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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 18th, 2023, 2:00 pm

Am always happy to hear from non-Brits not living in Britain about what is best for the British!

Some unique insights here.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 18th, 2023, 4:31 pm

Did Brexit change anything in the UK? Unbelievable.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 18th, 2023, 6:16 pm

Am always happy to hear from non-Brits not living in Britain about what is best for the British!

Some unique insights here.
Let me know when you're ready to learn how to grill a steak, Paul.

That, in my experience, is the main element missing in British life.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 18th, 2023, 8:48 pm

Look, I think Brexit made (and probably still makes) perfect sense for those sufficiently wealthy not to have to care about borders and the economy and such details, and who were deeply nostalgic for England of the 60’s. When their representatives sold it to the masses as a way to get rid of smelly foreigners (Poles, mostly) and strengthen the NHS, well that’s when it turned into a bit of a fraud. Although, I understand the number of Polish nurses and such has indeed dropped.
More like the 50's. The jury is out on which century is should be. I tend to agree with JRM.
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 18th, 2023, 11:35 pm

Look, I think Brexit made (and probably still makes) perfect sense for those sufficiently wealthy not to have to care about borders and the economy and such details, and who were deeply nostalgic for England of the 60’s. When their representatives sold it to the masses as a way to get rid of smelly foreigners (Poles, mostly) and strengthen the NHS, well that’s when it turned into a bit of a fraud. Although, I understand the number of Polish nurses and such has indeed dropped.
More like the 50's. The jury is out on which century is should be. I tend to agree with JRM.
Yes. That rhymes with my assertion from a few years ago that Trump wanted (well, and still wants) to take the country back to the 50’s. Specifically, to the gender relations of the 1950’s, the race relations of the 1850’s, and the understanding of economics of the 1750’s.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 19th, 2023, 8:29 am

Trump? OMG, Paul, what have you done...
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 19th, 2023, 8:21 pm

Look, I think Brexit made (and probably still makes) perfect sense for those sufficiently wealthy not to have to care about borders and the economy and such details, and who were deeply nostalgic for England of the 60’s. When their representatives sold it to the masses as a way to get rid of smelly foreigners (Poles, mostly) and strengthen the NHS, well that’s when it turned into a bit of a fraud. Although, I understand the number of Polish nurses and such has indeed dropped.
More like the 50's. The jury is out on which century is should be. I tend to agree with JRM.
Yes. That rhymes with my assertion from a few years ago that Trump wanted (well, and still wants) to take the country back to the 50’s. Specifically, to the gender relations of the 1950’s, the race relations of the 1850’s, and the understanding of economics of the 1750’s.
And the heyday of the ancient game of gouf

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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 19th, 2023, 8:55 pm

Trump? OMG, Paul, what have you done...
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is lost
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity.”
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 20th, 2023, 6:49 am

Am always happy to hear from non-Brits not living in Britain about what is best for the British!

Some unique insights here.
Let me know when you're ready to learn how to grill a steak, Paul.
I'm up for it! You bring the assault weapons and I'll bring a banjo!!
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 20th, 2023, 1:50 pm

Am always happy to hear from non-Brits not living in Britain about what is best for the British!

Some unique insights here.
Let me know when you're ready to learn how to grill a steak, Paul.
I'm up for it! You bring the assault weapons and I'll bring a banjo!!
You know you have to give up universal healthcare, too, right?
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 20th, 2023, 2:00 pm

I can sew on a button, how much harder can a leg be??
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 27th, 2023, 9:38 am

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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 27th, 2023, 11:01 am

What does it say on his badge? I don't like the yellow...it suggests either EU stars or, worse, LIb Dems.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 27th, 2023, 12:47 pm

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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

February 27th, 2023, 7:54 pm

It has nothing to do with Brexit. They just make more money in Poland. As simple as that.
Even Mr Starmer knows that https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/starmer-labour-uk-poorer-poland-b2289979.html

Britons are on course to become poorer than people in Poland, Hungary and Romania, Sir Keir Starmer will claim as he sets out his plans for a Labour government to boost economic growth.
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According to Labour analysis of World Bank data, the wealth prospects in Britain are set to be surpassed within the next 20 years by eastern European rivals. 
The party’s calculations of Britain’s wealth decline were based on assuming UK gross domestic product (GDP) per capita continues to grow at a similar rate of 0.5 per cent in real terms as it did between 2010 and 2021. That compares with 3.6 per cent for Poland, 3 per cent for Hungary and 3.8 per cent for Romania in the same timeframe. Should that trajectory be sustained, Labour said it would mean the average Briton would be poorer than their Polish counterpart by 2030, and less well-off than those residing in Romania and Hungary by 2040.