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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 15th, 2020, 9:47 pm

If a Europhile says that paperwork is going to get messy then that's serious!
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 12:59 am

If a Europhile says that paperwork is going to get messy then that's serious!
Note that I didn't say for whom..
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 12:59 am

If a Europhile says that paperwork is going to get messy then that's serious!
Note that I didn't say for whom..
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 1:33 pm

Time for those Europeans to come to their senses, what?

EU should 'see sense' and agree trade deal - Johnson

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1216/1184735-brexit-uk-eu/

Priceless. The kind of stuff you hear at student debates.
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 4:57 pm

And the EU's behaviour? In the school playground. 
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 8:40 pm

And the EU's behaviour? In the school playground. 
A bit like Latin teachers, quite strict. Strict, but good.
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 9:57 pm

Brexit fiasco: Britain handed license to monitor UK waters to French firm
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/13733 ... waters-spt

Do they pay VAT if the work is done in UK waters? Probably not. Unless they do it remotely..
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 10:47 pm

All of these stories betray an immense misunderstanding about what Brexit means. 

I won't stop buying French Champagne, or French cheeses. Ok, maybe the cheeses, the French are a bit weak in the old fromage.

I won't stop buying German, er German, er, those world-class thingies that Germans make. The really efficient thingies. (I'm ok for sausages, thanks.)

Or Dutch,...what is the point of the Dutch? Yes, tulips, and clogs. Hand on heart, my current consumption of tulips and clogs can only increase. 

And, of course, Swiss watches. That's not going to stop.

On second thoughts, English wines are pretty good now. Let me rethink the Champagne.
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 16th, 2020, 10:47 pm

Silly me, Switzerland isn't in the EU!
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 17th, 2020, 12:16 am

Or Dutch,...what is the point of the Dutch? Yes, tulips, and clogs. Hand on heart, my current consumption of tulips and clogs can only increase. 

Vegetables. Remember scurvy.

BTW is chicory eaten in UK?
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 17th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Just had an idea: why not outsource fishing to the French and Dutch trawlers?

years ago in NL they had  a chain of fish restaurants Noord Zee Kwik  (aka Quick). But kwik is Dutch for the metal called mercury.
They dropped the name at some stage...
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 17th, 2020, 8:03 pm

I remember years ago a colleague complaining about a house-purchase negotiation. He said that the other side were haggling down to the last £25. (This was in the 1980s.) This annoyed him. My thought, which I kept to myself, was that it takes two to haggle. He could have stopped at any time and taken a £50, say, “hit.” But he didn’t.
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 17th, 2020, 8:04 pm

Cuch, you and I need to stop prefacing everything with “years ago.” We are sounding old!
 
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December 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Cuch, you and I need to stop prefacing everything with “years ago.” We are sounding old!
yes. I am not sure if I prefer 50s,60s or 70s music. 50s radio has Goons.

Paul, you never told us Patricia Routledge was born in Tranmere! Rovers were a great team in the 50s.
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

December 17th, 2020, 9:55 pm

I didn’t know that about Pat.

Legend has it that I’ve been to two footie matches in my life. Both before age 4. One was Tranmere Rovers (I imagine there was an opposing team but the legend is quiet on this matter) and another a charity match featuring Stanley Matthews.