Brexit still isn’t working!

Topical debate, moral dilemmas and quirky questions. Join fellow shareholders in civilised discussions of issues of interest
Sarah
Posts: 4404
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:01am
Has thanked: 332 times
Been thanked: 3393 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by Sarah » Fri May 20 2022 7:35pm

Sainsbury’s former chief executive Justin King dares to identify Brexit as the primary cause of food price inflation.
The businessman said the issues could be pinned on Britain leaving the EU, although he admitted the pandemic and Ukraine war have added to retail woes.

“The current pressures started with Brexit,” King told Sky News.

“You’re talking about the prime minister going to Northern Ireland today, the problems at the border in the Irish Sea, of course, are the reality…with many of our trading partners.

“Well in excess of 40% of our food comes from Europe, so it started with Brexit, Covid exacerbated the problems and of course the war in Ukraine and the particular impact it is having on certain commodities will be long lasting and significant.”

It comes as Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warned of a “very big income shock” to households, and admitted feeling “helpless” in the face of surging inflation.
https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... inflation/
Thanked by: blythburgh

macliam
Posts: 10238
Joined: Thu Jul 18 2013 12:26pm
Location: By the Deben, Suffolk
Has thanked: 1551 times
Been thanked: 8449 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by macliam » Sat May 21 2022 11:10am

Brexit has been an unmitigated failure so far - and it is hard to see it providing any benefits long term. Of course, I would say that, as I'm one of those who said it was a stupid idea in the first place - and was told that I was being negative and that everything would work out OK. However, whilst the costs and drawbacks of Brexit are visible daily, be it the potential problems in NI, the queues for the import and export of goods, the limitations on previous "rights", the inability to coordinate energy policies, the inability to coordinate a response to Russia, the inability to source agricultural workers, the loss of financial and services business from the City and the total failure to control migration......... I have yet to see any concrete advantage from the "regained" sovereignty. Oh and before anyone cites "Covid" as an answer, just take off the blinkers and look to other countries in Europe to see how well the UK did......

But hey, blue(-ish) passports eh? If you live long enough to get one..........

I have a friend who poo-poos the idea of a trade-war with the EU, citing the good old "They need us more than we need them" lie..... this chart might suggest otherwise
https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/8590876/
Thanked by: blythburgh
Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get me

Sarah
Posts: 4404
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:01am
Has thanked: 332 times
Been thanked: 3393 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by Sarah » Sun May 22 2022 10:44am

Sunlit uplands latest. It’s all such a disaster there are now actual disaster charities involved.
"Disaster charity drafted in to rescue lorry drivers stuck in post-Brexit queues"
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/t-27028421
Thanked by: blythburgh

Sarah
Posts: 4404
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:01am
Has thanked: 332 times
Been thanked: 3393 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by Sarah » Wed Jun 01 2022 6:26pm

Tobias Ellwood advocates joining the EU single market to ease the cost of living crisis and settle the Irish border.

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/a ... gle-market
Thanked by: blythburgh

macliam
Posts: 10238
Joined: Thu Jul 18 2013 12:26pm
Location: By the Deben, Suffolk
Has thanked: 1551 times
Been thanked: 8449 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by macliam » Thu Jun 02 2022 10:59am

Brexiteers seem to follow their hero Johnson when it comes to "uncomfortable truths". When asked to indicate any positive from this embarassing demonstration of national ineptitude, they quickly urge us to "move on" because "there are more important things" ..... you know, Covid, Afghanistan, Ukraine.... look at the birdie!

However, the most Johnsonesque part is that they don't seem to have learned from their mistake and have the arrogance to say they'd do it all again!
Thanked by: blythburgh
Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get me

Sarah
Posts: 4404
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:01am
Has thanked: 332 times
Been thanked: 3393 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by Sarah » Wed Jun 08 2022 1:00pm

"UK growth set to be worst in G20 apart from Russia, OECD warns"
Breaking news: Economic growth in the UK will grind to a halt next year with only Russia, hobbled by western sanctions, performing worse among the G20 leading economies, the OECD forecast on Wednesday
https://www.ft.com/content/ee2ce542-eb1 ... a8200a47ae
Thanked by: blythburgh

blythburgh
Posts: 16923
Joined: Tue Jun 29 2010 7:14pm
Location: The Far East
Has thanked: 32447 times
Been thanked: 6004 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by blythburgh » Thu Jun 09 2022 9:09am

Sarah wrote:
Wed Jun 08 2022 1:00pm
"UK growth set to be worst in G20 apart from Russia, OECD warns"
Breaking news: Economic growth in the UK will grind to a halt next year with only Russia, hobbled by western sanctions, performing worse among the G20 leading economies, the OECD forecast on Wednesday
https://www.ft.com/content/ee2ce542-eb1 ... a8200a47ae
Obviously down to Covid and nothing to do with Brexit
Keep smiling because the light at the end of someone's tunnel may be you, Ron Cheneler

Sarah
Posts: 4404
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:01am
Has thanked: 332 times
Been thanked: 3393 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by Sarah » Thu Jun 23 2022 1:45pm

Here's a stark reminder of the lies that sold Brexit...
Today is the 6th anniversary of the Brexit referendum. This is what the Leave campaign promised it would be like once we left the EU. Judge for yourself if they were telling the truth.
Link to video:
https://twitter.com/BrexitBin/status/15 ... 5hWDGX-m3A

Sarah
Posts: 4404
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:01am
Has thanked: 332 times
Been thanked: 3393 times
Contact:

Re: Brexit still isn’t working!

Post by Sarah » Wed Jun 29 2022 12:09pm

Here's a fascinating short look at the missed opportunity to build back better post WW2. Perhaps there are some lessons to learn from this time that might have helped avoid the current Brexit and 'Global Britain' delusions.

"The Wasting of Britain's Marshall Aid"
Successive governments squandered billions of Marshall Plan Aid to support British world power pretensions, and so jeopardised the economic future of Britain.
Full article:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/m ... l_01.shtml

This letter published in the FT yesterday points bluntly to similar hubris:
Brexit was a project of the imagination. An England so noble, so competent, so free, with such a history of greatness, that to sit down at a table as a mere equal with other nations in order to resolve common problems was an unbearable humiliation.
What is needed from British politicians is not just an economic rapprochement with the EU, but rather the opening of a well-grounded and honest debate on Britain’s history and position in the world, and on the benefits of co-operation.
Full text:
https://www.ft.com/content/e42bd78c-c73 ... 8fa26e2bbe
https://twitter.com/fascinatorfun/statu ... bP_qYZOKDg

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests