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Brexit

Post by Carana » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:43 am

If this is confirmed, Tony Abbott, budgie-smuggler extraordinaire, has been appointed joint President of Britain’s relaunched Board of Trade...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12498386/ ... l-supremo/
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Re: Brexit

Post by Alibongo » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:18 pm

Bonking Boris is mates with him...... :rolleyes:
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Re: Brexit

Post by Chinagirl » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:03 am

This has caused much mirth - and scorn - here. He was so useless as PM that he was rolled two years into his term by his own party; stayed on the back-bench while undermining Malcolm Turnbull, and making ridiculous climate-denial statements; finally lost his seat to a strong climate-change proponent.

Is he going to be working on Britain's behalf in trade deals, or trying to score the best deal for Australia? Talk about potential conflict of interest ...!

Actually, we're rather hoping he's going to bugger off back to England - it has long been suspected here that he owes more allegiance to "the Old Country" than he ever did to OZ ...!
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:09 pm

Hmm. A few links to Tony Abbott:

Who is Tony Abbott, the Australian tipped to be Brexit Britain’s new trade champion?
5 things to know about the ‘Mad Monk’ who’ll get Britain trading on Australia terms.
By Zoya Sheftalovich
8/27/20, 5:48 PM CET

Updated 8/30/20, 7:28 PM CET
https://www.politico.eu/article/tony-ab ... -champion/

and

"No deal, no problem"
Britain must – and can – hold its nerve
From magazine issue: 2 March 2019
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/no-deal-no-problem
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:56 pm

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Re: Brexit

Post by Alibongo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:24 pm

I'm not sure why we're importing this clown we already have a surplus of them already in Downing Street :rolleyes:
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Re: Brexit

Post by Chinagirl » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:41 am

Thank you, Carana! :s_rofl

Apparently, he's in the UK right now, making his customary provocative, compassionless speeches:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... -naturally
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Alibongo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:18 am

Carana wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:56 pm
For CG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=y ... pp=desktop
He's cut from the same cloth as Johnson :s_crazy
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Re: Brexit

Post by Alibongo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:19 am

Chinagirl wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:41 am
Thank you, Carana! :s_rofl

Apparently, he's in the UK right now, making his customary provocative, compassionless speeches:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... -naturally
Yes old people just need to die as they've had their time :s_mad
I can only guess who funded his private trip :rolleyes:
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:50 am

On Abbott & OZ:

Dmitry Grozoubinski
@DmitryOpines
1/ I see Australia's former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had waded into the fray once more with another enlightened take in the Spectator.

Being Australian gives me a sense of responsibility here, so I'll wade through it so that you don't have to.

https://twitter.com/DmitryOpines/status ... 4859731969
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:02 pm

There are more oddballs than just Abbott.

Steve Bannon (Trump's right-hand man for a while) admitted helping BoJo with his Commons speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xMCvhDqzg

Bannon has just been arrested for fraud over donations to a "non-profit" to support Trump's wall.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... build-wall
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:41 pm

There's also a filmed discussion between Bannon and Farage:

Bannon to Farage: what I’d like to do is set up something and we… I’ll fund it somehow. And I think you’re the perfect guy. We’ll help knit together this populist nationalist movement throughout the world…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lzJ_8hC-yE
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:39 pm

What they said:
https://youtu.be/SD074gVx-9A

(Take time to stop and read the quotes)

versus

BoJo's letter to "colleagues"
https://twitter.com/DavidHenigUK/status ... 9731553289

Even if there's a last-minute "deal", it will still only be a hugely expensive fig leaf.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:59 pm

Interesting array of front pages today.
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-the-papers-54578885
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:10 am

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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:58 pm

'Nine in 10 workers must reskill' at added cost of £13bn a year.
https://news.sky.com/story/nine-in-ten- ... d-12108124

Ok, but when will this rhetoric of training be put in place? And when will newly-skilled people be qualified / experienced enough to be operational?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:08 pm

And where is the money going to come from?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:37 pm

On national security post-Brexit. How reassuring... Not.

https://twitter.com/HugoGye/status/1318205126906171393
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