Post by iandychesterfc on Jul 6, 2022 9:46:12 GMT
interesting debate on French TV tonight about the effects of Brexit on the French economy, and the one million or so French citizens living and working in the London area (they have their own representative in French government)
Some of the main points I took from it are to do with healthcare and the comparisons made to French healthcare and the NHS, with president Macron ensuring the public that he would never claim to be pumping 15 billion euros of extra money into something after having spent 10 years underfunding the same scheme to the tune of hundreds of billions and championing how great that “sticking plaster”was.
France did consider what impact a leave vote would mean, and had lots in place to combat any impact, whilst, from what I can see there was no UK exit strategy. These trade agreements with new partners around the world are not the magic bullets promised.
The majority of questions asked got simple yes, no, or I don’t have enough information to answer in depth replies, as opposed to long diatribes and deflection of the question at all costs to avoid actually giving any
sort of coherent reply.
My neighbours often ask if I’m still proud to be British, well yes, but even prouder to be a European citizen.
I cringe every time I catch Johnson and his cronies on TV, you couldn’t get any further away from him being a statesman, and certainly here has made the UK the laughing stock of Europe. How on earth can a multi millionaire like Sunak possibly claim to have empathy with families falling into fuel poverty, laughable.
it’s a long way back in history when it was Empire, but the Empire mentality is still prevalent and doing untold damage to the British economy, the people and its reputation around the world.
Are there any calls to actually have a referendum to rejoin Europe? Or are they all to bloody-minded to consider it?
This is because the whole point of the referendum was the same as the Scottish referendum, to put the question to bed. There was absolutely no consideration that there was sufficient votes for this level of self-harm. It was a critical mis-caluculation which led to a campaign that was caught on the hop by Vote Leave and hence the mad scramble around WW3 etc rather than critical cost-benefit type campaigning to which Leave had no answer.
So Cameron lost the vote and fucked off, which like Blair and the war now completely overshadows his premiership. We were then left with Theresa May who desperately tried a fudge only for Corbyn to play politics and so is completely culpable for Boris 80-seat majority and this mess. It was nothing to do with 'moderate left' and everything to do with Corbyn scoring 'victories' voting down a soft brexit to the extend TM left and he enabled a hard-right gvmt.