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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    You think I'm an arse.
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    but let's face it mate, you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Frost, UK Chief Negotiator
    "Yes I know we're using EWRS now but after we've finished sorting out the deal then the UK will no longer be affected by any virus from abroad as we will be well and truly an island far far away from any such infestation.
    I suspect a lot of people don't actually read the papers properly or just skip the bits under the big bold words at the top but the UK is still a member of EWRS and will only leave once the transition period is over. The DoH have even said:

    "The Department of Health pitched for continued access to the EWRS to be an objective of the negotiations, but it was blocked because they didn't want to be accused of seeking more than the basic Canada deal."

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    Health officials believe leaving the EWRS would put public health at risk, pointing out that it has helped to coordinate the response to the virus, as well as SARS and the bird flu outbreak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Yes.


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    I know


    Thanks. Not that I need your admiration, but thanks all the same.


    OK


    Already have fella. Want me to send you a postcard, so you can see what success looks like?
    I have a mirror for that. Plus I wouldn't want you to waste the price of a stamp. Donate the money to a charity of your choice. Wishing you well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    No 10 is refusing to sign up because it's a pile of wank. Period. It didn't work before, it won't work in the future, and it will always be a pile of wank. It's a bit like paying for insurance against being abducted by aliens. You can buy it if you want, but everyone will think you're an absolute arse.
    Ah, the old 'let's compare international agreements to something immediate and down-to-earth, based on no evidence other than our own prejudices' bollocks. What nostalgia.

    "Senior health advisers warned that exiting the EWRS – which has helped coordinate the response to the virus and played a vital role during the bird flu outbreak – would put public health at risk.

    However, the British negotiating team, which reports to Boris Johnson, did not want to blur the UK's request for a basic, Canada-style trade deal, it is claimed. Every add-on requested by the UK would risk giving the EU leverage to demand post-Brexit alignment....

    Separately, The Telegraph understands that Mr Hancock sought permission early last month to travel to Brussels to discuss coronavirus with his EU counterparts, but was refused by Downing Street."
    Peter Foster in the Telegraph (the only journalist there worth reading)

    For the sake of the argument, let's say you're right, and it's not worth subscribing to. (There is no evidence for this, by the way). I'm sure it's not the only such international agreement the UK is signed up to. But it is *palpably* not the reason for No 10's refusal. Given they've identified the Coronavirus as something which, malhandled, could topple the government, I have no doubt they'd love to sign up if it didn't have the word 'Euro' anywhere near it.

    So back to the original point of posting, Brexit is causing policy to be driven by lunacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    I have a mirror for that. Plus I wouldn't want you to waste the price of a stamp. Donate the money to a charity of your choice. Wishing you well.
    Oh yeah, you sound successful
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerosum View Post
    Ah, the old 'let's compare international agreements to something immediate and down-to-earth, based on no evidence other than our own prejudices' bollocks. What nostalgia.

    "Senior health advisers warned that exiting the EWRS – which has helped coordinate the response to the virus and played a vital role during the bird flu outbreak – would put public health at risk.

    However, the British negotiating team, which reports to Boris Johnson, did not want to blur the UK's request for a basic, Canada-style trade deal, it is claimed. Every add-on requested by the UK would risk giving the EU leverage to demand post-Brexit alignment....

    Separately, The Telegraph understands that Mr Hancock sought permission early last month to travel to Brussels to discuss coronavirus with his EU counterparts, but was refused by Downing Street."
    Peter Foster in the Telegraph (the only journalist there worth reading)

    For the sake of the argument, let's say you're right, and it's not worth subscribing to. (There is no evidence for this, by the way). I'm sure it's not the only such international agreement the UK is signed up to. But it is *palpably* not the reason for No 10's refusal. Given they've identified the Coronavirus as something which, malhandled, could topple the government, I have no doubt they'd love to sign up if it didn't have the word 'Euro' anywhere near it.

    So back to the original point of posting, Brexit is causing policy to be driven by lunacy.
    You're making the fatal mistake of thinking quitters like Mordac work to evidence, logic, reason and facts; they don't. They are driven by xenophobia, hatred, fear and fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Always would

    I'm not ashamed how I voted. And yet, I rarely meet anyone who admits to voting out unless they have the anonymity of a forum like this.
    Probably because they can't be arsed being villified by bigoted morons who have labelled all Brexiters as racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Probably because they can't be arsed being villified by bigoted morons who have labelled all Brexiters as racist.
    You do see the irony of your post, surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    It will help kill off the Germans who caused Brexit in the first place....
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