Brexit, for once some facts.

Barry Shittpeas

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Remember he was still working right up to the point at which they had to admit he wasn't even receiving red boxes.

I suspect his control is a similar figment...
I’m not celebrating the fact that he is in control now. The very infrequent and brief appearances that he has made, have caused confusion and made things much worse than they were before. But it does make me wonder who has been controlled if it wasn’t the Prime Minister. Bizarre.
 

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Anyone care to offer odds on Fat Arse Patel getting the 14 day quarantine through. I’m going to say it won’t happen. Johnson will undermine her and appear as the hero who saved the summer holiday abroad.
 

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Nisans Global Chief Operating Head Ashwani Gupta says the Sunderland factory is unsustainable if we get a No Deal Brexit and have to operate on WTO rules.
They've made this very clear all along. They will shut down car manufacturing, not just here but in the whole of Europe.

Their cars will be supplied direct just as Honda has elected to do, now that they'll soon come into the EU without tariffs.
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In a meeting early last week, two sources said Johnson had listened as the detail of the plan was outlined but then asked: “Who is in charge of implementing this delivery plan?” One recalled: “There was just silence. He looked over at Sedwill and said, ‘Is it you?’ Sedwill said, ‘No, I think it’s you, prime minister.’”
Probably fake. It's long been known that Johnson doesn't do anything or take charge of anything. He only ever delegates to appointees.
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I attempted to read this article. The essence of which is they looked at lots of infections in a hospital setting and the usual distances . Carers to patient . More infections at shorter separations. In otherwords no physics, no modelling , ..simply a meta analysis of other surveys. .
it's like one of those customers surveys '80% of surveyed people agreed that their skin feels softer after using X soap'.
 

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Has anyone seen the story in the Telegraph? Apparently, today is the day that the Prime Minister takes control of the coronavirus crisis which has been raging for just short of six months and seen over 60000 dead! Have I read this correctly? If Johnson is taking Control today, who has been in control for the last six months?
the last six months? it was all Cummings' fault!
 

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it's like one of those customers surveys '80% of surveyed people agreed that their skin feels softer after using X soap'.
Only they are even worse, deliberately insulting consumers by using unresolvable pairings like "93% of 178 people surveyed".
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If Johnson is taking Control today, who has been in control for the last six months?
the last six months? it was all Cummings' fault!
No, it was the cabinet due to their responsibilities.

It's rather like the Theresa May situation again. Remember she announced she was taking charge at the outset, "Brexit Means Brexit". And when the negotiations weren't going well she again announced she was going to take charge!

But when it all failed she ran away, leaving the cabinet to sort out the mess and find a new leader. Just as Cameron did, just as Boris will one day.
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I’ve just been into town to fetch my click & Collect order. 2 miles from the supermarket traffic ground to a halt and I thought there must have been an accident. 45 minutes later, I arrived close to the supermarket. The congestion is being caused by Mc Donald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken stores across the road from the supermarket. ******* idiots are queueing for over 2 miles to get a lips & arse-hole burger. They had stewards and police trying to keep the traffic flowing.

There is an Ikea on the outskirts and a friend who lives that side says it’s total gridlock over there too. What’s wrong with these people. Are they ******* mental?

One good thing, the rain kept all the newoutdoorers away this morning. I had the woodland, riverside and fields to myself today. First time that’s happened for weeks. The type of people who have been in the countryside over the past few weeks have no idea how to behave, they need to be kept in cages.
 
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Boris made a fool of himself yet again, at PMQ's , just nonsense claims, and he managed to look like a blond scarecrow in a high wind
The only surprising thing is that the yellow streak of pi$$ actually turned up to face questions.

What’s today’s “World Beating” invention, a super morgue to hide all the bodies in?
 
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The Apturi Covid app.

If you are running android fire up the app and tap on the cog (settings) icon bottom right of your screen. Across the top of your screen you will see LV EN RU so tap on EN for English.
You can also tap on the graph icon on the main screen to get statistics although TBH I'm not sure exactly what it's telling me or why. Apparently from what I'm hearing it actually works but lord knows how.
I shall investigate further on this....
 
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Just heard SKY tv have also launched their own app..who next ?
This is exactly what we need, a fragmented and uncoordinated approach to this national problem which affects us all. Thank goodness Johnson is taking back control today and will be in charge of the government's response. Nothing can go wrong.
 
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They've made this very clear all along. They will shut down car manufacturing, not just here but in the whole of Europe.

Their cars will be supplied direct just as Honda has elected to do, now that they'll soon come into the EU without tariffs.
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I wonder in a few years time will we be making anything in this country? I am a bit old school in this regard and tend to think of manufacturing to consist of things which contain a fair bit of metal. Perhaps with some plastics and electronics thrown in, so examples would be motor vehicles, white goods, like washing machines, fridges etc.

I wonder though if my thinking is too old fashioned, I think I read somewhere that we actually make more things now than we ever did, but they are not the things people would think about.

So the kinds of things we manufacture in large numbers are things like ready meals, and many other food items. Lots of sweets and chocolate bars, and luckily for Soundwave many varieties of biscuits:)
 

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I'll just stick to traditional forecasting, like hanging seaweed or a pine cone outside from the windowsill.
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I have always used the method of not being an early adopter of anything likely to kill me, in particular never ever fly in a Mk1 anything. I apply the same approach to Coronavirus, whatever easements the government announce, I'll wait and see how many are killed by the easements before considering them. They are currently inviting you to board the Handcock Mk1, stay clear of it for a while, there are plenty of mugs out there willing to test it.
 

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So the kinds of things we manufacture in large numbers are things like ready meals, and many other food items. Lots of sweets and chocolate bars, and luckily for Soundwave many varieties of biscuits:)
Two problems with that though.

First is that they are for domestic consumption, few exports. Second that their manufacture, especially of sweets, is constantly being shifted out into other EU countries where the mass market is.
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I have always used the method of not being an early adopter of anything likely to kill me, in particular never ever fly in a Mk1 anything.
Doesn't always work though. Boeing's 737 has been quite good from the outset, apart from the one that wanted to be a convertible and blew its roof off in flight, giving one passenger an ejector seat experience.

It's the Max 8 version that's the real bother though, treating everyone to a short lived bucking bronco experience.
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