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mikelincs Sep 17th 2016 2:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Editha (Post 12054684)
Look at the graph. The £ dropped off a cliff immediately after the referendum result.

and that is why the UK economy is still doing well, exports suddenly got cheaper, so we started to sell more to other countries, nothing to do with the resiliance of the UK economy, just a happenstance of the vote. Financial institutions are still warning about what could well happen to the economy once we are out of the EU, but that's some 2+ years down the line.

Former Lancastrian Sep 17th 2016 2:40 pm

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Originally Posted by EMR (Post 12054777)
No reason just a lack of manufacturing capacity, skills and companies producing what the world wants at prices we can still make a profit at.
Technology was always where we were ahead if the world, Rolls Royce engines market leaders.
But all that us changing, China has now entered that market and will in a few years become a dominant player.
Our motor vehicle industry is foreign owned . North sea oil production peaked long ago.
None of the products you refer to require and employ large numbers of unskilled workers.
That is the UK's biggest problem it does not have and will not have industries that can absorb its current skill base labour pool .
The value of exports is only part of the equation, the profitability , numbers employed, growth potential also have to be considered.

This almost sounds like a white flag being raised :lol:

What has happened to that Stiff Upper Lip and Land of Hope and Glory. Go out there and rule the waves again and never shall be slaves. Build Jerusalem again on Englands green and pleasant land. There will still be blue birds over the White Cliffs of Dover and remember There'll Always Be an England.

amideislas Sep 17th 2016 2:50 pm

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Well, that's true, Lancastrian, although it will be a downsized England, and if history is any guide, a very unhappy one too.

That rationale sounds very much like the leave mentality. We're English. So vote leave. No matter what the consequences are.

In the end, everybody loses. But at least you can be English.

Lion in Winter Sep 17th 2016 2:55 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12054819)
This almost sounds like a white flag being raised :lol:

What has happened to that Stiff Upper Lip and Land of Hope and Glory. Go out there and rule the waves again and never shall be slaves. Build Jerusalem again on Englands green and pleasant land. There will still be blue birds over the White Cliffs of Dover and remember There'll Always Be an England.

Make do and mend?

Fredbargate Sep 17th 2016 3:40 pm

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Originally Posted by EMR (Post 12054662)
Still not understanding I see the difference between the Eurozone with its own currency and the pound.
Sterling is no longer a major preferred trade currency
Its status reflects the markets view of the state of the UK economy compared to other major currencies , the Euro and the Dollar, not the EU economy not the Eurozone but simply the UK.

Is that an admission on your part that you do not understand

Well that's a first, you always claim to know everything about every subject but never post any links to back up your delusional rants.

amideislas Sep 17th 2016 5:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12054759)
So why can't the UK be like Canada and not be part of a club?
Around 700 UK companies are doing business in Canada. These include well known companies like Carillion, HSBC, Aviva and Burberry. Canada is the UK’s 16th largest export market for goods. Top 10 UK exports to Canada are:

petroleum products
aerospace parts
pharmaceuticals
motor vehicles
aircraft engines
gold
medical products
spirits
transport vehicles
tractors
UK goods and service exports to Canada were worth £7.5 billion in 2013.

Thats just one country. So why can't you do that with other countries?

It could ramp up production and re-industrialise, but it will take a generation to ramp up, and to be competitive, Britons would have to accept that it can no longer expect to receive cushy benefits, high salaries, long holidays...

£7.5 billion is a fraction of a fraction of Britain's annual budget. How much of that is taxable? 20%? Drop in the bucket.

EMR Sep 17th 2016 5:10 pm

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Originally Posted by Fredbargate (Post 12054856)
Is that an admission on your part that you do not understand

Well that's a first, you always claim to know everything about every subject but never post any links to back up your delusional rants.

Not an untypical response from you.

EMR Sep 17th 2016 5:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12054819)
This almost sounds like a white flag being raised :lol:

What has happened to that Stiff Upper Lip and Land of Hope and Glory. Go out there and rule the waves again and never shall be slaves. Build Jerusalem again on Englands green and pleasant land. There will still be blue birds over the White Cliffs of Dover and remember There'll Always Be an England.

I leave that to the ukip loonies who think that like the Hymn Jerusalem the UK can one day post brexit be full again of " dark satanic mills ".

EMR Sep 17th 2016 5:15 pm

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12054814)
and that is why the UK economy is still doing well, exports suddenly got cheaper, so we started to sell more to other countries, nothing to do with the resiliance of the UK economy, just a happenstance of the vote. Financial institutions are still warning about what could well happen to the economy once we are out of the EU, but that's some 2+ years down the line.

If the economy is doing well ?, why are the markets expecting another cut in interest rates ??

paulry Sep 17th 2016 5:47 pm

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Originally Posted by Vexcore (Post 12054653)
British sovereignty depends on leaving the EU and the Single Market And if we left the single market? then freedom of movement will cease to exist.

You better get your Visa Ready in the next 2 years amideislas.

Afterall

BREXIT MEANS BREXIT right?

Seriously, don't need that BS single market. (theirs a world out there)

People need to wake up and smell that coffee.

It shouldn't bother her anyway. Reading her posts, its clear she has nothing but scorn for Britain and the British.

paulry Sep 17th 2016 5:49 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12054664)
Coffee is probably going up in Canada as well is that due to Brexit?

Bloody patriotic bastard poms, eh

paulry Sep 17th 2016 5:52 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12054793)
House prices could move, so could sterling.

The answer to everything else is "no". Article 50 is just the beginning of the formal negotiation phase, and that's all.

Everything else will require months to years of work and expense and legislation.

Hopefully house prices will drop and then perhaps the next generation can begin to afford to get onto the ladder.

EMR Sep 17th 2016 5:53 pm

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Originally Posted by paulry (Post 12054919)
It shouldn't bother her anyway. Reading her posts, its clear she has nothing but scorn for Britain and the British.

Unlike those phoney Brits who ran away years ago and are as British as vegamite.
When are you returning and doing your bit for this brave new world you believe in.

paulry Sep 17th 2016 5:57 pm

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Originally Posted by EMR (Post 12054926)
Unlike those phoney Brits who ran away years ago and are as British as vegamite.
When are you returning and doing your bit for this brave new world you believe in.

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thin...=l&tid=4202225

amideislas Sep 17th 2016 6:14 pm

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Originally Posted by paulry (Post 12054919)
It shouldn't bother her anyway. Reading her posts, its clear she has nothing but scorn for Britain and the British.

No, just the ignorant, arrogant nationalist element driving Britain into the soil.


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