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    Today, 11:09
    No, in this case I do know that. I’m responsible for transitioning a lot of the offshoring and I know exactly the reason(s) for it. In this case it’s...
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    Yesterday, 18:22
    meridian replied to a thread Bloodbath in the City in Brexit
    Switzerland should just take the EU to the WTO under GATT Art XXIV, that’ll show them
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    Yesterday, 18:17
    meridian replied to a thread Raab gone in Brexit
    “They” don’t have to choose anything at all. A WA has been agreed with the official U.K. government representatives. If Parliament didn’t want the...
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    Yesterday, 18:04
    meridian replied to a thread Raab gone in Brexit
    Crikey, is it still 2016? We’re still on “an economy multiples of our size needs our money therefore we hold all the cards”? How has that worked...
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    Yesterday, 16:18
    meridian replied to a thread Raab gone in Brexit
    The WA is better than no deal, and has been accepted by the EU. The issue is not on that side of the agreement, it’s coming up with something that...
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    Yesterday, 09:06
    meridian replied to a thread Raab gone in Brexit
    It’s a bit more clear-cut than that. As part of the request for an extension to 31 October, the U.K. government agreed not to reopen the...
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    Yesterday, 06:15
    Start ticking them off for each candidate, the one with the most checks wins.
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    18th June 2019, 20:51
    Some people just want to watch the world burn. Unfortunately, they’re in the majority of Tory members...
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    18th June 2019, 18:02
    meridian replied to a thread Jim Mellon - Pro Brexit in Brexit
    You misunderstand me. When I say the U.K. is a major part of the EU and therefore, if there is a problem, it is part of the problem, I mean the EU...
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    18th June 2019, 15:12
    meridian replied to a thread Jim Mellon - Pro Brexit in Brexit
    You keep saying this without quite appreciating that: a) The UK is major part of the EU, so very much a part of the problem if there is one; b)...
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    18th June 2019, 11:57
    It’s not difficult to understand or square. When we join with other nations however tightly or loosely coupled (whether by treaty, FTA, whatever)...
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    18th June 2019, 06:09
    Sorry, I should clarify - for my current Clientco it’s nothing to do with Brexit. YMMV for other clients.
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    17th June 2019, 20:15
    Clientco here (FTSE100) is culling UK-based contractors and either moving the work offshore or giving it to offshore bods onshore. Nothing to do...
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    17th June 2019, 18:43
    Depends. Is there more than one member of the party?
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    14th June 2019, 12:03
    Yep, I’d popped off for a lunchtime wander and was thinking about it and came to the same conclusion while I was thinking through what you were...
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    14th June 2019, 11:41
    That correlates with a wee bit of Googling on the subject. Other posters seemed certain that there was a difference though, hence the question. On...
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    14th June 2019, 10:48
    That’s what I was asking - why, technically, it is considered that the U.K. 3-pin plug is a better standard. My question was why is the U.K....
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    14th June 2019, 09:18
    Thanks for that. Is that necessarily true, though? What you appear to be saying is that a child can safely stick a fork into a U.K. socket and not be...
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    14th June 2019, 09:09
    The two stories are linked. The WTO only provides the framework for remedies. With the current trade wars under way, the WTO is in danger of being...
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    13th June 2019, 16:52
    It’s both not true, and I don’t know. Not true, because you can’t make a blanket statement like “x is better than the EU”, simply because “the EU”...
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    13th June 2019, 16:42
    We’re not at cross purposes, we’re disagreeing. Case in point. The less intellectually endowed (you, in this case) can not fathom the mere...
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    13th June 2019, 14:44
    Because they don’t meet the EU’s standards. They are sold under the standards issued by the EU (which at the moment still includes the...
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    13th June 2019, 13:05
    They are labelled with a CE mark to show that they conform to European regulations, including safety standards. Your position appears to be, let...
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    13th June 2019, 10:31
    The USA and China, mostly, via the WTO. If the U.K. lets in all goods tariff, customs, and sanitary-check free from the EU (and vice-versa), why...
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    13th June 2019, 06:57
    TCS and Wipro already have their bids ready. All of them have 10 years experience in the new tech required that is still being developed, and are...
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    13th June 2019, 06:52
    meridian replied to a thread Car boom! in Brexit
    Yeah, alright, calm yerself down Rockefeller...
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    12th June 2019, 21:44
    meridian replied to a thread Car boom! in Brexit
    Good for them, it’s nice to see manufacturing supported in Wales. However: An EU Government supporting a loss-making manufacturer to encourage...
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    12th June 2019, 12:32
    It took less than two minutes to find this, which suggests that the heaviest routes are Dublin - Holyhead and Dublin - Liverpool. If you want the...
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    11th June 2019, 12:12
    Popped in for a second, and can see you’re still the same old cretin. This. It already exists under the TIR convention, essentially for...
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    5th June 2019, 22:10
    meridian replied to a thread Ann Widdecombe in General
    Not an exclusively gay trait. Perhaps stop making them feel guilty about who they are? Not exclusively gay (believe it or not there are also...
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