Brexit Endgame

Anyone would think we don’t have British standards, the food agency, trading standards, health & Safety, duty of care legislation, etc, etc, etc.
 
Brexit: Javid comments on non-alignment with EU prompt warnings of price rises

Chancellor’s remarks represent ‘death knell for frictionless trade’

Oh FFS...what have we been saying for more than three fekin years?

Next up!.... Jobs may be lost? Crystal balls not required!....The mongs deserve it but clearly they are beyond viable working age.
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Anyone would think we don’t have British standards, the food agency, trading standards, health & Safety, duty of care legislation, etc, etc, etc.
yeah but no buy yeah but EU standards are so much better!

whats that, they are not? How dare you!
 
oi dull one.... one of the big moans and groans is the building trade.....oh teh noes, diverging from EU standards!

remind us who sets the global standard for Portland cement the whole bloody world just copies.
Building supplies have been a major growth area in counterfeit goods over the last few years.
‘Ware Alibaba and on-line suppliers.
 
Building supplies have been a major growth area in counterfeit goods over the last few years.
‘Ware Alibaba and on-line suppliers.
Like steel rebar:
 
On the periphery of the inexorable advance to 31 Jan 20, we can take some comfort in the utter misery and shambles that the LibDems now find themselves.

From the heady days of late Nov/early Dec 19, where the fragrant Ms Swinson (remember her?) was spouting policy streams that were neither Liberal nor Democratic, the rump party is reduced to House of Commons insignifigance whilst being steered by a joint leadership of Sir Ed Davey and party president Mark Pack*.

A combat indicator as to their diminishing relevance is that it will take them until mid-July to elect a Leader:


Really? Over 6 months to elect a figure head for a rump political party of just 11 MPs?

"Go back to your constituencies, and prepare for government!" anyone?


*yeah-me neither
 
Brexit day plans are announced as Sajid Javid warns of the negative impact on some businesses as the UK diverges from EU rules.

An epic understatement... As we lapse into exploding kettles, cardboard wheels, toxic air fresheners, sawdust in bread and rely upon the African stolen bicycle industry for trade. Who needs rules anyway...? If the French don't like our straw filled mattresses and 500 volt shavers they can go to hell. If the krauts refuse to accept whitworth bolts and cast iron pistons why should we care? We can't afford their cars anyway!

Yes the penny is ready to drop.
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Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
Anyone would think we don’t have British standards, the food agency, trading standards, health & Safety, duty of care legislation, etc, etc, etc.
And I've already mentioned pharmaceutical standards at great length...
 
Building supplies have been a major growth area in counterfeit goods over the last few years.
‘Ware Alibaba and on-line suppliers.
yup, CE = Chinese Exports goes the joke

CE marked Eastern European electrical fitting pass the EU ‘Standard’, but no self respecting electrical contractor will fit the shoddy crap. Any quality work usually specifies MK or Crabtree
 
On the periphery of the inexorable advance to 31 Jan 20, we can take some comfort in the utter misery and shambles that the LibDems now find themselves.

From the heady days of late Nov/early Dec 19, where the fragrant Ms Swinson (remember her?) was spouting policy streams that were neither Liberal nor Democratic, the rump party is reduced to House of Commons insignifigance whilst being steered by a joint leadership of Sir Ed Davey and party president Mark Pack*.

A combat indicator as to their diminishing relevance is that it will take them until mid-July to elect a Leader:


Really? Over 6 months to elect a figure head for a rump political party of just 11 MPs?

"Go back to your constituencies, and prepare for government!" anyone?


*yeah-me neither
must resist the urge to gloat

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Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
Before the referendum to leave the EU it was all “£350 million-a-week for the NHS, loads of superior trade deals and all the benefits of EU membership with none of the responsibilities”.

Today it’s a border in the Irish Sea, a £500,000 crowdfunder for some bongs, industry suffering, stagnation, further chaos and long term isolation... This is going to be a bumper year for bollocks.

Wordsmith
 
yup, CE = Chinese Exports goes the joke

CE marked Eastern European electrical fitting pass the EU ‘Standard’, but no self respecting electrical contractor will fit the shoddy crap. Any quality work usually specifies MK or Crabtree
Actually CE = China Export isn’t a joke.
There is a very, very, very minor difference in the fonts used: practically invisible to the untrained eye.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
Meanwhile, away from Planet Thick Pencil....

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/01/18/boris-johnson-collision-course-big-business-groups-aides-plan/
Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the Telegraph can disclose. Under radical new plans being drawn up by the Prime Minister's aides, the Government would effectively bring forward its post-Brexit immigration shake-up by two years - removing a temporary extension of the current rules until 2023, that had been demanded by business groups and promised by Theresa May.
Actually quite a smart move by BoJo.
  1. Low skilled migrants earn minimum wage. And you have to earn £27K before you become a net contributor to the tax system. By only allowing skilled and semi-skilled workers into the country, we are only allowing in people who'll pay into the tax system rather be a drain on it.
  2. By only bringing n in more skilled workers, we're increasing the average skill level of the country. (The EU will hate it - it's a brain drain on them).
  3. Companies will now be forced to invest in automation rather than taking the easy way out of using cheap labour. And automation is the way to keep the UK competitive in an ever changing world. It's expensive in upfront costs, but it eventually cuts wages (typically 50% of the cost of a product) out of the equation.
  4. It's a good safeguard in the next recession. Many countries have time limited benefits and one of the drivers of immigration after the Lehman crash was that UK benefits were not time limited. Now we can keep out the unskilled wanting UK benefits when the next recession arrives.
This is a good example why the EU wants to lock us into their rules and regulations. The UK is gaining competitive advantage over the EU by doing this. And we'll duly see the usual suspects screaming we can't have a FTA unless we grant free movement.

To which BoJo will sweetly reply: "OK - trade deal with the US it is then".

Wordsmith
 
minimum wage and free movement was a godsend to UK manufacturing.
an engineering firm locally didn’t buy auto loaders for it’s CNC lathes bar feeders, it was cheaper to employ cheap workers from the Baltic's to hump the bars into the feeders, and who also doubled up as floor sweeps and cleaners.
 
One of the worst things introduced, perpetuated by greedy Londoners.

Indeed.

It started a race to the bottom in the South.
Wage inflation disappeared, good for employers, but wage increases stopped, bad for employees.
Round Hampshire, the mimimm wage is only back to the average unskilled wage from 15 years ago.
 
Indeed.

It started a race to the bottom in the South.
Wage inflation disappeared, good for employers, but wage increases stopped, bad for employees.
Round Hampshire, the mimimm wage is only back to the average unskilled wage from 15 years ago.
It also saw the introduction of zero hours contracts and the demise of both employer and employee good will.
 
One of the worst things introduced, perpetuated by greedy Londoners.
Exacerbated by Labour who consistently screaming for ‘National Living Wage’.


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It also saw the introduction of zero hours contracts and the demise of both employer and employee good will.

One of the supposed evils of Brexit will be we are allegedly going to go all American and bring in 'at will' hire and fire with no notice employment laws.

Well, Zero hours contracts are far worse than 'at will' employment.
 

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