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Ninthace 23rd Nov 2021 13:22

I was watching the Daily Politics on BBC2 today. Interestingly, it seems as the number of rubber boats has risen, so the number of asylum applications has fallen by 4%. Either, by the time they get here they are heartedly sick and have changed their minds, or other routes have closed down and the rubber boat route has not taken up the slack. Another snippet from the Daily Politics was 90% of asylum applications by the boat folk are approved. I have to admit I would need a very good reason to commit my body to crossing the Channel in a single-engined overloaded inflatable on a cold November's day, even more so if I had the wife and kids in tow.

B Fraser 23rd Nov 2021 13:52


Originally Posted by Krystal n chips (Post 11146071)
But who would ever have imagined all that talent across the globe would be so reticent to hurtle to the UK shores and be a contributor to the resurgent "Global Britain " (Empire resurrection and status pending)

Post-Brexit scheme to lure Nobel winners to UK fails to attract single applicant | Immigration and asylum | The Guardian

While it would be nice to host someone who won a prize for literature, peace or chemistry, I think Royal Dutch Shell will be particularly welcome.

Shell plans to move headquarters to the UK - BBC News

Ninthace 23rd Nov 2021 14:49

Shell is already incorporated in the UK and has had Dutch tax residence since 2005. Earlier this year, a Dutch court ruled that by 2030 Shell must cut its CO2 emissions by 45% compared to 2019 levels. This only applies in the Netherlands. Dutch government officials are scrambling to find a parliamentary majority to scrap a 15% withholding tax charged on dividends, which Shell has previously described as a problem.
Third Point, a US activist investor, recently bought a stake in the company and suggested the business should be split into two firms. Perhaps Shell also believe the London Stock Market will give them more protection.
So perhaps not a surprise. To what extent is the move administrative rather than actual? How many jobs actually come with it I wonder, as Shell already has a significant presence in London?

Just a spotter 23rd Nov 2021 17:43

From The Financial Times, 23rd November 2021

Under the headline "Brexit is a slow bleed for the City of London
After a pandemic pause, the movement of jobs and business towards the continent is set to resume"


Regulators are also increasingly revisiting bespoke arrangements and grace periods agreed with banks based in London to apply pressure to move more people. This isn’t a uniform push: one bank contacted early faced losing traders to rivals who hadn’t yet been told those roles must move. In many cases, these are relocations that had already been agreed with regulators under Brexit plans and are only now being implemented. But the direction of travel is clear: straight down the M20 and keep going.
https://www.ft.com/content/218e34b3-...reType=nongift

The risk for London, is that a loss of status and critical mass in Financial Services may have a Detroit type negative impact on the regional economy.

JAS

Sallyann1234 25th Nov 2021 22:08

The Environment Agency has issued emergency guidance exempting water companies and other undertakings from their requirement to treat waste water when they can't procure the necessary chemicals.

According to its new regulations on waste discharges: "You may not be able to comply with your permit if you cannot get the chemicals you use to treat the effluent you discharge because of the UK's new relationship with the EU."

So now it's official: Brexit really is sh't. :=

golfbananajam 30th Nov 2021 08:45

Brexit vindicated: EU banks demand access to UK markets in hammer blow to Brussels
 
Brexit vindicated: EU banks demand access to UK markets in hammer blow to Brussels (msn.com)

don't shoot the messenger, but it seems Brexit is not all bad for UK

Ninthace 30th Nov 2021 08:54


Originally Posted by golfbananajam (Post 11149186)
Brexit vindicated: EU banks demand access to UK markets in hammer blow to Brussels (msn.com)

don't shoot the messenger, but it seems Brexit is not all bad for UK

I am not a financial whizz so bear with me.

The EU banks want the right to make money out of the London markets is a win for the UK? Presumably the quid pro quo is that the UK banks get the right to make money out of the EU market? Wasn’t that how it used to be pre Brexit?

alfaman 30th Nov 2021 09:00


Originally Posted by golfbananajam (Post 11149186)
Brexit vindicated: EU banks demand access to UK markets in hammer blow to Brussels (msn.com)

don't shoot the messenger, but it seems Brexit is not all bad for UK

It seems to ignore the fact that prior to Brexit that access was already there - the London financial services sector was a huge part of our economy based on trading around the EU, it's been ebbing away ever since the referendum result, but that's the Brexit press for you. Burning your house down, & then crowing about how successful it was because someone offers you a tent seems a bit surreal frankly.

nomilk 30th Nov 2021 10:44


Originally Posted by golfbananajam (Post 11149186)
Brexit vindicated: EU banks demand access to UK markets in hammer blow to Brussels (msn.com)

don't shoot the messenger, but it seems Brexit is not all bad for UK

Yes, whenever I yearn for facts I turn to the daily express...

ATNotts 30th Nov 2021 11:40


Originally Posted by nomilk (Post 11149258)
Yes, whenever I yearn for facts I turn to the daily express...

That'll be the same Daily Express that almost every day reports totally erroneous weather stories about "minus 11 temperatures" and ridiculous depths of snow to cover the whole nation. Using it as chip paper would be offensive to chips!

Cornish Jack 30th Nov 2021 13:11


Originally Posted by golfbananajam (Post 11149186)
Brexit vindicated: EU banks demand access to UK markets in hammer blow to Brussels (msn.com)

don't shoot the messenger, but it seems Brexit is not all bad for UK

I'm distinctly worried by the possibility of becoming a replacement for the, once ever-present, c&p artist ORAC, however, the above post deserves this rather elegantly presented critique.

Curious Pax 30th Nov 2021 13:21


Originally Posted by ATNotts (Post 11149281)
That'll be the same Daily Express that almost every day reports totally erroneous weather stories about "minus 11 temperatures" and ridiculous depths of snow to cover the whole nation. Using it as chip paper would be offensive to chips!

Except Mondays. Monday was normally a variation on “Philip had Diana murdered”.

PDR1 30th Nov 2021 15:25

So now on Mondays we can expect "Brexit vindicated (says Princess Diana via medium)"
PDR

pug 2nd Dec 2021 10:32


Originally Posted by nomilk (Post 11149258)
Yes, whenever I yearn for facts I turn to the daily express...


Originally Posted by PDR1 (Post 11149383)
So now on Mondays we can expect "Brexit vindicated (says Princess Diana via medium)"
PDR

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Gargleblaster 2nd Dec 2021 20:35

Is a percentage of the UK population suffering from a lack of iodine ?

PDR1 4th Dec 2021 06:56


Originally Posted by pug (Post 11150329)

roflmaotipmp!!!

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Krystal n chips 9th Dec 2021 15:14

This time last year, so many of you were exhausting stocks of Kleenex at the impending departure of the UK from the EU.

Consequently, allow me to add to your priapism jubilation.

Ordered two items from Holland, both arrived, however, with the last one came an unexpected bill. One for Duty and Tax as explained here.
Tax and customs for goods sent from abroad: Tax and duty - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Fed Ex kindly pay this to facilitate delivery, then send the invoice which is fair enough.

However, the fact remains, that, myself and how many others are now forced to pay tax and duties purely because so many lies convinced so many gullible and insular members of the electorate the UK would benefit from leaving.

Obviously, paying tax and duty will doubtless be perceived as being jolly good because the revenue goes to the UK which shows what "taking back control !" means.

Whereas what it really shows is the added costs which have to be met by customers unlike previously when we enjoyed the benefits of being in the EU.

Gosh, the UK is so fortunate to have Boris who "got Brexit done !"..

mini 10th Dec 2021 21:46

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/worl...ocol-1.4752375

I've read this several times but, still can't make out what was actually dropped.

Sorry for the flak, so to speak.

Cornish Jack 10th Dec 2021 23:04

"I've read this several times but, still can't make out what was actually dropped."
...
Brexit minister David Frost has stressed on a number of occasions since the summer the importance of addressing the role of the ECJ in the protocol. In recent weeks, Lord Frost has toned down his rhetoric about unilaterally suspending parts of the protocol by triggering article 16 and he has now removed a major stumbling block in the way of an agreement by effectively taking the governance issue off the table.

Ninthace 10th Dec 2021 23:33

I think perhaps they have finally realised that the devil is in the detail and their time would be better spent sorting that out rather than political posturing.. At
least, I hope so.


P.S. Still waiting for any leaver to point to a major benefit that has been realised as a result of Brexit, or indeed any benefit. So far, any example was been to point to a bodges attempt to get things back to how they were before.


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