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    1) The UK economy is still very fragile from the longest recession in history, leaving the EU could plunge Britain into another far deeper recession. Austerity cuts are bad now but could be far worse if we leave leading to massive NHS cuts and Welfare cuts.

    2) British people who want to live and work in places like Spain etc as many do could find getting work permits very difficult unless they're highly skilled like Doctors, Teachers etc. There are plenty of jobless locals to work in beach cafes etc!

    3) We would lose EU employment laws that protect workers from being exploited.

    4) Racism and Xenophobia could increase if we leave the EU as many nationalists could see it as a victory for xenophobia and racism.

    5) Leaving the EU could re-ignite the troubles in Northern Ireland. Many Catholics and republicans might not want to come out of the EU and could demand unification with the Republic of Ireland which is in the EU, leading to a new conflict in Northern Ireland.

    6) Scotland does not want to leave the EU and if we do leave then Scotland would demand an independence referendum so they could re-join the EU on their own. That would leave England and Wales on our own, making what remains a small lonely country without Scotland and without the EU. Our influence in the world could rapidly diminish.

    7) Without EU cooperation we could have great difficulty in the war against terror.

    8) Extradition treaties could be scrapped which would be a victory to criminals who could commit crime here and escape to the EU and we'd have no powers to bring them back to Britain to face justice.

    9) A lot of English language schools that bring students over from Germany, France etc could go out of business. Parents of young students have their fees subsidised by the EU social fund. With Britain not in the EU they could not afford to send students to Britain. A lot of British coastal towns like Torquay depend on the income from these language schools.

    10) The UK leaving the EU could cause the rest of the EU to fall apart triggering massive damaging economic after shocks. A broken Europe could allow Russia to move west and take advantage of weakened countries. Both Economically and militarily.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    1) The UK economy is still very fragile from the longest recession in history, leaving the EU could plunge Britain into another far deeper recession. Austerity cuts are bad now but could be far worse if we leave leading to massive NHS cuts and Welfare cuts.2) British people who want to live and work in places like Spain etc as many do could find getting work permits very difficult unless they're highly skilled like Doctors, Teachers etc. There are plenty of jobless locals to work in beach cafes etc!3) We would lose EU employment laws that protect workers from being exploited.4) Racism and Xenophobia could increase if we leave the EU as many nationalists could see it as a victory for xenophobia and racism. 5) Leaving the EU could re-ignite the troubles in Northern Ireland. Many Catholics and republicans might not want to come out of the EU and could demand unification with the Republic of Ireland which is in the EU, leading to a new conflict in Northern Ireland.6) Scotland does not want to leave the EU and if we do leave then Scotland would demand an independence referendum so they could re-join the EU on their own. That would leave England and Wales on our own, making what remains a small lonely country without Scotland and without the EU. Our influence in the world could rapidly diminish. 7) Without EU cooperation we could have great difficulty in the war against terror. 8) Extradition treaties could be scrapped which would be a victory to criminals who could commit crime here and escape to the EU and we'd have no powers to bring them back to Britain to face justice.9) A lot of English language schools that bring students over from Germany, France etc could go out of business. Parents of young students have their fees subsidised by the EU social fund. With Britain not in the EU they could not afford to send students to Britain. A lot of British coastal towns like Torquay depend on the income from these language schools.10) The UK leaving the EU could cause the rest of the EU to fall apart triggering massive damaging economic after shocks. A broken Europe could allow Russia to move west and take advantage of weakened countries. Both Economically and militarily.
    1. Nonsense, if the economy was doing good, you would be saying "the economy is strong now, don't risk making it weaker".

    2. You have no idea what laws / rules there will be about British people working in bars etc post Brexit and the number if such bar workers is very low

    3. No evidence of this.

    4. This is so stupid and typical of a leftist, that I will not even bother replying to the other points.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    1) The UK economy is still very fragile from the longest recession in history, leaving the EU could plunge Britain into another far deeper recession. Austerity cuts are bad now but could be far worse if we leave leading to massive NHS cuts and Welfare cuts.

    2) British people who want to live and work in places like Spain etc as many do could find getting work permits very difficult unless they're highly skilled like Doctors, Teachers etc. There are plenty of jobless locals to work in beach cafes etc!

    3) We would lose EU employment laws that protect workers from being exploited.

    4) Racism and Xenophobia could increase if we leave the EU as many nationalists could see it as a victory for xenophobia and racism.

    5) Leaving the EU could re-ignite the troubles in Northern Ireland. Many Catholics and republicans might not want to come out of the EU and could demand unification with the Republic of Ireland which is in the EU, leading to a new conflict in Northern Ireland.

    6) Scotland does not want to leave the EU and if we do leave then Scotland would demand an independence referendum so they could re-join the EU on their own. That would leave England and Wales on our own, making what remains a small lonely country without Scotland and without the EU. Our influence in the world could rapidly diminish.

    7) Without EU cooperation we could have great difficulty in the war against terror.

    8) Extradition treaties could be scrapped which would be a victory to criminals who could commit crime here and escape to the EU and we'd have no powers to bring them back to Britain to face justice.

    9) A lot of English language schools that bring students over from Germany, France etc could go out of business. Parents of young students have their fees subsidised by the EU social fund. With Britain not in the EU they could not afford to send students to Britain. A lot of British coastal towns like Torquay depend on the income from these language schools.

    10) The UK leaving the EU could cause the rest of the EU to fall apart triggering massive damaging economic after shocks. A broken Europe could allow Russia to move west and take advantage of weakened countries. Both Economically and militarily.
    1 - Lets be honest, no one really knows the full economic effects of leaving the EU. Economists have come out on both sides to support/disown. I do think that in the short term the economic effect will probably be negative but in the longer term I believe the UK will be at least as prosperous. Having more control over our borders, laws etc is worth it. Democracy means more than money.

    2 - The numbers who work abroad is a heck of a lot smaller than the amount of EU immigration coming here. I highly doubt Spain, France etc will kick these individuals out if they're benefitting their economies.

    3 - The UK has its own laws. You're only saying this as you don't like the Tories; would you say this if a different party was in power?

    4 - Ermmm what? I doubt it'll have any effect at all. Maybe that'll decrease as they'd be less migration to upset certain people.

    5 - I really can't see this happening. I do think the Northern Irish are genuinely trying to make their political system work & they won't throw it away over this.

    6 - This could happen but I won't lose any sleep over it. If that's what Scotland wants then let them do it. I can't see any independent Scotland doing particularly well economically due to low oil prices though

    7 - Wrong. We're in NATO as most of Europe is & we're part of the Five Eyes intelligence community so they'll be no/very little difference. Our security will almost certainly be better as it'll be a lot harder to get through our borders.

    8 - There's other treaties we can use & it's in our & the rest of the EU's interest to sign a new one should it be necessary to.

    9 - It sounds like you're running short of ideas....

    10 - NATO is what has kept the USSR at bay & is what will keep Russia from expanding westwards, not the EU.

    I'm not saying the EU is a total disaster, there are some things it is good for. I've mostly been pro-EU until the last few years. It's clear the EU is after more power & influence. I believe in smaller government regardless of whether it's the UK government or an undemocratic EU which is even more aloft.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    1) The UK economy is still very fragile from the longest recession in history, leaving the EU could plunge Britain into another far deeper recession. Austerity cuts are bad now but could be far worse if we leave leading to massive NHS cuts and Welfare cuts.

    2) British people who want to live and work in places like Spain etc as many do could find getting work permits very difficult unless they're highly skilled like Doctors, Teachers etc. There are plenty of jobless locals to work in beach cafes etc!

    3) We would lose EU employment laws that protect workers from being exploited.

    4) Racism and Xenophobia could increase if we leave the EU as many nationalists could see it as a victory for xenophobia and racism.

    5) Leaving the EU could re-ignite the troubles in Northern Ireland. Many Catholics and republicans might not want to come out of the EU and could demand unification with the Republic of Ireland which is in the EU, leading to a new conflict in Northern Ireland.

    6) Scotland does not want to leave the EU and if we do leave then Scotland would demand an independence referendum so they could re-join the EU on their own. That would leave England and Wales on our own, making what remains a small lonely country without Scotland and without the EU. Our influence in the world could rapidly diminish.

    7) Without EU cooperation we could have great difficulty in the war against terror.

    8) Extradition treaties could be scrapped which would be a victory to criminals who could commit crime here and escape to the EU and we'd have no powers to bring them back to Britain to face justice.

    9) A lot of English language schools that bring students over from Germany, France etc could go out of business. Parents of young students have their fees subsidised by the EU social fund. With Britain not in the EU they could not afford to send students to Britain. A lot of British coastal towns like Torquay depend on the income from these language schools.

    10) The UK leaving the EU could cause the rest of the EU to fall apart triggering massive damaging economic after shocks. A broken Europe could allow Russia to move west and take advantage of weakened countries. Both Economically and militarily.
    1. Can you demonstrate that EU membership isn't contributing to a recession?

    2. The immigration system should work both ways.

    3. Leaving the EU doesn't mean our laws and regulations revert back to 1973.

    4. Firstly, nationalism does not equal racism/xenophobia and a remain vote isn't going to make real racists and xenophobes disappear into thin air.

    5. If their people vote for it then why not? It's democracy.

    6. See 5.

    7. Do you see the EU as anti-terror right now? I think Merkel is composing her own terror against Germans and I for one wouldn't want the UK joining that party.

    8. More important is the ability to deport the ones who should be deported the most, which the EU makes near impossible in many cases. Once they leave UK they are someone else's problem.

    9. Then we can take the money that we usually give annually to the EU, fund these type of things, then we have plenty of money left over.

    10. The EU should fall apart. If it can't keep itself afloat without the UK then it shouldn't exist at all. Countries in the EU functioned before the EU existed and will function after it is abolished. Soon I hope.
    And Russia is not looking for a war with Europe, that's just propaganda to stop Europe from cooperating with Russia, who has a common enemy. Russia has more pressing matters to deal with.
 
 
 
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