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  1. SPEEDY69

    European Union - In Or Out?

    The government do not routinely give out commodity codes to businesses as they should declare their goods under the code given in the tariff - have you asked for a ruling because you're not sure what code to declare?
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    My response was solely about lorry drivers coming into the UK.
  3. SPEEDY69

    European Union - In Or Out?

    And you asked if the same thing would happen inwards to the UK. Doh!
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    I don't see where this is biased - certainly not on the scale of commercial news sites/companies. It references the Covid tests, the pictures says it''s from December and the article says the vast majority of drivers have the right documents and are ok? It's merely reporting the £32k fines from 113 cases. It's a topical issue. Are you sure you are not biased towards the BBC?
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    Such a shame. Obviously it wouldn't have been kept since 2017, not something described as a stadium - a fence on pallets maybe. I can only hope they do return in 2022.
  6. SPEEDY69

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Nope, our border controls are weaker in that respect. Businesses don't have to declare goods until after they are imported in the majority of cases. Inspections of lorries are very low.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Broke my arm when in goal and a waterlogged leather hit my forearm - they scored as well
  8. This is true but also makes me think of every other virus/illness that is transmitted by people - how many of us may have had multiple infections (if we were tested) dealt with by our bodies and we have shown no symptoms? Is this the way viruses actually spread and therefore whether you become ill is not about exposure but simply your body's reaction to it?
  9. I think we need to look at this pneumonia thing - it seems to cause 1000s of deaths every year, perhaps we need to put people into tiers to get this under control?
  10. I think this is what the labour party were suggesting before the last election. I think it works in other places.
  11. From a higher rate of inflation to a lower one maybe but still inflated. A friends mother was terminally ill and died of cancer recently but contracted Covid in hospital so is counted in the headline figure, ridiculous.
  12. I mean it's plainly trying to inflate the impact of coronavirus and they even say that in the small print!
  13. The scaremongering has worked though. Propaganda, enabled further by the rise of social media is a scourge of society. We see it in so much of our lives these days. Outright lies become twisted into truths, spin is king and I for one try to see through it and look at evidence. I still remember Trump saying his swearing i speech or whatever it was being the best attended in history - despite photos to the contrary, or the £350million in additional funding we'll have for the NHS after Brexit, or almost every Daily Mail front page. Jeez, how anyone can include all deaths within a coronavirus headline is beyond me.
  14. False positives are very rare, false negatives more likely but some seem to still keep trotting it out. Asymptomatic is much more common though.
  15. So, is this why it's spread really easily in hospitals where they use medical grade PPE, cleanliness second to none and separation as people are in beds. No, I don't think it's that simple at all.
  16. Exactly, potential - because no-one knows how the virus is transmitted, only guesses. That's why we do not really know if a lockdown is effective at all.
  17. Is that based on number of cases Iris? As we know the more you test the more cases are reported. Quite why we have the stupid death within 28 days thing either I have no idea, again skews the data. The answer I'd like is how is it transmitted from one person to another and does exposure mean you get it? I don't think the scientists can answer either of these with confidence and therefore how can I judge whether all the lockdown stuff is actually effective at all? Maybe a supermarket is also a super transmitting environment which means it's just the passage of time which sees cases reduce. Who knows, but I for as a responsible grown up want to be able to decide for myself and I can't, making this very frustrating.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    You have to have laws in place which cover the exchange of information between countries. Each nation both protects and facilitates - there are mechanisms to exchange for criminal matters, as there are with many many countries but when outside the EU, we cannot enjoy routine unfettered access to their data stores (not they ours) and enforcement on behalf of another country then has to be carried out using the national legislation in place in both.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Are any of these better than the arrangement we have now with these countries? If they are then great. If not then I fail to see any reason to celebrate it?
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    No that's right. But it does answer the point being made previously though.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Yep, their dogged underfunding of public services in favour of tax breaks for the wealthiest has come back to haunt them. I see Mr Cummings got a nice 40k pay rise whilst an unelected 'advisor' in No. 10 whilst Govt contracts were awarded to their families and friends e.g. Dido Harding. I'll climb down off my soap box now, feeling grumpy today.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Absolute piffle and typical of the soundbites and spin from the Government. They specifically kept repeating the word 'deal' to make it look like they had it all sorted when in fact all we had was another version of a withdrawal agreement. It wasn't 'deal' or 'no deal', it was 'let's carry on negotiating and see if we get anywhere' or 'no deal'. No deal was never off the table and this suited the Brexit party and Rees Mogg etc. of course because they knew no deal was the most likely outcome, considering the EU held almost all the cards. Saying 'fantastic' or 'absolutely clear' and that other empty rhetoric sprouted at the time and since does not convince me, but if they didn't think it did influence people, they wouldn't use it. Looking at the web it seems many are questioning the spin. e.g. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/boris_johnsons_oven_ready_deal https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/jo-coburn-politics-live-brexit-comments-6655742
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Unless I missed it, the last GE, called by the sitting government, was not a leave/remain test at all so I can not see the reason for all of the use of it as proof of anything. I didn't vote on the basis of leave or remain as that choice had already been made. What was trumpeted at the time though was that there was already a fantastic, oven ready deal in place. I knew that was a downright lie and being treated like an idiot is what I don't like.
  24. SPEEDY69

    Best/Worst Christmas Songs

    Best: Christmas Time (don't let the bells end) - The Darkness Worst: All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Quite right. Where I've worked we have had plenty of 'well educated' people join without the first clue in common sense or how to build relationships. Skills are acquired in many ways, all of them valuable in the right place.
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