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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:32
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Posted By Nick1966
Greece has approx 2 billion in foreign reserves...

Greece has approx 2 billion in foreign reserves - mainly gold. After a Grexit, those reserves won't last long. By the end of this week, Greek banks will have no cash.

After a Grexit, BBC's Robert...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:08
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Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
Mr Tsipras may regret winning this referendum....

Mr Tsipras may regret winning this referendum. With Greek banks running out of money, he may have to print a new currency. Will have the leadership skills to preside over a Grexit ?

And if Mr...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:01
Replies: 234
Views: 7,303
Posted By Nick1966
Greek voters are about to discover if they chose...

Greek voters are about to discover if they chose the right government to take them out of the eurozone, adopt a new currency, rebuild their banking system and import food, medicine and raw...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:46
Replies: 234
Views: 7,303
Posted By Nick1966
Then let's hope that Alex Tsipras and the Syriza...

Then let's hope that Alex Tsipras and the Syriza government do an even better job of taking Greece to a new currency, than they are currently doing of running Greece.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:26
Replies: 234
Views: 7,303
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly. They have no foreign exchange reserves...

Exactly.

They have no foreign exchange reserves to buy anything from abroad. Hospitals and pharmacies will be concerned.
Their banks have almost run out of money
Greece is in political sensitive...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:03
Replies: 234
Views: 7,303
Posted By Nick1966
Greece will survive. But depends what you mean by...

Greece will survive. But depends what you mean by 'survive'.

Their banks are running out of money. May be a week's worth of cash.
Without fresh financial help, the Greek government will need to...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:29
Replies: 234
Views: 7,303
Posted By Nick1966
What will be the bad years be like ? So if the...

What will be the bad years be like ?



So if the EU project fails, after the few bad years, can we in the UK expect our salaries to rise above inflation, lower unemployment, more job security,...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:02
Replies: 234
Views: 7,303
Posted By Nick1966
Finger crossed. And exactly what kind of...

Finger crossed.

And exactly what kind of failure did you have in mind ?

When whole EU project fails, how do you think it will effect the UK ?
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 15:56
Replies: 1,712
Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. Sadly, jailing those who contributed to...

Agreed.

Sadly, jailing those who contributed to the current mess won't alter the current circumstances.

Greek banks are running out of money. The Telegraph reports that the banks have 500...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 15:22
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
Some English voters appear to be content with the...

Some English voters appear to be content with the possibility of Scotland leaving the Union. And now the UK parliament is to be used for English only matters.

Perhaps a few small steps towards the...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 15:16
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
David Cameron wants to keep the Union. And he...

David Cameron wants to keep the Union. And he also wants the UK parliament to exclude some UK MPs from voting on certain matters to be decided by the House of Commons speaker.
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 15:13
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
Suspect you may be right. In which case, you...

Suspect you may be right.

In which case, you could have a referendum for all UK voters "Would you like the United Kingdom to end ?"
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 13:44
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
I do not think David Cameron wants to remembered...

I do not think David Cameron wants to remembered as the last prime minister of a United Kingdom.
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 12:31
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
No. David Cameron is going to use the UK...

No.

David Cameron is going to use the UK parliament as vehicle for English devolved matters.
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 10:02
Replies: 61
Views: 1,480
Posted By Nick1966
The graph in the BBC news items is revealing. In...

The graph in the BBC news items is revealing.

In 1979/80, there were 4 million claimants, receiving a total of 5 billion (in today's prices)
Today, there are 5 million claimants, receiving a total...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 09:47
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
The United Kingdom parliament is for the whole of...

The United Kingdom parliament is for the whole of the United Kingdom with UK MPs voting all issues without restriction.

I do not wish to see the UK parliament balkanised with voting restrictions.
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 09:18
Replies: 134
Views: 2,545
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. In the run up to the independence...

Agreed.

In the run up to the independence referendum David Cameron went to Scotland and campaigned to keep the United Kingdom together. Yet scarcely a year later, he's now balkanising the UK...
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 13:52
Replies: 1,712
Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
Nor does David Cameron know the outcome of the EU...

Nor does David Cameron know the outcome of the EU referendum either. This is going to be a anxious few years for him.
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 16:40
Replies: 1,712
Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
Neither can I. I was wondering if the referendum...

Neither can I.

I was wondering if the referendum question should be:

"Do you want the Greek government to be able to print new money ?"
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 13:44
Replies: 1,712
Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
I do not think anyone is "satisfied" with what's...

I do not think anyone is "satisfied" with what's happening at the moment.

The Greek government and Greek banks are running out of money. With few, if any, options remaining, the Greek government may...
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 12:43
Replies: 48
Views: 1,577
Posted By Nick1966
And we can print new money. Nearly a third of...

And we can print new money.

Nearly a third of all UK government debt is now held by the Bank of England.
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 12:12
Replies: 1,712
Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
If the Greek government adopts a new currency,...

If the Greek government adopts a new currency, they can print their own money.

But who will lend to them ?
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 12:03
Replies: 1,712
Views: 51,541
Posted By Nick1966
An act of desperation. Greek banks and the...

An act of desperation.

Greek banks and the greek government have almost run out of money. And who will now lend to them ?
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 10:31
Replies: 127
Views: 3,283
Posted By Nick1966
Greek government finances make depressing...

Greek government finances make depressing reading.

From 2004 to 2009:
The Greek economy increased in size by 40% (in straight money terms)
Government expenditure rose by 87%
Tax revenues rose by...
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 10:10
Replies: 127
Views: 3,283
Posted By Nick1966
Greece is run by "amateur politicians" and "The...

Greece is run by "amateur politicians" and "The EU is also a bunch of crazy unprofessional idiots".

Should we worry ?
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