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  1. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Well I’ve cashed in my 2nd referendum bet. Nice £100. They’re giving 4/1 on Brexit happening by March 29th. That’s pretty stiff odds. As Woody keeps saying it’s going to happen it’s not worth the punt, but the betting exchanges are always a good indicator of public opinion.
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    The next MMR?

    A book written by lawyers, with endorsements by a self-help author (Northrop) a controversial computer scientist who believes Americans are not getting enough cholesterol (Seneff) and Luc Montaignier - Nobel prize winner yes, but I’d read a bit more about him before setting too much store by his opinions.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Not quite the full story. That prediction is contingent on either a vassal state deal or remain. You’ve seen some daft headline on Guido Fawkes or Sir Nigel’s twitter feed. Here’s the real story: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/f3f00f8e-1d75-11e9-b2f7-97e4dbd3580d You can safely return to your default position of not trusting experts.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Pretending that Remainers in general are crediting the EU with the defeat of Hitler is the daftest Leaver claim yet. We all know that was achieved by the USSR, US, British Empire and friends. Stalin would have snapped up Western Europe, East Asia and the decolonizing empires too, if it hadn’t been for the US and the successful reconstruction of a shattered Western Europe, firstly with the Marshall Plan and then the gradual transition from a model of rival colonial conquest and exploitation to a community of co-operative, modern, mercantile, industrial and then post-industrial societies - brought about in liberal democracies by enlightened political leaders determined that Europe would never go through anything like WW2 again.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    He was talking about Turkish trucks arriving at Dover unchecked. In reality that requires a road transportation permit from every EU country en route, up to and including the U.K.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    #Woodyfact The EU has the role of signing agreements with third countries, but the responsibility of signing international road transportation agreements with third countries lies upon the Member States. Turkish trucks can only arrive at Dover if the U.K. has issued a permit. Turkish trucks would be turned back from Dublin because Turkey doesn’t have a Road transportation agreement with Ireland.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Just re-read the receipt. It’s before 2022. Bad news on the odds is that it’s now gone out to 11/5. Also miscalculated the cost of cashing in at 5/4 which would have given me a £112 profit. Now it’s out to 11/5 it would still give me a £98 profit. Very tempted to cash in, but waiting for a #Woodytip.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Woody, what are the chances of a second referendum before 2020?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I need a #Woodytip. I put a tenner on a second referendum before 2020 with betfair a year ago at 12/1. It’s now shortened to 5/4. Thing is, I’m not so sure it’ll happen now. If I cash in now I’ll have made £97.50, if they call a second referendum in time I’ll make £120, and if I hold on to it and a referendum doesn’t happen I’ll lose it all. Woody, please, do you predict a second referendum before 2020?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    He’s a shyster. He’s just wanting an election so he can be pm. Just like May, he hasn’t got the stones to tell the great unwashed that there are no unicorns.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    When one agrees to answer an interviewer’s questions it is rather uncomfortable when one’s diaphanous arguments are used against oneself and one ends up being crushed like an ant. https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/james-obrien-destroys-jacob-rees-mogg-brexit-vote/?fbclid=IwAR2NpCIGB2o-wX01CBCdIWzsyZza03fzY65bozBa28rfENY6A4zXT-1bzpU
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    Donald Trump

    Manxy is about as Manx as stroganoff.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I see. So the U.K. will be able to import all manner of goods and parts from all over the world and thanks to the fta with the EU they’ll be then able to flog it all to the EU across the open border in Ireland. The U.K. could just be a massive freetrade zone with no barriers to exporting to the EU, no need to abide by any consumer standards, regulations or quotas. Likewise, the EU would be able to sell all sorts of goods to the rest of the world, even the protected and, or subsidised ones. It’ll be as if the whole world can give up on tariffs, quotas, traceability, consumer protection, key industry protection and worker protection and just do trade via the UK - and the UK will save loads of cash to spend on the NHS. It’s bound to fly, because if anyone objects the Prosecco industry is over. It’s a beautiful dream.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    The U.K. as a whole voted leave, but it’s a tough ask. Most MPs, even those like Gove who campaigned for leave for career reasons, know that leaving the single market is a stupid. They have to try and make it possible to leave, but whatever way they look at it it is still very stupid, so they’ve come up with a deal that harms the U.K., but isn’t quite as catastrophic as no deal. It’s only really hedge-fund managers who are in politics to protect their tax positions and are rich enough to ride out no-deal who are really are in favour of crashing out, oh, and of course, people who just can’t grasp the issues, like Nadine Dorries. I’m guessing they’ll kick the can down the road. I’d love to see a second referendum though, can’t wait to see Fox, Gove and Davies reprise their ‘easiest deal in history’ bollix.