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« Reply #60 on: Jun 13, 2017, 11:07AM »

Lay off "angry old white guys" Russ.

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« Reply #61 on: Jun 13, 2017, 12:06PM »

And don't call me "Ma'am".
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« Reply #62 on: Jun 13, 2017, 01:07PM »

Shirley you jest Evil :-P

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« Reply #63 on: Jun 13, 2017, 05:11PM »

The entire world is a vastly different place now than it was in the 60's.  There is no way to tell where the UK would be now had they never joined the EU.  Brexit is not going to play out very well.  I cannot imagine the EU making it easy for the UK - in fact, they can't make it easy as doing so would be like admitting that the EU is a bad idea.  It may not have been so bad for the UK if they still had the US as an ally to help ease the pain.  However, the US is no one's ally any longer.

There are growing numbers in EU countries other than the UK that think the EU is a bad idea. Plus, culturally there are big differences between EU countries and I do not think any of them want a United States of Europe, except maybe for Angela Merkel who wants Germany to rule the roost.

I think the strong relationship between the UK and the US will remain because it is not dependent on the President, especially not the present one. Same situation with Australia although I do think we will distance ourselves from his dopier ideas. Hopefully he won't last much longer anyway.

I do not think the UK is a vastly different place to the years of the 60's. If anything, the ideas of the 60's have been implemented. There were a few  problems along the way, like Thatcherism, and British manufacturing has been damaged by allowing other EU countries to move their goods in without too many border restrictions. However, it has not gone too far and the UK will soon resume its old drive without the rest of the EU to drag along. 


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