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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgward » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:43 pm

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Uncle D » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:32 am

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Dominic » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:08 am

Jimgward wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:54 am
James O’Brien, admittedly a Remainer, interviewed hundreds of people on Brexit and when quizzed deeply, most admitted to either it being about immigration or money… the bus….

Interestingly, a poll of English voters now puts Labour above the Conservatives for the first time. - the reason? The National Insurance tax rise…. So when faced with any tax increase, they would now go against Johnson.

It’s futile asking for benefits of leaving the EU, other than leaving the EU. There are none. The nonsense about Sovereignty etc. Is just that, nonsense. We had almost total control in our position in the EU, but Tories dislike ordinary changes, like equality, worker protection, environmental laws etc. Etc.
What poll was that? I see the latest poll of the entire UK puts Labour ahead, but I can't find an England one. It would be useful to see.

There are a lot of good reasons to vote Labour, but to prevent tax increases isn't one of them. :D
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:11 pm

Now that was unexpected, another broken pledge

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58493481

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:21 am

Yeah, surprise, surprise. A corrupt, incompetent and shambolic administration from top to bottom.

Yet peeps "trusted" them at a critical juncture in the UK's history.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:25 am

Another one they said wouldn't happen.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/polit ... ign=ukineu

I wonder how many here in Cyprus are living under the radar, it's only a matter of time.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by galexinda » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:36 pm

Jim B wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:25 am
Another one they said wouldn't happen.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/polit ... ign=ukineu

I wonder how many here in Cyprus are living under the radar, it's only a matter of time.
There was a mass exodus last year and still more than a trickle as time goes on.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgward » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:20 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58556453

Thank goodness they are controlling the borders by not checking anything! I would guess they would say that was their World-beating plan!
Brexit: Checks on goods imported from the EU delayed again

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:36 pm

It looks like the UK government is going to allow imperial measures to be used in the UK again. Considering it disappeared around fifty years ago and most of the population who used it have moved on I really can't see the point of it. The only place that still uses Imperial is the States but all the American companies I worked for used metric.

https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3 ... 6TqzPnHddA

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Les Bean » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:20 pm

Most people under 30 don't have a clue about imperial measures

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:37 pm

Jim B wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:36 pm
It looks like the UK government is going to allow imperial measures to be used in the UK again. Considering it disappeared around fifty years ago and most of the population who used it have moved on I really can't see the point of it. The only place that still uses Imperial is the States but all the American companies I worked for used metric.

Well done Jim...without realising you've actually managed to bring to our attention something which Brexiters have dismally failed to do...and that is to highlight a positive arising from Brexit.

Wow, just think, beer glasses will in future have the pint symbol marked on them :shock: That will give those who frequent pubs hours and hours of talking point and merriment.

But hang on, as you point out, most younger folks these days haven't a clue what a pint is. But it'll keep the gammons happy ;)
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jimgward » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:37 pm

Oh good - let's start adding £4.12/6 to £23.16/7

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:39 pm

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Uncle D » Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:10 pm

This is quite apt
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:29 pm

David
I did listen to this and it is eye opening. Maximilien Robspiere is an excellent commentator as is "A Different Bias" on YouTube.
Thank you.
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by bromerzz » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:18 pm

The days of buying two pints of bronze maggots for a couple of hours waggler fishing - I miss them.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by PhotoLady » Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:21 pm

Nowt's changed then 😐
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by JimX » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:55 am

I voted by post to stay in Europe, unfortunately Brexshit is with us all now...Bonking Boris had his way just..no point in crying now.
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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:02 am

JimX wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:55 am
I voted by post to stay in Europe, unfortunately Brexshit is with us all now...Bonking Boris had his way just..no point in crying now.
Jim

I don't think it's crying, just showing the idiocy of it.

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Re: If only I'd warned...

Post by Jim B » Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:33 am

I don't know if others have noticed in Lidl, the shortage of Tower Gate biscuits on the shelves. Tower Gate are a Lidl own brand and their products are made in th UK, biscuits like Malted Milk, Ginger Snaps, Bourbon, Custard Creams, all unavailable. Even McVitie's biscuits on sale there are made in the Netherlands (and very nice they are too Louise).
I wonder what's causing the shortage?

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