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View cpfc_chap's Profile cpfc_chap Flag koh samui Yesterday 4.05pm Send a Private Message to cpfc_chap Add cpfc_chap as a friend

Wasn't ukip formed to disrupt the EU hence why they have so many MEPs which was NF's plan?

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England Yesterday 4.21pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by nickgusset

I challenge you to point out where I have supported uncontrolled immigration.

Do we even have uncontrolled immigration or is that a fallacy perpetuated by the media?

Fair enough, but since you supported the Labour party and hence uncontrolled EU immigration and really dislike Ukip to the point of calling its former leader a 'cu-t'...I kind of naturally assumed it.

I don't recall reading about any problems you have with uncontrolled EU immigration into the country. Maybe I have missed a few posts.

Here is your opportunity to educate me and others. What is the Gusset opinion on how immigration into the UK should be handled?

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England Yesterday 4.41pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by CambridgeEagle

You seemed to suggest UKIP warranted more or equal press compared with the SNP based on number of votes. I disagreed with that. Irrespective of what Nick said.

We had a vote on changing the voting system and the Tories wanted to keep FPTP and that's what happened. That's the system we've got and so that's what is relevant. I'd prefer a system closer to PR myself but that's not the system we have. Under the current system their press coverage was unwarranted.

You're perfectly right that UKIP have had a significant impact in the past 7 years, however this has been driven by the press giving them disproportionate air time largely as a result of the points I mentioned previously. A lot of their coverage has come for non-policy based reasons!

Sorry I think you are frankly deluded to suggest that Ukip's press was undeserved. It already had press editors in the paper media who agreed with it before it even started.

Polls had shown for years that anti EU feeling was there and growing and was frankly unrepresented by the major leaderships in the parties.

Yes we have fptp but that doesn't mean that we don't try to cover for its weaknesses by ignoring popular movements who take significant voter share.

Ever since Thatcher said, 'No, no, no' to the gradual encroachment that she realised she had played a part in. A space for an anti EU party was evident.

While the Tory party was moving more and more onto its ground it was always going to find it hard to actually take seats. It's ended up being more successful with former Labour supporters in the north, who quite rightly grew to understand that those who actually run the Labour party look down at them....Like you with your fondness for name calling.

Still I agree that to a certain extent coverage beyond these parties remits is problematical. Ukip becoming more than a one policy party was perhaps a mistake and the SNP sticking its noses into English politics, where it has very little support, is plainly wrong....Their excuse that English politics affects Scottish politics is sheer expediency.

But for you to say that Ukip only succeeded because of press just shows the total lack of understanding that many on the left still have about those who disagree with them.

Every party goes cap in hand for coverage and who is to say whether their support would be there without it.

Former Tory my foot....My Michael Foot more like.

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View Penge Eagle's Profile Penge Eagle Flag Los Angeles, CA Yesterday 10.40pm Send a Private Message to Penge Eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Penge Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by nickgusset

UKIP are all for selling off the NHS. That's enough for me.

The blokes a self serving charlatan


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Edited by nickgusset (25 Apr 2017 7.51am)

More fake news Nick!

Can you show me the bit in the UKIP manifesto that says they "are all for selling off the NHS".

Farage admires Putin, wow! Corbyn is friends with Hamas and the IRA.

 


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View nickgusset's Profile nickgusset Flag Shizzlehurst Yesterday 11.13pm Send a Private Message to nickgusset Add nickgusset as a friend

Originally posted by Penge Eagle

More fake news Nick!

Can you show me the bit in the UKIP manifesto that says they "are all for selling off the NHS".

Farage admires Putin, wow! Corbyn is friends with Hamas and the IRA.

 


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Let June be the end of May.

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Originally posted by Kermit8

As a starting point? A one-size fits all solution like that is way, way too simplistic. There are just so many factors/variables from country to country that will influence relationships and deals. Personalities, positional strengths and weaknesses, public opinion, length of time to finalise a deal, hubris, etc. Don't forget, these are politicians we are talking about.

Canada won't rely on EU fruit and veg pickers, for example, to maximise productivity in that sector nor have nearly 20% of Uni Academics from EU countries as we have here [Link] so, perhaps, aspects which are convoluted for the UK/EU are much more black and white for Canada/EU

This is not the time for naive idealism. That ended with Article 50 being invoked. Hard practical solutions, please.

Translation: because one (in fact more) country achieved the parameters of a deal we seek, we can't do it because wibble. You're claiming a "one-size-fits-all" approach is simplistic (I agree - blanket multilaterals as espoused by the EU are slow and ill-matched, glad we're getting out). Where is the relevance to taking CETA as a basis?

We need fruit pickers? How the hell does the rest of the world cope? EU academics? Give me a break. Academia is global. The turnover is phenomenal, and your origin is largely irrelevant (except now perhaps for some of the EU H2020 grants - only whites can apply for them, the racists). There are equally, no doubt, issues that are black/white for the UK that were anything but for Canada. Fact remains - no FoM, nearly 100% tariff-free access, no budget payments, no "fax democracy", no ECJ.

It's utterly pathetic you're so blinded by it all you can't even concede that such a deal already exists, and could, with modification, exist for the UK-EU.

It IS this simple: the EU have negotiated, with a smaller, less economically-connected nation, a deal with core features that we would like. Our trade with the EU is more important to them than Canada's. Relative to Canada all your "factors/variables" are weighted in our favour. The EU is more dependent on us than Canada. If they value it, they need to provide is with these same core features.

This is not the time for petulant foot-stamping-wailing because we're not doing things your way any more. That ended with Article 50 being invoked. Toys in pram, please.

 

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Originally posted by steeleye20

Canada and the USA are the biggest trade partners in the world 75% of Canadian exports go just over the border.

The deal was a last minute political fix but I don't think much actual trade is expected between the EU and Canada its an add-on really.

The EU includes us so are in this deal in case we have forgotten we are actually in the EU.

It seems most trade is with the country near to you as its just so much easier so its pretty silly not to continue in the single market particularly as its a British initiative from a conservative PM Mrs Thatcher.

I am sure I would be quite happy to buy Canadian things but I cannot remember seeing any perhaps McDonalds will do moose-burgers.......

This post is so full of stupid, I don't even know where to start. A "last minute political fix" that took 7 years to negotiate? An "add-on" to what?

I don't even know what you're talking about with respect to Canadian trade with the US, the EU, and the UK. This is about how the features of the Canadian-EU trade deal align well with what the UK wants, moreover that we have a stronger negotiating hand than Canada did, suggesting we should be seeking to secure the same features at the very least.

But yes, well done: "moose-burgers". Slow clap.

 

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