BREXIT positives and negatives

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32 minutes ago, murphaph said:

She is already saying that her position on A16 is the same as Frost's. It's getting rather tiring dealing with this UK government that signs of to things it then disavows a few weeks or months later. 

Yer her position is toeing the govts line.

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42 minutes ago, john_b said:

Finally, surely this counts as a Brexit plus? B)

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Making Britain Great Again - one dim bulb at a time

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The Times has on its front page 'Visa deal to lure India'. Relaxation of immigration rules with India is to be used to get a trade agreement. So Priti stands there and says there are too many immigrants and looks at way of closing down immigration from Europe then opens the gates for immigrants from India. I know her family were immigrants but FFS what price for a half baked one sided trade deal with a country with very dodgy business practices and third world human rights.

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On 20/12/2021, 21:15:02, john_b said:


who knows? Maybe Jon Worth has a point too…

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OK she's a hypocrite, but you missed out *thick as a short plank'

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On 23/12/2021, 09:10:51, john_b said:

Finally, surely this counts as a Brexit plus? B)

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That's interesting.
Is there a chance we'll be able to buy proper vacuum cleaners in the UK again?

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Boris Johnson could lose more than 100 seats at the next general election, a poll has suggested, with support for the Conservative party falling in the "Red Wall".

A survey of the 57 Labour heartland constituencies in the Midlands and North gained by the Tories in 2019 found that 38 per cent believed Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, would make the best prime minister. Thirty-three per cent backed Mr Johnson.

Almost half of respondents – 49 per cent – said they would vote for Labour if there was a general election now, while one third would vote for the Tories. Nationally, Labour is ahead in the polls by five points, on 40 per cent of the vote share compared to the Conservatives' 35 per cent.

Deltapoll, which conducted the research for the Mail on Sunday, said that if the results were translated into seats Mr Johnson could lose more than 100, wiping out his majority and offering Sir Keir the keys to Number 10.

 

 

here

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On 02/01/2022, 13:30:17, Eric7 said:

 

That's interesting.
Is there a chance we'll be able to buy proper vacuum cleaners in the UK again?

What is wrong with the vacuum cleaners at the moment then?

 

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On 02/01/2022, 13:30:17, Eric7 said:

 

That's interesting.
Is there a chance we'll be able to buy proper vacuum cleaners in the UK again?

 

4 hours ago, Keleth said:

What is wrong with the vacuum cleaners at the moment then?

 

 

Nothing wrong with vacuum cleaners, I guess he is wittering on about the old high wattage energy burners. In 2014 max wattage was limited in the EU to 1600W and then to 900W in 2017, I don't believe any of the Dyson vacuum cleaners (great device until you try to empty the dirt out) come even close to 900 Watts though James Dyson the founder of the company and brexit supporter, suggested the UK should leave the EU to avoid the new rules, he subsequently moved the company HQ out of the UK in 2019 despite the brexit vote!:rolleyes:

 

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The UK will need to ration electricity at the rate things are going so more energy efficiency is even more important there than here! 

 

The label thing is because the stodgy old EU has updated the scale to get rid of the silly A++++ ratings as devices become more and more energy efficient. The UK retains the old EU scale. Of course one of the great triumphs of Brexit is the return of pints and pounds so updating scales is not high on the UK's list of priorities it seems.

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8 minutes ago, murphaph said:

The UK will need to ration electricity at the rate things are going so more energy efficiency is even more important there than here! 

 

The label thing is because the stodgy old EU has updated the scale to get rid of the silly A++++ ratings as devices become more and more energy efficient. The UK retains the old EU scale. Of course one of the great triumphs of Brexit is the return of pints and pounds so updating scales is not high on the UK's list of priorities it seems.

Is this actually a thing?  The UK went along with the new energy labels introduced in EU in (March?) 2021.  I realise they could diverge in the future, but have they done so?  Apart from putting the jolly old union jack on the labels?  I did search but got swamped in stuff.

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No it's not a thing. The EU has updated the labels to take better account of more energy efficient products becoming available (so A instead of A++++ or whatever). The UK retains the old EU labelling for now. 

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6 hours ago, Keleth said:

What is wrong with the vacuum cleaners at the moment then?

 

 

All of the Siemens/Bosch/Whatever ones we've had since the change have been absolutely pathetic compared to the ones we had before.

A recommendation for a good one would be appreciated.

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28 minutes ago, murphaph said:

No it's not a thing. The EU has updated the labels to take better account of more energy efficient products becoming available (so A instead of A++++ or whatever). The UK retains the old EU labelling for now. 

I keep seeing people saying this.  But not find anything to back it up.  UK seems to have switched in the same manner.  For example I have just copied this from currys uk website for a fridge:

 

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Perhaps the UK did then adopt the EU scale but the packaging in the pic John posted hadn't been updated at that stage. Or Curry's aren't displaying the correct information. I just googled the story and the consensus was that the label discrepancy was simply because the EU updated the scale and the UK didn't (or hadn't at that stage).

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1 hour ago, murphaph said:

Perhaps the UK did then adopt the EU scale but the packaging in the pic John posted hadn't been updated at that stage.

 

Or maybe it is another one of those empty shelf chestnuts?

2 hours ago, murphaph said:

 

Of course one of the great triumphs of Brexit is the return of pints and pounds so updating scales is not high on the UK's list of priorities it seems.

They have never stopped serving beer by the pint and the currency has always been in Pounds.:D

BTW it has been a long time since I visited the ROI is Guinness now served in half litre glasses?

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No, but they must be marked 568ml, as they had to be in the UK previously too. But you know this (I hope). The PM himself claimed just the other day that the crown on pint glasses was one of the benefits of Brexit when ask to list a few. This rather puts in perspective how shit Brexit actually is. 6 years since the vote this year. Brexit still hasn't been fully implemented because it can't be. It's a stinking pile of excrement and the stench gets stronger every year.

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1 hour ago, keith2011 said:

They have never stopped serving beer by the pint

Yer but the crown.

Seriously though this is how utterly stupid this whole Brexit kerfuffle is that the PM of the UK lists Crown returning to pint glasses as a success of Brexit.

Johnson lists returning crowns to pint glasses as a key Brexit success | Brexit | The Guardian

This bit in that article sounds a bit worrying though...

"Johnson also highlighted reviews of the regulatory regimes around artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, data rights, genetically modified food and medical devices as areas where the UK could deviate from the EU."

Although this bit did make me laugh...

"we’re cutting back on EU red tape and bureaucracy and restoring common sense to our rulebook.”

Seriously.

 

Then a former Tory MP can´t find a benefit to talk about so says that 2 fingers to Brussels is a tangible benefit.

'Two fingers to Brussels' is 'tangible' Brexit benefit, Edwina Currie declares - LBC

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