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SultanOfSwing Dec 28th 2017 8:33 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12406490)
See, if Ozzie Chris had spent a bit more time on the forum before wading in, s/he would know these things and not be at a disadvantage. But where does my friendly advice get me?

Who knows, or dares to dream?

DaveLovesDee Dec 28th 2017 8:34 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing (Post 12406457)
Do you need a hug?



Originally Posted by Cape Blue (Post 12406484)
Taking back control of UK laws does not mean taking back control of the countries in the British Empire.


How many British laws have been passed by anyone other than UK politicians since 1973?

Remainiacs seem to spend half their time focused on empire and bum-wiping, very strange preoccupations.

Personally, much of my time is focused on earning enough to pay bills and have spending money left afterwards. Including working 2 jobs on New Year's Eve.

amideislas Dec 28th 2017 8:34 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Cape Blue (Post 12406484)
Taking back control of UK laws does not mean taking back control of the countries in the British Empire. Good lord.

Remainiacs seem to spend half their time focused on empire and bum-wiping, very strange preoccupations.

First, in its haste to "take back control", Brexiteers neglected to identify what British law was not legislated by British lawmakers (or otherwise "imposed" by the phony "enemy").

But that aside, which law(s) that British lawmakers signed into law, have actually caused tangible harm?

And, since neither of the above are clearly definable, the inferiority complex theory starts to look quite plausible.

SultanOfSwing Dec 28th 2017 8:36 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12406494)

No. No, I don't. Snow is almost more annoying than leavers.


Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12406494)
Personally, much of my time is focused on earning enough to pay bills and have spending money left afterwards. Including working 2 jobs on New Year's Eve.

That sucks hairy goat balls. Is there a solution on the horizon for you?

DaveLovesDee Dec 28th 2017 9:12 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing (Post 12406497)
No. No, I don't. Snow is almost more annoying than leavers.

Let.
It.
Go! :p


That sucks hairy goat balls. Is there a solution on the horizon for you?
Yes, one job is mostly May to September and November to early January. The other is a company willing to offer me 40-48hrs per week every week, who are really desperate for staff on NYE and are willing to pay very good money for that shift. I've done a couple of casual jobs for them, but both shifts total less than 12hrs.

SultanOfSwing Dec 28th 2017 9:15 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12406520)
Let.
It.
Go! :p

I'm just sitting here waiting for April ...


Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12406520)
Yes, one job is mostly May to September and November to early January. The other is a company willing to offer me 40-48hrs per week every week, who are really desperate for staff on NYE and are willing to pay very good money for that shift. I've done a couple of casual jobs for them, but both shifts total less than 12hrs.

I guess that's not so bad, then, as long as it's not too much of a pain in the arse, and you get a nice fat stack of cash at the end of it all :nod:

DaveLovesDee Dec 28th 2017 9:25 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing (Post 12406524)
I'm just sitting here waiting for April ...



I guess that's not so bad, then, as long as it's not too much of a pain in the arse, and you get a nice fat stack of cash at the end of it all :nod:

The new job pays weekly instead of monthly as well. Both companies are okay with me working for the other as long as I turn up for any shifts I agree to work. I'l still work the odd concert for the other company.

Lion in Winter Dec 28th 2017 11:44 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by la mancha (Post 12406343)
In my area rents are starting to decrease, wages are starting to rise, and low-skilled European member state citizens are leaving. Very tangible evidence, thus far. The best is yet to come.


Or not. Much of the change is apparently due to the British government and its stamp tax, nothing to do with Brexit. Then rents have still risen faster than wages, and real wages have declined while inflation has risen and low to no growth is forecasted for 2018.


https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/3...etting-cheaper


And in some parts of the country rents have risen sharply, such as Wales, Birmingham and The Midlands.

Then there's this.


"Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year, ranking behind Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to analysis by the TUC.The UK is forecast to come bottom from 32 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development wealthy nations for wage performance in 2018, according to the study of OECD figures by the unions’ umbrella group.
British workers are expected to see their earnings decrease by 0.7% in 2018 when taking account of inflation, which has surged in the past year as a result of the pound’s weakness since the EU referendum, pushing up the cost of importing food and fuel."


https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...-index-in-2018


Anecdote does not equal data you see.

Ozziechris Dec 29th 2017 5:15 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12406430)
Today is your first day on BE. Four posts on other threads does not constitute getting to know people. You are welcome to post anywhere of course, but it's like walking into a pub where everyone knows each other except you and starting a fight. I realize a friend might have encouraged you to participate, but really, actually getting to know people will also help you say whatever it is you want to say on this thread without coming across as troll-like.

You will also notice how long this thread is. Everything you are saying has been said before, multiple times. You will forgive us if we are not impressed.

Oh bugger, I wasn't told I had to impress you. I will try harder in future :lol:

Ozziechris Dec 29th 2017 5:20 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12406490)
See, if Ozzie Chris had spent a bit more time on the forum before wading in, s/he would know these things and not be at a disadvantage. But where does my friendly advice get me?

I don't feel as though I am disadvantaged to be fair. It's as if I know some of you already quite honestly. I appreciated your advice.

Ozziechris Dec 29th 2017 5:32 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12406435)
OK, let's examine that.

Hard Brexit. no deal, out. End of:

Hard brexiteers (the handful of them) happy.
Economy goes south almost instantly. Businesses struggle, many move out. Trade difficult. Inflation soars. Unemployment rises. Most people very unhappy.

"Soft brexit" (effectively, EFTA membership).

Hard brexiteers fuming. The tabloids go nuts. May forced out. Economy not quite as disrupted, but effectively, Tories are in self-destruction.

Either way, Corbyn likely becomes saviour.

Wow, you didn't get that crystal ball from Argos :lol:
I can think of no scenario where Corbyn could be considered a saviour. The country doesn't want or need 70s socialism.

amideislas Dec 29th 2017 6:21 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Ozziechris (Post 12406665)
Wow, you didn't get that crystal ball from Argos :lol:
I can think of no scenario where Corbyn could be considered a saviour. The country doesn't want or need 70s socialism.

Whether it would be good or not is beside the point. A political vacuum is dangerously likely. Plus, the shock of Brexit reality will really begin to be felt by the electorate.

Tories will have lost all credibility. And Labour will be right there to promise to fix it all. And there just won't be a better alternative. Remember where you heard this.

Ozziechris Dec 29th 2017 6:35 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12406674)
Whether it would be good or not is beside the point. A political vacuum is dangerously likely. Plus, the shock of Brexit reality will really begin to be felt by the electorate.

Tories will have lost all credibility. And Labour will be right there to promise to fix it all. And there just won't be a better alternative. Remember where you heard this.

Haha, you really aren't the first to come up with this basic scenario :lol:

amideislas Dec 29th 2017 6:59 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Ozziechris (Post 12406676)
Haha, you really aren't the first to come up with this basic scenario :lol:

Yes, i know... it used to sound impossible. But as time goes on and things unfold, it looks more and more plausible. Even likely.

Even you seem to be acknowledging it, as your position seems to have softened a little since your "crystal ball" post.

Ozziechris Dec 29th 2017 7:10 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 12406684)
Yes, i know... it used to sound impossible. But as time goes on and things unfold, it looks more and more plausible. Even likely.

Even you seem to be acknowledging it, as your position seems to have softened a little since your "crystal ball" post.

Still sounds impossible to me, far from plausible.

No, not at all, the crystal ball comment was in relation to the sheer detail you were guessing ;)


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