** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Aug 2019, 11:39am

mercalia wrote:seems like the only people who will be seriously affected by Brexit food wise are the drinkers?

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But I suppose cheap Dutch pork will end?



Always reminds me of this:

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby roubaixtuesday » 18 Aug 2019, 11:55am

mercalia wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
mercalia wrote:seems like the only people who will be seriously affected by Brexit food wise are the drinkers?

eu imports.JPG

But I suppose cheap Dutch pork will end?


Could you provide a link for your source and explain what the percentages are of please?

Otherwise they're just random numbers.



here the BBC News website - 10 Ways Brexit may affect you
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47470864


Thanks.

I think your interpretation of the figures is not quite right; 21% of the value of imports from the eu is fruit and veg. It doesn't tell you how much of our fruit and veg comes from the EU.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Aug 2019, 12:00pm

roubaixtuesday wrote:
mercalia wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Could you provide a link for your source and explain what the percentages are of please?

Otherwise they're just random numbers.



here the BBC News website - 10 Ways Brexit may affect you
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47470864


Thanks.

I think your interpretation of the figures is not quite right; 21% of the value of imports from the eu is fruit and veg. It doesn't tell you how much of our fruit and veg comes from the EU.


Interseting article here

The "fruit" of my research .....

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mercalia » 18 Aug 2019, 12:31pm

roubaixtuesday wrote:
mercalia wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Could you provide a link for your source and explain what the percentages are of please?

Otherwise they're just random numbers.



here the BBC News website - 10 Ways Brexit may affect you
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47470864


Thanks.

I think your interpretation of the figures is not quite right; 21% of the value of imports from the eu is fruit and veg. It doesn't tell you how much of our fruit and veg comes from the EU.


not sure what you mean. I was merely reflecting about drink. They would have to be very expensive bottles to amount to just a small number of bottles by value? I was rather interested in the meat/cereal percentage which struck me as rather low?

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby PDQ Mobile » 18 Aug 2019, 1:16pm

I see Welsh AM Andrew Davies has been putting his oar into the debate again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49374658
He is now following the new Brexit mantra that democracy would be betrayed by not leaving.
Adding Brexit would pose a "real danger to the fabric of the United Kingdom".
And yet given recent polls that is almost certainly not the case.
He is crap MP and a big mouth.
He should listen to the Welsh farming community more closely. They are for the most part deeply worried about the impact of losing a very large part of their market.


He wrote this now risible rubbish in Feb 2017!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-38980573

And he won't be getting any apology from me.
It is Mr Davies himself who should do the apologising.
Swindon, Scunthorpe, Sterling at rock bottom,, loss of significant benefits to me personally. Chaos in Westminster and rising social unrest.
Threats to food and medicine supplies.
Davies represents a Govt that has presided over the biggest disaster for the UK in my long lifetime.
Time for them to be got rid of for a very long time.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 18 Aug 2019, 6:10pm

mercalia wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
mercalia wrote:

here the BBC News website - 10 Ways Brexit may affect you
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47470864


Thanks.

I think your interpretation of the figures is not quite right; 21% of the value of imports from the eu is fruit and veg. It doesn't tell you how much of our fruit and veg comes from the EU.


not sure what you mean. I was merely reflecting about drink. They would have to be very expensive bottles to amount to just a small number of bottles by value? I was rather interested in the meat/cereal percentage which struck me as rather low?


Some are very high value indeed - look up the price of Chateau Petrus for example.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Aug 2019, 7:43pm

... and now we have " Project Yellowhammer"

Where the "Government" is dismissing its own policies as "Project Fear"

Ironically the fits in with the classic definition of "Project Fear" where it is a simple dismissal (without any evidence) of anything apart from UNicorns grazing tranquilly in golden idyllic pastures

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 19 Aug 2019, 8:24am

And blaming the 'leak' on a 'Remainer Plot'. Surprised Bozo didn't resort to that derogatory word with an 'o' instead of an 'a'. Or perhaps he did...

What the hell are Remainers supposed to do? The Brex*iteers have played dirty all along the line.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 19 Aug 2019, 2:10pm

Cunobelin wrote:... and now we have " Project Yellowhammer"

Where the "Government" is dismissing its own policies as "Project Fear"

Ironically the fits in with the classic definition of "Project Fear" where it is a simple dismissal (without any evidence) of anything apart from UNicorns grazing tranquilly in golden idyllic pastures

It makes interesting reading. One thing it suggest is that the worse off in society will suffer the most. All the evidence indicates that they voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. It certainly proves the saying "Be very careful for what you wish for, you might get it".
Many of the people who will suffer the most will be on benefits. The current right wing government is unlikely to increase them even if food prices go up a lot.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mercalia » 19 Aug 2019, 2:13pm

pete75 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:... and now we have " Project Yellowhammer"

Where the "Government" is dismissing its own policies as "Project Fear"

Ironically the fits in with the classic definition of "Project Fear" where it is a simple dismissal (without any evidence) of anything apart from UNicorns grazing tranquilly in golden idyllic pastures

It makes interesting reading. One thing it suggest is that the worse off in society will suffer the most. All the evidence indicates that they voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. It certainly proves the saying "Be very careful for what you wish for, you might get it".
Many of the people who will suffer the most will be on benefits. The current right wing government is unlikely to increase them even if food prices go up a lot.


Be careful you dont call them the "Lower Class" as some one here will jump down your throat :wink:

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Psamathe » 19 Aug 2019, 2:28pm

mercalia wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:... and now we have " Project Yellowhammer"

Where the "Government" is dismissing its own policies as "Project Fear"

Ironically the fits in with the classic definition of "Project Fear" where it is a simple dismissal (without any evidence) of anything apart from UNicorns grazing tranquilly in golden idyllic pastures

It makes interesting reading. One thing it suggest is that the worse off in society will suffer the most. All the evidence indicates that they voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. It certainly proves the saying "Be very careful for what you wish for, you might get it".
Many of the people who will suffer the most will be on benefits. The current right wing government is unlikely to increase them even if food prices go up a lot.


Be careful you dont call them the "Lower Class" as some one here will jump down your throat :wink:

Interesting (and I saw it). What if you said e.g. "It was mainly middle & upper classes that voted to remain". Would people kick-up about that?

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Debs » 19 Aug 2019, 2:35pm

mercalia wrote:Be careful you dont call them the "Lower Class" as some one here will jump down your throat :wink:


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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby KM2 » 19 Aug 2019, 4:13pm

Is this going to be Ineos’s biggest win.

With Barclay signing out EU law, and Ineos demanding exemption from EU pollution laws, otherwise they close factories, is this going to pay for their cycling team with the health of our children and country.

We can’t all disappear to Monaco to escape personal taxes.

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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 19 Aug 2019, 5:19pm

mercalia wrote:
pete75 wrote:It makes interesting reading. One thing it suggest is that the worse off in society will suffer the most. All the evidence indicates that they voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. It certainly proves the saying "Be very careful for what you wish for, you might get it".
Many of the people who will suffer the most will be on benefits. The current right wing government is unlikely to increase them even if food prices go up a lot.

Be careful you dont call them the "Lower Class" as some one here will jump down your throat :wink:

Come off it! I don't see either of the words "lower" or "class" in P75's post. And you know full well what word it was I found inappropriate. "Idiot".
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 19 Aug 2019, 5:41pm

661-Pete wrote:
mercalia wrote:
pete75 wrote:It makes interesting reading. One thing it suggest is that the worse off in society will suffer the most. All the evidence indicates that they voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. It certainly proves the saying "Be very careful for what you wish for, you might get it".
Many of the people who will suffer the most will be on benefits. The current right wing government is unlikely to increase them even if food prices go up a lot.

Be careful you dont call them the "Lower Class" as some one here will jump down your throat :wink:

Come off it! I don't see either of the words "lower" or "class" in P75's post. And you know full well what word it was I found inappropriate. "Idiot".


Rich Hall said When you go to work, if your name is on the front of the building, you're upper class; if your name is on your office door, you're middle class; and if your name is on your shirt, you're working class. :wink:
I suppose you could add lower middle class to that - name on desk.