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Re: Brexit
« Reply #75 on: June 30, 2016, 07:15:07 PM »
I'm still trying to conceive what the Brexit will mean in practice.  The UK already has its own currency (seemed like a smart thing to maintain to me).  Odds are there will be free trade between the UK and EU nations when all is negotiated.  UK products will have to conform to EU standards for products.  So, it seems to me that the major issue left is immigration -- which seems like a major issue in most of the wealthier nations in the EU.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #76 on: June 30, 2016, 07:28:38 PM »
The outcome will likely be the same as we had before, but with no voice on changing anything.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #77 on: June 30, 2016, 07:32:08 PM »
Sad but True...  but perhaps not entirely true.

 We will likely be free to make our own deals with others. I am sure they will be other benefits we cannot yet see... like a weaker perhaps.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #78 on: June 30, 2016, 07:36:49 PM »
> We will likely be free to make our own deals with others

Were we ever unable to do deals on our own? I don't believe so, hence why we recently got into bed with China, much to America's chagrin.


>Weaker GBP

I can see us at parity with the USD by the time we get the leave deal finalised.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2016, 04:36:39 PM »
"conform to EU standards"

That, imo is as big an issue as immigration.
But I'm not living in the UK
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2016, 05:03:11 PM »
So, as some of you opined, you ended up with Theresa May. (By attrition, or so it seemed from here as all the others withdrew. Last Stupidest man standing?) Now what?

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/brexit-referendum/theresa-may-bloody-difficult-woman-be-u-k-prime-minister-n608001

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2016, 05:32:43 PM »
I am not a Conservative (big C) in my politics nor thinking but I truly believe, if we put party politics aside, she is the right person for the job, out of the available candidates.

She is a conviction politician who hasn't played the "old boys network" card, mostly because she didn't have one to play. She's arrived to her position through being a great, but not perfect, politician, who works harder than  most others.

That isn't to say I agree with all her views as Home Secretary. The RIP Act - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulation_of_Investigatory_Powers_Act_2000 and later versions that sh's still trying to push through are draconian and wrong but...... I believe she is doing so for the betterment of security for the UK, rather than some other reasons or personal goals.

I will say that we're in unprecedented times politically - Leaving the EU, an opposition in disarray, the GBP a shadow of it's former self and pretty much no money in the piggy bank.... Hard times indeed with an even tougher job ahead of her.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2016, 09:09:57 PM »
She gives a good speach,  but there is quite a gap between what she has publicly said lately and her past voting record.

Let's hope that she's had some sort of epiphany and isn't just continuing the recent theme of unashamed  dishonesty in British politics.  We'll see.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2016, 01:18:20 AM »
Well, time to grab some popcorn and pull up a seat.

She named former London mayor and fervent Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson as the new Foreign Secretary.

http://time.com/4405504/boris-johnson-foreign-secretary-theresa-may/

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2016, 01:44:49 PM »
#popcorn

Interesting times on both sides of da POND
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #85 on: July 14, 2016, 02:55:56 PM »
> fervent Brexit campaigner

...although by all accounts not such a fervent believer in it.

"You made the mess, you clear it up..." springs to mind.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2016, 11:42:17 PM »
i haven'#t read the previous psots on this but all i can say (~sorry typos pissed tonight) is that it can't be a good thing to have yet another layer of bureacracy, lies, corruption, We have enough of that in the UK let alone having anotjher layer of bullshit on top.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #87 on: August 03, 2016, 06:13:33 PM »
Hoo Boy.

"One problem is that the U.K. hasnt negotiated a trade deal alone since the early 1970s and so lacks officials skilled in doing so."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/the-beginners-guide-to-brexit-what-have-we-learned-so-far

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2016, 10:44:00 PM »
To be fair, one thing the UK has done exceptionally well in recent times and history.... is diplomacy and negotiation, if not negotiation of trade deals.

That part I am not too concerned about

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #89 on: August 04, 2016, 12:02:45 PM »
Just watched a piece on CNN. Some British manufacturers saying that all the hype was overblown and that their business is doing better than before. I'm sure that's not the case everywhere, but it was surprising to see (on CNN). They're usually the sky is falling news channel.