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The Brexit Consequences Thread

Oyibo

LE
Passed through Lekki just now - strangely quiet with the lockdown / curfew. Equally VI is dead at this time of night these days. Weird times.

Weird. The only times I knew Lagos to be quiet was on election days. I managed MMIA to VI in <20 mins once
 

crazy_chester

Old-Salt
Is Pat's Bar still busy?

No, I was in Pats bar in Novemeber of last year for its last night before closing for good. It was quite sad to be honest - it had changed so much from the old days. The sketch of him running with the rugby ball under the posts was still on the wall, otherwise it was a shadow of its former self. The plan was to re-open elsewhere in VI in 2020, but COVID has probably dealt that a blow. It was nothing like the Pats bar that Oyibo and I knew eleven years ago.

Nowadays, Shades and Long Bar are the places to go, with a few others like Backyard springing up. Times change I guess - still love the place though!
 
Of course, the only other quiet days were 'garbage' days. once a month. For those arrses who are unfamiliar, they collected the bins every month, whether the bins needed emptying or not lol.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
Will you refuse medical attention from foreign health workers if you find such so distasteful? Mwahaahaa
seeing the appalling english skills of most of them and the dearth of fake quals I might do at that.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
And Brexit, thats looking to be such a bargain. Stupid idea then and looking stupider by the day.
hows that then? or is that the usual remainer left wing policy of painting others with your own flaws then decrying them to the roof tops.

there is a reason remain can only guarantee a 13% vote share
 
Not Brexit but an example of what the William Joyce bc is now broadcasting without any attempt to comment.
Yesterday on R4 some dumb cow claimed that the whole of the UK's industrial wealth in the 19C and 20C was based around slavery and this so obvious it doesn't need further investigation.
Like the silly cow who hadn't dressed properly or worn shoes for 13 weeks. Where do they get these slobs?
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
Not Brexit but an example of what the William Joyce bc is now broadcasting without any attempt to comment.
Yesterday on R4 some dumb cow claimed that the whole of the UK's industrial wealth in the 19C and 20C was based around slavery and this so obvious it doesn't need further investigation.
Like the silly cow who hadn't dressed properly or worn shoes for 13 weeks. Where do they get these slobs?
she is correct but it was white slavery not black.

and paying someone a lower wage because they live in india does not constitute slavery
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
OK, Sherlock, how is your newly adopted country doing.......having to pay to be part of your new union?
Ireland is fvcking hilarious from where I am sitting.

Hilarious?
You have to hope Westminster runs Brexit a hell of a lot better than they are running this Coronavirus thing.

And wasn't your constant whinging about how much you were paying to be in the Eu part of the problem.

Despite the fact that brexit has cost more than what we've paid to the Eu.



As Boris Johnson tears up pledges of ‘level playing field’ with the EU and unveils the Government’s vision for a Canada-style trade deal despite the EU having already rejected the idea, new research shows that Brexit is set to have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year. This is a figure that almost eclipses the total amount the UK has paid into the EU budget over the past 47 years (£215 billion) since joining in 1973.

Research by Bloomberg Economics estimates that the economic cost of Brexit has already hit £130 billion ($170 billion), with a further £70 billion set to be added by the end of this year. The British economy is now 3% smaller than it could have been EU membership had been maintained.

In a tragic twist of irony, the scale of the EU payments were central to the Leave campaign’s case for Brexit and “taking back control of our money” and it now looks like the cost of Brexit itself is going to be significantly higher than all of those budget contributions over the past half-century – even before the UK actually leaves the free trading arrangement of the single market at the end of 2020.


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Hilarious?
You have to hope Westminster runs Brexit a hell of a lot better than they are running this Coronavirus thing.

And wasn't your constant whinging about how much you were paying to be in the Eu part of the problem.

Despite the fact that brexit has cost more than what we've paid to the Eu.



As Boris Johnson tears up pledges of ‘level playing field’ with the EU and unveils the Government’s vision for a Canada-style trade deal despite the EU having already rejected the idea, new research shows that Brexit is set to have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year. This is a figure that almost eclipses the total amount the UK has paid into the EU budget over the past 47 years (£215 billion) since joining in 1973.

Research by Bloomberg Economics estimates that the economic cost of Brexit has already hit £130 billion ($170 billion), with a further £70 billion set to be added by the end of this year. The British economy is now 3% smaller than it could have been EU membership had been maintained.

In a tragic twist of irony, the scale of the EU payments were central to the Leave campaign’s case for Brexit and “taking back control of our money” and it now looks like the cost of Brexit itself is going to be significantly higher than all of those budget contributions over the past half-century – even before the UK actually leaves the free trading arrangement of the single market at the end of 2020.


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Of course skid, of course. Now Euronews last night is setting an example Of proper reporting. Cast your mind back a few weeks when it was said that the COvID rescue Package would mean that other areas would have to go begging because the money would have to come within the existing budget.... so far. Now they (CM) have in fact agreed the package but left a load of countries feeling aggrieved. Bearing that in mind EP are expected to rubber stamp the ticket it seems they have two fingers up to both and demanded extra money, which Europe will have to find elsewhere. The vote is not expected ’til October, which leaves time fore some more finagling.
Don’t be surprised if the agreement that is passed bears no relation to that which has been agreed and some rather sore arses being exhibited.

The problem with the level playing field is this, it means maintaining the status quo and a serious lack of competition. It doesn’t mean interference with transportation as such what it does mean is that any manipulation of Tarriffs is disadvantageous and that means prices are cartelised. That under EU law is illegal, it’s also anti trust. That isn’t beneficial for anyone. It defys logic that anyone would want that, unless of course they are a direct recipient of the profits. So Frankly, who’s rewriting who’s history.

AS someone else pointed out the vast bit of Ireland’s per Capita is generated by off shoring. Britain on the other hand has been asst stripped over the last forty years yet our population has gone up by immigration. You tell us we shouldn’t get out of a lose lose formula.
 
Hilarious?
You have to hope Westminster runs Brexit a hell of a lot better than they are running this Coronavirus thing.

And wasn't your constant whinging about how much you were paying to be in the Eu part of the problem.

Despite the fact that brexit has cost more than what we've paid to the Eu.



As Boris Johnson tears up pledges of ‘level playing field’ with the EU and unveils the Government’s vision for a Canada-style trade deal despite the EU having already rejected the idea, new research shows that Brexit is set to have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year. This is a figure that almost eclipses the total amount the UK has paid into the EU budget over the past 47 years (£215 billion) since joining in 1973.

Research by Bloomberg Economics estimates that the economic cost of Brexit has already hit £130 billion ($170 billion), with a further £70 billion set to be added by the end of this year. The British economy is now 3% smaller than it could have been EU membership had been maintained.

In a tragic twist of irony, the scale of the EU payments were central to the Leave campaign’s case for Brexit and “taking back control of our money” and it now looks like the cost of Brexit itself is going to be significantly higher than all of those budget contributions over the past half-century – even before the UK actually leaves the free trading arrangement of the single market at the end of 2020.


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Are you suggesting that it's the fcukwits making a hash of the implementation of Brexit which is causing your pain, or are you saying life without the EU is impossible?

Would the cost be any lower if there was less fcuking around over the past 4 years?

I would say their competence is woeful, but not any worse than any other clowns which Westminster could muster, a product of them having their arse wiped by Brussels for a generation.

None of them could be trusted to run a bath, which is why I voted Remain, but we are where we are.

Has your life changed one iota after the calamitous referendum result?
I certainly doubt very much it has been anyway near the Armageddon that was promised to befall us immediately after voting the wrong way.

But then again, most people didn't wet their pants at the horrific prospect of the Y2K catastrophe bringing the sky down.
 
Hilarious?
You have to hope Westminster runs Brexit a hell of a lot better than they are running this Coronavirus thing.

And wasn't your constant whinging about how much you were paying to be in the Eu part of the problem.

Despite the fact that brexit has cost more than what we've paid to the Eu.



As Boris Johnson tears up pledges of ‘level playing field’ with the EU and unveils the Government’s vision for a Canada-style trade deal despite the EU having already rejected the idea, new research shows that Brexit is set to have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year. This is a figure that almost eclipses the total amount the UK has paid into the EU budget over the past 47 years (£215 billion) since joining in 1973.

Research by Bloomberg Economics estimates that the economic cost of Brexit has already hit £130 billion ($170 billion), with a further £70 billion set to be added by the end of this year. The British economy is now 3% smaller than it could have been EU membership had been maintained.

In a tragic twist of irony, the scale of the EU payments were central to the Leave campaign’s case for Brexit and “taking back control of our money” and it now looks like the cost of Brexit itself is going to be significantly higher than all of those budget contributions over the past half-century – even before the UK actually leaves the free trading arrangement of the single market at the end of 2020.


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Articles in the Potato Times won't change my mind.
As ever, your bitter tears of rage, make me tumescent. Keep shaking those angry little fists.
 
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