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By The Red Arrow
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But then again...

IDS to spearhead final desperate quest for ‘stifling’ EU shackles
New task force to prioritise further regulatory ‘deep dives’ after failure to identify significant EU rules for repeal causes scaling back of government ambitions
Anthony Robinson
22 February 2021
Nine years or more of brain racking, plus combing of the UK statute book by various Brexit-leaning think tanks as well as civil servants, has failed to identify any serious candidates for scrapping.

Now IDS, the former army officer and work and pensions secretary, has been charged with finding something by May of this year that can be put to the prime minister. It follows a conference call held in January between 250 business leaders and Boris Johnson, where the PM appeared to admit being stumped as he pleaded with them to come up with regulations that they found excessively burdensome. They could not.
https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/ids-to-s ... -shackles/
 
By Boiler
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Yesterday: Brexit: 1,000 EU finance firms 'set to open UK offices'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56155531

Brexiters; HA! Take that, Remoaner Beeboids!

Today: EU engaged in ‘very serious escalation’ over UK financial services, says Bank of England Governor

https://www.independent.co.uk/business/ ... 06765.html

Brexiters: Boo! EU bullies!
 
By youngian
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:52 pm

Today: EU engaged in ‘very serious escalation’ over UK financial services, says Bank of England Governor

https://www.independent.co.uk/business/ ... 06765.html

Brexiters: Boo! EU bullies!


Bit concerned this BoE Governor is more David Frost than Carney.
“Frankly, it would be a serious escalation of the issue,” said Mr Bailey, and suggested such pressure would be of “dubious legality”.

Mr Bailey did not specify what form that resistance would take, saying it would be for ministers to decide.
 
By youngian
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No idea. I’ll wait for a lawyer to explain whether this is just some bollocks Bill Cash would come up with
“It would be very controversial in my view because legislating extra-territorially is controversial anyway and obviously of dubious legality, frankly,” Bailey said.

A temporary "equivalence" granted by Brussels until mid-2022 means the business can continue for now, but removing it would force 25% to shift to Europe.

Mr Bailey said: "I think the debate that's now building up... is that if only 25% moves, it isn't really very viable.

"To get the other 75% would require something very controversial such as an attempt at extra-territorial legislation or an attempt to force or cajole banks and dealers to say 'there will be some other penalty for you unless you move this clearing activity into the euro area'.
 
By Bones McCoy
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As they should've said to Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars:
Congratulations on winning the trophy.
You've had your minute (and more).
So shut the fuck up, and get the fuck off the fucking stage.
 
By youngian
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Boiler wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:53 pm
Yes; this is what you voted for.

Screenshot_2021-02-26 Brexit and its implications The great big combined thread.png
Express readers have had 50 years of experience of turning the page on stories about thick Micks fighting over religion. Nothing to do to them.
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