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Well if the UK ever had a referendum on the matter - the UK would wave goodbye to the EU.
No they wouldn't.

Most of the UK would, I reckon, vote to remain EU, but take some of the powers we handed over to Brussels back.

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Well if the UK ever had a referendum on the matter - the UK would wave goodbye to the EU.
Referendum's are idiotic... That's what the parliament (or whatever it's called in different countries) is for. I'm very happy we didn't have a referendum about joining the Euro, so far it's been very good, even lowering prices (naturally the oldies want the Finnish Mark back and don't believe any studies about price levels).

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Offcourse its going well it hasent even been a week yet, give it months then it will get interesting


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I've already said I don't think it'll last the full term.

Hope I'm wrong tho.
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Hague argues the EU should be "more muscular and demanding" in Bosnia, pushing for a stronger central government, as a demonstration to the world "of the EU's seriousness as a regional actor".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ean-leaders-eu

How muscular is William Hague?

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Can't wait for this year's GE. Most wide-open unpredictable election since... ever.

Seriously with UKIP, SNP and Greens all eating into the Tory-Lab-Lib monopoly - anything could happen.
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If the Tories or UKIP win I might move country.

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I think EU is a good project, but it is important not to press people and force them to be back to pre world war two feelings.. Europeans are people who generally tend for small communities, business and independence.. The rise of ultra nationals in Britain or Germany is alarming, part of the reason the way they feel political options are being forced upon them.. They feel their countries are being forced to change in a fast track.. Every time they raise a legitimate concern they get called names or ignored..

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If the Tories or UKIP win I might move country.
How about a Tory-UKIP coalition?


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I think EU is a good project, but it is important not to press people and force them to be back to pre world war two feelings.. Europeans are people who generally tend for small communities, business and independence.. The rise of ultra nationals in Britain or Germany is alarming, part of the reason the way they feel political options are being forced upon them.. They feel their countries are being forced to change in a fast track.. Every time they raise a legitimate concern they get called names or ignored..
British UKIP and German AFD are hardly ultra nationals - the latter doesn't even want to exit the EU.

Maybe Russia should join the EU instead of fighting it.
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David Cameron says he will not take part in leaders' debates ahead of the General Election unless the Green Party is included.

http://news.sky.com/story/1404465/ca...ebate-proposal


Cameron will cling on to any excuse to avoid the TV debates.
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I assume that the DUP, Plaid Cymru, Sinn Fein, the SNP and the SDLP will also be included in these debates given that they all have more MPs right guys.

The Greens are irrelevant and will always be so.
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I wouldn't call them irrelevant but certainly they won't win more than 1-2 seats. They can take just as many votes from Labour as UKIP take from the Tories, which tactically makes them significant.

The point is Ofcom, an independent regulator, made a full investigation and concluded it should be a 4-way debate between Cameron, Miliband, Clegg and Farage. Politicians have no right to overrule them.
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I assume that the DUP, Plaid Cymru, Sinn Fein, the SNP and the SDLP will also be included in these debates given that they all have more MPs right guys.
I think the argument would be their lack of geographic reach.

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David Cameron wants to ban "methods of communication which cannot be read by Security Services", which could include apps such as FaceTime, WhatsApp and iMessage.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...s-9973035.html

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