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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 12:10:07 PM »
If you are interested in a fairly realistic scenario read the transcript of Soros' interview at Davos yesterday.
Short phone cutnpaste below:


Former travel salesman Mr Soros also told business leaders and journalists in Davos that he expected financial markets to “not do very well” because of the uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration.

Moving on to the UK’s attempts to leave the European Union, he raised the prospect of the country re-joining the union within just three days of leaving it.




“In my opinion it is unlikely that Prime Minister May is actually going to remain in power. Already she has a very divided cabinet, a very small majority in Parliament. And I think she will not last,” said Mr Soros, who was nicknamed The Man Who Broke the Bank of England because of his $10bn (£8.1bn) short sale of sterling in 1992.

“At the moment the people in the UK are in denial.

"The current economic situation is not as bad as was predicted and they live in hope. But as the currency depreciates, and inflation will be the driving force, this will lead to declining living standards.


“This is going to take some time, but when it does happen they’ll realise that they are earning less than before because wages won’t rise as fast as the cost of living.

“The divorce is going to take a very long time. It’s much harder to divorce than to get married, so I think the desire for rapprochement will develop, and in theory or maybe even in practice you could have a situation in 2019 or 2020 when Britain will leave the EU, because it does have to take place, but they could leave on a Friday but join over the weekend and have the new arrangement in place on Monday morning.”

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 19, 2017, 10:34:19 PM »
the Raiders just filed for a move to Vegas...

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: January 17, 2017, 01:25:10 PM »
this is about to get interesting. NI just became a Brexit bargaining chip.

Let's see where this goes...

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General discussion / Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« on: January 16, 2017, 11:27:30 PM »
Dixie

Would there be a lot of poultry farmers in Tyrone and Fermanagh ???

They're all in south armagh

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General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: January 16, 2017, 10:30:24 PM »
if you can vote, please do

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General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:19:55 PM »
Interesting one reported by Sam McBride on Twitter that Catherine Seeley (SF) has announced she won't be standing in this election.  She was only elected in May 2016 following a close call/brilliant vote management in Upper Bann as SF took two seats and ousted Dolores Kelly.

A lot of sitting MLAs won't be nominated because the number of seats is down from 6to 5 in each constituency.  I would assume that factors high in the decision to stand down by SF. Also relevant is the number of standing DUP MLAs saying they won't canvas.

Will the UUP make it a Brexit election? Or a DUP are crooked election. What have the SDLP other than a few decent MLAs to offer? And can they make any headway? SF constituency as strong as they believe?

Will voters turn out?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:18:18 PM »
Building a team around a 36 year old is Mourinhos biggest mistake and there is a cult around Ibrahimovic that elevates him to a status that his performances do not merit. Far too slow and immobile and he is holding the team back. Granted there are plenty of other problems but 8 points out of the last 21 is poor form and the manager will probably now get a 3 game ban as well. I'm not sure that the spine of a decent team even exists, far too many overpaid prima donnas on big contracts not bothered.

Zlatan dragged them back into it again today.

What are the other options?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:01:18 PM »
That was disappointing. Offside too but that happens. Surely that's the last sniff of a shot at the league gone now for either team.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:38:36 PM »
What's going on with Pogba? He's playing like he's hungover. Could have got yellow for that wrestle on Henderson. Penalty give away was just odd, late tackles and not comfortable on the ball. Still Id have him at Liverpool in a heartbeat!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:36:18 PM »
Not seeing "Hendo" (as some of you grown men call him) is understandable as he usually disappears when playing for Liverpool. A truly awful footballer.

Is that the player in the league with most passes, most tackles and most passes in the top third?

Not a great disappearing act really, is it?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:47:48 AM »
MR2 don't understand your post above

Not sure what countries that you think would make up for the exports that will be lost. And if these export opportunities are so exciting why aren't they being tapped already?

We don't know what will be lost, until it's done! To say that the UK will collapse and require a bail out like the republic got is silly... if ni ends up with food banks that are unable to feed people and charge people£50 to have a doctors appointment (normally the done thing down South) then I think we'll be in the shit... at the minute Britain has actually improved lately as companies continue to invest and deal with Britain.. globally countries will continue to do what's best for them as will companies...

The scare of brexit has actually disappeared in most place bar Galway

I'm sorry. I thought you actually had a serious point to make. Now I see you are full of shit.

Today's leak shows NIs standing. May is about to invalidate the GFA. The ditching of NI and the £9billion is about to become a political football. Cross border bodies about to be strengthened.

Interesting times for team Brexit.

Tell me again why this is a good thing?


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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 14, 2017, 06:48:05 PM »
MR2 don't understand your post above

Not sure what countries that you think would make up for the exports that will be lost. And if these export opportunities are so exciting why aren't they being tapped already?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 14, 2017, 05:24:42 AM »
Quote
he had a legal and constitutional obligation to inform Congress of any  material developments in the email investigation........finding 650,000 of Hillarys emails on Weiners laptop would definitely check that box in mine and many other reasonable peoples opinions.

Relevance? And since when did you qualify as reasonable people?

Can't believe you still keep hooking fish.

Trumpski to be impeached by 2019


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General discussion / Re: Homophobe Thread
« on: January 13, 2017, 04:54:35 AM »
Trump


Oh shit definitely a germaphobe. No comments on the homophobe

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