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Comment Re:Oh boy.. (Score 1) 170

"Please don't give us that billion dollars we're told you owe us" said no one ever...except Ireland.

The thing is they probably got another billion in tax because Google was using them to sell into Europe. If they hadn't come up with this scheme Google would have probably gone somewhere else and they'd have got nothing ... not to mention the employment, wages, etc.

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 4, Informative) 170

Given that the wholesale price being guaranteed by the government for each kWh was massively higher than even the price consumers are expected to be paying when it was due to open I see no reason to go ahead with it. Energy prices should be dropping not climbing as we have better renewables being developed.

Yes but quite a few politicians would have got backhanders, erm I mean consultation fees

Comment Re:But they pay more to the EU than they get back. (Score 3, Insightful) 517

And what does popularism get you? A deep and long depression, unemployment and no less immigrants.

Absolutely. The biggest worry is that the government maintains the same level of immigration to keep business costs (i.e. wages) low, but that without the preference to European countries that means more Muslims - with the consequent increase of child rape gangs, terrorist acts, "honour" killings, no-go-areas etc.

Comment Re:But they pay more to the EU than they get back. (Score 2) 517

How is it a problem when you start losing less money? Don't English scientists know math?

On the simple calculation fees - money coming then yes, we spent 100 million a week. On the other hand if you count the benefits in terms of trade, inward investment by companies wanting to do business in Europe, etc. then we almost certainly gained. The brexiter's argument (when not lying) was that they'd rather be poorer with fewer immigrants.

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