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Old 26th Feb 2021, 07:54
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Good luck with " Eat British Fish" as a slogan. British diners will ignore that snappy three word slogan and order steak and chips as they always have. I don't eat a great deal of meat but when I do go to a restaurant red gurnard isn't the first thing I look for on the menu.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 07:56
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...city-of-london

The EU is stepping up its raid on the city of London
It is not a raid on the city, it is about sovereignty and taking back control of course. The ECB did try to repatriate Euro clearing to the Euro area before, and was stopped by the ECJ which ruled that it cannot discriminate against EU member states, even those outside the Euro area. That protection no longer applies to the UK, and all major currency zones do have a very strong interest that all clearing in their own currency can only take place within their own borders. Be it the US or China, or the EU for that matter. It is simply a logical result of leaving the EU that Euro clearing will have to repatriate to the EU. Everybody knows that can not happen over night, therefore the 18 months grace period that has already been granted, unilaterally by the EU of course, the UK has no say in that.

Lately it seems, when looking into the UK from the outside, that Andrew Bailey is getting quite concerned about the impact of Brexit on the UK financial sector. Yes, the City will remain one of the largest financial centers obviously, even repatriation of much of the Euro business elsewhere will not diminish it, but it will certainly mean a few problems along the way. And yes, even inside the EU we are aware that not nearly all business (except clearing) will repatriate into the EU, much of it will probably move to other financial sectors that do have equivalence, like New York or Singapore for example.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 07:21
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Not mentioned in the "getting Brexit done !" mantra, the minor detail of a loss of trade to Welsh ports........and associated business's .

Brexit: Why Irish freight trade is avoiding Britain - BBC News
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 07:34
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If you are heading south then it makes a lot of sense to start from Cherbourg or Caen. You are already 400km into the journey - half a day's drive for a trucker. Probably more expensive but this is more than cancelled out by the fact that it is one crossing not two for Irish drivers and negates the potential hold ups that have been encountered since the advent of The Great Folly.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 10:05
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Fewer HGVs on the "smart" M4.

I've been waiting for something good to come out of Brexit. This must be it.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 10:32
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Fewer HGVs on the "smart" M4.

I've been waiting for something good to come out of Brexit. This must be it.
Wait until the roadworks to restore the hard shoulder begin...apparently , mainly due to a few inconvenient fatalities, our glorious politicians have now begun to question as to how safe "smart " Motorways are.

Anyway, a question for Boris at PMQ's.."does the Prime Minister know where Wales is ?"
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 13:10
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post

Anyway, a question for Boris at PMQ's.."does the Prime Minister know where Wales is ?"
I sincerely hope not!

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 12:32
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Meanwhile, Brexit is still giving. Giving jobs to the EU, that is.

A report today from professional services company EY says 7,600 jobs in the financial sector have moved abroad because of Brexit, and £1.3 trn of UK assets have been transferred to Europe since the Brexit vote.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 12:03
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Blimey, you lot still bitching over this, its done and dusted and to be honest the world never came to an end, things are still ticking over, admittedly there is some teething problems, but they were to be expected, you don't make an omlette without cracking a few eggs. AND at least I have had my first Covid jab, unlike most of our European counterparts.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 12:30
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I hate to say it.... so I wont, I'll just let you read this...

We are now seeing the impact of Brexit – it is time for an apology from all the people who dismissed us as ‘Remoaners’
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices...-b1810392.html

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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 12:45
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Blimey, you lot still bitching over this, its done and dusted and to be honest the world never came to an end, things are still ticking over, admittedly there is some teething problems, but they were to be expected, you don't make an omlette without cracking a few eggs. AND at least I have had my first Covid jab, unlike most of our European counterparts.
Where is this wonderful omelette then, that needed so many eggs to be cracked?
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 12:54
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Blimey, you lot still bitching over this, its done and dusted and to be honest the world never came to an end, things are still ticking over, admittedly there is some teething problems, but they were to be expected, you don't make an omlette without cracking a few eggs. AND at least I have had my first Covid jab, unlike most of our European counterparts.
Sorry about this, but, the justified concerns / complaints about Brexit are actually considerably more expansive in the real world away from JB.

You mentioned omelette's which are made from eggs produced by chickens.....well the chickens also produce something else in large quantities which is the perfect metaphor for Brexit...... and the chickens are coming home to roost.....
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 13:00
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Originally Posted by WB627 View Post
I hate to say it.... so I wont, I'll just let you read this...



https://www.independent.co.uk/voices...-b1810392.html
Excellent commentary, written with real fire in his belly. Worst thing is he's right, 100%, and none of the liars who (mis) sold Brexit to the UK will have the [email protected] to apologise, nor for that matter be effected one iota by their actions. If there was any justice they'd be brought before the courts on charges of lying and misrepresentation. Hopefully, with Covid-19 seemingly in hasty retreat in UK, the Brexit shortcomings will start to become more obvious and the Government robustly challenged.

If the UK had anything approaching an honest unbiased media, and a democratic electoral system these charlatans would be out of power in no time and the UK might retake it's rightful place at the European table. Sadly we have neither an honest media, nor a democratic electoral system, so we are stuck with the result of 2016 and the dishonest free-trade agreement cobbled together last Christmas Eve.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 13:35
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We don't have honest politicians either, which is a bigger problem than a dishonest and biased media. Time to make lying to the public by politicians a criminal offence..... but that is never going to happen whilst parliament is full of two faced lying Politian's only in it for themselves, their party and their mates.

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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 13:42
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ATNotts you sound just like a Trump supporter. You lied, you cheated so we didn't really lose, but watch out we'll be back.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 13:45
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Originally Posted by golfbananajam View Post
ATNotts you sound just like a Trump supporter. You lied, you cheated so we didn't really lose, but watch out we'll be back.
Yes, but unlike Trump, there is proof they lied.

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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 14:19
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Originally Posted by golfbananajam View Post
ATNotts you sound just like a Trump supporter. You lied, you cheated so we didn't really lose, but watch out we'll be back.
On the contrary, we lost, the reasons, not all of them the lies told by the Leave campaign, have been rehearsed previously. We will be back, democratically, through the ballot box, not by storming parliament and any acts of violence such as the rabble that we saw in Washington in January.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 17:58
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Scotch Whisky

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...-scotch-whisky

Is the special relationship already on sturdier ground?

After the Trump administration imposed a 25 per cent Scotch whisky tariff in retaliation for EU state support for Airbus, the UK government has been fighting to have the tariffs lifted to little avail.

However, Coffee House understands an agreement has now been reached between International Trade secretary Liz Truss and the new Biden administration.

The US will suspend tariffs as of today for four months — during which the two sides will attempt to come up with a long term solution to the long-running Boeing Airbus dispute.

Since the tariffs were imposed, exports of single malt Scotch whisky have fallen by more than a third — amounting to more than £500 million in losses since October 2019.

Truss took the decision on 1st January to unilaterally end UK tariffs on US goods that had been imposed by the EU. It was an opening move to try to get things moving that has paid off.

The freeze comes at an important time — with the campaign for the Scottish parliament election soon to get underway.

The hope inside government is that this will act as an example of the benefits of an independent UK trade policy — which allows the UK to take a nimble and independent approach to these discussions.

This boost to Scottish whisky is the latest reason for the Conservatives to feel a little less pessimistic going into the Holyrood elections.

https://whiskycast.com/u-s-suspends-...great-britain/

U.S. SUSPENDS SINGLE MALT WHISKY TARIFFS DURING TALKS WITH GREAT BRITAIN
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 18:37
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Well now, this is turning out well ....

From The Irish Times, 4th March 2021, under the headline "UK ‘cannot be trusted’ on Northern Ireland protocol, says Simon Coveney"
Ten days ago the UK had committed to implementing the protocol, but now there was a new person in charge and had taken a different direction, leaving the EU with no option but to look at their legal options, he said.

“That is why the EU is now looking at legal options and legal action which means a much more formalised and rigid negotiation process as opposed to a process of partnership where you try to solve the problems together.”
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...eney-1.4500990

And later in the day,

From RTÉ, 4th March 2021

The European Parliament has postponed a decision on ratifying the EU-UK free trade agreement in protest at the UK's unilateral move on how the Northern Ireland Protocol should be implemented.
https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2021/...963-eu-brexit/
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 18:42
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Never mind. Let Tubs de Pfeffel have a big tumbler of tariff free Scotch. And hand him a pearl handled revolver while we're at it.
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