Thanks Cath. However ill informed and ignorant the majority of our own politicians may be, I do also belive that the EU has been equally ignorant and unscrupulous in the directions it has sought to take the member countries and the lack of rationale it has applied to countries wishing to join the EU. When one looks at the figures for the last nine years since the recession started, who can reasonably claim that the EU has been a success. Growth and unemployment are appalling and in some countries they are an utter disgrace. How sad that so many young people are unemployed and so many have little prospect in the near future. Half a generation will have passed by and many people will never recover their living standards to a reasonable level by the time they retire.
Within the EU there are many powerful people that have been attempting monetary and political union and this is why I voted for Brexit and would do so again. I've never been asked if this is the direction I wish to go, particularly by people I don't know and can't get rid of. I alse believe there are those within the EU that firmly wished to see the UK as a diminished power and I'm glad I had an opportunity to express my feelings.
Within the EU and the UK there are doubtless many politicians that are only interested in lining their own pockets. But that is also true of work and life in general. One thing I don't doubt is that our PM will broker us a good deal. The EU hasn't been able to negotiate beneficial deals with any number of major economies and as world gdp has grown, the relative size of the EU has diminished. We turned our back on the commonwealth as trading partners when we joined the EU. We now have the opportunity to maintain trade with the EU but also recommence meaningful trade with the commonwealth and also broker new deals with major economies such as India, China and North and South America.
I have no issue with immigration other than it should be controlled to suit the recipient country. If there are jobs our own people won't do then by all means allow willing immigrants to fill the vacancies. Mrs May was quite open in wanting to give existing immigrants the right of domicile in this country, but it was the EU that wouldn't entertain this proposal. So if there is blame over immigration being used as a bargaining tool, it should foremost be focused on the EU.
I do not know if I would recommend this as I haven't read it (probably not,, but). However on a measure of width, cosmetics and general information it looks great.. I mention it as much as anything for the quotations I see in it which makes it look quite amusing and informative in its own way - from blackadder to some philosopher or other. There's probably the 2017 version floating about somewhere. I was looking and found this. Bit out of date but I dare say there will be some bear ammunition in there.
Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said markets were in a "pretty bad mood" after glimpsing the art of Donald Trump's dealings last week.
"Given that the global indices had been inflated by the President's various promises, it is no surprise that the reaction to his 'Trumpcare' failure has been so vitriolic. Investors likely don't care one bit about the state of America's healthcare; they do care, however, about what this defeat means for his ability to push through the more market-relevant vows, namely tax reform and infrastructure spending. "It certainly doesn't mean anything good, with Trump seemingly unable to unite the Republican Party as a law-making entity. This huge knock in confidence has immediately made itself felt on the market."
Datafeed and UK data supplied by NBTrader and Digital Look.
While London South East do their best to maintain the high quality of the information displayed on this site,
we cannot be held responsible for any loss due to incorrect information found here. All information is provided free of charge, 'as-is', and you use it at your own risk.
The contents of all 'Chat' messages should not be construed as advice and represent the opinions of the authors, not those of London South East Limited, or its affiliates.
London South East does not authorise or approve this content, and reserves the right to remove items at its discretion.