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Started by mingmong on Jun 13, 2018 11:04:49 AM
Last Brexit to Brokelyn

"What do you mean? it's all going to fine... What could possibly go wro...?"

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Carry on here with your Brexitations

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Lawlsie - 13 Jun 2018 11:06:25 (#1 of 1403)

Nice one ming!

Hello shiny new thread.

bailliegillies - 13 Jun 2018 11:13:05 (#2 of 1403)

Brexit or Bust!

bailliegillies - 13 Jun 2018 11:14:09 (#3 of 1403)

If you Brexit, you own it!

TRaney - 13 Jun 2018 11:14:14 (#4 of 1403)

And, surely?

Lawlsie - 13 Jun 2018 11:14:51 (#5 of 1403)

"In the chaos of wartime people make money. When things break down, people make money. Britain pulling out of the EU will create all sorts of opportunities... for hedge fund owners and millionaires."

Carole Cadwalldr just now on LBC.

mingmong - 13 Jun 2018 11:15:45 (#6 of 1403)

A case in point:

'Crispin Odey amasses large bet against UK government debt'

https://www.ft.com/content/27c53024-3da1-11e8-b7e0-52972418fec4

roguestate - 13 Jun 2018 11:19:05 (#7 of 1403)

If only there was a term for that kind of manoeuvre.

Lawlsie - 13 Jun 2018 11:23:25 (#8 of 1403)

Yes he mentioned that too ming.

People made money in the Great Depression. Chaos is always good for some.

lapsedcat - 13 Jun 2018 11:24:31 (#9 of 1403)

It can't be said often enough: Tim 'Does my head look big in this?' Martin is a twunt.

Lawlsie - 13 Jun 2018 11:26:03 (#10 of 1403)

DAG has liked three of my tweets today!

Yay.

browserbutton - 13 Jun 2018 11:27:07 (#11 of 1403)

Chaos is always good for some.

Populism will be good for some, but probably not for the populus.

TRaney - 13 Jun 2018 11:28:38 (#12 of 1403)

Britain pulling out of the EU will create all sorts of opportunities... for hedge fund owners and millionaires."

There are opportunities for anyone willing to have a go. But as always the stories focus on the inevitable random lucky winners rather than the overall picture. There are two sides to every trade.

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scottscott - 13 Jun 2018 11:33:13 (#15 of 1403)

"In the chaos of wartime people make money. When things break down, people make money. Britain pulling out of the EU will create all sorts of opportunities... for hedge fund owners and millionaires."

Rees Mogg being a case in point: He is the capitalist version of an anarchist – a wealthy racketeer who would happily burn-down the entire EU project to line his own pockets.

And I hate the way a number of his critics are beguiled by his so-called old-world charm. Many sociopaths are polite and personable – it's called, hiding in plain sight. Experience has taught RM that, if it's done with grace, he can get away with the most dreadful behaviour.



I find him both repellent and sinister.

StammtischMentality - 13 Jun 2018 11:33:52 (#16 of 1403)

There are opportunities for anyone willing to have a go.

Only to a point. common or garden punters don't have a way of betting that the country goes down the toilet. And so if it does go down the toilet, the way the system is built means most people can't actually benefit from said opportunities and the only ones who can are the ones with large amounts of money to invest in the first place

SinnerBoy - 13 Jun 2018 11:34:44 (#17 of 1403)

Crispin Odious stands to make a fortune, eh? How very patriot of him. Give him a round of applause!

Or gunfire, your choice.

browserbutton - 13 Jun 2018 11:36:18 (#18 of 1403)

The Hoff being a bit harsh on Our Nige:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/bre
xit-nigel-farage-putin-cheerleader-eu-russia-guy-verhofstadt-erdogan-a8396476.html


"I call them the cheerleaders of Putin: Le Pen, Wilders, Farage. They’re doing only one thing: they take Kremlin money, they take Kremlin intelligence."

"Like Arron Banks, the good friend of Nigel Farage here, who colluded with Russians to make Brexit happen. Together with government leaders like Orbàn, Kaczynski, Salvini: these people have only one goal and that is to destroy Europe, to kill our liberal democracy."

TRaney - 13 Jun 2018 11:38:04 (#19 of 1403)

common or garden punters don't have a way of betting that the country goes down the toilet.

Well you need at least some money, or a cheap source. But if you have savings you can put them in foreign currencies, stocks, etc.

the only ones who can are the ones with large amounts of money to invest in the first place

The bigger point is that it’s a mistake to think it’s easy, and omits that most of these trades are zero sum.

roguestate - 13 Jun 2018 11:41:19 (#20 of 1403)

Never been a better time for the drafting of lamp posts and piano-wire into novel uses.

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