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Brexit: give me a positive effect... XII

Discussion in 'off topic' started by richardg, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Isn't it just. Still, without it this thread would have fizzled out several thousand pages ago.
     
  2. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    I'm on your side for most things brexit.....I only have a microscopic view of the impact of Brexit (ie the motorbike accessories market) but my word the protectionist nature of the EU has been incredible for business for me, as I always thought it would.
     
  3. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    We see criticism of the EU for being protectionist. Just by way of comparison, would people say it is more, less, or similarly protectionist when compared to the other big trading blocs, the USA, China, Russia?
     
  4. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Yes, you just don’t want others in the UK to enjoy the same protections, we get that.
     
  5. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    What does protectionist mean ?
    It means protection of higher wages, IP of research, quality of product, quality of food, the effect on environment/security of self-sufficiency of food, recycling of waste, long-term view not spiral down on short-term prices etc
    Almost anything can be made cheaper if you don't care about quality or the environment.
    Ironically the UK is the least competitive (removing financial services) G7 country and we will see the result of Brexit over the next 10 years.
     
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  6. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

  7. Konteebos

    Konteebos Traitor Re-joiner

    I'm having a load of fun trying to get some IT Hardware through Greek customs at the moment - Brexit, the gift that keeps on taking...
     
  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

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  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Come along now. We all know the terminology is "Boris effortlessly slapped down furious Euro footy bosses" . Do try to keep up.
     
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  10. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    It means stopping people that are not in the club having what you have.
     
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  11. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Wrong. There isn’t any hatred of the EU presented here, just valid criticism where appropriate, for example the shocking behaviour over vaccines. For the hard remainers there is no grey, either.

    While there may not be hatred of the UK displayed here there is plenty of dislike, eg a lot of general comment that is not criticism or dislike of the tory govt.
     
  12. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    ET lite....
     
  13. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Absolutely. GDP per capita of the EU is twice that of the world. Should they throw the doors open and halve it ?
    Or do what you did by voting your fellow citizens out of the club while you do everything you can to keep your business, and the benefits of staying, in it ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    So you voted leave, left the UK and set up in the EU, and business in the EU is fine. I think the only bit you missed was "I'm all right Jack" . Well, you f*ed my business, and made my future life a lot more difficult, thanks a bunch.
     
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  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Brexit was only ever for the little people.
     
  16. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Ah, that'd be the thick, uneducated ones.
     
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    You could be forgiven for thinking that is the view of the Tories. Mogg tells them to vote for it then advises his clients to move their money with him to the EU. Lord Lawson curses the EU then applies for post-Brexit residence rights in the EU. Dyson and Ratcliffe exhort their employees and the wider public to vote for Brexit then move their factories out of Britain, in Ratcliffe’s case to the EU. The DUP demand Brexit then scuttle to get their Irish EU passports.
    The chickens will come home to roost EV.
     
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  18. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Where would the forum be without your thought provoking, on topic interjections, I wonder.... Must be frustrating that you don’t actually know how I voted in the referendum so you make it up.

    We had a referendum and the vote was in favour of leaving the EU. These things have to be honoured.
     
  19. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    So not for the little people after all. Increased your post count though. Well done.
     
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  20. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Both businesses are thriving, the uk and the EU one. It was what we thought would happen.
     
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