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  1. Which Biker are you?

    I still own a Honda XR125L totally agree great little thing and it’s lightweight too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The pound-dollar effect was simple currency fluctuation, the initial shock as you emphasise was 18 months ago & it's IIRC returned to expected levels. As for the EU growth, 27 countries versus one (UK) of course a combined number of countries can be expected to improve its growth compared to one, especially as one dominant MS hasn't lost it's strength since the creation of the Euro. If those that believe the EU won't suffer when the UK leaves, I suspect they're either mystic meg or would benefit from researching business groups & effects. The EU ignored pleas of self reform, however being forced to improve its governance due to arrogance is yet another example why the UK choose the route it did. Sent from my SM-A500FU using Tapatalk
  3. Zero leverage? That’s questionable to put it mildly, the EU are livid the U.K. is leaving as most europhiles thought it would be business as usual, oh dear....looks like MS fees are about to increase and certain projects reduced or removed completely* *All available through open source Lack of progress? Are you privy to the negotiations to know what your talking about reference progress? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. The more you research the more it gets unpleasant. Maybe the CEO should learn from another well known charity Medicins Sans Frontieres, Doctors Without Borders. They manage to discipline its staff due to inappropriate behaviour. Ignorance is no excuse for poor man management, getting caught is simply part of the process, rectifying the issue’s is where these CEO’s and others at the top should be focusing on. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Another bar fight in another well known tourist location. Reminds me of Cyprus, Philippines, America, Canada, BWI, various European locations and of course Scotland. Will it stop, not a chance....next. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Monopoly the wrong term, maybe exploitation? (Taken in light hearted banter, I’m in a good mood today) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Would you care to explain, complete with tangible evidence why the U.K. & Sweden are stuffed? France has high unemployment. Greece is under EU whiplash/orders. Spain is currently struggling but basically treading water. I agree Germany is running the show as it’s called a monopoly and quite a few MS are unhappy about it, it’s also the Germans best interests to ensure the Euro doesn’t collapse. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Money & authority. We’re now seeing how the EU reacts & shows it’s true colours when challenged a MS wants to leave. Summary...Ok, leave but we’ll attempt to bleed you financially (albeit outstanding obligations) and ensure your attempts to succeed beyond the EU are a struggle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. To be fair ‘any intelligent’ person looked beyond the PR element, both campaigns had questionable parts however the core of the matter was how the electorate ‘interpreted’ these issues. Reference the NHS, continually chucking money at it won’t solve its issues. The U.K. is leaving the EU, so the focus should be a clean, pragmatic and damage limitation process, I’m glad the like’s of JRM and his committee are continuing the pressure on Government. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Close? I’m afraid 1 million isn’t close & the referendum was 5 yrs overdue. Misjudged? Cameron was simply arrogant as he was convinced remain would win, using £9 million taxpayers funds as part of his campaign was also wrong, after all its not ‘his’ money. I don’t believe they’ll be a EU financial collapse, Germany for one will ensure the EU & the Euro WILL survive, let’s not forget its internal EU fiscal reform that Brussels have fought against, well the EU’s 2nd biggest net contributor is leaving so it has little choice but to revise its forthcoming fiscal plans. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. @smedly your correct the U.K. is still in the EU (for now) however incorrect that it’s a debate not an argument reference the points. Disappointing that people are focusing more on JRM personal views than the political element, and agree that Brussels are scared of JRB because he clearly speaks his mind, I do admire the guy however even Jacob knows he’ll never be PM because of his ‘personal views’. Unless pressure is firmly applied with a staunch backbone then JRM is quite right to point out the U.K. is heading for Brino....Brexit in name only. Which is NOT what the majority voted for, 2018 is yet another challenge to deal and overcome, we’ll just see how it pans out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Personal views OR on Brexit? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Prime focus points (trade) SM & CU access will require mutual agreement, despite the hot air frothing from Guy & his other Brexit haters. There’s bound to be flexibility in some form, the EU’s 4 pillars are an issue, depends if the EU want access to the CoL bad enough will depend on their movements regarding that. A bespoke arrangement is achievable, given the proper mindset and damage limitation (and maybe heads knocking together) a deal is possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. JRM is more honest than most of them. The fact he’s personal views are controversial have annoyed and upset many, just because he has a aristocratic style and personality shouldn’t distract from the valid arguments he’s made reference Brexit. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I’m no big fan of Boris and agree his knee jerking comments are unhelpful, he’s an intelligent man but sometimes words fail me with him, likewise I’m also aware how disliked JRM is too. Walking away would be an extreme last resort IMO & I don’t think either sides will go down that road, besides business lobbies from both sides will ensure both the EU & UK will form some kind of bespoke deal, even though I don’t trust Macron he says a bespoke deal can be achieved. Another problem is PMTM successor once Brexit negotiations are complete is another scary thought, however the primary focus is ensuring Brexit is dealt with so the future generation can benefit and some form of pragmatic working relationship between the U.K./EU can continue, I suspect & hope an original blueprint may surface but we’ll just wait and see. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk