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Re: Brexit
« Reply #450 on: December 25, 2020, 06:16:05 AM »
the whole thing is bloody stupid

Well, yeah. But I didn't want to say that.  :-X

To be fair, it’s better than no deal. In the same way that having your face gnawed off by a rat is better than having your face gnawed off by two rats.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #451 on: December 25, 2020, 08:43:40 AM »
My wife wants to know what's up with Boris' hair?

Accurate or not, I've heard he tussles his hair before going on if it's not wild already.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #452 on: December 25, 2020, 09:24:07 AM »
the whole thing is bloody stupid

Well, yeah. But I didn't want to say that.  :-X

To be fair, it’s better than no deal. In the same way that having your face gnawed off by a rat is better than having your face gnawed off by two rats.


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Re: Brexit
« Reply #453 on: December 25, 2020, 07:08:07 PM »
Ah yes.  What is in Room 101?

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #454 on: December 25, 2020, 11:53:50 PM »
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #455 on: December 26, 2020, 02:29:51 AM »
the whole thing is bloody stupid

Well, yeah. But I didn't want to say that.  :-X

To be fair, it’s better than no deal. In the same way that having your face gnawed off by a rat is better than having your face gnawed off by two rats.


Room 101 is better than Room 202?

pretty  much
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #456 on: December 31, 2020, 07:15:38 PM »
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #457 on: January 01, 2021, 03:44:17 AM »
I hope we rejoin.

Food supplies will be interrupted for a while. Prices will rise but probably not too much. Brits won't be able to go to Europe as easily. Trump is out, so no "great Mericun deal" there. The economy. already in trouble with Covid, is set to shrink by between 2-7%. Unemployment will rise (mainly in the areas that voted leave but I take no joy from that). We are diminished as a power, just when China is on the rise. Oh. and it's the beginning of the end of the Union; Northern Ireland is effectively part of Europe and Scotland will make a break for it again. Wales wants to rejoin the EU. England isn't any more sovereign than it was yesterday. I keep thinking of more bonuses of Brexit-the country is divided pretty much 50/50 over it. If the referendum were to be rerun, the vote would go to remain.

Otherwise, all good.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #458 on: January 01, 2021, 06:08:52 AM »
Boris Johnson hailed the UK’s exit from the EU’s single market and customs union as “amazing moment” in his new year message. “We have our freedom in our hands and it is up to us to make the most of it,” said the PM.

It comes as French president Emmanuel Macron attacked the “lies and false promises” which led to Brexit in his own new year message. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said Europe should “keep a light on” – claiming Scotland will be “back soon” inside the EU.

Ireland’s foreign minister Simon Coveney warned of inevitable disruption, and the Road Haulage Association said firms were anticipating “invisible chaos” in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Tory grandee Lord Heseltine vowed to fight to re-join the EU. “The battle starts again,” he said.
(The Independent newspaper today)

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/brexiteer-says-leaving-the-eu-will-have-a-raft-of-benefits-but-fails-to-name-a-single-one/vi-BB1coxAK?ocid=sf

In other news, Boris Johnson's father applied for French citizenship.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #459 on: January 01, 2021, 08:25:48 AM »
England isn't any more sovereign than it was yesterday.

When I hear UK callers to late-night talk shows on the BBC proclaim how they are "no longer under the control of the EU", I think "they really have no idea how the global economy works, do they?"  Sure, you no longer need to make something to EU-specs, but that just means that either 1) the EU can decline to buy it or 2) extra tariffs will be levied on the purchases.



In other news, Boris Johnson's father applied for French citizenship.

Convenient timing  :popcorn:

Otherwise, all good.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #460 on: January 04, 2021, 04:24:33 AM »
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #461 on: January 04, 2021, 09:25:13 AM »
 :facepalm: I’ve lead such a sheltered existence.:facepalm:
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #462 on: February 21, 2021, 04:05:52 AM »
At last! A benefit from Brexit (unless one runs you over).


In amongst all the gloom of being unable to export anything to the continent and a government that appears to be corrupt and dishonest,  we will no longer have to insure electric golf and mobility buggies against accidents.


Not that we had to before, of course.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #463 on: February 21, 2021, 05:58:57 PM »
Sooo there is a silver lining after all, I would not have guessed. 
I thought it was just another flimflam pulled over on the country by those with means in order to make it easier to fleece the the ones with less.  But I have been wrong before, and am sure to be again.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #464 on: February 21, 2021, 07:30:44 PM »
But I have been wrong before, and am sure to be again.
Andrew.
I think your wife has your STO password!
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #465 on: February 21, 2021, 07:38:30 PM »
Well she does have a Oh so devilish smile today   :naughty:

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #466 on: February 21, 2021, 08:01:25 PM »
Well she does have a Oh so devilish smile today   :naughty:

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #467 on: February 22, 2021, 12:36:54 PM »
I thought it was just another flimflam pulled over on the country by those with means in order to make it easier to fleece the the ones with less.

And here I was thinking it was all a Russian disinformation plot to weaken the UK and the Western Alliance.
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« Reply #468 on: February 22, 2021, 07:29:39 PM »
No worries Baxter, it's OK to be wrong once and a while, the law of averages and all.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #469 on: March 16, 2021, 11:00:45 AM »
Apparently one good thing about Brexit.... was that Britain didn't have to wait for the EU bureaucracy:

https://www.eurointelligence.com/column/vaccines
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« Reply #470 on: March 16, 2021, 01:19:18 PM »
Apparently one good thing about Brexit.... was that Britain didn't have to wait for the EU bureaucracy:

https://www.eurointelligence.com/column/vaccines

It's the only thing our exceptionally stupid government has got right.

In other areas-fishing exports down 83%, trade down 41%, financial services (£1.3 trillion so far. And it makes up 80% of our economy) moved to the EU, export to the EU down by around 63% and so on.

Billions of £ has been given to Government cronies without any transparency. Our government is the most incompetent and corrupt it has been since the 1700s.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #471 on: March 16, 2021, 04:22:02 PM »
Apparently one good thing about Brexit.... was that Britain didn't have to wait for the EU bureaucracy:

https://www.eurointelligence.com/column/vaccines

...Our government is the most incompetent and corrupt it has been since the 1700s.
Yes!
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #472 on: March 16, 2021, 04:43:58 PM »
Apparently one good thing about Brexit.... was that Britain didn't have to wait for the EU bureaucracy:

https://www.eurointelligence.com/column/vaccines

...Our government is the most incompetent and corrupt it has been since the 1700s.
Yes!
You folks have been much more entertaining than some well established third-world backwaters...

Sadly true. But then, I used to ignore US news. It became very interesting a few short years back...
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« Reply #473 on: March 16, 2021, 07:16:11 PM »
"Our government is the most incompetent and corrupt it has been since the 1700s".
We have that in common.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #474 on: March 17, 2021, 09:55:25 AM »
Apparently one good thing about Brexit.... was that Britain didn't have to wait for the EU bureaucracy:

https://www.eurointelligence.com/column/vaccines

It's the only thing our exceptionally stupid government has got right.

In other areas-fishing exports down 83%, trade down 41%, financial services (£1.3 trillion so far. And it makes up 80% of our economy) moved to the EU, export to the EU down by around 63% and so on.

Billions of £ has been given to Government cronies without any transparency. Our government is the most incompetent and corrupt it has been since the 1700s.

Compare that to the rest of the world in 2020. It was all down (except for government bureaucracies).