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Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 360

Were we to have control over immigration we wouldn't need heavy-handed legislation constraining employers.

Forgive me for not wanting to live in a communist utopia. I've seen where that leads.

It was the labour union controlled party that opened the immigration floodgates and they haven't yet been closed. Half of net immigration comes from the EU and we can't prevent it under current agreements.

I want those changed. This country is too small for its population and adding 300,000 to the population every year is not sustainable. There is already a shortage of housing, the NHS is being stretched beyond its capacity, people leaving school are struggling to find jobs.

Fuck that, and that's just one tiny element of what the EU is doing wrong. Fuck you too for trying to suggest that the UK should just roll over and let Brussels dictate national policy. No.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 360

When people are coming into the country and taking on low paid jobs, there are multiple impacts:
- wages depress, which reduces the tax return on those jobs
- many of these jobs pay wages below the net tax threshold, so those workers receive more in benefits and tax credits than they actually pay
- the number of jobs doesn't necessarily rise at the same rate as immigration, which is one reason youth unemployment is so low

So those workers are causing additional strain on the NHS while not making a net contribution in their own right.

Forgive me for highlighting that you're full of shit.


Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1) 519

by Cederic (#49762419) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

So remove the tax breaks, remove the financial incentives to marry.

Equality doesn't mean giving them all lots of cash, it can mean removing the cash incentive from those that get it unfairly. That would resolve your issue.

I'd prefer that approach anyway; married couples (of any gender) have a lower cost of living when they cohabit. Why are single people that can't share those expenses having to then subsidise a further tax break? Makes no fucking sense.

Comment: Re:As a Finn (Score 1) 360

The English, Welsh and Irish MPs had already absolved themselves of any and all authority of Scottish tuition fees, so lets fucking quibble.

Thank fuck the SNP are only a minority party in the UK parliament, they'll be doing their utmost to fuck over the people living in England (which includes a lot of Scots) with the comfortable knowledge that this is not a reciprocal relationship.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 360

The recent UK national election demonstrates pretty impressively that the people of the UK are financially astute enough not to vote emotively for something that's going to destroy the economy (and thus the social fabric it sustains).

The current Conservative majority isn't because people like their social policies, it's because they're the only party people trusted with the economy.

(The lack of Conservative MPs in Scotland is due to very different factors - I'll take a bet that the SNP wont get half the votes in the Scottish parliament elections next year, let alone 95% of the seats.)

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 4, Insightful) 360

The amount of my money subsiding the EU gravy train is working against me. My health services being overloaded due to EU migrants is working against me. The rapid drive towards reducing the sovereignty of member states continues to reduce my ability to influence the direction of the country in which I live.

The whole "Make Ireland hold a second referendum" on the Lisbon Treaty shows you how utterly undemocratic the whole process is. Shit, the rest of us didn't even get a referendum.

Ironically the biggest cock-up of the EU hasn't hurt the UK, because even Gorden Fuckface Brown wasn't stupid enough to join the Euro. Lucky escape there.