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Simon Jack
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Simon Jack 18h
Replying to @Clackers @B7SSN and 2 others
I’m with nick. Capri as a constable in my 20s, Granada for the sarge.
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Simon Jack 19h
“now think” ? This has surely always been the case.
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Simon Jack 21h
Most likely group to bring end to US-China trade war is surely corporate America. Already the reluctant consumers of world's most expensive steel.
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Simon Jack 21h
RAC warns of potential record petrol prices. If oil hits $90 a barrel (as JP Morgan predict could happen after Iran sanctions bite in November) and that is accompanied by fall in pound - unleaded could £1.42 and diesel £1.48 say RAC. Lot of "ifs".
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Simon Jack Sep 24
Great blog by former colleague Robert Peston.
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Simon Jack Sep 24
Replying to @bbclaurak
I'd be surprised if many of them wanted to stay with the new pay arrangements that would inevitably follow,
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Simon Jack Sep 24
Labour's plans for employee ownership. Harnessing business for the benefit of the economy - or smash and grab on private property? My blog
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Simon Jack Sep 23
Disney.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Sky board will put out statement recommending shareholders accept Comcast bid shortly. Disney/Fox will follow admitting defeat but no decision announced on what they will do with their 39% stake.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Comcast land knock out blow. 17.28. 10% higher than disney
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Replying to @charming_man_
Because its shareholders have changed a lot since the battle began with loads of hedge funds piling into the shares. They will take a short term profit - that is their raison d'etre.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Replying to @AlexBoothe92
Thats a very good question. I'm told that if Fox/Disney are close then they will not accept defeat automatically. No clarity on what close means. Independent directors may still recommend the Fox/Disney deal for the same reason. Future could easily remain unresolved today.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Sky Vote latest. Board meeting scheduled for 1830. Bidding has gone all three rounds. In event of a tie I'm told fox/Disney will get the nod as more “deliverable” as it already owns 39%.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Replying to @andrew_lilico
And do you accept the position of Nissan, Jaguar, BMW,Airbus and Patrick minford. that WTO would be fatal for UK manufacturing?
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Replying to @andrew_lilico
That’s fair.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Replying to @andrew_lilico
I think that is airbrushing the history of the last 2 years. PM no deal better than bad deal. JRM - we don’t owe them a penny. WTO has never been set out as a “last resort” Its been characterized as perfectly acceptable by many on leave side and they should “own” that outcome.
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Simon Jack Sep 22
Replying to @andrew_lilico
Hang on andrew. Many people - - like John redwood have been agitating for WTO from the start. If we leave with no deal we will be presented with their preferred outcome. Hopefully they will embrace it with same fervour with which they have campaigned for it.
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Peter Campbell Sep 21
Self driving cars as a disruptor to cheap housing is entirely possible.
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Simon Jack Sep 21
Here's my take on what happens to trade post Brexit
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Simon Jack Sep 20
The idea that emphasis on trade deals was a key driver for leave voters doesn’t match my experience. In run up to ref I spoke to thousands of members of public across UK. Can’t remember any of them mentioning new trade deals. US already single biggest export country for UK.
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