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    Default Thank goodness UK net exports were up in the final quarter of 2016

    So at least for once we'll be spared a chorus of wailing and gnashing of teeth from forlorn Remainers

    2016q4 results released this morning by the UK Office for National Statistics showed export growth of 4.1%, which alongside a fall in imports of 0.4% means net trade added 1.3% to growth.

    (I think there was also a GDP increase. But I am opposed to this pernicious measure in principle and thus ignore it.)
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    Since it is good news, the remnants will say we haven't left yet.

    If it were bad news, then they would say moronic brexiters made it a happen.

    s the lot of them. I wish they would all FOAD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So at least for once we'll be spared a chorus of wailing and gnashing of teeth from forlorn Remainers
    Don't count on it. Their skin is as thick as their heads!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So at least for once we'll be spared a chorus of wailing and gnashing of teeth from forlorn Remainers

    2016q4 results released this morning by the UK Office for National Statistics showed export growth of 4.1%, which alongside a fall in imports of 0.4% means net trade added 1.3% to growth.

    (I think there was also a GDP increase. But I am opposed to this pernicious measure in principle and thus ignore it.)
    Good there's an upward trend I suppose.
    Although you clearly haven't consulted your mate who's good at maths or he'd have told you that 4% of not very much is not very much at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post

    s the lot of them. I wish they would all FOAD.
    Given the demographics of the Brexit vote if that happened the country would soon descend to the level of Zimbabwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So at least for once we'll be spared a chorus of wailing and gnashing of teeth from forlorn Remainers

    2016q4 results released this morning by the UK Office for National Statistics showed export growth of 4.1%, which alongside a fall in imports of 0.4% means net trade added 1.3% to growth.

    (I think there was also a GDP increase. But I am opposed to this pernicious measure in principle and thus ignore it.)
    Yes, a big swing from Q3 to Q4
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    Agree that gdp growth isn't massively helpful but as some experts like to quote it then worth pointing out the q4 gdp growth was revised up to 0.7%.

    As usual, some people complain we don't make enough but then knock it when we make more. Room to improve further though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB9 View Post
    Agree that gdp growth isn't massively helpful but as some experts like to quote it then worth pointing out the q4 gdp growth was revised up to 0.7%.

    As usual, some people complain we don't make enough but then knock it when we make more. Room to improve further though.
    They obviously hate being here or they hate the UK, but who cares what they think they're always going to be negative because the vote didn't go the way that wanted.

    Though they continue to consult their crystal balls on a daily basis
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spartan View Post
    They obviously hate being here or they hate the UK, but who cares what they think they're always going to be negative because the vote didn't go the way that wanted.

    Though they continue to consult their crystal balls on a daily basis
    I think a few people hate being wrong and are desperately hoping for disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spartan View Post
    They obviously hate being here or they hate the UK, but who cares what they think they're always going to be negative because the vote didn't go the way that wanted.

    Though they continue to consult their crystal balls on a daily basis
    Quote Originally Posted by GB9 View Post
    I think a few people hate being wrong and are desperately hoping for disaster.
    Or could it be that some people know that the fundamentals of the British economy are too weak to take a large shock, something not considered by the relatively less cognitively gifted who voted for Brexit?
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