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  Reply # 1505223 2-Mar-2016 21:05
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eracode:

 

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 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 

 

 

 

 

I have no deep and meaningfuls on the topic but it's interesting when you start to get clowns like Corbyn in the UK and Trump in the US making serious progress. Boris Johnson seems to be a cut above those guys - described as a buffoon by many people but very intelligent and engaging.

 

 

 

 

I do have deep and meaningfulls, because NZ history has generally indicated that we are only 7 years behind what happens over "there", rather than over "here". Let's not lose sight of the fact that NZ politicians "copy" rather than "innovate" nowadays.

 

Trump and Johnson leading the majority of the so called "free world" by Christmas 2016? The OP's opening comments are quite miniscule. 

 

 

I guess our closest is Winston but he's unlikely to sweep into power in seven years time.

 

 

I would be more worried about what's going on now, rather than Winston - regardless of which party we may support. But that's another subject rather than the OP's statement that the UK wants to leave the EU because of pricing issues.


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  Reply # 1505228 2-Mar-2016 21:16
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eracode: UK May Exit the EU

as in could happen but very unlikely.

 

 

 

Polls are showing a gap of 6 points in favour of staying in the EU, but the same polls are showing 15% undecided.
I wouldn't call it "unlikely" - it's certainly possible.


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  Reply # 1505230 2-Mar-2016 21:22
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A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

Interesting comment. As a "clueless POM" that resides over here and takes a continuing interest in UK politics, may I ask why you think that is?

 

And you think that Corbyn is a better option? Please enlighten me ..... but I suspect you wont.


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  Reply # 1505233 2-Mar-2016 21:26
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DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 

 

 

 

 

I have no deep and meaningfuls on the topic but it's interesting when you start to get clowns like Corbyn in the UK and Trump in the US making serious progress. Boris Johnson seems to be a cut above those guys - described as a buffoon by many people but very intelligent and engaging.

 

 

 

 

I do have deep and meaningfulls, because NZ history has generally indicated that we are only 7 years behind what happens over "there", rather than over "here". Let's not lose sight of the fact that NZ politicians "copy" rather than "innovate" nowadays.

 

Trump and Johnson leading the majority of the so called "free world" by Christmas 2016? The OP's opening comments are quite miniscule. 

 

 

I guess our closest is Winston but he's unlikely to sweep into power in seven years time.

 

 

I would be more worried about what's going on now, rather than Winston - regardless of which party we may support. But that's another subject rather than the OP's statement that the UK wants to leave the EU because of pricing issues.

 

 

 

 

Winston?

 

NZ already has a self-made celebrity PM - a man of considerable wealth, but with the "common touch" and populist approach.
Perhaps we're leading the game.  Malcolm in Aus seems to think so.


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  Reply # 1505271 2-Mar-2016 22:45
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eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

Glass houses. Stones.






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  Reply # 1505272 2-Mar-2016 22:49
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gzt:
eracode: UK May Exit the EU

as in could happen but very unlikely.

 

 

 

Polls are showing a gap of 6 points in favour of staying in the EU, but the same polls are showing 15% undecided.
I wouldn't call it "unlikely" - it's certainly possible.

 

 

It's more complex.

 

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will probably vote to stay. England is probably more likely to vote to leave.

 

Given the proportions of voters in each place, only 40% of English voters need to vote to stay if the majority of the Jocks, Taffs and Paddys vote to stay and that will be it - they stay.

 

This would then mean 60% of the largest nation in the Union wanted to leave, but could not.

 

The result of that is likely to be demands for an English parliament.

 

It could get very messy and very unpleasant.






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  Reply # 1505273 2-Mar-2016 22:50
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eracode:

 

antonknee:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

 

 

I really am struggling to see how that could be a bad thing. It allows the consumer to easily compare different pack sizes and even different brands and find the value that suits them.

 

Perhaps the point you are making is that the EU simply has too many rules period, in which case what a woeful example to choose to illustrate your point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The OP was simply a joke - a poor one maybe - but you missed it. Of course unit pricing is a good thing - that's why we have it in NZ.

 

 

 

 

Country of origin labelling is also a good thing. We do not have that, however....






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  Reply # 1505274 2-Mar-2016 22:55
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DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely agree that they need to leave. Grocer Heath lied to get them to vote to join the Common Market and they were never even asked if they wanted to join the EU.

 

Donald Trump may have said some odd things, but on one point he and I agree - a nation that does not control it's own borders is not a nation. Under EU legislation, there are many ways in which the UK no longer controls who is allowed in and who is not.






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  Reply # 1505286 2-Mar-2016 23:26
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Donald Trump may have said some odd things, but on one point he and I agree - a nation that does not control it's own borders is not a nation. Under EU legislation, there are many ways in which the UK no longer controls who is allowed in and who is not.

 

 

 

 

That's a Ronald Reagan quote.

 

Trump's version is here.

 

Reagan's legacy is below:

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1505295 3-Mar-2016 00:05
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Donald Trump may have said some odd things, but on one point he and I agree - a nation that does not control it's own borders is not a nation. Under EU legislation, there are many ways in which the UK no longer controls who is allowed in and who is not.

 

 

 

 

That's a Ronald Reagan quote.

 

Trump's version is here.

 

Reagan's legacy is below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's also a Trump quote since it appears on his website...

 

I quite understand his wall idea - although I do not think he stands a lot of chance of getting the Mexicans to pay for it. If only someone had built one between Greece and Turkey about 5 years ago....and I should imagine a lot of West Germans are wishing that the one in Berlin was still there too. Not to mention a lot of French, Swedes, Finns, Danes etc as well!






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  Reply # 1505319 3-Mar-2016 08:14
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eracode:  A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap

 

Are you sure you haven't erroneously reproduced a joke?


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  Reply # 1505324 3-Mar-2016 08:24
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The UK wants to leave the EU and join the TPPA, they also want to change their flag to the Silver Fern. There is a move to depose the House of Windsor and establish the House of McCaw.





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  Reply # 1505351 3-Mar-2016 09:26
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

It's also a Trump quote since it appears on his website...

 

I quite understand his wall idea - although I do not think he stands a lot of chance of getting the Mexicans to pay for it. If only someone had built one between Greece and Turkey about 5 years ago....and I should imagine a lot of West Germans are wishing that the one in Berlin was still there too. Not to mention a lot of French, Swedes, Finns, Danes etc as well!

 

 

 

 

Trump quotes Benito Mussolini - that doesn't make it a "Trump quote".

 

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges."  (Issac Newton).

 

 


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PhantomNVD: £0.10 per sh$t is a fair price, but per sheet??? 😳

I would be pissed at that too! 😷
(Nz20c/square is nearly a dollar per visit even on my Scrooge parents 4Square rule!)

 

 

 

 

 

Sound like you had a tough childhood.


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  Reply # 1505423 3-Mar-2016 10:17
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MikeB4:

 

The UK wants to leave the EU and join the TPPA, they also want to change their flag to the Silver Fern. There is a move to depose the House of Windsor and establish the House of McCaw.

 

 

 

 

House of McCaw!! ROFLMAO!






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