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seeing that alot of people complain that covid not brexit is the root of the uks woes.... you might have a point

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La soule wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:52 pm
bimboman wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:42 pm The 20 quid was an emergency payment for a pandemic that’s now over , there’s over a million jobs available... another “misunderstanding “
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41487126

Thanks for making my point so well,
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Duff Paddy wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:21 pm
DAC_ wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:51 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:44 pm
terryfinch wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:42 pm Today’s budget very positive. UK coming out if the pandemic well. Several references to now be able to do things that the EU prevented.

Autumn Budget 2021: Key points at-a-gl ... s-59063816
Another triumph by jove! That’ll show those bloody foreigners who’s boss
We've raised the Min Living wage to £10.50, which, I believe, is the highest in the developed world and will no doubt benefit the 4 million plus EU nationals who decided to accept the privilege to stay in the UK after we left the EU.

But no, "bloody foreigners"
The privilege :lol: they’re keeping the lights on in your country
The cost of electric they should turn the Fücking things off.
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A pandemic that's now over? On what basis? At best you might hope it transitions in the near term into an endemic but it's nowhere close to that.

Also, an awful lot of people went onto UC for the first time ever during the pandemic, they've never known it be £20 less, and it's not a lot to begin with.

Still though, starting with an assertion the pandemic is over is just more of the absurd denial of reality because the reality is trickier than you'd like it to be.
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It’s over.
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DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
What is?
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DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
Brexit is not done yet anyway.

Get Brexit done

Nope
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Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:58 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
Brexit is not done yet anyway.

Get Brexit done

Nope
We are still in the EU? Bugger.
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ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:58 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
Brexit is not done yet anyway.

Get Brexit done

Nope
We are still in the EU? Bugger.
You're so stupid you don't even know what you're supposed to be annoyed about. :o
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Let it go, move on. It’s over.
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earl the beaver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:55 pm
shereblue wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:40 pm The Cult's levelling up budget heralding a "new age of optimism" for the UK

Shared Prosperity Fund allocation for 2020-2025: £2.6bn

EU Structural Fund UK allocation for 2016-2020: £7.7bn
As much as I hate Brexit and the government you aren't comparing apples with apples there.
Interesting. There will still be allocated funds available to spend from the EU Structural Fund. So fair comment in that regard.

Otherwise I may not fully understand as I am certainly intending to compare Coxs with Pippins (allowing for inevitable post Brexit changes)?

It is claimed the Shared Prosperity Fund will allow our Government to more judiciously apply funding than before. Practical Numeracy is to be a worthy focus.

In the Government's own words:

"In England, this will particularly help people in the North East, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber, which currently have the highest proportion of adults with low numeracy,”

Who am I to oppose the Government's own judgement that Red Wallers are especially in need of numeracy coaching? I might be myself. ;)
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Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:03 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:58 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
Brexit is not done yet anyway.

Get Brexit done

Nope
We are still in the EU? Bugger.
You're so stupid you don't even know what you're supposed to be annoyed about. :o
:lol: Thats rich coming from you
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ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:03 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:58 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
Brexit is not done yet anyway.

Get Brexit done

Nope
We are still in the EU? Bugger.
You're so stupid you don't even know what you're supposed to be annoyed about. :o
:lol: Thats rich coming from you
Your vid of "the Cult" doesn't exactly mark you out as sophisticated. Have to admit I enjoyed it though :blush:
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shereblue wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:02 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:03 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:58 pm

Brexit is not done yet anyway.

Get Brexit done

Nope
We are still in the EU? Bugger.
You're so stupid you don't even know what you're supposed to be annoyed about. :o
:lol: Thats rich coming from you
Your vid of "the Cult" doesn't exactly mark you out as sophisticated. Have to admit I enjoyed it though :blush:
Your posts don't mark you out as numerate SB.
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ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:04 pm
shereblue wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:02 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:03 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:01 pm

We are still in the EU? Bugger.
You're so stupid you don't even know what you're supposed to be annoyed about. :o
:lol: Thats rich coming from you
Your vid of "the Cult" doesn't exactly mark you out as sophisticated. Have to admit I enjoyed it though :blush:
Your posts don't mark you out as numerate SB.
Something of a pygmy on this distinguished forum, tbf.

But on a wet Tuesday night in Hull at a Shared Prosperity Fund numeracy evening, I'd be like Pythagoras.
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shereblue wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:37 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:04 pm
shereblue wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:02 pm
ChipSpike wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Zico wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:03 pm

You're so stupid you don't even know what you're supposed to be annoyed about. :o
:lol: Thats rich coming from you
Your vid of "the Cult" doesn't exactly mark you out as sophisticated. Have to admit I enjoyed it though :blush:
Your posts don't mark you out as numerate SB.
Something of a pygmy on this distinguished forum, tbf.

But on a wet Tuesday night in Hull at a Shared Prosperity Fund numeracy evening, I'd be like Pythagoras.
what dead? don't go there SB
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DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:51 pm Let it go, move on. It’s over.
Aye. Not Aye.
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DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:34 pm It’s over.
Brexit is over. We are discussing the fallout.

Having said that isn't it time for the British to deal with a government that has been convicted by British courts for knowingly breaking British laws?
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Majority in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds

https://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/n ... oll-finds/
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Brexit Hits U.K. Universities As E.U. Students Look Elsewhere

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorris ... elsewhere/
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UK vows retaliation if France imposes ‘illegal’ sanctions amid Brexit fishing row

https://todayuknews.com/politics/uk-vow ... shing-row/

Since when has this UK government cared about what's legal? It has been found guilty of breaking its own laws in its own country.
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Forget the pandemic: Brexit’s impact on UK economy will be much worse, warns fiscal chief

https://www.cityam.com/forget-the-pande ... obr-chief/
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Well it’s quite clear the French have been lying again.

Joint negotiations. With a joint statement expected

Only 2% of applicants turned down (fraud?)

No communication before making silly threats.

https://twitter.com/DavidGHFrost/status ... 4245889032
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bimboman wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:18 pm
La soule wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:52 pm
bimboman wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:42 pm The 20 quid was an emergency payment for a pandemic that’s now over , there’s over a million jobs available... another “misunderstanding “
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41487126

Thanks for making my point so well,
Sure
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France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
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DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:26 am France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
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Rocketz wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:06 am Forget the pandemic: Brexit’s impact on UK economy will be much worse, warns fiscal chief

https://www.cityam.com/forget-the-pande ... obr-chief/
To save others the bother:

"Pah. Project fear."
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La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:29 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:26 am France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
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DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:40 am
La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:29 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:26 am France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
Isn't France just doing it's delegated job of protecting EU waters from unlicensed 3rd country fishermen?
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Leinster in London wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:54 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:40 am
La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:29 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:26 am France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
Isn't France just doing it's delegated job of protecting EU waters from unlicensed 3rd country fishermen?
Nice one Mick Wallace.
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DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:57 am
Leinster in London wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:54 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:40 am
La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:29 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:26 am France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
.
Isn't France just doing it's delegated job of protecting EU waters from unlicensed 3rd country fishermen?
Nice one Mick Wallace.

Some lads were caught in the wrong place. Probably stealing scallops or something
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Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:30 am
Rocketz wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:06 am Forget the pandemic: Brexit’s impact on UK economy will be much worse, warns fiscal chief

https://www.cityam.com/forget-the-pande ... obr-chief/
To save others the bother:

"Pah. Project fear."
Sure what would he know ?....
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La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:03 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:57 am
Leinster in London wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:54 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:40 am
La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:29 am

Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
.
Isn't France just doing it's delegated job of protecting EU waters from unlicensed 3rd country fishermen?
Nice one Mick Wallace.

Some lads were caught in the wrong place. Probably stealing scallops or something
It's not a if they can fish there own coastal waters which are now full of shît.

"Highest environmental and welfare standards in Europe" don't you know..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:26 am France impounding fishing boats with ministers talking about ‘combat’ is great news, it’ll turn a few more heads :)
The Express will be w*nking themselves into a blind stupor.
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clementinfrance wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:11 am
La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:03 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:57 am
Leinster in London wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:54 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:40 am

It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
.
Isn't France just doing it's delegated job of protecting EU waters from unlicensed 3rd country fishermen?
Nice one Mick Wallace.

Some lads were caught in the wrong place. Probably stealing scallops or something
It's not a if they can fish there own coastal waters which are now full of shît.

"Highest environmental and welfare standards in Europe" don't you know..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Rather the UK than Marseille
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The Sun God wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:10 am
Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:30 am
Rocketz wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:06 am Forget the pandemic: Brexit’s impact on UK economy will be much worse, warns fiscal chief

https://www.cityam.com/forget-the-pande ... obr-chief/
To save others the bother:

"Pah. Project fear."
Sure what would he know ?....
"No one believed the leave campaign, though. We didn't vote leave to be richer."
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Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:23 am
The Sun God wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:10 am
Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:30 am
Rocketz wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:06 am Forget the pandemic: Brexit’s impact on UK economy will be much worse, warns fiscal chief

https://www.cityam.com/forget-the-pande ... obr-chief/
To save others the bother:

"Pah. Project fear."
Sure what would he know ?....
"No one believed the leave campaign, though. We didn't vote leave to be richer."
:lol: Fvcking remoaner. I guess we'll have to wait ten years to find out?
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La soule wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:48 am
camroc1 wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:24 am And some of you wonder why the UK has a bad reputation in Ireland,
A former top British diplomat in Washington has accused Boris Johnson’s government of damagingly downplaying the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland’s “delicate peace process” in statements intended for a US audience.

Alexandra Hall Hall, the lead Brexit envoy to the US who quit her job in late 2019 because she was unwilling to “peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust”, has condemned Johnson’s government for being “willfully disingenuous” in the official messages she was asked to deliver about Brexit in the US.

In a lengthy article published in a US academic journal, the former career diplomat excoriated the UK government for downplaying the cost and impact of Brexit in “public talking points” aimed at presenting the official British government line in Washington.

“They downplayed the increased friction that was likely for businesses trading between the United Kingdom and the EU countries as well as third countries such as the United States, ” wrote Ms Hall Hall in the Texas National Security Review journal.

“But, most damagingly, the talking points also downplayed the consequences of Brexit for the delicate peace process in Northern Ireland, in which the United States was a core stakeholder, having helped to broker the Good Friday agreement and supported it since then,” she wrote.


Ms Hall Hall wrote that one colleague at the UK embassy in Washington working on Northern Ireland was “nearly in tears” as he “could not get his minister to register the enormous damage that would be done to the fabric of Northern Ireland, politically and economically, if the United Kingdom left the European Union without a deal.”

“A low point for me was when I heard a senior British minister openly and offensively, in front of a US audience, dismiss the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Irish businesses as just affecting ‘a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks,” she wrote.


The former diplomat said that when she was asked to brief American businesses with significant investments in the UK, she struggled to maintain the line that there would be “no harmful consequences” for them if the UK left the EU without a deal.

“I found it hard to brush aside the concerns of congressional aides working for members of the Irish-American caucus,” she wrote.

“Sometimes I had no answers to the questions that US stakeholders posed to me. The internal dissonance became acute: the professional ethos of the British Diplomatic Service was that we were upstanding civil servants, steeped in integrity, who never told lies.

“And yet, that was precisely what I was being asked to do.”

Ms Hall Hall, a former British ambassador to Georgia, was Britain’s Brexit counsellor in the US from 2018 to December 2019 when she resigned.

She said she stepped down because she was asked to convey messages that were “neither fully honest nor politically impartial” to US representatives and politicians.

In her resignation letter published at the time, she said that her position had become “unbearable personally” and “untenable professionally.”
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politic ... -1.4711626


EDIT Thinking about it, what's the betting that the "senior British minister" was BoJo? It sounds like something he'd say, and he was foreign minister between 2016 and 2018 in Mays administration, which is the right timeline. And it would also explain US politicians dubiousness about the UK's intentions wrt NI/Ireland generally.
THe UK have a bad reputation, and not only in Ireland.

That article is pretty damming. That government is not to be trusted.
TBF your statement might have some impact if it wasn't coming from a Frenchman.
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La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:03 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:57 am
Leinster in London wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:54 am
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:40 am
La soule wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:29 am

Your lot are going to go bonkers on that one.

Flags are already out, the bulldogs are foaming at the mouth.
It’s great, as the elderly remain freaks move onto InsulateUk and gluing themselves to the motorway some of their younger cohorts will slowly realise France isn’t playing nicely.
.
Isn't France just doing it's delegated job of protecting EU waters from unlicensed 3rd country fishermen?
Nice one Mick Wallace.

Some lads were caught in the wrong place. Probably stealing scallops or something
If they were fishing in an area without a license then for sure they should be impounded.
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:31 am
La soule wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:48 am
camroc1 wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:24 am And some of you wonder why the UK has a bad reputation in Ireland,
A former top British diplomat in Washington has accused Boris Johnson’s government of damagingly downplaying the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland’s “delicate peace process” in statements intended for a US audience.

Alexandra Hall Hall, the lead Brexit envoy to the US who quit her job in late 2019 because she was unwilling to “peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust”, has condemned Johnson’s government for being “willfully disingenuous” in the official messages she was asked to deliver about Brexit in the US.

In a lengthy article published in a US academic journal, the former career diplomat excoriated the UK government for downplaying the cost and impact of Brexit in “public talking points” aimed at presenting the official British government line in Washington.

“They downplayed the increased friction that was likely for businesses trading between the United Kingdom and the EU countries as well as third countries such as the United States, ” wrote Ms Hall Hall in the Texas National Security Review journal.

“But, most damagingly, the talking points also downplayed the consequences of Brexit for the delicate peace process in Northern Ireland, in which the United States was a core stakeholder, having helped to broker the Good Friday agreement and supported it since then,” she wrote.


Ms Hall Hall wrote that one colleague at the UK embassy in Washington working on Northern Ireland was “nearly in tears” as he “could not get his minister to register the enormous damage that would be done to the fabric of Northern Ireland, politically and economically, if the United Kingdom left the European Union without a deal.”

“A low point for me was when I heard a senior British minister openly and offensively, in front of a US audience, dismiss the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Irish businesses as just affecting ‘a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks,” she wrote.


The former diplomat said that when she was asked to brief American businesses with significant investments in the UK, she struggled to maintain the line that there would be “no harmful consequences” for them if the UK left the EU without a deal.

“I found it hard to brush aside the concerns of congressional aides working for members of the Irish-American caucus,” she wrote.

“Sometimes I had no answers to the questions that US stakeholders posed to me. The internal dissonance became acute: the professional ethos of the British Diplomatic Service was that we were upstanding civil servants, steeped in integrity, who never told lies.

“And yet, that was precisely what I was being asked to do.”

Ms Hall Hall, a former British ambassador to Georgia, was Britain’s Brexit counsellor in the US from 2018 to December 2019 when she resigned.

She said she stepped down because she was asked to convey messages that were “neither fully honest nor politically impartial” to US representatives and politicians.

In her resignation letter published at the time, she said that her position had become “unbearable personally” and “untenable professionally.”
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politic ... -1.4711626


EDIT Thinking about it, what's the betting that the "senior British minister" was BoJo? It sounds like something he'd say, and he was foreign minister between 2016 and 2018 in Mays administration, which is the right timeline. And it would also explain US politicians dubiousness about the UK's intentions wrt NI/Ireland generally.
THe UK have a bad reputation, and not only in Ireland.

That article is pretty damming. That government is not to be trusted.
TBF your statement might have some impact if it wasn't coming from a Frenchman.
How about an Irishman ?
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