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mattwnz
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  #1579903 24-Jun-2016 23:52
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Fred99:

 

One anecdote from this evening - which I spent with friends from the UK who'd arrived here from the UK to work on the Chch rebuild.  They have two adult children living in the UK, both educated young working professionals.  Both sent message independently tonight - they're moving to NZ ASAP as they no longer wish to live in a UK out of Europe.  They will get NZ residency - UK's loss, NZ's gain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds more like a knee jerk reaction, when potentially nothing much may happen as a result of this. Moving to NZ is a huge step, and the exchange rate won't be good for them, due to the pound being so weak. NZ has it's own problems too, and they will find buying a house in NZ very expensive compared to earnings.


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  #1579906 25-Jun-2016 00:00
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Finch:

 

Can somebody please tell me what this means for NZ?

 

Should I be shopping on some specific websites for some bargains?

 

 

 

 

Apparently it will cost $150 million a year for the NZ economy according to one expert on RNZ. IANAFE, but think it all depends on what happens to the UK economy now. If it gets worse it should make things cheaper for NZers to buy stuff from the UK. But it will make NZ stuff more expensive for people in the UK, so will be less willing to buy from NZ, or travel to NZ on holiday. But that pressumes NZs dollar doesn't also weaken. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1579914 25-Jun-2016 01:49
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Private polling on how people voted

 

Great news for young, working, and well-educated people. Like most things in life involving choices between multilateralism/cooperation versus isolationism and politics of fear, you can always count on the old and dying trying to permanently influence your future, along with the poorly educated/uneducated and stupid.

 

 

 

 


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  #1579919 25-Jun-2016 02:05
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dejadeadnz:

 

Private polling on how people voted

 

Great news for young, working, and well-educated people. Like most things in life involving choices between multilateralism/cooperation versus isolationism and politics of fear, you can always count on the old and dying trying to permanently influence your future, along with the poorly educated/uneducated and stupid.

 

 

Sometimes a picture says it better:



and this one.

 

 





#include <standard.disclaimer>


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  #1579920 25-Jun-2016 02:06
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ajobbins:

 

eracode: The Governor of the BoE has just given a very statesmanlike speech an d that has immediately stabilised the markets somewhat - more particularly the equities markets which have rebounded off their opening lows. 

 

Was listening to him on the radio. Strange listening to his talk about the Bank of England in his Canadian accent.

 

 

 

 

There's only one thing that the markets wanted to hear - that the Bank of England is ready to throw 1/4 of a trillion pounds in (which they can't afford) to prop up the UK markets.

 

All that's going to achieve is to delay the inevitable.

 

 

 

 

What do you see as being the inevitable?





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  #1579925 25-Jun-2016 06:55
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The Wikipedia entry on the referendum is detailed and complete - very up-to-date:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum,_2016

 

 





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  #1579931 25-Jun-2016 08:00
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dejadeadnz:

Private polling on how people voted


Great news for young, working, and well-educated people. Like most things in life involving choices between multilateralism/cooperation versus isolationism and politics of fear, you can always count on the old and dying trying to permanently influence your future, along with the poorly educated/uneducated and stupid.


 


 



All is good, of the eligible voters more voted to leave then those who voted to stay, simply democracy and universal suffrage in action.

 
 
 
 


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  #1579937 25-Jun-2016 08:48
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Must be time to close the channel tunnel. Anyone got a spade and a big pile of dirt lying around.


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  #1579938 25-Jun-2016 08:53
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umm best to build a rampart





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  #1579939 25-Jun-2016 08:56
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shk292:

 

 

 

Wow, just wow.  So only <5% of the populace (in which I assume you include yourself) are intelligent enough to vote sensibly on this?

 

Fortunately, UK politicians for all their faults have a modicum of honour and integrity and will respect the democratic will of the people, even if most of them are so thick they shouldn't be allowed to vote

 

 

No, I said <5% of the country could properly understand the far reaching financial consequences of this decision. I don't understand it (fully) myself, but I am not English and this decision isn't one I had a vote in (and therefore mostly ignored until a few days ago), but I am not stupid, and I can see that this is going to cost a fortune

 

and because of this, I would not, if I were prime minister, have even remotely considered this referendum without setting a required threshold. Utter utter stupidity and now they will face the consequences, which I am prepared to bet right now, in 5 years, they will greatly regret. 

 

The fact the leader of the party in power, resigned because he doesn't want to be involved and feels strongly it's the "wrong" outcome should give Britons some pause I think. I forsee a future where we have Boris Johnson (someone I consider to be basically a shock jock) leading Britan, Trump in America and Putin in Russia. A more scary scenario for the future of the world

 

I cannot at this moment fathom.


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Totally agree with you networkin. There will probably be a hundred practical ways that the first country to ever leave the EU will feel this very narrow decision in the years and decades to follow. I'm not saying it will be all bad for them, but yes, they could well regret this decision for a very long time to come.

 

I see that Trump thinks that the decision is wonderful.


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  #1579941 25-Jun-2016 09:10
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DarthKermit:

 

Totally agree with you networkin. There will probably be a hundred practical ways that the first country to ever leave the EU will feel this very narrow decision in the years and decades to follow. I'm not saying it will be all bad for them, but yes, they could well regret this decision for a very long time to come.

 

I see that Trump thinks that the decision is wonderful.

 

 

 

 

Heh, considering how outspoken the English have been both as a Government and as constituents about how bad they think Trump is, I'd think the only indication that should need that it's a bad idea would be the fact that Trump thinks it's "wonderful".

 

If I were a Briton who had voted exit and I heard trump thought it a smart idea, I'd immediately reconsider my position, and go and start a petition for a second referendum, this time binding, forcing a second vote!

 

 


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  #1579943 25-Jun-2016 09:22
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DarthKermit:

 

Totally agree with you networkin. There will probably be a hundred practical ways that the first country to ever leave the EU will feel this very narrow decision in the years and decades to follow. I'm not saying it will be all bad for them, but yes, they could well regret this decision for a very long time to come.

 

I see that Trump thinks that the decision is wonderful.

 

 

Trump thinks he's in Scotland





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DarthKermit:

 

Totally agree with you networkin. There will probably be a hundred practical ways that the first country to ever leave the EU will feel this very narrow decision in the years and decades to follow. I'm not saying it will be all bad for them, but yes, they could well regret this decision for a very long time to come.

 

I see that Trump thinks that the decision is wonderful.

 

 

Trump thinks he's in Scotland

 

 

Trump probably thinks that Braveheart (that old Mel Gibson flick) was a documentary.


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  #1579947 25-Jun-2016 09:34
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dejadeadnz:

 

Private polling on how people voted

 

Great news for young, working, and well-educated people. Like most things in life involving choices between multilateralism/cooperation versus isolationism and politics of fear, you can always count on the old and dying trying to permanently influence your future, along with the poorly educated/uneducated and stupid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So in your view at the next election here everybody over the age of 30 or without a degree should be excluded?


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