Jump to content
BANGKOK

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

webfact

Extreme Brexit could be worse than financial crisis for UK: BoE

Recommended Posts

I used to enjoy the discussions down at the local bar between  the Brexits and remainers - unfortunately neither side can afford a few beers any more so at least thats  one thing sorted ......in a way !

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Thingamabob said:

Project fear at it's worst. What a load of BS. Carney the Carpetbagger clearly being paid to follow Hammond's orders. Pass the vomit bucket.

When they first parachuted him in I thought it was good news but quickly realised that I was wrong & that he's nothing more than a lap-dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, steve187 said:

52% 0f the people that voted, would thank you for that congratulatory message

52% of the country voted for a future that would involve some sort of exit from the EU (whether that be from the Single Market, Customs Union, EFTA, EA or some other variety they did not know or even understand at the time) and they were assured that by doing so the country would benefit by a fantasy figure that was written on that famous bus. Any downside was labelled "project fear." 

 

Now they are finding out what a "walk away" hard Brexit would mean to the future of the country and are shocked. They are also learning that even with the softer Brexit of the sort offered by Theresa May is also going to result in lower growth rates when compared to remaining in the EU.

 

I am open-minded enough to accept that not everyone who voted Brexit would immediately change their mind in the light of these revelations. There will be those who claim that the experts get it wrong but refusing to engage with the actual arguments used. But there are some saner voices too.

 

For instance, there will be those who will say that sovereignity is much more important than economic growth. And they have a point but the trouble is what amount of sovereignity is too little. With every trade agreement you sign, you give away sovereignity - a simple fact. You have to allow your exports and exporters to be subject to the laws of another country or group of countries and you have to open your borders to the goods and sometimes services of other countries. The EU, Single Market, EFTA, EA and all the rest are merely versions of trade agreements that have more or less intrusion into a country's sovereignity - but there is no such thing as a trade agreement that does not impugn on sovereignity. But no country can survive without trade agreements.

 

In any case, the question then becomes how many of the 52% will really want to vote Brexit in the light of what they now know? It is all very well to have high minded ideas of sovereignity or to think that more controls should be put on immigration but when your job is at stake or grandma's operation has to be cancelled yet again because the Polish nurses have left or the course that your son had set his heart on was cancelled at his university because the lecturer in charge left, all because of uncertainty about Brexit, you have to ask, is that what we all really want?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, simoh1490 said:

It's disheartening to see how yet again the Brexiteers have capitalised on yet another piece of analysis by The Treasury and are quoting just one of the many scenarios that appear in their report, the pro-Brexit newspapers have seized this firmly and are trying to portray Carney as pro-Remain....if in doubt, read the report, I have.

 

It is disheartening that a few hardline Brexiteers devoid of intelligent and rational thinking can wreak our countries future...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, TopDeadSenter said:

As a committed Brexiteer I take no notice of these ongoing and nonsensical threats from the establishment. Project Fear was a disaster and did not work, time to drop the negativity. To have our country back, in any shape or state, is a far better outcome than to remain in the failed experiment that is the European Union. Constant riots in France, shocking unemployment across the Spain, Portugal and Italy, porous borders and evil NGOs reeking havoc on the social cohesion across the board. Bully-boy non elected eurocrats telling us how to live and think. No. No. No. We will take a nice, fast, hard Brexit and we will be proud to be Great Britain once again.

 

Well said TopDeadSenter, well said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope the Brexiteer expats ranting on here,have the required lump sum in the bank,as many will not make the income test,if the pound falls to parity with the dollar,i guess they won't be so happy then,when it affects THEM,maybe they can return to glorious Brittania, one tip take a sleeping bag and some cardboard with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, evadgib said:

I agree that products need to be protected but there must be ways around it? How does the wine industry fare re Burgandy etc bottled in say Chile or OZ? I also recall reading something supporting your point involving the term "Kiwi" fruit where NZ failed to trademark the name and lost out to growers in Chile around a decade ago.

This document from the EC gives an insight into the issue - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-03-160_en.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, marko kok prong said:

I hope the Brexiteer expats ranting on here,have the required lump sum in the bank,as many will not make the income test,if the pound falls to parity with the dollar,i guess they won't be so happy then,when it affects THEM,maybe they can return to glorious Brittania, one tip take a sleeping bag and some cardboard with you.

Yes!! This is a possibility. But we will have our freedom mko.

 

We will need to rebuild our industries. Eat more UK caught fish, drink more English wine, scotch whisky, and stop those foreign footballers taking out the pounds from the UK.

 

I see Spain has caused a little headache over Gibraltar. It's only been a democracy for 5 minutes. Not like us. We could bring the Mediterranean shipping to a halt if we wanted to.

 

Step up to the plate the new Winston C! Is Moggie the man???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Yes!! This is a possibility. But we will have our freedom mko.

Yeah, the freedom to starve, by the looks of things. The average (wo)man on the street will be no freer than he or she ever was.

 

A Tory government rebuilding industry? After decades of letting what they couldn't flog off, whither and die? Does that strike you as likely? They can't even agree among each other that water is wet, so good luck entrusting nation building to them...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, webfact said:

... But if it happened, there would be a 25 percent tumble in the value of sterling -- taking it close to parity against the dollar -- a spike in inflation to 6.5 percent from around 2.4 percent now, and a jump in interest rates. House prices would fall by 30 percent.

I get paid in US$ and don't live in the UK but plan on buying my retirement mansion there soon so, if you must, bring it on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Yes!! This is a possibility. But we will have our freedom mko.

 

We will need to rebuild our industries. Eat more UK caught fish, drink more English wine, scotch whisky, and stop those foreign footballers taking out the pounds from the UK.

 

I see Spain has caused a little headache over Gibraltar. It's only been a democracy for 5 minutes. Not like us. We could bring the Mediterranean shipping to a halt if we wanted to.

 

Step up to the plate the new Winston C! Is Moggie the man???

Owl,it's daylight,you need sleep,that the only explanation i can come up with when a usually sensible poster like yourself,starts talking gibberish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, evadgib said:

The 'legal advise' currently being withheld is thought to contain confirmation that the northern ireland backstop could leave us in the EU indefinitely!

It doesn't need 'legal advice' to realise this!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

I hope the Brexiteer expats ranting on here,have the required lump sum in the bank,as many will not make the income test,if the pound falls to parity with the dollar,i guess they won't be so happy then,when it affects THEM,maybe they can return to glorious Brittania, one tip take a sleeping bag and some cardboard with you.

I have and thank you for your concern......:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Basil B said:

It is disheartening that a few hardline Brexiteers devoid of intelligent and rational thinking can wreak our countries future...

And yet again - a remainer has to resort to insults....

 

By the way, I assume you meant 'wreck' rather than "wreak".....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...