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  • Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
    Never mind all this building a bridge, cobblers. According to the recent babblings of the more demented of the remoaners, we should be at war with France by now.



    Oh you just WISH. HORATIO.....
    The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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    • The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • Originally posted by Karri View Post

        and Boris wants to build a bridge from Scotland to NI, so much for NHS, coppers etc getting more funding.

        Yeah, such a shame Britain won't be spending its money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges.

        As any fule know spending money, especially on capital infrastructure, at a time when economic conditions are likely to be ropey is a good investment.

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        • And fresh from that vision of unity and light


          ‘Fighting like ferrets in a bag’ as EU tries to plug Brexit cash hole

          UK’s withdrawal has left 62bn hole in bloc’s purse for the next seven years

          Presidents, prime ministers and chancellors across Europe will pack their bags later this week in preparation for a long weekend in Brussels. They won’t, however, be taking in the baroque majesty of the Grand Place or savouring the local culinary treats. Instead, they will be preparing for that most infamous of events, a “four shirter”, to use the clothes-packing gauge adopted by male diplomats to measure the length and horror of EU leaders’ summits in the Belgian capital. The thorny subject this time around? Money. And the problem? Britain."


          https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ks-post-brexit

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          • Remember that the EU's budget is tiny relative to the overall total size of the budgets of the governments of the member states.
            "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their
            validity." - Abraham Lincoln.
            "Nothing's going to change while one side it lying about the cause and the other is lying about the solution" - Me

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            • Originally posted by E.D. Morel View Post
              Remember that the EU's budget is tiny relative to the overall total size of the budgets of the governments of the member states.

              Yeah, that's why all the wealthier members of the EU are falling over themselves in the rush to replace the UK's contribution

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              • Originally posted by Gooner View Post


                Yeah, such a shame Britain won't be spending its money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges.

                As any fule know spending money, especially on capital infrastructure, at a time when economic conditions are likely to be ropey is a good investment.
                I'm sure infrastructure is a good investment, but that doesn't mean a bridge from Scotland to N. Ireland over a munitions and nuclear waste graveyard is a good investment. Even investing that money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges is money better spent. The only way it's a good investment is if it pays back from people like you in the form of votes.
                Wisdom is personal

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                • Originally posted by Gooner View Post


                  Yeah, that's why all the wealthier members of the EU are falling over themselves in the rush to replace the UK's contribution
                  Nobody likes spending money (evn socialists only like spending other people's money) but don't overstate the size of the EU budget. It's small by any reasonable relative comparison.
                  "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their
                  validity." - Abraham Lincoln.
                  "Nothing's going to change while one side it lying about the cause and the other is lying about the solution" - Me

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                  • Originally posted by Karri View Post

                    I'm sure infrastructure is a good investment, but that doesn't mean a bridge from Scotland to N. Ireland over a munitions and nuclear waste graveyard is a good investment. Even investing that money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges is money better spent. The only way it's a good investment is if it pays back from people like you in the form of votes.
                    Politics; the art of bribing people with their own money.
                    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their
                    validity." - Abraham Lincoln.
                    "Nothing's going to change while one side it lying about the cause and the other is lying about the solution" - Me

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                    • Originally posted by Vaeltaja View Post
                      I guess Boris has found the magical money tree - i can't figure out how the finances would allow such a project without it.
                      The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                      • Originally posted by Karri View Post

                        I'm sure infrastructure is a good investment, but that doesn't mean a bridge from Scotland to N. Ireland over a munitions and nuclear waste graveyard is a good investment. Even investing that money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges is money better spent.
                        Well the NI-Scotland bridge probably won't get built, though HS2, perhaps unfortunately, will. But thanks for reminding me of the Euro view that British money should be spent in Europe instead of the UK

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                        • Originally posted by E.D. Morel View Post

                          Nobody likes spending money (evn socialists only like spending other people's money) but don't overstate the size of the EU budget. It's small by any reasonable relative comparison.
                          The intra-EU fighting over the budget will be anything but small though

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                          • Originally posted by Gooner View Post

                            Well the NI-Scotland bridge probably won't get built, though HS2, perhaps unfortunately, will. But thanks for reminding me of the Euro view that British money should be spent in Europe instead of the UK
                            It's not an Euro view on how your money should be spent, it's an Euro view of how ridiculous your political game has become. Such as the belief that all foreigners, people and nations alike, just want to milk you for money. The fact that you can't see, or don't want to see this, is on you. It's not that I want you to spend money on Poland, it's that Boris tells you that this is what I want, and you believe it because you are...?

                            Anyways, they'll either increase payments from certain countries or cut funding elsewhere. Like less bridges for Poland. This is no armageddon. Meanwhile, you should be more interested in asking where does that money you don't have to pay go now. Somehow I doubt it's gonna end up in your pocket...
                            Last edited by Karri; 17 Feb 20, 12:27.
                            Wisdom is personal

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                            • Originally posted by Gooner View Post
                              The intra-EU fighting over the budget will be anything but small though
                              Annual UK net contribution was just below 9 Bn. The EU (sans the UK) has population of around 450 million. So... lets do the math here... its 20 per year per EU citizen assuming the expenditure levels stay as they are. Which makes it around 0.07 € per day per person... I think we can manage that.
                              It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion, it is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed. The hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion

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                              • Originally posted by Karri View Post

                                It's not an Euro view on how your money should be spent, it's an Euro view of how ridiculous your political game has become. Such as the belief that all foreigners, people and nations alike, just want to milk you for money. The fact that you can't see, or don't want to see this, is on you. It's not that I want you to spend money on Poland, it's that Boris tells you that this is what I want, and you believe it because you are...?

                                Anyways, they'll either increase payments from certain countries or cut funding elsewhere. Like less bridges for Poland. This is no armageddon. Meanwhile, you should be more interested in asking where does that money you don't have to pay go now. Somehow I doubt it's gonna end up in your pocket...
                                IN OTHER WORDS...
                                The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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