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Traders are abandoning the port of Holyhead post-Brexit, according to a report from an Irish government agency. The Irish Maritime Development...

 

 

in comments - but struck me as 'nail on the head'

 

i was reading around after seeing one of the stupid 'EU exports back to pre brexit levels

 

.. yep - for about 10 minutes if the stats were looked at in a specific way - with nothing like all around that carefully selected moment

- literally - I jest not

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google "Operation Bunter"

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“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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Why would Ireland based traders transport out of the EU market  to UK and then through a UK port to EU ?

 

Bit obvious to anyone that Ireland would have goods cargo going straight to EU mainland.

 

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no, actually it isn't.

 

the traffic went through the UK for a reason - it was cost effective and shipments were also transported part way through full routes to optimise load carrying (why the UK is in the Johnson now re HGV transport)

 

If it wasn't for the utter certainty that the Brexiters would use whatever they could against the EU, even if it meant damaging UK transportation of food/materials, as it has, no-one with any sense thought that the Brexiters would be reasonable or honour anything.

- you simply cant trust liars

- so the EU/RoI prepared for that even though there was significant cost.

 

A mutual trade deal would have made much of the extra cost redundant - but no-one with sense believed the Brexiters would do anything but cheat.

 

The UK will also be bypassed for trans-atlantic product unless its still profitable in the UK market

 

Johnson and the Brexiters vacillated about Brexit, the EU vaccinated against Brexit.

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oh - and of course the natural progression through the cause and effect

 

ALL of this just to avoid agreeing no slipping on existing standards with the EU which would have addressed around 90% of the UK/island of Ireland and EU border issues.

- No excuses - standards agreements are part of ALL agreements including TTIP

 

So VERY clearly, the Brexiters want to trash existing standards and safeguards - at ANY cost to our Nation and its businesses and population.

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This article explains the author's view that no Brexit would ever be good enough for the hardliners and that the goalposts keep moving.

 

BYLINETIMES.COM

Chris Grey explores the political psychology behind the increasingly extreme demands made around Brexit that satisfy one primary desire: not for...

 

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There is a goal - lowered UK food, safety and work standards so middlemen investing and risking and doing NOTHING can make fortunes out of shipping us/australia/south America lower standards foodstuff to a captive UK audience

- Something largely impossible except in a limited form as member of or close partner to the EU

 

Just look at the cronyism, waste, self aggrandizement and taxpayer money squandering absolutely ingrained into Johnson and his accomplishes

 

just like the PPE middlemen used priority connections to generate millions for middlemen for crap, while quality UK suppliers ended up selling their produce to the EU when their offers to help were stonewalled.

- but on a VASTER scale

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LOL

 

WWW.INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

The prime minister has not yet replaced James Brokenshire, who resigned from the role five weeks ago

 

 

WWW.INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

Boris Johnson appoints another MP to take over role despite home secretary assuming responsibilities

 

 

 

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WWW.THELONDONECONOMIC.COM

'How much would it cost to run a full page advert in The Express that just has a montage of all their old inaccurate stories?' - News

 

Johnsons diary

 

https://twitter.com/hashtag/ExpresslyPredictedBrexit

 

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How are people finding the situation in the shops?

 

I've heard from three different people in the south of England that fresh produce is starting to be in short supply and that cleaning products are harder to get hold of.

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I'm seeing rather empty racks one day - filled the next - empty again a few days later - often with shorter than usual use by dates

Not THAT dramatic most of the time aside from being used to seeing lots - but occasionally the extent of the lack is a dramatic sight

 

Not entirely sure how much is lack of drivers/transport rather than lack of goods .. probably a mix of both

.. in which case less drivers needed to carry less available foodstuffs

 

and when even the BrEx-Press report on it (as its hard to deny) it is saying something - historically they would just deny it.

 

 

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WWW.THELONDONECONOMIC.COM

New checks coming into effect from 1st October look to make food shortages worsen and increase prices. - Lifestyle

 

 

and in addition to car staff, NHS staff, fruit and veg workers, lorry drivers and hospitality staff

"In an extra twist to the new arrangements, both exports and imports of animal products will require inspection and certification from a vet as of 1st October. However, the UK is experiencing a huge shortage of vets at present, having been reliant on a flow of qualified vets from European countries. Between 80-100 vets used to arrive in the UK each month, but since the end of the transition period, only 20 per month are coming in, leaving a significant shortfall."

 

and on the border protection front, a main soundbite point of the Brexit cheer leaders

"To conduct new checks, attempts to set up a border control post in Portsmouth has been impeded by a lack of government funding and no real knowledge over how much will flow through it. "

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The situation in Afghanistan is so sad.

 

Albania is offering to take refugees, even though it's a poor country. A statement from their PM.

 

https://kryeministria.al/en/newsroom/hebrenjte-afganet-shqiperia/

 

Britain doesn't want to take many of the Afghans who helped British efforts because of the example it might set for other refugees, according to The Times.

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I must admit to having little sympathy (other than the translators - which were far more than that) hard as that may sound

 

20 years and around $100 billion of support, training and fighting for them, to say nothing of the lives lost,

and within two weeks a few thousand largely Pakistani (alleged) trained Taliban with Kalashnikovs, truck loaded 50 cals and howitzers and some 'stolen American gear sweep across the country

- with the locals whinging and running rather than fighting.

 

Hard nosed I know, but If the locals wont fight after all that investment in them, it seems rather contrary for us to do so?

All that time effort money and lives seems to have built something largely as 'wrong' as the Taliban IMO -  just in apparently different ways

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There is that aspect of it too, although some journos are saying that having troops there limited what Al Qaeda and Isis could do and are expecting terrorism to increase.

 

There will also be a refugee problem.

 

I just think that the last few weeks have been mismanaged by the UK and the US and that they could have done better for people. They don't seem to have seen this coming.

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I think the last 20 years has been mismanaged by the US and UK,

and Afghanisan should long before now have had a democracy and Military that would reject and squash the Taliban like the bugs they are .

They learned nothing from the mistakes Russia made and have missed a great opportunity to have a developed and powerful ally in the area

 

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no doubt China's belt and road approach with no issues with who the Taliban abuse, oppress, butcher and murder will be more to China's benefit and the Talibans taste.

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an interesting and very American perspective - not wrong though

 

Trump followers are now trying to throw the blame on Biden and the democrats when it was clearly Trump that emboldened and re-empowered the Taliban:

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-removes-page-hailing-trump-taliban-deal-2021-8

 

Broader perspective:

 

ASIA.NIKKEI.COM

US military exit is likely to become Beijing's strategic gain

 

a bit of depth on the 'mechanisms' worth a peruse:

 

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As U.S. troops withdraw, many contract employees – most of them from poor countries, including Nepal – are leaving Afghanistan and fanning out...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

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“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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This article seems to be well informed.

 

WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

The group’s hardline beliefs are unchanged, but coalition partners and regional powers may be moderating influences, says academic Antonio...

 

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Too many would not allow any outside help in organising government and security forces.

 

There was supposed to be about 75000 Taleban, but if 75000 were killed, there would be at least 75000 replacements.

 

Jack Straw was interviewed on a breakfast news programme and he pointed the finger at Pakistan.  Saying there was a road between Pakistan and Afganistan,  with support being provided to the Taleban.

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1. The Afghan Taliban were largely created, trained, housed and supplied through pakistan (allegedly) and there would always be Taliban replacements while there is Pakistan

 

2. As soon as the Taliban returned to Afghanistan, without an external force suppressing them, was there any real doubt that they would be in power even if elections were held given the lack of society building and modernising over the last 20 years?

 

3. The Army maintained order as far as they could, Politicians controlled what was built or not, and Afghanistan under the west for the last 20 years was built on graft

 

 

 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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