Brexit Phase Two - Trade

END OF MERKEL would trigger 'uncontrollable' EU-wide break-up: Europe fears 'nightmare'

THE biggest threat to the EU is the imminent collapse of Angela Merkel's fragile coalition, which would lead to a Europe-wide breakup "in an uncontrollable way" according to a leading left-wing and pro-EU commentator.


PUBLISHED: By Oli Smith, EXPRESS.CO.UK, on Monday 18 June 2018.

END OF MERKEL would trigger 'uncontrollable' EU-wide break-up: Europe fears 'nightmare'


Good job she’s still polling at 50 percent satisfaction back in Germany then.
 

Wordsmith

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Good job she’s still polling at 50 percent satisfaction back in Germany then.
Best tell that to the German media who have been expressing doubts about her long term survival for some time.

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Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over.
The wheels also appear to be falling off of the Franco-German alliance that's been the the driving force behind the EU for so long.

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The cabinets of Germany and France are set to meet on Tuesday, but the two countries remain far apart when it comes to eurozone reform. Paris is disappointed with Germany's response to Emmanuel Macron's proposals.
While the Germans are also getting worried at Trump taking aim at German exporters using German manipulation of the euro and the protectionist barriers around the single market to target the US. Trump has decided two can play at that game.

Economic Trumpism: U.S. President Makes Life Tough for German Companies - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Seldom has an American president exploited the country's economic power to the degree the Trump administration has. Washington appears to be attacking German companies at every opportunity.
As stated before, there are dark clouds on the EU horizon.

Wordsmith
 
These German car manufacturers have been predicted as riding to our rescue since before the referendum. As yet, not even the sound of distant hooves.

I should stop worrying about the German car industry. They need the UK far more than the e-aware UK based car makers needs Germany. The futures electric, and the Germans who place such high reliance on their cars percieved technical prowess to garner sales are missing the e-boat.

The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
 
Some of the required technology is being developed regardless; I still think that Jon Thompson was got at by Philip Hammond.
The day a government project delivers on time and on spec without vastly breaking budget you can colour me shocked....
 
I've made the correct decision based on the facts at hand (and still at hand). And my own outlook. I have always anticipated and accepted that there will be some pain in the transition from EU diner state to being free from the EU yoke.
would this be the technology that already exists and is in use in many ports of entry around the world...
Read what @Historyman wrote. It doesn’t yet exist


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As we import more from the EU than we export to it, it's just possible that the pain inflicted on EU countries will be even greater than the pain inflicted on the EU.

The UK (for example), is a major export market for German cars. Should those exports be held up and jobs be lost in Germany as a result, I suspect questions would be asked of the German government as to why.

Wordsmith
The German car industry myth? Really?


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Hardware can be a problem. The tendency for any large project is to spec the minimum that is thought will allow reasonable performance. The system runs fine when it starts up, but as it comes under increasing load it starts to slow to a crawl. Theoretically speaking, that's not a problem with the cloud - you can spin up more virtual servers. But you still have to have the hardware to spin up the virtual servers from.

I don't know what HMG does about the cloud. I would hope it runs it's own private cloud and doesn't depend on commercial ones. If so, cost cutting doesn't pay. Adding 25% more hardware so you have more virtual servers to spin up at need would not add a lot to project costs. Lets hope someone had the sense to do that.

As to going to Fujitsu, best go to a big software company such as Oracle, IBM or SAP. It'll cost more, but they understand far more about the software. (And in the case of companies like Oracle who generally won't disclose the source code, there's a far better chance bugs will get sorted out).

Wordsmith
You're demonstrating how much of a Scooby you don't have again. If you weren't such a geet Jessie I'd point you in the direction of G-Cloud.

Fujitsu are involved in G-Cloud bit time and have provided services since it started. It isn't best to go to a big software company, unless you're willing to employ the support staff needed. Which UKgov isn't. So a service provider it is then.

Oracle are well known for effing over the USAF for $1 billion. Way to to go Cletus.
 

Wordsmith

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The German car industry myth? Really?
Some myth.

About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK
About one in seven cars made in Germany are sold in Britain. It is true that more German cars are exported to the UK than anywhere else.
Our trade deficit with the EU in goods and services with the EU is about £70 billion. (Same reference link as above). As such, the EU will be hurt slightly worse than the UK by an interruption in trade.

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Do stop talking about subjects you know a lot about. It ruins the thread for people who rush off, google about it and become an instant expert.

Wordsmith =)
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Some myth.

About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK


Our trade deficit with the EU in goods and services with the EU is about £70 billion. (Same reference link as above). As such, the EU will be hurt slightly worse than the UK by an interruption in trade.

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They are bigger . They can spread the pain wider. To say they will be hurt slightly worse is wishful thinking

If the German car industry we’re going to ride to the rescue, don’t you think they would have done so by now?


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Some myth.

About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK


Our trade deficit with the EU in goods and services with the EU is about £70 billion. (Same reference link as above). As such, the EU will be hurt slightly worse than the UK by an interruption in trade.

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So just so we’re clear, you believe EU members won’t hurt themselves economically for the sake of politics, but you believe the U.K. will?

Alright. ^^
 
Final post before you pass out for the afternoon until the pubs open again this evening?
You stupid prick. The pubs are open all day. All that Maid Marion Arts nonsense seems to have done your brain in. I use the term "brain" in the loosest possible way.
 
No transition period for a ‘no deal **** the EU’ scenario


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Yes, but we know that if no deal looks likely, DExEU is aiming for “emergency deals” on aviation, nuclear power and Customs to avoid the worst of it.

If this comes to pass, the EU will happily add extra € onto the price tag for this acccess, this will offset the costs to them for No Deal.

So No Deal comes at a price and doesn’t remove us from the EU, hence why DExEU are trying everything to avoid it.
 
You stupid prick. The pubs are open all day. All that Maid Marion Arts nonsense seems to have done your brain in. I use the term "brain" in the loosest possible way.

Must be sad to have reached an advanced age such as yours only to realise you wasted your life.


Never mind - take comfort you’ll be more useful as fertiliser than you were as a ”living”, breathing, human.
 
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Final post before you pass out for the afternoon until the pubs open again this evening?
The 1990s called and want their licensing hours back!

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