Brexit is an idiotic mistake - calendar week 24 summary

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GenialGermanGent
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UK inflation rises to four-year high of 2.9%
Consumer prices index has risen steadily since Brexit vote as sterling remained weak and cost of imported goods went up
https://www.theguardian.com/business...four-year-high

UK wage growth ‘astonishingly weak’
https://www.fundstrategy.co.uk/uk-wa...ishingly-weak/

More than half of skilled workers may leave UK before Brexit, research suggests
http://www.cityam.com/266642/more-th...-before-brexit

Pound slips vs euro on political turmoil, weak wages data
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/pound-...20170614-00883

Election result threatens UK’s credit rating and will delay Brexit talks, says Moody’s agency
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7786266.html

Aerospace industry warns against 'hard Brexit'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...t-hard-brexit/

Manufacturers call for Brexit strategy rethink
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40251190

NHS facing major crisis after Brexit leaves hospitals 40,000 nurses short
http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/12/nhs-fa...short-6704236/

Pound’s soft Brexit hopes drowned out by mess at Westminster
https://www.ft.com/content/dee115da-...2-db19572361bb

Opinion:

Thanks, Brits – Brexit has vaccinated Europe against populism
Even after the election we don’t know what you want. But your act of self-harm has brought the EU’s members together, and dealt heavy blows to nationalists
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...pe-populism-eu
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As much as we will suffer for it it was necessary. The EU was becoming a politically-correct non-entity that was being very hostile to the democratic wishes of nation-states. It was also pillaging our fishing industry and restricting immigration from non-European places where we have the strongest cultural links.

As an example of how it was working for future generations. A girl near me booked a holiday with the pub she worked at only to have it giving away to a Belgian girl when she returned. The company just tore up her holiday request despite her being entitled to it. EU was bad for British people and only served particular European countries like Germany, France and Belgium. I voted to Remain because I want Science to flourish and we need European scientists, however I'm not fussed that the country voted to leave and our government is doing well to respect the wishes of our country.
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It was also pillaging our fishing industry and restricting immigration from non-European places where we have the strongest cultural links.
Actually the EU doesn't have a right to restrict immigration only impose it.
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You forgot that now we are going to be ruled by the Democratic Unionist Party. The party supported by the paramilitary Ulster Defence Association.
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(Original post by Pagan91)

As an example of how it was working for future generations. A girl near me booked a holiday with the pub she worked at only to have it giving away to a Belgian girl when she returned. The company just tore up her holiday request despite her being entitled to it.
So who's fault is that? The Belgian girl, or the British manager who sacked your mate, or the British employment rules that allowed the company to sack her? Once we leave the EU, progresdive employment laws enforced by the EU could well be replaced by US style business friendly employment laws.
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So who's fault is that? The Belgian girl, or the British manager who sacked your mate, or the British employment rules that allowed the company to sack her? Once we leave the EU, progresdive employment laws enforced by the EU could well be replaced by US style business friendly employment laws.
Indeed. A typical US worker gets an average 8 days paid holidays a year vs 28 in the UK and maybe 2 week notice to quit (although even that is generous to some US employers) vs the usual 3 months in the UK. Oh and no maternity pay in the US...
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(Original post by ByEeek)
So who's fault is that? The Belgian girl, or the British manager who sacked your mate, or the British employment rules that allowed the company to sack her? Once we leave the EU, progresdive employment laws enforced by the EU could well be replaced by US style business friendly employment laws.
It's the EU's fault.
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It's the EU's fault.
Why? All the decision make was done in the UK by a U.K. business and possibly by a U.K. Person. At what point do we take responsibility for what goes on in our country.
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