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Brexit watch

Started by Nick, October 20, 2016, 17:02:39 pm

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DavidL

Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 27, 2016, 09:56:53 am

GDP growth better than expected post Brexit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37786467
All pointing to a fairly benign Brexit effect....so far.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 27, 2016, 09:56:53 am

If any Bremoaners tell you that the UK has slipped a place in the World Economy list, it hasn't, even the BBC are reporting that it hasn't: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37763913

Ha! Former Trade Minister 'Lord' Livingstone appears to be a Remoaner, gleefully wishing the worst for the UK economy. Bit too eager on this proclamation, I think. Well, he was the boss of BT, so he knows a bit about getting things wrong.

Moving Target

Now Labour front-benchers are calling for their Party not to stand in Richmond Park, to maximise the chance of a Lib Dem win.  Goldsmith is damaged after his failed Mayoral bid and a lot of people will remember with distaste his dog-whistle campaign tactics against Sadiq Khan.


The Grauniad says this could be an opportunity for a new type of progressive party joint resistance to Hard Brexit.  I can't see the Lib Dems getting into bed with Corbynite Labour, particularly after the big swing to them in Witney.  They would do better to keep accumulating council seats and activists, while sneaking the odd by-election win before the next GE.


But these are strange days.


Nïckslïkk2112

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döm

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DavidL


döm

Quote from: DavidL on October 27, 2016, 12:51:31 pm
;D
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Those treacherous, jealous French bas****s again committing to maintain jobs and livelihoods in the North East of England.  With enemies like these, who needs friends ?
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DavidL

Quote from: döm on October 27, 2016, 12:29:34 pm
The irony is fierce strong with this one...


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/26/eus-tough-post-brexit-stance-puts-politics-over-prosperity-says-liam-fox
The EU put politics over everything - which is why, in my view, we're better off out. No irony in the majority of voters feeling the same way about that.

DavidL

Quote from: döm on October 27, 2016, 12:55:42 pm

Those treacherous, jealous French bas****s again committing to maintain jobs and livelihoods in the North East of England.  With enemies like these, who needs friends ?
He's not fully treacherous- just 33.3%  ;)

döm

Quote from: DavidL on October 27, 2016, 12:59:08 pm
The EU put politics over everything - which is why, in my view, we're better off out. No irony in the majority of voters feeling the same way about that.



Brexit could be defined as "putting politics over everything".  And Fox was a leading campainger for Brexit. The man bleeds irony!
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döm

Quote from: DavidL on October 27, 2016, 13:02:38 pm
He's not fully treacherous- just 33.3%  ;)



perhaps  :) , but I'm not just talking about him, but the parent organisation of the the company who've just made the decision.
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döm

I wonder whether Nissan have been given  a nod and a wink about access to the single market or whether the government have agreed to compensate the car firm for any tariffs imposed post brexit. 


According to the article....


Last month, he warned that Nissan might not invest in the Sunderland plant unless the government guaranteed compensation for costs related to any new trade tariffs resulting from Brexit.
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DavidL

Quote from: döm on October 27, 2016, 13:03:25 pm

Brexit could be defined as "putting politics over everything". 
Or it could be defined as:
Regaining control over immigration policy
Saving money on membership fee
Regaining sovreignty
Refusal to embark on greater integration
Retaining control over taxation
Preventing the UK from bailing out failing EU economies
Reducing bureaucracy for small business
Refusing to penalise developing economies with protectionist trade policies
etc, etc
Oh! And sticking it to those federalist nutters, Juncker, Shultz, Verhofstat et al

döm

Quote from: DavidL on October 27, 2016, 13:31:23 pm
Or it could be defined as:
Regaining control over immigration policy
Saving money on membership fee
Regaining sovreignty
Refusal to embark on greater integration
Retaining control over taxation
Preventing the UK from bailing out failing EU economies
Reducing bureaucracy for small business
Refusing to penalise developing economies with protectionist trade policies
etc, etc
Oh! And sticking it to those federalist nutters, Juncker, Shultz, Verhofstat et al



tl/dr - putting politics over everything
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DavidL

October 27, 2016, 13:44:07 pm #59 Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 14:01:09 pm by DavidL
Quote from: döm on October 27, 2016, 13:23:40 pm
I wonder whether Nissan have been given  a nod and a wink about access to the single market or whether the government have agreed to compensate the car firm for any tariffs imposed post brexit. 


According to the article....


Last month, he warned that Nissan might not invest in the Sunderland plant unless the government guaranteed compensation for costs related to any new trade tariffs resulting from Brexit.
I wonder. To base such a decision on a 'nod & a wink' (over our membership of the single market) would be rather foolish considering negotiations have not even started. Nissan (would appear to) have made a long-term decision based on the cost of an alternative, in my opinion.
More likely she's promised compensation which hopefully will not be required (I think it may currently be the most efficient car plant in europe).
Whatever, it's a blow for the Remoaners.