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Brexit Scam: Faulty Exit Poll and Hedge Fund Insiders

by Oui Mon Jun 25th, 2018 at 09:32:43 PM EST

The Brexit Short: How Hedge Funds Used Private Polls to Make Millions

The private exit poll that appears to have had the most clients was conducted by Farage's favorite pollster and friend, Damian Lyons-Lowe, whose company is called Survation. It was sold to multiple clients and correctly predicted Leave, according to Farage and other sources familiar with the results. In an interview with Bloomberg, Farage said he learned of Survation's results before making at least one of two public concessions that night, meaning there was a good chance he was feeding specious sentiment into markets.

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Survation wasn't alone. As YouGov's Twyman predicted a Remain victory on Sky, three of his colleagues were watching from inside the London office of a hedge fund. In addition to the public exit poll for Sky, YouGov earlier sold a private exit poll to this fund, which provided data to traders that matched the results Twyman presented on television, effectively giving them an edge for betting on the rise in the pound sparked by his comments, according to sources familiar with the events. YouGov staff code-named it "Operation Pomegranate." It charged the hedge fund roughly $1 million, according to knowledgeable sources. Separately, YouGov gave Sky its poll for free. The hedge fund did extremely well, according to three sources familiar with the situation.  

You can read this story also in The National (Emirates) ... hmmm who was it tied up with the UAE sheikh and Cambridge Analytica? Robert Mercer?  Who was tied up with funding of Fusion GPS and the trash on Donald Trump? Paul Singer?

Brexit's big short: how hedge funds cashed in on exit polls | The National UAE |
Nigel Farage denies shorting value of sterling on night of Brexit vote | The Guardian |

The "hard border / soft border" controversy hangs in my top 10 list. "Hard border" ran a good while to enforce Tory gov's territorial claim in Ireland. The timid and fearful recall bombs, guns, and road barriers. Is Portland cement manufactured in NI, I wonder idly, or will it be imported from Lafarge Syria or Lafarge France?

40 years later, on account of BREXIT, Tory gov needs a "soft border" or no border now, on account of the Venal Imperative. So no border-soft border it will be. Don't look shocked: Tory gov is too damn cheap to enforce a "hard border" in the flow of capital to the Big Island.

There's no resistance to "no border" despite the hand wringing. And the odd FOI.

Instead, the department picked the third option. It simply confirmed that it "does not hold any documents/maps/reports on plans for the management of freight traffic on the Irish border as physical infrastructure and inspections are not anticipated".
Only the unscrupulous would interpret that to mean Tory gov intends to enforce a "hard border" at 208 "land" crossings between NI and the Republic, or 4 UK ports and the EU 27: They call this hard border "default outcome" --free flow of contraband-- with Orwellian confidence in the mighty blighty, Plan B.

"Deflection" contains one too many syllables.

Crown Copyright | Public road border crossings between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, 19 June 2018

archived 6000 km or wtf

DTTAS | Transport and Logistic All-Island Sectoral Dialogue (2017) Feb 2018

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 01:22:16 AM EST
well, that was quick.
Map image scrubbed from my Tiny Pic account.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 04:35:59 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 09:06:53 PM EST
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Border fluidity crucial to Gibraltar's `European Union of frontier workers', Garcia says
Focusing on the border, Dr Garcia drew a distinction between the debate here and that in relation to Northern Ireland.

"Their concern is more about the movement of goods than of people," he said adding that Gibraltar is not in the Customs Union so the focus here is different.

"They do not want what is termed a hard Brexit with controls and check-points."

"We have controls and checkpoints already."

Despite the decision to leave, which was clearly against the wishes of the vast majority in Gibraltar [!], Dr Garcia said the Gibraltar Government has taken decisive action.
The UK Government has already made it absolutely clear that Gibraltar's access to the UK market will remain unchanged post-Brexit, Dr Garcia told delegates.

"They have also made it clear that such access will not only be maintained but it will be broadened where possible."

"We have agreed with the UK Department for International Trade to put in place a mechanism for ensuring that Gibraltar is consulted on the Free Trade Agreements the UK plans to negotiate outside the EU."
## Third-country rally

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Jun 30th, 2018 at 06:36:34 PM EST
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by das monde on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 04:58:29 AM EST
I will privately tell you ... that's NOT an option. Just not logistically possible to introduce.

European Commission confirms Brexit flight warnings | Dec. 2017 |

The European Commission has issued a notice to flight operators warning that UK carriers could be prevented from flying in EU airspace in March 2019 if no Brexit deal is reached.

In the letter, the commission states: "Air carrier of the United Kingdom will no longer enjoy traffic rights under any air transport agreement to which the union is a party, be it to or from the territory of the United Kingdom, be it to or from the territory of any of the EU member states."

ABTA presses for 'urgent' solution to Brexit travel issues

Brexit - a logistical nightmare for cross-channel trade
Brexit-Induced Pillaging of the UK Starts: US Fleecing UK on Must-Have Air Transport Pact

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 07:53:29 AM EST
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