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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #600 on: August 11, 2021, 08:48:20 AM »
Brexiters have so many walls of defence protecting their core view that unfortunately anything short of large chunks of England falling into the sea won't be enough, and even then that will be the EU's fault.

It's clear that quietly some of them have realised it's going badly and hasn't been the thrill rush of sticking it to Johnny Foreigner and bloody well making our own way unfettered on the high seas that they hoped, but there's nothing like the British for stewing in our own piss rather than admitting there's a problem and changing the plans.

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #601 on: August 11, 2021, 08:51:07 AM »
Even in my industry which relies heavily on import/export with EU, some people still won't admit to just how much the Brexit they wanted has utterly shafted everything, causing scarcity of parts and components (leading to massive price increase) and transit delays. It's always someone else's fault.

Those same people are also the ones who aren't even bothering to pretend Brexit is a supposedly beneficial thing they voted for anymore, it's just something shit "that happened" and we all have to deal with now. Thoroughly fucking depressing.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #602 on: August 12, 2021, 11:04:39 PM »
Never heard of them before, but looking at their website some of their food suppliers are holding banners with text on them, seems ideal for some gentle photoshopping:

https://www.jacks-uk.com/producers

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #603 on: August 15, 2021, 10:15:18 AM »
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‘Red Wall‘ and other poorer areas of England will lose up to £1bn of development cash this year because of Brexit, despite Boris Johnson’s vow to “level up” the country.

The government promised to match the grants – to build local economies by attracting businesses and jobs – when the UK left the EU, but has yet to set up a promised replacement fund.

Instead, just £220m is being made available across the whole of the UK for 2021-22, and no money has yet been handed out at all – even though the financial year is nearly halfway over...

Areas of the North and Midlands, many of which switched to the Tories at the 2019 election after the prime minister’s “levelling up” pledge, received £500m a year from EU Structural Funds, new analysis shows.

Now they will receive only a slice of the stopgap £220m Community Renewal Fund – amid further anger that councils had to put in bids, rather than be allocated cash according to need...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-red-wall-levelling-up-b1901999.html

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #604 on: August 15, 2021, 11:07:16 AM »
*larry david fainting gif*

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #605 on: August 15, 2021, 11:08:04 AM »
Joe Button looks like he could crush a horse skull with one hand



These are the 'big boys on farms' Partridge warned us about.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #607 on: August 15, 2021, 11:18:07 AM »
Bit low-effort, but...


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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #608 on: August 15, 2021, 11:23:45 AM »

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #609 on: August 15, 2021, 06:16:52 PM »
If I didn’t know he was dead, I’d be asking if Keith Flint had retired to the Shires to live on his millions.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #610 on: August 15, 2021, 06:40:23 PM »
It sounds more and more like what the Tories should've done was just tell everyone that they were leaving the EU and then not left. Just stick a wipe-clean picture of a big Union Jack on the passports or something. "oh yeah see this means we Brexited but everything's the same".

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #611 on: August 15, 2021, 08:26:19 PM »
Joe Button looks like he could crush a horse skull with one hand



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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #612 on: August 16, 2021, 01:39:49 AM »
Turning into a potato from bottom up


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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #613 on: August 20, 2021, 09:22:51 AM »

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #614 on: August 29, 2021, 02:11:55 PM »


Maybe they could unite in some form of union.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #615 on: August 29, 2021, 05:09:07 PM »
Also: List of Tory MP's who have been funding the ERG using public money:

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Analysis of expenses data which I undertook for Byline Times reveals which Tory MPs have, in effect, used taxpayer cash to fund their membership fees to this controversial body.

MPs pay into their parties’ research units using funds from their office budgets. What is unique about the ERG is that it has been described as a ‘party within a party’, with many Tory MPs funding the Conservative research service and the ERG’s at the same time.

https://leftfootforward.org/2021/08/here-are-the-tory-mps-who-are-paying-tax-payer-cash-to-the-european-research-group/

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #616 on: August 29, 2021, 06:58:13 PM »


Maybe they could unite in some form of union.

That's from the Mail on Sunday which backed remain even before the referendum. When it was under Geordie Grieg or whatever his name is he always took the opposite party line of the daily paper due to a personal beef with Paul Dacre.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #617 on: September 02, 2021, 04:01:30 PM »
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Exports of food and drink to the EU have suffered a “disastrous” decline in the first half of the year because of Brexit trade barriers, with sales of beef and cheese hit hardest.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) producers lost £2bn in sales, a dent in revenue that could not be compensated for by the increased sales in the same period to non-EU countries including China and Australia.

Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the FDF, said: “The return to growth in exports to non-EU markets is welcome news, but it doesn’t make up for the disastrous loss of £2bn in sales to the EU. It clearly demonstrates the serious difficulties manufacturers in our industry continue to face and the urgent need for additional specialist support.”...

John Whitehead, director of the Food and Drink Exporters Association, said: “There is growing evidence that the complexity of trading with the EU has led to businesses moving operations into Europe and of importers looking for alternative suppliers, contributing to the ongoing decline in both UK exports and UK jobs.”...

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/02/brexit-uk-food-drink-exports-eu-disastrous-decline

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #618 on: September 03, 2021, 07:45:34 AM »
It's been half a decade yet I still see the editors at Twitter (site I rarely go on anymore)  promoting FBPE# Brexit algorithms. Most have not much real engagement. When do you reckon it will stop being a thing for these people..been quite a long time, 2023 maybe? Will they accept we will never rejoin the EU I mean

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #619 on: September 03, 2021, 10:14:53 AM »
At this rate, you'll all looking at your twitter on tin cans with lengths of string between, good luck to you, you proud island race!

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #620 on: September 03, 2021, 02:59:44 PM »
When do you reckon it will stop being a thing for these people..been quite a long time, 2023 maybe? Will they accept we will never rejoin the EU I mean

Oh I expect they will when all those Brexit benefits appear, any day now

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #621 on: September 03, 2021, 03:09:23 PM »
Just wait until that Brexit dividend is paid into their bank accounts. It'll go a small distance to making up for the food price inflation and increased medical care costs.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #622 on: September 03, 2021, 03:16:21 PM »
Yeah but FPBE isn't about being a remainer is it? I'm a remainer and I'm definitely not one of them.

It's a badge to say rich centrist grown up, isn't it?

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #623 on: September 03, 2021, 05:07:53 PM »
Brexit was the right wing idea that if we left the EU, everything would go back to how it was in the good old days circa 1945 - 1973.

FBPE is the liberal left idea that if we rejoin the EU, everything will go back to how it was in the good old days circa 1992 - 2012.

Both ideas were and are very, very wrong.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #624 on: September 03, 2021, 08:53:51 PM »
Yeah but FPBE isn't about being a remainer is it? I'm a remainer and I'm definitely not one of them.

It's a badge to say rich centrist grown up, isn't it?
Also a Remainer, also can't stand FBPE. They make me cringe. Never mind food shortages or job losses, MUH DOGGY PASSPORT!

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #625 on: September 03, 2021, 09:15:56 PM »
Yeah but FPBE isn't about being a remainer is it? I'm a remainer and I'm definitely not one of them.

It's a badge to say rich centrist grown up, isn't it?

Yes, never seen an FBPE who didn't immediately reveal their utter cuntitude.  Fuck me, those fucks are fucks.

Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #626 on: September 03, 2021, 09:50:39 PM »
They're the Remainers who really were worried about dinner party supplies, the second home in the Dordogne and having to find Ollie and Olivia's shoes in the morning because Kasia's gone back to Poland. The people that the Biggys pretended all remainers were.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #627 on: September 04, 2021, 11:00:07 AM »
Also the type of Remainers who said next to nothing about Cameron's austerity because it didn't affect them, if he hadn't called the Brexit referendum they'd still love him.
Mind you, if he hadn't called the Brexi t referendum he might still be Prime Minister.They'd still be talking about "SamCam", remember when the media were obsessed with her? FBPE types loved her as well.

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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #628 on: September 07, 2021, 05:25:15 PM »
I didn't see "more untreated sewage being dumped near you" on the side of the Leave campaign bus



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Re: Post-Brexit fallout - we can't have our cake or eat it
« Reply #629 on: September 09, 2021, 12:25:28 PM »
Three are the latest mobile company to bring back roaming charges. For new or upgrading customers after 1 October no more Go Roam from 23 May 2022, instead £2 / day max in the EU or £5 / day max elsewhere.

https://www.threemediacentre.co.uk/content/three-uk-statement-on-roaming/

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