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Old 21-12-17, 00:08
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For these folk, Good News is not what they want to hear … good news is bad news to these depressing people.
I may be na´ve, but what I don’t understand is why anyone, regardless of how they voted in the referendum, wouldn’t be pleased to get good news? It happened, but it didn’t go your way? Get over it! I hope everything will go well for Britain, but I think it’s still too early to be certain of anything.
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Old 21-12-17, 09:29
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Three excellent posts by Nob14, Joe-King and Spit imho.

The irony to me is that if Cameron had been given some concessions when he went begging and crawling to the EU in all probability none of this would have happened with the referendum not taking place.

I`m pleased the EU gave him "diddly-squat" as Rees-Mogg called it. Soon we will be able to forge our own new direction around the world with trade. May the EU repent their decision as they will ultimately suffer most.
Short term pain for long term gain for us.
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Old 21-12-17, 09:52
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Very eloquently put Rogerman, my views entirely.

Personally, being separated from Europe will create for us some family and friends related issues, not to mention travel problems.

But no pain no gain and this country could not continue to be milked and dictated to the way that it was/is.

I would have munched preferred the EU recognise the problems they were creating for the UK and we had remained with a moderated relationship but that could not be under the plans for a federal state of Europe shared out between Germany and France short term, solos Germany long term.

Better now we cut the ties completely and make our own way as we have done more successfully than all the other EU countries for thousands of years.
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Old 21-12-17, 10:26
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I'm glad we are leaving and while a Federal Europe would never be for us, I've always thought that a FE was an invasion by the back door and could be dominated by the two major powers who have sought world domination in the past.

While there are other countries who are outside of the Eurozone (I think), the EU extremist's plans for closer unity in everything could well have seen us side lined anyway, but with them still taking our money.

Now that their coffers won't be as full, I wonder if an attempt to cut down on the corruption may be made - but that could be like turkeys voting for Christmas.
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Old 21-12-17, 21:43
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Yet more Good News ...

FTSE 100 Index rallies to new record high
London's leading share index outperformed global rivals as it added nearly 80 points in its last full session before Christmas.

https://news.sky.com/story/ftse-100-...-high-11180194

I'm really delighted now that I didn't panic when the Doom-Mongers predicted a steep market slide after Brexit.
I hung on to my portfolio of equity investments and decided to ride it out.
Good call Spit.

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Old 22-12-17, 11:29
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Cheers, Spit. I`ll drink to that too as my portfolio is also doing very nicely.

Happy Christmas to you and yours but don`t overdo the booze.
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More great news, my passport is due for renewal in 2020 and it will be blue with gold lettering minus the European Union bit.
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At least we didn't have to keep voting until the politicians got the result they wanted, as happened in Ireland.

We voted to come out. We were ignored (as always). We're staying in.

Perfectly logical political thinking.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/bre...ards-are-table
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"We're staying in"

I wonder. I note the article in your link was written on 30th October - getting on for almost two months ago.
As we know, a week in politics is a long time, and things can change very quickly.
Only time will tell how acurate the article turns out to be. Personally, I sincerely hope it is wrong.
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Old 22-12-17, 20:08
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I agree rogerman40. I'd like to be wrong, but I don't believe I am.

The UK Column does a daily videocast of just under an hour Monday to Friday. Watch it live at 1pm or wait for them to upload it later (with yesterday's left up until that happens).

Brian Gerrish is ex-military (navy I believe), which is why some of the emphasis is on military integration and disintegration, but they cover a range of subjects, mainly political.

They're having a few days off for Christmas, but they'll be back soon.

Try this link (I'm not connected with them in any way).

http://www.ukcolumn.org/
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