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Truss, Raab, Hunt, Johnson - what an awful run we've had for Foreign Secretary in recent years.
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ChipbuttyG wrote: 28 Jan 2022 09:12
mikejee wrote: 27 Jan 2022 18:38 And now we learn that the Truss cost the taxpayer , those that actually work to produce something , rather than party, manipulate and copulate, £500,000 on a privately hired plane to pay a visit to Australia. And some say the government is not corrupt!!
Yes I get that. Why aren't some of you as outraged at the millions and millions Reading Council waste?
Because this is a topic about Brexit effect, where half a million quid and the rest has been spent grovelling before a government halfway round the world, when we were told countries would be falling over themselves to have trade deals with the us. And all for a deal that might in 15 years increase the U.K. GDP by at most 0.02%. And I’ve just read Aussie wine will go up by 40p a bottle.
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MickEdge wrote: 28 Jan 2022 14:39
ChipbuttyG wrote: 28 Jan 2022 09:12 Yes I get that. Why aren't some of you as outraged at the millions and millions Reading Council waste?
Because this is a topic about Brexit effect, where half a million quid and the rest has been spent grovelling before a government halfway round the world, when we were told countries would be falling over themselves to have trade deals with the us. And all for a deal that might in 15 years increase the U.K. GDP by at most 0.02%. And I’ve just read Aussie wine will go up by 40p a bottle.
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chris_j_wood wrote: 28 Jan 2022 11:18
ChipbuttyG wrote: 28 Jan 2022 10:11 Why did you all move away ?
How is your move to Hastings coming along?.
I'm not necessarily moving to Hastings, but somewhere within a reasonable distance. I keep seeing all these posts from the Hastings Old town appreciation society. What a great place it is. So much going on all the time and such friendly folk.

We've got rid of lots of junk. House going on the market around March/April.
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MickEdge wrote: 28 Jan 2022 14:39
ChipbuttyG wrote: 28 Jan 2022 09:12
mikejee wrote: 27 Jan 2022 18:38 And now we learn that the Truss cost the taxpayer , those that actually work to produce something , rather than party, manipulate and copulate, £500,000 on a privately hired plane to pay a visit to Australia. And some say the government is not corrupt!!
Yes I get that. Why aren't some of you as outraged at the millions and millions Reading Council waste?
Because this is a topic about Brexit effect, where half a million quid and the rest has been spent grovelling before a government halfway round the world, when we were told countries would be falling over themselves to have trade deals with the us. And all for a deal that might in 15 years increase the U.K. GDP by at most 0.02%. And I’ve just read Aussie wine will go up by 40p a bottle.
I don't mean on this thread. Jeez. Just in general.
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I am beginnjng to get fed up with this Ukraine - v - Russia business. I know that Ukraine is not a E U member but wants to be even though it is not within the EU. Also that it wants to join N A T O. I Wonder why….? Russia, the largest country in the world wants to be regarded as European, even though 5/6ths of its country is in Asia, and regards and refers to us AS THE WEST. (A polite way of saying “The enemy”) Now Ukraine wants the British to send troops to Ukraine to stop the Russians invading them. Probably thinking of our stand, (the only European country to stand up to Hitler an the nazis). So at the moment yet again we for some reason get involved with other countries domestic problems and are going to supply the Ukrainians with weapons, just to spite the Russians…..WHY???
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I apologise for my last post and know that it is Off topiic, but I really think that it is serious… SORRY
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BOY RACER wrote: 28 Jan 2022 20:45 I apologise for my last post and know that it is Off topiic, but I really think that it is serious… SORRY
It is and it could make Brexit irrelevant. I’m adopting a ostrich approach to the Ukraine. So instead of whistling a happy tune, I look for amusing Brexit articles. This morning’s gem is Boris’s forthcoming 100 page report on The Benefits of Brexit, about planned legislation that may include not parking on pavements and maybe even IDS’s idea of allowing Imperial Measurements. I expect the Met Police will decide to investigate parking, so it will probably get delayed.
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MickEdge wrote: 29 Jan 2022 10:16 ... that may include not parking on pavements ...
Intrigued by this idea of parking on pavements. Will old Etonians get special stickers to put in their windows so that traffic wardens know they are allowed to park where they like. Perhaps we could extend the idea to speeding, so that traffic police know not to give them tickets. Arranging for people to get beaten up?. Murder?.

I mean there are so many opportunities once we accept that in Brexitland the rules are only for the little people. Makes you proud to be British, doesn't it.
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I could be way off the mark, but I swear I saw someone today say that HGV drivers getting better money was due to Brexit and implying we should all be happy with that.

Of course HGV drivers should get a decent wage and be recompensed appropriately for what they do, but surely the old fashioned idea of supply and demand comes into play here, supply has been lessened due to Brexit, but in addition it has shown gaping holes both in the labour market and system for becoming qualified.

Further more this change will doubtless add to costs, which will be passed on to customers therefore putting up the cost of living.

Yep, I’m really grateful for that 🙄
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MickEdge wrote: 27 Jan 2022 17:51 It seems that despite some optimism that came with Liz Truss’s becoming our chief Brexit negotiator, the Northern Ireland protocol negotiations remain at a standstill or going round in circles, with neither side wanting to budge until Boris’s long term future is decided, if it can be. Truss can’t be seen to compromise as it might damage her leadership chances, and neither will the EU because a new PM, not closely associated with Brexit agreement, may be more willing to compromise. So now Boris becomes an obstacle to Brexit.
It's not like she's actually did a blinder with the Japan trade deal, is it?
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Very funny and nicely delivered, but it hasn’t affected the tank lady’s prospects.
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If only that wasn’t going hand in hand with rampant inflation…☹️
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I must admit that even I didn't see this coming, but if anybody had suggested that post-Brexit, government would actually involve a specialist disaster-relief charity to provide humanitarian relief tof lorry drivers caught in queues at Dover, there would have been screams of "Nonsense" Project Fear!", but now it passes without comment... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 84639.html
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Pooneil wrote: 26 May 2022 00:08 I must admit that even I didn't see this coming, but if anybody had suggested that post-Brexit, government would actually involve a specialist disaster-relief charity to provide humanitarian relief tof lorry drivers caught in queues at Dover, there would have been screams of "Nonsense" Project Fear!", but now it passes without comment... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 84639.html
For its cheerleaders Brexit was mostly ideological. In some ways, providing humanitarian relief to lorry drivers just demonstrates how well we have cut ourselves off from the EU, making trade more difficult. Reneging on the NI Protocol, a signed agreement, shows how truly free of the EU we can be, despite a recent survey by Queens University Belfast finding that 63 per cent agreed the protocol provided Northern Ireland with “a unique set of post-Brexit economic opportunities compared to the rest of the UK”, with only 26 per cent disagreeing. Then there’s the EU threatening not to admit U.K. scientists to the massive Europe-wide shared research projects that we used to be part of. Much better go it alone, even if scientific advancement is slowed. All shows how Brexit is achieving its idealogical objectives, separation. :whistle1:
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bert wrote: 17 Jun 2022 12:38 Some local Brexit damage:

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news ... -pulls-uk/
Brexit, isn’t that a problem to do with Northern Ireland. It must be all done and dusted here in Reading, because no one talks about it anymore, so it must be ok, I assume. Yes, it’s like a chronic illness, but we just have to live with it. Drove past Swindon today on the A419 and was amused there’s junction still called Honda.
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