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Offline Angelo222

The Brexit deal's been done!
« on: December 25, 2020, 08:13:32 PM »
Wow!  What a Christmas, the Brexit deal's been done on the best possible terms. Boris accomplished a free trade deal with no tariffs so the future is guaranteed.

Eat it up all those who predicted doom and gloom.  @)(++(*
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2020, 09:13:35 PM »
A teensy bit goady there.  IMO we are at the start of Britainís slide down the greasy pole to a poorer, more fractured and more isolated nation, nothing to celebrate and nothing to eat up (apart from a shed load of Quality Street and cheese).  Merry Christmas.
Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.

Offline G-Unit

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 10:53:03 AM »
I was living in Germany when the UK joined the EEC as it was then. We shopped in our local 'corner shop' only in emergencies because the price of food in Germany was up to three times higher than back home or in our NAAFI supermarkets. This caused me some concerns but we were promised cheaper electrical goods, which were indeed much cheaper than in the UK. The price of food in the UK rose as expected, and the fall in other prices didn't materialise.

Perhaps the UK will be able to benefit from lower food prices now we are free again from the anti-competitive CAP, which protected EU countries from competition from both outside and inside the EU.
No-one here believes the parents were directly involved in MM's disappearance because belief without evidence is useless.

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 11:01:46 AM »
Our food prices are already amongst the cheapest in Europe, imports are likely to go up in price because of costs involved in the increased red tape and delays in the supply chain.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-deal-affect-food-prices-23217289
Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.

Offline Angelo222

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 12:33:22 PM »
A teensy bit goady there.  IMO we are at the start of Britain’s slide down the greasy pole to a poorer, more fractured and more isolated nation, nothing to celebrate and nothing to eat up (apart from a shed load of Quality Street and cheese).  Merry Christmas.

Not in the least VS, the sky's the limit now that the EU shackles have been removed. No more EU citizens walking into the UK with sub standard or fake professional credentials and taking British jobs.
De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

Offline Angelo222

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2020, 12:36:42 PM »
I was living in Germany when the UK joined the EEC as it was then. We shopped in our local 'corner shop' only in emergencies because the price of food in Germany was up to three times higher than back home or in our NAAFI supermarkets. This caused me some concerns but we were promised cheaper electrical goods, which were indeed much cheaper than in the UK. The price of food in the UK rose as expected, and the fall in other prices didn't materialise.

Perhaps the UK will be able to benefit from lower food prices now we are free again from the anti-competitive CAP, which protected EU countries from competition from both outside and inside the EU.

I agree totally. I have watched the price of food and consumer goods get higher and higher ever since most of Europe took the Euro as it's base currency. Thank heavens the UK never went down that road like Ireland did.
De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

Offline Carana

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2020, 02:02:44 PM »
Not in the least VS, the sky's the limit now that the EU shackles have been removed. No more EU citizens walking into the UK with sub standard or fake professional credentials and taking British jobs.

For a moment, I thought it was Spammie posting.

The EU has a system of common accreditation of qualifications if they correspond to common criteria.

My professional qualifications are, in theory, no longer accredited. I don't find that particularly amusing.

Anyway, bye-bye for now, Erasmus, 'til we meet again.


Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2020, 02:22:43 PM »
Not in the least VS, the sky's the limit now that the EU shackles have been removed. No more EU citizens walking into the UK with sub standard or fake professional credentials and taking British jobs.
Dream on.  Immigration will imo continue on a scale that you and your ilk will still find unacceptable but instead of being mostly white-skinned immigrants , they will be mostly dark-skinned which you will no doubt cause you immense chagrin.
Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2020, 02:29:54 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/24/migrants-to-uk-now-need-to-earn-only-20480-after-home-office-climbdown. why did the government do this unless it was to ensure the continued importation of cheap labour from overseas?
Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.

Offline G-Unit

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2020, 07:49:01 PM »
Our food prices are already amongst the cheapest in Europe, imports are likely to go up in price because of costs involved in the increased red tape and delays in the supply chain.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-deal-affect-food-prices-23217289

Reading the quoted article more closely, it seems that prices may rise 4.7% on unbranded products. An example of unbranded products reaching the UK would be products from China being sent to the UK via Albania. Food imports may suffer due to delays, but the UK could switch suppliers if necessary.

"the UK may still experience a hike in food prices due to 'non-tariff barrier costs' at the border with the EU"
"Even with a trade deal in place, our access to the EU market will face significant barriers after December 31 - and food prices may rise."

"businesses will still need to carry out customs declarations on UK-EU trade for the first time. These 'non-tariff barrier costs' are expected to rise by 4% to 8%, according to farmers' bodies.

"The London School of Economics estimates that with a variety of other costs adding up, thereíll be a 4.7% price rise on unbranded products from the EU. It's possible that this price hike will be passed on to the consumer."

No-one here believes the parents were directly involved in MM's disappearance because belief without evidence is useless.

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2020, 07:59:48 PM »
Reading the quoted article more closely, it seems that prices may rise 4.7% on unbranded products. An example of unbranded products reaching the UK would be products from China being sent to the UK via Albania. Food imports may suffer due to delays, but the UK could switch suppliers if necessary.

"the UK may still experience a hike in food prices due to 'non-tariff barrier costs' at the border with the EU"
"Even with a trade deal in place, our access to the EU market will face significant barriers after December 31 - and food prices may rise."

"businesses will still need to carry out customs declarations on UK-EU trade for the first time. These 'non-tariff barrier costs' are expected to rise by 4% to 8%, according to farmers' bodies.

"The London School of Economics estimates that with a variety of other costs adding up, thereíll be a 4.7% price rise on unbranded products from the EU. It's possible that this price hike will be passed on to the consumer."
And? 
Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.

Offline Angelo222

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2020, 08:43:19 PM »
Dream on.  Immigration will imo continue on a scale that you and your ilk will still find unacceptable but instead of being mostly white-skinned immigrants , they will be mostly dark-skinned which you will no doubt cause you immense chagrin.

Definitely no more chancers/scroungers economic migrants from deepest Africa then.  Let's hope storm Bella keeps the rest of them in France until 1st January when we take back control.  @)(++(*
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 08:52:50 PM by Angelo222 »
De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

Offline Angelo222

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2020, 08:47:07 PM »
Reading the quoted article more closely, it seems that prices may rise 4.7% on unbranded products. An example of unbranded products reaching the UK would be products from China being sent to the UK via Albania. Food imports may suffer due to delays, but the UK could switch suppliers if necessary.

"the UK may still experience a hike in food prices due to 'non-tariff barrier costs' at the border with the EU"
"Even with a trade deal in place, our access to the EU market will face significant barriers after December 31 - and food prices may rise."

"businesses will still need to carry out customs declarations on UK-EU trade for the first time. These 'non-tariff barrier costs' are expected to rise by 4% to 8%, according to farmers' bodies.

"The London School of Economics estimates that with a variety of other costs adding up, there’ll be a 4.7% price rise on unbranded products from the EU. It's possible that this price hike will be passed on to the consumer."

Most people in the UK have seldom had a problem with feeding themselves at an affordable price. What's worrying the few is that populations in cities are wholly dependent on imports which causes me no anguish whatsoever.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 08:52:22 PM by Angelo222 »
De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: The Brexit deal's been done!
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2020, 09:22:19 PM »
Definitely no more chancers/scroungers economic migrants from deepest Africa then.  Let's hope storm Bella keeps the rest of them in France until 1st January when we take back control.  @)(++(*
Of course the French will give up even pretending to try to stop illegal migrants from making the crossing now, so what plans have we got in place to deal with this serious issue?
Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Mare's eat oat's and doe's eat oat's and little lamb's eat ivy.