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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Moments
I had a similar experience the other day. I got a coffee from a motorway drive through; asked for sugar in it, and got tossed a couple of sachets of sugar.  I had to park up in the car park to sort it out, making me wonder what the point of the drive through actually was.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Apologies; I edited your post  instead of replying; I put it back as it was.

I meant to say.

And how much more so when we lose our influence in the EU?

We have the rest of the world though.
Nope; we lose all our agreements with most major trading nations. These all have to be renegotiated and I doubt we'll get better  deal when we have  our backs to the wall; not to mention having the clout of a 28 country strong trading block.

You guys are doing the UK a massive disservice, we are a major world power and will continue to be post Brexit.

It's largely through historical advantage and risking the loss of much of the financial services sector isn't going to add to that.
And we have pretty much the worst possible productivity record in the developed world.

I work with a lot of  Taiwanese / Korean / Chinese companies and most of the people I liaise with are either incredulous or pissing themselves laughing at the prospect of the UK work force being forced to compete with them. Having worked on both sides of teh fence it's quite clear why.


The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's amusing me today
I thought the same thing when I read that. Katie Hopkins really is a dreadful human being.

I saw a tweet earlier on today where someone made the point that Hopkins should simply be ignored/unfollowed by everyone now. The only way she makes any real money is by spouting sh!t to people prepared to listen. If nobody wants to listen any longer, that would hopefully make that far more difficult.

Trouble is people do appear to want to listen to this sh!t.
As a hate preacher I think she should be deported and I'm sure that's what she would have wanted.

The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
So.... back to square 1.

If these guys coming in via lorries etc and if these guys aren't eligible for benefits or welfare then how come there aren't malnourished bodies lying all over the place ?

No money. No welfare. No jobs - how do they eat / where do they live?

Who said no money / jobs?

Or do they all find jobs...

I would imagine so yes.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
"The economy" does not equal "money the government has to spend". No matter what some would have you believe.

I wasn't suggesting that. It's commonly suggested that people come here illegally to claim benefits (including NHS / housing); if this were true it would be an obvious drain on the economy.

Plus, lower earners spend their money into the real economy

That's the key point for me.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
So, for the avoidance of doubt you seriously believe that the immigrants over in France etc who smuggle themselves in, under, on lorries/ vans etc are coming to help the economy?

No; I don't think anyone moves to another country to "help the economy". But anyone who works will be creating some value. They aren't entitled to any benefits so its hard to see how they could negatively affect the economy. I would imagine that for the most part they are pursuing opportunities to make money; whether real or perceived. Why do you think they come here?