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Old 16th Mar 2019, 21:39
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Both lists would appear to be incomplete, eg I can't find Kosovo in either (and I know it's a real place, I've been there).
is that because it is a city in Belarus, which is listed?, if this Wikipedia link is correct, sorry have not spent a lot of time researching this either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosava,_Belarus

Again it would seem never trust sites without checking others, found this now:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kosovo

Also missed the spelling differences as well, what is that saying: when you have dug a hole for yourself you really should stop digging, so will give up on the subject of Kosovo

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 08:57
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https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/...in-Brexit.html
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 09:23
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
It's all very well discussing how long an extension might be allowed, but the bigger question remains why.
​​​​​​I can't see the EU granting an extension without it being for a specific named purpose, and we all know the limited choices.
​​​Simply making a few more dents in the same battered old can won't cut it.
I think it's becoming ever clearer how things are going to crystalise. Vote in favour of May's plan, and the EU will likely grant an extension up to 30th June to allow for legislation to go through; vote against May on Tuesaday and the EU won't entertain a 3 month extension, and demand a minimum 12 month extension so that the UK can sort out what it really wants, rather than what it doesn't.

It is absolutely clear that if you want to leave the EU, but don't want no deal, then you vote with Mrs. May on Tuesday. As the Daily Express might say, and probably has done " last chance to save Brexit"
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 09:33
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Good for him, nice to see one firm bucking the trend.
​​​​​​But why did his father move the firm to Malta in the first place?
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 09:35
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Brexit is a short term side show with long term ramifications that are impossible to predict as long as Britain continues to maintain real tax rates that are among the highest in the world both in terms of business and private taxation.
An example will suffice to demonstrate yet another missed opportunity although, given Hammond's track record of European economic dependence, an independent financial stance was hardly to be expected.


It is hard to know where to start in suggesting remedies, but to my mind Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, missed a trick in not using last week’s Spring Statement to announce a national investment drive, together with the incentives to enable it. In terms of its headline rate of corporation tax, the UK already ranks third most competitive in the OECD, but as the Centre for Policy Studies pointed out in a recent report, taking into account so-called “cost recovery”, or ability to offset expenses including investment and training against tax, we are virtually bottom, reducing overall competitiveness to a lowly 16th in the rankings. The US tax reform of late 2017 introduced complete, year-one deduction against corporation tax of all short-lived capital investment. Britain must urgently match and better those tax breaks.

Incidentally and on the subject of world car markets, the Chinese demand for German cars has just decreased by 10%. That equates to the entire British demand for one year. With the ramping up of Chinese car construction within the country and the increase in electric car production there, the German export auto market is in for a very rough ride. The US, having dealt with Chinese tariffs is now turning its attention to European ones. The US November elections next year will come too late to save the German auto industry and thus the entire German economy from paying the price of an over export reliance on one sector of construction.

Americans have always found the derision occasioned by the unprincipled corruption of their legislators to be annoying so it's a great shame that the country that provided the world with a long piece of decorated paper in 1215 should now have a Parliament that has demonstrated not only its lack of principle but that has as the leaders of the political parties gathered there, a motley are crew of the most abjectly useless politicians that surely ever congregated in a place of self worship.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 10:19
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Lights out in winter after EU ruling

The Government pays for power plants to be available through the winter.

The EC ruled that illegal. Now the Government faces a High Court battle for flouting the ruling.

What on earth has this to do with the EU if Brexit happens? It is surely one on the tenets of the leavers taking back control.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 10:20
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Slogans are always handy..."strong and stable " ( now fallen out of use....can't think why ) " every little helps "....well known over priced supermarket chain and "the caring party ".........so caring in fact, they've adapted the supermarket slogan to suit their needs.....in England at least.

This is a non Brexit related post.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47539151

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 10:50
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The issue of councils cutting welfare spending obviously has nothing to do with Brexit, but the politicians in Westminster will always be in a position to claim that financial controls imposed by EU regulation are ultimately responsible for the situation. So long as the UK remains shackled to the EU, our representatives in central government will use That fact to cast aside blame and responsibility for whatever mess the country is in.

For that reason alone it is worth whatever it costs to leave the EU and make sure the buck stops with those that we in the UK have elected to power.

The current management obsession to ensure that no individual at the top can be held personally liable for bad decisions has been eagerly seized upon by the current crop of polotocians, no doubt as a result of having entered parliament through business or directly from sheltered academia where no one is allowed to be criticised lest it hurt their feelings. Kicking awkward decisions down the road, prevaricating until it is too late to do anything meaningful, are all typical of students facing their final year having failed to study during the rest of the course. The students who succeed are those driven by a need, a hunger to get on, who appreciate the priviledge they are being offered in life.

Few in Westminster give the impression of having had to fight tooth and nail to get where they are. Most of them appear to expect their current position and entitlements. That impression is certainly not helped by parliamentary TV broadcasts.

Hard Brexit, move on, hold the miscreants to account if it all goes belly up.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 10:51
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Good for him, nice to see one firm bucking the trend.
​​​​​​But why did his father move the firm to Malta in the first place?
I am not sure he did, this from Wikipedia,
[color=left=#222222]On 7 May 1960, the 26-year-old Reed opened the first branch of Reed Employment. It went on to become one of Britain's largest privately owned businesses, with 441 business units in 163 locations worldwide, employing over 3,000 people[/color]
Without asking him I would not know, but it was nothing to do with Brexit why there was an office in Malta.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 11:08
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And now for the Great Lib Dem comeback!
Well, that's Vince Cable's theory anyway. "On a mission from protest back to power" he says. Surely, that must be a blatant misuse of the term "back"? I don't think a couple of years of "Nick. Kiss my botty". "Yes Mr. Cameron" would count as being "in power".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47599117
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 11:14
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Originally Posted by Exrigger View Post
Without asking him I would not know, but it was nothing to do with Brexit why there was an office in Malta.
The answer to all "if it's nothing to do with #brexit what is it" questions is now well know:

"Because of diesel."
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 11:29
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Originally Posted by Exrigger View Post
I am not sure he did, this from Wikipedia,


Without asking him I would not know, but it was nothing to do with Brexit why there was an office in Malta.
Who suggested it was anything to do with Brexit? Certainly not me. This is supposed to be a general UK thread.
I was just curious to know why his father was said to have based the business in Malta.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 11:34
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Malta has some pretty lax some may say dubious company regulations.

Malta is used a fair bit for offshore personnel contracts and also ship crewing. And that's even if the deal is done through the UK offices the contract will be drawn up and put through the Malta office.

Its the same with aviation crewing.

Reed has been working out of Malta for at least 30 odd years from personal experience. Much much longer than the Eu has existed.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 11:39
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
The Government pays for power plants to be available through the winter.

The EC ruled that illegal. Now the Government faces a High Court battle for flouting the ruling.

What on earth has this to do with the EU if Brexit happens? It is surely one on the tenets of the leavers taking back control.

Aah....

Meanwhile the German Government has coughed up billions for 100% State owned Deutsche Bahn to become one of the biggest global transport and logistics companies ; likewise the French Government has poured billions into EDF and SNCF to have a major stake in the UK's infrastructure ; and the Italian Government's never ending financial support for Alitalia ( which I don't object to, by the way, but there are rules, apparently )....

All that I can suggest is that maybe it depends which language you speak or, perhaps, if that's not the reason, then maybe it's simply down to which side of the road the motrorists drive on, or perhaps whether you're planning on leaving the EU, what constitutes illegal state support and what doesn't constitute illegal state support.

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 12:25
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I’m with Rog!


Wont get fooled again.......
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 12:52
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Hussar, or is it that we have a High Court that will prosecute the Government?
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 12:55
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latest comments on here sum up all that is wrong with UK, both aprties. Our neighbours aid their mega often state owned companies to get even bigger resulting in more employment and due to economies of scale lower costs.

we privatise the wrong things then cheat the shareholders once the city fat cats have taken all the short term profit and leave us with
Expensive and bad rail services , insufficient power generating capability as areal near term threat and a long term power strategy that has just fallen to bits.

Seems to me are unable to run anything unless it involves tax evasion , money transfers , small scale tech businesses(nothing wrong with them at all but they don't employ thousands) but when you look at our government and opposition over the last two years they couldnt manage to cut the lawn across the street from parliament . take back control tho'

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 13:11
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Just to add to the fun, it seems "Big Dazza and co. ", not content with slammin gears an chewin diesel " now have plans to ensure certain arterial routes are brought to a complete standstill....Highways England already have this expertise however.....and thus proudly announce their intentions in advance.

Readers will notice said routes are already jammed solid anyway, so it will be hard to tell the difference. but it's reassuring to see an unnamed " national organiser" has the legalities all sorted out....

This extract is from the Excess......which means the authenticity, if any, cannot be confirmed.....

" The plan to “bring this country to its knees” and urged Brexiteers across the country to get involved.
A statement posted by the group on Twitter read: “Brexiteers all over the country are planning to bring this country to its knees by blocking the main arterial routes - M1, M6 M25, M62, A1, A55, M5, M4, M42, M55, M61, A66 etc.
“If you live close to one of these major motorways and are willing to take part then prepare to move at short notice.”
It added: “Don’t worry about the legal side of things, the national organiser is sorting that out
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 13:17
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Hussar, or is it that we have a High Court that will prosecute the Government?

UK Courts required to implement an ECJ judgement

[url]https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/12/29/uk-power-plants-threat-eu-subsidy-ban/
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 13:49
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I’m with Rog!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBEwTw8wAaI

Wont get fooled again.......
Yeah..but who does he think is the old boss, and who does is think will be the new boss, and will they be the same?

....I can't explain..
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