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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Tarquin generally deals with such things,I am protected.


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No bus but the snow has appeared to have largely melted.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 3:36 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlLIf6fotbA



Very witty, very pointed !


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 4:53 pm 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/business/eco ... 6?mode=amp
"May has plans for ‘customs partnership’ to solve Border dilemma"
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The UK prime minister Theresa May is stepping up plans to tackle the Irish Border question in Brexit talks through an audacious customs scheme once described as “magical thinking” in Brussels .
The scheme, which will be discussed with EU officials this month, would see the UK act as the external frontier for the EU, collecting tariffs and carrying out other checks on imports, but it could take many years to introduce.

So not magic, just so advanced and futuristic technology that it appears to be magic, and um, sometime in the future?


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 5:17 pm 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/business/eco ... 7?mode=amp
"Brexit dividend for NHS is just another UK government lie"
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The unity of the Brexiteer response is, in a way, impressive. Their strategy is clear: just hold your nerve for another year, get Britain out at the end of next March and the job will be done. It’s like watching Mourinho’s Manchester United : win the next match in the ugliest way possible and don’t worry about the longer-term consequences.
That the strategy condemns you to never really win anything important is beside the point. It will be somebody else who eventually has to clean up the mess. Brexiteers really are like members of the old Soviet politburo pretending that communism delivers both economic prosperity and social progress.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 5:32 pm 
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"Police attacked during dissident republican parade in Derry"
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... 2?mode=amp
"‘England’s Brexit difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity,’ participants at rally told"


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 6:45 pm 
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tinybgoat wrote:
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/may-has-plans-for-customs-partnership-to-solve-border-dilemma-1.3448056?mode=amp
"May has plans for ‘customs partnership’ to solve Border dilemma"
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The UK prime minister Theresa May is stepping up plans to tackle the Irish Border question in Brexit talks through an audacious customs scheme once described as “magical thinking” in Brussels .
The scheme, which will be discussed with EU officials this month, would see the UK act as the external frontier for the EU, collecting tariffs and carrying out other checks on imports, but it could take many years to introduce.

So not magic, just so advanced and futuristic technology that it appears to be magic, and um, sometime in the future?

"If the goods were staying in the UK, Britain would apply tariffs depending on its own free trade deals.

The plan rests on the development of tracking technology to identify the final destination for goods, and it is still widely regarded in Brussels as fanciful and probably unworkable."

There is currently a dispute with the EU, where the UK did NOT apply the correct tariffs which cost the EU a few €Billions ...

I wouldn't trust the UK HMRC /Border Force with anything serious, one would have to check up all the time ... . OTOH the same must apply to many of the other 'frontier' states today , one of the weaknesses of the EU :-)


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 8:38 pm 
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frog222 wrote:
tinybgoat wrote:
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/may-has-plans-for-customs-partnership-to-solve-border-dilemma-1.3448056?mode=amp
"May has plans for ‘customs partnership’ to solve Border dilemma"
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The UK prime minister Theresa May is stepping up plans to tackle the Irish Border question in Brexit talks through an audacious customs scheme once described as “magical thinking” in Brussels .
The scheme, which will be discussed with EU officials this month, would see the UK act as the external frontier for the EU, collecting tariffs and carrying out other checks on imports, but it could take many years to introduce.

So not magic, just so advanced and futuristic technology that it appears to be magic, and um, sometime in the future?

"If the goods were staying in the UK, Britain would apply tariffs depending on its own free trade deals.

The plan rests on the development of tracking technology to identify the final destination for goods, and it is still widely regarded in Brussels as fanciful and probably unworkable."

There is currently a dispute with the EU, where the UK did NOT apply the correct tariffs which cost the EU a few €Billions ...

I wouldn't trust the UK HMRC /Border Force with anything serious, one would have to check up all the time ... . OTOH the same must apply to many of the other 'frontier' states today , one of the weaknesses of the EU :-)

Can't see any problems, as long as everyone promises to be good.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 9:30 pm 
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Where was everybody last night, then?
I was reminding myself I'm dedicated to non-violence


Always a useful thing to remind oneself of.


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 12:00 am 
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John Woodcock getting a good kicking here.

https://twitter.com/JWoodcockMP/status/ ... 5340820480

And rightly so - a Labour MP tweeting Guido Fawkes and a non-Jew deciding which Jewish group is acceptable to meet?

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 7:14 am 
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RogerOThornhill wrote:
John Woodcock getting a good kicking here.

https://twitter.com/JWoodcockMP/status/ ... 5340820480

And rightly so - a Labour MP tweeting Guido Fawkes and a non-Jew deciding which Jewish group is acceptable to meet?

Yes very disappointing from Woodcock and Angela Smith too.


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 10:48 am 
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It certainly seems as though Smith and Woodcock have "jumped the shark" here.

It's hard to find reasoned support on Twitter for their position. Andrew Neil's certainly doesn't come across as reasoned!


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 10:50 am 
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Gently amusing to see Labour and Unite supporting De la Rue in their appeal against the decision not to award the blue passport contract to them :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 11:02 am 
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Psssst, but there's a new thread up for today ;)


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