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Charles Hopkinson
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Great news ...

Farnborough Airshow: Brexit storm clouds fail to gather - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36773876
The world's aerospace and defence industry descended on Farnborough amid worries about Britain leaving the EU. But business, not Brexit, has dominated proceedings.
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Disaster for the doom merchants ...

Siemens promises UK investment despite Brexit warning - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36771595
German industrial giant Siemens says it will continue to invest in the UK, despite earlier warnings that a Brexit vote could affect its future activities in the country.
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Cry me a river Francois Hollande.

France 0 Portugal 1. and Brexit .. and your awful spouting in Brussels !

Now take Jean Claude and go away !
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Wedding still going strong ...

Lovely summer's evening in North Yorkshire.
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To cheer us up after the football and Brexit ...
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lol. I wasn't expecting that ending, but I so so dearly wish more people would take the "still being friends" attitude.
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If you voted Brexit ... Maybe buy British ?

Obviously where you can, and only if it's sensible.

Advantages ... Keeps British jobs and economy going, and supports our politicians in these difficult times.

So instead of Guinness ... maybe a Yorkshire beer ?

I don't have any axe to grind ... but I may be able to help this buy purchasing MORE British goods ... like in the photo ... to give my customers a choice.

What you think ?



#brexit #buybritish #charliesaysbuybritish
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A lot of the so-called "foreign" beers are brewed in the UK anyway. That was one advantage of a united Europe.
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Its all going wrong for the merchants of doom and gloom ...

Pound rallies further on May victory - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36772309
The pound rises above $1.32 as markets continue to welcome signs of political stability, with Theresa May set to be the new prime minister.
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So, the UK Commercial Property market is slumping. The Pound is still well below where it was last month. The UK's credit ratings are down, sales are down, job vacancies are down.

Yes, the pound responded to the fact there is certainty in who the next PM is. And remember they are responding to a PM who was part of the Remain camp.

We've had an economic heart attack. We've survived it - and that's the good news and due to planning by the same Treasury and Bank of England experts that Leave disparaged. But like a heart attack there has been significantly long term damage.

And where are all the Leave campaigners? Buggered off in a congratulatory orgy of backstabbing leaving it to calmer heads to manage their mess. Calmer heads that supported Remaining, but are now willing to work for the future of their country.

Boris has been quiet.
Nigel's in a pub somewhere.
Gove is keeping his head down.
Leadsom on is spending more time with her children.
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A possible boost for Brexit ?

"Boeing is committed to the UK government's prosperity agenda and we share the goals of enhanced economic growth"
The Ministry of Defence will buy nine new marine patrol planes from Boeing in a decade-long deal worth £3bn.
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Yes, given we're likely to be trading less, or at less favourable terms, with the EU then we will need increased trade relationships elsewhere. Relationships we now have to build from almost nothing as we have no current trade agreements outside the the EU pooled trade area.

Currencies do fluctuate. The market is trending towards the Pound moving from being in the $1.45 area to around $1.25 or lower - with fluctuations around those figures. If the Bank of England cuts the base rate further to encourage borrowing to keep economic activity up, then we are likely to see further downward pressure on the pound. Parity with the Dollar is being talked about, but I suspect it will be somewhere below the $1.2 mark.

Perhaps, over decades, we may end up with a stronger pound, but historically when you look at the exchange rates, the pound has never fully recovered value from major downships.

Of course, the issue here (as it will be for many others) is "if the Government needs to find another 15% on the current order for 138 F-35s then where is that additional £2bn going to come from?" Taxes or Cuts. And that is just one line item of government business.
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North Yorkshire.
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Wedding here tomorrow. Must take the flags down anyway.

BUT will put them back again IF Wales win.
Good luck to Bale and the boys.
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Spexit !
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My money is on Belgium +Sanne E

I put £2 on belgium at 14-1.

They are now 4-1.

... so I must support Belgium now.

Anyway ... Germany ALWAYS win ! 
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Hi folks. I'm "Tyne-Bridge" Charlie from Malton, North Yorkshire.
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I am "Tyne-Bridge Charlie" and I wrote "Charlie's Pint".
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  • St Peter's School, York
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  • University Northumbria
    Mathematics
  • Newcastle Polytechnic
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