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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:46 
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If the UK lessens its privacy protection to the point where we'd not count as safe harbour under GDPR that'd be a disaster for any kind of services organisation.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:48 
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The jigsaw has been thrown in the air and it is expected to fall to the ground complete. I have every confidence.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Leaving without a deal it is, then.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 14:16 
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As Mr Johnson's promised us a deadline, we'll have to take bets on whether he reverses himself in June or December.

Anyway, it's not no-deal any more. It's "Australia Minus".


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 14:17 
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Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 14:18 
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I sometimes wonder if the government have yet to realise that playing to the gallery and sounding tough in public was a viable option when we were part of the club and able to be more nuanced behind its doors but not so much when you're outside all of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 14:26 
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I sometimes wonder if the government have yet to realise...

Particularly on Brexit, this government is (by self-selection) comprised entirely of the most cynical and shabby of manipulators and the most dim-witted self-delusionists. Anyone else fled or was purged long ago. So, I don’t think they realise much at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?

Shots fired

I’m allowed to make jokes about a small country that is internationally overshadowed by its larger neighbour.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Principality

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 18:56 
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https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wale ... y-12589107


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?

Shots fired

I’m allowed to make jokes about a small country that is internationally overshadowed by its larger neighbour.

Tbh I see NZ as Australia+ what with no bushfires or massively right-wing govt.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 20:34 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?

Shots fired

I’m allowed to make jokes about a small country that is internationally overshadowed by its larger neighbour.


As am I

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 20:47 
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Okay this one I'm definitely right on.

No.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 23:09 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?

Shots fired

I’m allowed to make jokes about a small country that is internationally overshadowed by its larger neighbour.

Tbh I see NZ as Australia+ what with no bushfires or massively right-wing govt.


Yeah but those kiwis say 'fish and chips' and 'six' kinda funny so I believe they are fully deserving of this.

Oh, and they also call thongs flip-flops 'jandals'

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 21:35 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's "Australia Minus".

So “New Zealand”?

Shots fired

I’m allowed to make jokes about a small country that is internationally overshadowed by its larger neighbour.

Tbh I see NZ as Australia+ what with no bushfires or massively right-wing govt.


Yeah but those kiwis say 'fish and chips' and 'six' kinda funny so I believe they are fully deserving of this.


My new manager started today. He has a very strong kiwi accent and I was really struggling not to ask him to say this.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:20 
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My (Irish) girlfriend gets enormous amusement from hearing me pronounce 'Curly-wurly'.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:26 
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Tell her you won't take heckling from the corly-worly crowd.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:53 
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One of my colleagues used to like to ask staff at our Liverpool office to say, 'Purple worms.'

This only amused her if they were Liverpudlians, if course.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:59 
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Warhead wrote:
One of my colleagues used to like to ask staff at our Liverpool office to say, 'Purple worms.'

This only amused her if they were Liverpudlians, if course.

That's racist. Curly Wurly is pretty funny from a Scouser also


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:56 
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Much of this is new to me.

I recall much amusement when a Portuguese colleague referred to 'Simon Huge'... He couldn't pronounce Hughes at all. Oh, and he said 'giga' all strange too

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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DavPaz wrote:
Warhead wrote:
One of my colleagues used to like to ask staff at our Liverpool office to say, 'Purple worms.'

This only amused her if they were Liverpudlians, if course.

That's racist. Curly Wurly is pretty funny from a Scouser also

Wadayagonnadoaboutit?

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 14:31 
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Write a letter to the Echo!

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 14:37 
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The Liverpewl Echo?

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:56 
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A decent article about the chlorinated chicken thing here:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/chloria ... ken-brexit

Can't wait to see how the idiots fail to deal with all the intractable details like this, fishing rights and the dozens of others that will no doubt come along.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 13:19 
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Today's article on Chris Grey's consistently well-informed Brexit Blog is even gloomier than one would expect for a gloomy Friday 13th in the midst of a global pandemic.

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...it is a reasonable expectation that the panic buying occasioned by coronavirus fears is only a small taste of what is likely to occur next January, because some and perhaps many businesses will not be able prepare in that timescale. In due course, that will settle down as businesses adapt to the new situation, but in doing so the costs which frictionless trade and international JIT production and distribution had stripped out will be re-instated, meaning either that businesses will cease to be viable or that prices will increase, or both. Other things being equal, those costs will be permanently locked in to the British economy


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:04 
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Even though it's been on the cards since the election, the second reading vote on the immigration bill still makes me feel sick inside. The question my MP always refused to answer whenever I used to annoy write to her was variations on "how is it an improvement to not be able to travel, study, live, and work in 30 other European countries?"

I'm impressed, however, that the Tory messaging is still about how it affects foreigners, and not us.

Perhaps I'm just wrong on this? I mean, Wales and Scotland are out of bounds of the time being. Let's extend this further. Perhaps this is the first step towards recreating walled cities across the land with guards who ask riddles?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 13:13 
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My van is in for a service. They were going to give me a Citroen C3 courtesy car but unfortunately it wasn't available so I ended up with a Brexit loving Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 automatic. I had two minutes tuition, which mainly consisted of telling me how to start and stop it, and how to open the petrol cap. And there's no driver manual, just the Welcome Booklet that tells you what all the buttons are for.

What it didn't tell me was that if you're on cruise control and just switch it off without touching the pedals, it flashes up the legend "Take back control" on the head up display.

Must be the French having a little joke in Brit drivers.

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