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4 hours ago, ignatius said:

i've seen a few stories on newshour /pbs and some twitter threads from touring musicians (though not touring now because covid) freaking out a bit at all the paperwork for each country etc. i guess there's a shit ton of hoops to jump through now for a band to tour..  forms for each country for each piece of gear etc.. work permits.. all that shit. 

also some story about fishing industry being in chaos. 

other than that the news here is focused on other stuff. 

yeah, i haven't hunted much down admittedly, glanced at the wiki page but i was honestly expecting at least some serious issues post-Brexit, COVID or not.

3 hours ago, Satans Little Helper said:

Difficult to tell with a COVID-19 pandemic, I'd think. The whole world is going down the shitter. But for multiple reasons.

very true. it's getting easier in some places but i'm forgetting how much a lot of the rest of the world is lagging on the COVID recovery.

4 hours ago, Enthusiast said:

I have ordered a few things from the UK in recent months and there hasn't been any issues. Low value items like books and records, so have not been charged extra by local customs. 

Politically - UK relations with the EU have gone off a cliff 

https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-citizens-detained-uk-work-visas-brexit/

https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-legal-action-uk-brexit-breach/

https://www.politico.eu/article/fishing-brexit-eu-uk-jersey/

thanks for linking those. seems like some issues are starting up but i imagine if smaller shit like that starts to snowball then things might actually get bad down the road.

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Well at least they have a petrol crisis going on right now.

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haven't had much brexit news over here lately. haven't looked for it either. a friend in scotland says it's turning into a sort of fire sale to corporations in efforts to privatize things. but i didn't pry for more info.

what's happening over there? trade deals taking shape yet?

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8 minutes ago, ignatius said:

haven't had much brexit news over here lately. haven't looked for it either. a friend in scotland says it's turning into a sort of fire sale to corporations in efforts to privatize things. but i didn't pry for more info.

what's happening over there? trade deals taking shape yet?

 

Pretty much everything can be blamed on covid still at present; so once that's died down we can see where we are then.

I guess the *good* is that pretty much every country has been fucked by covid... and yeah there are murmerings of trade deals.  I guess loads is going on behind closed doors.

But otherwise there are fuel shortages due to panic buying and lack of hgv drivers, NHS waiting times are through the roof; there are protesters blocking major roads, taxes are going up,... its business as normal over here 😄

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3 hours ago, ignatius said:

what's happening over there? trade deals taking shape yet?

you're just teasing, right? 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/21/britains-hopes-of-early-post-brexit-trade-deal-with-us-appear-dashed

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Johnson once regarded a bilateral free trade agreement with the US as a key Brexit win, highlighting the prospects for British exporters unfettered from the EU. But government insiders privately concede that they see little prospect of progress towards a one-to-one deal, as the Biden administration focuses on other priorities.

 

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On 9/28/2021 at 6:21 PM, Soloman Tump said:

 

Pretty much everything can be blamed on covid still at present; so once that's died down we can see where we are then.


this depends on either ignoring evidence or not being made aware of it, with covid being the cover story for situations not being experienced prior to brexit kicking in - january 1st 2021 - long after the beginning of the pandemic. we didn’t have food and fuel shortages, rises prices, dramatic staff shortages during last year. we do now. anything remotely similar happening elsewhere is dramatically lower level - a subset of effects due to covid, without the extra layer missing due to changes at borders, ports due to leaving the EU. 

not surprising, any of it, but more dramatic to see it as it’s happening rather than suggested or pointed to prior to this year. and odder given determination to deny it or inability to research realities and present it easily to politicians and public in pretty dramatic levels of denial.

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Nigel Farage driving to seven empty petrol stations to find fuel and then getting into a car crash is some next level British comedy. Actions, consequences, etc.

 

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3 minutes ago, zkom said:

Nigel Farage driving to seven empty petrol stations to find fuel and then getting into a car crash is some next level British comedy. Actions, consequences, etc.

 

Nigel Farage autobiography: I thought I would die in plane crash - YouTube

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To be fair, Brexit is going so spectacularly badly that i havent had to read coronavirus statistics in the news for over 3 weeks now which is at least one positive.

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On 10/4/2021 at 8:33 AM, zkom said:

Nigel Farage driving to seven empty petrol stations to find fuel and then getting into a car crash is some next level British comedy. Actions, consequences, etc.

 

Couldn't happen to a bigger cunt.

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