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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 16:27
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Ah yes, the boat. That would be the Titanic under the command of Captain Johnson.
The captain of a brand new ocean liner gathered his crew and passengers, and said “I have bad news and I have good news, which one do you want to hear first ?
They said give us the good news.
Captain said

“We will get 11 Oscars!”
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 16:41
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Originally Posted by ATSA1 View Post
Having read the translation of post 2457, all I can say that the Author was trying to make sound like a bad thing!
The translation is pretty much true because it show narcissism of a country always only focused on IT rather than everybody else.
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 20:21
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"....peace, friendship with other peoples, culture, anything that makes our identity common"...

I think it's a bit of a stretch for anyone to claim that the EU
have anything to do with these endeavours. I've never heard of an EU film or EU music. I've heard of French films and German Italian and Spanish films, it is not the EU that makes them 'European' films.
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 20:50
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Originally Posted by Flyingbadge View Post
"....peace, friendship with other peoples, culture, anything that makes our identity common"...

I think it's a bit of a stretch for anyone to claim that the EU have anything to do with these endeavours. I've never heard of an EU film or EU music. I've heard of French films and German Italian and Spanish films, it is not the EU that makes them 'European' films.
Maybe that's because you are not aware of the MEDIA programme of the EU (+ Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, etc.)
About half the movies in Europe have been subsidized by the EU :
«Slumdog Millionnaire», «Séraphine», «Entre les murs», «Gomorra», «Welcome», etc. come to mind.

But what would a Brit know about culture, peace, friendship when they didn't even mention the words in this multi-k post discussion^^?
And need a translator to understand a five line quote from their closest neighbour...

Sorry my dear fellow, you deserved it ;-)
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 21:15
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I know we've had the era of Brit Pop, might this be Brit Spin?

From The Irish Times, 22 Sept

The British government has begun strong lobbying across the European Union to argue that Ireland will be under huge pressure to compromise on the Brexit backstop.

Both British politicians and diplomats have briefed counterparts strongly that the consequences of a no-deal Brexit for Ireland are so disastrous that compromise is likely, senior Irish officials say.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...stop-1.4026659

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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 21:23
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Originally Posted by Just a spotter View Post
I know we've had the era of Brit Pop, might this be Brit Spin?
Nothing about this on the Continent.
I would suggest reading the continental press might help put British press reports in perspective.
Funny that any failure of BJ at Brussels or Luxembourg, or lack of written proposals are presented as "victories of the UK over the EU", or "significant advances on Brexit" in the British press.

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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 21:39
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Originally Posted by Just a spotter View Post
I know we've had the era of Brit Pop, might this be Brit Spin?

From The Irish Times, 22 Sept

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...stop-1.4026659

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That's a little strange is it not?

Boris and co tell us that we will have no problem getting supplies into the UK after Brexit, but they tell the EU that Ireland who get some of their supplies through the UK will have serious problems getting theirs. Which is it?
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 21:41
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
That's a little strange is it not?

Boris and co tell us that we will have no problem getting supplies into the UK after Brexit, but they tell the EU that Ireland who get some of their supplies through the UK will have serious problems getting theirs. Which is it?
Why not just redirect to Ireland supplies currently sent to Britain ?
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 00:48
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Originally Posted by Fly Aiprt View Post
Maybe that's because you are not aware of the MEDIA programme of the EU (+ Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, etc.)
About half the movies in Europe have been subsidized by the EU :
«Slumdog Millionnaire», «Séraphine», «Entre les murs», «Gomorra», «Welcome», etc. come to mind.

But what would a Brit know about culture, peace, friendship when they didn't even mention the words in this multi-k post discussion^^?
And need a translator to understand a five line quote from their closest neighbour...

Sorry my dear fellow, you deserved it ;-)
Please don't condescend. I know full well what MEDIA is as I was a film producer for 10 years. One of my films even won best film at a German film festival. (not Berlin )
MEDIA is the EU taking money from members, and giving some of it back.
The film industry has been co-producing/co-financing between countries long before the EU existed.

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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 08:33
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Originally Posted by Flyingbadge View Post
Please don't condescend. I know full well what MEDIA is as I was a film producer for 10 years. One of my films even won best film at a German film festival. (not Berlin )
MEDIA is the EU taking money from members, and giving some of it back.
The film industry has been co-producing/co-financing between countries long before the EU existed.
So you knew.
What was your message as to the contrary for ?

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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 10:19
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Originally Posted by Fly Aiprt View Post
So you knew.
What was your message as to the contrary for ?
my point is that the EU cannot take credit for friendship or cultural appreciation between the various European countries. Leaving the EU doesn’t diminish those in any way and claiming that is disingenuous to say the least.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 13:50
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London has overtaken New York for FinTech investment deals, according to new research based on Pitchbook data released today by London & Partners, and Innovate Finance.

A Fine Year for FinTech: Global Trends from a UK Perspective explores the FinTech VC-led investment trends so far in 2019, comparing countries and cities around the world, in terms of deal value, deal count and sources of investment.

The data was released as Sibos, one of the main global financial services events, opened in London.

Key findings from the report include:
  • The top five world cities by deal value in 2019 show the US leading with San Francisco at $3.02bn, London second at $2.1bn, New York in third at $1.93bn, followed by Berlin at $881m, and Stockholm in fifth at $735m.
  • A country comparison of global FinTech investment by deal value reveals the US in top place ($9,371.6m), the UK second place ($2,292.8m), followed by Germany (998.8m), China ($770.8m) and Sweden ($736.7m)
  • London leads overall FinTech investment in Europe with $2.11bn investment, followed by Berlin ($881m), Stockholm ($734m), Paris ($330m) and Milan ($49m).
  • London also leads Europe with the top number of investment deals (114), ahead of Stockholm (21), Berlin (20), Paris (19), Milan (8).
  • Germany has also performed strongly, with investment levels reaching record levels in 2019, following rapid growth between 2014 –18. In 2019, just under $1bn was invested in German companies across 37 deals.
This BREXIT lark isn't working.

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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 15:49
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London has overtaken New York for FinTech investment deals, according to new research based on Pitchbook data released today by London & Partners, and Innovate Finance.
Great, The Nip, glad you feel reassured.
Care to share a link to the document you are refering to ?

At the moment a search for London & Partners yields "We are the Mayor of London's official promotional agency" and Innovate Finance is a " membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community ".

So not sure whether you've been looking at a real professional study or just some PR paper.
Not that the numbers you quoted are false, but whithout context, what do they represent ?
It would be interesting to have more info as to the actual impact of FinTech startups upon UK economy, as obviously you can't take FinTech products and eat them, inject them to sick people, or catch them in your nets off the North Sea shores.



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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 17:30
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Originally Posted by Fly Aiprt View Post
Great, The Nip, glad you feel reassured.
Care to share a link to the document you are refering to ?

At the moment a search for London & Partners yields "We are the Mayor of London's official promotional agency" and Innovate Finance is a " membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community ".

So not sure whether you've been looking at a real professional study or just some PR paper.
Not that the numbers you quoted are false, but whithout context, what do they represent ?
It would be interesting to have more info as to the actual impact of FinTech startups upon UK economy, as obviously you can't take FinTech products and eat them, inject them to sick people, or catch them in your nets off the North Sea shores.
What a smart a.... answer. Try CNBC.
They represent investment in the UK. It brings money in. It shows that some investors still believe the UK has something to offer.
The sarcastic "FinTech products and eat them, inject them to sick people, or catch them in your nets off the North Sea shores", You like to focus on all the alledged bad things associated with BREXIT. You have your own opinion on the UK leaving, that is your choice. You can carry on arguing with yourself.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 19:23
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Originally Posted by The Nip View Post


What a smart a.... answer. Try CNBC.
They represent investment in the UK. It brings money in. It shows that some investors still believe the UK has something to offer.
The sarcastic "FinTech products and eat them, inject them to sick people, or catch them in your nets off the North Sea shores", You like to focus on all the alledged bad things associated with BREXIT. You have your own opinion on the UK leaving, that is your choice. You can carry on arguing with yourself.
Yep - and that again, for the millionth time. I dont know what it is about Remainers that makes them SO blind to everything that is happening around them. Lets get some facts on the table shall we:
  • GDP expansion is OUT OF CONTROL
  • We are at FULL EMPLOYMENT
  • We are growing SO FAST we cant find enough people to do the jobs that need doing
  • We are building THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND new homes per annum (each and every year)!!
  • Cambridge is one of the FASTEST GROWING cities in Europe, combine it with London, Milton Keynes and Oxford and that alone is an economy that outstrips many other European countries
  • We can afford to throw £100 BILLION at a railway nobody wants
  • We are spending BILLIONS building new roads
  • BILLIONS of pounds are being invested in and around Manchester Airport, through a combination of Public, Private and Foreign Direct Investment
  • Yes, the FORD plant in Bridgend is closing, but guess what? INEOS are building a new factory to make 4x4's on a greenfield site right next door - bet the mainstream media didnt tell you that one?
  • And so on, and so on and so on....
BREXIT is utterly irrelevant at the macro level, at worst it MIGHT slow growth down a percentage point or two.

PLEASE - Give it a Rest and take a chill pill - your precious economic miracle is NOT going to be taken away from you by Goddam Brexit!!

EDIT: DEAL OR NO BLOODY DEAL!!
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 20:00
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Originally Posted by The Nip View Post


What a smart a.... answer. Try CNBC.
They represent investment in the UK. It brings money in. It shows that some investors still believe the UK has something to offer.
The sarcastic "FinTech products and eat them, inject them to sick people, or catch them in your nets off the North Sea shores", You like to focus on all the alledged bad things associated with BREXIT. You have your own opinion on the UK leaving, that is your choice. You can carry on arguing with yourself.
In many places in the world, insults are considered impolite.
You seem to be pleasantly surprised that the UK has something to offer to investors. There was no doubt.
Especially considering that the UK is still a member of the EU, and for an undetermined time.

Re FinTech products, the remark wasn't sarcastic.

Bad things are allegedly associated with a hard Brexit just as good things are alleged, only nobody clearly sees what the latter could be.
Some things are hard facts, though, such as the money, time and nuisance the UK is presently costing the EU with the mess of your never ending disputes.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 21:38
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Telecoms giant NTT have chosen where to locate their new global HQ. It isn't Paris. It isn't Frankfurt. It isn't Amsterdam, Brussels or Zurich. They need to locate in a stable economy with access to world class talent and be based in a location that is full of customers who are planning to grow and buy services.

It's London.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 22:45
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
Telecoms giant NTT have chosen where to locate their new global HQ. It isn't Paris. It isn't Frankfurt. It isn't Amsterdam, Brussels or Zurich. They need to locate in a stable economy with access to world class talent and be based in a location that is full of customers who are planning to grow and buy services.

It's London.
If I had a few billion to spare , I'd be heading to London as well ; bargain basement prices right now , compared to other places . World class talent , yes ; still a few questions about the "stable economy" at the moment . Hopefully that will prove to be the case , in which event those investors will be laughing .
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 23:03
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So ; Thomas Cook goes under ( business model outdated ) . Meanwhile Tui shares jumped 8% . They own Thomson . Any guess who owns Tui ? Any guess who owns RR cars/Bentley/ and other British icons ? Mr Google will tell you . There was a programme the other night about the success of Aldi and Lidl in UK . Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost . Time for some eyes to open wide .

Or maybe some still waiting for -- ' The Empire strikes back".....

Remain and Reform looking like a better slogan each day .
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