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Message 1363165 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 10:02:47 UTC - in response to Message 1363154.

You'd better advertise for the position of Treasurer as well! Only triplicate? There's 4 positions taken already.......
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Message 1363174 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 10:29:04 UTC - in response to Message 1351291.

Your a bit slow over there in Europe we signed a currency deal only a few weeks ago with China and now Brazil ?
The chinese need it to help with payments of all the ore they buy from both country's.
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Message 1363177 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 10:38:11 UTC - in response to Message 1363174.

I'll put my hand up for Treasurer our accounts are in good order and I can bring that knowhow to your new country

Born in England !!!!!!!
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Message 1363217 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 13:25:06 UTC

Independent Republic of the Isle of Wight

Internal Memo

From : Cabinet Secretary
To : Immigration Minister


My apologies Minister, a slight typo. It should of course have read

"should be submitted in triplicate to each of the Committee"

If we are gong to have extended interviews and selection panels, we need some beer money from somewhere. All due diligent deliberations take a certain amount of time if we are going to uphold democracy in a 21C Republic. I'm sure that when a new Secretary to the Treasury is appointed, that will be appropriately taken care of in the accounts as "suitable refreshments".

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Message 1363272 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 16:49:21 UTC - in response to Message 1363154.
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The newly Independent Republic of the Isle of Wight, is pleased to announce the following appointments.

Cabinet Secretary - Chris S

Chancellor - Nick

Minister for Immigration - Sirius B

Harbour Master - Bernie


Further such appointments will be announced in due course.

It is proposed that the County Town of Newport be upgraded to the Capital city, and a suitable manifesto will be published in time for 2015. In the meantime applications are invited for the post of Chief Executive. Submissions on the back of a £50 note should be submitted in triplicate to the Committee, c/o the Dairyman's Daughter Free House.

Hon Sec


...do like the crest. By the way Bernie, being Harbour Master will put you in
charge of "Imports & Exports"

City of Newport....will we have to build a Cathedral there then...may be not?
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Message 1363681 - Posted: 2 May 2013, 19:28:18 UTC

Another reason why the EU is ineffective!

ECB's Draghi "ready to act if needed"

Well he acted & the Euro improved, then he had to open his mouth...euro then dropped drastically - who needs Market Sharks with fools like him in charge!

"Puzzle all you like about what the ECB might be about to do next. We shouldn't forget to be surprised that it has taken so long to do even this”"
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Message 1363690 - Posted: 2 May 2013, 19:47:36 UTC - in response to Message 1363681.

ECB's Draghi "ready to act if needed"

"Inflation expectations in the euro area continue to be firmly anchored," he said.
Anchored by what?...This geaser's a ruddy fool, high interest rates anchor
inflation not low one's like 0.5%. If you've got low inflation then under these
conditions it's because the economy has become deflationary due to people not
spending so prices fall.

"The cut in interest rates should contribute to support a recovery later in the year."
If you truly saw recovery occurring later in the year then you'd have kept your
interest rate set at 0.75% to off-set the expected early rise in inflation.
The fact is, Draghi, you do not see events improving at all.

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Message 1366051 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 14:15:08 UTC

Trouble ahead for the Mekon?

Germany's "UKIP" gaining ground

German Central Bank blasts France

Mekon speaks with two tongues

Hmmn, not unlike our Del-boy!

Mekon takes "Token Politics" to new level


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Message 1367582 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:33:17 UTC

We need a Prime Minister who will stand firm & apply what dear old Winnie did...

...& it's also one for our resident Sir Humphrey to consider......

“Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”

... & one for "Call Me Dave" himself to peruse.....

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
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Message 1367586 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:43:27 UTC

We need a Prime Minister who will stand firm & apply what dear old Winnie did...

Yes we do.

...& it's also one for our resident Sir Humphrey to consider......

“Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”

In the trade it's called the iron fist in the velvet glove, and an approach I have always adopted. The other one is the perennial ultimate question "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?"

... & one for "Call Me Dave" himself to peruse.....
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

You've been reading too much Richard Littlejohn :-)

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Message 1367588 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:56:51 UTC - in response to Message 1367586.
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We need a Prime Minister who will stand firm & apply what dear old Winnie did...

Yes we do.

...& it's also one for our resident Sir Humphrey to consider......

“Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”

In the trade it's called the iron fist in the velvet glove, and an approach I have always adopted. The other one is the perennial ultimate question "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?"

... & one for "Call Me Dave" himself to peruse.....
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

You've been reading too much Richard Littlejohn :-)



It's really saddening for one who fights tooth & nail to be described as an Englishman that he does not know his history!

That was not Littlejohn but Sir Winston Spencer Churchill himself.
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Message 1367600 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 18:46:47 UTC
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Sigh ........

I was referring to "Call me Dave" !! I know full well that the “The price of greatness is responsibility.” quote was made by Sir Winston Churchill receiving an honorary degree at Harvard in 1943.

You do me a disservice Sir!

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Message 1367612 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 19:14:48 UTC - in response to Message 1367600.

Sigh ........

I was referring to "Call me Dave" !! I know full well that the “The price of greatness is responsibility.” quote was made by Sir Winston Churchill receiving an honorary degree at Harvard in 1943.

You do me a disservice Sir!


Gotta keep you on your toes! Apologies (sure you didn't google it?) :)
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Message 1367617 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 19:29:09 UTC

OK fess up, yes of course I knew it was Sir Winston, and back in WWII, but not exactly where and when. So I had to look up the details.

BTW

Obama backs Call me Dave

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Message 1367642 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 20:56:44 UTC

We will see

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Message 1367643 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 20:58:09 UTC - in response to Message 1367617.

OK fess up, yes of course I knew it was Sir Winston, and back in WWII, but not exactly where and when. So I had to look up the details.

BTW

Obama backs Call me Dave


As I have stated in theses threads previously Obama would dearly like the UK to
stay with the EU. For the US government can gain a certain amount of policy
influence/direction through the back door via it's close connections with the UK.
Fully understandable as this wish to have some influence on the direction of the
EU will be severely hampered if the UK leaves. It's possible that Cameron's
dithering over the saga of our EU membership may be down to a certain amount of
pressure coming from America for us to stay in hence protect their interests to
a certain degree. How much pressure?...don't know, yet is Obama resided now to
the fact that his influence over the mater of the UK staying in is now not
going to be sufficient to stop a vote on our continuing membership of the EU.

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Message 1367644 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 21:04:31 UTC - in response to Message 1367643.

More than likely as 50% of the country didn't vote for him in the 1st place, so just like Del-boy, they're cooking the books!
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Message 1367761 - Posted: 14 May 2013, 7:02:42 UTC

Actually there was a 60% turnout, so 1/3 of the country voted Obama, 1/3 voted Romney, and 1/3 didn't vote at all. The Electoral Collage decided who won. When we had the same results in the UK in 2010 we had a hung parliament, and ended up with a Coalition. These are some of the reasons why the two countries are unhappy with their governments, because only half of those that voted wanted the winner. It's very difficult to run a country when 2/3 of the population didn't vote for the government or couldn't be bothered to vote at all.

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Message 1368457 - Posted: 16 May 2013, 14:35:00 UTC

Waking up at last?

Tory MP takes forward bill on EU Referendum

"He told the BBC: "It's about time the people had a say and this issue was dealt with properly.""

However, "Houston, we have a problem"........

......"Private member's bills face a struggle to become law and the Conservative EU bill is likely to be opposed by the Lib Dems and Labour".
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Message 1368473 - Posted: 16 May 2013, 15:51:56 UTC

Some do make it but not too many. I don't know about this one yet.

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