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Brexit: give me a positive effect... XIV

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Aug 5, 2021.

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  1. Le Baron

    Le Baron Well-Known Member

    Maybe everyone can learn to live on bread and water?
  2. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    I thought this might be fake, but Johnson really said this at the UN. He was projecting bigly.

    Britain will soon resemble a restaurant after a visit from the Bullingdon club. The Lebanon of Europe.

  3. Le Baron

    Le Baron Well-Known Member

    I gather this is taken from his autobiography or something? I would have said he had no self-awareness, but this is a sharp observation of himself and the people around him.
  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Right on the money! The ****er is describing himself.
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  6. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    No, why should I?

    BTW, I could make assumptions about you but I refrain from such nonsense.
  7. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    A job for you?
  8. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    Thats the LTN to blame, mostly.
  9. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Both more likely to do with general UK govt than brexit, but I doubt hard remainers will want to accept that. There was even an industry expert on tv the other night talking about UK govt decisions to close down gas storage capacity. It really does just look like short sighted UK govt helping companies chase short term profit.
  10. Le Baron

    Le Baron Well-Known Member

    There's going to be some effect from Brexit even if it is largely down to government incompetence. The very intertwined nature of global supply chains which has been created over the last forty-odd years makes in certain that the UK withdrawal would cause the UK to feel some supply shocks caused by legal obstacles. That's just plain obvious. The government incompetence was in not spending time devising a strategy for increased domestic output of essential goods and services.

    In any case, the UK may have withdrawn from an economic bloc, but the rest of the world hasn't, they are mostly trying to join them! I'm making no remarks about whether that is right or wrong, but being a lone player in such a scenario, and one with not a huge amount of real clout in comparison, was always going to be difficult.
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  11. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Yes, of course, though equally not every problem will be due to brexit. If only the hard remainers would stop crying ‘wolf’ every 5 minutes.
  12. Minio

    Minio Not flakey and never soggy ...


    It's done away with my favourite pint as well.
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    The UK is not suffering from an energy shortage, there's enough gas, petrol or diesel.

    What it has is a distribution problem, no insulation from international gas market volatility and placed too much reliance on gas to cover the shortfall from renewable generation.
  14. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Shit-for-brains is apparently regretting it now
    And his polar opposite has written a book about the withdrawal negotiations. Review here.
    Barnier writes: “I still think it is insane that a great country like the UK is conducting such a negotiation and taking such a decision … without having any clear vision of it or a majority to support it.” His conclusion, with which I agree, is that: “There is most definitely something wrong with the British system … every passing day shows that they have not realised the consequences of what is truly at stake here."
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  15. eisenach

    eisenach #JeSuisProf

    I saw a Lithuanian registered lorry on the French motorway near Besancon today with a sticker on the back: "We don't go to the UK anymore" !
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  16. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    My post did quote that it amounted to £62k per annum 'equivalent'. At £30 an hour it is a pretty good rate of pay but I know it wouldn't be for me, at my age, as it would be physically demanding work.


  17. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Interestingly I used to work for BCC (is this who you mean?), there was not a credible person there, their understanding of data collection and interpretation was non-existent. I was in fact one of only 3 qualified market researchers there and they never really got us.

    Here is the opinion of someone that knows what he is talking about regarding the lorry driver shortage.

    Taken from BBC Radio 4 Today this morning.
  18. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

  19. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Are we?
  20. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Look how impartial, imbalanced and seemingly on a mission that is not really news Byline TV is. Taken from their facebook page:

    We are people powered, and we will
    [​IMG] Expose Brexit lies
    [​IMG] Hold Boris Johnson to account
    [​IMG] Root out corruption

    Although, I'm up for all 3 of those, they are fairly strange and narrow and 6th formy objectives for a credible news channel.
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