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    Quote Originally Posted by hugebrain View Post
    Not sure why you think Brexit is related to the drop in the pound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugebrain View Post
    Not sure why you think Brexit is related to the drop in the pound?

    Carney promised to raise interest rates if we voted for Brexit. So we did. Then he betrayed us by doing the opposite and lowering interest rates, destroying the pound.

    The reason why the NHS doesn't have the extra money is because the remainiac Theresa May has wasted 600 million so far by refusing to send the Eurocrats a letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post

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    What British goods? Name one British made/owned item in your house.
    Then count the non-British items.

    Here's a quick inventory in my house:

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    American: Apple ipad, imac
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post


    I love a comedian.
    What British goods? Name one British made/owned item in your house.
    Then count the non-British items.

    Here's a quick inventory in my house:

    German: cooker, dishwasher, dryer, vacuum cleaner, car
    Korean: 3/4 TVs, washing machine, fridge
    Chinese: Lenovo Thinkpad and no doubt lots of little things like kettles toasters etc.
    American: Apple ipad, imac
    Engish: Vacuum cleaner (Dyson) unused due to being sh1te.
    Fair point, but you can turn it round and argue that if all these foreign manufactured goods become more expensive after Brexit that is an incentive and opportunity to bolster British manufacturing.

    In the longer term that would benefit exports, assuming British-made goods weren't a load of tat (which I fear is what would happen, as we are largely a nation of cheapskates obsessed with price and neglecting quality).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Fair point, but you can turn it round and argue that if all these foreign manufactured goods become more expensive after Brexit that is an incentive and opportunity to bolster British manufacturing.

    In the longer term that would benefit exports, assuming British-made goods weren't a load of tat (which I fear is what would happen, as we are largely a nation of cheapskates obsessed with price and neglecting quality).
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    To create a manufacturing base in a country, you need to invest in education and infrastructure. It's at least one decade of investment before the returns start to happen. The current government aren't interested in that - as their supporters are talking about on other threads, the direction looks like it's heading towards tax breaks for foreign investment, rather than support for local people and business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    To create a manufacturing base in a country, you need to invest in education and infrastructure. It's at least one decade of investment before the returns start to happen. The current government aren't interested in that - as their supporters are talking about on other threads, the direction looks like it's heading towards tax breaks for foreign investment, rather than support for local people and business.
    Stop talking down the economy. It worked fine for Zimbabwe.
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