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RonChew
I would imagine that, if the UK government is prepared to do everything that the US tells it to do, they will let us have a trade deal that will suit their interests. It will, of course, have to be hailed as a triumph for Brexit to sell it to the politically naive.
I just find it incredible that anybody can be so uninformed as to believe anything that Boris Johnson says.
Would that make you politically informed or uninformed, while your insults are flying?
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
RonChew
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
RonChew
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?
Maybe that's what we need to do - plaster Wilbur Ross's comments across a bus and then the 52% might take notice of them. X)
What I've increasingly come to realise is that Brexit sums up this country quite well - half of it moaning about the state of it whilst the other half actually tries to do something about it. Half the country expecting the government to give them everything whilst the other half go out and try and make it on there own. That fair?
Two Britains.
I don't think that it's exactly half moaning and expecting the government to do everything for them and half making it on their own. More like 52% moaning...

Brexit is the result of two decades of moaning about pretty much anything. For twenty years we've had newspapers telling people that literally anything could be put at the foot of the EU or immigrants. There are legitimate points but they're lost in a slop bucket of blame, victimhood and bitterness. It's the wilful abdication of personal responsibility that I simply can't abide in others, turned into a political movement devoid of rational thought or intellectual rigour.

The slogans keep getting dumber too, from 'Take Back Control' to the utterly meaningless 'Brexit Means Brexit', something only a person who has never picked up a dictionary could believe is the correct way to define a word.

Basically Brexit is everything I dislike in British culture wrapped up with a bow on top.


Why don't you move to a country in your beloved EU if you dislike democracy so much? There is a reason the EU is the only trading block in the world which is declining economically.
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?


Do you use one of these to alert you, or do you have a digital rapid response alarm for these threads?


http://cdn.moneymorning.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/07/brexit-flag-alarm-clock.jpg

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But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
yes and no
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I would imagine that, if the UK government is prepared to do everything that the US tells it to do, they will let us have a trade deal that will suit their interests. It will, of course, have to be hailed as a triumph for Brexit to sell it to the politically naive.

I just find it incredible that anybody can be so uninformed as to believe anything that Boris Johnson says.
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That's Great news as we prepare to activate Article 50 and start the process of leaving the EU in March.
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?


Do you use one of these to alert you, or do you have a digital rapid response alarm for these threads?


http://cdn.moneymorning.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/07/brexit-flag-alarm-clock.jpg
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Saturn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
Do you use one of these to alert you, or do you have a digital rapid response alarm for these threads?http://cdn.moneymorning.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/07/brexit-flag-alarm-clock.jpg

I post 7 minutes after a thread starts and that means I have an alert set up.

You post 6 minutes after me...oh my, I'm flattered Saturn. Would you like a signed photo?

Silly Saturn, you do so make me chuckle. X)
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Saturn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
Do you use one of these to alert you, or do you have a digital rapid response alarm for these threads?http://cdn.moneymorning.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/07/brexit-flag-alarm-clock.jpg
I post 7 minutes after a thread starts and that means I have an alert set up.
You post 6 minutes after me...oh my, I'm flattered Saturn. Would you like a signed photo?
Silly Saturn, you do so make me chuckle. X)


A signed photo? That could be interesting. X) In the meantime, have a clutch at these.


https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.M4de508b81111ad19aeea8b3ddfb9f941o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?


No. Not finance related. Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin simply don't have the infrastructure financially and expertise to replace London.
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Saturn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Saturn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
Do you use one of these to alert you, or do you have a digital rapid response alarm for these threads?http://cdn.moneymorning.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/07/brexit-flag-alarm-clock.jpg
I post 7 minutes after a thread starts and that means I have an alert set up.
You post 6 minutes after me...oh my, I'm flattered Saturn. Would you like a signed photo?
Silly Saturn, you do so make me chuckle. X)
A signed photo? That could be interesting. X) In the meantime, have a clutch at these.https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.M4de508b81111ad19aeea8b3ddfb9f941o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300

That's funny Saturn. It's good to see you happy. Best wishes for this new year to your family. <3
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RonChew
I would imagine that, if the UK government is prepared to do everything that the US tells it to do, they will let us have a trade deal that will suit their interests. It will, of course, have to be hailed as a triumph for Brexit to sell it to the politically naive.
I just find it incredible that anybody can be so uninformed as to believe anything that Boris Johnson says.
Would that make you politically informed or uninformed, while your insults are flying?
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As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
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mtuk1
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
No. Not finance related. Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin simply don't have the infrastructure financially and expertise to replace London.

That's a view with some merit but neither of those is insurmountable and the rewards for government investment are vast. Again, there are those who believe that Brexit is a God-Given opportunity to steal trade from the UK.

Does anybody disagree with that?

Edited By: HotEnglishAndWelshDeals on Jan 10, 2017 11:47
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teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
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davewave
RonChew
I would imagine that, if the UK government is prepared to do everything that the US tells it to do, they will let us have a trade deal that will suit their interests. It will, of course, have to be hailed as a triumph for Brexit to sell it to the politically naive.
I just find it incredible that anybody can be so uninformed as to believe anything that Boris Johnson says.
Would that make you politically informed or uninformed, while your insults are flying?
Simmer down, fred. X)
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
mtuk1
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
No. Not finance related. Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin simply don't have the infrastructure financially and expertise to replace London.
That's a view with some merit but neither of those is insurmountable and the rewards for government investment are vast. Again, there are those who believe that Brexit is a God-Given opportunity to steal trade from the UK.

Does anybody disagree with that?
Don't be ridiculous, why should any other country want to steal trade from the UK?

http://conversationsofchange.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/head_in_the_sand-461x307.jpg
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Brexit is the best thing to happen in 2016.
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davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?

He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.

‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'


Taken from THP:

A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.

Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.

Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.


Edited By: teh arn on Jan 10, 2017 12:11
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david_wavid
Brexit is the best thing to happen in 2016.


You must have had a terrible 2016. . . .
1 Like #20
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.

So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.


But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(

Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
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teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .

How about a link to the actual story ?

From your link

"Mr Ross was said to have made his comments to an audience of Cypriot financiers in the days following last June's referendum vote before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet."

So this statement was made more than six months before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet.

Where does he actually mention's taking anything from the UK and not just from confusion in Europe in the official story (you haven't linked too) ?
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shasnir
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
How about a link to the actual story ?
From your link
"Mr Ross was said to have made his comments to an audience of Cypriot financiers in the days following last June's referendum vote before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet."
So this statement was made more than six months before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet.
Where does he actually mention's taking anything from the UK and not just from confusion in Europe in the official story (you haven't linked too) ?

X)

So he said it, but because he said it a few months ago before he was named as Trump's nominee it doesn't count?

Is that how people like you genuinely think?
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
shasnir
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
How about a link to the actual story ?
From your link
"Mr Ross was said to have made his comments to an audience of Cypriot financiers in the days following last June's referendum vote before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet."
So this statement was made more than six months before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet.
Where does he actually mention's taking anything from the UK and not just from confusion in Europe in the official story (you haven't linked too) ?
X)
So he said it, but because he said it a few months ago before he was named as Trump's nominee it doesn't count?
Is that how people like you genuinely think?

Firstly no it doesn't, he was a normal billionaire American investor and former banker and not talking as a politician in Trump's cabinet and second where does he mention the UK and not just from "The confusion in Europe" in the official story ?.

Edited By: shasnir on Jan 10, 2017 13:14
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Boris has done well X)
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teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?
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shasnir
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
shasnir
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
How about a link to the actual story ?
From your link
"Mr Ross was said to have made his comments to an audience of Cypriot financiers in the days following last June's referendum vote before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet."
So this statement was made more than six months before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet.
Where does he actually mention's taking anything from the UK and not just from confusion in Europe in the official story (you haven't linked too) ?
X)
So he said it, but because he said it a few months ago before he was named as Trump's nominee it doesn't count?
Is that how people like you genuinely think?
Firstly no it doesn't, he was a normal billionaire American investor and former banker and not talking as a politician in Trump's cabinet and second where does he mention the UK and not just from "The confusion in Europe" in the official story ?.

Are you being serious? He's talking SPECIFICALLY in relation to Brexit saying that countries should immediately announce even more liberal financial service policies than it already has so that it can try to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion.

I know you don't want to hear it and the best response you can come up with is akin to sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting 'na na na, I can't hear you' but it doesn't stop it from being true unfortunately.

This is the reality of business and banking in particular. Money is like electricity - it doesn't care about countries, creeds or nationalities it simply follows the path of least resistance and if we do enter a 'period of confusion' as next US Secretary of Commerce called it, then that could create barriers to easy flow.
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RonChew
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?

Maybe that's what we need to do - plaster Wilbur Ross's comments across a bus and then the 52% might take notice of them. X)

What I've increasingly come to realise is that Brexit sums up this country quite well - half of it moaning about the state of it whilst the other half actually tries to do something about it. Half the country expecting the government to give them everything whilst the other half go out and try and make it on there own. That fair?

Two Britains.
2 Likes #29
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
RonChew
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?
Maybe that's what we need to do - plaster Wilbur Ross's comments across a bus and then the 52% might take notice of them. X)
What I've increasingly come to realise is that Brexit sums up this country quite well - half of it moaning about the state of it whilst the other half actually tries to do something about it. Half the country expecting the government to give them everything whilst the other half go out and try and make it on there own. That fair?
Two Britains.
I don't think that it's exactly half moaning and expecting the government to do everything for them and half making it on their own. More like 52% moaning...
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shasnir
teh arn
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
teh arn
davewave
teh arn
As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
How about a link to the actual story ?
From your link
"Mr Ross was said to have made his comments to an audience of Cypriot financiers in the days following last June's referendum vote before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet."
So this statement was made more than six months before he had been appointed to Mr Trump's cabinet.
Where does he actually mention's taking anything from the UK and not just from confusion in Europe in the official story (you haven't linked too) ?

There was a link there......

How about a link to the actual story ?

From your link

wut?

Edited By: teh arn on Jan 10, 2017 14:03
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As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?
Maybe that's what we need to do - plaster Wilbur Ross's comments across a bus and then the 52% might take notice of them. X)
What I've increasingly come to realise is that Brexit sums up this country quite well - half of it moaning about the state of it whilst the other half actually tries to do something about it. Half the country expecting the government to give them everything whilst the other half go out and try and make it on there own. That fair?
Two Britains.
I don't think that it's exactly half moaning and expecting the government to do everything for them and half making it on their own. More like 52% moaning...

Brexit is the result of two decades of moaning about pretty much anything. For twenty years we've had newspapers telling people that literally anything could be put at the foot of the EU or immigrants. There are legitimate points but they're lost in a slop bucket of blame, victimhood and bitterness. It's the wilful abdication of personal responsibility that I simply can't abide in others, turned into a political movement devoid of rational thought or intellectual rigour.

The slogans keep getting dumber too, from 'Take Back Control' to the utterly meaningless 'Brexit Means Brexit', something only a person who has never picked up a dictionary could believe is the correct way to define a word.

Basically Brexit is everything I dislike in British culture wrapped up with a bow on top.
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But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
No. Not finance related. Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin simply don't have the infrastructure financially and expertise to replace London.

That's a view with some merit but neither of those is insurmountable and the rewards for government investment are vast. Again, there are those who believe that Brexit is a God-Given opportunity to steal trade from the UK.

Does anybody disagree with that?


Where is a city like Dublin supposed to get 300,000 bank workers from? Thin air? The whole country is only 4.5m. Where would it get the houses to house that many people? Thin air? Exactly the same nonsense was posted that London would lose out when we didn't join the dismal failure that is the Euro. It was total nonsense then. It is now. London trades more Euros in once day then all the other stock markets in Europe put together. And it's not even our currency. It goes to show that it's a total myth that you need to be in something to trade in it.
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As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?


No you didn't. The poster didn't say the money would. It said "let's".
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As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?
Maybe that's what we need to do - plaster Wilbur Ross's comments across a bus and then the 52% might take notice of them. X)
What I've increasingly come to realise is that Brexit sums up this country quite well - half of it moaning about the state of it whilst the other half actually tries to do something about it. Half the country expecting the government to give them everything whilst the other half go out and try and make it on there own. That fair?
Two Britains.
I don't think that it's exactly half moaning and expecting the government to do everything for them and half making it on their own. More like 52% moaning...


Err no. 52% expressing this countries right to do what 170 other sensible nations not in the EU and we did up until 44 years ago and be self governing. And the 48% are indoctrinated idiots who have been brainwashed into thinking it's a great idea that 75% of our laws are made in the EUSSR, and that Brussels, not Westminster should govern us.

Edited By: mtuk1 on Jan 10, 2017 15:01: .
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As if Boris is going to come out with talks and go "We messed up, it looks like we are back of the queue, we probably shouldn't go along with it".
Surely he wouldn't claim to be at the front, since Trump is more that willing to be outspoken?
He's more willing but most of what he says is nonsense.
I'd be worried about what his advisers are saying though.‘Brexit is God-given opportunity for Britain’s financial rivals'
Taken from THP:
A billionaire businessman chosen by US President-Elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief has said that Brexit represents a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK.
Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary designate, said Britain was facing a “period of confusion” following the vote to leave the EU and that it was “inevitable” there would be “relocations”, according to The Times.
Ross will be responsible for negotiating a free trade deal with the UK and his reported comments will raise concerns the incoming US administration will seek to exploit Britain’s isolation following Brexit.
So the presumptive US secretary of commerce as said that Brexit is an opportunity to take business away from the UK because of the uncertainty it would cause.
But, but, but....they're our special friends. :(
Good thing we're saving £350,000,000 a week by leaving the EU. . . .
Didn't I read somewhere that it was all going to be spent on the NHS?
Maybe that's what we need to do - plaster Wilbur Ross's comments across a bus and then the 52% might take notice of them. X)
What I've increasingly come to realise is that Brexit sums up this country quite well - half of it moaning about the state of it whilst the other half actually tries to do something about it. Half the country expecting the government to give them everything whilst the other half go out and try and make it on there own. That fair?
Two Britains.
I don't think that it's exactly half moaning and expecting the government to do everything for them and half making it on their own. More like 52% moaning...

Brexit is the result of two decades of moaning about pretty much anything. For twenty years we've had newspapers telling people that literally anything could be put at the foot of the EU or immigrants. There are legitimate points but they're lost in a slop bucket of blame, victimhood and bitterness. It's the wilful abdication of personal responsibility that I simply can't abide in others, turned into a political movement devoid of rational thought or intellectual rigour.

The slogans keep getting dumber too, from 'Take Back Control' to the utterly meaningless 'Brexit Means Brexit', something only a person who has never picked up a dictionary could believe is the correct way to define a word.

Basically Brexit is everything I dislike in British culture wrapped up with a bow on top.


Why don't you move to a country in your beloved EU if you dislike democracy so much? There is a reason the EU is the only trading block in the world which is declining economically.
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But don't you think Brexit will also provide EU countries the opportunity to take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion?
No. Not finance related. Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin simply don't have the infrastructure financially and expertise to replace London.
That's a view with some merit but neither of those is insurmountable and the rewards for government investment are vast. Again, there are those who believe that Brexit is a God-Given opportunity to steal trade from the UK.
Does anybody disagree with that?
Where is a city like Dublin supposed to get 300,000 bank workers from? Thin air? The whole country is only 4.5m. Where would it get the houses to house that many people? Thin air? Exactly the same nonsense was posted that London would lose out when we didn't join the dismal failure that is the Euro. It was total nonsense then. It is now. London trades more Euros in once day then all the other stock markets in Europe put together. And it's not even our currency. It goes to show that it's a total myth that you need to be in something to trade in it.

Why Dublin and not Paris or Frankfurt or Amsterdam? Why couldn't it be that each of these places vies from some of the business?

As to where it gets workers from, anywhere. Administration staff could be locally sourced but for more specialist staff these cities and companies could offer relocation packages, as many cities have done. That's why the soon-to-be commerce secretary spoke about adjusting tax plans to entice businesses.

The City won't wholesale move overnight but there are many pieces of it that are vulnerable to approaches without the confusion of Brexit.
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Why don't you move to a country in your beloved EU if you dislike democracy so much? There is a reason the EU is the only trading block in the world which is declining economically.

Because myself and my family are settled and to be quite frank, I'm probably not as ambitious when it comes to work anymore. 15 years ago I worked in other countries because I didn't have those ties, and there are many, many younger people (or people my own age) who would happily move abroad for increased wages and lower taxes. It happens all the time.

I don't know why you think I don't like democracy. I do. I just don't like the way a lot of people in this country blame all their issues on the EU and immigration. This is a great country whose membership of the EU has benefitted me enormously. I'd like my own children to have the same benefits.

I'm sure you'll argue we haven't benefitted but maybe that's more to do with you than the EU.
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I don't want our PM to sell our UK soul to Trump for a trade deal and become his "poodle" much like Blair was under Bush. We ended up going into a false war when that happened. Never again!
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It is 90 minutes well spent (in total) watching the Andrew Neil interviews with Hilary Benn,George Osborne & Nigel Farage to remind us that it was the only logical decision to vote leave.

They are worth watching to see all 3 main political party leaders squirm .
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I don't want our PM to sell our UK soul to Trump for a trade deal and become his "poodle" much like Blair was under Bush. We ended up going into a false war when that happened. Never again!


never mind eh.

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