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Re: Brexit thread

Postby D6Nutz » 03 Mar 2021, 22:57

Willfully breaking international law, quite possibly on multiple counts. I wonder how long before trade sanctions get placed against the UK?

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Re: Brexit thread

Postby duke63 » 03 Mar 2021, 23:07

Boris has blown it. It’s only a matter of time before he gets found out.

If interest rates rise by just 1%, the Government has to find another £25billion in interest repayments alone.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 04 Mar 2021, 11:10

duke63 wrote:Boris has blown it. It’s only a matter of time before he gets found out.

If interest rates rise by just 1%, the Government has to find another £25billion in interest repayments alone.


In more than one way.

/Slow hand clap

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/04/brexit-northern-ireland-loyalist-armies-renounce-good-friday-agreement
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby duke63 » 04 Mar 2021, 17:30

Inflation is also about to run riot

Client yesterday told of a mezz flooring job they quoted at beginning of January at £21k. The job was put on hold because of the new lockdown.

They were asked to reqoute yesterday. It now works out at £28k.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Kwacky » 04 Mar 2021, 17:37

What's caused the increase? Materials.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby duke63 » 04 Mar 2021, 17:43

Cost of steel especially has gone through the roof. Timber also.

The cost of steel isn’t the only issue either, there is a supply problem too. They are inundated with work but cannot get the materials in quick enough.

It’s because there is so much Government money being chucked into the economy.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Perkles » 04 Mar 2021, 17:56

no cardboard either ,taxes on robot imports giving my industry a kicking
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby StMarks » 04 Mar 2021, 18:47

You lot really are ungrateful, don't forget we get to buy ourselves those new blue passports.!
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-not that there will be many left with the means to pay for them, let alone enough to use them for recreational travel.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby duke63 » 04 Mar 2021, 19:36

Don't forget recreational travel is banned for the foreseeable...unless you have loads of cash.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby StMarks » 04 Mar 2021, 19:46

duke63 wrote:Don't forget recreational travel is banned for the foreseeable...unless you have loads of cash.

(nod) That's kinda' what I was trying to say mate..
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby duke63 » 04 Mar 2021, 21:25

The EU might choose not to ratify the Brexit deal according to today's reports.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -officials
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby D6Nutz » 07 Mar 2021, 19:31

Seems like taking back control of your borders is a bit tricky. You know all those pesky rules we made so we can continue to trade with Europe, as they're not working so well shall we just ignore them?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... eu-imports

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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Kwacky » 07 Mar 2021, 19:39

I for one thick it's a good idea to streamline the import and export process between our neighbour and largest trade partner.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby D6Nutz » 07 Mar 2021, 19:56

Kwacky wrote:I for one thick it's a good idea to streamline the import and export process between our neighbour and largest trade partner.
I agree, but aren't these rules the result of 4 years negotiation? One side cannot just choose to change them out the other side has the right to refuse to allow any imports.

Let's be fair, we don't need to prod Europe much at the moment for them to look to punish us.

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Re: Brexit thread

Postby duke63 » 07 Mar 2021, 20:00

What the UK chooses to do with imports is the UK's choice, but we have no control over anything once goods leave the UK to be imported into the EU.

However WTO rules state that any goods imported with special trade tariffs have to be applied to all imported goods from the whole World, we cannot pick and choose which.

Northern ireland is an exception though as its part of the agreement. That's my underatnding of it all but it is a complete and utter shambolic mess.

It took 4 years to agree something that doesn't work.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Bob T » 08 Apr 2021, 09:45

Best one that I have seen so far! Many people voted for brexit to get rid of all the Europeans who come to the UK, well that has happened. It seems now that the country has some room left so what do the government do? They invite hundreds of thousands of Chinese people in and offer to pay to get them to the UK. They are not even a similar culture to the indigenous British!
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Kwacky » 08 Apr 2021, 10:29

while at the same time spending millions to kick out many of the Windrush Generation. People who have spent most of their lives here, working, making families, creating communities, contributing in every way.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Cav » 08 Apr 2021, 10:35

With how I'm feeling today this really takes the piss!

Does the government actually have any conscious thought when making decisions?
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Kwacky » 08 Apr 2021, 10:39

Just look at the way it's treated the Gurkhas in the past or locals in Iraq and Afghan who have helped our armed forces. They've all been dumped on.
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Re: Brexit thread

Postby Jack » 08 Apr 2021, 13:34

Kwacky wrote:Just look at the way it's treated the Gurkhas in the past or locals in Iraq and Afghan who have helped our armed forces. They've all been dumped on.


As have our entire armed forces , we expect them to lay down their lives in our defence yet the vast majority are on little more than minimum wage and the support for those that return from conflicts injured physically or otherwise damaged is next to non existent . The majority of the support services are now contracted out to the cheapest bidder and the quality has deteriorated markedly , yet these companies take millions from the public coffers for providing the basic minimum that they can get away with at best . I cannot blame the the current administration for all the problems but it would appear that they are going to do nothing to alleviate any of the problems either .
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