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Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:18 pm
by Mamil
FlammableFlower wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Boris: "We could always have a deal like Canada or Australia have with the EU"

Ursula von der Leyen: "Sure, happy to do either, but Canada's deal has stringent "Level-playing field" rules in it (the ones the Tories have been dancing around saying they don't need) and Australia trades with the EU on WTO rules..."

...and the EU and Australia would like an actual trade deal.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:01 pm
by TopBadger
I mean we've all heard:

"Go and ask for a long stand"
"Fetch me some tartan paint"

But, "We'll get an Australian type deal" is a wonderful fools errand isn't it. This is on a national level... stand back and admire the gullibility of little England.

Five more years of this bollocks and bluster... and even then I wonder if his reckoning will come or will he, with the aid of a complicit media, be able to sweep all this shite under the carpet. After all, it's like the emperors new clothes but in this case there are 17.4M folks proudly swanning about 'in their finery' and convincing each other they look great. How many voters will admit they got it wrong?

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 pm
by FlammableFlower
I notice it's gone quiet from a certain pro-Brexit commentator here... or is that enough to summon them?

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:06 pm
by Martin Y
FlammableFlower wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 pm
I notice it's gone quiet from a certain pro-Brexit commentator here... or is that enough to summon them?
He's just waiting for us all to be proven wrong when Britain booms again as soon as we're freed of the shackles of making and selling stuff to Europeans.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:27 pm
by jimbob
Martin Y wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:06 pm
FlammableFlower wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 pm
I notice it's gone quiet from a certain pro-Brexit commentator here... or is that enough to summon them?
He's just waiting for us all to be proven wrong when Britain booms again as soon as we're freed of the shackles of making and selling stuff to Europeans.
And the shackles of a service sector, or even primary industries

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 am
by cvb
FlammableFlower wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 pm
I notice it's gone quiet from a certain pro-Brexit commentator here... or is that enough to summon them?
I think he has probaly left as Brexit is done and dusted. We have left the EU. Hurrah.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:33 pm
by TopBadger
On the plus side for multinationals about to get stuffed by a WTO Brexit, the weakening of labour laws may make closing down the office/factory somewhat cheaper. Wonder where unemployment will be this time next year?

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
by jdc
cvb wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 am
FlammableFlower wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 pm
I notice it's gone quiet from a certain pro-Brexit commentator here... or is that enough to summon them?
I think he has probaly left as Brexit is done and dusted. We have left the EU. Hurrah.
Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
by Bird on a Fire
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
cvb wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 am
FlammableFlower wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 pm
I notice it's gone quiet from a certain pro-Brexit commentator here... or is that enough to summon them?
I think he has probaly left as Brexit is done and dusted. We have left the EU. Hurrah.
Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Can confirm. It was shortly after some other posters threatened to leave because they thought we moderated him unfairly - in the opposite direction.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:44 am
by plodder
A thoughtful thread on the departing NI minister and why he was sacked:

https://mobile.twitter.com/pmdfoster/st ... 0617622528

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:20 am
by El Pollo Diablo
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
cvb wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 am


I think he has probaly left as Brexit is done and dusted. We have left the EU. Hurrah.
Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Can confirm. It was shortly after some other posters threatened to leave because they thought we moderated him unfairly - in the opposite direction.
Indeed. Like Shroedinger's mods*, we are simultaneously too lax and too overbearing. In a genuinely successful community**, obviously, everyone would agree and everything would be perfect.


*I use this analogy precisely because it's slightly wrong and will annoy some people

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:30 am
by FlammableFlower
plodder wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:44 am
A thoughtful thread on the departing NI minister and why he was sacked:

https://mobile.twitter.com/pmdfoster/st ... 0617622528
Interesting read.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 am
by cvb
plodder wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:44 am
A thoughtful thread on the departing NI minister and why he was sacked:

https://mobile.twitter.com/pmdfoster/st ... 0617622528
Very good thread.

Very few NI minsters bothered to get to know anything about NI before opening their stupid mouths.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:47 am
by TimW
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Thanks!

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:12 pm
by Little waster
TimW wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:47 am
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Thanks!
"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself.

He loved the Nazi Mod c.nts."

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm
by jimbob

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:02 pm
by veravista
Well I've waited 45 minutes to get into Spain even before we 'left' the EU - could be not being a member of Schengen? Having said that, we waited for nearly an hour the last time we came into Heathrow, and 45 minutes at East Midlands*

* For those of you unfamiliar with our local East Mids hub, it's perfectly possible to have to queue outside facing the fury of the elements so he really shouldn't f.cking whine.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm
by Martin Y
Among the throng forming an orderly queue to take turns to laugh at poor Colin, I did spot one exasperated voice pointing out that nothing whatsoever has so far changed at Schipol as a result of Brexit.

But we should probably send a gunboat. Just to be sure.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:43 pm
by TopBadger
Martin Y wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm
But we should probably send a gunboat. Just to be sure.
[scene cuts to a quartermaster rummaging around in the back of a RN store room]

"Are you having a laugh?! We've got a two man inflatable dingy and a deactivated GPMG..."

[walks back to his desk with the items]

"You'll have to blow it up yourself. Now sign here and piss off!"

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:16 pm
by Martin Y
Just popped onto FB:

Roses are red
His passport is blue
Think of poor Colin
Stuck in that queue

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:37 pm
by Brightonian
veravista wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Well I've waited 45 minutes to get into Spain even before we 'left' the EU - could be not being a member of Schengen? Having said that, we waited for nearly an hour the last time we came into Heathrow, and 45 minutes at East Midlands*

* For those of you unfamiliar with our local East Mids hub, it's perfectly possible to have to queue outside facing the fury of the elements so he really shouldn't f.cking whine.
Over an hour at Charles de Gaulle once myself, probably three flights came in at once at lunchtime on a bridge day. But:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-eu-airport-queue-immigration-brexiteer-amsterdam-airport-schiphol-a9335281.html wrote: Frances Coppola, a finance journalist for Forbes and the Financial Times, said airports such as Schiphol appeared to have “jumped the gun” by directing British passport holders to non-EU gates but noted that the change would be implemented across all EU countries from next year.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:43 pm
by cvb
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
cvb wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 am


I think he has probaly left as Brexit is done and dusted. We have left the EU. Hurrah.
Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Can confirm. It was shortly after some other posters threatened to leave because they thought we moderated him unfairly - in the opposite direction.
Generally doesn't that show you were doing it right?

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:17 pm
by Little waster
cvb wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm


Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Can confirm. It was shortly after some other posters threatened to leave because they thought we moderated him unfairly - in the opposite direction.
Generally doesn't that show you were doing it right?
With Shexit complete he has thrown off the dead hand of the Scrutable mods and is now looking forward to a glorious bucaneering future posting on Chinese forums.

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:56 pm
by veravista
Shexit - hahahahaha

Re: Getting Brexit done

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:35 pm
by Bird on a Fire
cvb wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
jdc wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm


Nope, he left because he was being oppressed by unfair moderator actions.
Can confirm. It was shortly after some other posters threatened to leave because they thought we moderated him unfairly - in the opposite direction.
Generally doesn't that show you were doing it right?
"If nobody's happy, we're happy." - traditional mod saying ;)

Anyway, I just had to wait in a 20 minute queue in the supermarket here in Portugal. Definitely Brexit's fault, and not because it was just after work on a Friday that's also valentine's. And I just renewed my passport, so I won't get a blue one till 2030 (if at all).