- EU Referendum – are you in or out?
Tagesschau24 have just flashed up .2% growth and -.5% industrial production with a picture of a broken union flag and suitably negative commentary.
Whilst German growth for the same quarter was 0.1% and industrial production fell 0.4%, which is the fourth month in a row of decline.Posted 2 months ago
are there any actual indicators that the UK growth will increase? Or the quantification of the early results from this year?
Certainly I’ve seen quite a few people pushing for orders to be delivered before March and an increase in stock being taken on which could look like growth and then fall flat next FY.
And more and more the question what will this cost us in April? Never good to have to say we have no idea.Posted 2 months ago
Interesting that Mefty should now insist on comparing the UK (world’s fifith biggest economy) with the Eurozone basket, which contains some weak economies, rather than its G7 peers. How long before you are comparing the UK with Greece to try and flatter the UK figures, Mefty?Posted 2 months ago
Matched lower forecasts yes, but the fact that the Eurozone under performed suggests that there are other factors leading to reduced growth.
The major economies in the Eurozone dominant the Eurozone figures, if anything the Eurozone figures flatter the major economies as the smaller economies did well in 2018 on the whole. But in the context of a debate about membership of the EU, a comparison to those economies seems most apposite. Germany’s growth was 1.5% slightly ahead of the UK for the whole year, but Germany slowed quite rapidly towards the end of the year, hence the low forecast for 2019. France was a bit behind at 0.9%.Posted 2 months ago
Gammon williamsons latest efforts at playing to the daily mail, is brilliantly summed up here
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Williamson’s speech reads like the pompous rantings of a 1950s Tory on the make. It cannot conceivably have been cleared with colleagues, let alone the Treasury. It is best forgotten.
These Brexit nut jobs are scary…
Posted 2 months ago
EXC: Jeremy Corbyn called for the EU to be "defeated" in explosive comments unearthed by @talkRADIO: "The world's bankers, International Monetary Fund, European Union… we will defeat them and we will win that decency that we want in this world." https://t.co/vinMwYFunX pic.twitter.com/tVjPU3YRTy
— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) February 11, 2019
I’m now looking very much forward to magic Grandpa’s followers saying how that wasn’t really what he meant…
Same as the arch remainer PM we have, at this point even digging up old clips of JC is pointless to the debate. I know some will be off to have a little shuffle over it but what’s the actual point. He can’t whip his MP’s to do things they don’t want to do, just as May can’t whip her’s. Neither of them can deliver anything and their chosen path is impossible.Posted 2 months agoADSubscriber
Anyway back to more ‘great’ Brexit news – Mefty – I’m relying on you to put a positive spin on this – https://news.sky.com/story/government-to-miss-brexit-trade-deal-target-11634661Posted 2 months agodannyhMember
Slightly off-topic but note that even though (another dimwit) Amber Rudd has acknowledged (admitted) that the rollout of Universal Credit has directly led to an increase in people going to food banks, SHE STILL DIDNT ACTUALLY APOLOGISE!
I strongly suspect the reason for this is that she knows that a lot of Tory support is actually cheering this.
We’ve got to get rid of these buggers once and for all.Posted 2 months agodannyhMember
The really scary thing is Williamson probably only just sneaks in to the top 5 of stupid cabinet members
He’s up against some pretty stiff competition.
Aircraft carrier against relatively modern military with cruise missiles, Exocet type air to ship and decent subs? No, ta very much. On the bottom within an hour.Posted 2 months ago
A 20 per cent drop in the value of the pound might not be “such a bad thing”, David Davis has claimed as he called for a tax-cutting no-deal budget.
Let me check on our Iron ore reserves, or aluminium, or heaps of the other stuff we import in order to try and generate some GDP….
a 20% drop in the £ would be good if you have moved your funds off shorePosted 2 months ago
read 2 depressing articles today
made me think more than ever that we might actually crash out with no deal
& the swivel eyed tories will just keep blaming everyone but themselves & millions of leave voters will agreePosted 2 months ago
Most MPs tell me they believe a no-deal Brexit is a remote prospect.They are wrong.I would argue it is the most…theotherjonvSubscriber
Your favourite government department (yes, him again) is apparently being sued for conducting the procurement process for the ferry contract shenanigans in secret. And we know how well that went.
Eurotunnel claim they weren’t given the chance to bid for contracts (or I assume parts of contracts seeing as it was split 3 ways in the end); Fayling says it was because he knew they didn’t have the capacity and it was for maritime carriers only.
Q1 Wouldn’t you speak to the largest freight carrier in this area and see what they can do to flex their capacity – maybe they couldn’t do it all but every bit would be useful.
Q2 How much capacity is provided by no ships?
I said at the time it was weasel words – along the lies of ‘we’ve conducted due diligence and there’s nothing that would preclude Seaborne from participating in a contract with the government’. (So could I, I don’t have a criminal record / been disbarred from running a company, etc. I can’t run freight for them though….) Now I wonder if the procurement process was even fishier.Posted 2 months ago
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