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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 31.12.2018, 10:57
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Was thinking the same thing tbh
Soz. Should have put some kind of tongue-in-cheek / sarky emoticon after my post.

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Old 31.12.2018, 14:58
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Britain is “in need of leadership” and a “quick, very massive” trade deal with the US will not be possible under Theresa May’s Brexit plan, Donald Trump’s ambassador to the UK has said.

Woody Johnson said Mr Trump was “looking forward to and hoping” that a post-Brexit bilateral trade agreement will be able to be struck between the US and the UK.

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Sounds like Obama!
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Well the only trade deals Trump likes are those that put America first, no doubt the UK will get
shafted in the small print if this ever comes about.

Of course he might look kindly on the UK if HMG are prepared to make a donation to his
Wall down Mexico way !!
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Oh and about those Ferry Charters and in particular the one awarded to Seaborne Freight who have no ships and
no trading history.

Independent - Multi-million pound government contract awarded to company with no ferries

Apparently Seaborne's channel crossing paddlers have been found in Ramsgate:


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I don't understand why everybody is so much in panic about the ferries. Don't forget that it worked out fine the previous time, on 6th June 1944.
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Old 31.12.2018, 21:29
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Oh and about those Ferry Charters and in particular the one awarded to Seaborne Freight who have no ships and
no trading history.

Independent - Multi-million pound government contract awarded to company with no ferries

Apparently Seaborne's channel crossing paddlers have been found in Ramsgate:


You are mistaken.
They are the UK Border Farce patrol boats.
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Old 31.12.2018, 21:35
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Oh and about those Ferry Charters and in particular the one awarded to Seaborne Freight who have no ships and
no trading history.

Independent - Multi-million pound government contract awarded to company with no ferries
This info was not supposed to go out before April 1, 2019!
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I don't understand why everybody is so much in panic about the ferries. Don't forget that it worked out fine the previous time, on 6th June 1944.
True enough and if we're lucky, we might even have fewer than 425,000 deaths!
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You are mistaken.
They are the UK Border Farce patrol boats.
Makes you wonder what all those migrants are running from and crossing the channel for? Has no one told them about Brexit?!
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Old 01.01.2019, 10:09
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Makes you wonder what all those migrants are running from and crossing the channel for? Has no one told them about Brexit?!
I do wonder why they cannot just be deposited back in France, which is where they came from.

I daresay there is a legal precedent.
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I do wonder why they cannot just be deposited back in France, which is where they came from.

I daresay there is a legal precedent.
But the French do not want them either; since the migrants are not French they did not come from France originally.
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended his decision to award a £13.8m contract to charter extra ferries to a “start-up” company that has no ships, as part of no-deal Brexit preparations.

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Somebody lend me a hundred quid so I can found a UK Ltd company and then apply to the Govt. for a few million?
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Somebody lend me a hundred quid so I can found a UK Ltd company and then apply to the Govt. for a few million?
It's been done time after time.

Way back when, my old employer lost the renewal of a government contract to a company that was unknown in our industry. As usual, the contract had been awarded to the lowest bidder. When we had the contract, it provided full time work for 57 staff, and a simple bit of research showed that the winning bidder had a total of 18 staff and a seedy looking office above a back street shop. Also, they didn't currently operate within the same field of business that we did, but were looking to expand into that arena. As such, they would be starting the new operation from scratch. So, this multi-million government contract had been awarded to a bunch of unknowns with zero experience in the field of work required, without any qualified employees or large enough business premises. (Beggars belief, doesn't it?!)

4 mths after the redundancy process had begun, my boss received a panicked call from the govt agency asking for a minimum 2 mth extension to our contract with them, as the new contractor had failed to recruit the required 57 staff and secure larger business premises. My boss told them to "do one!" as all our team had secured new jobs with other employers or were due to be redeployed internally with other contracts, and were working through their notice period.

That was 7yrs ago, and the company that won the contract is no more.
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Old 02.01.2019, 14:45
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Excellent idea, that would also solve the issue of a potential border on that island.
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But the French do not want them either; since the migrants are not French they did not come from France originally.
But that’s neither here nor there.
They originated from France as far as the British are concerned, so should be returned there, the point of origin.
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Having the cake and eating it too again? The french have no such obligations anymore as you are leaving the EU.


They can simply open the floodgates and let you deal with it as a third country. Never thought of that before voting for Brexit did you? No problem, they will all hit you at once on April 1st and no it's not going to be an April's Fool joke but reality.
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Having the cake and eating it too again? The french have no such obligations anymore as you are leaving the EU.


They can simply open the floodgates and let you deal with it as a third country. Never thought of that before voting for Brexit did you? No problem, they will all hit you at once on April 1st and no it's not going to be an April's Fool joke but reality.
If you’re not British, why the vitriol about Brexit?

Both the EU and Britain will survive.

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Both the EU and Britain will survive.
I would not be so sure the EU will survive in its current form after a hard BREXIT.
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If you’re not British, why the vitriol about Brexit?

Both the EU and Britain will survive.
Hard to defend with logic and resorting to making it personal? That's ok, you are just like the rest of the Brexiters.
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But that’s neither here nor there.
They originated from France as far as the British are concerned, so should be returned there, the point of origin.
And as far as the French are concerned they arrived from UK so will return them; if they were allowed to land in France in the first place.
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