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I'm going to cancel Netflix and negotiate with each film producer separately, to get the best deal for me and my family #Brexit


https://twitter.com/finance_LL/status/9 ... 9932829696


Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:11 pm
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Nice piece on trade deals by John Springford, the Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform, writing in the Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bre ... 60026.html


Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:53 pm
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The original article from Buzzfeed showing the results of detailed analysis by the treasury showing that we will be worse off under every scenario for Brexit.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardell ... uk-will-be


Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:23 pm
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Regional Brexit analysis according to official treasury figures.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... d-11988068

% DROP in GDP for each region

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East Midlands

Single Market: 1.8%
Free Trade Deal: 5.0%
No Deal: 8.5%

Eastern England

Single Market: 1.8%
Free Trade Deal: 5.0%
No Deal: 8.0%

London

Single Market: 1.0%
Free Trade Deal: 2.0%
No Deal: 3.5%

North East

Single Market: 3.0%
Free Trade Deal: 11.0%
No Deal: 16.0%

North West

Single Market: 2.5%
Free Trade Deal: 8.0%
No Deal: 12.0%

South East

Single Market: 1.5%
Free Trade Deal: 4.5%
No Deal: 7.5%

South West

Single Market: 1.0%
Free Trade Deal: 2.0%
No Deal: 5.0%

West Midlands


Single Market: 2.5%
Free Trade Deal: 8.0%
No Deal: 13.0%

Yorkshire and Humber

Single Market: 1.5%
Free Trade Deal: 5.0%
No Deal: 7.0%

Northern Ireland

Single Market: 2.5%
Free Trade Deal: 8.0%
No Deal: 12.0%

Scotland

Single Market: 2.5%
Free Trade Deal: 6.0%
No Deal: 9.0%

Wales

Single Market: 1.5%
Free Trade Deal: 5.5%
No Deal: 9.5%


Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:50 pm
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Roaming charges could well make a return post-Brexit. Wouldn't be surprised to see a resurgence of the ripoff-UK tax as well.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/d3wx ... n-holidays


Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:05 am
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Robert Peston wrote:
This makes me want to retire as a journalist, because I have been desperate to put Brexit in a simple nutshell, and the bloomin’ PM of Luxembourg has done it perfectly. Impossible to better. Sigh
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel wrote:
Lux PM Bettel: "They were in with a load of opt-outs. Now they are out, and want a load of opt-ins.”


https://twitter.com/Peston/status/971819306395807745


Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:28 pm
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We've now reached peak Brexit everone! Boris Johnson - The French want to steal our immigrants!

https://twitter.com/leonardocarella/sta ... 1189528576


Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:55 pm
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7 major promises by the government regarding the transition, 7 promises broken.

https://www.open-britain.co.uk/backgrou ... transition


Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:16 pm
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Viewed from Ireland - #Brexit is a bit like seeing your neighbour standing naked in front of his house, screaming at the bins.
:lol:

https://twitter.com/josefoshea/status/9 ... 3826697218


Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:50 am
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The US has published it's annual "wish list" for trade - not looking good for a Brexit trade deal. They want to lower "onerous" rules on animal welfare, chemicals and crops for biofuel (which can have serious environmental impacts).

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/busi ... 92006.html


Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:47 am
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Interesting essay about the links between Farage, Arron Banks, UKIP etc. and the Russian state.

https://www.byline.com/column/67/article/1929


Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:42 am
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Interesting article on how hedge funds made a killing on the referendum - largely thanks to Nigel Farage conceding (after he already had polls suggesting a win), which drove up the pound, before the real result came through which sent it sharply down.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features ... -the-crash


Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 pm
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Concise summary of the current situation.

https://www.politico.eu/article/london- ... agreement/

There must be a binding “backstop” clause which sets out a series of measures ensuring the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic stays open. If the U.K. wanted to break from EU rules and strike its own trade deals, a customs border must be erected within its own single market — between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

To stop that, the whole of the U.K. must remain in the single market and customs union.

It’s split-up or “vassal state.” These are the only two options now on the table, EU officials say.

To accept either option guarantees a political crisis in Britain. But refuse the choice and the clock ticks down to a no-deal crisis all of its own.

To accept either option would be the end of the U.K. prime minister, aides say.


Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:56 pm
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Long Twitter thread on how Russia have attempted to sow discord and prevent or divide a united Europe - divide and rule.

https://twitter.com/EmporersNewC/status ... 2662358021


Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:40 pm
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The Electoral Commission finds that vote leave broke the law.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... commission

This doesn't seem to include the DUP suddenly having about ten times as much money as they normally would have and unaccountably deciding to spend it in London on advertising.

The article suggests that since the Leave campaigns cheated that the vote can no longer be considered the will of the people.


Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:24 pm
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