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    One of the problems with politics (and I'm referring both to the parties/candidates and to the beliefs of the voters) is that people think that they have to be strongly on one side or another, when the reality is that the middle ground is best for most issues.

    That doesn't mean 'sitting on the fence' as Corbyn has done on the Brexit issue though. If a centralist position is best for the country, then that is what the politicians should be supporting (and what I would hope that voters would chose).

    However, in the case of Brexit there isn't really any acceptable compromise. The choices are "In" or "Out", with options that leave us out of the EU but still following EU rules clearly worse than remaining in the EU and having a say about what those rules are.
    What 'leavers' refuse to accept is the fact that UK businesses will continue to be bound by EU rules if they want to trade with EU countries, regardless of whether or not we are in or out.

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      Originally posted by AndrewDod View Post

      Actually I think it takes little effort. The problem with the Brexit scenario is that it has neatly sidestepped any actual discussion of economic policy - so the policy and ideas/ideals of nutcases is not really being discussed - a major failure. However apart from a few of our more privileged naive children in London, most sensible people realise the danger of allowing fools like Corbyn or any of his Marxist racist chronies with ideas from the planet Zog to control the tiller. Even Greece is starting to come to its senses.
      I'm neither naive, a child or a Londoner - but Corbyn's economic policy might be better for this country than either incompetent lizzard..

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        Our GBP has fallen to a low rate against USD. I hope our UK banks ( saved in 2008 by the tax payers money ) are not offering fx shorting services to the speculators.

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          Great news for exporters!
          Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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            Daily Mail ( 31 July ) reported the the money changers at Airport are quoting very low exchange rate at £1= 0.79 Euros ( walk up rate at Stansted.). At London Heathrow T3, the rate offered was £1= 0.91 Euros . Holiday travellers are getting clipped at the airport even before they get to the departure gate.

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              Originally posted by Gordon999 View Post
              Daily Mail ( 31 July ) reported the the money changers at Airport are quoting very low exchange rate at £1= 0.79 Euros ( walk up rate at Stansted.). At London Heathrow T3, the rate offered was £1= 0.91 Euros . Holiday travellers are getting clipped at the airport even before they get to the departure gate.

              Anyone buying currency at the airport is an idiot who shouldnt be allowed out without a minder anyway.

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                I was wondering if using a UK credit card in any cash machine in europe would get you a higher exchange rate.

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                  Unless you're very careful with your choice of card, the additional fee for the transaction wipes out any benefit.
                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                    Unless you're very careful with your choice of card, the additional fee for the transaction wipes out any benefit.
                    True - although it can be a good way to get cash if you have an account/card that doesn't have additional charges.
                    I pay no additional charges for cash withdrawals/transactions abroad (unless the cash machine includes a charge). The disadvantage is that I don't know what exchange rate I am getting until I see a statement after the fact - although it is generally a better exchange rate than offered at the airport!

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                      You've got to be careful using cards abroad folks. My bank cancels the card as soon as a foreign transaction pops up. I took cash to spend in Berlin.

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