This Brexit divorce bill thing.

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  1. DEE

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    Im on a train so i dont have the links with me
    However from memory the beebs pension pot is split over several key geographic areas.
    These being the uk,mainland Eu,Usa,japan and other markets.
    These pots are made up of various hedge funds and investment wagons.
    Some are based in the geographical areas aforementioned but have multiple sites over the globe. Mostly in sunnier climes.
    Some are located directly in a known tax havens such as the british virgin isles...

    Theres also several equity investments in companies that fellow BBS users have had a proper head wobble over in recent years due to their ability to avoid tax. Apple,Alphabet,Amazon...

    Theres also c100M of property knocking about somewhere.

    Ill add more later if i remember after my tea.
     
  2. Jimmy viz

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    The figure between 50 billion and a 100 billion is to pay off existing commitments. There will be an additional charge of approximately 20 billion if a transition is approved. As I said I don’t think there will be a transition per se more a permanent Norway arrangement which will be delightful.
     
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    Jimmy viz Well-Known Member

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    I love the arrogance of some people. The author of article 50 may know what he is talking about.
     
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    It isn’t binary as you say. Though of course you do get less of a say and are not fully represented in parliament. It will happen and will be most amusing.
     
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    I see a lot of parallels with 1929 & can see Europe being divided. Instead of being close to France & Germany, half of the Tory party are flying the V's (and I don't mean the Gibson). We are going to be shat on from a very great height by 27 nations. I'm getting my shower cap on.
     
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    [QUOTE="Scoff, post: 2044283, member: 54181

    Reform of the EU is under way, and now the UK is now longer blocking it, at a faster rate than previously [/QUOTE]

    I think you have the wrong end of the stick with that comment, certainly as far as Macron and Merkel are concerned, Reform to them means making the EU more business friendly and less constrained by EU top down Govt. The UK has never blocked that approach , in fact the German press has been clear that Germany has lost its major ally in regards to that.
    The Reform that Juncker and Verhofstadt talk about is that of ever closer union and more EU control...it will be interesting to see who wins that argument once we have gone, particularly as Merkel is not in a good position, Macron looks to have had a very short honeymoon period and within two years Juncker will be out.
     
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    I suspect at some point, something small will be the straw breaking the back of Brexit. The government has made too many mistakes and too many things are coming out of the woodwork. They remind me of the generation game contestants spinning plates on poles. They always started with one or two and were doing ok, but get to 5-6 and plates start smashing. The government currently has several hundred plates spinning and is still trying to do more not noticing that lots are just about to smash to the floor.

    It doesn't help when the likes of Johnson and the DUP are deliberately throwing plates at anyone they see.
     
  8. ark

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    Aaaannnndddd you've lost me. In one opening sentence you've kind of shown your hand and negated any opinion I can be arsed to hear
     
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    melt away then...

    like I care
     
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    What on earth does that mean?
     
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    I think it's a stupid soundbite which means liberals. For some reason folk see that as a bad thing.
     
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    I find it ironical that those on the right are the biggest snowflakes of all.
     
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    Honestly never heard of it. I have to say (probably with the greatest of disrespect) it makes your post difficult to read, since many of us will have to break off and start googling to follow the meaning. At which point I gave up without reading any of what follows.

    I was always taught never to use a big word when a diminutive one will do.
     
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    I'm not a millennal. I just find it staggering that anyone wants social regression. If you could let us know which point in history you want to reset the clock to that'd be great. Are we oppressing trans people? Dialing back acceptance of gay people? Or full hog and go for black and ethnic minorities? Unwittingly or not that is what the beyond parody labelling of "snowflakes" infers about the person who says it.
     
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    Well, given the current targeting of disabled, unemployed, immigrants and dangerous intellectuals (judges, lecturers, experts in general) by certain sections of the media and politicians...
     
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    The problem I have with brexit is that we'd have still been allowed to sign wiseman, odejayi, mellis and paddy McCourt unopposed. It should involve discrimination against **** players to work properly
     
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    Norway agreement? Please God, NO! All the laws and rules and no say whatsoever.... also some pretty heavy bills to pay too!
    Get out asap!
     
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    How about we split the country in to 2 sections - the remainers all live in Scotland, London or the South East, retain freedom of movement and part of the single market, keep European Citizenship etc, and the rest of the country and Wales can enjoy all the freedom of having their own country back?
     
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    As someone who doesn’t really care either way it would amuse me greatly. Leavers get to leave. Remainers get to stay (in part) and no one is happy. It’ll be genius.
     

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