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New Economic Landscape Chat

Discussion in 'New Economic Landscape Chat' started by Steamy, Jun 25, 2016.

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  1. brotherhumble

    brotherhumble Demi God of BlueShare

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    Just received an inbox suggesting " they know who I'm talking about" in relation to the fantasty stuff. I've started to reform already. In the past I would have named them and given them any option to ( iron out ) the differences, but a calm adopting the philosophies of Bentley must be restored and is the way to go. I know the chap is seething but I'll mention it no more.
     
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    Why even bother mentioning in the first place then?
     
  3. brotherhumble

    brotherhumble Demi God of BlueShare

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    Because when your asked, why the continued sniping by an individual it only makes sense to explain. Now a line can be drawn.
     
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    thought of the day...

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  6. Squire007

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    Anyone else entered Spain recently?? Just that at Alicante I had to push passport scan thingy and fingerprint recognition!!!! BREXIT ? Just us Btits ?
    Crap system, most bods couldnt get it to work and let us amble in :eek::D
    Think it is aimed at non EU peeps:eek:
     
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  7. Berwick

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    So two years on and, as predicted, a new narrative has emerged. Brexit now has 'hard' and 'soft' variants. It looks like, with the the clock ticking, that we are entering into the critical period. Nevertheless, the battle within the Conservative Party rages. My take on the recent resignations is that they are part of a the hard line brexiters strategy. I'm waiting for a few more, maybe Liam Fox etc. I'm also wondering whether Gove, Leadsom etc are remaining as moles. The last shove from the hard liners is likely to come if the EU push back on free movement or the customs plan arguing it looks like the UK having cake and eating it. If this is the case I expect a strong call for the UK government to withdraw from discussions and exist with no deal. This is the time they will call for a vote of no confidence in TM. Still, IMO,a way to go in this.

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    I'm not surprised they are calling for an early recess - shameful! Instead of extending MPs holidays they should cancel them until they've arrived at an acceptable solution. I can't see how May can survive this. I'm told remainer ministers have threatened resignation if more concessions are made to Brexit hardliners. More exciting than the World Cup.

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  9. Inspiration

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    Incredible. They are paid £77k plus expenses and get 11 weeks off during the summer recess. Some spend time focussing on their constituency, but there's no obligation to do so. They can hold up to 5 jobs, so some are clearly less dedicated than others.

    https://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/members/pay-mps/

    By the looks of it, the first year or so is hard (as it is with any job) whilst the MP is getting to grips with it, but judging by my MP, who's been in the role for over 20 years, he seems to have got a good work/life balance.

    As far as economics go, businesses run the country.
     
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  10. Berwick

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    Four out of five MPs are in relatively safe seats so can pretty much do what they want and most do. Civil Servants enjoy the recess period. It allows them to get on running the country without the shenanigans of party politics.

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  11. Berwick

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    Looks like we are entering the endgame. Can May push through her plan? Looks unlikely but there is a lot of posturing going on. I am in no doubt that by presenting this now with little time to steer a new course she maximising the pressure on moderate MPs. Ironically, it looks to me that the only way to achieve a 'hard Brexit' is via a second referendum as there is no way MPs will vote for it! It rather looks to me like a 'soft Brexit' or remain. In terms of my portfolio I'm looking for a steep fall in SPs after the Commons rejects the proposed deal. Maybe May will resign or call a GE or pressure will build for new referendum. So after a period of uncertainty regardless of the outcome, stocks I hope will significantly recover.

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