> > > Going to sleep now. Have a nice evening quoted1
Same here, sweet dreams. We spent the whole day at the Stage Coach Alice in Wonderland show in Kingston grammar school theatre, Vicky was the Queen of Hearts. They always give her the Queen of Hearts role in Alice in Wonderland. There were two shows — first at 16.30 pm, the second — 7.30 pm, we only just arrived back about an hour ago. Goodnight.
We are having Glastonbury Festival in England at the moment — it is the biggest musical event of the year. I used to go to Glastonbury every year, now we don't have time really, besides — the crowds there are huge.
At the moment — we are having so much negativity about the EU — I think there definitely won't be any more delays — as regards our departure from the EU, it is going to be done and dusted by 31st of October. And since the EU said they won't offer anything but what is on offer now, I think — there will be no deal .Both Johnson and Hunt are drawing up the plans to cut taxes. Somehow, they managed to drag Putin into all this.
We will prove Vladimir Putin wrong by leaving the EU by October 31
Putin was talking about transgenders and liberal ultra-tolerant attitude towards them but journos presented it as if he said that Liberalism is dead. And surprisingly some world leaders reacted and tried to prove that Liberalism is not dead
> May be because she is redhead like you?) quoted1
Yes, she often gets «redhead» roles, this one is a classic. Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Putin was talking about transgenders and liberal ultra-tolerant attitude towards them but journos presented it as if he said that Liberalism is dead. And surprisingly some world leaders reacted and tried to prove that Liberalism is not dead quoted1
I don't have any problems with any gay or transgender people — it is their business, what they want to do with their bodies and lives — who are we to judge? As long as people are of age and everything is consensual — I don't see any problem with it at all. However, the EU is not a liberal or democratic organisation. They do not get elected and they take it upon themselves to pass laws on behalf of 500 million people — most of whom not only didn't elect them, they would be hard pressed to even name them or know who they are. When unelected people decide to pass laws, behave in a way which is totally unaccountable, bus in tons of immigration and expect people to put up with it — like it or lump it — well, there is nothing liberal about it, or democratic. Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> And rightfully so. I started to think about the EU as USSR 2.0 long ago (before people in Britain voted for Brexit). I'm glad that lots of people understand it now. quoted1
People here have been talking about this for decades, probably started to — before you were even born.
P. S. I am amazed how brave little Switzerland is — standing up to the EU bullies. The EU effectively cut off the Swiss stock exchange from the EU markets:
Armed robbery. Assault. Fraud. Oh, and trading shares in Nestlé or Roche. As of this week, the list of jailable offences in the European Union just got a bit longer. Alongside the traditional crimes for which you would rightly expect to get locked up, it now seems that in the extraordinary and increasingly bitter battle over market access it is now a criminal offence to trade Swiss shares anywhere other than in the country itself. If the EU wants to threaten and bully the Swiss, that is their choice. But while plenty of people will see that as a warning to London, on the grounds that we may get the same treatment if we ever get around to leaving, it is also an opportunity. Read more https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/07/01/...
Ironically enough, all the predictions about the «devastating» effect for the Swiss economy is so far just a load of hot air:
Swiss stock market shrugs off losing EU access
Swiss shares shrugged off concerns that the end of «equivalence» arrangements, which allowed shares in Swiss companies to be traded across Europe, would inflict «catastrophic» damage to markets. The Swiss Market Index had risen 0.9pc by late afternoon, broadly in line with other European indices, on the first day since EU-based traders lost the right to trade equities in the country as a result of a diplomatic spat. The Swiss government has banned the trading of Swiss shares by EU-based banks and fund managers in retaliation to the EU’s withdrawal of its equivalence permit, which allowed Swiss traders to freely trade EU-listed equities.
Just reading the comments on the Telegraph — re Switzerland
Jean Noir 1 Jul 2019 7:34PM
It's absurd. The most amateur investor will find a swiss broker in under five minutes on the internet — and they're all falling over themselves to offer great introductory prices for new clients. Shares in Swiss companies have gone up! Flag
Stephen Allsop 1 Jul 2019 5:12PM
The EU needs the UK and the Swiss to fall in line with EU rules and regs, otherwise the Brussels and EU-27's tax by stealth on their citizens, will either be a non-starter — or just push more transactions to other European exchanges, or overseas. June 2019; «EU tries to revive plan for financial transaction tax» https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-tax/... Flag
Peter Bulmer 1 Jul 2019 4:43PM
This will back fire on the EU ! Paris and Frankfurt are very minor players in all this most trades are any way done in Switzerland and in Swiss francs other trades are done in London and New York as are most world trades.
The EU is a very small player !
If the UK refused to trade in EU stocks as Switzerland has now done, the EU will be the losers and will be hoisted by their own petard !!
The EU by increasing the political risk have just pushed the nuclear button ! This could long term have massive implication for funding, and insurance for EU companies ! Flag
P Shakespeare 1 Jul 2019 4:11PM
Who do we think is going to win this battle? The EU or Switzerland Flag
Stephen Allsop 1 Jul 2019 5:08PM
@P Shakespeare Shades of the RoI's Varadkar to PM May «we are the 27, you are the 1». How IS that going? Flag
George Dunn 1 Jul 2019 3:26PM
Message to the EU
Can you please stop using the childish phrase «Brexiteer» We held a legitimate democratic vote.
Irrespective of voting preference we are leaving the EU whether you like it or not.
ps oh by the way London is the biggest financial centre in the world We are not Switzerland.
To be fair — Switzerland is tiny in terms of financial services, compared to London, but insurance services are very developed there, most EU companies insure themselves financially with the Swiss companies, well and in London of course. Jesus. The EU are a bunch of nutters.
> I don't have any problems with any gay or transgender people — it is their business, what they want to do with their bodies and lives — who are we to judge? As long as people are of age and everything is consensual — I don't see any problem with it at all. quoted1
> I just can't stop watching videos from Taygan «kindergarten») > they look like plushy toys… so cute > quoted1
They are exactly like plushy toys — super cuteness attack! Thanks for posting those videos, I love them.
P. S. It has been stressful no end at work for these last couple of days. I can't wait for a holiday. My daughter had some people from the St Petersburg Ballet at her school today. I couldn't go, it was early in the afternoon, I asked her what their names were and she couldn't name them, but said their dancing was beautiful.
There was this news today in the morning on the telly — that a «stowaway» body crashed in the garden in Clapham yesterday — from the plane. Basically «stowaway» — means someone who shouldn't be on a ship or aircraft — basically an illegal immigrant who hid in the cargo compartment of a cargo plane. The plane was flying from Nairobi in Kenia to Heathrow and shortly before the landing, the body of a person fell out and landed in the front garden of a house in Clapham. Clapham is next door to us, it is practically Battersea. Some of our friends live basically two doors down from the place. The body was frozen as it had to undergo -60C temperature and flew at 4,000 miles an hour — so it made a great big dent in concrete front garden tiles, basically crushed them. 10 minutes prior to that some kids were playing there. Can you imagine?