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  1. Some say Brexit was the worst idea for a generation. Top Brexit intellect Daniel Hannan says, hang on, we're just getting started.
  2. A straw man (sometimes written as strawman, also sometimes straw dog[1][2]) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy of having the impression of refuting an argument, meanwhile the proper idea of argument under discussion was not addressed or properly refuted.[3] One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man". The typical straw man argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent's proposition through the covert replacement of it with a different proposition (i.e., "stand up a straw man") and the subsequent refutation of that f
  3. A left wing remoaner rag has come up with some more project fear. No mention of fish.
  4. When the cognitive dissonance no longer works. Expect more of this.
  5. Since when is it undemocratic to laugh at brexiters?
  6. Another beauty. They've built a lorry park on the sunny uplands. Who saw that coming?
  7. The Swiss are in Schengen as it was the compromise they did for their EU deal. It's relevance to us is that it enabled ill informed Brexiters to point at it as if to say seamless trade is possible. Not understanding that it has nothing to do with the movement of goods.
  8. Yes. I lived in Switzerland for 20 odd years and have seen first hand how the border works. If we can get somewhere close to being as efficient as the Swiss by next year then that will be something worth celebrating. That picture taken by Daniel Hannan in your link is very misleading. It was taken at Basel airport, I know it well. Switzerland is in Schengen so movement of people is not so complicated. There are, however, still border checks. Schengen doesn't cover goods and the road border between Basel and France has a dedicated parking line for trucks. I've seen the truck queues stretc
  9. Of course there will be holdups. Take a look at Switzerland. They've been doing this for years and there are still holdups. Forms get filled incorrectly. From memory I think it's around 20% of loads are getting flagged. Medium size companies have their own border staff on site to help minimise delays. The border queues for freight are enormous.
  10. Just ordered mine. This is the first time I've ordered tickets since returning to the UK last year. I was told I'm now registered and my purchases will be taken into account when buying tickets in the future. So it's seems like Jacko51 is right.
  11. That's an interesting point. I just looked up how grants are decided. You're wrong. "Funding is managed according to strict rules to ensure there is tight control over how funds are used and that the money is spent in a transparent, accountable manner. As a group, the 27 EU Commissioners have the ultimate political responsibility for ensuring that EU funds are spent properly. But because most of the funding is managed within the beneficiary countries, responsibility for conducting checks and annual audits lies with national governments"
  12. Because when you're that big you can set the rules. What's the point in having clout if you're not prepared to use it? I'm sure we'll be fine. Even though Joe B's posts don't include the service industry where we're at a surplus with the EU. We can all eat fish.
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