-out place my family always ordered from gave you chopsticks, so as a kid it was fun to try & eat with chopsticks
now i just use a fork, 'cuz nothing is fun anymore & i just want to shovel food into my mouth to fill the void
treborillusion
UG Fanatic
Join date: May 2009
3,126 IQ
#216
I think Great Britain should join the USA.

Leave the EU and transfer all money/powers to The White House...

I read it in a book once; Not to be confused with that drug movie with the same title.



Let's put America one step closer to Europe.
Quote by laid-to-waste
look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
MadClownDisease
Just a Turing Machine.
Join date: Apr 2006
982 IQ
#217
Quote by treborillusion
I think Great Britain should join the USA.

Leave Europe, and transfer all money/powers to The White House...

I read it in a book once; Not to be confused with that drug movie with the same title.



Let's put America one step closer into Europe.

Do you mean this film?

treborillusion
UG Fanatic
Join date: May 2009
3,126 IQ
#218
Quote by laid-to-waste
look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.