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  1. EU Customs officials should slow down a little...

    EU Customs officials should slow down a little bit, take it easy, the lorry will still be there tomorrow.
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    If you are working through a UK defence...

    If you are working through a UK defence contractor, then it is possible you are not subject to Belgian tax provided you are commuting and don't qualify as permanently resident.
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    Manufacturers hit by Brexit

    Not only musicians are affected by Brexit.

    Anger builds among manufacturers as EU customers cancel orders due to Brexit red tape

    They're not happy.
  4. That's not really much of a problem, what is bad...

    That's not really much of a problem, what is bad is the thousands of UK musicians with modest income who won't be able perform in the EU because of the effort and cost involved.
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    Normally you need a contract and then on the...

    Normally you need a contract and then on the basis of that you apply for a visa.
  6. To make a living as a musician in the UK you also...

    To make a living as a musician in the UK you also need to go to Europe to perform, because it's difficult to find enough work in the UK. Now you can't.

    You can only perform once in a venue, you...
  7. You need to register your business in Timbuktu,...

    You need to register your business in Timbuktu, and pay tax in Timbuktu, not in the Cayman Islands. If you want to pay tax in the Cayman Islands you need to work there instead. There will be no tax...
  8. It's irrelevant whether the agent is pushing for...

    It's irrelevant whether the agent is pushing for a rate cut or the client. You take your chances in the negotiation. The agent may have more good CVs who are in it for less. If he does rejecting the...
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    Poll: Though to be fair they didn't storm the Capitol.

    Though to be fair they didn't storm the Capitol.
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    Poll: SOM - Hand audit of all Presidential Election...

    SOM - Hand audit of all Presidential Election votes in Antrim County confirms previously certified results, voting machines were accurate
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    Poll: US attorney general finds '''no voter fraud that...

    US attorney general finds '''no voter fraud that could overturn election''' - BBC News
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    Poll: The Justice dept followed up on complaints and...

    The Justice dept followed up on complaints and the FBI investigated as they always do.
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    Recruiting your own contractors is a huge effort....

    Recruiting your own contractors is a huge effort. If you'd ever worked as a PM you would know that you wouldn't have the time, you just ring up the agency.
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    Poll: So that's a different complaint isn't it. But you...

    So that's a different complaint isn't it. But you agree that it couldn't have been the machines because they weren't used in the recount.

    I suspect an equally bogus complaint.
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    Poll: A US expert said that this election was smoothest...

    A US expert said that this election was smoothest election ever. This was due to the fact that the Republicans appointed far more observers than in previous years and therefore the election...
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    Poll: The votes were recounted by hand in the disputed...

    The votes were recounted by hand in the disputed states.

    So I'm afraid the complaint doesn't hold up.
  17. One way of fixing the dissatisfaction would be to...

    One way of fixing the dissatisfaction would be to convict anyone making fraudulent claims about election fraud and barring them from holding public office in the future.
  18. True, but If the alleged abuse of the postal...

    True, but If the alleged abuse of the postal voting system turned out to be a lie then there would be nothing to fix.
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    No harm in trying for a rate increase though I...

    No harm in trying for a rate increase though I doubt they'll agree to a 15% increase. I suspect it would be more like 5%, if at all in the current market. I would ask and accept their offer or look...
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    Black Lives Matter protesters facing life...

    Black Lives Matter protesters facing life imprisonment for smashing windows in Utah demonstration

    I imagine they'll pussy foot around the "insurrectionists".
  21. Thread: Kerching!

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    I suspect that politicians have decided that...

    I suspect that politicians have decided that images of empty shelves are slightly less toxic than queues of lorries at Dover.
  22. Thread: Kerching!

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    Customs officials want hauliers to give up on the...

    Customs officials want hauliers to give up on the idea of driving to and fro to Europe.
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    Tabloid newspapers saying he was about to be...

    Tabloid newspapers saying he was about to be sidelined doesn't mean he was sidelined. The UK caved in the end.

    If you don't believe me, just look at how the fish industry was shafted.
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    That's why I read the Express. I can also...

    That's why I read the Express. I can also recommend Breitbart. I suspect that Breitbart is more popular amongst Liberals than it is for Republicans.
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    I suspect the UK government will leak proposals...

    I suspect the UK government will leak proposals to the press to see if Barnier approves them.

    The question is, is Barnier the most powerful politician in the UK?
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    Barnier orders UK to obey EU rules

    Barnier orders UK to obey EU rules

    I've noticed some reports about the UK government wanting to introduce new legislation to take advantage of Brexit, but they really need to put a sock in it...
  27. The one bright spot is the pro-Brexit media...

    The one bright spot is the pro-Brexit media sector which seems to be booming.
  28. The auto industry doesn't look much better ...

    The auto industry doesn't look much better

    Brexit deal may be too little, too late for UK auto industry

    Bankers also leaving the UK

    Brexit Driving Top Dealmakers Out of London and Into the...
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    Could also lead to retaliation. Interestingly...

    Could also lead to retaliation.

    Interestingly the working directive doesn't involve any red tape it's just an inherent right for an employee to not have to work more than 8 hours overtime per...
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    Commodity prices currently rising, even oil is...

    Commodity prices currently rising, even oil is now over $50.
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    Brexit Is Driving Top Dealmakers Out of London...

    Brexit Is Driving Top Dealmakers Out of London and Into the EU

    More bankers leaving London.
  32. All the rate cuts I got came directly from the...

    All the rate cuts I got came directly from the client, but in any case it's irrelevant as you will never know on the initial contract. You should know the market, your rate and what you expect.

    If...
  33. You will never know if it's really the client or...

    You will never know if it's really the client or the agent pushing the rate down, but mainly it's the client. There's no point in the agent negotiating a rate and then renegotiating 2 days later...
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    The colonies have gone. As the fishermen have...

    The colonies have gone. As the fishermen have found out, you can't sell fresh fish to India.
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    Having done three cloud migrations I would say it...

    Having done three cloud migrations I would say it depends. The first cloud migration I carried out was where we simply did nothing other than to move the applications onto the cloud without any...
  36. Lets face it if you voted against Donald Trump...

    Lets face it if you voted against Donald Trump this time, it is highly unlikely you'll switch, and there are no non-voters left. 7 million votes is a pretty good majority. It was reported as tight...
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    Don't gloat.

    Don't gloat.
  38. That's a good question, however it looks like the...

    That's a good question, however it looks like the Republicans who voted for impeachment will be replaced. This means that the Republican party will probably remain "Trumpian". If so I think the...
  39. You always have disaffected voters. Just check...

    You always have disaffected voters. Just check out any era. That's what democracy is all about. There's no magic recipe.

    I think you'll find the "remoaniacs" in the UK consider themselves...
  40. What you seem to be implying is that the...

    What you seem to be implying is that the Democrats should now adopt Trump's policies. The 80 million Democrat voters are not disaffected by mainstream policies. In other words your view of how to...
  41. I think the Democrats should martyr Trump and...

    I think the Democrats should martyr Trump and crow about it incessantly over the next 4 years. The Republicans will then nominate a demagogue and the Democrats will walk the next election.
  42. Nigel Farage ?

    Nigel Farage ?
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    The continued inexorable rise of CO2 emissions is...

    The continued inexorable rise of CO2 emissions is due to the "big oil conspiracy" undermining the alternative energy revolution. Politicians are in the pocket of "Big Oil".
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    Half of your trade is always with your...

    Half of your trade is always with your neighbours. That won't change. Check out Canada, Mexico and Japan.
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    The UK represent's only 4% of the EU's trade, the...

    The UK represent's only 4% of the EU's trade, the EU represents almost 50% of the UK's trade. If the French shut the border the French supermarkets will have 4% less food, the UK will have 50% less...
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    What I find interesting is that the government...

    What I find interesting is that the government hasn't made a single concrete suggestion about what laws it will change to be more competitive. It's all very "abstract".
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    Maybe but it does seem to have got off to a bad...

    Maybe but it does seem to have got off to a bad start.

    There is also the problem that when the UK does tweak its competition laws then the EU might block them by threatening additional onerous...
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    Good that you've found a benefit. :music: So...

    Good that you've found a benefit. :music:

    So far:

    The fishermen are screwed
    Hauliers are screwed
    Billions of share trading moved to the EU
    Supermarkets look like they'll be empty in a week...
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    The billions being spent on clean energy are not...

    The billions being spent on clean energy are not having much impact:

    https://c.files.bbci.co.uk/98CB/production/_112151193_global_co2_1900-976-nc.png
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    This was predicted 30 years ago, still waiting. I...

    This was predicted 30 years ago, still waiting. I also remember a prediction 20 years ago that skiing in the Alps would not be possible in 2020.
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