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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 am

This dude has decided to write "STOP BREXIT" on all of Europe:

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You can monitor his progress here: https://therogueconsultant.com/ (some nice pics).

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Re: Brexit

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:37 am

The real "Brexit" question is whether the final collapse of the EU is before or after the UK finally gets out.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:58 am

Let's hear something pro Brexit:
Bitter Remainers dealt ‘DOSE OF REALITY’ as figures ‘PROVE Brexit is ALREADY WORKING’

BRITAIN'S status as a world-leading destination was underlined today by figures showing Heathrow Airport enjoyed the busiest day in its history at the culmination of a record-breaking July. Airport bosses said the visitor surge was "supercharging" the economy - though action was needed to reduce immigration queues.

It came amid positive UK economic growth figures, including in particular for the building sector.

Richard Tice, co-chair of pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave, commented: "Britain clearly performing very well despite the apocalyptic predictions made by Remoaners.

"The UK economy continues to thrive and the latest good economic news is that Heathrow airport is absolutely thriving, and that there has been a significant boom in construction output.

"The Remain campaign will say this good news is 'despite Brexit'.

"Hopefully one day they will get a dose of reality and realise that a many of the good things happening in Britain are because of Brexit and the huge opportunities it offers us as a nation."
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The figures were new evidence the Remain referendum campaign's warnings that a Brexit vote in 2016 would flatten the economy were ill-founded.

But sceptics also say that a big factor attracting foreign tourists is the steep fall in the value of the pound, meaning their currencies buy more.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... el-figures

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Re: Brexit

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 am

Brexit hasn't actually happened yet, technically.

Could just be a surge of Europeans visiting now in case the door closes later.

Sort of like the tariff thing in the US. Tariffs were announced before they actually took effect, which if anything is an incentive to buy before the tariffs take effect. Or in Japan, when they raised the sales tax, there was a surge in consumer spending before the tax took effect. Once it actually takes effect, the effect is opposite.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Skeeve » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:54 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 am
Brexit hasn't actually happened yet, technically.

Could just be a surge of Europeans visiting now in case the door closes later.
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Any data on the country of origin for all of this tourism?

The article indicates cargo from China, Turkey, and Brazil
(as if to say - Dear EU, we can trade with the rest of the world - fuck you!),
but outside of a "having the US passengers come through the EU gate"
the article doesn't really say...
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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:47 pm

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:mrgreen:

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Re: Brexit

Post by Giz » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:01 pm

No fish and chips? No tikka masala? No ale? No cheddar? No Stilton? No somerset Brie (the worlds best brie)? No Granny Smiths?

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Re: Brexit

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:38 pm

I don't believe for a minute that Brits ate all that Froggy-Woggy shit for breakfast back when they were in the EU.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Giz » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm

They ate McDonald’s, same as in other civilized countries.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Skeeve » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:42 am

Don't worry Brits... Brexit: China looking at 'top-notch' trade deal with UK after EU withdrawal
China and Britain are trying to secure a “top-notch” free trade agreement after the UK leaves the European Union, China has said.

Zhong Shan, the country’s commerce minister, confirmed talks with British international trade minister Liam Fox had set the stage for an agreement that would be mutually beneficial for both countries.
Don't worry UK, we'll probably trade with you too...

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:38 pm

Don't know about accuracy…

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… but fun! :mrgreen:

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Re: Brexit

Post by Giz » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:44 pm

Unfortunately, prevalence of mad cow disease is also linked to prevalence of bullshit.

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Re: Brexit

Post by xouper » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:55 pm

Witness wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Don't know about accuracy…

https://i.imgur.com/b7zg6GC.jpg

… but fun! :mrgreen:
To my eyes that looks like 100 percent correlation.

Highly improbable.

More likely it's the same exact map for both, but recolored and relabeled.

Just my personal opinion. I didn't bother chasing it down on the interwebs.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:04 pm

↑ & ↑↑: agreed.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:44 am

xouper wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Witness wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Don't know about accuracy…

https://i.imgur.com/b7zg6GC.jpg

… but fun! :mrgreen:
To my eyes that looks like 100 percent correlation.

Highly improbable.

More likely it's the same exact map for both, but recolored and relabeled.

Just my personal opinion. I didn't bother chasing it down on the interwebs.
I chased it down, but it was an easy chase. Found the answer with my first search query.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/mad-c ... us-brexit/
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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 am

Brexit haven't happened yet, we still can enjoy this old entertainment:



His delivery leaves me breathless. :mrgreen:

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:26 am

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:24 pm

The Billionaire Who Bankrolled Brexit Is Now Under Criminal Investigation. Officials Suspect Foreign Money

The billionaire who donated over $10 million to a campaign urging the U.K. to vote to leave the European Union is now the subject of a criminal investigation into the “true source” of the funds, raising questions of whether foreign money could have swayed the Brexit referendum.

On Thursday, Arron Banks was referred to Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA), the body that investigates serious and organized crime, by Britain’s Electoral Commission. Banks is the biggest donor in British political history and a co-founder of Leave.EU, a campaign group for Brexit that was fronted by Nigel Farage during the 2016 referendum campaign. (There is no suggestion that Farage is under investigation or suspected of any wrongdoing.)

Banks said in a statement that he welcomes the investigation and is confident it will debunk the “ludicrous allegations” against him.

At the center of the investigation are $10.3m in loans made by Banks and his campaign to another anti-E.U. campaign group, Better for the Country, $3.8m of which were spent on campaigning during the referendum. “Following its investigation, the Commission has reasonable grounds to suspect that Mr. Banks was not the true source of the $10.3m loans made to Better for the Country,” the Electoral Commission said in a statement.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Skeeve » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:27 pm

Let me guess, the Russians?
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Re: Brexit

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:53 pm

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.