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Old 23 October 2016, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by neil-h
...Incidentally, can anyone name anything we'd actually export to Australia?
Marmite! ...If only to save them from themselves!

Have you ever tried Vegemite?!

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Old 23 October 2016, 12:06 PM
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Vegimite?
Why would you export something to them that they make themselves?
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Old 23 October 2016, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by neil-h
...Incidentally, can anyone name anything we'd actually export to Australia?
Also, can we bring back Transportation...!
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Old 23 October 2016, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JGlanzaV View Post
Why would you export something to them that they make themselves?
Ok then. Bad decisions?
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Old 23 October 2016, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Paben View Post
Oh poor you, it's so unfair so have a good whinge as that always helps in any situation.
What was it Alcazar used to say... AIJFEE
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Old 23 October 2016, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by neil-h View Post
What was it Alcazar used to say... AIJFEE

Quoting Alcazar is a sign you almost certainly need therapy!
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Originally Posted by JTaylor View Post
Ok then. Bad decisions?
Criminals?
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Old 23 October 2016, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JGlanzaV
Criminals?
Post #64 ^^^
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Originally Posted by joz8968 View Post
Post #64 ^^^
Missed that one...
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Old 23 October 2016, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JGlanzaV View Post
Missed that one...
It seems to be a habit of yours.
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Old 23 October 2016, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Paben View Post
Quoting Alcazar is a sign you almost certainly need therapy!
Yeah I have to admit it feels odd
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Originally Posted by JTaylor View Post
It seems to be a habit of yours.
Hey, we cant all be perfect, you more than most should be aware of that fella....
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Originally Posted by JGlanzaV View Post
Hey, we cant all be perfect, you more than most should be aware of that fella....
Amen.
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So it looks like a tin pot part of a tin pot country has finally kyboshed the Canada - EU trade deal, a triumph of a handful over 550 million people. What a disgrace that this could be allowed to happen!
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Old 24 October 2016, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Paben View Post
So it looks like a tin pot part of a tin pot country has finally kyboshed the Canada - EU trade deal, a triumph of a handful over 550 million people. What a disgrace that this could be allowed to happen!
Fine example of how we never had to just go along with whatever the EU told us to do.
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Old 24 October 2016, 05:38 PM
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Fine example of how we never had to just go along with whatever the EU told us to do.
Lol,

I noticed how the government wheeled out a minister (Grayling) on Sunday to deny that a trade deal with EU would be difficult

On a related note I watched the fantastic film - Downfall again last night

The levels of denial seemed eerily similar
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Originally Posted by hodgy0_2 View Post
Lol,

I noticed how the government wheeled out a minister (Grayling) on Sunday to deny that a trade deal with EU would be difficult

On a related note I watched the fantastic film - Downfall again last night

The levels of denial seemed eerily similar
If our MPs had half the class of the brilliantly talented Bruno Ganz, we probably wouldn't be in this mess right now.

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Originally Posted by hodgy0_2
...On a related note I watched the fantastic film - Downfall again last night

The levels of denial seemed eerily similar
Have you seen the various Brexit-based YouTube vids using Downfall footage (using cleverly thought out subtitles). Hilarious.
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Old 24 October 2016, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Kwik View Post
None of us, including politicians, journalists and economists know what the eventual outcome will be. Those doom and gloom merchants the remoaners are just seeing the negative propaganda. Anyone making plans or changing their thoughts or recruitment processes due to the "uncertainty" would have just as much reason to recruit based on the UK's ability to trade with whoever we want in future. Its only people panicking that devalues the pound.

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This is an odd viewpoint, we already trade with the rest of the world. You make it sound as if we can only trade with the EU. Sure, we may be able to re-negotiate with countries, but we are already trading with them. You can bet your bottom dollar they will want the best deal for them, and that will not necessarily be as good as we have now.

Norway have already turned us down for negotiation before we exit the EU in case it endangers their relationship with the EU. The issue is, that you cannot trade independently with an EU member, and until we exit, that's what we are.

And when we exit, we will be one nation, on its own with not as much clout as all the Brexiteers seem to think we have, because, after all, this is 2016, not 1816.

I'm sure people will be queuing up to trade with us, but not because of the goodness of their hearts, they will want what's best for them.
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Old 24 October 2016, 09:01 PM
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Ah well, we can always go back to using good old-fashioned pen and paper

Microsoft hikes Azure and Office 365 prices by 22% thanks to Brexit
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Old 24 October 2016, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by markjmd View Post
If our MPs had half the class of the brilliantly talented Bruno Ganz, we probably wouldn't be in this mess right now.
Quite

And as you alluded to in an earlier post it has gone from the sunlit uplands to damage limitation in just a few months

I am willing to put a marker down - and say this looks like a total shambolic disaster for the UK

Happy to be proved wrong - and will always admit my mistakes

The ultimate irony is that no matter how bad it gets for the majority (there will always be some winners) the politicians can legitimately say

"not us gov, you voted for it"
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Old 24 October 2016, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by markjmd View Post
Ah well, we can always go back to using good old-fashioned pen and paper

Microsoft hikes Azure and Office 365 prices by 22% thanks to Brexit
Brilliant isn't it. Raising prices for the British because the rest of Europe can buy things from us for less. Lose, lose.

In better news I heard today that they're selling more cream teas in The Ritz.
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Old 25 October 2016, 09:03 AM
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Don't forget the EU trade deal with Canada has taken 7 years to negotiate and then its blocked by a single region of one EU country! Those who think the EU will give us a good deal because BMW want to sell cars are living in a dream-world!

There is a general feeling from many member states, particularly Poland, that any preferential deal for the UK will undermine the core of the EU and result in the collapse of the block - Poland have seen the benefits of the EU more than most, and they will not want totake any risk of the EU collapsing and going back to the days of isolation.

BMW and other German car manufacturers will not care as much as the Brexiteers think they do. Firstly they sell premium brand cars with high profit margins. If we have a hard Brexit, then the German brands have some leverage to reduce profits to counter tarifs if they need to, but in the end, they know that people will still buy their cars whatever they cost. Nobody really cares if sales drop by a couple of % in the UK - for them business will go on as usual!

In the end, Theresa May can puff her feathers as much as she wants, the EU will not be able to agree a preferential deal for the UK because they will never get unanimity from all states! The deal will therefore be the same as Norway or Switzeland with freedom of movement or sod off and see how you do on your own!

This whole Brexit means Brexit and the British people have spoken nonsense is just really stupid. Firstly, nobody has given Therisa May a mandate to do anything! The Brexit vote was won by a very small margin. There was no 100% voter turnout and many ex-pats were denied the right to vote on a matter that directly influences their lives! In the cold light of day, now the lies have been exposed and the poor can no longer afford to shop in Poundland, the vote now would be very different. This prolonged period of uncertainty is increadibly damaging for the UK and the Government needs to take action fast to bring some stability back.

If Brexit does mean Brexit, then fine, but be realistic that we're not going to get a special deal, pick an option - Norway / Switzerland / WTO - and get it done so that we know what the score is! Or accept it was a catastrophic mistake to have a referendum to sort out Conservative party infighting and accept that Brexit doen't have to mean Brexit!
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Old 25 October 2016, 12:24 PM
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2nd referendum???
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Old 25 October 2016, 12:54 PM
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2nd referendum???
Screw that, just sack the whole thing off as too damaging to the country, UKIP can then have their jobs back.
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Old 25 October 2016, 12:56 PM
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The easiest way to sack it off would be a parliamentary vote on the plan of action!
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The easiest way to sack it off would be a parliamentary vote on the plan of action!

This would be tantamount to a parliamentary vote on strategy and tactics before going to war: the enemy might just be looking in.

With so many twists and turns involved would you advocate a vote before every twist and every turn? It could take years just to agree step one!
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Old 25 October 2016, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JackClark View Post
Screw that, just sack the whole thing off as too damaging to the country, UKIP can then have their jobs back.
takes ***** to admit you made a mistake - our politicians have none

and as I said before they have the great excuse that it was all our fault anyway
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Originally Posted by hodgy0_2 View Post
takes ***** to admit you made a mistake - our politicians have none

and as I said before they have the great excuse that it was all our fault anyway

I think that the biggest problem we have here is going to be accountability.


Ultimately who is going to be held to account for the final settlement?
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