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by anticrank
August 23rd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What price a trade deal with the US
Replies: 67
Views: 1279

Re: What price a trade deal with the US

OK, so you agree that a less open border is not necessarily contrary to the GFA. In which case we are back to the perverse situation where in order to prevent a possible harder border in the future (2020) the RoI and EU are willing to see one in place pretty much immediately. I didn't agree any suc...
by anticrank
August 23rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What price a trade deal with the US
Replies: 67
Views: 1279

Re: What price a trade deal with the US

The EU and many remain supporters appear to me to see the GFA as a convenient way to block the UK's ability to leave the EU, or at the very least to force a basis for leaving on the UK that is so unpalatable that the UK decides not to leave. I do not believe the GFA was ever intended to do this, if...
by anticrank
August 23rd, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What price a trade deal with the US
Replies: 67
Views: 1279

Re: What price a trade deal with the US

How do you conclude that? It could equally mean an electric car, it could mean reversing on to the drive rather than driving on. Different can be different in many ways. People are wasting their time trying to fix your analogy. It's such a poor analogy, I doubt that it's economically fixable. It is...
by anticrank
August 23rd, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What price a trade deal with the US
Replies: 67
Views: 1279

Re: What price a trade deal with the US

I have never suggested I would park on his drive, I have said I will not contravene the residents' agreement not to put up a fence. No mouthing off to use your yobbish turn of phrase. Yet you side with the neighbour, interesting. I thought this was supposed to be an analogy for the UK's position on...
by anticrank
August 22nd, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 72 days to go: Head of Remain says time to Brexit.
Replies: 64
Views: 1014

Re: 72 days to go: Head of Remain says time to Brexit.

Why? Presumably for the same reasons us not maintaining regulatory alignment with the EU isn't acceptable, but with brass knobs on. The UK is leaving the EU, not the other way around, so it seems unlikely the EU would erect a division within the EU just to accommodate the UK's intransigence. The EU...
by anticrank
July 30th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 400
Views: 14463

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

Not sure, where is the recession? Ok, so you can't answer the question. My starting place would have been that there remains uncertainty which will have an impact on the ability to win contracts. But from James' answer it would appear that is a little negative as there appears to have been good exp...
by anticrank
July 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 400
Views: 14463

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

Wizard wrote:
anticrank wrote:
Wizard wrote:But as I am sure you appreciate these things take time to play out. I haven't checked, but I am pretty sure BMW, for example, did not put their UK prices up by 1% on the day.


2016 was 3 years ago. Where's the export boom?

Not sure, where is the recession?


Ok, so you can't answer the question.
by anticrank
July 30th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 400
Views: 14463

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

The impact on consumers of a 1% fall in the pound must be balanced against the increase in exports resulting from the increased competitiveness of UK made goods and services. And why not buy cars built in the UK, no increase in cost or reduction in quality then? As for 52%, don’t forget the 80%+ th...
by anticrank
July 29th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 400
Views: 14463

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

The lower pound will boost exports, and reduce imports. Just what the UK needs! Also, it will boost the FTSE 100 making me even wealthier than I am now. Teehehe. Owen. There is little evidence of that export-boosting effect since 2016. See the graph here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalacco...
by anticrank
July 26th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

These posts are music to my ears. No deal is now inevitable. There is no feasible deal that can pass on offer from the EU. When no acceptable deal is offered, then no deal will be accepted. There is no enthusiasm for an extension. There is plenty of enthusiasm to end the phony “negotiations” with t...
by anticrank
July 25th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Fear in the eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Fear in the eyes

OwenSwansea wrote:Brexit is now certain to happen, and the EU will agree to an acceptable free trade agreement.
That’s all there is to it. There will not be the big drama that Remainers are hoping for. Sorry.

Owen.


Why will the EU agree to what you consider to be an acceptable FTA?
by anticrank
July 24th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Looks like as well as losing the "remainers" from the cabinet - largely through resignations - Boris is also getting rid of all those who supported Hunt. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2019/jul/24/boris-johnson-prepares-to-enter-downing-st-and-name-cabinet-theresa-may-prime-mini...
by anticrank
July 24th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

OwenSwansea wrote:Soon after we leave the EU on a no deal basis, an acceptable deal will be done, and life will return to normal.

Owen.


Why?
by anticrank
July 24th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Ursula von der Leyen will be wanting to make her mark and will be not be giving way. Don't agree. UvdL is described as a close ally of Merkel. Germany is in a weak position. The German economy is already teetering on the brink of recession, and a no-deal brexit would really hurt their substantial c...
by anticrank
July 23rd, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

anticrack, As everyone knows, the EU are making us an offer that we cannot accept. Under the Treaty of Rome etc., the UK are legally entitled to leave the EU, and the EU are legally obliged to offer us a reasonable deal. Owen. How does the EU making us an offer we cannot accept amount to the EU pun...
by anticrank
July 23rd, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

supremetwo wrote:
kiloran wrote:Are we out yet? --kiloran

Ursula von der Leyen will be wanting to make her mark and will be not be giving way.
Her aim will be to place blocks on our departure and her hope is likely to be delays until the next UK general election.


What blocks? Our leaving is entirely in our own power.
by anticrank
July 22nd, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

dspp, It is the EU who are threatening economic punishment on a friendly neighbouring nation. How? By allowing the UK to have what it voted for? That being, a total departure from the EU and all its institutions, and a discarding of all FTAs and other treaties to which we are party by EU membership...
by anticrank
July 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 561
Views: 11255

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

dspp, It is the EU who are threatening economic punishment on a friendly neighbouring nation. Owen. How? By allowing the UK to have what it voted for? That being, a total departure from the EU and all its institutions, and a discarding of all FTAs and other treaties to which we are party by EU memb...
by anticrank
July 12th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Puritanical to an extreme
Replies: 82
Views: 2289

Re: Puritanical to an extreme

The man has been punished because somebody has declared "if you do "A", then that will lead to the illegal activity "B", but nobody has put forward any evidence to support such a link. The man has been punished because he created images that are illegal - illegal because th...
by anticrank
July 12th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Puritanical to an extreme
Replies: 82
Views: 2289

Re: Puritanical to an extreme

The man has been punished because somebody has declared "if you do "A", then that will lead to the illegal activity "B", but nobody has put forward any evidence to support such a link. The man has been punished because he created images that are illegal - illegal because th...

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