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  1. There's a lot of that about. Like "to better serve you" we are cutting the rail timetable, etc.
  2. It was 16p per unit here until last April which was reasonable compared to across. Perhaps the price has not been reduced before, but that's pretty general there too. Aside from the odd competitive blip, the trend is always upward. However, these are extraordinary circumstances that have led to a doubling and more of prices in the UK. That will come down ultimately, and MUA will broadly have to follow. As I said, there is no way that they can charge 50p a unit if it is 30p and heading back south in the UK. Just not possible. The Island doesn't exist in a vacuum.
  3. If it comes down in the UK around autumn time as mooted, then we will have to follow. We can't have our unit price at 50p or anything like if it's falling back below 30p across. That simply won't wash.
  4. Which is a convoluted way of saying precisely what I said in a few words.
  5. Not at all, but I am selective and quite discerning. I can certainly sit totally po-faced through a lot of stuff that is allegedly funny nowadays.
  6. "People should be reassured that the move did not mean there was "any public money at risk", he added. That's all right then.
  7. Not correct. Based on VAT actually paid by IOM residents.
  8. I do hope our assets were ring fenced. Thank goodness we're not that stupid.
  9. Don't like it much, but I do like the final sentence because it's something I'd wondered about too. I can only conclude that the original was barely coherent gibberish.
  10. She's an utter disgrace whatever mealy mouthed excuses she comes out with.
  11. Debunked all that rubbish last night. Do keep up, PK. I'm quite sure that if I went into the wilderness for 40 years and then came back and posted on this thread, two minutes later you'd be there with some cockeyed view of Brexit.
  12. I have absolutely no problem with a European free trade zone similar to the Single Market, but it should be run along the lines of NAFTA. There is absolutely no need or desire for the apparatus and trappings of state at continental level, and therefore no risk to sovereignty.
  13. I wouldn't say I'm in the mood for discussing it. I left that behind a long time ago because it is the most circular of arguments with extremely entrenched positions that the passage of years doesn't appear to soothe. The fact that some people are still here regularly, and still at it, proves the point. Nowadays then, I usually restrict myself to correcting absolute rubbish as I felt compelled to do last night concerning the food shortages which are due to sustained adverse weather in Southern Europe and North Africa, and inflated energy costs. I don't want ulcers so I keep out of this the rest of the time. To answer your question though, and since you ask so nicely, Johnson's deal was never the finished article. He signed it in a dash leaving loose ends, and he concealed the fact which has led to it becoming a running sore. I don't think that this was unknown at the time - I certainly knew the shortcomings - but everyone had had enough and just wanted to "get Brexit done". I don't have a lot of time for Johnson generally. He was never even a genuine supporter of Brexit. Let's face it, anyone who agonises for a whole weekend as BoJo did over whether to support leave or remain is hardly a true believer. We develop deep convictions about weighty matters such as this over decades of experience; or at least we should. He was doing what he always does - opportunistically looking after Boris. However, in this instance I can see where he was coming from politically. Somebody had to do something to overcome the treachery of the 2017-19 Parliament where Soubry and Co, aided and abetted by Bercow, were employing every trick in the book to frustrate the referendum result. He had to have something to fight the 2019 election with, and this was it. Grudgingly, I have to admit that there was seemingly nobody else on the stage who could deliver what had been voted for. To this extent the end justified the means and his place in history is assured. How the background developed around the Good Friday Agreement and the undermining of nation states by Brussels over half a century is a whole separate debate that probably won't see the light of day until the EU is consigned to history.
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