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Re: Brexit

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time please wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:37 am I have still been thinking about what is good with Brexit and realised that we have all missed a very important fact: In the UK one will be hopefully in the near future be able to buy more powerful Hoovers, not the somewhat weaker types found in Europe.

We had a big problem with the globular Euro hoover; the suction was so strong it couldn't be moved. Eventually got a different one

2 litres of spirits. ..............Well maybe sej inte nej ( kanske kanske ) is wrong ......
Wouldn't be the first time. As for the almost Swedish (I deliberately changed it) I hope that that is what you tell your daughters. :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Interesting stuff, make of it what you will:

Nearly a quarter (23%) of UK exporters to the EU have said they plan on reducing or eliminating their activity in the bloc in the next 12 months, following the ratification of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement. That's according to results from the latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey, in partnership with Moneycorp. Meanwhile, 44% UK to EU exporters said they plan to increase activity in the market and 27% will consolidate rather than grow. A further 10% plan to have no activity in the EU, and 13% will decrease activity. Fieldwork for the survey, which received 1,024 responses from UK firms overall, 466 of whom were exporters to the EU, was undertaken between 18 and 31 January 2021. Overall it found, six in 10 UK firms plan to increase activity in the domestic market. 28% said they will consolidate rather than grow, 2% said they have no plans to be active in the UK market, and 5% will decrease activity. Among these, UK manufacturers (68%) and business-to-business (‘B2B’) service sectors firms (63%) – such as finance, legal, or marketing firms – are more likely to expect to increase domestic activity. Under half (44%) of current UK exporters to the EU either have concrete plans for growth or intend to grow without concrete plans. 27% will consolidate rather than grow. By contrast, nearly a quarter (23%) of UK exporters to the EU either have no plans for activity in the EU export market (10%) or plan to decrease their activity in the EU export market (13%) over the next twelve months. This follows BCC research released on 11 February which found that 49% of exporters are facing difficulties adapting to changes in the trade of goods with the EU. One-fifth (21%) of firms say currency risk is more of a concern than two years ago. Manufacturers (28%) are more likely to report concerns.
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Re: Brexit

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I read (in some outlets) that Northern Ireland would be better off joining the Republic in order to remain in the EU. This seems unlikely to me. Arlene Foster says that she would rather move to England than become part of Southern Ireland. We haven't responded yet to say whether we'd actually want her. I personally suspect that the massed ranks of the accordion players would rather die of hunger in a ditch, still desperately squeezing out the last strains of Onward Christian Soldiers from their instruments, than have to join the Catty ******** in the South. Even as the final morsels have disappeared from the shelves of Belfast Tesco. No surrender! But perhaps only someone like Banker Brown can fill us in as to the state of opinion among the Proddy ******** in the North. If only from his eyrie in deepest Essex.
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rockfreak wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:58 pm Perhaps only someone like Banker Brown can fill us in as to the state If only from his 80 feet asl eyrie in highest Essex.
At least I got my second jab yesterday which wouldn't have been allowed (or available) in the EU. Seeing the terror where I used to live ........and perhaps Rockfreak can fill us in on the £160,000,000 Kremlin cum Mausoleum built by their hoi polloi and for the top non-workers?
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Re: Brexit

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Onward Proddy b*stards, marching as to war,
With the cross of Paisley going on before.
Foster our royal mistress leads against the foe,
Forward singing "F*ck the Pope", see our banners go!

Anyone else wanting to contribute more verses is welcome.
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Re: Brexit

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rockfreak wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:58 pm I read (in some outlets) that Northern Ireland would be better off joining the Republic in order to remain in the EU. This seems unlikely to me. Arlene Foster says that she would rather move to England than become part of Southern Ireland.
If you really want to cause a bl**dy (as in a lot of the red liquid) battle just remind them that they are all citizens of the Republic of Ireland, (as I am) and they can't do anything about it!,
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Re: Brexit

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sejintenej wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:57 pm
If you really want to cause a bl**dy (as in a lot of the red liquid) battle just remind them that they are all citizens of the Republic of Ireland, (as I am) and they can't do anything about it!,
Not true, someone born in the island of Ireland including Northern Ireland is automatically an Irish citizen only if he or she is not entitled to the citizenship of any other country but is entitled to be an Irish citizen if at least one of his or her parents is:
  • an Irish citizen (or someone entitled to be an Irish citizen)
    a British citizen
    a resident of the island of Ireland who is entitled to reside in either the Republic or in Northern Ireland without any time limit on that residence
    a legal resident of the island of Ireland for three out of the 4 years preceding the child's birth
Dual citizenship is permitted under Irish nationality law.

Different rules apply for people with different dates of birth but a British Citizen born in or residing in Northern Ireland like most Northern Irish Unionists is not automatically an Irish citizen and would have to apply for citizenship like anyone else with such an entitlement. Interestingly, as it provides a route to retaining EU citizenship I expect we'll now see a flourish of more moderate Unionists applying for Irish citizenship just like other British citizens (including me).
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