Brexit Vote Today

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Kizmet, Jun 23, 2016.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  2. nosborne48

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  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Well...sort of. For now, not much changes. I rather suspect not much will ever change now that the political fact of the exit seems accomplished. The sturm und drang is over. It's up to the technocrats to minimize the economic damage which they will do in a calmer, less emotional time. I think it will look a lot like Norway in the end.
     
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    The Tories seem to want the same trade deal that Canada got, which doesn't seem totally unreasonable.
     
  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Northern Ireland. Whatever trade arrangements the UK makes, the stark choice remains. If the UK reaches some deal with Canada it had better be identical with the EU's deal with Canada or there will have to be a hard border in Ireland or the North Sea. Maybe Boris will shove a border down the Northern Irish collective throat but it could turn ugly
     
  8. Kizmet

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    So it's a good thing there is such a long solid history of good relations between Northern Ireland and the rest of the island.

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  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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  13. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    The nature of the union. Scotsman had his vote cast to stay in the union. The husband leaves the bar, his partner lives with him as well, or should she stay for a few more "drinks" with the gentleman from Germany and his partners?
    So the rest of the story is that the Englishman is going to a little farther bar to have a drink with uncle Sam or is it great grandkid Sam ;-) - well maybe or maybe not.
     
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    You'd think both sides would want that, since Virginia Democrats' majority and West Virginia Republicans' majority would both become effectively unshakable.

    I can also seeing the three Westernmost counties in Maryland being eager to do the same, given the chance.

    (Although what I don't see is any of this actually happening.)
     
  15. Kizmet

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  16. SteveFoerster

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  17. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    DOES "that money have to come from somewhere"? It seems obvious that it does but we've created trillions of dollars since the 2008 Crash and so far interest rates are dismally low and there's little sign of even the 2% inflation that the Fed would like to see. Very strange. What's even weirder to me is that interest rates remained essentially zero, negative in some banking systems, even as the various stock market indices were shooting ever upwards. Why was there no flight from government bonds to equity?

    I do NOT understand money. At all.
     

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