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by mike
December 10th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: United Utilities - I'm hovering over the sell button
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: United Utilities - I'm hovering over the sell button

For WPP, it may be worth waiting until tomorrow. https://www.investegate.co.uk/wpp-plc--wpp-/rns/strategy-update-for-investors-and-analysts/201811140920103222H/ I did hold a small holding UU, but as part of my Brexit/Corbyn preparations, I used the sale monies to purchase a Far East income IT. I sti...
by mike
December 9th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 55
Views: 931

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

But coming back to the price of freedom, why are EU armoured vehicles being used to put down demonstrations in France? https://order-order.com/2018/12/09/boris-britain-must-bin-backstop/#disqus_thread (see picture in eleventh oldest comment, posted about 1 hour ago) How long before such forces are ...
by mike
December 9th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: The BODMAS mathematical rule.
Replies: 57
Views: 953

Re: The BODMAS mathematical rule.

Putting

=6/2*(2+1)

into excel gives the answer 9.
by mike
December 7th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 2693

Re: Trump

Class, just pure class Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State! https:...
by mike
December 7th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No justification for 2nd. referendum
Replies: 123
Views: 1377

Re: No justification for 2nd. referendum

gryffron wrote:What's a WA? Second time it has been mentioned on this thread and I still have no clue.


Withdrawal Agreement
by mike
November 26th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mars landing live
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Mars landing live

They seemed to know it had landed in real time. But signals were taking 7 (?) minutes to get back to Earth due to the distance. The Marco relay cubes don't speed up communcation, just allow for no blind spots. My only explanation is the timing given of 1954 GMT was the time we would get the signal b...
by mike
November 26th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mars landing live
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Mars landing live

Possibly the same feed at

http://www.nasa.gov/live

Landing due 1954 GMT, confirmation due 2001 GMT
by mike
November 24th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Am I a higher rate taxpayer
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Am I a higher rate taxpayer

Bouleversee wrote: ... I know I could find out by doing the return online ...


Sorry to have to tell you, but the deadline for paper returns for the 17-18 tax year was 31 October.
by mike
November 22nd, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.
Replies: 22
Views: 396

Re: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.

ursaminortaur wrote:Neither.

[....] by writing in an additional remain option


That would be my response as well.

The returning officers declare how many papers are spoiled or blank, and from memory, in the catagories why the votes weren't counted.
by mike
November 22nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Left or right?
Replies: 36
Views: 936

Re: Left or right?

According to the summary, closest to Merkel et not at all like Sanders. But the graphic puts me closer to Macron, although just to the right of the dividing line. The strongly for/against for me were - strongly for - pollution control - strongly against - socialism and nationalism. Both leave me abs...
by mike
November 21st, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.
Replies: 22
Views: 396

Re: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.

From the Guardian article I linked to above Second, MPs can pass or block laws and motions, but they can’t dictate to the executive. Ultimately decisions about Brexit are taken by the government. The EU negotiates with Theresa May, not with parliament. It was May’s decision to trigger article 50. Sh...
by mike
November 21st, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.
Replies: 22
Views: 396

Re: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.

Could any of you clarify what would happen if the signed off agreement were defeated ? A good summary here https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/nov/21/brexit-pmqs-may-corbyn-rudd-says-mps-wont-allow-no-deal-brexit-contradicting-may-politics-live (section timed at 17:54 - Is it true t...
by mike
November 21st, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: The Tobaccos
Replies: 113
Views: 4871

Re: The Tobaccos

On balance I would buy Imperial, not because of the modestly higher yield but because [....] c) its dividend has been increasing at 10% pa and there is no indication that this will not continue. In their latest results, for the first time since Imps started the 10% pa increases, the board did not g...
by mike
November 16th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 472
Views: 6853

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

..... I am wondering who gets to decide the question. The Electoral Commission get the final say. Indeed, according to Dr Richard North [*] the proposed wording had to be changed by the Electoral Commission on the 2016 referendum because some people did not realise that the UK was in the European U...
by mike
November 16th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No confidence vote
Replies: 56
Views: 866

Re: No confidence vote

Easy to pick holes. Which leader and what policy would you propose? We also know the membership is full to the rafters with ex UKIP members. So ‘no deal’ odds increase even further if she goes. Unfortunately, it seems MPs are consulting local parties whether or not to submit letters. https://twitte...
by mike
November 14th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: British Land Half Yearly
Replies: 24
Views: 1039

Re: British Land Half Yearly

Dividend growth 7.39% pa for five years is not to be sniffed at. Not with you on this Arb, I feel it is a lot lower. Year Div p 2013 26.40 2014 27.00 2015 27.68 2016 28.36 2017 29.20 2018 30.08 I make this a 2.6% compound rate But this is not one I now hold. I moved out of BLND as part of my Brexit...
by mike
November 13th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: And so it begins ....
Replies: 5
Views: 312

And so it begins ....

The EU has published the following 31-page document today NOTICE ON TRAVELLING BETWEEN THE EU AND THE UNITED KINGDOM FOLLOWING WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM FROM THE EU https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/brexit_files/info_site/travelling.pdf This could just be a negotiating position, but ...
by mike
November 13th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Interserve
Replies: 30
Views: 943

Re: Interserve

A bit of a straw for grasping Released today at 14:50 Interserve notes recent press commentary surrounding the Group and the movement in its share price. Interserve confirms that the implementation of the Group's strategy and the Fit for Growth transformation programme remains on track and the Group...
by mike
November 9th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Jo Johnson resigns as Transport Minister calls for second referendum
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Jo Johnson resigns as Transport Minister calls for second referendum

Full statement here https://medium.com/@JoJohnsonUK/why-i-cannot-support-the-governments-proposed-brexit-deal-3d289f95f2bc Johnson's statement includes the following Hopes for “the easiest trade deal in history” have proved to be delusions. Contrary to promises, there is in fact no deal at all on ou...

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