The Brexit Thread

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Spinney, 13 Dec 2017.

  1. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

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  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    I don't understand the logic of this report, "But it warned of the threat to UK firms from cheap food imports." if the UK farmers are not able to export their meat, how will cheap food imports come from other countries?
     
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  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Non-EU maybe?
     
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    Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

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    From an opinion piece in the Daily Mail, on the new Independent 'not-party'. Screenshot:

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    Admitting that Brexit is likely to cause disruption and job losses, and mentioning re-entering the EU without frothing at the mouth over it....
    Is the Daily Heil beginning to back off from being seen to support a disaster?
     
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    Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

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    Just because the EU won't accept our food, doesn't mean we can't take theirs. And as foodie said, not all our food comes from the EU!
    Anyway, we'll be fine, as long as you don't mind chlorine-washed chicken, meat stuffed with antibiotics, etc.
     
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  6. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

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  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    We can take EU food of course, but with a tariff added. The logic extending to buying lower quality product cheaper To offset the tariff to maintain a price point.
     
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  8. I love the phrase "chaotic, multi-party route of European politics". Bless.
     
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  9. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    I don't read the rag, but it has apparently shifted somewhat since Dacre went.
     
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  10. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

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    To be frank, I think the extreme privations of Brexit are much more likely to foster a movement to rejoin than anything Chukavision does.

    But Der Volkischer Beobachter need not worry, because the EU won't be having us back in a hurry.
     
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  11. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    As others said, non EU, specifically America. Food produced on an industrial scale with lower standards than we are used to. The Americans are already making their demands for what they will want if we enter into a trade agreement with them. It's not pretty. If lack of tariff free access to the EU doesn't do for our agriculture industry then unfettered access to the UK for the Americans most certainly will.
     
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  12. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Well, it is different from the chaotic two-parties-both-farked route of British politics.
     
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  13. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    Not sure what you are saying here - EU will have an "Export" tariff ??
    I thought tariffs were added to imports?

    Surely it is up to us to set our own tariffs - we don't need to export our food as we are only produce about 50% of our calorific need. For environmental (food miles) reasons We should be eating our own food. Situation where we are the third biggest exporter of Lamb whilst simultaneously being the third biggest importer of Lamb need to come to an end for environmental reasons. Sending lorries full of grain to portugal spain whilst shipping in grain from ukraine is just environmentally stupid beyond belief.
     
  14. Well said. This is what we should have been discussing in 2016, not lies on the sides of buses. Then we could have come up with more sensible ways to live and trade with other countries.
     
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  15. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    But if we have a glut of our own food which we cannot sell, why would we need to buy in food from elsewhere? Please take off "we're all doomed" blinkers before answering
     
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