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    Brazil economy overtakes UK

    bye bye England, sounds like you won't be needed in the EU after all,

    BBC News - Brazil economy overtakes UK, says CEBR

    Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, an economic research group has said.

    The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said its latest World Economic League Table showed Asian countries moving up and European countries falling back.

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    What we need is another big fuck off war with somebody, great for gdp.

    Maybe France could enhance their gdp further by selling exocet missiles to our foe.

    Oh wait, that didn't work out too well last time did it?

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    Africa is ripe for recolonization. Which reminds me. I gotta go shit.

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    don't laugh, re-colonization might be an option for old Europe eventually

    as for kicking England ass, the French did it a few times before, so looks like a friendly battle is long overdue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    don't laugh, re-colonization might be an option for old Europe eventually

    as for kicking England ass, the French did it a few times before, so looks like a friendly battle is long overdue
    Let us neutral bystanders get out of the way first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    as for kicking England ass, the French did it a few times before, so looks like a friendly battle is long overdue
    Must've missed them...

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    ^ I think he's talking about football.

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    Brazil's economy is booming due to oil and tourism. Not to mention all the manufacturing along the main road from Rio to Sao Paulo.

    They are the engine that drives S. America

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Must've missed them...
    yeah, as usual

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    Yes, they also export meat laced with oestrogen and other shit because their laws are a bit lax. That's why they're part of BRICs.

    Good luck with that.

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    Stop whinging.

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    In GDP per capita, Brazil still ranks a modest 75-80th, depending on who's estimate you take- but with a population of 194mill, that's still a lot of GDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    In GDP per capita, Brazil still ranks a modest 75-80th, depending on who's estimate you take- but with a population of 194mill, that's still a lot of GDP.
    So the UK is about 4 times more productive than Brazil?

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    right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    So the UK is about 4 times more productive than Brazil?
    Multinational companies from all over Europe have moved their head offices to London so that they can trade from there and pay less company tax than they would have done in their home countries.
    You may see this as a sign of British productivity but I don't. Stock market brokers do also believe that what they are doing is something productive..
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    Its only because prostitution is legal in Brazil all adds to the GDP.
    I guess Blighty not likely to get many sex tourist even if it was legal in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Its only because prostitution is legal in Brazil all adds to the GDP.
    I guess Blighty not likely to get many sex tourist even if it was legal in the UK.
    Right, although one doesn't need to seek out a prostitute in Brazil - it's altogether a very good place to party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    You may see this as a sign of British productivity but I don't.
    I don't see anything from the UK as I've not been back to the shit-hole for years.

    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    Stock market brokers do also believe that what they are doing is something productive.
    Somebody has to.

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    If the British 'leaders' will stop kowtowing to all and sundry as they have been doing for decades now, maybe they can find their balls and rebuild a real economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    What we need is another big fuck off war with somebody, great for gdp.

    Maybe France could enhance their gdp further by selling exocet missiles to our foe.

    Oh wait, that didn't work out too well last time did it?
    LOL. I recall British Forces were eventually surprised Argentines had exocet but after that shot all down.

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    You do not see difference in size of population nor understand meaning of PPP?

    Belgian s*it


    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    bye bye England, sounds like you won't be needed in the EU after all,

    BBC News - Brazil economy overtakes UK, says CEBR

    Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, an economic research group has said.

    The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said its latest World Economic League Table showed Asian countries moving up and European countries falling back.

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    I remember the expats in Brasil used to say the same things about the natives that they do here about the Thais

    useless, stupid, lazy etc etc

    the expats there were not much use either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    don't laugh, re-colonization might be an option for old Europe eventually

    as for kicking England ass, the French did it a few times before, so looks like a friendly battle is long overdue
    Oh please do mention when French kicked Englands ass. Year, event, action.
    Must have missed that at school. I remember waterloo though which happens to be near where you come from (but at that time Belgium was controlled by the Netherlands). Check your wikipedia and get your meds man/post op-pre-op-lb/whatev. You really need both.

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    You could have said it much clearer that EU won't be needed in the world at large at all. 15% of worlds production.... without UK, what? It is only UK, Germany and small Nordic countries that produce anything anyone buys.


    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    bye bye England, sounds like you won't be needed in the EU after all,

    BBC News - Brazil economy overtakes UK, says CEBR

    Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, an economic research group has said.

    The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said its latest World Economic League Table showed Asian countries moving up and European countries falling back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree View Post
    If the British 'leaders' will stop kowtowing to all and sundry as they have been doing for decades now, maybe they can find their balls and rebuild a real economy.
    It has started with Thatcher. UK was fastest growing economy in Europe during her time, and her successors havent been too bad either. And now Cameron stopped the European Federal State/fiscal/transfer union.

    To Cool Britannia!

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