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Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
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terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:48 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
Less of the 'smiley' faces there Willie. I believe there is already detailed satellite images of your farm taken and a list of 'deserving' nationalist farmers for it to be given to come the anschluss.
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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:58 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:48 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
Less of the 'smiley' faces there Willie. I believe there is already detailed satellite images of your farm taken and a list of 'deserving' nationalist farmers for it to be given to come the anschluss.
They may find a double barrel shotgun pointing towards them if that is the case.

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terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
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shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:

Jobs lost ——- none

Jobs gained in Amsterdam —— none

Reroute electronically — some.

If the EU’s problems can be fixed like that :lol:
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bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 am
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:

Jobs lost ——- none

Jobs gained in Amsterdam —— none

Reroute electronically — some.

If the EU’s problems can be fixed like that :lol:
I'm sure the extra Stilton sales in Japan will offset the £££ losses.

On a separate note, I can now see that Trump's pro-Brexit stance did bring £££ gains to Chicago and his once beloved NYC (at the UK's expense).

Even if, like Biden, I personally would have wished (a different kind of) Britain to remain in the the EU.
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terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
I'm sure if your neighbour was an immigrant you'd have started it
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So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
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shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
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EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... -status_en
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
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EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:50 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:47 pm
EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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Bimbo explained it
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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
From the sources of "news" in their shambles of a country
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Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
Its funny how some people cannot even read.
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... /turkey_en
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clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
You think this has anything to do with Truth?

Magpie is like the rest of the Pigdogs on this thread. Soccer Hooligan, white van driving idiots
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clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
I totally agree they are far away from being allowed to join and can't really ever seeing it happening but according to the EC they are still a candidate country to join, so hardly fake news.
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:58 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
Its funny how some people cannot even read.
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... /turkey_en
I don't find it funny that you can't read. I find it sad.
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MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:47 pm
EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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But stilton :lol:
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:00 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
I totally agree they are far away from being allowed to join and can't really ever seeing it happening but according to the EC they are still a candidate country to join, so hardly fake news.
"Replacing the UK" was probably not the best way of formulating your point then....
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Lad who sells sites without planning states equities dont matter

The list if things that dont matter grows daily in Pigdogistan
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clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:00 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
I totally agree they are far away from being allowed to join and can't really ever seeing it happening but according to the EC they are still a candidate country to join, so hardly fake news.
"Replacing the UK" was probably not the best way of formulating your point then....
Well without the UK, the EU is down to 27 members so who is going to replace them to get back up to 28 (or more)?
For me none of the EC candidates are really very likely, maybe Serbia?
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:58 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
Its funny how some people cannot even read.
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... /turkey_en
I read pretty good. So no meaningful interaction since Sept 2016..... Gosh I wonder what might have happened in Turkey in the interim 5 years to cause such a cooling !!!
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Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:09 pm Lad who sells sites without planning states equities dont matter

The list if things that dont matter grows daily in Pigdogistan
I should have bought the Malahide franchise of Slimfast eh big lad.
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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:12 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:58 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm

Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
Its funny how some people cannot even read.
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... /turkey_en
I read pretty good. So no meaningful interaction since Sept 2016..... Gosh I wonder what might have happened in Turkey in the interim 5 years to cause such a cooling !!!
As I wrote above I don't seem them ever having a realistic chance of joining but they still remain a candidate country until the EC revokes this status.
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shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:41 am
bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 am
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:

Jobs lost ——- none

Jobs gained in Amsterdam —— none

Reroute electronically — some.

If the EU’s problems can be fixed like that :lol:
I'm sure the extra Stilton sales in Japan will offset the £££ losses.

On a separate note, I can now see that Trump's pro-Brexit stance did bring £££ gains to Chicago and his once beloved NYC (at the UK's expense).

Even if, like Biden, I personally would have wished (a different kind of) Britain to remain in the the EU.


What you can do Sherblue is explain what the losses are and how much they will be. Round numbers will be fine.



Off you go.
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Just in
First month report from Rosslare Europort.
France direct traffic up 440%
UK traffic down 50%.
(20 plus Amazon trucks per day coming in from Dunkirk)
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Trostan wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:28 pm Just in
First month report from Rosslare Europort.
France direct traffic up 440%
UK traffic down 50%.
(20 plus Amazon trucks per day coming in from Dunkirk)

Good news for everyone.


Especially the Irish paying more for their imports,

“20” trucks a day. :lol:
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bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Trostan wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:28 pm Just in
First month report from Rosslare Europort.
France direct traffic up 440%
UK traffic down 50%.
(20 plus Amazon trucks per day coming in from Dunkirk)

Good news for everyone.


Especially the Irish paying more for their imports,

“20” trucks a day. :lol:
Ireland only has a 5m population

If you fit what 1000 deliveries per truck thats 20,000 deliveries on a 5 day working week (its a not a 5 day working week) thats 2% of ireland that gets a delivery every week.... from amazon alone.
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:00 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
I totally agree they are far away from being allowed to join and can't really ever seeing it happening but according to the EC they are still a candidate country to join, so hardly fake news.
I guess it's all about diplomatic games. Turkey is a NATO ally right now, and they also contain part of the Syrian/Iraqi immigration. On the other hand, they are an adversary of Greece and there are more and more direct encrochments between them, and of France in Libya in particular.

Turkey is trying to fill the US gap in the Middle East, between Iran and Russia, while trying to reassert their influence on the Mediteranee. Erdogan is trying to resurrect the old Ottoman sphere of influence and that clashes directly with the EU ambitions in the region.
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nardol wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:35 pm
bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Trostan wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:28 pm Just in
First month report from Rosslare Europort.
France direct traffic up 440%
UK traffic down 50%.
(20 plus Amazon trucks per day coming in from Dunkirk)

Good news for everyone.


Especially the Irish paying more for their imports,

“20” trucks a day. :lol:
Ireland only has a 5m population

If you fit what 1000 deliveries per truck thats 20,000 deliveries on a 5 day working week (its a not a 5 day working week) thats 2% of ireland that gets a delivery every week.... from amazon alone.

Yeah , I work for a business that loads and unloads over 80 trucks a day. “20” for a whole country is irrelevant.
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This is because post brexit the Euronext platform routes through Amsterdam not London (as its outside of the exchanges home competence).

It’s literally an electronic switch of venue on exchange platforms.

Anything else you take from it?
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bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:43 pm
nardol wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:35 pm
bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Trostan wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:28 pm Just in
First month report from Rosslare Europort.
France direct traffic up 440%
UK traffic down 50%.
(20 plus Amazon trucks per day coming in from Dunkirk)

Good news for everyone.


Especially the Irish paying more for their imports,

“20” trucks a day. :lol:
Ireland only has a 5m population

If you fit what 1000 deliveries per truck thats 20,000 deliveries on a 5 day working week (its a not a 5 day working week) thats 2% of ireland that gets a delivery every week.... from amazon alone.

Yeah , I work for a business that loads and unloads over 80 trucks a day. “20” for a whole country is irrelevant.
Not for Ireland its not. New depots new port staff new customs staff. New jobs.

Low population base small job increases can have a great benefit. Added plus is that its going to a region outside Dublin. Regional development!!!
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nardol wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:51 pm
bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:43 pm
nardol wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:35 pm
bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Trostan wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:28 pm Just in
First month report from Rosslare Europort.
France direct traffic up 440%
UK traffic down 50%.
(20 plus Amazon trucks per day coming in from Dunkirk)

Good news for everyone.


Especially the Irish paying more for their imports,

“20” trucks a day. :lol:
Ireland only has a 5m population

If you fit what 1000 deliveries per truck thats 20,000 deliveries on a 5 day working week (its a not a 5 day working week) thats 2% of ireland that gets a delivery every week.... from amazon alone.

Yeah , I work for a business that loads and unloads over 80 trucks a day. “20” for a whole country is irrelevant.
Not for Ireland its not. New depots new port staff new customs staff. New jobs.

Low population base small job increases can have a great benefit. Added plus is that its going to a region outside Dublin. Regional development!!!


The population of a Ireland is larger than the local depot here where we manage more than these 20 trucks a day.

We employ 85 staff in the UK.

Regional development. :lol:
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Re: What next for the European Union

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TheFrog wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:40 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:00 pm
clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
I totally agree they are far away from being allowed to join and can't really ever seeing it happening but according to the EC they are still a candidate country to join, so hardly fake news.
I guess it's all about diplomatic games. Turkey is a NATO ally right now, and they also contain part of the Syrian/Iraqi immigration. On the other hand, they are an adversary of Greece and there are more and more direct encrochments between them, and of France in Libya in particular.

Turkey is trying to fill the US gap in the Middle East, between Iran and Russia, while trying to reassert their influence on the Mediteranee. Erdogan is trying to resurrect the old Ottoman sphere of influence and that clashes directly with the EU ambitions in the region.
I think this is very much the case and probably why the EU will not rescind Turkeys candidature unless things get totally out of hand.
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