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Re: BREXIT THREAD A MILLION
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2019, 04:16:55 PM »
What isn't explicitly referenced?

Having a customs border between NI and the UK. As I understand it, there’s nothing in the GFA that explicitly states that can’t happen, unlike having an inland border between the Ireland and NI, which is explicitly referenced in the GFA.....I think.

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Re: BREXIT THREAD A MILLION
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2019, 04:17:14 PM »
Are they going to build that bridge from Northern Ireland to Scotland?

They literally can't even if they tried. There's a huge trench between Scotland and Ireland full of disposed munitions and nuclear waste.

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« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2019, 05:43:47 PM »
Maybe with a bit more global warming we can just dry up that stretch of water and a bridge won't be needed.

If a bridge is needed I wonder if Joanna Lumley is still interested in administrating it.

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Re: BREXIT THREAD A MILLION
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2019, 06:46:14 PM »
unlike having an inland border between the Ireland and NI, which is explicitly referenced in the GFA.....I think.
It isn't (I think). There's stuff that makes physical infrastructure for such a border difficult though.

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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2019, 02:17:57 AM »
Maybe with a bit more global warming we can just dry up that stretch of water and a bridge won't be needed.

If a bridge is needed I wonder if Joanna Lumley is still interested in administrating it.

I fear you may have entirely misconstrued the effects of global warming on sea levels.

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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2019, 02:23:34 AM »
I fear you may have entirely misconstrued the effects of global warming on sea levels.

It's what I keep telling everyone: evaporation and the melted ice caps will cancel each other out.  Shit will carry on exactly the way it was before.  All this brouhaha is a ploy to increase Dutch anxiety levels.

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« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2019, 02:30:45 AM »
It's what I keep telling everyone: evaporation and the melted ice caps will cancel each other out.  Shit will carry on exactly the way it was before.  All this brouhaha is a ploy to increase Dutch anxiety levels.

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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2019, 04:45:37 PM »
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Hopes @BorisJohnson bringing country together immediately dashed

Govt pursuing a #HardBrexit. Parliament will have little say. Sad day for #democracy

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Re: BREXIT THREAD A MILLION
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2019, 04:58:15 PM »
You can see the real reason the ERG objected to May's deal. It didn't tear up enough safeguards of our rights. Now, through the cover of a new mandate, they can remove any protection they like. I hope it's clear to the DUP that they were used as pretend justification to reject the last deal - which did put level playing field at the heart of it.

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« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2019, 05:30:57 PM »
The dream of not having to hire women as they might get pregnant is one step closer.

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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2019, 05:43:17 PM »
As is the dream of scrapping all pretence of diversity, going for all-out nepotism and hiring your mate as COO on a seven-figure salary because he bagged you spots in the more prestigious university societies and you, like, owe him one even though he doesn’t have a clue what your company does let alone how to do the job you’ve given him so the company will stagger on propped up by minions until its  inevitable collapse, owing millions in public money.

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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2019, 06:25:10 PM »
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2019, 11:07:20 PM »
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« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2019, 09:33:21 AM »
One thing that's constantly raised is the scrapping of workers rights. How would that actually work though. Would Johnson stand outside number 10 one day and say "from now on you don't get weekends off, work days are increasing to 10 hours, wer'e scrapping holiday entitlement and abolishing paternity and maternity leave." Since all those things are taken for granted how would they be able to get away with those sorts of changes. As apathetic as we are I can't see them getting away with that easily...I'm not saying they won't try but it gives Labour/Lib Dems their first popular policies come the next election.

Also what would happen if companies decided to ignore it and continue as is.

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« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2019, 09:37:16 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2019, 09:40:04 AM »
Also what would happen if companies decided to ignore it and continue as is.

Leaving it up to them is precisely the problem.

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« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2019, 09:42:26 AM »
Removing legislation on breaks, leave entitlements, etc might not affect huge swathes of people at once - it would gradually affect more and more people as they changed jobs, companies reviewed contracts or perhaps simply when people tried to exercise their rights.

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Also what would happen if companies decided to ignore it and continue as is.
Some companies, as they do now, would offer better than minimum terms. But this would be the exception.

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« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2019, 10:20:28 AM »
Market it as freedom from pesky red tape

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« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2019, 10:23:13 AM »
Have they worked out what is going to happen with Gibraltar yet? Nice little Empire you've got there, shame if anything might happen to it

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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2019, 10:29:28 AM »
Downing street source: who gives a fuck

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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2019, 10:44:50 AM »
I fear you may have entirely misconstrued the effects of global warming on sea levels.

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« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2019, 01:16:17 PM »
Johnson sets a hard deadline for leaving the EU. Barnier says it's not possible. City of London will almost certainly lose passporting rights, so there's no way to stop the banks from leaving, which is the only thing they ever cared about anyway. We're going for a No Deal, aren't we? With something arranged for the US to jump in and supply us with all their shitty food. So within a year, we'll be the 51st State of the US. That's their plan, isn't it?

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« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2019, 02:08:28 PM »
Johnson sets a hard deadline for leaving the EU. Barnier says it's not possible. City of London will almost certainly lose passporting rights, so there's no way to stop the banks from leaving, which is the only thing they ever cared about anyway. We're going for a No Deal, aren't we? With something arranged for the US to jump in and supply us with all their shitty food. So within a year, we'll be the 51st State of the US. That's their plan, isn't it?

Indeed. It's congruent with the relaxed attitude to selling off sensitive military projects to a foreign power.

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« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2019, 02:29:00 PM »
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« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2019, 05:00:32 PM »
Johnson sets a hard deadline for leaving the EU. Barnier says it's not possible. City of London will almost certainly lose passporting rights, so there's no way to stop the banks from leaving, which is the only thing they ever cared about anyway. We're going for a No Deal, aren't we? With something arranged for the US to jump in and supply us with all their shitty food. So within a year, we'll be the 51st State of the US. That's their plan, isn't it?

You could stop them leaving by giving them literally everything: finish the job started by the credit crunch.

Make binding laws that prioritise profits over human life? No problem. Entire estate of the Duchy of Westminster transferred to the livery companies? You’ve got it. Pay people in your proprietary currency only valid in your businesses? Would you like me to put ice cubes in first?

Boom! Absolute feudalist monarchy by 2025.

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« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2019, 05:29:13 PM »
Johnson sets a hard deadline for leaving the EU. Barnier says it's not possible. City of London will almost certainly lose passporting rights, so there's no way to stop the banks from leaving, which is the only thing they ever cared about anyway. We're going for a No Deal, aren't we? With something arranged for the US to jump in and supply us with all their shitty food. So within a year, we'll be the 51st State of the US. That's their plan, isn't it?

Question:  how reversible will this shitfest be in the long term?

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« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2019, 05:31:52 PM »
Ye Gods would it be something if this government were trapped in an exclusive trade deal with a Bernie Sanders-led U.S.

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« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2019, 05:55:52 PM »
Ye Gods would it be something if this government were trapped in an exclusive trade deal with a Bernie Sanders-led U.S.

This is actually the one hope.  But will Sanders be able to change so much?

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« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2019, 06:14:35 PM »
It's now the least bad future we can hope for but yeah, the president can't really change much, can he?

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