Pound hits three-year high on vaccination hopes
15/02/2021 | news | business | 739
Sterling rises above $1.39 as the vaccine programme raises hopes that lockdown can be eased.
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15/02/2021 15:23:04 73 18
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The markets they say yes!
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16/02/2021 09:05:57 19 4
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And just wait until the sovereign bond defaults start in southern Eurozone. We have got off the rotten sinking ship just in time.
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16/02/2021 09:20:09 0 1
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The markets will also say no!
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15/02/2021 15:23:28 127 37
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Well Well Well. Who would have thought it?

Happy Days
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:03:30 43 33
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The Euro hit a near 3 year high against the dollar earlier this month.

And yet their vaccine programme has been left wanting.

Who would have thought it?
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15/02/2021 15:28:46 12 16
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"despite brexit" :)
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15/02/2021 15:29:11 159 28
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Just think how the pound would react should the Brexit 'teething problems' get resolved. There is pent up demand in the economy. It all depends on keeping COVID under control.
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15/02/2021 15:36:56 39 68
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Unless there are shortages in the supermarkets in England any 'teething problems' will go mostly unnoticed.
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15/02/2021 16:38:01 1 9
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Hopefully the Brexit price rises since 2016 will be reversed.
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15/02/2021 18:30:35 1 2
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Pound rises just as we need to export more stuff!
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16/02/2021 08:57:43 1 2
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The teething problems haven't even started, they'll come when the current light touch approach comes to an end in summer, plus the only cross chanel traffic now is freight which is 68% down, just wait until passengers are getting on board and tighter checks are implemented.
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15/02/2021 15:31:05 16 7
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We need a strong pound to help mitigate our trade deficit and make what we buy cheaper.

What will help it maintain strength and go higher is for the Bank of England to stop devaluing it with its Monetary policy, and especially avoid negative rates, instead supporting a revamp of the economy to be more resilient and sustainable, that doesn’t require constant propping up like they have.
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15/02/2021 15:34:53 11 5
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We need a balanced Sterling that also works for our exporters. Prior to 2016 it was excessively strong.
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15/02/2021 15:39:59 4 2
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Every major economy in the world has pumped billions into fiscal stimulus programmes. The EU had pumped in EU2.5tn before Covid, and had negative interest rates.

The pandemic is a unique situation that required emergency measures. Going forwards that money has to be paid back.
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15/02/2021 15:32:04 14 10
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Hopeful news, however do note what the article says about this being due to the hopeful success of the vaccination programme (before anyone tries to make assertions that it’s due to certain other reasons)
Bad luck BBC. Removed
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15/02/2021 17:27:33 15 10
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Anybody remember the time when Europe needed the UK to 1st join the EU in order to help kick start its single currency?
Miss all those different currencies...
Maybe one day...
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15/02/2021 15:29:39 136 52
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Tumbleweed across remainer argument.
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15/02/2021 17:02:04 61 86
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Not really. The pound was much higher against the Euro before the 2016 ref; Euro is also up against the dollar; no queues in Kent - well is this because about 60% of the lorries are going back empty? City of London lost 7500 jobs so far and £bn in share dealing - but just keep lying to yourself.
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15/02/2021 18:26:54 5 2
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Tumbleweed does not grow in the UK.
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16/02/2021 01:43:12 0 1
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crikey you and everyone here are blindsided, hard. under the spell of the corporate elite
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16/02/2021 09:13:42 2 2
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Tumbleweed for brains Brexiteers have caused so many problems for so many people but still refuse that they're simply disruptors to society. The only forecast that's come true for Brexit is is Johnson's ****ing business. Well done all.
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Hex
15/02/2021 15:33:30 321 103
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Well this can't be right, we were told if we left the EU the pound would be worthless.
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VDO
15/02/2021 15:40:46 112 229
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how low did want the pound to go , it was 1.5 before brexit now is 1.14 ? we have been to historical minimum for the past 6 years. Do you really want the pound to go down as the Zimbabwean dollar ?
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Bob
15/02/2021 15:56:21 40 23
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The Euro has gained 12% in the last 12 months vs. the dollar.
Our Great British Pounds has gained 6%.
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15/02/2021 16:34:06 21 41
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It was €1.40 in 2016. Now it's €1.15. So not quite worthless. But still not good!
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15/02/2021 17:00:48 16 52
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You need to keep up. Pound has droped significantly since 2016 result. Brexit impact is only just starting. Unlikely the pound will be worthless due to Brexit but how much of its value being lost are you comfortable with? or to put it another way how much of your wealth are you happy to lose ? 15% /20% /25+% ?
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15/02/2021 17:03:46 9 33
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Firstly you weren't told that, secondly it's been at historic lows basically since the referendum.

I really think you're talking out of your backside.
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15/02/2021 17:04:48 40 8
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The main reason for the pound falling after the Brexit vote was uncertainty which has lasted pretty much until now - let's see how it goes now that we are fully out and it seems that trade is continuing without the sky falling in
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15/02/2021 17:12:45 2 4
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Nobody was hysterical enough to suggest worthless!
"We were told the pound would be worthless"
We? I missed this. Who was it that told you? Have you got a name, qoute, or best of all a link?
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15/02/2021 18:07:29 2 11
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You clearly didnt read even the heading - due to Vax... not due to the massive hitting the ground running - fishing will benefit from day 1 brexit... still thats all brexiteers can grab at...
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15/02/2021 18:10:22 0 5
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€1.40 to the pound before the referendum. In comparison, it's worth so much less than it was.
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15/02/2021 18:26:01 0 5
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I've seen the argument on here from many who voted to leave that a weak pound was nothing to worry about as it would make exports cheaper.

A recovering pound (still below 2016 levels) is now proof that Brexit has not been a disaster, but exports are strangely absent from the discussion.

I don't know why that is. Perhaps exports aren't as important any more.
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15/02/2021 20:16:34 0 7
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Oh look, another gammoner who has no idea of the harms brexit has already done to the economy claiming brexit hasnt hurt the economy. Ignorance is bliss.
You are an idiot. So the brexit benefit is the pound will be far lower but not worthless. What a plonker... Removed
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15/02/2021 21:57:32 0 5
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No, nobody said the pound would be worthless. But the BoE lowered interest rates to lower the pound exchange rate. If the pound appreciates now, exports become more expensive, hence Britain loses competitive advantage. But probably that is to complicated for Brexiters
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dan
15/02/2021 22:04:23 0 5
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Notice, highest in 3 year.... so STILL miles below what it was worth 4 years ago when we voted for Brexit...
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16/02/2021 08:38:16 0 0
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It is.
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16/02/2021 08:41:13 0 2
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It is pretty worthless, 72% down against the dollar from a few years ago, 35% down against the Euro....
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16/02/2021 08:45:29 1 0
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All this really shows is how far removed the financial markets are from the real economy. For those of us with significant investments, it is good news. It is savers getting shafted in all of this.
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PS
16/02/2021 09:57:57 0 0
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Agreed. I thought the world was going to stop spinning.
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16/02/2021 09:59:57 0 0
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And it is versus €. Was 1.30 now 1.14 Even with EU incompetence on vaccine
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16/02/2021 10:15:26 0 0
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When the pound drops Brexiteers say that’s good, when it goes up that’s also good and both show how much a success Brexit is. When any outcome confirms your beliefs you are in real trouble....
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15/02/2021 15:30:55 15 17
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Will this Brexigeddon never end, BBC?
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15/02/2021 15:34:07 22 15
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Imagine if this had been another 'plummet', BBC.... do you think you might have impartially put the story on the front page?
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15/02/2021 15:31:05 16 7
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We need a strong pound to help mitigate our trade deficit and make what we buy cheaper.

What will help it maintain strength and go higher is for the Bank of England to stop devaluing it with its Monetary policy, and especially avoid negative rates, instead supporting a revamp of the economy to be more resilient and sustainable, that doesn’t require constant propping up like they have.
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15/02/2021 15:34:53 11 5
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We need a balanced Sterling that also works for our exporters. Prior to 2016 it was excessively strong.
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15/02/2021 15:36:16 19 20
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But don't Remoaners continue to tell us that the economy is going to hell in a handcart now we have left the EU?

This will be terrible news to some, who spend every day waiting for the crash so they can say "I told you so". Unfortunately, that day never comes.
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VDO
15/02/2021 15:38:39 12 8
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the new high is quite low to what it used to be, isn't it ? 1.14 .....may be 1.15 at the end of the day, far from the 1.5 before brexit.
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15/02/2021 18:39:48 0 1
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No remainer wants the crash. We want a strong and successful country, as any patriot would.

What we don’t like is a bunch of foreign funded liars willing to gamble our entire economy, prestige and reputation on a foolish attempt at Empire 2.0. Does that clear it up for you?
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15/02/2021 15:29:11 159 28
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Just think how the pound would react should the Brexit 'teething problems' get resolved. There is pent up demand in the economy. It all depends on keeping COVID under control.
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15/02/2021 15:36:56 39 68
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Unless there are shortages in the supermarkets in England any 'teething problems' will go mostly unnoticed.
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15/02/2021 16:07:57 17 2
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There doesn’t appear to be any shortages at the moment and traffic via the channel seems to be almost at the same level as last year.
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15/02/2021 15:36:16 19 20
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But don't Remoaners continue to tell us that the economy is going to hell in a handcart now we have left the EU?

This will be terrible news to some, who spend every day waiting for the crash so they can say "I told you so". Unfortunately, that day never comes.
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VDO
15/02/2021 15:38:39 12 8
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the new high is quite low to what it used to be, isn't it ? 1.14 .....may be 1.15 at the end of the day, far from the 1.5 before brexit.
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15/02/2021 15:46:41 4 2
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If was not 1.5 before Brexit, unless you mean 10 years before Brexit
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bob
15/02/2021 16:12:15 2 2
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Read the article and stop confusing the Euro (1.1470) to the USD (1.39). If you don't know now, they are separate currencies
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15/02/2021 16:30:21 1 1
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It wasn't 1.5 before Brexit though, was it? I have known it to be in the 1.40's, and in the low 1.0's, way before Brexit was even spoken about.
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15/02/2021 15:38:48 21 19
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what's going on?
Wasn't the Pound going to sink after Brexit?
The chuckle brothers Cameron and Osbourne got Project Fear so wrong.
So glad they are yesterday's men.
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15/02/2021 15:50:47 2 0
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Were they even men to begin with?
Cameron and Osbourne - hardly role models now, are they?

David C and his wife Samantha - the posh and Becks of the political world. Sam's dress business also haemorrhaging money, no doubt, the wave of an accountant's wand will rectify any anomalies.
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15/02/2021 15:57:12 2 0
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Pound at €1.35 the day before the referendum, €1.18 the day after and €1.14 today.

Facts eh, who needs em?
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15/02/2021 15:31:05 16 7
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We need a strong pound to help mitigate our trade deficit and make what we buy cheaper.

What will help it maintain strength and go higher is for the Bank of England to stop devaluing it with its Monetary policy, and especially avoid negative rates, instead supporting a revamp of the economy to be more resilient and sustainable, that doesn’t require constant propping up like they have.
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15/02/2021 15:39:59 4 2
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Every major economy in the world has pumped billions into fiscal stimulus programmes. The EU had pumped in EU2.5tn before Covid, and had negative interest rates.

The pandemic is a unique situation that required emergency measures. Going forwards that money has to be paid back.
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15/02/2021 15:40:13 11 14
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I know it's not very charitable but I hope the doom mongers (AKA remainers) on here that said the GBP against the Euro would crash have lost a fortune.
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15/02/2021 15:44:17 7 4
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You don’t expect them to put their money where their mouth is do you.
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15/02/2021 15:55:51 2 0
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Thanks for your concern but don't worry about me. I've put all my money into shares that have very little to do with the UK economy and have done fine from the pound going from €1.35 to €1.14.
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15/02/2021 16:02:02 0 0
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It's common knowledge that the Euro is heavily shorted.
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15/02/2021 15:40:46 17 17
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This is a vaccine story not a Brexit story - we could have chosen to go our own way on vaccines even if we had stayed in the EU...
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15/02/2021 15:54:54 10 6
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Not that chestnut ... no way would a UK government wedded to the EU have even considered breaking ranks with Germany and France.

Once in the EU you do everything to support the EU ... even if it means having a dreadful vaccination program ... we could simply blame the EU and the EU will never change.
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Hex
15/02/2021 15:33:30 321 103
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Well this can't be right, we were told if we left the EU the pound would be worthless.
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VDO
15/02/2021 15:40:46 112 229
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how low did want the pound to go , it was 1.5 before brexit now is 1.14 ? we have been to historical minimum for the past 6 years. Do you really want the pound to go down as the Zimbabwean dollar ?
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Hex
15/02/2021 15:48:23 61 17
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So you're comparing the pounds value to the dollar before the referendum (which was 1.45 BTW) to the pounds value to the Euro now? Do you even understand they're separate currencies?!! No wonder people accuse you of project fear!
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15/02/2021 16:27:37 55 3
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And it was 1.15 in year 2013....Currencies fluctuate, FACT....
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15/02/2021 16:47:13 50 7
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No it wasn’t 1.5. The highest rate for years was 1.42 in Nov 2015....well before the Brexit vote. It’s been dragged down because of the uncertainty - now there’s certainty, the £ is regaining lost ground. It’s nothing new.
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15/02/2021 16:48:41 54 6
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And it was 1.08 in 2008. But hey they are only facts
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15/02/2021 17:02:34 28 3
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Your figures are incorrect.
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15/02/2021 17:57:46 1 0
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Iranian Rial is actually the world's weakest currency!
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15/02/2021 18:23:12 1 0
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It won't.
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15/02/2021 20:39:40 1 1
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To join the Euro at its inception the rate was over 88p to the Euro. It depends on your argument what rate you quote.
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15/02/2021 22:07:29 2 0
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Well that’s lie.
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15/02/2021 22:09:28 6 0
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It dropped as low as 1.07 before brexit vote. It hasn't been anywhere near 1.5 in many many years. Check your remoaner factsheet again, cos you're not clutching euros, you're clutching at straws
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15/02/2021 22:16:20 5 0
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What you remember is when the Euro looked like collapse due to the fact they're a bunch of uneducated failed states, funny how scum only remember history how they wanted it to be.
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16/02/2021 08:52:50 0 1
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It's pointless VDO, they won't listen.
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16/02/2021 09:30:53 0 0
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This is a load of ignorant tosh.
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16/02/2021 10:09:30 0 0
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Maybe historic low for 6 years but not historic low, it went lower (less than a euro) while we were in the EU and no referendum was discussed. Get this into your heads, a low pound is GOOD, it sounds and the media paint it as bad but it encourages us to make, grow and mine HERE instead if importing which creates jobs. It helps us to export creating more jobs. A LOW pound is brilliant!
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15/02/2021 15:40:47 28 6
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Still some way off the levels of 5 years+ ago. Good news, going in the right direction, but hardly sing it from the roof top levels. Not even news really, as the pound has been gaining steadily since the low of about $1.15 at the start of the first COVID lockdown...
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Bob
15/02/2021 15:55:33 25 18
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And also very low still against the EUR, which has gained twice as much vs. the $ compared to £.

This is more about US weakening.

15 Feb 2020 - £1 = $1.30
15 Feb 2021 - £1 = $1.39

15 Feb 2020 - €1 = €1.08
15 Feb 2021 - €1 = €1.21
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15/02/2021 15:40:53 19 9
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Looks like the so-called markets are hoping the corporate state will make some money for them. Nothing like a handout from the taxpayer, is there? They haven't had a big one since 2009.

Capitalism has come to an end as central banks slosh cheap money about and governments open the wallets they shut fast in 2010. It is not what the economy needs, its what certain interest want.

Raise base rates!
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15/02/2021 18:43:27 1 1
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Just buy gold and silver...
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15/02/2021 15:41:07 17 14
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Cautious welcome to this and the FTSE 100 and 250 doing ok - onwards and upwards - without the increasingly heavy deadweight we used to be tied to
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15/02/2021 17:59:42 4 3
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Scotland is still with us unfortunately.
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15/02/2021 15:43:05 14 16
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The UK announces that it's land mass is 2 feet lower than it was in 2016 ... As the tears of Remainers fills the sea !
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15/02/2021 15:40:13 11 14
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I know it's not very charitable but I hope the doom mongers (AKA remainers) on here that said the GBP against the Euro would crash have lost a fortune.
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15/02/2021 15:44:17 7 4
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You don’t expect them to put their money where their mouth is do you.
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15/02/2021 15:48:42 1 1
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They are mainly all piss and wind but hopefully some have
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15/02/2021 15:46:24 12 3
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Pound up - tick. Shares up - tick. Temperature above freezing - tick. Oil price up - minus. Neil Woodford back in business - double minus. Hopefully with a greater uptake of the vaccines and the cautious removal of restrictions by 2022 life will seem better for a lot of people. Sadly there will be between 130-150,000 people from the UK who won't be alive to witness the recovery.
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VDO
15/02/2021 15:38:39 12 8
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the new high is quite low to what it used to be, isn't it ? 1.14 .....may be 1.15 at the end of the day, far from the 1.5 before brexit.
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15/02/2021 15:46:41 4 2
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If was not 1.5 before Brexit, unless you mean 10 years before Brexit
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15/02/2021 15:38:41 166 61
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Pound 'soars' on Brexit bonus.

There you go BBC, your welcome.
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15/02/2021 16:54:34 34 99
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You do realise that an increase in the £ makes it more expensive to buy products made in the UK? Therefore, less exports and less money coming in to the country.
But but but wasn't the falling pound the Brexit bonus because it made our exports more competitive? Now as we are seeking new trade deals, the Brexit bonus is - it makes our exports less competitive???

Which one is it? Despite Brexiteer claims, it can't be both.
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15/02/2021 19:38:38 4 2
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You’re
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16/02/2021 08:59:47 1 0
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Brexit bonus? You must be Rees Mogg. I wondered where you'd been.
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16/02/2021 10:05:19 0 0
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My welcome ?
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VDO
15/02/2021 15:40:46 112 229
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how low did want the pound to go , it was 1.5 before brexit now is 1.14 ? we have been to historical minimum for the past 6 years. Do you really want the pound to go down as the Zimbabwean dollar ?
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Hex
15/02/2021 15:48:23 61 17
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So you're comparing the pounds value to the dollar before the referendum (which was 1.45 BTW) to the pounds value to the Euro now? Do you even understand they're separate currencies?!! No wonder people accuse you of project fear!
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15/02/2021 18:08:31 1 3
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Nice try to deflect that you failed too by linking the Vax and Bxt - pot n kettle
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15/02/2021 15:44:17 7 4
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You don’t expect them to put their money where their mouth is do you.
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15/02/2021 15:48:42 1 1
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They are mainly all piss and wind but hopefully some have
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15/02/2021 15:49:17 81 28
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just think where the Pound would be if the BBC output positive news stories more often!
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15/02/2021 15:51:49 41 61
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Don't be a berk! The BBC has absolutely no influence on currency rates.
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15/02/2021 17:10:57 1 1
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Exactly where it is now.
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15/02/2021 17:56:24 3 4
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Yeah it was the BBC keeping the pound down, not the idiotic decisions of a Government owned by Russian and Chinese money!
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16/02/2021 08:46:38 0 0
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What an ignorant post.
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15/02/2021 15:38:48 21 19
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what's going on?
Wasn't the Pound going to sink after Brexit?
The chuckle brothers Cameron and Osbourne got Project Fear so wrong.
So glad they are yesterday's men.
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15/02/2021 15:50:47 2 0
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Were they even men to begin with?
Cameron and Osbourne - hardly role models now, are they?

David C and his wife Samantha - the posh and Becks of the political world. Sam's dress business also haemorrhaging money, no doubt, the wave of an accountant's wand will rectify any anomalies.
Lots of down-ticking from the BBC's paid Remoaners. Haven't you boys got some fake-news to do or something? Removed
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15/02/2021 16:38:08 20 4
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I'm obviously missing out here. Where do I apply for my remoaning money?
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15/02/2021 16:49:50 2 1
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Most of have jobs to do - wait until everyone gets home from work.
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15/02/2021 15:49:17 81 28
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just think where the Pound would be if the BBC output positive news stories more often!
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15/02/2021 15:51:49 41 61
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Don't be a berk! The BBC has absolutely no influence on currency rates.
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15/02/2021 15:52:04 8 8
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FTSE 100 almost back to its DECEMBER 1999 position I see, suck on that "FACT"
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15/02/2021 15:54:03 9 1
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Just goes to show a little bit ok knowledge is a dangerous thing...........
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15/02/2021 15:54:17 1 2
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Positive news doesn't sit well with some I see.
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15/02/2021 15:56:29 0 0
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That does account for dividends being reinvested
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15/02/2021 18:37:15 0 0
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Wish I was back in DECEMBER 1999!
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15/02/2021 15:53:18 109 36
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I guess it's just in the nature of remoaners that they will never stop putting this country down. First they complain that the value of Sterling dropping made imports too expensive and now they moan about Sterling being too high so exporters are disadvantaged. The only common theme is that they will pick up on every bit of "bad" news and blow it out of all proportion to cheerlead for the EU.
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15/02/2021 16:29:34 33 67
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So your reaction is like if the country is a man who has shot himself in the foot and has managed to finish a race. Hasn't he done well?

Well he would have done better if he hadn't decided to shoot himself because he didn't like the look of his toes.
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15/02/2021 17:54:41 4 9
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Hilarious that you think remainers are “talking the country down” when Brexiters have done so much damage already and gloat about it like an enemy defeated.

99.9% of remainers are true patriots who want the UK to be strong and influential but you can’t get over that, and you fail to see that our enemies wanted Brexit the whole time.
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16/02/2021 09:10:28 1 1
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I look upon the desolate wasteland that is my home city and think to myself, I wonder why anyone would have voted for a change from the status quo which allowed this to happen.
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15/02/2021 15:52:04 8 8
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FTSE 100 almost back to its DECEMBER 1999 position I see, suck on that "FACT"
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15/02/2021 15:54:03 9 1
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Just goes to show a little bit ok knowledge is a dangerous thing...........
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15/02/2021 16:22:41 0 0
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They don't like it...
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15/02/2021 15:52:04 8 8
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FTSE 100 almost back to its DECEMBER 1999 position I see, suck on that "FACT"
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15/02/2021 15:54:17 1 2
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Positive news doesn't sit well with some I see.
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15/02/2021 15:56:25 3 1
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I gave up being delusional years ago, leave that to the political types these days.
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15/02/2021 15:54:24 173 33
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I thought we were supposed to be living off turnip soup by now?
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15/02/2021 16:29:34 40 86
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Give it time. Besides that was if there is no deal and you aren't enforcing your border controls yet and don't seem in too much of a hurry to do so either. When you start doing that you'll be like Northern Ireland. Have a chat with someone who lives there, they will explain.
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15/02/2021 15:54:49 6 16
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A temporary bonus for Sterling.

When other countries catch up on vaccinations and lock-down easing the Pound will dive.

So don't get excited Bremoaners, your Brexit folly will wreck our economy soon enough.
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15/02/2021 15:56:56 10 3
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When will that be ... ?
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15/02/2021 16:16:56 1 0
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Oh dear, still venting those frustrations..Get over it!!
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15/02/2021 15:40:46 17 17
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This is a vaccine story not a Brexit story - we could have chosen to go our own way on vaccines even if we had stayed in the EU...
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15/02/2021 15:54:54 10 6
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Not that chestnut ... no way would a UK government wedded to the EU have even considered breaking ranks with Germany and France.

Once in the EU you do everything to support the EU ... even if it means having a dreadful vaccination program ... we could simply blame the EU and the EU will never change.
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15/02/2021 16:38:21 1 0
bbc
Hungary did I believe. Last time I looked they were EU members.
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15/02/2021 17:18:49 1 1
bbc
A dreadful vaccination program?

The European Union has currently given 1.38% of the population the recommended dose of vaccines. The UK has managed 0.8%.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/vaccines/international
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15/02/2021 15:55:29 48 9
bbc
I'm cautiously optimistic, and if all goes well we could be in for a bull run for the next 3-5 years. Time to invest.
386
15/02/2021 20:49:46 9 5
bbc
Let's see how good the fincial services deal with the EU is first. We've not actually finished Brexit yet it's still a big grace period.
21
15/02/2021 15:40:47 28 6
bbc
Still some way off the levels of 5 years+ ago. Good news, going in the right direction, but hardly sing it from the roof top levels. Not even news really, as the pound has been gaining steadily since the low of about $1.15 at the start of the first COVID lockdown...
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Bob
15/02/2021 15:55:33 25 18
bbc
And also very low still against the EUR, which has gained twice as much vs. the $ compared to £.

This is more about US weakening.

15 Feb 2020 - £1 = $1.30
15 Feb 2021 - £1 = $1.39

15 Feb 2020 - €1 = €1.08
15 Feb 2021 - €1 = €1.21
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:09:17 1 0
bbc
OK I cocked up that post - should be dollar on the right hand side of the Euro comparisons of course...
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15/02/2021 16:13:44 1 2
bbc
They've voted in the equivalent of a Labour (well left wing for Americans) so no surprise there.
103
15/02/2021 16:25:08 3 4
bbc
Oh thank you Bob. So the FTS100 being up 2.5% today is also because the US is weakening??? Hmmm let me see...
18
15/02/2021 15:40:13 11 14
bbc
I know it's not very charitable but I hope the doom mongers (AKA remainers) on here that said the GBP against the Euro would crash have lost a fortune.
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15/02/2021 15:55:51 2 0
bbc
Thanks for your concern but don't worry about me. I've put all my money into shares that have very little to do with the UK economy and have done fine from the pound going from €1.35 to €1.14.
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Hex
15/02/2021 15:33:30 321 103
bbc
Well this can't be right, we were told if we left the EU the pound would be worthless.
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Bob
15/02/2021 15:56:21 40 23
bbc
The Euro has gained 12% in the last 12 months vs. the dollar.
Our Great British Pounds has gained 6%.
510
16/02/2021 08:39:29 1 0
bbc
12%of 1 is completely different to 12% of 100000.
With no reference your post is irrelevant.
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15/02/2021 15:56:23 235 58
bbc
So no queues of lorries in Kent ... £ is up ... vaccination program best in the world
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15/02/2021 16:05:34 100 196
bbc
Shame about the 120,000 dead but you can't have everything.
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15/02/2021 16:05:45 24 45
bbc
But it's not the best in the world. It is good, but it is not the best in the world. See Israel. See the UAE. Check out countries that are well ahead on the 2nd dose. Stop looking at everything through a UK v EU lens.
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:08:07 18 42
bbc
Queues and mobs in Calais, vaccination programme faltering yet their Euro has performed stronger than the £. Double the gain over the dollar than £ has had. Whoops.
80
15/02/2021 16:14:47 39 8
bbc
No, no please, no positive news on the BBC is allowed. Haven't you read the terms and conditions of HYS.....
175
15/02/2021 17:17:03 4 13
bbc
Israel best in the world
193
15/02/2021 17:22:44 2 12
bbc
Vaccination best in world????? NO Israel is far, far better then the UAE, America has vaccinated three times as many as us.
420
15/02/2021 21:59:27 2 5
bbc
Another lie. Full protrection from vaccination is only reached after TWO jabs. UK has one of the lowest rates in full vaccination. But true, Brexiters do not understand this.
437
15/02/2021 22:21:55 2 4
bbc
No queue of lorries, because many have stopped travelling at all, or are bypassing the UK to go from France to Eire and back directly.
443
15/02/2021 22:40:36 2 3
bbc
Shame about exports to the EU being down 68% in January
513
16/02/2021 08:41:42 0 0
bbc
So?
515
16/02/2021 08:42:51 0 0
bbc
Smoke and mirrors chum, as % of fully vaccinated population we are not the best in the world. The NHS has done well in getting first doses out.
525
16/02/2021 08:46:33 0 0
bbc
You won't see queues at Dover or Eurotunnel because the bottlenecks are at Ashford inland clearance sites. So to explain, for those that still haven't grasped it, the necessary customs paperwork is pre-cleared before ferry or train embarkation/drive-on. Because you can't see the problems it doesn't mean they're not happening and it's convenient for the Brexit mindset to ignore they even exist.
573
16/02/2021 09:35:23 1 0
bbc
Tired of this populist nonsense, whereby you must exagerate everything to the N'th degree, to fit your crazy agenda's.

We have a fantastic vaccination programme, but we patently do not have a "best in the world" programme. The topic is also regards the increase in the value of the £??
705
16/02/2021 14:57:45 0 0
bbc
Yep but nowhere to sell our fish!
38
15/02/2021 15:54:17 1 2
bbc
Positive news doesn't sit well with some I see.
47
15/02/2021 15:56:25 3 1
bbc
I gave up being delusional years ago, leave that to the political types these days.
35
15/02/2021 15:52:04 8 8
bbc
FTSE 100 almost back to its DECEMBER 1999 position I see, suck on that "FACT"
48
15/02/2021 15:56:29 0 0
bbc
That does account for dividends being reinvested
87
15/02/2021 16:17:35 0 0
bbc
Scary, but hey join in the party.
40
15/02/2021 15:54:49 6 16
bbc
A temporary bonus for Sterling.

When other countries catch up on vaccinations and lock-down easing the Pound will dive.

So don't get excited Bremoaners, your Brexit folly will wreck our economy soon enough.
49
15/02/2021 15:56:56 10 3
bbc
When will that be ... ?
56
15/02/2021 15:59:08 5 1
bbc
The BBC reported that it would be 'immediate and profound', oh about 4.5 years ago.
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15/02/2021 16:20:25 1 0
bbc
Soon...................................................

They work on the theory that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
16
15/02/2021 15:38:48 21 19
bbc
what's going on?
Wasn't the Pound going to sink after Brexit?
The chuckle brothers Cameron and Osbourne got Project Fear so wrong.
So glad they are yesterday's men.
50
15/02/2021 15:57:12 2 0
bbc
Pound at €1.35 the day before the referendum, €1.18 the day after and €1.14 today.

Facts eh, who needs em?
51
15/02/2021 15:57:32 4 1
bbc
And in the words of Michael Gove, that's despite Brexit.
52
15/02/2021 15:57:43 81 16
bbc
Another episode of Apocalypse Not Quite Now...
Remainers do not add anything to the total sum of human happiness. Removed
53
15/02/2021 15:58:01 3 4
bbc
If we ever get competitive expect that pound to move the other way ?
54
15/02/2021 15:59:38 9 9
bbc
Seems at odds with everything we were told by the remoaners
55
15/02/2021 16:00:19 8 9
bbc
I see the brexit brigade are clutching at straws again. Anything that resembles good economic news must be due to brexit.
63
15/02/2021 16:04:36 12 8
bbc
Well considering Remain spent years telling us we were all doomed without the EU, no matter what we did...
64
15/02/2021 16:05:29 4 2
bbc
But everything negative has been attributed to Brexit ... as we are out of the EU it shows the UK has a great future much to the consternation of those who only believe being tied to 27 hangers on is the way the go.
72
15/02/2021 16:11:09 2 1
bbc
Totally not. Just as everything bad isn't down to Brexit. However the jaundiced BBC states it clearly or at least intimates that it is as often as possible. A balance would be nice, but that ain't going to happen is it! Wouldn't want a balanced viewpoint getting in the way of a really bad story...
49
15/02/2021 15:56:56 10 3
bbc
When will that be ... ?
56
15/02/2021 15:59:08 5 1
bbc
The BBC reported that it would be 'immediate and profound', oh about 4.5 years ago.
57
15/02/2021 16:01:50 11 11
bbc
"Pound hits 3 year high on Brexit reality" would be a more accurate headline.

But with typical BBC journalism there no Brexit news here.

Once again the Project Fear has be shown to be the unsubstantiated fears of the minority.
76
15/02/2021 16:13:19 5 2
bbc
The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar in nearly three years, amid rising optimism about an end to lockdown in the UK.
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Nope, its medical not political. What was it Covid has cost the UK economy? About 10% off the pace so far...When you're on the floor the only way is up.
18
15/02/2021 15:40:13 11 14
bbc
I know it's not very charitable but I hope the doom mongers (AKA remainers) on here that said the GBP against the Euro would crash have lost a fortune.
58
15/02/2021 16:02:02 0 0
bbc
It's common knowledge that the Euro is heavily shorted.
59
15/02/2021 16:02:06 2 4
bbc
So when do we get back to 'proper' money (LSD again)?

Luckily the 'dumbing down' mob did not also change the clocks or latitude and longitude to decimal.
Multiple of 12 (e.g. 60, 120 240) allow for easy division. Ten does not have the divisors 12 has (only 2 x 5, 1 x 10)!
Especially as we ain't gonna join the Euro now (the 'cunning plan' hatched on D day 2.0)!
84
15/02/2021 16:16:24 0 0
bbc
As an analogy: just think how boring tennis would be if it had a 'sensible' scoring system like squash!
Let's have more fun when bargaining Stirling deals again!
102
15/02/2021 16:25:02 1 0
bbc
We could well be in the Euro in ten years time. If we has stayed in we would probably never have been.

Enjoy.
60
15/02/2021 16:03:28 88 29
bbc
Come on Remainers, it’s not that bad is it?! I thought we were told that by now the UK would be flat on its back!
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15/02/2021 16:12:38 36 86
bbc
The sky may not have fallen in, but we're substantially worse off than if we had remained.

I'm sure that's what you were voting for right?
423
15/02/2021 22:02:33 1 6
bbc
OMG how stupid can one be. This is the biggest recession in UK history and you celebrate the appreciation of the pound by nothing more than a margin. This is so ridiculous
518
16/02/2021 08:45:14 0 0
bbc
It is. Vote Tory and people suffer.
556
16/02/2021 09:17:33 0 0
bbc
Some of us running businesses are 'flat'. Nice you can be so upbeat when others are having a hard time. Typical Brexiteer of a certain age no doubt. Pure indulgence for certain types on here, the armchairs is your entire world, legends in your own minds!
2
15/02/2021 15:23:28 127 37
bbc
Well Well Well. Who would have thought it?

Happy Days
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:03:30 43 33
bbc
The Euro hit a near 3 year high against the dollar earlier this month.

And yet their vaccine programme has been left wanting.

Who would have thought it?
75
15/02/2021 16:12:56 4 1
bbc
Other things like the mob attack in Washington caused a drop in the dollar. And it was just before the ?? hit the fan with the EU vaccine role out.
127
15/02/2021 16:41:00 6 8
bbc
That is because of fear the US economy now faces 4 ruinous years under Biden until trump can get back in and undo the mess the demon rats will have made.
157
15/02/2021 17:08:29 0 1
bbc
Bob, you need to read up on what is meant a Liquid Reserve Currency. There ONLY 4 and they are referred to as the Big 4 that make up 93% YES of total World Monetary Supply worth say $2,500 Trillion. They are the USD (65%); EUR (19%) GBP (5%) and YEN (5%) . The Big 4 Central Banks you could say in effect control the world so fluctuations are smoothed over between them.
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15/02/2021 16:03:34 6 4
bbc
Gove says the damage from Scottish independence will be worse than brexit.

Interesting approach.

"You know that thing I campaigned for and got done, well if you think that was bad this will be even worse".
55
15/02/2021 16:00:19 8 9
bbc
I see the brexit brigade are clutching at straws again. Anything that resembles good economic news must be due to brexit.
63
15/02/2021 16:04:36 12 8
bbc
Well considering Remain spent years telling us we were all doomed without the EU, no matter what we did...
55
15/02/2021 16:00:19 8 9
bbc
I see the brexit brigade are clutching at straws again. Anything that resembles good economic news must be due to brexit.
64
15/02/2021 16:05:29 4 2
bbc
But everything negative has been attributed to Brexit ... as we are out of the EU it shows the UK has a great future much to the consternation of those who only believe being tied to 27 hangers on is the way the go.
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15/02/2021 15:56:23 235 58
bbc
So no queues of lorries in Kent ... £ is up ... vaccination program best in the world
65
15/02/2021 16:05:34 100 196
bbc
Shame about the 120,000 dead but you can't have everything.
69
15/02/2021 16:08:57 19 8
bbc
I think that stat is somewhat misleading. Yes they had Covid in their system but was that the main cause?
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15/02/2021 17:25:31 3 9
bbc
death total the highest
200
15/02/2021 17:26:17 7 2
bbc
a very naive comment, 120,000 deaths where the deceased had covid within the 28 days prior to death does not mean that Covid caused the death. Sadly that figure is rarely compared with the normal death rates to show excess deaths rather than total deaths.
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15/02/2021 17:54:14 6 1
bbc
And China source of Covid that has killed 2.4million world wide and counting
Most besotted Boris fanboys would put 120,000 deaths down to worthwhile collateral damage, if their beloved fat blond gained a couple of points in his approval ratings.
314
15/02/2021 18:43:10 7 2
bbc
Despicable to claim deaths are a result of Brexit cheap shot.
458
15/02/2021 23:27:15 3 0
bbc
very low rate - there are 65,000,000 in the country plus we have an aging population compare to developing nations
676
16/02/2021 13:38:02 0 0
bbc
Why are you politically weaponising death and grief?
46
15/02/2021 15:56:23 235 58
bbc
So no queues of lorries in Kent ... £ is up ... vaccination program best in the world
66
15/02/2021 16:05:45 24 45
bbc
But it's not the best in the world. It is good, but it is not the best in the world. See Israel. See the UAE. Check out countries that are well ahead on the 2nd dose. Stop looking at everything through a UK v EU lens.
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15/02/2021 16:14:50 38 7
bbc
Israel and UAE have much smaller populations, so they can vaccinate quicker. UK has vaccinated over twice as many people as Israel so far, but Israel has vaccinated a higher percentage of their population.
The best in the world are the countries who didn't need a vaccine programme to allow people out of their personal jails.
419
15/02/2021 21:58:14 5 1
bbc
Israel and UAE have populations similar to / slightly larger than London ???????
14
15/02/2021 15:36:56 39 68
bbc
Unless there are shortages in the supermarkets in England any 'teething problems' will go mostly unnoticed.
67
15/02/2021 16:07:57 17 2
bbc
There doesn’t appear to be any shortages at the moment and traffic via the channel seems to be almost at the same level as last year.
276
15/02/2021 18:18:00 3 5
bbc
Dont confuse the number of vehicles with the mount of stuff in them.
533
16/02/2021 08:59:12 1 2
bbc
There are shortages for manufacturers and cross-channel traffic levels are not the same as last year. More government bluster I'm afraid. Businesses have been killed off in the name of Brexit, a reality, an inconvenient truth, a 'victory' for the disruptors not directly invested in day to day businesses and more than likely are retired wealthy.
46
15/02/2021 15:56:23 235 58
bbc
So no queues of lorries in Kent ... £ is up ... vaccination program best in the world
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:08:07 18 42
bbc
Queues and mobs in Calais, vaccination programme faltering yet their Euro has performed stronger than the £. Double the gain over the dollar than £ has had. Whoops.
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15/02/2021 16:19:41 7 11
bbc
Euro has made double the gains of the £ against the $. Since when at by what measure?
171
15/02/2021 17:13:27 13 5
bbc
Nothing to do with €20bn a month in quantitative easing then?
65
15/02/2021 16:05:34 100 196
bbc
Shame about the 120,000 dead but you can't have everything.
69
15/02/2021 16:08:57 19 8
bbc
I think that stat is somewhat misleading. Yes they had Covid in their system but was that the main cause?
82
15/02/2021 16:15:07 15 7
bbc
If you want to count death certificates giving covid as the cause or excess deaths it's about 20,000 higher on both measures.
169
15/02/2021 17:12:42 5 4
bbc
If someone wouldn't have died today were it not for covid, then it's because of Covid - whether it was the 100% cause or just tipped them over the edge, doesn't matter - if they would have been alive today without covid then it's fair to blame it. The UK excess deaths total says all you need.
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Bob
15/02/2021 15:55:33 25 18
bbc
And also very low still against the EUR, which has gained twice as much vs. the $ compared to £.

This is more about US weakening.

15 Feb 2020 - £1 = $1.30
15 Feb 2021 - £1 = $1.39

15 Feb 2020 - €1 = €1.08
15 Feb 2021 - €1 = €1.21
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:09:17 1 0
bbc
OK I cocked up that post - should be dollar on the right hand side of the Euro comparisons of course...
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15/02/2021 16:08:02 84 31
bbc
"POP!!!!".......................What was that?

Oh just another Left-whinger/remainer balloon bursting - you'll get used to it - you hear them all the time.
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15/02/2021 16:23:51 26 58
bbc
I'm afraid I've lost my hearing. It was overwhelmed by all the Brexit balloons bursting.

You don't seem to have got used to it yet. Still living on Planet Unicorn perhaps?
170
15/02/2021 17:12:51 4 5
bbc
Actually that pop was the hopes and dreams of British fishermen that they'd somehow be much better off after Brexit.
226
15/02/2021 17:46:00 3 2
bbc
Sorry mate, most remainers are patriots who want the best for this country. Most remainers would like to be proved wrong about Brexit and for the UK to flourish against all odds.

You lot seem to love making up an imaginary enemy. Also funny is that the hard left wanted Brexit long before 2016, and most centre right sensible people voted remain.
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15/02/2021 22:05:08 1 2
bbc
You funny kid. And what exactly is better compared to 2016? Unemployment rate? Exchange rate? Growth? Well, well, well. But I agree, in 50(!)years UK MIGHT be better off than 2016, Boris said.
55
15/02/2021 16:00:19 8 9
bbc
I see the brexit brigade are clutching at straws again. Anything that resembles good economic news must be due to brexit.
72
15/02/2021 16:11:09 2 1
bbc
Totally not. Just as everything bad isn't down to Brexit. However the jaundiced BBC states it clearly or at least intimates that it is as often as possible. A balance would be nice, but that ain't going to happen is it! Wouldn't want a balanced viewpoint getting in the way of a really bad story...
73
15/02/2021 16:11:46 2 5
bbc
Surely we will be bringing the Guinea back any time soon, with the Farthing (beautiful coin with a Robin) accompanying the gift set.
60
15/02/2021 16:03:28 88 29
bbc
Come on Remainers, it’s not that bad is it?! I thought we were told that by now the UK would be flat on its back!
74
15/02/2021 16:12:38 36 86
bbc
The sky may not have fallen in, but we're substantially worse off than if we had remained.

I'm sure that's what you were voting for right?
99
15/02/2021 16:24:12 13 5
bbc
Not when looking at the current vaccine program my friend. Besides, even if things are a little worse off right now, it’s the future that counts and already the forecasts are that the UK economy will leave France and the rest of Europe (minus Germany) behind. The very fact that things aren’t nearly as bad as what was spouted by Project Fear must make everyone that little bit more optimistic.
303
15/02/2021 18:33:59 9 2
bbc
We voted for more freedom and prosperity, and that is what we will get. Either go along with Brexit or spend the rest of your life moaning.
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:03:30 43 33
bbc
The Euro hit a near 3 year high against the dollar earlier this month.

And yet their vaccine programme has been left wanting.

Who would have thought it?
75
15/02/2021 16:12:56 4 1
bbc
Other things like the mob attack in Washington caused a drop in the dollar. And it was just before the ?? hit the fan with the EU vaccine role out.
57
15/02/2021 16:01:50 11 11
bbc
"Pound hits 3 year high on Brexit reality" would be a more accurate headline.

But with typical BBC journalism there no Brexit news here.

Once again the Project Fear has be shown to be the unsubstantiated fears of the minority.
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15/02/2021 16:13:19 5 2
bbc
The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar in nearly three years, amid rising optimism about an end to lockdown in the UK.
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Nope, its medical not political. What was it Covid has cost the UK economy? About 10% off the pace so far...When you're on the floor the only way is up.
83
15/02/2021 16:15:17 1 2
bbc
Still moaning and divorced from reality.
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Bob
15/02/2021 15:55:33 25 18
bbc
And also very low still against the EUR, which has gained twice as much vs. the $ compared to £.

This is more about US weakening.

15 Feb 2020 - £1 = $1.30
15 Feb 2021 - £1 = $1.39

15 Feb 2020 - €1 = €1.08
15 Feb 2021 - €1 = €1.21
77
15/02/2021 16:13:44 1 2
bbc
They've voted in the equivalent of a Labour (well left wing for Americans) so no surprise there.
15
VDO
15/02/2021 15:38:39 12 8
bbc
the new high is quite low to what it used to be, isn't it ? 1.14 .....may be 1.15 at the end of the day, far from the 1.5 before brexit.
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bob
15/02/2021 16:12:15 2 2
bbc
Read the article and stop confusing the Euro (1.1470) to the USD (1.39). If you don't know now, they are separate currencies
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JJ
15/02/2021 16:14:31 82 14
bbc
Good news. I get fed up of seeing alarming BBC "FTSE slides" headlines on the BBC website with some associated spin, only to find on checking a normal market fluctuation of about one percent. Search "FTSE slides" reports on the BBC website and you'll see just what I mean.
162
15/02/2021 17:09:09 53 11
bbc
And yet this news article still isn't the main article of the day, not even the main business article for the day, just some side story they hope no one will look at.
346
15/02/2021 19:23:51 6 1
bbc
We no longer trust the BBC for fair and unbalanced reporting
The first B stands for either Brussels or Bilderberg, NOT British anymore
46
15/02/2021 15:56:23 235 58
bbc
So no queues of lorries in Kent ... £ is up ... vaccination program best in the world
80
15/02/2021 16:14:47 39 8
bbc
No, no please, no positive news on the BBC is allowed. Haven't you read the terms and conditions of HYS.....
514
16/02/2021 08:42:12 0 0
bbc
What is positive about Brexit?
66
15/02/2021 16:05:45 24 45
bbc
But it's not the best in the world. It is good, but it is not the best in the world. See Israel. See the UAE. Check out countries that are well ahead on the 2nd dose. Stop looking at everything through a UK v EU lens.
81
15/02/2021 16:14:50 38 7
bbc
Israel and UAE have much smaller populations, so they can vaccinate quicker. UK has vaccinated over twice as many people as Israel so far, but Israel has vaccinated a higher percentage of their population.
69
15/02/2021 16:08:57 19 8
bbc
I think that stat is somewhat misleading. Yes they had Covid in their system but was that the main cause?
82
15/02/2021 16:15:07 15 7
bbc
If you want to count death certificates giving covid as the cause or excess deaths it's about 20,000 higher on both measures.
358
15/02/2021 19:58:44 3 0
bbc
Look on the bright side, heart attacks halved, Influenza down 3/4. You could question why that has happened, but I find it is better to act like the three wise monkeys, as obviously you do too.
76
15/02/2021 16:13:19 5 2
bbc
The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar in nearly three years, amid rising optimism about an end to lockdown in the UK.
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Nope, its medical not political. What was it Covid has cost the UK economy? About 10% off the pace so far...When you're on the floor the only way is up.
83
15/02/2021 16:15:17 1 2
bbc
Still moaning and divorced from reality.
111
15/02/2021 16:31:34 2 1
bbc
Here's the realtiy for you...

Half of British exporters to the EU are facing difficulties with Brexit red tape and border disruption after a month of the new rules, according to a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey of 470 firms. Urgent action from the British government and EU is needed, says the BCC.
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15/02/2021 16:02:06 2 4
bbc
So when do we get back to 'proper' money (LSD again)?

Luckily the 'dumbing down' mob did not also change the clocks or latitude and longitude to decimal.
Multiple of 12 (e.g. 60, 120 240) allow for easy division. Ten does not have the divisors 12 has (only 2 x 5, 1 x 10)!
Especially as we ain't gonna join the Euro now (the 'cunning plan' hatched on D day 2.0)!
84
15/02/2021 16:16:24 0 0
bbc
As an analogy: just think how boring tennis would be if it had a 'sensible' scoring system like squash!
Let's have more fun when bargaining Stirling deals again!
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15/02/2021 15:54:49 6 16
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A temporary bonus for Sterling.

When other countries catch up on vaccinations and lock-down easing the Pound will dive.

So don't get excited Bremoaners, your Brexit folly will wreck our economy soon enough.
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15/02/2021 16:16:56 1 0
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Oh dear, still venting those frustrations..Get over it!!
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15/02/2021 16:17:28 18 12
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I see you Brexiteers celebrating.

It's a bit like cheering a formula one driver gaining one second on a leader after having to take a one minute pit stop to replace his engine and blown tyres.

We would be even better off in the EU, our currency was far higher pre referendum. Our new trade arrangements are far worse than before.
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Ray
15/02/2021 16:21:46 11 7
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Oh yeah even better vaccine rate too no doubt if we were still in the EU ? Anything can be said who is going to prove it wrong ?
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15/02/2021 15:56:29 0 0
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That does account for dividends being reinvested
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15/02/2021 16:17:35 0 0
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Scary, but hey join in the party.
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15/02/2021 16:18:27 3 5
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15:40VDO
VDO replied:
how low did want the pound to go , it was 1.5 before brexit now is 1.14 ?.........
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The £ did get to 1.5 but abnormally high. The 10 yr average is 1.2 (including the 1.5 blip) and is now 1.14685 and rising nearly a 1% a week.
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15/02/2021 16:32:48 1 1
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Why downvote? It's fact.

Perhaps it's more to do with tribalism of the two camps ?
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15/02/2021 17:02:27 0 0
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If it wasn't for the fat it crashed on the day after the Brexit vote, you would have a point.
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15/02/2021 17:15:20 0 0
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Please don’t let facts get in the way of an ignorant rant...
89
15/02/2021 16:16:54 8 11
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Yet another Remain “Project Fear” lie put to the sword.
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15/02/2021 16:21:32 5 5
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It has nothing to do with Brexit, only the prospect of ending lockdown. Once Chris Whitty says no, normal service will be resumed. Besides, Moggy has to top up his pile somehow.
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15/02/2021 16:21:55 2 0
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Bob
15/02/2021 16:08:07 18 42
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Queues and mobs in Calais, vaccination programme faltering yet their Euro has performed stronger than the £. Double the gain over the dollar than £ has had. Whoops.
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15/02/2021 16:19:41 7 11
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Euro has made double the gains of the £ against the $. Since when at by what measure?
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15/02/2021 15:56:56 10 3
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When will that be ... ?
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15/02/2021 16:20:25 1 0
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Soon...................................................

They work on the theory that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
89
15/02/2021 16:16:54 8 11
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Yet another Remain “Project Fear” lie put to the sword.
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15/02/2021 16:21:32 5 5
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It has nothing to do with Brexit, only the prospect of ending lockdown. Once Chris Whitty says no, normal service will be resumed. Besides, Moggy has to top up his pile somehow.
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15/02/2021 16:48:19 0 2
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You wish..
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15/02/2021 16:21:32 2 7
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Pound and euro both up against the dollar must be due to sleepy Joe in the Whitehouse
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15/02/2021 16:24:39 0 0
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See your man just walked away from it all ???????????????????????????
86
15/02/2021 16:17:28 18 12
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I see you Brexiteers celebrating.

It's a bit like cheering a formula one driver gaining one second on a leader after having to take a one minute pit stop to replace his engine and blown tyres.

We would be even better off in the EU, our currency was far higher pre referendum. Our new trade arrangements are far worse than before.
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Ray
15/02/2021 16:21:46 11 7
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Oh yeah even better vaccine rate too no doubt if we were still in the EU ? Anything can be said who is going to prove it wrong ?
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15/02/2021 16:26:09 4 0
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The vaccine rate has very little to do with the EU at all, but I didn't realise we voted to leave to improve our ability to administer vaccinations? Maybe this is the benefit you (as in Brexiteers) were voting for all along yet could never articulate?
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15/02/2021 16:35:48 1 0
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56069455

There's bit of vaccine news for you, Bojo hasn't mentioned yet.
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15/02/2021 17:03:20 1 0
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The vaccine rate is irrelevant. However, now that you bring it up, many countries in the EU have vaccinated more people than we have. Most of ours are only half vaccinated.
89
15/02/2021 16:16:54 8 11
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Yet another Remain “Project Fear” lie put to the sword.
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15/02/2021 16:21:55 2 0
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15/02/2021 15:54:03 9 1
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Just goes to show a little bit ok knowledge is a dangerous thing...........
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15/02/2021 16:22:41 0 0
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They don't like it...
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15/02/2021 16:22:43 12 8
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Judging by all the defeatist laiden comments here it appears we have rolled over and succumbed to the theory that the UK is so weak that we need to desperately hang onto the EU apron strings to survive and have no faith in the UK business sector to progress and prosper in the long term?

Why the defeatist attitude?
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15/02/2021 16:08:02 84 31
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"POP!!!!".......................What was that?

Oh just another Left-whinger/remainer balloon bursting - you'll get used to it - you hear them all the time.
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15/02/2021 16:23:51 26 58
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I'm afraid I've lost my hearing. It was overwhelmed by all the Brexit balloons bursting.

You don't seem to have got used to it yet. Still living on Planet Unicorn perhaps?
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15/02/2021 18:34:42 3 1
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Planet Unicorn has 62 new trade deals.
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15/02/2021 16:12:38 36 86
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The sky may not have fallen in, but we're substantially worse off than if we had remained.

I'm sure that's what you were voting for right?
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15/02/2021 16:24:12 13 5
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Not when looking at the current vaccine program my friend. Besides, even if things are a little worse off right now, it’s the future that counts and already the forecasts are that the UK economy will leave France and the rest of Europe (minus Germany) behind. The very fact that things aren’t nearly as bad as what was spouted by Project Fear must make everyone that little bit more optimistic.
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15/02/2021 17:10:20 2 6
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The damage I'm seeing is irreparable and there's basically nothing coming out of Brexit that will mitigate any of it. There are no new markets, there is just worse yet to come as we implement more border controls and lose more access to the EU market for services when equivalence is removed. You really have no clue what was predicted hence your idiotic exaggerations.
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15/02/2021 17:51:42 2 8
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Any patriotic remainer will tell you that we want the UK to be strong and influential. Brexit does not suggest that will be the case, but as all remainers, I truly hope to be proven wrong.

What we’re seeing is 1000 small cuts, none big enough to really seem an issue on their own. What is worse is that the plastic patriot Brexit voters gloating over our country becoming weaker.
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15/02/2021 16:24:25 2 2
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A strong pound is probably more to do with oil prices, as usual. A strong pound does not help exporters to the EU or elsewhere.
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15/02/2021 16:47:32 0 1
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Why would it be......oil prices do not effect the pounds value....and oil as a commodity is less than 2% of the UK GDP.