Getting Brexit done

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Little waster » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:57 am

plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Vertigowooyay » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am

plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
But... but... Johnson said the chance of No Deal was a million to one. He was emphatic about that. Does this mean that he... misled us?
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Martin Y » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:36 pm

Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
But... but... Johnson said the chance of No Deal was a million to one. He was emphatic about that. Does this mean that he... misled us?
Not at all. No Deal is an impossibility. Vote Leave has reassured us that we'll negotiate the terms of our new deal before we trigger article 50. So you can relax.

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by shpalman » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:54 pm

Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
But... but... Johnson said the chance of No Deal was a million to one. He was emphatic about that. Does this mean that he... misled us?
The EU will of course back down at the last moment and give the UK everything they're asking for in order to ensure that... checks notes... Italy can keep selling 20% of its prosecco to British middle-class high-functioning alcoholics.
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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Little waster » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:17 pm

Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
Johnson said the chances of No Deal was a million to one ...
*channels Jeff Wayne*

... but still they IMPOSE TRADE TARIFFS IN ACCORDANCE TO WTO GUIDELINES IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EXISTING TRADE DEAL!!!


Bomm-bomm-bomm!!!





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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by bjn » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:42 pm

Little waster wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
Johnson said the chances of No Deal was a million to one ...
*channels Jeff Wayne*

... but still they IMPOSE TRADE TARIFFS IN ACCORDANCE TO WTO GUIDELINES IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EXISTING TRADE DEAL!!!


Bomm-bomm-bomm!!!





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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by Gfamily » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
But... but... Johnson said the chance of No Deal was a million to one. He was emphatic about that. Does this mean that he... misled us?
Has anyone noticed anyone standing on one foot with a handkerchief in their mouth?

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by individualmember » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:49 pm

bjn wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Little waster wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
Johnson said the chances of No Deal was a million to one ...
*channels Jeff Wayne*

... but still they IMPOSE TRADE TARIFFS IN ACCORDANCE TO WTO GUIDELINES IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EXISTING TRADE DEAL!!!


Bomm-bomm-bomm!!!





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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by individualmember » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:57 pm

shpalman wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:54 pm

The EU will of course back down at the last moment and give the UK everything they're asking for in order to ensure that... checks notes... Italy can keep selling 20% of its prosecco to British middle-class high-functioning alcoholics.
WTO tariff on wine is, I think, 32%. But what is that 32% of, given that most of the price of a sub-ten quid bottle of wine (and you can easily find Prosecco under a tenner a bottle in any of the supermarkets around here) is tax?

TBH, I suspect that the falling value of sterling is probably going to make more difference to the retail price of Prosecco than anything else.

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by JQH » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:58 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
But... but... Johnson said the chance of No Deal was a million to one. He was emphatic about that. Does this mean that he... misled us?
Has anyone noticed anyone standing on one foot with a handkerchief in their mouth?

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Re: Getting Brexit done

Post by PeteB » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:25 am

plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Last couple of days have had headlines in the Telegraph suggesting No Deal is now the most likely option, with the EU set to take the blame.

Very, very divisive stuff, this.
Yeah, suspect this is our inept attempts at negotiating by talking up No Deall. Noticed some of the trade commentators were more optimistic. I think the thing to remember is the difference between No Deal and the Deal we are trying to get is pretty indistinguishable for most industries and a million miles away from the current situation (inside the Single Market and Customs Union). I hope people don't think that getting a deal means the continuation of the status quo - it is far from it.

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