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Is anyone moving?

Postby Postboxer » 13 Dec 2019, 7:07pm

Given recent referendum and general election results in the UK and possible future ones, is anyone considering moving? Maybe to Scotland to be just ahead of the rush, or further afield?

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby Spinners » 13 Dec 2019, 7:15pm

Happy where I am... especially as we're entering a brave new world. Strap in, it's going to be a blast!
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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby landsurfer » 13 Dec 2019, 7:24pm

I'm with you Spinners ..... let it happen ...... Brave New World beckons ...
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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby Mick F » 13 Dec 2019, 7:27pm

I'm off down the pub.
Far better than here with you lot moaning on the internet.
If I want moans, I can have a few beers with moaners face-to-face.

:D :D
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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby mercalia » 13 Dec 2019, 7:27pm

London is a Red haven surrounded by a blue sea. Independance for London and make the blues pay through the nose to use the buildings they do

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 13 Dec 2019, 7:32pm

Mick F wrote:I'm off down the pub.

:D :D

Wise man.

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 13 Dec 2019, 7:37pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:I'm off down the pub.
Far better than here with you lot moaning on the internet.
If I want moans, I can have a few beers with moaners face-to-face.

:D :D

Go on then chicken off, But I bet you still look at your phone :lol:
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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby rjb » 13 Dec 2019, 7:41pm

Mick F wrote:I'm off down the pub.
Far better than here with you lot moaning on the internet.
If I want moans, I can have a few beers with moaners face-to-face.

:D :D


I didn't think you had any "remainers" down your way. :lol:

Note the auto correct thingy is changing my re moaners to remainers. I've double-checked and remainers is not what I posted.
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i thought

Postby Mick F » 13 Dec 2019, 7:56pm

rjb wrote:I didn't think you had any "remainers" down your way. :lol:
No, not a lot.
I was surprised how some I thought I knew guessed were remainers who turned out to be leavers.

Chatting the other day to a chap whom we've known for thirty years or more. He used to work for the diplomatic corps and has been all over the world. I expected he was a European lover, and wanted us to remain and even get closer to the EU.
Turns out he's a staunch anti European and has always been. He, like me, says we shouldn't have joined in the first place.
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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Dec 2019, 7:58pm

mercalia wrote:London is a Red haven surrounded by a blue sea. Independance for London and make the blues pay through the nose to use the buildings they do

What would an independent London do for food?
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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby Carlton green » 13 Dec 2019, 8:02pm

Postboxer wrote:Given recent referendum and general election results in the UK and possible future ones, is anyone considering moving? Maybe to Scotland to be just ahead of the rush, or further afield?


I’d suggest Eire would be the logical place to go, somewhere towards Dublin might be best. Eire has a better climate than Scotland, it has some framework linking it to the U.K., English is spoken there and it is still in the EU.

Personally I intend to stay put and see what the future brings, BoJo might have a majority now but if Labour re-engage brain and select a centrist leader then he’ll be mindful not to swing too far to the right least the land slide beneath his feet in 2024. He and his party will also have an eye on local elections and by-elections.

What will happen in Scotland is anybody’s guess, but if push comes to shove then Westminster now has the might to resolve the issue in anyway that they might choose ... I wouldn’t go to Scotland.

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby al_yrpal » 13 Dec 2019, 8:07pm

I know one guy, a Scot, with a string of hotels in Scotland who has moved his HQ to England, but that was more than a year ago. Wise man, I think. I understand the banksters are rubbing their hands with glee.

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby Cugel » 13 Dec 2019, 10:12pm

landsurfer wrote:I'm with you Spinners ..... let it happen ...... Brave New World beckons ...



Ooooh - will there be obstacle golf, centrifugal bumble-puppy, escalator squash and Riemann-surface tennis? Will there be orgy-porgy following the bouts of Boris worship?

Mind, we will all soon be subjects of King Boris rather than citizens of The UK, especially as there will no UK.

But who cares as long as we can all bumble puppy centrifugally and enjoy a Boris joke on the undeserving poor!

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby wirral_cyclist » 13 Dec 2019, 10:29pm

al_yrpal wrote:<SNIP> I understand the banksters are rubbing their hands with glee.

Al


Isn't that just the scariest part? all those ossters (anagram) have an evolving plan to make money that will likely make the rest of us suffer.

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Re: Is anyone moving?

Postby Carlton green » 13 Dec 2019, 10:59pm

al_yrpal wrote:I know one guy, a Scot, with a string of hotels in Scotland who has moved his HQ to England, but that was more than a year ago. Wise man, I think. I understand the banksters are rubbing their hands with glee.

Al


Yep, in the case of independence happening any sensible company will move its assets out of Scotland and its headquarters to South of the Border. Scotland will become a Socialist republic and likely get into financial difficulties within a few years, the consequences won’t be nice. My wife has friends in Scotland, some of their children decided that there was no future for them in SNP’s vision and running of Scotland and so they have effectively emigrated. The parents are staying for now but I recon that they’ll head South if the SNP do manage to get independence.