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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    Trump's trade adviser accusing Germany of currency manipulation . Looks like Trump wants a trade war with everyone apart from the UK.

    https://www.ft.com/content/57f104d2-...c-082c54a7f539


    Problem is Trump will ruin the US car industry by protectionism.
    When local producers have no competition they become sh!te.
    And American cars are already sh!te.
    There's a reason Chevrolets aren't coveted round the world like Mercedes and Audis. They're only going to become worse.

    PS Acquantaince of mine has a Mustang. Nice sound and engine but so nasty and plasticky inside. far, far worse than a Hyundai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Flip me, the whingers are out in force this morning.

    Like the chorus from some Greek tragedy!
    We're making a point, you got one?
    Any idea at all about how Britain will thrive in 2/3 years?
    Like all intelligent people, I'm willing to change my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Problem is Trump will ruin the US car industry by protectionism.
    When local producers have no competition they become sh!te.
    And American cars are already sh!te.
    There's a reason Chevrolets aren't coveted round the world like Mercedes and Audis. They're only going to become worse.

    PS Acquantaince of mine has a Mustang. Nice sound and engine but so nasty and plasticky inside. far, far worse than a Hyundai.
    The Koreans learnt from other nations the US car manufacturers refused to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Problem is Trump will ruin the US car industry by protectionism.
    When local producers have no competition they become sh!te.
    And American cars are already sh!te.
    There's a reason Chevrolets aren't coveted round the world like Mercedes and Audis. They're only going to become worse.

    PS Acquantaince of mine has a Mustang. Nice sound and engine but so nasty and plasticky inside. far, far worse than a Hyundai.
    Same with the Tesla Model S I was determined to like. Love the technology, but despite being a luxury car with a luxury interior it looked tacky and toy-like inside. £100k car....

    And it weighs two tons - two tons! It's not even that big, hardly any space......

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Flip me, the whingers are out in force this morning.

    Like the chorus from some Greek tragedy!
    Certainly a tragedy is looming - well aside from Trump who is a tragedy already - but for once Greece isn't at the centre of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Same with the Tesla Model S I was determined to like. Love the technology, but despite being a luxury car with a luxury interior it looked tacky and toy-like inside. £100k car....

    And it weighs two tons - two tons! It's not even that big, hardly any space......
    Christ almighty! That's almost as much as Shauny's mobility scooter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Well it's a pity that even if Brexit was the right idea, the timing has proved all wrong.
    Taking the charitable view and assuming that Brexit is Britain looking outwards to the world at large, it has come at exactly the time when the largest economy in the world is retreating into protectionism and isolation, most probably leading to a tit for tat trade war between the major economic regions.
    Brexit Britain will merely be caught in the crossfire.
    Anyone who thinks that Britian will thrive in that sort of environment needs their head examined.
    You talk like Brexit and Trump were independent events. You are aware of the worldwide rise of the right wing over the last 5 years? Trumps candidacy facilitated Brexit! It was a Fischer Spassky game 6 knight move that has shown who has a real position. The capitalists have taken the game. Your cause and effect is way off- you're more of a draughts man, I bet.

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    Nice sound and engine but so nasty and plasticky inside
    As was the 'original'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Like all nervous people, I'm constantly left having to change my mind.
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    I really would not worry too much. I am getting more and more convinced that the Govt really don't have a clue. Lets see how things unfold once the talks start. I think as the reality of the UK's position starts to get clearer we'll see a fair amount of 'Positional adjustment' David Davies and Boris are realists, you only look at their past speeches, much as they want the UK to regain control of it's affairs they fully understand the risks of a 'Hard' brexit. I expect that the 'transitional deal' to be quite close to what we've got now, and it'll take at least half a decade to get a final deal.

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