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  1. There is a US scientific school of thought who consider that the first sign of underlying male health problems emanate through a hormonal imbalance, such as testosterone levels. Doctors treat symptoms, not prevention of possible diseases - basically because they're not proficient in nutrition science. The same school consider that a lack of critical/essential dietary nutrition could be one cause - and not the reasoning it's just 'old-age' creeping up. While I appreciate your mostly healthy lifestyle, WH, this IS a yellow light that's been flagged. I suggest (for peace of mind) taking a PHI blood test if you haven't done so already - it's a comprehensive prostate health Index, much more accurate than a PSA lone.
  3. Nostradamus predicted that a third world war would commence in 2019. As a result of the brexit vote?
  4. What it means is that there is a close call whether the deal would be passed by parliament at some point, but favouring an initial rejection by a few votes. The second odds are that a no deal is unlikely, as parliament could prevent that.
  5. While I wouldn't have voted to leave the EU, a settlement, even if it's a compromise is the correct way forward, IMO. Clearly, if it's passed by parliament there's still years ahead where negotiations would continue regarding a trade agreement. The same can be said for a no deal because there is no clean break. At the very least, people and businesses can get on with living their lives and let the government sort out the mess brexit is causing.
  6. I'm a fence-sitter just like Corbyn. but unlike Corbyn I consider that the best approach would have been to address the leavers issues from a seat within the EU. Clearly the EU is nowhere near a perfect Union, nor for that matter is the UK, and especially the government whose austerity programme was one main reason why many 'fed-up' people, and 'out of workers' voted to leave. As regards to respecting the vote, I acknowledge that the government promised to act on the result, but they fell far short of expectations. Nevertheless, both May and johnson delivered a deal that complies with the ballot paper of leaving the EU. That also has to be respected, including MP's. For example, as is the case for all MPs, I have a democratic right to oppose that decision along with Remainers, as does everyone else who abstained, who voted to leave, and those who oppose the (not as anticipated) deals made by May and johnson. This is truly democracy in the UK - because everyone can join the party, not just 17.4m or 16.8m minority elements.
  7. You get to leave the EU, which is what you voted for - that's if it's passed by parliament.
  8. I used to work with UK money market dealers - as a compliance auditor. The 'grapevine contacts' was as active then as probably it is today - but today's market is one of getting your oar in quickest using the latest technology, also. I would suggest that the HoC is a fountain of knowledge as to how situations are resolved and the likelihood of that happening well before the media gets their greasy paws on it. Bit like a poll, really. I would say, right now, that johnson has an outside chance of gaining approval of his deal - if he doesn't, expect an early GE, cos now the deal is in place, he ain't going to accept a second referendum.
  9. Why is there so much negativity on this forum? A British trait, I suspect. Sitting on bar stools bemoaning about anything that is flavour of the month. If and when johnson succeeds, people will forget everything and move on to other topics in a few days. Hopefully, climate change.
  10. That's for the UK government to resolve, not the people who are probably fed up to their bottom teeth with brexit.
  11. Oh no, not another 17.4 million... IMO, any freaking deal is better than no deal which would impact practically everyone.
  12. The realism is that it could never happen. Too much water has passed under the bridge to even hope for that.
  13. We'll see, won't we. You can bet your bottom dollar that the rise in the pound was not solely to do with expectation or speculation, but insider knowledge had a hand in it.
  14. Only fools and horses would want to see it. Just accept it and move on. Why? because it's a compromise which is about as it's good as it's going to get even if brexit was prolonged for eternity. Forget ideology and stick to real life challenges - the ones that affect most of the population..
  15. Because he's a male might be a consideration, also. While the UK is supposed to be PC in regard to the sexes, I doubt parliament's old boys network abide by that. More so, because May tried to emulate Thatcher - which probably led to her demise.
  16. Don't we all think, enough's enough? As the people have already demonstrated, they know sod all about what's best for Britain - and whatever their faults it's our sovereign parliament who are elected to decide that, not the population. Providing Labour MPs are granted a 'free' vote, IMO, the deal would pass through.
  17. The difference between johnson and May is that he can sell it, May couldn't.
  18. To be expected. About time people recognise that a compromise is necessary to bring this situation to a finality. johnson has delivered on the referendum vote. So be it, and move on.
  19. Read the blurb, and it seems perfectly suitable for both the UK and EU. Enough to pass parliament? Wait and see. BTW, I respect Barniers agreement to this deal, because he's probably the only voice who knows what is critically resolved on both sides.
  20. Hopefully it will reach 40+ providing the deal passes through parliament, which would be sufficient to fund my monthly pension transfers. Yes, it matters to me, as I'm not an ideologist. Gotta be an optimist - and I consider that the majority of MPs would also welcome the same.
  21. Thank heavens for that. I'd rather watch paint dry than suffer another prolonged debate.
  22. Couldn't have been brexit that affected that, according to the leavers mantra. Probably due to the baht falling...
  23. At long last. And tell the DUP to go and stuff themselves, if they freaking don't like it. IMO, enough Labour MPs and LD will support the deal for johnson to gain a majority. He's got Friday to gain their support possibly by stating it's just a first step to prosperity where everyone would benefit in the long run. A Unicorn world. As for a 2nd referendum, forget it as the 'the people' have already demonstrated they know zilch about the cost of tea in China.
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