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  1. Really what is happening is that the EU is having to stand watching while the UK government negotiates with itself.
  2. No, not just subjective opinion plucked out of thin air but analysis based on actual movements in the market from traders. One should learn to differentiate between unsubstantiated opinion and analyses. I have yet to read one substantive position arguing that the markets are currently discounting a hard brexit, not one. Maybe there are one or two in the funny-money websites. In fact the recent strengthening of sterling against a number of currencies is clearly correlated with the statements of the PM and ministers of UK rules harmonisation with the EU post-Brexit at least through a transition period. Whether they can deliver is uncertain, but for now Rees-Mogg one of the leading candidates for knocking out Theresa May is back in his box, though who knows what might pop out this weekend.
  3. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Maybe not just Brexiteers living in a delusional revival of the past.
  4. Oh yeah? And how does that play out on the Northern Ireland border? We're all ears. And Theresa May would also like to hear how you exclusively have sorted that one out.
  5. Why no Chromebooks in Thailand?

    I have been looking at the specs for some of the latest models and have my eye on the Asus Flip C302 and Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus, but will probably have to source them from Hong Kong. One Samsung Plus listed on Lazada but out of the box without warranty. Other brands, models available on Lazada eg Acer Chromebook 15 with Celeron chip.
  6. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    It is unfortunate that most Brexiteers are actually incapable of progressing much beyond the simplistic. And when it comes to Latin, well.... In trade the phrase implies exchange of equivalents. The trouble with the Brexiteers is that they tend to copy and paste the first thing that they think backs up whatever they are burbling at the time. The laziness is not digging a little bit deeper. And that is why we are here to help.
  7. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Where sterling rises against a basket of currencies my point is that this usually has coincided with market optimism for a soft brexit...... (and in the opposite direction sterling drops against a basket of major currencies is market against a rise in the risk of a hard Brexit). Thus current Sterling stability has a soft Brexit written in as a major constituent. All focus is on the transition and the provisional agreement between the EU and the UK government seen by the markets as a positive.
  8. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Because GBPUSD was the bellweather rate, but the story for GBPUSD is right now a story primarily about the USD and given that GBPUSD has dropped about 2.5% in one week this should be born in mind. The big story of course is the strengthening of the EURO which was predicted to collapse by the Brexit crowd. However, even with the continued down of Sterling against the EURO and more importantly for this thread, the Baht, the above question has validity in raising the question of what is going on with Sterling which does appear to have bottomed out. Bottomed out sufficiently for yours truly to have started using his Sterling credit card again. The key story for sterling is that the markets are discounting a soft Brexit. The argument is no longer that of Brexit Vs remain. For the markets it is Soft Vs Hard. If Theresa May is toppled in favour of some Hard Brexiteer kamikaze pilot then sterling is going south big time.
  9. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    A more ridiculous observation it would be difficult to find. But not unexpected from the resentful chips on their shoulder ranks of the Hard Brexiteers.
  10. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    The truth is not impartial. Only a shallow intellect would think that it is.
  11. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    No they don't. Alternative facts is a speciality of the alt right. Not that you will have bothered researching any of it.
  12. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Really now? And how is your sterling holding up against the baht as a result of Brexit. Deal with the truth of that.
  13. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    It looks as if the intellectual stress of trying to understand the issues concerning the Brexit process is just too much for some Brexiteers, so they have shut down and will settle for the little blue passport and just wait it out till 'er March 2019 or maybe 2021. Well that is how it initially appears, but in reality they are not sure which way the Government split is going to go, so inanities will do for now!
  14. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    You keep coming back for more. And why is that? Because even some Hard Brexiteers know that the subject is not even close to being closed. Both the process, the interim, the post-Brexit agreements are all in motion. If anybody is throwing their toys out of the pram it is the childishness of the Hard Brexiteers throwing their tantrums having to respond to the realities of the Brexit process. 'Can't', 'Shan't', 'Won't', Bwaaaaah!
  15. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Rubbish opinions don't have equal value, except maybe on the internet where the intellectually lazy call for equal billing even after their (non-)supporting links are often nothing of the sort. The real background to the UK-EU negotiations is the half-baked "Perfidious Albion' antics of David Davis who immediately after the UK cut the interim deal with the EU publicly opined that he would renege if it suited him. All that Barnier has been doing since is setting out what would happen if the UK embarked on such stupid activities during any interim agreement period. What we have here is a UK government split down the middle. The soft Brexiteers can have an interim agreement and the Hard Brexiteers can try to sabotage the implementation. The stupidity is thinking Barnier will fail to see through the nonsense. No wonder he expresses 'confusion'. How else with the UK Government strategy a shambles?