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    Questions Thread

    Yes but if the Queen survives hibernation there's a decent chance she'll be making her new one nearby next year
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I really think you're being disingenuous in this 'argument' and I'm about to say this fully aware it contradicts my own position on where we should go. They clearly weren't more specific so they could leave the 'cake and eat it' option open but it's quite clear to me that what is said there means leaving the SM and CU. - "We'll be in charge of our own borders" and "We can control immigration". That quite clearly means leaving the SM unless the EU gave us the cake option which couldn't happen given they gave Cameron nothing when he asked. Again it seems strange that the classic trope is leavers are racists and it was all about immigration but that it wasn't a vote to leave the SM. - Less so this time but still quite clear, when referring to remaining "The European Court will still be in charge of our laws" - this will still be the case if we were to ceteris paribus stay in the SM (though less so with the Swiss and Norwegian model). - "We'll be free to trade with the whole world" and "The EU stops us signing our own trade deals". Again it clearly means leaving the CU unless the EU gave us a cake option. We can't do any of that in the CU so that means leaving the CU. That is pretty clear. Maybe you wanted it more to be more explicit, maybe you think people didn't understand what these things meant, but there are clearly references to leaving both the SM and CU there, it's pretty clear to me that was the intention unless there was a cake option to be had. Finally, I do struggle with this denial that voting to leave the EU doesn't mean leaving the SM and CU. Well more I struggle with the fact people don't seem understand why it means that. It's a valid interpretation to believe that voting to leave the EU was a vote to leave the two vital, key agreements/'institutions' that are essentially the backbone to the functioning of the EU. They are essentially the EU. Again I say this fully in knowledge that is not necessarily favourable to my preferred evolution, but that it's a valid interpretation doesn't mean the government has to act on it.
  3. They're actually far wealthier than Moshiri.
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    LCFC Relegation Quiz

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    Balls. A quiz about them

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    What's that thing called quiz.

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    Huddersfield H post match thread 3-1

    Better 2nd half. Need to try scoring the first goal sometime.
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    Huddersfield (H) Match Thread

    Really drab. Ref is ****ing hopeless. Their left back needs to have a word with himself for those rolls.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    May did a rubbish job of impersonating Mrs T there
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    What a great metaphor
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    What grinds my gears...

    How can it not feel like a graduate tax. You pay 9% of what you earn over 25k. Find me any other kind of debt that you only pay back when you earn a certain amount, does not affect your credit rating or ability to get credit, and is waived after 30 years if you haven't paid it back. It in no way acts as a debt and is just poorly marketed tax.
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    What grinds my gears...

    I didn't dispute the data but you can analyse data in different ways - that past generations worked manual jobs that paid more earlier but flatter over time whereas millennial doing 'professional' jobs where pay is less flat over time. Could explain some income disparity for example. But it's a sad world that measures being better or worse off solely in absolute money and wealth terms (especially when living standards are already so high), rather than say opportunity. Education - far more have the opportunity to go to university now; educational options are far better than they were; there is, comparatively, a wealth of opportunity to learn new skills; the opportunity to go abroad to study is far greater than it was. So technology being cheaper over time doesn't mean people are better off? But yet education and property being more expensive makes us worse off. Seems a bit of an imbalance in logic there. That many of us can get a 70s supercomputer in our pocket and all that can do for us (arguably cuts the cost of education hugely) makes us better off by your definition of being better off surely? Because it makes things far easier and therefore cheaper than they ever had it.