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Effluent Man 8th May 2022 08:02

To enable Tubs to "Get Brexit Done" it was necessary to separate the UK from the EU physically. There were only two possibilities here, drawing a line across Ireland or drawing a line down the Irish Sea. Tubs chose the latter. At that point the DUP were effectively pitched under the bus. With the outcome of the protocol that meant companies offering " Delivery to MOST of the UK." Thereby excluding Residents of NI from significant participation in sections of everyday life. Clearly the DUP have got the blame. There is a pattern emerging here. Everyone who comes into contact with Mr.Tubs de Pfeffel comes unstuck, from 500 local councillors to the DUP.

Now they are going to the EU, cap in hand, to beg for changes to the protocol. I would imaging Macron will be feeling chipper about that.

Krystal n chips 8th May 2022 08:08


Originally Posted by Mr Mac (Post 11226862)
KnC
£50m would covers the cost of a reasonable size school so not a little number, and that was per week was it not. Cartoon was quite funny by the way, and I have just seen HIGNFY for last Friday and it was one of the better ones recently I thought.

Cheers
Mr Mac

Mr Mac,

Appreciate your professional input concerning schools and costs, very valid in fact. Sadly, schools and other possibly useful constructions didn't, strangely, get much of a mention when the Brexit fallacies were being plastered over the front pages....and the sides of a bus.

Mr Mac 8th May 2022 08:22


Originally Posted by El Grifo (Post 11224024)
Lived in the Spanish Territories for 27 years. Fully integrated with permanent residency documents, Spanish driving licence, business owner and tax payer, certainly not part of any Brit Ghetto. None even exists here !
interested in the story about the licence thing. Can you elaborate please.
The rule has always been that your licence needs to be changed for a Spanish one within 6 months or so !
What has changed please ?

El Grifo

El Grifo
I presume by Territories you mean the Canaries, and I think the comment about Brit Ghetto maybe referring to certain Costas in mainland Spain, though there maybe some in the Canaries as well, I have not been for a very long time. We are talking areas where you see the union flag displayed,with signs for English breakfast etc. I know it is a cliche, but I have seen this in parts of Majorca where we used to have a family apartment at the other end of the bay from Magaluf, which we would drive through to see friends who lived on its other side. I have not been back to that part of the island for a good number of years, preferring the north coast but I quite sure they will still be there.
That is not to say other nationalities do not have their own areas as in Majorca the SW of the island was always more of a German one, and there is a similar area in Madeira on the way to the airport from Funchal where I ate an agreeable meal in September. The Portuguese waitress who served me spoke very good German, and said that to work in that area of Funchal you really did need to speak German. However I have to say that it was a little more upmarket than Magaluf 🙂

Cheers
Mr Mac

Krystal n chips 10th May 2022 08:57

Timing is everything.

Now that political peace and harmony are blossoming in N.I. what better time, and who better than the vacuous Ms Truss, now suddenly remembering this is her second job, to show the EU why the UK doesn't give a rats about some arcane protocol we signed up to when Boris "got Brexit done "...in time for the annual New Years piss up.

We can look forward to the photo - op of her marching down Sandy Row, bedecked in bowler hat and orange sash, singing the popular well known folk song associated with such apparel and events in the very near future as the marching season gathers momentum

Liz Truss ‘preparing to tear up Northern Ireland protocol’ | Northern Ireland | The Guardian

Effluent Man 10th May 2022 09:47

So we are in the biggest cost of living crisis in living memory, largely fueled by Tubs, so what do you do? I know, let's start a trade war with the EU. That will end well.

Ninthace 10th May 2022 11:45


Originally Posted by Effluent Man (Post 11227894)
So we are in the biggest cost of living crisis in living memory, largely fueled by Tubs, so what do you do? I know, let's start a trade war with the EU. That will end well.

Just when you think things can't get worse, you can rely on HMG to go the extra yard.

LowNSlow 11th May 2022 11:01

Effluent Man; I would hate to stop your toxic outflow but I think you'll find that the cost of living crisis is global and, while aided and abetted in the UK by the current shower of clowns, is not the the sole responsibility of Boris "give me another slice of cake" Johnson.

This chap, Mr Average Asian Joe (his signature), appears to have a remarkably accurate set of algorithms which seem to have very accurately predicted the onset of the current financial woes.

Effluent Man 11th May 2022 11:18

France: Inflation 5.1%

LowNSlow 11th May 2022 13:11

Well that was a deep and meaningful response!

I counter with:
UK - 7%
Germany - 7.3%
Euro Zone - 7.4%
USA - 8.5%

Sam Ting Wong 12th May 2022 10:16

I was wondering if any Brexit voter could offer a real and substantial benefit of exiting the EU.

I just don't get it.

Mr Mac 12th May 2022 11:05


Originally Posted by Sam Ting Wong (Post 11229040)
I was wondering if any Brexit voter could offer a real and substantial benefit of exiting the EU.

I just don't get it.

Sam Ting Wong
There are quite a number on here who have been asking that same question, but with out any response other than “taking back control or something like that “ , oh and the French made Blue / Black Passport 😂

Cheers
Mr Mac

LowNSlow 12th May 2022 11:27

Unsurprisingly the Guvmint have a small document of a mere 105 pages detailing the "achievements" and "visions for the future" and yes, Blue Passports is one of them!!

Also featured is the departure from the hated CFP (especially in Scotland apparently) and the entrance into a wonderful new Fisheries Policy an action which, given that the greatest economic benefit will be to Scotland, should be supported by the Wee Nippy Sweety but, errr, isn't.

The CFP has faced harsh criticism in the past, with the Scottish government calling it “the EU’s most unpopular and discredited policy”. The policy has been accused of being an overly centralised, top-down approach from Brussels to managing fisheries.

Before January 2015, discarding undersized fish or fish that were over a vessel’s quota was a particularly contentious point of the CFP, but this has now been replaced with an obligation to land all fish caught in an attempt to eradicate waste and encourage more targeted fishing.

Others have criticised the equal access of EU vessels to UK waters. They argue that as the UK has a relatively large fishing zone compared to many of its continental European neighbours, EU fishermen benefit more from access to UK waters, a criticism supported by the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Meanwhile, environmental groups have argued that the CFP does not go far enough in protecting fish stocks. The New Economics Foundation found that quotas were regularly set above scientific advice between 2001 and 2016, and criticised the opaque nature of quota negotiations in the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.

El Grifo 12th May 2022 12:07

Been a fair bit of Hand Wringing and Beating of Breasts by the wealthy Brits who have bought Winter Retreats down here in Spain's sub-tropical regions.
The realisation that the can now only stay for 90 consecutive days now, rather than the normal November to March stint, is slowly sinking in.
I often wonder what percentage of them voted for brexit !!

El Grifo

Sue Vêtements 12th May 2022 12:40


Originally Posted by Mr Mac (Post 11229071)
oh and the French made Blue / Black Passport 😂

Mine's burgundy and says European Union on the front. I renewed early to make sure of it


It also has a unicorn on there too, so I guess that's one brexit promise that DID come true - lol

Mr Mac 12th May 2022 13:47


Originally Posted by Sue Vêtements (Post 11229126)
Mine's burgundy and says European Union on the front. I renewed early to make sure of it


It also has a unicorn on there too, so I guess that's one brexit promise that DID come true - lol

Sue V
I am lucky to be a dual national so have Swiss and UK passport. My UK one is till the European one and has 7 years to run until I get the much vaunted Blue ( Black in reality) Boris badge. Tend. To use the Swiss one the most now.

El Grifo
It would be interesting to know as you say. I have a friend who,s boss has a house and boat in Majorca who to be fair voted remain, but is not happy about the 90 day issue. I suggested he move to the Adriatic as an alternative.

Cheers
Mr Mac

alfaman 12th May 2022 20:03


Originally Posted by El Grifo (Post 11229105)
Been a fair bit of Hand Wringing and Beating of Breasts by the wealthy Brits who have bought Winter Retreats down here in Spain's sub-tropical regions.
The realisation that the can now only stay for 90 consecutive days now, rather than the normal November to March stint, is slowly sinking in.
I often wonder what percentage of them voted for brexit !!

El Grifo

Minor nit pick - it's 90 days in a 180 day period, rather than simply 90 consecutive. You can come & go as often as you like, but you can't exceed 90 without the risk of legal consequences unless you apply for a visa to do so. Stand by for the next Daily Rage headline...

Ninthace 12th May 2022 21:29


Originally Posted by alfaman (Post 11229377)
Minor nit pick - it's 90 days in a 180 day period, rather than simply 90 consecutive. You can come & go as often as you like, but you can't exceed 90 without the risk of legal consequences unless you apply for a visa to do so. Stand by for the next Daily Rage headline...

I wonder who is counting? I know there were countless Brits that moved abroad and made like a tourist and the system never seemed to catch up with them. Cars running around on UK plates with tax disks years out of.date (in the days when we had them) not filing tax and so on. It works both ways too. There is a car down the road that has been on Dutch plates for several years. How will the EU know who is where? Recording entry will not work as there are no border checks once you are inside the EU and I would lay a pound to a pinch the different countries entry and exit systems do not talk to each other. It would be down to UK border to control to keep track, and why would they?

Gargleblaster 12th May 2022 21:42

So, the UK looks like not intending to respect a treaty agreed with it's neighbours. A team is underways from Washington. How pleased must Putin be !

Gargleblaster 12th May 2022 22:26

Curious about Boris' latest photo ops. Seems Finland and / or Sweden has been guaranteed protection by the UK. Wonder how many young Brits are willing to lose their lives on those borders, or is it just Boris-ware ?


Gargleblaster 12th May 2022 22:28

If someone wonders, I am not a troll (famous last words) Live Ukrania !


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