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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: UK economy slowed because of the Royal wedding. Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14275637
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More likely it slowed because of Obama threatening to let the U.S. default rather than cut his drunken-sailor spending. That's the "world of uncertainty" politely referred to in the article.

We dd have a discussion about the true economic cost of this debacle (the wedding), if you recall. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only on OTW where a topic about the UK economy for a quarter was slowed due to a British Royal Wedding could be blamed on Obama :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would expect such a response, but your jacking yourself off.

If you think the Royal Wedding had slowed the British economy on the order portrayed in those charts, you're smoking crack. Temporal coincidence does not imply a causal relationship. Besides, weren't you one of the ones in here blathering about how much money the Royal Wedding would make the country and denying that it's economic cost would be significant?

The faltering U.S. economy (e.g. the last unemployment figures, consumer price index figures, and the debt ceiling gridlock) has been broadly affecting markets. It may not be the sole cause, but it's a lot more likely than the Royal Wedding. :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the wedding caused such a drop. Business still has to occur and would have occured - where I work we still had to deliver x number of units even with 2extra days off... (likewise if someone needs a new pair of trousers they will still need a new pair of trousers, a royal wedding doesn't change this, just when they can buy - likewise supermarkets were still open...) - the wedding money coming from the royal coffers (that got filled up over years from money already taken from the British people) was partly re-injected into the economy via the companies contracted for the likes of food,flowers,transportation...

I am just amazed you can bring Obama into this :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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indeed. the one topic we agree on. :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am just amazed you can bring Obama into this :roll:

No you're not, and you're pretense is transparent and boring, not funny.

First of all, how could it possibly surprise you that I take advantage of an opportunity to point out the failings of Mr. Obama? I'll help you out so you don't have to bother to answer: it couldn't.

Secondly, my point is actually quite reasonable, so your attempt at making it appear irrational comes off looking contrived and itself the very sort act you tried to cast mine as.

You yourself agree the wedding couldn't have had such an effect (although I agree it was an order of magnitude more costly than the Crown was letting on). You and your European comrades typically blame your economic woes on the Unites States' economic collapse. So it looks rather disingenuous and pathetic to now, that it suits some compulsion of yours, to reverse course and claim the opposite. :?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
John-Boy wrote:
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indeed. the one topic we agree on. :wink:

It's no fun since cokehabit left and there's no Royalist in here, saying things like, "People need betters to look up to." :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell me one thing though. Is it a crime carrying capital punishment for having pictures of Mrs Kate Charles Middleton Whatever, in your bedroom?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tell me one thing though. Is it a crime carrying capital punishment for having pictures of Mrs Kate Charles Middleton Whatever, in your bedroom?


Somebody at work has a poster of said wedding on the wall.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a man, who has this poster?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Is it a man, who has this poster?


Nope. Have to sit directly opposite too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must really make your day. :lol:

Wear a republican t-shirt or something man.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Must really make your day. :lol:

Wear a republican t-shirt or something man.


As a rule, I don't talk politics (or religion as the cliché goes) at work. After sitting through an entire morning of pre-wedding excitement, I did crack slightly, which as I suspected, was a bit like arguing with a cultist.

I have suspicions that this is being done to wind me up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah your republican t-shirt wouldn't be the brightest idea TBH.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is only one solution: Ex-Lax cookies.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might in the end make him get the "you're morons" speech of his chest :lol:

EDIT: That's about the t-shirt, not the cookies...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
As a rule, I don't talk politics (or religion as the cliché goes) at work.
I generally try to just to see how people react. I don't need "Is it hot enough for ya" chit-chat. If that's all someone has to offer, I'd rather they go away.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The royal wedding (i.e. the extra public holiday) is one of a number of factors. Try not to count an OTW post title as a whole article.
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