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  1. Barrie Stevens

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    How many people have been asked....Lots of people who voted leave truly believed it would happen next day and Britain would be out of the EU and standing alone...A nation once again
  2. Barrie Stevens

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Save the UK is more than one country and some of it wants go another way ie Independent....Funny thing is England is the one part of the UK that has no parliament..If Brexit goes wrong badly there will be no united kingdom/nation...Hence this thread...
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Whatever moved Honda if I were them I would go along with saying it is not Brexit. Japan would not make the UK lose face. I also suspect the UK will pay to ease departure in the sense of cooperating, retraining etc and maybe Honda's departure may also incur some redundancy and resettlement. If I were Honda I would stay away from Brexit politics. Also, if the UK crashes out with no deal then maybe the much discussed supply chain disaster will become a reality. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then I say it is a duck. Also is it just me or can you also see ducks being lined up....
  4. Barrie Stevens

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    One man's pain is another man's agony...Or boy are we going to make a killing....
  5. Barrie Stevens

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    We know a song about that don't we children....
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I recall the Brexit heavies saying that as so much has been negotiated via the EU the UK is very short of negotiating skills. people have been put on crash courses to learn and New Zealand offered to lend one of their experts. The UK is not proving good at talks with the EU and is still a member. The UK ruled the world a long time ago. I have some Manchester news papers of 1849 and they read very much like today. Britain was up against it even then. By the way the most recent negotiations with other countries in living memory were more about granting independence, getting out and losing markets in the process. Even talks over Ireland required an American Senator as intermediary and later a Canadian general to supervise. Lot of ground to make up.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Try mixing with the real people. Employment figures mean nothing as the system and benefits have since Thatcher's day been used to cover up unemployment. A full time job was defined as 16 hours decades ago and the rest is benefits. I have been unemployed in reality but not as a statistic many times as they moved me on to a scheme or course for six months with added benefits and then back to the unemployment register. They call it churning. I was unemployed from April 2008 for a while and then they paid me Pension Credit which is getting your state pension plus top ups treats at 60 not 65. Statistically I was not unemployed and did not attend to sign on ever again. So that was seven years between unemployment and actual retirement age. I did not count as unemployed. There are various other schemes.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Your mate Jacob Rees etc admits we will probably not see the benefits of Brexit for 50 years...Your other mate Bojo says "F....business". Wait and see indeed.
  9. Barrie Stevens

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/16/leavers-discovering-difficult-truth-trade-deals-brexit Worthy of consideration...and then think what it means for the IOM which on here gets very little consideration...
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Link please so I can keep up....
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I think that the EU goes out to the USA and inspects the sources and then they are licensed?? The IOM meat plant products had an EC/EEC licence printed on the packs. Might be out of date now?? It will be USA First if USA and UK agree a trade deal. I can recall when the USA banned "Smarties" of a certain colour because of the food dyes used. I also recall when the USA banned old fashioned beers from the UK like Sam Smiths or is it John Smiths? Anyway back in the day they said that the caramel and toasted barley used was carcinogenic. They will certainly confiscate meat products. Haggis has been allowed in as "0rgan meat" has been removed from the recipe. My sister declared to the USA some canned Fray Bentos pies on entry and they were confiscated not allowed...disease etc... They have a term for it in the USA "NMIA" Not made in America...
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Last I looked Tynwald Library had quite a collection of EU/EEC/EC laws, rules and regs adopted and passed by Tynwald so as to stay in line and cooperate...Not just UK. Look closer to home...
  13. Barrie Stevens

    Guilty of GBH, consent irrelevant

    Another issue amongst West Africans down on my manor and environs is the use of native medicine or witchdoctors. I personally know of a six year old boy born in UK of Nigerians who suffered splitting headaches. The mother worked in the office where I live and was like our warden. One of the old dears in our retirement complex was a nurse and she said boys that age should not get bad headaches like that.. Well they went to a native doctor in London an next day the boy was dead. Did not hear the end of it but I would have thought that was criminal also?
  14. Barrie Stevens

    £400K to seduce immigrants

    https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/renting/london-rents-map Above link takes you to interactive rent map of London. Have fun! I live less than one hour from the City by train and I live in social housing in a retirement place and my rent is almost £600 a month whereas a decent commercial rent on the manor is often twice that. So if someone is in Central London and getting accommodation at £600 a month (Commercial) I would say they have a fairy godmother or are sharing or live in a room/boarding house/shed/attic/bomb shelter/cellar etc...or Council/Peabody Trust/Guinness Trust and any number of housing associations in London and there are some very good ones. I am with Origin and you can Google that as they have a lot social housing in London. As regards Benefits those who qualify get Housing Benefit/Credit or whatever some Councils call it now. I think there is a limit to what they will pay so I suppose some landlords specialise in letting on Benefits terms? Universal Credit with its five weeks arrears has caused a lot of people to be homeless as the landlords do not like those terms. In my gaff we have an empty two bedroomed very nice flat that used to be the Warden's flat back in the day but no longer. We can't let it because it is for two people and the Council will not pay for the second bedroom and no couples have applied. So now the rules are being bent and we are letting on social rent to a person working in the NHS or care industry on much less than commercial terms. They will have a short hold tenancy so can be moved on. Many of the NHS and care key workers cannot afford commercial rents so this is a good opportunity for someone as the flat has been empty three years. Apparently other social landlords are doing much the same. They had to get our approval as the new person will under the statutory age of 55 for this type of property...Common sense!
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=gd2fBdS%2f&id=1AD6C838894ED15864E71F6D8CCF0F81532C5C00&thid=OIP.gd2fBdS_88hb4w0C2-3SbgHaFk&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2ftheawesomer.com%2fphotos%2f2010%2f05%2f051710_Canned_Unicorn_Meat_1.jpg&exph=527&expw=700&q=unicorn+steak&simid=607986128714993239&selectedIndex=0 Stack the shelves with the above and prepare for Brexit....Essential for all Brexieers
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