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Leveraging the power of the internet so you don't have to...... Blocked by Darren Grimes because he can't stand a kid from a council estate that can ski
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Mar 29 11 tweets 7 min read
A lot of comment on the recent impact of #Brexit on UK goods trade, both imports for supply chain, and exports for finished goods and components, but, was this just the product of a systemic post #Brexit decline? or something else? A thread to help @RishiSunak understand! 1/ So what's a good way to measure trade growth and decline? How about something people can relate to like the volume of lorries at Dover and the Channel Tunnel? As goods sales are all about box shifting, and the short straits are key in that, as Raab discovered! #Brexit 2/
Mar 17 11 tweets 5 min read
Anyone who is surprised by this hasn't been following what's happening in UK trade since we left the single market and customs union with the ERG headbangers hard #Brexit and the appallingly bad TCA delivered by @DavidGHFrost a thread 1/ The terrible trade deal has reduced UK exports of physical goods to the EU by an estimated 20%, that's a lot of volume no longer being carried by ferries, and consequently fewer lorries and fewer tickets being sold. #BrexitShambles 2/
Aug 9, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
A short thread to educate Daubney on why his #brexitfoodshortages are a direct result of the thing he wanted which he didn't understand 1/ Fresh food is imported in trailers with chillers designed to carry food stuffs safely and efficiently, those trailers aren't cheap, and they aren't plentiful. So the haulage shortage in the UK isn't just drivers, its also trailer units and tractor units. #brexitfoodshortages 2/
Jun 21, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Normally I only rinse Tom on his hot takes on global trade, but prior to being involved in that I was a sports scientist so welcome the opportunity to rinse Tom again, because why not, a thread.... /1 Lets start with the skeleton, males have a different Q angle at the hip which gives them a biomechanical advantage in stride length over females when running, no amount of hormones will change that /2
Feb 5, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
So this is a common comment from people who still seem to think that it would be business as usual at the Golf Club after you crashed the buggy into the water hazard and then took a dump in the middle of the pro shop after a skinful of stella, a thread 1/ #BrexitReality ` The single market is a trade bloc, a trade bloc is an area in which all participants agree to trade on the same terms with the same regulations which lessens the burdens of trading with different rules for each country. Bottom line standardisation reduces cost & friction 2/
Jan 22, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
Meet Ben everyone, he thinks that leaving the single market and the customs union, part of his Brexit plan, is not why fish exporters are facing massive challenges with exporting,so is he correct or is this a bit fishy? A thread 1/ #BrexitDeal Well Ben is a huge fan of the UK exiting with absolutely no trade deal at all on WTO terms, this would of course mean that as well as all the customs and non tariff barriers to UK exports he would also be piling tariffs on top as well. 2/ #BrexitDeal
Sep 29, 2020 11 tweets 4 min read
Meet Tom everyone, Tom doesn't know the difference between production cost (farm gate) and shop price. So lets talk about why he remains consistent in being wrong on so many subjects, a thread. /1 Lets take US chicken as an example, per KG its a few pence cheaper than chicken that meets UK standards for animal welfare, production standards and food safety. So what do US farmers do differently? 2/
Sep 16, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Sounds great doesn't it, back to 2004 levels per 100,000 people. Except this is a classic case of small meets big and why even though its measurable Ice cream sales do not cause sunburn...... In 2004 the UK population was 59.8 million people so having 877 per 100,000 die of 'all causes' meant you had (59.8 million/100,000) x 877 Deaths = 524,446

Now in 2020 we have 67.88 million people (67.88m/100,000)x877 = 595,307 deaths

Thats 70,000 excess deaths!
Sep 14, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Ok, so you have a variety of options in the modern world of software, some of it dealt with contractually, some of it stategically and some of it because developers are a law unto themselves. 1/ 2/ Lets start with contractually, its common for a contract between parties to have an escrow clause on the source code in case the supplier goes bust, this is even more important in the world of cloud software as you don't install anything and have less control.
Jul 23, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Here's the thing, @GregHands is correct on this point, but lets dig a little deeper from personal experience of the power of living overseas and learning a language. I first lived overseas in 1973/1974 just after the UK joined the EEC as my Mum had found work in Spain, it was a grim time in the UK, and as a single parent she didn't have a lot of opportunity back home.
Jul 23, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
You won't need all day Peter @ClarkeMicah , in return can you explain why the German lockdown was so successful despite a higher population and easier cross border movements of people? Call it a quid pro quo.... a thread Prior to the UK finally locking down in late March people had already started taking children out of schools and also limiting contact, often driven by employers moving faster. What this does is start to limit unnecessary travel and contact, and they are key vectors
Apr 29, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
1/ Without bringing politics into it this is the danger of people with zero skills and qualifications in a subject area peddling #fakenews to fit a narrative. At least it isn't a fake NHS account this time! 2/ So should we carry out post mortems on every death to be sure? Or would that be a massive waste of resources? Should all fatalities be tested for presence of Covid-19 just to be sure? All reasonable questions in an idea world with limitless resources
Dec 30, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
1/ Another great piece of journalism by @faisalislam . Aside from the interesting award of £14 million to a company which doesn't even have a rubber dingy to its name lets talk about why this is a waste of £108,000,000 and why it won't work..... 2/ In theory increasing the number of boats and crossings increases capacity which should mean more lorries and more goods crossing to more ports to ease the congestion caused by border requirements as a 3rd country, at least thats the theory...
Dec 29, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
1/ As @GerardBattenMEP has asked the question I shall do my best to answer it for him. Lets start with the 'Save billions on contributions'. In isolation Gerard is correct, if we no longer pay those contributions we save them, but for what? 2/ That contribution funds many things, from the European Medicines Agency, Euratom, Erasmus, Europoll, Eurojust, A29WP etc etc. Lots of bodies that the UK will need to replicate, and that replication costs money. What that contribution also gives us is a 15 fold return...