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Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.


John Lambies Doos

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30 minutes ago, Baxter Parp said:

Indeed. Trying to equate the use of terms to describe attitudes and allegiances which have been chosen and are held by choice like, oh, let's say followers of certain football clubs with offensive slurs over innate characteristics is the kind of behaviour you tend to find in, oh, let's say the followers of certain football clubs.

Pathetic behaviour which should be called out wherever it is found, be it gammon, mhanky mob, currant, or whatever. Faux-offended, thin-skinned wee scumbags who try to draw equivalence between "the H-word"* and racial slurs against any minority do nothing but harm the ongoing fight against racism.

"Gammon" is similar. You don't like me calling you that? Well stop being a racist cúnt who thinks empty shelves are the EU's fault and nothing to do with the act of economic self-harm you and your flag-shagging mates toasted down the local 'Spoons.

*Yes, they really are that fucking self-unaware.

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1 hour ago, 101 said:

Import controls delayed yet again, if it wasn't so serious this would be absolutely hysterical. I wonder what odds you would get that we will never actually complete Brexit.

https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/19584665.post-brexit-import-checks-delay-delivers-blow-food-drink-businesses/

As the article highlights, it makes a mockery of the ‘taking control of our borders’ argument that was made so forcibly at the time.

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13 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

As the article highlights, it makes a mockery of the ‘taking control of our borders’ argument that was made so forcibly at the time.

Indeed, but what a delicious irony to see this article appear in The Scottish Farmer.  Over my lifetime there has been no more steadfast Tory-supporting community in Scotland than the farming one.  Just maybe they will have cause to stop and think the next time they come to hammer in their placards into the fields of the nation.

Not so much GIRFUY, as 'weel, ye ken noo...' 

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21 hours ago, NotThePars said:

I'm sure any major shortages and disruption to the supply chain in the coming years will occupy the same space in the national psyche that some counties not getting their bins collected in the 70s has been weaponised against every vaguely left of centre Labour Party

Supply chain issues are caused by remoaners griping instead of focusing their energies on making Brexit work. We're just not wishing hard enough. 

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4 hours ago, coprolite said:

I'm just enjoying the slow dawning of realisation from the gammons that the US only ever said they loved us so they could use our island for weapons. 

The thing is, the local fuds I speak to don't see this as important, because "Global Britain" can bestride the World Stage on our own. We don't need US approval anymore, in their eyes.

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28 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

As the article highlights, it makes a mockery of the ‘taking control of our borders’ argument that was made so forcibly at the time.

Exactly the flow of God knows what has had extension after extension without even the most basic coverage in the main stream press. 

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Avro energy and Green the latest although probably not the last providers to go under. Cheers, brexit.

As an Avro customer I'm just waiting for the lights and internet to g

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https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/five-great-things-we-had-in-the-1970s-that-we-wont-have-in-the-coming-70s-rerun-20210922212312

End of furlough, growing unemployment, huge energy cost increases, a brutal cut in benefits, empty shelves, NHS under impossible pressure as foreign staff leave, higher inflation and price rises. 

I may have forgotten something.

We're heading for a perfect storm of discontent this winter. Not all of it can be laid at the door of the Tories, but there's no doubt at all that Brexit will play a large part in the chaos to come. 

Will the Tories own it ? Will they f**k. And they'll get an easy ride from a right wing press that is complicite in the Brexit shambles. Rising prices ? The EU's fault. Empty shelves ? The EU's fault. 

 

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33 minutes ago, Bob Mahelp said:

https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/five-great-things-we-had-in-the-1970s-that-we-wont-have-in-the-coming-70s-rerun-20210922212312

End of furlough, growing unemployment, huge energy cost increases, a brutal cut in benefits, empty shelves, NHS under impossible pressure as foreign staff leave, higher inflation and price rises. 

I may have forgotten something.

We're heading for a perfect storm of discontent this winter. Not all of it can be laid at the door of the Tories, but there's no doubt at all that Brexit will play a large part in the chaos to come. 

Will the Tories own it ? Will they f**k. And they'll get an easy ride from a right wing press that is complicite in the Brexit shambles. Rising prices ? The EU's fault. Empty shelves ? The EU's fault. 

 

I understand your cynicism, but there comes a point at which news management and obfuscation cease to cut it and we are now rapidly approaching that situation.  For even the most ardent Brexiteer, when their household budgets are shot thro and life has become a whole lot harder a tipping point emerges.

But it won't be that which will do for Boris Gump, it will be the Men In Grey Suits in his own party - there is no political machine in the UK more ruthless than the Conservative Party.  Getting rid of him won't of course improve anything in itself, but it could be the point at which the British public begins to resent the dominant greed, corruption and market-is-king political philosophy of the last 40 years.  It's just a shame the Labour Party is a craven shambles under Starmer. 

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There's a shortage of HGV drivers in the EU as well. Britain is in a worse position, sure, but we aren't the only ones having a problem. 

https://www.globalcoldchainnews.com/driver-shortage-is-pan-european/

Unfortunately, the shortage in the EU rather compounds the problem. Why would an EU lorry driver come to the UK, even if given a special visa, when there's a shortage in the EU too and they can move with less hassle? Could be an interesting "name your price" negotiation, I guess.

Tesco need to try and do what they can, but there is no realistic chance of their asks solving the problem; there simply aren't enough lorry drivers in Europe. Brexit has made the problem worse, but it is not the main factor. 

In the meantime, I think the only solution available to get goods moving is to clog the roads up with Transit vans, since anyone with a driving licence can drive those. 

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33 minutes ago, MuckleMoo said:

As I said on another thread, we're seeing the end of the United Kingdom on a daily basis and in real time.

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20 minutes ago, The Skelpit Lug said:

This Taking Back Control is working out just fine. 

This is creating great opportunities.

I already know of people who have applied to take their HGV.

Once Covid fades away all the people doing useless security jobs, test and trace and whatever will gravitate towards the productive economy.

Short-term problem but the market will solve it.

Time for Remoaners to get over it!!

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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/23/bp-rations-petrol-and-diesel-deliveries-to-its-service-stations

These new HGV drivers better get a feckin shift on. 

I'm away out to find myself a turkey to kill for Christmas, before our Xmas lunch turns out to be spam and a stick. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

This is creating great opportunities.

So you're quite happy to see the country grind to a halt on the back of the most short-sighted, self-inflicted, xenophobic attempt to re-create some mythic Golden Age of 'Great Britain' striding the global stage because at some future point there will be* great opportunities? 

 

 

*File alongside the great trade deals.

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19 minutes ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

This is creating great opportunities.

I already know of people who have applied to take their HGV.

Once Covid fades away all the people doing useless security jobs, test and trace and whatever will gravitate towards the productive economy.

Short-term problem but the market will solve it.

Time for Remoaners to get over it!!

 

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