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  Redhead
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21:15 17.02.2019
The weather in London peaked at +18C midday today, felt like spring

This is Dulwich Common today

People playing tennis wearing T shirts only





Lake





These are wild daffodils









More pics









Palm trees





It will probably get colder in the week, but today it felt like spring
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  Oleksa Єromіn
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08:04 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> It will probably get colder in the week, but today it felt like spring
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Just the same in Odessa. Mud has already dried, sun shines sometimes through clouds and temperature is always more than +5°C, though flowers haven't shown yet. But all city was completely covered in snow last year in the end of February and studies were postponed by two weeks. I hope this year it won't.
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  Oleksa Єromіn
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08:40 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> You are already in Europe. Being a European does not mean you have to be in the EU. Norway isn't for instance, are they not European? Being European does not equal having the EU membership.
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I am talking about culture, civilisation choice but not economy at this moment. EU is for today Ukrainian society is like a beacon in the sea that leads them from Russian shore to the European one. In the end we might not arrive at the EU bay but I am sure we will have European standards of quality and living. Of course if we won't mistake in our 2019 elections. And this trend will also re-orient our culture to it. Not to copy Russian rap and pop but do something more decent.

Just look. Before the last Maidan Ukrainian music wasn't at all popular though then some very nice bands had already revealed themselves like 'Океан Ельзи':

I hadn't heard so much Ukrainian music in cafés and just in the street then, but now it is a fashion.




Though nobody forbids to sing in Russian.


Here are songs by bands that are competing for taking part in the Eurovision 2019.


There is also 'Brunettes Shoot Blondes — Houston', but I cannot upload it here because of some technical problems.
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  Oleksa Єromіn
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10:52 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat), Don't you know is there any possibility for postponing Brexit? I have just looked at tickets cost on Kiwi and Kiev-London-Kiev tickets are extremely cheap. I am asking because I wanted to visit some European city this year and have just thought of London (before I was concerning Berlin, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw). Are $ 250 enough for 3 days trip to London with visiting main landmarks, buying some second-hand books (it is my hobby) and having humble accommodations
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  Redhead
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11:15 18.02.2019
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> ⍟ Redhead (Expat), Don't you know is there any possibility for postponing Brexit? I have just looked at tickets cost on Kiwi and Kiev-London-Kiev tickets are extremely cheap. I am asking because I wanted to visit some European city this year and have just thought of London (before I was concerning Berlin, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw). Are $ 250 enough for 3 days trip to London with visiting main landmarks, buying some second-hand books (it is my hobby) and having humble accommodations
quoted1

Morning,

Thanks for the tracks, I will listen to them later. Yes, there is a possibility of postponing Brexit — they are talking about delaying the Article 50, cause this summer there will be European elections and the EU Parliament and the EU commission will change. So they could postpone the Article 50 and start negotiating again. in the hope that the newly elected EU representatives will be more likely to accommodate the UK's stance. But at the same time, there is also a strong possibility of a NO DEal Brexit now as well. No one knows what is going to happen at the moment — but we will soon find out, only 40 days to go.

Re — $ 250 — I don't think that is enough. In the centre of London it is mostly £100 and above per night even in crappy hotels. However, I found this website for you by googling «cheap tourist accommodation in London» and this came up https://www.trivago.co.uk/london-38715/hotel  — you can find something there for £45 a night, but you have to book in advance. Re — don't forget you will have to pay for transport as well and you will have to feed yourself. These are the prices for daily travel cards

Zone 1−4 £13.10
Zone 1−5 £18.60
Zone 1−6 £18.60

Re — Landmarks. Some museums and galleries are free — like National Gallery, the British Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, etc. Some are not. The Tower is not, Buckingham Palace is not, Madam Tussaud's is not, Windsor Castle is not (but that is in Windsor — an hour away from London by train). Three days are not enough to see everything. When my Moscow relatives first came to London — they came for two weeks and they didn't see absolutely everything. If you come for 3 days — on the cheap — you will need at least $ 500 in my view. Money goes quickly here, very quickly.

I hope that helps, got to go now.
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  Redhead
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11:24 18.02.2019
P. S. The most crazy things are happening at the moment because of Brexit. The Labour Party is going to split into two today at 10 am. For the first time in history — this is CRAZY, proper crazy.
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11:28 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I passed what I thought was my last exam today before starting a new job on Monday and today I found out there is one more short course to do re the new derivatives regulation. I am fed up with all this to be honest, missing work. But my role will be with a lot more responsibility and my authorisation limits will be very different, so it all has to be gone through. I am scared to be honest — to take on so much more responsibility. And I probably won't be able to book any holidays in the near future. I already have some booked — but fortunately later in the year.
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Good luck. I'm sure you'll do fine.

P.S. I'll answer to your posts later
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  Redhead
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14:26 18.02.2019
Labour Party split: MPs form 'Independent Group' - Brexit latest news

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/18/...
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  Redhead
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14:34 18.02.2019
<nobr>P. S.</nobr> What is destroying Labour is that Corbyn and his gang are Marxists and anti-Semitisms. But that is not the real reason.
This is what is being claimed.

But this is not the real reason. The group of very influential Labour MPs in the Commons, that broke off Labour this morning and formed the so called «Independent Group» - are Remainers. And what they hope to do — is to offer their votes to the Remainer Conservatives — to fight ERG — which is Rees Mogg, Johnson, Bill Cash, Zac Goldsmith (who are pushing to a No Deal rather than accepting May's deal and blocking the UK remaining in the Customs Union with the EU), etc — hard line Brexiteers. It is all heating up now — leading to the 29th of March.
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  Redhead
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14:50 18.02.2019
In the meantime — great news for the City of London-

The UK clearing houses are approved to continue EU currency clearing even under No Deal Brexit.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/02/18/...
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17:43 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> But this is not the real reason. The group of very influential Labour MPs in the Commons, that broke off Labour this morning and formed the so called «Independent Group» — are Remainers. And what they hope to do — is to offer their votes to the Remainer Conservatives — to fight ERG — which is Rees Mogg, Johnson, Bill Cash, Zac Goldsmith (who are pushing to a No Deal rather than accepting May's deal and blocking the UK remaining in the Customs Union with the EU), etc — hard line Brexiteers. It is all heating up now — leading to the 29th of March.
quoted1
That reminds me of situation when several influential republicans voted against Trump initiatives together with democrats.
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17:45 18.02.2019
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> https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/02/18/...
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quoted1
good news, but can that mean «no deal» is more real that people expected?
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17:46 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat),
How's your day going?
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18:13 18.02.2019
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> I do not know about the quantity of goods sold, but it was told that trade ratio between Ukraine and Russia and EU became less and more respectively. I mean that Ukraine's export in EU grows faster than in Russia. Something like that. If you want I can try to seek the exact data
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Last time I checked Ukrainian trade it looked like this








If you combine EU countries, they will take 1st place.

And we should also remember that Russian and Ukrainian figures may be different because Russia counts its trade with DNR/LRN as part of trade with Ukraine.
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18:30 18.02.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> The truth is there is no «third way»
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The truth is in times of Russian Empire there were «славянофилы» and «западники». «Западники» considered Russia and Russian culture as part of Europe. «Славянофилы» were talking about the third way, third Rome etc. Nowadays we just copycat western culture, nothing really to talk about.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> From what I heard — the locals are not taking part in fighting there at all, it is mostly Russian mercenaries and local criminal elements.
quoted1
I heard otherwise, 90−95% of people who fight there are locals. You call them criminals. But that doesn't make them less local.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> And the local population of the areas affected by this conflict loses the sympathy for the Russian cause in the process. Cause the so called «Russky Mir» brought them war
quoted1
Probably, you've learnt it from so-called «partiotic» Ukrainian social media or on this very forum. In fact people blame Ukrainian military and Poroshenko because they shelled them with heavy artillery in violation of Ukrainian and international laws. But they also feel more and more disappointed because they realised Russia isn't going to accept them like Crimea.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> their economy is stagnating
quoted1
ORLY? Actually, Russia is one of the few G20 countries which economy has grown in 2018. But I have to admit our government made several very unpopular reforms to achieve this growth - they cut social spendings, raised taxes etc
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