Sterling's decline. I'm concerned......

#2
Ahh, Meddlesomes plan comes to fruition and we bin Stirling for the Euro. Brown is henceforth known as the saviour of the economy.
:roll:
 
#5
scouse said:
thingy said:
Sterling is declining fast. We are doomed....doooooooomed, as Pte Fraser used to say. ;)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/business/7775191.stm

At this rate a can of German beer will end up costing us a week's pay! o_O
:thumright: Wasnt a problem last week in Tenerife All Inclusive teh heh :thumright:
All inclusive? Tell us more about your GF, Tenerife! How much did she cost? What was included? does she have a brother? :nemo:
 
#6
It has affected me no end.
When I first moved out of the UK things were OK, but now, my income has been devalued by 22.5% in the last few months due to the fall in the Pound. That's nearly a quarter of my spending power gone.
I'm optimistic though and think it will improve next year.
Until then I will slow down on my renovation project until things get better.
That's if Brown & Co don't screw things up totally.
 
#12
Grim_Reaper said:
It has affected me no end.
When I first moved out of the UK things were OK, but now, my income has been devalued by 22.5% in the last few months due to the fall in the Pound. That's nearly a quarter of my spending power gone.
I'm optimistic though and think it will improve next year.
Until then I will slow down on my renovation project until things get better.
That's if Brown & Co don't screw things up totally.
Thats what I like a misguided optimist.

The real problem today is that NuLabor hve spun so much they actually believe much of what they say now so we are doomed I fear, and with the fall of the pound against the Euro my escape plan is getting a bit pricey.
 
#13
It's what Cameron predicted would happen and was shot down by Brown for being pessimistic.

All good stuff for the UK and sod 'all' the non patriots who buggered off.
 
#14
Maxi_77 said:
Grim_Reaper said:
It has affected me no end.
When I first moved out of the UK things were OK, but now, my income has been devalued by 22.5% in the last few months due to the fall in the Pound. That's nearly a quarter of my spending power gone.
I'm optimistic though and think it will improve next year.
Until then I will slow down on my renovation project until things get better.
That's if Brown & Co don't screw things up totally.
Thats what I like a misguided optimist.

The real problem today is that NuLabor hve spun so much they actually believe much of what they say now so we are doomed I fear, and with the fall of the pound against the Euro my escape plan is getting a bit pricey.
Don't worry too much Maxi, when Scotland becomes independent you will be reverting to the much stronger Bawbee. :thumright:
 
#15
I'm in a similar situation to GR and Katweazle. My pension will now buy me a bacon butty at the Naafia, but the German tax man should give me about € 250.00 back next year after the Federal Government got a well deserved slapping from the Supreme Court concerning a tax decision. Swings and roundabouts.
 
#16
slim said:
Maxi_77 said:
Grim_Reaper said:
It has affected me no end.
When I first moved out of the UK things were OK, but now, my income has been devalued by 22.5% in the last few months due to the fall in the Pound. That's nearly a quarter of my spending power gone.
I'm optimistic though and think it will improve next year.
Until then I will slow down on my renovation project until things get better.
That's if Brown & Co don't screw things up totally.
Thats what I like a misguided optimist.

The real problem today is that NuLabor hve spun so much they actually believe much of what they say now so we are doomed I fear, and with the fall of the pound against the Euro my escape plan is getting a bit pricey.
Don't worry too much Maxi, when Scotland becomes independent you will be reverting to the much stronger Bawbee. :thumright:
Well lets face it right now the only currency doing worse than the pound if the Zimbawe dollar.

I was brought up to distrust the sons of the manse, mum was right.
 
#17
I've just returned from a week in Turkey. All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel (Lara Limek, I would recommend it highly) for a total cost of about £310.
As it was all inclusive this means everything is prepaid except for things like massages, hairdressing etc. I think that this is the way to go as once the holiday is booked and paid for currency fluctuations mean very little. I spent less than £10 and still had as much booze etc. as I could wish for.

So for a good cheap holiday break, go off peak, book late and go All inclusive :w00t:
 
#19
slim said:
I've just returned from a week in Turkey. All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel (Lara Limek, I would recommend it highly) for a total cost of about £310.
As it was all inclusive this means everything is prepaid except for things like massages, hairdressing etc. I think that this is the way to go as once the holiday is booked and paid for currency fluctuations mean very little. I spent less than £10 and still had as much booze etc. as I could wish for.

So for a good cheap holiday break, go off peak, book late and go All inclusive :w00t:
Yes it looks like last January's descision to book a holiday this coming January in Sharm al Sheik also all inclusive was a good choice. A real change for us as by preference we usually go self catering or B&B, so this time should only have to shell out for the gizits and extras, and if I am pissed all the time there won't be that many gizits or extras.
 

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