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    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    Yeah Richard that'll be as a result of his anger management course. But judging by his comments he'll be due another session soon. Regarding his attitude to Brexit he reminds me of those old Tom and Jerry cartoons where being pursued Jerry takes a sharp turn leaving Tom to slam into the wall. He then gradually descends with his finger and toe nails scraping down the wall. Oh and his face as flat as a pancake!
    Haha you really do seem to hold a lasting grudge. Zip your man bag up and get over it

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    Here's an interesting map putting in perspective Boris's proclaimed option for the UK to have an Australian "deal" (aka no deal) with the EU. Whilst Australia doesn't have a an active free trade deal with the EU, it's funny how all of the countries/areas that it does have a free trade deal with are geographically closest to it. Hmmm.... maybe Australia are on to something there


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    I love the idea of an "Australian deal": they don't have one and have been negotiating one since 2018. It would be just as accurate to describe it as an "Indonesian" deal....
    ....it's all downhill from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
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    Just using my old Android nexus 7, so don't bother, our proper computer knows where we live and our currency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    Whilst Australia doesn't have a an active free trade deal with the EU, it's funny how all of the countries/areas that it does have a free trade deal with are geographically closest to it. Hmmm.... maybe Australia are on to something there
    I have a modest proposal which will kill the two biggest, most controversial, birds with one stone: Brexit and Coronavirus.

    On the Coronavirus thread I have pointed out that the countries with the best records in keeping Covid deaths low are mostly at Eastern longitudes, with the situation getting generally worse as one moves West. So my proposal is:

    Relocate the United Kingdom to the Pacific Ocean, just East of Japan.

    This will put us into the zone of low Covid deaths. And with regard to Brexit, it will locate us close to a country with which we have just signed a trade deal (whereas it looks like we are going to have no deal with the EU). So, as Fellbeast points out, we will have the advantage of geographical proximity to our main trading partner. We might even get a deal with Australia from that location.
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    An easier solution is to move 0 degrees longitude to just to the west of the British Isles....

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    I can only imagine the term Australian style deal was because some had envisaged that without an FTA we wouldn't be able to trade with the EU.
    No deal means no trade - some really do think that.
    The use of Australia or India or Indonesia.... really is just to frame in people's minds that we can trade with them after December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    Yeah Richard that'll be as a result of his anger management course. But judging by his comments he'll be due another session soon. Regarding his attitude to Brexit he reminds me of those old Tom and Jerry cartoons where being pursued Jerry takes a sharp turn leaving Tom to slam into the wall. He then gradually descends with his finger and toe nails scraping down the wall. Oh and his face as flat as a pancake!
    Looks like you know him better than me
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    A latest take on Boris's negotiating stance with the EU (in the Times recently), is that if he agrees a deal now, the deal will swiftly be seen as being crap by the general public, with all of the long touted disadvantages of such a hard brexit (that Boris has always said he has wanted) being seen for what they are. So do a deal and be damned. Or....

    Don't do a deal and impose even greater hardship on the UK, with the massive fallout out of a no deal hitting business and employment hard, but be able to contrive that it was all the EU's fault and somehow not be damned.... if enough people believe him.

    There's a big chance he'll opt for the latter then

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    I hear the EU can't wait to get back to the negotiating table. I wonder if they have been watching the way Boris dealt with mayor Burnham in Manchester. What am I talking about, of course they have. They'll know now that there's a point Boris won't go beyond.

    I'm actually looking forward to chlorinated chicken and other goodies from the USA, I seriously am. Brexit for me was removing red tape and giving people a choice without the EU and our own politicians dictating otherwise. I hold no real hope of seeing that eventuality but chlorinated chicken would be a start.

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