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304 days ago

Have not the poor Greeks suffered enough: leading newspaper eKathimerini falls for the Julie Meyer pitch as the vulture swoops on a new mark

In the USA, UK, Malta, Croatia, and Switzerland Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer faces untold court cases, owes millions to tax authorities, lawyers, staff, and other creditors and even faces jail for contempt of court and an FCA criminal enquiry. But for every rat there is a safe hole somewhere and now Julie has blessed the Hellenic Republic with her presence and the local press appear all too willing to push her PR narrative without question as you can see below.

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1461 days ago

Julie Meyer - her new flagship - its also insolvent surely - new Companies House Filing

With former flagship Ariadne Capital Limited in administration and Julie "Lingerie on expenses" Meyer facing serious questions about that, Vince Cable's fave entrepreneur has to find a new flagship to stand behind her joke annual conference, this year to be held, to the dismay of local regulators, in Croatia. It would have been Ariadne Capital Group Limited of Malta but what with it facing regulatory probes, having no cash and with the criminal charges against Meyer in Malta that is perhaps not suitable. So Meyer has suggested her new flagship is Viva Capital LLP, formerly the company that booked her speaking fees. Problemo!

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1466 days ago

Croatian FCA warns about Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer

Yesterday, Paddy Pantsdown took to twitter to deny that he was speaking at Julie Meyer's Follow the Entrepreneur conference on Croatia in October. He is, by my calculation, the ninth claimed speaker to deny that he is attending. Today the Croatian regulators have stepped in, as you can see below, to warn the good folks of Croatia to steer well clear. I have had the Croat press on the trombone this afternoon and I guess that means Julie is going to have some more journalists to bully with fascist lawyers letters and smear on the internet.  Make no mistake, the net is closing in...

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1490 days ago

Julie Meyer MBE caught telling high profile lies ( again) about her failing FTE2018 conference in Croatia

After her disastrous FTE2017 conference in Malta where large numbers of bills remain outstanding after only 17 tickets were sold, Julie Meyer has had to move location for FTE2018 and it is the poor Croats who she will be stiffing over this time.  In a desperate - and failing – attempt to get both paying sponsors and paying ticket holders ( 2,500 Euro – bargain!) Ms Lingerie on expenses unveiled some new high profile speakers notably the two below Anuj Gupta and Randi Zuckerberg. Uh oh…guess what….

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3354 days ago

Croatia joins the Happy EU club on July 1 – are they mad or are we?

In four weeks’ time the happy band of brothers that is the EU will welcome a new member – its 28th. Welcome aboard Croatia you do not know all the fun you have been missing.

The unemployment rate in Croatia is 20.9% (against a Eurozone average of 12.2%) while youth unemployment is already 51.8%. So in terms of making this a greater “common market” what will be the added trade benefits to Britain of welcoming this economic basket case on board?  Er…exactly.

But of course it means that Croats can now pack their bags and seek employment or claim benefits elsewhere in Europe.  The first flight (one way) out of Zadar, Croatia to London Stansted after July 1st is on July 3rd and costs 47.99 Euro with Ryanair. You kind of sense that it will be sold out soon.

As an employer I welcome more cheap labour. Persuading a native Brit to come off welfare and earn £16,000 as a waitress is pretty much impossible and so the EU provides an answer. I gather that there are some good looking birds in Croatia and so I am not grumbling.

But I am not sure that on balance, the addition of another country which will be a net taker from EU funds really makes the case for the UK staying in the Evil Empire any more compelling.

As for Croatia presumably with its economy already fucked it can do a few Greek style fiddles and compound its misery by applying to join the Euro. At which point youth unemployment of 51.8% will seem like the “good old days.” Although perhaps not quite as good as the the glory days the last time it linked up in an Axis lead by Germany.

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