Getting Brexit done

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Blackcountryboy » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:35 am

Little waster wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:15 am
It is nice to know in these difficult times that the Cabinet can still find time to take a break from incompetently handling the COVID-19 crises to continue to bungle the Brexit process.

It is so important to keep up your hobbies and not lose yourself in these times.
It's almost as if the EU don't trust Boris.

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by veravista » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:47 pm

Hooray! Crops to get picked. If we weren't in lockdown our plucky lads and lasses would be doing it obviously but you know...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52293061

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by sTeamTraen » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:54 am

veravista wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Hooray! Crops to get picked. If we weren't in lockdown our plucky lads and lasses would be doing it obviously but you know...
The Daily Mail greets our plucky fruit-picking heroes from Romania. I'm not sure even Donald Trump could manage this level of hypocrisy.

(From 2021, these fruit pickers will have to be making the equivalent of £25,600 per year, although the ones with PhDs can be paid as little as £20,480.)
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Ben B » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:26 pm

In case one massive economic shock wasn't enough, the UK will not be asking to extend the transition period.
Because I'm sure all the hundreds of civil servants have still been working hard on the mammoth task of getting ready for Brexit.
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Woodchopper » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:34 pm

Ben B wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:26 pm
In case one massive economic shock wasn't enough, the UK will not be asking to extend the transition period.
Because I'm sure all the hundreds of civil servants have still been working hard on the mammoth task of getting ready for Brexit.
Given Johnson's previous commitments lots of people expect him to change his mind just before the last minute. That belief would be a problem if he's serious.

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by JQH » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:14 pm

I'll need to start topping up the Brexit stash at some point.

Having it turned out to be very handy once the supermarket shelves emptied and I'd like to be similarly prepared at the end of the year.
And remember that if you botch the exit, the carnival of reaction may be coming to a town near you.

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Nickynockynoonoo » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:21 pm

Woodchopper wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Ben B wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:26 pm
In case one massive economic shock wasn't enough, the UK will not be asking to extend the transition period.
Because I'm sure all the hundreds of civil servants have still been working hard on the mammoth task of getting ready for Brexit.
Given Johnson's previous commitments lots of people expect him to change his mind just before the last minute. That belief would be a problem if he's serious.
He's probably hoping the EU will say they need more time then it won't be his fault.

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Opti » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 pm

I'm just sitting here wondering when the best time is to convert my stash into $ or €. lpm? Or gold? Anyone?
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Gfamily » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:31 pm

Nickynockynoonoo wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:21 pm
He's probably hoping the EU will say they need more time then it won't be his fault.
Haven't they already said "No, even if they beg, we'll slit our own throat leave without a deal rather than accept a delay
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Little waster » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:41 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Nickynockynoonoo wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:21 pm
He's probably hoping the EU will say they need more time then it won't be his fault.
Haven't they already said "No, even if they beg, we'll slit our own throat leave without a deal rather than accept a delay
We gonna need a bigger ditch.
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by lpm » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:43 pm

Opti wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 pm
I'm just sitting here wondering when the best time is to convert my stash into $ or €. lpm? Or gold? Anyone?
Who the f.ck knows. Nobody reasonable can come up with a reasonable forecast, so if you see a forecast you know it's from someone unreasonable.
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:15 pm

I don't see pounds doing well over the next year though. This isn't exactly a forecast, but I'm keeping my assets in Euros and liabilities in sterling since last year.
When tyranny is law the Revolution is order

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:15 pm

I'm definitely right about this, btw
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by bmforre » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:33 am

Barnier, in a tweet Tuesday, said he is preparing with his team for a video conference with U.K. Brexit counterpart, David Frost ...
So Barnier fit to negotiate again according to Bloomberg, paywalled. But not known when UK boss will be able to think clearly except he's clear on no extra time for negotiations. Definitely.

Hurry to get No Deal done?

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by jimbob » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:04 pm

Opti wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 pm
I'm just sitting here wondering when the best time is to convert my stash into $ or €. lpm? Or gold? Anyone?
Zimbabwe dollars look promising compared to Sterling
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Bird on a Fire » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:36 pm

jimbob wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Opti wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 pm
I'm just sitting here wondering when the best time is to convert my stash into $ or €. lpm? Or gold? Anyone?
Zimbabwe dollars look promising compared to Sterling
There's still a toilet paper shortage?!
When tyranny is law the Revolution is order

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by dyqik » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:10 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:36 pm
jimbob wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Opti wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 pm
I'm just sitting here wondering when the best time is to convert my stash into $ or €. lpm? Or gold? Anyone?
Zimbabwe dollars look promising compared to Sterling
There's still a toilet paper shortage?!
Best keep the sterling then

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Bird on a Fire » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:16 pm

BoaF's forex predictions add a whole new meaning to the phrase "pound my arse".
When tyranny is law the Revolution is order

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by plebian » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:03 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:16 pm
BoaF's forex predictions add a whole new meaning to the phrase "pound my arse".
What's the non sexual meaning oh this?!
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by purplehaze » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:16 am

There is no doubt in my mind that the preparations for getting Brexit done overshadowed the contingency plans laid out in 2016 for when an epidemic hit the UK.

Access to the Sunday Time's article here:

https://archive.is/20200418182037/https ... -hq3b9tlgh

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