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Old 30th July 2016, 11:15   #91
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Even a Professor of Risk Engineering (and best-selling author) believes the nasty, tyrannical bureaucracy called the EU is a project that is doomed to fail!

Congratulations to Nassim Taleb for daring to call a spade a spade, even back in 2012:

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He told CNBC's "Power Lunch" the EU has become a "metastatic and rather incompetent bureaucracy" that is too intrusive.

"The way they've been building it top down from Brussels is doomed to fail."

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Taleb has warned about an EU breakup for sometime, calling it a horrible, stupid project back in 2012.


http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/30/the-e...sim-taleb.html

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Scotland's fishermen slap down Sturgeon's dream to re-join EU.
I had grossly under-estimated the wisdom of Scottish people by believing it was only parts of Scotland (like coastal communities) that viewed Brexit as a massively liberating economic opportunity, and would fight tooth-and-nail to stay with the United Kingdom after Brexit.

It turns out that the majority of Scots simply don't want to abandon a bright future with the UK (by getting on board a rusted, leaky tub that will eventually end up at the bottom of the ocean).

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The findings that some 53 per cent of Scottish voters would rather stay with the UK has seriously undermined the SNP and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The humiliating stats came to light just hours after SNP’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson said Scotland was “truly on the brink of independence”.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/694...Scots-leave-UK

More than the Scottish First Minister, the poll findings must have come as a severe shock to the bullies in Brussels who must have thought, "How dare the plucky little Brits defy us by choosing to leave! We'll soon teach them a lesson by dissolving their rebellious Kingdom!"

Guess which entity is on a sure path to self-dissolution?

(Hint: If you don't know yet, just head to Washington Square in Berlin today - should be some fun, for sure! )

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Guys,

I think this thread has served its purpose, and whatever had to be said has been.

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Default Brexit: Nissan,JLR - Wants Britain to pledge compensation for tax barriers, echoing Toyota’s concern

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Nissan wants Britain to pledge compensation for any tax barriers resulting from its decision to leave the European Union, or the Japanese carmaker could scrap a potential new investment in the country’s biggest plant
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Jaguar Land Rover will "realign its thinking" on investment after Britain's vote to leave the EU and if Nissan gets a Brexit compensation deal then other automakers would need a level playing field, Britain's biggest carmaker said.
Along with automakers we would soon have other industries operating from UK raising similar demands.

Biggest threat would be if EU residents boycott UK based products because they chose to exit.

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Speth also raised concern that some European consumers might be shunning British brands in the wake of the Brexit vote, referring to comments by European sales representatives.

"They have the very first customers in their showrooms (who) clearly highlight that they don't want to buy British products any more"
Is 'compensation' going to save the industries and ensure future investments or would automakers start focusing on the bigger EU market and cut losses at the Britan factories?
Given the huge workforce in the automobile sector, any cuts would have an impact on the economy too.

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: Brexit thread was closed, so started a new one.
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