fliss59's bioMarried for 27yrs.Just retired from the NHS. Planning to go and live in Italy as soon as house is sold. Learning Italian in the meantime.
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27th Feb 2016fliss59 commented on:
getting out of the E.U.Apologies this response is a couple of months late. Have only just read it. It is an important issue and on this it appears I disagree with probably all the comments. I will be voting to stay in the EU. We live in an increasingly globalised world and it doesn't make sense to be seen to be isolationist. We are all European after all. I think the EU brings stability in terms of peace, partnership working to tackle crime and terrorism through shared intelligence and the European arrest warrant. It also protects workers rights, which is important with this govts determination to destroy unions. As part of the EU we are able to access tariff free trade for half of our exports. Cheap travel wherever we want. I would also welcome voting for 16 and 17 year olds as it's their future and in the long term will affect them more than any of us. Sovereignty I think is a load of bunkum. Most laws are made here. All of the countries are sovereign and anyway leaving wouldn't make us any less in hoc to global corporations which are the real fly in the ointment to our prosperity. I think we leaving would make this country poorer in financial and stability terms and reduce our influence globallyViewDate:
16th Nov 2014fliss59 commented on:
UK and the EU: Better off out or in?We absolutely need to be and stay a part of the EU. It would be madness to even think of leaving. People talk about the original premise of the common market but surely that is the free movement of goods, services and people? it also safeguards us in terms of workers rights, work safety etc. other people talk about being run by foreigners but we have an opportunity to vote in EU elections and the unelected commissioners are chosen by our national leaders who are democratically elected by us to make take those decisions. it's actually more democratic than the system we have in the UK. I think we also have a lot in common with our neighbours. I am biased as well as looking forward to going to live on the Continent!!
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