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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:50 AM

 

Brexit's broken promises: Health care, immigration and the economy

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/27/news/economy/brexit-broken-promises/index.html

So much for all those promises. Leading politicians in the campaign to pull the U.K. out of the European Union are back-pedaling fast on a number of pledges, particularly over extra money for health care.

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Campaign promise #1: We'll give EU cash to the National Health Service: The official Vote Leave campaign claimed that membership in the EU cost the U.K. 350 million a week, "enough to build a brand new, fully staffed ... hospital every week."

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About half of the money Britain hands over to the EU is returned to the country via subsidies for farmers, grants for research and funding for infrastructure. And that money is already committed.

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Campaign promise #2: We'll take control of the UK's borders: During the campaign, Brexiteers attacked the U.K. government for missing its target to cut net migration to tens of thousands (it was 333,000 last year), saying that only by leaving the EU could Britain control immigration.

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Leave campaigner and lawmaker Nigel Evans told BBC radio that there had been "some misunderstanding" over the Leave campaign's position on reducing immigration.

When asked if the number of people coming into the country would fall significantly, Evans said that a new Australian-style points system for EU migrants meant the U.K. would be able to control immigration -- but he didn't say it would fall.

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More at http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/27/news/economy/brexit-broken-promises/index.html

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Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 OP
rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #1
frazzled Jun 2016 #7
rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #8
frazzled Jun 2016 #9
rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #11
auntpurl Jun 2016 #2
Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #3
auntpurl Jun 2016 #5
TubbersUK Jun 2016 #4
Xipe Totec Jun 2016 #6
DCBob Jun 2016 #10

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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:13 AM

7. Indeed

I've been thinking for a while that the far right and the doctrinaire left, both here and in the UK, should unite to form a new party called simply the "Stick It to the Man" party. Because, honestly, that seems to be the main objective on both sides, with little regard for what happens when the Man gets stuck, nor for the complexity of government and policies in the 21st century. The mid 19th century had its Know Nothing party, so why not the Stick It to the Man party now?

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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:51 AM

9. Yes, it's about all those who

can't adapt to the parameters of a changing world. It has happened in every era of change. But happily, such movements of fear and feelings of indignation never win in the end. Hopefully, Brexit will be a cautionary tale that makes this the crest of the white-male-privilege gasp to maintain status. They'll have to adapt in the end because, you know, Darwin.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:54 AM

2. The Vote Leave camp wiped its website, including removing its archive of speeches and op-eds

as of this morning.

voteleavetakecontrol.org

Caches still available and I imagine people are going to be collecting that information before it is disappeared for good.

They want to make it harder for them to be held to account, but nobody is going to forget how they lied.

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:01 AM

3. People scream about the "NeoLiberals" but I fear "NeoFascists" MUCH more!!!!

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:06 AM

5. Yes, funny isn't it. You'd think on a progressive website we'd be against right wing policies

But I guess not?

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:06 AM

4. What an unspeakable fiasco

Yet I see elements on the left lauding it as some kind of triumph and snuggling up to the UK RW.

It's a strange old world indeed.

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Response to TubbersUK (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:22 AM

6. Blaming the Left is such a Right thing to do. nt

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:56 AM

10. This shows how easily angry voters can be fooled.

We have similar situation here in the US. Hopefully this can be a learning moment for our angry RWingers.

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