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Will you be voting in the European Elections this month?

More than 400 million people are eligible to vote in this month’s European Parliament elections, in one of the biggest democratic exercises in the world. 

Due to the uncertainty around how the Brexit negotiations will play out the European Commission has insisted that the UK take part in European Parliamentary Elections on 23rd May.

But will the elections be completely irrelevant if Brexit is pushed through before 31st October?

Some believe that they could be a sounding board for a host of other domestic political issues, including the viability of new political parties – and the sustainability of established ones.

The parties putting up candidates are as follows: Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Change UK, The Green Party, Plaid Cymru, SNP, The Northern Ireland Parties, The Brexit Party, UK Independence Party.

Officials are understood to have estimated this year’s cost to be “around £150million”, expected to include about £96million for officers and other staff and a further £50million for posting polling cards and information.

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RabHaw
28th May 2019
1
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Very satisfactory result in Scotland The SNP swept the polls winning every local authority area except Orkney and Shetland and emphasising to one and all that we are European and Brexit is a bummer . Inability of certain parts of this sceptred isle to acknowledge this factor which looks like another Independence vote before too long .
Retiredyorkie
25th May 2019
1
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Was on my hols when papers arrived to vote -
Not2grey
24th May 2019
1
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MMm., the room seems to have been taken over by Remainers !! Those who shout loudest eh !!!
RabHaw
24th May 2019
2
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I’ve just #votedSNP to #StopBrexit and keep Scotland in Europe
Onecott
22nd May 2019
2
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Better in than out, it’s a backwards step imo.
pip2
22nd May 2019
1
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Citizens of other EU countries have been told they've got to apply for permission to stay in their own homes. It's not automatic.

Before the referendum, some said, "oh, don't worry about citizens from other EU countries in the UK. It'll all be automatic".

Now we know the truth. The people who said "It'll be automatic" didn't tell you the truth. They misled you. They were dishonest to you. Do they deserve your trust?
CoffeeCake
29th May 2019
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I happen to be one of these citizens from other EU counties, living and working here in the UK and feel I should give you some feed-back
1. Not at anytime did I assume that „it would all be automatic“.
2. The EU settlement scheme application is straightforward... there is even an App for it don’t you know.
3. All EU citizens living in the UK were able to choose to vote in the European elections here or in their home country. I chose to vote here.
4. Last but not least: Am I concerned that the Brexit Party won most seats? ... Not in the least.
Alicia
21st May 2019
3
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yes we should all vote.
pip2
22nd May 2019
1
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Vote for Europe. Vote for any of the pro-EU parties. Lib Dem. Green. Change UK.

Why?

- Secure citizens' rights. Both EU nationals and British in Europe.

- Protect the peace in Ireland.

- Keep EU projects.

This country's essential interests are at the heart of Europe. The future of this country is completely linked with the future of continental Europe and Ireland. As Heseltine has said.

Europe was once the battlefield of the world. Never forget that. As Guy Verhofstadt has said in the European Parliament.

Yes there are problems. So we need to stand up for values. Like human dignity, human rights, equality, democracy, and the rule of law. We need to stand up for a peaceful, tolerant, united Europe more than ever.

We face Russia, China, USA, human trafficking, fake medicines, unsafe childrens' toys, climate, corporate tax avoidance...

The UK has helped to build today's Europe. The single market was "a British idea", said Vidar Helgesen of Norway. The way to tackle these cross-border problems is a cross-border way.
With our nearest friends, neighbours, and allies.

Vote tomorrow.

Whoever you choose, choose Europe.
MartinS6
20th May 2019
1
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My greatest concern is that Brexit will inevitably lead to a privatised NHS, either as the stated intentions of Nigel Farage to introduce a US-style insurance-based system or by means of free trade deals on WTO rules requiring free access to closed markets. That would effectively put the NHS services beyond the means of 14 million people!
LinG
22nd May 2019
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Hi there is no proof of that. The NHs needs less managers and run more efficiently. The Brexit party ate not in power yet. Lets give them the benefit of setting up as a full political party and setting out the policies before we make any judgement
pip2
22nd May 2019
2
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My brother is a nurse.

He says that the NHS is efficient.

But the number of people going through the system is, loads.

Have you read the report from the Lancet? About the number of ways EU membership is good for the NHS?

Have you read the Balance of Competences Review on health? tinyurl.com/balcomp.

EU cooperation on things like the European Medicines Agency. Like the European Monitoring Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
ARG
22nd May 2019
1
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A bit like buying a car without even knowing what make it is. At least with a car you can get rid of it again.
SolentRichard
22nd May 2019
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I'm afraid that is just typical scaremongering as is so much that has been written and spoken against Nigel Farage.

In fact we have seen today one disastrous result of EU policy with British Steel going into administration.

It began to declare profits post 2016.

But then it fell foul of the European Union's carbon tax. A tax on something of near-zero relevance to Climate change, and the immediate cause of British Steel requiring a £100 million emergency loan from the government just one month ago to pay the tax - and thus avoid a further fine from Brussels.

Does anyone think either Mrs Merkel or President Macron would have just stood by and watched in silence as one of their steel making firms went to the wall.?
ARG
23rd May 2019
1
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Says more about our own government than anything else. They turned down a request for temporary nationalisation remember, but that was fine for the East Coast Mainline.
"Near zero relevance to climate change" - I think many would take issue with that statement! Little enough may be, but efforts must start somewhere. At least the EU is taking it seriously.
SolentRichard
23rd May 2019
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You’ll probably find that overall theUK has generated a lower carbon footprint than most EU individual countries.
pip2
26th May 2019
1
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EU anti-dumping measures against things like steel wires from China have helped to protect Europe's steel producers.

British Steel's order book will be better when the rest of the world knows that the UK is definitely staying in the EU.

Staying in the EU protects British Steel's carbon credits. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme to 2020.

Please see the article in The New European on British Steel. 23 May 2019.
pip2
26th May 2019
1
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The UK is one of the big four.

The South East electoral region for the European Parliament has as many people as the whole of Hungary.

Hungary figure for 2014. Source: "How the European Union works", EU Publications Office.
SolentRichard
27th May 2019
0
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The European Commission capped countries', not just China's, steel imports to the EU at “traditional trade flows”, above which a 25% tariff applies.

EU automotive manufacturers have raised concerns over restrictions on these steel imports as the tariffs 'a real risk' to automotive sector.

So by definition the EU is protectionist and yes, that benefits EU steel manufacturers but, as explained, not EU motor manufacturers.

Meanwhile, once again, it was an EU tax on British Steel that eventually sent them into administration.

The British people responded to the EU in no uncertain way yesterday.
pattieann
20th May 2019
0
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I am voting for Brexit, a clean break. I voted so we could be in charge of our own judicial system trading etc
pip2
21st May 2019
2
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We are in charge of our own judicial system. We are in charge of our own trading, etc.

The UK is a sovereign nation.

Every country in EU is a sovereign nation.

We use our sovereign power to take part in a bigger thing. The European Union.

The agreements we make, we honour.

There has to be a court, to decide points of law that come from those agreements. We honour that.

And help to run it. Chief advocate from the UK: Eleanor Sharpston QC.
SolentRichard
22nd May 2019
0
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Well done madam.

We have nothing to fear and everything to gain.
SolentRichard
27th May 2019
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pip2 wrote...

"We are in charge of our own judicial system. We are in charge of our own trading, etc.

The UK is a sovereign nation.

Every country in EU is a sovereign nation.

We use our sovereign power to take part in a bigger thing. The European Union.

The agreements we make, we honour.

There has to be a court, to decide points of law that come from those agreements. We honour that.

And help to run it. Chief advocate from the UK: Eleanor Sharpston QC".

Well we really would expect someone from the 'establishment to write such a load of tosh.

When the ECJ is a point of appeal AFTER the highest court in the UK has made a decision what on earth is the woman talking about.
pip2
29th May 2019
1
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I am ordinary, not 'the establishment'.

The ECJ is only about the shared law. The law that the member countries have made together.

This country has signed up to agreements that apply equally in all the other countries too. It has to be fair and consistent. To make a level playing field.

It all seems reasonable to me.

Of course it takes precedence over national law. That's how it works. Shared European law needs a shared European court.

Have a look at the Annual Report of the Court of Justice of the EU for 2018.

There are two courts. The lower court hears cases first. The upper court is like an appeal court.
Darkstar
20th May 2019
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Funny how people are talking about workers rights. Years ago when i worked, i had full meal breaks clocked in, clocked out, and any other time was paid overtime. Today, work through meal breaks, work on the way to work, and still working in the evening all unpaid. Most younger people i speak to are terrified to take time off sick in case they lose their jobs. Where are their rights.
pip2
21st May 2019
2
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That is illegal?

You say that rules that the UK has to enforce, are not being enforced by the UK?

Whose fault is that? The UK, not EU.

Insecure work is a problem all over Europe.

Example?

Look at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. It's called Eurofound. It's an EU agency.

Look at Eurofound's report "Feelings of insecurity widespread in Europe". 9 Oct 2018.
ARG
22nd May 2019
2
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Largely due to the Tory policy of eroding their rights, and the drive for a low-wage economy. Companies are having their wage bills subsidised by the taxpayer via in-work benefits. Not a lot to do with the EU, more our own government. Things will only get worse post- Brexit, it has been clearly stated in hard Brexit quarters that the aim is to do away with worker's rights, and also accept lower food and environmental standards.
pip2
19th May 2019
2
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My name is Phil Jones and I live in High Wycombe.

Why do I comment here so much?

Because my father handled nuclear bombs that were going to be used on Poland. At the age of six I was at RAF Bruggen in Germany with no idea what it was really for.

And because I never knew my grandfather. He was on the convoy to Malta in the war and died after the war by shooting himself in the head. My mother was not told what really happened until much later,

So it breaks my heart when I see people here who seem to be worried about how the EU works. When did the Prime Minister last explain?

Suppose you want to change the EU voting system. Or make the EU responsible for something it's not responsible for at the moment.

How'd you do it?

It needs the agreement of every national leader. And then the agreement of every national parliament.

In some countries, a referendum to allow it. That's why Ireland and Denmark have had loads of referendums.

Please see 'The European Union explained - how the European Union works' from EU Publications Office.

It's hardly surprising the people who understand the EU best are the EU.
ElainePeony
19th May 2019
0
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I worry about the Spanish vegetable growers and the inability to buy my red peppers.

This, you will recognise is ironic.

The consequence of the CO2 air miles to import such goods is horrific.
I have asked my useless Conservative MP about my vegan and vegetarian concerns. He has chosen not to reply..what a surprise!
pip2
19th May 2019
2
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You are right that food miles is a problem.

But what about Welsh hill farmers? Some land can only be used for animals.

One of the reforms to the EU common agricultural policy is to give upland farms better and more equal support.

And a lot of lamb from Wales goes tariff free and easily to the rest of Europe. Which it can do. Because it meets EU food standards for countries inside EU.

Please see 'The European Union explained - food safety' from EU Publications Office.
Lionel
20th May 2019
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That support you herald hasn't appeared yet. Where is it?
pip2
21st May 2019
1
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Rural Development legislation (Article 31 of Regulation (EU) 1303/2013).

Extra help for hill farmers.
dancingcruiser
19th May 2019
2
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I will be voting for the Brexit party, Reason is because I am disgusted by the self serving Remain MPs, who promised to respect the result of the referendom, then tried every way they could to stop us leaving the corrupt EU. Nearly three years of lies, deceit, scaremongering and several court cases Not to mention the millions that big business is spending on propagander and organized rallies, desperate to keep their supply of cheap labour. Bu Now they are trying to dig the dirt on Farage because they are afraid their cushy Jobs will be lost. Notice how they tried to prevent the news coming out that they are still fiddling their expenses, Stealing taxpayers money. Most of all though I voted leave because I have children grand children and great grand children, that I do not want to live in poverty.
pip2
19th May 2019
2
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The EU accounts have been 'signed off' by the independent European Court of Auditors every year since 2007.

The audit report has been published every year since the first one for 1977-78.

Do you know of misconduct? That's a serious allegation... The EU meets international accounting standards.

It has high standards because it is about shared trust. Do you know of something the European Ombusdman should know about?
[deleted]
22nd May 2019
1
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ARG
22nd May 2019
1
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"Corrupt EU" ! Looked at our own lot lately?
Given a choice it's the EU for me.....
SolentRichard
22nd May 2019
0
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Well said Sir - from another cruiser who loves dancing.
SolentRichard
22nd May 2019
0
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Well yes, high standards that let Greek olive growers fleece the European tax system which effectively is you and I.
SolentRichard
22nd May 2019
0
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Me too.

We really need not just to leave the EU but once and for all setting our own house in order.
pip2
19th May 2019
-1
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Protect citizens' rights. Northern Ireland. EU projects and programmes.

Whoever you choose.

Choose Europe.

3 million citizens of other EU countries in the UK. 1.2 million British in Europe. Their heartbreaking stories of abandonment and uncertainty are in the books 'In Limbo' and 'In Limbo Too'. Compiled by Elena Remigi.
Kobyhodge
17th May 2019
1
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Whilst fiercely patriotic I no longer live in the UK and do not feel I should vote, I have voted twice on the subject of Europe already the first when I voted not to join the EEC, my decision being based on my belief that we would end up where we have in fact ended up, and then to leave the EU, which vote was totally ignored ! A recent MORI Poll suggests that the majority of EU citizens feel the Union will collapse in less than 20 years, I personally feel it will not last that long but will never understand why so many British people seem to prefer federalism over democratic sovereignty
pip2
19th May 2019
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The EU is a group of democratic countries,

It is not a federal system like the United States.

Please see "The European Parliament - the Citizens' Voice in the EU" from EU Publications Office.

Easy to find online. Just do a search for the title.
Joan Fraser
17th May 2019
1
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I've said NO but doubt if my conscience will allow me not to vote given all the brave sacrifices made to allow us to vote and have our say. Nonetheless, I am so disgusted by all we have endured and been subjected to over recent times, that I genuinely feel none of the parties deserve my support....such a dilemma
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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Sorry to hear it, Joan

Have you thought of voting Green?

Because this election is much more like every vote counts.

The Green Party is linked to the group of Greens and European Free Alliance in the European Parliament.

The leader of the group is Phillips Lamberts MEP and he is fantastic.
pip2
19th May 2019
0
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Whoops, mistype, Phillipe Lamberts.

His speech about the contradictions of Theresa May, and how a democratic Europe is possible was brilliant. 3 October 2017. Would you like a link to the transcript and video?
TrudyLS
19th May 2019
0
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I really cant understand why the green party is not more in favour of leaving the eu and decreasing imports, lets face it, if the scare stories are correct and trading stops, just think of the reduction in the carbon footprint
pip2
19th May 2019
2
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Because effective measures to improve environment needs cooperation.

And that's what the EU is for.
TrudyLS
20th May 2019
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so only countries in the eu can do anything constructive because only the eu cooperates. You really do need to look at the rest of the world and realise that being a member of the eu "club" is not the answer to everything. If it was the USSR would still be a dominating factor.
LinG
22nd May 2019
0
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Please vote it is so important we all vote . In my opinion Democracy needs to be respected.
LinG
22nd May 2019
0
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DenisJ4
17th May 2019
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pip2
19th May 2019
1
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No, thank you.

Support the values we have in common. Human rights. Solidarity. Democracy. Equality. The rule of law.

The point of EU law is to settle cross-border issues in court. Instead of the old way of violence.

To make a shared body of law applied equally and fairly. It is a wonderful achievement.
TrudyLS
19th May 2019
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you do realise good relations with countries is not dependant on being in the eu, there is a big world out there that we get on fine with
pip2
19th May 2019
2
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Good relations means more than political promises.

It means legally binding agreements.

With legal remedies in case of problems.

That's what the EU is for.

The countries of Europe trust each other not just for the sake of it. They trust each other because there are remedies.
K bt5148
16th May 2019
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Brexit Party. Politics needs a good shake up
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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Reporting needs a shake up.

How much of what's said in the European Parliament have you seen?

Where is "Yesterday in the European Parliament" on Radio 4?

Education needs a shake up.

Is Northern Ireland part of the UK? Yes.

Is free movement a free for all? No.

Is access to benefits a free for all? No.

Are asylum papers the same as Schengen visas? No.

If you are in Nigeria and you want to visit Belgium, can you just turn up? No. You have to apply and prove your income and your itinerary and a copy of your marriage certificate if you are coming as a couple...

What does the customs union mean? What is the single market for? What is the Agricultural Guarantee Fund? How does EU medicines licencing work?
boybrown
16th May 2019
5
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David Cameroon started this sorry Brexit mess which will mess the country up for years, he should be dragged out of his hide hole and put in the stocks in Trafalgar Sq.
pip2
19th May 2019
0
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That is ridiculous. We are a rule of law country. Not a medieval kingdom. Shame on you.

He should have to live with the shame what he's done. So should help his Eton chum B Johnson even more so.

What about decades of nonsense in English newspapers?

The European Commission had kept a list. Look for Euromyths blog online. Even an A-Z index.
ElainePeony
15th May 2019
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Of course! My tiny hand up in the mess will be a tiny weak thought to keep us in a friendship group we could influence within, out, we are a lonely little island and Donald Trump has his economic designs on us!
pip2
19th May 2019
2
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Too right. The next thing to stand up for is our EU standards on GM food.

EU policy on GM is stricter than US.

Animal welfare is higher than US.

For example. The UK was the first to ban veal creates. An EU wide ban followed later.
Caz2000
15th May 2019
2
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The Brexit Party cant wait.
pip2
19th May 2019
-1
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The ALDE Party can't wait.

The sister party of the Lib Dems in the European Parliament.

Did you know you can join the ALDE Party too? I have.

Its leader is Guy Verhofstadt MEP.

He's been to Belfast and to London. He's met citizens' groups like the3million. Like British in Europe.

He's got far more care for this country than certain people I could mention.
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Hi Pip,
No thanks I am supporting Nigel Farage in the European Elections.
Best Regards
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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Have you chosen someone with a helpful and constructive attitude?

Someone who stands for a peaceful, united and tolerant Europe?

Someone widely respected?

Someone like Elmar Brok, or Manfred Weber, or Udo Bullmann, or Seb Dance, or Catherine Bearder, or Richard Corbett, or Phillipe Lamberts?
MrsPat
15th May 2019
3
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Yes of course it is my democratic right. Very very confusing though. I do not agree with Brexit. All was fine with life before this mess started. We have our European friends. Its like trying to find a whole new set of friends when you already have some...but ditching the ones you have. Does that make sense? No
TrudyLS
19th May 2019
0
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Dear MrsPat, don't worry, you don't have to ditch your old friends when you make new ones. You can still be friends .
GazJ
14th May 2019
8
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I am disgusted in the way the polititians have behaved since the referendum, the referendum was one of the most important votes of my lifetime and when I heard polititions saying things like "I will vote for her deal if she resigns" makes my blood boil, it seems that they don't even try to hide the fact that they are treating Brexit as a big point scoring, self serving game. If it was up to me I would walk in during the PM's question and turf the whole lot of them out of the building. The Liberal Democrats just ignoring the referendum result and campaigning to stop Brexit is a whole other blood boiling story
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
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Lib Dems believe Brexit is not in the National interest and are not afraid to make that point. Because there was a majority vote for Leaving EU doesn’t mean the idea is immune from ever being questioned again, the referendum was not a good example of democracy because there was too much dishonesty and many issues connected with leaving the EU are highly destructive to the UK these things shouldn’t be ignored. Wholeheartedly agree with you that the political pinball games that certain MPs have used Brexit for are odious when our country is so in need of real guidance and responsible voices.
SheilaT1305
15th May 2019
1
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dancingcruiser
19th May 2019
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Not to mention the fact that virtually all MPs of every party promised to honour the referendum results. Then the very next day Remainers started planning to keep us tied to the EU. Lies deceit, scaremongering, attempts to stop Brexit through the courts, Millions spent by big business on propagander and organized rallies, canniving with the EU negotiators and the War criminal Blair. The shambles in the House of commons is caused by the Remainers, whose only interest is to obtain cushy jobs either within the EU, or with big business. If we are forced to remain your grand children, and maybe even your children will be living in poverty very soon, because of the ordinary remainers stupidity. Wake up and use your own mind, ignore the brain washing.
pip2
19th May 2019
0
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I run a small business. My name Phil Jones. I live in High Wycombe.

I went on the rallies. In London, and in Brussels, and Luxembourg.

Met British people from Spain at the rally in Brussels. A German woman who had lived in the UK since she was a teenager cried on my shoulder.

The European Council said the top three issues are

1. Citizens' rights
2. Northern Ireland
3. EU funding.

It said it regrets the situation because millions of people have built their lives on the UK's membership. Businesses benefit from the legal certainty of EU law.

The European Parliament has published its impact studies.

The European Commission had spelt out things well in Notices to Stakeholders.

The EU does a better job of looking after us than some of our own people.
BaW
14th May 2019
4
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Don't quite understand why the parties are campaigning for European election on stopping Brexit. Surely that should be their campaign for a UK election. It is the UK Parliament that has let us down and is likely to stop Brexit - unless the EU kick us out because they are sick of it (unlikely because of our financial input!).

However, if as I expect, a true Brexit does not happen for whatever reason, we shall be tied to Europe and will need to be thoughtfully yet strongly represented rather than having a school-yard attitude of 'yah, boo, sucks'. If we are still in Europe, we need people who will work for our best interests in what is likely to be a hostile environment.

I shall not be voting for any of the Remainer parties, and think that (in my area) independent candidates are the way forward, as they can consider and vote for policies they actually believe in and want to enact rather than following any party whip.

I hate the PR system. There are several good candidates – one is the first-placed Tory, but they are allied with some pretty hopeless ones on the same party ticket. I wish I could select the several individuals I wanted rather than a party list.
pip2
19th May 2019
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The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that is impossible, BaW.

Just as no country can be forced to join. No member country can be forced not to be a member.

So what bothers you, BaW?

Have you seen the Nobel Peace Prize on show at the European Commission?

Would you like to say yes to the most successful democratic peace project the world has ever seen?

The goal is to make something that you're happy with.
NealJ
14th May 2019
7
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turning my back on major parties I will Vote Brexit
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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That's sad, NealJ. It's about making something that you'll be comfortable with and want to support.

Good questions deserve good answers. Tell us why?
JessicaK5
14th May 2019
5
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I 'm voting Brexit Party, the toxic Tories have to go...
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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Oh dear, what's wrong?

Did you know the accounts have always been audited?

First report published in 1978.
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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Well said me too. Stand up for Democracy.
AnneO94
14th May 2019
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keithsooty
14th May 2019
2
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pip2
19th May 2019
0
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Oh dear. The wonderful host family I stayed with in Kassel in Germany will be sad. What's wrong?
PaulF96
14th May 2019
3
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pip2
19th May 2019
0
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What for? Sad, so sad.
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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Well done. Standing firm for Democracy.
Darkstar
14th May 2019
7
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Voting Brexit to show these arrogant politicians what democracy means. The majority voted to leave, not remain.
pip2
19th May 2019
0
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Well yesterday in High Wycombe high street I met a man who said he supports EU.

But he "didn't want Cameron to win by too much"

How many more are there like him?

So what's wrong, what's stopping you saying yes to Europe?
Caz2000
19th May 2019
1
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Well said totally agree.
pip2
19th May 2019
3
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LynA
14th May 2019
-6
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After reading some of these posts I am appalled and frightened by the number of Farage ' fans' there are among silver surfers let alone people voting for Brexit. The comments about Britain being 'great 'again????? The only time Britain was vaguely great was during the days of the empire and we made a right mess of that. Leave the EU and we'll loose our worker's rights - think of your children and grandchildren. Farage wants an American health system. Think of that as your health fades. Stop being selfish and giving the over 50,s a bad name.
SheilaT1305
14th May 2019
-8
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Me too, I was gobsmacked and gutted to read the comments on here, blows my mind that so many people of an age that should know better are voting for that smug opportunistic slimeball. Selfish, selfish, selfish.
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
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Please read up on facts before you have a melt down. Why will we loose workers rights, do you really think any government would just abolish workers rights and risk loosing an election. Farage does not want an American style health system, what he said was that he is quite happy to pay into a private health care system if it relieves the burden on the NHS. as should anyone who is wealthy.
SheilaT1305
14th May 2019
7
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I studied Employment Law and became aware of just how many workers rights are as a result of our membership of the EU. The Tories have always wanted to deplete employment rights for workers. As regards the rich paying for private health care they can choose to do that now. The whole point of the NHS is however that it remains free at the point of contact for all who need it and long may that continue.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
0
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Well said TrudyLS. Personal insuts are vulgar and people should educate themselves before slanging untruths about.
LynA
14th May 2019
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So agree Sheila.. Unfortunately people believe the bad stories about the EU and evidently haven't a clue the good it's done for this country especially for workers and women.
LynA
14th May 2019
1
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You really believe that!!!
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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The NHS will remain free at the point of contact. The problem people see is that some services have been tended to private companies and see that as privatisation by the back door . If you ask people if they would like to go for treatment in the local NHS provider or the private hospital a very high percentage of them opt for the private service while at the same time moaning about privatisation. They "think" they are getting a better service although it is mostly the same doctors and others that work for the local NHS
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
6
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so you believe that workers rights and womens rights would never have occurred without the eu. Funny how countries outside of the eu have managed to implement them. Wonder how that happened
PaulF96
14th May 2019
6
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So why do we have better rights than most of the EU?
Nowt to do with the EU we elect our own reps to our own parliament for our own laws, not the french or German or anyone else
keithsooty
14th May 2019
6
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So right , I recently had a hip replacement at a hospital that does NHS work and private work , I went NHS and had my own room , extremely great doctors and nurses and the surgeon who did my hip does private ops and NHS ops .He also does surgery at other hospitals as well .If I had payed for private treatment then the food might have been different but as far as I could tell the treatment and rooms were all about the same , and I also got in quite quick .
Wilf
14th May 2019
4
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Wilf
14th May 2019
4
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I don't think its that worrying. I voted to stay. Its just people are frustrated by Tories and Labour and want to vent that frustration. The honest answer is nobody actually knows what is best for Britain in or out. We will have to see.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
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He actually supports an insurance based system, Do we have to have a two tier system where those that are rich enough pay for healthcare and the rest of us are left with an underfunded public service? Farage is a fan of Trump and Trump wants UK to open up NHS and pharmaceutical contracts to US suppliers. When we are looking for a trade deal on our own after Brexit, US may use this as a lever.
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
5
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we already have a 3 tier system, look at all the health care insurance companies out there, and then there is private care. I have no problem with those that can afford to pay for it doing so. It eases the burden on the NHS and frees it up for those who need it.
pip2
19th May 2019
-1
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Thank you Lyn and Shelia. Nice comments.

Would you like to send your comments in to your local paper?

Negative voices must be countered. Mistrust must be taken seriously.
pip2
19th May 2019
-1
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Perhaps but one thing you do know for certain is legal consequences.

Please see Sir Ivan Rogers' book of "nine lessons".
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Wonderful Brexit Party. I have faith in my Country and stand up for Democracy. The result of the vote in 2016 was to leave. No matter how much the remainers say we did not know what we voted for. The Truth is we did and do. We are not selfish just because we have a different view. You have your view and that's fine, I also have mine in this fine Country.
Best Regards
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Caz2000
19th May 2019
0
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This is absolutely True. I work for the NHS.
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Wilf
19th May 2019
2
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What are the 9 lessons ?
Lionel
19th May 2019
0
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Pip doesn't answer questions, Wilf, he makes statements from published EU documents and website.
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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You can find the book in bookshops...

One of the lessons is the EU is a legalistic organisation based on a rule of law.

It can not and will not jump things around to suit one particular member just like that. It is not possible and rightly so because it has to be fair.
pip2
20th May 2019
1
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I am Phil Jones of the Liberal Democrats in High Wycombe, not pip.

In 2002 I was in the Conservatives but it lapsed and I never renewed it because the Conservatives never asked me to.

I am not here to spoonfeed you. I am not doing your work for you. I will tell you where is a good place to find answers.

While door knocking in Downley in High Wycombe a woman at a door told me she thought the EU makes rules in "secret".

Thank you for admitting that the EU publishes its work. All the agreements made are legal documents published.

An improvement on the woman in Downley, Lionel.

What's your name and where are you? Are you mentioned in the local paper? I am, in Bucks Free Press.
Lionel
20th May 2019
0
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That's the second time you've asked my name and whereabouts. Isn't my name, Lionel, sufficient? It is my name. Will you insult me further by insisting on another name? And my whereabouts? Why do you want to know? Tell us all why you want to know where we live.

Local press? You at least gave me a smile! But that's another story you needn't know.
pip2
20th May 2019
3
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Because I am prepared to own my views and stand up for what I believe.

Next Pulse of Europe in High Wycombe, Sunday 2 June. 2 pm, Church St.
Lionel
20th May 2019
-1
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'Because I am prepared to own my views and stand up for what I believe.'

Meaning what?

Are you adding insult to injury dear boy?
Wilf
20th May 2019
2
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Yes I agree with that statement
pip2
21st May 2019
1
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Non-discrimination, equality between men and women, and the rights of the child, are fundamental values of the European Union.

Please see article 2 of the 2007 Lisbon Treaty.

To join the EU, a country has to support these values.

A country where women are unfairly paid less for the same work?
A country that discriminates against people because of their nationality, race, or belief?
A country where children are forced to work?
That country cannot join the EU.
pip2
21st May 2019
0
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Inviting you to High Wycombe town centre on Sunday 2 June. 2 pm, Church Street. Pulse of Europe. That is where I will be.
ARG
23rd May 2019
0
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I couldn't agree more! Well said; something is terribly wrong with our education system that so many cannot see that they are being delivered into the hands of the very people that the referendum vote was (wrongly) intended by many to "give a good kicking" to.
Sad indeed.
ARG
23rd May 2019
0
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Oh dear! I should look a little deeper, beyond the facade, and see the sort of people he happily associates with.......
ARG
23rd May 2019
0
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Like the USA, I suppose? God help us!
ARG
23rd May 2019
-1
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Better rights than the EU? Most of our worker's rights have come as a result of the EU, despite the best efforts of the Conservatives.
TrudyLS
23rd May 2019
0
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who is he? I have no idea what you are talking about
Wipeout
14th May 2019
-1
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When reading through these comments I am so saddened at the misunderstanding of politics and the way the "lemming" scenario is so abundantly clear. So people... just waste your votes on an opportunist group (not even a proper party) and see where that leaves the country. Please see past all the rubbish and make a singular educated vote without following the rest over the cliff.
Rant over for now...
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
3
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by that statement I presume you are advising people not to vote for Chukka and Souburys no change remain
KarenF31
14th May 2019
0
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Wipeout
14th May 2019
0
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Correct TrudyLS, I live in the South West and we are predominantly Liberal Democrats so it is no secret that I voted to remain as we had been in the EU FOR 43+ years.
I will not vote for Chukka and Soubury as I do not agree to elected politicians being able to change horses half way through a race without due by-elections.

I would argue that, among others, Britain joined the EU (1973) 28 years after world war 2 as a way to avoid our economic decline.

The UK's per capita GDP relative to the EU founding members' declined steadily from 1945 to 1972.
Under Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, there was a UK referendum on continued membership of the EEC in 1975.

This country has gained more from being in the EU for 46 years than any losses sustained.
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
1
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unfortunately it is impossible to say that the country would not have progressed any better or worse without the eu. Its just guesswork. As for gaining more than loses sustained, that just depends on what factors you are looking at. For example, you cannot say we have received more out than we have contributed in monetary value. Neither can you state for a fact that any scientific progress would have suffered or progressed
Wipeout
14th May 2019
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As for, "you cannot say we have received more out than we have contributed in monetary value." ... people conveniently seem to forget the annual 'rebate' that the Conservatives and Margaret Thatcher negotiated with the EU.

The UK's 'net contribution' was estimated at nearly £9 billion last year. Each year the UK gets a discount on its contributions to the EU—the 'rebate'—worth about £5.6 billion last year.

Swings and roundabouts...
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
4
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in what way is a rebate of part of what you put in worth more than you originally pay out. ?
LynA
14th May 2019
-1
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Lemming scenario. I like it. So accurate.
LynA
14th May 2019
2
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TrudyLS
14th May 2019
-2
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Ask the farmers what ? Some want to stay and some want to leave.
pip2
19th May 2019
0
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Ask the farmers and they will tell you that stopping plant and animal diseases spreading is one good thing EU is for.

The worst bits of the Common Agricultural Policy have been fixed.

Giving farmers a consistent living despite the unpredictable world prices and losses from weather and disease...

Intellectual property in plant seeds. There's an EU agency for that.

Presticides. The European Chemicals Agency helps.

The worst thing is the UK Rural Payments Agency. They're the ones who cause delays.

Did you know EU farm funding also helps pay for nature reserves?
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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Lionel
19th May 2019
-2
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You really think the worst bits of the CAP have been fixed? What are you? A French farmer. Stop kidding yourself.
TrudyLS
19th May 2019
0
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did you know the best way to stop the spread of plant and animal disease is to not transport it into another country. Farmers would fare a lot better if they did not have to export, they could just supply the internal market, just think of the reduction on the carbon footprint. Pesticides are dangerous banning them would be a good idea. Nature reserves, mmmm, sure a lot are supported by charities and gov funding. Intellectual property in plant seeds hahahahahaah
pip2
20th May 2019
2
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"The worst elements of the CAP had been removed..." Source: Balance of Competences Review. Done in UK in 2012-14.

The study on agriculture heard from farmers.

See: tinyurl.com/balcomp
pip2
20th May 2019
2
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That is not realistic because so much of the food we eat crosses borders. Of course to reduce food miles is good for environment.

Did you know, Fenland celery is a protected origin food in EU?

Look at intellectual property in plant seeds... Look at the type of potato used to make crisps. One of them is called Lady Rosetta.

Who owns the Lady Rosetta variety? A Dutch company. The European Plant Variety Office is an EU agency.

Did you know potato diseases is a problem all over Northern Europe? There's been a conference about it in Scotland.

Stopping South American potato disease getting to Europe. National farm ministers have made EU rules about that.
Lionel
20th May 2019
-1
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TrudyLS, you're so right. I was in farming for 25 years. I know how disease is imported into this country.

There's still a big question among sheep farmers about foot and mouth from 2001. So many, like me, believe it was a deliberate EU import.

Much the same with the over blown case of BSE which is tetanus in cattle, otherwise known as the staggers. Europe had it and then suddenly we had it. Not we didn't.

The Staggers has been with us since before I can remember and I'm an old country lad. Nothing new except the number of cattle who succumbed. Imported beef on the hoof from Europe. No accident then.
Lionel
20th May 2019
-1
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As a farm stockman for 25 years I know a lot about bull crap. So do you it seems.
LyndaSW
14th May 2019
8
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Already voted (postal). So appalled at the intransigence of our MPs, who refuse to fulfil their promise to implement the referendum decision, I have voted Brexit.
I am not persuaded by this “They have no policies” argument. They don’t need any! Just Leave. If they decide to fight it, I’m sure they will produce policies for the next General
Election.
The Prime Minister’s “deal” is a sell out. Like many others I read up the terms I didn’t fully understand - like Single Market and Customs Union - BEFORE I voted!
So I may be ignorant, but I’m not a racist nor a fascist, and being called all those and more by Remainers just makes me more determined to teach Remain MPs a lesson.
And changing the Leader won’t solve the problem. Sadly. I really hope it can be proved in our Courts that we did Leave on 29 March.
pip2
19th May 2019
1
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Oh dear. How sad....

What's wrong with the achievement of the EU?
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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crazytroll
14th May 2019
4
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I won't be voting. From my understanding we legally left the EU on the 29th March as per the conditions of Article 50. Does anyone remember either Junker or Barnet saying 'the UK may find themselves leaving by mistake ................ " Robin Tilbrook and Bill Cash obviously believe we legally left on that date but the rest of Parliament are continuing to ignore the rules and continuing to throw money away to keep us tied to the EU for their own reasons. Democracy is dead - the government and parliament do not listen to voters as they have their own agenda so what is the point?
spike3128
14th May 2019
0
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Worth voting Brexit Party, crazytroll, just to make your feelings clear to the current idiots in government. Don’t not vote in protest - protest by voting Brexit. BTW, I had a Brexit party of my own on 29 March to celebrate our departure. Just hope Robin Tillbrook has success with his case to prove we were right!
pip2
19th May 2019
0
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That is simply not the case.

The UK is a legal member of the European Union.

Recognised world wide in international law.

Please see Senior European Experts page. Yes, sorry about experts...
SusanneJ5
14th May 2019
2
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I agree with everything AnneC912 says.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
0
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PamelaS33
14th May 2019
1
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Will probably be voting Brexit.
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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AnneC912
14th May 2019
10
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I feel that not to vote will allow other's to succeed. I voted to leave the EU no deal required, I wanted the country to be able to renegotiate with European countries from a position of freedom. There are many things happening in Europe at present which will become part of our lives if we stay in. I do not think these issues are being addressed in the media or by politicians. I am offended by the simplistic scaremongering. Treating people as if they cannot look past the immediate choice of in or out. Staying part of Europe could see our economy fail as many within the economic union are struggling. I find it worrying that some countries are no considering violent action against sections of their own people. The not listening to peoples concerns attitude is spreading. Most of all what happens to our legal and political systems when we can no longer trust our democracy.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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Very well said totally agree. I have many friends in Europe living in poverty and fear. Especially women.
pip2
20th May 2019
1
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Are you sure you understand what a deal means?

It means to have an agreement.

Have you looked at Sir Ivan Rogers' evidence to the Treasury Select Committee?
pip2
20th May 2019
1
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The European Parliament has a committee for womens' equality.

Mary Honeyball MEP is on it.

Equality between men and women is in the 2007 Reform treaty. Aka Lisbon treaty.

The fight against human trafficking. EU helps. Human trafficking affects women the most.
MarkG43
14th May 2019
4
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Brexit party and I do know what and why I am voting !
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-2
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MaggieE8
14th May 2019
1
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We've already posted our votes, two more for the Brexit Party
pip2
20th May 2019
0
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georgine
14th May 2019
1
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I and my husband have already voted by post for the Brexit party
pip2
20th May 2019
2
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PamC25
14th May 2019
4
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Voting for Brexit Party. I have had enough
pip2
20th May 2019
0
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Margaret Buie
14th May 2019
10
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I voted years ago to trade with Europe not to be part of a federal state I shal be voting because it’s the only way to have my say.
pip2
20th May 2019
1
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EU is not a federal system.

It is a group of democratic countries.
Derekh
14th May 2019
1
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They do say that it is the seniors that swung the referendum towards leave .and the accusation is gullibility. If a country has abundant natural resources or is self sufficient they can survive and prosper but we are neither. We need to trade. If a block of 28 is arranging trade deals they will always get a better deal than a single country for they have more muscle and that is the way of the world . A lot of misinformation has been put out about the EU where, just because it is in certain newspapers or said by certain people, it is not enough just to agree with it else the charge of gullibility may well be proven. As for the future, we got 10 years of austerity after the last crash with banks being bailed out when we were on the fringes. With this we will be at the epi-centre. Hard times will be coming . For seniors look to scrapping of winter fuel allowance and free bus travel following the free tv licenses for the over 75. The triple look will go. Look for means testing on pensions. They will have no options . The books will have to be balanced and pensioners are a big expense and were the only public finance to avoid the axe last time. Not wanting it to happen and cries of unfair will unfortunately not be enough .
Wipeout
14th May 2019
1
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Could not have put it better myself... well done
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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When we boy goods from other countries we have to pay the eu VAT, therefore if we have a sales agreement without the eu goods should be cheaper
LynA
14th May 2019
1
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AnnetteC2
14th May 2019
2
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I will vote , but for who, I'm not sure yet . This whole kit n caboodle is just Ludicrous in the extreme . I certainly won't be voting for any of main parties, and I cannot bring myself to cast my vote for Farage either . Originally I voted leave and I stand by that, but it has all become so shambolic , don't know as yet who will get my vote .
WindyWendy
14th May 2019
8
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I voted leave because I value Democracy and Sovereignty. I am old enough to remember this once great Country of ours before the EU and Tony Blair.
Wipeout
14th May 2019
1
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You said it yourself Windy Wendy "once great" country.
Wilf
14th May 2019
3
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It is still great in many ways. We have freedom of speech in our newspapers and on sites like this
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Well said. Big respect
PatsyD6
14th May 2019
9
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However we vote we should vote.
Oldy
14th May 2019
-2
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Already postal voted as out in Spain now. Come from south west of UK. Vited lib dem.
Wipeout
14th May 2019
-1
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BarbaraO37
14th May 2019
8
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Really not wanting to be in European Parliament but if we have to be, then I’d like us to have members who will reflect our interests.
PatB84
14th May 2019
11
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Firstly I voted to leave the European Union, there are so many powerful and influential people in this country trying to stop this happening, completely disregarding the result of the referendum, my fear is the death of democracy in this country and our present government appear unfit for purpose, I normally vote Conservative but, given a general election I wouldn’t be voting for them now but I think if Jeremy Corbyn came to power everyone in the country would come to rue the day. The Eurocrats in my humble opinion are self serving dictators in the making and we are completely losing our identity. There are problems in this country too numerous to mention that need addressing but firstly we need to send a message to Europe and the people who supposedly act in our interests that the ordinary people have had enough of being ignored. I will be voting for the brexit party, because they have a strong leader( whatever you think of him) probably the only one strong enough to change things
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
6
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For democracy to work effectively we must have honesty and it has been very difficult since before the referendum for the public to know which of the many ‘so called facts’ about the EU or the WTO or the WA are actually true. Opinions are often drawn from listening to convincing speakers and for the majority who do not have the time, enthusiasm or dedication to dissect everything this is enough. Today’s voters are choosing not just for next 4years but for a generation...there is no majority with the young for Brexit, we need to think carefully who we support and why. Are they honest and do we trust them with our children and grandchildren’s future, and what is their record in implementing useful work for UK?
PatB84
14th May 2019
2
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I trust in the people who have been chosen as candidates for the brexit party, mostly made up of business people and professionals from all walks of life, a lot of whom would not be standing in any elections were it not for the present circumstances. I believe they do so now because they want the best for our country and once the European elections are over and brexit delivered ( this is me being optimistic ) will continue to do this
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Well said. I am also voting Brexit Party.
Caz2000
19th May 2019
-1
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Well said. Brexit Party for me too.
ArikY
14th May 2019
4
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I used to be a committed Conservative but no longer. There is no backbone in the Tories any longer, Labour and the LibDems are just politically unacceptable and as for the Greens - well, would you trust them?

The issue of the day is Brexit. Who is most likely to get us out quickly and with a clean break? Only The Brexit Party!
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
5
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They have no manifesto or plan so how exactly would they implement No deal and what will that mean to the people of Northern Ireland?
yogina
14th May 2019
-3
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I will be voting as usual but not for a useless party with no policies other than malicious destructiveness and self aggrandisement. As for democracy it dies if people don’t vote responsibly and it does allow us to change our minds too!
Bernardlawrence
14th May 2019
6
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The Brexit Party is the only way to go.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
3
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Do you know where they plan to go? Leave EU how exactly? What useful purpose will they serve in EU Parliament? Assuming they attend that is, think we pay Farage for a lot of non-attendance currently...can I have such a privileged job then please?
KarenF31
14th May 2019
3
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Why single out one MP? none of the MP's are worth their salary and as for the House of Lords. They have all killed democracy in this country
keithsooty
14th May 2019
3
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None of the others have any idea how to leave so The Brexit party are having my vote , we need a new party , and they certainly couldn't be any worse than the others
SheilaT1305
14th May 2019
-5
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Genuinely saddened to read all the comments on here today with the majority willing to vote for an opportunist party with no policies other than to leave the EU. I just hope as many young people are prepared to come out and vote for their futures in a strong European Union with U.K. representatives that really believe in what they are standing for if elected.
Bernardlawrence
14th May 2019
9
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So you want to disregard and overturn the will of the people? That is not democracy.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
2
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If a vote is won on lying and cheating then that is already a corruption of democracy, if you ignore that fact then what does that say about your belief in true democracy? That implementing Brexit hasn’t happened yet is not a betrayal of democracy but more a measure of the complexity of doing such a thing whilst trying to mitigate the damage it causes.
Wipeout
14th May 2019
1
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Democracy gives everyone the right to change direction and their minds.. I would be more worried about our countries broken politics and people breaking it even more by voting for a party that has nothing to show for itself.
SheilaT1305
14th May 2019
-3
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Democracy is when a vote is honest and based on fact. People should have an "informed choice". That didn't happen and in my experience no one who voted Leave is honest enough to admit and acknowledge this, instead preferring to keep trotting out "will of the people", which is beyond a joke.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
1
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I never voted to enter the corrupt EU in the first place - I was too young to vote, there must be thousands in my positon so the young bleating that they were too young to vote to stay in sort of balances the books I would say!
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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So what your saying is that Cameron spent 9-billion of tax payers money on a leaflet that assured us the referundum was a once in a lifetime vote, (not keep voting until they get the result they want) it would be honoured with a promise of coming out of customs unions and single market (not staying in a lttle bit here and a little bit there) is in your words "a corruption of democracy" and Cameron who had no plan on how to deal with the results he wasn't expecting, gets to walk away scott free with no a huge pension and protection for life - And people have the nerve to call Nigel Farage a fake and a liar?
Bernardlawrence
14th May 2019
0
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Sounds like the words of a bad loser! You lost, get over it.
SheilaT1305
15th May 2019
1
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Same old, same old ‍♀️
SusanE58
14th May 2019
-4
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I want to keep our nhs and workers rights .I do not trust farage on any of these so I will be voting Labour , brexit have no idea what they doing
MargaretH181
14th May 2019
6
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If Labour and Corbyn get into government we will have a Marxist prime minister and a government that will bankrupt the country. Like last time and the note that was found, there’s NO MONEY LEFT, so it’s god help the UK if Corbyn ever come to power
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
3
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Farage is openly for an insurance based version of healthcare like there is in the USA. The biggest cause of bankruptcy for the public in USA is due to health care costs. Tories have run down UK public services due their austerity policies, if Brexit proceeds we will be vulnerable to the siren calls of Trump for us to accept US company involvement in NHS and pharmaceuticals as part of a trade deal ploy.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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I work in NHS - trust me - it's broken beyond repair!
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
1
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Farage was on TV stating that he was for paying into a private health care system as it reduced the burden on the NHS. HE did not say he would abolish the NHS
KarenF31
16th May 2019
1
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I agree with you Trudy, unfortunately people do not seem to realise that much of the NHS services have already gone private - Richard Branson has the contract for the NHS Mental Health Services, even when I worked there 5-years ago. Ordinary Joe Public just don't realise this, so it isn't Mr Farage's fault actually as it has already happened! Again people not researching their facts!
Peter G
14th May 2019
8
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Is there a point?
I voted to leave just like the majority of the country.
Whatever happened to democracy?
LyndaR219
14th May 2019
9
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I agree with you, so sad to see the betrayal of everything that once made this country great,
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-5
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There was a lot of corrupt tactics employed by the Leave campaign in 2016 and that was a big problem for democracy. Even Dominic Cummings, central to Leave strategy, said that without the lie on the bus £350million (for which Boris Johnson is being taken to court today) that vote may not have been won. So we need to be sure now that people can vote knowing that what or who they are voting for is truthful. With no manifesto and no viable plan to implement Brexit, a vote for Brexit party in EU elections is not a vote that will benefit the UK in any way.
Bernardlawrence
14th May 2019
9
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What about all the doom and gloom stories put out by the then PM and Chancellor, they all proved false.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
1
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Betrayal of truth in 2016 was the start of the rot..Brexit really is bad news and it isn’t in the National interest. To support it is not patriotic because the difficulties we face will last for decades and our youth will bear the brunt.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
1
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We have been leaching a lot of power and influence in the world - finance is leaving London for EU capitals. We are likely to be excluded from EU security networks, education exchange, scientific research, we are sliding down the GDP ratings for EU countries. Tech firms are moving away to EU... we haven’t left yet and we haven’t crashed financially yet but don’t think all is well!
KarenF31
14th May 2019
4
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Apparently we didn't know what we voted for desite Cameron's very clear 9-billion leaflet
KarenF31
14th May 2019
3
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As we have not left the EU yet how do you know that there won't be 350million going spare? There will be a lot of money going spare without having to pay the EU for god knows what! Was Cameron's 9-billion (of tax payers money) leaflet fair? People are not stupid they read information available and then do their own research - I certainly did.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
3
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They conveniently forget about that judging by all the comments!
KarenF31
14th May 2019
3
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What about us that were to young to vote to go in the EU, no one felt sorry for us or worried about our future years being stuck in the corrupt EU
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
4
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excluded from eu security networks ? So you honestly think the eu would put their own security at risk by not sharing information. Sounds a bit idiotic . We have education and scientific exchange with countries outside of the eu , countries outside of the eu have exchanges with the eu too. Believe it or not things do happen without the control of the eu
BaW
14th May 2019
0
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The Brexit Bus said: 'We send the EU £350 million a week. Let's fund our NHS instead.Let's take back control.' It was always clear that this money would only be available if we left the EU. It was also a correct 'gross' amount, before the UK's rebate is applied, and any subsidies received. However the rebate and subsidies are all paid in arrears, so the bus statement may be accurate!
However I completely agree with your last sentence about voting for the Brexit Party in these elections.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-2
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EU elections are chance for us to put good representatives of UK into the EU Parliament. Please do not waste that vote by voting for the Brexit Party whose candidates have no policies other than to exit the EU. Farage has been one of our worst MEPs and hardly bothers to attend, what do we pay him for?
KimM18
14th May 2019
7
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After being a lifelong Conservative voter I will be voting for the Brexit Party. I voted to leave the EU and that has not changed. I am also beyond disgusted with the performance and behaviour of the Conservative Party. Not a chance I would vote for Labour and their thoughts and policies. So Brexit Party it is and I’d consider voting for these in a General Election too dependant on their policies.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-2
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By all means vote for Brexit Party in a general election if you still believe that leaving EU is for the good of UK but in the EU elections please vote for a candidate who will at least 1) turn up, 2) be a positive voice for UK not just a spoiler in EU Parliament. If you believe we should address climate change then maybe a vote for the Greens would be a better option, at least they will be fighting for a good cause within EU Parliament.
PaulineN41
14th May 2019
7
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The Brexit Party will have my vote. I feel totally betrayed by ALL of the other parties they have not carried out the will of the people. We voted to LEAVE NOT to do a deal!!
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
2
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What are your suggestions as to how No Deal would affect the NI border? The people of Northern Ireland deserve to have the Good Friday agreement respected and to keep that hard won peace. They didn’t want Brexit and neither did Scotland...seems a little harsh that Westminster can just inflict any form of Brexit on them and say just lump it.. leave is leave we won’t ask you how we do it or if that is still ok then?
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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we voted as a country not as independent units. Scotland can leave the uk if they wish as can NI. England does not get a vote on leaving any of the union. Living "up north" I would like a vote on independence from London and the South
keithsooty
14th May 2019
1
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And us who voted Leave and won the vote deserve to have our vote respected
KarenF31
16th May 2019
2
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Me too Trudy, if the Scots did leave us that would be millions of pounds saved right there, because of the "temporary" Barnett Formula, which has gone on for years, we subsidise all their NHS charges, you do not have to pay for NHS prescriptions or Dental Treatment if you live in Scotland, Wales or Ireland. That old system is so unfair!
foreverhopeful
14th May 2019
5
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I will be voting Brexit Party despite having voted Tory all my life. Theresa May has let this country down very badly. She has made us a laughing stock right around the world. We voted to LEAVE..we didn't vote for a 'Deal' especially her appalling TREATY which locks us into the EU for life!! It's a complete betrayal. She is the cause of the huge loss of Tory support - we will not be renewing our membership when it expires in June. She needs go and go ASAP....like NOW!!
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-4
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Leave vote had to be defined in some way and Parliament very sensibly knows that a No deal exit will be very traumatic for UK (they have the impact statements). Brexit made us the laughing stock because the world wonders why we want to do such an act of self harm! May made things worse by being a reed in the wind whenever the ERG or DUP blew at her. Compromise deals are all worse than our current deal in EU. A vote for Brexit party candidates in EU elections is to pay people not to do a useful job, spoilers will not be good UK representatives in EU Parliament, vote for a party with a manifesto!
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
3
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Ireland voted to leave the eu, nobody denigrated that decision. They were just made to vote again so the outcome could be changed
RichardW73
14th May 2019
6
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This is an appalling waste of money, due to the incompetence of May and the civil service determined to over-rule democracy, in allowing the EU apparatchiks to dictate the terms.
The UK should no longer be a member, but to leave on the terms of the WA which reduces the UK to complete subservience would be a disaster.
I shall be voting Brexit.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-3
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The 2016ref was the worst example of a democratic process because the Leave campaign was corrupted. Brexit would never be to our advantage in the way it was sold and is still being sold to the public. EU do have the stronger hand whichever way you cut it...decades of renegotiating trade deals from outside the EU with such a disorderly Parliament now is a terrible thought. Who do we trust to protect the UK public? We are currently leaching power and influence at an alarming rate, Brexit party does not have a manifesto or a plan, their candidates will not be an asset to us in EU Parliament. Choose them in a general election if you want because they may have a plan by then?
colleenr
14th May 2019
11
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I will certainly be voting...absolutely disgusted with the way the Politicians have betrayed the results of the Referendum...
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-1
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Politicians have had a difficult time trying to implement Brexit because dismantling 45 years of cooperation for the mutual benefit of UK and other countries in EU is difficult to do without leaving us on the worse side of the fence. NI border issue is too sensitive to get wrong too. And there was NO PLAN for implementing Leave at 2016 and now the Brexit party wants no plan still!
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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the only reason they have had a difficult time is because too many of them want to ignore the result of the vote
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-2
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The result was not ignored, but what was the vote asking for exactly, Leave means Leave isn’t an end point it was just a beginning of a long process of dismantling and then rebuilding the UK position in Europe and the world. May played piggy in the middle between those who wanted us to crash out (maximum disruption and who would really gain in the end?) and those who hoped to minimise the damage to UK by keeping more closely aligned to what we have now (worse than we have as a member and with no say in EU parlt).
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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remember the booklet sent out to every household that stated what would happen if the UK left the eu, that's what the vote was asking and was expected. Relations with the eu can't be rebuilt until the UK has actually left so they should just stop wasting time and money and get on with it
KarenF31
14th May 2019
1
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Absolutely 100% correct
AngieH2
14th May 2019
0
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Shocking waste of money should have allowed standing MEP to stay until the exit from EU !
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
3
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But standing MEPs from UKIP party have the worst attendance records of all....they deserve the sack not reinstating!
KarenF31
14th May 2019
3
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So do you think that any MP is worth their salary? Diane Abbot for one is a bumbling embarassment to mention but one - and do you think that the House of Lords are worth their salaries and privalleges?
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-1
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Yes I think that there are many MPs and MEPs who work hard for their constituents and do have their best interests at heart. I also believe that some such as Grayling have been disastrously incompetent and others such as Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage have been guilty of telling huge porky pies and whipping up fervour in the public without the responsibility attached of actually doing anything constructive.
MatthewPP
14th May 2019
-3
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Brexit is the most appalling act of national self-harm that will negatively affect our children and grandchildren for decades. I will vote for a Remain party and continue to have the vote, based as it was on lies and deception, annulled. #revokearticle50
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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lies and deception by leave , of course everything remain said was totally honest and has been proven repeatedly. haha Shame so many have no faith in this country
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-4
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Well said - the 2016ref vote was won using lies and Brexit is not the choice of the next generation, we should care more about the views of those who will have to live with the fallout from Brexit over the coming decades. The world needs more unity and cooperation not less.
SheilaT1305
14th May 2019
0
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I am with you on this. I have never voted tactically in my life but so many are clearly voting for the Brexit party I will put my vote where it will best stop the rise of this opportunistic party. My concern is that because Labour has lost so many voters the votes will be split across the Remain parties leaving the Brexit party to scoop up all the Leavers with a massive majority. Very scary times.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-2
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My faith in this country is that we are a powerful voice in the international community and that we stand for justice, honesty, a fair society for all and that we are prepared to help our neighbours and also those in need further afield. Brexit does not support that - Leave corruption in ref far outstripped Remain failings (courtcase today against Boris Johnson ref £350million bus lie), those promoting Brexit will be least affected by the hardships caused by it, our international standing is plummeting and we are losing our place in scientific and educational endeavours. What is the silver lining of Brexit? Who would it really benefit?
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
1
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The guy trying to take Boris to court is just another five minutes of fame seeker. Have you actually looked at what it said on the bus ? How can you say what Brexit does and does not support when no one even knows what any future deal will be ? If our international standing is plummeting its because of the complete mess that has been created by not implementing the exit and then negotiating future deals. You don't have to be in the eu to " help our neighbours" or anyone else. . Loosing our place in science and education endeavours ? why is that then, have our scientists , researchers, inventors etc etc suddenly lost their brain function.
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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Entering the EU was achieved on lies and under the table deals which has affected my generation!
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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I do not understand why people believe that the EU has been or is a helpfull crutch to us? It is an unaudited boys club which no one in their right minds would invest in if they had to invest their own money?
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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Marcus Ball has had to put an awful lot of time, money and energy into this piece of fame seeking then...unlikely that that was his motivation! The figure on bus was purporting to say what we give to the EU now...not a future figure.. the amount was not true. Many scientific research projects in UK are partially funded by EU or are a collaboration with EU scientists, education exchanges such as Erasmus are provided via our EU membership. These schemes are at risk.i do agree that we can help our neighbours and others even if we are more isolated (and present a hostile environment) but we may be concerned with trying to manage our own needs for some time ahead while we try to re-establish our position in the world after Brexit.
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
0
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what hostile environment, just because you are not part of a club it does not mean you are against them. Funding for projects can still be a joint venture. When you grow up and leave home you don't suddenly become hostile and isolated you just get on with your own life whilst continuing to have good relations with those you moved away from. Why does everything have to be so negative, think positive and have a bit of faith in your fellow countrymen/ women/ persons
Debandmick
14th May 2019
7
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I will be voting Brexit Party, no faith in any of the others! We should have left the EU by now ! The will of the people has not been listened too ! Disgusted with the whole thing !!
CaroleN1
14th May 2019
7
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I will be voting Brexit Party because the main parties are behaving like spoilt brats in Parliament and are not adhering to to result of the last referendum. They are not being honest about the withdrawal agreement and what it actually means for this country which is not actually leaving as we were promised but being kept tied in forever under the guise of leaving.
Thecat
14th May 2019
6
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I voted remain but will vote for thee Brexit party as I believe the democratic vote should prevail. Voting for any of the other parties means either Bruno or supporting the lies all political parties have fed us.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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Do you now believe we are better off crashing out of the EU then and supporting a party with no manifesto and no action plan for leaving the EU.?Do you now feel that is a better future for the young in the UK?
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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Cameron got away with calling a referendum with no action plan, and he spent 9-billion of tax payers money on a leaflet that was full of lies?
Thecat
14th May 2019
1
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Yes, democracy cannot be sacrificed. In life you make decisions some work some don’t. That is life.

Remain supporters who are afraid of change have no guarantees that remaining in the EU will be of any benefit to the UK.. for example how would they handle the stated intention to put all members into the Euro. Unless of course we are just a “colony” of the EU?

If a future generation wishes to rejoin the EU they can. They can decide if the terms offered are acceptable or not and it will not be detrimental to their lives.

We do not “crash out” if we exit on WTO rules. It is perfectly viable although I agree there may be possible initial disruption. The emotive terms, lies and forecasts of doom and gloom fed by project fear. For some reason some idiotic remainers seem to believe eU countries will not sell to us after we leave- do you think the EU will trash their economies not to sell to us. We cannot even believe either HM treasury or the BofE when in the space of 6 weeks the latter growth forecasts doubled? Numerous other economists have shown WTO can work, even the EU’s own reports say it will.
jennifer081149
14th May 2019
2
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I'll be voting brexit. I'm an ardent leaver. Who in their right mind wants to give away net £9 billion per annum to a corrupt organisation? I ran a business for years and would have been removed from the UK Companies House register for non submission of annual accounts yet this cesspit of corruption called the EU can't produce accounts. Anyone in favour of remaining a member is barking mad.
However, regardless of that the issue now is one of democracy. Are we or are we not a democratic country? If the answer to that question is yes, then we should be leaving the EU, the customs union and the single market as we were promised, or threatened with, depending on your stance, by every political party during the lead up to the referendum. A failure to leave under these terms of a failure of democracy.
JVF
14th May 2019
0
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RonaldG2
14th May 2019
7
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I will be voting Brexit party, we must rid the country of these terrible leaders and select a leader who believes in Brexit.
AngelaD46
14th May 2019
5
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VOTE BREXIT !! VOTE NIGEL FARAGE !! VOTE for democracy.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
1
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Vote for democracy - choose a party and leader who will be honest with you, not try and hide inconvenient things that were said in the past, and with a manifesto that is constructive and workable not just ‘this is what we want...i’ll leave someone else to grapple with the hard work later!’
KarenF31
14th May 2019
1
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Name me one politician that has been honest with us?
TrudyLS
14th May 2019
2
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Which party would that be, Labour who don't know what they want, TM who has just repeatedly lied, Cant think of any that can be trusted
keithsooty
14th May 2019
2
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None of the others can be trusted so that means voting for the Brexit Party . I will put my trust into them , Certainly wont be any worse than the others .
PAGAT
14th May 2019
6
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I shall be voting for the Brexit party. I have been a life long supporter of the Conservative party but Theresa May has single handedly brought about the party's downfall by her duplicity and stubborness in refusing to resign when her party and the country no longer want her as Prime Minister. We have been let down by all parties who promised to uphold the result. I hope we get lots of Brexit MEPs who cause havoc in the European Parliament so that the EU will be glad to get rid of us!!
Rayita
14th May 2019
11
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The majority voted to leave the EU and the government promised we would leave on the 29th march 2019, that didn't happen, by rights we should no longer be in the EU so this election should not be happening in the UK. I voted out so I will use this vote to register my objections I will vote for the Brexit party.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
1
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By all means vote for Brexit party if they get to a general election but if you put a representative of UK in EU Parliament make sure they are a good ambassador for us not a disruptor please!
LizG79
14th May 2019
5
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patlodge
14th May 2019
-1
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I have a postal vote so mine is already done. I spent a long time thinking about it and felt that I wanted to make a point that I cannot vote for the main parties because I am so disgusted with the way that they have dealt with the whole Brexit fiasco. I didn’t really want to vote for a party that wanted to Remain as I respect the democratic decision to leave, even though I originally voted to stay. I won’t vote for Nigel Farage’s party, especially after his performance on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday so I voted for Change because I feel that I want to see our political system radically changed. My husband has carefully and neatly crossed through his paper and written “None of the above” on it.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
1
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It is good to hear that you made a considered choice and I agree, the main parties really have allowed Brexit to become an even worse mess than it needed to be for the UK. Farage is not a trustworthy leader and I hope people will choose candidates who will at least be good representatives of UK in EU Parliament.
Bcob
14th May 2019
10
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Voting for the Brexit party at EU elections!
MikeO
14th May 2019
-1
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It seems from many comments on here most people have no idea what the EU does, nor how it works. I voted to remain in both referenda and will vote for the LibDems in the election on 23rd. Farage is an arrogant narcissist just like his pals Trump and Putin. He's not interested in the wellbeing of the UK population and his racist views are nothing short of disgusting.
SheilaT1305
14th May 2019
-1
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Owlie
14th May 2019
5
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I am disgusted that so much money will be spent on this election. We are and have been held to ransom by the EU for years. The sooner we are on our own the better we will be instead of being dictated to by the EU.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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If Brexit happens and then we spend decades renegotiating trade deals with the EU and the world don’t be surprised if we then become held to ransom by the likes of Trump and the USA. We will be a much smaller player in the global economy and EU will be looking to make better deals with the world than we can make!
Carol6
14th May 2019
11
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I will be voting Brexit
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-1
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Brexit Party is good for us because? Please vote for politicians who can work constructively in EU Parliament not destructive candidates.
annie h
14th May 2019
11
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I will voting Brexit
AngelaT92
14th May 2019
7
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I shall be voting Brexit Party
DianaW44
14th May 2019
7
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I shall be sending off my postal vote for the Brexit party today. Regardless of wether or not they ever get to Europe I want to show the current government that we need to be out of the EU, and this is a protest vote to the fact that they have disregarded the vote that they promised to honour.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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I think PM tried to get Brexit through but we should know why Brexit is so difficult to do - 45 years of cooperation to dismantle is not so easy without damaging the UK. Knocking down your home before you have a plan for the next one isn’t easy especially when the kids don’t want you to do it.
PeterW64
14th May 2019
7
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I will be voting for the Brexit party as I am sick to death of the PM insisting on her deal being the best. It's not it is crap. Labour are also crap.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-1
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Sadly a lot of people also think Brexit is crap...so impasse! But Farage just says yeh let’s do it... don’t know how don’t know when but...we do know it will take decades for UK to recover.
MickB6
14th May 2019
7
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I (and the rest of my family) will be voting for The Brexit Party as a kick in the ar#e both to May's appalling deal which would reduce the UK to the status of a powerless colony of the bureaucratic neo-liberal monster that is the EU, and to turncoat Corbyn's Labour Party. It is a protest vote, but sometimes protests have to be made and we should not take betrayal by the entitled political elite lying down. If nothing else, hopefully the presence of large numbers of Brexit MEPs will be such a disruptive nuisance to the EU parliament that they will be pleased to see us go with no deal!
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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Not a very noble aim to be such a nuisance that EU kicks us out..doesn’t bode well for sensible trade deals in the future...with anyone in the world not just EU! PS Farage is part of the political elite not an antidote to it. Put decent folk in EU parliament who will improve respect for UK not further trash it please.
jan53
14th May 2019
2
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Trade deals work both ways import and export,and the eu stop us trading with so many countries,,but whatever you believe people must vote ,and yes I’m usually a conservative voter but Mrs May and Mr Hammond haven’t done this country any favours,and should be ashamed of their conduct in these negotiations.. I also think that decent people in the EU parliament won’t do anything,I’m sure we’ve had decent people before and it didn’t get us very far .
Braybrook 1
14th May 2019
7
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Iam voting for the brexit party, which i have done by postal vote.
andi
14th May 2019
-1
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I have already voted as I have a postal vote. I voted for the Green candidate despite being a Labour Party member. This is because I do not want to have my vote interpreted as being supportive of the whole Brexit fiasco.
Gillruss
14th May 2019
11
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I will in all probability vote Brexit. I will be voting this way purely as a stand about the way our government and opposition are treating 17.4 million voters who voted out. The referendum was one man one vote (everyone who was legally allowed to vote had the choice) the remainers lost..end of argument
SandraB31
14th May 2019
5
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Same here - and for exactly the same reasons. Look forward to hearing the result
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
2
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Please vote for a candidate who will be good for us in EU Parliament not a disruptive Brexiteer. If Brexit happens we will need more friends in EU not less!
KarenF31
14th May 2019
2
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Who would that be then?
BarryS2
14th May 2019
7
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Brexit, nobody else you can trust!!!
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-1
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Seek the truth and then ask yourself if Nigel Farage is a man to be trusted?
Susiemh
14th May 2019
-4
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I probably won’t vote- I don’t see the point in voting people to a Parliament that we’re supposed to be leaving. Normally, I am a strong advocate for voting, and always turn up at the polling station, but unless I’m persuaded otherwise in the next week or so, I won’t bother.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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Please just choose a candidate who will be a good ambassador for UK in EU Parliament. In or out of the EU we need a good relationship with them.
jan53
13th May 2019
14
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I will be voting for the Brexit party ,I think it’s a must if we don’t want to remain,the result of this European Election will be seized upon if the leavers abstain as a sign that we now understand what leave means and have changed our mind and want to remain . I knew what I was voting for and still feel the same so of course I’m voting .
AlisonM8
14th May 2019
15
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Absolutely - it is vital that we Brexiteers vote as it will not only show to the main parties that we have not changed our minds but will also, hopefully, cause as many problems as possible in the EU Parliament. If you want us to leave the EU this is an important step towards making sure that we do. None of this half in/half out that Parliament is trying to force on us.
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
-1
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How do you reconcile the damage that Brexit has done to our standing in the world over the last 3 years? Even if you don’t like what the EU is we are still better off in it and exerting our influence internationally as a big player in that group than as a small player outside it.
jan53
14th May 2019
2
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Hi Getting on 46 , I do know what you are saying and we’ll have to differ on our opinions , because we have been in Europe for years without influencing the big picture and I can’t see it changing . However I do agree that the time taken up to now by the government and the European representatives isn’t good for any of us .
Getting on 46
14th May 2019
0
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Hi Jan53, If Brexit is going to happen (and I still can’t help hoping it won’t) then as someone who believes we have many more advantages in the EU I would feel a lot less disheartened if someone can tell me what will be the benefits for ordinary citizens in the UK of leaving? By far the majority of the impacts I have heard about since 2016 are about what we are losing or are likely to lose. I’m not rich enough to benefit from hedge fund trading or tax avoidance but I will be affected by increases in food costs and restrictions on my travel (ie I bet health insurance will not be as simple when we are outside EU). Brexit is a bitter pill to swallow when so much seems wrong about it.
Mrchipps1
13th May 2019
2
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what is the point of casting a vote in this farce, because we wont make any difference to what happens in the EU, our own MPS don't care what voters want, so why should a load of foriegners who hate the English, because we had to guts to say, that we want to be free of the EU,s tyranny and money grabbing
DianaW44
14th May 2019
5
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Please vote, it doesn’t matter that they may never get to Europe, although the way things are going they probably will. Please register your protest at the current governments inability to get us out and vote Brexit.
kentrix39
13th May 2019
10
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Some thing that I forgot. This whole fiasco was brought about by one person who to go to the High Court must have been financed by wealthy remoaners. People seem to have forgotten that a person by the name of Gina Miller took the British voters to court to bring about this state of affairs, she is to blame not the MPs although they are to blame now.
kentrix39
13th May 2019
-3
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We should all abstain (the leavers that is) to show that we do not want anything to do with the European Union. We have enough blood suckers over there without keep adding to them.
We want our independence back so that we are are our own country.
We have so much to right once we get rid of these people that have ruined our lives for so long now. It is sad that people think that when they see a board at the side of the road saying this was built by money from the EU that they actually think it is EU money. Ii is our own money being retrieved for our use. Brain washing at it's best.
ST03
13th May 2019
17
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Unfortunately if the leavers abstain in protest then the remoaners will grasp this opportunity to claim we've changed our mind. Please vote for the brexit party to help re-enforce our commitment too leaving the EU.
jennifer081149
14th May 2019
8
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Every abstention by a leave voter is effectively a vote to remain, on the basis that it's a leave vote lost. Please vote, preferably for the only party on the side of leaving: the brexit party.
CaroleN1
14th May 2019
3
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Bathx3
13th May 2019
-11
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Get rid of Brexit - the public were misled with lies and false promises.
Marky62
12th May 2019
-14
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Mrchipps1
11th May 2019
3
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I can not see the point in voting for something that to me is completely irrelevant and a complete waste of the taxpayers money, I think that the entire cost of this farce should be deducted out of the future salaries of those sitting MPs and attachments be made to their future earnings, even if it bankrupts them why should the taxpayers hell out for their mess and diabolical actions
keithsooty
14th May 2019
2
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Tax payers are paying for it anyway even if you don't vote , so you might as well vote Brexit party and help send a very , very clear message to the others which is " buck your ideas up or lose your jobs as MPs "
Mrchipps1
14th May 2019
1
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Thanks for your opinion, which I accept and respect, but if I do vote it wont be for the 2 main parties and maybe Brexit or I may simply spoil my vote, by voting for more than 1 party that way I have sent my message, that I think the election is a farce??
warship1
11th May 2019
14
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CANNOT BELEIVE THE EU HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO HOLD THIS COUNTRY TO RANSOM
ElainePeony
11th May 2019
-3
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I welcome another chance to get a British EU representative into the “Club” although they just jaw, jaw, yawn yawn, and have no powers of Legislation, at least they are our friends, and we can avoid punitive Taxes, Tariffs, and all the horrid business with getting essentials into the Country...Pharmaceuticals, and Red Peppers are rather important!
Good luck everyone, I have my Postal Vote Papers, and with a choice of 9 parties, with 10 candidates each and 3 Independents...I’ll do my best for the unborn generation. Love to you all xx
Josiew
11th May 2019
17
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I intend to vote for the Brexit Party. I think our Members of Parliament have forgotten what democracy is. Would they, I wonder welcome another vote if they were elected by a small majority I think not.
Bald123
11th May 2019
-13
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The whole Brexit fiasco is just that a fiasco. We should just stay in the EU and get on with our lives and turn to something that matters like sorting out Climate change with the rest of the EU...in fact we should be leading the charge.
ChrissieDB
11th May 2019
16
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Modern professional politicians say only what they think will get them voted in, not for any heart felt principle, it seems. Cynical, arrogant and patronising, and with the country so split on the Brexit issue, in particular, they've been caught out in their blatant lies. The Brexit party seems to be the only one where its people are career business people - from finance, industry, armed forces, journalism, education - such a good cross-section, I think, in terms of representing different areas of society. These people are proven leaders of large, successful, organisations/people and actually answer questions put to them, without so much "fluff"! It's a no-brainer, in my view. The rest of 'em are howling at the moon.
Sinbad
11th May 2019
6
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CROMWELL SAID IT ALL TO THE PARLIAMENT
Lesliescott
11th May 2019
11
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I believe that it will review the feeling of the uk public on how they feel they have been let down by the government in the past 3 years I for one have no faith in any of the mp,s or any off the political parties that I can currently vote for
Billythequiche
11th May 2019
18
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I'm afraid I will be doing something that I have never done before, a tactical, protest vote. I am old enough to consider voting a privilege and a duty. The bulk of MPs have shown contempt for the electorate and so I will show contempt for them by highlighting the issue at the forefront of my thinking by voting for the Brexit Party.
Mary Lincoln
11th May 2019
16
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Briext of cause. The government couldn't govern a herd of cows. Get them all out and start again. We need politicians who are honest and true to the people who voted them in.
ElisabethR
11th May 2019
5
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Wouldnt miss them. Shouldnt be having them but if we must.....
Gardenmad
11th May 2019
17
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Too bloomin' right I'll be voting. Our thicko politicians don't seem to have realised that this will be the 'people's vote' that the Remainers have long wanted. When they see how strong the feeling is for a proper Brexit they might just stop pressing for another referendum.
ArchieUK
11th May 2019
16
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Brexit of course, I want Britain to be free again.
nanabet48
10th May 2019
18
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I voted for Brexit before and I will vote the same again.

This Government is the worst we have ever had, although I do think Theresa May has tried to please everyone and been stabbed in the back for it. They want her out but who would replace her?

No deal should never have been taken off the table and Nigel Farage says it will be brought back if the Brexit Party win! I certainly hope they do.
Wilf
10th May 2019
-2
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Yes of course I will be voting and so should everyone in a democracy. Who will I be voting for? The Greens as we need to sort this Climate Change out or we will not have a world to live in let alone all the nonsense about the EU, Brexit etc. The Tories are a bunch of buffoons and Labour are not much better. Farage is charismatic but I am not sure what he stands for apart from Brexit.
helenc111
14th May 2019
0
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I agree I think there are so many more things they should be concentrating on whether we're in EU or not. It made me laugh when someone said they're thinking about their grandchildren. If they cared about them they'd think about environment first.
Wilf
14th May 2019
-2
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yes the environment is by far the most important issue at the moment
Vivvi
10th May 2019
17
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Brexit Party is the only way to vote now.
LanceFogg
10th May 2019
19
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Will I be voting? Of course and I will be voting for the Brexit Party and so should everyone else. We have been betrayed by both the major parties who, despite repeated assurances that "Brexit means Brexit", have obfuscated, lacked conviction and shown scant regard for the Referendum result. I have never seen such a public display of incompetence by British politicians and the entire House of Commons needs to be dismissed forthwith.
347
10th May 2019
16
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Out means out, if we don't get our way we will will leave in name only seems to have been adopted by all of Westminster from the offset.
jeffsoo
10th May 2019
13
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Brexit party......
jeffsoo
11th May 2019
15
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I have been a Tory voter all my life but enough is enough, it has to be Brexit Party.

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