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    Originally posted by sasguru View Post
    Anyway cutting through the verbiage, the bottom line is I want Britain to be severely damaged by a hard Brexit because being proved right is more important than anything else, since the economy won't survive the death by a thousand cuts that will follow.
    I may be wrong of course, but as I've always planned for the worst, that is what my future financial planning will assume.
    If there is no consensus or even common ground amongst a group of people of similar professions, culture, background and aspirations what chance has a group of 28 different countries got without the strength of a proper democratic system got? This "debate" shows nothing other than how people polarise themselves and defend their positions no matter what.
    Let us not forget EU open doors immigration benefits IT contractors more than anyone

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      Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
      You're manufacturing a false dichotomy. There are degrees of skill. Fruit-picking is not unskilled, per se, simply a skill that is sufficiently generic for us to favour UK workers.
      If moaning was a paid for skill the UK would pay off its debt by Friday.
      "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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        Originally posted by vetran View Post
        As JB said we need to move to employing locals rather undercutting them with cheap labour that export their wages.
        Well look no further than OUR own government. In the pockets of big business. They're a massive part of the problem.
        "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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          Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
          Well look no further than OUR own government. In the pockets of big business. They're a massive part of the problem.
          Indeed, so Brexit might be the catalyst we need.
          "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

          I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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            Originally posted by DodgyAgent View Post
            If there is no consensus or even common ground amongst a group of people of similar professions, culture, background and aspirations what chance has a group of 28 different countries got without the strength of a proper democratic system got? This "debate" shows nothing other than how people polarise themselves and defend their positions no matter what.
            Indeed. People like you who call others 'Brit hatters' simply because they don't agree with your point of view.

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              Originally posted by sirja View Post
              Indeed. People like you who call others 'Brit hatters' simply because they don't agree with your point of view.
              I use it quite deliberately to test where they are coming from as the arguments themselves are so absent of logic, context or balance.
              Let us not forget EU open doors immigration benefits IT contractors more than anyone

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                Originally posted by vetran View Post
                so your point was as usual ill thought out & irrational.

                As JB said we need to move to employing locals rather undercutting them with cheap labour that export their wages.
                No you're the one being irrational.
                Basically you have no evidence for your prejudices.

                All the evidence suggests that EU immigrants DON'T CUT the wages of natives:
                http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/resea...015/swp574.pdf
                Hard Brexit now!
                #prayfornodeal

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                  Originally posted by DodgyAgent View Post
                  I use it quite deliberately to test where they are coming from as the arguments themselves are so absent of logic, context or balance.
                  So you think that economic chaos after hard Brexit isn't a possibility?
                  Hard Brexit now!
                  #prayfornodeal

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                    Originally posted by vetran View Post
                    Indeed, so Brexit might be the catalyst we need.
                    Yes the catalyst for multinationals to move elsewhere.
                    Hard Brexit now!
                    #prayfornodeal

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                      Originally posted by sasguru View Post
                      So you think that economic chaos after hard Brexit isn't a possibility?
                      Of course it is a possibility
                      Let us not forget EU open doors immigration benefits IT contractors more than anyone

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