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  1. I'm not sure what equations you are solving for but you could solve the partial differential heat equation and do a temperature map of the engine if you approximated as a simple geometry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_equation
  2. Mate, do I really have to batter this point to death? There is a tide of euroscepticism growing across Europe and it is not uniquely British - that was my point. If a poll says 47% of Dutch want a referendum on their membership who is to say they won't get a referendum? Moreover, these polls are taken before the Brexit result. Who knows what the newest polls show? The 'plebs' must simply be asked. Why so one sided in your examples? How about Osborne's emergency tax hikes and spending cuts? Or Cameron's WWIII scaremongering? Politicians will spin stories and spew propaganda - it is part of the job. If you're wise enough to see through the propaganda, then I'm sure the average Briton is too; unless you're suggesting you know better than the average Briton?
  3. Then why doesn't the EU open its borders to the world? Stop being so discriminatory! I'm sure millions of people would love to take advantage of Germany's high minimum wage and the welfare state benefits - can you blame them? [1] http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/06/27/dutch-narrowly-nexit-70-low-educated-favor/ [2] http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/06/21/majority-dutch-also-want-referendum-eu-membership/ The principle is that the people of Europe must be asked whether they want to be part of this ever increasingly political union.
  4. Why is it patronising to mention sushi bars in Soho? Why mention that Soho is the most liberal area of London? Why mention sushi being a Japanese tradition? Why say the Japanese people have no need to go anywhere?... If not to portray my comments as xenophobic, a consistent tactic used by those opposing 'leave'. A life out of the common fisheries policy, the common agricultural policy and a weak pound to support manufacturing and exports, I think a lot of people in rural England and Wales have a lot to look forward to.
  5. It's funny how you read racism into everything. So I'm a racist am I? Well I can happily tell you I'm half Asian, I don't need a lecture on multi-racial tolerance from you . Let me expand and explain my sushi bar comment: If you think your career in the state funded medical profession will lead to your poverty in the coming years then I deeply regret that. Leaving the EU may be bad for the big banks and the multinationals in London, i.e. less money spent at the sushi bars, but I really don't think the people in Bolton give a toss.
  6. I never said the Dutch wanted to leave the EU, did I? I said they wanted a say on their membership. A British local can't immigrate to the UK because they are already in the UK. Thus, only people outside the UK can immigrate to the UK. Ergo, a single immigration policy which is applied to all non-UK nationals is, by definition, non-discriminatory. I'm not surprised
  7. Really? Yea I guess there won't be as many sushi bars in Soho. The question on the ballot paper had nothing to do with Scottish independence - it asked whether the UK should remain as part of the EU. Anyone who voted remain to keep the Scots in the UK missed the point. Anyways, what's wrong with an independent Scotland? It's certainly not for the English to decide. Why is it so hard for you to accept that the two groups of people want different things? Yup, 'the plebs are too stupid' aren't they? It is exactly this kind of arrogant, elitist attitude which cost the remain side the referendum. I don't agree with Nigel Farage's undiplomatic attitude or his style, but the principles behind his message resonates with many across Europe. Rant and call half the country racist, un-educated, bigoted, nazi-sympathising all you want. The truth of the matter is that big business and big institutions have benefited greatly from the EU at the expense of the working man who now has nothing to lose. Bye EU, Bye Cameron, Bye Corbyn, Good bye Lib-Lab-Con - You've all been so out of touch, your time is up.
  8. Whether you agree with the result or not, most people would agree that the referendum held on the 23rd June was a great exercise of democracy –many people across Europe (the Dutch especially) would also like their own say on European Union membership but currently do not have the opportunity [1]. Hence, this event is truly unique and monumental in that after 41 years since the referendum on UK’s membership of the Common Market in 1975, the people of the UK were once again consulted on their opinion. This topic is controversial and emotive, there will clearly be a large variety of opinion. There is no doubt in my mind that the UK would be better off leaving the EU and this is a view I have held for some time. There are several points which are often made by those in favour of remaining that I would like to address: Immigration: “Voting to leave the EU is xenophobic and racist ” Not only is this statement narrow minded, I would actually argue the opposite – being part of the EU requires you to be discriminatory against non-EU nationals. The current immigration policy in the UK gives uncontrolled entry to EU nationalist whilst non-EU nationals are required to apply for the right of abode, work visas and the like. With high levels of immigration over the past two decades the government has had to turn away an increasing number of non-EU nationals in order to attempt to meet their mandate or reduced net migration. This sort of system is highly unfair in my opinion – I would like to see an immigration system where non-EU nationals are not discriminated against and everyone wanting to come and live in the UK are judged based on the same criteria. A vote to leave is not anti-immigration, it is a vote for sensible, fair, controlled immigration – just like any other non-EU country on the planet. Whether you agree with the current immigration policy of the UK or not, we should all agree that everyone regardless of race or nationality should be treated equally and EU nationals should be subject to the same rules Americans, Australians and any other non-EU nationals have to face [2]. Trade and UK's Global Role: “A vote for ‘leave’ is a vote for isolationism and protectionism” This again is not true. In fact, any high school economics student can easily point out that the European Union is a textbook example of economic protectionism. Not only do member states of the EU apply a common tariff to the rest of the world, they are prevented from negotiating their own free trade deals and are required to give up their seat at the World Trade Organisation. It is well established from economic theory that countries who participate in tariff style protectionism ultimately face high consumer prices relative to the global market price. Having voted to leave the EU, the UK is now free to negotiate free trade with the rest of the world and there is already movement for a free trade agreement with Canada, independent of the EU [3] – this gave rise to the pro-leave phrase: “We’re not leaving Europe, we’re rejoining the world”. Trade liberalisation ultimately means lower consumer prices and a more competitive economy due to global competition. The UK Economy: “The leave vote has trashed the UK economy” Most people will point to the fall in GBP or the FTSE and say the economy is in freefall. It is worth noting that on the evening of the 23rd of July pollsters, financial analysts and politicians were all expecting a remain vote i.e. the remain vote was priced into the market which meant a high volume of trades were long GBP and UK shares. When the leave votes started to come in, this came as a shock and traders around the world started selling UK assets to close their position. The effect of everyone hitting the sell button at the same time is a severe drop in price. It is interesting to note that the FTSE100 is exactly where it was 2 weeks ago. With regards to the pound, GBP/USD has been in a bear market since the third quarter of 2014 where it has lost 18% of value over that period. The bottom line is that nothing fundamental has changed in the UK economy and that the down turn is mainly due to uncertainty and volatility. People around the world have recognised this and are accumulating the Pound for their next holiday to Britain [4] – while imports to the UK may decrease, the silver lining is that the UK will now see a boost in tourism and its exports are now more competitive. Not all doom and gloom George Osborn would have you believe – where is he anyways? Didn’t he have an emergency Brexit budget? [1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36615879 [2] https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/12/eu-workers-deported-earning-less-35000-employees-americans-australians [3] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/uk-canada-free-trade-deal-brexit-1.3652048 [4] http://www.smh.com.au/world/brexit-mayhem-as-australians-rush-to-buy-pounds-20160624-gprfuv.html