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Novocastrian Nov 22nd 2017 8:24 pm

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12387270)

But of course Merkel/Germany doesn't run the EU, and the UK has decided to try to mplode it's EU status.

The Tories will fail at that too. Or perhaps not when the UK joins EFTA.

Red Eric Nov 22nd 2017 8:27 pm

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Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 12387388)
The Tories will fail at that too. Or perhaps not when the UK joins EFTA.

That'll be a matter for the 2nd referendum ;)

amideislas Nov 23rd 2017 6:32 am

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Reality is finally being unveiled.

Brexit Britain slashes growth forecast.

The sharp downgrades underscore the difficult economic conditions under which Britain will depart the European Union, where growth is forecast to hit 2.3% in 2017 and 2.1% in 2018.

Britain was until recently one of the strongest economies in the EU. But with growth forecast not to recover until 2021, the country will likely lag many other advanced economies, including the United States, for years.

007Steve Nov 23rd 2017 7:40 am

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Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12387637)
Reality is finally being unveiled.

Brexit Britain slashes growth forecast.

The sharp downgrades underscore the difficult economic conditions under which Britain will depart the European Union, where growth is forecast to hit 2.3% in 2017 and 2.1% in 2018.

Britain was until recently one of the strongest economies in the EU. But with growth forecast not to recover until 2021, the country will likely lag many other advanced economies, including the United States, for years.

... But, for the Swivel-Eyed-Loons of the Tory party, it's.........

Red Eric Nov 23rd 2017 7:53 am

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Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12387637)
Britain was until recently one of the strongest economies in the EU. But with growth forecast not to recover until 2021, the country will likely lag many other advanced economies, including the United States, for years.[/I]

That's good though, isn't it?

We've heard a lot about people in the UK being left behind, so if the economy slows down, it'll give them a chance to catch up.

Assanah Nov 23rd 2017 8:22 am

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Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12387674)
That's good though, isn't it?

We've heard a lot about people in the UK being left behind, so if the economy slows down, it'll give them a chance to catch up.

😂😂😂

Assanah Nov 23rd 2017 9:13 am

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Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12387228)
Yeah, well, probably the single most popular chancellor in postwar Germany, presiding over perhaps the single largest economic expansion in post-war history, highly respected as a first-rate stateswoman and diplomat, and a record as clean as they come...

If it comes to her demise (iffy), then I'd just chalk it up to all good things eventually ending. Like, say, Britain's stature in the global pecking order. Wholly unnecessary, but people wanted "change". Well, here it comes...

I don't share this positive view of Merkel. I think she is morally repugnant, uninspiring, and hopefully gone soon. The only thing she is good at is leaving German companies alone so that they can do what they do best, and to knife down any of her potential successor.

Garbatellamike Nov 23rd 2017 9:31 am

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Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12387674)
That's good though, isn't it?

We've heard a lot about people in the UK being left behind, so if the economy slows down, it'll give them a chance to catch up.

Many a true word spoken in jest

007Steve Nov 23rd 2017 12:26 pm

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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12387709)
Many a true word spoken in jest

... Can I please suggest some quiet reading...
UK economy faces 'longest fall in living standards in 60 years' - BBC News
Then
go to the IFS site & take in their data. It looks very grim indeed. Oh yes, and does anyone know where all those Clever B****** who've repeatedly told us this couldn't possibly happen :flypig: :flypig: have suddenly disappeared to...??? Now the DEPRESSION begins.


Garbatellamike Nov 23rd 2017 12:30 pm

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Originally Posted by 007Steve (Post 12387798)
... Can I please suggest some quiet reading...
UK economy faces 'longest fall in living standards in 60 years' - BBC News
Then
go to the IFS site & take in their data. It looks very grim indeed. Oh yes, and does anyone know where all those Clever B****** who've repeatedly told us this couldn't possibly happen :flypig: :flypig: have suddenly disappeared to...??? Now the DEPRESSION begins.


I'm so depressed I have a pain in all the diodes down my left hand side ;)

007Steve Nov 23rd 2017 12:50 pm

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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12387802)
I'm so depressed I have a pain in all the diodes down my left hand side ;)

My sympathies to your diodes Garbatellamike :nod:, but my point is that if this data is anywhere near accurate (and usually the IFS isn't too far out) people will have the purchasing power of 1950's wages in a 2017- 2022 market place. This is the Master Recovery Plan?!?!? Pardon me.... I'll just take some more therapy..... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:... No, still hurts and makes no sense.

Shard Nov 23rd 2017 12:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12387709)
Many a true word spoken in jest

Indeed. Revenge of the disenfranchised, you could say.

jimenato Nov 23rd 2017 1:06 pm

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12387820)
Indeed. Revenge of the disenfranchised, you could say.

That, apparently, is indeed the attitude amongst the older, less well educated, less well off - the 'left behind' - who made up much of the leave vote.

Who gives a shit if the country goes down the pan. It's where we are - come and join us.

Lion in Winter Nov 23rd 2017 1:10 pm

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Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12387674)
That's good though, isn't it?

We've heard a lot about people in the UK being left behind, so if the economy slows down, it'll give them a chance to catch up.

Should help with all those traffic jams, too, if people can't afford cars.

See? You just have to think positively.

Garbatellamike Nov 23rd 2017 1:22 pm

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12387820)
Indeed. Revenge of the disenfranchised, you could say.

Yep I thinks that's probably right.

I tend to think that he Baby Boomers have broken the international system and that, therefore, the coming generation will be significantly poorer than the current generation and there are going to be some real tensions because of that fact.

The future has been mortgaged and there doesn't appear to be a way out in sight.


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