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Old Nov 28th 2017, 6:21 pm
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Are the differences greater than American/British English? I assumed it would be about the same shift?
Brazilian has very different pronunciation, differences in vocabulary, some differences in grammar and a LOT of difference in attitude. Think of a Cajun talking to a Geordie and you're getting there.......
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 8:26 pm
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Here you go, folks. The divorce bill : £89bn - bit steeper than I'd anticipated.

Continuous behind-the-scenes negotiations have led to a broad agreement by the UK to a gross financial settlement of £89bn on leaving the bloc
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...uld-reach-57bn
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 8:56 pm
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Here you go, folks. The divorce bill : £89bn - bit steeper than I'd anticipated.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics...uld-reach-57bn
not sure how reliable your source is Eric
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 8:59 pm
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Here you go, folks. The divorce bill : £89bn - bit steeper than I'd anticipated.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics...uld-reach-57bn
….Please, can someone who’s good at accountancy tell me ….
Whatever the size of the divorce bill is (€1 - €89 Billion) how does it actually get paid to the EU - what are the mechanics ???
I mean, do they introduce;
- A Brexit-tax on all consumer purchases
- Cut benefits & old age pensions by say £15 a week to make sure the UK’s massive army of ‘economically inactive’ actually pay their share – I’d prefer that because I’d be able to buy a coffee mid-morning without tripping over a pile of walking frames
- Slap a levy of say £50 on all flights/ train/cruise/holidays
- Borrow on the euro bond markets
- Have a run of triple-roll-over lottery runs
or, do they just write a figure on one side of the national ledger with a side note saying ‘over to you next generation’?
HOW does it get paid please?
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:09 pm
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After leaving the grip of EU strangulation, Britain will magically "flourish" and be flush with money. Nobody can really define *how* that will happen, but apparently, it will, despite Britain's declining economic position and global pecking order. Have faith, you traitor.

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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:13 pm
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….Please, can someone who’s good at accountancy tell me ….
Whatever the size of the divorce bill is (€1 - €89 Billion) how does it actually get paid to the EU - what are the mechanics ???
I mean, do they introduce;
- A Brexit-tax on all consumer purchases
- Cut benefits & old age pensions by say £15 a week to make sure the UK’s massive army of ‘economically inactive’ actually pay their share – I’d prefer that because I’d be able to buy a coffee mid-morning without tripping over a pile of walking frames
- Slap a levy of say £50 on all flights/ train/cruise/holidays
- Borrow on the euro bond markets
- Have a run of triple-roll-over lottery runs
or, do they just write a figure on one side of the national ledger with a side note saying ‘over to you next generation’?
HOW does it get paid please?
comes out of the magic money tree
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:22 pm
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Looks like we might get rid of DD after all ...

If Mr Davis were to be held in contempt it could mean he is suspended, or expelled from the Common. In times gone by, MPs held in contempt were also locked in the clock tower of Parliament carrying Big Ben.



Funny ...

Source the Independent
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
comes out of the magic money tree
Nonsense - there's no such thing.

Magic Money Tree false but Enchanted Brexit Fountain real
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:29 pm
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:31 pm
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Looks like we might get rid of DD after all ...

If Mr Davis were to be held in contempt it could mean he is suspended, or expelled from the Common. In times gone by, MPs held in contempt were also locked in the clock tower of Parliament carrying Big Ben.



Funny ...

Source the Independent
Thought you meant our Dick.
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:34 pm
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Thought you meant our Dick.
Our Dick is in ''a safe place'' only out every 5/6 weeks for 5 minutes, just enough time to read Westmonster, his favorite cartoon.
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:39 pm
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I'm not so optimistic. I think every last Tory would be willing in drive the country off a cliff rather than risk their ultimate horror of a Corbyn government. And many won't regard 'no deal' as a cliff, but rather as a good adventure. So I don't see how the next election is going to come about?
It is a truth that not every Tory MP is quite that stupid. They all want to preserve their status of course. but not all consider a Corbyn led agovernment to be worse than a cliff edge Brexit.

Many rational MPs in the Conservative party are also arrogant enough to think that they'd only be out of power for a short while, just long enough for the tabloid press to vilify the correct approach to this disaster.

Perhaps then we start this idiocy again, but likely not.

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Old Nov 28th 2017, 9:56 pm
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….Please, can someone who’s good at accountancy tell me ….
Whatever the size of the divorce bill is (€1 - €89 Billion) how does it actually get paid to the EU - what are the mechanics ???
I mean, do they introduce;
- A Brexit-tax on all consumer purchases
- Cut benefits & old age pensions by say £15 a week to make sure the UK’s massive army of ‘economically inactive’ actually pay their share – I’d prefer that because I’d be able to buy a coffee mid-morning without tripping over a pile of walking frames
- Slap a levy of say £50 on all flights/ train/cruise/holidays
- Borrow on the euro bond markets
- Have a run of triple-roll-over lottery runs
or, do they just write a figure on one side of the national ledger with a side note saying ‘over to you next generation’?
HOW does it get paid please?
Is this a serious question? It gets paid the same way as it does now, from general revenue. Much of the so called "bill" are existing funding obligations which are already being paid. What's being negotiated is the extent of future funding and the sum it will represent. It's the Brexit press which a portraying sound international agreements as some kind of bill/penalty.
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Is this a serious question? It gets paid the same way as it does now, from general revenue. Much of the so called "bill" are existing funding obligations which are already being paid. What's being negotiated is the extent of future funding and the sum it will represent. It's the Brexit press which a portraying sound international agreements as some kind of bill/penalty.
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 10:21 pm
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not sure how reliable your source is Eric
It's in the FT as well !!
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