Brexit: The fallout

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On 2/23/2021, 6:59:13, hellfire99 said:

 

Greater freedom of movement simply means it is easier for citizens to move between the countries and do business.

 

It doesn't mean Australia is going to move to Birmingham! 

 

Switch on, guys! 

 

Is this common sense finally starting to seep through??

 

If the above is true, then why is Freedom of Movement in Europe such a problem??  

On 2/23/2021, 7:26:00, hellfire99 said:

I like that Lord Frost refers to the EU as, "your organisation". 

 

It may irk people but is Lord Frost not correct? 

 

What's so clever about going out of your way to be awkward, with the UK's closest trade partners and neighbours?? Whatever anyone thinks about the EU, they are here to stay, and its nobody's intrests just to wind them up for the hell of it. Its particularly daft for us living in continental Europe. Whether we may like it or not, the EU will continue have a major impact on our lives in hundreds of ways. Not just getting our sandwiches confiscated in customs. It will affect all of us doing transactions with the UK, and think of all those occasions, especially here in Germany, where you get divided into EU and non-EU in various ways. We don't need an idiot like Frost throwing petrol on the flames.  

 

 

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Wow, so that would mean freedom of movement is a good thing then?

I'd say you've hoovered that point up and put it to rest Alex..

 

 

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1 hour ago, HEM said:

 

Speedboats come to grief if they run into a minor half-submerged log of wood.  Tankers don't.

 

A speedboat is great for a small number of people. The rest are left to drown. Seems a good analogy for Brexit Britain.

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4 minutes ago, Dembo said:

 

A speedboat is great for a small number of people. The rest are left to drown. Seems a good analogy for Brexit Britain.

As it's the 2020's, someone has already created a demonstration of the speedboat analogy..

 

 

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, murphaph said:

Is that Daniel Hannan at the wheel?

 

Looks very much like him. Definitely one of those bumptious, overwheening individuals, full of fake bonhomie that always insists he knows better than everyone but in fact is just full of flatulence... sounds familiar? ;) :P :D 🤡 

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

Motorboating is so much fun and relaxation.

 

Indeed.  :lol:  (we might be thinking of different versions of motorboating)

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/feb/24/brexit-trade-delays-getting-worse-uk-border-survey-finds

From end Feb 21

 

Brexit trade delays getting worse at UK border, survey finds

 

Delays importing and exporting goods to and from the EU have worsened since Brexit was introduced at the start of the year and will result in stock shortages and price rises for consumers, according to a report.

A survey of 350 supply chain managers found that two out of three had experienced delays of “at least two to three days” getting goods into the UK, compared with 38% who reported delays in a similar survey in January

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13 hours ago, yesterday said:

A survey of 350 supply chain managers found that two out of three had experienced delays of “at least two to three days” getting goods into the UK, compared with 38% who reported delays in a similar survey in January

 

How does one compare 350 with 38%?

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19 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

 

How does one compare 350 with 38%?

They should have written the article better as the "two out of three" would be 66% and could be easily compared

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Michael Heaver reported over the weekend that the German media are reporting that Germany is "Envious of Brexit Britain".

 

So leave voters are now having a Bild front page misquoted and mis-sold to them, and being fed stories of how Britannia is ruling the waves whilst being shielded from the realities of businesses going to the wall and produce unable to be sold. 

 

With GB News and News UK  launching soon, the UK news landscape seems to be rapidly mimicking the US with offering "alternative facts" to those who are not happy with reality 

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On 26/02/2021, 18:34:30, cb6dba said:

As it's the 2020's, someone has already created a demonstration of the speedboat analogy..

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girl in the yellow bikini right at the front took charge immediately when the male idiot lost control.

She also had the good sense to get herself a vary stable supportive platform.

The one in pink has a nicer body, but was no use.

 

I'm sure that's not the point of the video, but I really like Ms green bikini

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38 minutes ago, Mackle said:

... German media are reporting that the country is "Envious of Brexit Britain".

 

Its the media stirring things as usual.

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16 minutes ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

 

The girl in the yellow bikini right at the front took charge immediately when the male idiot lost control.

She also had the good sense to get herself a vary stable supportive platform.

The one in pink has a nicer body, but was no use.

 

I'm sure that's not the point of the video, but I really like Ms green bikini

 

The way that Mr. Male Idiot just vanishes is amazing. Luckily the sunglasses didn't go overboard but ricocheted back in to the boat.  

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43 minutes ago, murphaph said:

Yeah it's really quite dangerous territory we are getting into.

 

Totally agreed. I'm quite staggered that Boris Johnson making the unelected David Frost a minister, is garnering no scrutiny in the UK for it being yet another unelected ministerial appointment.

 

The Cummings blueprint from his Chatham House talk of a few years ago, was very much around moving the UK towards a more presidential form of Governance where the cabinet was non-MP appointments  ("you chuck 'em in the House of Lords" was an expression he used when telling those present that the system already was setup for this). He may have departed Government, but looks like some of his ideas have managed to stick.

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7 minutes ago, Mackle said:

 

Totally agreed. I'm quite staggered that Boris Johnson making the unelected David Frost a minister, is garnering no scrutiny in the UK for it being yet another unelected ministerial appointment.

 

The Cummings blueprint from his Chatham House talk of a few years ago, was very much around moving the UK towards a more presidential form of Governance where the cabinet was non-MP appointments  ("you chuck 'em in the House of Lords" was an expression he used when telling those present that the system already was setup for this). He may have departed Government, but looks like some of his ideas have managed to stick.

 

I have to say I think the US style system would be a good thing. No ministers are elected anyway; at least not elected for the job they do. If you're elected as MP for Little Somewhereorother-on-the-Wold that doesn't mean you've got any approval from the electorate to act as Foreign Secretary. And even the first part is a sham anyway as the people of Little Somewhereorother-on-the-Wold probably voted for the party and the leader and didn't know or care very much who they were actually electing.

 

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