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Phredd wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:23 pm Brexit has caused problems for some British workers.

A British model/porn star called Scarlett Jones has posted on her twitter account :
Brexit has f***ked me harder than any porn shoot. All scenes cancelled
🙃
Hope ‘vote leave’ is happy x
Ok guys I’m applying for an EU work visa! I’ll let you know how it goes and hopefully I can still work in Europe and keep getting railed on camera x
I just wanna fudge on film... is that too much to ask?

Please boris this is essential work
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry girl, but "Go f*ck yourself" is the official Government advice.
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camroc1 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:07 pm
Yer Man wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:00 pm
piquant wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:53 pm PS. Still no unicorns
They just need to eliminate their only natural predator - Bees.

But that's being taken care of - see above.
Very shortsighted, as the resulting sugar, made from the beet, will be verboten in the EU, as will any biscuits, pastries etc made from the sugar. Which, unless the sugar manufacturers bag the sugar from the affected beet separately, means the entire UK biscuit/pastry export market.

There'll be no factories for fat Greg to visit !
Turns out the pesticide isn’t banned in the eu, and is used.
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Fat Greg is no longer fat :shock: :shock: :shock:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... ight-loss/

Apparently he has cut down from 5 pints a day to 2 visits to the pub a week :thumbup:
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Yer Man wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 am
Phredd wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:23 pm Brexit has caused problems for some British workers.

A British model/porn star called Scarlett Jones has posted on her twitter account :
Brexit has f***ked me harder than any porn shoot. All scenes cancelled
🙃
Hope ‘vote leave’ is happy x
Ok guys I’m applying for an EU work visa! I’ll let you know how it goes and hopefully I can still work in Europe and keep getting railed on camera x
I just wanna fudge on film... is that too much to ask?

Please boris this is essential work
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry girl, but "Go f*ck yourself" is the official Government advice.
x( lools like err so a friend tells me that she is a bit of a skank
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 am Fat Greg is no longer fat :shock: :shock: :shock:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... ight-loss/

Apparently he has cut down from 5 pints a day to 2 visits to the pub a week :thumbup:
He’s looking good :shock:

Get something right Cammy ffs :lol:
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DragsterDriver wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:19 am
camroc1 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:07 pm
Yer Man wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:00 pm
piquant wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:53 pm PS. Still no unicorns
They just need to eliminate their only natural predator - Bees.

But that's being taken care of - see above.
Very shortsighted, as the resulting sugar, made from the beet, will be verboten in the EU, as will any biscuits, pastries etc made from the sugar. Which, unless the sugar manufacturers bag the sugar from the affected beet separately, means the entire UK biscuit/pastry export market.

There'll be no factories for fat Greg to visit !
Turns out the pesticide isn’t banned in the eu, and is used.
UK is however world beating (bar only the US) in producing plastic waste.

Global Britain is now powering ahead in its export of plastic waste to non-OECD countries (banned since 1 January in the EU) thanks to its freedom to diverge:

From EU regulation and indeed from the election promises made to its own people. Hip Hip: Hooray!

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/l ... d=msedgdhp
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But but but....


The ham sandwich

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Bimbo-esque deflection :x
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C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:03 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:00 pm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... sh-drivers

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wouldn't let them take it, I'd scoff the lot!!!
Ffs :lol:
It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex.
I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
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shereblue wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:15 am Bimbo-esque deflection :x
When this covid is over if you try and take my Camembert at Calais there will be proper trouble.
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f**king plum. I can no longer bring Nandos Peri Peri sauce from Gibraltar to Spain. Hope you are all proud.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 am Fat Greg is no longer fat :shock: :shock: :shock:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... ight-loss/

Apparently he has cut down from 5 pints a day to 2 visits to the pub a week :thumbup:
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Toilet Duck wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:50 am f**king plum. I can no longer bring Nandos Peri Peri sauce from Gibraltar to Spain. Hope you are all proud.
Isn't Gibraltar staying in the single market and now in schengen as well?
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clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:03 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:00 pm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... sh-drivers

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wouldn't let them take it, I'd scoff the lot!!!
Ffs :lol:
It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex.
I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
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Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:03 pm

Ffs :lol:
It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex.
I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
Yes indeed. Frustrations are bound to get bigger as well with time.
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clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:03 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:00 pm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... sh-drivers

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wouldn't let them take it, I'd scoff the lot!!!
Ffs :lol:
It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex.
I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Just respecting British sovereignty ! :P
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La soule wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:01 pm
Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm

It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex.
I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
Yes indeed. Frustrations are bound to get bigger as well with time.
Once we start to reciprocate with our own, then it will escalate. As you say, it's what ebing a third country means.
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message #2527204 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:05 pm
La soule wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:01 pm
Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm

I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
Yes indeed. Frustrations are bound to get bigger as well with time.
Once we start to reciprocate with our own, then it will escalate.
What do you suggest?
For me acting like an adult being consistent and proavtive and doing the right thing would be a novel action for this Government.
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La soule wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:01 pm
Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm

It makes the EU look pathetic. Like a pouting jilted ex.
I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
Yes indeed. Frustrations are bound to get bigger as well with time.

From taking a truckers sandwich acorn to the oak tree of rejoining. :lol:
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C69 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:10 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:05 pm
La soule wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:01 pm
Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am

Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
Yes indeed. Frustrations are bound to get bigger as well with time.
Once we start to reciprocate with our own, then it will escalate.
What do you suggest?
For me acting like an adult being consistent and proavtive and doing the right thing would be a novel action for this Government.
I don't suggest. We have waived application of any barriers or tariffs for the moment, probably in the hopes of negotiation.
I can't see that continuing for ever. Duty on tobacco and booze for eg
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Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Toilet Duck wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:50 am f**king plum. I can no longer bring Nandos Peri Peri sauce from Gibraltar to Spain. Hope you are all proud.
Isn't Gibraltar staying in the single market and now in schengen as well?
They are in the process of sorting all that out, otherwise all the frontier workers will be screwed. Could be about 6 months, so I have to eat my chicken without peri peri. Didn't anyone think of this before they voted to leave?
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https://www.theforester.co.uk/article.c ... hyear=2021

Elvers in Peri-peri sauce business opportunity for the cockney market?
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We all need to adapt, could he blend them up with chilis?
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bimboman wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:13 pm
La soule wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:01 pm
Petej wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:28 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
C69 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 pm

I don't think the EU mandated these custom Officers ffs :lol:

It's just childish crash behaviour from local twats.
Agreed it does seem overkill from Dutch customs officials.

But ironically this is exactly the kind of thing that happens at Australian borders for example...

Australian type deal it is then. ;)
Yep, this is what being a third country means.
Yes indeed. Frustrations are bound to get bigger as well with time.

From taking a truckers sandwich acorn to the oak tree of rejoining. :lol:
Da fudge.....
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I would not fancy eating my Sarnies after a Dutchman has put his hands all over them, especially if he has been sticking his fingers in Dykes!
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 am Fat Greg is no longer fat :shock: :shock: :shock:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... ight-loss/

Apparently he has cut down from 5 pints a day to 2 visits to the pub a week :thumbup:
Bet he's doing it so the current missus's eyes don't wander. Think she's about 20 years younger than him. :lol:
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The average cost of transporting a lorryload of goods to the UK from Germany was 26 per cent higher in the first week of 2021 compared with the average for the third quarter of last year, according to figures from Transporeon, which tracks freight flows.
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Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 pm The average cost of transporting a lorryload of goods to the UK from Germany was 26 per cent higher in the first week of 2021 compared with the average for the third quarter of last year, according to figures from Transporeon, which tracks freight flows.

Bad luck on the Germans hey.
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Yeah, just as well there is no impact on the reverse, or indeed the UK consumer. Eh.
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Interesting statement from Ford sighting rules of origin tariffs for list price increases. Fiesta prices up £1695.

Bad luck on the Germans hey.
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Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:56 am Interesting statement from Ford sighting rules of origin tariffs for list price increases. Fiesta prices up £1695.

Bad luck on the Germans hey.

The Ford web pages and media centre don’t have the statement, you got a link?

The reason I ask is the UK hasn’t added any tariffs and the Rules of origin changes occur in years to come not 2021.
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Autocar
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Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:19 am Autocar


Thank you, it does seem a worry for continental manufacturing right now.
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Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:56 am Interesting statement from Ford sighting rules of origin tariffs for list price increases. Fiesta prices up £1695.

Bad luck on the Germans hey.
Lucky buying a Fiesta isn’t compulsory yet.
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Standard response :)
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Open market meet Sawtooth, sawtooth meet open market etc.
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bimboman wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:42 pm
Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 pm The average cost of transporting a lorryload of goods to the UK from Germany was 26 per cent higher in the first week of 2021 compared with the average for the third quarter of last year, according to figures from Transporeon, which tracks freight flows.

Bad luck on the Germans hey.
:lol: :lol:
Where do you think those price increases will be paid for? Out of the pockets of the manufacturers/hauliers or by the consumer downstream?
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mdaclarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:00 pm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... sh-drivers

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wouldn't let them take it, I'd scoff the lot!!!
I didn't vote for this.

When they told me the economy would fall off a cliff and we'd be thousands of pounds worse off I took it in my stride, but this is too much. Nobody told me they'd take our sandwiches.

Enjoying MrJamesOB at the moment, he's in fine fettle.

https://twitter.com/mrjamesob/status/13 ... 3254756352
"Freedom of movement gone, you never thought about that did you!"

https://twitter.com/mrjamesob/status/13 ... 3779613698
No reports from English fishermen then?
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feckwanker wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 am
bimboman wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:42 pm
Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 pm The average cost of transporting a lorryload of goods to the UK from Germany was 26 per cent higher in the first week of 2021 compared with the average for the third quarter of last year, according to figures from Transporeon, which tracks freight flows.

Bad luck on the Germans hey.
:lol: :lol:
Where do you think those price increases will be paid for? Out of the pockets of the manufacturers/hauliers or by the consumer downstream?
That sort of economic ignorance is though prevalent among the brexit brethren, or indeed the simple sistren
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DragsterDriver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:21 am Open market meet Sawtooth, sawtooth meet open market etc.
There is an element of truth here though , brexit has & will undoubtedly raise some costs for trade for goods between uk and Eu even if no direct tariffs have been applied , but there is some chicken and egg here. Every commercial enterprise worth its salt charges as much as it can, using brexit to bump up prices is as good an excuse as any, Ford just nipping in with some margin padding whilst it thinks it can get away with it. The transport firms likely doing the same (some will be covid related space availability though)

My own firm has lumped double digit price increases on what we sell to the Nordics and Ireland for example , uk prices have just gone up a whopping 2% despite not making any of it here. Uk actually has the second lowest prices in Emea after CEE (globally the cheapest by far is still in the US though, huge market with lots of competition plus we make most of our stuff there)

Companies usually try to get away with some - another Unilever bashing tale, after the referendum when gbp fell, we tried to foist large increases on mayo that was made in purfleet, citing with a straight face ‘we can only fx hedge 6 months ahead’. Some dozier retailers bought this line, Tesco at the time was run by an ex Unilever guy who told them to gtfo because he knew that the main cogs from purfleet was labour at about 60% of total finished product cost so a fall in sterling had actually made it cheaper to produce , not more expensive.

Re ford, be interesting to see if this list price increase stays or is matched by uk dealer discounts, and what happens to pricing of mazdas and Hondas etc in response. Cause and effect are rarely clear cut.
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