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Discussion > Brexit, Doom ..... or Boom ?

Brexit, Doom ..... or Boom ?
Leaving the EU common market .... or closed market ?

Filll your boots ..have a discussion.

Aug 25, 2018 at 9:14 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Perhaps we should leave predicting the unpredictable to the climate “scientists”.

However… The probabilities of it being boom far outweigh the probabilities of it being doom. That said, there are rather a lot of influential people who have a vested interest in it being doom – all of whom will have their own boom-time from our doom, so there might be a strong chance of any boom being overturned. Of course, the doomers may prove to be as effective in their influence as the AGW alarmists, so the boom might happen, anyway.

Aug 25, 2018 at 4:58 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Well.... new research shows "it's worse then we thought" - or something like that.

Aug 25, 2018 at 5:57 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Which it is is in our hands. The power to do much better is available to us only out of the EU, but the power to mess it up persists no matter what. Brexit is not going to be a free ride. But nor is staying in because the EU will continue to be run according to the interests of others.

Aug 25, 2018 at 9:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

Over in unthreaded someone was talking about the #ProjectFear2 items on the BBC
They appeared to believe them.
To me BBC is like a drunk in a pub , banging on with certainty about things they know nothing about
The more you watch BBC national news, the more disinformed you are.

Paradoxically our local news presenter is not bad, he jut sighs when he's forced to do an anti-Brexit item, cos he knows he'll be reading out lots of complaint letters later.

Aug 25, 2018 at 10:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Aug 25, 2018 at 5:05 PM | Supertroll
\\ News item on Look East earlier this week. Building work on AstraZenica's new research building on University of Cambridge campus delays opening until 2019. Should have been occupied in 2017. Coincidence? //
As if to imply Brexit is the cause

Well the newspaper says
\\ but this has been delayed for another 12 months as engineers address problems with the roof and a water egress in the basement caused by a high water table.//
\\ Set to cost more than £500 million, the building, which was originally due to open in the third quarter of 2017, will be the company's global headquarters and house 2,000 employees.//

~ Using fancy sawtooth roofs are great for heating lighting energy consumption etc but get them wrong and they leak and leak and leak and leak and that's one BIG arsed roof to get wrong ~

Aug 25, 2018 at 10:43 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Actually SG the explanation suggested was that the whole building industry was "overheated" in 2016-7 causing the whole completion date to slip.
[Did you not notice the little ol' question mark after the word coincidence?]

Aug 25, 2018 at 10:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

I have no further comment on that topic.

Aug 26, 2018 at 2:17 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Another map...

This one of the most popular brand logos across "Europe"

from Brandwatch.

Aug 26, 2018 at 3:16 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Yeh yeh a survey says X is the top brand within a country
That just lacks contet to tell you anything
eg Adidas might get 31% support in one country and come top
..and in the next country come second with 41% and so not even feature on the map.

Another recent dumb survey
"York is Britain's most popular city"

The question was do you like this city ?
9% chose to tick the box saying they don't like York
11% chose same with Bath
... 43% chose to tick the box saying they don't like Bradford ..so it came bottom
Same survey included Lichfield and St David's, Britain's smallest cities.

But when it comes to visiting places, York is quite small, so it's attractions don't feature in the UK most visited, topped by Tower of London, Stonehenge, Bath etc

Aug 26, 2018 at 3:46 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

News from non-MSM sources like AltNewsMedia
The ‘No Deal Brexit’ Scaremongering Nonsense!

Aug 26, 2018 at 3:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

stewgreen - the map

I thought their definition of Europe was curious - especially those bits tacked on to the east of Turkey.

The lack of sampling detail etc is standard adman nonsense - just clickbait.

pisspoor geography or aspirational empire?

Aug 26, 2018 at 4:16 PM | Registered Commentertomo

That map of"Europe"is weird. With the whole of Russia not considered part of Europe (why?) the eastern Baltic has lost its shape, and the coast of Norway looks strangely moth-eaten.

Aug 27, 2018 at 5:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll