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    Jake sincere???
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    A bit of original thought wouldn't go amiss. Edit : PS posts of Wheel of Fortune by 'Fortune Teller' and 'Chancer'... I like that. Most apposite.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Also quite sobering: It will be shite Edit just to be clear this will apply to imports from the EU too after a brexit with no deal.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Carney said this was a worst case scenario for planning and not that it would definitely happen. No doubt he will take immediate action to mitigate the worst just like he did just after the referendumb. That way damage is minimised plus a great opportunity also presents itself for the hard of thinking to then crow that it was fake news. The only way he can avoid this idiotic criticism is to let the worst happen. Is that what you prefer?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    If property prices fall 35% look out for your pension. Any concurrent interest rate rise will likely wipe out any price drop benefit so rents will not fall. Edit....and banks will demand a higher percentage deposit forcing first time buyers to save longer. Not quite as good as it first sounds is it?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Farage seems to be rapidly moving away from the promised 'EU dividend' arguments and back to those convenient emotional indefinables such as sovereignty and freedom and our future greatness. He even said tonight that we would be no longer "ruled by Juncker".
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    So clear is that mirror that it's apparently used € in the drafts.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Everyone still hell bent on brexit ought to read this in full. Oh shit! No doubt cognitive dissonance will prompt some to usual "fake news" denial.
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    5G Network Radiation?

    No, I think the logic, whilst initially beguiling, is on further examination somewhat faulty.
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    Saw this and laughed (but not a lot) Glad it's not just me that is irritated by this every minute.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Good question. Imho..... Fysh and Fox have acted a bit thick, especially Fysh. Raab..not sure, the rest are self serving scum some clearly cleverer than others. The former definitely wouldn't qualify for MENSA.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Referring to the "logic" A no deal itself is far from funny. It will be an effing disaster.
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    Hi-Fi Dealers?

    +1 Steve I have an old 33/405 still going which I bought new in 1982. The only component to fail in all that time was the bridge rectifier in the 405. Remarkably I had a spare one for a Velocette LE which looked the same so it was substituted about 15 years ago and it's still working. I imagine all the old electrolytic capacitors are approaching the end of their working life though as are the potentiometers I wish I still had my electrostatics but Head of Domestic Control didn't appreciate their unique aesthetics. Quad still make innovative stuff but they are not the company they used to be (what is?) My dad had a Quad 22/ 2xII in the 60s and I used to get sent to Huntingdon regularly on the train with bits to repair. I shudder to think that these eventually got thrown away considering how much they now attain on ebay. Someone said you can even buy KT66 valves again but not the GEC ones I imagine. Back in the 60s and early 70s, they used to let you into the workshop whilst they did the repairs which would not happen these days in case you got burned with a soldering iron and sued. Finally, I have a Quad FM2 that is surplus. It matches the 33 but has valves. They rarely appear on ebay but does anyone know if they are worth more or less than the common FM3? Edit, now I've read the article, I can see the KT66s might be GEC ones after all.... Yep, an excellent link, thanks.
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    5G Network Radiation?

    Maybe but you wanted a certain reaction using a 'poisoning the well' technique and I'm not going to react in the way you want. The question that must always follow protestation that 5g/flouride/GM/sunlight/anything is harmful is "IN WHAT DOSE?" You apparently haven't enquired further and I think you should rather than just accepting the ideas of a 'nutty professor'. Never ever just think he/she is a prof. (and I'm not) therefore they must be right. These so called reports are designed to prompt anger and fear and the golden fear to prompt and manipulate is cancer . They know damn well that if there is a trace of doubt, human nature will resort to "oh we'd better not risk it then". Apart from smoking......
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    Russian Spies

    Stop it PK you (plural) know what I meant. Is our lot really a government? - discuss