Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Garth » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:42 pm

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Met » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:18 am

Good to see if was at least worth it for the fishing. It was what it was all about, after all.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Tomous » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:19 am

Hilarious that the fishing industry, which was the one they made the biggest fuss about has been the first to have really been hit by this nonsense.

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by The Watching Artist » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:01 am

Really hope he does dump a load of rotten fish at no.10 :lol:

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by Tomous » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:29 am

Downing Street has said Boris Johnson maintains confidence in the fisheries minister after she admitted not reading the post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels when it was agreed because she was busy organising a nativity trail.

Victoria Prentis faced calls for her to quit after the comments, but the prime minister is standing by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) minister.

Asked if her jaw had dropped when she saw the deal with the EU on Christmas Eve, Prentis told the Lords EU environment subcommittee: “No, the agreement came when we were all very busy on Christmas Eve, in my case organising the local nativity trail.

“We had been waiting and waiting, it looked like it was coming for probably four days before it actually arrived.

“I, for one, had gone through, as I’m sure members of this committee had, a gamut of emotions over those four days.”

A No 10 spokesperson told the PA news agency that the prime minister had confidence in Prentis, 49.

But the Scottish National party took a dim view of the behaviour of Prentis, the MP for Banbury and North Oxfordshire, and insisted that she should stand down.

The comments came following delays to seafood exports after the Brexit transition period ended on New Year’s Eve.

Companies trying to export fish and other Scottish seafood have encountered red tape since the new trading rules with the EU came into force.

The SNP’s Brexit spokesperson, Philippa Whitford, said: “Due to Brexit-induced bureaucracy, Scotland’s fishing communities are already experiencing severe disruption and cannot get their produce to their customers in the EU market on time.

“For the Tory government’s fisheries minister to then admit that she did not even bother to read the details of the damaging deal because she was too busy is unbelievable and makes her position untenable.”


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... t-nativity

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Moggy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:32 pm

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At least the fish are happy now. :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Met » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:45 pm

I'm sure they're having a great time decomposing.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Tomous » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:00 pm

Moggy wrote:

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At least the fish are happy now. :lol:




strawberry floating hell, I can only imagine the reaction from the fisherman facing the loss of their jobs hearing that xenophobic banana split come out with that crap

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by <]:^D » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:00 pm

love the unintentional cut there from him making his 'joke' and then seeing a completely empty and silent chamber :lol:
what a prat

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by Lex-Man » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:08 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/TobyonTV/status/1349707738583093248



At least the fish are happy now. :lol:


Well as we won't be able to export them and there's no market here for them the fish will probably get caught less so will actually be happier.

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by Jenuall » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:16 pm

If I'm being generous to Jacob then I would say the point of that is to make the story "out of touch Tory makes gooseberry fool joke" as a distraction from the real story of "Oh gooseberry fool Brexit has strawberry floated over those fishermen we spent ages making everyone care about".

But I'm not convinced he deserves that level of generosity.

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by Lex-Man » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:22 pm

Jenuall wrote:If I'm being generous to Jacob then I would say the point of that is to make the story "out of touch Tory makes gooseberry fool joke" as a distraction from the real story of "Oh gooseberry fool Brexit has strawberry floated over those fishermen we spent ages making everyone care about".

But I'm not convinced he deserves that level of generosity.


If it was a joke he shouldn't have made it or at least provided a decent answer.

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by Jenuall » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:26 pm

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Jenuall wrote:If I'm being generous to Jacob then I would say the point of that is to make the story "out of touch Tory makes gooseberry fool joke" as a distraction from the real story of "Oh gooseberry fool Brexit has strawberry floated over those fishermen we spent ages making everyone care about".

But I'm not convinced he deserves that level of generosity.


If it was a joke he shouldn't have made it or at least provided a decent answer.

Ok?

I don't disagree but the point isn't about whether it is a joke or not or whether he should have provided a real answer (which yes obviously he should) - the whole point is that the tactic is one of distraction. Now a chunk of the news cycle and public debate is centred around this stupid thing that Rees-Mogg has said, which leaves less time to talk about the actual issue.

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by Lex-Man » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:33 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Jenuall wrote:If I'm being generous to Jacob then I would say the point of that is to make the story "out of touch Tory makes gooseberry fool joke" as a distraction from the real story of "Oh gooseberry fool Brexit has strawberry floated over those fishermen we spent ages making everyone care about".

But I'm not convinced he deserves that level of generosity.


If it was a joke he shouldn't have made it or at least provided a decent answer.

Ok?

I don't disagree but the point isn't about whether it is a joke or not or whether he should have provided a real answer (which yes obviously he should) - the whole point is that the tactic is one of distraction. Now a chunk of the news cycle and public debate is centred around this stupid thing that Rees-Mogg has said, which leaves less time to talk about the actual issue.


I guess I don't really think it's a generous answer. What would your un-generous answer be?

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:36 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Jenuall wrote:If I'm being generous to Jacob then I would say the point of that is to make the story "out of touch Tory makes gooseberry fool joke" as a distraction from the real story of "Oh gooseberry fool Brexit has strawberry floated over those fishermen we spent ages making everyone care about".

But I'm not convinced he deserves that level of generosity.


If it was a joke he shouldn't have made it or at least provided a decent answer.

Ok?

I don't disagree but the point isn't about whether it is a joke or not or whether he should have provided a real answer (which yes obviously he should) - the whole point is that the tactic is one of distraction. Now a chunk of the news cycle and public debate is centred around this stupid thing that Rees-Mogg has said, which leaves less time to talk about the actual issue.


I guess I don't really think it's a generous answer. What would your un-generous answer be?

The reference to "generous" in my original post was in terms of being generous to his intelligence - that he was saying this as a deliberate use of the distraction technique.

The un-generous perspective is that he's just a banana split.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Ironhide » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:41 pm

Garth wrote:

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Langoustines are really nice (taste like big prawns), they could try selling them here in the UK although it'd take a bit of effort convincing people to try them as they do look a bit 'intimidaing'.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by <]:^D » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:41 pm

mate i think they probably do sell them in the UK just they now cant get to an even bigger market!

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Moggy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:47 pm

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Meep » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:08 pm

So sad seeing these fishermen who voted for Brexit being so disappointed. :(

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by Qikz » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:27 pm

me reaping me sowing the story.

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