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#636150
My pleasure:

https://pastebin.com/vMT9qcQf

Too long; didn't read summary: The UK bluffed on No Deal. The EU raised, tossing the City into the pot, with a side bet of State Aid meaning tariffs to come. Boris folded. Brexit means Brexit.
#636172
One of my friends is a partner in a City law firm. He voted Labour, but loads of his senior colleagues not only voted Tory, but were delighted with the Tory majority- ie they didn't think "Oh shit, Clegg can't block the referendum".

Even they, I don't think they realised the danger. And when Leave won they probably thought the fish and sovereignty stuff was bullshit for the plebs.
#636188
If you want your business to survive Brexit, move to the EU. That's now the advice from the Department for International Trade.

"British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal.
In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being told by advisers working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) that the best way to circumvent border issues and VAT problems that have been piling up since 1 January is to register new firms within the EU single market, from where they can distribute their goods far more freely."
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... are_btn_tw
#636203
It's all a case of outwitting the foreigns.

Brexit LIVE: UK creates clever ploy to help British businesses avoid crippling EU red tape

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... row-Macron
#636211
oboogie wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:41 pm
If you want your business to survive Brexit, move to the EU. That's now the advice from the Department for International Trade.

"British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal.
In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being told by advisers working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) that the best way to circumvent border issues and VAT problems that have been piling up since 1 January is to register new firms within the EU single market, from where they can distribute their goods far more freely."
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... are_btn_tw
Isn't this the trick the big tech firms use to avoid paying UK corporation tax?
#636282
Phil Moorehouse's take on the above is worth a listen...the government department responsible for encouraging foreign investment are encouraging UK businesses (and therefore jobs and revenue) to move abroad.

#636298
With the EU considering banning vaccine exports, it's time for the UK to haul in their ambassador to give them a piece of their - oh ...
#636686
"Mid and East Antrim Council says it has withdrawn staff from Brexit inspection duties at Larne Port due to concerns for their safety.

DUP mayor Peter Johnston said party group leaders had taken the decision on Monday afternoon.

He cited "menacing behaviour" referencing growing tensions over the NI Protocol.

He told a council meeting that staff assisting with checks had raised concerns about "suspicious activity".

"We have no option but to withdraw them [staff] in order to fulfil our duty of care," said Mr Johnston."


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55895276
#636693
Mid and East Antrim Council withdrew staff from Brexit inspection duties at Larne Port over security concerns.

That’s the real reason why a DUP council is sabotaging border inspections is it? Or a crafty short term tactic devoid of any thinking on long term consequences.
#636695
youngian wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 am
Mid and East Antrim Council withdrew staff from Brexit inspection duties at Larne Port over security concerns.

That’s the real reason why a DUP council is sabotaging border inspections is it? Or a crafty short term tactic devoid of any thinking on long term consequences.
Are you implying that Arlene's "community" might be up to no good?

Hey, at least we know where to send all the horse lasagne ready meals.
#636706
It's very odd Indeed to see the ever stalwart DUP capitulating entirely to barely credible terrorist threats, innit?

(Also, if you think the alphabet soup of loyalism will be able to sell the murder of port workers in fucking Larne to the community, I've a bridge to sell ye)
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