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Looks like the Brexiteers are hedging their blame game. As of course nothing is ever their fault they are now adding unprepared businesses (who don't know what to prepare for....) to the inflexible EU and saboteur Remainers.

Johnson Heads Into War of Blame With U.K. Business Over Brexit

#UK #EU #Brexit #politics #blame #blamegame #failure #BorisJohnson #Tories #Conservatives
 
UK farmers call for EU workers to bypass Covid quarantine | Food & drink industry | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/21/uk-farmers-warn-of-christmas-turkey-shortage-unless-eu-workers-exempt-covid-quarantine

Lol.
#brexit
 
Well, good luck with that, especially considering how Brexit is a massive power grab by Westminster (including what is perceived as taking some powers away from the devolved governments) and how they keep banging on about sovereignty and taking back control and negotiating as equals. When the UK wants sovereignty and take back control from the EU that's good, but when Scotland wants the same from the UK that's bad? You've shot yourselves in the foot there......

Also, I don't see why/how the EU should reject membership to an independent Scotland, provided it fulfils all the criteria (which could get interesting, as at the moment the SNP wants to keep the £, which probably won't fly with the EU. But then again, that can change).
Continuing to dismiss Scottish calls for another independence vote outright could be “counterproductive,” the memo said. Possible counter-measures include London handing more power to Edinburgh and ratifying a new settlement through a popular vote, and pressuring the European Union to nix the idea of Scotland rejoining the bloc as an independent country.
U.K.’s Tories Start War Gaming to Stop Scottish Independence

#UK #EU #Scotland #Brexit #independence #politics #Tories #Conservatives #ThePledge
 
Interesting read on why the UK failed in the Brexit negotiations and is likely to continue to fail:

Hard bargaining dies hard: the cultural factors behind Britain’s ill-suited Brexit negotiation strategy

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #negotiation #negotiating #failure #bargaining
Hard bargaining dies hard: the cultural factors behind Britain’s ill-suited Brexit negotiation strategy
 
The big difference of course that the poll tax was a bit easier to back out of than Brexit will be. The damage Brexit already has done and will continue to do will to an extent be irreversible, some will take many years to fix and only some are truly reversible.

https://twitter.com/FD/status/1318180601988587520

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #polltax #Tories #Conservatives #damage
 
Interesting read on why the UK failed in the Brexit negotiations and is likely to continue to fail:

Hard bargaining dies hard: the cultural factors behind Britain’s ill-suited Brexit negotiation strategy

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #negotiation #negotiating #failure #bargaining
Hard bargaining dies hard: the cultural factors behind Britain’s ill-suited Brexit negotiation strategy
 
I think this is probably a good summary of where we stand at the moment. Boris Johnson is gambling in an extremely high risk game. If he fails/loses the result will be catastrophic with a double whammy to the economy and the finances of the country, not to mention the potential to break up the country. While they might hope to be able to hide the results of a no deal Brexit in the Covid-19 impact I don't think the majority of the voters will fall for that, the impact will just be too big and hit different sectors than the ones currently hit.

Boris Johnson is dancing with danger by threatening a crash-out Brexit

#UK #Brexit #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #gambling #highrisk #Covid19 #Coronavirus
 

"Brexit-Room" - Das neue Escape-Spiel | extra 3 | NDR - YouTube


Escape Room #Brexit
(English subtitles available)

 
Hmmmmmm, seems the oven ready deal has been overcooked? Or the easiest deal in history wasn't that easy? Or the German car industry didn't come to the rescue? Or the UK didn't hold all the cards after all?

https://twitter.com/Conservatives/status/1201853843421761538

#Brexit #UK #EU #easiestdealinhistory #politics #voteleave #failure #lies #BorisJohnson #MichaelGove #Brexitlies
 
Belgian ambassador throws King Charles II treaty into EU fishing debate | Brexit | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/08/belgian-ambassador-throws-king-charles-ii-treaty-into-eu-fishing-debate

Hah that's great
#brexit
 
Always remember, with Brexit we can reduce red tape and free us from the shackles of the bureaucratic EU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111one

Brexit: Lorry drivers will need a permit to enter Kent after transition period

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #redtape #bureaucracy #somuchwinning #voteleave
 

#Brexit: #NI told to start work on #checkpoints at sea #ports - BBC News


Well, nobody could have seen this coming.

[Sarcasm]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54207178

#UK #NorthernIreland #Politics
 

#Brexit: #NI told to start work on #checkpoints at sea #ports - BBC News


Well, nobody could have seen this coming.

[Sarcasm]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54207178

#UK #NorthernIreland #Politics
 

Sadly accurate state of UK negotiations with EU


#Brexit negotiations explained in the best possible way!

BJ's UK is the cluster fuck, just like the Trumpian US!

#Politics #Europe

 

Sadly accurate state of UK negotiations with EU


#Brexit negotiations explained in the best possible way!

BJ's UK is the cluster fuck, just like the Trumpian US!

#Politics #Europe

 

Brexit-Verhandlungen: Johnson droht mit "No Deal" | tagesschau.de

Der britische Premierminister erhöht in den Verhandlungen mit Brüssel den Druck. Sollte bis Mitte Oktober kein Abkommen zwischen EU und Vereinigtem Königreich vorliegen, werde es keinen Vertrag geben.
Noch schärfer im Ton war am Sonntag der britische Chef-Unterhändler David Frost: Er sei sich völlig einig mit Johnson, dass Großbritannien von einem No-Deal-Brexit nichts zu befürchten habe. "Ich glaube nicht, dass uns das in irgendeiner Weise Angst einjagt", sagte Frost der "Mail on Sunday".
Ja nee, ist klar! #brexit Drohnen mit einem No Deal? Haha! Kann er gerne kriegen, mit allem was da dran hängt.
Rofl rofl rofl.
 
Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December? • The Register https://www.theregister.com/2020/09/04/brexit_export_import_sytem_late/

#brexit time to stockpile essential items
 
Ich möchte hierauf nochmal aufmerksam machen, auch wenn der Beitrag von 2019 ist.
#Facebook #Brexit #Wales #fakenews #Trump #Wahl #Wahlen #Demokratie Carole #Cadwalladr #EU #ted



In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the #UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters -- and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election -- Cadwalladr calls out the "gods of Silicon Valley" for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?
 
Good old Nigel Farage will be fuming. And then blame it all on the inflexible EU, as usual.
Immigration barrister Colin Yeo, author of Welcome To Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System, said: “The Royal Navy cannot simply enter French waters without an agreement to return migrants crossing the Channel.

“The French authorities would need to agree to accept any returns and because of the variety of hard Brexit sought by the UK government, the current returns arrangement, called the Dublin regulation, is ending on 31 December 2020, with no sign of any replacement being negotiated. It will become harder to return migrants to France in 2021, not easier.”
UK plan to use navy to stop migrant crossings is unlawful, lawyers warn

#immigration #NigelFarage #Brexit #UK #politics #EU #France
 
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The very last thing that we will ever need


#coffin #eu #mywork #skeleton #3d #gif #animation #uk #brexit
 
When the left side of the mouth says the opposite of the right side of the mouth. Or something like that. The irony of the internal single market in the UK vs the internal single market of the EU. One is good, the other is bad. Frictionless trade is good when in the UK, but not needed any more with the EU.

UK single market white paper: “irony so bitter it makes your eyes bleed”

#Brexit #UK #England #Scotland #singlemarket #frictionless #frictionlesstrade #trade #politics #irony
UK single market white paper: “irony so bitter it makes your eyes bleed”
 
Brexiteers bough a house in France. Did not care about the consequences. Now they are f**** and of course it is all Brussels fault...

#Brexit
 
Brexiteers bough a house in France. Did not care about the consequences. Now they are f**** and of course it is all Brussels fault...

#Brexit
 
Ida Funkhouser auf Twitter: "Dieses Bild ist auf so vielen Ebenen verstörend https://t.co/qmzkRO507W" / Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/IdaFunkhouser/status/1276254418044928001

From which Stephen King movie is this?
#brexit #uk #bojo
 
Holy guacamole, this can't be true. Please someone tell me this isn't true.

'We've bought the wrong satellites': UK tech gamble baffles experts

#UK #politics #Brexit #GPS #Galileo #SatNav #wasteofmoney #stupidity
 
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Let's talk about the F-word


Best for Britain polled more than a thousand SME (small/medium enterprise) owners and asked them to express, in just five words, their feelings on Brexit, the coronavirus recession, and the future in general.

Which word appeared boldest and brightest? I’ll give you a clue – it wasn’t ‘fudge’. In these uncertain times, our most multi-talented swear-word seems to be a familiar fall-back.

https://www.bestforbritain.org/lets_talk_about_the_f_word?utm_campaign=20jun11_blog_2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=b4b

#wordcloud #coronavirus #recession #depression #Brexit #feeling #Britain #UK #UnitedKingdom
 
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Let's talk about the F-word


Best for Britain polled more than a thousand SME (small/medium enterprise) owners and asked them to express, in just five words, their feelings on Brexit, the coronavirus recession, and the future in general.

Which word appeared boldest and brightest? I’ll give you a clue – it wasn’t ‘fudge’. In these uncertain times, our most multi-talented swear-word seems to be a familiar fall-back.

https://www.bestforbritain.org/lets_talk_about_the_f_word?utm_campaign=20jun11_blog_2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=b4b

#wordcloud #coronavirus #recession #depression #Brexit #feeling #Britain #UK #UnitedKingdom
 
Considering how the pandemy runs through #Brexit land, I'd prefer to not visit it in the first place :-0
 
I don't know, I'm not sure it has just yet. The tabloids and the right wind press of Murdoch and Co will find ways to blame the failures on others and explain some of it away with "different circumstances" (I've already seen some excuses using population density, which they can then also nicely link to those ghastly immigrants). Then there's all the patriotic VE Day stuff coming up, where I've seen plenty support with "let's celebrate VE Day social distancing style in our front gardens" already. Unless Starmer really hits the ground running and can really do some damage to the Tories I fear there's still quite some steam left in Johnson and his crew.

The British charlatan style has been sent packing by too much reality

#Brexit #Coronavirus #Covid19 #virus #BorisJohnson #populist #politics #health #Conservatives
 
This is a fascinating, excellent and scary thread about the "how hard can it be?" (hint: bloody hard, but you either don't understand or don't want to admit that it's hard) attitude in our political leadership.This isn't only about Coronavirus, it's about everything. It's about Brexit, Climate Change, Poverty and much much more. When Michael Gove famously said "people have had enough of experts" I feel he didn't really mean people, he meant politicians. And it worries me greatly about our future.

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1251434219139665920

#UK #politics #experts #Coronavirus #Covid19 #politics #Brexit #politicians #ventilators
 
Oh dear, that article didn't age well, not at all. Similar to quite a few of his Brexit articles (eg claiming that the UK wouldn't leave the single market).

Daniel Hannan: Alarmism, doom-mongering, panic – and the coronavirus. We are nowhere near a 1919-style catastrophe.

As of writing this we are at over 4,000 deaths. Considering the current growth rate of deaths I expect we're going to hit the 10,000 mark in about a week (ie around 12/Apr) and there's a good chance we're going to hit 15,000 around Easter.

And that's despite the (belated) measures the government has taken (which are still being ignored by a sizeable minority). If they hadn't taken those measures I expect the numbers would have been a multiple of the current numbers. In just a few weeks. Not the whole winter season the deniers so often like to use to compare the Coronavirus to the Flu deaths we have every winter.

PS: in one of his later articles, as you would expect, he's arguing we need to lift the restrictions by Easter.

#UK #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Corona #virus #politics #Brexit
Daniel Hannan: Alarmism, doom-mongering, panic – and the coronavirus. We are nowhere near a 1919-style catastrophe.
 

BREAKING: The entire UK strategy for fighting #coronavirus was based on false analysis. Scientists advising the Gov’t now say the UK only realised "in the last few days" that its Coronavirus strategy would "likely result In hundreds of thousands of deaths"


This reminds me of an old British TV show.

Johnson has turned comedy into reality with unimaginable consequences for the lives and safety of the citizens!

#CoronaVirus #COVID19 #Brexit #Pandemic #Dumbfuckistan
 

BREAKING: The entire UK strategy for fighting #coronavirus was based on false analysis. Scientists advising the Gov’t now say the UK only realised "in the last few days" that its Coronavirus strategy would "likely result In hundreds of thousands of deaths"


This reminds me of an old British TV show.

Johnson has turned comedy into reality with unimaginable consequences for the lives and safety of the citizens!

#CoronaVirus #COVID19 #Brexit #Pandemic #Dumbfuckistan
 
Well, well, seems the Brexit dividend didn't last very long (and I wonder what good old Nigel says now, as this tweet hasn't aged well)

Coronavirus: US to extend travel ban to UK and Ireland

#coronavirus #covid19 #Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #travelban
 
It's obviously a price worth paying. And voters knew what they were voting for. Also sovereignty is more important than surviving.

Brexit could delay UK access to a coronavirus vaccine

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #health #coronavirus #covid19
 
So in a nutshell we're going to get a Brexit that brings no tangible benefit to anyone, makes everyone unhappy, yet keeps the Tories in power and able to continue to ruin the country. All because people thought they knew what they were voting for, while not actually knowing anything. And not even because of an ideology, just because of a method.

The indivisibility of the 52% as method in Brexit, even now

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tories #power #fascism #method #ideology
The indivisibility of the 52% as method in Brexit, even now
 
Wasn't Brexit supposed to reduce bureaucracy? This sounds more like an explosion in bureaucracy. It also only covers the state side of it, not the business side.

And wasn't Brexit supposed to save money? Well, let's say the 50,000 extra staff fully costed (ie including overhead, pension contributions, employer social security contributions etc) cost £30,000 per year. Which I think is optimistic, it's more likely to be more. Still, even at only £30k/year per head that's £1,500,000,000 per year. That's over 4 Brexit battle buses per year (Remember the £350M/week claim on the bus...). 4 buses we're not going to spend on the NHS, but on bureaucracy. Oh, and don't forget, this is only for the state side, not the costs business will have to bear. Which I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same again, or more. So that's 8 buses in additional bureaucracy costs every year. Or two months of the annual EU contributions (as overstated by the Leave campaign, as in reality after the rebate and the amounts the UK got back it was far less. Meaning it's probably more like half of the net annual EU contributions by the UK).

UK races to find extra 50,000 staff for post-Brexit paperwork

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #bureaucracy #NHS #bus #money #GBP350M
 

UK post-Brexit blue passports made in Polish factory | News | The Times


Oh the Irony
#Brexit
 
Only the US and the EU? Which country with a sane mind would enter a trade deal with the UK if they know there's a good chance the UK will later try to wiggle out of the deal, not fulfil its commitments or try to circumvent the agreement?

Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU

#Brexit #UK #EU #NorthernIreland #WithdrawalAgreement #trade #politics #tradedeal #US
 
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