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Old 20th Apr 2021, 12:16
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Following a slight hiatus, the Boris BS, Bluster and Bolleaux is now back in full swing .....fancy the agreement with NI being "misinterpreted "..after all, there was so much clarity attached to the "deal ", it's difficult to see how this could have happened....and, see third paragraph, some wizzo nautical cliches !

Brexit: Johnson says UK trying to cut ‘ludicrous’ Northern Ireland checks | Northern Ireland | The Guardian

The best way of removing the barnacles would be to keel haul Boris....which is a very appealing thought
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 16:05
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The ludicrous bit was suggesting that NI would not be affected by Brexit.
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 21:22
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The Buffoon constantly parades his prowess in the 'Classics' and, unfortunately, similarly demonstrates his complete lack of understanding of 'non-English' affairs. From his disastrous Foreign Office tenure through the boastful non-accomplishments of the Brexit fiasco, he has repeatedly orchestrated a shambolic series of lurches from one faux-pas to another. He appears to have no grasp whatsoever of the complexities of the 'Irish Problem' and, consequently, is unable to see any solution beyond breaking the treaty which he negotiated !! His motor-mouthed Minister in charge has, so far, been notable by his absence. Perhaps he ( Johnson) should have concentrated more on practical, useful areas of study and left the Classics to those who can employ them to good purpose.
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Old 20th Apr 2021, 22:25
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"Pickers for England" scheme... scrapped. As I mentionned a few weeks ago after a conversation with some of my English farmers friends, this year's crop look compromised. Hope you like your strawberries very ripe and sugary and that you are ready to pay a high price for them!!! Mind you, with a little luck, strawberry jam will be plentiful and cheap as quality and ripeness are not so demanding for preserves.... What a flipping waste Brexit is! Half the world is starving and in the UK, perfectly grown and premium quality crops are about to rot in the ground or on the trees..... Sickening.
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 07:43
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Apparently DEFRA and the hapless Useless Eustace failed to read and/or understand the EU rules on bivalve molluscs ( Mussels to you and me). Whilst the rules stated clearly that they were allowed into the EU for breeding or restocking they were not allowed for human consumption if grown outside Category A waters. Consequently all those from Category B are covered by health certification requirements and require purification before export, something that is expensive and makes them uneconomical to sell.
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 09:25
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It would be easy enough to solve. If the UK stops to simply pump their untreated human waste (aka shit) into the sea it would improve them very rapidly to class A waters. Like, for example, Croatia does which has now replaced the UKs market share in the EU.
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 15:34
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https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-b...-idUSKBN2C92YT

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (Reuters) -French trawlermen angered by delays getting licences to fish inside British waters blocked lorries carrying UK-landed fish with burning barricades as they arrived overnight in Europe’s largest seafood processing centre.Britain’s trade deal with the European Union following Brexit allowed the bloc’s fishermen to keep fishing deep into British waters, but only once they had received a license.

Those licenses were expected to be issued swiftly but instead some 80% of the fleet in the northern Hauts-de-France region, from whose coastline Britain’s southern shores are visible, are still waiting, fishermen in Boulogne-sur-Mer said.

“We thought it would be a matter of days. Four months on we’ve barely moved forwards,” said Bruno Margolle, who heads the main fishermen’s cooperative in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Several dozen fishermen lit flares on the Boulogne docks, blocked trucks with a barricade of wood pallets and barrels, and put up a sign that read: “You want to keep your waters??? OK ... So, keep your fish!!!”.
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 16:46
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“You want to keep your waters??? OK ... So, keep your fish!!!”.
.......... fair do's ... the English was correct in both grammar and spelling!
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 17:09
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Quelle surprise !!!
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 17:21
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
Quelle surprise !!!
It's not going to end up well this business. Ordralphabetix is not happy. May be they'll send Assurancetourix???
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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 18:10
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Ordralphabetix is not happy. May be they'll send Assurancetourix???
Love it! But perhaps they'll send in the Académie Française rather than the Foreign Legion?!
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Old 24th Apr 2021, 06:56
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/k...eeks-h35z0p5p0

Key trade deal with Australia set to be agreed within weeks

Britain is on course to agree a post-Brexit trade deal with Australia within weeks after “breakthrough” talks covering policies including more relaxed immigration rules for services workers.

Dan Tehan, the Australian trade minister, and Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, reached consensus on the “vast majority of elements” of a free trade agreement, the government said last night. Rules for Australian agricultural products exported to the UK are understood to be among the outstanding issues to be agreed.

The two sides will now enter a “sprint” in an attempt to reach an agreement in principle in time for the G7 summit in June......

An agreement on greater freedom of movement for services’ workers was within reach, Tehan, 53, said. “The more we can do to allow Australian intellectual power to come to the UK and help your services economy — and UK intellectual power to come and help us in Australia with our predominantly services-based economy — that will benefit both nations.“....

A trade deal with Australia represents a key step on the way to Britain joining the wider Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans- Pacific Partnership.

Tehan concluded: “If the UK can’t do a free trade agreement with Australia, who can they do one with?

“The economic weight of the globe has shifted to the Indo-Pacific and there’s a real opportunity for the UK and Australia to build a very strong partnership, which will help the UK’s efforts to develop global Britain.”
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Old 24th Apr 2021, 07:14
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At some point, it may be a good idea if somebody can quietly explain to Liz Truss the UK no longer has an Empire.......less she becomes confused as to what negotiation in the 21st century entails........
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Old 24th Apr 2021, 07:46
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From the BBC's report:
It is estimated a deal could add £500m ($694m) to UK GDP over the long-term.
If concluded, the UK-Australia free trade agreement will be one of the first post-Brexit trade deals negotiated by the UK that is not a "rollover deal", a replica of a trading arrangement earlier negotiated on the UK's behalf by the European Union.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56867752


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Old 24th Apr 2021, 08:52
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post

500 million. Boris spaffs that up the wall in a day.
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Old 24th Apr 2021, 09:00
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The important line in the report is that:

A trade deal with Australia represents a key step on the way to Britain joining the wider Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans- Pacific Partnership.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compre...ic_Partnership
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Old 24th Apr 2021, 11:45
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
The important line in the report is that:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compre...ic_Partnership
Ah, yes - Jam tomorrow ... given that the 'services' imported from 'Dunnunda' includes lots of fruit pickers to harvest the needed crops.- but never mind that, £500 m - Wow ! and Wow ! again !! riches beyond compare !
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Old 24th Apr 2021, 22:20
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
Ah, yes - Jam tomorrow ... given that the 'services' imported from 'Dunnunda' includes lots of fruit pickers to harvest the needed crops.- but never mind that, £500 m - Wow ! and Wow ! again !! riches beyond compare !
Aussies don't pick fruit at Home they aren't going to come to the UK and do it either unless it's a Uni gap year and they get enough money for grog and rent...
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Old 25th Apr 2021, 11:41
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The Marr programme on the Beeb, this morning, featured an explanatory (sort of) update on this World- beating trade deal, courtesy of the ever-enlivening talents of Ms Truss (not the most apt name, given her demonstrable lack of support for anything other than the Buffoon).
It would seem that the 'ratio of advantage' lies with the Aussies at 5:1 - "good on yer, cobbers" or some such Antipodean parlance. Ms Truss, whose optimism, like our faithful ORAC, knows no bounds, waxed (almost) lyrical as to the future benefits of this alliance, with its potential to 'join a trading community'. This possible new venture may offer opportunities almost equal to those lost by the withdrawal from the EU. Admittedly it suffers from problems of communication (recently highlighted by a 'slight' error in the Suez canal )- but one shouldn't allow such trivia to deflect us from a return to playing with the 'Big Boys'. She offered reassurance (she didn;t explain how !) that present Aussie farming policy, inimical to UK farming and consumer law, would, somehow be 'modified' to satisfy British needs.
When one is as short on political sycophants as the Buffoon is becoming, the 'talents' of such as Ms Truss may well be all that's on offer. Our future prosperity may well lie in her hands !! God help us all, say I - or I would do, if i hadn't, long since, lapsed.
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Old 25th Apr 2021, 18:31
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/k...eeks-h35z0p5p0

Key trade deal with Australia set to be agreed within weeks

Britain is on course to agree a post-Brexit trade deal with Australia within weeks after “breakthrough” talks covering policies including more relaxed immigration rules for services workers.

Dan Tehan, the Australian trade minister, and Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, reached consensus on the “vast majority of elements” of a free trade agreement, the government said last night. Rules for Australian agricultural products exported to the UK are understood to be among the outstanding issues to be agreed.

The two sides will now enter a “sprint” in an attempt to reach an agreement in principle in time for the G7 summit in June......

An agreement on greater freedom of movement for services’ workers was within reach, Tehan, 53, said. “The more we can do to allow Australian intellectual power to come to the UK and help your services economy — and UK intellectual power to come and help us in Australia with our predominantly services-based economy — that will benefit both nations.“....

A trade deal with Australia represents a key step on the way to Britain joining the wider Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans- Pacific Partnership.

Tehan concluded: “If the UK can’t do a free trade agreement with Australia, who can they do one with?

“The economic weight of the globe has shifted to the Indo-Pacific and there’s a real opportunity for the UK and Australia to build a very strong partnership, which will help the UK’s efforts to develop global Britain.”
I have news for you... the trend in the near future is "Less meat, more veges and fruits, in season, sustainable and more importantly LOCAL" Yesterday, I bought some asparagus tips, thinking they were local since it should be the start of the season... Opening the pack, my son peeking over my shoulder noticed they were coming from Mexico and he gave me (rightly as I am usually careful as from where my food comes from) a good telling off!!! Six minutes later, they jumped direct from the plates into the bin... horrible and unpalatable. Never again.
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