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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2019, 04:08:28 PM »
"We have noticed you are using an ad blocker" they perceptively state.  With a big obnoxious banner that stops me reading their article.

Fuck 'em, then.

To be fair, that's the whole internet, not just them.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2019, 09:38:27 PM »
To be fair, that's the whole internet, not just them.

It's fine, in the sense that all it does is stop me (and hopefully many others) from reading their content.  I hope that failed attempts to access their pages doesn't count as traffic for any of them.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2019, 09:59:30 PM »
They know, in very vivid detail, what all of their users are doing in their site: where they entered, what they looked at, how long they spent on each page, what they clicked and what they almost clicked and when they bailed.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2019, 12:34:36 AM »
They know, in very vivid detail, what all of their users are doing in their site: where they entered, what they looked at, how long they spent on each page, what they clicked and what they almost clicked and when they bailed.

Do they know the exact moment that I didn’t get my cock out?

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2019, 08:00:57 AM »
Quote from: BBC
The government has agreed contracts worth £104m for outside help on Brexit, according to analysis for the BBC.

And they can be extended when they expire this May at the same price for a further year, which is nice.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47338534

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2019, 09:10:44 AM »
And they can be extended when they expire this May at the same price for a further year, which is nice.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47338534

The democratic deficit here was foreseen by Prof Michael Dougan two years ago when he said that the government and its private contractors rather than Parliament will oversee the transition from EU to UK law.

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IT contracts valued at £10.2m were awarded by government departments, led by the Home Office, which inked four deals, all relating to EU citizens currently living and working in the UK.

These include an agreement with Worldreach for facial recognition software for the EU Settlement Scheme app and Fujitsu for ID document scanning work.

Nothing sinister to see here, eh biggy?

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2019, 09:35:42 AM »
It's a secret police rubber-glove thing.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2019, 10:45:37 AM »
Is this a new porn genre I've not heard of?

Not exactly.

It is a porn genre you have heard of.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2019, 10:52:48 AM »
Do they know the exact moment that I didn’t get my cock out?

Trick question surely!

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2019, 11:04:25 AM »
Trick question surely!

True, because I am very rarely getting my cock out.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2019, 12:09:55 PM »
There is talk of Britain favouring beef imported from Brazil, rather than Ireland, following Brexit. This would badly impact workers in Ireland, who of course had no say at all in this trading eff-up. 

And, depressingly, beef production is the biggest driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. So it'll be good to contribute to that, won't it.

It might be beefy fearmongering, though, and I've been pescatarian for about three weeks now, so I've attained enough moral highground to say that the beef industry ought to be deleted altogether anyway. 

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2019, 12:14:09 PM »
‘Delete’ being the correct option of course because it deletes forwards into the future.

‘Back space’ implies you can delete details from the past which would be flipping mentile.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2019, 05:12:29 PM »
Three cabinet ministers, Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke, have told the BBC they are prepared to vote for a delay. Whether they actually will though.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2019, 09:14:32 PM »
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Taxpayers who missed January's self-assessment deadline might see increased fines because of a delay in sending out penalty notices, experts have warned.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) normally sends warnings in February, but this year some may go out from late April.

From 1 May the standard £100 fine rises by £10 a day - so when letters arrive, penalties could already be accruing.

HMRC blamed increased workload from Brexit for the delay but said no one would be "unfairly penalised"...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47343828

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2019, 10:55:47 PM »
‘Delete’ being the correct option of course because it deletes forwards into the future.

‘Back space’ implies you can delete details from the past which would be flipping mentile.
Yes Delete is always correct!

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2019, 11:17:58 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47343828

I got one of these letters despite filling in all that KPMG asked of me over 6 months ago. Hopefully there aren't any inspectors waiting for me when I return to the UK.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2019, 02:20:19 PM »
May says next meaningful vote on Brexit is on 12 March

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #77 on: February 24, 2019, 02:24:55 PM »
May says next meaningful vote on Brexit is on 12 March


Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2019, 10:22:18 PM »
There is talk of Britain favouring beef imported from Brazil, rather than Ireland, following Brexit. This would badly impact workers in Ireland, who of course had no say at all in this trading eff-up. 

And, depressingly, beef production is the biggest driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. So it'll be good to contribute to that, won't it.

It might be beefy fearmongering, though, and I've been pescatarian for about three weeks now, so I've attained enough moral highground to say that the beef industry ought to be deleted altogether anyway.

A lot of the protein content in livestock feed comes from soybean, which generally comes from Brazil and that is where the deforestation comes from (cutting down rainforest to make room for arable cropping).  So already British beef production is contributing to chopping down the Amazon, unless you go for the 100% grass fed stuff which is still pretty niche and you're unlikely to find it down the supermarket.

Brexit might actually help in this respect - historically we haven't grown soybean over here in Britain due to the climate, but there are newer varieties that do well.  The next problem is that soybeans contain tannins, which are toxic to pigs, and need to be cooked before putting into the feed - currently there are only about 3 processing units in the UK that can do this, so unless your farm is in the area it's not worth the transport cost to do the soybeans.  If suddenly soybean imports become a lot more expensive through tariffs (unlikely because the US has a big over-supply of it at the minute due to their trade war with China, so they'll be desperate to off-load it anywhere), it might encourage some of the larger farm businesses to look at processing soybean themselves.


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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2019, 05:01:23 AM »
I assume that Irish beef farmers (and the Irish farming industy in general) don't grow soya beans either (as their climate is similar), so what do they feed their cattle on?

Also, aren't American soya beans all (effectively) GMO?  Which means that British people, who wish to continue eating beef but either wish to avoid GMOs for their own personal reasons or object to the fascistic way America has "forced" GMO into the food chain and environment, will no longer have that choice. 

Until now, the EU has gone some way in protecting EU citizens right not to buy or consume these products but it looks like Brexit will be the lever that allows the US to force its will on British consumers on this, without debate or choice over this, for many, highly contentious issue.  Nice to see Britain taking back control.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2019, 08:06:31 AM »
The sinister next stage of the EU's 'fortress Europe' policy - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/24/african-union-seeks-to-kill-eu-plan-to-process-migrants-in-africa

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The African Union is seeking to kill off the EU’s latest blueprint for stemming migration, claiming that it would breach international law by establishing “de facto detention centres” on African soil, trampling over the rights of those being held.

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Brussels has a similar arrangement in place with Libya, where there are 800,000 migrants, 20,000 of whom are being held in government detention centres. The Libyan authorities have been accused of multiple and grave human rights abuses. A UN report recently stated that migrants in the country faced “unimaginable horrors”.

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“When the EU wants something, it usually gets it,” said a senior AU official. “African capitals worry that this plan will see the establishment of something like modern-day slave markets, with the ‘best’ Africans being allowed into Europe and the rest tossed back – and it is not far from the truth.”

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« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2019, 08:10:29 AM »
So, are you making the case for the abolition of international borders? You do realise that the battleground that Brexit was fought on was specifically so:

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with the ‘best’ Africans being allowed in[...]and the rest tossed back

could be made a reality in Britain?

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2019, 08:14:17 AM »
I'd only we could work towards freedom of movement for people as a universal human right.

Still, at least by leaving the EU we'll have a greater ability to influence its member states on this policy.

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« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2019, 08:30:08 AM »
So, are you making the case for the abolition of international borders? You do realise that the battleground that Brexit was fought on was specifically so:

could be made a reality in Britain?

I think the words you're looking for are CHECK OUT THIS DUNCE

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2019, 08:50:45 AM »
I'd only we could work towards freedom of movement for people as a universal human right.

Still, at least by leaving the EU we'll have a greater ability to influence its member states on this policy.


In what universe is the UK going to try and influence member states to have freedom of movement for everyone, and in what universe are member states ever going to be receptive to such a thing? I mean at least be realistic with your objections.

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2019, 08:52:50 AM »
I don't understand: is freedom of movement over national borders a good thing or not?

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2019, 09:23:15 AM »
I don't understand: is the EU trying to set up de facto detention camps in African countries a good thing or not, as that's what the story is about?

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #87 on: February 25, 2019, 09:25:03 AM »
I'm with you: let them all in. Not just to Britain, but any country they want to go to.

Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #88 on: February 25, 2019, 09:25:28 AM »
No it's not. Why will us leaving the EU and closing our borders help with this?

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Re: Brexit Thread Six: A Gaping Homage To Brextus Propertius
« Reply #89 on: February 25, 2019, 09:47:58 AM »
It's a counterpoint to the myth that the EU is a progressive internationalist body, when the reality is it's as protectionist and racist as anything we'd criticise the tories or Trump for.