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  1. Indeed they are worth reading thanks for that.... I see 10 year gilt yields are on the up.... Now the olive belt issue is being addressed; I think the UK's systemic metal is about to be tested by the bond markets; should be an interesting ride!
  2. Do you think so? I'm with Sir Humphrey Appleby (Written in the Mid eighties - but very prescient) Sir Humphrey: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last five hundred years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now, when it's worked so well? Hacker: That's all ancient history, surely? Sir Humphrey: Yes, and c
  3. A scenario... (sorta lifted from the ft alphaville blog and extrapolated...) 2007 Sub Prime Hedgefund collapse = Sept 2008 Iceland collapses (Basically a super hedge fund) March 2008 Bear Stearns = Feb 2010 Greece , Portugal or at a push Spain collapses (Impact to be mitigated by ECB / Eurozone/ Imf / or whatever bail out) Sept 2008 Lehman Bros = Late 2010 UK Collapses?... (Lacking systemic support ..who's going to bail out the UK?) From the New York Times 9/11/2012 In the teeth of the deepest depression ever to befall an individual country,
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