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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 09.12.2021, 01:05
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

On October 31, 2021, the United States and the European Union announced that they had reached an agreement on the lifting of US tariffs of 25 percent on imports of steel from the EU and 10 percent on imports of aluminum from the EU that were imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

The agreement will become effective on January 1, 2022 and will apply to US imports made on or after that date.

UK is not getting this relief because of Boris's threats to the N. Ireland deal which caused the US to not lift the tariffs.
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Old 15.12.2021, 19:02
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Boris's Govt is not good on details

The British government has announced that the planned introduction of additional post-Brexit checks on Irish exports to the UK on January 1 has been postponed. The UK’s announcement did not mention a new date for the checks to be implemented, saying it was contingent on talks on the NI protocol.

Among the issues to be clarified is how the UK will separate Irish goods from the rest of the EU, which will face the new rules from January 1.

No worries there are a couple of working days before January to finalise the details (assuming the usual UK two-week Christmas shutdown).
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Old 15.12.2021, 19:17
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Returning from the UK via The Tunnel could become interesting!

Still don't know if the planned blockade of Tunnel and Ports, but the Breton fishermen and others, will happen on 23rd- or any other day???

What fun, what amazing *ucking fun!
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Returning from the UK via The Tunnel could become interesting!

Still don't know if the planned blockade of Tunnel and Ports, but the Breton fishermen and others, will happen on 23rd- or any other day???

What fun, what amazing *ucking fun!



See how nasty these French people really are, lucky the UK left EU when they did i reckon
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Old 15.12.2021, 22:19
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See how nasty these French people really are, lucky the UK left EU when they did i reckon
The French fishermen were blockading ports before Brexit. They'll continue afterwards, I'm sure.
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Old 16.12.2021, 15:56
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

UK Govt. announced this week that anyone driving a van, light commercial vehicle or any car pulling an over 2.5 tonne GTW trailer will need a “goods vehicle operator’s licence” to enter the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland from May.

Industry leaders have said the new licenses would cost van drivers up to £1,100.
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Old 16.12.2021, 16:01
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UK Govt. announced this week that anyone driving a van, light commercial vehicle or any car pulling an over 2.5 tonne GTW trailer will need a “goods vehicle operator’s licence” to enter the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland from May.

Industry leaders have said the new licenses would cost van drivers up to £1,100.
Are you sure it's anyone and not just commercial operators?

From your link:
You will not need a goods vehicle operator licence if any of these apply:
  • you only use your vehicles in the UK
  • you are transporting goods on a non-commercial basis (not for ‘hire or reward’)
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Old 16.12.2021, 16:15
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Are you sure it's anyone and not just commercial operators?

From your link:
You will not need a goods vehicle operator licence if any of these apply:
  • you only use your vehicles in the UK
  • you are transporting goods on a non-commercial basis (not for ‘hire or reward’)
Phrased it poorly, one will only need a “goods vehicle operator’s licence” for commercial transportation of goods.
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Old 16.12.2021, 16:27
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Phrased it poorly, one will only need a “goods vehicle operator’s licence” for commercial transportation of goods.
On first read I thought that the UK was trying to keep all those Dutch and French campers out of the country.
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Old 16.12.2021, 18:03
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On first read I thought that the UK was trying to keep all those Dutch and French campers out of the country.
They have already fixed that one - requiring a passport to enter the UK instead of the National ID cards should be enough to dispel many.
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Old 18.12.2021, 23:57
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I am sure any change can only improve the situation.

David Frost has resigned over the "direction" of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government at a key moment in talks with Brussels.

Frost, the U.K. minister in charge of Brexit negotiations, "is understood to have handed his resignation to the prime minister a week ago, but was persuaded by Mr. Johnson to stay in his post until January".

No doubt Boris will handle the NI discussions personally
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Old 19.12.2021, 08:20
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No doubt Boris will handle the NI discussions personally
Well, that would end them quickly.
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Old 19.12.2021, 10:58
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UK Govt. announced this week that anyone driving a van, light commercial vehicle or any car pulling an over 2.5 tonne GTW trailer will need a “goods vehicle operator’s licence” to enter the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland from May.
Industry leaders have said the new licenses would cost van drivers up to £1,100.
I wonder where this puts the One Man an his Van - house moving business between the UK and Spainish Costa's many of whose vans
can be found on Brittany Car Ferrries ?
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Old 01.01.2022, 12:06
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At last Boris has listed the Brexit successes here.

The list includes "forging ahead to remove the ban on selling in pounds and ounces and to restore the crown stamp onto the side of pint glasses." Really, he said this!
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At last Boris has listed the Brexit successes here.

The list includes "forging ahead to remove the ban on selling in pounds and ounces and to restore the crown stamp onto the side of pint glasses." Really, he said this!
Well if you have a population that believes they live in a constitutional democracy without a written constitution and voted for BREXIT, it's really not unreasonable for Boris to expect they'd believe any old guff:

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Since the agreement was signed, the Government has sought to capitalise on new freedoms by cutting red tape for businesses, reforming EU rules and regulations and boosting trade abroad to create new jobs here in the UK.
Continuing the myth that the EU was a third party imposing rules and regulations on member states without their involvement or approval.

Every EU rule and regulation was adopted with the UK’s participation and agreement. Every one.
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Old 01.01.2022, 22:51
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One of the Brexit successes claimed by Boris was "Taking back control of our borders – replacing freedom of movement with a points-based immigration system"

And today "UK ministers eager to ease immigration rules for Indian citizens, Offer could be on the table in upcoming trade talks in Delhi".
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The list includes "forging ahead to remove the ban on selling in pounds and ounces and to restore the crown stamp onto the side of pint glasses." really, he said this!
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Another BREXIT benefit Boris forgot to mention:


Thousands of websites taken offline in Brexit domain name change
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Another BREXIT benefit Boris forgot to mention:


Thousands of websites taken offline in Brexit domain name change
That's typical Politico bullshit and an obvious lie.

The sites haven't been taken offline, just their .eu URLs have been revoked, the EU can't just take the sites down as the article (together with the headline) implies. If you know their IP they can still be reached, many will be available under a new domain name if it's worth it to hem.
leaveeuofficial.com for instance is the new domain for what used to be leave.eu
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