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    Oh ffs, this proves you never read anything -- I posted the following article a few pages back, but here it is again -- Read it this time : NOT TRUE : “40 EU TRADE DEALS WITH 70 COUNTRIES” Even the EU only claims deals with 36 countries are in force, and that's optimistic Brexit Facts4EU.Org once again debunks the lies around “EU trade deals”
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    Yes, of course it is and that fact was mentioned yesterday at the same time as Remaniacs on here were spouting boll0cks about the immediate closure of the Swindon plant owing to Brexit. What beats me, Ian, is the utter stupidity of people who continue to believe 100% in the fairy stories put out by the ranked masses of the Remainiac media when their past ones have proven to be such unmitigated lies. One hopes that common sense will prevail and eventually win over the brainwashed minority
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    Yes, that's correct, SmallFry, Turkey is indeed a member of the CU, yet Honda is not moving elsewhere in the EU and is also closing its plant there. So why have you Remaniacs constantly argued that staying in the CU is so very important for the UK?
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    Nissan have already invested in Sunderland and they're pressing ahead with the next-generation Juke and Qashqai and its best-selling electric car, the LEAF. So I highly doubt they're going anywhere soon. NEXT!
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    New labour market data from the ONS has revealed that in the last quarter of last year, 167,000 more people became employed. 2018 ended with 444,000 more people in work than a year before. The UK’s employment rate now stands at the joint-highest it has ever been since records began in 1971. Meanwhile almost 60,000 fewer people are relying on zero-hours contracts… The unemployment rate has plummeted too, with as low levels not being since the end of 1974. Unemployment fell by 100,000 over the course of the year, meaning every day 274 unemployed people found a job. Meanwhile, wages have risen again by 3.4%, and excluding inflation real wages are up by 1.3%. Despite Brexit, Britain’s jobs miracle continues… February 19, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    And nothing to do with Brexit: Honda’s most senior executive in Europe was interviewed on the Today Programme to explain Honda’s decision to close its Swindon plant. Honda could not have been clearer: “This is not a Brexit-related issue for us.” --- (KiO-- " Sure, Brexit isn't the only factor, but it is one of the major ones and those saying it is a non-factor are full of 5hit, and anyone with a brain can see that. ) At a time when poorly-performing companies like Flybmi are only too keen to blame Brexit to cover up for their own business failings, Honda’s decision to explicitly rule out Brexit as a factor is particularly notable. Naturally this has not stopped many Remainers from spitefully gloating over the demise of thousands of jobs in their desperate pursuit of an ill-informed ‘told-you-so’ moment… What Honda did blame were the seismic shifts in the automobile industry in recent years, particularly the sudden move towards electrification, fuelled by the diesel scandal and generally poor demand. Turkey is also facing the closure of its Honda plant – despite being in a customs union with the EU… What has also been a major factor is the new EU-Japan trade deal, which removes a major incentive for Japanese car makes to manufacture in Europe as they will soon be able to export cars tariff-free directly from Japan. So much for the supposedly sacrosanct importance of geographic proximity in trade… February 19, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    Still waiting for that list, Hermski
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    The Independent Group have made their opposition to Brexit one of their core positions. Maybe they should have checked the location of their registered address more carefully – the official address listed on their website is directly above one of committed pro-Brexit entrepreneur Tim Martin’s Wetherspoons pubs in Altrincham. They won’t get many Lib Dems joining up like that… UPDATE: A co-conspirator has pointed out that this particular Wetherspoons is actually called The Unicorn. Much like the new Group’s electoral prospects…
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    The 'Brexit Party' has recruited a 100,000 members in just one week, Herbal. That's more members than your skint Lib-Dums currently have
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    Remaniacs can't do that, Essjayess -- they hastily leap on anything that rightly or wrongly (usually wrongly) can be used as detrimental because of Brexit. In the meantime, SKY is reporting that Honda is reported to be planning to close their Swindon plant in 3 years time Remaniacs >
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    KiO is usually the first race-baiter on any given topic. It's all the Left has.
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    The DCMS Select Committee used pro-Remain campaign agency to ‘analyse’ activities of pro-Brexit media outlets under the pretence of uncovering the spread of disinformation online. The notoriously Remain-heavy committee employed the services of ’89up’ to carry out analysis of Facebook data in its new report. The Committee claims 89up is a consultancy firm, but it is really a campaigning and communications company with close links to the Remain camp… 89up was the sole communications agency for pro-Remain campaign group Best for Britain. They have also received considerable sponsorship from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, which has made multiple political donations to secure a second referendum. Is it any wonder then that all pro-Brexit Facebook pages and companies examined by 89up are described as ‘populist’, ‘right-wing’, ‘conspirational’ and ‘anti-establishment’..? Damian Collins’ committee appointed former Labour Councillor and 89up CEO Mike Harris to carry out the analysis. Harris has previously called the left wing backer of Best for Britain, Goerge Soros “the largest single donor in human history for the defence and strengthening of democracy.” In reality he funds campaigns to overturn the biggest vote in UK history, and Best for Britain has itself received multiple fines from the Electoral Commission. Relying so heavily on such a clearly biased firm to push disastrous reforms for tech freedom undermines the entire legitimacy of Collins’ narcissistic ‘Fake News’ enquiry. Tags: DCMS People: Damian Collins February 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    A new $400 million tech investment fund is set to be based in London with Abu Dhabi’s state investor Mubadala Investment Company partnering with SoftBank to provide funding for the launch of the new fund. The fund has already made a small number of undisclosed investments. All despite Brexit… The UK is currently a global capital for tech innovation and is streets ahead of anywhere else in Europe. Funds like these will be running a mile if Damian Collins’ disastrous recommendations are ever put into practice… February 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    Do you need it spelled out for you, man-child? 40% fall in sales leads to..... ?
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    I’m really sorry that I misspoke earlier on Politics Live – here’s my statement. pic.twitter.com/7csM95TFLo — Angela Smith MP (@angelasmithmp) February 18, 2019 The Independent Group’s largely smooth launch has quickly become overshadowed by a race row after Angela Smith had to stop herself from completing a sentence describing BAME people as having a “funny tinge”. Now Smith has posted a grovelling video apologising for “any offence caused” and saying she is “very upset” that she “misspoke so badly”. Not a good look when you’ve supposedly just left the Labour Party over its institutional racism…
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    Billionaires & millionaires are indeed attempting to stitch this country up, but you've sided with the wrong ones. 1554 pages into this thread and you still can't see it
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    So when Ford, PSA, JLR etc, etc moved jobs out of the UK, was that down to Brexit?
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    Swindon, please ask KiO why he has a blind spot to the fact that just last month, Toyota commenced production of the new 2019 Corolla at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire where over 3000 people are employed? The Corolla being the best selling car model in the world, btw.
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    Would someone be so kind as to remind, KiO, that Ford, PSA, JLR etc, etc.. have been moving jobs out of the UK for decades as EU members
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    Is it my imagination that all those defecting to this 'Independent Group' are committed Remaniacs? If so why are they calling the group independent? Should name themselves the anti-Brexit party surely.
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    BBC BROADCASTS "WE'RE F*CKED' MOMENT AT LABOUR SPLIT EVENT: The BBC Microphone at the back of the room accidentally broadcast the words of what Guido presumes to be a sweary Labour staffer at the TIG press conference this morning. “Not gonna lie, with this and Brexit, we’re actually f*cked.” Guido suspects he won’t be the only one thinking that…
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    You are one of the more knowledgable Lefty, Remaniacs, Purple, but please allow me to present to you with further facts: THE UK CONTINUES TO SUBSIDISE FRENCH FARMERS France receives 2.5 times as much as UK from EU Agricultural budget Another exclusive, factual report from the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team The French still go ‘CAP in hand’ to the EU for subsidies after 61 years of EEC/EU membership. Here, Brexit Facts4EU.Org looks at one aspect of the amazing story of how the third-richest EU economy has played the EU benefits system for decades and got away with it, taking billions per year in subsidies for its inefficient farming sector. The UK’s economy is slightly larger than that of France, but its population is smaller. The latest population stats for 2018 from Eurostat show 65.8 million for the UK and 67.0 million for France. One significant area of difference is that France still retains a sizeable rural economy, subsidised by the French State and particularly by those few EU countries such as the UK who are net contributors. For decades France has fiercely protected one of the first features of what was originally the EEC or ‘Common Market’ – that of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It has done so because it is by far the biggest beneficiary of what are effectively subsidies for running an inefficient agricultural sector. Look at how much French farmers receive: Over the past 10 years the EU has been spending over 40% of its budget on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) In 2017 alone, the EU spent €59 billion on the CAP France received almost €10.0 billion of this That is an enormous sum of money – and this was only in one year Incredibly, rich France received over one-sixth of the EU's entire Common Agricultural Policy subsidies in 2017, with a grand total of €9,671,247,000 (9.7 billion) Euros. This made it the recipient of by far the biggest EU subsidy. With the UK receiving just €3.9 billion Euros, this means: France receives over 2.5 times more rural and agricultural payments from the EU than the UK Observations Brexit Facts4EU.Org deals in the reality of the EU – including the way the EU gets money from the few net contributor member states such as the UK, and the way it spends that money. We look at the way decisions are made and at the nature of those decisions. In short, we see the EU for what it really is – red in tooth and claw, to use an analogy from nature. By contrast, we see, hear and read Remainer politicians and commentators in the UK on a daily basis, talking about what they think the EU is and does. They present a happy valley where ‘all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds’, as the French philosopher Voltaire had it. Alas, they are all sadly deluded. “Voters didn’t know what they were voting for” – Remainer MPs certainly didn’t and don’t Unfortunately, the ignorance of Remainer MPs doesn’t stop them lecturing the British people as if they actually knew what they were talking about. Day after day we produce solid evidence such as that above, showing that the EU is profoundly dysfunctional, undemocratic, warped in its thinking, and unrepresentative of the peoples of the 28 EU countries. All of the data we researched to produce this article and the article yesterday came from the EU itself. It’s up-to-date – or as up-to-date as the EU ever is. Remainer MPs can’t simply dismiss information like this. They have to face it, and then tell the British people why they still think that the voters got it wrong. Poor France? What justification can you think of, for why France should receive by far the largest agricultural and rural subsidies in the EU? Come to that, what justification can you think of for any agricultural subsidies to be collected and distributed by the EU at all? If countries like France want to subsidise their agriculture and rural economies, (something which the British government will do post-Brexit), let them do it themselves. [ Sources: European Commission, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development | ONS ] 18 Feb 2019
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    We all know facts are the Remaniacs worst enemy, Billock boy.
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    AGRICULTURE IS JUST 0.5% OF UK GDP Yet the EU spends 40% of its budget on the Common Agricultural Policy? Do Remainer MPs have any idea at all what they’re talking about? Another exclusive, factual report from the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team The EU’s CAP has been consuming well over 40% of the EU’s total budget It used to be the case that the EU's 'Common Agricultural Policy' was talked about a great deal by British politicians whenever the European Union was being discussed. In 1985 it represented an incredible 73% of the total EU budget. Now that it’s a smaller percentage, most MPs and much of the British media don’t even mention it any more. This is a mistake Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary In 2016 alone, the EU spent €59 billion on the Common Agricultural Policy This is 41% of the total EU budget And yet agriculture represents just 0.5% of UK GDP Observations If the UK budget discussed each year by MPs in Parliament consisted of 40% for UK agriculture, vast numbers of Remainer MPs would be outraged. In particular we can imagine the howls of outrage from all the Remainer MPs representing city communities. Yet this is the reality of the EU budget. We think facts are important Yes, we know this will be seen as old-fashioned. We’ve even had household names from major Brexit groups telling us that “facts aren’t important any more.” Well, we believe they're wrong. We think that people – and especially Remainer MPs – should have all the facts - particularly knock-dead facts like these. Is it in any way reasonable that the EU gives 80 times the importance to agriculture, compared to its relevance to the UK economy? Farming and our rural communities are also important Don’t get us wrong. We deeply value our rural communities and want to see them supported post-Brexit. No-one is suggesting they should suffer in any way – well, except perhaps for landowners such as Lord Heseltine. We are simply demonstrating what the EU is in practice. In our article tomorrow we will show how France has benefited 2.5 times more than the UK when it comes to agriculture, as a result of being in the EU. [ Sources: European Commission, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development | ONS GDP breakdown ] 17 Feb 2019
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    Do people here recall when Billock, Herman, KiO, Purple etc were so very concerned about agricultural and UK farmers? You'll be shocked at my next post which contains FACTS concerning the EU and the Common Agricultural Policy.
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