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« on: November 24, 2016, 08:08:24 am »
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In a non-binding resolution though...

http://www.dw.com/en/majority-of-european-parliament-votes-to-freeze-eu-membership-talks-with-turkey/a-36503988
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 03:44:17 pm »
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Let's be honest, it was going nowhere anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 01:00:25 pm »
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Let's be honest, it was going nowhere anyway.

Yeah, I've no idea why Cameron squandered so much political capital on backing Turkey's membership, it definitely pushed up the leave vote, probably not by enough to make the difference but it certainly didn't help and even though vote leave probably knew it was never happenning they were only too happy to use it on their leaflets
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 04:46:21 pm »
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Let's be honest, it was going nowhere anyway.

Yeah, I've no idea why Cameron squandered so much political capital on backing Turkey's membership, it definitely pushed up the leave vote, probably not by enough to make the difference but it certainly didn't help and even though vote leave probably knew it was never happenning they were only too happy to use it on their leaflets

Because Turkey threathen to send thousands of refugees in Europe if the talks stop.
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