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  1. Brexit was "off the table" IMO as soon as May did a U-turn from her previous statements "No deal is better than a bad deal", and changed it to 'Its either my' (leave in name only deal) 'or no brexit'! MPs are just looking for a less obvious leave in name only deal, that they can 'sell' to the electorate.....
  2. "personally, I would push the EU for more concessions. Free movement limit according to population density perhaps" I'd like to add 'plus unemployment rates in the country' - but we all know that unemployment rates (certainly in the uk) are 'massaged' to make them look better.....
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    May is said to withdraw parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal

    Exactly. This was by far the worst lie told during the run up to the referendum IMO - and as it was proven to be an outright lie after the referendum result, he was forced out of his job. To look on the bright side, I suspect most voters realised that his 'promised punishment budget' was nothing other than fear propaganda, and probably annoyed a few into voting leave!
  4. As far as I can see the brit. politicians made no attempt at all to put a reasonable free trade agreement at the top of the agenda!
  5. "A bit odd as immediately after the referendum leave result should surely have been the low? On the basis that at that time, it was possible that the uk might genuinely leave the eu? The money markets are playing their own 'money' games IMO. " And the rest, are just following the herd.... i.e not very bright....
  6. "what will be her next move? no deal is better than a bad deal (she seems to think that the deal will not fly) or my deal or no Brexit?" You're missing the point that whilst initially she stated that "no deal was better than a bad deal", she's since changed her tune to it's either 'my deal' (the worst deal imaginable....) - or no brexit' ! Laughing aside, I've no idea as to where May will go from here bearing in mind the (unreliable) polls seem to indicate that there is little change amongst the electorate and the eu has said that it has no intention of re-negotiating. Which hopefully puts aside the most likely 'escape route' - a slightly amended 'deal' that changes nothing.
  7. "However, I think if we leave with no deal, you can expect around 37 TBT but if Brexit is stopped you will have 45 to 50." We can all predict to our heart's content - but I agree with the gist of this comment. Personally, I think sterling may fall as low as 35 bht in the event of no deal. On the other hand, even if the uk govt. manages to find a way to remain, I doubt it will climb any higher than 45 or 46 for a while. "As for remain supporters, we do include within our ranks a majority of the finest minds and naturally most MPs. Does that not give you pause?"
  8. Exchange rates Thai bht/sterling have been up and down for a long time. The immediate reaction to the referendum result was to put the sterling exchange rate close to the lowest rate previously (during my time here in Thailand - I retired here in 2006). Since then it's declined even further whenever something has happened that jeapordised a leave in name only result! May declaring that the latest MP's vote has been postponed is the most recent example.... A bit odd as immediately after the referendum leave result should surely have been the low? On the basis that at that time, it was possible that the uk might genuinely leave the eu? The money markets are playing their own 'money' games IMO.
  9. Back on topic, it comes as no suprise that May is in trouble. Not even remainer MPs were stupid enough to accept her leave in name only deal - once they realised the electorate had recognised her lies, and the leave in name only deal...... To be fair, I've little time for the media - but they pointed out that May's 'deal' was undoubtedly leave in name only! She has to go, as she has been proven to be a liar.
  10. That is your opinion, that has no evidence at all (not even polls!) to back it up. But I do agree that brexiters are likely to start shouting very loudly indeed when they (likely) end up with a leave in name only 'deal' - accepted by MPs..... Up until it's only been the remainers shouting, but I suspect things will change.....
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    Forum very slow and pages not loading

    As far as I can make out, the problems mainly occur around the half hour and hour?
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    Forum very slow and pages not loading

    It's the "in due course" part that worries me....
  13. "In measures that are likely to cost billions to state coffers, Macron said people on the minimum wage would see their salaries rise by 100 euros ($113.76) a month in 2019 without extra costs to employers. His labour minister said this would be achieved by government topping up small salaries. But he refused to reinstate a wealth tax and to back down on his reform agenda, which he said would proceed in 2019 with overhauls of pensions, unemployment benefits and public expenditures." Says it all, he's pursuing the uk govt.'s policies.... In short, taxpayers will pay - not the wealthy or wealthy companies..... Plus most of the new changes will be rescinded in 2019 "with overhauls of pensions, unemployment benefits and public expenditures."..... lt will be interesting to see whether the French populace fall for this tactic.
  14. Admittedly, I know little about corbyn - but the way he has twisted and turned re. brexit makes him a typical politician IMO..... I'm a 'natural' labour voter, but he's clearly not to be trusted - and any labour govt. always (?) results in a fall in sterling when elected. The last thing we need at the moment when the money markets have already trashed sterling as they don't like the leave result..... He doesn't support leavers and is only looking for a political opportunity to take advantage of the situation IMO .
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    May is said to withdraw parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal

    I assume you mean ensure the minions never know the way their elected representatives voted?
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