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We The Brits, Always GREAT, Are Truly FREE Again, Jan. 1, 2021 — I Waited A Very Long Time For This.

by Anura Guruge


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THE Referendum, the 2nd Referendum, was in 2016. That was 4 years ago.

YES, we separated from the EU on January 1, 2020 (Brussels time) — BUT the final divorce decree was NOT until today.

But, now it is all done & dusted.

23:00 (11:00 pm) London time (mid-night in Brussels, Belgium) Brexit becomes totally & irrevocably FINAL. This is IT.

After nearly fifty years we are FINALLY FREE again.

The last 4-years, post the referendum, was torturous.

So much drama, so much duplicity, so much incompetence, so much heartache, so much intrigue.

But that is all in the past.

IT IS DONE.

BREXIT IS REAL.

We the Brits, Always GREAT, are totally FREE Again.

I am so, so happy & relieved.

What a great day.


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Britain’s Post-Brexit, ’70-Point’ Immigration Policy — NOT To My Liking.

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Nope, nope — I am fine, thank you. I became a full citizen, with unrestricted right-of-residence in 1983. But, to be fair, that does have a bearing on why I am NOT happy with this, ‘you must score at least 70-points to qualify’, post-Brexit immigration policy.

I was all in favor of Brexit — as was well known. Part of my rationale was to stop any ‘riff-raff’ from Europe having automatic rights to live and work in my beloved Britain.

So, I, in general, aren’t totally opposed to a MERIT-BASED immigration policy. I got my Green Card on merit — possessing skills not (then) readily available in the U.S.

My GRIPE has to do with my British Commonwealth.

This immigration policy makes NO exceptions for those from the Commonwealth. That is BLOODY WRONG.

In the old days, and I am now talkings the 1950s, 60s & 70s, the British immigration policy was heavily weighed in favor of us from the Commonwealth. And that is how it should be. IF you love and play cricket you get preferential treatment. Period.

I have an easy fix. Keep the 70-point system, but automatically give anyone from the Commonwealth 20-points, right-up-front. I will be OK with that.

What do YOU think?


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I Watched & Celebrated Brexit, LIVE, On Sky News, With My Likeminded Compatriots.

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Though a reluctant ex-pat (for way too many decades) Brexit is dear to I. I never wanted my GREAT Britain (in which I had lived very contentedly since 1969) to join the E.U. As I explained in my earlier post of today, I wanted GREAT Britain to put MY COMMONWEALTH first and foremost. Commonwealth first. All other countries well below those of the Commonwealth. That is how it used to be. I am the proud & patriotic product of the British Commonwealth. I will not betray my roots and values.

I wanted to mark the occasion.

6pm Eastern was perfect. I was in front of our big TV at 5:58pm to celebrate. Made sure Teischan was with I. She understands Brexit. It was good.

I am GLAD. A relief.

But, I fully appreciate that the heavy lifting starts as of now.


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WE The British Are FREE Again; ‘Brexit’ Has Finally Come — British INDEPENDENCE Day, 01/31/2020.

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Unlike many I am NOT a new Brexiter. I was always against MY beloved GREAT Britain joining the E.U. I wanted ‘Brexit‘ way back 44-years AGO in 1975. Yes, 1975 — 44-years ago. I proudly voted ‘NO’ in that 1st ‘Brexit’ referendum in 1975. I was among the 20% who wanted to leave at that juncture. But, WE, obviously, were RIGHT. It took the others 40-years to realize what we already knew.

I, for very obvious reasons, is a ‘Commonwealthist’. I want union, I want trade deals, I want mutual aid, I want ‘open’ borders — BUT with OUR GLORIOUS and proud British Commonwealth, first & foremost. Unlike, say Poland, we never, especially in 1973, needed a new trading block. We had the Commonwealth. We still do.

So, that has always been my primary rationale. British Commonwealth, first & foremost WITH GREAT BRITAIN always at the top. Never, first among equals.

Brexit is a good thing. Yes, I appreciate that we now have many hurdles ahead of us. That does scare I. I do NOT want GREAT Britain broken up! I want us united and standing firm with OUR Commonwealth.

I like open-borders BUT do NOT agree that being part of the EU is good for my Britain. I would rather have controlled immigration from Africa than from Ukraine. All immigrants to Britain must understand how to play cricket! That should be the criteria.


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Boris Johnson is going to be GOOD FOR I. The UK Sterling Pound will be stronger which means that the two pensions I get from the UK will be slightly higher. It is not much so the increase will be marginal. But, better than a kick in the teeth. Boris will also be good for the stock market.

But, Boris scares I. So, I will have to keep an eye on him. Let’s start with Brexit. Lets see if he can make it happen.

Fingers crossed.

For NOW I am happy.


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I Think I Am ‘OK’ With “Boris Johnson’s” Monumental Win In The UK — Because I So, So Badly Want ‘Brexit’.

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From the BBC. This was an historic win.


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I wanted ‘Brexit‘ way back 44-years AGO in 1975. Yes, 1975 — 44-years ago.

I proudly voted ‘NO’ in that 1st ‘Brexit’ referendum in 1975. I was among the 20% who wanted to leave at that juncture. But, WE, obviously, were RIGHT. It took the others 40-years to realize what we already knew.

I like open-borders BUT do NOT agree that being part of the EU is good for my Britain.

As such I am glad that Boris Johnson won and that he COULD now make Brexit a reality — though I am not, yet, convinced that it is a forgone conclusion. Anything could still happen.

I am infamous in the U.S., over the last 17-years as a bleeding-heart democrat. But, NOTE I was careful to say 17-years.

I was a Regan-worshipping Republican prior to that — and I used ‘worshipping’ advisedly.

Way back, before I turned 21, I was a Bernie Sanders! Yes …

But, then I started making money. SMILE.

I was accused of being to THE RIGHT of (Dear) Margaret Thatcher.

Though I became a Democrat in the U.S. (and worked like a black to get Obama elected), I have never sympathized with ‘Labor’ in the U.K.

Crazy, isn’t it.

But, the UK and US political spectrums are different. For a start the UK already has a sacrosanct single-payer medical system open to all, the NHS. So, come UK politics I have never had a major issue with the UK Conservatives.


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Boris Johnson is going to be GOOD FOR I. The UK Sterling Pound will be stronger which means that the two pensions I get from the UK will be slightly higher. It is not much so the increase will be marginal. But, better than a kick in the teeth. Boris will also be good for the stock market.

But, Boris scares I. So, I will have to keep an eye on him. Let’s start with Brexit. Lets see if he can make it happen.

Fingers crossed.

For NOW I am happy.


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Nudity At The British Parliament As They Debate Brexit — And It Was NOT A Joke, Though It Was April Fool’s Day.

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So, British, and it was April Fool’s Day, but in this rare instance I was NOT amused. Brexit is deathly serious and we are at a crisis point. Today’s was a crucial debate and vote. This was not the time for this type of distraction.

Nudity and streaking are very British pastimes and we are usually more than happy to entertain them.

But, not during these crisis days of Brexit. Yes, climate change needs to be discussed BUT after Brexit.

All that said it was amusing enough and you can’t but applaud them for their audacity, planning and tenacity. SMILE. Ah! Us Brits — Brexit or no Brexit.


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The Ongoing Brexit Fiasco Distresses I For My Beloved Britain.

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This is so NOT us. Who would have thought that we could balls this up. That is what gets me. This is NOT British. We are bigger and better than this.

It totally confounds I.

We have to have a Brexit. Us the people, voted legitimately, to have Brexit. You can’t go back on that.

This distresses I. My Britain. I don’t like to see us being torn apart like this.


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I Had Not Heard Of Northern Ireland Car Bomb, On Saturday — And That Rattles Me On Two Fronts.

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I am a confirmed news junkie. I wake up to news on the TV, watch the news few times a day, and, moreover, read the U.K. “Daily Mail“, online, multiple times a day.

Did not see or hear about this car bombing in Northern Ireland until just a few minutes ago — and that when watching Theresa May talking about the latest Brexit possibilities.

This upsets me on two fronts.

How could I, of all people, given the amount of news I consume have missed this? Wow. Scary.

I lived through the IRA car bombings. All of it. I missed a few narrowly — including the Harrods‘ bombing. So, U.K. car bombs are not an abstract concept to I. I would hate to see ‘it’ come back. That would be bad. Very bad.

So, I am not a happy camper. I do NOT want this to MY Britain. We deserve better.


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Though A Shareholder I Was Very Glad To See Amazon Shares Plunge $24 (3%) Today!

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Friday, September 9, 2016 AMZN chart from “marketwatch.com”. Click to ENLARGE and study.


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Amazon’s 3% drop wasn’t that bad relative to the markets. I EXPECTED the markets to be down on Friday — ahead of the 9/11 anniversary. Wall Street does not forget. Too close to home. Click to ENLARGE.


5-day and 3 month charts for Amazon (from “marketwatch.com”, of course).


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6-month chart highlighting the stupidity of those that panicked and sold. I told YOU it was a mistake. I didn’t buy AMZN that day BUT I did buy some other FANG ‘like’ stocks such as CRM.


Ten years ago I would have been distraught. Panicking. Worried that I was going to lose ‘everything’.

‘Today’ (i.e., Friday) I paid the plunge scant attention!

We needed a pullback.

AMZN had gone up too much at the start of the week. See 5-day chart. That was just irrational exuberance following the Labor Day holiday. There was no real concrete news or results to warrant the $15 rise on Tuesday. That AMZN was going to sell cars was NOT new. I had given you the heads up.

This pullback puts the price in the RIGHT RANGE for now. Over the last 18 months I have got to know this puppy quite well. I have to. I have no choice. My life, quite literally, depends on it. {SMILE}

So just a word of assurance to those who may be upset this weekend that their AMZN tanked. It will hit $800 in the next month — ahead of the results. {SMILE}

After the results it could see $900 before year end.

So relax. I told you NOT to panic during BREXIT. I was right. All the pundits were wrong. {SMILE} Getting old has SOME advantages.


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