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    Which is a different thing entirely to “the EU...

    Which is a different thing entirely to “the EU imposing the agreement in the U.K. against the will of Parliament”, which is what you originally wrote.



    Guess again who the defendant was, that...
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    The EU approving the deal doesn’t mean that we...

    The EU approving the deal doesn’t mean that we leave anyway. If it did, we would have left back in March and we clearly didn’t.

    The EU has been clear that the U.K. Parliament is sovereign, and...
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    The methane fields under Siberia are thought to...

    The methane fields under Siberia are thought to have been a significant contributing factor to the end Permian extinction event.

    There’s a danger that if we reach levels of warming where the...
  4. It’s essentially meaningless from your side if...

    It’s essentially meaningless from your side if you don’t know who the client is, there’s nothing to prevent you signing the same consent with a different agent, you wouldn’t know whether it’s the...
  5. Again, we’re agreed :-) IMO there’s currently...

    Again, we’re agreed :-)

    IMO there’s currently too much focus on “will the deal pass” and not enough on “should the deal pass”. Is it in the best interests of the wider general public of the U.K.?
  6. We agree there, that much has been obvious for a...

    We agree there, that much has been obvious for a decade or more, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.




    Out of interest, do you think that if the Tory party diverged workers rights, would...
  7. FTFY

    FTFY
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    *Shrugs* Some of us are contractors and have a...

    *Shrugs*

    Some of us are contractors and have a bit more experience in reading contracts before we sign them.

    The boards are rife with “buyer’s remorse”.
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    Regardless of whether it’s a good deal or not any...

    Regardless of whether it’s a good deal or not any responsible MP should vote against it on Saturday, for no other reason than there simply is not enough time to review and analyse the legal text and...
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    I would hope it’s acceptable to the EU, it’s...

    I would hope it’s acceptable to the EU, it’s pretty much what they suggested two years ago before the U.K. insisted on an all-U.K. backstop. Because sovereignty.




    Quite. Ineffectual perhaps,...
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHFHVQvWoAUmfVp?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHFHVQvWoAUmfVp?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
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    XR protests today

    Not “end”, per se (it’s just a big floating rock, after all), but there are plenty of scientists that believe that we are at the start of the sixth major extinction period.
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    *sigh* Juncker has told reporters there is no...

    *sigh*

    Juncker has told reporters there is no need for an extension. Not that an extension is ruled out.

    Juncker is the (outgoing) European Commission President. An extension is ruled on by the...
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    Saw this come through last night. It seems that...

    Saw this come through last night. It seems that Parliament have previously legislated that NI should not be removed from the rest of GB; they’ve also legislated that there should be no border...
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    I’d say it has led directly to it. Pre-Brexit,...

    I’d say it has led directly to it.

    Pre-Brexit, only the hard Republicans were really in favour of it as a policy. For most others it wasn’t even something to talk about. The GFA really was/is that...
  16. Thread: 16 days to go

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    The solution is fairly simple. Freeports in the...

    The solution is fairly simple. Freeports in the U.K.

    According to HMG, the technology at the border within GB will be seamless and invisible. The freeports in GB will be aligned with the EU. NI...
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    NI alignment with GB

    Nothing is more important to the DUP than ensuring that Northern Ireland is aligned with Great Britain.

    Except where it doesn’t want to be.

    ...
  18. Yes, I’m happy to cough up for legitimate...

    Yes, I’m happy to cough up for legitimate expenses as approved by whoever approves their expenses. Sorry, but I’m not going to get outraged by an Express article that has no other purpose than to...
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    Add your brexit jokes here

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EG8VPlvWsAArw4e?format=jpg&name=medium
  20. I’m fairly sure that if you and BB stopped...

    I’m fairly sure that if you and BB stopped searching the Express for your “news”, their online hits would halve.

    Clearly, if his expenses can be published in a “paper” and there is no further...
  21. 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.
  23. Well, yes, we’re (still) in the EU, not (yet) in...

    Well, yes, we’re (still) in the EU, not (yet) in Russia.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  36. 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...
  38. 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.
  39. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. Thread: Economics

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    A rare moment of lucidity. I agree with this.

    A rare moment of lucidity. I agree with this.
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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...
  50. 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”...
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