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00:17 21.09.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> It doesn't work like that at all, quite a primitive way of thinking actually
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What a primitive way to bait
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00:20 21.09.2018
Watching Skate Canada Autumn Classic Itnernational and waiting for Evgenia atm. I'm hoping she will be able to serve us a decent short program despite her troubles with the jumps (she is relerning some of them since she moved to Canada).


I'm not sure this stream is available in your country. Sorry if it isn't.

But Skaters are in a total mess at the start of the season, so you won't loose much if you won't watch it
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00:33 21.09.2018
Gtg now, see you
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08:50 21.09.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> You think you know my job better than I do? You don't.
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Not so fast. Who knows — I might know your job better than you do. At the end of the day — I work in the world's biggest and most successful financial centre in history of mankind.

You were the one who asked the question re house prices and how that is linked to Brexit and interest rates — re Carney's predictions, etc. I gave you an answer — a comprehensive answer with examples including historical examples, etc. My mentioning of the fact that someone living in Russia might not consider base interest rates movements significant here was legitimate, because in Russia it is not just the level of the rates that is high to start off with (compared to here), but their sheer volatility is mind-blowing.

Bank of England base rate since 2001




Bank of Russia interest repo rate — (Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds. Repo rate is used by monetary authorities to control inflation) Repo rate is the same as base rate in this context, I couldn't find the same period as I did for the Bank of England base rate — but it clearly illustrates my point





This is what I meant. Yes, you were right — the base rate was just recently raised once since the end of 2014 — but in the context of our discussion this little technicality is immaterial.
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09:01 21.09.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> To be fair you are right I'm just trying to be polite)
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Well, try harder.

I am joking obviously. It is just — I ran out of ideas as to what to discuss. I am discussing what is important to me, what surrounds me and my family, etc. Brexit is one subject that is important to everyone here. I don't really know what else to talk about. Talking about Skripals and all the doom and gloom in Britain- Russia relations is not pleasant, I don't know much about figure skating and not as passionate about it as you are, etc. So — that is why I was mainly talking about Brexit. Maybe I should just leave the forum — I am bored with it senseless and don't have much time for it in any case. I was just trying to keep the discussion going with you, that's all.

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I am not surprised. Ukrainians should have severed all possible relations with Russia long time ago. You annexed their territory and started a nasty war there, killing their people, your people are full of hatred towards them. You lost Ukraine for good. It is tragic, but true. Ukraine trading with you would be like Britain trading with Hitler during the World War 2. Thankfully, things are not quite as bad between the UK and the EU.
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09:06 21.09.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> What a primitive way to bait
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I was not trying to bait you, I meant it. You are a clever bloke, but clearly — under the influence of the primitive Kremlin propaganda. As you yourself mentioned that you are self confessed «patriot». Putin's «patriotism» and reality don't mix. Your thinking is mostly based on cheap conspiracy theories, peddled by the likes of RT and Sputnik, neither of which are considered credible sources of information in the developed world. What do you want me to do? To lie just to agree with you? You should know better by now — I mean you should know I am not the kind of person who would do that.
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09:07 21.09.2018
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> I'm not sure this stream is available in your country. Sorry if it isn't.
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> But Skaters are in a total mess at the start of the season, so you won't loose much if you won't watch it
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The video is not available to me. But I hope that the Russian skaters did very well. Russian figure skating is beautiful. Have a nice day).
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09:31 21.09.2018
Hi, I'm not going to comment on Kremlin propaganda, Ukraine-Russia relations etc. It is for the 1213565498798987th time I hear it from you and I know this talk won't be productive.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> But I hope that the Russian skaters did very well
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Well there was only one skater from Russia (Evgenia). Here is her short program


Actually, I'm not impressed. It's good she is trying new style… well, everybody knew in advance she will struggle with her jumps. I hope she will be able to fix it late in the season. She need to stay on top or Kostornaya will obliterate her in 2019.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I am bored with it senseless and don't have much time for it in any case
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Same here, may be let's take a break for a week or two?
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09:48 21.09.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Actually, I'm not impressed. It's good she is trying new style… well, everybody knew in advance she will struggle with her jumps. I hope she will be able to fix it late in the season. She need to stay on top or Kostornaya will obliterate her in 2019.
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I will watch it later, got to go to work now.)
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I thought of doing that myself, but if I take a break for a week or two — I think I won't come back here at all. I don't go on any other forums you know- only this one. And I noticed that I don't get anything out of coming here at all anymore, it is just a habit. Talking to you is different in a sense that — you are Russian, but can speak English quite well, so it doesn't take as much time to write answers and also — it gives a prospective as to what an educated middle class person from Russia thinks about what is going on. Talking to you is nice.
If you want to take a break, let me know. I will still come here on the forum now and again — to talk to the Convention and do a post here and there on the main forum. Like I said — I like talking to you, didn't mean to offend you. But I live in a very different environment and our press is very different from yours, people here perceive things differently. It is not some sort of «Russophobia» or anything like that.

By the way, May's Chequers deal was rejected by the EU yesterday.

How the EU killed off Chequers and twisted knife on Theresa May.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/09/20/...

Theresa May might end up facing a leadership challenge at the Tory's Party Conference.

Got to go to work now). See you, wouldn't wanna be you (it is just a stupid childish English joke, my kids like saying it) — I am just in a very good mood, our FCA audit is going extremely well (touch wood).
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13:35 21.09.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Talking to you is nice.
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Thanks, same goes to you

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> By the way, May's Chequers deal was rejected by the EU yesterday.
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Things starting to get interesting to me.
I work in a large company (one of so called natural monopolies). And it can take more than 10 months to work out a document that affects entire company. If there is nothing on the table right now, it will be really hard to broke a deal (Brexit). I kinda feel sorry for your PM. But she brought it on her herself.

gtg now, have a nice day
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23:52 21.09.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Actually, I'm not impressed. It's good she is trying new style… well, everybody knew in advance she will struggle with her jumps. I hope she will be able to fix it late in the season. She need to stay on top or Kostornaya will obliterate her in 2019.
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I actually liked it quite a lot. It was fresh, light and jazzy. Yeah, she made a mistake. But it was a lovely performance overall. You know — this song has been covered by so many musicians since 1930s — it's unreal, even Lady Gaga covered it. It is something different. Russians are known for their performances to classics the best (classical music, etc.) — be it ballet, or figure skating or whatever. She did this. And it is different and wonderful. IMHO.
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00:11 22.09.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Things starting to get interesting to me.
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And why is that then? Cause you are an Anglophobe and want the British ship to sink? I am joking obviously.

All the papers came out with the headlines today like «Off the rails», «May humiliated», «Disaster», etc.

Thing is this. May has never been popular here, she nearly costed Tories the General Election in 2017 — because most think she is a dickhead. Don't like her personality. That didn't mean people didn't support Brexit, cause like Rees Mogg said in that LBC interview — pro Brexit parties gained votes in that Election, pro European parties (like Lib Dems) — lost votes. They just didn't like May's personality and the absence of clear stance on the issue (I told you before how she behaved prior to the Referendum). Yeah, people vote for a party here, but the personality of the PM does matter. That is why one can be rest assured that Corbyn will never win. I mean — Labour will never win as long as Corbyn is the leader (that is why they are always undermining him and trying to change him as leader)
Secondly, she was told time and time again by the Tory MPs that Chequers was a no go. Even IF the EU accepted it, like Rees Mogg said — it would never get through the House of Commons. She still went pushing forward with it, and is still doing it — can you believe it? It is like — get real, woman, what the f are you doing? All she achieved in these two years is humiliating the country.
Even I have more belief in Britain than she does. And I am a City worker — we would love a deal with the EU. Right now they are talking about Canada style deal (which is what Boris and Rees Mogg have been banging on about for two bloody years now) — it is almost tariff free trade ( I mean goods - cause that is very important for the EU - they import shitload here - much more than we export there), but no «tariff free» for financial services. However, no major world international financial centres have any free access to the EU financial markets — Singapore doesn't, New York doesn't, Hong Kong doesn't.
When Britain didn't join the Euro — there was much more scary talk about how London would lose everything, become second to Frankfurt as financial centre, etc. NONE of that happened. If anything — London became stronger. Frankfurt as financial centre moved down to number 24 in the world, Paris is even more down I believe. They have no expertise, will never be international centres, no favourable time position and — not as nice places to live as London. Financial professionals prefer it here and are not moving — their kids are settled at schools and they just love London. It will be allright. London has been the world's main financial centre for 300 years — the Chinese, Japanese and Americans will stick with it. And so will the Europeans, they have no choice.

I actually don't feel sorry for her anymore. She acts like some «damsel in distress», but she is nothing but a dickhead and costed this country a lot of time (this is what I have been hearing from everyone I know today - all day long).
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00:23 22.09.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I work in a large company (one of so called natural monopolies)
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Nice. I worked for big companies before, now I work for a little one, like an investment boutique if you like — we have some high profile customers, look after their investment portfolios, etc. But I love the job, and I like the people I work with a lot. They are such a nice bunch. Maybe because all but one of them are men, I would hate to work in a female British environment, that would have killed me. Couldn't stand it when I was at home with kids.

Talk to you later, have to go now, we have to get up early tomorrow — going to visit our relatives in Guildford — just for a day. The weather is shit here, it is stormy, windy, etc. That is because it is hurricane season in the States and the islands there. When that happens — we always get strong winds here as well on the other side of the Atlantic.
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00:45 22.09.2018
P. S. Right now I am listening to LBC — some City grandeurs have been giving their opinions and the way to go forward — make London and the UK and the islands around — tax heavens with low regulations (Jersey and Guernsey and the Isle of Man already are anyway). That will make the country — Switzerland multiplied by a ton (that's London slang for a «grand», i.e. «thousand»). That's the way to go. And again — this is what a lot of Brexiteers have been saying since the Referendum result. Most off shore islands in the world are under British jurisdiction anyway, we could be one mega off shore island ourselves, why the f not?

Yes, that will cause a trade war with the EU (they have voiced a lot of objections to that as they themselves cannot afford to lower taxation), but we have been cornered now it seems. Being nice just doesn't work.
We will see what happens at the Tory Party Conference next week, but clearly — she can't stay on as Leader, she made us a laughing stock in Brussels (again — it is not just my opinion, this is what people all around are saying).
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01:02 22.09.2018
The latest

Ministers to demand Brexit 'Plan B' from Theresa May at Cabinet showdown over Chequers deal

Theresa May is heading for a showdown with her Cabinet next week when ministers will call for a «Plan B» alternative to her Chequers Brexit deal.

The Cabinet meeting on Monday, which was due to discuss migration policy, will now be dominated by Mrs May’s Salzburg humiliation.

The Prime Minister will be urged to offer an alternative to the proposal agreed at her country residence in July to keep the UK tied to the EU after Brexit - or face resignations.

One source said: «Monday is the crunch point. That’s when every Cabinet minister will have to look again and reassess like Boris [Johnson] and David Davis did.»

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/09/21/...

Boris and David Davis resigned as soon as she announced Chequers — if you remember.


The reaction from Northern Ireland


DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds (DUP is the leading party in the Northern Ireland) welcomed Mrs May's reassurances on the border, but called for her to now "stand up" for the UK's interests.

"It is time now that the prime minister demonstrates publicly, privately and to everyone in her own party and to Europe, to parliament, that she is going to stand up for the UK's interest, including in Northern Ireland, that she is not going to be pushed around by Europe, she's not going to be bullied, she's not going to be coerced into either doing a bad deal for the UK or breaking the UK," Mr Dodds told the BBC.



I hope May is a gonna as Leader. I don't know why the Tories have been putting up with her for such a long time.

Anyway - enough said. Got to go)
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