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goldfinger - 09 Jun 2005 12:25

Thought Id start this one going because its rather dead on this board at the moment and I suppose all my usual muckers are either at the Stella tennis event watching Dim Tim (lose again) or at Henly Regatta eating cucumber sandwiches (they wish,...NOT).

Anyway please feel free to just talk to yourself blast away and let it go on any company or subject you wish. Just wish Id thought of this one before.

cheers GF.

required field - 06 May 2012 22:16 - 16548 of 80975

Looks like further rises for the pound against the euro tomorrow as Greece continues to be a big problem and France has elected Hollande......seems to me that everytime a solution is found for Greece ; they turn it down.......really nuts....

goldfinger - 07 May 2012 01:55 - 16549 of 80975

Going to be big loses on markets next week.

goldfinger - 07 May 2012 02:00 - 16550 of 80975

Back to top. cant do with people nicking other peoples threads. That pratt cockney rebel does that over the road and leaves all non premium off, just so that he can have a monopoly on speech.

If you dont like someone or their comments, use the FILTER BUTTON.

goldfinger - 07 May 2012 02:03 - 16551 of 80975

Click on the posters name then use top botton second from left....Squelch. That filters them.

Fred1new - 07 May 2012 10:49 - 16552 of 80975


I agree with you France is a beautiful country. Prefer the smaller towns to the large in general. Slower pace, more time, more relaxed.

I would have loved to live there.

Hollande seems to be a modern day realistic social “moderate”, who takes social responsibilities into consideration when “discussing policies”. I don’t see any real lurch to the left in economic policies, but expect a moderate degree of stimulus and increased infrastructure work. But when I was wandering around France last year I was surprised by the amount of “government constructions” being already started, or continuing, producing a stimulus of the economy for local communities.

Frances GDP is up, UK's down.

I think you have to judge Greek fears and difficulties of government against its post war history.

Civil war and military “coups” with development of military and post military elite and political swings between far left and far right.

If the European leaders had endorsed the Papandreou call for a referendum in November the situation may have been resolved more satisfactorily before now. (Perhaps, a case of where outsiders should not have meddled with internal processing. Even though they had a genuine interest, perhaps it would have been better to observe than get involved.)

“What caused the eurozone crisis?
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is in a full-blown political crisis after his shock decision to hold a referendum on the latest EU bailout plan for debt-laden Greece.

Several MPs in his ruling Pasok (socialist) party have rebelled against his decision, including Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, whom he appointed in June.

Mr Papandreou's EU partners have warned him that if the referendum goes ahead the voters must be asked whether they want to stay in the eurozone or not.

Can Papandreou survive this crisis?

The pressure is mounting on Mr Papandreo”

Fred1new - 07 May 2012 10:49 - 16553 of 80975


Haystack - 07 May 2012 11:53 - 16554 of 80975

I think France will regret choosing Hollande. He is a lightweight. He has no ministerial expereience. He has just been leader of his party. Lots of promoses that he won't be able to fullfill. France is broke and cannot afford any of his ideas. Any change of course away from austerity will raise the cost of borrowing for France and it will be even more broke. If they start spending without the cash they will start a death dspiral of debt. It will be another Greece.

Fred1new - 07 May 2012 12:49 - 16555 of 80975

"I think France will regret choosing Hollande. He is a lightweight. He has no ministerial expereience. He has just been leader of his party. Lots of promoses that he won't be able to fullfill".

Sounds like the u-turn government we have in this country. As Nigel has said "that bloke is naive" hasn't ever run anything a candy-floss stall and it shows.

Heard more real tories are voting for Nigel than Dave next election!

8 -)

Haystack - 07 May 2012 15:25 - 16556 of 80975

Merkel has already said today that the Euro fiscal policy is not up for renegotiation. That pretty much sinks Hollande.

Fred1new - 07 May 2012 17:32 - 16557 of 80975

I am prepared to wait and see. It is obvious to me that the the "austerity" policy has to be modified unless Europe and UK are going to go even deeper into a recession.

What the words will be when there is "fiscal relaxation" occurs, I will leave to you. But it won't be lowering of "personal" taxation, but doesn't rule out lowering of VAT.

Haystack - 07 May 2012 18:59 - 16558 of 80975

The austerity policy is here to stay for quite a time yet. At least until we see some recovery. The Greek anti-austerity vote will turn out to be a waste of time as they have to show where the 7% cuts will be made very soon as their money will be cut off at the end of June if they don't. The anti-austerity parties will have to backtrack almost immediately.

Fred1new - 07 May 2012 20:46 - 16559 of 80975


I wait and see once again. You may be right this time. 8-)

But I am often surprised by how many loopholes are in supposed concrete contracts.

Anyway just to please you.

Interesting article by Andrew Rawnsley from the Observer, with a pretty picture for you!

Andrew Rawnsley
The Observer, Sunday 6 May 2012
Article history

I think a ballanced evaluation.

Fred1new - 07 May 2012 20:49 - 16560 of 80975


I think I can hear him saying ___K it!

Haystack - 07 May 2012 23:39 - 16561 of 80975

France may soon realize why Hollande is the first socialist to win since 1981 and only the second socialist president since 1958. I am sure they will soon remedy this mistake.

goldfinger - 08 May 2012 02:47 - 16562 of 80975

Why are these posters breaking away from this thread?. They can use filter anytime they want . I dont accept that its not an effective tool. I think its down right rude to steal somebody elses idea and NOT even give an explanation.

If they think they have a discipline case, Ian should be contacted and then he and Bull Share should rule on it under the 2 yellows and red card system thats been in play since 2002.

To my knowledge its still in play, I myself have a yellow card awarded against me as I was being pestered by a former poster.

Use it I say and lets have some manners back please.

goldfinger - 08 May 2012 02:56 - 16563 of 80975

To top.

skinny - 08 May 2012 06:39 - 16564 of 80975

What was France like in 1981?

Francois Hollande is the first Socialist president of France since another Francois, Mitterrand, swept to power in 1981. The two men are the only presidents from the left in the short history of the Fifth Republic. So what was the France of 31 years ago like?

goldfinger - 08 May 2012 08:08 - 16565 of 80975

To top... the one and only Talk To Yourself Thread.

Fred1new - 08 May 2012 08:52 - 16566 of 80975


Are we allowed to overhear?


skinny - 08 May 2012 09:20 - 16567 of 80975

Coding the future: HTML5 takes the internet by storm
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