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    curtis
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    Wish I understood French enough to listen in to that conversation! :whistle:

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    Why do we have to endure the “newsletter” nagging popup???

    Well, I went to see the Maire adjoint today. He owns a pharmacie in the town. Asked if I could go out the back for a private chat as there were quite a few in the shop. He looked a bit suspicious (probably thought I was too embarassed to ask for something for the weekend).

    Anyway, told him what I thought and he said that it had been wrongly reported by the journalist. Seems the subject came up and he said nothing would be done until orders from the state. This part was left out of the report.


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    It’s a good article. What the UK has to realise is that its anti everything EU and opt out mentality has pished a lot of people off.

    If and when article 50 is triggered I suspect the arrogance may be tempered by reality.

    The reality is that the EU project, Euro and all, is better off without the UK.

    If the UK doesn’t trigger article 50 it will have to accept the backlash of causing economic uncertainty and its consequences. Plus being the laughing stock of the world as a weakly governed  country.

    Bring it on.


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    neville
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    The reality is that the EU project, Euro and all, is better off without the UK

    The first sensible thought I’ve seen for a long time .

    Neville


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    It’s a good article. What the UK has to realise is that its anti everything EU and opt out mentality has pished a lot of people off. If and when article 50 is triggered I suspect the arrogance may be tempered by reality. The reality is that the EU project, Euro and all, is better off without the UK. If the UK doesn’t trigger article 50 it will have to accept the backlash of causing economic uncertainty and its consequences. Plus being the laughing stock of the world as a weakly governed country. Bring it on.

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    Europe will be better off without the UK, the paltry £8 bn a year net contribution made by the UK does not outweight the damage done by constant undermining of the EU that the UK has been doing for many years. The problem I have and I suspect that many others have is that the UK will be worse off without the EU unless it gets a deal that means it is still in the EU but not in the EU, a pseudo EU membership a bit like Norway. That imo is the best outcome for both parties, the UK retaining all the benefits of EU membership and the EU not having the UK being disruptive in decision making and other matters with the added bonus that Farage and his UKIP cronies will have to earn an honest living.


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    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-article-50-leaving-eu-wont-happen-after-2017-european-elections-france-germany-a7198736.html

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    ‘Theresa May tried to abolish visa-free travel arrangements with Brazil, but was slapped down by David Cameron who judged the good relations with Brazil was worth the risk of some over-staying by Brazilians who came to London and then disappeared into the black labour market.’

    Or tube stations like Stockwell  ….


    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
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    cardi
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    ‘Theresa May tried to abolish visa-free travel arrangements with Brazil, but was slapped down by David Cameron who judged the good relations with Brazil was worth the risk of some over-staying by Brazilians who came to London and then disappeared into the black labour market.’ Or tube stations like Stockwell ….

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    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ ‘Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult’. Aphorisms Hippocrates

    Yea, but, no, but didn’t he wear a padded jacket and jump over the turnstiles :unsure: plus he had overstayed his visa so that’s fair enough.


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    ” ………..plus he had overstayed his visa so that’s fair enough. “

    The cops will need a lot more bullets to cope with all the immigrants over staying their welcome if that is the criteria.


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    andy72
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    Sterling down to €1.14 today following May speech on Brexit. Looks like parity with the euro soon :negative:


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    Sterling down to €1.14 today following May speech on Brexit. Looks like parity with the euro soon :negative:

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    Dreaming the life.

    Keep waiting it can only get better!
    Sell up!
    Think of all those punt notes.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    loopski
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    Or buy some shares and wait for the dead cat bounce!

    “FTSE hits 16-month high after Brexit date set” – http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN1230N8


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    Buy wheelbarrows is my advice.


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    There was someone or other on here a month or so ago defending the pound’s performance against the dollar and that, somehow, it wasn’t losing value against the major international currencies.  How did that work out, then?

     

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    Incidentally, I’m in Cork just now and this tumbling pound just isn’t funny, especially for anyone looking to buy a property.  I’ve not got enough in Dublin without bringing some over from the UK so do we buy or do we wait?  It’s a tough call to make when the worthlessness of the pound is developing faster than the worthlessness of the Euro!

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    Pound might rise a bit  – a cent or two – in the next couple of months, but will dip badly come March and then its anyone’s guess. After that it will be governed by all the moves and changes, especially around how they expect to disassociate EU law from UK law prior to actual brexit.

    Other than biting the bullet, you can try to find an equity that is rising faster than the pound is falling that will give you a buffer when selling – but this does not help if you need the money now.

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