Brexit: The fallout

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19 hours ago, Mackle said:

 

Jacob Rees-C**t!!  (I heard him coming out with elitist bullshit on LBC regarding British who had moved to Europe, a few months ago, absolutely despise him now!!)

He's too damned stupid to realise that we've moved here because of c**ts like him...

 

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2 hours ago, Wulfrun said:

He's too damned stupid to realise that we've moved here because of c**ts like him...

 

 

This was back when he was given a regular platform by LBC, the withdrawal agreement hadn't been signed, and was arguing for a no-deal Brexit.

 

A caller said that a relation of theirs lived in an EU member state, and without a deal on citizen's rights was facing losing their (local) voting rights, having their status downgraded to a temporary visa that made their stay dependant on their job, and made changing jobs harder in future because new job meant new permit.

 

Rees-Mogg was totally unmoved by this, insisting to the listeners that what was actually happening in instances like these was a good thing because it was "a correction because the people affected by situations like these had been wrongly granted rights that should never have been available to all", and that the situation of permits and visas, and deciding if the risks involved and the job moving for were all worth it, should always be part of the decision that the public has to make when deciding if they should leave the UK, so it was only fair that Britons living in the EU were having to ask themselves these important questions now.

 

The caller then asked JRM what he made of conservative donors buying Cypriot and Maltese passports. Mogg's answer was something along the lines of "these are people of exceptional quality who can make an extraordinary contribution to the lives of everyone in those countries, so it's only proper that they are recognised by those countries".  

 

 

 

Looking back, what strikes me about Jacob Rees-Mogg's stance on non-Tory donors living in EU countries back then, is that it's very similar to the more base argument that Brexiteers used about Brits living in the EU of "they decided to leave the country, they have to deal with it!" (or if you read the readers comments made to Daily Mail and Express articles about Alberto Costa and his trying to get the withdrawal agreement rights enshrined across the EU, "These traitors left the UK to join the EU enemy, they deserve everything they get!!")

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8 hours ago, Mackle said:

 

This was back when he was given a regular platform by LBC, the withdrawal agreement hadn't been signed, and was arguing for a no-deal Brexit.

 

A caller said that a relation of theirs lived in an EU member state, and without a deal on citizen's rights was facing losing their (local) voting rights, having their status downgraded to a temporary visa that made their stay dependant on their job, and made changing jobs harder in future because new job meant new permit.

 

Rees-Mogg was totally unmoved by this, insisting to the listeners that what was actually happening in instances like these was a good thing because it was "a correction because the people affected by situations like these had been wrongly granted rights that should never have been available to all", and that the situation of permits and visas, and deciding if the risks involved and the job moving for were all worth it, should always be part of the decision that the public has to make when deciding if they should leave the UK, so it was only fair that Britons living in the EU were having to ask themselves these important questions now.

 

The caller then asked JRM what he made of conservative donors buying Cypriot and Maltese passports. Mogg's answer was something along the lines of "these are people of exceptional quality who can make an extraordinary contribution to the lives of everyone in those countries, so it's only proper that they are recognised by those countries".  

 

 

 

Looking back, what strikes me about Jacob Rees-Mogg's stance on non-Tory donors living in EU countries back then, is that it's very similar to the more base argument that Brexiteers used about Brits living in the EU of "they decided to leave the country, they have to deal with it!" (or if you read the readers comments made to Daily Mail and Express articles about Alberto Costa and his trying to get the withdrawal agreement rights enshrined across the EU, "These traitors left the UK to join the EU enemy, they deserve everything they get!!")

Rees-Mogg thinks anyone other than him and his cronies are peasants and should be treated as such.

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9 hours ago, Keleth said:

Rees-Mogg thinks anyone other than him and his cronies are peasants and should be treated as such.

He also believe contraception is evil :wub:

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3 minutes ago, murphaph said:

 

Brexit: Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems' according to British Retail Consortium.

 

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Post-Brexit transition border checks could cause fresh food supply problems, an industry body has warned.

Shoppers will notice the supply issues next January unless there is a "massive upgrade" in border facilities, the British Retail Consortium said.

 

The warning came after cabinet minister Michael Gove said that border checks are "inevitable" after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.

 

Officials said firms have enough time to prepare for the changes.

 

Border checks could quickly cause hold-ups at Channel ports of thousands of trucks, including those carrying fresh food, the BRC said.

 

The government will have to "move fast" to put in place the necessary border infrastructure and staff to cope with those checks by the end of the year, it said.

 

If it doesn't, "consumers in the UK will see significant disruption, particularly in the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables" the BRC's director of food and sustainability Andrew Opie warned.

 

"If you think this is going to hit us in January, that's our peak import season for things like fresh fruit and vegetables. Customers are really going to see the problems on supermarket shelves unless we get that infrastructure," he said.

 

Maybe they'll all get blue ration books to go with the blue passports (printed in France, natch).

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2 hours ago, dom said:

He also believe contraception is evil :wub:

And don't you just love people who use this kind of self centered reasoning?  🙄  

 

In October 2017 it was reported that Somerset Capital Management, of which Rees-Mogg was a partner, had invested £5m in a company that produces and markets pills designed to treat stomach ulcers but widely used in illegal abortions in Indonesia. Rees-Mogg defended the investment by arguing that the company in question "obeys Indonesian law so it's a legitimate investment and there's no hypocrisy. The law in Indonesia would satisfy the Vatican".

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Boris Johnson sacks Brexiteer ministers in cabinet reshuffle

 

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Boris Johnson has sacked a number of prominent Brexiteers in a reshuffle of his cabinet.

 

Attorney general Sir Geoffrey Cox, housing minister Esther McVey, environment secretary Theresa Villiers, and business secretary Andrea Leadsom, all of whom have been consistent Brexit supporters, have been fired.

 

Here’s a list of all firings and hirings so far that will be updated throughout the day

Fired:

Julian Smith, Northern Ireland secretary

Esther McVey, housing minister

Theresa Villiers, environment minister

Andrea Leadsom, business secretary

Sit Geoffrey Cox, Attorney General

Nusrat Ghani, transport minister

George Freeman, transport minister

 

He'll just install more complete numbskulls...

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10 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

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sure about that? he looks like an immigrant...

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1 hour ago, dom said:

sure about that? he looks like an immigrant...

 

Is this better?

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On 11.2.2020, 16:40:14, Mackle said:

 

Uncle Larry's Oracle Campus, or the ex-Sun offices that are now Facebook? ;-)

 

Over the years I'd been in the old Newark offices (where manufacturing was once done), Menlo Park (thats FB?)

but the last time was in the old headquarters in Santa Clara (had originally been a place for mentally retarded!) .

 

Otherwise many times in the Broomfield (Colorado) offices, 3 times in Burlington (Boston) & I think 3 times in Hillsboro (but it was only the one time I was in Hillsboro with my wife as part of our vacation that we got a detailed guided tour (90 mins) of the manufacturing complex!  (Wife studied Informatik).

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On 12.2.2020, 14:28:41, Mackle said:

, "These traitors left the UK to join the EU enemy, they deserve everything they get!!")

 

Bloody cheek.

 

I originally moved out to Germany at the request of a UK govenment organisation (then the Science & Engineering Research Council).

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Interesting fact, the UK is the only country in the world that is not required to put the name of the issuing state on its stamps. Unfortunately stuff like that still won't insulate the country from the overwhelmingly negative effects of Brexit.

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