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View Poll Results: Are you getting fed up with Brexit and should we go back to discussing other things ?
YES - Close the thread 18 47.37%
NO - Keep the debate going on for eternity 20 52.63%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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Err... despite Brexit

The UKs GDP growth figures for Q3 reveal that growth has shot up to a near two year high of 0.6% ....
..... as a result of increased consumer spending, owing to the hot summer and the World Cup - clearly both related to Brexit!

Obviously we need more hot summers and World Cups to keep the economy going!

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..... as a result of increased consumer spending, owing to the hot summer and the World Cup - clearly both related to Brexit!

Obviously we need more hot summers and World Cups to keep the economy going!

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Sorry, I should have included repeated moronic, inane, sarcastic comments in my previous post

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Sorry, I should have included repeated moronic, inane, sarcastic comments in my previous post

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I've given you a 'Like' - it might calm you down!



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I doubt if a "like" from you would have any effect Jim. Of all your many talents, having a calming effect isn't one of them. As I'm such a pleasant friendly non-sarcastic kinda guy, I've returned the favour and given you the same consideration of a "like". Don't get too excited, it's only this once

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Is this good enough for you 'Jax':

"The overall picture is one of an economy still recovering from an exceptionally weak, weather-affected start to the year. Construction and energy production both had a strong quarter and the weather played its part again in July, as sunshine and the World Cup boosted consumer spending. It's the strongest quarter for nearly two years, but the economy didn't keep up the strong momentum of July, with August and September registering no additional growth at all."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46151172

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Is this good enough for you 'Jax':

"The overall picture is one of an economy still recovering from an exceptionally weak, weather-affected start to the year. Construction and energy production both had a strong quarter and the weather played its part again in July, as sunshine and the World Cup boosted consumer spending. It's the strongest quarter for nearly two years, but the economy didn't keep up the strong momentum of July, with August and September registering no additional growth at all."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46151172

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That's more like it Jim ! Well done ! Keep it up !

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That's more like it Jim ! Well done ! Keep it up !

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So why did my paraphrased post of the article justify such an ill mannered response from yourself?

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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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This thread really is becoming intensely boring now.

The discussion has now deteriorated into the same 3 or 4 Armchair Politicians with nothing better to do all day, and no other interests, venting their political opinions and spleens about Brexit.

Nothing these few people say in here is going to have the slightest effect on any future outcome. Yes, I know I don't have to read what is posted here but it was originally quite an interesting exchange and variety of opinions with more members contributing.

It really is a pity there is not a private Armchair Politicians Board here that can only be accessed by applying. At least that way the same few resolute members who get such a kick from repeatedly voicing the same opinions, repeating the same views over and over again, constantly searching for and pasting opposing media articles, can do so without boring us all to death. Jax

In a nutshell... To use a quote: Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth.
Such is life, that where politics etc., are concerned, nary the twain shall meet.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Vasselage or Chaos

Interesting quote from Boris's brother:


https://www.theguardian.com/politics...xit-plan-boris

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“It has become increasingly clear to me that the withdrawal agreement, which is being finalised in Brussels and Whitehall even as I write, will be a terrible mistake,” he said in an online article.

He said the public were being offered “an agreement that will leave our country economically weakened, with no say in the EU rules it must follow and years of uncertainty for business” or a no-deal Brexit “that I know as a transport minister will inflict untold damage on our nation”.

“To present the nation with a choice between two deeply unattractive outcomes, vassalage and chaos, is a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis.”

He added: “On this most crucial of questions, I believe it is entirely right to go back to the people and ask them to confirm their decision to leave the EU and, if they choose to do that, to give them the final say on whether we leave with the prime minister’s deal or without it.

“To do anything less will do grave damage to our democracy.”
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

As the guy is or was the Minister For Rail, should anyone really take any of his opinions seriously ?

Quite apart from that, like so many others, he obviously has no comprehension as to the true meaning of "democracy" and a democratic vote.

Hang on ! This is still intensely boring so, for that reason, I'm Out. ( until the next time )

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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

From Guido just now

"The new quarterly GDP figures this morning reveal that EU economies are experiencing a significant slowdown in growth. The UK on the other hand is one of the few EU countries where GDP growth is higher this year than last year’s admittedly anaemic performance. It is still a staggering outcome compared to previously gloomy official forecasts.

The Bank of England is warning that the UK economy is nearing full capacity and it may have to raise interest rates. So much for the post-referendum immediate economic aftershock we were warned about.

France’s growth rate has halved on last year’s Q3 numbers, and German growth is also expected to halve from 0.8% last year to just 0.4%. On average Eurozone growth was a dismal 0.2%, a new four year low. The rest of the world is experiencing much stronger growth.

Incidentally, these figures would put the UK above all other EU countries in the G7 in terms of GDP growth quarter-on-quarter. Remainers will have to get a new catchphrase …"
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

The GDP willl increase every time the value of the pound drops - because the UK will be a cheap place unable to provide value at previous exchange rates.

At 2 to the € the UK will be a great place to buy trash and trinkets from,
eventually we will be importing 10 year old cars from Japan, Australla etc because we will not be able to afford new cars.
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The GDP willl increase every time the value of the pound drops - because the UK will be a cheap place unable to provide value at previous exchange rates.

At 2 to the the UK will be a great place to buy trash and trinkets from,
eventually we will be importing 10 year old cars from Japan, Australla etc because we will not be able to afford new cars.
So what measure comparing the success or failure of countries would you like to see as an alternative ?
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

The latest poll provides for little comfort to those that want to leave:

https://whatukthinks.org/eu/lessons-...y-thinks-poll/
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

This provides little comfort for the EU.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...ertakes-macron


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