The Brexit Thread

Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Matt N, 27th Mar 2019.

Tags:
  1. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    1,440
    Favourite Ride:
    The Smiler
    Would we have been better off supporting Theresa May's deal?
     
    Matt N likes this.
  2. D4n

    D4n TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    2,313
    Location:
    Leicester
    Favourite Ride:
    Taron
    Only because it would have saved us Boris as PM.

    The content of the agreed deal would have been / is broadly similar.
     
  3. GaryH

    GaryH TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,480
    Likes Received:
    3,724
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Matt N likes this.
  4. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    4,743
    Likes Received:
    8,614
    Favourite Ride:
    Crux


    Quite eye opening. I wonder how many voters on either side of the debate understood the complexity of trade.
     
    MattyH and Matt N like this.
  5. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,863
    Likes Received:
    2,974
    I can say from experience at work customs isn't intuitive (even within the EU) so I fully expect there to be a large number of people who don't understand it
     
    Matt N likes this.
  6. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    4,743
    Likes Received:
    8,614
    Favourite Ride:
    Crux
    How many people won't understand it and have little desire to learn when they could buy it from 26 other member states hassle free...
     
    Matt N likes this.
  7. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,863
    Likes Received:
    2,974
    Probably only those who would buy from the likes of Australia.
     
    MattyH and Matt N like this.
  8. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    2,283
    Likes Received:
    5,831
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Favourite Ride:
    Shambhala
    What I've learned from listening to Brexiteers is the economy is not a priority to them. It's about sovereignty and self-determination. The fact that trade is more difficult will be a cost worth paying for this control.
     
    MattyH, Matt N, RoyJess and 1 other person like this.
  9. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    4,743
    Likes Received:
    8,614
    Favourite Ride:
    Crux
     
    Matt N and RoyJess like this.
  10. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    6,645
    Likes Received:
    5,233
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Favourite Ride:
    Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
    Oh my; was that actual footage? Or was it edited?
     
  11. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    2,283
    Likes Received:
    5,831
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Favourite Ride:
    Shambhala
    So the UK is now a "third country" as the transition period comes to an end.

    I guess this thread can be locked now as Brexit is over and there's nothing left to discuss... :tearsofjoy:
     
    Jb85, MattyH and Matt N like this.
  12. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    2,501
    Location:
    Essex
    Found something!!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-55502252

    Ok, it might not quite be worth the upheaval, but may be indicative of the sort of issue once heavily Europe influenced which is now not under their control.
     
    Matt N likes this.
  13. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,863
    Likes Received:
    2,974
    Call me skeptical but I'm pretty sure government are just doing that for the publicity of going "see EU bad"
     
    Matt N and Jonathan like this.
  14. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    2,501
    Location:
    Essex
    It is true, what part of it are you not believing?
     
    Matt N likes this.
  15. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,863
    Likes Received:
    2,974
    The governments motivation behind the scrapping of the tax.
     
    Matt N likes this.
  16. Islander

    Islander TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Location:
    Space Station Mir
    Does it matter in the slightest, given the outcome is the scrapping of a frankly absurd tax?
     
    imanautie, pluk and Matt N like this.
  17. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,863
    Likes Received:
    2,974
    I'm not sure yet, depends what their next move against the EU Is.
     
    Matt N likes this.
  18. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    2,501
    Location:
    Essex
    Its the UK that has been trying to scrap the tax from with the EU since before 2016. 4 years later they hadn't been able to achieve it from inside, they've done it the first day they could from outside.

    This point is not one that really deserves the cynicism.
     
    Islander and Matt N like this.
  19. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    788
    It’ll all be fine ....
     
    Matt N likes this.
  20. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    1,440
    Favourite Ride:
    The Smiler
    Another good thing about leaving the EU (although I doubt the British Government really cares about it) is that we don't have to introduce article 13. This essentially make major websites responsible for copyright as soon as anything is posted on them, many websites that rely on user generated content have said that this will be impossible for them to implement unless they either used an automated system (in which case you wouldn't be able to upload anything that is fair use, many have said that article 13 would effectively ban memes) or hire a lot of people to moderate their sites (which is impractical)
     
    Matt N likes this.

Share This Page