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    1. Jaymo

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      I will Yes I’ve said it many many moons ago, when once again the very same question was posed.
    2. Only according to Katie
    3. Jaymo

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      Yesterday ( or was it the day before) , there was a posting regarding the inequality/inability as a UK EU citizen to open a bank account in Germany which I queried with my experience in another Country, so I couldn’t respond as I would have liked. Those who know me, know I only believe in accepting a “statement” or publication/article if I can back it up and not rely on what I would call “Pub talk” or hearsay. So I filled out an online request with Deutche Bank regarding open an account and I received the following reply this morning.
    4. Jaymo

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      In order to address the article we need to put BREXIT to one side as Democracy does seem to have been affected by this whole saga. But isn’t /hasn’t, this always been the case? how many times over the last thousands of years has the will of one set, been disregarded for another. Had this been about a different subject then I doubt there would be the same furore. But I do agree with you that there does seem to be a game played by all sides of the Brexit divide and Political spectrum, that is not in anyone’s interests. Relating to the article though- biased to ‘Leave’ of course is once again it’s ref to the ‘Social elite’ and that it would be that only the rich are “Remainers” and out purely for profit- there are many Brexiteers who are also ‘Comfortable’ ( JRM, Johnson to name the first off my head) I read the article with impunity, but detected rather more than pure democratic arguments and more of a Socialist undertone with “have’s and have not’s”
    5. Jaymo

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      Only just seen this Gosh, someone’s going to jump on me as above ( 😀) Your experience in France is very likely but not true for all! Both of my nephews work for French Companies and neither are French ( one of them has worked for far too many different employers for it to have been a fluke to have been hired) My Brother works for a Monaco based Company and my Sister in law is self employed there, but then contracted by French Companies. Ive many friends also employed there- luck of the draw? Who knows and it’s not a personal dig at all. Employment benefit cut- too right, if you can’t find work ( any work, even if it’s not in your chosen field or you can’t be bothered) , then it’s cut- but your not “dropped” from the system and left with nothing- it changes to a different Social support. Pay to see a Doctor at €25, that muted for over here to stop so many wasted appointments- what you don’t realise is that over there you have ‘basic’ right healthcare which all receive and a top up ‘mutual’ which is a Private policy that acts as a top up- if your on benefits and don’t have one of these, you don’t pay your €25 ( claimed back) and otherwise you Calum it back via your ‘mutual’ - here it’s been said, we need a radical shake up of the NHS, once again- not an EU “dictatorship” induced problem” - Free healthcare is not sustainable in any Country, nor provided Closing down of Companies/subsidiary of say a Car maker- well if the UK didn’t have such poor Redundancy policies then the other Country might be on the receiving end of these closures- your always going to go for the cheapest option, unless National Pride tugs and says “keep this one open at all costs” It wouldn’t really be seen in the Public’s eye as the right thing to close your own nations factory and keep another’s open- but, it happens all the time but we only hear of the high profile ones or we’ll know ‘Brands’
    6. Jaymo

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      Now now, you really do need to quote facts and not assumptions. Just one snippet for you as I think your on overload as it is- currently in the Uk, we cannot receive Child benefit due to our earnings ( well yes, we can receive it but it then is clawed back at the end of each tax year) but in my “beloved” France- no “means” testing What they do have and this isn’t dictated by the EU, is the sensible access to benefits such as a min time / previous years working time equivalent, before your able to claim- the UK has shot itself in the foot and gives out benefits to “everyone” ( not just migrants as the Stats will show, are a small minority of the annual Governments expenditure) This could easily be changed by ‘ANY’ ruling Party and as stated- NOT subject to EU law. If you care to look at little further than the Channel, then migration to other Countries is in full flow- it’s happened since the dawn of time- but knowledge and rumour of a “brilliant new life” due to information exchange and availability has accelerated this. The med/ Adriatic has many attempting the same thing- they don’t all land in say, Italy and suddenly make a beeline for the UK you know ( yes, I can say I’ve witnessed it personally, can you?) We slightly off topic bringing immigration into Brexit, but immigration is EVERYWHERE- your not telling me that Mexicans have only just started trying to criss the border to the States in the last few years? If you digest history for something a little closer to home, then what about the millions who migrated in the lead up to 1940 and beyond- fleeing persecution to Countries of safety ( safety comes in many forms to many, for some- just the safety of clean water and the availability of food is enough to warrant risking it all) Am I ‘Anti British’ for the second time of accusation- No, I’m realistic. Stating I should go back to another Country is rather extreme- next you will be asking if I would like do so by ‘going forth and multiplying’
    7. Jaymo

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      Well that’s bizarre, because if you go to France you can do all of those and a ‘Carte Sejour’ is not a requirement at all unless your ‘not’ an EU citizen Will check with my German colleagues and some English ones who are in Düsseldorf and report back as there is something not quite right there !!!!! I actually had my “Relationship Manager” from our French Bank ring me yesterday for his usual six month “how’s it going chat” , offering me further investment/ borrowing or mortgage- last year this particular Bank couldn’t offer Mortgages to anyone with only ‘Sterling’ income, but this has changed too. ( other banks didn’t have this criteria as I have a mortgage with a Bank there that I don’t even carry out my day to day Banking with).
    8. Jaymo

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      I’m Anti British am I? Can you also tell me what I had for dinner too? Just because I have an opinion on the EU and Britain’s standing among the Community, doesn’t mean I’m ‘anti British’ Should we all be breaking out into a chorus of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ Times have moved on from Downton Abbey ( cracking show that though)
    9. Not seen speaker plugs like that since the 80’s
    10. Jaymo

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      You really are a touchy one ........ Polish? Er nope ( but boy oh boy did they fight well in the War and here on British soil too, forget that one? Had to mention the War as it seems it crops up all the time) Southerner in London? Er nope - unless Norfolk is a bit too far south for you Back to item three, is it really 3 1/2 mill or did the nice man on the telly tell you that! How many of Brits claim “the Social” in EU countries? I’m not the best betting person but I’m prepared to place a bet on the numbers being significant. Having lived in France and being entitled to child benefits etc and other amounts for my wife as she doesn’t work, I can only multiply that by the millions who also live and work within the EU- if this was a game of ‘Top Trumps’ then my horsepower outnumbered yours ( god, are Top Trumps still available?) So, it’s only them “Silly old Pensioners” spending in Europe- well I guess you overlooked the amount spent by British tourists every year abroad, think many more are spending a grand a week on holibubs than 3.5 mill pensioners spend on food a week - you do holiday don’t you? Sorry Mr Zapp
    11. Jaymo

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      Points one and two ( see above) Point three- really? And you know this because you work for the DWP and can tell the proportion of claimants? I mean, it’s not like we have any Brits claiming abroad would we....... Point four, ever heard of sharing of information and intelligence? Or do we say “Pierre or Gunter” ( I’m sticking with French and German names as the other 25 nations never seem to be mentioned as either benefiting or contributing) “I have some info on naughty Mr so n so” for them to never ring up and say “Bonjour my little roast beef. Listen carefully, I shall say this only once”
    12. Jaymo

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      Open markets/ custom freedoms/ work place Eu working time directive/ Eu derived flight compensation/ commonality of standards reducing consumer and manufacturing costs for differing markets/ access to fishing rights / common laws which makes reciprocal trading simpler and cheaper/ fixation of tarries/ farming and work place subsidies/ Belgian waffles ( just to see if your still reading)/ Eu research funding/ ehic health travel for hapless accident prone Brits abroad/ EU roaming charges for mobiles instead of the old £1.50 per min plus charges/ it gave you the ‘angel of the north- plus numerous other funding of Public and Private buildings and enterprises either directly or via grants ( places such as Liverpool has received over 1.6billion in EU regeneration funding over a ten year period- see, it’s not just ‘them countries’ that benefit from regeneration grants) Oh I’m getting dizzy just thinking about how I could write a whole dissertation, but you guys know I’m not that way inclined - I could cut n paste as some like to do :-), but I won’t We argue that we’re a net contributor which is true, but doesn’t that happen in many aspects of life? Relatives or friends pay for those worse off, help others more needy out? We are known for our generosity when it comes to fund raising events- take Live Aid, that wasn’t all for us and drew on images of another Country, yet we didn’t stand up and say “that’s not fair, we should keep it for this Country” Is laughable that when our contributions are mentioned, that it’s said that we should not give it to the EU, but spend it at home- do you honestly think that it would all be ploughed into the UK? or more likely used to service current debt levels and Pension liabilities etc I like a bit of the old football, sure prefer playing alongside other teams, than kicking the ball against the wall on my own !
    13. Jaymo

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      He is a popular bloke 🙂
    14. Jaymo

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      Duh, that’s a fairly obvious statement- you wouldn’t let me use your Bodyshop and buy goods through it at trade prices and for you to not expect anything, would you? If so, I need some white for the R1 🙂 You wish to play with on the golf course, you play to the club rules.... We in turn benefit too, it’s not a one way street.
    15. Jaymo

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      Or none so blinkered !!!!!!!!
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