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Ninthace 10th Jul 2021 14:50


Originally Posted by Denti (Post 11076499)
Not entirely, the EU did account for 1.8 billion the UK is due from fines collected on companies running afoul of EU rules over the time the UK was a member of the EU. But yes, liability does not directly translate into payments, for example going around and killing the UKs ex MEPs would considerably reduce the UKs payment into the EU pension system.

I wonder if the UKIP MEPs will take their pensions despite their fierce opposition to all things European.

ATNotts 10th Jul 2021 16:10


Originally Posted by Ninthace (Post 11076531)
I wonder if the UKIP MEPs will take their pensions despite their fierce opposition to all things European.

Now let me think about it........ yes!!!

Torquetalk 10th Jul 2021 18:22


Originally Posted by ATNotts (Post 11076553)
Now let me think about it........ yes!!!

Of course they will! And quite right too. Richly deserved for their part in liberating the country from the evil tyranny of the federalist, nay totalitarian EU.

Yes, they served their country, stood tall and showed their backs to the enemy:


101917 10th Jul 2021 19:13

No, they did not serve their country. They ruined it.
Bunch of hypocrites

Gargleblaster 10th Jul 2021 20:08

Mr. Martin should be referred to the prime minister, who did issue a very clear statement to people like him. I believe it only consisted of two words: F*** B*******.

Sallyann1234 10th Jul 2021 21:21


Originally Posted by Gargleblaster (Post 11076636)
Mr. Martin should be referred to the prime minister, who did issue a very clear statement to people like him. I believe it only consisted of two words: F*** B*******.

Rather ungrateful of Boris, considering it's the B******* that funds his Party.

Cornish Jack 12th Jul 2021 09:47

Possible Brexit bonus noted on this morning's 'Today' interview with a veg grower. Lack of cheap labour for veg growers means they will concentrate on Class 1 quality with the limited picking teams.
The downside ? - Veg will become more expensive ... swings and roundabouts ? The equation somewhat complicated by the desperate lack of HGV delivery drivers .
Hey Ho! ... nobody said it woukld be easy - or did they ?.. :ugh:

Just a spotter 12th Jul 2021 10:26


Originally Posted by ORAC (Post 11075828)
Reference the EU bill.

They are both estimates worked out on bills due over the next 3-4 decades including pension liabilities etc. Governments can’t even forecast 12 months ahead correctly. Over such time spans £4-5B isn’t quite a rounding error - but it’s well within the confidence factor either side of the eventual bill.

But it makes a good story to fill a few column inches.

The 9th July episode of RT…’s Brexit Republic podcast is worth a listen on this very issue.

From 36:30 there’s background and an interview with Ireland’s member of the European Court of Auditors detailing how the figure is arrived at.

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2021/...ic-go-whistle/

JAS

Effluent Man 16th Jul 2021 11:17

New Zealand saying that they will trade with the UK as long as we honour the Withdrawal Agreement and the NI protocol. Looks like we have a Bolsonoro sized hiccup with the sovereignty issue.

TURIN 16th Jul 2021 11:38

Yay, "taking back control" 🙄

Krystal n chips 17th Jul 2021 06:05

https://scontent.ffab1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...2d&oe=60F7ECDE

Thus defining "getting Brexit done ! "

SWBKCB 17th Jul 2021 07:04


Originally Posted by Cornish Jack (Post 11077314)
Possible Brexit bonus noted on this morning's 'Today' interview with a veg grower. Lack of cheap labour for veg growers means they will concentrate on Class 1 quality with the limited picking teams.
The downside ? - Veg will become more expensive ... swings and roundabouts ? The equation somewhat complicated by the desperate lack of HGV delivery drivers .
Hey Ho! ... nobody said it woukld be easy - or did they ?.. :ugh:

In this context 'quality' = looks nice. So more expensive, better looking, uniform sized fruit and veg.

Effluent Man 17th Jul 2021 07:53

I buy the Morrisons wobbly variant. They seem to work ok.

Cornish Jack 17th Jul 2021 10:26

E M - from what the grower chap was complaining about, if you want 'wobblies', you will have to pick your own ! :{

Ninthace 17th Jul 2021 12:28


Originally Posted by Effluent Man (Post 11080049)
I buy the Morrisons wobbly variant. They seem to work ok.

My tongue must be deficient. It canít taste shapes. That said, it appreciates a square meal.

SWBKCB 17th Jul 2021 13:39

Supermarkets want uniform size and perfect appearance, anything else is 'wobbly' or goes for processing or the wholesale market.

alicopter 17th Jul 2021 13:51


Originally Posted by Ninthace (Post 11080214)
My tongue must be deficient. It can’t taste shapes. That said, it appreciates a square meal.

Wobbly veges, as well as teaching you geometry can be of great help in educating your children... I remember, centuries ago, when my wife and I seized the opportunity to explain boys and girls to our son and how to "make" babies at the kitchen table where a few "oddly shaped" carots (you know the ones that are growing two or three roots by growing above a stone?) were being sacrificed for the dinner stew... We have always been Naturists so he already knew the differences and seen thousands of naked people but the wobblies were a funny way to explain the "facts" without being too direct. That probably explains why he is now a "fanatic" Vegan....

wowzz 17th Jul 2021 15:02


Originally Posted by SWBKCB (Post 11080254)
Supermarkets want uniform size and perfect appearance, anything else is 'wobbly' or goes for processing or the wholesale market.

The majority of UK supermarkets now sell misshapen veg and fruit alongside their "standard" range.
Just finished a bowl of Aldi "wonky " strawberries with ice cream. No difference jn flavour, but half the price of the "perfect" ones.

B Fraser 17th Jul 2021 15:26


Originally Posted by Krystal n chips (Post 11080015)
Thus defining "getting Brexit done ! "

What is "currenty" ?

LowNSlow 17th Jul 2021 15:38

Effluent Man; do you have a link for that statement about NZ?

The sheep farmers might be a tad unhappy if the NZ Government decide to block meat exports to the UK....

Overall NZ Exports to UK are £980million annually and lamb exports to the UK make up £96million of that...





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