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The Brexit thread

Statsman

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[MOD] Can I remind you of some site rules, ones that are been broken so often on this thread that I don't have time to address them all individually?

  • Tweets and videos should be accompanied by a brief description and if necessary a time line as outlined in the OP section.
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From here on in, I'm inclined to just delete offending posts.[/MOD]

[MOD2] Consider this a gentle reminder also of the proper use of names. We've noticed a lot of use of the term "the Brits" being used. Whilst this is generally not being used in a derogatory or pejorative way, it can be perceived to be both, so please avoid using it. Alternative, non-contentious terms can be used, eg The British, HMG, UKG, Westminster, etc., etc. We don't want to have to unnecessarily remove otherwise informative or incisive posts, but we will start doing so. [/MOD2]
 
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im axeled

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the uk will have to adhere to its post brexit deal on fishing
 

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soccop

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Temporally dislocated.

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Interesting thread from a former 'Brexit Counsellor' to the US. Highlights the tone deafness that domestic UK Brexit messages simply do not translate well in the US or anywhere else for that matter.
 

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Another big Brexit win.


Not a single scientist has applied to a UK government visa scheme for Nobel prize laureates and other award winners since its launch six months ago, New Scientist can reveal. The scheme has come under criticism from scientists and has been described as “a joke”.
The quote from Andre Geim at the end of the article sums up Brexit Britain to a tee.
 

hollandia

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Another big Brexit win.




The quote from Andre Geim at the end of the article sums up Brexit Britain to a tee.
“Chances that a single Nobel or Turing laureate would move to the UK to work are zero for the next decade or so,” says Andre Geim at the University of Manchester, UK. Geim won a Nobel prize in 2010 for his work on graphene. “The scheme itself is a joke – it cannot be discussed seriously,” he says. “The government thinks if you pump up UK science with a verbal diarrhea of optimism – it can somehow become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2298455-uk-visa-scheme-for-prize-winning-scientists-receives-no-applications/#ixzz7D2L0SERn
Of all the people you are trying to get to buy into a vision of "Global Britain" Nobel Science Laureates are perhaps the least likely group you're going to be able to bullshit.
 

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Of all the people you are trying to get to buy into a vision of "Global Britain" Nobel Science Laureates are perhaps the least likely group you're going to be able to bullshit.
'Andre Geim' - sounds suspiciously foreign - coming over ere and taking our prizes.

Anyway who needs his graphenes - we can grow our own, bigger and better, and pick them ourselves at proper pay rates.
 

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'Andre Geim' - sounds suspiciously foreign - coming over ere and taking our prizes.

Anyway who needs his graphenes - we can grow our own, bigger and better, and pick them ourselves at proper pay rates.
Anyway, Peppa Pig should get a Nobel.
 

hollandia

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'Andre Geim' - sounds suspiciously foreign - coming over ere and taking our prizes.

Anyway who needs his graphenes - we can grow our own, bigger and better, and pick them ourselves at proper pay rates.
Can't export then due to a shortage of graphene lorry drivers. I suspect the graphenes will rot in the field.
 

im axeled

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Frost:-
"I'm very happy that free Britain, or at least merry England, is probably now the freest country in the world as regards COVID restrictions.

"No mask rules, no vaccine passports and long may it remain so."

"merry England"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Derryman

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"I'm very happy that free Britain, or at least merry England, is probably now the freest country in the world as regards COVID restrictions.

"No mask rules, no vaccine passports and long may it remain so."

"merry England"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you a link to that ,axeled?
 

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im axeled

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no wonder they asked is he well
Australia remarks about another part of the Johnson CBI speech:

Young people will flock back to offices to have sex, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed on Sunday.

The PM insisted there’s a “sound evolutionary reason why mother nature does not like working from home”.

Millions of Brits still working from their spare rooms and kitchen tables post-pandemic, but Mr Johnson said he was confident they would return to offices in time, reported The Sun.

During a bizarre address to business chiefs in Newcastle -upon-Tyne, in north east England, on Sunday the PM predicted people will “come back on the roads and the rail” to seal a hook-up or relationship as he told them not to worry about the future of the workforce.
https://www.news.com.au/fin...
 
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