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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Maxi on Yesterday at 22:29:41 »
From The Article Posted Above

"With the economy clearly struggling early on in 2019 after a sharp slowdown in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the Brexit situation highly uncertain, the chancellor will have a lot on his mind when he presents the Spring Statement.

"It looks highly likely that he will have to announce downgraded growth forecasts from the OBR [Office for Budget Responsibility] at least for the near term, with possible negative ramifications for expected budget deficits."
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Shizzy on Yesterday at 20:42:04 »
BBC News - Record UK government surplus in January
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47318862

Must be to do with Brexit
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General Discussion / Re: Tornado GR4 Retirement Flypast
« Last post by Pugwash on February 20, 2019, 17:33:55 PM »
No, didn't spot them, low cloudbase and they were early, I heard a rumble to the south around 13;30 . According to ADS-B Exchange they tracked to the south of Warminster and Frome, and by 13:45 were approaching Minehead before crossing the Bristol Channel to Pembrey.
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General Discussion / Re: Tornado GR4 Retirement Flypast
« Last post by Al on February 20, 2019, 13:57:15 PM »
Sadly it is cloudy. I didn’t see the GR4s. Did anyone catch sight?
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Shizzy on February 20, 2019, 12:54:15 PM »
Must be due to Brexit..... oh forgot, only negative stuff is due to Brexit

Usually, yes.

And if you read the report all the way you would have seen this;

Analysis:
By Dharshini David, BBC economics correspondent

The jobs market remains in a robust shape despite the loss of momentum in the economy towards the end of last year - although the Brexit fog effect may be yet to register.
Continuing recent trends, the majority of those entering work were previously inactive (students, looking after home, long-term sick etc).
The demand for labour continues to bolster wage growth. Real wages increased by more than 1% per year, better on the whole than in recent years although about half the rate of the pre-crisis era.

So little sign of Brexit uncertainty hitting hiring so far - but demand in the labour market tends to lag significantly behind changes in output.




And the report lags behind current trends.

"However, the surveys deteriorated more markedly in January, so a Brexit effect might start to weaken employment growth in the next batch of official data."



Just thought I'd apply Maxi's logic. Everything is to do with Brexit, and ignore the facts. Keep repeating and it may come true :)
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In the News / Three Tory MPs join Labour breakaway group
« Last post by baldy on February 20, 2019, 11:14:09 AM »
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Bob DeBilda on February 20, 2019, 11:12:09 AM »
Must be due to Brexit..... oh forgot, only negative stuff is due to Brexit

Usually, yes.

And if you read the report all the way you would have seen this;

Analysis:
By Dharshini David, BBC economics correspondent

The jobs market remains in a robust shape despite the loss of momentum in the economy towards the end of last year - although the Brexit fog effect may be yet to register.
Continuing recent trends, the majority of those entering work were previously inactive (students, looking after home, long-term sick etc).
The demand for labour continues to bolster wage growth. Real wages increased by more than 1% per year, better on the whole than in recent years although about half the rate of the pre-crisis era.

So little sign of Brexit uncertainty hitting hiring so far - but demand in the labour market tends to lag significantly behind changes in output.




And the report lags behind current trends.

"However, the surveys deteriorated more markedly in January, so a Brexit effect might start to weaken employment growth in the next batch of official data."

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In the News / Re: Seven Labour MP's Resign
« Last post by Shizzy on February 20, 2019, 11:10:20 AM »
3 Tories now joined the independent group Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston.

Personally I think there is a place in UK politics for a centre ground party. Will be interesting to see how this develops.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Bloody Roadworks
« Last post by baldy on February 20, 2019, 10:16:58 AM »
Quite.


Blame the planning inspector who granted permission on appeal against the WC decision to refuse permission.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Bloody Roadworks
« Last post by Shizzy on February 20, 2019, 10:12:08 AM »
I see they have now decided to put a footpath to the bus stop, digging up all the trees they planted. What a bunch of incompetent idiots.

How is the estate going to access the town on foot as the path doesn't extend beyond the bust stop.?
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