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  1. When you mention Laurie Penny I have to watch this video...... Edit: Got to love Starkey's arm gestures
  2. The BBC claiming the pound went up because 'There's a chance Brexit won't happen' because she offered a vote on the deal. Talk about toys out of the pram.
  3. I think it is a veiled threat with the intention to make the EU realise that it cannot punish us as it would make them look bad and in reality make us both worse off.
  4. Also, the fact she said she is willing to walk away is encouraging. I assume if the parliament rejects to new deal it will result in no deal and leaving on WTO terms. This will encourage the Tory remainers to toe the government position.
  5. Yes, a lot of depression of the pound was from uncertainty. Also remember that the dollar is likely to fall against other currencies if the US continues to struggle economically.
  6. Very good speech Mrs May, she has outlined pretty much what I voted for. Thank god she isn't trying some half in half out messy arrangement which would be a nightmare to negotiate.
  7. 4-3-3 seemed a far better idea. Don't understand Claudio's idea.
  8. Totally outplayed, the three at back can stay in the dustbin for another season.
  9. Is Musa a competition winner?
  10. Go back to 4-3-3 this isn't working at all. Edit: 2-0
  11. We are going to get hammered if we continue like this
  12. The BBC is totally wrong.
  13. Unfortunately I have the pleasure of having chicken pox as an adult. Has anyone come across a good way of reducing the itching? I have used calomine but it has only had a minor affect and it says I shouldn't use it on my face.
  14. The oatmeal bath was beneficial, relieved a lot of the itching on the body. Will have to look into the food.
  15. I have the anti viral medicine. So hopefully that will mitigate the severity. Fever comes and goes but as you say it is quite nasty.
  16. Based on what? Governments normally make terrible decisions when they have a big budget. They will usually choose projects based on the political outcome rather than any serious cost benefit analysis.
  17. Ludicrous stuff from Corbyn. It is a shame that we have no opposition to this dire Conservative government.
  18. I am astonished that we didn't sell for 12mil in the summer. Get rid and part fund for a good centre half.
  19. Musa has a knack of getting a goal.
  20. Stringer is renowned for butchering people's names.
  21. Just read a bit about it on the ONS website and it appears that at least 70% of the price is on fuel duty and VAT.
  22. Aren't fuel prices largely made up of tax anyway? That part is the mostly easily controllable.
  23. Agreed, I think it could have been the case of them believing their own hype and that they can control an economy with interest rates etc. and that if they come and said gloomy things it would perhaps hasten the demise. I think you also have to consider that they may be coerced by politicians and some probably think differently privately to what they say in public. Mervyn King is a good example, once out of the political sphere he comes and says a load of things bashing the current system but when he was the status quo he would resemble the current lot.
  24. A lot of economists could see the financial crises coming but they are the ones that are derided and shunned because they don't buy the mathematical/econometric approach which is the standard of Neo-Keynesian and Monetarist technocrats who think the economy is some mathematical equation that can be solved by manipulating certain aggregates.