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Brexit: UK has rolled over just £16bn out of £117bn trade deals | Business | The Guardian
Whoopee. So we’ve signed deals with three of the smallest countries in the world. How many Dyson vacuums can the Faeroe Islands be persuaded to take to keep the GDP numbers up? Brexit: as easy as selling pork pies to Mauritius, or something like that.
Andrew  Dodd 
7 days ago by andy_hazelbury
Theresa May's Brexit tactic: my way or a long delay | Politics | The Guardian
It is a very British thing though. Bravado and bluster whilst drunk in a bar. And the whole of the Brexit negotiation has been like watching a drunken driver career towards the cliff edge whilst reassuring their passengers that they’ve only had a few ales. Mass panic at the British Chambers of Commerce this morning. They’ve realised (what’s been obvious for months) that the driver is asleep at the wheel in a boozed up torpor. Here comes the barrier! Hold on tight!
Andrew  Dodd 
7 days ago by andy_hazelbury
Manufacturing slump puts UK economy into reverse as Brexit looms | Business | The Guardian
The British economy plunged into reverse in December, with a broad-based slump in economic output completing the weakest year for growth since 2012. Project Fear is officially stalking the land and we haven’t even left yet. Why aren’t we panicking? Maybe it’s because Brexit is a very British catastrophe, like Titanic, Rorke’s Drift or Balaclava, the kind where it’s obvious to everyone on the outside that the Brits are in deep shit, but pride, ignorance or sheer stupidity prevent us from admitting it, and we go to our fate in a heroically unheroic kind of way, collars buttoned and trousers creased. I’m reminded of Dennis Healey’s description of listening to Geoffrey Howe speaking in public. He called it being savaged by a dead sheep. This is what Brexit is doing the country. We’re not so much being torn to shreds in a whirlwind of economic chaos as being gradually being worn down by the fatal ineptitude and dimwittedness of the Tory Eurosceptics. Strand by strand, the fibre of the nation is being unwoven. Who knows what happens when it all comes undone? And now some of the PM’s zealots are saying that Brexit is the solution to this malaise, rather than the cause. That Brexit will cure the uncertainty and set the economy racing from the traps like a hyperactive whippet that’s been dosed with too much cocaine. Somehow, I don’t think so. Generally, when you are in free fall, it’s better to use the reserve chute, not cut it loose, but I am afraid that we are past the point of no return. There is no way back. The fools have broken us. As Philip Larkin wrote, underscoring the pathetic nature of English (for Brexit is largely English inadequacy laid bare) failure: Most things are never meant. This won’t be, most likely; but greeds And garbage are too thick-strewn To be swept up now, or invent Excuses that make them all needs. I just think it will happen, soon. Going, going. Yes, it’s the concrete and tyres for us. It was never meant, but will happen all the same.
Andrew  Dodd 
9 days ago by andy_hazelbury
Schools staff crisis looms as austerity hits teachers’ pay | Education | The Guardian
Brexit is a useful cover for the fact that the Tories have broken Britain. Even without the complete clusterfuck they have made of Brexit, the public sector, the fabric of civil society, is on its knees. And conservatives sneer about Jeremy Corbyn as if electing him would be the end of the world. Which planet are you idiots living on if you think Corbyn would be any worse? His leadership over Brexit has been next to useless but there are no domestic policies Labour might introduce that could possibly do more harm and damage to the UK than we have been suffering since 2010. Quite the opposite. It’s time to start undoing the damage.
Andrew  Dodd 
11 days ago by andy_hazelbury
Trump says Kim summit will be in Hanoi as envoy hails talks progress | US news | The Guardian
President Bone Spurs finally makes it to Vietnam. John McCain would be so proud.
Andrew  Dodd 
11 days ago by andy_hazelbury
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dissects America's 'fundamentally broken' campaign finance laws - YouTube
I think this is called ‘nailing it’ or some such. The panellists don’t seem to have any clue what just hit them.
Andrew  Dodd 
12 days ago by andy_hazelbury
Brexit crisis command centre starts hiring civilians | Politics | The Guardian
Interesting. We are replacing faceless Brussels bureaucrats with faceless bureaucrats of our own. I guess if you supported this bizarre experiment in Soviet-style disaster planning you probably feel it‘a a price worth paying but I don’t remember “Vote Leave and have your very own crisis command centre” on the side of the notorious bus. I also wonder who’s getting these contracts? Group 4, Serco, Capita, all the great and the good of the Tory party donor list? This is just the beginning of the Great Crisis Jamboree for the high and the mighty which is what Brexit was all about from the very beginning. We drop it and we profit, to be washed and rinsed and repeated for the next 10 years.
Andrew  Dodd 
12 days ago by andy_hazelbury
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Claire Byrne from RTV fillets Nigel Farage and leaves him hanging out to dry. What’s notable is how Farage makes his grandstanding point, has it shot down in flames as a complete lie and then just dismisses it as “all meaningless anyway” before spouting another stream of complete bullshit. Why can’t British voters and journalists tackle Brexiteers the same way? Challenge their meanderings and misassertions with facts? See that although the arguments they make are truly meaningless, the consequences of believing them are anything but.
Andrew  Dodd 
14 days ago by andy_hazelbury
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Here’s our Nigel demonstrating his sensitive grasp of Irish history and Irish concerns about Brexit. (Disclaimer: Not really)
Andrew  Dodd 
14 days ago by andy_hazelbury

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