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I'm British at heart and always will be! What's outsiders (particularly UK-expats) view of Brexit? British politics are so fascinating! I'm a Conservative through and through. Anyone welcome to comment! Please move to the appropriate form/thread if required Mod'ers :) 

 

My best,

Jon 

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3 hours ago, jakejon said:

Hey!

 

I'm British at heart and always will be! What's outsiders (particularly UK-expats) view of Brexit? British politics are so fascinating! I'm a Conservative through and through. Anyone welcome to comment! Please move to the appropriate form/thread if required Mod'ers :) 

 

My best,

Jon 

As a American I am all for it. It boggles my mind how the EU laws have precedence over the UK laws. I think it disenfranchses the working class, and the benefits of being apart of the EU is negated by all the negatives.

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I agree with Cyberfx.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I look forward to Scotland breaking off and joining the EU within 18 months. w00t ! 


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On ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 8:47 PM, Cyberfx1024 said:

As a American I am all for it. It boggles my mind how the EU laws have precedence over the UK laws. I think it disenfranchses the working class, and the benefits of being apart of the EU is negated by all the negatives.

I am an outsider, It seems as if they can't leave, it like UK sold their soul to the devil by joining EU.

 

They might get out of the deal, but it appears they will have to pay a hefty price and still follow the rules set by EU.

 

Why can't they just leave and tell the EU to politely "Get Bent" or go away?

 

I wouldn't negotiate or settle, I would break away and tell them we are gone, and we are not going to negotiate to leave the EU

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I'm British and voted to "leave" for various reasons. The current arrangement was not what my grandparents agreed to when the first referendum was in place that asked people if they wanted the U.K. to join the common market. The situation in the U.K. now is a long way from the common market. I'm all for free trade, easier importing and exporting and moving goods around. But I'm totally against the rules of the game being changed without the participants being consulted or given the option to leave the game. I also have huge issues with people who don't live in the U.K., have never lived in the U.K. and never will, dictating to the U.K. how to run the country. I recently went back to the U.K. for a week to visit family. Almost everyone I spoke to had an opinion on what's wrong with the current administration here. My answer to it was always "why are you trying to decide how another country should be run?" Especially when speaking to people who I know voted to leave. 

 

I know the remainers like to think that those that voted to leave are small-minded, racist, etc. And seem to think we "fell for" the '£350 million to the NHS' line. I never interpreted those slogans to mean that the NHS would definitely get £350 million a day, I just saw it as a visual to help undecided people picture the amount EU membership costs and how that could be spent closer to home. For me it was never about immigration. 

 

I don't believe any of the scaremongering about planes not being able to land (I work for an airline so I understand how it works better than most), food running out, etc. For goodness sake, we survived two wars against Germany. Whatever they do to us as a result of this song be anything like the way they tried to starve us back then. I find it an insult that people assume the U.K. will fall apart over something like this. We are far more resilient than that. I don't buy the argument about visa-free travel and what will happen if Brits need visas to go to Spain, etc. We need visas for India, Australia, China, Canada but people still go. So what? We travelled to France and Spain before the EU was even dreamt of. And if Brits will need visas to live in France or Spain my answer is also so what? How do they think I got into the USA? I spent 10 months in a pricey visa process. It didn't kill me. All these people bemoaning the fact that young people won't be able to go and live in Poland or Romania or other EU nations are being short-sighted. Why limit yourself to those places? 

 

And to finish, not being in the EU never did Norway or Switzerland any harm. Their citizens still enjoy travel, goods from other countries, etc. 

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