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As if he hasn't done enough damage already, Demonic Cummings is writing in his [paywalled] blog about organising a political movement with the help of Silicon Valley billionaires.

 

This movement is to find a Republican candidate who can be chosen in preference to Trump and beat Biden in 2024. He says that it's possible for a small team, like the one he had in the UK, is able to take over a government.

 

He wants this person, if elected, to close down the Pentagon and replace it with 'ABC' and get rid of a lot of federal government. Unsuprisingly, he has no ideas of what to replace them with.

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Talk on the street in some circles in London is that Johnson is in Somerset on his holiday that isn't a holiday to rest because he has Long Covid. There's been a rumour for a few months that he isn't particularly well.

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Boris does not look very well.

 

I thought recently he might have to stand down soon and be replaced.

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Who would the Tory party accept as leader  ?

 

I think it would be a run off between Gove and Rishi Sunak.

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Johnson wants to increase NI contributions to help pay for social care and the NHS. Gordon Brown added 1% to NI in April 2002, to raise £6bn for the NHS.

 

A lot of people don't agree with this and think it would be fairer to increase taxes so that retired people, who are more likely to benefit from this, also pay. An NI hike is going to affect younger people disproportionately.

 

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On 03/09/2021 at 06:44, honeybee13 said:

Freeports are supposed to be up and running by the end of this year. But companies who might set up in the freeports and their advisers don't know the exact tax rules or where most of the freeports will be...

 

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Tax experts have warned that the opening of England's eight new freeports would likely be delayed because the government had...

 

 

The populists cant even sort out basic customs for 'sovereign' UK ports

and why bother with 'freeports' when the normal ones are in chaos and leak like a sieve

 

and all they need(ed) to do is actually have basic customs processes and labelling in place like any 'sovereign' nation

.. or simply agree not to fall back from existing standards with the EU - and in doing so do FAARRR less damage to UK business

 

It aint difficult, any half way competent developed nation could do it in far less than 5 years ...

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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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You don't read of any progress being made, do you? There are lorry parks in Kent, but have they hired border guards or built customs posts, etc?

 

I know the chief exec of Portsmouth port was complaining that they'd been given a fraction of the money they were promised to get ready for the new arrangements.

 

I wonder how long the EU will live with constant extensions of the time limit when nothing seems to be happening.

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The Uk isnt applying rules (that they haven't implemented) to the EU are they - apart from hostile environment ... bacause 'hostile environment' is all they have implemented

... likely hoped that the EU would reciprocate allowing the UK cake and eat it by the back door

- but the EU did the work defined by the UK requirements of 'UK sovereignty from standards' even if the UK didn't

 

There seems to be hardly a week go by without the populists piling even more shame on our Nation.

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 "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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Income tax increase to pay towards care costs is fairer, provided some of this money is reserved, so it can used later on. 

 

Government should look at how to provide lower cost care. When a care home room costs £40000 per year average and staff are on minimum wage, there is someone making money from this. Should never let investment companies buy care home chains, as they are more interested in profit than care.

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I agree about income tax being a fairer way to raise the money. Pensioners on low incomes aren't paying any anyway.

 

Agreed about venture capitalists as well. They could be the next to find they don't have enough staff. I read earlier that carers are leaving to go and work for Amazon and the like for more money. I think they're very undervalued. 

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23 hours ago, honeybee13 said:

As if he hasn't done enough damage already, Demonic Cummings is writing in his [paywalled] blog about organising a political movement with the help of Silicon Valley billionaires.

 

 

This lifts the curtain slightly on the two main sets of players

 

Right wing capitalists - who seem to largely fund Johnson and (Murdock is a player in this IMO but there are far worse in the US - but Murdock revs up the noisy minorities)

Russia (who largely manage this as war) - who seem to be the ones spreading disinformation and support which helps Johnson, but who were more focused on Trump/US and Farage/european theatres

 

Then theres China ... and Turkey as the significant bit player.

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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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Demonic has spoken to Steve Bannon in the past, hasn't he? I can see his influence in the wrecking concept.

 

Bannon was supported by the mega-rich pro-Brexit Mercers for a while, they've been linked with Trump, Farage and Cambridge Analytica.

 

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Johnson is a dead man walking like Biden, seen the dark circles around his eyes?

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The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

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Lord Frost is suggesting that the EU could affect relations with the UK if it doesn't do a substantial renegotiation of the NIP.

 

A comment I saw said that Frost is likely to do this on his own.

 

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Minister says government will not ‘sweep away’ NI Brexit protocol, but renews demands for major changes

 

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Lord Frost is obviously talking nonsense.  EU does not need the UK, but the UK really needs the EU. 

 

As a small island that still relies on financial services too much, UK can't start picking fights.  UK has trade negotiations going on and trust is very important.

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Quote of the day:

"England has become a country where the pubs have no beer, farmers don't have anyone to pick their fruit, & even if they did there aren't enough lorry drivers to get it to the shops."

- Ian King - Sky news

 

 

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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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Jonty Bloom has an article on the problems with the supply chain.

 

“The government has done little or nothing since the Brexit referendum to prepare for potential staff shortages.. It wasted 5 years.. seemingly terrified of admitting that Brexit is causing any problems at all, (it) is silent.”

 

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The UK’s supply chains face more problems every day. So why the denial over what helped cause this, and where is the strategy that will resolve it?

 

 

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Problem with labour shortages and training, is that central Government bark out orders from Westminster, as if they can solve long term issues simply by willing results to be achieved.

 

In regard to HGV driving courses, for unemployed or those on very low income, there have always been free or reduced rate courses available. But you need to have training capacity from many different providers in each area of the country. This takes time to arrange and requires a significant level of investment. 

 

So yes had Government injected billions in training schemes 5 years ago, we would not be having these issues. And also they should have looked to retain more foreign workers.

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'Barking out orders' - is that what government working with businesses means? 😕

 

I get the impression they're going to 'let the market deal with it; and leave businesses on their own. HMG don't seem to be doing anything much.

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So lets take the 'easier documentation route

 

What have the Brexit government, who shouted about all the benefits with no risks, actually done to manage rather than munge the brexit they sold? (apart from 'hostile environment' shipping people who have lived and worked here all their life off to Jamaica)

* Border/customs? - as they shouted so loudly about protecting them

* Standards ec/kite mark ? - as they claimed standards would increase

* trade deals bigger than the EU across the world? - or even English produce able to be picked and shipped across England let alone anywhere else

 

Even that claimed 'billions spent on training' unclebulgaria regurgitates from some populist ministers dishonest and deceiving soundbite:

- where's that then other than on some populist spreadsheet claiming some actually reduced existing/prior 'possible' (as in not against the laws of physics despite nothing real being in place) expenditure, as new ... let alone actually implemented/spent on training

 

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"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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I get the impression they thought they could just close the door on Europe on Brexit day and carry on as before. I'm not sure they expected to be sorting things out afterwards or continuing to negotiate, although no doubt civil servants told them.

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Maybe HB - were they really that incompetent?

- they will no doubt claim 'how could anyone know' despite many others who clearly did know and say, but were they really that incompetent? - and there is no excuse for claims of 'no one could have expected it' now

They managed to set up a fast track lane for approving £millions for pubs landlords, pet and cake shop populist pals to get money for PPE they didn't have pretty damn quick - and they've apparently paid them in advance

 

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"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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