Ironic to call independence voters racist and then tell us how expensive housing is in the uk and how little you get for your money.
I realise thats absolutely nothing to do with millions of people having moved to the uk over the last 15 years or so. Its got nothing to do with this being one of the most populated islands in the world either. Its just that the uk is a bad racist hateful place.
Moving from an expensive area to where ever you are might for all we know be equivalent to moving from cambridge to wales...suddenly you can afford a whole farm.
The accusations of racism against people that want to leave the european union are purely ment to incite hatred and to oppress reasonable discussion and debate. It is you that have the problem.
That you continually use a share discussion board to rant and vent is a clear indication of your mentality.
I doubt anyone that is successful and family driven would be so inclined to be bothered unless they have a serious mental health problem.
...really have to ask you a genuine question since you are one of the most popular posters to grace this place.
You proclaim to invest in a company, outside the United Kingdom. Although listed here, it is an Investment outside your control, correct.
You have obviously read my history and have seen I was a born outsider to the UK, and you gave me my marching orders, correct?
So, I am going to ask you one serious question, because I know you are not a racist, It Is 2018, and we have abolished racism, right?
So here goes, which European destination are you planning on taking your, if you have one, family this year?
It was an observation to the recent press. Starting from Sailsbury, where all posters love discussions regarding politics, yet have not mentioned anything regarding where we all live.
The referendum for the UK to leave is quite an issue, a major issue. Those that think its just a win for everyone, (not those that live in London)are truly mistaken. There are consequences, and they are becoming more evident as the days go by. Not as clear cut to those that have farms though. Northern? Im not getting into that right now, but truth is London Voted, Remain!
One other thing that is true, we have no tech firms, or manufacturing firms, or much!
We do however, love to call people! We just keep on ringing random numbers until one of us purchases, windows, accident claim, write up a will when we never needed, or just to sign a new contract on another telecommunications co!
Then I made a satirical point of Saturday Night Takeaway, which My family loves.
Dec is hosting it by himself come next Sat! This sat cancelled!
So as a Cypriot Born Human Being, I have to explain my self as to why I make or write things/statements in which, silly little people who Invested in a Kurdistan field, thinks I should!
Am I now free to go, or is the Ambassador Of the UK about to Extradite Me! pip!
Bison, unemployment among under 25s is a problem in most of the Mediterranean states, Spain especially. Ironically, Spain also has one of the fastest growing economies in Europe (Ireland is at the top of the growth table). Both countries are members of the much-maligned PIIGS group.
So much for name-calling.
Meanwhile, I'm sitting here laughing at the image of the UK's Information Commissioner still waiting for a court warrant to go into Cambridge Analytica four days after Channel 4 unveiled their litany of dirty tricks to get the fascist Trump into office in the US.
The EU is far from perfect, but in a global context it provides a relative haven of regulatory sanity in a world dominated by the Mercers, the Koch brothers and the rest of the right-wing rabble who seem determined to undo everything hunderds of thousands of your parents and grandparents died fighting to defeat.
So far, while we've been here, our turnover is the same as we had in the UK, and our costs are at least 20% lower
We also have 25% less borrowing than we had in the UK, and no debts other than on bricks & mortar. These repayments are also cheaper than the UK due to the neg interest rate, which we have permanently fixed at rock bottom for the full term of the deal
Oh, and as well as the weather being significantly better, we haven't had a single day of frost - even at night
Yes, we could have stayed in the UK, and carried on staring at the sudden loss of 4 years worth of business growth since the Brexit vote and wondered if it will ever come back, but if we did wait we would have been fooked. No question. After 7 years of continuous growth, that's a pretty bitter pill to swallow
Strategic move to reposition and restructure our business and lives, and so far we're only looking forwards.
Surely, we'll still be here in 12 months time on this godforsaken GKP bb. Let's see where we stand then. I'm pretty sure we will have move forwards, and not backwards as were were in the UK, and we'll also not be as depressed as operating and living in the UK was making us
ps. spot on on your mercky/oneman/mikey/bravedog post last week
"Oilman, I met you at the court case, you never stopped pontificating how good and great you were.Rolling out disinformation off your tongue like a well versed oil snake man does. Combined with the selfies that you took of your inspection tour of Gkp and the personnel that you met, cleaners, rig hands, tanker drivers and the management team that you couldn't get close enough to photograph.
Oilman you are a bit of a rascal and fortunately for real investors that's all you ever will be now."
OM is banned on iii , on advfn he is apparently de-ramping GKP (I have him filtered).
ok..... so over here, our 'growth' is stronger than the UK's current and future forecast 'growth' (even with the revised-up estimates, which are still only on a par with Europe's worst performer)
There's yer clarity in what I meant to say
From our own perspective, if we had kept our business based in the UK, we would have been fooked. No question about it. The economics post-Brexit result are simply diabolical for anyone in a similar position to us. The High Street shop and mid-tier restaurant closures regularly in the news now are the evidence of this, and thankfully we're not part of it.
We had the sense and capability to strategically shift our assets to Europe instead of sitting and waiting to see if the economics might improve over the next 5 years. I see little more than 5 years of misery tbh, and I don't feel it is necessary for us to be a part of that
Yes, the UK is in growth, but the real cost of Brexit is only starting to unwind itself now.
From the best growth in Europe, to practically the worst, in one easy vote. I voted to remain, and remain I will. We are fortunate that we were able to move to improve our quality of life and not be sunk by the the fallout from Leave voters, and I'd recommend anyone still undecided about whether to emigrate or not, to simply just get on with it. You only live once...... so live it
And we were based in Cambridge - an economically good part of the UK. God help anyone in the more difficult parts, not unless they voted to Leave, of course. If so, you've made yer bed, now lie in it
you're living in a "growth economy" ...............so what your saying is the UK is not growing, its in contraction?.......might want to check your facts and also let us know if GDP projections have been revised up again or not.........not a great rate i'll give you that but they are not expected to be in this period of uncertainty
hows the unemployment rate over there?
what about debt to GDP ratio?
what about GDP size?
what happens if your new country of residence stops getting subsidised by germany?
so life is great over there is it, but you still have the urge to pop into here just to take a stab at the usual suspects.............i envy you
can you elaborate on "everything has gone to pot" .......... try and include some facts please
as far as i am aware none of the brexit doomsday prediction have even come close to fruition
uncertainty is the problem at the moment.................britain may be slightly worse off outside the EU, it may be slightly better in years to come..........no one knows yet..........only thing we can be pretty sure of is britain will still be in the top 10 of the worlds largest economies for decades to come, while the likes of italy, france, spain all substantially drift down the rankings with really only german involvement propping them up - imagine if the germans ever wanted to leave the EU..........oh dear
UK will always be full of talent, a strong global player and a great place to live
p.s. are you always 8 stellas into the night when you start to post?
What is interesting is that we have trades in USD, which means US investors, whoever they are, are now buying the stock.
When they buy, the volume increases in the afternoon, which is also what is happening.
And very little volume occur at 8am, as they are sleeping.
But, why are we getting trades going through that are priced in Dollars and why are some trades being reported in £ and pence rather than pence as normally reported on the LSE.
Fidessa reports that yesterday a total of 203,367 went through three Dark Venues and that just total Trades across all venues was 893,561 with 413,747 (46.34%) Auto Trades and 117,586 (13.12%) Ordinary Trades going through the LSE, a total of 59.46% http://www.screencast.com/t/wVVacDnFXGD
In plain English, yesterday just 531,333 (59.46%) of the Total Trades went through the LSE which were reported & visible to us, while the remaining 362,249 (40.54%) were reported on Alternative Venues which are invisible to Joe Public.
When such a large amount of trades are going through Alternative Venues, and like Joe Public, with Charts only "seeing" LSE Trades, such trading makes using Charts a bit pointless.
All Alternative Venue Trades and London Stock Exchange Trades combine together on the Venue that a Stock is Registered at, which in the case of GKP is the London Stock Exchange who then distribute such Trading Information out to its own Level 2 Clients and to Retail Level 2 Providers.
Before Alternative Venues were allowed to Trade the LSE, Retail Level 2 displayed 100% of the Trades that occurred on all Stocks.
But since Alternative Venue Trades were allowed to trade the London Stock Exchange the percentage of Trades displayed on Retail Level 2's Book and Trade Reports can be 40-60, 50-50, 60-40, 70-30 or any such percentage.
MO the London Stock Exchange should re-level the playing field and provide all Alternative Venue Trade Information to all Retail Clients, not just Wholesale Clients.
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