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  1. I’m sure walking st would still keep the Police busy at kicking out time & of course other crime related incidents. As for the fountain, I’m sure there’s better ways of promoting Pattaya but each to they’re own. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    A brief extract from the book ‘Clean Brexit’ Why leaving the EU still makes sense. https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/clean-brexit Brexit is more toxic in the Westminster bubble than the repeal of the Corn Laws which, like Brexit, disadvantaged the politically entrenched elite to the benefit of the general public. The authors ridicule the warnings of Project Fear, with evidence. One sample, according to the OECD Foreign Direct Investment to the UK in 2015 totalled $33 billion. On 2016 the total was $254 billion, of which $178 billion was committed after the June vote. Summary, gives a common sense levelled approach, along with Pro’s & Con’s, now I know nothing in the world of reality will convince or sway any opinion, judgment of emotive factor of the staunch Pro EU campaigner however individual research is always encouraged let alone recommended when posting unbalanced, unbiased narrative and not expecting it to be counter challenged. In a respectful manner of course.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    The Tories maybe in element devided however compared to the opposition, Boris will survive for now, expect another minor reshuffle in early 2018 (maybe). Labour, are in a total mess and brief summary so far since the Brexit result: Initially, didn’t respect or accept the referendum result until pressured to. Confusing their voters, also misleading them on student fees/loans etc A leader who wants the U.K. to return to the 70’s with its infrastructure reclaim A run on the pound prediction from their shadow chancellor as they’re economic policy is scarily worse than laughable. A Home Secretary who is mathematically incompetent. All this talk of models, forecasts etc is justifiable to an extent, the major flaw is Brexit is unknown territory and the Government is starting from scratch, that was coward Cameron’s fault due to his arrogance. Now the time is focus constructively, progressively along with calm level heads and ensure the U.K. aims and achieves what’s best primarily for itself, security, Industry and of trade, if a mutually beneficial deal can be achieved through diplomacy all very well, unfortunately the EU is more interested in money and authority and ensuring no other MS considers the move. (Which is unlikely anyway). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    Thankfully not being part of the Eurozone is one saving grace and part element, the U.K. unfortunately remains politically linked along with abiding with EU trade regulations. In general now, a brief insight comparison to those who think the U.K. will mirror Greece post Brexit, the U.K. is much more resilient and prepared. (Due to BoE infrequent stress tests) since the last crash. Greece http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/greece https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_government-debt_crisis https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/02/07/NA020717Greece-Priorities-For-A-Return-To-Sustainable-Growth https://www.ft.com/topics/themes/Greece_Debt_Crisis 180% of GDP U.K. Roughly less than half that, Abiet still not good but comparing Greece is a non-starter. Some countries can’t afford to leave the EU & Eurozone, and any government putting their citizens and electorate in that prick & hard place situation should all be sacked. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    The U.K. has 16% invested in EIB amongst other EU assets, the EU also has to replace alternative net contributions left by the U.K. Nobody likes change, in many people’s eyes Brexit has bought uncertainty while others see an global opportunity (myself) and the U.K. will continue to trade with the EU. Unknown territory is fraught with challenges, the focus should be a pragmatic, level headed mindset. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    Understandably certain top tier ‘may’ relocate, the point & focus being that many of the global Bank’s will of course have subsidiaries bases within the EU. Goldman Sach’s is one of a few I can mention that intend to expand within the City if London, another is considering 800 out of a total 8,000 to be EU located. The mass exodus is unlikely to happen due to infrastructure, IT, and language factors, ill await anything further tangible. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    So 75,000 out of a total of 1 million who work within the U.K. financial industry, allowing for retirement & reallocation to subsideries too City of London will still retain its prime hub. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. F1 2017

    I think Mercedes will struggle to maintain a reliable car for Lewis but it is possible. Red Bull & Ferrari will ensure the pressure is firmly applied to ensure Lewis is unable to go for his 5th. Max, Ricardo, Vettel & Bottas all the ability if less clumsy mistakes are made in the opening laps for 2018. Potential from Ocon & Stoll if they’re given a reliable car. 2018 should be interesting. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. F1 2017

    Congratulations Lewis on sealing the 2017 Championship with 2 races to go. Not seen the full race to comment or summarise however looking forward to the 2018 season Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    We both agree the deal must be fair, unfortunately however the EU has other ideas on this element & which is why no figures have been submitted (due to the legality). Bear in mind, for a deal to be fair it should not punish the leaving MS either, although rebuffing all current proposals have shown the EU is acting more than a monster but a gold digging ex-wife in a tantrum (excuse the latter part). Overstating the economic power? 5th in that status isn't overstating, despite the Currency turbulence/ fluctuation which is normal the situation hasn't nose dived. I'll repeat & emphasise in the most respectful manner, we are & will remain European neighbours and friends it's the EU political element that I wish for an amicable divorce. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    Interesting post, although you are 'aware' that a no deal Brexit 'WILL' affect certain EU nations economies, industries and supply chain so not just 'One'sided. If the EU wants to bite its nose off to save face (Ie: deter other MS considering following) then more fool it. However, I'm a firm believer that despite the EU being such a poor trade* negotiator (Canada & Japan being prime examples and evidence to support my argument) then common sense will prevail. I'm also aware that certain eastern bloc countries rely more on the EU than the other stronger economic MS's. * note I state poor at trade not Overal negotiations as talks are ongoing & incomplete. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. F1 2017

    Lewis admits, the Mexico track is unpopular with Mercedes however as long as Lewis finishes 5th or better then the title is secured. Best wishes Lewis. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Would that be mutual Brexit falsehoods as both sides were equally to blame. At least the UK unemployment is the lowest for 40 years, which isn't false. Anyway, moving on positively. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I disagree, maybe the majority just didn’t believe ‘project fear’. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Or possibly only viewed as stupid 'by some' as you disagree with the result? Along with another poster posting voting data (one source isn't balanced either) to focus on lame point scoring. The majority are being classed as under achievers, poorly educated and under 50 and of course living in areas of high unemployment, and of course the other focus is its a very emotional topic and thus less facts and evidence are being supplied to support posters arguement. Personally, I'm a natural pessimist, realist and staunch EU sceptic but I hope overall both the UK & EU can move forward minus the unfortunate dislike and mudslinging and have a more constructive positive strategic mindset. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk