Author Topic: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it  (Read 26534 times)

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #360 on: April 08, 2021, 12:28:11 PM »
Northern Ireland setting itself on fire is great isn't it lads
It's almost like loads of people tried to warn Brexiters that Brexit could potentially be very dangerous for NI.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #361 on: April 14, 2021, 10:16:24 AM »
From the BBC: James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom' Specious cunt comes up with a string of things he could have done perfectly well without Brexit, like employing people from around the world and making our own vaccine. Hardly worth the effort linking to this shit. Disgusted at myself, actually.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #362 on: April 14, 2021, 10:36:34 AM »
Just read the same and agonised over whether or not to post it. Really is a mind bending article in how he is spinning it as a positive for Britain especially as he explicitly says he has left his British suppliers behind (their choice). I also can't work out if the article is calling him a prick or not.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #363 on: April 14, 2021, 10:56:06 AM »
For the avoidance of doubt - he's a fucking prick.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #364 on: April 14, 2021, 11:39:36 AM »
Not kept up. Has Brexit been a roaring success and I have to eat my deerstalker?

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #365 on: April 14, 2021, 11:56:30 AM »
Not kept up. Has Brexit been a roaring success and I have to eat my deerstalker?

Let me just check that for you....

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #366 on: April 14, 2021, 11:57:33 AM »
Not kept up. Has Brexit been a roaring success and I have to eat my deerstalker?

No.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #367 on: April 14, 2021, 12:42:38 PM »
From the BBC: James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom' Specious cunt comes up with a string of things he could have done perfectly well without Brexit, like employing people from around the world and making our own vaccine. Hardly worth the effort linking to this shit. Disgusted at myself, actually.

Dyson (the company not the disingenuous twat that started it) is a massive business that can weather all sorts of storms and absorb the costs of changes without too much trouble, small businesses on the other hand will struggle a great deal more.  It is all their own fault though, if they can't handle it it's down to their own "poor management" for not reaping the rewards that brexit has given them.

https://twitter.com/MarieAnnUK/status/1382260254927417345?s=20
 

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #368 on: April 14, 2021, 12:48:56 PM »
Yes - those losers who don't have sums like 2bn to invest in parts of their business only have themselves to blame for choosing not to follow him to Singapore. They too could have reaped the benefit of Brexit by not staying in Britain.

I wonder what % of the 60 nationalities is made up of the 27 EU nations who could have been employed with zero cost prior to Brexit.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #369 on: April 20, 2021, 12:51:52 PM »
BBC Ireland is showing a documentary tonight to mark the 100th anniversary of Northern Ireland following the 1920 Government of Ireland Act.

According to the Guardian:

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Tonight BBC Northern Ireland is showing a Spotlight documentary to mark the centenary and it features an interview with Boris Johnson. In it, he made two contentious claims.

Johnson described some of the aspects of the Northern Ireland protocol, which governs post-Brexit trading arrangements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as “absurd”. And he restated his threat to invoke article 16 - which would allow parts of the protocol to be suspended - if the EU did not agree to make changes. He said:
If we can’t make enough progress and if it looks as though the EU is going to be very, very dogmatic about it and we continue to have absurd situations so you can’t bring in rose bushes with British soil into Northern Ireland, you can’t bring British sausages into Northern Ireland, then frankly I’m going to, we’ll have to take further steps.

What we’re doing is removing what I think of as the unnecessary protuberances and barriers that have grown up and we’re getting the barnacles off the thing and sandpapering it into shape.

This is the same Northern Ireland protocol which Johnson negotiated and ratified. Once again trying to have his cake and eat it.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #370 on: April 20, 2021, 01:39:27 PM »
This is the same Northern Ireland protocol which Johnson negotiated and ratified. Once again trying to have his cake and eat it.

If our so-called Parliament couldn't identify these problems when they were scrutinising the Brexit deal, they should all just fucking resign.  They had FIVE HOURS to figure this stuff out.  What were they doing, wasting their entire time talking about fish?

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #371 on: April 20, 2021, 02:24:14 PM »
Quote from:  Boris Johnson
What we’re doing is removing what I think of as the unnecessary protuberances and barriers that have grown up and we’re getting the barnacles off the thing and sandpapering it into shape.

The albino plum doesn't even hear himself talk anymore, does he. Suppose he doesn't have to.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #372 on: April 20, 2021, 07:14:04 PM »
And there was all of us believing it was a simple as bulldozing through a wall of polystyrene blocks.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #373 on: April 21, 2021, 09:43:14 AM »
Treating our valued trade partners with respect (also: the dude is a certified loon, he deserves it)

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #374 on: April 21, 2021, 04:26:57 PM »
That's Tim Tams fucked then.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #375 on: April 21, 2021, 04:31:12 PM »
"pork markets"

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #376 on: May 03, 2021, 09:52:56 PM »
Via r/BrexitAteMyFace:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-56932551

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The UK and Norway have failed to reach a fishing deal for this year, with the industry warning that hundreds of crew members will be left out of work.

It means UK fleets will have no access to Norway's sub-Arctic waters, known for their cod catches.

[...]With the UK no longer part of the European Common Fisheries Policy, it now deals directly with Norway - which is not an EU member state - on fishing matters.

The two countries agreed last year to a post-Brexit system of co-operation, including annual negotiations on quotas and access to each other's waters.

But a deal for 2021 proved impossible, despite weeks of talks.

UK Fisheries chief executive Jane Sandell complained that the UK government had failed "even to maintain the rights we have had to fish in Norwegian waters for decades".

She added: "In consequence, there will be no British-caught Arctic cod sold through chippies for our national dish.

"It will all be imported from the Norwegians, who will continue to sell their fish products to the UK tariff-free, while we are excluded from these waters. Quite simply, this is a disgrace and a national embarrassment."

I'm laughing my fucking hole off

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #377 on: May 05, 2021, 07:20:26 AM »
Fishing and the like will have to be propped up with big subsidies as this goes on I would imagine (unless the pretence is dropped completely and we just go complete Singapore almost overnight). Does anyone know where to start looking for datasets around that sort of thing - be interesting to start pulling some visualisations together. Can also stick them on my cv for looking for jobs (outside the UK).

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #378 on: May 05, 2021, 09:44:08 AM »
Fishing and the like will have to be propped up with big subsidies as this goes on I would imagine (unless the pretence is dropped completely and we just go complete Singapore almost overnight). Does anyone know where to start looking for datasets around that sort of thing - be interesting to start pulling some visualisations together. Can also stick them on my cv for looking for jobs (outside the UK).

If there were going to be subsidies, we'd have them by now.

Much easier and cheaper to let the domestic industry go to the wall and blame the EU. We don't eat our own fish so Joe Public won't give a shit as long as there's still haddock and cod on the menu.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #379 on: May 05, 2021, 05:44:54 PM »
The Guardian is reporting that the French are planning to blockade the Channel Islands and cut off all their electricity. Except this is actually just what some French fisherman said they should do at a protest about fish. It would serve the Channel Islands right for capitulating to Hitler and cancelling Bergerac, though.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #380 on: May 05, 2021, 07:11:47 PM »
The Guardian is reporting that the French are planning to blockade the Channel Islands and cut off all their electricity. Except this is actually just what some French fisherman said they should do at a protest about fish. It would serve the Channel Islands right for capitulating to Hitler and cancelling Bergerac, though.

Luckily for the islanders, they’ll be able to get by just fine thanks to the tremendous protein value of the local produce.

https://youtu.be/rS7H_DBbXfg

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #381 on: May 05, 2021, 10:21:05 PM »
And off go Are Brave Bhouys. Fucks sake. War with the French. Johnson's wet dream come true.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #382 on: May 05, 2021, 10:37:26 PM »
Your move Starmer.

Or should I say L'Etoile-mer?

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