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Weekly Edition - Published  06 June 2016

 

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UK's Pound now rides on the wild sea!

BIG questions are being asked as at the close of trading on Monday, 6 June 2016, the UK's Pound tumbled as City traders reacted to the news at a series of polls have suggested Britain is heading for an EU exit. We have been talking to people in and around Merseyside and just asking people at random, the country is heavily divided. Most young people seem to be in favour of staying in, but the older voters, who tend to vote, are saying out. One of the fears being raised is the issue of terrorism and boarder control issues, with immigration the biggest worry for most. "Strongly all attempts to cram the public over these issues are appearing to fall on death ears. The older generation can't understand the internet and still see the UK as a colonial power. Something we are most definitely not." one of the many young people commented during a heated debate on a Merseyrail train ride. He then added:- "Immigration is needed, as who will be able to look after us in old age? Our generation is being taxed well higher than other generations since the war. We are facing higher and higher costs for education and health. With less and less young British people able to raise families and a population older than us who are far bigger... Who will we get to fund the likes of the NHS when we get to their age? Who will be able to work in it, if we have no younger people? Plus who will stack shelves? The list goes on.. We are to short sighted." He was then interrupted by a lady who said:- "You are talking nonsense. Your generation are just lazy... The UK needs to only accept people we want in the UK. People who have skills. Most who come over don't have any!" This was then interrupted by a Polish chap who said:- "So I don't have any skills? I'm a nurse?" The elderly lady snapped back:- "Well we need the likes of you, as you're skilled." He replied:- "so my wife is not wanted as she works in McDonalds?" Response was:- "Well she is with you. You're contributing, so her lack of skills can be made up for that way." The chap replied back:- "Ok, I did not say, she has a Masters and only took the job at McDonalds to help us support our income, as she looks after the family, and we will not claim Tax Credits, like most British people do." Her reply was:- "Why not? That's silly!" This type of argument is increasingly common when the EU subject is brought up. We would love to know what your views are ahead of the EU vote on 23 June 2016. Will you vote in or out? One thing you must do is vote. This is the most important choice the UK voting public has ever had to vote on. It's no surprise why the UK's markets are having wild swings, on a level not seen since the height of the financial crisis. The question is, will they stabilise should we vote out? If we get this wrong and vote on fear alone, something that is very likely, what damage will the fear factor now do to generations to come? Please email your views to:- News24@SouthportReporter.com.

 

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