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  1. How I Wrote Elastic Man

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    No. This is solely the fault of Jofra Archer
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    This could potentially be bad news for our proposed U.S. trade deal
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    What y'all listening to?

    Rock music at it´s best
  4. How I Wrote Elastic Man

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    Checking the historical data, GBP started to slide in the middle of 2015, under the Cameron leadership and into the run up of the referendum. After the referendum, it dropped sharply (still under Cameron)* After that, it continued that slide until the end of 2016, then began to regain some of it´s losses, at least against USD (didn´t fare quite as well against EUR) until the middle of 2018. Then it began to slide again. It fell sharply when Johnson took over, but has stabilized in the last couple of weeks Since the middle of 2015, GBP has lost around 25% of it´s value against USD, and a bit more than that against EUR. It´s a similar story against other currencies. What it will do in the future, whether that's no deal, deal, BRINO or anything else anyone cares to think of...Well, if I knew the answer to that I´d be trading currencies So I don´t think GBP´s slide can be pinned on Theresa May GBP to USD *edit - of course, Cameron didn´t last long after the referendum, but the sharp drop began under his administration and continued before Theresa May became PM
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    Ipswich v Wimbledon

    shouldn´t this be in the non-football forum?
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    Oh Jesus Please someone tell me this is fake news, I´ve had a google but can´t find anything to disprove it Brexiteer says we didn´t need academics to win WW2 no-one, remainer or leaver, is that stupid, surely
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    again, being fair to Jools, he didn´t move the goalposts...his life guru, guido, moved them for him
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    yes, but to be fair to Jools, you can have a bit of fun with selected quotes
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    Can I answer? Thanks! yes he did say that... here is the transcript "Let’s look for a moment now at the default option – the World Trade Organisation rules, which is where we will end up if we leave without a deal agreed. For anyone who wants to ensure a clean break with the EU, the WTO model is the only honest model. WTO rules mean we could sell into the Single Market, but at a price: The EU imposes a ‘common external tariff’ on goods and services from countries outside the EU who don’t have free trade deals agreed. 10% on cars. 30% on confectionary. 36% on dairy produce. Our exports would cost more and so be less competitive. That will cost British jobs. And if we reciprocated, our imports would cost more too meaning higher prices in our shops. And that would not be all. Under WTO rules, we couldn’t differentiate between countries. So, for example, if we decided to allow Irish goods to enter the UK tariff-free, we would have to do the same for all 160 countries in the WTO – putting British jobs at risk from foreign competition. Because, as EU members, the common external tariffs protect our industries from undercutting from outside the EU, while allowing us to import from Europe without tariffs pushing up costs. Outside the EU, it would be all or nothing under WTO rules. And for our crucial services sector, without a preferential trade agreement, UK businesses would only be guaranteed access under the General Agreement on Trade in Services. This is a much more basic framework, providing much less access to markets. So on even a cursory inspection, the WTO model does not deliver for Britain. It would be bad for business; bad for jobs; bad for growth. Bad for Britain. " https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/events/special/2016-03-02-Philip-Hammond_0.pdf https://www.chathamhouse.org/file/event-speech-what-do-alternatives-eu-membership-look
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    New venue for away fans

    Love on the Terraces is a great song but the greatest football song of all time is obviously....
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    I read carefully The French guy said last January that there would be no delays in March. In order for that to happen, BOTH sides of the channel have to be ready. Then a day or so ago he said there would have been huge problems in March - contradicting himself As a past, and probably future resident of Kent, I really don´t want to see significant delays again. I´ve seen (literally) and been in plenty of delays of several hours, it´s not nice I don´t believe in a full blown Project Fear, I don´t think the government would be that daft to allow it, but I don´t take the kind of statements this fella is making seriously either Come to think of it, I've reached a point where I´m not taking seriously statements from many people at all now, whatever view they have
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    Very interesting The same guy said back in January that there would be no problems at the port for the anticipated March departure https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1069280/Brexit-news-no-deal-Theresa-May-port-delays-BBC-Today-Calais-Dover-EU Now he is saying there WOULD have been problems in March? Why has he changed his tune?
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    I thought you were treating all forecasts, polls, stats, etc with a pinch of salt? Especially one that predicts Brexit Party only wins 2 seats, and the rest go to Labour and Lib-Dems?
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    Migrants intercepted in the English Channel Migrants have been intercepted in the English Channel and forced to turn back