Author Topic: Should There Have been An Upper Age Limit For Voters?  (Read 4802 times)

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Alfie

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Re: Should There Have been An Upper Age Limit For Voters?
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2016, 10:20:02 AM »
Because most of the recent joiners were net gainers?
So then it's fair to say that not all 27 countries have something to gain from the dissolution of the EU isn't it?

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Re: Should There Have been An Upper Age Limit For Voters?
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2016, 11:37:47 AM »
So then it's fair to say that not all 27 countries have something to gain from the dissolution of the EU isn't it?

That would depend on their priorities. Is funding more important than sovereignty and the other benefits listed by blonk? That is the question each country has to consider. It was easier for the UK because our financial contribution to the EU was greater than our gains.
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Alfie

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Re: Should There Have been An Upper Age Limit For Voters?
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2016, 12:00:13 PM »
That would depend on their priorities. Is funding more important than sovereignty and the other benefits listed by blonk? That is the question each country has to consider. It was easier for the UK because our financial contribution to the EU was greater than our gains.
Funding is not the ONLY benefit that the EU brings to net gainers.  There is access to the single market and free movement for 2.  But if Blonk is right, and there are no benefits whatsoever to be gained from countries being in the EU then I expect all 27 nations are itching to pull the trigger on Article 50 even as we speak.  The end of the EU by Christmas no doubt.

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Re: Should There Have been An Upper Age Limit For Voters?
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2016, 12:50:33 PM »
That would depend on their priorities. Is funding more important than  and the other benefits listed by blonk? That is the question each country has to consider. It was easier for the UK because our financial contribution to the EU was greater than our gains.

What does "sovereignty" actually mean in the context of 2016?

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Re: Should There Have been An Upper Age Limit For Voters?
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2016, 01:18:01 PM »
What does "sovereignty" actually mean in the context of 2016?

It's what we would be likely to lose if the EU's plans for closer integration were to include the UK. If the UK chose not to partake in closer integration we would not be fully committed members. Our balancing act of being in but not really was surely not sustainable long-term anyway?
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