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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 »
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries

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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 »
So Papa?
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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
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