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Offline maggie

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Re: EU Referendum
« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2019, 10:00:PM »
I think that's true of just about everything now and I fully believe that if we leave the EU iut will only get worse.
Agreed, just come back from Spain, fabulous country now.  We lead the way and as Europe rebuilt they took our blueprints and modernised them, they now have great welfare services and we are wrecked and just getting ready to finish ourselves off.   In Germany state pension is 26k a year and France £24 so we seem to be missing something.

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« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2019, 11:09:PM »
Agreed, just come back from Spain, fabulous country now.  We lead the way and as Europe rebuilt they took our blueprints and modernised them, they now have great welfare services and we are wrecked and just getting ready to finish ourselves off.   In Germany state pension is 26k a year and France £24 so we seem to be missing something.

We certainly do! We've become lost and seem to be trawling through one weak, inept leader after another. Most politicians are in it for themselves, siphoning off as much as they can from expenses while more and more 'working' people are having to use food banks. Someone flushed the chain and we're disappearing up the U bend!

Just watched a 3 part series about the area I grew up in. When I was kid, there was a massive sense of community and people were proud to work. It was a mining area and it just pains me to see how it is now. Although the programme makers have portrayed it to be much worse than it is, it's certainly bad enough. This is Britain folks!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07dhcfb

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« Reply #107 on: July 13, 2019, 10:40:AM »
We certainly do! We've become lost and seem to be trawling through one weak, inept leader after another. Most politicians are in it for themselves, siphoning off as much as they can from expenses while more and more 'working' people are having to use food banks. Someone flushed the chain and we're disappearing up the U bend!

Just watched a 3 part series about the area I grew up in. When I was kid, there was a massive sense of community and people were proud to work. It was a mining area and it just pains me to see how it is now. Although the programme makers have portrayed it to be much worse than it is, it's certainly bad enough. This is Britain folks!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07dhcfb
Well the privileged are back in charge.  Low wages are not the fault of immigrants they are the fault of the appalling government over the past 10 years.  It is true what you say about mining areas they were devastated and have never really recovered.  I know that Liverpool has benefitted massively from EU grants as I believe has Newcastle but our own government has diminished so many benefits and protection gained by the working people over generations. It’s all about a quick buck.  Unions gave workers a sense of community and control over their lives and with the loss of that sense of identity many have turned to Farage and Brexit as a source of hope but he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing only out for himself and his mates such as Trump, Banks, Assange and goodness only knows who else