we are the underdog here lest you forget. 40 years ago we did not get a chance to vote on EU membership let alone become absorbed in some new "Europe Empire" ( Guy Verhofstadt) under a singular political and fiscal structure. Our parents voted for an economic partnership. The ambitions of the EU then bear no resemblance of the EU today. Even Mrs Thatcher had second thoughts as she started to see the EU was lurching in. The EU have done their damnedest to make it as difficult as possible for us to leave the kind of union that is not for us. The three year delay has cost each individual in this country the equivalent of £1000 which could have been spent on schools, police, the NHS and so on. There is no real commercial issue as this can be resolved through common sense, it is political, purely political as far as the EU is concerned and they think nothing of forcing a regime change if that is what it takes. You only have to look at events in Catalonia to see how dissent against the EU "project" is dealt with. Is that the kind of society you want your children to live in?
ha ha good news! Was hearing something on the radio about NI earlier. They were interviewing farmers there, I guess in the hope to get some negative stuff about Brexit. it was pointed out that they wanted the deal which suggest to me that the DUP may not be willing to go down in history as being solely responsible for blocking one with the "dire" consequences this may have for NI farming etc.
she has to make a lot of noise and is absolutely desperate top get something before the end of the year. as Salmond goes on trial at end of January. This will not be limited to him be expose the whole rotten toxic culture that is within the SNP and will unavoidably draw her in. I understand they are looking for a successor to NS so she may well jump before she is pushed out. In any event it matters not as her successor is bound to be similarly blinkered politically and as willing to hurl Scotland over the edge and into the abyss. In the EU an independent Catalanonia has no truck nor will a bust cantankerous Scotland.
Politicians are taking the British public to be mugs at their peril. Most realise that a Labour or a Labour/Liberal Administration would be considerable more damaging than even the worst possible "no deal" outcome. Robinson on Radio 4 this morning was close to hyper-ventilating, what an a3se that man is. The sooner we can get on with a bit of housekeeping at the BBC the better.
Were The Scots not whingeing about a stitch up at the rugby with their game possibly put down as a draw? They never learn it seems getting a right pasting from Japan atm. They would bite hands off now for two points.
Shorting the UK centric stocks on the FTSE makes sense if you want to play Brexit. There is no point shorting the Index as it is not UK specific and typically hasn't been since even before the crash,.to some extent reflecting the changing economy in the UK to a service led one. The bar banks and house builders the bulk of FTSE components are internationally oriented energy tobacco etc But this is finessing, the real money is being made in the trading of currency pairs and the swaps markets.
I guess we also have a bit of short covering here today. I wonder if Boris spelled it to Leo that any border would be set up by the EU and not the UK. So in that context Ireland's Good Friday Accord would be sacrificed on the altar to save the EU's "empire project". I hope positive momentum will continue to build if only to isolate Sturgeon and her nationalist thugs.