Brexit: The fallout

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19 minutes ago, murphaph said:

In other news, Ireland will receive a quarter of the EU's Brexit Assistance Reserve fund which is worth over a billion Euro to the country. This must be the EU throwing Ireland under the bus as promised by Brexiteers.

 

That's right:

"Hey, you lot, get under that bus!"

"But we don't want to!"

"Just do it and we'll talk about it later."

"Hey, there's a billion euros under here!"

"Shhh!"

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On 10/01/2021, 01:40:48, john_b said:

 

UK ‘rejected offer’ of visa-free tours by musicians in EU, despite blaming Brussels for permit blow

‘Standard’ proposal to exempt performers for 90 days was proposed, but ‘the UK said no’

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-visa-free-work-musicians-eu-brexit-b1784600.html

 

I know several British musicians who will be affected by this. Another reason to despise Johnson and Co. 

 

Wonder how many of the artists visiting from the UK I have enjoyed down the years here in Berlin will make it through the red tape and extra costs to come and play here.

 

Sad.

 

Proof once again of the sheer incompetence of this man and his administration.

 

As the Tweet spells out - he doesn't understand the difference between tourism and work.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's another (Christmas) cracker:

"Fishing minister Victoria Prentis, appearing before a House of Lords committee, admitted “things are tricky at the moment” but said her team is “working hard” to resolve issues as they arose.

During her appearance Ms Prentis raised eyebrows by telling peers she did not read the fisheries deal when it was published on Christmas Eve because she was “very busy organising the local Nativity trail”.

 

No.words.

 

This is what right wing populism looks like in practice. No detail. No nitty gritty. Just grand plans. It's no wonder this form of government has failed every single time it's been tried.

 

Only the hard of thinking reckon it'll work this time!

 

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/brexit-fisheries-minister-did-not-read-deal-as-she-was-very-busy-organising-local-nativity-trail/

 

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A quote from that article:

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The minister also caused concern after suggesting one solution to border delays was for Brits to eat more fish.

“We export 70% of what we catch in this country to the EU; we’re ambitious to carry on at that level but we will, I’m sure, also in the future want to eat more of what we catch here.”

 

That suggestion appears not to be at all unreasonable - especially in the circumstances (& fish is supposed to be good for you).

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Indeed. Unfortunately it's not just about eating more fish. It would also be about getting Brits to eat (for them) unusual varieties. Most fish varieties actually eaten in the UK are imported.

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Schenker has suspended deliveries to the UK with immediate effect. Here's the email they sent:

 

Dear Customer,

We are currently forced to temporarily suspend international land transport services from continental Europe to the UK with Immediate effect.

The arrangements agreed under the Brexit deal have meant enormous bureaucratic regulations, particularly for recipients in the UK, which they are currently unable to handle In a legally compliant manner. Most of the recipients (Importers or Consignee’s) In the UK have never dealt with customs procedures before, and need further guidance on the new regulations (e.g. the confirmation of the correct ten-digit commodity codes, providing Power of Attorney).

Therefore, we need to advise you to postpone all shipments until further notice.

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1 hour ago, murphaph said:

Indeed. Unfortunately it's not just about eating more fish. It would also be about getting Brits to eat (for them) unusual varieties. Most fish varieties actually eaten in the UK are imported.

Yep, this is where the rhetoric fell down.

 

"We'll send the navy to protect our fishing waters form those EU thieves".

"What do you mean you won't buy our fish EU".

"Hey look stupid people, British fish for British fish for British people"..

"Please buy it or we will have to close shop"..

 

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yeah, I remember one user on here saying don't worry, Switzerland will buy the fish

 

don't hear much from that user anymore, start to thinking the BREXITERS have gone silent now they can see what a crap deal the UK got, full of problems for the UK econmany,

 

I think Gove referred to these major problems as bumps in the road

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11 minutes ago, yesterday said:

yeah, I remember one user on here saying don't worry, Switzerland will buy the fish

 

don't hear much from that user anymore, start to thinking the BREXITERS have gone silent now they can see what a crap deal the UK got, full of problems for the UK econmany,

 

I think Gove referred to these major problems as bumps in the road

All just project fear mate, was all just project fear.

 

Like that time Ug Thug of stone cave said* "build wild meat eating things outside cave? No. Project fear".

Ug went out and as never seen again, although they did find a bit of bloodstained clothing and his wooden spear later when people went out having not seen any big meat eating things for a while.

 

 

*translated, obviously :lol:

 

 

 

 

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Stena Embla now to be deployed on Rosslare-Cherbourg route instead of Belfast-Birkenhead as originally planned. The GB-IRL/NI demand has collapsed as barriers to trade have kicked in. No delays at Holyhead or Dover because nobody is shipping anything!

 

Heavy demand on the direct sea routes to France from Ireland in place of this. Right now Irish businesses are looking at alternative suppliers on the continent for all manner of things previously sourced in GB. Trade with GB has ground to a halt.

 

https://news.cision.com/stena-line-ukie/r/stena-line-s-newest-ship-debuts-on-rosslare-cherbourg-route,c3267777

 

The Brexiteers are gone. Brexit has finally made contact with reality and imploded. The most visible sign of the new reality is that ferry companies are simply bypassing GB. That's brexit in a nutshell. GB has been sidelined.

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He and his deliberately mediocre cabinet are way out of their depths.

 

Freight traffic at Rosslare Europort has increased 500% as GB is bypassed:

 

Glenn Carr, general manager of Iarnród Éireann-owned Rosslare Europort, said there had been a “phenomenal response” to the new direct services between Ireland and continental Europe.

“We are seeing the switch from supply chains on the UK landbridge to mainland Europe. The benefits have been seen with a number of key supply chains that have been able to ensure their stock has been delivered into the country because they switched to direct services,” he said.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/surge-in-freight-traffic-on-direct-ferry-routes-to-europe-1.4453585?mode=amp

 

And Irish Ferries has taken early delivery of a new super ferry, the W.B.Yeats and it is going into service linking Dublin not with Holyhead as originally planned but with Cherbourg.

 

https://afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news/item/48974-irish-ferries-boost-freight-capacity-as-w-b-yeats-enters-earlier-on-direct-france-route

 

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3 hours ago, cb6dba said:

Yep, this is where the rhetoric fell down.

 

"We'll send the navy to protect our fishing waters form those EU thieves".

"What do you mean you won't buy our fish EU".

"Hey look stupid people, British fish for British fish for British people"..

"Please buy it or we will have to close shop"..

 

 

The naive Express, Sun reading public thought, yeah stop the EU boats taking our fish, without realising that the vast majority of fish sales go back to the EU, because the Brits proportionately don't eat that much fish.

Its not that the EU have to buy fish from GB. Here in Germany I only ever see Norwegian and Icelandic for sale.  

 

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FYI...  if you post a link to some fuckwit on Twitter... then we need  a twitter account to see it... 

 

Just post a screenshit of the story/feed..

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2 hours ago, yesterday said:

don't hear much from that user anymore, start to thinking the BREXITERS have gone silent now they can see what a crap deal the UK got, full of problems for the UK econmany,

 

I think Gove referred to these major problems as bumps in the road

 

'Bumps in the road' or 'bumpy' seems to be the new Brexitspeak for, we know we've cocked up massively, but let's just downplay it all and hope most people don't notice. 

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Wow. He is a wanker of course but that he can be so flippant about the livelihoods going down the drain as we speak. And to think until a few days ago even on this forum you had people proclaiming how great Brexit would be. 

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2 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

Just post a screenshit of the story/feed..

 

Post several at once if you've got the runs

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3 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

FYI...  if you post a link to some fuckwit on Twitter... then we need  a twitter account to see it... 

 

Just post a screenshit of the story/feed..

 

I don't have Twitter and I have no problems when I click on Twitter links.

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