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  1. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    A strange article, the title has almost nothing to do with the content.
  2. Gallbladder removal at Bkk/Pattay hospital

    Excellent news, well done.
  3. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Indeed, but it was slightly humorous and god knows this thread needs some levity.
  4. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Those numbers are indeed starting to look quite promising, they're almost an incentive to remain in order that they keep improving. But actually, with a very very soft Brexit we are in effect remaining, it just means a very long walk to the door. All jibes and joking aside, I firmly believe that if we are to Brexit that a lengthy transition period is the only sensible way forward, a hard Brexit would have been economic suicide. I see that as a win win scenario for both camps although it's not the radical solution wanted by some, which is good, I think.
  5. Poster of the year.

    How about we put all the names in a hat, pick one tonight, award the title to Carlyai and save everyone the pain?
  6. Poster of the year.

    Another cheeky suggestion, the word "singing" is forbidden and must never be used,
  7. A slight rise against USD but the outlook is bearish, only the offshore GBP/THB rate has risen, we won't know until Monday what the onshore rate might be - I suspect Monday will see the rate rise in the morning and fall back close to the previous level by Tuesday. https://www.fxstreet.com/rates-charts/gbpusd
  8. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    A third solution might just be a series of stages over time, it seems almost impossible to achieve everything at once, without some lasting damage somewhere.
  9. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/nigel-farage-blasts-theresa-mays-brexit-deal-as-pathetic-in-a-series-of-scathing-comments-a3713866.html "While opposition politicians questioned whether the deal would satisfy hardline Brexiteers on Conservative benches, UK business leaders said they were "breathing a huge sigh of relief".
  10. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Well, a deal has now been reached and the Pound is allegedly soaring, although you wouldn't know it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/08/pound-rallies-six-month-high-against-euro/
  11. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    The point of that is, Labour and Conservatives were broadly similar in their positions in respect of the EU in 2015, both parties had changes to the relationship with the EU in their manifesto's. In the 2017 GE, the Conservatives had a more clear-cut picture of Brexit, Labour was only prepared to make some tweaks to the partnership. BUT, you say that people voted for the Conservatives because the people were attracted to that party because of it's position on Brexit, yet, the Conservatives lost huge numbers of seats and ended up having to do a deal with the DUP to stay in power, how can that be if everyone wanted to Brexit!!! Ergo, the electorate voted in 2017 for the party that would best lead the country, Brexit was by far a secondary issue, the primary issues being the economy, education, social care and above all, the impact of austerity. 2017 - GE: The" UK's withdrawal from the European Union was expected to be a key issue in the campaign,[113] but featured less than expected". It's all here, chapter and verse, try reading it to refresh your memory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2017
  12. Poor really are getting poorer in Thailand

    Hmm, all the posters thinking Thailand is full of poor people have suddenly gone quiet.
  13. Global Markets

    It's quite surprising how the prices of so many things remain flat for so long, it's not that difficult for the consumer to keep a lid on inflation in Thailand.
  14. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Context is everything!
  15. Poor really are getting poorer in Thailand

    Yes I agree, Thai's are legally required by law to vote. BUT, the subject is whether the poor are getting poorer, todays Bangkok Post article is a must read on this subject.