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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 20.05.2022, 15:09
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Yes, it's easy to say it was signed in good faith, but that doesn't alter the fact that the protocol clearly isn't working. Exports between the GB and NI have dropped 20%, imports from Ireland to NI have increased 50%. Power sharing can't restarted in NI due to unionist objections to the protocol. Unionism is being driven again to the hard line and there was a bomb threat to Simon Coveney recently. These are all threats to the Good Friday Agreement.

It's ridiculous when something like 20% of all import checks into the EU's external borders are currently taking place on imports into NI. There is no real threat to the EU single market when regulatory standards are the same.
Of course it is working, it's just not working the way you'd like it to work. The voters of NI rejected the DUPs argument on the Protocol as they did in the BREXIT vote. It is now up to the British government to show that the either accept the democratic decision of the people of NI and the international agreement s they signed or that there are not to be trusted.

An apologists like yourself recognise exactly what you are supporting - utter BS.
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Old 20.05.2022, 18:02
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Of course it is working, it's just not working the way you'd like it to work. The voters of NI rejected the DUPs argument on the Protocol as they did in the BREXIT vote.
Even the EU and Ireland have admitted it’s not working!
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Old 20.05.2022, 18:26
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even the eu and ireland have admitted it’s not working!
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Old 24.05.2022, 12:28
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Thanks again Brexit. Almost an hour wasted yesterday afternoon at Schiphol waiting to get my non-EU passport checked and stamped.

When an English couple in the queue behind me grumbled about the EU doing this to them out of spite, I was VERY polite and informed them that there have always been long queues at EU airports for non EU passport holders traveling from outside of Schengen and that everybody knew this. But people who voted for Brexit, for some reason, wanted this for all UK passport holders, including me.

The woman then had the cheek to ask me what Schengen was!

Once I get my Irish passport, hopefully later this year, there will be zero need for me to renew my UK one in 7 years. The Irish one will be much more valuable and I'll try very hard not to smirk when I waltz pass that queue through the fast EU automatic lanes!
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Old 24.05.2022, 14:06
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Must be why they're working on solutions to a non existent problem

EU working hard on solutions to trade issues - Coveney

https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0516/12...eney-protocol/

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Thanks again Brexit. Almost an hour wasted yesterday afternoon at Schiphol waiting to get my non-EU passport checked and stamped.

When an English couple in the queue behind me grumbled about the EU doing this to them out of spite, I was VERY polite and informed them that there have always been long queues at EU airports for non EU passport holders traveling from outside of Schengen and that everybody knew this. But people who voted for Brexit, for some reason, wanted this for all UK passport holders, including me.

The woman then had the cheek to ask me what Schengen was!

Once I get my Irish passport, hopefully later this year, there will be zero need for me to renew my UK one in 7 years. The Irish one will be much more valuable and I'll try very hard not to smirk when I waltz pass that queue through the fast EU automatic lanes!
Airport queues and roaming charges, the real Brexit struggles facing Workington man!
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Old 24.05.2022, 15:44
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Oh, those poor brits. Being treated just like Australians, South Africans, Israelis, Canadians, etc.
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Old 30.05.2022, 21:19
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BJ will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...atinum-jubilee
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BJ will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters

Laughable really no doubt BJ and the Tory Brexit's having 'thrown in the towel' to find anything tangible from their search for Brexit opportunities, have decided that a return to the Good Old Days is just what the country needs to see in the Jubilee.
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Old 30.05.2022, 22:48
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BJ will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...atinum-jubilee
Well, that should destroy what is left of the UK export business or Boris is still clinging to the forlorn hope of a trade deal with the US that is one of the few to still use imperial measurements.
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Old 30.05.2022, 23:16
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How many hands high is BJ's horse shit?
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Old 31.05.2022, 00:52
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Well, that should destroy what is left of the UK export business or Boris is still clinging to the forlorn hope of a trade deal with the US that is one of the few to still use imperial measurements.
As with everything with BJ, it’s optional - the only way he could get agreement. So the consumer will find it more difficult to do price comparisons
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BJ will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...atinum-jubilee
Current UK (and EU) law provides for metric measurements. Other measurements (such as imperial) are permitted provided they are not more prominent.

How can something that’s already here, return?

Divert and deceive.
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Old 31.05.2022, 09:21
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Imagine people getting triggered by units of measurement

A reminder that the US sent mankind into space using pounds and inches.

Meanwhile the clowns at the EU still can't agree proper sanctions against Russia. Millions of Euros flowing East each day, Oil and Gas still flowing West each and every day.
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Imagine people getting triggered by units of measurement

A reminder that the US sent mankind into space using pounds and inches.

Meanwhile the clowns at the EU still can't agree proper sanctions against Russia. Millions of Euros flowing East each day, Oil and Gas still flowing West each and every day.
what’s that got to do with Brexit. Divert and deceive
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Old 31.05.2022, 09:57
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Current UK (and EU) law provides for metric measurements. Other measurements (such as imperial) are permitted provided they are not more prominent.

How can something that’s already here, return?

Divert and deceive.
The Metric system was first introduced into the UK around sixty years ago, around the time Boris was born and long before the UK joined the EU.

I wonder how many UK people understand the Imperial system?
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Wasn't the Death Star built to control the Imperial Systems?

Might be showing my age here.
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Current UK (and EU) law provides for metric measurements. Other measurements (such as imperial) are permitted provided they are not more prominent.

How can something that’s already here, return?

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In reality it’s not actually going to change much in the UK.
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The Metric system was first introduced into the UK around sixty years ago, around the time Boris was born and long before the UK joined the EU.

I wonder how many UK people understand the Imperial system?

I reckon this can all be laid at the door of the Tory Brexit's and ERG's door who no doubt encouraged by Rees-Moggs love of the Victorian era are falling over themselves to turn the clock back to the time when Britain was Great and those days of yore when Britain had Imperial ambitions.

In fact I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Brexits next move is to rename British Airways as British Imperial Airways.
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Old 31.05.2022, 10:54
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I reckon this can all be laid at the door of the Tory Brexit's and ERG's door who no doubt encouraged by Rees-Moggs love of the Victorian era are falling over themselves to turn the clock back to the time when Britain was Great and those days of yore when Britain had Imperial ambitions.

In fact I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Brexits next move is to rename British Airways as British Imperial Airways.
Would be a challenge as the owner is Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company with its registered office in Madrid, Spain, and its global headquarters in London, maybe "plus ultra" airways
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Imagine people getting triggered by units of measurement

A reminder that the US sent mankind into space using pounds and inches.

Meanwhile[,] the clowns at the EU still can't agree [on] proper sanctions against Russia. Millions of Euros flowing East each day, [and] Oil and Gas still flowing West each and every day.
Wake up at the back of the class there

Russian seaborne oil to be banned by the end of the year, with a temporary exemption for pipeline oil. Pledges by Poland and Germany to stop importing pipeline oil will raise coverage of the oil ban to 90% of Russian imports.

Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, is to be cut off from the Swift payment system, which allows the rapid transfer of money across borders.

Indeed, a reminder that the US sent mankind into space incorrectly using pounds and inches.
"In September of 1999, after almost 10 months of travel to Mars, the Mars Climate Orbiter burned and broke into pieces. On a day when NASA engineers were expecting to celebrate, the ground reality turned out to be completely different, all because someone failed to use the right units, i.e., the metric units!"

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