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2021-01-23 5:26:42 AM  
This is the way they wanted it, well, they gets it.
 
2021-01-23 5:30:21 AM  
You have to wonder how long they are going to go through this humiliation before they ask to come back.
 
2021-01-23 6:13:49 AM  
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2021-01-23 9:11:56 AM  
I'm sure the previously unreasonable people will see the error of their ways and seek to restore the UK into the EU, rather than decide that "we didn't Brexit hard enough", and find a way to continue to blame brown immigrants and Continentals.
 
2021-01-23 9:24:18 AM  
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2021-01-23 9:26:07 AM  
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2021-01-23 9:31:08 AM  
Totally worth it Local area Canadian
 
2021-01-23 9:35:54 AM  
I like the nostalgic viewpoint that "... while supply chains sort themselves out, it may be that we return to a more seasonal approach to shopping or have a more limited range to choose from."

If I'm understanding this and other recent Brexit articles, the only real issues are with importing and exporting food and other goods, and that prices and red tape are going up, and migration problems are not really a problem anymore because there's nothing anyone can do about anything.

Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.
 
2021-01-23 9:40:29 AM  

mofa: Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.


Probably for the same reason some Americans did this.

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I love the cat's expression.
 
2021-01-23 10:09:40 AM  

BizarreMan: mofa: Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.

Probably for the same reason some Americans did this.

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I love the cat's expression.


I know, right? What is up with those tiles. Diagonal-set tiles are just wrong!
 
2021-01-23 10:33:20 AM  
You mean that leaving the single market had consequences that were pretty obvious to everyone who did not have their head up Boris' ass?
 
2021-01-23 10:39:27 AM  
Monty Python & The Holy Grail: "...It's just a flesh wound..."
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2021-01-23 10:41:05 AM  

BizarreMan: mofa: Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.

Probably for the same reason some Americans did this.

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I love the cat's expression.


Wasn't that about "owning the libs" somehow? I fail to grasp how pointing what looks like a Glock at your peen is owning the libs.

/ Kids, don't point any gun at your peen. It's a bad idea. My sister works in an ER and saw one of these guys come in a few weeks back. They managed to save his life. They did not manage to save his peen.

// it's right up there with shoving a dildo up your ass to own the libs.

/// not that there is anything wrong with shoving a dildo up your ass if that is what you are in to
 
2021-01-23 10:43:07 AM  
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2021-01-23 10:48:30 AM  
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2021-01-23 10:48:59 AM  
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Just another case of shellfish trucks being destroyed by selfish farks.
 
2021-01-23 10:49:35 AM  
it may be that we return to a more seasonal approach to shopping or have a more limited range to choose from." This could mean that after decades of fresh fruit and vegetables at all times of the year, Brits might have to start seeing strawberries as summer treat, for example.

Are passports edible? Asking for a friend.
 
2021-01-23 10:50:10 AM  

born_yesterday: I'm sure the previously unreasonable people will see the error of their ways and seek to restore the UK into the EU, rather than decide that "we didn't Brexit hard enough", and find a way to continue to blame brown immigrants and Continentals.


Now that they've discovered they've utterly farked their own businesses, it does seem to be dawning on some people that they've made a terrible mistake.
 
2021-01-23 10:52:37 AM  
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2021-01-23 10:52:56 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: born_yesterday: I'm sure the previously unreasonable people will see the error of their ways and seek to restore the UK into the EU, rather than decide that "we didn't Brexit hard enough", and find a way to continue to blame brown immigrants and Continentals.

Now that they've discovered they've utterly farked their own businesses, it does seem to be dawning on some people that they've made a terrible mistake.


The EU has too many regulations! It's too hard to comply with their trade rules!

That's why we want to put ourselves on the other side of that wall.

Man, UK has some real problems. Imagine doing this to yourself.
 
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2021-01-23 10:53:04 AM  

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Just another case of shellfish trucks being destroyed by selfish farks.


They voted for it, strongly supported it, but are angry not that Brexit happened, but that it didn't give them the promised imaginary results that they wanted.
 
2021-01-23 10:54:19 AM  
The question that matters most to those struggling is how bad things must get before those who most vocally supported Brexit are willing to break ranks and admit the truth

They're more likely to rename de Thames to de Nile.
 
2021-01-23 10:54:27 AM  
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2021-01-23 10:54:42 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: born_yesterday: I'm sure the previously unreasonable people will see the error of their ways and seek to restore the UK into the EU, rather than decide that "we didn't Brexit hard enough", and find a way to continue to blame brown immigrants and Continentals.

Now that they've discovered they've utterly farked their own businesses, it does seem to be dawning on some people that they've made a terrible mistake.


Yeah! They should have Brexited HARDER. I believe that this calls for SECOND Brexit!

/ What about SECOND Brexit?
 
2021-01-23 10:54:55 AM  

Xai: toraque: [Fark user image 780x438]

Just another case of shellfish trucks being destroyed by selfish farks.

They voted for it, strongly supported it, but are angry not that Brexit happened, but that it didn't give them the promised imaginary results that they wanted.


I think the olds still think of themselves as an Empire.  That ship sailed long ago grandpa!
 
2021-01-23 10:54:56 AM  

Ambivalence: BizarreMan: mofa: Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.

Probably for the same reason some Americans did this.

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I love the cat's expression.

I know, right? What is up with those tiles. Diagonal-set tiles are just wrong!


That farking floor had me way more concerned than some idiot fooling around with guns and I'm a gun safety kind of person.

That floor however. Diagonal grout lines 17 feet wide and blacker than the devil's heart and walls like you're stapled to the inside of a robin's cloaca, and "let's get the cheap plastic trim from Home Depot honey nobody will notice and that way we will still have money for Bottomless Apple-Whiskey-Cajun-Winger-Zingers!™ at Applebee's tonight"
 
2021-01-23 10:55:44 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: born_yesterday: I'm sure the previously unreasonable people will see the error of their ways and seek to restore the UK into the EU, rather than decide that "we didn't Brexit hard enough", and find a way to continue to blame brown immigrants and Continentals.

Now that they've discovered they've utterly farked their own businesses, it does seem to be dawning on some people that they've made a terrible mistake.


If only someone - or you know, most of the world - had warned them of these exact eventualities when they started talking about cutting off easy access to 500 million people on the continent.

I hope London loses all the banks, and the EU tells them to pound sand (and sterling) the first 3 times they ask pretty please to return to the Mighty EU.

// seems totally on-brand for the Brexiteers to say "BUT THE FISH! THE FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISH!" and that's literally the first thing to diarrhea the bed
 
2021-01-23 10:55:52 AM  
At some point, the British are going to have to come to the realization that from an economic, cultural, and technological perspective, their country is basically London in the middle of Pakistan.
 
2021-01-23 10:56:25 AM  
Roll Britannia. Roll right off the cliff you created.
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2021-01-23 10:57:40 AM  

iheartscotch: BizarreMan: mofa: Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.

Probably for the same reason some Americans did this.

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I love the cat's expression.

Wasn't that about "owning the libs" somehow? I fail to grasp how pointing what looks like a Glock at your peen is owning the libs.

/ Kids, don't point any gun at your peen. It's a bad idea. My sister works in an ER and saw one of these guys come in a few weeks back. They managed to save his life. They did not manage to save his peen.

// it's right up there with shoving a dildo up your ass to own the libs.

/// not that there is anything wrong with shoving a dildo up your ass if that is what you are in to


Or shooting your own dick off, if that's what turns you on. Who am I to judge? I mean I don't get it, but I don't get coprophilia either. Go ahead and read up on coprophilia, maybe you'll get it.
 
2021-01-23 10:58:54 AM  

Archie Goodwin: it may be that we return to a more seasonal approach to shopping or have a more limited range to choose from." This could mean that after decades of fresh fruit and vegetables at all times of the year, Brits might have to start seeing strawberries as summer treat, for example.

Are passports edible? Asking for a friend.


Anything's edible if you're really hungry.
 
2021-01-23 11:00:21 AM  

The Madd Mann: At some point, the British are going to have to come to the realization that from an economic, cultural, and technological perspective, their country is basically London in the middle of Pakistan.


It's more like Appalachia in the Atlantic.
 
2021-01-23 11:02:25 AM  
Weird how everything the Brexiters dismissed as the fever dreams of "Project Fear" is actually turning out to be true.
 
2021-01-23 11:02:31 AM  
Losing my tax free shipping from the UK has been a massive drag.

Definite major impact on my life already.
 
2021-01-23 11:03:07 AM  

iheartscotch: BizarreMan: mofa: Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.

Probably for the same reason some Americans did this.

[Fark user image image 634x845]

I love the cat's expression.

Wasn't that about "owning the libs" somehow? I fail to grasp how pointing what looks like a Glock at your peen is owning the libs.

/ Kids, don't point any gun at your peen. It's a bad idea. My sister works in an ER and saw one of these guys come in a few weeks back. They managed to save his life. They did not manage to save his peen.

// it's right up there with shoving a dildo up your ass to own the libs.

/// not that there is anything wrong with shoving a dildo up your ass if that is what you are in to


Iirc, these assholes were apparently frustrated and irritated with actual responsible gun owners continually remarking snd congraduating newcommers to the variius gun owner forums when ssid newbies displayed proper gun safety handling measures, so they started doing this to trigger those folk.

In short, utter idiots.
 
2021-01-23 11:04:21 AM  

Bslim: This is the way they wanted it, well, they gets it.


Although I think Brexit was a monumentally bad idea, I'm pretty sure those just are temporary problems.
 
2021-01-23 11:05:29 AM  

jso2897: The Madd Mann: At some point, the British are going to have to come to the realization that from an economic, cultural, and technological perspective, their country is basically London in the middle of Pakistan.

It's more like Appalachia in the Atlantic.


I find that people who voted for Brexit and Trump voters have this in common: they both overrate the importance of their nation in the larger scheme of things.  Perhaps it's a bit more delusional in the case of Brexit voters, but even in the case of the United States under Trump, you saw other nations starting to form alliances with each other to either end, or at least minimize, the influence of the United States on them.

So you end up just putting your nation down the shiatter in a delusional attempt to make their country "great again."
 
2021-01-23 11:05:44 AM  
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It's hard to have much sympathy. It's an entirely unforced error.
 
2021-01-23 11:08:02 AM  

jake_lex: jso2897: The Madd Mann: At some point, the British are going to have to come to the realization that from an economic, cultural, and technological perspective, their country is basically London in the middle of Pakistan.

It's more like Appalachia in the Atlantic.

I find that people who voted for Brexit and Trump voters have this in common: they both overrate the importance of their nation in the larger scheme of things.  Perhaps it's a bit more delusional in the case of Brexit voters, but even in the case of the United States under Trump, you saw other nations starting to form alliances with each other to either end, or at least minimize, the influence of the United States on them.

So you end up just putting your nation down the shiatter in a delusional attempt to make their country "great again."


More importantly, those people come from the least important parts of their respective nations. The irony of someone wanting to "Make America Great Again" when they come from an area that was never great and produces nothing but soybeans an ignorance has not escaped me.
 
2021-01-23 11:08:27 AM  

Bslim: This is the way they wanted it, well, they gets it.


52%>48%. I'm not responsible for the 52%
 
2021-01-23 11:08:40 AM  
Multiple sources within the affected sectors told CNN Business that British consumers won't feel much disruption yet, as January is a typically quiet month at ports and the United Kingdom did stockpile goods to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit. But that could change as trade volumes increase over the coming months, putting border systems under additional pressure.This could result in a gradual reduction in the variety of fresh produce available to British shoppers.Headline: The reality is that Britain is crashing!!Reality: Nothing is happening, but you could imagine what it would be like it if did.Doesn't stop Farkers from gloating, for some reason. Why do you all care so much what happens in Britain? Are your worldviews so fragile that you need "proof" that globalism is the only way forward?
 
2021-01-23 11:10:13 AM  

Xai: toraque: [Fark user image 780x438]

Just another case of shellfish trucks being destroyed by selfish farks.

They voted for it, strongly supported it, but are angry not that Brexit happened, but that it didn't give them the promised imaginary results that they wanted.


They had several elections where they could have taken an off-ramp from Brexit. When they saw they weren't getting what they wanted, they could have voted out the Brexit party and revoked the article. Yet every time, they chose to stick with the Brexit party. Even the dumbasses in the US took the House away from Trump the first chance they got.
 
2021-01-23 11:12:33 AM  
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2021-01-23 11:12:39 AM  
Summon Bevits!

Oh wait, wrong one.
 
2021-01-23 11:13:05 AM  

mofa: I like the nostalgic viewpoint that "... while supply chains sort themselves out, it may be that we return to a more seasonal approach to shopping or have a more limited range to choose from."

If I'm understanding this and other recent Brexit articles, the only real issues are with importing and exporting food and other goods, and that prices and red tape are going up, and migration problems are not really a problem anymore because there's nothing anyone can do about anything.

Why did the UK do this again? It seems a little ad hoc now that I think about it.


Stoking and harnessing grievances enable the rich to avoid taxes.

/Laddies and Germs, the modern conservative world view
 
2021-01-23 11:14:34 AM  
Utter bilge. Boris Johnson quite clearly explained there were no barriers to trade in his Brexit deal, so there's no reason they should be experiencing any trade difficulties. As Boris said, this is:

A deal which will if anything should allow our companies and our exporters to do even more business with our European friends.
 
2021-01-23 11:14:38 AM  
I just realized we get to be asshole Americans again. *ahem*

Hey UK, we got rid of our head idiot what's your problem?
 
2021-01-23 11:14:39 AM  

mofa: Why did the UK do this again?


Some people are easily led.

What's not as obvious, who really is benefiting, beyond the delicate fee-fees of right-wing reactionaries in England and a few politicians who've harnessed some temporary power, and an autocrat chuckling sovietly in the background a few miles to the East? Who's really making out to the extent that this was a really worthwhile effort? I have to admit I haven't been following the issue close enough to know the answer to that one.
 
2021-01-23 11:15:15 AM  

iheartscotch: Mahatma Gandalf: born_yesterday: I'm sure the previously unreasonable people will see the error of their ways and seek to restore the UK into the EU, rather than decide that "we didn't Brexit hard enough", and find a way to continue to blame brown immigrants and Continentals.

Now that they've discovered they've utterly farked their own businesses, it does seem to be dawning on some people that they've made a terrible mistake.

Yeah! They should have Brexited HARDER. I believe that this calls for SECOND Brexit!

/ What about SECOND Brexit?


We are going to enter the room two times so we can Brexit it twice as hard!
 
2021-01-23 11:16:16 AM  

odinsposse: I just realized we get to be asshole Americans again. *ahem*

Hey UK, we got rid of our head idiot what's your problem?


Personally I hold all US citizens responsible for the regular mass shootings which happen there.
 
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