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Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:34 pm
by Kreuzberger
What will it be at passport control and in the goods yards stretching back to the arse end of Gretna?

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:18 pm
by Cyclist
Boiler wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:16 pm
mr angry manchester wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:10 pm
3, if its to be road/rail bridge the track gauge in Ireland is 5 foot 3, in Britain it is 4 foot 8 and half.
C'mon Boiler, that's what SNCF and Renfe do at the France-Spanish border. We're BRITISH. We"'ll have none of those ghastly forrin ways here.


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Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:31 pm
by KevS
The roads around Stranraer will need massive upgrades as well. You'd need to extend the M77 down from Kilmarnock, build an M75 from the M6 at Gretna, and then probably need to turn both the A69 and A66 into motorways so traffic from the Eastern side of the country has easy access as well.

Let's improve the access to the ports we have at the moment first. Dual the A2 fully to Dover, extend the M5 down to Plymouth, sort out access to Pembroke, build a tunnel connecting Harwich and Felixstowe so there's not the usual mayhem every time the Orwell Bridge closes due to being a tad breezy.

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:53 pm
by spoonman
Folks, unless they can somehow get a bridge that can both (a) float on the sea water, (b) still be tall enough to stand above sea level to allow all shipping to pass through and (c) allow traffic to be well sheltered from the elements in what is known to be often turbulent waters, then it isn't happening. Especially when needing to deal with old munitions that are still being washed up on shores to this day that are still hazardous, not to mention the big trench in the middle where the dumping took place, or the dozens of several hundreds of metres of concrete support structures required to stand on the sea bed etc. etc. Look, any half decent structural engineer will tell you that with an unlimited amount of resources anything is possible, but even the Chinese will balk at this one.

The only other option then is (d) where using the same process as used post WWII to dump surplus weaponry, the Royal Navy do a continuous convoy over the next five years to ship out and dump into the North Channel all the fresh bullshit that Johnson & associates liberally keep excreting, and after a while, a land bridge between NI & Scotland might be feasible.

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:37 am
by youngian
Portpatrick’s a long way from Folkestone Eurotunnel so not much help to Irish exporters not servicing the Scottish market. Johnson knows all this its some dead cat dog whistling voodoo that’s above my paygrade but works well with halfwits.

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:34 pm
by youngian
Even the Mail’s getting stuck into HolidayGate. This twat can’t even organise a holiday without screwing up

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:45 pm
by Bones McCoy
youngian wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:34 pm
Even the Mail’s getting stuck into HolidayGate. This twat can’t even organise a holiday without screwing up
It does explain why he's a stranger to hairdressers.

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:52 am
by bluebellnutter
Meanwhile, in The Thick Of It...


Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:38 pm
by KevS
Johnson, along with Cummings also getting a kicking over Javid quitting in the Mailites comments.

Er, what's going on?

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:40 pm
by Boiler
A backlash over Cummings? After all, 'we' said 'we' didn't want to be ruled by 'unelected bureaucrats', and now...?

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:18 pm
by bluebellnutter
I can see how Cummings is an easy man for people on the same side to hate. Much like Alastair Campbell was for the Labour Government.

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:31 pm
by youngian
bluebellnutter wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:18 pm
I can see how Cummings is an easy man for people on the same side to hate. Much like Alastair Campbell was for the Labour Government.
Every leader has a hatchet man to do the dirty work and take the flak. Having one that isn’t elected is a good move as they’re not going to steal your job. You’re supposed to be good cop, bad cop though not cunt cop and even bigger cunt cop

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:22 pm
by MisterMuncher
Bones McCoy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:45 pm

It does explain why he's a stranger to hairdressers.
I can't imagine him managing a half hour's chat with anyone who's worked for a living.

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:31 pm
by The Red Arrow
"Who's paying for your holiday this year, sir?"

Re: Boris Johnson

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:28 am
by youngian
Someone already is leaking from No 10.
Boris Johnson is understood to have cancelled plans for a spring visit to the US amid tensions with Donald Trump about the decision to allow Chinese firm Huawei to play a role in the UK’s 5G network.

The US president was said to be “apoplectic” with rage over Mr Johnson’s refusal to ban Huawei, which Washington believes could pose a security threat due to the firm’s relationship with the Chinese government. Huawei has strongly denied the allegations.

Downing Street denied that the prime minister had been forced to delay the trip because of the Huawei decision, which reportedly sent Mr Trump into a furious rage during a telephone call with Mr Johnson.

The prime minister was expected to travel to Washington at the beginning of the year for a high-profile meeting with the president as focus shifts to securing a lucrative post-Brexit trade deal with the US.

But the trip is understood to have been pushed back to June to coincide with a meeting of G7 leaders at Camp David in Maryland. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 35986.html