Registered On: December 24, 2013
“Not sure how the “Brexit is good for you” brigade will respond given that no insults have been hurled.” The Brexit is good for you brigade hope the message has finally got through, NI, though I’m not holding my breath.
Gurny, er, it would help if you actually got it right. I didn’t say there was anything “unusual” about country of origin rules, in fact the complete opposite. I was simply pointing out that this was one of the reasons for the additional costs. I also pointed out this meant it was more likely there’d be more jobs in the UK, which somehow you’ve turned into “now the UK has left, it can’t benefit in this way from domestic production!” I’ve no idea where you get that from.
Then we come onto the costs from “bureaucracy and regulation”. Funnily enough I haven’t been aware of the news blackout so I assume it must only have affected you. The point I was making is that while tariffs and taxes — you know, such as the ones to which I was referring above — are one thing, further additional costs have been incurred because of the absurd bureaucracy insisted upon by the EU. For instance, Scottish shellfish that before Brexit were perfectly healthy yet somehow needed 10 million vets to examine them 1 minute after Brexit.
Now, regarding Forbes, I must apologise profusely for such an elementary mistake. How foolish of me to assume that whatever Forbes publishes must be so ultra right-wing that it can only be compared with propaganda published under Joseph Goebbels. Clearly it is a totally unreliable source and any mention of tens of thousands of job losses as a result of GDPR should be taken with a pinch of salt.
How comforting that must be for the tens of thousands of people who did lose their jobs as a result of GDPR; and, of course, being the total liar that I am all those job losses I saw with my own eyes must have been a figment of my imagination, which given that I’m a complete loony, of course, will come as absolutely no surprise to you.
And finally, horror of horrors, UK GDPR has hardly changed since Brexit! EU GDPR must have been perfect after all. Then again, that might — just might — have more to do with the entirely reasonable and common sense view that having put people through all the pain of GDPR in the first place it might not be such a great idea to change it, at least not right now.
Btw, Heath, GDPR has failed miserably to protect privacy.