Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Discussions > politics discussion forum

Is the EU worth £50 000 000 a day?


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-25 of 396 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 5 Jun 2013 00:49:19 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:31 BDT]

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 01:43:05 BDT
J. Forbes says:
That's a gross figure. A lot of it comes back in various ways. But you don't have a clue about what goes where, so you should perhaps educate yourself before starting half-witted threads like this.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 03:12:12 BDT
Spin says:
Jack: 50 million a day? I assume other EU nations are doing the same in order to support, maintain and develop the administration of the system and the implementation of its laws. If we don't "chip in" we cannot take advantage of what the EU offers.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 04:57:37 BDT
Ah...one of the 'simple' stances...EU bad...um bongo...me no likey...as J Forbes says "educate yourself"...leave your small reality tunnel...expand your being...engage the perceptual positions not just first!

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 07:57:38 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:32 BDT]

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 08:23:08 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:33 BDT]

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 08:42:03 BDT
pixie says:
The whole thing needs renegotiating I feel.....

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 08:54:35 BDT
Spin says:
Jack: Your opposition to the EU reminds me of John Cleese in "The Life of Brian"; "What have the Romans ever done for us?" =) The EU provides us with commercial markets, civil, business and commercial laws, and military support and a measure of "security". Leave the EU and most of the "Rights" and societal developments we currently enjoy in our personal, social and business life, will disappear.

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 09:32:37 BDT
Pen Master says:
If we get some of this money back why don't we keep it and get all of it back? Would the EU refuse to trade with us if we left? Social developments? Is that the massive UK and personal debt problem? Security? Is that the law that stops us getting rid of enemies of the state while supporting them with social securuity payments?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 09:39:28 BDT
Spin says:
Pen: Let me guess; you are a UKIP supporter.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 09:42:25 BDT
Pen Master says:
When people sink to personal insults I think they may have run out of constructive arguments.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 09:46:26 BDT
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 09:58:43 BDT
Spin says:
Pen: Insult? Not at all. Your views indicate a nationalist, right-wing political ideal based on stereotypes and the manipulation of information. That is not a "personal insult"; it is a criticism of the political ideas underlying the comments you posted.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 10:06:37 BDT
Pen Master says:
The acid test of any premise is what is actually happening on the ground. Are we then living in a wealthy country with social stability and full employment? Are there low levels of personal and national debt? Have the financial accounts of the EU been signed off as correct?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 10:13:39 BDT
Spin says:
Pen: Is there ANY country in the West that is wealthy and in full employment? Is there any country in the world that is "stable"? The UK is not alone in shovelling the **** left by capitalist profiteers. And come the day that the UK collapses completely, as other nations in Europe have done, those currently complaining about immigrants will be happy to emigrate elsewhere. Lets hope their hosts are not as discriminatory as they were, eh?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 11:06:15 BDT
Pen Master says:
If your premise is correct then the only countries in the world that are worth living in and will not collapse are North Korea and Cuba! Do they have a problem with illegal immigrants?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 11:35:14 BDT
Spin says:
Pen; Well, we know virtually nothing about North Korea, but I presume that they have a problem with "illegal emigrants". Cuba never had any problems relating to capitalism and has never collapsed but I think it is currently adopting the Chinese stance; controlled capitalism, which, no doubt, will end in tears.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 12:42:27 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:38 BDT]

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 12:52:24 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:39 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 12:52:39 BDT
Spin says:
JacK; The "Common market", which evolved into the EU, was intended to prevent the warfare resulting from capitalist competition between European nations. Two majors wars made us realise that a third would finish us off. And I agree with this attempt at co-operation, regardless of the controversial details of EU membership. There will come a day when North & South America will create a "Union". when the Middle east nations will create a "union" and when Africa and the far orient nations will follow suit. Then, and only then, will the rumblings of a third world war begin, as "Empires" based on commercial trade begin to conflict.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 12:54:12 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:40 BDT]

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 12:59:41 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 9 Jul 2013 14:26:41 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 13:50:11 BDT
J. Forbes says:
Jack, your subsequent posts have confirmed my first impression.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 14:05:35 BDT
Spin says:
Jack: Isn't "Utopia", in essence, a nightmare? =)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 14:15:03 BDT
Spin conventionally backs the EU as an "attempt at cooperation." We are often told that the European Union had kept the peace in Europe. One could argue, with more justice, that socialism in Europe kept the peace after 1945. There were no wars in Europe while the Warsaw Pact existed. When three bodies - NATO, the EU and the Warsaw Pact - all claimed to keep the peace, if one went and war happened, surely that proved which one prevented war.
But after the Soviet Union's demise, and the counter-revolutions in Eastern Europe, the NATO powers, with EU support, decided to destroy Yugoslavia, the last independent country in Eastern Europe.
‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 16 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the politics discussion forum

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
Brexit explained, simply and effectively. 10 3 minutes ago
Come on Iceland.... 101 3 hours ago
Another day, another celebrity paedophile 160 3 hours ago
Britain, the land where democracy died. Politicians suggest ignoring THE PEOPLE and THE REFERENDUM. 3 4 hours ago
This Country Is A Laughing Stock. 25 5 hours ago
Is "traditional" UK politics on the verge of extinction? 98 5 hours ago
Why don' t we all just get on with life?... 2 5 hours ago
Stephen Crabb. 16 6 hours ago
Book (Snapping of the American Mind) shows Harvard tests proving homosexuality is from parental neglect 12 6 hours ago
Monarchy Cost UK Taxpayers £40m Last Year 13 6 hours ago
Regardless of who the next Labour Party leader is, the party itself is unelectable... 24 7 hours ago
This is what happens when you give the working class the vote say top London middle class liberal MPs. 0 7 hours ago
 

This discussion

Discussion in:  politics discussion forum
Participants:  38
Total posts:  396
Initial post:  5 Jun 2013
Latest post:  10 Aug 2013

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 3 customers

Search Customer Discussions