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  1. Creative Midfielder

    Unpopular opinion...

    Seem pretty reasonable to me.
  2. Creative Midfielder

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Only if May's Withdrawal Agreement passes or if they obtain settled status before we leave, otherwise they are reliant on Boris the liar keeping his word and no one with an ounce of sense would bet their long term business/livelihood on staying here with that level of uncertainly.
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    See Surfer above, none of what I said is untrue - perhaps your attention wandered more than you said whilst you were in Hong Kong (not sure what your excuse for the last two years is though)
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    I am a remainer and you are a total idiot - as usual you ignore the facts, make ridiculous delusional statements and when challenged simply resort to insults.
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    I am not wrong and why on earth would you think this government would show any common sense - if they had done that we wouldn't be in this position in the first place!!!
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    No it isn't - in the event of no deal. Boris has said something to that effect but he is a serial liar so that is meaningless especially as the Home Secretary has made abundantly clear she intends to shut the doors on 1st Nov and the Home Office has been demonstrably making life difficult for those EU citizens already here who wish to exercise their rights to obtain settled status before 31st October - meaning that huge numbers of them will have no legal right to be here post Brexit.
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    Exactly so - she's much smarter than him and used to dealing with much tougher characters than him, and of course she has done her homework. She's shot Boris's fox with some precision and got a smiling Boris to thank her for it on live TV! She may be getting close to retirement but she certainly hasn't lost her touch!
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    Happy to oblige - the pound is dirt cheap. If you are a very wealthy Asian (or American) entrepreneur why wouldn't you buy a few small but promising British high tech companies for loose change. If I've been interpreting Ricardo's advice correctly that seems a very good value bet - some may fail but you may pick up a winner for a song or alternatively simply strip out the IP and move the business back home. And its not just hi-tech - see that Greene King has been bought by a Hong Kong businessman, Fullers last year, British Steel sold to the Turkish Army (!?)etc, etc. Of course this 'new money' is doing our economy some good in the short term in the form of maintaining or increasing employment. But in the long term it is an ever increasing trend in which more and more significant British businesses are moving from British ownership and control, into foreign ownership and control - not just control of course but ultimately the profits (and probably much of the tax liable) will feed someone else's economy rather than ours. Will that do?
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    Don't think its for me but still interesting to see how/why people are prepared to stake hard cash.
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    Yes, I realise that but I thought you might have a rationale for it. Is it just that there are so few bets struck at the moment and they aren't the ones most of us would have expected? Do you think the current situation is so volatile that even seasoned gamblers are wary of getting involved?
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    Have already confessed to novice status at gambling but aren't those odds are bit surprising? 3-1 seems very short odds for an outcome that hardly anyone has advocated, at least not without a second referendum which quite a lot of MPs are backing - so why is 2nd referendum 12-1? Genuine question @ricardo, I'm obviously missing something here.
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    What you mean is you're been ignoring the answers for the last three and half years but I'll give you my personal priority one last time as opposed to the full list of other benefits both economic and other rights that come with the EU which have also been stated on here many time by many different people. Freedom of movement - the right to live and work wherever I choose within the EU. Is that clear and simple enough for you?
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    Paul, you truly are the idiot's idiot. You obviously skipped the economics class where they explained that economically successful countries frequently import low cost raw materials, iron ore for example, which they process and manufacture into high value products, washing machines, cars, aircraft for example, which they then export at values which far outweigh the value of the import cost and therefore have a positive Balance of Payments - Germany for example. Trouble is we do very little of this - we are the ones purchasing the high value products, not making them and Brexit isn't going to help us to change this one iota. Suggest you stop wasting everybody's time on here and sign up for some economics night classes in the autumn
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    The EU is not detrimental to our balance of payments - the fact that we can't grow a large proportion of what we eat, that we have very little heavy industry or manufacturing capability any more is detrimental to our balance of payments!!!! None of that is going to be made any better by a trade deal with the US.
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    You're right but I think this is normal for the Sunday Times - they love a sensation and even if they haven't had time to check it out/put their own slant on it they'll print it anyway rather than risk someone else getting there first.
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