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PostPosted: Thu December 31, 2020 11:45 pm 
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There it is.

The United Kingdom is officially gone from the EU.

I love the fact that the UK had to leave the EU according to EU time...


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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All that ‘taking back control’ didn’t include food, apparently



I wonder if there could be a simple term to describe it. I'm guessing it was lifted, by er, air. And it involves planes going to and from Germany. Surely there must be a term somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Your first instinct will be to laugh at this. The DUP who campaigned hard for brexit, intercut with the same members of their party now panicking as food shortages and entire industries being wiped out across Northern Ireland. Don’t laugh. It’s deadly serious.
The crazy part is they’re now trying to blame * everyone * else for it.



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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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dimejinky99 wrote:
Your first instinct will be to laugh at this. The DUP who campaigned hard for brexit, intercut with the same members of their party now panicking as food shortages and entire industries being wiped out across Northern Ireland. Don’t laugh. It’s deadly serious.
The crazy part is they’re now trying to blame * everyone * else for it.


It's a big change. There will be bumps along the way but it's a change not the end of the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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While I admit that dime's generally breathless posts don't really border on serious commentary for me, and while I also admit that I'm fucking not going to research to figure out of "entire industries" are really being "wiped out" in Northern Ireland, IF that's true and it's a full-scale deindustrialization of the kind that came for, say, the steel valleys in the US in the 60s, it really might be something that feels like the "end of the world" for those regions. Go visit Appalachia today, it wasn't one change among others.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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You probably should have read up on it before commenting then really. Shouldn’t you.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Radiohead's big gripe, we need to get Visas for European tours. Wow, the hardship of it all.

"Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has called the UK government "spineless" after it failed to reach agreement on visa-free EU travel for musicians post-Brexit."

The horrors. I wonder if they'll breakup because if this.

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We would never be that lucky.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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dimejinky99 wrote:
You probably should have read up on it before commenting then really. Shouldn’t you.


I don't need to read anything specific to Northern Ireland to know that "entire industries [are] being wiped out" is uhh bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Fishing farming food production and haulage are the big ones.
They still have access to the EU but their biggest market is the UK. Now there’s massive barriers to trading east west with the uk. Both import and export.
That’s not breathless it’s fact.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Yeah I'd say that the breathless line is more a comment on the dimejinky99 account as a whole. Why would NI fisheries have barriers to trading with the rest of the UK? I would have assumed the loss of the EU market and the resulting capital flight would be to-blame.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Yeah I'd say that the breathless line is more a comment on the dimejinky99 account as a whole. Why would NI fisheries have barriers to trading with the rest of the UK? I would have assumed the loss of the EU market and the resulting capital flight would be to-blame.



I’m not sure what you mean by breathless.

I’ll take effortless. And it takes a lot of effort to look so naturally effortless.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Radiohead's big gripe, we need to get Visas for European tours. Wow, the hardship of it all.

"Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has called the UK government "spineless" after it failed to reach agreement on visa-free EU travel for musicians post-Brexit."

The horrors. I wonder if they'll breakup because if this.



It’s not just that. It’s goods going GB to EU. The new processes required just aren’t there. From a British fisherman. Watch.



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dimejinky99 wrote:
surfndestroy wrote:
Radiohead's big gripe, we need to get Visas for European tours. Wow, the hardship of it all.

"Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has called the UK government "spineless" after it failed to reach agreement on visa-free EU travel for musicians post-Brexit."

The horrors. I wonder if they'll breakup because if this.



It’s not just that. It’s goods going GB to EU. The new processes required just aren’t there. From a British fisherman. Watch.


The guy's gripe is a lack of infrastructure. That's easy, build the infrastructure. Change, it's not easy but it's not hard either. If you stop being a Trumper about Brexit, accept the outcome of the vote and work your best to make it work, I think you'll be surprised where you get. It won't be all roses but neither was being in the EU.

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You should call the British government with your genius plan.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Fuck. It’s all kicking off now.


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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
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Now look at their death toll.


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