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  1. It doesn’t sound like you’re taking the “unity”...

    It doesn’t sound like you’re taking the “unity” part seriously....
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    Boris to Abolish Contracting

    For the big players, as “consultancies” they have more than one client but their “consultants” are typically PAYE employees of the consultancy.
  3. Well, yes, we’re (still) in the EU, not (yet) in...

    Well, yes, we’re (still) in the EU, not (yet) in Russia.
  4. Sure, why not? He was an excellent Speaker and...

    Sure, why not? He was an excellent Speaker and recognises the sovereignty of Parliament, he would be good as a caretaker PM.
  5. Thread: Economics

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    Like a stopped clock, you’ve inadvertently hit...

    Like a stopped clock, you’ve inadvertently hit the right answer for a change. In Australia, for example, seasonal work such as fruit picking requires a high demand of numbers of people for a short...
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    The U.K. already has an underclass. Look at the...

    The U.K. already has an underclass. Look at the increase in homeless, in use of food banks, in zero-hours contracts, in the “just about managing”s, in issues with Universal Credit. Austerity has hit...
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    Johnson has a majority of -43, why should he care...

    Johnson has a majority of -43, why should he care any more about what the DUP think?
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    *Tin foil hat on* They come out of the same...

    *Tin foil hat on*

    They come out of the same location as several other “low regulation” outfits, eg Taxpayers Alliance, etc.

    Their driver for Brexit appears to be the opportunity for a...
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    Civitas (think tank) - Wikipedia...

    Civitas (think tank) - Wikipedia



    Hth.
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    There’s no version of Brexit that Brexiters can...

    There’s no version of Brexit that Brexiters can agree on, and no version that’s pure enough for the cult.
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    Breakup of the U.K.

    The Torygraph calls for the breakup of the United Kingdom.

    First step NI. Any other country, region, or county not pulling their weight will be next (waves at Wales, Cornwall, and anywhere north...
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    A “deal” will need to be a Withdrawal Agreement....

    A “deal” will need to be a Withdrawal Agreement. It needs to be agreed, then approved by both the EU plus our own Parliament, and then supporting legislation needs to be completed.

    If it’s a twist...
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    HMRC guidance says that it is likely that they...

    HMRC guidance says that it is likely that they are:

    BIM40451 - Business Income Manual - HMRC internal manual - GOV.UK
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    Brexiters won. Why are they always crying and...

    Brexiters won.

    Why are they always crying and complaining as if they lost?
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    No problem for Dyson, he wasn’t paying for it -...

    No problem for Dyson, he wasn’t paying for it - you (we all) were.

    Subscribe to read | Financial Times
  16. Speculation and assumptions, yes. Things that can...

    Speculation and assumptions, yes. Things that can be identified and argued for or against.

    What you said was “bias”, though. Easier for you to make that assertion and dismiss it out of hand, as no...
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    Some pretty poor advice there. There are...

    Some pretty poor advice there.

    There are plenty of other threads on here about businesses impacted by change, where the general consensus is that those businesses should recognise the change and...
  18. A well-argued rebuttal. Makes sense, especially...

    A well-argued rebuttal. Makes sense, especially as the FT is well known as a Corbyn-sympathising paper.
  19. Or perhaps not. Chris Giles on Twitter: "Did...

    Or perhaps not.

    Chris Giles on Twitter: "Did not expect this at all

    In IFS pre-Budget analysis with investment bank Citi...

    Corbyn-led labour government (ditch brexit) leaves Britain 5%...
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    Which works for Zara in Spain where people can’t...

    Which works for Zara in Spain where people can’t shop around.

    Doesn’t work so well for M&S in Letterkenny where people can see the price difference between Euros and Sterling and drive to Derry to...
  21. Thread: Economics

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    Exactly my point. It’s minimum wage work and is...

    Exactly my point. It’s minimum wage work and is unlikely to ever be more than that. Brits won’t do it. And while it’s minimum wage work with enough foreign temporary workers to do it, there’s little...
  22. Thread: Economics

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    Define “cheap labour”. There’s already a fixed...

    Define “cheap labour”. There’s already a fixed minimum wage, set by the U.K. government. How much higher do you think the base rate of wage for skilled raspberry pickers should be before it becomes...
  23. Thread: Economics

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    “The EU” hasn’t provided low wage anything....

    “The EU” hasn’t provided low wage anything. Minimum wage is set and fixed by the U.K. government.

    It doesn’t matter whether the actual work is done by a U.K. or non-U.K. national, the cost to the...
  24. Thread: Boris resigns

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    “Colluding” when it’s Remain, “horse-trading”...

    “Colluding” when it’s Remain, “horse-trading” when it’s Brexiters.

    :eyes
  25. Thread: Economics

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    Vetran did a version of that joke yesterday. ...

    Vetran did a version of that joke yesterday.

    Not that that should worry you, it’s not the first time in your life you’ve been told you’re slow and unoriginal...
  26. Thread: Boris resigns

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    Mark Urban on Twitter: "Downing St denies asking...

    Mark Urban on Twitter: "Downing St denies asking the Hungarians to veto extension. A well placed Hungarian source told me recently 'we will not break ranks with the 27', adding witheringly, 'what on...
  27. Thread: Economics

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    Times have changed. There’s more pressure on...

    Times have changed.

    There’s more pressure on students now to perform, so they’re hardly available to take an entire day out fruit picking. Starbucks is both easier and closer. Three 3-hour shifts...
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    A rare moment of lucidity. I agree with this.

    A rare moment of lucidity. I agree with this.
  29. Thread: Economics

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    You might have missed the bit about 87000 punnets...

    You might have missed the bit about 87000 punnets going to waste.

    If, in the modern marketplace and supply chain, it was as easy as “growing some raspberries and selling them to a buyer”, there’s...
  30. UK 'proposes customs centres on both sides of border'

    Strawman. Not straight at all, a deliberate falsehood by you that anyone has said or thinks that.

    Trolling effort 0/10.




    More strawmen, depending on your perspective (“self-determination”...
  31. Thread: Economics

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    It does make sense. The hard bit is in the...

    It does make sense.

    The hard bit is in the first word of many of the sentences though. “Get”. “Make”.

    Right wing economics uses the stick (reduced benefits, reduced access to critical services...
  32. Thread: Economics

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    Economics

    Tonnes of British-grown fruit wasted over shortages of EU workers amid no deal Brexit fears - ITV News



    - seasonal workers either unwilling (EU) or unable (non EU) to come in and do a tough...
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    Ready for Brexit?

    Not sure if this is to be taken seriously and should be in the Business section - it is the official advice from HMG, after all.

    It seems like odd advice, though, from the U.K. government. I’ve...
  34. Here’s a clue: if 3 years of the brightest brains...

    Here’s a clue: if 3 years of the brightest brains in the U.K. trying to come up with a workable solution still can’t figure it out, an article saying that there’s “nothing complex about it” is...
  35. Thread: Boris resigns

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    They’ve already thought of that: ...

    They’ve already thought of that:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFndpzKXoAYRwj_?format=jpg&name=small

    But they didn’t think as far as the Electoral Commission’s guidance:

    ...
  36. Thread: Boris resigns

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    If the court had any sense it would make him sign...

    If the court had any sense it would make him sign an affidavit.
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    Christ, really? That’s your natural personality,...

    Christ, really? That’s your natural personality, without any “enhancements”?

    Thicker than SB but not quite as funny. I was only half right about you being the love child of minestrone and scotch,...
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    Lol. At times you can actually provide some...

    Lol.

    At times you can actually provide some arguments to engage with. That tends to be around 6 or 7 am.

    At other times, you come across like the ba5tard love child of Minestrone and a bottle...
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    Did your racism trigger you again?

    Did your racism trigger you again?
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    WTAF?

    WTAF?
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    But it is easy to leave. The U.K. handed in its...

    But it is easy to leave. The U.K. handed in its A50 notice, and is free to walk at any time.

    Other countries don’t have the NI issue to worry about, so in theory it should be even easier for them....
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    They’ve been constructive with countries that...

    They’ve been constructive with countries that know what they want and want a deal - Japan, Mercasur, etc.

    There ain’t no dealin’ wit crazy.
  43. Norn Iron Manufacturing don’t like it: ...

    Norn Iron Manufacturing don’t like it:

    Manufacturing NI on Twitter: "Frankly the proposal are worse than No Deal for Northern Ireland businesses."
  44. Only 3 days for the Queens Speech? Didn’t they...

    Only 3 days for the Queens Speech? Didn’t they submit to the Supreme Court that this would take 5 weeks? Lol
  45. Hmm, not sure why I bothered replying only a...

    Hmm, not sure why I bothered replying only a couple of hours ago to both of those.

    Here’s a question for you: as a proportion of all people that enter the U.K., how many have the right to enter...
  46. At the moment, zero. It’s like they’re not even...

    At the moment, zero. It’s like they’re not even reading what they’re writing.
  47. UK 'proposes customs centres on both sides of border'

    You’re right, I didn’t make that clear.

    ROI will still have freedom of movement for both U.K. and EU nationals. Non-EU nationals that want to use the U.K. as a back door into Ireland are de...
  48. Not necessarily. TIR Convention - Wikipedia...

    Not necessarily.

    TIR Convention - Wikipedia
  49. It still is, it’s just that “FoM” is shorthand...

    It still is, it’s just that “FoM” is shorthand for “the Treaty right to live, study, work, retire where you like”, and not actually whether people can travel.

    Eg there will still be the freedom of...
  50. As I’ve mentioned before, movement of people is...

    As I’ve mentioned before, movement of people is not the issue. Even if half the continental mainland used the bridge from ROI to NI to GB, most checks on the rights of people to live and work in the...
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