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  • CL's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    CL replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    What I like about this interview with Rees-Mogg is the way he quietly and patiently discusses Brexit. Compare with the shouting mid-way from...
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  • PeteS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    PeteS replied to a thread Sky Who in General chat!
    Yes saw that article earlier and agree with its sentiments. I think it is right for Sky to bow out now. They have achieved so much and so much more...
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  • stumpy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Either way, the precautionary principle should be used. There's a million reasons/excuses to prevaricate, blame others and remain cragfast through...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    I presume that's the border post at the top of the Todmorden-Bacup road, where the Lancastrians stop people smuggling stuff in from Yorkshire. :)
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  • Stagger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    Stagger replied to a thread Sky Who in General chat!
    By the end with Team Sky, what had begun as a happy love affair for most Britons had divided its followers into three implacable factions: those who...
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  • JohnK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    JohnK replied to a thread Tour de Helvellyn in Races
    Take an early start and get your finger out ;), the local forecast I heard earlier put the worst of the weather after lunch. Have to say I am...
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  • Witton Park's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Witton Park replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    I remember a scam to import illegal cigarettes via the Canaries and then road from Spain. HMRC got them - in Bacup!! That darn border post proved...
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  • Daletownrunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    At present all of the tech advances are in wind, 8MW turbines with 15MW to come, easier to install and maintain
    25 replies | 1886 view(s)
  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    So is anybody suggesting that there should be a hard border between England and Scotland? Doesn't Ireland already have different excise rates on...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    Not sure we can just discount the idea based on that... let's face it, it will probably be 50 years before any such scheme was installed, and who...
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  • DrPatrickBarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    DrPatrickBarry replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Probably true.
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  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Revealing quote form the Irish Times article from Francis O'Donnell CEO of the IFPO: “There should be no rush in bringing in such legislation as...
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  • DrPatrickBarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    DrPatrickBarry replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Illegal movement of goods - i.e. smuggling? Actually that's a thought, I wonder how the "scotland's minimum price of alcohol" is going? Suppose...
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  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    In fact companies in Northern Ireland and the Republic will already be filling out forms for exports to each other. It is called Intrastat.
    389 replies | 16512 view(s)
  • Daletownrunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    Too expensive/ complicated both to install and to maintain
    25 replies | 1886 view(s)
  • Witton Park's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    Witton Park replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Why would Customs Posts be on a border? To collect the duty and other taxes due on goods entering. Now on behalf of HMFC and UK Gov I collect VAT...
    389 replies | 16512 view(s)
  • PeteS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    PeteS replied to a thread Today's poet in General chat!
    Beautifully put if incredibly sad. A day I dread I may have to face.
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  • DrPatrickBarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    DrPatrickBarry replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Don't know. Had to google it....
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  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    I'm afraid I doubt his motives. Tell me this Patrick, why hasn't Varadkar's Government legislated to restore the Voisinage agreement? For those...
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  • mountainsloth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    mountainsloth replied to a thread Sprained ankle in Injuries
    Well, the year's just about over, and I never did make another fell race, although I did manage to run in the Dovedale Dash. It will probably raise...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    In terms of energy production, I've never fathomed why this country (above all others) isn't seriously developing tidal energy technology. Surely an...
    25 replies | 1886 view(s)
  • DrPatrickBarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    DrPatrickBarry replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Logistically that would be the simplist solution, easier to "quietly" carry out customs checks on trucks/containers that are heading towards a port....
    389 replies | 16512 view(s)
  • Wheeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    Whats harsher? taking simple actions like those above or prevaricating and the poorest drown in rising sea levels and toxic waste?
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  • benshep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    Wheeze: That would be harsh amd unfair on the poorest. Why should the world's poorest be artificially priced out of eating meat while the world's...
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  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    But there are suggestion of a border between the UK and Northern Ireland in the Irish sea as even with the backstop Northern Ireland is to be kept...
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  • DrPatrickBarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    DrPatrickBarry replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    In that article "there were 229,286 checks on vehicles crossing in 2016, up slightly on the previous two years." Once again you only see what you...
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  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Well if you think that Stiglitz is wrong (or Krugman for that matter) I'd be interested in knowing why.
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  • Muddy Retriever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    Muddy Retriever replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Patrick I do think that's a bit rich coming from you. You leave many of the points I raise unanswered. That's fine, it's entirely up to you. But I do...
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  • shaunaneto's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    shaunaneto replied to a thread Brexit in General chat!
    Couldn’t say to be honest, I’m too ridden with Bubonic Man Flu to look at the articles and authors you’ve linked to. Can barely manage to change the...
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