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“In these negotiations the EU was (and is) in a stronger position, because it matters far more to the UK than them

“This is power, which matters in international relations

Who knew?” #BrexitReality #BrexitShambles #Brexit

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Worse economic performance
Lost trade opportunities
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Victoria Atkins (Conservative Justice Minister) said on @BBCNewsnight last night that they are going to "reform GDPR so that businesses find it easier to manage data".

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#ToryBritain #BrexitReality
As a software engineer of 25 years specialising in web software of exactly this kind, I have an intimate understanding of GDPR, data privacy and data security in computer systems.

GDPR is an excellent piece of legislation and should not be amended.

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It protects us from data theft, identity theft and from big business playing fast and loose with our private data.

Deregulation, which I read as a relaxation of standards, would put us all at risk of exploitation by big business and the nefarious.

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Dear @chrisgreybrexit just to confirm your speculations on Brexit as a cause for early retirement: as an M&A partner in a City law firm I have for 2 decades worked very hard to persuade European (mainly French) clients to invest in the UK. On 31st March 2019, I left the firm 1/
5 years earlier than planned. I simply didn't want to continue following Brexit. Not only because I knew it wld make my job a lot harder but also because I had no wish to succeed in attracting European investors to see them claimed as "Brexit successes". So 2/
in my case your hunch is a #BrexitReality & I am certain that many who like me could afford it ( even if it was at a considerable cost) did the same. Thank you for your excellent blog.
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Each week brings fresh reports of what is now in danger of becoming a national calamity. Agriculture faces a growing crisis, with implications for the availability & price of basic foodstuffs, &there is a widespread shortage of both basic & vital medicines (latest: HRT drugs) 🧵
Consumer confidence is at a 50-year low, not least because of inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, whilst the Office for Budget Responsibility expects this year to see the biggest fall in living standards since records began in the 1950s
By June 2018, the vote to leave had already raised consumer prices by 2.9%, costing the average household £870, with a related sharp decline in real incomes. Once Brexit actually happened, it introduced further inflationary pressures in terms of labour shortages & higher costs of
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So here is the latest bit of Brexit related bullshit which is starting to become a reality for pretty much all importers of excise goods. I just want to explain this one because the is very much how cartels work.
Yesterday I was talking to one of my many hauliers regarding the thrilling subject of Excise goods under bond in transit from the EU to a bonded warehouse in the U.K. Now I’ll be honest it’s not a riveting topic until consumers realise they are being screwed again.
Basically when I bring stock into the U.K. I pay import duty of £2.23 per bottle. However as a bonded warehouse keeper I can defer this until I am ready to sell on the U.K. market or export out to say Jersey for example.
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Tories have compromised national security, rewritten laws to accommodate inhumane policies that Putin would be proud of, punished the most vulnerable in society, destroyed British trade, replaced EU funding with crumbs and allowed energy firms to reap profits while overcharging
your families with astronomical bills. Post Brexit, they've allowed all England and Wales rivers to be pumped full of shit, done limp dodgy trade deals with countries on the other side of the world, deals that will see cheap food banned in the EU flood the UK market because of
Brexit deregulation. They have opened up free market chaos that will ensure multinationals will eviscerate British farming and replace the NHS with US style Healthcare that will see your family selling their homes for any major operations.
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#Putin wanted a weaker EU, and a broken UK.

Therefore, Putin wanted #Brexit. Putin’s coterie infiltrated every corner of Britain’s political, commercial & cultural life. Now Farage et al are ambivalent about #Ukraine️.

Join the bloody dots, it really isn’t hugely complicated.
Lebedev, Murdoch, and Farage. I want my country back. #BrexitReality
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All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) since 2018 are are taking dark money from corporations like British American Tobacco and Big Tech along with Arms manufacturers & Healthcare
Weapons makers and private firms donate £13m to get exclusive access to MPs opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-…
businesses. Since 2018 over £25 million in donations from the private sector to APPG's, these are massive conflicts of interest that are the result of post Brexit deregulation and will harm the public sector irreparably. Private donors remain hidden with no accountability
This all amounts to insidious 'back door' lobbying with one Tory MP telling openDemocracy 'I am not releasing anything to you.' In times of crisis disaster capitalists get their foot in the door of democracies and aided by the right wing wreak havoc while cost of living soars.
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Lexiter Larry Elliott talking piles of sh*t again
Johnson vaccine rollout ignores that of 30m jabs in UK, 13m Pfizer imported from EU, 5m from India+non-trivial amounts from NL. UK only provided 20% of its 68m pop.
@BylineTimes please expose Elliott's BS.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
His article perpetuates division and Euroscepticism, it glosses over tips of economic icebergs and proceeds to use 'confirmation bias' when in reality the negative impacts of Brexit unfold into a panoply of multiple shocks induced by disaster capitalist libertarian tactics.
He also completely ignores the Govt's party within a party (Steve Baker's NET Zero Scrutiny Group/ERG/CRG) and it's extensive connections to hundreds of far right think tanks from ATLAS, TPA, Cato, IEA aka Truss's 'Global network of Liberty.' Elliott should be fired. @guardian
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This shows why traitors like Matthew and Sarah Elliott vested interests in changing UK politics to far right libertarianism takes years of serious planning Read/RT #ToryScum
Brexit-Loving Koch Acolytes Are Getting Rich Off Climate Change Denial in the UK splinternews.com/brexit-loving-…
Elliotts took funding from Koch and Mercer to pave the way towards smaller Govt and climate denial/deregulation, remember how #COP26 went tits up? The Tories have opened the floodgates to intense fossil fuel mining in the north sea, paid by corporate free market libertarians.
Sheer number of right wing think tanks supposedly non profit are keen to hide who their funders are, it is a scandal of the highest degree that corporate money dictates Govt policy, Brexit would not have happened if legislation was in place to stop disaster capitalist wreak havoc
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This ERG Govt have instrumented Brexit as a pseudo nationalist Trojan Horse to unleash and destabilize the entire economic infrastructure of the UK. They are implementing a return to feudalism, they are obsessed with property, the Gold Standard and utterly demolishing the state.
Alejandro Chafuen 'For libertarians, removing the state as the final authority to define money might be the most consistent path.' This is about blind faith in free markets and not being accountable to Govt or the rule of law. Extremely dangerous. #libertarian #BrexitReality
Hayek - "If we ever again are going to have sound money, it will not come from Govt... it will be issued by private enterprise." Libertarians, the ERG/Govt have used this as a procedural template for the mess the UK is in as a result of a dark money fueled Brexit. #GTTO
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Because it’s undeliverable, and always was. Especially by someone of such jingoistic mediocrity.

Bye then. 👋
#torybrexitdisaster #brexitshambles
Like every Brexit negotiator we’ve had, he leaves behind a trail of mess and distrust, and bewildered allies across the channel. It remains the stupidest thing a country has ever done to itself. #BrexitReality #BrexitHasFailed
At least the Tories will be able to have Lord Frost’s leaving party during a lockdown, the way they like it.
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On Dec 12th 2019 I cried.

Every #Tory MP who signed up to #GetBrexitDone” however utterly sh*t it was, at THAT MOMENT, sealed our fate.

Personal ambition & greed trumped any sense of public duty or responsibility.

ANYTHING @BorisJohnson wanted to do was made possible.
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His wealthy backers & sycophantic MP & media facilitators rubbed their hands w/ glee, no-one could touch him now!

A man lacking any moral compass who dreamed of being king, a terrifying combination, both disastrous for the UK & lethal for many 1000s.

He simply does not care!
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From #Sewage on our beaches to the collapse of the #NHS, he does not care.

From sitting maskless & asleep beside #DavidAttenborough to departing #COP26 in a private jet, he does not care.

For the 1000s of avoidable #COVID deaths & 1000s more w/ #LongCovid, he does not care.
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Into November and already massive committments at #COP26 lead by #GlobalBritain. UK services up, manufacturing up, output up, new investments, new factories, new trade. Look out for 🇦🇺FTA 🇸🇬DEPA and updates on 🇮🇳🇨🇦🇲🇽🇧🇦🇲🇪🇻🇳, GCC & CPTPP. #BrexitReality
twitter.com/i/events/14552…
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I have been in Spain for about 18 months. Nobody Spanish ever mentions Brexit to me except in relation to bureaucratic procedures. My neighbours have never mentioned it. It’s certainly not an oft discussed media topic. 1/
The only people who talk about Brexit are the British communities here whose lives have been made complicated and difficult by the whole thing. For example there has been no agreement to date on swapping of driving licenses for Brits. 2/
As it stands right now, if you have notified your intention to swap your licence before end of 2020, there has been an extension allowed to year end to get that done. However if you haven’t swapped it or registered intent to, people must take a Spanish driving test 3/
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Wondering why shelves are empty, look at these two images. We ordered at the beginning of August stock from Spain. It took 5 days pre Brexit. It took a month for the winery to get a collection. Despite all the doc being correct the stock is still in Germany. #BrexitReality
I have posted these images btw because it’s my stock being move from a supplier to my bonded warehouse. If I was able to show you tracking on our supermarket customers ( I am not for confidentiality reasons) it’s even worse with delays now at 3.5 months from order to delivery!
Final comment on this thread. I currently have over 45 pallets in transit from Europe coming to my bonded warehouse which will end up with indies all over the UK. For supermarkets we have over 100 pallets on order. None of this stock is on time. It’s 100% Brexit related delays.
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What they promised on red tape and what they have delivered instead to the British public on red tape #BrexitReality #BorisJohnsonMustGo 1/3 ImageImage
Johnson is very clear in this article from 15th April 2016. He claims that being a member of the EU was holding British business back like a jailer with its red tape … 2/3 euractiv.com/section/uk-eur… Image
But below is a tiny example of the massive walls erected by Tories that Brits trying to go about their business day to day are now having to negotiate. Thanks Boris Johnson, you really and truly succeeded in creating the party of Fuck Business 3/3 #GTTO

https://t.co/cA1bo9TnTY
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Viele rechte "EU-Skeptiker" bekommen jetzt feuchte Träume von einem #Polexit!
Der wird aber nicht kommen! 😝
Zum einen hat der #Brexit als erschreckendes Beispiel gezeigt, was das in einer globalisierten Welt bedeutet & zum anderen wäre es politischer Selbstmord!

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Der #BrexitHasFailed & das daraus entstandene #BrexitChaos zeigen wie dumm ein solcher Schritt ist, wobei man sogar noch bedenken muss das UK bei den Verhandlungen sogar noch einen zweiten "Britenrabatt" bekommen haben d.h. es wurden nur die Rosinen raus gepickt!

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Ich denke wir sind uns einig das die EU soetwas kein zweites mal macht & das man bei keinem anderen Mitgliedstaat je wieder derart entgegenkommend sein würde! 🤔
Das sind die Vorüberlegungen zum IST-Zustand, aber kommen wir jetzt zu den Fakten was den #Polexit betrifft!

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It’s easy to have a degree of schadenfreude about #BrexitFuelShortages. #BrexitHasFailed as it was always a shit idea.

But I commute 130 miles round trip to single-handedly provide lung cancer services to a region and am now worried my patients’ cancer care will be affected.
The region I provide lung cancer services to voted to leave the EU. They didn’t vote for fuel shortages, gas price rises, empty shelves, or their cancer care to be affected.

#BrexitReality is hitting home, and it will be my patients that suffer.
My three nearest petrol stations are shut down.

How can anyone in @Conservatives govt justify the self-inflicted harm on this nation to any one of my patients.

You can’t magic up more oncologists, like almost everything else, there is a national shortage.
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It's just chicken & turkey.
It's just milkshake.
It's just cancer drugs in Northern Ireland.
It's just fishing.
It's just Erasmus.
It's just Belfast violence & port threats.
It's just 7K bank jobs.
It's just trade.
It's just farmers.
It's just musicians.

It's just been 8 months!
Obviously I can back all that up. Sources:

The @BritishPoultry Council have said that the Chicken Shortages in Nando's and KFC and Tesco's warnings about Christmas turkeys are because of Brexit.

#BrexitFoodShortages
As for the lack of milkshake and other issues...

The Road Haulage Association has cited Brexit labour shortages as the number 1 barrier to fixing the shortages.

ft.com/content/1c4b9e…

rha.uk.net/News/News-Blog…
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@HandCNews @NationwidePlc Not just the food imports & distribution itself hit with difficulties, but the means of growing our own - and we aren't even into full post-Brexit rules yet (October 1st for documents, January 1st for proper physical checks)

#BrexitFood #BrexitReality

fwi.co.uk/business/marke… Image
Call from @Foodanddrinkfed for solutions to address #BrexitFood import issues
"Failure to do so will have very significant implications for our industry, for cross-border trade in essential products + ingredients & ultimately for UK shoppers and consumers"
Further to that 👆 call, look at what @adampayne26 says here:
"The clear message from across government is we want to build a resilient domestic workforce, and not rely on immigration to do this”
That plan is madness.
We've #FoodShortages now
#BrexitFood
politicshome.com/news/article/g…
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Boris Johnson says Brexit is crippling Northern Ireland and causing an exodus of musicians and Jewish people.
#BrexitReality
Facebook version here:
facebook.com/FemiSorry/vide…

Youtube version here:
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I've decided to collect all the #brexitbenefits I observe in one thread, so it's easier to find them.

So here you have Tesco in Oban right now: ImageImageImageImage
This was KFC in Cambuslang yesterday Image
This was, I think Lidl shettleston couple of days back: ImageImage
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