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I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 17.11.2016, 23:39
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Brexit blamed for £100 billion budget black hole, Weak growth and big fall in sterling after EU vote mean government economic targets likely to be scrapped.

Britain faces a £100 billion black hole in its finances because of Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond will reportedly tell MPs in next week’s Autumn Statement.

Mr Hammond’s predecessor as chancellor, George Osborne, had promised the UK would be in surplus by 2019-20 and made this a core part of his economic policy. But this is now almost certain to be missed.

The pessimistic forecasts appear to be a vindication of Treasury warnings, made before the EU referendum, about the likely economic impact of Brexit on the UK economy.

Chancellor George Osborne warned in June that Brexit would lead to £30 billion of further spending cuts and tax rises – a claim that was heavily criticised at the time by the Leave campaign and many Conservative MPs.

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Public sector debt will jump, Mr Hammond will be forced to admit, by £100bn this year, raising it from 83 per cent of national income to almost 90 per cent from higher borrowing.

By far the largest reason for the Brexit hole in the public finances will be lower growth. With bad income tax revenues so far this financial year, it was “very unlikely” to hit the 2016-17 Budget forecast.
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Old 18.11.2016, 10:37
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Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, has set out a tough line on Brexit talks
Even after Brexit, the UK would be bound by tax rules that would restrict it from granting incentives to keep investors in the country and would also face EU budget bills for more than a decade.

The finance minister also insisted that Britain must stick to international rules on investment incentives, as with Nissan Motor.
This can be seen as implying that the first part is based on EU rules. Which of course would be a bogus claim unless EU treaties explicitly say that they're valid even if a member leaves; of course such would make zero sense.

The EU is also positioning themselves for the negotiations, same as UK.

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EU competition regulators have already asked Britain to explain what sort of commitments were made.
Don't ask me, it's someone else (Mikers?) who says there were no concessions and commitments made to Nissan et al.
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Agreements reached by the G20 industrialised countries to limit tax avoidance — an initiative, led by Germany and the UK, would reduce Britain’s ability to grant tax breaks to companies, even after leaving the EU.
A tax break is not the same as, say, providing energy at huge rebates, even though the effect to the bottom line may well be the same.
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Restrictions of EU immigration would end financial services companies’ free access to EU markets under so-called passporting rules and Euro-clearing must stay in the EU.
Yes, and one of the major reasons I think May's talk of a hard Brexit is just talk. But that's a different matter than talking about her strategy.
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Old 18.11.2016, 10:59
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This can be seen as implying that the first part is based on EU rules. Which of course would be a bogus claim unless EU treaties explicitly say that they're valid even if a member leaves; of course such would make zero sense.
Actually I believe he's talking about WTO rules here which also regulate subsidies and allow other countries to take counter-actions.
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Old 18.11.2016, 11:10
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Actually I believe he's talking about WTO rules here which also regulate subsidies and allow other countries to take counter-actions.
Indeed WTO, and providing energy at huge rebates is also against the WTO rules - there have been a number of WTO cases about subsidies for renewable energy.
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Old 18.11.2016, 11:24
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Brexit blamed for £100 billion budget black hole, Weak growth and big fall in sterling after EU vote mean government economic targets likely to be scrapped.

Britain faces a £100 billion black hole in its finances because of Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond will reportedly tell MPs in next week’s Autumn Statement.

Mr Hammond’s predecessor as chancellor, George Osborne, had promised the UK would be in surplus by 2019-20 and made this a core part of his economic policy. But this is now almost certain to be missed.

The pessimistic forecasts appear to be a vindication of Treasury warnings, made before the EU referendum, about the likely economic impact of Brexit on the UK economy.

Chancellor George Osborne warned in June that Brexit would lead to £30 billion of further spending cuts and tax rises – a claim that was heavily criticised at the time by the Leave campaign and many Conservative MPs.

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Public sector debt will jump, Mr Hammond will be forced to admit, by £100bn this year, raising it from 83 per cent of national income to almost 90 per cent from higher borrowing.

By far the largest reason for the Brexit hole in the public finances will be lower growth. With bad income tax revenues so far this financial year, it was “very unlikely” to hit the 2016-17 Budget forecast.
Strange as retail sales growth is at a 14 year high.....
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/po...094200475.html
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Old 18.11.2016, 11:30
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Strange as retail sales growth is at a 14 year high.....
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/po...094200475.html
Given the movement in the GBP I find it completely expected that people buy stuff now before the prices go up. Will be interesting what that looks like in say March when the FX driven price increases do start filtering through in areas other than food.
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Old 18.11.2016, 11:37
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Those darn Hungarians, Hungary announced today they will cut corporate tax next year to 9% and companies will have the benefit of access to the single market.
This is 3.5% lower than Ireland.
The strange thing is that while the German government is still hissing with rage and seeking a nasty way of punishing Hungary, German corporations are telling their government where to stick it and both Mercdes and Audi are massively ramping up their production bases in Hungary and hiring like crazy (hey, even I have been approached by a headhunter).

Sort of disproves the notion that countries that won't dance to Merkel's tune are screwed.
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Old 18.11.2016, 11:44
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The strange thing is that while the German government is still hissing with rage and seeking a nasty way of punishing Hungary, German corporations are telling their government where to stick it and both Mercdes and Audi are massively ramping up their production bases in Hungary and hiring like crazy (hey, even I have been approached by a headhunter).

Sort of disproves the notion that countries that won't dance to Merkel's tune are screwed.
Meanwhile VW/Audi announced today they are laying off up to 30,000 people, 20,000 in Germany
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Old 18.11.2016, 12:15
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Meanwhile VW/Audi announced today they are laying off up to 30,000 people, 20,000 in Germany
I have just been watching a TV programme on German ARD about Chinese industry.

The Chinese VW car factory at Shanghai sources most of the manufacturing material in China, so it is a good bet that VW Germany will start importing products from VW China now.
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Old 18.11.2016, 12:55
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Strange as retail sales growth is at a 14 year high.....
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/po...094200475.html
Hammond will make his Autumn statement next week; hopefully everything will become.
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Old 18.11.2016, 13:04
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Strange as retail sales growth is at a 14 year high.....
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/po...094200475.html
Have a Toblerone

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Old 18.11.2016, 13:45
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Looks like we've jumped to the front of the queue:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2...tain-next-yea/
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Old 18.11.2016, 13:46
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Meanwhile VW/Audi announced today they are laying off up to 30,000 people, 20,000 in Germany
And the other 10K, where are they working?


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What's with the gaps, is this how it looks now?! Representing glacial melting?
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Old 18.11.2016, 14:03
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The Chinese VW car factory at Shanghai sources most of the manufacturing material in China, so it is a good bet that VW Germany will start importing products from VW China now.

They probably already do.
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What's with the gaps, is this how it looks now?! Representing glacial melting?
Yes, no. Instead of increasing the price to make up for increased costs Mondelez reduced the amount of chocolate by removing a few triangles. I'm surprised you haven't heard.
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Old 18.11.2016, 18:54
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Lawyers for the Scottish and Welsh governments have been allowed to take part in the supreme court case over Theresa May’s decision to bar MPs from voting on Brexit.

In an unprecedented hearing, all 11 supreme court judges will convene in early December to rule on whether the Commons must be allowed to vote on triggering the article 50 process, against the UK government’s wishes.

The supreme court confirmed on Friday that the chief law officers for the Scottish and Welsh governments would be allowed to intervene, broadening the case into a legal battle over the role and status of three parliaments in the process.

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Old 19.11.2016, 01:29
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Theresa May will put billions of pounds of investment in infrastructure, science and research next week at the heart of an “unashamedly pro-business” agenda, as she seeks to repair strained relations with corporate Britain.

In her first important business speech, Mrs May will herald an Autumn Statement that will postpone a fiscal surplus until the early-2020s, while allowing targeted short-term investment to “get the country and business moving”.

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So the NHS will have to find more savings to fund this
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Old 19.11.2016, 07:27
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Have a Toblerone

I went into Poundland last week, normal Tobleronr being sold at a discount price, obvioulely sourced abroad.
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Old 19.11.2016, 09:14
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I went into Poundland last week, normal Tobleronr being sold at a discount price, obvioulely sourced abroad.
Or it's more likely existing stock. The new Toblerone hadn't been out that long when you were there last week. The story only broke around the 7/8 Nov.
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Old 19.11.2016, 13:39
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Government urged not to appeal (for all the wrong reasons):

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38034411

"a massive vote for Leave". Really? When?
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