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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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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:09 am

The Express true to form.

The UK quit its fitness centre subscription, then moans that citizens can no longer have access to the pool, sauna, massage room, tennis court, free parking and bar. :rolleyes:

"Brexit PAYBACK: Fury as petty EU threatens Britons with hours of airport queues after exit
BRITS going on holiday to Europe next year face hours of airport queues after the European Union rejected an offer to maintain fast lanes as part of the Brexit deal.
By Joe Barnes, Brussels Correspondent
PUBLISHED: 00:11, Sat, Oct 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:41, Sat, Oct 24, 2020

The European Commission has told member states visitors from the UK won’t be allowed to use passport e-gates from January 1. Britons will be forced to join long queues of arrivals from the rest of the world, including the US and China. And the European Tourism Association has warned it means just one plane arriving from the UK at popular destinations, such as Faro, Alicante or Tenerife, could take nearly five hours to pass through a single passport lane.

British negotiators had asked Brussels to let European countries carry on giving British holidaymakers the same preferential treatment as now.

E-gates electronically scan biometric passports meaning travellers don’t have to be physically checked by a border guard.

They are in place at airports across the UK and Europe, as well as Eurostar terminals in Paris, Brussels and London.

They can only be used by citizens of the EU’s 27 member states, as well as those from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

The Commission has rejected Britain’s offer to maintain reciprocal access to the fast lanes after the end of the post-Brexit transition period on December 31.

At a private Brussels meeting this month, a top Eurocrat told capitals: “EU law currently reserves use of e-gates to holders of EU/EEA/CH passports.”

UK officials have warned EU counterparts their intransigence could lead to retaliation against European travellers arriving in Britain.

British ministers have previously said they will continue to let EU citizens keep access to fast lanes when arriving in the country after Brexit.

The row was confirmed by British and EU sources close to the wrangling over the future relationship pact.

A source in the UK negotiating team said: “We have offered to discuss access to e-gates in line with our previously published positions.”

Access to EU gates has not been discussed in the formal trade negotiations so far.

In line with the Political Declaration agreed between the Prime Minister and the EU last year, the UK Government has indicated a willingness to discuss reciprocal arrangements as part of the EU’s wider interest in international mobility.

British officials are keeping future arrangements for EU citizens at UK border gates under review."
https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... lks-update
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Re: Brexit

Post by bluj1515 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:29 pm

Carana wrote:
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
Bannon was arrested on the megayacht of Guo Wengai, who is the Chinese billionaire bankrolling Bannon and ergo, Brexit and now, the Hunter Biden story. Wengai is supposed to be a CCP dissenter but somehow does all their bidding and has been allowed to become a billionaire.
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Re: Brexit

Post by bluj1515 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:30 pm

Carana wrote:
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
Nigel is here campaigning for Trump now, of course, along with Katie Hopkins, because that’s who voters in Arizona and Pennsylvania need to hear from
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:56 pm

bluj1515 wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:30 pm
Carana wrote:
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
Nigel is here campaigning for Trump now, of course, along with Katie Hopkins, because that’s who voters in Arizona and Pennsylvania need to hear from

Yep, I saw a clip of Farage calling Trump the bravest person he'd ever met.
:rolleyes:

There's a far-right group (think in the US conservative sense) called the ERG (European Research Group). Despite the name, it doesn't appear to have produced any research. There are around 9 other obscure lobby groups as well.

One of their ideas is to disband the NHS and have a US-style system (with US partners).

If Biden gets in, the government is going to have to rethink the Ireland problem if they want a deal.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:11 pm

Don't remember that on the side of the bus...


Brexit: Police scramble to rescue files of suspected criminals and missing people amid no-deal fears

Thousands of names ‘double keyed’ into Interpol system – in case screens ‘switched off’ in just eight weeks’ time
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 56788.html
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Re: Brexit

Post by Carana » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:15 pm

Boris Johnson is facing further legal action from the EU after he missed a deadline to explain why he is planning to break international law over Northern Ireland.

At the start of October the European Commission sent a letter of formal notice to the UK over the prime minister’s planned Internal Market Bill, which breaches the Brexit agreement signed earlier this year.

The European Commission confirmed on Tuesday that the deadline to respond to the letter has now come and gone without a UK response, meaning the court action against the UK will move to the next phase.

Ministers have already admitted in parliament that the bill will break international law, but say the policy is justified because the law would only be broken in a “limited and specific” way. :idea:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 57305.html
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Re: Brexit

Post by honestbroker1 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:27 pm

He isn't "planning to break international law" at all. That is a provision to make sure the EU does not breach its obligations, that will remain redundant if the EU doesn't.

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