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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 15:25 
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If they're from the south east, surely they'd say "Hemel", rather than "Hemel Hempstead"? That's the only issue I have with it.

Not so much here in East Herts. It's not that far, but never "Hemel".

I may be atypical.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 15:40 
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MaliA wrote:
If they're from the south east, surely they'd say "Hemel", rather than "Hemel Hempstead"? That's the only issue I have with it.

Not so much here in East Herts. It's not that far, but never "Hemel".

I may be atypical.


Interesting. Are you one of those people who pronounce it Emile, a la Heskey? I hear that a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 16:00 
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The dude is an author, and the thread journey is contrived to get to the conclusion so far.

Brexit ex pat parents.
Labourer son who is both incredibly stupid but mysteriously well informed.
The author is friends with the mayor
The mayor is willing to play along.
The son's reponse is always a tick box in ill-informed low level racism triggers.
Throw in a luddite solictor, who is paranoid about webcams, but more than happy to divulge any and all information to a random author who has no interest in the situation.
Add a touch of outraged boss who is willing to slag off his amusingly dodgy employee.

It's entertaining, but it's all made up.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 17:30 
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The dude is an author


Is he though? I did an admittedly very small amount of Googling earlier and couldn't find anything about an author RS Archer writing 'David Saunders' books. Which is weird in itself, why make such a public claim when it's easily proven to be nonsense?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 17:54 
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Findus Fop wrote:
JBR wrote:
MaliA wrote:
If they're from the south east, surely they'd say "Hemel", rather than "Hemel Hempstead"? That's the only issue I have with it.

Not so much here in East Herts. It's not that far, but never "Hemel".

I may be atypical.


Interesting. Are you one of those people who pronounce it Emile, a la Heskey? I hear that a lot.


This I have not heard! No, pure "Hem-ul".


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:23 
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:38 
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A few days ago, there was much backslapping and Hi5s all around as a letter was sent. Here it is

https://twitter.com/andreajenkyns/statu ... 2292155393




Barnier's reply is below.

https://twitter.com/Barnes_Joe/status/1 ... 9472838656




This government is embarrassing

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:27 
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This government is embarrassing


Aye. Embarrassing and pathetic. You'd have thought that the Eurosceptics would, over 40 years, have actually come up with some idea of what leaving might look like. Unfortunately, I'm now reconciling myself to the forthcoming disaster because no amount of warnings or request for more detail on how such-and-such a change is actually an improvement has ever yielded any decent response. I'd have thought Dominic Cummings and his superforecasters would have been all over the benefits of not being in a single market or customs union with our closest neighbours (let alone a part of the same country!) but here we are.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:54 
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Another day, news of another government advertising campaign about how excitingly complicated and burdensome life after 1st January will be. The only ray of light might be that actually introducing all of this makes people realise just how much of a ride they've been taken on, but it would still take years to rectify.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:02 
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Indeed.

https://twitter.com/RobDotHutton/status ... 1663633408



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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:30 
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Who do you think will bear the increased costs of imported food?

1) the supplier
2) the supermarket
3) the customer

Gonna be spendy.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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MaliA wrote:
Who do you think will bear the increased costs of imported food?

1) the supplier
2) the supermarket
3) the customer

Gonna be spendy.


4) The EU

This is what we voted for, don't let those bastards get away with not paying for it!


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 15:37 
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We’re gonna build an empire, and make the EU pay for it!

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Cornwall Council calls on government to provide £700m to replace EU funding

Good luck with that.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:52 
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Why don't Cornwall go to their own Government?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:15 
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The BBC [url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53685266] that the government are spending £355m to help businesses with new customs forms when moving goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain. Nowhere in the article does it mention that this something Mr Johnson repeatedly said would never happen, and that he would be happy for companies to send him any forms to throw away.

This is, of course, all on top of the plans to turn Kent into a car park. Unfortunately we're in for a tough few years whilst we wait for the chlorinated chickens to come home to roost.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:50 
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https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/13 ... 1674160134




I see brexit is going well.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 17:04 
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Unlike similar moments last year I'm not watching the debate today because I'm currently in a good mood and I don't particularly want having to listen to the abhorrent and useless cretins that make up a ruling party for any time longer than necessary.

All I will say to both forum regulars and any passing MPs (particularly from north east Oxfordshire) is [cue Mr Giphy from stage right]:

Giphy "we tried to warn you":
https://media3.giphy.com/media/Y5wlazC8lSVuU/giphy-loop.mp4


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Third time lucky Giphy. Although the wanking bear did make me laugh.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 18:59 
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Miliband doing well here. Just look at Boris. The fucking embarrassing, dumbfounded, absolutely useless sack of shit.



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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 19:55 
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I'm sure the blond thinks his quizzical face says "blimey, this bloke is talking rubbish, isn't he?" but it actually conveys simply "I have no idea about any of this."


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 19:24 
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No deal exit it is, then.

Shit gonna get rough.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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There's a slight chance Johnson will sign anything offered to him at the last minute and claim it as a major victory. He does have form on this.

At the back of his mind, he probably realises that any extended period of disruption and photos of empty shelves will always be tied to his time in office, and something Labour et al would be foolish to not take advantage of for another eighteen years.

Hmm...Shortages and emergencies whilst leaving Europe would bookend things nicely with Edward Heath.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Try as I might, I can't find any pictures from 2016 of buses promising us entry restrictions into Kent. Odd, that.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Tough on Kent, tough on the causes of Kent

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Kexit means kexit!


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Tough on Kent, tough on the causes of Kent

Only pricks live in Kent anyway so who cares

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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A Tweet that made me chuckle.

https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1 ... 0592976896




Oh yes and a picture of Gove with 'People have had enough of exports' was funny too.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Ok, who had "reestablish the Heptarchy" on their 2020 Bingo card?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I liked this one too:

https://twitter.com/TiernanDouieb/statu ... 5379120128




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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I rather liked this one.

https://twitter.com/davidallengreen/sta ... 4713453570



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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I am completely lost with all this now. Are they secretly confident that there will definitely be some kind of deal and this is just for show? Or do they believe that there won't and they're actually really planning to go with this utter fucking shitshow?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Only Barnard Cummings can answer that, as only he understands the 4D Chess board.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I am completely lost with all this now. Are they secretly confident that there will definitely be some kind of deal and this is just for show? Or do they believe that there won't and they're actually really planning to go with this utter fucking shitshow?


There's going to have be to some form of checks regardless of whether we get a deal or not, but the extent and nature of them will vary depending on precise arrangements that are agreed.

All this, by the way, is what "cutting EU red tape" means.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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markg wrote:
I am completely lost with all this now. Are they secretly confident that there will definitely be some kind of deal and this is just for show? Or do they believe that there won't and they're actually really planning to go with this utter fucking shitshow?


There's going to have be to some form of checks regardless of whether we get a deal or not, but the extent and nature of them will vary depending on precise arrangements that are agreed.

All this, by the way, is what "cutting EU red tape" means.

Secretly, they've replaced all the UK's stock of red tape with puce and mauve tape so they can be technically correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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EU starts legal action against UK over Brexit deal.

Just gets better and better, doesn't it.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Expect plenty of cries of how nasty the EU is being from the usual suspects.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Except, unexpectedly, Farage.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Unexpected Charles II cameo.

Guardian wrote:
Belgian ambassador throws King Charles II treaty into EU fishing debate
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When the issue of the future access of European fishing fleets was being discussed by EU ambassadors in Brussels on Wednesday the Belgian government’s representative, Willem van de Voorde, made a notable intervention.

To the confusion of some, and the delight of others, the ambassador cited a treaty signed some 350 years ago by King Charles II which had granted 50 Flemish fishermen from Bruges “eternal rights” to English fishing waters. It was an important historical footnote illustrating the long relationship between Belgian fishermen and British waters, Van de Voorde suggested


Of course, were Charlie here today, he'd just agree a secret treaty with the French and take a regular brown envelope payment from their king. And then party, obviously.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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As is right and proper.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I'm fairly sure that's been his plan since he gave the "I'm not the person to lead this country" speech last June.


Turns out....

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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A clear winner for this week's "most nauseating mental image in a reply to Michael Gove" competition:

Pete Wishart, SNP wrote:
So here we go. The coveted no deal is now within touching distance. The dance of the no-deal seven veils is now down to its Brexit underwear


Hansard


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Kern wrote:
A clear winner for this week's "most nauseating mental image in a reply to Michael Gove" competition:

Pete Wishart, SNP wrote:
So here we go. The coveted no deal is now within touching distance. The dance of the no-deal seven veils is now down to its Brexit underwear


Hansard

Pete's my MP I think, he's ok.


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