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    #51
    Originally posted by Lance View Post


    I'll just leave this here.
    Single Market? Sounds like a good idea.
    European Union? Not so much.
    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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      #52
      Originally posted by Zigenare View Post
      Single Market? Sounds like a good idea.
      European Union? Not so much.
      Corbyn's plan it is then.
      Or remain and use our veto to prevent closer political integration.

      Why did you vote leave?
      See You Next Tuesday

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        #53
        Originally posted by Zigenare View Post
        Disagreeing with Brexit is a moot point now, surely? The decision has been made so why would any pro-Brexit voter need to expend the effort to defend the position, let alone resort to insulting those of you who lost in the referendum?
        The decision might have been made but has it been carried out and will it be carried out?
        Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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          #54
          Originally posted by Zigenare View Post
          Single Market? Sounds like a good idea.
          European Union? Not so much.
          You really are a twat of the first order... Thatcher was for the EU

          Speech was on May 1988
          Margaret Thatcher
          Speech opening Single Market Campaign
          Themes: Trade, Economic, monetary & political union, European Union Single Market
          Subject COMPLETING THE SINGLE MARKET

          ...You might say: weren't we supposed to have a common market already? Wasn't that the reason we joined Europe in the first place? [end p6] Weren't we promised all this in 1973?

          It's a fair question to ask. And the truthful answer is: Europe wasn't open for business. Underneath the rhetoric, the old barriers remained. Not just against the outside world, but between the European countries. [end p7]

          Not the classic barriers of tariffs, but the insiduous ones of differing national standards, various restrictions on the provision of services, exclusion of foreign firms from public contracts.

          Now that's going to change. Britain has given the lead. [There was a tendency in Europe to talk in lofty tones of European Union. [end p8]

          That may be good for the soul. But the body—Europe's firms and organisations and the people who work in them—needs something more nourishing.]

          We recognised that if Europe was going to be more than a slogan then we must get the basics right. That meant action. [end p9]

          Action to get rid of the barriers. Action to make it possible for insurance companies to do business throughout the Community. Action to let people practice their trades and professions freely throughout the Community. Action to remove the customs barriers and formalities so that goods can circulate [end p10] freely and without time-consuming delays. Action to make sure that any company could sell its goods and services without let or hindrance. Action to secure free movement of capital throughout the Community.

          All this is what Europe is now committed to do. In 1985 the Community's Heads of [end p11] Government gave a pledge to complete the single market by 1992. To make sure that it was not just a pious hope, they made that pledge part of the Treaty, as the Single European Act.

          So it's going to happen. Indeed the barriers are already coming down. Monsieur Delors, the President of the [end p12] Commission, and our own Commissioner Arthur Cockfield, deserve a lot of credit for the way in which they are keeping up the momentum.
          [and more]

          Speech opening Single Market Campaign | Margaret Thatcher Foundation
          Last edited by Paddy; 17 May 2019, 15:09. Reason: add link
          "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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            #55
            Originally posted by Paddy View Post
            You really are a twat of the first order... Thatcher was for the EU
            Nice, I post my opinion and rather than have a reasonable conversation you resort to insults.

            Rein your neck in and grow up!
            Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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              #56
              Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
              The decision might have been made but has it been carried out and will it be carried out?
              It's looking less and less likely.
              Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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