GBP/USD “..suggesting that recent conciliatory noises from the EU are a tactic to deflect the blame game surrounding Brexit” Chart/Levels from Analyst, Nicole Elliott – Investors Chronicle.

 

Today China sent fresh troops to Hong Kong Pledges to protect ‘national sovereignty’

Soldiers from mainland China’s People’s Liberation Army will, on a rotating basis, be positioned on the Hong Kong island to ensure stability and peace; a small naval vessel will accompany them. News agency Xinhua said today that ‘’the Hong Kong Garrison will resolutely follow the instructions of the Central Government and the Central Military Commission, to resolutely implement the ’one country, two systems’ principle’’.

UK media, and obviously all opposition parties and all Remainers, up in arms today as PM Boris Jonson suspends parliament; we’re still not entirely clear as to how many days there will be no debates in the House. The Queen has already approved the prorogation.

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