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Old 01-12-17, 20:26
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This week, the OECD raised its economic growth forecast, predicting that the UK will have the strongest pay and employee benefits growth in the G7 this year. The OECD has talked down our economy again and again, only to eat its words later.

That wasnít the only piece of economic good news released this week!

The manufacturing sector in the UK has soared to a four-year high, Unilever announced plans to stay in London, despite threats of moving to Amsterdam, a record number of international students applied to British universities and two pharmaceutical firms are planning deals to invest in the UKís biotech industry. Already, the UK is showing the world that it is open for business.
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Old 01-12-17, 22:32
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What a difference a couple of days makes.

OECD unveils gloomy outlook for the UK economy - Yahoo

OECD unveils gloomy outlook for the UK economy - The Telegraph

Brexit to result in a sharp slowdown in UK economic growth, OECD predicts | The Independent

All these articles are from 28th November and don't seem to be particularly encouraging.
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Old 01-12-17, 22:57
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Default Re: Some good news.

One of the real worries is that indicators from around the developed global economies suggest we have reached the top of the current economic cycle and are likely to see a global downturn within the next couple of years.

This is likely to hit just at the same time as we are exiting the EU. This was another of the reasons for the gloomier forecast by the OBR.
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Old 15-12-17, 11:39
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Default Re: Some good news.

Also, the weekly chocolate ration is to be increased from 35 grammes to 25 grammes. Double-plus good!

Now I'm off to the chestnut tree cafe to celebrate.
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Old 15-12-17, 14:14
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The good news just keeps coming,

After all that has happened this week, we must remember - the bar for any deal agreed with the EU is that it must be better than a global deal on WTO rules. If it fails to meet this test, then WTO rules are the best option so that we can diverge from the EUís regulation and reap the benefits of Brexit.

The City of London is booming despite the scaremongering raised during the referendum, as more and more financial services firms admit that only a small fraction of staff might have to relocate - contrary to the Brexodus forecasted. UK employment levels are still at a 42 year high and we are the highest ranking country amongst all developed economies for establishing new businesses within the last year.

Itís time to be positive about Brexit! Free from the shackles of the EU the UK will finally be able to take back control of its trade, laws, borders and money
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Also, the weekly chocolate ration is to be increased from 35 grammes to 25 grammes.
Er, how is going from 35 grammes to 25 grammes an increase?
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First principle of advertising - Say it often enough and people will believe you!
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It helps me a lot!
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First principle of advertising - Say it often enough and people will believe you!
The adverse prophecies that were put out by the Remainers prior to the 2016 Referendum were either ignored because they weren't believed or people didn't care.

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