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Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 17th, 2021, 6:55 pm
by Paul
Just curious, it's not explained here, did the EU want anything in return?

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 17th, 2021, 7:43 pm
by bearish
From my limited understanding, “just”reciprocity.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 17th, 2021, 9:12 pm
by Paul
Forgive me for my own limited understanding, wasn't that one of the reasons we voted for Brexit? To keep the Johnny Hallydays out.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 17th, 2021, 9:22 pm
by bearish
I think you’re right. You used to be an island, figuratively as well as literally, and you just wanted to reclaim that status.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 18th, 2021, 1:46 am
by Paul
That's ok because we used to Rule the Waves. That's Stage 2!

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 18th, 2021, 9:19 am
by Cuchulainn
That's ok because we used to Rule the Waves. That's Stage 2!
And now it's Waive the Rules!

It's a Cracker.

Aretha Franklin et al saved British music in the 60s. Up till then it was Max Bygraves and Des O'Connor.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 19th, 2021, 5:37 am
by Paul
That's ok because we used to Rule the Waves. That's Stage 2!
And now it's Waive the Rules!
"I think she's got it! By George she's got it!"

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 20th, 2021, 8:32 pm
by Cuchulainn
My Hovercraft is full of eels. Bad, bad.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55735980

Ye know, fresh meat is perishable. no joking.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 25th, 2021, 5:13 pm
by Cuchulainn
UK firms told 'set up in EU to avoid trade disruption'

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55786974

The firm, which sold £180,000 of cheese to the EU last year, found that every £25-30 gift box of cheese it sends to consumers on the Continent now needs a veterinary-approved health certificate costing £180.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 11:08 pm
by Paul
With “Friends and allies” like these who needs enemies?

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 1:26 am
by bearish
Umm - wasn’t the whole point of the exercise (Brexercise?) that you hated the EU and their bureaucracy, taxes, rules, Frenchies, etc? So, it should not come as a total surprise that all of the above will be weaponized and used against the first country to leave the union, thus quite possible undermining its entire existence.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 2:26 am
by Paul
They can do that if they so desire! TBH who expected the Frenchies to follow the terms of any contract?!

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 6:48 am
by Paul
They managed to resist using the “nuclear option” for a whole 29 days!

Imagine if the EU had its own army...how long before they had a tantrum and invaded someone?! Fortunately they’d be rubbish. As history shows us.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 2:22 pm
by Cuchulainn
They managed to resist using the “nuclear option” for a whole 29 days!

Imagine if the EU had its own army...how long before they had a tantrum and invaded someone?! Fortunately they’d be rubbish. As history shows us.
You got lucky. You remind me of John Buchan.

I would have chosen Patton and not the idiot Monty for Operation Market Garden.

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 5:31 pm
by Paul
Lucky?! "You've got to be in it to win it!"