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    Choose the figure that is nearest.

    1. Which figure is nearest to the annual Balance of Payments Deficit between the UK and EU in 2015?

    a. £10 billion
    b. £50 billion
    c. £100 billion
    2. How many EU citizens were employed in the UK, year to June 2015?

    a. 0.5 million
    b. 2 million
    c. 5 million
    3. How many UK Citizens are employed in EU (2014)?

    a. 0.5 million
    b. 2 million
    c. 5 million
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    a. 407,000 Migration Watch

    4. What is the UK Trade in Goods and Services Deficit with EU?

    a. £10 billion
    b. £50 billion
    c. £100 billion

    5. Who is the principle funder of the Britain Stronger in Europe Campaign?

    a. Private citizens
    b. Marks and Spencer
    c. US Banks
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    c. Goldman Sachs has given a 'six figure' contribution and JP Morgan has also stumped up a huge sum
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    For a bonus round how about a question telling us who is paying you to post this never ending stream of crap on TSR?
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    For a bonus round how about a question telling us who is paying you to post this never ending stream of crap on TSR?
    What score did you get?
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    What score did you get?
    Go lick a cactus


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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Seems more like a comment on how lazy Brits are, given that there are around 1.9 million Brits living in other EU countries - meaning that around 20% UK expats are employed in the EU, compared to the 2.3 million EU citizens in the UK, 2 million of whom you say are employed - which is a staggering 87% employment.

    The fact is that a lot of British expats are retired, who are just a drain on the country which takes them, whereas Europeans in the UK are mainly here to work, and contribute to the economy.



    We are really bad at exporting... but this isn't related to the EU
    Sorry your comment on ex pay retirees being a drain is simply not true.

    They receive pensions etc from the uk government, tend to come back for serious treatment and oh yea bring their life savings to the country they move to amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds plus


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    what does Bumber mean ?

    i) An erstwhile presenter of University Challenge

    ii) A homophobic insult

    iii) An inaccurate spelling of Bumper
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    what does Bumber mean ?

    i) An erstwhile presenter of University Challenge

    ii) A homophobic insult

    iii) An inaccurate spelling of Bumper
    Something cryptic...
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    ..We are really bad at exporting... but this isn't related to the EU
    No, the growth in the deficit is largely primary income deficit which results from Eurozone countries using the UK as a "safe haven". Switzerland also had this problem but, being a sovereign nation, was able to create a foreign currency reserve to prevent easy repatriation of dividends, profits, rents etc. See
    http://www.parliament.uk/business/pu...count-deficit/
    The problem is complicated by the way that EU investment in the UK seems to result in imports from the EU as the Euros are recycled back home rather than exchanged for pounds with the consequent exchange charges. In fact there is no way for the UK to slow down the return of Euros to the EU within the financial structures of the EU.
 
 
 
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