Results are in and it is leave the EU

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I think - though I may be mistaken - there's a bilateral agreement with some embassies for EU nations providing complimentary services; e.g. if an EU nation doesn't have an embassy, another EU nation will provide some services on their behalf.
Seeing as we used to own half the world at least, I'd be surprised if we didn't have an embassy everywhere or if not, at least a consulate.

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Seeing as we used to own half the world at least, I'd be surprised if we didn't have an embassy everywhere or if not, at least a consulate.

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I think the only actual internationally recognised countries withou a UK embassy/consulate are Bhutan, Liechtenstein and San Marino.

Might be a couple more out in the Pacific/Caribbean though.
 
WTF has that got to do with the UK govt., I was talking about your much vaunted EU , who employs such stellar stars as virtually the whole of the useless Kinnock family, the hideous creature Ashton who squandered hundreds of millions a year on the ludicrous EU "diplomatic service" . Full extent of EU's diplomatic service revealed
You'll really need to up your game, it isn't my much vaunted EU and I've said similar a number of times but thanks for the broadcast from deepest, darkest West Stupid in the Kingdom of Dullardia anyway. Why are you still trying to fight the referendum?

I CGAF about your personal hatred of anyone whose screen isn't covered in spittle like your own, suggest sticking to mindlessly mashing buttons as you look less stupid. Hard to believe I know.

Indeed, what has the lightly regulated environment in the UK got to do with fraud and money laundering on an international scale?

May faces fresh calls to halt plan to ditch Serious Fraud Office

Care to tell me how much it will cost in staff and rentals/purchases for the embassies we're going to need? The new US embassy in London is going to cost $1 billion - ours will not be that expensive but we're looking at shed loads we don't have. You don't have a fecking clue do you? Here's a hint, our embassy in Italy cost us £9.7m in 2012-2013. It'll be much more expensive now, that's the cheapest of the G8 countries by a long way.

Costs of running embassies/posts - a Freedom of Information request to Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Come on, I'm waiting for answers, we don't have long. What? You've left the complicated stuff for others to do?
 
Regardless of various points of views to staying in or getting out, there are definite benefits to leaving as there are definite benefits to staying in. What I find particularly unpalletable however is that EVERY brexit story in the mainstream media is negative to brexit and biased towards staying in. 'Good news' brexit stories are relegated to a few paragraphs or sentences and are inevitably followed by a 'but.....'!
Said it some time ago before the vote, but we (the UK) were always going to get bashed up if it had gone either way.
If we had voted remain by the same amount, we would probably now also be talking about where we were going to place (........insert figure of EU choice) immigrant chancers allocated to the UK by that wizard wheeze of QMV, whether Frankfurt or Paris was the best place for the City and Lloyds to relocate to, and when were we going to join the Euro?
Just for the temerity and sheer bad manners of actually holding a vote, and then respecting the result.
 
Care to tell me how much it will cost in staff and rentals/purchases for the embassies we're going to need? The new US embassy in London is going to cost $1 billion - ours will not be that expensive but we're looking at shed loads we don't have. You don't have a fecking clue do you? Here's a hint, our embassy in Italy cost us £9.7m in 2012-2013. It'll be much more expensive now, that's the cheapest of the G8 countries by a long way.
I really don't understand the point you're trying to make. What new embassies are you talking about?

If it helps, here is a list of our current diplomatic missions in Europe.

Albania
Tirana (Embassy)
Austria
Vienna (Embassy)
Belarus
Minsk (Embassy)
Belgium
Brussels (Embassy)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo (Embassy)
Banja Luka (Embassy office)
Bulgaria
Sofia (Embassy)
Croatia
Zagreb (Embassy)
Czech Republic
Prague (Embassy)
Denmark
Copenhagen (Embassy)
Estonia
Tallinn (Embassy)
Finland
Helsinki (Embassy)
France
Paris (Embassy)
Bordeaux (Consulate)
Marseille (Consulate)
Lyon (British Trade & Investment Office)
Germany
Berlin (Embassy)
Düsseldorf (Consulate-General)
Munich (Consulate-General)
Greece
Athens (Embassy)
Thessaloniki (Consulate)
Heraklion (Consulate)
Holy See
Vatican City (Embassy)[note 2]
Hungary
Budapest (Embassy)
Iceland
Reykjavík (Embassy)
Ireland
Dublin (Embassy)
Italy
Rome (Embassy)
Milan (Consulate-General)
Naples (Consulate)
Kosovo
Pristina (Embassy)
Latvia
Riga (Embassy)
Lithuania
Vilnius (Embassy)
Luxembourg
Luxembourg City (Embassy)
Macedonia
Skopje (Embassy)
Malta
Valletta (High Commission)
Moldova
Chi?inau (Embassy)
Montenegro
Podgorica (Embassy)
Netherlands
The Hague (Embassy)
Amsterdam (Consulate-General)
Norway
Oslo (Embassy)
Poland
Warsaw (Embassy)
Portugal
Lisbon (Embassy)
Porto (Consulate)
Portimão (Consulate)
Romania
Bucharest (Embassy)
Russia
Moscow (Embassy)
Ekaterinburg (Consulate-General)
Saint Petersburg (Consulate-General)
Serbia
Belgrade (Embassy)
Slovakia
Bratislava (Embassy)
Slovenia
Ljubljana (Embassy)
Spain
Madrid (Embassy)
Barcelona (Consulate-General)
Alicante (Consulate)
Bilbao (Consulate)
Málaga (Consulate)
Palma (Consulate)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Consulate)
Ibiza (Consulate)
Las Palmas (Consulate)
Sweden
Stockholm (Embassy)
Switzerland
Bern (Embassy)
Ukraine
Kiev (Embassy)

Is this just another case of remainers highlighting a problem that does not exist?
 
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I really don't understand the point you're trying to make. What new embassies are you talking about?

If it helps, here is a list of our current diplomatic missions in Europe.

Albania
Tirana (Embassy)
Austria
Vienna (Embassy)
Belarus
Minsk (Embassy)
Belgium
Brussels (Embassy)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo (Embassy)
Banja Luka (Embassy office)
Bulgaria
Sofia (Embassy)
Croatia
Zagreb (Embassy)
Czech Republic
Prague (Embassy)
Denmark
Copenhagen (Embassy)
Estonia
Tallinn (Embassy)
Finland
Helsinki (Embassy)
France
Paris (Embassy)
Bordeaux (Consulate)
Marseille (Consulate)
Lyon (British Trade & Investment Office)
Germany
Berlin (Embassy)
Düsseldorf (Consulate-General)
Munich (Consulate-General)
Greece
Athens (Embassy)
Thessaloniki (Consulate)
Heraklion (Consulate)
Holy See
Vatican City (Embassy)[note 2]
Hungary
Budapest (Embassy)
Iceland
Reykjavík (Embassy)
Ireland
Dublin (Embassy)
Italy
Rome (Embassy)
Milan (Consulate-General)
Naples (Consulate)
Kosovo
Pristina (Embassy)
Latvia
Riga (Embassy)
Lithuania
Vilnius (Embassy)
Luxembourg
Luxembourg City (Embassy)
Macedonia
Skopje (Embassy)
Malta
Valletta (High Commission)
Moldova
Chi?inau (Embassy)
Montenegro
Podgorica (Embassy)
Netherlands
The Hague (Embassy)
Amsterdam (Consulate-General)
Norway
Oslo (Embassy)
Poland
Warsaw (Embassy)
Portugal
Lisbon (Embassy)
Porto (Consulate)
Portimão (Consulate)
Romania
Bucharest (Embassy)
Russia
Moscow (Embassy)
Ekaterinburg (Consulate-General)
Saint Petersburg (Consulate-General)
Serbia
Belgrade (Embassy)
Slovakia
Bratislava (Embassy)
Slovenia
Ljubljana (Embassy)
Spain
Madrid (Embassy)
Barcelona (Consulate-General)
Alicante (Consulate)
Bilbao (Consulate)
Málaga (Consulate)
Palma (Consulate)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Consulate)
Ibiza (Consulate)
Las Palmas (Consulate)
Sweden
Stockholm (Embassy)
Switzerland
Bern (Embassy)
Ukraine
Kiev (Embassy)

Is this just another case of remainers highlighting a problem that does not exist?

Ooooh, we do seem a bit...under-represented!!
 
We've closed a lot in the EU countries and scaled down. Which is one of the reasons we need to look at a transition.

Edit, post 2012 expanded but at consular levels. Still well short of resource.

Starved FCO urgently needs resources for Brexit challenge and opportunities - News from Parliament
Not according to Find a British embassy, High Commission or Consulate - GOV.UK

The only places in Europe without embassies are the kind of places with football teams made up of milkmen which you can drive across in 45 minutes or less (Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Andorra etc).
 
Why is it fantasy to think a country talks itself into a recession?

Recessions are the result of lack of confidence in the economy. Continually saying there's a financial
Apocalypse around the corner doesn't help build confidence.
Saying that there are no problems when there demonstrably are is equally stupid. Some in our government are spending too much time briefing against others.
 
I really don't understand the point you're trying to make. What new embassies are you talking about?

If it helps, here is a list of our current diplomatic missions in Europe.

Albania
Tirana (Embassy)
Austria
Vienna (Embassy)
Belarus
Minsk (Embassy)
Belgium
Brussels (Embassy)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo (Embassy)
Banja Luka (Embassy office)
Bulgaria
Sofia (Embassy)
Croatia
Zagreb (Embassy)
Czech Republic
Prague (Embassy)
Denmark
Copenhagen (Embassy)
Estonia
Tallinn (Embassy)
Finland
Helsinki (Embassy)
France
Paris (Embassy)
Bordeaux (Consulate)
Marseille (Consulate)
Lyon (British Trade & Investment Office)
Germany
Berlin (Embassy)
Düsseldorf (Consulate-General)
Munich (Consulate-General)
Greece
Athens (Embassy)
Thessaloniki (Consulate)
Heraklion (Consulate)
Holy See
Vatican City (Embassy)[note 2]
Hungary
Budapest (Embassy)
Iceland
Reykjavík (Embassy)
Ireland
Dublin (Embassy)
Italy
Rome (Embassy)
Milan (Consulate-General)
Naples (Consulate)
Kosovo
Pristina (Embassy)
Latvia
Riga (Embassy)
Lithuania
Vilnius (Embassy)
Luxembourg
Luxembourg City (Embassy)
Macedonia
Skopje (Embassy)
Malta
Valletta (High Commission)
Moldova
Chi?inau (Embassy)
Montenegro
Podgorica (Embassy)
Netherlands
The Hague (Embassy)
Amsterdam (Consulate-General)
Norway
Oslo (Embassy)
Poland
Warsaw (Embassy)
Portugal
Lisbon (Embassy)
Porto (Consulate)
Portimão (Consulate)
Romania
Bucharest (Embassy)
Russia
Moscow (Embassy)
Ekaterinburg (Consulate-General)
Saint Petersburg (Consulate-General)
Serbia
Belgrade (Embassy)
Slovakia
Bratislava (Embassy)
Slovenia
Ljubljana (Embassy)
Spain
Madrid (Embassy)
Barcelona (Consulate-General)
Alicante (Consulate)
Bilbao (Consulate)
Málaga (Consulate)
Palma (Consulate)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Consulate)
Ibiza (Consulate)
Las Palmas (Consulate)
Sweden
Stockholm (Embassy)
Switzerland
Bern (Embassy)
Ukraine
Kiev (Embassy)

Is this just another case of remainers highlighting a problem that does not exist?
See my edit, I left there 2010. Mea culpa, still under resourced though as per the link.
 
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I really don't understand the point you're trying to make. What new embassies are you talking about?
I think the original query was in relation to the lovely Baroness Ashton , a character I've mentioned before, and her all out campaign to create the EU masterpiece that @ex_colonial refered to, the EU diplomatic service.
Clearly, one of the belters has gone off at the deep end, as is their wont to do, and completely misunderstood.
I'd like to see them defend that particular quango for the benefit of U.K. Plc.
 
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