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    they should rename Brexit to Briloss

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    Yet more proof that we'll always do humour better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    they should rename Brexit to Briloss
    you are clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Cyrille is pretty much spot on.
    Quite faint praise, really.

    Could you clarify where I'm wrong?

    I thought I was stating what was obvious.

    The starting point for anyone but an idiot.

    (ie buriramboy)
    Nothing wrong with your answer. It simply isn't fully complete. It is too complex for a complete answer to be succinctly put in a post, I realise this but it's the best you're going to get from someone on the monitor list....

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    Frankly I find your position puzzling.

    Lunch?

    I know a charming spot in Strasbourg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    they should rename Brexit to Briloss
    you are clueless.
    why because it will be a BritLoss and you won't accept it ?

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    Two days after Brexit. The revitalised British Army capture Paris.


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    we will never surrender to the Brits

    and Brexit is our win !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
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    I think you need to read the actual report, published on 4 March, rather than the Express interpretation.

    It is based on a very tenuous point that the UK would no longer be subject to ECJ rules and that there would be no deals with the EU concerning trade or anything else. It is a legal interpretation with the caveat that it is not the only interpretation. It also assumes no politcal or moral obligations and if such an approach was taken you kiss any deals with the EU goodbye.

    Not the best economical strategy to be taken
    Link? Don't read the Express....far too political for me. However, WTO is getting more and more attractive. How many full trucks at Dover, how many at Calais?

    Good day, unfortunately your BMW/Mercedes which we promised.would be 75,000 pounds will now be 82,500, sorry, wait, because of the.pound,.it's now 95,000.

    Meanwhile in Antwerp, hi your.Jaguar dealer, sorry your XJ8 is less than we thought. 70,000 for you and our best wishes.
    Apologies for the delay but my tablet and TD don't work too well together,expecially when it comes to links.

    Link to the Report:

    https://publications.parliament.uk/p...om/125/125.pdf

    Remember that a political settlement that achieves goodwill on both sides is essential for a long lasting agreement between the UK and EU. It could take a while to reach an agreement that puts everyone back at square one...but that's where the UK needs to be.

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    Big news about 500 Afd supporters marching in Berlin a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if the Exit Brexit march involving 50,000 will hit the headlines....

    Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square

    Thousands of protesters in favour of the UK staying in the European Union have marched in Westminster.

    The People's March for Europe took a route through central London before a rally in Parliament Square.

    Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said there were a growing number of people worried about Brexit's impact.

    The march comes ahead of MPs voting on Monday on a bill to overturn the act that took the UK into the EU and end the supremacy of EU law in the UK.


    Remainers - many dressed in blue and yellow outfits and draped in EU flags - amassed outside Parliament on Saturday afternoon.

    Many carried "Exit from Brexit" placards or wore "Remoaner Till I Die" t-shirts.





    Former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey told the crowd he had "gone from anger to distress, from fury to despair.

    "Since the Brexit negotiations begun there's a third emotion I've been feeling - embarrassment.
    "Embarrassment at our country's leaders. Embarrassment for Great Britain."

    One marcher, wearing a blue beret emblazoned with yellow stars told the BBC she had joined the rally because she felt: "Totally violated by the idea of Brexiting.

    "I've lived, worked and loved in Europe for years. My whole existence has been a European existence," she said.
    "My husband has a business in Europe. We worked for years to build this up. What's going to happen to that?"

    'Tin ear' government

    One man, holding a home-made placard, said. "I don't believe people really knew what they were voting for.

    "Since (the referendum) I've felt more and more frustrated. Those people who led the campaign to leave didn't really have a clue what they were intending to do.

    "We keep being told those who voted to Remain have largely changed their minds but I don't believe that at all."

    One woman added she was there "to stand up against the awful right-wing agenda Brexit is bringing to our country".

    Sir Vince told the BBC growing numbers of people wanted the UK to keep its links with the European Union and this was the beginning of a "loud and powerful" movement.
    "They (the government) are not listening - they've got tin ear," he said.

    'Exit from Brexit'

    "They're making a complete mess of these negotiations - totally disunited, dysfunctional, a lack of preparation.

    "Even if you believe in Brexit you must be in despair at the way they're approaching these negotiations."

    He said the Lib Dems would working with other MPs towards another vote - on an "exit from Brexit".



    He said the European project; the customs union; the single market; combined research and a common approach on the environment all "mattered" to Britain.

    Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square - BBC News


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    we will never surrender to the Brits

    and Brexit is our win !!!
    Allons enfants de la Brexite
    Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos jardins!!!@

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    "Even if you believe in Brexit you must be in despair at the way they're approaching these negotiations."
    no you think ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    impur
    impure (spelling)

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    Advice from someone who has tried to deal with the EU before and knows what a pack of A holes they really are.

    Theresa May urged to ?avoid negotiating with Brussels AT ALL COSTS? by Yanis Varoufakis | UK | News | Express.co.uk

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    I do really hope to see you guys without a deal at the end,

    it's going to be hilarious to see you go down globally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I do really hope to see you guys without a deal at the end,

    it's going to be hilarious to see you go down globally
    Silly little Belgian wind up merchant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    we will never surrender to the Brits

    and Brexit is our win !!!
    Don't talk shite, you gallic fags are all cheese eating surrender monkeys.

    Probably because bending over is your natural state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I do really hope to see you guys without a deal at the end,

    it's going to be hilarious to see you go down globally
    Silly little Belgian wind up merchant.
    irrelevant old boring twat alert

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    London remains the world's most attractive financial centre despite fears over Brexit, according to a survey.

    However, a number of its European rivals have gained ground on the City as banks look to spread their bases across the continent, highlighted in a report by the Z/Yen global financial centres index.

    The City again came top of the rankings ahead of New York, and Hong Kong based on a range of factors such as infrastructure, business environment, reputation and access to high quality staff.

    Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam – each set to gain banking jobs that will likely have to leave London – all rose.

    Frankfurt has so far emerged as the biggest winner in the fight for London banking jobs after Brexit.

    Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Standard Chartered, Nomura Holdings and Sumitomo Mitsui are among those that have already picked the German hub as a base.

    Frankfurt jumped to 11th from 23rd a year ago in the report's rankings, while Dublin moved up to 30th from 33rd over the same period.

    However, rival European financial hubs; Zurich, Geneva, and Luxembourg fell in the ratings, which ranks 92 financial centres around the world.

    US trade fears

    The report observed: "Overall assessments for the European centres continued to fluctuate as people speculate about which centres might benefit from London leaving the European Union."

    New York not only lost ground to London but the gap between it in second and Hong Kong in third, narrowed to its tightest in five years.

    The report speculated Wall Street's decline was due to "fears over US trade" under President Donald Trump.

    The White House has already pulled the country out of the planned trans-Pacific trade agreement, since his administration assumed office in January.

    In fact, ratings for all financial centres in North America dropped, with San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Washington seeing the steepest decline.

    London financial sector lobby group TheCityUK warned against complacency and called for clarity on the UK government's transitional arrangements for leaving the EU in 2019.

    Chief executive Miles Celic said: "Many firms have already started to activate their contingency plans and others will undoubtedly follow suit if these aren't confirmed as soon as possible – and by the end of the year at the very latest."

    The index has been released twice a year since 2007.

    London retains crown as world's top financial centre despite Brexit

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    As expected. As the largest clearing centre of Euros, in spite of not being in the currency, and the most sophisticated trading (and proven) and financial system in the world will see London survive the most pessimistic of Brexits.

    The only banking jobs that will leave London are those banks that need to hedge their bets to trading within the 27, and most already had that. But, and here's the crunch, the decision making and actual management/majority staff will remain in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    according to a survey.
    which one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    As expected. As the largest clearing centre of Euros, in spite of not being in the currency, and the most sophisticated trading (and proven) and financial system in the world will see London survive the most pessimistic of Brexits.

    The only banking jobs that will leave London are those banks that need to hedge their bets to trading within the 27, and most already had that. But, and here's the crunch, the decision making and actual management/majority staff will remain in London.
    <sigh>

    Capitalism requires growth. London is starting to shrink and will shrink more post-brexit. Survival is simply not good enough, but is probably the best on offer.

    Lordy, lordy, when will it sink into brexit minds?

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    Such pessimism lads! Understandable from DF whose beloved Belgium will have less milk to suckle from the EU tit. Troy, I have seen a lot of hyperbole but cant remember one economic fact, only speculation. Did I miss a post with startling economic insight somewhere? Please point me to it and my apologies if you have done so.
    From what I've read I have seen many posters write with the most appalling economic illiteracy. Economics is not thermodynamics and to predict with the same type of certainty as some on this forum have attempted only shows a level of self indulgence and stupidity that is almost embarrassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    according to a survey.
    which one ?
    The one described in the article if you actually bothered to read it before opening your stupid fat queer gob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    according to a survey.
    which one ?
    The one described in the article if you actually bothered to read it before opening your stupid fat queer gob.
    whaoo, you missed the point entirely, as usual

    and yes my question was rhetorical dumbo

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