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Oh Britain, what have you done (part XXII)?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by richgilb, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Report #1 - "We're doomed. Utterly F*****"
    Report #2 - "What he said"
    Report #3 - "What they said"
    Rinse, and repeat until #=58
     
  3. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
  4. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    First we had reports of crops rotting in East Anglia, now it's Cornwall.

    "Crops are rotting in the fields as Cornish farms have been unable to fully harvest crops this year due to a sharp fall in migrant labour.
    Cornwall Council is calling on the government to make sure future migration laws deliver the right skills for the Cornish economy to prosper after the UK exits the EU." http://www.southwestfarmer.co.uk/ne...n_fields_due_to_sharp_fall_in_migrant_labour/

    If Brexit goes really badly, then we will combine that with a further sharp fall in the pound and massive tariffs for food import and export. And we do that on an island which cannot feed itself.

    Still. They need us, etc...
     
  6. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

  7. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

  8. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Banks getting twitchy......reacting like innocent people tend to.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/brexit-donor-blasts-watchdog-as-swamp-creature-grw69n7sv

    A Brexit campaign donor has branded the elections watchdog a “swamp creature” that is packed with pro-Remain figures.

    Arron Banks, who financed the Leave.EU campaign and is a close ally of Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, faces two investigations by the Electoral Commission.

    The first is into whether Leave.EU received paid or unpaid services from Cambridge Analytica — a data analysis company based in the UK that helped Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — or Goddard Gunster, an American pollster.

    It centres around whether the group broke the law by accepting illegitimate campaign “services” that it failed to declare. Mr Banks said that the Commission had launched the inquiry on the basis of “intense media speculation” and without “a shred of evidence”.
     
  9. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Bullshit! Banks has all sorts of murky connections to Trump and Putin and is a Crazy Hideous Agent Of Stupid. If he has done anything illegal he needs the book throwing at him. With a bit of luck this’ll bring down Farage as well.
     
  10. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

  11. jay

    jay built for speed

    It's not the migration laws that are currently the issue. It's likely the exchange rate and the unwelcoming attitude of their fellow residents...
     
  12. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Here's Mr Brexit showing us what we've turned into as a nation.

    The World Health Organization says: "WHO welcomes the Vatican's decision to ban the sale of cigarettes as of next year.
    Tobacco kills more than 7 million people every year #NoTobacco "

    Nigel Farage says, literally says, actually takes the time to write, literally puts it in public: "The World Health Organisation is just another club of ‘clever people’ who want to bully and tell us what to do. Ignore." https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/928730704510320640

    For smoking-related heath matters, ignore the World Health Organization. Listen to Nigel Farage. That is what we've become.
     
  13. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    And Nigel Farage is an ignorant tw*t who wants to bully and tell us what to do. Ignore.
     
  14. Still

    Still gyldengourd

  15. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis neither hairy nor a haggis!

    i see that our glorious pm, tm, is today announcing the tory intention to enshrine in law, the date and time of our leaving the eu. this, following hard on the heels of dinner with dacre, really makes you think about what these creatures discuss at such events, far from the public eye. that such a crew should be keen to distance themselves from forthcoming eu legislation on off-shore tax havens should come as no surprise. but that they are prepared, at any cost, to drag the uk out of the eu to support this is beyond all decency. i really do wish that the electorate would wake up to what is going on.

    government of the people, by the tory party, for the tory party.
     
  16. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

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  17. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

  18. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    istm more Dirty Sanchez Xtreme: a series where they inflict life changing injuries upon themselves.
     
  19. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

  20. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Discussions over that Irish border question seem to have heated up a notch or two. As expected, the EU has now stated the only way to safeguard the current border free arrangement (short of the UK staying in the customs union of course) is for Northern Ireland to stay in the EU customs union. This is, of course, anathema to the DUP. Brokenshire duly stated a few days ago that it was essential to safeguard "the integrity of the UK single market". Meanwhile, Ireland has stiffened its position.

    No indication from Davis (or anyone else) today of what innovative solutions the parties could come up with to avoid a hard border nightmare between North and South. I still think this is the hardest of the 3 "preliminary" issues.
     

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