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One of our golfers at the club used to have his own fishing boat. I sat in the sunshine yesterday as he told his story. He handed the boat onto his son who bought another and then moved them to Scotland. 

They never sold their catch in the UK but in France and had one simple form to fill in.

Neither father or son voted Leave as they were quite happy with the existing arrangements.

Now, it is a minefield to sell on the continent and there is little market in the UK.

So can the Brexiteers finally get it through their heads that the UK fishing industry exists only to serve Europe. Brits only buy the fingers of fish or if it has batter on it.

So the clamour needs to end. The only ones moaning are the ones who were selling more than their quotas for which there is now no market.

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5 minutes ago, SwindonCanary said:

Macron faces EU revolt as yellow vests call for Frexit and end the 'economic prison'

Are you reporting live from Paris? 

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15 minutes ago, SwindonCanary said:

Macron faces EU revolt as yellow vests call for Frexit and end the 'economic prison'

This is the best Macron story today.

https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-royals-recruited-to-help-fight-post-brexit-rivalry-with-emmanuel-macron/

Exclusive: Royals recruited to help fight post-Brexit rivalry with Emmanuel Macron

You can just see Her Maj fronting a trade stall promoting green energy.

"Hellaire, would one like to purchase one of one's wind turbines, my son says they're onederful".

 

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1 hour ago, A Load of Squit said:

This is the best Macron story today.

https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-royals-recruited-to-help-fight-post-brexit-rivalry-with-emmanuel-macron/

Exclusive: Royals recruited to help fight post-Brexit rivalry with Emmanuel Macron

You can just see Her Maj fronting a trade stall promoting green energy.

"Hellaire, would one like to purchase one of one's wind turbines, my son says they're onederful".

 

I love the link, we used to complain they came over here stealing our jobs, and now we are complaining they are staying in their own country and stealing our investments, them foreigners can't do anything right in our eyes. 

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Remember all those reports that Brexit would cut red tape?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/01/brexit-scottish-dog-food-firm-relocates-to-france-due-to-export-red-tape

After 10 weeks of daily calls and emails to government representatives, who he said were “absolutely terrible”, Antoon Murphy said he was left with no other option than to relocate or face losing the business.

“The trade deal they agreed at Christmas is very close to as good as no deal,” he said.

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2 hours ago, SwindonCanary said:

Macron faces EU revolt as yellow vests call for Frexit and end the 'economic prison'

To parody your own 'Positive' Brexit mantra  - what's this to do with 'Positive' Brexit ?  Nothing.

All countries have groups that look to blame somebody else - although all these groups can be very different. The only thing they all generally have in common is being anti the government or the status quo. They rarely have solutions. Covid just stresses the situation even more. Lockdown riots, anti-vaxers, the 'yellow vests' and on and on. My guess is the French nationalists would be the first to shaft UK interests (forget your French owned car plants). Just like the Brexiteers on here.

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Blimey,  we nearly missed this bit of positive news.

Don't forget that they need us more than we need them. 😀

 

Eurozone factories grow at record pace

Over in the eurozone, factories have reported their strongest growth in at least 24 years -- and unprecedent delays for supplies too.

That’s according to Data firm IHS Markit, which says that the eurozone’s manufacturing economy performed extremely strongly during March.

Its monrhly healthcheck found the biggest improvement in operating conditions in nearly 24 years of data collection.

Purchasing managers at factories across the euro area reported record increases in output, new orders, exports and purchasing activity last month.

This drove Markit’s eurozone PMI up to 62.5, up from February’s 57.9 , a level that shows rapid growth (50 = stagnation). It’s the highest reading since the survey began in June 1997.

Germany and the Netherlands’ factory sectors both recorded their highest ever PMI levels in March, with Austria, Italy and France also seeing rapid growth.

 

Eurozone PMIs Eurozone PMIs Photograph: IHS Markit

But...unprecedented supply-side delays drove the sharpest rise in input costs for a decade, and the longest delays for raw materials in the survey’s history.

Markit explains:

The further strengthening of trade, orders and production placed further strain on already stretched supply chains.

According to the latest data, average lead times for the delivery of inputs lengthened at an unprecedented rate as challenges in sourcing inputs due to product shortages, stronger global demand and ongoing logistical challenges linked to COVID-19 continued in March.

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It would be interesting to see how we compare. Does anyone have the figures to hand?

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Manufacturing activity grew modestly in the quarter to April while stocks rose at a record pace, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
The survey of 270 manufacturing firms showed that while output growth sped up slightly in the three months to April, it remained relatively modest overall. Manufacturers expect output volumes to be broadly flat in the next three months.
Total new order volumes grew slightly in the three months to April, driven by a marginal increase in domestic orders, while export orders were steady. 

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4 minutes ago, SwindonCanary said:

Manufacturing activity grew modestly in the quarter to April while stocks rose at a record pace, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
The survey of 270 manufacturing firms showed that while output growth sped up slightly in the three months to April, it remained relatively modest overall. Manufacturers expect output volumes to be broadly flat in the next three months.
Total new order volumes grew slightly in the three months to April, driven by a marginal increase in domestic orders, while export orders were steady. 

There you go

The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 58.9 in March 2021, from a preliminary estimate of 57.9 and above February's 55.1

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another day, another loss'

'The founder of a Scottish dog food business has told how Brexit forced him to move to France after his exports to the EU were halted because of the new trade barriers in place since 1 January.''

“This move will obviously mean a loss in tax revenue, jobs and investment in the UK economy,” he said.''

"The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the government was “aware of the challenges faced by hauliers moving mixed loads of products of animal origin and other commodities to the EU” because of Brexit "

but conveniently forgot to tell the thickos that 🙄

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/01/brexit-scottish-dog-food-firm-relocates-to-france-due-to-export-red-tape

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, SwindonCanary said:

WHO slams slow rollout of vaccines in Europe, says it's prolonging the pandemic as new variants circulate

Roger Daltrey, again

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Another step on the road to rejoining. 😀

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/apr/01/uk-pledges-extra-250m-for-hi-tech-research-collaboration-with-eu

The government has stepped in at the 11th hour with an additional £250m in funding to help pay for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s funding programme for research and innovation.

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9 hours ago, Bill said:

another day, another loss'

'The founder of a Scottish dog food business has told how Brexit forced him to move to France after his exports to the EU were halted because of the new trade barriers in place since 1 January.''

“This move will obviously mean a loss in tax revenue, jobs and investment in the UK economy,” he said.''

"The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the government was “aware of the challenges faced by hauliers moving mixed loads of products of animal origin and other commodities to the EU” because of Brexit "

but conveniently forgot to tell the thickos that 🙄

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/01/brexit-scottish-dog-food-firm-relocates-to-france-due-to-export-red-tape

 

 

 

Hey Bill! perhaps we have just misunderstood what the brexiteers were claiming all along. We thought they were claiming that UK businesses will be able to export their goods to the EU as normal after Brexit. Now it has become apparent they weren't talking about the export of UK goods, but the export of complete UK businesses to the EU. How silly of us not to realise this.

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Can anyone tell me why exporting to the EU why it's a completely new set of paper work for different countries ?   I believed the EU was the same big club.   

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5 minutes ago, SwindonCanary said:

Can anyone tell me why exporting to the EU why it's a completely new set of paper work for different countries ?   I believed the EU was the same big club.   

It's sovereign countries controlling their own borders. It's what you voted for. 😀

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8 minutes ago, A Load of Squit said:

sovereign countries controlling their own borders

Is what not what the EU is about 

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6 minutes ago, SwindonCanary said:

Is what not what the EU is about 

We're NOT in the EU numbskull. It's what you voted for.

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3 minutes ago, horsefly said:

We're NOT in the EU numbskull. It's what you voted for.

read what I wrote again. NUMBSKULL !

 

 

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Posted (edited)

This is what you wrote NUMBSKULL, incomprehensible ungrammatical rubbish:


"Is what not what the EU is about" 

This not even the level of English of a 5-year-old

Edited by horsefly

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9 minutes ago, Herman said:

What you talking bout Swindo? 

Now be fair Herman, you can't expect him to answer a difficult question like that.

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50 minutes ago, SwindonCanary said:

Can anyone tell me why exporting to the EU why it's a completely new set of paper work for different countries ?   I believed the EU was the same big club.   

can you tell us what are these differing rules, so we might explain

an example or two, perhaps ?

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