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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10110 on: January 15, 2022, 07:02:10 AM »
I firmly believe Boris' plan was

- "Get Brexit done"
- Spend a couple of years partying and glad handing around the world signing trade deals
- When Brexit began to actually bite, hand the baton over to someone else and retire to some column writing and after-dinner speaking

He was never prepared for actually doing any serious 'work'

Covid fcuked it up for him completely in that he actually had a proper issue to deal with

The only surprise in any of this is that people are surprised

I know we have had spats on this in the past but BJ is only the driver on the bus, I blame Cameron who brought the idea to light!
The idea has been about for decades, and grew during the late 00s early 10s. Cameron was unfortunate to be PM when it boiled over.

The idea might’ve been about but there was very little support for it until the EU said that they were bringing in laws to stop people hiding away their money in tax havens to avoid paying taxes. Very rich, influential people didn’t like that. Brexit was delivered by 1.5 BILLION facebook ads targeted at psychological vulnerable voters. All those ads were full of lies but played on peoples fears and the inherent racism prevalent in England.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10111 on: January 15, 2022, 08:58:48 AM »
I firmly believe Boris' plan was

- "Get Brexit done"
- Spend a couple of years partying and glad handing around the world signing trade deals
- When Brexit began to actually bite, hand the baton over to someone else and retire to some column writing and after-dinner speaking

He was never prepared for actually doing any serious 'work'

Covid fcuked it up for him completely in that he actually had a proper issue to deal with

The only surprise in any of this is that people are surprised

I know we have had spats on this in the past but BJ is only the driver on the bus, I blame Cameron who brought the idea to light!
The idea has been about for decades, and grew during the late 00s early 10s. Cameron was unfortunate to be PM when it boiled over.

The idea might’ve been about but there was very little support for it until the EU said that they were bringing in laws to stop people hiding away their money in tax havens to avoid paying taxes. Very rich, influential people didn’t like that. Brexit was delivered by 1.5 BILLION facebook ads targeted at psychological vulnerable voters. All those ads were full of lies but played on peoples fears and the inherent racism prevalent in England.

Hit the nail on the head. Just have to follow the money trail.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10112 on: January 18, 2022, 03:14:19 PM »
I sense Steve Baker is gunning for Johnson’s job.  Interesting.

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« Reply #10113 on: January 18, 2022, 03:24:54 PM »
I sense Steve Baker is gunning for Johnson’s job.  Interesting.
He is ERG and they only have 60 MPs.
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« Reply #10114 on: January 18, 2022, 08:28:29 PM »
I sense Steve Baker is gunning for Johnson’s job.  Interesting.
He is ERG and they only have 60 MPs.

But they hold disproportionate sway over the Tories. Jeez, Baker would be Trump on steroids.

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« Reply #10115 on: January 18, 2022, 10:12:15 PM »
I sense Steve Baker is gunning for Johnson’s job.  Interesting.
He is ERG and they only have 60 MPs.

But they hold disproportionate sway over the Tories. Jeez, Baker would be Trump on steroids.
They did. But now ordinary Tory MPs are sick of Brexit. It didn't deliver anything good. A bit like Galway football management.
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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10116 on: January 18, 2022, 10:13:45 PM »
The FBD!
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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10117 on: January 18, 2022, 10:20:56 PM »
The FBD!
You wouldn't mind being brutalised by the all Ireland champions. But they couldn't even do that. Mayo God help us.
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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10118 on: February 08, 2022, 01:40:23 PM »
yet another GB Brexit secretary, I've lost count at this stage;




Got that wrong, he's the new Minister for Brexit opportunities. Someone having a laugh appointing a venture capitalist to this role who's made millions  out of the Brexit turmoil, and the ability to avoid tax which the EU was looking to close down a few loopholes they were able to avail off...

« Last Edit: February 08, 2022, 03:03:02 PM by johnnycool »

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10119 on: February 15, 2022, 12:29:23 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/14/mauritius-formally-challenges-britains-ownership-of-chagos-islands

The rapid international legal progress made by Mauritius's challenge  to British imperial occupation of the Chagos archipelago has been put down to  Brexit. Apparently a lone Britain is perceived as a weaker entity and they have lost that privileged position  where other states would row in behind them by default to hold their imperial pecker up.



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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10120 on: February 23, 2022, 10:20:18 PM »
Rees-Mogg to measure the benefit of imperial measures
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-imperial-measurements-economic-benefit-study-b2021304.html

Mind you, presumably a lot in here agree with him given all the miles, stones and whatever that you see.
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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10121 on: March 14, 2022, 08:23:38 PM »
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2022/109/made

The Customs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

changing legislation  to remove “the United Kingdom” and substitute “Great Britain”

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« Reply #10122 on: March 15, 2022, 10:24:13 AM »
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2022/109/made

The Customs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

changing legislation  to remove “the United Kingdom” and substitute “Great Britain”



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« Reply #10123 on: March 15, 2022, 11:04:17 AM »
 :D :D ;D
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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10124 on: March 20, 2022, 06:00:22 PM »
If I purchase something 2nd hand ( from ebay) from the UK mainland...
I have to pay 20% VAT when it gets shipped to NI.... Correct?
If so.... can I claim that back?
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