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Oh Britain, what have you done (part ∞+3)?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Nick_G, Mar 8, 2018.

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  1. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    OK it was too obtuse for you. So now you got the point have you got a reply ?
  2. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    And there in a nutshell is the case for Brexit.
  3. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    Oh, that would be my post then. I actually just thought some quick figures from real sources might help the debate vs confessedly patchy memories of what Boris had said, and couldn't be bothered to engage further because it was about 2am and I was off to bed.

    I struggle to see how that makes me or my post arrogant, but as you will.
  4. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Number 9 sounds like a right bargain. I wonder if Boris will be pimping out T May by then?

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    And now we've found out that Johnson and Gove faked our CV, and Davis and Fox haven't even lined up a single interview.

    Oh, and US protectionism is now signed in ink:

  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I’m looking forward to Fox coming back from Washington waving a piece of paper, proclaiming “peace in our time”- a $30m order for Port Talbot steel. Only to have Trump cancel by tweet later that night while in bed.
  7. tuga

    tuga European

    I thought he only tweeted from the toilet...
  8. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Latest Panorama does a good job of knocking the immigration argument for Brexit squarely on the head. Just watch the first 3 minutes when Nick Robinson poses a few questions to punters in Mansfield. Even that ejit who runs Wetherspoons is having second thoughts.
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  9. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

  10. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    It's infinitely preferable to reading your arrogant and ill informed drivel.
  11. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    "Well coming up with crap analogies about leaving your job hardly elevates the conversation to your superior intellect, does it?"

    "It's infinitely preferable to reading your arrogant and ill informed drivel."

    ladies, you'll crinkle your blouses
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  12. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    When you look at what China is doing with the the Belt and Road Initiative, you realise that future survival is going to be as part of a large bloc that can stand up to China, India and the USA. Small fry will be walked over.

    Most of the countries where China is 'investing' will end up as military bases when they can't service the debt.

    Britain wants closer cooperation with China over its landmark Belt and Road infrastructure scheme

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka probably also thought it was 'closer cooperation' too.

    Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China

  13. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    on the immigration target: professor john potts, at 16.15, "apart from the prime minister, it's quite hard to find anyone who thinks that the target, as it currently operates, is a useful contribution to policy...or can be met "

    once again, it's mainly the old and the hard of thinking that are pulling up the ladder and driving us to ruin
  14. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    More power to this lot, as we're all being failed miserably by those that should know better.

  15. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Why? It's an analogy.

    You, describing someone as arrogant is just ridiculous.
  16. markvdv

    markvdv pfm Member

  17. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Behind a paywall...
  18. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    "A devastating assessment of the government’s Brexit trade strategy of “rejecting a three-course meal for a packet of crisps”. Full text of Martin Donnelly’s speech to Kings College last week, exclusively on openDemocracy." https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/ma...o-much-skilled-negotiating-team-as-fairy-godm

    The short version is we're heading for "significant damage to employment, the structure of the economy and the competitiveness of UK firms."
  19. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Lol, he was my boss in 2016, not that I ever met him.....the DTI is not a great source of info. Admittedly he is no longer there, but he was for a time. I know his type. The data we gathered was poor and our objectives were self-serving. I was in the export department too, as research adviser....close to it all!
  20. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Unfortunately, we mainly gathered info to protect our jobs, which always seemed under threat through both Labour and Conservative days. I used to have to present periodically why exports were like this or SMEs were like that. The SMEs hated how other EU government export departments basically ignored all the de Minimus laws whilst DTI were quite strict on them...ie EU companies got business development grants, UK companies did not.
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