Pound Jumps Ahead Of England Game

The pound is up this morning in anticipation that thousands of England fans, currently away from home supporting the African economy, will be returning to these shores by the weekend before indulging in a massive drinking spree shovelling billions across the bars of the nation.

Meanwhile, the three of us who remained at home will be rushing into town at lunchtime to buy the last of the XL replica shirts and snap up a few more flags for the roof of the car. JJB Sports have laid on extra staff to cope with the expected surge in demand, whilst Bargain Booze have stocked up on extra strong lager in a move that is seen potentially wiping out the national debt in one swift afternoon.

Meanwhile the minutes of the BoE's MPC meeting earlier this month showed a unanimous vote to maintain QE at GBP200 billion. Yesterday's "not as austere as it might have been" Budget seems to be getting the thumbs up from the city too.

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