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  1. Although thousands will die as temperatures...

    Although thousands will die as temperatures plunge and arctic conditions move in from the north-east. So it's not all good news! :rolleyes:
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    Why are there "fears" ? Who cares? Just give...

    Why are there "fears" ?

    Who cares? Just give them back.
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    We're boomed, boomed I tell ye !

    We're boomed, boomed I tell ye !
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    As has been well proven in the sub-forum, the red...

    As has been well proven in the sub-forum, the red faced indignant outraged huffers-and-puffers are you lot not us lot. Beware nCoV19, it's bound to spread more rapidly by Freedom of Movement. Island...
  5. Thread: Economy

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    In the US at least, I thought it was still "The...

    In the US at least, I thought it was still "The Trump Effect" where one assumes he'll do all he can to keep shares on the rise at least until he wins the election in November.
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    https://steemitimages.com/p/5ShzsKQoqetnfxsvhGPk9w...

    https://steemitimages.com/p/5ShzsKQoqetnfxsvhGPk9wtq3EsAFe148JXJWYo1trMBTrEXNch5csjHXfav76Etqs2574hj3WeuJVVSwZrpKV9G4LsRSwckfzBdYMu6BxAt4BbTCoEykmPoP4JB2e4cjCPgPiASMSB51EDAAmXTjAy4?format=match&mode=f...
  7. I don't mind the rate, but I do mind the...

    I don't mind the rate, but I do mind the threshold. It should be raised so I get more money and pay minimal tax, I mean, to reward hard-working entrepreneurs (such as yourself AtW :laugh)
  8. Thread: Javid resigns

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    Yeah, it's a bit careless of Boris to lose his...

    Yeah, it's a bit careless of Boris to lose his Chancellor so early on :ohwell
  9. I would think that this is very relevant and I'd...

    I would think that this is very relevant and I'd very much like to hear what others think.

    Here's my view... and I must stress that this is a view, not proven and not tested: if your client is...
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    I assume it's a negotiating tactic. Is it...

    I assume it's a negotiating tactic. Is it starting to work already?

    Brexit: EU's von der Leyen seeks 'unique' trade deal with UK - BBC News

    I assume that most of this year's Brexit news will be...
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    We wanted to be the Singapore of Europe.... now...

    We wanted to be the Singapore of Europe.... now we have the virus brought back from Singapore :nerd
  12. Where did I say "nett"? :laugh

    Where did I say "nett"? :laugh
  13. I don't think the move risks a Tory backlash. It...

    I don't think the move risks a Tory backlash. It risks a lot of crying about how unfair it is to be a higher rate tax payer and not get preferential treatment :laugh Rich Tory voters have nowhere...
  14. Thread: Free ports

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    Their spite and bullying is plain for all to see....

    Their spite and bullying is plain for all to see. It's pathetic. :mad

    We'll show em' once we're king o' the world again! :happy
  15. Are the "but you said the NHS would get £350m a...

    Are the "but you said the NHS would get £350m a week so Boris lied" brigade not the same folks who claimed that the the referendum was advisory and could safely be ignored, even though DC promised...
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    Maybe if a contractor were hit by a car and spent...

    Maybe if a contractor were hit by a car and spent 3 months in a coma, they'd be upset at not being paid when they were eventually able to submit their invoice.

    A contract cannot override the law....
  17. How nice for the Germans to be able to take the...

    How nice for the Germans to be able to take the p1ss out of the Brits... for a change :rollin:
  18. Great for exports! Plus we're able to still blame...

    Great for exports! Plus we're able to still blame the EU for any bad stuff that happens :D
  19. Does it matter? The English, against all reason,...

    Does it matter? The English, against all reason, experts and analysis voted to leave the EU.
    Why not let the Scots rejoin, against the reason and analysis of other experts?

    Or at least give them...
  20. OK, now that IS funny!!

    OK, now that IS funny!!
  21. Pure spite I would think. To "teach the Brits a...

    Pure spite I would think. To "teach the Brits a lesson".
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    Good work!

    Good work!
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    For the avoidance of doubt, this is a traitor (on...

    For the avoidance of doubt, this is a traitor (on the right ... the chap on the left is a patriot):

    https://i1.wp.com/order-order.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/grieve.png?w=540&ssl=1

    :winker:
  24. Ah, thanks for reading it for me! I stand...

    Ah, thanks for reading it for me! I stand corrected. :tongue
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    You seem to have presumed the findings of the...

    You seem to have presumed the findings of the report?
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    I hope something shows up :hug:

    I hope something shows up :hug:
  27. Here's my academic paper to back my assertion....

    Here's my academic paper to back my assertion.
    https://cadmus.eui.eu/bitstream/handle/1814/64565/RSCAS_2019_85.pdf

    Where's yours?
  28. Interesting then that Sweden is now top of the...

    Interesting then that Sweden is now top of the "propensity to leave to the EU" list as we relinquish top spot.
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    They are? I thought it was because the...

    They are?

    I thought it was because the committee that is to publish the report cannot in fact publish it at this time, because it currently has no chairman, the former chair (and traitor) Dominic...
  30. Poll: NL unlikely, but IT and DK are in the top 4...

    NL unlikely, but IT and DK are in the top 4 measured by their exit propensity, according to a learned paper I found.

    As usual, you're so busy trying to attack people, you get it wrong and end up...
  31. Thread: "Smart" homes

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    Pls report back ! TIA.

    Pls report back ! TIA.
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    Even if you're not... I've booked my summer...

    Even if you're not... I've booked my summer getaway on the dates I wanted. I think the BA sale does actually provide value for money. Mind you, I think Virgin have a sale on too.


    I thought about...
  33. Thread: New monitors

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    Erm, probably too close :nerd In fact about...

    Erm, probably too close :nerd

    In fact about 50cm :emb
  34. Thread: New monitors

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    Plug your machine in and see what you think! For...

    Plug your machine in and see what you think! For me it's been transformational.
  35. But remainers are the new gammons: red in the...

    But remainers are the new gammons: red in the face and puffed with indignation.

    I guess this passed you by :laugh
  36. UK Manufacturing: UK Manufacturing Statistics...

    UK Manufacturing:
    UK Manufacturing Statistics

    Of course, you said England, but I doubt the entirety of the UK's manufacturing is Scotch Whiskey.

    Trade: Key Economic Indicators - Commons...
  37. Thread: New monitors

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    Last year I changed from a monitor to a 40" 4K...

    Last year I changed from a monitor to a 40" 4K telly. Lots of "real estate" and it's really working well for me (mostly dev work these days).
  38. UK publish date for their negotiations. EU Govt still clueless/directionless

    Brexit trade talks may not start until March, says Brussels | Latest Brexit news and top stories | The New European

    :rolleyes: :laugh
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    And yet, if being in the EU equates to "power"...

    And yet, if being in the EU equates to "power" then these are rated below the UK in that list

    Czech Republic 9
    Slovakia 10
    Hungary 10
    Slovenia 11
    Latvia 11
    Estonia 12
    Poland 14
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    And yet the UK has more than some (but not all)...

    And yet the UK has more than some (but not all) other European countries. So we're not doomed yet.


    EDIT: added "some (but not all)" for clarity, even though that should have been clear, but...
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    I suppose that every platform has its idiots...

    I suppose that every platform has its idiots :rolleyes:

    After all, CUK has you :happy
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    Your envy is starting to show.

    Your envy is starting to show.
  43. Do you have any links that suggest this? I'm not...

    Do you have any links that suggest this? I'm not throwing down a forum gauntlet, but I am interested.

    TIA.
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    Just a thought, as it's something I'm thinking of...

    Just a thought, as it's something I'm thinking of doing myself. I also have about £50k sitting in an old company pension, although I don't think it's DB.

    I also have a SIPP. My IFA advised me not...
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    Hi PSB, sending you a PM.

    Hi PSB, sending you a PM.
  46. Thread: Apple TV

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    I was just going to plug ma telly into it !...

    I was just going to plug ma telly into it ! :freaky:
  47. Yeah yeah they also said there would be no WA...

    Yeah yeah they also said there would be no WA renegotiation with Boris!

    And as we know, he secured a deal completely different and totally renegotiated from May's :happy

    The EU will cave in due...
  48. Thread: Apple TV

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    Let us know how you get on with the Beam. Have...

    Let us know how you get on with the Beam. Have been resisting one of those for a while now :tired I may have to just give in!
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    Umm I hope you're wrong. I'm of the opinion that...

    Umm I hope you're wrong. I'm of the opinion that they are doing this precisely to get out of the public eye and the resulting pressures and media lies. The press have (IMO) been truly awful about...
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    Au Revoir! I for one will miss your (mostly)...

    Au Revoir!

    I for one will miss your (mostly) amusing posts :smile
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