Out or in

This will afect most of us on this site if we go out or stay in .What if we do go out of the eu what will happen to our benifits or pentions will they cut it more or stop do any one know as i have google it and can not find any thing about it they have said morgages will go up so council tax will go up and as the french owns the elect companys i bet that will go up so what eles will the govement put up as we all know they are money grabers

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  • I would for one would hate to be left entirely at the tender mercy of this money grabbing/we only look after the rich Government. The EU at least gives us some protection from them. x

  • I'm going to ask my 3 year granddaughter how I should vote, as she knows as much as me about this, and personally I'm fed up with being given such a responsibility all because someone wanted to win the ukip voters back, and probably didn't think he'd still be in office when he said it. As far as my understanding goes, if we come out then our hair will turn gray our teeth will fall out we will come out in boils and there will be war, if we stay in our hair will turn gray our teeth will fall out we will come out in boils and there will be war. 🙃😳xxx

  • Yep Medow, something like that :D

    Personally though I find it difficult to understand the sentimental guff you constantly hear about getting our country back and making it "great" again, particularly when most of what we did back then was to oppress and exploit huge areas of the globe. What was great about that?

  • good one--not faring much better in uS--can you not go out if you are getting governement help or what?? MmeT

  • If we stay in the EU intend to tax everyone in the EU according to an article in today's Sun. Further proof that there is a move towards a United States of Europe. Thus achieving what Hitler wanted to do.

  • Well said Hanne.

  • I do not read the Sun newspaper, Hanne, but a great many would-be voters do. People are allowed freedom of choice in their reading matter and opinions and belittling them is rather unkind.

    Tee

  • That's a difficult one Tee. Im sure Hanne doesn't mean to belittle. But it's been proved again and again that the Sun lies. The truth comes out later but the damage has already been done. For lies, you only have to think of Hillsborough. People often don't seem to take it into account that papers are out for sales and some will write almost anything to get them.

  • I would completely agree with you that newspapers are out for sales, O2, and, to that end, write with their readership in mind. I am easy with that...each to their own choice, even if it's not mine!

    I would have made no comment if the reply had been 'I take no notice of what the Sun newspaper says..'

    Makes all the difference to me.

    Tee x

  • Please explain --Im in US and it is a nightmare however in some ways better where you are but iM seeing more and more similarities--Call me crazy but I think it is global--One world government here or close--MmeT

  • The French need our business. They are not going to risk losing it by opening themselves up to the competition of which there is plenty.

    Our benefits are not fixed by the EU. why do you think everybody wants to come here rather than over in Europe?

    The Bankers and all of those making statements about larger mortgages, lost pensions etc all have a vested personal interest in staying in. They are the same people who said our economy would collapse if we didn't go with the euro. Well we know what happened there.

    Whatever I say, someone else will contadict so good luck with making up your mind david

  • Take use back before we went in to the eu the ones who was around at the time we could finish one job on a friday by monday you was with work again not like today as you hear off people who can not find work BUT AS SOON AS WE WENT IN TO THE EU JOBS STARTED TO GO AND EVERY THING STARTED TO BE SOLD OFF AND THEY ALL SAID IT WILL GET BETTER BUT IT HAS NOT .I HAVE BEEN WACHING BBC ALL DAY AND EVERY TIME THE PERSON ASK THIS WOMAN WHO WANTS TO STAY IN THE BLOKE ASKED HER GOOD FOR STAYING IN AND OUT SHE SAID SHE HAD NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT GOING OUT ALL SHE WANTED IS TO STAY IN HE ASKED HER DID SHE HAVE ANY THOUGHT ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE WHEN SHE WAS FLYING ROUND IN A PRIVET JET SHE SAID NO AS SHE WAS A TOFFY NOSE THE TIYP WHO THINKS I AM OK JAKE WHO CARES ABUT YOU OR ANYONE ELES IT WAS HARD TARK WHICH WILL BE ON AGAIN IF I KNOW THE BBC IF IT IS BACK ON YOU WANT TO WACH IT .IT MADE MY MIND UP ANY WAY

  • Hi David....privatisation of our utilities was the result of British government policy...likewise the sale of council housing.

    I live in an ex mining and textile town.....all went after the 80 s ...don't think the EU had anything to do with that. Please anyone feel free to correct me.

  • Lots of the Politicians are scaremongering and confusing people with their in/out shake it all about! I remember when we were not in the EU and we were perfectly fine then and could be again but I doubt we will leave.

    Just for the record, I, Pete and our son are voting out but I sense we will be in a minority. I just hope that these once great British Isles can cope under the thumb of Europe from now on.

    Take care all, enjoy the sunshine if you have it. xxxxxx

  • I'm with you! It's eighteen years I believe since the Eu auditors signed off their books - it would be illegal for any company to carry on trading in such circumstances. I'd like to know why an organisation of that size and influence is immune from laws that affect every other business. Personally,I wouldn't listen to anything that david Cameron says. He said that if he didn't get what he was asking for in the eu, he'd back the out campaign. Well he didn't, and he isn't. He called Donald trump stupid then shortly afterwards congratulated him on his victory. He also made remarks about Sadiq Khan that seemed to imply a connection with a terrorist, then he congratulated him on becoming mayor, no apology fir earlier comments of course. Go back a bit further and just before they won the first election he made 'a cast iron promise' to hold a referendum in his first parliament, and he didn't. I get the impression that sometimes when he says what he thinks, someone pulls the strings and reins him in - I'd like to know who. But, if he isn't just a figure head, the inconsistency of his thinking makes his advice and opinions seem a bit like a leaf in the wind.

  • I'm new here but I am also voting out so you won't be alone

  • My guess is that nothing much will change in the short term so I'm ignoring all the rhetoric from both sides and thinking of the long term. The EU has expanded considerably in the past few years. It is now so diverse that it is hard to make any decisions at all. I think it is past it's sell by date. I'm voting out and predict that if Britain leaves, there will be pressure in other countries to do the same (Germany, to name but one). We need to make decisions based on our national interest and, joining the EU ( or Common Market as it was then) as late as we did meant that our membership was always based on compromise. The first time I was old enough to vote was in the last referendum on this matter in 1975. I voted to stay in then as I thought that was best for Britain. Things have changed since then and this time, I am in the out camp. My hope is that the scare tactics won't frighten too many people into a 'better the devil you know' frame of mind as happened in the Scottish referendum. If a second referendum was held in Scotland, it seems to be the common view that the outcome would be different. Fear of change is the common factor between the Scottish referendum and the EU referendum. I don't expect everyone to agree with me but I would urge everyone to take the scaremongering of both sides with a massive pinch of salt and to make their decision on what they truly feel is in the long term best interest of The British people.

  • It is quite amazing to see how many people actually believe that voting to stay IN would protect them from Cameron and Co.

    Firstly, we can vote our Governments in or out, that is why there is a removal van at 10 Downing St. every 5 or 10 years, on the other hand neither we nor any other EU citizens have any vote or say about who controls us in the EU.

    If we stay in even our little amount of self governing that we have now will be gradually reduced as we become just a Euro State, no longer any semblance of a self determining free nation, just a cash cow for euro magnates.

    If we leave we will have a chastened Cameron who will soon slink into the background and a vote on who replaces him and his Government, plus a whole world to do business with. Europe will still want to do business with us, have no fear...Germany to stop selling us BMWs? French and Spanish to stop selling us food? I doubt that.

    I see it this way, I have a choice, decide for myself how I wish to live my life, or have a committee of failed politicians decide for me from an office far far away............

    Think carefully before you cast this vote, it may be the last meaningful one you will ever have.

  • By the way, it's only a referendum, government don't have to act on it. They might just ignore the result and do what they want anyway xxx

  • Like to see them try to ignore this one.

  • I have a long memory......when we joined , was it not for trade benefits between European countries. ?? Making paperwork easier when ex porting and importing as my husband found with his business. Then it was nothing to do with law making, and dictating what we can & can't do within our boundaries or supporting other countries with huge weekly amounts....Money which could be better spent in GB. Yes , we get a rebate,. but not a lot compared to the amount given. It would appear that for the EU to work fairly all countries would have to be equal. Same pay ,same health care , same food prices, same bills , same benefits, . etc .etc. etc.......maybe I am wrong but to me that smacks at communism.......We can't all be equal , our countries position in the globe will not allow this. I do get the feeling there's alot of scare mongering about trade if we leave..........who honestly thinks Mercedes , VW , Skoda , but to name three from Germany, .......growers of..oranges ,lemons,limes etc from Spain........All the flowers ,pot plants , salad crops from Holland , Olives from Greece , fruit & chestnuts from Portugal........the list goes on and on. They will not want to stop trading with the UK.......sorry for going on a bit......... I am one for being Out........

  • I just can't contemplate a future dictated by Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson with Donald Trump in the White House. The out campaign is horribly racist and the economic arguments are unproven on both sides. But there is a massive plus politically from staying united and that is the longest period of freedom from war in Europe in our lifetimes. Some of the dangerous Brexit rhetoric makes me question how long this would be the case if we leave. Much as I am desperate to be rid of Cameron and Osborne I'm staying in but with a heavy heart.

  • It seems you are basing any decision you make on political caricatures and an unknown future.

    Well, the future is always unknown, that is the nature of it.

    As for politicians they are always relatively short term so not ideal to base long term predictions and decisions on.

    Your reasoning brings to mind the sort of folk who are put off buying a house because they don`t like the wallpaper.

  • Kind of you to say so. What part of Brexit attracts you who buys houses without a care in the world?

  • Warwick, the part of Brexit that attracts me is the part that says the EU does not absorb this country to form a mere EU region..............

    Hanne.........that link supporting your indignation with UKIP is years old........... I just googled "Cameron 2014 on leaving the EU" and I am sure you can guess the outcome........

    So such links are really not relevant are they?

    As for Alan Sugar....this should give the measure of the man you would deem a sage and trusted guide................http://order-order.com/2016/05/31/lord-sugars-eu-journey/

    Now this link is a little more "honest" in that it gives the then and the now, rather than the other links that just show what was said years ago......

  • I was also going to link you to Kate Hoey`s article of to day to show views from left and right, but opted to perhaps post it later. No real need now I have mentioned it.

    But do remember, you introduced Sugar into this not I, I was merely acknowledging your references.

    But before this descends into Ad Hominem as these things are inclined to do when strong views are held, I am sure we can agree to differ and behave as we know we should.