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Will you move if we leave the EU?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by emerald52, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    We're thinking that Scotland will be the place to go once England detaches itself from Europe. They wiil leave the UK and join the EU so pefhaps that would be the best place.
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    That's a lot of uncertainty you're ignoring. The referendum is for the UK to leave not just England.
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    As I've seen no concrete evidence yet of how either leaving or staying in would affect us I don't think I would be planning anything just yet.
  4. Ghost-of-Christmas-Past

    Ghost-of-Christmas-Past Established commenter

    That'll free up some space for Syrians. Good.;)
  5. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Extraordinary numberof assumptions there. Even if those were correct, what would be the benefit of moving to Scotland other than not needing a passport to go on a Spanish holiday?
  6. Ghost-of-Christmas-Past

    Ghost-of-Christmas-Past Established commenter

    Free prescriptions.
  7. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    We won't be ruling it out but would wait to see how things panned out and whether there was any prospect of re-joining.

    We'd consider moving to either Spain or France. We would also consider Canada if our daughter decides to settle there eventually (one of her long-term aims) and my brother lives in New Zealand, so that would also figure as a possibility.
  8. Ghost-of-Christmas-Past

    Ghost-of-Christmas-Past Established commenter

    Great news. More room for Syrians. Keep on leaving:)
  9. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    what will you miss so much about the EU that will make it necessary to move to another EU country or another nonEU country?
  10. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    It's the insular mentality that would come with leaving that would bother us. It would be another sign of the xenophobia that we detest taking over.
    ilovesooty and rachel_g41 like this.
  11. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Disenchantment with the EU is not synonymous with xenophobia; neither is EU membership a symbol of the contrary. It would make us no more insular than Norway or Sweden.
  12. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I have to agree with Biles on this one.
    Not all those who wish to leave the EU are of that mind because they wish to stop immigration or because they want a more insular country.
    Just because the majority of posts on here against the EU are of the xenophobic variety does not mean that these are the only arguments for an exit
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm veering towards voting OUT. Not because I'm a rabid rightie.

    I'm marginally anti-Euro and much more wholeheartedly anti-panEuropean legislation on everything from criminal justice to agriculture.
  14. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    If the UK leaves the EU the Scots will very likely vote to leave the UK and negotiate to join the EU. I would loathe to live in a UKIP mentality little England and prefer the more inclusive Scots view.
  15. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    As a percentage Scotland have half the immigrant population of the rUK. The whitest part of the UK. Dont follow how they are more inclusive.
  16. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    My reasons for a 'NO' are based on its fundamental disregard for democracy, the fraud and theft of money, the nepotism and creation of a tiny elite of outrageously overpaid bureaucrats who do nothing but take the cash and run. Epitomised by so called socialists as Kinnock.

    Having said that, there is little chance a negative vote will be respected - even when the founding fathers the French voted no, or the Danes who keep doing so vote 'incorrectly' it is either ignored or they are, as we will be, forced to vote again until we vote 'the right way'.
    GLsghost likes this.
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    The problem is resolved if we are able to make our own laws and plan our future.but when Heath tricked us in to joining the EU most folk of my age never realised the consequences and the trickery involved to make a united nation .
    Personally I object to the fact of increasing decision making by bueorocrates who cant be reached.At least here we have a chance to vote out the folk and the politicians.
    Will we leave.I doubt it, so eventually as a nation we might be submerged into the great mass of Orwellian size where others write history and make excuses what things should go on. The problem is the mass migration of folk who have come to our shores to work wont wont us to leave and spoil their earning power......Although many are getting ready to stay as they are taking out dual citizenship.
    Would i move...yeah if I didn't have a wife .but i would be off to the other side of the world. Im sure i can live on exchanging sea shell and other native currency.
    With the wife she would go somewhere,if ever, as she cant be worried if we EU or not!
  18. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I have voted not to be a part of the EU or its predecessors at every past opportunity and will vote to leave in the referendum.

    I am neither xenophobic nor subscribe to the UKIP mentality. I love Europe, its nations and people. I travelled there widely before we joined and will continue to do so if we leave. I hope that those Europeans who have to moved to work, settled and made their homes here continue to be allowed to do so, if they wish to.

    My objection to the EU lies in the corrupt bureaucracy of its infrastructure and impact of centralised legislation on our sovereignty.
  19. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

    All places many others are considering if we don't leave. Better to jump overboard than stay on a sinking ship.
  20. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

    The insular pro-EU Nimbys prefer to ignore that.

    That's because it doesn't make sense. Funny how some who claim they like a diverse range of people would choose to live in a place where there are the least of them.

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