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Utter madness

edited 14 January 2020 at 5:29PM in Discussion Time
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  • QuasarQuasar Forumite
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    WillimS wrote: »
    We need to be realistic, the EU are going to clobber the UK with anything they can to make money out of us,.. the Leave voters will take it on the chin, I suspect the remain fanatics will soon be agreeing, we needed to GO.

    Why should EU rules on what EU countries can or cannot sell/do affect the UK when it is out?

    The UK will be able to decide for itself if every new phone comes with a charger, a bell and a frill. Paranoia doesn't really help make good arguments.
    Be careful who you open up to. Today it's ears, tomorrow it's mouth.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    WillimS wrote: »
    We need to be realistic, the EU are going to clobber the UK with anything they can to make money out of us,.. the Leave voters will take it on the chin, I suspect the remain fanatics will soon be agreeing, we needed to GO.
    Do you concede that the proposal in question based on legitimate reasoning? Or is it just a general rant against the EU?

    Your thread, your rules I suppose :whistle:
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • QuasarQuasar Forumite
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    Don_Two wrote: »
    Why not insist on cutting back unnecessary packaging, paperwork, accessories (who actually uses the el-cheapo earbuds so often still included) or even the bloatware?

    Another favourite EU madness of mine is their insistence that false noise be added to new electric-powered cars!

    Yes that is terrible - insisting that pedestrians and various road users can hear if a car is coming upon them. Whatever next.
    Be careful who you open up to. Today it's ears, tomorrow it's mouth.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Don_Two wrote: »
    Another favourite EU madness of mine is their insistence that false noise be added to new electric-powered cars!
    They are called silent-but-deadly with very good reason. I'd take a gentle hum over countless casualties any day.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Ooh Q, we are so synch'd today!! :T

    Maybe the EU will want to ban groupthink next :D
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • NaughtiusMaximusNaughtiusMaximus Forumite
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    Excellent idea, I already have more USB cables and plugs than I need, I'm sure most people are the same. Any new ones I get [STRIKE]free[/STRIKE] factored into the selling price just get thrown out anyway.
    So what happens when you buy your first mobile phone?

    You can be given one of the numerous spares mum/dad/siblings/whoever already have in a drawer. Any adult who wants a phone will already have one, these days most people get the first mobile well before they reach their teens.
  • QuasarQuasar Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    Ooh Q, we are so synch'd today!! :T

    Maybe the EU will want to ban groupthink next :D

    In three weeks time I will return to an EU country to take up my residence there again, vacating the current property in the UK. I will be replying to posts from there, and translating the most outrageous accusations levelled at the EU to my friends, over a glass of wine or two. :cool:

    *awaits onslaught*
    Be careful who you open up to. Today it's ears, tomorrow it's mouth.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Quasar wrote: »
    In three weeks time I will return to an EU country to take up my residence there again, vacating the current property in the UK. I will be replying to posts from there, and translating the most outrageous accusations levelled at the EU to my friends, over a glass of wine or two. :cool:
    Yes, please do keep posting! We are all the better for your wisdom.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • QuasarQuasar Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    Yes, please do keep posting! We are all the better for your wisdom.

    Now now... I can find a dozen or so people who would disagree with you. :D
    Be careful who you open up to. Today it's ears, tomorrow it's mouth.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Quasar wrote: »
    Now now... I can find a dozen or so people who would disagree with you. :D
    Twelve angry - and incredibly opinionated - men...

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    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
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