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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

agrees Basic Income
Either we are going to have a basic income that regulates this new society of ours, or we are going to have very substantial social conflicts that get far worse with xenophobia and refugees and migration and so forth.
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

disagrees Robot Tax
Either the robot sales tax should be dropped or it should be generalized into a capital goods sales tax. But imagine the uproar against a tax on all capital goods: Woe betide those who would diminish domestic productivity and competitiveness!
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Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

[It is an] absolutely terrible idea. Also, men should be incredibly annoyed by [the] suggestion they can't control themselves.
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David Bailey, Car industry expert and Professor at Aston University

There are clearly complex issues around having both types of cars on the road. How can you programme a car to edge out into traffic as a human would do or flash its lights to signal it is letting another car in?
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

A simple policy would be to enact legislation requiring that a percentage of capital stock (shares) from every initial public offering (IPO) be channeled into a Commons Capital Depository, with the associated dividends funding a universal basic dividend
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Lady Brady,

disagrees Brexit
British families, consumers and businesses are stronger in than out … Europe is our largest trading partner … European trade supports millions of British jobs … And a bigger market has driven down prices for consumers.
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Ann Widdecombe, Former Conservative Member of Parliament, President of Christians for Britain

agrees Brexit
It is no good thinking we can come out [of the EU] at a later stage. There will not be that opportunity … We are certainly not self-governing for as long as we are in Europe.
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

disagrees Brexit
[Brexit] would make a bad thing [the EU] far, far worse … Monsters don’t have to win elections to be in power.
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Gisela Stuart MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston, chair of Vote Leave

agrees Brexit
The NHS is struggling to cope with rising demand. If we Vote Leave we will be able to stop our money being spent on EU bureaucrats and instead invest in the NHS so that patients can get the best possible care.
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Sir Paul Nurse, Former president of the Royal Society.

disagrees Brexit
The UK would struggle to attract the talent pool of gifted European scientists on which much cutting-edge research relies.
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Craig Mackinlay, Politician

agrees Brexit
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Andrew Turner, British politician

agrees Brexit
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Michael David Jackson, British army officer

disagrees Brexit
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Jude Kelly, English theatre director

disagrees Brexit
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David J. Richardson, Academic

disagrees Brexit
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Barry Everitt, British neuroscientist

disagrees Brexit
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Richard Horton, British medical editor

disagrees Brexit
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Peter Carter, British chief executive of the royal college of nursing

disagrees Brexit
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Lynne Jones, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Alan Smith, Bishop of st albans; bishop of shrewsbury

disagrees Brexit
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Chris Addison, British comedian

disagrees Brexit
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James Heappey,

disagrees Brexit
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Julian Smith, Member of united kingdom parliament

disagrees Brexit
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James Morris, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Anna Soubry, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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