Brexit

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 am

This dude has decided to write "STOP BREXIT" on all of Europe:

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You can monitor his progress here: https://therogueconsultant.com/ (some nice pics).

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Re: Brexit

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:37 am

The real "Brexit" question is whether the final collapse of the EU is before or after the UK finally gets out.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:58 am

Let's hear something pro Brexit:
Bitter Remainers dealt ‘DOSE OF REALITY’ as figures ‘PROVE Brexit is ALREADY WORKING’

BRITAIN'S status as a world-leading destination was underlined today by figures showing Heathrow Airport enjoyed the busiest day in its history at the culmination of a record-breaking July. Airport bosses said the visitor surge was "supercharging" the economy - though action was needed to reduce immigration queues.

It came amid positive UK economic growth figures, including in particular for the building sector.

Richard Tice, co-chair of pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave, commented: "Britain clearly performing very well despite the apocalyptic predictions made by Remoaners.

"The UK economy continues to thrive and the latest good economic news is that Heathrow airport is absolutely thriving, and that there has been a significant boom in construction output.

"The Remain campaign will say this good news is 'despite Brexit'.

"Hopefully one day they will get a dose of reality and realise that a many of the good things happening in Britain are because of Brexit and the huge opportunities it offers us as a nation."
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The figures were new evidence the Remain referendum campaign's warnings that a Brexit vote in 2016 would flatten the economy were ill-founded.

But sceptics also say that a big factor attracting foreign tourists is the steep fall in the value of the pound, meaning their currencies buy more.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... el-figures

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Re: Brexit

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 am

Brexit hasn't actually happened yet, technically.

Could just be a surge of Europeans visiting now in case the door closes later.

Sort of like the tariff thing in the US. Tariffs were announced before they actually took effect, which if anything is an incentive to buy before the tariffs take effect. Or in Japan, when they raised the sales tax, there was a surge in consumer spending before the tax took effect. Once it actually takes effect, the effect is opposite.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Skeeve » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:54 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 am
Brexit hasn't actually happened yet, technically.

Could just be a surge of Europeans visiting now in case the door closes later.
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Any data on the country of origin for all of this tourism?

The article indicates cargo from China, Turkey, and Brazil
(as if to say - Dear EU, we can trade with the rest of the world - fuck you!),
but outside of a "having the US passengers come through the EU gate"
the article doesn't really say...
Then Skank Of America could start in...