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Post by rainbow » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:38 am

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Then we'll just etch them onto bricks and submit them to the butcher's window in triplicate.
I believe there are slate mines in Wales, and some chalky areas in Southern England.
...so you could get your ration written on that?
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Post by Alan B » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:06 pm

And we have Tin Mines. Get out of that, you, you EU people! :whistle:
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Post by Svartalf » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:21 pm

rainbow wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:27 am
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The government are printing ration books.
...until they run out of paper and ink.
speaking of paper, are our British members stocking up on bog rolls? when the scarcity strikes, those will be worth their weight in gold.
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Post by Svartalf » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:23 pm

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And we have Tin Mines. Get out of that, you, you EU people! :whistle:
Your tin is worth nothing unless you buy copper to turn it into bronze.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:16 pm

We can smelt down all the gingers for copper.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:44 pm

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at this late stage, I fear that the only solution would be May browbeating every body into repealing the art 50 declaration and remaining inside the union, the likelyhood of this happening seems to me me less than survival of a frog at a snakes convention, though.
You forget one thing Taxes. They wont be happy about that.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:50 pm

'Trauma packs' being stockpiled in UK over fears of no-deal Brexit
Emergency “trauma packs” flown into the UK during terrorist attacks are being stockpiled on British soil by the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson over concerns of a risk to life from border delays in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The company said the move was being made due to the danger posed to the “routine and rapid” provision of the vital emergency equipment it provides to the NHS in times of emergency from a distribution plant in Belgium.

Hospitals do not generally keep large stocks of such emergency packs due to the risk of the devices or medicines contained within them running past their product shelf life...

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Post by Svartalf » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:03 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Svartalf wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:55 pm
at this late stage, I fear that the only solution would be May browbeating every body into repealing the art 50 declaration and remaining inside the union, the likelyhood of this happening seems to me me less than survival of a frog at a snakes convention, though.
You forget one thing Taxes. They wont be happy about that.
uh what?? the EU is not yet at the time it can levy taxes on its member states... at least not that I know (though I guess member states to have EU contributions, all that machinery needs funding)... or do you mean that British taxes are likely to rise significantly when it leaves the Union?

At any rate, the NHS is not benefitting from the UK leaving, that was pure, unfounded propaganda.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:21 pm

Tell you what though Svarty. If the Tories hold on to power until the next scheduled general election, though their pack with the devils of the DUP seem less than secure at present, and if the UK economy tanks after Brexit, their go-to solution will be to cut personal and business taxes because the trickle-down myth is the only game in town as far as they're concerned. If they can do a Trump and move even more of the tax burden onto middle-to-low earners while they're at it then that will be considered a bonus (both figuratively and literally)..
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Post by Alan B » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:35 pm

Guardian
Discovery of biggest UK gasfield in a decade raises industry hopes
Gas from Glengorm reservoir under North Sea could meet about 5% of annual demand
BBC
Total announces major gas discovery off Shetland
Total's Arnaud Breuillac said the discovery could be commercialised by using the current Laggan-Tormore infrastructure.
Total has a 60% stake in the site. Energy company SSE and chemicals firm Ineos each have a 20% interest.
Well, now. If, after Brexit, Scotland votes for independence and rejoins the EU...
The two sites, I think, would then be in EU territorial waters.

Seems to me they could take all that gas with them. :whistle:
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Post by Svartalf » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:40 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
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Tell you what though Svarty. If the Tories hold on to power until the next scheduled general election, though their pack with the devils of the DUP seem less than secure at present, and if the UK economy tanks after Brexit, their go-to solution will be to cut personal and business taxes because the trickle-down myth is the only game in town as far as they're concerned. If they can do a Trump and move even more of the tax burden onto middle-to-low earners while they're at it then that will be considered a bonus (both figuratively and literally)..
you said it: trickle down is a myth, it is good to encourage economic activity, but preserving the already wealthy from giving their fair contribution to the publilc moneypot is not doing the greater number any service.... and if the lower classes are set to contribute too much, you'll have a plague of rioting
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Post by NineBerry » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:00 pm

I am planning to maybe spend a few days vacation in London in late summer. Hope this means I can buy a lot of British Pounds for my Euros then. :eddy:

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Post by JimC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:15 pm

NineBerry wrote:
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I am planning to maybe spend a few days vacation in London in late summer. Hope this means I can buy a lot of British Pounds for my Euros then. :eddy:
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Post by Rum » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:18 pm

Our plans to colonise Europe and return to the glory days of empire are coming to fruition! :yes:

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Post by JimC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:20 pm

Break out the longbows and invade France!
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