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Brexit Voting [61 vote(s)]

Voted Leave - Would Still Vote Leave
19.7%
Voted Leave - Would Now Vote Remain
3.3%
Voted Remain - Would Still Vote Remain
63.9%
Voted Remain - Would Now Vote Leave
0.0%
Didn't Vote - Would Now Vote Leave
0.0%
Didn't Vote - Would Now Vote Remain
8.2%
Other
4.9%


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According to a poll yesterday by YouGov, if you ignore 'don't knows', we now have 72% of people who want the UK to join the CU/SM even though that brings back FoM.

yougov.co.uk/politics/articles/47997-britons-support-rejoining-the-single-market-even-if-it-means-free-movement

Hope it's not to long before the political parties pick up on this.

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I think it would be fair to say that 80% of people don't have a clue what they want.

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I actually had to laugh when I saw this as otherwise the exasperation would get the better of me LOL

The Daily Express is now saying that they feel 'betrayed' because the EU is not including the UK in the latest EU scheme.  It relates to the EU's new plans for an integrated transport rail network.

"Scheming EU countries leave UK out of 'landmark' transport plans as map reveals betrayal"

I honestly don't understand why anyone would read this paper and take it seriously.  The hypocrisy is off the scale.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1849136/eu-countries-britain-transport

Edit

They've now changed the headline to

"Map shows incredible new transport routes planned across Europe - but UK misses out"

 



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Wednesday 27th of December 2023 03:00:14 PM

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Yesterday marked four years to the day since the UK ceased to be a member of the EU.  The London Evening Standard published this interesting (IMHO) article as part of its coverage of the (sad) occasion



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I've been told that there are no more meat products being imported from the UK, which means no more Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney for me. I don't know how I will survive.  furious



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Bob in Spain wrote:

I've been told that there are no more meat products being imported from the UK, which means no more Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney for me. I don't know how I will survive.  furious


 According to Tiger & Scorcher, back in day, Fray Bentos was an Argentinian football team - so I think youre confused, Bob. 



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Good News: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney is back
Bad News: 7 euros and 50 flipping cents a time

That's double what it was before.

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Good News: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney is back
Bad News: 7 euros and 50 flipping cents a time

That's double what it was before.


 Enjoy!  



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JonH comes home wrote:
Bob in Spain wrote:

Good News: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney is back
Bad News: 7 euros and 50 flipping cents a time

That's double what it was before.


 Enjoy!  


 It's double the supermarket prices here. Have a look on Amazon - could be cheaper, £2 for 425g over here.



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Good News: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney is back
Bad News: 7 euros and 50 flipping cents a time

That's double what it was before.


 I feel your pain

My favourite French anchovies are now £7.50 here in the UK

They used to be £4.50, and are about £3 in France

£7.50 !!!! For little fish that should be as cheap as chips......

(And, sorry Bob, but you know that too many Fray Bentos pies is probably not what the doc ordered for your new health regime - maybe it's a sign from above biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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As part of the plan to take back control of the border and not be subject to EU regs, we've taken about 3 years of allowing anything and everything into the country with no specific checks at all (because it was all going to be a nightmare, so it kept getting put back)

Officials have informed the government though that illegal meat imports seem to have been a major problem (unfit for consumption and carrying countless diseases which risk outbreaks at farmers' livestock). They havent' been able to stop them much of it (we haven't been checking them sysematically) but it's been noted as they go through and there have been some sudden sweep checks which have confiscated big amounts, which shows how much more there must be.

Now, as of Tuesday, we're finally putting in proper checks - but it's a 22 mile drive from Dover to the check facility.

What could go wrong???

I mean, it's not like the illegal meat importers would have someone waiting 10 miles along the route and get rid of all the dodgy meat before they hit the check, now, is it? Or take 'numerous other routes', to avoid the check process, as the GB Cold Chain Federation boss said.

Oh, and to top it all, the government are cutting the checking facilities' funding by 70%, according to the Dover Port Health Authority



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Even the Daily Mail .....

twitter.com/edwinhayward/status/1785427448844148997

All those higher costs, for what .....

twitter.com/itvnews/status/1785379093506097433



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It's so frustrating. I wish the people having to pay for all these additional costs were just those who voted for this nonsense.

Unfortunately we have to pay the blooming Brexit tax whether we wanted it or not.

I'm trying to send a package to a bereaved friend in Portugal. It's proving impossible because no-one will send them from the UK because of customs' restrictions/costs. Gee thanks...

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Nix wrote:

It's so frustrating. I wish the people having to pay for all these additional costs were just those who voted for this nonsense.

Unfortunately we have to pay the blooming Brexit tax whether we wanted it or not.

I'm trying to send a package to a bereaved friend in Portugal. It's proving impossible because no-one will send them from the UK because of customs' restrictions/costs. Gee thanks...


 Yes :(

My niece's Asian computer company has now moved its whole logistic operations to the Netherlands. Just impossible to run the European arm in the UK as they used to. The UK people have lost their jobs. Only a small sales force is being kept here (and that's only while the current sales manager is still here and doesn't want to move). As soon as he leaves, for whatever reason, they'll move it all over.   



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What a shame for your niece. I really feel for her and all those like her who've lost their jobs.

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