Brexit Consequences

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by veravista » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:13 pm

I jumped out of a plane with no parachute and it was fine, therefore when I jump out of it at 5000ft what could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by shpalman » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:42 pm

I'm currently at 850 ft and it's fine so you should be fine at the same altitude.

Anyway, enough with the metaphor.

I've just ordered some tea from Stokes in Lincoln, so we'll see if that ever gets to me and if I'll have to pay any tax or import duty on it.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by malbui » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:58 pm

This week at work I've been confronted by a consequence of Brexit that's entirely due to UKGov being a bunch of absolute f.cking pricks. I can't mention any details because none of this is remotely public, but jesus f.cking christ I despise them.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Little waster » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:35 pm

No Italian wines in Morrisons yesterday.

Could be for any one of a dozen reasons but without anything to go on I'm going with Brexit.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Nickynockynoonoo » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:07 pm

Little waster wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:35 pm
No Italian wines in Morrisons yesterday.

Could be for any one of a dozen reasons but without anything to go on I'm going with Brexit.
I ordered a case of wine from Italy, thinking it would take ages to get here. It took 3 weeks from order to delivery, the same as usual. I'd better order more before it has duty slapped on it. That's my excuse :roll:

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by TopBadger » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:37 am

veravista wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:57 pm
And even better news, BT Sourced (their procurement arm, budget £13bn ish), has announced 70 new jobs. In Dublin.

That's in the UK isn't it?
No, its in Britain... that's what the B in BT stands for obviously! :roll:
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Rich Scopie » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:51 am

Little waster wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:35 pm
No Italian wines in Morrisons yesterday.

Could be for any one of a dozen reasons but without anything to go on I'm going with Brexit.
I couldn't find a cabbage - also Morrison's. From where do the supermarkets source cabbages this time of the year? I thought that was something we grew fairly well in this country.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by nekomatic » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:29 pm

It is, but who’s picking them?

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Martin_B » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:06 am

Rich Scopie wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:51 am
Little waster wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:35 pm
No Italian wines in Morrisons yesterday.

Could be for any one of a dozen reasons but without anything to go on I'm going with Brexit.
I couldn't find a cabbage - also Morrison's. From where do the supermarkets source cabbages this time of the year? I thought that was something we grew fairly well in this country.
I think during the winter/spring many vegetables in the UK come from places like Spain or even Africa. My cousin used to pick lettuces for McDonalds and spent ~6 months in Lincolnshire and ~6 months in Spain. (I suppose technically he was the gang-master for the Ukrainian & Belarusian pickers.)
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by sTeamTraen » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 am

All the brassicas are in season here (Majawkah) right now. I got four meals from a huge cauliflower that cost €1.29 last week.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Grumble » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:19 am

TopBadger wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:37 am
veravista wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:57 pm
And even better news, BT Sourced (their procurement arm, budget £13bn ish), has announced 70 new jobs. In Dublin.

That's in the UK isn't it?
No, its in Britain... that's what the B in BT stands for obviously! :roll:
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Brightonian » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 pm

Brexit: 1,000 EU finance firms 'set to open UK offices'. Global Britain, with sunlit uplands? Or just money laundering? Or something else?

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Martin Y » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:11 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 pm
Brexit: 1,000 EU finance firms 'set to open UK offices'. Global Britain, with sunlit uplands? Or just money laundering? Or something else?
Well I suppose it's a positive Brexit story. Or at least it's not a story of foreign firms abandoning Brexit Britain. It's their recognising that they now need an office here if they want to work here and deciding to do that rather than walk away. So it's an extra cost which, on balance, they have decided to swallow. Hooray, I guess.

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:28 am

Lots of dodgy tax jurisdictions on that list - Ireland, Netherlands, Cyprus and Luxembourg all heavily represented.

Now that the EU is clamping down on tax avoidance they need somewhere else to help big corporations and billionaires avoid contributing to society. Looks like the EU is that place.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Lew Dolby » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:36 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:28 am
Lots of dodgy tax jurisdictions on that list - Ireland, Netherlands, Cyprus and Luxembourg all heavily represented.

Now that the EU is clamping down on tax avoidance they need somewhere else to help big corporations and billionaires avoid contributing to society. Looks like the UK is that place.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by shpalman » Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:49 pm

shpalman wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:42 pm
I've just ordered some tea from Stokes in Lincoln, so we'll see if that ever gets to me and if I'll have to pay any tax or import duty on it.
It just arrived. No problem.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Woodchopper » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:41 am

Some posts on the latest developments in Northern Ireland have been split into a new thread
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