Monthly Archives: April 2017

Winter is coming…

The construction of my swimming pool is coming along nicely.  Just in time for winter.

Could global warming be my saviour? One of the acid tests is the Antarctic Peninsular: the bit that sticks out furthest north from that chilly continent. According to Wikipedia:

The Antarctic Peninsula is a part of the world that is experiencing extraordinary warming

anarctic-peninsula-coolingNo such luck, however. So far this century, the peninsular has been stubbornly refusing the exhortations of Al Gore, Wikipedia et al to hurry up and melt. Instead, it has got colder by about a degree; see Jo Nova.  Or if you want to, read the review of the paper itself which analyses the latest results.

Today was a Continue reading

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Long Term Whether Forecasting

Speculation reigns as to whether the UK will do a Brexit deal with the EU.

My guess:

  • There will be an early deal (or perhaps just a de facto stand-off) allowing EU citizens to remain in the UK and vice versa;
  • There will not be any deal over the terms of Brexit; the UK will leave the EU in March 2019 without a deal. There are too many countries and interests wanting a slice of this or a slice of that, all with a veto;
  • There will however be a trade deal between the UK and the EU either by March 2019 or shortly thereafter, with tariffs set at nil or near nil.

If this be right (time will tell) the Government stategy looks about right: the Mayflower stressing Continue reading

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