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E.U: Leave or Stay? Your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Serious' started by TheBlackSwordsMan, 22 Feb 2016.

  1. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    It was more than that, i was bored so I've been reading a paper by Dirk J Bezemer: "No One Saw This Coming" Understanding Financial Crisis Through Accounting Models.

    They were pretty rigorous in their selection criteria and say the 12 analysts are a mixed company of academics, government advisers, consultants, investors, stock market commentators and one graduate student.
     
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  2. adidan

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    Dude, what with this light reading and delving into monitor terminology I feel I should intervene and force you to take a break before you lose your mind. :)

    Thanks for the synopsis though, it does run contrary to the headline grabbing 'what do experts know' nonsense.
     
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  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Just put on the red dress and high heels, then you'll be the hot girl from foreign lands that motivates our youth to go pick strawberries for min wage.:p
     
  4. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    Heartened to see some truth finally being spoken in the House

     
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  5. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Bit of a shame there wasn't more MPs there to listen to ^^that^^, if only they were debating something important...
    Too much waiting around for clients. :(
     
  6. adidan

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    Very refreshing. I'd forgotten what honesty sounded like.
     
  7. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    A broken clock is still right two times a day
    "Economists who had a better record at calling extreme events had a worse record in general. “The analyst with the largest number as well as the highest proportion of accurate and extreme forecasts,” they wrote, “had, by far, the worst forecasting record.” Denrell & Fang.

    Or the UK is going to go into the next storm with a market and currency that is already under/realistically valued because of the current slow bleed and will see a backdated surge of investment from domestic and foreign investors looking for growth.
     
  8. Nexxo

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    The problem is that there is literally no market that the UK could possibly tap into. More than three-quarters of the world GDP comes from the EU, China, US and Japan --if those Big Four go into economic decline, there is no place else for the UK to go. The UK is selling £18 billion a year to China while Germany sells £83 billion (Japan £120 billion --being right next door really does make a difference!). The UK isn't selling anything to Japan either (besides its industrial crown jewels, like ARM), nor to any of the next 10 largest economies; and even trade with its American bro's on the other side of the pond is pathetic. How is it going to substitute those four markets with countries like Jamaica and Zimbabwe? Former colonies are not buying much from the UK either --in fact they are, like the US, queuing up to challenge its new WTO tariff schedules. The UK is a competitor to them, not a Commonwealth leader in waiting.
     
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  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Or the UK is going to go into the next storm with a government paralysed by in-fighting and already engulfed in a storm of its own making.

    On top of that it'll be a govt that learned/fixed precisely nothing from the last crash/storm.
     
  10. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    It's a storm in a tea cup. The problem is that in global terms, we are the tea cup.
     
  11. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    Quite possibly only thing worth saying is things will neither be as bad or as good as people predict and often the complete opposite.

    Based on available evidence I predicted at lunch I would have steak and chips for tea, because there was a steak in the fridge, its goes out of date today, and my gf doesn't really eat it given the choice.
    However I have returned home to find my steak eaten and a chicken madras ready meal with a note telling me not to microwave it. Which I will ignore, no naan breads either....
     
  12. adidan

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    Dunno, the past 10 years have been pretty damn bad for many.

    Microwave the rice, oven the rest - it's the only way to make the curry palatable. :thumb:
     
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    Wait, your girlfriend doesn't eat steak and feeds you a ready meal? Dump her. You just don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
     
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  14. loftie

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    Who ate your steak?
     
  15. adidan

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    I think I saw in the Daily Gobnockery that the EU banned steak.
     
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    Finally the right questions are being asked!
     
  17. loftie

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    I think you'll find that's only bendy steaks.

    My theory is Walle had it for breakfast :worried:
     
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    Better not be GM steak then. You know how that guy gets... :p
     
  19. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    Oh that takes me back...

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  20. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    So apparently Mrs May has said that a failure to deliver Brexit would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy" and although she's basically repeating what she's been saying since she came back with her deal it's really starting to grind my gears.

    Has she not realised that it would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy if she allowed Brexit to go ahead? You only have to listen to the speech Mr Lammy gave to understand why, we elect representatives for a damn good reason.

    What we're now facing is the tyranny of the majority and MPs attempting to appease far-right extremism, if that's not a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy then IDK what is, MPs are meant to be making the argument, persuading, and explaining to people why their beliefs are wrong, their meant to be leaders not puppets running scared of the electorate.
     

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