February 12, 2021 at 7:45 am #202446
They need us more than we need them:February 14, 2021 at 1:15 pm #202481
Another one who can’t see the benefits…February 14, 2021 at 1:15 pm #202482
Just a frightened remoaner innit…
“To turn our backs on the world’s largest trading bloc, which is on our doorstep, in favour of trying to create trade deals with countries that couldn’t be further away, and have much smaller economies, is total stupidity and beyond comprehension,” he says.
“Covid has kept the Brexit issues out of the headlines, but to try and get a message across to our single- minded, short-sighted government, it needs to be in the headlines. I cannot think of one single positive benefit from Brexit, only negatives, and all my customers and contacts are of the same opinion.
“Britain used to be great but no longer,” he says, blaming Tory politicians at the top of government. “To adapt a phrase from our most famous leader, ‘Never in the field of British business has so much been destroyed for so many, by so few.’”February 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm #202609BucksironParticipantOffline
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“I cannot think of one single positive benefit from Brexit, only negatives, and all my customers and contacts are of the same opinion.”
This guy’s had over four years to plan for Brexit and yet what’s happened has come as a complete surprise; and ‘The Guardian’ — and you lot — think he’s a great example of a successful business ruined by Brexit.
Anyone who knows anything about business understands the huge risks of operating in a niche market in an industry as fickle as fashion. Yet he’s done nothing to mitigate the risks, Brexit or otherwise?!
All this shows is how not to run a business. He’d be shredded on Dragon’s Den.February 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm #202610
Hard for many businessmen to mitigate for risks from Brexit when the conditions have been very uncertain and it’s a bit rich of Brexiters to say they needed to have adjusted better when many of the risks were dismissed as project fear by them.February 21, 2021 at 2:26 pm #202613
‘All this shows is how not to run a business. He’d be shredded on Dragon’s Den.’
Lol, condescension and irrelevance are king!February 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm #202614
This guy’s had over four years to plan for Brexit and yet what’s happened has come as a complete surprise;
You could well be talking about Boris Johnson.
The Government have had four years plus and still ***ked it up!February 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm #202694
Some may find this a good summary of the state of play:February 24, 2021 at 1:43 pm #202704February 24, 2021 at 7:57 pm #202719
Kippers sign up for the EU!!!February 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm #202722GurnelistaParticipantOffline
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And er, wasn’t Brexit supposed to halt immigration?
So why was nothing said about the announcement that up to 3 million Hong Kong residents could come to live in Britain, and soon afterwards apply for full citizenship? Three million!!!
According to Lesgeo we were supposed to be fearful of just 50,000 Turkish immigrants. Yet now we hear nothing from the Brexiters. You could easily imagine they don’t give a fig about immigration.
Les, what happened to ‘we’re full up’? You weren’t codding us, were you?February 24, 2021 at 9:55 pm #202725billpuntonsghostParticipantOffline
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They’ve probably heard the prison cells we live in are better than theirs.February 25, 2021 at 9:27 am #202733
The ERG are now calling for an abolishment of the Northern Ireland protocol, which would tear up the deal we made.
The deal which was claimed as closure and sung with high praises as a means of exiting the EU, and one which was portrayed as being fair to all sides and one to try and see positives in for the critics. Two sodding months was all it took for them to change tune and go from demeaning critics as negative naysayers to criticising themselves.
Just as the withdrawal agreement was the best thing ever at the time and became a traitorous stab in the back, the exit deal has gone from being something great to an awful restriction on the UK, according to Brexiters like the ERG. When people call for remainers to unify behind Brexit and see the good, perhaps they should bear in mind that things like this is why there was never going to be unity. It was obvious that this was going to happen and many won’t want to unify behind an idea for the good of the country when a significant chunk of those arguing such never believed in it themselves, and were just shouting about its greatness to own the remainers.February 25, 2021 at 10:18 am #202735February 25, 2021 at 2:50 pm #202742Iron-aweParticipantOffline
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I’m sure Buck’s will be along very soon to calm the situation down and tell us that this is all conspiracy theories and is really just teething problems. Which should be resolved by 2035. 😂😂😂February 25, 2021 at 6:25 pm #202760
To be fair, Rees Mogg did say we would notice the benefits in 50 years time. Let’s hope he is right about that, however I will not be around to witness the sunny uplands.
But then again he could be wrong and it could be another lie. Whatever happens over the next 50 years, I can predict that the Rees Mogg descendents will not have to worry too much.March 3, 2021 at 4:58 pm #203043
Wonder if we’ll get an apology from certain posters to this site?
“Now we’re seeing the impact of Brexit
it is time for an apology from all the people who dismissed us as ‘Remoaners’.
We watch as businesses and lives are being ruined by Brexit, and yet not a single apology from those who championed the cause.”
Read in The Independent: https://apple.news/A1IiPg5WoTwafeC-gcvPVqQMarch 27, 2021 at 10:29 am #203934
God bless the cheese makers!! You’re going to need him because you will get sod all help from this economy wrecking Brexit Government.March 27, 2021 at 12:17 pm #203938
Last year we were getting a box of wines and charcuterie, cheese etc. Direct from Spain. It was superb and cost around £80.
The same box is now £120!
That’s a 50% increase. No doubt the Spanish company are seeing nothing of the extra £40 it going on the sort of stuff covered in the above link.
The Brexiteers were telling us we’d only notice the benefits. There wouldn’t be any downside to leaving the EU.
Yeah, right!March 27, 2021 at 3:29 pm #203940
I suppose the Brexiteer response would be to suggest buying British alternatives, but like the aforementioned cheese maker, many producers are struggling post Brexit and are looking at moving to France. Partial to a bit of quality Iberico ham myself but looks like this government has made a right pigs ear of being able to purchase that in the UK at a reasonable price in the future.March 27, 2021 at 9:46 pm #203942
Exports of a whole host of British good quality foodstuffs are down by over 60%.
But at least we will never be forced to have straight bananas will we Johnson!!May 1, 2021 at 9:21 am #206001
No doubt it’s all the fault of the EU for, checks notes, enforcing that non-member states don’t get the benefit of being in a trade union when outside and not those who said this was all project fear.May 1, 2021 at 8:13 pm #206081XxxParticipantOffline
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I’m sure Buck’s will be along very soon to calm the situation down and tell us that this is all conspiracy theories and is really just teething problems. Which should be resolved by 2035.
.June 18, 2021 at 8:07 am #208875
They need us more than we need them:
— David H Headley (@DavidHHeadley) June 18, 2021
But we have a trade deal with Aus, which represents less than 1% of our global trade. We can definitely replace the EU worth with CANZUK.June 18, 2021 at 9:49 am #208879
Will be interesting to see what the inhabitants of Leave-Land make of frozen kangaroo steaks!June 18, 2021 at 10:19 am #208881
In response to the criticism of the trade deal and the impact on climate change of transporting their dodgy meat over 9000 miles to the UK, the ever resourceful Aussie farmers are giving their cattle and sheep swimming lessons.
Ms Patel has declared that as long as the animals don’t stop off in Kos or Calais on the journey, they will qualify for essential worker permits.June 28, 2021 at 3:15 pm #209348GurnelistaParticipantOffline
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And now the arguments that “Brexit would have been great if only it had been done properly” are starting!
It’s time for Jonnie and his dad to own their own sh!t.
And here it comes, the “brexit would have been great if only the government had done it properly” arguments! Come on @bernardjenkin #brexit (especially one leaving the single market) was always a terrible idea! Time to #OwnYourShit #BrexitReality https://t.co/aTQ1IAbUqM
— RemainerNow (@RemainerNow) June 26, 2021June 28, 2021 at 5:59 pm #209356
Ms Leadsom was on the radio the other day struggling to justify that the 0.02% growth from the Aussie trade deal was a great deal.
Clutching at straws, she then said the deal was a marvellous opportunity for our young people to go and work in Aussie for 3 years.
The instant response was so obvious that it is concerning that we have such a thicko anywhere near power.
We have given away the opportunity to work and live in 27 countries in order to get this marvellous Aussie opportunity for our young, a benefit that pretty much already existed.June 29, 2021 at 1:33 pm #209397Lord KitchenerParticipantOffline
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The reason for the recession is not BREXIT, it is because of the effect COVID has had on the world. All the EU nations will be suffering too. Most of the world will be in debt for decades because of this.
Let’s just hope and pray that our vaccine roll out puts us in a position where we can become pro active, and show the world what this little island is actually capable of.June 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm #209398
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