Stock markets and pound rise ahead of Brexit deal
24/12/2020 | news | business | 526
UK markets close for Christmas in upbeat mood, hours before the Brexit trade deal is announced.
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24/12/2020 11:42:33 63 27
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Let us hope the Tories in the know are not allowed to carry out insider trading.
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24/12/2020 11:45:01 74 28
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Actual MPs won't do it, they have "contacts" who will do it for them! Farage did it on referendum night, when he made two speeches conceding defeat (when he knew Leave was winning) so his currency speculating chums could make a killing! Bloomberg did a programme about it!??
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24/12/2020 11:57:19 1 0
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Lets see whats rising - or going down... that reveals the true nature of it.
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24/12/2020 13:05:04 2 11
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Yes, all those Labour politicians are cleaner than clean, aren't they?
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24/12/2020 20:50:14 0 0
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Insider trading is specific offence of dealing on the basis of non-public price sensitive information / disseminating such information before public release.

You'd need to know someone in the possession of such information willing to risk 7 years in the clink and / or unlimited fine on a regular basis. Dealing on what you think might happen as a consequence of the deal is NOT Insider trading
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24/12/2020 11:42:38 8 11
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Good news pushes markets & sterling upwards! Who knew??? Probably not Boris!??
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24/12/2020 16:42:58 2 0
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So sad - please cheer up it’s Christmas.

Your mates are probably pleased the pubs and clubs are shut so as to avoid you and your continual negativity which is extremely annoying and boring.
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24/12/2020 11:43:23 24 33
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I always knew Bojo would come through for us!
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24/12/2020 11:46:17 10 6
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But has he got the nerve to face down the ERG? I don't believe he has! His deep needed desire to be liked, is his achilles heel!??
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24/12/2020 11:56:18 1 0
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Not really you can trade a bit of this n that but services etc etc etc how much is left out of this thin deal. 2000pgs 1.5 space and 12pnt plus... go on a degree dissertation would get away with it.
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MVP
24/12/2020 11:44:14 103 39
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Let’s hope for the sake of all that a trade deal is agreed that will allow the UK continued access to the EU single market

The economic consequences of failing here are unimaginable
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24/12/2020 11:53:49 156 24
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My company works with companies in Sweden & Germany...........Brexit has not been discussed since 2016 when it was agreed no matter what the outcome business as usual. It may sound alarming but the UK does have services and products that EU companies want & vice versa........It's not just about planet London like British MSM would like everyone to believe!
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24/12/2020 11:54:33 6 2
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It’s approaching 12 noon in Britain, 1 PM in Europe and we are told that there are still hours of negotiations so it still may not be settled today
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24/12/2020 11:55:03 7 9
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Only in goods, services and secutiry and so many other things sorted over 40yrs arnt in it, meaning they will have to start again... however they will have a price attached... about 10b I'd guess - but no one will see it happening...
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24/12/2020 14:37:38 0 0
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Strange as most of my suppliers are in the EU and it’s business as usual, no matter what ! I keep buying, they keep selling, no issues at all
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24/12/2020 16:16:24 0 0
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They’re actually very imaginable and the UK has had 4 years to prepare. If they haven’t prepared, that’s not Brexit’s or any deal’s or lack of deal’s fault !
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24/12/2020 11:42:33 63 27
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Let us hope the Tories in the know are not allowed to carry out insider trading.
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24/12/2020 11:45:01 74 28
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Actual MPs won't do it, they have "contacts" who will do it for them! Farage did it on referendum night, when he made two speeches conceding defeat (when he knew Leave was winning) so his currency speculating chums could make a killing! Bloomberg did a programme about it!??
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24/12/2020 12:11:52 5 18
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Absolute nonsense. He can't influence the result. I say this as a currency trader.
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24/12/2020 13:06:30 2 2
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Farage has never been an MP.
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24/12/2020 14:00:35 0 1
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So why’s he not in prison
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24/12/2020 16:39:47 0 0
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Maybe next year you might brighten up and stop moaning. My tip to cheer you up is to buy some shares in all the companies comprising the FTSE100 as post 01/01/21 they are going to really prosper.
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24/12/2020 11:45:47 21 21
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The markets always like good news. Only yesterday the BBC where being negative about Sterling, now they have to eat humble pie.
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24/12/2020 11:53:43 11 7
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Think you'll find they were doing that news thing, reporting what happens... tomorrow I bet there will be a story about Christmas... again whats the point its been going on for years... Stop bleating on...
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24/12/2020 12:09:46 1 0
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Long term, the markets have not changed. Now, if you taking a short position...
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IR
24/12/2020 11:45:54 196 41
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This is good news and hopefully it is time to stop moaning and start looking forward with renewed optimism
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24/12/2020 11:48:39 148 153
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Yes, now we've only got Covid, mass unemployment & trillions of debt to deal with! ??
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24/12/2020 11:52:21 12 24
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Yeh right all depends on what wnd of the stick your on... more paperwork, more middlemen to pay... oh that'll be the city making more from less again... You''ll say Ive no idea... oh I tell you I have a lot more insight... Property is not going to be the buzz invest in London.
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24/12/2020 12:41:15 28 17
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it's excellent news, the financial markets tell us what sort of a deal Boris has got, and so far they like it with the pound gaining.
Not doubt the people that dislike everything that Boris does will dislike the success he's had but if they want to moan and suck bitter lemons let them.
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24/12/2020 13:43:44 3 3
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But any agreement, however thin and useless to British industry, will not please the Faragist element of the Tory party, and their acolytes, so you should expect the moaning to go on for a very long time yet

Meanwhile, those of us in industry, who make a more valuable contribution to Britain, will continue to struggle to work, export and employ worthy people.
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24/12/2020 14:38:06 0 3
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This is like my team losing 3-1 to Liverpool and we celebrate that it could have been worse.
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24/12/2020 14:43:29 2 1
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I see Johnson's faux positivity bots are out in force today. Why should people just sweep under the carpet the absolute mess even this deal will be. Any deal, is worse than remain. FACT. People will continue to go to work, be positive and do there best, but these positivity bots are all here to try to make sure we forget this absolute Cameron/BJ/Tory mess come the next election. Don't let them.
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24/12/2020 14:47:05 0 1
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What Brexit planet are you living on!
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24/12/2020 15:08:31 0 0
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Whistling in the dark is such fun. Most people prefer the warmth and sunlight, which was why we were all promised those broad, sunlit uplands at the outset of this movement for more beggary.
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24/12/2020 16:14:26 1 0
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Boris f...ked us over. Now people are suddenly saying any deal is better than no deal. No, it was always understood that no deal is better than a bad deal. If this deal is approved, we will pay for it for years to come. Hence the timing, because Boris and EU is hoping we’re not paying attention the day before Christmas. Shameless !!!
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24/12/2020 17:20:03 0 0
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This is fake news, what is Pound doing against Euro? Nothing
What is dollar doing against Euro? Dropping, a lot, since Corona started.

Pound is not increasing over Dollar, Dollar is just dropping against everything.
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24/12/2020 18:15:35 0 0
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I'd be a more optimistic if we had the deal we had before.

We're seriously disadvantaged compared to other countries in Europe, and I've no idea how we get around that. We won't have access to that vast labour market, we won't have frictionless trade, we won't have the authority that something as big as the EU has when it comes to making trade deals.

It's going to be tough.
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24/12/2020 11:46:08 13 9
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Been a great year for my Stocks and Shares ISA gained 45% across the whole portfolio, Tech Funds, Future Energy and AI.
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24/12/2020 12:08:13 1 1
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Yes March and October were good months to invest, but overall the market only recovered its normal path.
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24/12/2020 12:03:49 1 3
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me too go boris go
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24/12/2020 11:43:23 24 33
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I always knew Bojo would come through for us!
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24/12/2020 11:46:17 10 6
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But has he got the nerve to face down the ERG? I don't believe he has! His deep needed desire to be liked, is his achilles heel!??
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24/12/2020 11:50:42 3 0
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The members of the ERG have got what they wanted, we have left the EU, but maybe not the type of departure they hoped for. If Boris delivers what looks likely then even those who voted remain may be happy, no tariffs for trade with our nearest neighbours, it is his chance of re-uniting the nation. The whole Brexit issue was poison, time to lance the boil and get on with our lives.
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24/12/2020 11:46:44 36 3
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Political brinkmanship at its most obvious.
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24/12/2020 21:11:12 1 0
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Yes it is what the E U does with every negotiation, just look at history
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IR
24/12/2020 11:45:54 196 41
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This is good news and hopefully it is time to stop moaning and start looking forward with renewed optimism
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24/12/2020 11:48:39 148 153
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Yes, now we've only got Covid, mass unemployment & trillions of debt to deal with! ??
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IR
24/12/2020 11:56:01 35 17
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Well, you are of course free to keep on moaning if you think it helps,but it probably doesn't. Merry Christmas and peace to all.
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24/12/2020 12:04:28 19 3
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yes your dead right just like the rest of the world
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24/12/2020 12:58:57 33 15
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'Mass unemployment'

Could be worse, we could be in the EU which has double the unemployment rate of the UK.
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24/12/2020 13:06:00 3 1
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And Slim
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24/12/2020 13:13:22 7 17
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Thank you little Englanders. By the way, what are the benefits of leaving for the non-rich?
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24/12/2020 13:23:11 4 9
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Thanks to China and Rishi Sunak ??????
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24/12/2020 13:25:01 3 2
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We haven't got mass unemployment. In recent years the figures are higher but we have had so many 3 for 1 jobs going that has been the main driver of low unemployment.
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24/12/2020 13:54:02 1 0
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And all the fault of Brexit........
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24/12/2020 14:19:04 2 1
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And a whole lot of moaners
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24/12/2020 14:59:21 1 1
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Half Glass empty person then
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24/12/2020 15:56:32 0 0
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Better get on with it, then!
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LH
24/12/2020 18:12:16 1 0
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THAT is EXACTLY the sentiment that has been holding the UK back; totally NEGATIVE attitude!!!!
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24/12/2020 19:16:05 0 0
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Why don't you just say it it's all the Tories fault grow up
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24/12/2020 20:43:55 0 0
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And brexit. We have to deal with that crock of s hit as well
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24/12/2020 21:03:56 1 0
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Bet you’re a bag of laughs to have a beer with Slim.?
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24/12/2020 22:20:22 0 0
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as per the rest of the world
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24/12/2020 11:46:17 10 6
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But has he got the nerve to face down the ERG? I don't believe he has! His deep needed desire to be liked, is his achilles heel!??
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24/12/2020 11:50:42 3 0
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The members of the ERG have got what they wanted, we have left the EU, but maybe not the type of departure they hoped for. If Boris delivers what looks likely then even those who voted remain may be happy, no tariffs for trade with our nearest neighbours, it is his chance of re-uniting the nation. The whole Brexit issue was poison, time to lance the boil and get on with our lives.
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IR
24/12/2020 11:45:54 196 41
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This is good news and hopefully it is time to stop moaning and start looking forward with renewed optimism
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24/12/2020 11:52:21 12 24
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Yeh right all depends on what wnd of the stick your on... more paperwork, more middlemen to pay... oh that'll be the city making more from less again... You''ll say Ive no idea... oh I tell you I have a lot more insight... Property is not going to be the buzz invest in London.
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24/12/2020 11:53:20 53 22
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Markets & sterling up on news of a deal! The $64million question though is:-

Does Boris have the courage to stand up to the ERG?

Is he prepared to eject them from the party as he did all the moderate Tories in 2019?

That's where this stands or falls!??
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24/12/2020 12:06:24 47 2
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ERG? They make far more noise than their number suggests - the deal will pass parliament with ease however much they throw their toys.
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24/12/2020 12:56:28 8 1
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The ERG have what they want, out of EU, free from investigation of assets in tax free havens.
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24/12/2020 13:09:19 2 1
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If it was not for the ERG we would have had Theresa May's BRINO.
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24/12/2020 13:20:53 7 1
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The ERG are to the Tories what "Militant Tendency" where to Labour in the 80's with one important difference in that the press "barons" and their editors support them so no bad articles in the press for them!
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24/12/2020 13:38:03 0 0
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Actually, it was the $64k queston.
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24/12/2020 14:18:29 2 0
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It will easily pass as the ERG is just a small fraction, and Labour wouldn’t vote against it as a no deal is regarded by them as a worse outcome
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24/12/2020 14:42:36 0 0
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It just proves that Brexit was never about leaving the EU , It was about the ERG gaining control and avoiding the Tax they should rightfully pay, whilst making millions betting on a no deal. Half the ERG members represent Remain voting areas so that just shows how much is about 'will of the people'
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24/12/2020 16:27:37 0 0
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Boris f...ked us over. Now people are suddenly saying any deal is better than no deal. No, it was always understood that no deal is better than a bad deal. If this deal is approved, we will pay for it for years to come. Hence the timing, because Boris and EU is hoping we’re not paying attention the day before Christmas. Shameless !!!
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24/12/2020 18:28:19 0 0
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The ERG should have been ejected from the Tory party years ago.

This bunch far right nationalists pushed Cameron into a referendum that's caused untold damage to the UK, and will continue to damage it for many years.
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24/12/2020 18:59:08 0 0
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The Euro exchange rate is only 30% lower then it was in 2016.
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24/12/2020 11:45:47 21 21
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The markets always like good news. Only yesterday the BBC where being negative about Sterling, now they have to eat humble pie.
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24/12/2020 11:53:43 11 7
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Think you'll find they were doing that news thing, reporting what happens... tomorrow I bet there will be a story about Christmas... again whats the point its been going on for years... Stop bleating on...
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24/12/2020 11:59:03 2 2
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No, you don't understand, the BBC dictates what happens.

They should start only reporting that everything is fine and dandy, and that the unicorns have came back, then everything would be great
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MVP
24/12/2020 11:44:14 103 39
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Let’s hope for the sake of all that a trade deal is agreed that will allow the UK continued access to the EU single market

The economic consequences of failing here are unimaginable
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24/12/2020 11:53:49 156 24
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My company works with companies in Sweden & Germany...........Brexit has not been discussed since 2016 when it was agreed no matter what the outcome business as usual. It may sound alarming but the UK does have services and products that EU companies want & vice versa........It's not just about planet London like British MSM would like everyone to believe!
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24/12/2020 12:37:51 8 4
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And it's not just up to you whether or not you can trade without tariffs.
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mel
24/12/2020 12:51:46 15 9
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You are obviously not in the motor industry, farming or much else. What is exactly you are doing? Selling on eBay?
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24/12/2020 13:50:24 3 0
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".It's not just about planet London like British MSM would like everyone to believe!"

I have worked with people from all over the UK.

There seems to be a myth that the streets are paved with gold, and everything is rosy and affluent.

In effect, the MSM are reporting about Business London, not Residents London.

There is a lot of poverty in London.
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24/12/2020 13:59:49 2 0
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Really
What’s the company
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24/12/2020 18:20:21 0 0
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80% of my companies business is with other businesses in the EU.

The problem is even with a deal, exporting to the EU will cost more due to all the extra admin and bureaucracy. It could also slow down the passage of goods leaving the country. As we have competitors in the EU, it could make us uncompetitive.

Grim times.
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MVP
24/12/2020 11:44:14 103 39
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Let’s hope for the sake of all that a trade deal is agreed that will allow the UK continued access to the EU single market

The economic consequences of failing here are unimaginable
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24/12/2020 11:54:33 6 2
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It’s approaching 12 noon in Britain, 1 PM in Europe and we are told that there are still hours of negotiations so it still may not be settled today
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24/12/2020 11:54:58 82 47
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Just got to get the Remainers to accept it now to bring a halt to this dreary story dragging on.
I'm looking forward to a steady rise in share prices towards the spring helped by more good news on Covid-19 vaccine.
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24/12/2020 12:55:02 50 43
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We will continue to remind you of the consequences of quitters decisions.
Just because you won Brexit does not mean you are absolved from responsibility of Brexit.
Own what you won.
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MVP
24/12/2020 11:44:14 103 39
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Let’s hope for the sake of all that a trade deal is agreed that will allow the UK continued access to the EU single market

The economic consequences of failing here are unimaginable
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24/12/2020 11:55:03 7 9
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Only in goods, services and secutiry and so many other things sorted over 40yrs arnt in it, meaning they will have to start again... however they will have a price attached... about 10b I'd guess - but no one will see it happening...
Rees-Mogg closed his shirt position against the pound yesterday morning and made a few hundred million in the process, so Boris could finally cave in and sign the deal. Ho ho ho! Removed
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24/12/2020 12:12:38 16 7
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And I closed mine. Insider trading or just common sense?
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24/12/2020 12:28:42 10 10
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Lefty remoaners hate people making money. They want everyone to be as poor as they are
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NJO
24/12/2020 12:37:20 11 1
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I closed my shirt position because it's December and getting a bit cold.
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24/12/2020 12:42:56 7 0
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Good news, I would not want to see him with his shirt open - ghastly idea!
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24/12/2020 13:07:20 3 4
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Remainers and complainers are full of conspiracy theories.
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24/12/2020 13:15:16 1 1
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Never a true word said in jest. And little Englanders still say that the EU is corrupt.
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24/12/2020 13:15:53 2 2
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Proof please about Rees Mogg, otherwise it’s FAKE news & trolling
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24/12/2020 13:24:46 0 0
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??
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24/12/2020 11:48:39 148 153
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Yes, now we've only got Covid, mass unemployment & trillions of debt to deal with! ??
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IR
24/12/2020 11:56:01 35 17
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Well, you are of course free to keep on moaning if you think it helps,but it probably doesn't. Merry Christmas and peace to all.
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24/12/2020 11:57:33 32 50
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It's called "reality"! D'uh!!! Something Brexiters really struggle with!??
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24/12/2020 11:43:23 24 33
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I always knew Bojo would come through for us!
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24/12/2020 11:56:18 1 0
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Not really you can trade a bit of this n that but services etc etc etc how much is left out of this thin deal. 2000pgs 1.5 space and 12pnt plus... go on a degree dissertation would get away with it.
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24/12/2020 11:42:33 63 27
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Let us hope the Tories in the know are not allowed to carry out insider trading.
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24/12/2020 11:57:19 1 0
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Lets see whats rising - or going down... that reveals the true nature of it.
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24/12/2020 11:57:20 114 49
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All this positive news must be frustrating the doom mongers no end who were primed waiting to say 'I told you so'. No doubt they will find something to put on a negative spin and moan about.
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24/12/2020 12:45:19 69 15
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Sturgeon already has!
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24/12/2020 12:59:39 6 5
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Just look at the £ pre referendum, look at it now that a hard Brexit deal is in place.
To be answered after the photo opportunities for Mr Johnson are over.
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24/12/2020 13:19:29 8 7
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So what are the benefits for the non-rich then? Lemmings.
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24/12/2020 13:26:41 11 9
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Funny how quick you are to label something as good news, without knowing any of the details.
Facts aren't important to brexit supporters though, only the narrative.

If the clown in charge comes back with a deal which 'is as good as being a member' then I will applaud his good work.

If though, as widely expected, his deal is a shambles which further damages the Uk, don't expect any sympathy.
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24/12/2020 14:32:54 2 7
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This isn't "positive news" its the bare minimum needed to avoid an economic disaster, it doesn't matter how good the deal is it is massively worse than being in the EU & the UK no longer has a voice in the EU don't forget. The UK is going to be a bit like the sponge boy running round the huddle of the first 15, desperately hoping he might get asked to play one day, not realising he never will
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24/12/2020 16:16:57 0 6
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Boris f...ked us over. Now people are suddenly saying any deal is better than no deal. No, it was always understood that no deal is better than a bad deal. If this deal is approved, we will pay for it for years to come. Hence the timing, because Boris and EU is hoping we’re not paying attention the day before Christmas. Shameless !!!
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24/12/2020 18:21:48 0 0
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Positive news?

We haven't seen the deal yet. Johnson has already offered £100m to the tiny fishing industry, so I'm guessing they've been thrown under the bus in order to get a deal.
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24/12/2020 18:57:00 0 0
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So you’ve read the agreement? I bet used car salesmen love you.
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24/12/2020 18:58:22 1 0
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BBC News channel gave Alistair Campbell approx.10minutes to give his diatribe on Brexit. More time than anyone else.
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IR
24/12/2020 11:56:01 35 17
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Well, you are of course free to keep on moaning if you think it helps,but it probably doesn't. Merry Christmas and peace to all.
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24/12/2020 11:57:33 32 50
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It's called "reality"! D'uh!!! Something Brexiters really struggle with!??
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24/12/2020 12:52:42 24 14
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Reality.

Won referendum, exited EU, tories in power, deal done.

That reality?
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24/12/2020 16:08:10 0 0
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You mean remainers? Been scaremongering people since they lost.
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24/12/2020 11:57:39 27 26
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Anyone wanna give odds on Bojo and his band of Brexiteer clowns securing a Trade deal only because they've capitulated on virtually every one of their Brexit promises and will then start repeating all their Brexit soundbites "taken back control" etc. because they've kept 1 or 2? Wait for it Brexiteers: you're about to start wailing in pain!!
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24/12/2020 12:02:46 24 18
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James, we we have left the EU, we have taken back control, we are no longer in the corrupt EU, vaccines are here, the sun is shining, it’s Christmas, cheer up mate, we have a great future... from a brexiteer, your welcome
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24/12/2020 12:05:54 6 7
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PMSL........and there we have it, exactly why people are at each others throats still in this country. People like you simply cannot accept something happened which you didn't agree with and all you can do is continue to insult them..........You're a very sad individual. Try growing up or perhaps go and live in the EU.....You do have a choice!
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24/12/2020 12:07:04 1 5
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jim bob I believe you are talking absolute tosh merry xmas
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24/12/2020 11:53:43 11 7
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Think you'll find they were doing that news thing, reporting what happens... tomorrow I bet there will be a story about Christmas... again whats the point its been going on for years... Stop bleating on...
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24/12/2020 11:59:03 2 2
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No, you don't understand, the BBC dictates what happens.

They should start only reporting that everything is fine and dandy, and that the unicorns have came back, then everything would be great
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Reg
24/12/2020 11:59:33 16 16
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Well done BoJo the Clown and all his Circus muppets.

A deal will now hold the pound value and hopefully secure free trade, so companies will stop closing their UK base. And next year, thanks to not having to comply with EU rules, BoJo can attract big business into the UK as employee rights will be a thing of the past.

The UK can at last be the sweatshop of Europe and the World.
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24/12/2020 12:15:54 6 3
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When you start a comment with insults, no one bothers to read the rest of what you have to say.
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24/12/2020 12:17:11 0 2
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It all ready is in Leicester but lets not talk about that, wrong demographic running the sweat shops for it to be a concern to the legacy media or the rent a mobs. Also the UK has substantially better worker's rights and conditions than most European countries.
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24/12/2020 11:53:13 8 24
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Boris 1 - 0 Wet Drip Haters
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24/12/2020 11:57:10 1 0
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Good luck with that.
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Ken
24/12/2020 12:00:24 24 15
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Accept Brexit but think deal could have been done in the 4 and half years since vote. No one gets a good deal with brinksmanship. Only winners are financiers and speculators. U K +/- Scotland will be poorer for many years to come.
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24/12/2020 12:06:43 29 15
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Hi, Ken (no relation)
I disagree. Brinkmanship (along with good negotiators on both sides) ensures that both sides get roughly 50%. If you agree too quickly then one side is getting a better deal than the other. I voted remain (not through any love of the EU institutions but persuaded that the economics would be better) but have changed my mind. Medium/long term, I think the UK will be better off
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24/12/2020 12:44:35 6 1
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No it couldn't , because the EU decided it would not start trade negotiations until the UK had left the EU.
So negotiations could only start last January when we entered the transition period.
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24/12/2020 13:01:24 0 1
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Scotland less so after they rejoin the EU.
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24/12/2020 13:20:01 2 1
bbc
Do you think we would have got a better deal by simply acceding to the EU's demands? They tried to shaft us until Boris took over.

Sometimes you have to go in for brinkmanship.
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24/12/2020 13:55:05 4 0
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Scotland would be even poorer without England propping them up
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24/12/2020 19:23:34 0 0
bbc
Why do you say that when you get your independence everything will be great on planet Scotland no need to worry about money as we won't have any and if we do our fifth former will spend it
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24/12/2020 12:00:50 14 8
bbc
The FTSE-100 is down.

So this “deal“ the nationalists herald like they’ve won WW2 is nothing short of worse for the economy.
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24/12/2020 12:03:14 21 10
bbc
Brexit was always going to damage the UK, the only question was by how much???
33
24/12/2020 12:01:07 4 7
bbc
NO THEY DON'T. THE FTSE IS DOWN AND THE POUND IS UP 0.59%. WOW !!
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24/12/2020 12:01:26 6 2
bbc
I will believe that there is a deal when it is done. We are not there yet.
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24/12/2020 11:57:39 27 26
bbc
Anyone wanna give odds on Bojo and his band of Brexiteer clowns securing a Trade deal only because they've capitulated on virtually every one of their Brexit promises and will then start repeating all their Brexit soundbites "taken back control" etc. because they've kept 1 or 2? Wait for it Brexiteers: you're about to start wailing in pain!!
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24/12/2020 12:02:46 24 18
bbc
James, we we have left the EU, we have taken back control, we are no longer in the corrupt EU, vaccines are here, the sun is shining, it’s Christmas, cheer up mate, we have a great future... from a brexiteer, your welcome
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24/12/2020 12:06:07 4 1
bbc
‘Your (sic) welcome’ ???
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24/12/2020 14:13:07 0 0
bbc
No, you're welcome! Never ceases to amaze me that there is so much English this, English that, how great/world beating we English are from these people but, by God, their spelling in it is atrocious at times.
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24/12/2020 12:03:10 35 25
bbc
What a commotion. Just a bunch of turkeys rejoicing that christmas has arrived. Shallow people for a shallow, unwarranted cause. So many injustices and crisis in UK have been placed on the back burner while this incredibly expensive farce plays out.
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24/12/2020 13:17:07 10 8
bbc
Ho ho ho. Leave supporters are such shallow people compared with you sophisticated Remainers, aren't they?
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24/12/2020 12:00:50 14 8
bbc
The FTSE-100 is down.

So this “deal“ the nationalists herald like they’ve won WW2 is nothing short of worse for the economy.
37
24/12/2020 12:03:14 21 10
bbc
Brexit was always going to damage the UK, the only question was by how much???
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24/12/2020 17:52:25 0 0
bbc
Agreed. And I for one am prepared to pay.
38
24/12/2020 12:04:18 2 1
bbc
I find it good economic planning, I always thought there was going to be a deal, I think this delay has been planned with this virus effecting EU & UK markets, delaying a deal will create a double bounce on the markets, with a vaccine being rolled out across the continent in the new year plus a deal we will see a sharp rise in markets and for them to increase more dramatically in 2022.
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24/12/2020 12:04:25 5 28
bbc
Thanks to the remainers, our decision to leave the EU has been totally sabotaged. After four and a half years of giving in to the EU demands, we have arrived at a trade deal which is even worse than the withdrawal deal. We will now be subject to the whim and fancy of the EU for the foreseeable future.
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24/12/2020 12:06:40 17 2
bbc
Not what remainers wanted or voted for. The outcome is owned by those who voted for it and the Brexit government who delivered it.
Whilst I’ve not seen any details yet, delighted in principle that there’s a deal though.
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24/12/2020 12:09:55 2 1
bbc
Only the extreme leave or remain nut jobs will be unhappy, normal people will be happy
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24/12/2020 12:12:26 8 0
bbc
Oh grow up & accept the consequences of your actions! Jeez Brexiters & responsibility...... never the twain shall meet!??
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24/12/2020 12:26:15 2 0
bbc
But Bill, we took back control! Or was that all Brexiteer BS!

Brexiteers made the mess. Have the courage to own it!
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24/12/2020 12:47:49 0 0
bbc
Ho Ho Ho! We don't know the detail of the agreement yet to be reached but it's good to see you getting your excuses in early. Always somebody else's fault.
40
24/12/2020 12:05:05 10 8
bbc
Something is very FISHY about this. It is likely that the whole Brexit deal no deal fiasco is a result of dodgy dealings on the financial markets. The pound collapsed a couple of days ago allowing investors to buy sterling and shares on the cheap. Now both have risen sharply. Possibly fraudulent activity by MP's in the know? I am not saying this has definitely happened but should be investigated
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24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
bbc
its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
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24/12/2020 12:11:13 13 1
bbc
You obviously know nothing about markets! They usually price in expectations a long way in advance! That's why most are very well off! The pound is still way off where it was in June 2016!??
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24/12/2020 12:11:23 3 0
bbc
Too soon to gloat, also gloating and investing are a dangerous combination.
68
24/12/2020 12:15:14 2 0
bbc
Thanks "Richard"
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24/12/2020 12:16:55 1 0
bbc
Well said!
85
24/12/2020 12:24:39 2 0
bbc
The pound is ~€1.08. When the euro was launched it was €1.47. 25% down. Seems you are suffering from selective memory.
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24/12/2020 12:25:50 2 0
bbc
You imaginary p/f Iwould hazard a guess
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24/12/2020 11:57:39 27 26
bbc
Anyone wanna give odds on Bojo and his band of Brexiteer clowns securing a Trade deal only because they've capitulated on virtually every one of their Brexit promises and will then start repeating all their Brexit soundbites "taken back control" etc. because they've kept 1 or 2? Wait for it Brexiteers: you're about to start wailing in pain!!
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24/12/2020 12:05:54 6 7
bbc
PMSL........and there we have it, exactly why people are at each others throats still in this country. People like you simply cannot accept something happened which you didn't agree with and all you can do is continue to insult them..........You're a very sad individual. Try growing up or perhaps go and live in the EU.....You do have a choice!
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24/12/2020 14:17:01 0 0
bbc
It is not possible to 'live' in the EU. One can live in Europe but there is no need to move as we already do.
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24/12/2020 12:02:46 24 18
bbc
James, we we have left the EU, we have taken back control, we are no longer in the corrupt EU, vaccines are here, the sun is shining, it’s Christmas, cheer up mate, we have a great future... from a brexiteer, your welcome
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24/12/2020 12:06:07 4 1
bbc
‘Your (sic) welcome’ ???
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24/12/2020 11:53:20 53 22
bbc
Markets & sterling up on news of a deal! The $64million question though is:-

Does Boris have the courage to stand up to the ERG?

Is he prepared to eject them from the party as he did all the moderate Tories in 2019?

That's where this stands or falls!??
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24/12/2020 12:06:24 47 2
bbc
ERG? They make far more noise than their number suggests - the deal will pass parliament with ease however much they throw their toys.
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24/12/2020 12:17:49 6 3
bbc
I hope you're right! Boris tends to fold like an an origami swan, when faced with the ERG!??
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24/12/2020 13:32:58 6 0
bbc
The ERG are an irrelevance on this as Labour will either vote with the government or abstain.
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24/12/2020 13:51:59 2 1
bbc
Let's hope so, but what will they do next?

I can't imagine that ERG have yet given up on their dream of destroying the UK economy / young people's prospects.

Many ERG benefitted substantially (EU funded Erasmus education, etc.) from Britain's membership of the EU and consequent growth of our economy from bankruptcy.

But there will be no limit to ERG hypocrisy, given their political ambition.
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24/12/2020 14:07:15 5 0
bbc
They always did make more noise than their number suggests, but those who make the most noise tend to be heard - little more than three dozen unruly Tory MPs are to blame for the whole fiasco of the last four years.
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24/12/2020 12:04:25 5 28
bbc
Thanks to the remainers, our decision to leave the EU has been totally sabotaged. After four and a half years of giving in to the EU demands, we have arrived at a trade deal which is even worse than the withdrawal deal. We will now be subject to the whim and fancy of the EU for the foreseeable future.
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24/12/2020 12:06:40 17 2
bbc
Not what remainers wanted or voted for. The outcome is owned by those who voted for it and the Brexit government who delivered it.
Whilst I’ve not seen any details yet, delighted in principle that there’s a deal though.
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24/12/2020 12:12:47 0 8
bbc
By failing to support the democratic decision to leave, the remainers have plunged us into the abyss we are in now. The only deal is victory for the German-led EU.
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24/12/2020 12:20:36 0 0
bbc
"I've not seen any details yet"??
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Ken
24/12/2020 12:00:24 24 15
bbc
Accept Brexit but think deal could have been done in the 4 and half years since vote. No one gets a good deal with brinksmanship. Only winners are financiers and speculators. U K +/- Scotland will be poorer for many years to come.
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24/12/2020 12:06:43 29 15
bbc
Hi, Ken (no relation)
I disagree. Brinkmanship (along with good negotiators on both sides) ensures that both sides get roughly 50%. If you agree too quickly then one side is getting a better deal than the other. I voted remain (not through any love of the EU institutions but persuaded that the economics would be better) but have changed my mind. Medium/long term, I think the UK will be better off
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Ken
24/12/2020 12:22:34 4 4
bbc
We’ll agree to differ on brinksmanship. The economic uncertainty has wrecked our economy. Wrecked the relationship between Scotland and rUK. This before C-19.
I too voted remain again without love for European Institutions but for a feeling of being part of a greater whole. We are delusional if we think the UK is a major global power. We lost that after WW2 power rests now in the East.
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24/12/2020 22:34:40 0 0
bbc
How?
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24/12/2020 11:57:39 27 26
bbc
Anyone wanna give odds on Bojo and his band of Brexiteer clowns securing a Trade deal only because they've capitulated on virtually every one of their Brexit promises and will then start repeating all their Brexit soundbites "taken back control" etc. because they've kept 1 or 2? Wait for it Brexiteers: you're about to start wailing in pain!!
47
24/12/2020 12:07:04 1 5
bbc
jim bob I believe you are talking absolute tosh merry xmas
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24/12/2020 12:33:04 6 4
bbc
Only one throwing insults around are you Brexiteers; you know its over and you're about to be very embarrassed. All Brexiteers like you have ever done is throw insults because you're incapable of putting together reasoned arguments. Lies and soundbites, nothing more before/during/after the ref. Anyway: see the deal for yourself, you'll soon start turning those insults to Bojo and his clowns.
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24/12/2020 12:07:07 7 6
bbc
Sterling has barely budged this month, compared to the tumble it took back in March when it became apparent that Covid was going to make a sizeable dent in our economy. Same applies to the FSTE-100 and FTSE-250.

Let's face it, a trade deal with the EU or not doesn't appear to concern the markets much at the moment. If you don't believe me, look at the graphs yourself and make your own judgement.
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24/12/2020 12:14:41 3 0
bbc
The article said the FTSE 250 climbed 2% yesterday. The FTSE100 lists more international businesses so doesn’t necessarily move only due to UK economy trends. Pound has increased too- it has moved in direct relation to the news about the trade deal.
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Ken
24/12/2020 12:24:32 2 0
bbc
There was a major market adjustment when the result of the Brexit referendum was know.
49
24/12/2020 12:07:41 17 3
bbc
Good news!
50
24/12/2020 12:07:50 22 4
bbc
Excellent news ??
235
24/12/2020 13:21:34 8 7
bbc
Own the result, do you know what it is yet.
8
24/12/2020 11:46:08 13 9
bbc
Been a great year for my Stocks and Shares ISA gained 45% across the whole portfolio, Tech Funds, Future Energy and AI.
51
24/12/2020 12:08:13 1 1
bbc
Yes March and October were good months to invest, but overall the market only recovered its normal path.
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24/12/2020 12:09:05 36 15
bbc
Until experts have read the small print we don't know if this is good news or bad. I suspect that Boris may get a few surprises when someone reads it for him.
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24/12/2020 12:13:00 19 18
bbc
You mean the "Janet & John" version???
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:41:01 1 2
bbc
Actually, I think he know exactly what's in it. He's done this deliberately so parliament has no choice to approve the deal. He'll resign in the new year, then when any problems arise he can say "Well I-I-I (ruffles hair) wasn't the errr, Prime Minister at the time of the umm implementation. I merely well um you see, ah, got Brexit done"
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24/12/2020 13:14:49 1 7
bbc
It would be a genuine surprise if Remainers stop complaining and accept Brexit.
443
24/12/2020 16:31:46 0 1
bbc
Boris f...ked us over. Now people are suddenly saying any deal is better than no deal. No, it was always understood that no deal is better than a bad deal. If this deal is approved, we will pay for it for years to come. Hence the timing, because Boris and EU are hoping we’re not paying attention the day before Christmas. Shameless !!!
6
24/12/2020 11:45:47 21 21
bbc
The markets always like good news. Only yesterday the BBC where being negative about Sterling, now they have to eat humble pie.
53
24/12/2020 12:09:46 1 0
bbc
Long term, the markets have not changed. Now, if you taking a short position...
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24/12/2020 12:04:25 5 28
bbc
Thanks to the remainers, our decision to leave the EU has been totally sabotaged. After four and a half years of giving in to the EU demands, we have arrived at a trade deal which is even worse than the withdrawal deal. We will now be subject to the whim and fancy of the EU for the foreseeable future.
54
24/12/2020 12:09:55 2 1
bbc
Only the extreme leave or remain nut jobs will be unhappy, normal people will be happy
41
24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
bbc
its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
55
24/12/2020 12:11:13 13 1
bbc
You obviously know nothing about markets! They usually price in expectations a long way in advance! That's why most are very well off! The pound is still way off where it was in June 2016!??
41
24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
bbc
its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
56
24/12/2020 12:11:23 3 0
bbc
Too soon to gloat, also gloating and investing are a dangerous combination.
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24/12/2020 12:11:32 4 4
bbc
For all uk customers in the eu buy irish no red tape plus higher standards
5
24/12/2020 11:45:01 74 28
bbc
Actual MPs won't do it, they have "contacts" who will do it for them! Farage did it on referendum night, when he made two speeches conceding defeat (when he knew Leave was winning) so his currency speculating chums could make a killing! Bloomberg did a programme about it!??
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24/12/2020 12:11:52 5 18
bbc
Absolute nonsense. He can't influence the result. I say this as a currency trader.
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24/12/2020 12:16:41 24 3
bbc
Farage wasn't trying to inluence the vote, he was helping currency speculators make money! ??
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24/12/2020 13:31:19 1 3
bbc
Your a currency trader? Bet your not doing very well ??. You can’t even read and digest what someone has written. Your probably a furlough merchant that has had his IQ halved, due to doing nothing for 9 months!!??????
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24/12/2020 11:46:08 13 9
bbc
Been a great year for my Stocks and Shares ISA gained 45% across the whole portfolio, Tech Funds, Future Energy and AI.
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24/12/2020 12:03:49 1 3
bbc
me too go boris go
11
24/12/2020 11:48:39 148 153
bbc
Yes, now we've only got Covid, mass unemployment & trillions of debt to deal with! ??
60
24/12/2020 12:04:28 19 3
bbc
yes your dead right just like the rest of the world
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24/12/2020 12:29:13 11 17
bbc
My main priority is the UK!
39
24/12/2020 12:04:25 5 28
bbc
Thanks to the remainers, our decision to leave the EU has been totally sabotaged. After four and a half years of giving in to the EU demands, we have arrived at a trade deal which is even worse than the withdrawal deal. We will now be subject to the whim and fancy of the EU for the foreseeable future.
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24/12/2020 12:12:26 8 0
bbc
Oh grow up & accept the consequences of your actions! Jeez Brexiters & responsibility...... never the twain shall meet!??
Rees-Mogg closed his shirt position against the pound yesterday morning and made a few hundred million in the process, so Boris could finally cave in and sign the deal. Ho ho ho! Removed
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24/12/2020 12:12:38 16 7
bbc
And I closed mine. Insider trading or just common sense?
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24/12/2020 13:25:56 0 0
bbc
Foresight, vision and common sense. Commodity that 90% of Brits don’t have!!
45
24/12/2020 12:06:40 17 2
bbc
Not what remainers wanted or voted for. The outcome is owned by those who voted for it and the Brexit government who delivered it.
Whilst I’ve not seen any details yet, delighted in principle that there’s a deal though.
63
24/12/2020 12:12:47 0 8
bbc
By failing to support the democratic decision to leave, the remainers have plunged us into the abyss we are in now. The only deal is victory for the German-led EU.
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24/12/2020 12:20:10 3 0
bbc
Sorry bill - we’re going to have to agree to disagree. Remainers never believed in this project but there has been 4 years of the government using every bit of leverage the UK has to get the best deal possible and the announcement later will be the outcome. Better wasn’t possible. It’s owned by those who voted for it and delivered it.
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24/12/2020 12:12:55 18 1
bbc
Maybe the BBC should wait before hastily putting out stories like this, since as I post this the FT100 is flat from the rate as at close last night.

Although the more UK based index FT250 is up over 1.1%
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mel
24/12/2020 12:32:23 8 0
bbc
Would agree. Compared to earlier this year, changes in the stock market have been modest. The pound is trading at relatively low levels against the Euro.
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24/12/2020 15:01:52 0 0
bbc
These movements simply recognise the damage Brexit represents to UK plc (the parent company) rather than all the overseas activity of the main market constituents ( the foreign subsidiaries) surprised the main market hasn't fallen back a bit as the shine comes off the "foreign activity" bet
52
24/12/2020 12:09:05 36 15
bbc
Until experts have read the small print we don't know if this is good news or bad. I suspect that Boris may get a few surprises when someone reads it for him.
65
24/12/2020 12:13:00 19 18
bbc
You mean the "Janet & John" version???
219
24/12/2020 13:15:52 0 5
bbc
He has an Oxford degree in Classics. What qualifications have you got?
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24/12/2020 13:33:04 2 0
bbc
I think steve62 means the picture book version!
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24/12/2020 13:53:47 1 1
bbc
Don't mention Janet, or Johnson will be off to see if he can get her pregnant! Watch out, Carrie, you're next for the 'dump'!
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24/12/2020 12:13:03 77 29
bbc
The stock market, the world's biggest casino. Run by people who are spooked by every rumour.
Brexit, Gammon's biggest gamble, placed by people who are scared of people 'speaking foreign' on the bus. Removed
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:30:55 3 10
bbc
Do you know what? I think capitalism would survive without that particular casino.
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24/12/2020 13:34:04 7 0
bbc
It has it's problems. But it provides market liquidity. An asset is absolutely valueless if it cannot be sold or exchanged. Every single job everywhere and every proactive effort is only possible through the means of accessible liquidity. Economics 101. Good luck with trading a cart of eggs for a flight. Good luck with trading a cow for a vaccine.
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24/12/2020 13:44:14 7 0
bbc
You have obviously lived a very sheltered life!
465
24/12/2020 17:22:55 2 0
bbc
And when they get spooked use your common sense and put a few bob in. You'll get a damn site more than the banks will give you.
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Bob
24/12/2020 17:32:45 1 0
bbc
Which can make for rich pickings for those that know that.

I could sense the mood music was heading towards a deal and thanks to the new strain causing panic in markets beyond even our own it was the perfect time to pick up some bargains knowing that a bounce would arrive shortly post-deal.
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24/12/2020 12:07:07 7 6
bbc
Sterling has barely budged this month, compared to the tumble it took back in March when it became apparent that Covid was going to make a sizeable dent in our economy. Same applies to the FSTE-100 and FTSE-250.

Let's face it, a trade deal with the EU or not doesn't appear to concern the markets much at the moment. If you don't believe me, look at the graphs yourself and make your own judgement.
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24/12/2020 12:14:41 3 0
bbc
The article said the FTSE 250 climbed 2% yesterday. The FTSE100 lists more international businesses so doesn’t necessarily move only due to UK economy trends. Pound has increased too- it has moved in direct relation to the news about the trade deal.
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24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
bbc
its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
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24/12/2020 12:15:14 2 0
bbc
Thanks "Richard"
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Reg
24/12/2020 11:59:33 16 16
bbc
Well done BoJo the Clown and all his Circus muppets.

A deal will now hold the pound value and hopefully secure free trade, so companies will stop closing their UK base. And next year, thanks to not having to comply with EU rules, BoJo can attract big business into the UK as employee rights will be a thing of the past.

The UK can at last be the sweatshop of Europe and the World.
69
24/12/2020 12:15:54 6 3
bbc
When you start a comment with insults, no one bothers to read the rest of what you have to say.
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24/12/2020 13:29:54 2 0
bbc
From looking at many leavers comments I thought it was mandatory to start with an insult.
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24/12/2020 12:15:56 7 11
bbc
It was always going to boil down to a question of "who wears the trousers, and who makes the tea, in the negotiations?" Quite clearly Ursula von der Leyen has always been strutting around in at least one pair of trousers, while the best Boris has been able to deploy are those silly union jack boxers. David "Stan Laurel" Frost must have been making the tea.
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24/12/2020 12:11:52 5 18
bbc
Absolute nonsense. He can't influence the result. I say this as a currency trader.
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24/12/2020 12:16:41 24 3
bbc
Farage wasn't trying to inluence the vote, he was helping currency speculators make money! ??
333
24/12/2020 14:16:12 1 1
bbc
What Rubbish, no one had a clue what the result was going to be until the votes were counted, it was that close. If the vote had gone the other way others would have gained and they would have lost money
41
24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
bbc
its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
72
24/12/2020 12:16:55 1 0
bbc
Well said!
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Reg
24/12/2020 11:59:33 16 16
bbc
Well done BoJo the Clown and all his Circus muppets.

A deal will now hold the pound value and hopefully secure free trade, so companies will stop closing their UK base. And next year, thanks to not having to comply with EU rules, BoJo can attract big business into the UK as employee rights will be a thing of the past.

The UK can at last be the sweatshop of Europe and the World.
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24/12/2020 12:17:11 0 2
bbc
It all ready is in Leicester but lets not talk about that, wrong demographic running the sweat shops for it to be a concern to the legacy media or the rent a mobs. Also the UK has substantially better worker's rights and conditions than most European countries.
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24/12/2020 12:06:24 47 2
bbc
ERG? They make far more noise than their number suggests - the deal will pass parliament with ease however much they throw their toys.
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24/12/2020 12:17:49 6 3
bbc
I hope you're right! Boris tends to fold like an an origami swan, when faced with the ERG!??
66
24/12/2020 12:13:03 77 29
bbc
The stock market, the world's biggest casino. Run by people who are spooked by every rumour.
75
bbc
Brexit, Gammon's biggest gamble, placed by people who are scared of people 'speaking foreign' on the bus. Removed
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24/12/2020 12:19:43 57 27
bbc
Deal or no-deal, a molehill of EU red tape is about to be replaced by a mountain of British red, white and blue tape.
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:29:57 26 4
bbc
at least there will be some variation to the colour.

Maybe a British tape manufacturing firm specialising in blue and white tape colours will lead us to a golden age?
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24/12/2020 13:07:53 0 6
bbc
Why?
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mel
24/12/2020 13:17:55 2 1
bbc
Certainly many of those wishing to sell to the EU, ou biggest market, will face a mountain of tape from Jan 1st.
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LH
24/12/2020 18:23:48 0 0
bbc
As a foreigner, it takes nigh on 18 months to apply for and obtain French Nationality, what with all the Red Tape, and flim-flammery!!!
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24/12/2020 18:26:10 0 0
bbc
That's so true. Thousands of extra people have been employed to handle all the extra red tape.

Someone has to pay for all those extra salaries. For goods arriving in the UK, it'll be the consumer, paying more for their food, etc. For goods leaving the UK it'll be jobs, as firms that operate on wafer thin margins become uncompetitive and close.
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24/12/2020 12:12:47 0 8
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By failing to support the democratic decision to leave, the remainers have plunged us into the abyss we are in now. The only deal is victory for the German-led EU.
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24/12/2020 12:20:10 3 0
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Sorry bill - we’re going to have to agree to disagree. Remainers never believed in this project but there has been 4 years of the government using every bit of leverage the UK has to get the best deal possible and the announcement later will be the outcome. Better wasn’t possible. It’s owned by those who voted for it and delivered it.
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24/12/2020 12:06:40 17 2
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Not what remainers wanted or voted for. The outcome is owned by those who voted for it and the Brexit government who delivered it.
Whilst I’ve not seen any details yet, delighted in principle that there’s a deal though.
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24/12/2020 12:20:36 0 0
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"I've not seen any details yet"??
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24/12/2020 12:06:43 29 15
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Hi, Ken (no relation)
I disagree. Brinkmanship (along with good negotiators on both sides) ensures that both sides get roughly 50%. If you agree too quickly then one side is getting a better deal than the other. I voted remain (not through any love of the EU institutions but persuaded that the economics would be better) but have changed my mind. Medium/long term, I think the UK will be better off
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Ken
24/12/2020 12:22:34 4 4
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We’ll agree to differ on brinksmanship. The economic uncertainty has wrecked our economy. Wrecked the relationship between Scotland and rUK. This before C-19.
I too voted remain again without love for European Institutions but for a feeling of being part of a greater whole. We are delusional if we think the UK is a major global power. We lost that after WW2 power rests now in the East.
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24/12/2020 12:20:12 3 3
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I have just heard from a very close friend that the ERG arent happy with the proposed deal and is certain that it will not get the votes thats needed.

It aint over yet..
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:25:08 5 1
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Won't matter if Starmer supports the deal, which he is likely to do. Can you really see Starmer supporting the alternative of no deal?
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24/12/2020 12:25:54 3 0
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30 rebels are not going to make a difference when Labour have indicated they will vote in favour of a deal.
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24/12/2020 12:26:13 1 2
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If this is true then it is very worrying that they have sold us out
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24/12/2020 12:31:28 3 1
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I just heard from a close friend that the earth is flat.
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37p
24/12/2020 12:53:54 1 0
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Just heard from a close friend that your close friend's close friend doesn't know what day it is. Certainly he thinks it's not over but he's not sure what "it" is
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24/12/2020 12:23:05 5 8
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Full access to the single market, no £350 million per week fees, no free movement, no meddling in our laws and all for the cost of less fish than we were already giving away anyway. A triumph of negotiation.
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24/12/2020 12:30:58 4 3
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We never gave £350mill a week to the EU, that was a lie on the side of the bus. We do not have full access to the single market, that's why all that red tape on customs declarations/ phyto-sanitary regulation has to be introduced. They didn't meddle in our laws, though we did have to follow regulations we had a say in drawing up. Oh, and we don't know what the deal is yet...
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Brexcultist gammonflakes 22/12/20 "WTO here we come! We know what we voted for! We voted for NO DEAL all along! Suck it Remoaners".

Brexcultist gammonflakes 24/12/20 "Deal here we come! We know what we voted for! We voted for THIS DEAL all along! Suck it Remoaners".
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24/12/2020 12:25:39 27 48
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Remoaner gammonflakes ????????????
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24/12/2020 12:28:15 11 8
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How old are you? Three?
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24/12/2020 13:10:46 4 8
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Remoaner gammonflakes 24/12/20 ; "No matter what the outcome, I am going to whinge and complain".
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24/12/2020 13:18:20 0 1
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What is the deal then for the non-rich? You've been.......
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24/12/2020 13:26:56 2 5
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You do realise that ALL trade deals are under pinned with WTO rates & rules, and that EU deals rely 60% on that under-pinning..... and that 50% of all EU trade is WTO based?
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24/12/2020 20:42:55 0 0
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The brexit vote was racist. End of story. Brexiteers believed what was written on a bus. That’s how bright they are.
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24/12/2020 12:24:10 2 1
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BBC over-reaction?- curently FTSE 100 is carry-over from yesterday - no doubt the counter to any Bexit deal is the new virulent S African variant - 2021 will at least be mostly the same restrictions as 2020
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24/12/2020 12:33:46 1 3
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BBC OVER REACTING NEVER ! Did that years ago
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24/12/2020 12:07:07 7 6
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Sterling has barely budged this month, compared to the tumble it took back in March when it became apparent that Covid was going to make a sizeable dent in our economy. Same applies to the FSTE-100 and FTSE-250.

Let's face it, a trade deal with the EU or not doesn't appear to concern the markets much at the moment. If you don't believe me, look at the graphs yourself and make your own judgement.
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Ken
24/12/2020 12:24:32 2 0
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There was a major market adjustment when the result of the Brexit referendum was know.
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24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
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its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
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24/12/2020 12:24:39 2 0
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The pound is ~€1.08. When the euro was launched it was €1.47. 25% down. Seems you are suffering from selective memory.
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24/12/2020 12:20:12 3 3
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I have just heard from a very close friend that the ERG arent happy with the proposed deal and is certain that it will not get the votes thats needed.

It aint over yet..
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:25:08 5 1
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Won't matter if Starmer supports the deal, which he is likely to do. Can you really see Starmer supporting the alternative of no deal?
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24/12/2020 13:14:51 0 0
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Depends what is in the small print.
Brexcultist gammonflakes 22/12/20 "WTO here we come! We know what we voted for! We voted for NO DEAL all along! Suck it Remoaners".

Brexcultist gammonflakes 24/12/20 "Deal here we come! We know what we voted for! We voted for THIS DEAL all along! Suck it Remoaners".
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24/12/2020 12:25:39 27 48
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Remoaner gammonflakes ????????????
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24/12/2020 13:33:01 5 1
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Is this meant to be clever?

Thought not...
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24/12/2020 12:05:22 5 12
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its beginning to feel a lot like xmas ! my share p/f has gone ballistic in the last couple of days this half day trading is my xmas present. Its a blue day for all my share holdings ! Not sure why so many remoaners even comment on here they obviously know nothing about investing & I thought the £ was going to become worthless wrong on all scores guys.
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24/12/2020 12:25:50 2 0
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You imaginary p/f Iwould hazard a guess
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24/12/2020 12:25:51 4 4
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It seems that it's not a deal. It's a 5 year extension to the "Transition Period". Spinning Boris, Next an ERG "Rubble in the Jungle"!!!
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24/12/2020 12:20:12 3 3
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I have just heard from a very close friend that the ERG arent happy with the proposed deal and is certain that it will not get the votes thats needed.

It aint over yet..
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24/12/2020 12:25:54 3 0
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30 rebels are not going to make a difference when Labour have indicated they will vote in favour of a deal.
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24/12/2020 12:20:12 3 3
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I have just heard from a very close friend that the ERG arent happy with the proposed deal and is certain that it will not get the votes thats needed.

It aint over yet..
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24/12/2020 12:26:13 1 2
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If this is true then it is very worrying that they have sold us out
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24/12/2020 12:04:25 5 28
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Thanks to the remainers, our decision to leave the EU has been totally sabotaged. After four and a half years of giving in to the EU demands, we have arrived at a trade deal which is even worse than the withdrawal deal. We will now be subject to the whim and fancy of the EU for the foreseeable future.
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24/12/2020 12:26:15 2 0
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But Bill, we took back control! Or was that all Brexiteer BS!

Brexiteers made the mess. Have the courage to own it!
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24/12/2020 12:26:48 0 0
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But what is the over all trend?
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24/12/2020 12:41:36 0 0
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Mr Spock, the trend now looks as if it is going up, but slowly. At the start of this COVID 19 event, the markets dropped a lot. Then when Mr Biden won a certain election, all markets went back up. But with Tier 4 and 2 new stains announced, down we all went. Now markets are trying to climb back up again.
Brexcultist gammonflakes 22/12/20 "WTO here we come! We know what we voted for! We voted for NO DEAL all along! Suck it Remoaners".

Brexcultist gammonflakes 24/12/20 "Deal here we come! We know what we voted for! We voted for THIS DEAL all along! Suck it Remoaners".
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24/12/2020 12:28:15 11 8
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How old are you? Three?
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24/12/2020 13:09:27 12 5
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True, though, innit?
Rees-Mogg closed his shirt position against the pound yesterday morning and made a few hundred million in the process, so Boris could finally cave in and sign the deal. Ho ho ho! Removed
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24/12/2020 12:28:42 10 10
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Lefty remoaners hate people making money. They want everyone to be as poor as they are
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24/12/2020 12:33:29 13 5
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Looks like mummy left the computer on again.
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24/12/2020 12:52:37 10 0
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They do not want people to profit by destroying peoples lives and jobs.
What many want is wealth created by innovation & quality of products and services not by asset stripping.
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24/12/2020 13:17:27 2 1
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Do you think the right leavers like Rees-Mogg gives a damn about the poor, and for him and his ilk everyone without a Bentley and a stately pile is poor!
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24/12/2020 12:04:28 19 3
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yes your dead right just like the rest of the world
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24/12/2020 12:29:13 11 17
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My main priority is the UK!
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24/12/2020 12:35:11 13 12
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Don't be so insular.
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24/12/2020 12:19:43 57 27
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Deal or no-deal, a molehill of EU red tape is about to be replaced by a mountain of British red, white and blue tape.
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:29:57 26 4
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at least there will be some variation to the colour.

Maybe a British tape manufacturing firm specialising in blue and white tape colours will lead us to a golden age?
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24/12/2020 12:51:57 6 0
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No it will go to a cheaper European or Asian company...
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24/12/2020 12:57:01 2 1
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It will be more all paid for by us the plebs.
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24/12/2020 16:46:42 0 0
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It'll be sub contracted to France on price!
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24/12/2020 12:30:08 21 3
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was'nt there a US university research group who went into a city bar at lunch time and said "brazillian coffee crop could be affected by disease " and within 15 mins coffee prices spiked 5%?

The city is a casino and always reacts to any news
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24/12/2020 13:18:04 14 1
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If you have a pension fund, you will very likely be invested in it.
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24/12/2020 12:30:24 3 1
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Seems as if the stock market is going up and down, faster than a Yoyo. FTSE 100 down by 1.89, but the much better FTSE 250 is up by 233.35.
And as a Remain voter, I do have shares. One is performing very well. Book Cost is Zero, profit - 16,450,000 Euros. Oil is such a good option. I'm very happy this Christmas!
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Ben
24/12/2020 12:34:02 1 4
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ok so whilst you gamble your life savings on an industry (oil) that we're working towards getting rid of altogether, the rest of us are going to use out money to live our lives.
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24/12/2020 12:30:32 8 4
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FTSE100 crashed when UK voted to leave, it collapsed when no deal was most likely - now we have a deal it - remains flat - got to hand it to the London spivs and hedge funds