Pound gains on hopes a Brexit trade deal is close
23/12/2020 | news | business | 475
Reports suggest a deal between the UK and EU could be announced later on Wednesday.
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23/12/2020 14:49:25 12 8
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In May 2000, it was Euros 1.71 to the pound.

In the world of international finance there is one common truth. Currency markets are usually right.
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23/12/2020 14:52:34 17 1
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It was 1.08 to the pound in December 2008.
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23/12/2020 16:46:37 0 0
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And almost at parity £1 = 1.02euro in 2010
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23/12/2020 14:49:25 12 8
bbc
In May 2000, it was Euros 1.71 to the pound.

In the world of international finance there is one common truth. Currency markets are usually right.
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23/12/2020 14:52:34 17 1
bbc
It was 1.08 to the pound in December 2008.
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23/12/2020 15:00:33 5 4
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As I said, the currency markets are never wrong. In December 2008 the UK was disproportionately affected by the financial crisis owing to the size of its banking system compared to its economy. The currency markets were right then and they are right now. But the current sterling weakness is not due to a financial crisis.
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23/12/2020 14:52:52 44 22
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The UK needs to diversify its logistics channels away from Dover, in particular, as this sort of guerilla trade 'warfare' will be with is for some time. Our so called friends are hell bent on making life difficult for all who live, work and play in the UK. ??
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23/12/2020 15:01:31 11 27
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When friends fall out, it's usual to ask whose fault it is!
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23/12/2020 15:27:01 0 3
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BJs just built a brexit tax collection centre nearby,where exactly do you suggest
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23/12/2020 16:17:30 7 0
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Exactly. The French have been blocking ports for years, any excuse & its a pile of burning pallets/tyres
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23/12/2020 18:24:12 5 0
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Their actions over the years would not suggest that they are our friends
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24/12/2020 09:17:38 0 0
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Nothing short of an earthquake moving our nation would create better logistic channels than Dover-Calais.
It's strange that us Brits are criticising the French for doing exactly what we would do in the same position.
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24/12/2020 09:37:25 0 0
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Our friends are OK it's the French you should watch out for. They are prepared to block their own lorry drivers in a place that they regard as unsafe. I would not fancy Macron as my leader
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23/12/2020 14:52:34 17 1
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It was 1.08 to the pound in December 2008.
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23/12/2020 15:00:33 5 4
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As I said, the currency markets are never wrong. In December 2008 the UK was disproportionately affected by the financial crisis owing to the size of its banking system compared to its economy. The currency markets were right then and they are right now. But the current sterling weakness is not due to a financial crisis.
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23/12/2020 14:52:52 44 22
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The UK needs to diversify its logistics channels away from Dover, in particular, as this sort of guerilla trade 'warfare' will be with is for some time. Our so called friends are hell bent on making life difficult for all who live, work and play in the UK. ??
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23/12/2020 15:01:31 11 27
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When friends fall out, it's usual to ask whose fault it is!
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23/12/2020 15:24:28 16 29
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pound will never recover from brexit,cheers 17.4 million thickheads
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23/12/2020 15:35:33 8 2
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Maybe you should capitalise?
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bob
23/12/2020 16:19:13 0 0
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Pound went down much further before the referendum. Has been going down ever since the Euro was founded.
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23/12/2020 14:52:52 44 22
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The UK needs to diversify its logistics channels away from Dover, in particular, as this sort of guerilla trade 'warfare' will be with is for some time. Our so called friends are hell bent on making life difficult for all who live, work and play in the UK. ??
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23/12/2020 15:27:01 0 3
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BJs just built a brexit tax collection centre nearby,where exactly do you suggest
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23/12/2020 15:34:04 64 7
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"Pound gains after France reopens its borders"

Now the same as it was 3 days ago. Slow news day ?
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23/12/2020 16:55:20 23 34
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Let's hope that we get that trade deal, otherwise the British people had better get used to a lot of shellfish in for lunch and dinner, if no deal. And remember, it cuts both ways. If we do not allow EU boats access to our waters, they do not allow access of our fishermen to European ports, to sell all that fish that British people are too squemish to eat.
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23/12/2020 21:33:35 1 0
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we really should think about invading france.
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23/12/2020 15:34:28 95 22
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A currency with a floating exchange rate goes up and down, that is what it is designed do.

Nothing to see here.
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23/12/2020 15:55:10 67 11
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AGREED... Only ever reported when it drops a small %. The £ has been around 1.3 against the dollar for best part of 2 years now
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23/12/2020 15:58:00 9 16
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News happens because things happen. Amazing insight Keith. Brexit supporter by any chance?
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23/12/2020 18:00:28 2 2
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Whatever happens those FOREX traders will keep making millions from all of the currency fluctuations usually a few times per day - think I might get in on the act but I'm a thick Brexiter so probably don't have a brain!
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23/12/2020 18:12:55 7 5
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Totally correct. It's a country's financial pressure valve, something that individual states in the eurozone do not have. Consequently many in the Eurozone, especially the ClubMed states are lumbered with an exchange rate which is too high for their economies while Germany cleans up with a very beneficial under-valued euro.
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23/12/2020 18:30:09 2 4
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Yeah, one thing I've noticed is that the pound doesn't really change that much any more against news of a likely deal or no deal. The costs of a no-deal have been pretty much paid for already and as far as the markets are concerned, it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference whether we get one or not at this late stage of the game.
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23/12/2020 18:58:51 2 4
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It was £/Euro 1/1.08 in 2008
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23/12/2020 20:31:02 1 1
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If, and it is a big 'if', Brexit really was a good idea, then these 'small' currency fluctuations would be in the £'s favour and every Leaver would be on here crowing about it! Sadly it isn't and they are not!
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24/12/2020 00:43:14 0 0
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Tell that to dealers who deal in 'yards, a very small shift up or down can make them millions.
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24/12/2020 09:16:02 0 0
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The pound tanked after 2016. No rise is anywhere near where it was prior to this. It may rise, but its way, way off a healthy exchange rate.
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23/12/2020 15:34:39 33 4
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Pound gains because EU Deal is imminent according to Sky News.
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23/12/2020 17:05:36 21 3
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House prices and car sales will be going up next. zzzz zzzz zzzz
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23/12/2020 18:36:13 0 1
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Is going to rally to our pre EEC rate of $2.40?
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23/12/2020 19:39:13 0 0
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As the fishing industry is thrown under the bus.
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23/12/2020 15:24:28 16 29
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pound will never recover from brexit,cheers 17.4 million thickheads
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23/12/2020 15:35:33 8 2
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Maybe you should capitalise?
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23/12/2020 16:23:18 2 0
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Do you think he’s got the intelligence....?
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23/12/2020 15:25:20 82 17
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According to the BBC the pound was "slumping" when it fell by 1.5% last week, should it not be "soaring" in the report, seeing as it's now up over 1.2%?
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23/12/2020 16:32:43 94 52
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No, the BBC accurately reports with due regard to it Institutional Left Wing, anti UK bias.
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23/12/2020 15:34:28 95 22
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A currency with a floating exchange rate goes up and down, that is what it is designed do.

Nothing to see here.
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23/12/2020 15:55:10 67 11
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AGREED... Only ever reported when it drops a small %. The £ has been around 1.3 against the dollar for best part of 2 years now
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23/12/2020 16:05:40 11 4
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Remind me again, what was the exchange rate against the euro before brexit.
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23/12/2020 23:01:46 1 0
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It's floated round the $1.3 mark since June 2016 where it took a big drop.
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24/12/2020 08:13:54 0 0
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It's against the € you should be judging it
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23/12/2020 15:57:36 14 4
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And I thought it was because France had opened its borders, how silly am I. I have not seen anywhere on the BBC that a deal is close, has Sky beaten them to a story.
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23/12/2020 15:59:46 11 4
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You need to look a little harder
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23/12/2020 15:59:55 2 1
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Yes, not the first time!
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23/12/2020 16:09:51 0 0
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Tony Connoly from RTE is tweeting a deal is possible with 24 hours. Jo Pike from Sky news is tweeting that number 10 says 'a deal is done' but he then said a deal might not be done. There's a lot of heresay doing the rounds today.
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23/12/2020 16:22:47 1 0
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No they have made it up from unnamed sources...
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23/12/2020 19:33:54 0 0
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Usually, the BBC is also well behind Reuters (if only the BBC could emulate their sober, factual reporting) and RT (if only the BBC had their wit, style, command of the English language and ability to roundly mock all the woke piffle the BBC tries to ram down our throats).
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24/12/2020 00:00:34 0 0
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I only come to the BBC once a day to see how many times I see the words "fear" "concern" and "toughest" are on the website front page
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23/12/2020 15:34:28 95 22
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A currency with a floating exchange rate goes up and down, that is what it is designed do.

Nothing to see here.
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23/12/2020 15:58:00 9 16
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News happens because things happen. Amazing insight Keith. Brexit supporter by any chance?
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23/12/2020 16:02:00 15 6
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Bitter much?
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23/12/2020 17:55:10 9 4
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Voted remain, accepted the result.

That is what grown ups do. You?
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23/12/2020 15:57:36 14 4
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And I thought it was because France had opened its borders, how silly am I. I have not seen anywhere on the BBC that a deal is close, has Sky beaten them to a story.
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23/12/2020 15:59:46 11 4
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You need to look a little harder
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23/12/2020 15:57:36 14 4
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And I thought it was because France had opened its borders, how silly am I. I have not seen anywhere on the BBC that a deal is close, has Sky beaten them to a story.
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23/12/2020 15:59:55 2 1
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Yes, not the first time!
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23/12/2020 16:00:00 26 11
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A trade deal will only happen if either we bow down or the EU finally give in on the ridiculous ideas of controlling our waters for nothing in return, and us accepting a "level playing field" rule which by its very definition allows the EU to provide its members an unlimited amount of state aid while we are set an arbitrary limit.

I can't wait for this circus to be over!
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bob
23/12/2020 16:17:08 27 17
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You are right. Anything less is a betrayal of Brexit. Every country controls it’s own waters and every country can manage its own industrial strategy and state investments. Those that choose to pool with others, such as the EU do so by free choice and should be able to withdraw freely as well. Anything less is colonialism.
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23/12/2020 16:00:48 29 6
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Let’s hope we sign a deal and nobody us totally satisfied, then we know it’s a decent agreement
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23/12/2020 17:09:01 14 7
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There'll be deal alright, and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you "I told you so" and to give my fan club army of stalkers something to thumbs down again. Hah!
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23/12/2020 23:57:21 2 0
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Any deal will unravel quite quickly, knowing this bunch of con merchants.
They will be hoping the unravelling will be buried under covid and christmas
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23/12/2020 15:58:00 9 16
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News happens because things happen. Amazing insight Keith. Brexit supporter by any chance?
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23/12/2020 16:02:00 15 6
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Bitter much?
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23/12/2020 17:42:09 5 4
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You must be gutted - trade deal on eu terms. ?????? expected much.
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23/12/2020 15:55:10 67 11
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AGREED... Only ever reported when it drops a small %. The £ has been around 1.3 against the dollar for best part of 2 years now
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23/12/2020 16:05:40 11 4
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Remind me again, what was the exchange rate against the euro before brexit.
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23/12/2020 16:16:03 11 13
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2002: £1 = €1.02
You're welcome.
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23/12/2020 20:09:55 0 1
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It was a bit too high. I make stuff in the UK for UK customers, competing mostly against EU imports. Business has been quite good for me since the pound fell a bit!
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23/12/2020 16:06:37 10 8
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Less than 1 per cent, silly billies BBC up and down we go around and around all the time BBC making fake news
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23/12/2020 16:08:47 34 4
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Sad thing is, the layman will never know for sure whether any difficulties or rises in the currency markets, shares or economy in general are due to Brexit or Covid. Depending on your source, if the economy struggles the Beeb/Guardian axis will claim it's due to Brexit. If it shows good improvement, it's 100% due to ending of lockdown. Meanwhile the Mail/Express will claim any successes for Brexit
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23/12/2020 16:17:15 50 10
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....so, who do you believe? Last year YouGov showed "Less than half of Britons (44%) now say they trust the institution to tell the truth despite its public charter to remain politically neutral. This is a fall of seven percentage points since October (2019)"
Please, BBC, report Covid, Brexit and the economy impartially. We want the truth, not a partial opinion.
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23/12/2020 21:26:58 1 0
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think the bond market is thriving.
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vin
23/12/2020 16:09:24 10 10
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Of cause they`ll be a trade deal. We`re screwed otherwise and Boris knows it, and so do the EU.............
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23/12/2020 16:18:12 9 4
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A no deal brexit will certainly hurt the UK but it will also hurt the EU. Both sides want a deal so they should just get on with it and stop all this nonsense.
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23/12/2020 16:34:08 2 3
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Who gives a damb whether there'll be a 'deal' or not? So what if either side 'could' impose tarifs? That's no different to the fact that the Bank of Englnd 'could' raise interest rates. It doesn't mean for one moment that they will. Grow up and JFDI.
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23/12/2020 15:57:36 14 4
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And I thought it was because France had opened its borders, how silly am I. I have not seen anywhere on the BBC that a deal is close, has Sky beaten them to a story.
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23/12/2020 16:09:51 0 0
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Tony Connoly from RTE is tweeting a deal is possible with 24 hours. Jo Pike from Sky news is tweeting that number 10 says 'a deal is done' but he then said a deal might not be done. There's a lot of heresay doing the rounds today.
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23/12/2020 16:09:57 14 14
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Lol BBC , you have allready become an object of derision, find some real newsinstaed of reporting normal market fluctuations
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23/12/2020 16:12:05 5 2
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This is all part of the Santa Rally, so dealers and traders can bolster their year end bonuses.
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23/12/2020 16:13:03 8 6
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Please. Let’s move on from the unseemly squabbling that this country has descended into.
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23/12/2020 16:15:08 17 15
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Mr Jones said the backlog of lorries was "in many ways was a dress rehearsal for the expected delays on Brexit".
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There it is Brexiteers. Finally you get you wish to return GB to the 1940s/early1950s.

It'll be ration books soon...

Its what you voted for...Isn't it?
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23/12/2020 16:17:00 6 7
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Yes
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23/12/2020 16:23:07 2 4
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Yes, it is
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23/12/2020 16:31:24 1 1
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That would be a dream come tue.
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23/12/2020 16:05:40 11 4
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Remind me again, what was the exchange rate against the euro before brexit.
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23/12/2020 16:16:03 11 13
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2002: £1 = €1.02
You're welcome.
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23/12/2020 18:17:49 9 3
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23/12/2020 19:55:07 3 2
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Complete lie. (Typical from a Leaver)
https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/bank-of-england-spot/historical-spot-exchange-rates/GBP/GBP-to-EUR
Jan 01 2002 £1 = €1.5998 Dec 31 2002 £1 = €1.5342 Now £1 = €1.10
The Pound is a weaker currency than the Euro.
The Turkish Lira is worth 13 Japanese Yen but it isn't stronger!
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24/12/2020 07:33:11 1 0
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fake stat
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23/12/2020 16:16:32 2 6
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Bit of a bonus for the truck drivers in Kent. When they arrived in the UK STG was on the slide & they would have got a better € to £ rate. Stay a couple of extra days & the situation reverses & they now get a better £ to € rate. Who says that it is only Boris's hedge fund buddies that profit from this!
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23/12/2020 17:11:26 1 0
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i just read most of them have no money
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23/12/2020 16:15:08 17 15
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Mr Jones said the backlog of lorries was "in many ways was a dress rehearsal for the expected delays on Brexit".
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There it is Brexiteers. Finally you get you wish to return GB to the 1940s/early1950s.

It'll be ration books soon...

Its what you voted for...Isn't it?
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23/12/2020 16:17:00 6 7
bbc
Yes
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23/12/2020 16:00:00 26 11
bbc
A trade deal will only happen if either we bow down or the EU finally give in on the ridiculous ideas of controlling our waters for nothing in return, and us accepting a "level playing field" rule which by its very definition allows the EU to provide its members an unlimited amount of state aid while we are set an arbitrary limit.

I can't wait for this circus to be over!
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bob
23/12/2020 16:17:08 27 17
bbc
You are right. Anything less is a betrayal of Brexit. Every country controls it’s own waters and every country can manage its own industrial strategy and state investments. Those that choose to pool with others, such as the EU do so by free choice and should be able to withdraw freely as well. Anything less is colonialism.
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23/12/2020 20:32:39 0 0
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"Every country controls it’s own waters and every country can manage its own industrial strategy and state investments."
Absolutely. Scotland must therefore control its own waters, so why is it that it is not Scottish MPs, but England MPs who are selling Scotland's waters and Scotland's fish as if it was theirs in order to get concessions for England?
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23/12/2020 20:34:09 0 0
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"Those that choose to pool with others, such as the EU do so by free choice and should be able to withdraw freely as well"

Totally agree with you on that one. Scotland entered voluntarily into an international treaty with the kingdom of England in 1707. Now, 58% of the electorate wants to dissolve that treaty. So why is it that England MPs feel they can deny us our choice and right to do so?
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23/12/2020 20:39:17 0 0
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"Anything less is colonialism"

And colonialism is what we see in Scotland every day when self-entitled England MPs who don't hold the mandate of a single vote from Scotland, have the arrogance of publicly stating they will actively deny Scotland its democratic mandates, deny its right to self determination, steal its assets, and force their will over Scotland against its own.
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23/12/2020 20:44:00 0 0
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"Anything less is a betrayal of Brexit"

What about the betrayal of Scotland and NI? Since when brexit, a political tool for VIP taxdodgers to avoid EU tax avoidance laws to continue hoarding cash in tax havens, matters more than Scotland, NI and the democratic rights of their people?
What is Scotland for you, then? a colony of England ? A warehouse of spare assets for England to help itself to?
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24/12/2020 09:39:46 0 0
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However, if you sell your fishing rights, it is basically dishonest to ask for them back without compensation, and in the most part, our fishing rights were sold
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23/12/2020 16:08:47 34 4
bbc
Sad thing is, the layman will never know for sure whether any difficulties or rises in the currency markets, shares or economy in general are due to Brexit or Covid. Depending on your source, if the economy struggles the Beeb/Guardian axis will claim it's due to Brexit. If it shows good improvement, it's 100% due to ending of lockdown. Meanwhile the Mail/Express will claim any successes for Brexit
34
23/12/2020 16:17:15 50 10
bbc
....so, who do you believe? Last year YouGov showed "Less than half of Britons (44%) now say they trust the institution to tell the truth despite its public charter to remain politically neutral. This is a fall of seven percentage points since October (2019)"
Please, BBC, report Covid, Brexit and the economy impartially. We want the truth, not a partial opinion.
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23/12/2020 16:48:09 7 6
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Murdoch and his cronies are ruthless and persistent. They know if you attack anything long enough and viciously enough many people will go along when the time comes to tear it down. They learned this from Goebbels.
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23/12/2020 21:00:24 2 1
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Half the public!. How was the question worded, how big was the sample and was it a broad spectrum of people? You can manipulate any of these to get the answer you want. I'll ignore it as meaningless rubbish.
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23/12/2020 23:54:48 0 0
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A selection of foreign media I go to. That way you get a variety but not tainted with the BBC/Sky spin. Yes, they will all have their bias on Brexit, but the covid situation tends to be more insightful
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23/12/2020 14:52:52 44 22
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The UK needs to diversify its logistics channels away from Dover, in particular, as this sort of guerilla trade 'warfare' will be with is for some time. Our so called friends are hell bent on making life difficult for all who live, work and play in the UK. ??
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23/12/2020 16:17:30 7 0
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Exactly. The French have been blocking ports for years, any excuse & its a pile of burning pallets/tyres
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vin
23/12/2020 16:09:24 10 10
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Of cause they`ll be a trade deal. We`re screwed otherwise and Boris knows it, and so do the EU.............
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23/12/2020 16:18:12 9 4
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A no deal brexit will certainly hurt the UK but it will also hurt the EU. Both sides want a deal so they should just get on with it and stop all this nonsense.
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23/12/2020 15:24:28 16 29
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pound will never recover from brexit,cheers 17.4 million thickheads
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bob
23/12/2020 16:19:13 0 0
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Pound went down much further before the referendum. Has been going down ever since the Euro was founded.
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23/12/2020 16:20:03 4 9
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As long as its a deal we can walk away from if its not right. my worry is the EU will have us tied up for years as a punishment and to stop others leaving the 'boys club'.
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23/12/2020 16:21:36 6 12
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It was 1.34 yesterday BBC 24 hours after you reported a drop....keep up. Fed up of your crap 'journalism', you need to go as an organisation.
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23/12/2020 16:37:58 10 1
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And why not give Murdoch a complete monopoly of the British Media, in fact why don't we just invite him to take over as PM thus cutting out the middle man?
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23/12/2020 16:22:06 10 4
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Sterling climbed more than 1% against the dollar to top $1.35 and 0.75% against the euro to €1.1074.

Why do the BBC report this before the days trading has closed? It's currently $1.35 (+1.15%) and €1.11 (+0.94%).

If a whisper of no deal happens before 5pm it'll turn negative!!!
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23/12/2020 16:26:41 10 1
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Because the money markets are open 24 hours a day except for the big national holidays
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23/12/2020 20:17:55 1 0
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currency trading does not close on a Friday 5:00pm, it is 24/7
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23/12/2020 15:57:36 14 4
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And I thought it was because France had opened its borders, how silly am I. I have not seen anywhere on the BBC that a deal is close, has Sky beaten them to a story.
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23/12/2020 16:22:47 1 0
bbc
No they have made it up from unnamed sources...
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23/12/2020 18:31:55 0 0
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Unnamed sources = I made s*** up
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23/12/2020 16:15:08 17 15
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Mr Jones said the backlog of lorries was "in many ways was a dress rehearsal for the expected delays on Brexit".
--
There it is Brexiteers. Finally you get you wish to return GB to the 1940s/early1950s.

It'll be ration books soon...

Its what you voted for...Isn't it?
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23/12/2020 16:23:07 2 4
bbc
Yes, it is
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23/12/2020 15:35:33 8 2
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Maybe you should capitalise?
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23/12/2020 16:23:18 2 0
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Do you think he’s got the intelligence....?
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23/12/2020 16:25:34 44 10
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You sometime wonder if the Media - not just BBC - have a vested interest in talking the currency and stock markets up and down - not that much has changed in 3 months yet barely a week goes by without some sort of sensationalist headline.
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23/12/2020 16:58:01 22 3
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The way it works is actually surprisingly simple. A financial journalist is stuck for a story, can't be bothered to do some proper thinking and investigation and just copy&paste what's been press-released to them by the big investment funds and other participants in the markets. They know how it works, they have the resources to fund their own media pools to influence the public sentiment.
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23/12/2020 21:02:46 1 1
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Not the media, just the city spivs and Reese Mogg and the like who make a fortune on currency speculation. At the end of the day it is meaningless.
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23/12/2020 16:22:06 10 4
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Sterling climbed more than 1% against the dollar to top $1.35 and 0.75% against the euro to €1.1074.

Why do the BBC report this before the days trading has closed? It's currently $1.35 (+1.15%) and €1.11 (+0.94%).

If a whisper of no deal happens before 5pm it'll turn negative!!!
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23/12/2020 16:26:41 10 1
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Because the money markets are open 24 hours a day except for the big national holidays
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23/12/2020 16:29:45 1 0
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Talk it up , talk it down
Trade on the news

Guess this is what is happening?
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23/12/2020 16:15:08 17 15
bbc
Mr Jones said the backlog of lorries was "in many ways was a dress rehearsal for the expected delays on Brexit".
--
There it is Brexiteers. Finally you get you wish to return GB to the 1940s/early1950s.

It'll be ration books soon...

Its what you voted for...Isn't it?
47
23/12/2020 16:31:24 1 1
bbc
That would be a dream come tue.
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23/12/2020 16:31:59 12 2
bbc
So why has the port of Calais been doubled in size since 2016 using EU money: "The expansion of the port of Calais is aimed at meeting expectations for growth in traffic across the English Channel, mainly via its link to the port of Dover in south-east England. The port of Calais Boulogne forecasts that cross-Channel traffic will grow by 40% by 2030."
51
23/12/2020 16:35:02 7 15
bbc
Illegal Immigrants?
12
23/12/2020 15:25:20 82 17
bbc
According to the BBC the pound was "slumping" when it fell by 1.5% last week, should it not be "soaring" in the report, seeing as it's now up over 1.2%?
49
23/12/2020 16:32:43 94 52
bbc
No, the BBC accurately reports with due regard to it Institutional Left Wing, anti UK bias.
153
23/12/2020 18:28:57 11 11
bbc
coo! you twisted soab. The BBC reports facts - you don't like them - and in your mind they are therefore biased and left wing! You exemplify the right wing view of the world which cannot tolerate any view other than its own and find factual reporting particularly dangerous to your world view, which is narrow, xenophobic and ultimately doomed to failure
180
23/12/2020 19:33:21 3 1
bbc
You're complaining about bias?
184
23/12/2020 19:38:12 3 9
bbc
H3 Brexit Biased Cover up is controlled by ERG types. Look no further than Laura the tory political correspondent.
228
23/12/2020 20:54:16 4 5
bbc
Got to have something to balance the Right Wing balanced media whose owners fund the Tory party.
24
vin
23/12/2020 16:09:24 10 10
bbc
Of cause they`ll be a trade deal. We`re screwed otherwise and Boris knows it, and so do the EU.............
50
23/12/2020 16:34:08 2 3
bbc
Who gives a damb whether there'll be a 'deal' or not? So what if either side 'could' impose tarifs? That's no different to the fact that the Bank of Englnd 'could' raise interest rates. It doesn't mean for one moment that they will. Grow up and JFDI.
48
23/12/2020 16:31:59 12 2
bbc
So why has the port of Calais been doubled in size since 2016 using EU money: "The expansion of the port of Calais is aimed at meeting expectations for growth in traffic across the English Channel, mainly via its link to the port of Dover in south-east England. The port of Calais Boulogne forecasts that cross-Channel traffic will grow by 40% by 2030."
51
23/12/2020 16:35:02 7 15
bbc
Illegal Immigrants?
246
23/12/2020 22:21:33 1 1
bbc
Your name is spot on.
376
CH
24/12/2020 08:38:56 0 0
bbc
To cater for tailbacks because we are still short of the 50k customs officials we need...
52
23/12/2020 16:36:40 1 10
bbc
As soon as the EU has to compete on world food prices in the UK it will either have to dial up the subsidies (oops that might fall foul of the UK agreement) or lower the price.

Wins for the consumer coming - Israeli strawberries and Morrocan lettuce please
54
23/12/2020 16:40:37 6 0
bbc
They're already here - have been for years.
70
23/12/2020 17:00:53 2 3
bbc
English strawberries grown in season cannot be beaten - provide they are not from Kent for some reason theirs are watery & tasteless
39
23/12/2020 16:21:36 6 12
bbc
It was 1.34 yesterday BBC 24 hours after you reported a drop....keep up. Fed up of your crap 'journalism', you need to go as an organisation.
53
23/12/2020 16:37:58 10 1
bbc
And why not give Murdoch a complete monopoly of the British Media, in fact why don't we just invite him to take over as PM thus cutting out the middle man?
52
23/12/2020 16:36:40 1 10
bbc
As soon as the EU has to compete on world food prices in the UK it will either have to dial up the subsidies (oops that might fall foul of the UK agreement) or lower the price.

Wins for the consumer coming - Israeli strawberries and Morrocan lettuce please
54
23/12/2020 16:40:37 6 0
bbc
They're already here - have been for years.
55
23/12/2020 16:41:21 1 5
bbc
Do you ever ask yourself this question:
How can New Zealand lamb compete on price in the UK with the very large EU import tariff?
After all NZ is not a poor country and has very good animal welfare standards.
1
23/12/2020 14:49:25 12 8
bbc
In May 2000, it was Euros 1.71 to the pound.

In the world of international finance there is one common truth. Currency markets are usually right.
56
23/12/2020 16:46:37 0 0
bbc
And almost at parity £1 = 1.02euro in 2010
57
23/12/2020 16:47:47 5 10
bbc
Or possibly rises on hopes that Sturgeon will be forced to resign.
65
23/12/2020 16:57:12 2 0
bbc
He, who is without sin...
34
23/12/2020 16:17:15 50 10
bbc
....so, who do you believe? Last year YouGov showed "Less than half of Britons (44%) now say they trust the institution to tell the truth despite its public charter to remain politically neutral. This is a fall of seven percentage points since October (2019)"
Please, BBC, report Covid, Brexit and the economy impartially. We want the truth, not a partial opinion.
58
23/12/2020 16:48:09 7 6
bbc
Murdoch and his cronies are ruthless and persistent. They know if you attack anything long enough and viciously enough many people will go along when the time comes to tear it down. They learned this from Goebbels.
140
23/12/2020 18:12:08 11 4
bbc
No, the BBC has continued to alienate the viewers for a VERY long time. The almost constant insertion of left wing "woke" politics and talking points, as if it's some additional media arm of The Guardian, has driven many ordinary people to switch off and/or despise the BBC. The views it puts out aren't those of the majority and it needs to reflect the majority to justify the licence fee
59
23/12/2020 16:51:02 16 1
bbc
Interesting how it's always Bloomberg and other participant in the financial casino-style markets who get to know about every major plan, event, negotiation tactic etc before us, the plebs who live under the illusion that our vote actually matters.
68
23/12/2020 16:59:13 4 6
bbc
Time you lost that illusion then....
222
23/12/2020 20:46:03 0 0
bbc
call yourself a pleb, not me, i haven't had the best life, don't insult me.
231
23/12/2020 21:02:51 0 0
bbc
the plebians did quite well under Ceaser.
60
23/12/2020 16:54:09 11 9
bbc
Wonder why all the Financial Markets think No Deal is so bad for the UK?

Actually it's obvious to everyone except the totally clueless.
69
23/12/2020 17:00:07 6 3
bbc
Why do the markets think "no Deal" is a bad deal??

As you said,

"Actually it's obvious to everyone except the totally clueless."
82
23/12/2020 17:12:01 1 1
bbc
You do realise that the stock markets are only ever interested in short term results. Long term prospects are always overwhelmed by some jam today. If the market reaction is how you judge a good or bad deal then you must be very short sighted. I suspect most remainers do take a very short term view - anything that makes them a £ worse off tomorrow is bad even if they could have £5 next year. Sad
189
23/12/2020 19:54:51 0 0
bbc
no idea.
8
23/12/2020 15:34:04 64 7
bbc
"Pound gains after France reopens its borders"

Now the same as it was 3 days ago. Slow news day ?
61
23/12/2020 16:55:20 23 34
bbc
Let's hope that we get that trade deal, otherwise the British people had better get used to a lot of shellfish in for lunch and dinner, if no deal. And remember, it cuts both ways. If we do not allow EU boats access to our waters, they do not allow access of our fishermen to European ports, to sell all that fish that British people are too squemish to eat.
129
23/12/2020 17:58:59 3 2
bbc
What utter Codswallop
163
23/12/2020 18:45:54 1 0
bbc
Fishing accounts for 0.1% of UK GDP.
Something we can give away some bits of to get an acceptable deal in all other areas.
62
23/12/2020 16:55:25 0 2
bbc
Breaking news on the Bloomberg,
Sources, An outline of a deal has been agreed !!!
64
23/12/2020 16:56:57 1 0
bbc
That was done a year ago.

Now we want the detail.
67
23/12/2020 16:58:45 0 0
bbc
doris and Ursula are getting married !
63
23/12/2020 16:56:11 23 16
bbc
Respect UK

Lol BBC , you have allready become an object of derision, find some real newsinstaed of reporting normal market fluctuations

#

So why do you spend all your time on the BBC?

Must feel a bit foolish.

And the emotion over the approaching deal has made your spelling worse than normal.

????????????
104
23/12/2020 17:31:36 18 19
bbc
Indeed - not sure why Daily Mail readers spend so much time ranting their lickspittal on here.
62
23/12/2020 16:55:25 0 2
bbc
Breaking news on the Bloomberg,
Sources, An outline of a deal has been agreed !!!
64
23/12/2020 16:56:57 1 0
bbc
That was done a year ago.

Now we want the detail.
92
23/12/2020 17:20:23 1 1
bbc
"Now we want the detail."

You'll be waiting a long time then, remember Bozo doesn't do detail, just scribbles on the back of a Fag Packet.
57
23/12/2020 16:47:47 5 10
bbc
Or possibly rises on hopes that Sturgeon will be forced to resign.
65
23/12/2020 16:57:12 2 0
bbc
He, who is without sin...
44
23/12/2020 16:25:34 44 10
bbc
You sometime wonder if the Media - not just BBC - have a vested interest in talking the currency and stock markets up and down - not that much has changed in 3 months yet barely a week goes by without some sort of sensationalist headline.
66
23/12/2020 16:58:01 22 3
bbc
The way it works is actually surprisingly simple. A financial journalist is stuck for a story, can't be bothered to do some proper thinking and investigation and just copy&paste what's been press-released to them by the big investment funds and other participants in the markets. They know how it works, they have the resources to fund their own media pools to influence the public sentiment.
148
23/12/2020 18:22:54 5 1
bbc
Journos are about as trusted (and hated) as politicians because they've become little more than political activists who by and large seem to hate the average Joe.
258
23/12/2020 23:52:25 2 1
bbc
A bit like all the covid scare rubbish, just pushing the agenda.
New strain? Oh. There have only been about 1500 so far (source: Nextstrain)

Awful reporting. Journalism has died, apart from a select few (none seem to work for BBC)
62
23/12/2020 16:55:25 0 2
bbc
Breaking news on the Bloomberg,
Sources, An outline of a deal has been agreed !!!
67
23/12/2020 16:58:45 0 0
bbc
doris and Ursula are getting married !
59
23/12/2020 16:51:02 16 1
bbc
Interesting how it's always Bloomberg and other participant in the financial casino-style markets who get to know about every major plan, event, negotiation tactic etc before us, the plebs who live under the illusion that our vote actually matters.
68
23/12/2020 16:59:13 4 6
bbc
Time you lost that illusion then....
96
23/12/2020 17:25:33 3 0
bbc
Anyone who has basic analytical skills and has ever paid closer attention to what goes on in the political dark-rooms has lost that illusion years ago..
159
23/12/2020 18:34:11 1 0
bbc
yep

the last 4 years just confirm that what the majority wants the minority goes out & votes to ensure they don't get it. 56% of voters didn't want boris - that is criminal as 56% of people have been disenfranchised!
60
23/12/2020 16:54:09 11 9
bbc
Wonder why all the Financial Markets think No Deal is so bad for the UK?

Actually it's obvious to everyone except the totally clueless.
69
23/12/2020 17:00:07 6 3
bbc
Why do the markets think "no Deal" is a bad deal??

As you said,

"Actually it's obvious to everyone except the totally clueless."
87
23/12/2020 17:14:41 1 0
bbc
Capitalism is clueless. Look at the planet.
191
23/12/2020 19:55:30 0 0
bbc
and he is totally clueless.
52
23/12/2020 16:36:40 1 10
bbc
As soon as the EU has to compete on world food prices in the UK it will either have to dial up the subsidies (oops that might fall foul of the UK agreement) or lower the price.

Wins for the consumer coming - Israeli strawberries and Morrocan lettuce please
70
23/12/2020 17:00:53 2 3
bbc
English strawberries grown in season cannot be beaten - provide they are not from Kent for some reason theirs are watery & tasteless
373
CH
24/12/2020 08:38:03 0 0
bbc
Might have something to do with thousands of lorry drivers widdling all over them...
71
23/12/2020 17:02:07 14 8
bbc
Did Boris blink first in the longest Mexican stand off ever?
Was the prospect of an indy ref in Kent too much for him? - trust me I live in Folkestone and the last few days in Kent have demonstrated how rubbish we are as a nation and how much we need a deal!
If closing Calais docks can bring grown men to there senses and get a trade deal signed off perhaps they should have done it months ago!!!
90
23/12/2020 17:18:30 9 12
bbc
Hum, perhaps the people of Kent (along with a lot of others) should have thought a bit harder before voting to leave in the referendum, throwing away the benefits we had through EU Membership
156
23/12/2020 18:30:49 0 2
bbc
Stiff upper lip old chap, we'll see their backs yet, Boris or not.
203
23/12/2020 20:22:39 0 0
bbc
"trust me i live in Folkestone and the last few days in kent"
72
23/12/2020 17:03:17 3 0
bbc
Waiting for an official anouncement !!
73
23/12/2020 17:04:08 20 12
bbc
The more the populist brigade critise the BBC on its own website, the more it shows how they fear its gravitas. Anyone who genuinely distrusts the BBC would not even read its stories, let alone leave comments.
78
23/12/2020 17:10:03 27 13
bbc
The Beeb is classically liberal left - the employees are champagne socialist remainer types and will produce articles through that lens.
85
23/12/2020 17:14:04 6 6
bbc
Quite correct, it baffles me why the Daily Mail readers are even on here.
107
MVS
23/12/2020 17:33:37 6 3
bbc
So we have to pay for it whether we like it or not but should not be able to come and see what our money is being used for!
131
23/12/2020 17:59:28 4 3
bbc
Why ?

We're paying for this (against our will)

Therefore we're entitled to our opinion
206
23/12/2020 20:28:11 1 0
bbc
i suscribe to "pravda" for my news
263
24/12/2020 00:01:47 0 0
bbc
I look at BBC and RT then pick a view in the middle.
276
24/12/2020 04:21:23 0 0
bbc
these comments are not BBC poison, I got straight to the comments and skip the lies above them.
74
23/12/2020 17:05:18 2 1
bbc
And as always the detail !!!
10
23/12/2020 15:34:39 33 4
bbc
Pound gains because EU Deal is imminent according to Sky News.
75
23/12/2020 17:05:36 21 3
bbc
House prices and car sales will be going up next. zzzz zzzz zzzz
76
23/12/2020 17:08:11 60 18
bbc
How all those Eurozone basket cases like Italy must wish they had a workable floating currency like the UK has. Instead of the deflationary straightjacket they have that only really benefits Germany.
79
23/12/2020 17:11:04 15 31
bbc
Explain !!!
83
23/12/2020 17:12:55 8 14
bbc
Yes - a common currency is a real disaster isn't it? Just like the dollar.
98
23/12/2020 17:26:04 6 17
bbc
You do realise that since the referendum we have slipped to the 7th richest country in the world & Italy are eighth & gaining on us fast.
19
23/12/2020 16:00:48 29 6
bbc
Let’s hope we sign a deal and nobody us totally satisfied, then we know it’s a decent agreement
77
23/12/2020 17:09:01 14 7
bbc
There'll be deal alright, and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you "I told you so" and to give my fan club army of stalkers something to thumbs down again. Hah!
73
23/12/2020 17:04:08 20 12
bbc
The more the populist brigade critise the BBC on its own website, the more it shows how they fear its gravitas. Anyone who genuinely distrusts the BBC would not even read its stories, let alone leave comments.
78
23/12/2020 17:10:03 27 13
bbc
The Beeb is classically liberal left - the employees are champagne socialist remainer types and will produce articles through that lens.
91
23/12/2020 17:20:21 2 2
bbc
It's 'radical chic', and a stereotype from the 1970s. Reset, reassess, and make today's world work for you...
113
23/12/2020 17:41:32 1 2
bbc
And a far percentage are hypocritical tax dodgers too.
182
23/12/2020 19:35:20 1 1
bbc
Plus the lens of race and gender.
245
23/12/2020 22:18:19 1 0
bbc
Off you stagger to your Cape with your new strain.
76
23/12/2020 17:08:11 60 18
bbc
How all those Eurozone basket cases like Italy must wish they had a workable floating currency like the UK has. Instead of the deflationary straightjacket they have that only really benefits Germany.
79
23/12/2020 17:11:04 15 31
bbc
Explain !!!
99
23/12/2020 17:26:27 16 6
bbc
Explain why you don't understand basic economics and use triple exclamation marks instead of a question mark ? May suggest a correspondence course if your knowledge is lacking ?
106
MVS
23/12/2020 17:32:37 15 2
bbc
If you need an explanation you possibly do not understand the damaging effect of the German-influenced Euro on the weaker Euro countries.
Or are you just being obtuse?
239
23/12/2020 21:29:01 2 0
bbc
its called the euro.
296
izi
24/12/2020 07:13:17 1 1
bbc
He can't because he reads political anti-Eu soundbites only without really able to understand economics. In other words he surfs on waves of economical truth.
329
Em
24/12/2020 08:05:09 0 1
bbc
Explain? What are you doing on a business page!!?
431
24/12/2020 09:33:35 1 0
bbc
Hallmarky is 100% right. If a country has temporary (or even permanent) difficulties, a floating exchange rate allows it's currency to drop and its products to become cheaper.

If Greece's currency had dropped, more holiday makers would have had a "cheap" holiday. More of them would have each spent more, Greeks would have been less inclined to go abroad, and Greece would have recovered quicker
432
24/12/2020 09:34:19 0 0
bbc
If you don't understand thus no point o explain to you
31
23/12/2020 16:16:32 2 6
bbc
Bit of a bonus for the truck drivers in Kent. When they arrived in the UK STG was on the slide & they would have got a better € to £ rate. Stay a couple of extra days & the situation reverses & they now get a better £ to € rate. Who says that it is only Boris's hedge fund buddies that profit from this!
80
23/12/2020 17:11:26 1 0
bbc
i just read most of them have no money
81
23/12/2020 17:11:41 10 8
bbc
NO DEAL!!!!! WTO!!!! STUFF THE FORRRINERS!!!! RULE BRITANNIA!!!!!

With a bit of luck, the vociferous minority who would happily see the UK go to hell in a hand cart using patriotism as a cover for some kind of rabid hatred of everything, will now do the rest of us a favour and resume their former occupation. Shouting at pigeons.
89
23/12/2020 17:17:51 8 2
bbc
proof the drugs dont work
60
23/12/2020 16:54:09 11 9
bbc
Wonder why all the Financial Markets think No Deal is so bad for the UK?

Actually it's obvious to everyone except the totally clueless.
82
23/12/2020 17:12:01 1 1
bbc
You do realise that the stock markets are only ever interested in short term results. Long term prospects are always overwhelmed by some jam today. If the market reaction is how you judge a good or bad deal then you must be very short sighted. I suspect most remainers do take a very short term view - anything that makes them a £ worse off tomorrow is bad even if they could have £5 next year. Sad
76
23/12/2020 17:08:11 60 18
bbc
How all those Eurozone basket cases like Italy must wish they had a workable floating currency like the UK has. Instead of the deflationary straightjacket they have that only really benefits Germany.
83
23/12/2020 17:12:55 8 14
bbc
Yes - a common currency is a real disaster isn't it? Just like the dollar.
93
23/12/2020 17:21:57 15 6
bbc
A single currency amount disparate economies is the equivalent of a single dose medication where every one gets the average amount ... it works for some, not at all for others and near kill the rest.

Now take a look at the EU economies and ponder why most will never improve their economic status ... ever
94
23/12/2020 17:24:05 16 4
bbc
It is if you don't have full political union like the United States and everyone speaking a common language is also very useful, hell will freeze over before that happens in the EU.
84
23/12/2020 17:13:49 10 3
bbc
As with the DUP, I suspect our fishermen will be left feeling betrayed and sidelined

Additionally, I'm looking forward to playing "spot the difference"
73
23/12/2020 17:04:08 20 12
bbc
The more the populist brigade critise the BBC on its own website, the more it shows how they fear its gravitas. Anyone who genuinely distrusts the BBC would not even read its stories, let alone leave comments.
85
23/12/2020 17:14:04 6 6
bbc
Quite correct, it baffles me why the Daily Mail readers are even on here.
86
23/12/2020 17:14:07 2 1
bbc
"Matt Hancock said: "This new variant is highly concerning because it is yet more transmissible and it appears to have mutated further than the new variant that has been discovered in the UK.""

I would expect a reversal in the price based on Hancock's latest announcement. If a new variant has only just been found, how do they know it is "yet more transmissible"
105
23/12/2020 17:31:45 0 0
bbc
Because SA had done the genome research thats how they know
115
23/12/2020 17:42:10 0 0
bbc
Yep - this strain is starting to make think I'll no longer be looking at the news....
69
23/12/2020 17:00:07 6 3
bbc
Why do the markets think "no Deal" is a bad deal??

As you said,

"Actually it's obvious to everyone except the totally clueless."
87
23/12/2020 17:14:41 1 0
bbc
Capitalism is clueless. Look at the planet.
88
23/12/2020 17:17:00 6 8
bbc
This is not the end,this is not even the end of the beginning but it is the beginning of the end roll on rejoining.
102
MVS
23/12/2020 17:30:36 0 3
bbc
Re-joining what and when?
UK will not have a government in position to apply to re-join in under 10 years, by which time there will be little appetite to join an Empire with a clutch of dictators in Brussels controlling all policy for the benefits of Germany with a few crumbs for France.
Or there will be absolutely nothing in place to re-join.
81
23/12/2020 17:11:41 10 8
bbc
NO DEAL!!!!! WTO!!!! STUFF THE FORRRINERS!!!! RULE BRITANNIA!!!!!

With a bit of luck, the vociferous minority who would happily see the UK go to hell in a hand cart using patriotism as a cover for some kind of rabid hatred of everything, will now do the rest of us a favour and resume their former occupation. Shouting at pigeons.
89
23/12/2020 17:17:51 8 2
bbc
proof the drugs dont work
71
23/12/2020 17:02:07 14 8
bbc
Did Boris blink first in the longest Mexican stand off ever?
Was the prospect of an indy ref in Kent too much for him? - trust me I live in Folkestone and the last few days in Kent have demonstrated how rubbish we are as a nation and how much we need a deal!
If closing Calais docks can bring grown men to there senses and get a trade deal signed off perhaps they should have done it months ago!!!
90
23/12/2020 17:18:30 9 12
bbc
Hum, perhaps the people of Kent (along with a lot of others) should have thought a bit harder before voting to leave in the referendum, throwing away the benefits we had through EU Membership
101
23/12/2020 17:29:56 1 0
bbc
Don't that us all with the same brush please
205
23/12/2020 20:24:41 0 0
bbc
perhaps those wanting to remain should have voted?
78
23/12/2020 17:10:03 27 13
bbc
The Beeb is classically liberal left - the employees are champagne socialist remainer types and will produce articles through that lens.
91
23/12/2020 17:20:21 2 2
bbc
It's 'radical chic', and a stereotype from the 1970s. Reset, reassess, and make today's world work for you...
64
23/12/2020 16:56:57 1 0
bbc
That was done a year ago.

Now we want the detail.
92
23/12/2020 17:20:23 1 1
bbc
"Now we want the detail."

You'll be waiting a long time then, remember Bozo doesn't do detail, just scribbles on the back of a Fag Packet.
83
23/12/2020 17:12:55 8 14
bbc
Yes - a common currency is a real disaster isn't it? Just like the dollar.
93
23/12/2020 17:21:57 15 6
bbc
A single currency amount disparate economies is the equivalent of a single dose medication where every one gets the average amount ... it works for some, not at all for others and near kill the rest.

Now take a look at the EU economies and ponder why most will never improve their economic status ... ever
177
23/12/2020 19:29:53 5 0
bbc
Fully agree, the only way to solve it is to have central monetary and fiscal policies but I don’t hear any of them asking for that, apart from Brussels.
83
23/12/2020 17:12:55 8 14
bbc
Yes - a common currency is a real disaster isn't it? Just like the dollar.
94
23/12/2020 17:24:05 16 4
bbc
It is if you don't have full political union like the United States and everyone speaking a common language is also very useful, hell will freeze over before that happens in the EU.
95
23/12/2020 17:24:19 3 7
bbc
The world needs a single currency with America deciding what every other countries entry value will be ... that should work and make the USA the most powerful economic power ever.

Now look at the EU and ask why the weaker states never get stronger now they have the Euro ...
68
23/12/2020 16:59:13 4 6
bbc
Time you lost that illusion then....
96
23/12/2020 17:25:33 3 0
bbc
Anyone who has basic analytical skills and has ever paid closer attention to what goes on in the political dark-rooms has lost that illusion years ago..
97
23/12/2020 17:25:50 9 6
bbc
Time to realise spending years shooting into a megaphone and waving EU flags at cameras actually made the case for EU membership even less appealing.
124
23/12/2020 17:56:54 6 4
bbc
You seem to have a strange idea of what people do with a megaphone. But as you are a quitling it shouldn't be that much of a surprise that you don't have a clue.
76
23/12/2020 17:08:11 60 18
bbc
How all those Eurozone basket cases like Italy must wish they had a workable floating currency like the UK has. Instead of the deflationary straightjacket they have that only really benefits Germany.
98
23/12/2020 17:26:04 6 17
bbc
You do realise that since the referendum we have slipped to the 7th richest country in the world & Italy are eighth & gaining on us fast.
168
23/12/2020 19:00:49 8 2
bbc
We are still the 6th biggest economy globally having been overtaken by India by dint of its huge population. Italy is miles behind us in terms of gdp and Bristol is a basket case city. Still you got everything else spot on ????.
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24/12/2020 10:01:27 0 0
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Define rich.. UK and Italy spend more than income. We have some trappings of richness but if I buy a Ferrari on credit, earn a reasonable wage but have no money in the bank am I rich?
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23/12/2020 17:11:04 15 31
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Explain !!!
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23/12/2020 17:26:27 16 6
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Explain why you don't understand basic economics and use triple exclamation marks instead of a question mark ? May suggest a correspondence course if your knowledge is lacking ?
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24/12/2020 07:15:28 1 0
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He said explain affirmatively (in other words a command to explain). It wasn't a question as it did not start with 'would you care to..' (for example). It was triple to accentuate the figurative speech in an informal conversation.
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23/12/2020 17:28:39 2 3
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Just saw an Irish Minister test positive well I suppose after 600 years of being negative a change in due ....