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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Opti » Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:28 pm

How have so many fuckwits become Cabinet Ministers?
Oh, hang on, I can think of a few things.
Time for a big fat one.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by veravista » Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:44 pm

Luckily it's not because he's had to row back on EU customs, checks, borders or the ECJ and that he was generally incredibly sh.t at his job. Nor siree, it's Covid passports.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Lew Dolby » Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:00 pm

Nawwww. It's cos he's doing an impossible job and even he knows it. He's just after an excuse to get out.
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Sciolus » Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:08 pm

FTFY, assuming the report is accurate.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by shpalman » Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:39 am

Sciolus wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:08 pm
FTFY, assuming the report is accurate.
the f.cking state of him
At a conference last month he said:
I am very happy that free Britain, or at least merry England, is probably now the freest country in the world as regards Covid restrictions. No mask rules, no vaccine passports, and long may it remain so.
That's the calibre of your average Brexit supporter is it?
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by plodder » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:04 pm

In his defence Frost has adopted a clear stance, asserting the rights of the UK and has at least let everyone have a bit more clarity on what the UK wanted from the negotiations. He clearly feels undermined by Johnson who is rowing into fudge territory.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Opti » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:23 pm

I'm not sure he really articulates what the UK, as a country, wants. He may, however, articulate what the 'Cakeist' fringe wants. Which is unattainable.
Time for a big fat one.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by plodder » Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:11 pm

Opti wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:23 pm
I'm not sure he really articulates what the UK, as a country, wants. He may, however, articulate what the 'Cakeist' fringe wants. Which is unattainable.
Oh yeah, sure. It’ll be fudge.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by tom p » Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:00 am

Opti wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:23 pm
I'm not sure he really articulates what the UK, as a country, wants. He may, however, articulate what the 'Cakeist' fringe wants. Which is unattainable.
Exactly this. Frosty the No-brain was no honest john doing a difficult job. He is just a mercenary and a liar who was against brexit when he worked for the scotch whisky association and in favour of it when he worked for a brexitty government. He didn't at any stage admit or accept the difficulties created by the government's position, he just blustered & bloviated and issued threats that he didn't have the authority to carry out.

The UK & the EU are better with that worthless c.nt gone.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Little waster » Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:56 am

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Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Liz Truss! We’re f.cked.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... esignation
I'd assumed that she had left one position to take up the other and was going to say something snarky about this good news for the position she left but no she's going to do both jobs.

Given how dreadful she is as Foreign Secretary and how badly Brexit is going, I can't see either of those things being improved by increasing her work load.

It is obvious in hindsight when you think about it but I don't think any of us really grasped how perfectly the Venn diagrams of "MPs who think Brexit is a good idea" and "MPs who are dishonest, useless c.nts" overlapped or how exclusionary the Venn diagram was to "Tories with even a minimal level of competence.
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by IvanV » Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:37 pm

Little waster wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:56 am
... but no she's going to do both jobs...
Four jobs. She is still also Minister for Women and Equalities. And an MP.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by jimbob » Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:12 pm

Little waster wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:56 am
headshot wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Liz Truss! We’re f.cked.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... esignation
I'd assumed that she had left one position to take up the other and was going to say something snarky about this good news for the position she left but no she's going to do both jobs.

Given how dreadful she is as Foreign Secretary and how badly Brexit is going, I can't see either of those things being improved by increasing her work load.

It is obvious in hindsight when you think about it but I don't think any of us really grasped how perfectly the Venn diagrams of "MPs who think Brexit is a good idea" and "MPs who are dishonest, useless c.nts" overlapped or how exclusionary the Venn diagram was to "Tories with even a minimal level of competence.
As I said elsewhere.

Gove is probably the member of the government who is least simultaneously evil and stupid.

Rees-Mogg is probably more competent, but far more malign.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by shpalman » Sat Dec 25, 2021 10:13 am

Pints of champagne f.cking really?
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by JQH » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:24 am

And how exactly to they propose getting the French to use pint bottles?
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by veravista » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:36 am

I would imagine any self aware French producer would source pint bottles and sell them here for exactly the same price as the normal 750cl bottles. As long as we only get pint bottles then they'd be quids in. It's what I would do.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Cardinal Fang » Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:15 pm

The EU never were responsible for banning pint bottles of champagne anyway

They had fallen out of favour long before then. The EU basically retrospectively then got rid of them after they were already out of use.

So the UK allowing them I can't see would make a difference anyway

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by sTeamTraen » Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:28 pm

JQH wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:24 am
And how exactly to they propose getting the French to use pint bottles?
It's not very difficult (although I suspect the "pint" may turn out to be 500ml rather than 568). Companies already make many and varied versions of their products for different export markets - for example, many champagne makers produce an "extra extra brut" (dry) version for UK tastes. So changing the dial on the filling machine for a different sized bottle will not be a problem.

For what it's worth, I think it makes sense to sell sparkling wines in a variety of sizes, because it's not much fun after the remainder of an opened bottle has been in the fridge for 24 hours. I can imagine buying a 500ml bottle.
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by dyqik » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:35 pm

They should make them 473ml, just for shiggles.

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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Lew Dolby » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:48 am

I look forward to pint bottles of champers if only for the wingeing of the expats 'cos they can't buy them in the EU :D
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by shpalman » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:55 am

Multipacks of three 200 ml bottles of prosecco is a thing, but it's easier to put prosecco in whatever bottle size you want because unlike champagne the secondary fermentation usually isn't in the bottle.
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by jimbob » Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:58 am

Meanwhile, the ability to have sell tariff-free stilton to Japan doesn't replace loss of cheese trade with the EU.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... negotiated
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Trinucleus » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:05 pm

Finally! Just recovering from the beauty of the blue passports and then we get this brilliant news


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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by Lew Dolby » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:28 pm

So the greatest benefits they can come up with are: blue passports; marking goods for sale in lb and oz; crowns marked on beer glasses. All of which we were free to do as members of the EU. Pity they didn't define victory as such before the vote.
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Re: Brexit benefits

Post by TimW » Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:34 am

No, it's in the news that we can also scrap VAT on household energy bills.
Boris the lying fascist wrote: When we Vote Leave, we will be able to scrap this unfair and damaging tax.
...and...
You - Sun readers - will be able to vote for the people who make these crucial rules instead of watching politicians promise things they cannot deliver.

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