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  • Originally posted by kato View Post
    Just for a timeframe: This guy had already finished college and was working as a trainee at a district court for a while when German and British troops were last fighting side-by-side. In the Boxer Rebellion.
    That's quite a time frame. I guess he saw things the present generation would find difficult to absorb and feel empathy with...

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    • Well, well...
      http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article...ource=facebook
      No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

      To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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      • Did you hear about the Brexit Christmas dinner - no Brussels and definitely no turkey.


        Heh heh heh. :)

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        • Britain should be 'confident' about Brexit and quit Single Market, former Bank of England governor says

          Britain should be "self-confident" about Brexit and Theresa May must "stop pretending" that the UK will still be a member of the Single Market, the former governor of the Bank of England has said.

          Lord King, the former governor of the Bank of England, said that there are "real opportunities" for economic reform and new trade deals after Britain leaves the European Union.

          He said that while Brexit will not be a "bed of roses", the UK should be must more positive about its future than it is at present.

          He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think the challenges we face mean it's not a bed of roses, no one should pretend that, but equally it is not the end of the world and there are some real opportunities that arise from the fact of Brexit we might take," he said in an interview with Radio 4's Today programme.

          "There are many opportunities and I think we should look at it in a much more self-confident way than either side is approaching it at present.

          "Being out of what is a pretty unsuccessful European Union - particularly in the economic sense - gives us opportunities as well as obviously great political difficulties."

          He said that Britain would be better off outside the Single Market and that there were "question marks" about staying in the customs union .

          He said: "I don't think it makes sense for us to pretend we should remain in the single market and I think there are real question marks about whether it makes sense to remain in the customs union.

          "Clearly if we do that we cannot make our own trade deals with other countries."

          He also said that the Government should go public with its immigration policies "sooner than later", adding that it would be a "mistake" to wait until Article 50 is triggered by the end of March next year.

          He defended his successor Mark Carney, who has been criticised for warning about the risk of leaving the European Union.

          He said that Mr Carney had been put in an "almost impossible position" because of the polarised nature of the debate and was entitled to issue warnings about the economic impact of the Brexit vote.

          Lord King also said that Britain is facing two "existential problems", one from the collapse of the European monetary union and the other from non-EU migrants.

          He said that the EU has failed to put in place a "framework for success" and predicted that Germany could abandon the Euro amid rising anger from its voters. He said: I think it's impossible to put any timescale on it [the collapse of the monetary union] but they have simply not put in place the framework to make it a success.

          "For a long period they relied on the confidence the markets had in Draghi. The problem now is people in Germany and other countries in the north of the EU are deeply reluctant to pay for countries in the South.

          "I think if you look at Italy, Portugal, even France now they are really struggling. As soon as German taxpayers see their money is being thrown away they will start to ask serious questions about whether they want to be part of it."

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          • are experts back in vogue then?

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            • Just the ones that know what they're talking about.

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              • Well well well


                Exports soar as firms back EU withdrawal: Amount up by 3% as Britain sells £247bn of goods in the first ten months of 2016
                Exports of British goods are soaring following two years of decline
                They look set to rise again this year as slide in the pound boosts demand
                2016 looks set to have been the first year of growth since 2013
                By HUGO DUNCAN AND JAMES SLACK FOR THE DAILY MAIL
                PUBLISHED: 01:05, 2 January 2017 | UPDATED: 03:22, 2 January 2017



                Exports of British goods are soaring following two years of decline.

                Official figures show the UK exported £247billion worth of goods in the first ten months of 2016 – up more than 3 per cent on the same period the previous year.

                And exports look set to rise again this year as the slide in the pound boosts international demand.

                Exports of British goods are soaring following two years of decline



                Barring a disastrous end to the year – which analysts believe is unlikely given exports jumped 8.7 per cent to a record high in October – 2016 looks set to have been the first year of growth since 2013, when exports topped £300billion.

                It comes as Britain’s five biggest business groups yesterday pledged to work together to make a success of Brexit.

                In an open letter, the pro-Brussels CBI, British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors, Federation of Small Businesses and manufacturers’ organisation EEF pledged to work with firms from ‘all corners of Britain’ to take advantage of the opportunities offered by leaving the EU.

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                • Was the pound in 2016 on average even worth 3% less than in 2015? Otherwise, after all, we're talking a net loss in exports...

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                  • Originally posted by kato View Post
                    Was the pound in 2016 on average even worth 3% less than in 2015? Otherwise, after all, we're talking a net loss in exports...
                    Aye good ol 2015 huh .but lemme just check on our progress , hmmmm ahhh yes , seems to be upwards hey ol boy .And from the height we will hopefully carry on reaching , it will be high enough to piss on merkels ,tusk , von,rumpey the bank clerk , and the other turd junckers poms unt french fries forsooth . Yumm esseg mit salz , just like the poison they wanted us to swallow for years ,

                    Mind tho , its an article from the daily mail this time , but , hey , you knew that , mein freund dort druben in Germanistan . oh , BTW have a spiffing new year kato . Meant as well . zum wohl
                    Last edited by tankie; 02 Jan 17,, 19:34.

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                    • Originally posted by tankie View Post
                      Aye good ol 2015 huh .
                      Meh, it was worse than 2013 :-)

                      Anyway, GBP is a hard currency.
                      No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

                      To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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                      • Originally posted by Doktor View Post
                        Meh, it was worse than 2013 :-)

                        Anyway, GBP is a hard currency.
                        Onwards n upwards Goran , and the journey of a thousand miles begins

                        with,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,, a bloody good service on the car and lots of fuel lol

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                        • If Germany can benefit from a weak Euro, the UK can benefit from a weak pound

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                          • Not recent, but interesting all the same. I wonder how long the bitter divide between Remainers and Brexiters will last..


                            As Matt Ridley argues in todayís Times, the irony is that Remainers are implementing an ugly version of Brexit. But why? Perhaps because of a belief that Remainers lost the argument so should now implement the victorsí will. The risk is that they implement their own caricature of Brexit.

                            The Brexiteers were (and remain) very sensitive about what the Vote Leave platform described as an outward-looking, globally minded Brexit. Nonsense, said Remainers, the masses donít like immigrants and this is what itís all about. Not at all, said the Brexiteers, itís about sovereignty and control. Thatís why we should grant immediate and permanent residency rights to EU nationals. Naive nonsense, said the Remainers: in the provinces they want the skids put under Johnny Foreigner.

                            A heated debate is stemming from two very different visions of what Brexit would be. And the irony: The Brexiteers won, but Brexit is now being interpreted by Remainers (Theresa May, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd). Brexiteers think Britain now needs to go to extra lengths to stress its global openness Ė with an amnesty for EU nationals. The Remainers think this is awful, but they won the argument so letís start to snarl at foreigners like they seem to want us to do in Nuneaton.

                            Mayís commendable decision to press ahead with a clean Brexit looked like it would unite her party. But this difference of opinion in what Brexit should mean may well divide it again.

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                            • Ohhhhhh , I think people will find that brexiteers are not bitter ,,better yes , but not bitter , at the moment that is .?

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                              • Originally posted by tankie View Post
                                Ohhhhhh , I think people will find that brexiteers are not bitter ,,better yes , but not bitter , at the moment that is .?
                                You've just ignored the point of the post and gone for an insult instead, proving that there is indeed bitterness.

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