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By youngian
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This betrayal won't be forgotten, warns skipper Phil. What's going to do about it, vote for the Greens?
'Boris the betrayer' has swindled us over Brexit, England's fishermen say
NEWLYN, England (Reuters) - For England’s fishermen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal is a betrayal because it allows some European Union boats continued access to Britain’s rich inshore coastal waters.

Johnson, who led the 2016 Brexit campaign, cast the Christmas Eve trade deal as a way to take back control of the United Kingdom’s destiny including as an “independent coastal state with full control of our waters.”

But in Newlyn, an ancient Cornish fishing port as far from London as Paris, there is anger that Johnson has let EU boats continue plying the rich 6-12 nautical mile inshore fishing zone.

“Boris the betrayer has slayed us and we won’t forget,” Phil Mitchell, the 51-year-old skipper of the 23-metre Govenek of Ladram, told Reuters aboard the boat. “We had the opportunity to actually take back control and we’ve passed it up.”

“They were happy to use us for their campaign and when push has come to shove, we’ve had the shove and we’ve been dumped on from a great height,” said Mitchell, a Brexit supporter who says a historic opportunity has been squandered yet again by leaders 290 miles (470 km) away in London.

From the boats in Newlyn, England’s biggest fishing port by tonnage landed, to the fishermen’s cottages perched above the harbour, the feeling of betrayal is all around. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-brita ... oU18jVsPkY


'All that effort for so little,' muses Sean. Bit fucking late now, you dickwad
'Boris is a kipper': fury and frustration at Brexit fishing deal in Brixham
Many at the harbour in the Devon town are concerned that their industry has been sold short

Brixham-born Sean Irvine, 61, who has been fishing from the port since the early 1990s, said he was glad, at least, that there had been a deal but he is concerned about the new paperwork that will be needed to send fish to mainland Europe – as much as 80% of Irvine’s catch is exported.

“We’ll be catching the same fish in the same water as the French but we’ll have to produce a mountain of paperwork for it. It seems to me what we have achieved is minuscule when you think of the upsets it has caused in families and communities. All that effort for so little.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... in-brixham
 
By AOB
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KevS wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:45 pm
That's a cardboard cut-out? :?

For what purpose is there a cardboard cutout of Maggie in what looks like a hotel corridor? Has Ames not heard of Google Images?

More to the point, where can I get one?! How therapeutic would it be to light a match to it and watch it slowly burn. "Bad day at work? Feeling down? Stressed? Just take your cardboard cut-out of Maggie outdoors and set it alight. Guaranteed to raise your mood in minutes or your money back."
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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AOB wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:08 am


For what purpose is there a cardboard cutout of Maggie in what looks like a hotel corridor?
Gammon Viagra?
 
By Boiler
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youngian wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:19 am
This betrayal won't be forgotten, warns skipper Phil. What's going to do about it, vote for the Greens?

“Boris the betrayer has slayed us and we won’t forget,” Phil Mitchell, the 51-year-old skipper of the 23-metre Govenek of Ladram, told Reuters aboard the boat. “We had the opportunity to actually take back control and we’ve passed it up.”

Phil Mitchell? GOVEnek?
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By satnav
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I think the idea that Thatcher would have supported Brexit is utter nonsense. Unlike Johnson and many of the Brexiters Thatcher had a good understanding of economics and knew that being in the EU was good for the British economy. I think she would have battled from within the EU for a better deal rather than rushing to leave the EU to appease a small bunch of headbangers within her own party.
 
By Andy McDandy
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Richard Kay has a little list of people to visit.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... osers.html

Some expected double standards - privileged elite luvvies vs respected stars of stage and screen for example. Others make no sense at all. Lady Hale simply did her job in judging the prorogation of parliament illegal. But she stood in the way of Our Bozza, so onto the list she goes. Bob Geldof's two fingers to Farage is described as "a low moment in a very dirty war". Not quite as low as what happened the next day though (which goes unmentioned).

There are some which are simply bizarre:
RESTAURATEURS of Strasbourg & Brussels: They are mourning the loss of some of the hungriest — and thirstiest — Eurocrats on their gravy train.
Closest you get to admitting that the UKIP/BXP contingent were in it for themselves.
 
By youngian
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At last we can see the back of the deeply infuriating Euro flag on registration plates. And motorists can proudly apply a GB sticker when driving in the EU.

The fury at car show rooms:
"Will you be driving your new car abroad as you're better getting a number plate with an EU flag on it."
"OK I'll have one of them."
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By Bones McCoy
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satnav wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:59 am
I think the idea that Thatcher would have supported Brexit is utter nonsense. Unlike Johnson and many of the Brexiters Thatcher had a good understanding of economics and knew that being in the EU was good for the British economy. I think she would have battled from within the EU for a better deal rather than rushing to leave the EU to appease a small bunch of headbangers within her own party.
The headbangers would have got a swift handbag in the plumbs and seen themselves deselected before their eyes stopped watering.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:41 am
Richard Kay has a little list of people to visit.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... osers.html

Some expected double standards - privileged elite luvvies vs respected stars of stage and screen for example. Others make no sense at all. Lady Hale simply did her job in judging the prorogation of parliament illegal. But she stood in the way of Our Bozza, so onto the list she goes. Bob Geldof's two fingers to Farage is described as "a low moment in a very dirty war". Not quite as low as what happened the next day though (which goes unmentioned).

There are some which are simply bizarre:
RESTAURATEURS of Strasbourg & Brussels: They are mourning the loss of some of the hungriest — and thirstiest — Eurocrats on their gravy train.
Closest you get to admitting that the UKIP/BXP contingent were in it for themselves.
As some days may happen
That a victim must be found
I've got a little list
I've got a little list
Of society offenders
Who might well be underground
And never would be missed
They never would be missed
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