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(Daily Express)   Pro-Brexit fishwrap: Sure, we cut off our nose to spite the EU's face, but now they have to pay to clean up all the blood we dripped on their carpets, so HA HA   (express.co.uk) divider line
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2021-08-02 3:16:51 AM  
The comment section is going more and more insane over time.
 
2021-08-02 3:19:12 AM  
To boot their "source" seems to be a thinly veiled pro-Brexit site that complains about how the EU passed a "silly law forcing them to say they use cookies like ask other sites".

This isn't a fresh chip wrapper, it's one they dug out of an ancient cat box under 5 tons of British food.
 
2021-08-02 3:23:52 AM  

Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.


I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)
 
2021-08-02 3:48:45 AM  
Not giving a click to that crap, what are they spewing about this time?
 
2021-08-02 3:56:03 AM  
The money quote was here:

"It added: "The problems at the borders have all been about UK exports, not EU imports.

"These have been caused by the over-zealous actions of the EU and its customs authorities in allowing UK goods going to the E

"Goods flowing the other way - from the EU into the UK - have continued to flow thanks to the UK deciding to operate a 'light touch' customs operation with the E.U."

I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...
 
2021-08-02 4:05:24 AM  

Hagbard_C: I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...


yes but the UK can now control the depth and speed with which the goods slide into the country, which functions like a well-lubed machine.  It'll probably be a little uncomfortable at first but they'll fit it in with a little preparation. They'll just lie on their side and let it happen, man, its cool baby, just let it happen, lets see where this goes.
 
2021-08-02 4:26:15 AM  
Usually, when something is a success, you write articles about how you are better off, now how the others are worse off.
 
2021-08-02 4:34:18 AM  
So the Express has such little respect for its readers that it doesn't think they'll notice that the last twelve months have been a plague year, and that most economies were less productive in 2020 compared to 2016, the last year of the Obama Recovery.
 
2021-08-02 4:44:08 AM  

Hagbard_C: The money quote was here:

"It added: "The problems at the borders have all been about UK exports, not EU imports.

"These have been caused by the over-zealous actions of the EU and its customs authorities in allowing UK goods going to the E

"Goods flowing the other way - from the EU into the UK - have continued to flow thanks to the UK deciding to operate a 'light touch' customs operation with the E.U."

I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...



An English friend of mine just got back to France after a two-week visit home.  He said the aisles in the supermarkets are shockingly empty.

So the 'light touch' probably isn't so much magnanimity on the part of UK authorities, but more an effort to keep the local population fed.

It really must be going great.
 
2021-08-02 4:44:18 AM  
Oh look there's a #BrandNewFinishedHardWoodFloorUnderT​he​Carpet 😅
 
2021-08-02 4:47:53 AM  
Facts4EU.Org, is the more hilariously biased "research organisation" I've ever seen. Look at some of their latest "researchs" (they all call their articles research), they make the Express look good, seriously.
 
2021-08-02 5:57:54 AM  
Well, if Facts4EU.org said it, who am I to argue?
 
2021-08-02 6:01:28 AM  
I still maintain Brexit will go down in history as a worse decision than electing Donald Trump.
 
2021-08-02 6:02:31 AM  
Time and again we pointed out that they needed us more than we needed them. Not that more proof were needed, but here it is.
 
2021-08-02 6:11:58 AM  

Iczer: To boot their "source" seems to be a thinly veiled pro-Brexit site that complains about how the EU passed a "silly law forcing them to say they use cookies like ask other sites".

This isn't a fresh chip wrapper, it's one they dug out of an ancient cat box under 5 tons of British food.


Is it based in Rhode Island?
 
2021-08-02 6:12:51 AM  

foo monkey: I still maintain Brexit will go down in history as a worse decision than electing Donald Trump.


Technically, we didn't elect trump, the EC did
 
2021-08-02 6:14:13 AM  

Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)


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2021-08-02 6:23:03 AM  

Smoking GNU: Not giving a click to that crap, what are they spewing about this time?

Germany came out as the biggest loser after its economy was down £12.2billion in the last 12 months compared with 2016 - the year of the referendum vote.


The're using 2020 numbers, the German economy is rising fast in 2021.

So, they attribute the problem Germany had in 2020 with the UK leaving EU, and nothing else at all, that's the only reason.

I can think of an event that basically closed all of EU down in 2020 actually, untill Germany, actually, developed the Pfizer Biontech vaccine, which is bringing the EU back on track. I assume the UK is still using their own shiatty Astrazeneca vaccine, the one that is forbidden everywhere else, and are still getting sick.

Anyways, they were obfusciating reality to an extend that they were basically lying.

One other intereresting thing was that they had a top 10 list of worst hurt EU member states by the UK leaving.

Given that, you know who, said prices and availability, as predicted by the Danish farmers organisation would be heavely affected in the UK, was bullshiat, because now the UK would be free to purchase from New Zealand etc.

To which I ask, when? You had 5 years to plan it. Denmark Wasn't ok the list, you're still eating our producer, just under worse terms for you.
 
2021-08-02 6:24:07 AM  
Well, to start mod it wasn't joke; but a serious comparison. I will still respect your decision though. Carry on and all that.
 
2021-08-02 6:24:53 AM  

Hagbard_C: The money quote was here:

"It added: "The problems at the borders have all been about UK exports, not EU imports.

"These have been caused by the over-zealous actions of the EU and its customs authorities in allowing UK goods going to the E

"Goods flowing the other way - from the EU into the UK - have continued to flow thanks to the UK deciding to operate a 'light touch' customs operation with the E.U."

I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...


Theyd farking starve to death if they started being annoying.
 
2021-08-02 6:26:15 AM  

swahnhennessy: Well, if Facts4EU.org said it, who am I to argue?


And you can take THAT to the BANK!
 
2021-08-02 6:30:19 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)

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You fool! You've unleashed the possibility that Finland is twice as big as it is!

At this rate, FINLAND WILL BE EVERYONE IN 12 SECONDS
 
2021-08-02 6:31:46 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: leeksfromchichis: Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)

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You fool! You've unleashed the possibility that Finland is twice as big as it is!

At this rate, FINLAND WILL BE EVERYONE IN 12 SECONDS


PERKELE
 
2021-08-02 6:45:25 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: leeksfromchichis: Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 554x554]

You fool! You've unleashed the possibility that Finland is twice as big as it is!

At this rate, FINLAND WILL BE EVERYONE IN 12 SECONDS


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2021-08-02 7:11:13 AM  

Hagbard_C: The money quote was here:

"It added: "The problems at the borders have all been about UK exports, not EU imports.

"These have been caused by the over-zealous actions of the EU and its customs authorities in allowing UK goods going to the E

"Goods flowing the other way - from the EU into the UK - have continued to flow thanks to the UK deciding to operate a 'light touch' customs operation with the E.U."

I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...


That "over-zealous" approach is also known as following the rules of international trade.  You know, I could swear England was warned something like this would happen.
 
2021-08-02 7:20:55 AM  

leeksfromchichis: PartTimeBuddha: leeksfromchichis: Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 554x554]

You fool! You've unleashed the possibility that Finland is twice as big as it is!

At this rate, FINLAND WILL BE EVERYONE IN 12 SECONDS

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... I work with a couple people in Finland. They are antisocial but smart as hell; one is an encryption specialist and the other is a developer. The company held an employee getaway in Amsterdam since we have a large cadre of employees in the EMEA market.

I shiat you not: one of the Finns threatened to knife a coworker while drunk and the other spent the entire time glaring at anyone who spoke to her.

/ She even has Jayne Cobb hat she wears during meetings in the winter
 
2021-08-02 7:26:38 AM  

foo monkey: I still maintain Brexit will go down in history as a worse decision than electing Donald Trump.


I think history will remember them both as part of the global destabilization game being played by plutocrats.
 
2021-08-02 7:33:08 AM  
Hundreds of pages for a sandwich.

/do not believe
 
2021-08-02 8:22:28 AM  
Entirely anecdotal post incoming...

We and everyone we know here in the North East of England have noticed that, whilst there is still some food in all of our local supermarkets, we are all witnessing undeniable and growing empty shelves of all sorts of items.

Fruit & veg, meat, tinned items and other staples are routinely either absent or in very short supply (and we have all noticed that the shelf lives of all fruit and veg are much, much shorter, definitely as a result of delays in delivery), and even mundane items like cooking oil, pepper, and beer regularly either thin out or are unavailable.

And just as some Brexiters may consistently bleat, "See, the sky hasn't fallen and despite the fact that a significant number of finance jobs and investment capital have been shifted to the EU since the 2016 referendum, there are still bankers working in London and therefore Brexit is a great success and Remoaners are silly & unpatriotic worry mongers", I see that the Brexiter Interweb Warriors are desperately overemphasising the fact that there is still some food on someshelves in some supermarkets to shoot down the fact that Brexit is disrupting food supply chains and inflicting real and growing economic harm on the UK. 

They think that they're clever, setting out a goal post or criteria for success/failure that shall never be proven or met.
 
2021-08-02 8:38:42 AM  

padraig: Facts4EU.Org, is the more hilariously biased "research organisation" I've ever seen. Look at some of their latest "researchs" (they all call their articles research), they make the Express look good, seriously.


Jaysus.
I just looked at it for a few seconds.
What an almighty clusterfark.
And a real insight into the mindset of sociopathic Brexit supporters.
 
2021-08-02 8:57:45 AM  
Did somebody say "fish slap"?

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2021-08-02 11:02:04 AM  

Father_Jack: Hagbard_C: I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...

yes but the UK can now control the depth and speed with which the goods slide into the country, which functions like a well-lubed machine.  It'll probably be a little uncomfortable at first but they'll fit it in with a little preparation. They'll just lie on their side and let it happen, man, its cool baby, just let it happen, lets see where this goes.


They do know there is a two raccoon limit on the b-hole.  They really should stop trying to make it three
 
2021-08-02 11:52:28 AM  
The Daily Express: Bastion of Brexit Bullshiat
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2021-08-02 12:57:04 PM  
Buying Nigel Farage those 2 pints of beer was the best £7.34 Vladimir Putin ever invested in destroying an entire socio-economic system.  Allowing 30 million racists to self-identify was just a bonus.
 
2021-08-02 12:59:07 PM  
Why doesn't the EU simply eat the UK?
 
2021-08-02 1:46:53 PM  

Hagbard_C: The money quote was here:

"It added: "The problems at the borders have all been about UK exports, not EU imports.

"These have been caused by the over-zealous actions of the EU and its customs authorities in allowing UK goods going to the E

"Goods flowing the other way - from the EU into the UK - have continued to flow thanks to the UK deciding to operate a 'light touch' customs operation with the E.U."

I suspect taking back control doesn't mean what they think it means...


The Brexsh*teers never really thought anything through, because they didn't think people were dumb enough to vote for Brexsh*t. When they had to deliver, and I swear he did it just to fark his party over, they couldn't even decide what Brexsh*t mean, other than that it meant Brexsh*t. Therein the negotiations that PM May started had no direction really, other than Brexsh*t meaning Brexsh*t while the EU had a decent idea of where they wanted to end up with the UK being a outside the club country.

So this giant clusterfark, of which the not good enough to wrap day old fish Express is a major part of, is only going to continue to deteriorate until some adult comes in and takes over. The stories don't have adults anymore, they're either duplicitous brats or selfish brats that would kill England, and the United Kingdom, as long as they can continue to line their pockets with foreign money.
 
2021-08-02 2:47:07 PM  

Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)


Is Swedish an option?  But I guess Finnish would make more sense, although where you settle matters.  But I'm not sure Finnish is even Indo-European.

Linus Torvolds co-wrote an "autobiography" where he spent a chapter or two explaining his native language is Swedish, not Finnish.
 
2021-08-02 3:23:57 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Felgraf: Creidiki: The comment section is going more and more insane over time.

I do eye the parties here that seem to want to go the route of Brexit, though, like the Finns party (if I'm not misremembering).

Don't have citizenship yet, so I don't really get a say in that yet, mind. XD

(... But I did get a 3 year postdoc grant from the Academy of Finland, ensuring I can be here another 3 years... and I've already been here three years, so, Uh. Permanent Residency-and-then-citizenship-once-I-​Learn-Finnish-Ho! Pandemic put a crimp in language the classes I was taking, so I'll prob just start over...)

Is Swedish an option?  But I guess Finnish would make more sense, although where you settle matters.  But I'm not sure Finnish is even Indo-European.

Linus Torvolds co-wrote an "autobiography" where he spent a chapter or two explaining his native language is Swedish, not Finnish.


Can you blame him?

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2021-08-02 3:45:05 PM  
Proficiency in one of the official languages is a requirement for citizenship of Finland. If you are native English speaker, then swedish is easier to pick up I guess, but otherwise you'll never need it in Finland since everyone learns English from school and pop culture. Finnish language has a certain reputation, but it's not as bad as everyone thinks. Grammar is alien to most other languages, but nobody learns language by following grammar rules. You'll get insights into Finnish culture through language and there are certain things that can only be expressed in Finnish, in addition to perkele.
 
2021-08-02 4:08:58 PM  

Creidiki: Proficiency in one of the official languages is a requirement for citizenship of Finland. If you are native English speaker, then swedish is easier to pick up I guess, but otherwise you'll never need it in Finland since everyone learns English from school and pop culture. Finnish language has a certain reputation, but it's not as bad as everyone thinks. Grammar is alien to most other languages, but nobody learns language by following grammar rules. You'll get insights into Finnish culture through language and there are certain things that can only be expressed in Finnish, in addition to perkele.


I hear that Icelandic and Hungarian are worse.
 
2021-08-02 10:46:23 PM  
Huh, Carter hasn't showed up to this thread to defend Brexit..
/guess he got his Canadian permanent residence card..
 
2021-08-02 11:01:52 PM  

Halfabee64: Creidiki: Proficiency in one of the official languages is a requirement for citizenship of Finland. If you are native English speaker, then swedish is easier to pick up I guess, but otherwise you'll never need it in Finland since everyone learns English from school and pop culture. Finnish language has a certain reputation, but it's not as bad as everyone thinks. Grammar is alien to most other languages, but nobody learns language by following grammar rules. You'll get insights into Finnish culture through language and there are certain things that can only be expressed in Finnish, in addition to perkele.

I hear that Icelandic and Hungarian are worse.


Not by someone who knew what they were talking about.

Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian are the three nations speaking Finno-Uric, neither is harder.

Iceland was uninhabited when colonized by Vikings. Whilst time and history (Denmark and Norway uniting as a single kingdom), has made it a dialect. It's still West-Scandinavian. A Germanic language like, English. If you'd find Icelandic hard, as a Germanic speaker, you can't learn any 2nd language.
 
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