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    More death and destruction

    Yes God forbid we take action to stop people driving/riding like idiots. The UK is introducing permanent average speed cameras on many roads which have poor accident statistics. I wish they were not necessary but if drivers cannot be bothered driving within the laws and this is resulting in accidents then it is difficult to disagree with steps being taken to address
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Nothing new there. Trump views anybody who stands up to him as his foe. He wants to see the end of the EU and other organisations of the west because they are a size that he cannot bully. The idea that Trump would give the UK or any country a good deal if they were out of the UK is baloney. In any deal as he sees it there has to be a winner, which must be him, and everybody else are losers. The countries of the EU are much easier to pick off one by one than if they are united. Now I understand that people may wish to leave the EU but if they believe that one of the benefits of leaving the EU is that the UK will get a great deal with the US they are fooling themselves. Once Trump has the UK where he wants it he will shaft the UK just like he does everybody else.
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    More death and destruction

    I think wrighty was replying to you. I was basically referring on the mountain road.
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    More death and destruction

    Only way to stop is 60mph speed limit, average speed camera's every mile and if you have number plates which are illegal, illegal etc, then immediate ban and confiscation of vehicle. It is easy to stop the majority of speeding or other motoring offences my simply having penalties which are a deterrent. You drink drive and the chances are you are banned and possibly serve a prison sentence. Very quickly the majority of people obeyed the law. Speed and you get a paltry fine so the majority of us do it to a greater or a lesser extent
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Except he doesn't say "no deal is best". He says no deal would be better than May's current plan. He also says staying in the EU would be better than May's current plan. How so unlike you to deliberately misrepresent or be unable to understand something within the comprehension of an average 10 year old.
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    Audi TT 20 Year Celebrations

    I appreciate that they may not work on a shoestring but the idea that the odd couple of rally's we have bring in millions to the Island seems fanciful
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I look forward to all the post today about Trump and his comments in the Sun relating to Brexit. Two years ago when Obama made comments those on the leave side had a hissy fit about it having nothing to do with the president of the USA and he should not interfere as it is nothing to do with him. I bet they are singing a different tune this morning. Irrelevant of that I think that anybody taking Trump at his word about negotiating a great trade deal with the UK is seriously deluded. Trump is only concerned about his home audience and America and would shaft the UK. In his world in any deal there is always a winner and a loser and you can be pretty sure who they would be. Trump does not like some of the West's alliances such as NATO, the EU and yes there are issues in all which need addressing. But the biggest reason he wants them breaking up is because he wants bilateral trade deals with members as in such deals the USA is the biggest strongest partner so he/the USA can set the terms. You either accept or he will walk away and again as he sees it there will only be one winner. It is how Trump has behaved all his life, using his money and the power of money to bully the smaller guy. It is the same now he is President and he wants the EU etc. broke up as it is much harder to bully the collective of the EU than it would be to bully each individual state.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    No point giving Woody2 links he ignores unless he can lie about or misrepresent the contents. I posted figures about NATO from NATO's website which Woody2 referred to in a reply. Rather than read or comprehend he wanted his little hand to be held and guided through line by line because if he wasn't then obviously I did not understand. I could not be arsed as unlike Woody2 I have a life that does not revolve around trolling on MF. Also whilst Woody2 is quite good for trolling and is very hard to take at all seriously I tend to reply for others to read rather than responding to Woody2 as he has all the attributes of a young child who when you say something to them puts their fingers in their ears and makes a loud noise before later saying they never heard you tell them not to put their fingers in the electric sockets. Anyway though I thought Woody2 was your alter ego, he can't be real as surely nobody is that dumb?
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    Audi TT 20 Year Celebrations

    That surprises me as it never looks like we get more than 200 entries from across for a rally so to raise a million each would have to spend £5,000 in the local economy. Now I know petrol ain't cheap over here but............
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    If just looking at goods if they are trading with businesses in the UK who sell back to the EU etc then the risk is that those companies will simply move there business to the EU e.g Airbus, Nissan etc If they are businesses that sell directly to the UK then will those tariffs stop people in the UK buying as ultimately all tariffs are little more than a sales tax. If BMW's go up by 15% I doubt it will make much difference to sales figures. A lot will depend on competition but just looking at cars how many are genuinely manufactured in the UK. Yes the UK has large car assembly plants, but if all those parts attract a tariff the costs of cars will go up across the board and unless there are UK manufactured alternatives then as consumers we will have to accept and suffer the costs increases as there are few alternatives I don't know the numbers but it is a simplistic assumption that trade tariffs will greatly affect those who sell to the UK, yes price increases will have some affect but how much will depend on if the consumer has any alternatives. There is also an argument in the long run it may also be good for some manufacturing in the UK. OK not for businesses that export but if you are a car company that basically only imports completed cars to the UK, if you want to compete with your rivals in the UK it maybe you have to start assembly in the UK as the tariffs/sales tax would only be on the car parts not on the full price of the car including labour. In all the Brexit discussion I have never read how much impact tariffs/sales tax are expected to have on businesses who sell to the UK in terms of how it would be expected to effect sales. If the UK consumers would still buy in similar numbers at the higher cost then those businesses probably don't care that much. It is not as if there is a UK alternative to Proseco which will not have tariffs/sales tax applying as the UK only produces a small amount of sparkling wine and it is not a cheap product. Trump in his trade war is putting Tariffs on many imported goods. Will it stop or reduce imports, Potentially yes if consumers can switch to an alternative or locally produced product which is now cheaper, but if there is not and there is a strong demand for that product then imports will continue and the American consumer will pay.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I appreciate, facts, reading and comprehension are not your strongest points, but go on try it this once..
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    It depends on the strength and position of both sides. You try and negotiate with me about being able to sleep with my wife a couple of nights a week, I will say no. Negotiate further and the answer is still no not OK then how about every other Thursday. Any party who genuinely wishes to negotiate always has a minimum position. As PK says for the EU it is the four central tenets of which are "the free movement across borders of goods, services, finance and labour...." They are very unlikely to agree to negotiate away one of these as in part it is what keeps the EU together. If you can have those without being in the EU or subscribing to the EU and paying lots of Wonga then the EU is at risk that others will leave. The UK appears to believe they are divisible. Only time will tell.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I actually agree with you. But you are presuming that will lead to no deal as they want a "harder" Brexit. The Libdems, SNP, half of labour won't support cos they want a softer Brexit. The current proposals do not work, I think that is accepted, but in my view after the change at the top of the Tory party this week subsequent changes will lead to an even softer Brexit. You can see how bad things are looking for Brexit. Farage is threatening to become leader of UKIP again!
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Basic comprehension old boy. Comparatively most countries pay basically nothing to NATO for common funding. NATO's direct funding budget for 2018 is I believe capped at about €2.2bn. The UK defence budget is I think £47.2. i.e. roughly 20 times the who NATO budget. The USA's is $619bn. The USA pay just over 22% of the common funding which is about $0.5bn. That is comparatively nothing against $600bn If anything the USA get off lightly as in the cost sharing arrangements they only pay 22% compared to the UK & France's 10%, Germany 14%
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