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  1. Thread: Boris Prisons

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    There are literally Brexity supporting MPs/MEPs...

    There are literally Brexity supporting MPs/MEPs who have suggested this.
  2. Thread: Boris Prisons

    by chopper
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    Ah, are these the new Erstwhile camps?

    Ah, are these the new Erstwhile camps?
  3. Thread: Brexit coin

    by chopper
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    Just because a coin is made, does not make the...

    Just because a coin is made, does not make the thing on it a good idea...

    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/photos/exonumia/26186.jpg
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    Why? The "will of the people" on 23rd June 2016...

    Why? The "will of the people" on 23rd June 2016 has not been relevant on any day since then.
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    If the UK leaves the EU and it is an unmitigated...

    If the UK leaves the EU and it is an unmitigated disaster, what do you think the future of the UK is?
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    "Faceless" OK, so the EU Council is made up of...

    "Faceless"

    OK, so the EU Council is made up of elected Heads of State.
    MEPs are all, of course, elected.
    And the EU Commission - we all know Jean Claude Juncker's face. The face of his...
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    OK, so the leaflet is here...

    OK, so the leaflet is here.

    "Customs Union" does not appear in it once.

    "Single Market" appears 8 times, and not once in the context of "We will definitely leave the Single Market".

    The...
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    It's OK, as there will be a confirmatory vote in...

    It's OK, as there will be a confirmatory vote in October...
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    Except The Brexit Party Limited is a limited...

    Except The Brexit Party Limited is a limited company with no members. You cannot become a member of it. It isn't a member led political party in the sense that Labour, Conservative, Lib Dems etc...
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    And yet any company who makes Brexit preparations...

    And yet any company who makes Brexit preparations is then accused of Project Fear
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    You mean, like EEA, plus customs union, plus...

    You mean, like EEA, plus customs union, plus having a say - maybe some commissioners, maybe some elected representatives?

    If only there was a solution for that.
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    The EEA doesn't solve the Irish border issue. ...

    The EEA doesn't solve the Irish border issue. The EEA gives you the regulatory alignment, but it doesn't bring Customs Union.

    Being in the EEA comes through one of two channels - either being an...
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    So, what kind of 'budge' could the EU do? The...

    So, what kind of 'budge' could the EU do? The backstop is basically 'This, if there are no alternative arrangements' to protect the GFA. So we can't go back and ask for alternative arrangements,...
  14. Ah, the well known phenomena of a country of 65...

    Ah, the well known phenomena of a country of 65 million having a much stronger hand when negotating for international trade deals than a union of 550 million. When the UK breaks up, the individual...
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    Except... It wasn't. Specifically the official...

    Except... It wasn't. Specifically the official Vote Leave campaign had a 'deal before we leave' platform. That's what people voted for.
  16. Thread: 40 Trade Deals

    by chopper
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    40 Trade Deals

    2017: Liam Fox promises to sign 40 free trade deals the 'second after' Brexit

    2019: UK fails to close global trade deals ahead of Brexit deadline


    Oops.
  17. The £39bn (actually, €42bn - it is denominated in...

    The £39bn (actually, €42bn - it is denominated in Euros) is for:


    contribute to and participate in the 2019 and 2020 EU budgets, as part of the transition (or implementation) period;
    continue...
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    Britain has a well documented inability to handle...

    Britain has a well documented inability to handle winter.
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    One Brexiter argued that Britain exports Crabs to...

    One Brexiter argued that Britain exports Crabs to China(!).

    So lets shut down the banks and focus all our energy on catching crabs.
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    MP's resignation letter template

    Dear Theresa,

    Having thoroughly read through your deal with the European Union in detail, I have concluded that, while it will indeed leave the UK poorer, with less influence and less opportunity,...
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    Because. They. Lied. They sold EEA as an...

    Because. They. Lied.

    They sold EEA as an option before the referendum to secure votes, and then dismissed it afterwards and started pedalling the no-deal idea instead. No Deal was never on the...
  22. The Black Tower? Black Tower Fruity White 75Cl -...

    The Black Tower?
    Black Tower Fruity White 75Cl - Tesco Groceries
  23. Nah, I'll just pay the 9p tariff on a bottle of...

    Nah, I'll just pay the 9p tariff on a bottle of imported wine.
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    'Access Denied' - that'll be the hard border then.

    'Access Denied' - that'll be the hard border then.
  25. Out out on trawlers catching fish.

    Out out on trawlers catching fish.
  26. I would have thought that if we left, especially...

    I would have thought that if we left, especially without a deal, then the chances of mass civil disturbance following the economic meltdown would be far greater and more worrying than if we remain,...
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    Eurotunnel's disadvantage is that they already...

    Eurotunnel's disadvantage is that they already have trains.
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    All I hear is people talking down Seaborne...

    All I hear is people talking down Seaborne Freight, but it will be a success. They hold all the cards.
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    Ahh you see, not a problem. For Brexiters are...

    Ahh you see, not a problem. For Brexiters are massive fans of WTO rules, and there are specific WTO rules requiring international tender of government contracts.
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    It's not about physical capacity on the ferry,...

    It's not about physical capacity on the ferry, it's about capacity of the ports to process the trucks coming off the ferries. So we need ferries going through different ports, to alleviate that...
  31. Thread: My breakfast

    by chopper
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    Got to enjoy it while we can, before we are...

    Got to enjoy it while we can, before we are reduced to only adequate food.
  32. Some dude on Twitter was absolutely adamant that...

    Some dude on Twitter was absolutely adamant that the EU had banned the sale of eggs by the dozen in the UK.

    Had to show him screenshots of Tesco, Asda and Aldi websites all showing eggs on sale in...
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    Images on the previous page of leading Brexit...

    Images on the previous page of leading Brexit Gammons getting angry when immigration didn't reduce.
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    The Mark Bamford, of the law firm based in the...

    The Mark Bamford, of the law firm based in the same address as Seaborne Freight, is not the same Mark Bamford of the JCB clan with Tory Party links. Just a big coincidence. For starters, the Mark...
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    Many Brexiters misread "Do you want to Leave the...

    Many Brexiters misread "Do you want to Leave the EU?" as "Do you want to ban all foreigners from the UK?". A hatred of brown people and muslims led them to vote to leave a trading bloc consisting of...
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    Definitely some people think Brexit is about...

    Definitely some people think Brexit is about migration, per these tweets from Leave.EU and Nigel Farage.

    http://www.thechopper.co.uk/brexit-2.png


    http://www.thechopper.co.uk/brexit-1.png
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    I thought birthdays were for permies? AYCOTBAC?

    I thought birthdays were for permies?
    AYCOTBAC?
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    And what is it that makes it a faked extension?

    Very simply. Emailing you a new contract starting a day after your current one has ended, for 6 months.[/QUOTE]

    And what is it that makes it a faked extension?
  39. So when British tourism falls, tourists from...

    So when British tourism falls, tourists from other places increases to fill the gap. So no loss to Majorca. But British holiday firms, airlines and the people who work for them - they will suffer.
    ...
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    Most Gammons don't run businesses which submit...

    Most Gammons don't run businesses which submit VAT returns, so as it doesn't affect them, they don't care. To hell with all those who are impacted.
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    Not sure it is easyJet, they've had a very clear...

    Not sure it is easyJet, they've had a very clear Brexit strategy and moved all their EU operations to Austria. They aren't getting suddenly hung up specifically on flights from the Nordics.
  42. Why would German car exports to the UK be...

    Why would German car exports to the UK be impacted? We're still going to be buying German cars, we'll just be paying more for them. (via devalued currency, new import duties, and the fact that they...
  43. So you don't understand how the Common Fisheries...

    So you don't understand how the Common Fisheries Policy works then? When we leave the EU, we'll find that we're still subject to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which mandates... quotas to...
  44. In Spain, Tourism contributes about 10-11% of...

    In Spain, Tourism contributes about 10-11% of their GDP - Spain is the second most visited country in the world.

    However, it isn't just British tourists in Spain, of course.

    In 2017, 19 million...
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    I thought Brexit was because the EU is corrupt. ...

    I thought Brexit was because the EU is corrupt.

    The apparent corruption in this ferry deal is astounding and nothing to do with the EU. Home grown corruption will only rise post Brexit.

    Maybe...
  46. Bearing in mind British fishermen want to fish...

    Bearing in mind British fishermen want to fish the Ocean empty, and then complain next year when there's no fish, it sounds like a good thing. Catch your quota early, get a different job for the rest...
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    It turns out that the British ferry firm awarded...

    It turns out that the British ferry firm awarded the contract, Seaborne Ferries, has - err - never actually operated a ferry before and doesn't current own any ferries.

    And we're supposed to...
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    The problem is that Tim Martin believes it, and...

    The problem is that Tim Martin believes it, and his misguided opinion carries weight, rather like Jack Bamford's opinion even though that is based on an 18 year old grudge for being fined for...
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    A bill, the European Union (Amendment of...

    A bill, the European Union (Amendment of Withdrawal Date) Bill, gets voted on to amend the date as hard coded into the European Union (Withdrawal) Act. The Act also mandates the extension of Article...
  50. Thread: 39 Billion.

    by chopper
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    But what about the £55bn in lost tax revenue...

    But what about the £55bn in lost tax revenue every year?
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