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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
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 12.04.2019, 19:50
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Last week I came across a teacher who admitted she went into teaching for the long holidays, first teacher to ever admit that. Normally they just tell you how hard they work v the rest of the population.
Hardly, May, July, August and December are pretty good.
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Old 12.04.2019, 19:55
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I can't see a Swiss bank base rate ever exceeding 7%, UK Base rates hit 17% in 1979. A 10% difference in interest rates means your money would double in 7 years. I wish there was an easy way to calculate the difference in £/$/CHF with compound interest rates applied over the time scale of your graph.

Looking at average salaries in CH/UK/US in 1969 v 2019 then comparing with fx change would be interesting to see the differences.

Average Uk wage in 1970 was £35 a week v £550 today or a 15 fold increase. That more than makes up for the loss v CHF
"A 10% difference in interest rates means your money would double in 7 years." So what? The vast majority of people have debts not savings!
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"A 10% difference in interest rates means your money would double in 7 years." So what? The vast majority of people have debts not savings!
Did I read somewhere recently that house hold debt in the UK is higher than it's ever been?

EDIT: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46780279
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More popcorn please!

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Brexit: pro-EU parties to use European elections as 'soft referendum'

The two major parties are also likely to see applicants hoping to run on a remain platform. Stanley Johnson, the father of Boris Johnson and a former Tory MEP, has announced his wish to stand again for the party to make a pro-European case.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...oft-referendum
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Old 13.04.2019, 13:10
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"A 10% difference in interest rates means your money would double in 7 years." So what? The vast majority of people have debts not savings!
Then it would have been better to hold that debt in £ & not CHF, inflate your debt away.
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Old 13.04.2019, 14:38
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A pure genius piece of trolling from Led By Donkeys who are publicising this new website at Farage's launch of his new 'The Brexit Party'

https://thebrexitparty.com/

Nigel doesn’t do administrative technicalities well. First thing you do when naming a new party is check the domain options.

On the other side, I see Change UK have received legal letters from Change.org
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And there's more fun.. the Dolphin party have decided to give him a helping hand.

http://thebrexitparty.eu/wordpress/
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And there's more fun.. the Dolphin party have decided to give him a helping hand.

http://thebrexitparty.eu/wordpress/
That I have more sympathy with - it’s unrealistic to get every combination of brexitparty and thebrexitparty, but .com should have been a deal-breaker for the name...

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We also need a stopanalysingsh!t.com/.eu, whichever. This is Farage and as someone said last week, he's all fur coat and no knickers.

If he was handed any responsibility, he'd run a mile and then keel over.
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Old 13.04.2019, 16:05
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...as someone said last week, he's all fur coat and no knickers.
That phrase always makes me think of Bet Lynch.

I simply can't wait to see what he meant by "No more Mr Nice Guy".
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Old 13.04.2019, 17:20
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That phrase always makes me think of Bet Lynch.

I simply can't wait to see what he meant by "No more Mr Nice Guy".
I’ve seen Nigel angry up close. Not a pretty sight, I can assure you!
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Eeewww! I'd have to scrub myself down with a wire brush and Dettol if I encountered that slobberchops.
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Eeewww! I'd have to scrub myself down with a wire brush and Dettol if I encountered that slobberchops.
Actually, he’s usually charming, but if he doesn’t get his way...
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Old 13.04.2019, 21:21
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Snake oil merchants usually are. Have you ever seen 'American Psycho'? It's all about the vellum
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A pure genius piece of trolling from Led By Donkeys who are publicising this new website at Farage's launch of his new 'The Brexit Party'

https://thebrexitparty.com/

The biggest laugh was that Farage launched his new party in Coventry which suggests to me
that the Leavers had sent him to Coventry following all the 'pie in the sky' promises over Brexit !!

Finally as for a so called Brexit revolt over Britain not leaving the UK as planned on Friday
the 29th March; that turned into nothing but a damp squid, as what protests are really
gripping London this week - non other than the Climate change protests called The Extinction
Rebellion, that's what !!

So the Brexiteers are even incapable of putting on a decent protest these days !!

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Old 17.04.2019, 08:18
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The climate changers are starting to be challenged by the courts:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/...ridd-wins-big/
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that turned into nothing but a damp squid,

Hahaha!


1 minute in for the squid bit.
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The climate changers are starting to be challenged by the courts:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/...ridd-wins-big/
<<Peter’s court case has enormous implications for the international debate about climate change, and for the ongoing crisis surrounding freedom of speech. >>

The freedom of speech, more likely. And good on them!


I would worry if scientists were replaced by judges.
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US politicians and Brexiteers clash on ‘concocted Border issue’

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I guess that is another one of those easy trade deals...
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Well with Parliament on holiday for Easter - it's time to fill the void with one of those
classic British nursery rhymes for Brexit.

Oh the Grand Old Theresa May she had 10,0000 men, she marched them up to the
top of the hill and she marched them down again and when we were OUT,
we were OUT and when were IN we were IN, and when she asked for another
extension we were neither IN or OUT !!

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Theresa May she had 10,0000 men, she marched them up to the
top of the hill and she marched them down again and when we were OUT,
we were OUT and when were IN we were IN, and when she asked for another
extension we were neither IN or OUT !!
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