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11) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798848)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
Thank you. However, I didn't like saying it but it had to be said.

I've never liked 2 party systems, & even though we have others, for quite some time, we only have the 2 major ones.

In the case of Brexit, we not only let Europe have it, but both our main parties as well.

Just as I said it, Merkel came out & said it: -

Take time to reflect then move on. Many of the points I made here & on the series of Europe threads are now actually being said by politicians on all sides.

Should Germany continue on their "spiteful" path, the EU is dead & buried.

My main worry is America at the moment...

...Trump or Clinton? What the hell has happened to the United States of America?
12) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798845)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
Europe woke up on Friday morning & were shocked. Many were asking why? Others stated that they felt the same way, that the EU had gone way beyond it's original purpose. YET no one had the courage to stand up. Britain did.

The Greek Finance Minister told it as it was, the Troika refused to listen & wanted him out of the room. Cameron tried & just like Chamberlain came back with a worthless piece of paper.

It was reported yesterday that the EU has to reduce its budget by 10%. That's a huge amount & all because one country left.

The furore on all sides since Friday morning makes one wonder...

...was the EU as blind as the Americans at Pearl Harbor?

This has been building up for the past decade at least, so as far as I'm concerned any shock shown is false.

Democracy won & those that want that changed, go live in a dictatorship somewhere.
13) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798743)
Posted 23 hours ago by Sirius B
You seem to enjoy balderdash. A true Brexiter.

No, I enjoy others making fools of themselves, especially when they state something that has already been brought up.
14) Message boards : Politics : Britain Not In The EU. How Will It Effect You Personally? (Message 1798739)
Posted 23 hours ago by Sirius B
There's that, so Britain's exit must make them more fearful & should the EU actually show that spite that's being stated, the rest of the Eurozone will look to those 2 countries & say, we didn't sign up for this...

...bye bye "European Project"

As I said, a win/win situation for Britain.
15) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798736)
Posted 23 hours ago by Sirius B
Not a case of having guts, it's too late. The EU especially France will not accept it because Britain made them look fools.

Germany can't be seen to backtrack or else their control of the EU will be in jeopardy.

Either way, it's a lose/lose situation for the EU.

For the EU to have what they have been saying since Friday morning, the only way open to them is to do a respectful trade agreement with Britain to show the rest of Europe that their continuing belief in the "European Project" remains alive.

For Britain it's a win/win situation.
16) Message boards : Politics : Britain Not In The EU. How Will It Effect You Personally? (Message 1798734)
Posted 23 hours ago by Sirius B
Unfortunately German big business has already said nein to that because they know that Britain can return the favour by increasing their costs of import to the UK :-)
17) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1798691)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Really Gordon? :-)
18) Message boards : Politics : Britain Not In The EU. How Will It Effect You Personally? (Message 1798690)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
2 reports to dispute that.

Can the EU save itself?

NO, because there is no willpower or desire to do so, maybe this will now change, who knows.

Brexit puts UK on new economic path

"Of course, when they export to the EU, British companies must comply with EU regulation, whether the UK is in the EU or not. But is there any reason why the UK should not seek an arrangement with the EU like that of, say, the US, Australia or Canada? They flourish without belonging to the Single Market."

Blocking the UK's access to that market will destroy many economies within the Eurozone. Where will that then leave the EU?

German business leaders have already stated that fact, so for those worried about it...

...Give things time to settle throughout Europe & Britain, then the changes seen will be minimal.
19) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1798685)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
So an insignificant little island on the world scale, an island of 63,000,000 influencing a country with 300,000,000 assist in the election of Trump.

Who would have thought that possible?
20) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798673)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Then there's a lot of those simpletons throughout Europe...

Italy has their own Yanis Varoufakis

...I always did love Italian :-)
21) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798666)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Never mind, peanut in a gallery, there is an explanation:

Formally endorsing Brexit on June 13, The Sun, a mainstay of the xenophobic press, declared: “If we stay, Britain will be engulfed in a few short years by this relentlessly expanding German-dominated federal state.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/opinion/who-is-to-blame-for-brexits-appeal-british-newspapers.html

It is just a simpleton bubble of xenophobia, UKIP "mistakes" and conspiracy theories. And now they have damaged and divided their own nation irretrievably.

UKIP has around 42,000 members, as of January 2015.

Very surprising that 42,000 members (of which I am not one) influenced 17,410,742 people.

"Never in the field of National politics has so many been grateful to so few :-)
22) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798660)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Good luck with being under the heels of German Jackboots :-)

I see that someone has not gotten over WWII.
With the UK out of the EU, and Russia being a minor economy, with huge Natural Resources, seeking investments,
it won't be long before Russia explores joining the EU.

Global consolidation of power is inevitable.

Nothing to do with WWII, your last sentence confirms that.

Inevitable, maybe.

Who will wield that power?

If it is anything like the EU who only now are realising that "they have to get closer to the people", after going too far with their aloofness, then god help the planet.
23) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798658)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Good luck with being under the heels of German Jackboots :-)
24) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798648)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
The road to 6/23/16

Merkel's view

What everyone has to see now is which way is the wind blowing: -

Ahead of us (the future)

Behind us (the past)

There is one thing the wind won't do & that is stay calm.
25) Message boards : Politics : Britain Not In The EU. How Will It Effect You Personally? (Message 1798645)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
...Britain stood in his way :-)


Oh Bugger did we do it again ;-)

If the sourpusses in remain don't get their way with a 2nd referendum...

,,,YES we did :-)
26) Message boards : Politics : Britain Not In The EU. How Will It Effect You Personally? (Message 1798642)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Used 'Anti-Globalization' as a reference to 'Others' controlling your Country. They don't care about you, your people, nor your Country. They have another Agenda.... THEM!


C'mon Clyde why don't you just say what i think you mean , New World Order by any chance ?

That's what dear old Adolf wanted...

...guess what...

...Britain stood in his way :-)
27) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798639)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Good reply Bobby. Very close. A year earlier.

The vote in 1975 was to join the "Social Chapter" of the EEC NOT the EEC itself, that was in 1973 making me a year too young to vote.

AS for the generation being blind & naïve, come on, stop & think about that.

The powers that were in this country ignored all warning signs of the impending war yet many ordinary people knew it was coming. The one leader that knew was kicked into the wilderness.

Now back to today.

Demanding that the UK exit quickly may have merit, BUT whatever happened to Diplomacy?

The one screaming the loudest is Germany!

I'll say it again: -

Future historians will prove that the biggest mistake of our times was reuniting Germany.
28) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798572)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
You are likely right, but not in the way you think.

1) The WWII generation fixed things so there wouldn't be another war.
2) The kids they raised got their values beat into them.
3) Their kids did not and there wasn't a war for them to need those values.
4) Their kids have no clue.
Unfortunately that means the machines of war need to rumble across Europe again so lessons are taught by the school of hard knocks to generation 4!

Thanks, that's much better.

With generation 2, many were not quite old enough to vote or have enough experience to know what they're voting for.
29) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798560)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Got that wrong, my parents were too young to fight & I grew up during the last of that austere period.

Most of my generation grew up constantly being told to respect your elders. Hmmm, weren't they the elders that were blind & naïve that took us into war?

If you had followed the thread carefully, you would have seen the statement regarding 1973.

So how is it the fault of my generation?
30) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798551)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
:-)

Answered 2 posts up

"It is difficult for you youngsters to understand the times we were living in. Both us & our leaders were blind to what was happening & some in actual fact were too naïve to even be in government..."


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