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    Bristol City

    Looking around other fans' sites, Norwich seem to be current favourites to go up and the team that others fear the most. With Leitner probably back in the team, Trybull in the form of his life and our attack, I just can't see us getting beat. Bristol will be more worried about us than we them. But we do need to come out on the front foot from the first minute.
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    If you mean Foreign Direct Investment, @BigFish then the most recent figures I can find come from an article dated 8th December last year which claims FDI not collapsing but at record levels Foreign investment in UK at record level The UK remains a top destination for foreign investment, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with investment increasing by 12.6% last year The value of the UK’s foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by £149bn to £1.3bn in 2017. The Department of International Trade said this was the highest level of inward stock since records began. The department welcomed the news that the greatest growth from any country came from Indian investors, rising 321% to £8bn. Stocks from Asia totalled £128bn, with investment from Japan increasing 71% to £78bn. But this was still a small proportion compared with the amount of investment coming from the US, which increased by 19.5% to £351bn. And while the US was the UK’s largest investor, according to the ONS statistics, investment coming from Europe totalled £744bn, with £573bn coming from countries in the EU. Within the EU, Luxemburg and the Netherlands were the biggest investors, bringing in £116bn and £228bn respectively. The financial services sector attracted more FDI than any other industry, attracting £385bn into the UK. This is an increase of 19.5% from the previous year. Financial services account for 28.8% of total inward investment, the government said. International trade secretary Liam Fox said, “As we prepare to leave the EU, foreign investors from around the globe are as confident as ever investing in the UK. “The significant rise in the amount of investment from Asia is evidence that the growing economies are important partners for the UK, relationships which I am committed to developing and deepening. “FDI has an overwhelmingly positive and transformative effect on the UK economy, bringing jobs, prosperity and growth. My international economic department is focused on ensuring that the effects are felt in every part of the country.”
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    Perhaps 7 bye elections could be renamed the 7 bye-bye elections?
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    Thing is Winky, the anti-semetism narrative in the Labour Party came from the leaving speeches of the new Independent Party. Lucinda Berger. Frankly, they've had enough of bigoted, bullying behaviour, and they're not going to put up with it anymore. Not surprising given Corbyn's friendship with the likes of Hezbollah and Hamas. And now we have that old Trotskyite from the 1980s, Derek Hatton back in the Labour party. Who's next, George Galloway? It's easy to gloat about Labour falling apart as they're all middle-class, privately educated ideologues, but in reality it's a sad day for normal, working class people who no longer have a working class party to look after their interests.
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    Well ere's a blast from the past. I think we can see where this is going: Derek Hatton, a former leading figure in Militant, has been admitted to the Labour Party, it emerged on Monday night. Three decades after he was ousted under Neil Kinnock’s leadership, Mr Hatton, one of the most divisive political figures in Labour’s history, is believed to have been readmitted after his case was heard by a three-person panel. He and other members of the Trotskyist group were widely blamed for making Labour unelectable, leading Neil Kinnock to wage a prolonged battle to drive them out of the party. Mr Hatton said in September last year that he had decided to rejoin Labour after watching Mr Corbyn’s “brilliant” speech at the party’s conference. “What I have seen over the past year or two, particularly with Jeremy Corbyn and people around him is a move along the lines that I would have wanted to see in the 80s,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “I never thought I would see a situation where there is a Prime Minister in waiting who stands on every picket line, who is talking about nationalising the means of production, who is saying he is going to take on the billionaires.
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    That's about required level of understanding for Remoaners.
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    Expect a few Tory Remainers to join the 'Independents'in the next few days, Soubry, Wollaston, maybe Boles. We do actually need a realignment in order to get Parliament better aligned to the country, so any jumping ship is welcomed by me. But then let's have a General Election once the numbers have settled down and hope that this time Parliament better represents what constituents actually wanted from the referendum.
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    So Muslim grooming gangs do not make you angry. Why is that?
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    They're laughing at you my friend. (among other emotions)
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    uh-o Herman and City 1st reach for the race card. Desperate measures now
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    From researching Joseph Rowntree Trust, I discover they are one of the sponsors of Antifa - along with Open Society, of course.
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    Unable to back up statements? We'll mark that one as 'troll' then.
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    Sounds to me like Japan is looking after Japanese workers first. That's just what the UK will be doing. Huge investment in technology from Abu Dhabi shows confidence in the the industries that will matter in the future. I predict, with the right kind of Government, we will be rivaling Silicon Valley in the next five years. We've done it it finance, we'll do it it Tech.
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    Go on you can do it. You said UK industry in the 70s was failing due to incompetent managers who got their jobs due to the school they went to. If you can't back up your statements with a few examples then how can we take your posts seriously? Two or three examples should be easy enough for you.
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    How is that relevant? Seems like you misunderstand the point
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