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Iceland to vote on EU Membership.


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Gadjodilo

Iceland is in one serious hurry to get into the EU! Iceland's new Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has said 'We insist that a membership application be sent to the EU before July.'

Will they meet us on the way out? Hmmmmmm....

More here:
RTÉ News: Iceland to seek EU membership vote
 


Ramon21

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Iceland is in one serious hurry to get into the EU! Iceland's new Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has said 'We insist that a membership application be sent to the EU before July.'

Will they meet us on the way out? Hmmmmmm....

More here:
RTÉ News: Iceland to seek EU membership vote
I hope so, we don't need people like you.
Iceland is welcome to join.
 
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Gadjodilo

I hope so, we don't need people like you.
Iceland is welcome to join.
I wouldn't want to be in a club that has people like me has members. :)

Anyway, relax Ramoncito. I'm pro-EU and pro-Lisbon but I'm aware that if we vote 'no' a second time, we might as well leave.
 
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welcome iceland but i wonder is it a done thing? i was watching euronews and the report mentioned that they are very nationalistic there.
 

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They are welcome to join, but hold your horses for a minute. This is a parliamentary-vote not on EU membership, but rather on starting membership-negotiations. The polls in Iceland show that while 64% support negotiations, most still oppose membership 45-39 (March poll). The Icelandic govt includes anti-EU parties that support negotiations with a referendum on membership. This context has to be understood as the govt here is exploiting the Iceland issue to pressure us into reversing our no vote.

If we vote no we're still in the EU and that's the legal and political-reality. We are merely exercising our rights under EU law to say no. If the EU is a democratic Union, it can accept no for an answer.
 

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Like us with our dimwitted no vote to Lisbon ,the poor foolish people in Iceland actually thought they had gone into a superior economic stratosphere and didn't need the big boys in Europe to survive.But just like ourselves and our reliance on lunatic Anglo Saxon economics(Boston or Berlin my ar*e) they are now sifting through the meltdown for a few scraps to keep themselves warm from the economic winter.
I suppose we could arrange for Iceland to enter on the same day we are appologising to Europe and begging forgiveness for getting above our station.
I heard someone on the news today say that we received approx 50 billion euro since 1971 from Europe.......thank God we are getting a second chance.
 

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Like us with our dimwitted no vote to Lisbon ,the poor foolish people in Iceland actually thought they had gone into a superior economic stratosphere and didn't need the big boys in Europe to survive.But just like ourselves and our reliance on lunatic Anglo Saxon economics(Boston or Berlin my ar*e) they are now sifting through the meltdown for a few scraps to keep themselves warm from the economic winter.
I suppose we could arrange for Iceland to enter on the same day we are appologising to Europe and begging forgiveness for getting above our station.
I heard someone on the news today say that we received approx 50 billion euro since 1971 from Europe.......thank God we are getting a second chance.
I'll take it your just taking the pi5s, because if your being serious you sound absolutely pathetic.
 

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They can fuck right off! We don't need a basket case like them. And besides, if they do join they won't be entitled to "active" membership for four years,
 

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They can fuck right off! We don't need a basket case like them. And besides, if they do join they won't be entitled to "active" membership for four years,
EU wants their fishies though!
 

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That's true... How much of it do we get?
 

Albert Aherne

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I'll take it your just taking the pi5s, because if your being serious you sound absolutely pathetic.
:D
Absolutely not.I take it from your well thought out and intelligent reply that you disagree? Why?
 

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If the Icelandic people had any sense they would oppose entering the biggest capitalist free trade bloc in the world. The EU will devestate their fisheries and institutionalise a race to the bottom in workers rights and conditions.
 

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That's true... How much of it do we get?
oh... em... err... cheaper imported fish in the supermarket... a sense of well being from helping a country in need...

...or in other words nothing, we can't even exploit our own fishies fully.

...I like saying fishies.
 

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If the Icelandic people had any sense they would oppose entering the biggest capitalist free trade bloc in the world. The EU will devestate their fisheries and institutionalise a race to the bottom in workers rights and conditions.
The E.U. has done more for workers rights, female employment rights etc over the years! This is nonsense. Iceland wanting to join is a clear indicator that it's better to be in the club than out.
 

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If the Icelandic people had any sense they would oppose entering the biggest capitalist free trade bloc in the world. The EU will devestate their fisheries and institutionalise a race to the bottom in workers rights and conditions.
Very interesting! And what country, socialist or capitalist would you wish them to be part of or to imitate so that they can have rights that us downtrodden and persecuted European workers are denied?
 

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They can fuck right off! We don't need a basket case like them. And besides, if they do join they won't be entitled to "active" membership for four years,

"We" -- like the republic of Ireland
"basket case" --- like the republic of Ireland.

if its anything, europe doesnt need "We".
 

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Read your post again... Why don't you sound pathetic?
:D ...Ah come on! You can do better than that.Surely you can compose an incisive reply and demolish my argument without wearing out the word "pathetic"? ;)
 

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"We" -- like the republic of Ireland
"basket case" --- like the republic of Ireland.

if its anything, europe doesnt need "We".
Yeah but we're already here so there!
 

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