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Once more the brilliant Bo Johnson comes to the rescue of sterling. His multi-dimensional-global-trade-deal-chess match is also doing fabulously well. Naturally, trade relationships with significant trading partners such as Europe, United states and China could not be better and the outlook is fairly reflected in the price of Sterling, which is devaluing like the Zim dollar (ok not quite that bad). Fair to say Sterling is holding its own against the US dollar (which has been diluting its value with trillions and trillions of dollars of new money), but against the Euro the only way is down, it seems. Some may suggest this is good for exports, others may argue not quite so, when reciprocal tariffs are factored in. Ahh the joy of tariffs. And we may have so many to factor, quantify and pay and pay. So much easier than the bureaucracy from europe then. 

Sterling / Euro pair have been ripe for shorting since the apparent determination of UK govt to leave without a deal and move to WTO rules, thereby subjecting all goods and services to tariffs. Just what the electorate voted for. So good for business. Naturally the city of London is overjoyed. Those shorting Sterling certainly are. Who would have thought the Euro to be so resilient? Bo Johnson the brilliant, tooling with UK trade, or just tool? A combination of arrogance and very unfortunate timing has combined to take the alleged strong hand the Uk had in negotiations to revealing quite the opposite; Trump is too preoccupied with re-election and China and president Xi consider the Uk being a few consonants short of profanity. The EU have had quite enough of brilliant Bo Johnson and his inexperienced negotiators. Combine this with the all encompassing effect of Covid19 and the great plans that seemed oh so probable, now appear fantastically out of step and time and wholly unlikely/impossible. His govt of idealogues have proven incapable of intelligent action and devoid of experience, as neither were requirement for office. 

So Sterling is paying for this. The Footsie is paying for this. Eventually the taxpayer will pay for it all. 

Not to forget the ballooning national debt. A really, really big balloon.

Well the electorate certainly is getting what it voted for in the recent landslide election. Getting Brexit done quickly and at any cost. Or getting done by Brexit?

Schadenfreude.

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