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1 minute ago, Phanerothyme said:

 

 

rocketed it's way out if the 2008 crash/recession like Ireland has.

Record employment, growing economy and a deficit that has been slashed. It's not doing badly, and is a much larger economy than Ireland. How has the rest of the EU fared since the crash?

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8 minutes ago, WiseOwl182 said:

Record employment, growing economy and a deficit that has been slashed. It's not doing badly, and is a much larger economy than Ireland. How has the rest of the EU fared since the crash?

Better than this  - https://www.ft.com/content/deaaffba-2df3-11e9-ba00-0251022932c8

 

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"Four consecutive quarters of declining business investment, 2018 recording the lowest annual growth rate for the economy since the financial crisis of 2009 and a slump in output last December of 0.4%."

 

 

Edited by Phanerothyme

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1 minute ago, L00b said:

Got itself past the post-2008 austerity: you're still wallowing aimlessly in the middle of it, and you've voted for a second helping with Brexit -twice when you factor the 2017GE- just as the current global economic cycle is fast running out of puff.

 

Impeccable timing, lads.

We're past the (so called) 'austerity'.

 

When you say "you", where are you from?

 

This is a local forum for local people. We'll have no trouble here.

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1 minute ago, WiseOwl182 said:

Record employment, growing economy and a deficit that has been slashed. It's not doing badly, and is a much larger economy than Ireland. How has the rest of the EU fared since the crash?

How's all that doing for the NHS, Councils and their services, the disabled, the homeless, social inequality and mobility (etc, etc, etc...it's a long list)?

 

Your 'record employment' is McJobs and ZHCs, wage purchase parity is still stuck at pre-2008 levels or thereabouts, your economy in 2018 has had its worst year since 2008 and your deficit -which should have been nil'd last year or the year before that- and national debt have taken on a fair few more £bn's worth of Brexit contingency money since June 2016.

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15 minutes ago, WiseOwl182 said:

We're past the (so called) 'austerity'.

 

so why are you determined to knock us straight back into one...that will be far harder and longer than the last 8 year one

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22 minutes ago, WiseOwl182 said:

We're past the (so called) 'austerity'.

 

When you say "you", where are you from?

 

This is a local forum for local people. We'll have no trouble here.

Past the 'so-called austerity'? 

 

That's not what your national statistics portray, nor what your Ministers say (see Amber Rudd today, a representative example), nor what your charities say, nor what the UN says....some bubble you must be living in.

 

When I say "you", it's the pro-Brexit Brits, since you're in charge of the place.

 

As for asking me where I'm from and your third sentence, I'm wholly unsurprised by it, so thanks for humouring me. My name is Inigo Montoya and English is my third language :P

 

Edit: here, have some good news, Peston eventually gets what I've been seeing since summer 2017.

Edited by L00b

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4 hours ago, Penistone999 said:

I never have and never will class myself as European . Im English. 

Well you should class yourself as European as well as English. 

 

You might even be descended from Viking or Roman invaders

 

Edited by janie48

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30 minutes ago, Phanerothyme said:

No you didn't dream it, but you didn't read L00bs post either, evidently.

 

:hihi:

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10 minutes ago, janie48 said:

Well you should class yourself as European as well as English. 

 

You might even be descended from Viking or Roman invaders

 

I went to school in Penistone.

 

A number appeared to be descended from orcs and / or trolls.

Edited by Longcol

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1 hour ago, WiseOwl182 said:

Ireland voted against the Lisbon Treaty. Top Cat's Hat was implying they're a nation of raging Europhiles. Hardly the reality is it?

Was I?

 

What I was saying was that Ireland as another island nation, was perfectly capable of seeing themselves as both Irish and good Europeans without retreating into nationalism and xenophobia.

 

Yes, they disagreed with the Lisbon Treaty, voted against it leading to its renegotiation then voted in favour. It's called engaging in the process and playing a full part in the democratic life of the EU. A much more grown up response than throwing your toys out of the pram and walking out.

 

No, my point was that you can be an island nation and still be progressive and forward looking rather than brainless nationalists as some were trying to insist.

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38 minutes ago, L00b said:

Past the 'so-called austerity'? 

 

That's not what your national statistics portray, nor what your Ministers say (see Amber Rudd today, a representative example), nor what your charities say, nor what the UN says....some bubble you must be living in.

 

When I say "you", it's the pro-Brexit Brits, since you're in charge of the place.

 

As for asking me where I'm from and your third sentence, I'm wholly unsurprised by it, so thanks for humouring me. My name is Inigo Montoya and English is my third language :P

 

Edit: here, have some good news, Peston eventually gets what I've been seeing since summer 2017.

I'm not a pro-Brexit Brit. I'm still undecided.

 

My third sentence was an attempt at ironic humour, quoting a comedy sketch.

 

 

7 minutes ago, Top Cats Hat said:

Was I?

 

What I was saying was that Ireland as another island nation, was perfectly capable of seeing themselves as both Irish and good Europeans without retreating into nationalism and xenophobia.

 

Yes, they disagreed with the Lisbon Treaty, voted against it leading to its renegotiation then voted in favour. It's called engaging in the process and playing a full part in the democratic life of the EU. A much more grown up response than throwing your toys out of the pram and walking out.

 

No, my point was that you can be an island nation and still be progressive and forward looking rather than brainless nationalists as some were trying to insist.

Isn't voting for Brexit also engaging in democracy? Or is it only democratic when you agree with it?

Edited by WiseOwl182

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34 minutes ago, WiseOwl182 said:

I'm not a pro-Brexit Brit. I'm still undecided.

 

My third sentence was an attempt at ironic humour, quoting a comedy sketch.

Did you expect me to believe that or something? :suspect:

 

 

 

 

 

 
Right, me neither. Glad we understand each other :D

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