BREXIT positives and negatives

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UK flight compensation plan will slash average payouts

Government says move is a ‘Brexit win’ but figures suggest
average sum will drop from £220 to about £23.60

 

Ah yes, taking back control and giving it to companies and not to consumers.

The airline companies won't have to compensate as much under new UK rules as they 

would under EU rules.

 

Proposed changes only applicable for UK internal flights

 

So much winning

 

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Here's a useful summary of the current situation in the UK. A week is a long time in politics...

 

 

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What is actually happening at the border between Ireland and Norther Ireland after the checks of goods imported to Britain have stopped?

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https://images.app.goo.gl/duMUhbckJe8rMVDUA

 

Remember the oh-so-contemptuous Jacob Rees Mogg reclining in Parliament a while back? He's now the new Minister for Brexit Opportunites in (yet another) Cabinet reshuffle. Also with responsiblity for government efficiency.

We await a deluge of positives to report on this thread, oder .... ??

 

 

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1 hour ago, Feierabend said:

https://images.app.goo.gl/duMUhbckJe8rMVDUA

 

Remember the oh-so-contemptuous Jacob Rees Mogg reclining in Parliament a while back? He's now the new Minister for Brexit Opportunites in (yet another) Cabinet reshuffle. Also with responsiblity for government efficiency.

We await a deluge of positives to report on this thread, oder ... ??

 

 

Its pretty desparate when you have to apply political spin in the job title of a minister's post. 

You might as well call him the Minister of Spin and Brexit Propaganda. It would be more accurate. 

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Like the opportunity JRM took to move his business out of the UK to Dublin before Brexit came into affect. But of course it wasn't him that did it, it was his colleagues at the firm wasn't it.

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"Brexit causing 'increased costs, paperwork, delays' say MPs"

 

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UK firms have been hit by "increased costs, paperwork and border delays" as a result of Brexit, MPs have said.

 

A report from parliament's spending watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said it "was clear" that leaving the EU was having an impact on UK trade volumes.

It also warned things could worsen this year as new import controls come in.

 

The government said it continued to ensure businesses "got the support they need to trade effectively with Europe".

 

"One of the great promises of Brexit was freeing British businesses to give them the headroom to maximise their productivity and contribution to the economy - even more desperately needed now on the long road to recovery from the pandemic," said PAC chair Meg Hillier.

 

"Yet the only detectable impact so far is increased costs, paperwork and border delays."

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The report comes as Jacob Rees-Mogg has been appointed minister for Brexit opportunities as part of a cabinet reshuffle. 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60308494

 

You can't make this shit up...

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UK goods into Germany down 8.5% in further sign of Brexit damage

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Imports of UK goods into Germany fell 8.5% last year, in the latest signal that extra costs and red tape related to Brexit are damaging British trading relationships.

Britain also fell out of the top five of Germany’s largest trade partners as the EU’s biggest economy turned to its neighbours inside the eurozone for machine tools, car parts and components for the aerospace industry.

The German statistical office, Destatis, said UK imports fell in 2021, the first year since the Brexit free trade deal was agreed in late December 2020, to €32bn (£27bn)

 

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That's OK, JRM has been put on the case by BoJo as Brexit minister. A case maybe of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

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A really stupid question…..amongst the 50+ pages of this thread, can anyone summarise any Brexit benefits? I was asked at a recent family get together and really couldn’t think of anything positive. 

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4 minutes ago, emkay said:

A really stupid question…..amongst the 50+ pages of this thread, can anyone summarise any Brexit benefits? I was asked at a recent family get together and really couldn’t think of anything positive. 

 

As I already asked this in the past and am regularly asked IRL

I'll start the list (don't hold your breath mind)

 

 

1) No VAT on tampons

2) No pesky Europeans in the UK unless they have a full passport (that plastic cheque card thingy was just so easy to forge)

3) ?? 

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1 minute ago, HH_Sailor said:

 

As I already asked this in the past and am regularly asked IRL

I'll start the list (don't hold your breath mind)

 

 

1) No VAT on tampons

2) ??

Do you mention this IRL too? 😄

Wasn't the VAT reduced here to 7%? Not a sum that most can celebrate as a saving!

Can anyone think of point 2+? 

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Even #2 fails as a positive  because of the passport/visa requirements for children on school exchanges, which has been a disaster for educational travel businesses/ language schools in the UK. I think we covered this further back  in the thread.

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Don't forget the blue passports (made in France)!
Totally worth it.

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3 minutes ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

Uh, do you mean the black passport?

 

Navy blue.

 

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4 hours ago, French bean said:

That's OK, JRM has been put on the case by BoJo as Brexit minister. A case maybe of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

The same man who said it would be 50 years before you see any benefits of Brexit has now been inserted as the Minister for Brexit Opportunities.

WTF is he going to do?

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9 minutes ago, Keleth said:

The same man who said it would be 50 years before you see any benefits of Brexit has now been inserted as the Minister for Brexit Opportunities.

WTF is he going to do?

 

Not to worry. The plebs will be grateful they can trust in a man with greater educational background and esoteric understanding to care for their interests. 

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