Is No Deal the new Millennium Bug?

#1
So Corbyn is asking for No Deal to be taken off the table before he will talk to May, I say, f@ck him, I say crash out and see what happens! Those of you old enough to remember the turn of the century will remember the fuss around the Millennium Bug, if we didn’t sort out all the computers in the World including clocks, watches and rail timetables, we were going to witness Armageddon on a grand scale, as the electronic clock on Aunty Beeb ticked over midnight, we waited with baited breath, would all of Russia’s nuclear misiles think the West was attacking because it couldn’t count to 2000.01.01, no of course it didn’t, it was all bullsh@t and nonsense.
So, we crash out of Europe, our borders are closed down for a few days and then the EU realises we mean business and guess what they want to suddenly talk seriously, oh and if we adopt Corbyn’s stance, we take away the only leverage we have left.....discuss
 
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#3
Inclined to agree with you. Trade deals look like the emperors new clothes to me. Don't get me wrong there will probably be some disruption but the dust will settle quickly enough and we will wonder what all the fuss was about
 
#4
A lot of effort has been put into making sure the same thing doesn't happen with Brexit. The port of Dover and the port of Calais have invested large amounts of cash to ensure delays don't occur and so have other channel ports. Hauliers and the logistics industry have been thinking differently, in fact many have been forced to think and innovate for the first time in years. The only people not prepared for Brexit or a no-deal are the politicians.
 
#6
Well I didn't put any effort into any of my electronic stuff and it all went on working as normal!
I do wish that people would stop using 'crash out' though, the EU have said that everything will carry on as normal for a reasonable time so there will be no sudden stop, trade will just carry on under a different set of rules, that's all!
 
#7
The reason the Millennium (note the spelling) bug didn't have any major effects was because a lot of people put a lot of effort into making sure it didn't.
And so have a lot of people put effort in to a No Deal, we have ‘Back Stops’ already in place, we won’t go hungry, we won’t stop trading with the rest of the World and we won’t require another Berlin airlift
 
#8
The reason the Millennium (note the spelling) bug didn't have any major effects was because a lot of people put a lot of effort into making sure it didn't.
Also a lot of people made a lot of money by perpetuating the point that it would have a major effect.
 
#9
This is amongst the worse (or most clever, from the seller's point of view) things I have seen:

Hundreds of £300 ‘Brexit boxes’ are being bought due to no-deal food supply fears
Clever, because they relied on the stupidity of remain voters, and they are getting their just rewards, handing over £300 for something they could have bought themselves in the supermarkets much cheaper

All those Gammons panicking and buying Brexit Boxes, because they might lose their beloved Führer
 
#10
I love these Brexit no food nutters. Remember seeing a lass being interviewed on tv last week, sitting there with her 2 young kids, no hubby, advertising to the nation how she's been stockpiling food in case it all goes tits up.
So, thought I, now everyone that knows her and has seen her on tv, now knows that she has a ton of food in her house and that will be the place to raid if by some stretch of the imagination it's as bad as the nutters think it will be.
I was wondering how she was going to protect that stockpile from the hordes she'd just told where the scoff was.

Madness.
 
#11
A lot of effort has been put into making sure the same thing doesn't happen with Brexit. The port of Dover and the port of Calais have invested large amounts of cash to ensure delays don't occur and so have other channel ports. Hauliers and the logistics industry have been thinking differently, in fact many have been forced to think and innovate for the first time in years. The only people not prepared for Brexit or a no-deal are the politicians.
I would just point to one error in your post, Calais and indeed the French Government have made no effort, they want us to fail and then they can ridicule us as we limp back into the EU. The French & the Germans want it to be a lesson to all the other nations, see what happened to the Brits, stay exactly where you are so we can keep and eye on you!
 
#12
Clever, because they relied on the stupidity of remain voters, and they are getting their just rewards, handing over £300 for something they could have bought themselves in the supermarkets much cheaper

All those Gammons panicking and buying Brexit Boxes, because they might lose their beloved Führer
£100 would buy enough tinned and dried food to last at least two months, probably longer. £300 quid. His profit margin must be impressive.
 
#13
So Corbyn is asking for No Deal to be taken off the table before he will talk to May, I say, f@ck him, I say crash out and see what happens! Those of you old enough to remember the turn of the century will remember the fuss around the Millennium Bug, if we didn’t sort out all the computers in the World including clocks, watches and rail timetables, we were going to witness Armageddon on grand scale, as the electronic clock on Aunty Beeb ticked over midnight, we waited with baited breath, would all of Russia’s nuclear misiles think the West was attacking because it couldn’t count to 2000.01.01, no of course it didn’t, it was all bullsh@t and nonsense.
So, we crash out of Europe, our borders are closed down for a few days and then the EU realises we mean business and guess what they want to suddenly talk seriously, oh and if we adopt Corbyn’s stance, we take away the only leverage we have left.....discuss
Whilst I agree with the above I must say that, due to good governance, my small business was £1,800.00 out of pocket due to basic contingency planning.

There will be a lot of hidden costs to brexit over and above the "basic costs" being punted. This mess will go on for years.
 
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or maybe not. who knows?
 
#18
Whilst I agree with the above I must say that, due to good governance, my small business was £1,800.00 out of pocket due to basic contingency planning.

There will be a lot of hidden costs to brexit over and above the "basic costs" being punted. This mess will go on for years.
Oh I agree with you, I didn’t say leaving with no Deal was not going to be without cost, but we will survive and we will be better off for it. No one truly knows the cost, or indeed the outcome, but we will at least be on a level playing field when it comes to Governing ourselves, trade deals, straight bananas, law making & enforcing and of course immigration (not the main reason I voted to leave)
 
#19
I love these Brexit no food nutters. Remember seeing a lass being interviewed on tv last week, sitting there with her 2 young kids, no hubby, advertising to the nation how she's been stockpiling food in case it all goes tits up.
So, thought I, now everyone that knows her and has seen her on tv, now knows that she has a ton of food in her house and that will be the place to raid if by some stretch of the imagination it's as bad as the nutters think it will be.
I was wondering how she was going to protect that stockpile from the hordes she'd just told where the scoff was.

Madness.
I was flicking through the TV channels a while back and caught a survivalist programme, one of the nutters not only declared he had a bunker, and it was stocked with food, weapons, porn etc, but then went to show everyone it's in the floor of his garage. they also showed the outside of his house, his car (and reg), interviewed his neighbours and told everyone the town he's in.
 

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