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I wonder how the Tories and Brexiters are going to blame the "companies who didn't prepare for Brexit" or the "Remoaners" for this rather obvious government (and therefore Tory & Brexiter, as they have taken over the government) failure?

Brexit Border Trouble Grows as Key Customs System Hits Limit

#Brexit #Brexitshambles #UK #EU #trade #customs #duty #failure
 
See, Brexit was all about helping the poor people and the left behind and the working class people who had saved up to retire in the sun.
The Times helpfully explains how you can still do it (well, if you're rich and have a spare million or so):

Brexit: How British second home owners can spend longer than 90 days in Europe
You can still live in many EU countries all year — if you have the money, of course


#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #secondhome #property #rich #poor
 
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Yes, BREXIT is really going great. Although, why Laphroaig have outsourced their online order shipments to Germany and have kept it that way (in particular for the UK) after Brexit is beyond me.

#UK #Germany #EU #Laphroaig #Islay #Brexit #politics #fail #Brexitfail #trade #Scotland #shipment
 
A Welsh fishing company is currently in the news with the problems Brexit is bringing it:

Brexit: 'My £50,000 shellfish lorry was delayed for 30 hours'

Family-run business risks losing £50,000 worth of shellfish after Brexit delays at French border

However, what neither of these reports mention is this:

'I voted out for my grandchildren!' Businesswoman says £40,000 Brexit hit is worth it

Well, looks like your grandchildren won't inherit the business four generations have built....

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #VoteLeave #votersknewwhattheywerevotingfor #export #fish #Wales
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 
Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving..... Next time a non-UK company refuses to sell to you remember this:

The UK’s new VAT system on imports has not the slightest chance of working – and keeps honest traders out of the country

#UK #EU #Brexit #VAT #tax #trade #politics #economy
The UK’s new VAT system on imports has not the slightest chance of working – and keeps honest traders out of the country
 
A new game for UK members:

Boris Briefing Bullshit Bingo


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#uk #politics #coronavirus #covid #borisjohnson #flannel
 



a bail hearing will now be heard

#Julian #Assange #journalism #UK.
 



a bail hearing will now be heard

#Julian #Assange #journalism #UK.
 
An excellent analysis by Fintan O'Toole in the German Die Zeit (in English, although a German version is also available) of what Brexit has achieved (or rather not achieved) and the problem the Brexiteers/Tories are likely soon going to have:

A ridiculous swagger
The quest for size has led to making Britain smaller. Is this the beginning of a development that will end with an English nation-state?
The one thing you should never do with a scapegoat is to kill it and eat it. The EU scapegoat has now been ritually sacrificed to the gods of national identity in the hope that they will in turn bestow the greatness that holds Britain together. When the gods do not respond to the sacrifice, the people often turn their wrath on the high priests.
#UK #EU #Brexit #England #politics #Tories #Conservatives #scapegoat
 
Surely she'll now have to report on the fall and break up of the EU and the decline of Germany (isn't she based in Berlin?)? Isn't that what the Mail (and other papers) have been promising us for years now?

https://twitter.com/JoshNeicho/status/1343156230743846918

#UK #Brexit #EU #Germany #politics #DailyMail #DailyFail #languages #hate
 
Boris Johnson, December 2020:



Also Boris Johnson, July 2020:

Boris Johnson unveils plan to return England 'to normality' by Christmas

I'm getting ready for another year of being stuck at home then.....

#UK #BorisJohnson #Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #politics
 
Oh dear, how will good old Nigel cope with this?

Lufthansa Will Airlift Food to Britain, Skirting Port Logjam

German lettuce-bombers (yeah, very bad pun on the Rosinenbomber of the Berlin blockade) helping out the plucky Brits?

#UK #Germany #Covid19 #Coronavirus #NigelFarage #food #France #border #Rosinenbomber
 
Latest rumour/leak making the rounds (mainly among journalists) on Twitter at the moment is that the government announcement scheduled for this afternoon will include a new tier 4 for London and the south east of England with a "stay at home" message and effectively Christmas being cancelled (for London and the south east). All that after all the dithering over the last few days and weeks. Merry Christmas from the most confused and incompetent government ever.

#UK #Covid19 #Coronavirus #Christmas
 
I think this is an excellent and important article:

Remainers must not gloat over Brexit’s failures
The electorate will not reward those who appear to wish for disaster


Gloating will only strengthen their views and resolve. Just keep quiet and wait, despite all the gaslighting and lies sooner or later the electorate will come round. And they will blame it on the Tories.
No one now remembers that the Conservatives voted for Tony Blair’s Iraq war. Just as he owned that, so Mr Johnson owns Brexit.
Just wait and show that you want the UK to be successful. And show that you want the UK to be a better country.

#UK #Brexit #politics #Tories #BorisJohnson #failure #nogloating
 

Reactions as Mail on Sunday accused of 'xenophobic trash' as Express declares we are ready for no-deal


Merkel's reaction to these statements that the she is responsible for this is priceless. Merkel just said she is not event involved. It's an EU thing.

#brexit #uk
Reactions as Mail on Sunday accused of ‘xenophobic trash’ as Express declares we are ready for no-deal
 
The Spanish foreign minister explaining in fluent English what a trade deal is all about. The UK has Dominic Raab, who didn't understand how important Calais was for the UK's trade. I also suspect his command of Spanish is limited.

https://twitter.com/sturdyAlex/status/1338052426516082688

#UK #EU #Brexit #tradedeal #nodeal #politics
 
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"British urgently want the blood of Irish people" we've known that for years.

#uk #Ireland 32 #health
 
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"British urgently want the blood of Irish people" we've known that for years.

#uk #Ireland 32 #health
 

Elisabeth Anderson auf Twitter: ""Yeah but what if you want to carry a sofa…in winter…up a hill?" 💯 https://t.co/XK9zM9u0S5 https://t.co/W24E4g0Mva" / Twitter


Das nenn ich mal Lastenrad!
#Bristol
#UK
#bike

https://twitter.com/velobetty/status/1336419000008445959
 
Odd to hear that from a man whose whole career is largely based on lies and misinformation. Well, at least he knows what he's talking about

Covid-19: Boris Johnson vows to combat vaccine 'disinformation'

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #Brexit #UK #EU #Euromyths #lies #misinformation #BorisJohnson
 
Got to love our wonderful patriotic arch Brexiteers: Bugger off to a tax haven and then build their symbol of Britishness Land Rover in ...... drumroll......... France............another drumroll...........in the hated EU

Oh, and have a guess who designed the car (hint: no, not British engineers) .................yet another drumroll ...............German engineers

Ineos boss opts to build 'British' heir to Land Rover Defender in France

#UK #EU #politics #Brexit #France #Monaco #business #car #LandRover #patriot #patriotism #Britain #Britishness
 
"Greatest country in the world, because we're just better and stuff" (Gavin Williamson, education minister or something resembling it. Maybe)

Military planes to fly vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by Brexit

#UK #politics #Covid19 #Coronavirus #vaccine #Brexit #health #incompetence #hubris
 
If you're thinking that now that we've got vaccines we'll be back to "normal" soon I recommend not to read this:

The race to vaccinate the world is an obstacle course

#UK #politics #Covid19 #Coronavirus #vaccine #Brexit #health #incompetence
The race to vaccinate the world is an obstacle course
 
So will he be a one term PM like his fellow populist one term president Trump? Or will the English (sorry Scotland, Wales & NI, unfortunately in the big UK picture you're irrelevant for who becomes PM. Or independent by then anyway) gullible public fall for his empty three word slogans again?

A year on, the UK has paid an appalling price for Boris Johnson’s election victory

#UK #politics #BorisJohnson #USA #DonaldTrump #oneterm #populist #threewordslogans #voters #England
 
Wait a minute, the EU is playing the UK card? I thought the UK holds all the cards, not the EU?

EU threatens to pull out of Brexit talks if UK refuses to compromise

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #negotiations #cards
 
This is a great article I think, even though I think the headline is slightly misleading. While to a very large extent about Cummings and how he massively failed to deliver his vision (parts of which I actually agree with, although obviously not all of it) it also covers the general question about how governments deal (or should deal) with data-driven government and related issues. It's something that needs addressing, even though Cummings failed miserably.

How Dominic Cummings wasted the greatest opportunity of his life

#UK #politics #government #data #datadrivengovernment #DominicCummings #failure
 
I thought the country voted to take back control from the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, not an unelected fiancé to take back control from the architects of Brexit?

Carrie Symonds takes back control from Dominic Cummings and ‘mad mullahs’ of Brexit

#UK #EU #Brexit #takebackcontrol #politics #CarrieSymonds #BorisJohnson #DominicCummings
 

No, it's not the leak about a potential lockdown causing a spike in cases. It's not the announcement of a lockdown causing a spike in cases. It's not an upcoming lockdown causing a spike in cases. It's unthinking, egoistic, careless people causing a spike in cases. It's people saying, "oh, there's a lockdown coming, let's go out and party while we can to give the virus the best possible opportunity to spread rapidly before we go into lockdown!" This spike was completely and utterly predictable, you just had to look at the news on the day the lockdown began: page after page after page of pictures of "people enjoying a last night of freedom before the lockdown"

#UK #news #politics #Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #pandemic
 

John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected' | BBC News


The bill has been rejected by the UK's House of Lords.
This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world

"Because of our bombast, our blustering, our threats and our inflexibility - our trade will be less profitable, our Treasury poorer, our jobs fewer, and our future less prosperous."

Sir John also warned that Brexit divisions increased the risk of the United Kingdom breaking up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54879209

#politics #UKPolitics #brexit #UK #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #law #InternationalLaw #InternalMarketBill
 

John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected' | BBC News


The bill has been rejected by the UK's House of Lords.
This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world

"Because of our bombast, our blustering, our threats and our inflexibility - our trade will be less profitable, our Treasury poorer, our jobs fewer, and our future less prosperous."

Sir John also warned that Brexit divisions increased the risk of the United Kingdom breaking up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54879209

#politics #UKPolitics #brexit #UK #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #law #InternationalLaw #InternalMarketBill
 

Bob the 🐬 auf Twitter: "Poppy madness is in full swing here...😬 https://t.co/SmyOVe9dRN" / Twitter


Eh #wtf is this? Can someone from the #UK followers please explain this "art installation"?

https://twitter.com/bobthe_dolphin/status/1324650658969038848
#wtf #UK
 
OK, I'm going to get my prediction in early, here's some of what I expect to happen (in England, as the devolved governments have their own rules) over the next couple of months:
  • some kind of "lockdown" with more holes (exceptions) than a Swiss cheese from Thursday
  • pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops busy until "lockdown" kicks in, as people want to use their "last chance"
  • numbers will go down a bit towards the end of November and into early December
  • government will proclaim it a success and announce a "ceasefire" or "truce" for Christmas where people can visit their families in order to "save Christmas"
  • the virus will still not understand or know what a "ceasefire" or "truce" is and happily continue doing what it does best: infecting and making people ill, or even killing them
  • in January numbers will start to rise again, first calls for another "lockdown" will be made. Which the government will ignore. Track & Trace still not working
  • by the end of February another "lockdown" is announced
(and that's ignoring the mess that Brexit will bring, deal or no-deal, as nobody has the time & resources to prepare for it during lockdown)

#UK #England #Brexit #politics #Coronavirus #Covid19 #pandemic #government #lockdown
 
The government will hold their press conference about the expected lockdown at ~~16:00~~, ~~17:00~~, ~~18:30~~.......

Anyone surprised their handling of the pandemic is such a mess?

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #pandemic #government #UK #politics #Tories #Conservatives
 
So far for that "herd immunity" strategy......
They say immunity appears to be fading and there is a risk of catching the virus multiple times.
[..]
There are four other human coronaviruses, which we catch multiple times in our lives. They cause common cold symptoms and we can be reinfected every six to 12 months.
Covid: Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection'

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #herdimmunity #politics #UK
 

Coronavirus: Drive-in cinema tackles a wee issue - its customers are in England, but the toilets are in Wales | UK News | Sky News


LOL. Apparently they solved it now by putting up some toilets on the right side of the border.

#worldoftoilets @Jörn W Wenn die Klos auf der falschen Seite der Grenze sind...
#UK
 
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