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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10320 on: August 24, 2022, 07:08:55 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62664462

Ye'd wonder how the anti-protocol mob will spin this.
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« Reply #10321 on: August 24, 2022, 09:06:48 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62664462

Ye'd wonder how the anti-protocol mob will spin this.

Easy enough to spin this, the high volumes partly reflect the fact that the British are not fully applying the rules so that it is easier to travel through Belfast/Larne than Dublin/Rosslare.
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« Reply #10322 on: August 25, 2022, 12:10:23 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62664462

Ye'd wonder how the anti-protocol mob will spin this.

They’re already firing out the 25% tariff on steel imported to NI from UK!

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« Reply #10323 on: August 25, 2022, 07:01:16 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62664462

Ye'd wonder how the anti-protocol mob will spin this.

Easy enough to spin this, the high volumes partly reflect the fact that the British are not fully applying the rules so that it is easier to travel through Belfast/Larne than Dublin/Rosslare.


Yet UK ports are significantly down on trade.

Which means either:

(i) the UK are exporting more to the EU through NI
(ii) The EU are exporting more to the UK through NI
(iii) NI has increased consumption of goods

Given where things stood in 2021, I would very much doubt (iii). Which leaves (i) & (ii). Both of which are dependent on the bridge between the UK and EU via NI being easier than directly going from UK to EU (and visa-versa) - which is exactly where the protocol sits.
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« Reply #10324 on: September 08, 2022, 09:39:34 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/RussellEngland/status/1567455519714992128Brexitshambles

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So we’re having a chuckle about Truss’ cabinet, but the appointment of Steve Baker's man, Chris Heaton-Harris as SoS for NI, six years chair of the ERG, and once accused of breaching ministerial code for off-the-books meeting with the Spanish far-right Vox, is no laughing matter.

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« Reply #10325 on: September 20, 2022, 01:06:47 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62959374

It would seem that the only glimmer of hope for a actual tangible Brexit benefit, rests with Trump being elected in 2024

The Brits' view of their position in the world is taking an absolute pummelling

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« Reply #10326 on: September 20, 2022, 04:17:00 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62959374

It would seem that the only glimmer of hope for a actual tangible Brexit benefit, rests with Trump being elected in 2024

The Brits' view of their position in the world is taking an absolute pummelling

I would not be so sure about Trump doing a deal with them either. There are plenty of Irish americans in the republican party as well. Protecting the GFA is a cross party process in the USA.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #10327 on: September 28, 2022, 08:45:12 PM »
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« Reply #10328 on: September 28, 2022, 09:21:15 PM »
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« Reply #10329 on: September 28, 2022, 11:22:13 PM »
Truss is like that scene from The Simpsons where Sideshow Bob steps onto a rake whichever way he turns. It's so wonderful! Any truth in the rumours that men of fighting age in the UK are fleeing to Russia?

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« Reply #10330 on: September 29, 2022, 02:55:52 PM »
Brexit makes inflation worse. the weaker pound would normally benefit UK exporters who could sell more stuff to Europe at lower prices. But Brexit cuts the UK off from Europe.
Imports become more expensive, driving up inflation.
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« Reply #10331 on: September 29, 2022, 05:20:33 PM »
Boris Johnson is a nice price for next PM

Starmer is favourite but that assumes an election.

https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/next-prime-minister-after-liz-truss
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« Reply #10332 on: September 29, 2022, 06:11:42 PM »
Latest YouGov poll now has Labour on 54% and Tories on 21%. That's an absolute landslide and thats before the worst impact of the mortgage interest rises and winter energy bills. There is no way the Tories come back from this unless there is a reversal of the budget policies in which case Truss is under big pressure anyway.   

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« Reply #10333 on: September 29, 2022, 06:12:10 PM »
Boris Johnson is a nice price for next PM

Starmer is favourite but that assumes an election.

https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/next-prime-minister-after-liz-truss

It’s an election or Truss for the next 2 years. Even the Tories couldn’t justify another unelected PM. But then this is a party of deceitful, obnoxious, loathe some, self serving bastards we are talking about here. Labour need to be turning the screw. 

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« Reply #10334 on: September 29, 2022, 06:51:35 PM »
Boris Johnson is a nice price for next PM

Starmer is favourite but that assumes an election.

https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/next-prime-minister-after-liz-truss

Election miles off unfortunately