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#1 The Masked Tulip

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

Will Hutton reckons that a Greek default will cause a run on banks in Ireland, Portugal and perhaps Spain. UK will be very bady hit. Hyperinflation in Greece.

Steph Flanders looks hot in tight skirt and boots - shame that she went with the two Eds.

Edited by The Masked Tulip, 17 February 2012 - 11:19 PM.

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The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

In what way will the UK be badly hit? Drop in exports? Floods of immigrants? Shortages of couscous and humous?

BTW Will Hutton in a tight skirt & boots has a better chance of looking attractive than S Flanders (retches quietly).
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

I thought Hutton was going to have a heart attack at one point.

Monday night sounds more interesting. Goldman Sachs and how it help Greece circumvent the economic rules to enter EU

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:12 PM

I thought Hutton was going to have a heart attack at one point.

Monday night sounds more interesting. Goldman Sachs and how it help Greece circumvent the economic rules to enter EU


Agree Hutton was apoplectic and mentioned "domino effect of bank collapses and one of the worst affected would be us".
It must have been only 4 hours ago that I was driving home and listening to an expert on the radio "surprisingly good retail sales proving no 2nd recession and we are on the up".
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

In what way will the UK be badly hit? Drop in exports? Floods of immigrants? Shortages of couscous and humous?




Alas, when he started about the UK Flanders interrupted him and turned the conversation back to Greece. :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:21 PM

In what way will the UK be badly hit? Drop in exports? Floods of immigrants? Shortages of couscous and humous?

BTW Will Hutton in a tight skirt & boots has a better chance of looking attractive than S Flanders (retches quietly).


All you need to know, is that Greece is essentially this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H3eb7WQqkY


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

Agree Hutton was apoplectic and mentioned "domino effect of bank collapses and one of the worst affected would be us".
It must have been only 4 hours ago that I was driving home and listening to an expert on the radio "surprisingly good retail sales proving no 2nd recession and we are on the up".

Yes i listened to that retail sales up ,and also that consumer confidence is up following a fall in inflation,recovery locked in . 3 hours later it is record diesel prices just hit and this will impact on almost everything and stoke inflation (seems like Merves temporary inflationary high oil prices ,which he said have now receded are coming back) ,cant see that restoring consumer confidence for long. Then we get newsnight.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

In what way will the UK be badly hit? Drop in exports? Floods of immigrants? Shortages of couscous and humous?

BTW Will Hutton in a tight skirt & boots has a better chance of looking attractive than S Flanders (retches quietly).

A Credit-default swap trigger.


Agree Hutton was apoplectic and mentioned "domino effect of bank collapses and one of the worst affected would be us".
It must have been only 4 hours ago that I was driving home and listening to an expert on the radio "surprisingly good retail sales proving no 2nd recession and we are on the up".

Any excuse to give the service economy its dose of opium.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:42 PM

Agree Hutton was apoplectic and mentioned "domino effect of bank collapses and one of the worst affected would be us".

The one and only good thing that Gordon Brown did was nothing i.e. to keep us out of the euro. Blair would have had us in, as would the Lib Dems.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

Most of the papers are running stories about stock markets rallying ahead of a Greek bail-out on Monday, and Newsnight run an end of the global economy programme.
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The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:34 AM

As John McClane said.

I hate it when I'm right.
It's time to pay the piper. There is no magician who will magic away the debt. Someone is going to have to pay it. Bend over and prepare to make payment.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

Agree Hutton was apoplectic and mentioned "domino effect of bank collapses and one of the worst affected would be us".
It must have been only 4 hours ago that I was driving home and listening to an expert on the radio "surprisingly good retail sales proving no 2nd recession and we are on the up".


Probably worrying about his family property portfolio .

Edited by stormymonday_2011, 18 February 2012 - 01:09 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

Probably worrying about his family property portfolio .


Is it in Greece? He looked in a right flap, totally stressed about the whole thing.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:54 AM

The one and only good thing that Gordon Brown did was nothing i.e. to keep us out of the euro. Blair would have had us in, as would the Lib Dems.


Setting up the Debt Management Office was another. They've done a sterling job (pun intended) of managing the nation's debt and pushing out the average maturity to almost 15 years. It's one of the main reasons why UK interest rates can be kept low and a financing crisis avoided.

I do find it amusing that their office is in Philpot Lane.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:13 AM

I thought Hutton was going to have a heart attack at one point.

Monday night sounds more interesting. Goldman Sachs and how it help Greece circumvent the economic rules to enter EU


True, and the only just way out is to transfer the entire Greek debt to Goldman Sachs. Make them repay it for their fraud.




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