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00:43 11.08.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Vicky started feeling better on Wednesday
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Hi. Glad to hear it.

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> How are you?
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I'm fine, thanks. I had a busy week and just opened this forum. But I feel tired and sleepy right now. Going off to sleep. Speek later
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13:42 11.08.2019
Big news — it looks like Ireland (the Republic) is buckling under the pressure of the possible No Deal — they will suffer the most, 70% of their trade is with the UK, not the EU. And it looks like the backstop is gonna be removed from the WA (withdrawal agreement). Which means we will have a PROPER BORDER with the EU countries - going forward.


Boris Johnson accepted an offer from Irish premier Leo Varadkar to meet to try to break the Brexit deadlock


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/08/11/...
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09:03 12.08.2019
Looks like we are getting out of the EU — defo (for definite) — on the 31st of October.

Remainer MPs are fast running out of time and options to block a no-deal Brexit, says think tank

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Ps attempting to block a no-deal Brexit may have run out of time and options to prevent Britain leaving the European Union on October 31, a respected think tank has said.
The Institute for Government has claimed that «time is running out» for the Remainers who are attempting to delay Brexit, and that «simply voting against» no-deal cannot stop Boris Johnson.
In a new paper, the think tank concludes that many of the previous avenues to stopping no-deal are no longer available to MPs, with Downing Street simply able to «ignore» their opposition in Parliament.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/08/11/...
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09:20 12.08.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Big news — it looks like Ireland (the Republic) is buckling under the pressure of the possible No Deal — they will suffer the most, 70% of their trade is with the UK, not the EU. And it looks like the backstop is gonna be removed from the WA (withdrawal agreement). Which means we will have a PROPER BORDER with the EU countries — going forward.
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Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Ps attempting to block a no-deal Brexit may have run out of time and options to prevent Britain leaving the European Union on October 31, a respected think tank has said.
> The Institute for Government has claimed that «time is running out» for the Remainers who are attempting to delay Brexit, and that «simply voting against» no-deal cannot stop Boris Johnson
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Hi. Looks like Boris is serious. I also heard he fired a couple of ministers already.
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20:25 12.08.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Big news — it looks like Ireland (the Republic) is buckling under the pressure of the possible No Deal — they will suffer the most, 70% of their trade is with the UK, not the EU. And it looks like the backstop is gonna be removed from the WA (withdrawal agreement). Which means we will have a PROPER BORDER with the EU countries — going forward.
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> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Ps attempting to block a no-deal Brexit may have run out of time and options to prevent Britain leaving the European Union on October 31, a respected think tank has said.
>> The Institute for Government has claimed that «time is running out» for the Remainers who are attempting to delay Brexit, and that «simply voting against» no-deal cannot stop Boris Johnson
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> Hi. Looks like Boris is serious. I also heard he fired a couple of ministers already.
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Yes, but the EU are standing strong as well, they are not budging. By the way — went for lunch with an American couple today, talked about Trump a lot — I asked what people were feeling — they said a lot of people there support him and it is not at all as dramatic and bad as they portray it in the media. Said he had a lot of support apparently, the media make it a lot more dramatic than it actually is.
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20:40 12.08.2019
By the way — the traders are placing tons of short bets on the pound rising to its highest level in a couple of years. That is another good news.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/08/12/...

I hate doom and gloom, we have to keep cheerful in the City you know — about all this Brexit palaver. Otherwise it is just too depressing. I want all the Europeans who are here to stay here and apparently — for those who are already here — Boris promised for their rights to be fully protected. Also — when the Australian style points based system of immigration is introduced, he proposes to relax visa restrictions for scientists and engineers from around the world. That is a great idea. Marvellous.

The only thing I disagree on with Boris and Farage is they are both for fracking. And I am against fracking. They should buy gas from Russia, it is cheap enough.
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21:21 12.08.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> when the Australian style points based system of immigration is introduced, he proposes to relax visa restrictions for scientists and engineers from around the world. That is a great idea. Marvellous.
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> And I am against fracking. They should buy gas from Russia, it is cheap enough
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Fracking is disastrous for ecology. I also think that Russian gas is a better option for Britain.

Btw, I found a lovely fan made video about Alena. Here it is


There is something magical in the way she moves on the ice
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21:56 12.08.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Fracking is disastrous for ecology. I also think that Russian gas is a better option for Britain.
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It is. And this is a very small beautiful island. Most people here are dead against fracking and will protest like crazy if anything like this is allowed to go on in the green zones, which make up most of the country. The environmental protests are already huge here.
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> There is something magical in the way she moves on the ice
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Very magical. She is not just insanely beautiful looking, she has what they call here — the IT factor, X factor. Her beauty is not static, she can express it and pass it on to the world. Not a lot of people have it - that kind of quality . She's one of a kind.

In general - with performing arts - it is the expression that is the key. She adds a lot of that to the technicality of figure skating sport, it is priceless. There are perhaps some more physically talented skaters, but she has that performing arts quality. So people are more likely to get more enjoyment from watching someone like her, rather than someone who is more technically talented in figure skating. IMHO.
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08:46 13.08.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Very magical. She is not just insanely beautiful looking, she has what they call here — the IT factor, X factor. Her beauty is not static, she can express it and pass it on to the world. Not a lot of people have it — that kind of quality. She's one of a kind.
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> In general — with performing arts — it is the expression that is the key. She adds a lot of that to the technicality of figure skating sport, it is priceless. There are perhaps some more physically talented skaters, but she has that performing arts quality. So people are more likely to get more enjoyment from watching someone like her, rather than someone who is more technically talented in figure skating. IMHO.
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Can't agree more. I hope Alena will master that tripple axel jump at the end of the season and become on par with Sherbakova in terms of technical difficulty. Trusova is untouchable if clean, base technical value of her programs is close to top male skaters, but she has kinda YOLO type of programs, it is almost impossible to be 100% clean for her. I think Alena still has good chances because of her exceptional artistry.
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09:13 13.08.2019
Looks like we are gonna get out of the EU. They are spending billions here on no deal preparations, getting the ports ready, etc.
Boris Johnson has public's support to shut down Parliament to get Brexit over line, exclusive poll suggests

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/08/12/...


P.S. The forum wouldn't let me post some comments, there is a filter here and some of them are a bit rude. Here is a good one

Silli Remoaner 13 Aug 2019 7:25AM


Tim Waterhouse 13 Aug 2019 7:23AM


The EU saw May's attempt at staying close to the EU as weakness and demanded humiliating surrender terms. I am surprised they didn't force her to sign the WA in a railway carriage somewhere in Northern France.
At last we have a PM that is prepared to stand up for Britain and the British public back him. Parliament maybe terrified of no deal, but the British people are not.
Well done Boris.
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Chris James 13 Aug 2019 7:24AM


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& well said Tim
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Chris James 13 Aug 2019 7:25AM


@ITS ME

It's happening - wake up !
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18:56 13.08.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Looks like we are gonna get out of the EU
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October is coming fast. Here in Russia EU officials usually portrayed as pussies. We will see is that true when it comes to Brexit soon enough.
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19:57 13.08.2019
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They are not pussies where the English are concerned. They absolutely hate us - the EU officials. The feeling is pretty much mutual.


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> October is coming fast
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I am trying to book a skiing trip in the Alps for November for us — in Bavaria, Germany. Bavaria is absolutely beautiful, better even than Switzerland. And the Germans are great, they love the English. But now thinking — will we need a visa after 31 October? Fck knows. So used to not needing a visa anywhere in the world with the British passport.
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09:21 14.08.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I am trying to book a skiing trip in the Alps for November for us — in Bavaria, Germany. Bavaria is absolutely beautiful, better even than Switzerland. And the Germans are great, they love the English. But now thinking — will we need a visa after 31 October? Fck knows. So used to not needing a visa anywhere in the world with the British passport.
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May be it will be an electronic visa? But I'm afraid EU officialls will do the same thing that Spain did for Brits in Gibraltar. They can try to make your life difficult because they are pussies to demonstrate how much you lost becasue of Brexit.
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20:55 14.08.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> May be it will be an electronic visa? But I'm afraid EU officialls will do the same thing that Spain did for Brits in Gibraltar. They can try to make your life difficult because they are pussies to demonstrate how much you lost becasue of Brexit.
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Gibraltar is British, they just do not have enough staff at the border to do border checks. The reason there are checks is because Britain is not part of the Schengen visa zone. I don't know whether they do it on purpose or not, some of them say they do not have enough money for it.

Today I spoke to a lady who — well, she is British herself and is an international lawyer — very rich and well educated — earns hundreds of pounds an hour, her husband is Dutch. She said they both absolutely hate Brexit. Some people are really pessimistic. They think that if we sign a deal with the States and break up with the EU — the quality of life here will go down. We will be more like the States — expensive healthcare, no workers rights, no proper holidays and shitty food standards. The quality of life in the States is quite a bit worse than here. When I listen to people like her- I start swinging the other way and thinking maybe we shouldn't be leaving the EU. Also, she said that Johnson was a reckless person, and no good for the country.
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21:16 14.08.2019
This is a very clever article

Europe risks losing the UK to the Americans for half a century unless it changes course fast

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/08/14/...

In general, the EU's inflexibility in their desire of closer integration — I think this is what will bring them down in the end. The EU will definitely be massively weakened when we leave:

«Britain is a diminished prize but not a trivial one. It still absorbs € 400bn (£370bn) of EU goods each year, Europe’s biggest surplus market. The military spending of the US, UK and Canada together is four times greater than the combined defence of the EU countries. »
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