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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Originally posted by Diable Rouge View Post
    The question of airport queues re-emerges.
    I'm guessing that countries desperate for tourists (Greece, Spain) will find a workaround and those that think Brits are a pain in the arse will apply the law stringently. OTOH I've know friends to be stuck in Rhodes arrivals for three hours even under current rules because UK is not in Schengen; smaller airports just aren't equipped to handle the flights they receive (whereas taking an international flight to Athens then connecting to Rhodes after clearing immigration has always been a breeze).
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 24-10-2020, 12:00.

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    No. She was about 90. But good to see the Heilan Polis rushing to help the PSNI investigation

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  • steviecowden
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    Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post

    Heh. Was talking yesterday to my friend Brian who actually lives and works there* (in real life it's Belleek by name, bleak by nature). He has claimed personal credit for the election result in still marginal Fermanagh & South Tyrone: his elderly aunt died just before the last GE, so the entire UUP-supporting extended family sat it out as a mark of respect.

    * furlough at Belleek Pottery likely not to be extended alas
    did he murder her?

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  • Nefertiti2
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    The Financial Times editorial for the 2015 election
    (Miliband v Cameron)

    The choice is therefore between a dynamic, flexible and open economy delivering higher living standards for all, and a pinched nationalism that clings to the past. Little England or Great Britain.
    So they endorsed....

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  • Diable Rouge
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    The question of airport queues re-emerges.

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  • Diable Rouge
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    Macron prepares concessions on fish.

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  • Ginger Yellow
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    "LPF, governance, fisheries, energy and goods/services provisions"

    aka, most of the trade agreement

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  • Diable Rouge
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    Some platitudes from Barnier appear to have ended Johnson's faux huff:

    https://twitter.com/DanielFerrie/status/1318947258738638850

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    https://twitter.com/_DanielRyan/status/1318440889195417600

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  • Uncle Ethan
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    It might have changed, but when I was working in the Ag sector of government the Australian deal with the EU came with all sorts of caveats and regulations around environmental standards and the like. Surprised this is meant to be a good thing visa vi taking back control.

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  • Antepli Ejderha
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    Was this a photo of Johnson taken in an Italian airport?

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  • Benjm
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    Originally posted by Toby Gymshorts View Post
    Those fucking lefty clerics.
    I visualised the caretaker of an abandoned theme park saying that. Which I suppose Johnson is, really.

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  • Toby Gymshorts
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    Those fucking lefty clerics.

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  • Benjm
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    Getting the hump with the Church of England counts as a return to traditional Conservative values by the standards of this mob.

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  • Diable Rouge
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    The new enemies of the people:

    https://twitter.com/AllieHBNews/status/1317935671101825025

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  • Sporting
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    Private Walker ..

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  • Jimski
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    The "blitz spirit" was largely a myth anyway. Crime apparently soared (looting and black marketeering especally.)

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  • Moonlight Shadow
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    And that quite a significant number of people have shat themselves and started protesting when asked to stay inside in order to not kill other people.
    I bet it's a busy Venn diagram intersection between the 'Blitz spirit will carry us through Brexit' and 'Masks are freedom killers and I'll do what I want'...

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    Are you saying that large parts of the English public of 2020 are perhaps not exactly as tolerant of hardship as those who lived through World War I, the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, and the generally much shittier conditions of everyone nearly a century ago? How very dare you!

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  • Snake Plissken
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    And that quite a significant number of people have shat themselves and started protesting when asked to stay inside in order to not kill other people.

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    Originally posted by Rogin the Armchair fan View Post
    What a fucking triumph. What an absolute fucking triumph. Do you reckon the 52% of fuckwits would have voted for Brexit if we'd told them chocolate was going to cost 21% more? Or bacon sarnies 15% more? Tomatoes 14% more? Or BMWs 10% more? Would they fuck.
    "We survived the blitz, we can survive a more expensive bacon sandwich", they will reply. Unaware that the blitz was, erm, imposed on us, while the expensive bacon sandwich is entirely self-inflicted and unnecessary.

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  • Eggchaser
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    Yes, it's the EU negotiating in bad faith. I thought everyone was on board with that self-evident truth.

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  • Antepli Ejderha
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    Originally posted by Rogin the Armchair fan View Post
    What a fucking triumph. What an absolute fucking triumph. Do you reckon the 52% of fuckwits would have voted for Brexit if we'd told them chocolate was going to cost 21% more? Or bacon sarnies 15% more? Tomatoes 14% more? Or BMWs 10% more? Would they fuck.
    They were told it would lead to price rises.

    But Johnson et al said this was scaremongering and Project Fear.

    It's obviously going to be someone else's fault.

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  • Third rate Leszno
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    Originally posted by Jimski View Post
    170k? Is that *new* BMWs? Blimey.
    I bet quite a few of those will be fleet cars and rentals.

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