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Will Brexit be a success or failure?

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    Was Titanic success or failure?

    It was good in theory, but the captain was a bit dodgy...


      Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
      Easy for YOU to say....you've already escaped!!
      Which is why you need talented charming immigrants to cancel out the loss.


        It will be a successful failure.
        You're awesome! Get yourself a t-shirt.


          Originally posted by squarepeg View Post
          It will be a successful failure.
          I guess we must eventually expect something like this.


          After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in Our Empire today, We have decided to effect a settlement of the present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure.

          We have ordered Our Government to communicate to the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union that Our Empire accepts the provisions of their Joint Declaration.[6]

          To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations as well as the security and well-being of Our subjects is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by Our Imperial Ancestors and which lies close to Our heart.

          Indeed, We declared war on America and Britain out of Our sincere desire to ensure Japan's self-preservation and the stabilization of East Asia, it being far from Our thought either to infringe upon the sovereignty of other nations or to embark upon territorial aggrandizement.

          But now the war has lasted for nearly four years. Despite the best that has been done by everyone – the gallant fighting of the military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of Our servants of the State, and the devoted service of Our one hundred million people – the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest.


            Originally posted by northernladyuk View Post
            Which is why you need talented charming immigrants to cancel out the loss.
            Why on earth would we splash out on an upgrade like that?

            That would be like swapping your Trabant for a Ferrari when the air freshener is past its peak!!
            “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”


              Originally posted by AtW View Post
              Was Titanic success or failure?

              It was good in theory, but the captain was a bit dodgy...
              There's evidence that there was a fire in a coal hold that may have had some impact on the Titanic foundering. They were running out of coal so had to steam faster before they ran out (Sorry I was speeding officer, I wanted to get to the garage before I ran out of petrol).

              We don't have any coal mines now, so that shouldn't be a problem.

              It will be a success. The UK works better under duress.


                It will be spun to be a success by the few who end up better off from it - lawyers, bankers, etc. They will sell the idea to others who aren't better off, but will convince them it is true.
                I'm perfect, in a very specific and limited way.
                Hands... out infractions
                Face... the music
                Space... between the ears


                  Looks like the UK will be pushed into a transitional deal, and a lot of wrangling about some future deal on which no-one can agree. Farage will blow his top, return to front line politics, split the Tory vote in the next election and bingo, a Labour government.

                  I'm alright Jack


                    Originally posted by Mordac View Post
                    UK GDP 2009-2015 +21%
                    Greece GDP 2009-2015 -41%

                    UK GNI 2009-2015 -0.5%
                    Greece GNI 2009-2015 -31%

                    Doesn't look too bad. OK, comparing the UK to Greece is a bit unfair, but it does demonstrate the scale of the problem facing the EU from just one of its members. We'll certainly be fooked when the dominoes start toppling, especially if we find ourselves liable for some of the bailout contribution.
                    The elephant in the room problem with the UK, is that there has been an exceptionally unequal sharing of the proceeds of growth. Indeed much of the growth has been precisely through squeezing lower incomes, terms, and conditions.



                      Saboteurs have infiltrated the parliamentary Tory party

                      I'm alright Jack