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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 11:09 am

  Top 10 German Exports to the UK
 Germany's exports to United Kingdom amounted to $94.7 billion or 6.6% of its overall exports.
   1. Vehicles: $28.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $13.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $6.8 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $5.8 billion
  5. Plastics: $3.6 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $3.4 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.9 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $1.8 billion
  9. Aluminum: $1.8 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.5 billion

BMW and Daimler may worry about the hard Brexit, the others will not, esspecially the financial sector. And what do ordinary people in the main street say? All of them the same:

Liebe Engländer,

If you want to stay in the EU, you are welcome. If you want to go, have a nice trip. We may even help you with our German technology if you insists on floating away. There's only one thing we want from you - don't bother us with your problems with yourselves. Bitte, bitte, bitte.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 11:14 am

As a staunch remainer, I would hope we say. But don't you think the the DEM rate has been kept artificially low by being within the eurozone, hence making German exports much much cheaper?
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 11:19 am

Ze Germans were clever. Ask Greeks, Italians and all the others why they were idiots.

Everything is in Mundell's articles.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 4:23 pm

 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 7:04 pm

Do you agree?
How much UK politics and history of the period 1959-1975 do you know?
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 7:11 pm

Weak journalism == overuse of emotive, ambiguous and context-sensitive adjectives.

And this piece is weak in the extreme. Feels as if it was written some time ago.
But, some readers might find it attractive.

A traveller on the continent of Europe had until a few years ago the experience of crossing many borders. For some adolescents and young people this was a thrill; for others a confounded nuisance. Part of the experience was the need to change from one money into another. Now both the thrill and the nuisance have vanished. 

-> When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. Corinthians 13:11
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 31st, 2019, 7:38 pm

I'm ready for all-comers on politics; give it your best shot LOL
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

February 12th, 2019, 8:45 am

It is fluffy, and seems to have been written to fill column inches. The basic premise is correct though IMHO.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

February 12th, 2019, 10:42 am

Unfortunately, there are no latter-day Robert Kee nor Robin Day. Even a David Frost.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

March 6th, 2019, 8:40 am

 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

March 7th, 2019, 8:08 pm

What's he got against Steve Coogan?

Maybe a compulsory DNA test. 90% Oistrygoth and Visigoths from oer the short sea.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

March 7th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Get a load of this (imagine being related to Chris de Burgh yakkes)

"Brian Boru is the ancestor of every English monarch from 1399 to the present. Almost certainly, more people in England can prove descent from Brian Boru than people in Ireland."


Yes, it's true. Even the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, a member of the royal family by marriage, is yet another member of the royal family descended from Brian Boru, and she also has genealogical links to the Irish singer Chris de Burgh. 
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

March 12th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Given the strong majority in the Commons against making any real decisions related to Brexit, the EU27 would probably be doing Britain a favor by rejecting the upcoming extension request.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

March 12th, 2019, 10:17 pm

May I ask you a stupid question?

What will be? The House of Commons is against everything: no-deal Brexit, deal Brexit, the extension, a referendum and new elections. And logic.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

March 12th, 2019, 10:46 pm

Your question is no more stupid than my statement. A hard deadline might just sharpen the minds a little, but I have no idea what the outcome would be. Except, that there probably would be an outcome, other than "eh -- we don't know, ask us again in a year".
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