Brexit: The fallout

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Looks like the Big Ben Brexit Bonga Bonga party has hit the buffers. 

 

No Brexit Day plan for Big Ben as countdown clock to light up No 10

 

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A clock counting down to the moment the UK leaves the EU on 31 January will be projected on to Downing Street as part of government plans to mark Brexit Day.

The clock will tick down to 23:00 GMT, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give a "special" address to the nation in the evening, the government said.

A special 50p coin will also enter circulation to mark the occasion.

But the plans do not include Big Ben chiming, after Commons authorities said the cost could not be justified.

 

It would have been awesome if Boris had scaled the clock tower and given Big Ben a whack with a mallet! :lol:

 

I also wonder what remainers are planning for the big day. Will they try to dampen the party in the UK and will there will be fisticuffs. 

 

Is anyone here doing anything special? 

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This made me laugh...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51157933 

This is a classic quote from that...

Asked how differing regulations between the UK and EU may impact industries such as automotive and pharmaceuticals, he said: "We're also talking about companies that have known since 2016 that we are leaving the EU"

 

"Admittedly, they didn't know the exact terms."

 

So basically companies were expect to spend money on countless scenarios ?

 

Also wasn`t Brexit supposed to be all about UK being better for everyone once they were out ...

"There will be an impact on business one way or the other, some will benefit, some won't."

 

So now instead of some companies benefitting from EU regulations it`s some companies benefitting from UK regulations.

Where`s the big breaking off of the shackles for companies ?

 

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

Looks like the Big Ben Brexit Bonga Bonga party has hit the buffers. 

 

No Brexit Day plan for Big Ben as countdown clock to light up No 10

From that article..

"It comes as Downing Street has said EU citizens will not automatically be deported if they fail to sign up to the settled status scheme by the 2021."

 

I`m sure the Windrush generation were promised something along those lines too.

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22 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

Looks like the Big Ben Brexit Bonga Bonga party has hit the buffers. 

 

No Brexit Day plan for Big Ben as countdown clock to light up No 10

 

 

It would have been awesome if Boris had scaled the clock tower and given Big Ben a whack with a mallet! :lol:

 

I also wonder what remainers are planning for the big day. Will they try to dampen the party in the UK and will there will be fisticuffs. 

 

Is anyone here doing anything special? 

 

500k to ring a damned bell?

 

hehehehe...wtf

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UK wins Darwin Award for voting for brexit

 

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Brexit certainly meets the criteria for the Darwin Awards, namely:

1. It was self-inflicted.
2. It showed astonishingly stupid judgement.
3. The population were capable of sound judgement but still went for it.

 

The only question mark against the award is the injury of innocent bystanders, as many people voted against Brexit or abstained, and they are going to suffer through no fault of their own. However, the scale of cock-up involved here has persuaded the awards committee to make an exception.

 

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3 hours ago, lisa13 said:

 

500k to ring a damned bell?

 

hehehehe...wtf

If it had been really important to any of these super richies they would always have been able to get it sorted from their own pocket innit?

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UK citizens to launch legal action to keep EU citizenship

 

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According to Article 20 of the Treaty of Lisbon, EU citizenship is additional and separate to national citizenship. Presently, there are no provisions for removing this citizenship and its associated rights from individuals, regardless of whether their nation leaves the EU.

With less than 20 days to go until Brexit day, a group of UK citizens are preparing a legal action to challenge whether the government can remove their EU citizenship when the UK officially leaves the European Union on 31 January, The London Economic has learnt.

 

Joshua Silver – a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and one of the claimants – intends to bring a case to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in the coming weeks to question whether Boris Johnson can use the basis of the 2016 EU Referendum to legally remove his status as an EU Citizens as part of delivering Brexit.

 

Asked to comment, the European Commission responded: “We take note of the intention to begin legal proceedings”.

 

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7 hours ago, Keleth said:

From that article..

"It comes as Downing Street has said EU citizens will not automatically be deported if they fail to sign up to the settled status scheme by the 2021."

 

I`m sure the Windrush generation were promised something along those lines too.

 

Yeah yeah!  Labour good, Tories bad, ad infinitum. 

 

I see a new government offering them Forinjers a rather good deal. 

 

But by all means bump your gums about anything the Conservative government do. 

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8 hours ago, Keleth said:

I`m sure the Windrush generation were promised something along those lines too.

 

But they weren't white, were they?

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8 hours ago, Keleth said:

This made me laugh...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51157933 

This is a classic quote from that...

Asked how differing regulations between the UK and EU may impact industries such as automotive and pharmaceuticals, he said: "We're also talking about companies that have known since 2016 that we are leaving the EU"

 

"Admittedly, they didn't know the exact terms."

 

So basically companies were expect to spend money on countless scenarios ?

 

Also wasn`t Brexit supposed to be all about UK being better for everyone once they were out ...

"There will be an impact on business one way or the other, some will benefit, some won't."

 

So now instead of some companies benefitting from EU regulations it`s some companies benefitting from UK regulations.

Where`s the big breaking off of the shackles for companies ?

 

No one knows the exact terms. That's all still to be decided.  There will be winners and losers just like everything in life. But overall it will be a win for the UK. 

 

Just while we are on about it Keleth, what's your take on the raw deal that fishing communities got back in the day from the EU.  Apparently, it was one of the drivers for Brexit support in coastal towns.  I know you were unhappy about people not getting the chance to go down the pits. Wonder if you were also not happy about the fishing industry being decimated? 

 

Anyways, 

 

Angela Merkel warns EU: ‘Brexit is a wake-up call’  (The Times)

 

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The UK’s departure will continue to hang over Brussels and Berlin — the countdown for a trade deal will coincide with Germany’s presidency of the EU in the second half of this year. Berlin worries a post-Brexit UK that reserves the right to diverge from EU rules on goods, workers’ rights, taxes and environmental standards could create a serious economic competitor on its doorstep.

 

This is the crux of the problem. The EU is simply worried about the soon to arrive super competitive UK on its doorstep. 

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2 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

This is the crux of the problem. The EU is simply worried about the soon to arrive super competitive UK on its doorstep. 

Hell no, they even don't know how to grow paprika: everything is imported from the Netherlands and France :).

 

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5 minutes ago, LukeSkywalker said:

Hell no, they even don't know how to grow paprika: everything is imported from the Netherlands and France :).

 

And?  So the imports stop and then what? French farmers lose their livelihoods resulting in more pissed of Frogs who are then swept up by Marie Le Pen in 2022 along with all the Yellow Vests etc etc etc  who are already disillusioned with Wonder Boy Macron and the EU? 

 

And the UK imports paprika from somewhere else! 

 

 If the EU bollockses this up then they are simply hastening their own demise.  

 

 Just while we are on about imports. Dunno if you saw Leo Varadkar on the news a few days ago. Well, he's launched the Irish election.

 

 

As Leo says,

 

"The capacity to do everything else that needs to be done, in health care, housing, climate action ... depends on achieving a positive outcome in these [Brexit] negotiations 

 

So as he says, Ireland is fucked if there is no deal. Healthcare, schools, housing. The whole shebang!  His arse is twitching and this speech is also a plea to his puppet masters in the EU. 

 

(Irish Trade Statistics report that in 2018, 50% of beef exported from Ireland went to the UK (around 270,000 tonnes), making the Irish the dominant importer into the UK.)

 

And there are a few other countries who are also rightly worried. 

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7 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

 

Yeah yeah!  Labour good, Tories bad, ad infinitum. 

Who was responsible for Windrush scandal ?

Oh and what do you think of the Conservatives helping Flybe despite it being owned by Virgin which is 49% owned by Delta (only the 2nd richest airline in the world) ?

7 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

I see a new government offering them Forinjers a rather good deal.

Please go ahead explain this good deal.

What exactly is rather good about it ?

6 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

No one knows the exact terms. That's all still to be decided.  There will be winners and losers just like everything in life. But overall it will be a win for the UK. 

So no one knows the exact terms but it will be an overall win for the UK ?

Explain please as no one knows the exact terms how you know it will be an overall win for the UK ?

7 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

Just while we are on about it Keleth, what's your take on the raw deal that fishing communities got back in the day from the EU.

What exactly was the raw deal ?

They had the 2nd biggest quota of all EU nations.

The fishing industry was used by Farage and the Brexit party but the last thing most UK fishermen want is an immediate ban on EU boats in their waters.The Scottish fishing industry will go tits up if that happens as their business relies heavily on exporting to the EU.

But hey winners and losers eh,who cares about the Scottish fishermen despite them being the straw man Brexiters used.

7 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

This is the crux of the problem. The EU is simply worried about the soon to arrive super competitive UK on its doorstep. 

And it`s a worrying crux especially this bit...

7 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

Berlin worries a post-Brexit UK that reserves the right to diverge from EU rules on goods, workers’ rights, taxes and environmental standards could create a serious economic competitor on its doorstep.

But hey once again winners and losers eh.

7 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

What a waste of money!  But I suppose hope dies last!

 

Anyway, they should just give the money to the Grenfell victims! 

 

Actually, @Wulfrun did you donate anything to Grenfell or are you happy to use the tragedy as a political football? 

I didn`t donate but I wasn`t responsible for it happening.

That was guess who ?

Oh and the same people who wanted their "expert" into the fire to be a woman who headed a charity that had receieved donations from the people who made the panels that the inquiry had already asserted were the main cause of the fire.

But winners and losers eh.

4 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

And the UK imports paprika from somewhere else! 

Which will cost more which will be passed on to end consumers.

But winners and losers eh.

4 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

And there are a few other countries who are also rightly worried.

Funnily enough they`re worried but the new wonderful UK economy has absolutely no reason to worry that 45% of total UK exports are to the EU ?

 

When do you expect Brexit to actually start making a profit for the UK ?

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