Strawberry

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    Strawberry reacted to maynardgravy in Bye bye Treason May?   
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    Strawberry reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Bye bye Treason May?   
    BBC Andrew Neil calls Karol a mad cat women on his personal twitter and people call for him to be sacked. BBC makes a statement.
    BBC Jonathan Legard twitters Tony Robinson calling President Trump a cunt and nothing happens.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from stokiescum in Superior Race, Golfers?   
    Golf seems to appeal to those who love the rules and regulations, and a way of sneering at those who don't follow the rules to the letter. 
    I play golf most weeks.
     
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    Strawberry reacted to Long time lurking in Bye bye Treason May?   
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    Strawberry reacted to Dave Bloke in Bye bye Treason May?   
    So this in from the French govt. The French pm has ordered extra staff to channel ports for the 29/3 in the event of a no deal brexit as he is worried that any delays will profit Belgium ports to the detriment of France. He's promised that lorries will whiz through Dover as fast as ever.
    So much for project fear claiming that Britain would starve and run out of drugs.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from shindigger in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Chilling. This bloke is so reminiscent of Hitler, bad hair do and exaggerated hand movements whilst ranting
     
     
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Hopeful in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Even without context he is ranting that EU member states will not give up their sovereignty to the EU. This is so far removed from what we signed up for. I can only see in years to come German and French units from the EU army 'controlling 'dissident' behavior from those countries that refuse to comply. All gleefully cheered on from the average yoof of today who is anti-Fascist cos its cool. 
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Hopeful in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Even without context he is ranting that EU member states will not give up their sovereignty to the EU. This is so far removed from what we signed up for. I can only see in years to come German and French units from the EU army 'controlling 'dissident' behavior from those countries that refuse to comply. All gleefully cheered on from the average yoof of today who is anti-Fascist cos its cool. 
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    Strawberry got a reaction from shindigger in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Chilling. This bloke is so reminiscent of Hitler, bad hair do and exaggerated hand movements whilst ranting
     
     
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Hopeful in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Even without context he is ranting that EU member states will not give up their sovereignty to the EU. This is so far removed from what we signed up for. I can only see in years to come German and French units from the EU army 'controlling 'dissident' behavior from those countries that refuse to comply. All gleefully cheered on from the average yoof of today who is anti-Fascist cos its cool. 
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    Strawberry reacted to BadAlchemy in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It's a short clip. I would like to see the rest of it and know when it happened but ive not been able to find out any more about it. Even taken out of its full context it's hard to say that his language and manner are in any way acceptable or befitting a senior member of an organization that has power over so many peoples lives....
    Give me your sovereignty. Give it to me. NOW!!!
    Bloody hell.
    I would like all the young people who voted remain and who call us gammons...morons... extremists etc to watch this and see what it is they are trying to sign us all up to.
    Yeah and I hope they enjoy their year of national service in the EU army too. Idiots!
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    Strawberry got a reaction from billfunk in TV: box-sets to watch   
    Watching 'The Terror.Two episodes in but has been superb TV so far
     
    'In 1848, two real life warships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage become trapped in ice near Arctic and face starvation, mutiny, cannibalism and a demonic polar bear.'
     
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    Strawberry reacted to spunko in Bye bye Treason May?   
    DM really pushing her and laying into the Brexiteers trying to oust her, which of course the entire country wants them to do. 
    Nice to know the corrupt Tory media barons think they wield the power the gullible - maybe they do?
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6399409/May-reveals-came-toughest-week-thanks-rock-Philip.html
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    Strawberry reacted to Chewing Grass in Children in need   
    No, it is pure BBC virtue signaling.
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    Strawberry reacted to Southmartin in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Some cracking stuff by a guy called Barney Lane over on Quora. Here he explains Trade

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    For an institution that’s supposed to promote free trade, the EU’s record is appalling. Despite existing for nearly 70 years, it has failed to secure a free trade agreement with any of the world’s largest countries. Just contemplate that for one moment. The EU has existed for 7 decades. How many of the world’s top economies does it enjoy free trade with? None.
    No free trade deal with the USA.
    No free trade deal with Japan.
    No free trade deal with China.
    And let me ask you again, how long has it had to get one in place? Answer: nearly 70 years.
    The EU’s record on trade is quite outrageously terrible. The inherently conflicting interests that exist within such a large, diverse bloc have paralysed it. When 7 years of talks can be vetoed by Wallonia (a small part of Belgium), do you see how hard it is to agree a deal that pisses nobody off? Small countries like Switzerland, Chile and Singapore have all done better at securing good trade deals, than the EU. They have fewer special interests to appease.
    It gets worse. 40% of the EU’s trade deals don’t even include services. Again, for small countries like Switzerland, Chile and Singapore, over 90% of their trade deals include services.
    Now, if you’re primarily a manufacturing exporter, if your largest export market is France and if most of your trade is inside the EU, you might not care about any of the above.
    But that’s opposite to what the UK is. Most of our exports are outside the EU. Relatively speaking, we are a services exporter (the world’s second largest). Our largest national export market is the USA, a country with whom the EU has failed to secure a trade deal with, even after nearly 70 years.
    Compare that with Singapore. It has existed since 1965, yet in 2002 it signed a free trade deal with Japan and in 2003, it signed one with the USA. Singapore is a member of ASEAN, which in 2010 signed a free trade agreement with China. And (unlike the EU) the vast majority of Singapore’s trade deals include services.
    Now, some people glibly predict the UK’s post-EU trade deals won’t be “as good” as the ones it currently enjoys by virtue of its EU membership because the EU is this great hulking behemoth, while the UK is barely an amoeba. Really?
    There are several problems with this argument. One is, aside from questions of scope, free trade is basically free trade. Free trade deals are reciprocal. Access to one market in exchange for access to another. It’s not good or bad. The only question is what’s included and we’ve already seen the EU is quite bad at getting broadly based free trade agreements. Worse than several much smaller countries.
    Another problem with the argument is that it assumes you get some kind of leverage because of your size. Nonsense. If that were the case, the USA would have free trade deals with every country in the world, on extremely exploitative terms. But we know that’s not the case.
    The US obviously found it worth getting out of bed to deal with Singapore; a pipsqueak of a nation. Yet do we hear horror stories about an impoverished Singapore being horribly bullied around by big bad USA? We do not. The time-consuming part of negotiating trade deals is agreeing carve-outs, or departures from true free trade. If you believe in free trade, a simple, quickie deal is generally better than a big complicated one. It has fewer exceptions.
    No. Arguing that free trade deals can only be good if you’re big, is to misunderstand the nature of free trade. Free trade isn’t about leverage or outmuscling an opponent, it’s all and only about mutual advantage.
    Mutual advantage is something the UK offers in spades. It’s a huge market for imported manufactured goods and raw materials and is second in the world only to the USA in its finance, insurance and professional services. Its technology hubs in London and the M4-corridor, and scientific research hubs centred around its world-leading universities, are the strongest in Europe. In these areas, we outclass China, India, Japan and the EU-27 put together. We have win-win potential made in heaven. Yet today, we’re not even allowed to talk about it because our trade relations are determined on our behalf, by the EU!
    Now, as we’ve seen:
    it’s not all about size but even if it were, the UK is no minnow
    it’s all and only about mutual advantage
    The UK has ready-made potential for hand-in-glove relationships with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies; those exact same economies with which the EU has failed to agree terms, even after seven decades.
    For those reasons, I am quite confident in predicting that within years of departing the EU, the UK will have substantially better trade agreements than the EU ever succeeded in negotiating on our behalf, in its entire history.
    I mentioned above that the UK’s largest national export market is the USA. Now, guess what the EU27’s largest national export market is. Go on, what do you think it is? USA?
    Nope, it’s the UK. In a nutshell you see how — trade-wise — the UK’s and the EU’s interests are simply not aligned. Our largest market is not even in the EU, but the EU’s largest market, is us! This is the single fact that explains why the UK wants to leave the EU, but the EU wants the UK to change its mind. As a supporter of free trade, I’m happy that the EU has unfettered access to its most important national market. However, I’m not over the moon that the EU wants to stop us having unfettered access to our most important national market.
    Quite why some people still seem to think the UK is better off inside the EU leaves me baffled.
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    Strawberry reacted to wherebee in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I had this conversation with a mate who was bemoaning the life choices of his kids post BREXIT in Europe.  When I said - hang on, I have immigrated and worked in 5 countries because I am smart and skilled - do you think your kids will be too thick to get a job wherever they want? he called me a gammon and a fascist.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Anglepoise in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Bonkers. I live and work in the UAE. If you have a skill in demand then you will have no issues living and working abroad, in the EU or worldwide. I suspect Isabella will struggle as she has some difficulty telling the difference between 'of' and 'off'.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Anglepoise in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Bonkers. I live and work in the UAE. If you have a skill in demand then you will have no issues living and working abroad, in the EU or worldwide. I suspect Isabella will struggle as she has some difficulty telling the difference between 'of' and 'off'.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Anglepoise in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Bonkers. I live and work in the UAE. If you have a skill in demand then you will have no issues living and working abroad, in the EU or worldwide. I suspect Isabella will struggle as she has some difficulty telling the difference between 'of' and 'off'.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Anglepoise in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Bonkers. I live and work in the UAE. If you have a skill in demand then you will have no issues living and working abroad, in the EU or worldwide. I suspect Isabella will struggle as she has some difficulty telling the difference between 'of' and 'off'.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from Anglepoise in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Bonkers. I live and work in the UAE. If you have a skill in demand then you will have no issues living and working abroad, in the EU or worldwide. I suspect Isabella will struggle as she has some difficulty telling the difference between 'of' and 'off'.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from SpectrumFX in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Junker arriving on stage with different coloured shoes on.
     
     
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    Strawberry reacted to Happy Renting in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I wish he would dress more soberly.
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    Strawberry reacted to BadAlchemy in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I've actually got two pairs of shoes like that. One pair has the brown on the left and the other pair have the brown on the right. They're really cool.
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    Strawberry got a reaction from SpectrumFX in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Junker arriving on stage with different coloured shoes on.