Talk:Examples of EU regulations on Britain

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Sidewalks? There aren't any in Britain. Same with "cell phones". And "bathrooms" in Britain actually contain baths, not just toilets. AlanE (talk) 00:08, 26 June 2016 (EDT)

It's for an American audience. Pavement, not sidewalks. Mobile, not cell phone. Water closet, not bathroom. Radiator, not towel holder. But thanks for clarifying. --Jpatt 07:47, 26 June 2016 (EDT)
In articles relating to Britain, perhaps a solution is parenthetical statements. For example, like this: (In Britain sidewalks are referred to as pavement). Conservative (talk) 00:35, 27 June 2016 (EDT)
Things are always more complex that they seem Cons. Down here, it's a footpath.
I once fiound myself having a chat with a well known British "Best Selling" popular historian who opined that he frequently debated with himself the worth of having his books published in The States because of the time and effort required to bring the American readership up to speed with facts and concepts he could take for granted that his British Commonwealth and even European readers would understand. (There is a certain amount of amusement in this country and the world over the fact that the earlier "Mad Max" movies were dubbed into American English for their American release. Not in Holland, mind you, nor Germany nor elsewhere in the world, where, it seems, the Australian vernacular is understandable within its context. Just in America.)
Frankly, I find it not particularly important what is called what unless it is right out out of cultural context... like the Scottish housewife saying to the visiting detective: "do you want cream with that?" AlanE (talk) 02:51, 27 June 2016 (EDT)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Brexit (HBO) watch at 4' 20 - 5' 20 --AugustO (talk) 18:42, 27 June 2016 (EDT)

AugustO, I don't buy that video for two reasons.
1. Brexit could cause a chain reaction so others leave the EU too. So the costs of Brexit would be changed - especially if the EU breaks up.
2. Brexit might have been avoided if the root cause were eliminated. For example, perhaps the immigration issue could have been negotiated to being more Aussie like.[1]] Plus, less Muslim immigrants. The liberals, who are used to getting their way very often in Europe, took an all or nothing approach. Well, the UKIP and other voters chose the nothing approach. It seems to me that the Swiss avoid a lot of simmering resentments by getting the consent of the governed more. Conservative (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2016 (EDT)
I don't expect anyone to "buy that video" in its entirety. But I think he made a good point about "Brexit - the movie": both sides of the campaign used dubious claims, fear mongering, and made promises (ehem, aspirations) well knowing that they couldn't keep them. "Brexit - the movie" is just one example - it was sloppily researched. They state that a pillow is subject to 109 EU regulations, while in reality they only show that their were 109 regulations using the word pillow, like a classification of breakfast cereals cut into pillow shapes, or "pillow ball joints", etc.
--AugustO (talk) 04:51, 28 June 2016 (EDT)
Sloppily researched is one way of putting it. Deliberatily mendacious is a much more accurate one. Many of the stories about EU regulations, such as the one about curved bananas, were simply invented by Boris Johnson whilst he was a Daily Telegraph writer. Johnson is an admitted plagarist, liar, adulterer and someone who is on tape conspiring to have a journalist assualted because he was investigating a friend of his (Darius Guppy) over a fraud that Guppy carried out. So far the pro-brexit campaign have backtracked on just about every single claim they made during the campaign. Whatever you think of the EU, and I oppose it on some issues and support it on others, the entire leave campaign has been based on lies, half-truths, distortions and racism. None of which I would like to think Conservapedia will support. Davidspencer (talk) 10:14, 28 June 2016 (EDT)

Agreed. Dubious claims were made on both sides. Conservative (talk) 12:58, 28 June 2016 (EDT)