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    Most of the City will still be in London post Brexit, albeit smaller. The change will however be significant enough to affect the tax take, leading to more of a squeeze on public services. I don't believe Brexit will be a catastrophe to start with, just death by a thousand cuts.
    I expect an even tuliptier NHS, dirtier streets, a general degradation and higher unemployment rate but not enough to destroy the country, more a return to the 70s ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    more a return to the 70s ...
    Yay! I was 12 with my whole life ahead of me. A second time-around would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Yay! I was 12 with my whole life ahead of me. A second time-around would be great!
    That would be a good new thread on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Yay! I was 12 with my whole life ahead of me. A second time-around would be great!
    Plenty of jobs for young people in the south and dirt cheap houses. Don't forget stylish mini skirts! The music was great as well.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    I think that overseas owners is already becoming a thing the government realise they need to solve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    I think that overseas owners is already becoming a thing the government realise they need to solve.
    That will of course be impossible to solve for at least the next two years.



    In fact if the UK is going to be a beacon of free trade any controls are simply not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    That will of course be impossible to solve for at least the next two years.



    In fact if the UK is going to be a beacon of free trade any controls are simply not going to happen.
    Brexit is going to mean hardship.
    How much is impossible to quantify - but older, poorly educated people in traditional industries are going to suffer.
    Since they voted for Brexit, it will be a good lesson for them.
    The younger, well educated, with rigorous degrees will take their pick of jobs here or abroad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    That will of course be impossible to solve for at least the next two years.



    In fact if the UK is going to be a beacon of free trade any controls are simply not going to happen.
    I don't suggest that we stop it just that we account for the effect.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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