Ok, sorry, have to put something out here. Please feel free to ignore if you want; the world will continue without US. (see what I did there? "US" *and* "us", yep.)
"...they support Homeopathy - nuff said?"
The greatest drain on any health care system for a relatively healthy people is the hypocondriacs. Homeopathy is the best "cure" for their "illness", though they may still bug you until they get the latest, newest drug for their "condition". The one they saw on an ad during Fox News or Eastenders or Coronation Street, etc. If only 5% of illness is psycho-somatic, that is how many billions saved? Scientific medicine is using the proper cure for the correctly diagnosed condition. If its all in their heads, that's where you need to start. And besides, it does provide the attention and self-affirmation that they are craving in the first place, and at a lower price than a "real(?!)" doctor.
"independence means reduced markets and financial isolation, for an economy that makes very little that's dangerous and makes us more dependent on the US financial markets."
So the requirements for independence make you more dependent... yeah. Ok. Sure. I think I see how the bankers got away with scr#wing everyone for so long right there. I didn't think you could buy that kind of propoganda thinking. O.o
Now, admittedly, once you have gotten used to the disposable, consumerist teet, it sure is hard to get weened off. But, if all that sweetness is causing you diabetes anyway, what have you got to lose but your own weakness and dependence? Take control of your life and MAKE A CHOICE; don't just lay about so you can complain about the lack of time you end up with when it hits the fan personally, socially, or nationally.
"..."ignore"... climate research...not "investigate" or "verify" or "research" but just "ignore"..."
No, NOT to stop solid scientific research, but to stop jumping the gun pouring money into the latest snake oil salesmen (obviously THATS renewable, eh?) and taxing the bejebus out of you lot while ensuring that the elite and their quangos remain living high off the hog of your tax pounds or making new financial empires since mortgages are now verbotten to manipulate. When you have "science" following policy or being motivated by political money then you don't have science; you have prostitutes in lab coats (which can still be pretty hot, mind) with pretty graphs for Murdock's tele-teet sucklers.
"Science" is rigorous, practiced, REPEATABLE, and proven by ALL DATA; no cherry-picking, no fudging number curves to what it "should" say, no modifying or destroying data that doesn't fit your hypothesis. If you change, omit, or ignore the data to fit your hypothesis - THAT IS NOT SCIENCE. And sure as hell not "settled."
"...btw EU migrants pay 37% more tax than they receive in welfare, so the UK economy would be worse off if we didn't have them here."
So, any migrant taking "welfare" pays a penalty of 37% of the amount of welfare they receive? So that's up to 137% of total income that they owe in taxes? Are we sharecropping and making them buy at company stores, too? How effective is this, and how can we really take 37% more than they make, if all they "make" is the welfare payment? If, by definition, unemployed (can't work without ID, you know) or under-employed migrants on welfare will NEVER be able to pay the tax they owe, is the government hoping to create a 2nd (or is it 3rd, eh?) class of citizen, a new kind of indentured servant, that can never crawl out of debt? Does the country they come from take on that debt to ease off trade deficits?
Again, no wonder the bankers shistered us, eh?
Agree or not, make sure you get your butts out there and vote. If they are going to claim a flipping "mandate" anyway, MAKE IT ONE THEY REALLY HAVE TO WORK TO SPIN. Be a citizen, dammit!