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  1. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Another strawman. Fact is 10,000 jobs (more ?) going to Germany in EV production. UK not in the running due to Brexit
  2. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Try playing the ball Simmo. No idea if the cave rescurer was a cyclist or not, (i.e. check the meaning of what you write).
  3. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    It's not a war (thankfully), just politics and economics. Dial down the rhetoric. Btw, Tesla have just announced a new plant for outside Berlin. 10,000 jobs expected. Musk said that Britain wasn't in the running because of Brexit. But I suppose it's more "project fear", right?
  4. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    That's not what I said. I said, if Brexit gets canned. Let me spell it out for you. Hypothetical, Labour & a combination of remain parties win the election. 2nd referendum, 60% vote remain. That kills Brexit for a long time, giving markets certainty that the UK will remain in the largest richest market on the planet. Markets will react very positively.
  5. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I wouldn't be so sure. The current deal is already factored in. I think it would be more the status quo until the full impacts start coming through in the economic data.
  6. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    What else? If, post election, Brexit gets canned (2nd ref or whatever), GBP would strengthen and the market outlook for the UK would improve significantly. Your instincts are the polar opposite to market opinion.
  7. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Funny how the markets react positively when the prospect of no deal diminishes and negatively when it increases. Guess you know better than all the professional investment community.
  8. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Yes. Highlights that the issue is the 1st past the post system. If the UK had a single transferable vote system, this would solve these issues. I.e. a leaver could vote 1. Brexit Party 2. Tories etc. If nobody got >50% of the vote on the 1st count, the lowest candidate gets eliminated and their votes distributed by preference. Process continues until a candidate meets the quota (50%+1 in a single seat constituency). It more accurately reflects the wishes of the electorate. Many (if not most) democracies use a version of this.
  9. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The sad face is for the personal attack. I had you at a level above your compatriots on here and thought you were capable of discussing the issue at hand. You don't need to have lived somewhere to understand basic economics. The euro by the way (despite it's flaws) is a major reserve currency in the world (2nd only to the USD). With Brexit, I know where I'd rather have my assets.
  10. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Think I answered this previously. I have family commitments which mean I need to be in Australia for the next 15 years or so. I'd prefer to be back in Europe tbh. Not sure where I'll be in 15 years or so but Europe is a real option.
  11. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Actually, that would solve a lot of the issues
  12. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Nigel doesn't actually want Brexit to happen as he then becomes redundant and irrelevant.
  13. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The UK and Thatcher in particular was a driving force behind the EEC becoming the EU. I don't really give a damn about Britain tbh but do care about what happens in NI, having grown up during the troubles. Do I think Brexit is a good idea? Absolutely not, for everybody. But once NI is protected, the rest can go commit economic suicide. I feel for my British family & friends though. Nice dodge on the builder comparison, though.
  14. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You are a builder right? Would you let somebody who knows nothing about building build your house? Would you give more weight about a building to my opinion (not a builder) or a civil engineer or builder? IMO, the euro was premature with several other economic steps needed (espeically a banking union) before the launch of the currency. It was the politicians who pushed it through. I was not aware of the UK join/don't join debate at that time so can't speak to your claims that the experts were arguing for it. I know in Ireland, opinion was split at the time. The EU is far from perfect but has, in general, achieved it's primary goal of stopping another war in Europe. Rather apt on remembrance day, would you not agree?
  15. Collie

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I never argued against that position. This is a Brexit thread, feel free to start another one for that issue.
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