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By Andy McDandy
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Let me guess.

Stop smoking.
Balanced diet.
Exercise regularly.
Little bit of what you fancy.
Cut the booze.
Have regular check ups.

Why? Because they're the six simple rules to beat EVERYTHING!
By youngian
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Kreuzberger wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:36 pm
"Leading Economists"

A study by Patrick Minford, a professor of economics at Cardiff University, states that while a failure to reach a deal would lead to "short term nuisance" for both sides, Brussels would face a "substantial economic loss", compared to a net gain for the UK.

EU to lose £500bn and UK to gain £640bn in no-deal Brexit, economist claims ... st-claims/

A related article: When will Johnny Foreigners come to their senses and give the UK what it wants?
Germany knows the cost of a bad Brexit deal. Is that really what Angela Merkel wants? ... kel-wants/
By randomelement
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Messianic Trees wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Arnold wrote:Diana's back in the DBC!

How does that work? If the EU loses £500 Billlion, then either we will have £500Billion less products and services or we will need to buy them from elsewhere, and as 'elsewhere' with further away it going to cost us more, even if we get all those magical free trade deals, due to it being transported further.
By Arnold
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Sir Patrick Minford, an economic adviser to the Treasury under Margaret Thatcher, used a classic trade model to predict that GDP will spike by nine per cent, amounting to a one-off gain of £180billion, if we leave on March 29, 2019, without a deal.

He predicts that the UK would make an additional £433billion in tariffs imposed on EU producers if we operated under World Trade Organisation rules, because we import more than we export.

That, plus the £38billion we have saved by not paying for the two-year transition period, adds up to a total of £651billion.

The cost to the EU would be the loss of the £38billion “divorce” payment, plus £433billion in tariffs, plus its balance of trade surplus with the UK estimated to be worth around £36billion – a total of £507billion.

So the EU will happily pay £433bn for the privilege of exporting to the UK? :roll:
By Andy McDandy
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It's bollocks but that's not really the point.

Think back to the £350m figure. Yeah, inaccurate and actually about £175m. But either way it's a huge amount of money to the average person. So arguing "we're not sending them a ginormous amount of money each week, just a colossal amount" doesn't really work. Same thing here. Its plebdazzle with big numbers.
By Arnold
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Detective * in Madeleine McCann case killed **
* Convicted fraudster.
** Found dead.
A source said: “I believe the police are looking into the possibility he fell over and cut his head badly.

He was known to be a heavy drinker.” The scene where he was found was said to be heavily blood-stained.
"Looks like natural causes Holmes."
"No shit Watson!" ... n-Halligen
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