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Discussing the impact of Brexit

IronGiant

Moderator
I was joking about a typo. Your post was directed at the poster, you have a lot of learning to do if you want to remain here.
 

psikey

Distinguished Member
Not sure if this was posted. So much for doom of Brexit.


Sterling is close to its highest level against the euro since the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, with tourist rates also at recent highs.

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Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
That's great and all, but when we get back to pre Brexit levels, that will be the time to rejoice.
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
Doesn't make him smart. How many £B's has Tesla lost. If something goes wrong an awful lot of people are going to lose an awful lot of money.
Like not being able to build it?


Tesla has been ordered to temporarily halt preparations for a car factory in Germany after environmentalists won a court injunction on Sunday.
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member

Portugal is considering offering British tourists subsidised post-Brexit healthcare in an effort to retain their custom in the Algarve, Lisbon and beyond.

It is one of several novel measures being considered by the Portuguese government in an effort to minimise the disruption of Brexit to its economy.

Among the other measures Portugal were considering, said Marques, were dedicated passport lanes for British visitors, special arrangements to continue to recognise British driving licences and entry for British pets.
 

Portugal is considering offering British tourists subsidised post-Brexit healthcare in an effort to retain their custom in the Algarve, Lisbon and beyond.

It is one of several novel measures being considered by the Portuguese government in an effort to minimise the disruption of Brexit to its economy.

Among the other measures Portugal were considering, said Marques, were dedicated passport lanes for British visitors, special arrangements to continue to recognise British driving licences and entry for British pets.
Imminently sensible, besides EHIC isn't just an EU member state program anyway.

I'm not so sure making special lanes for Brits is a sensible thing to do at the border. There is no EU law against them making their own arrangement and allowing Brits through any non-schengen gate or eGate just as we do today. No need for a special lane at all.
 

Aj33

Distinguished Member

Portugal is considering offering British tourists subsidised post-Brexit healthcare in an effort to retain their custom in the Algarve, Lisbon and beyond.

It is one of several novel measures being considered by the Portuguese government in an effort to minimise the disruption of Brexit to its economy.

Among the other measures Portugal were considering, said Marques, were dedicated passport lanes for British visitors, special arrangements to continue to recognise British driving licences and entry for British pets.
So that’s queuing at Portugal potentially done away with.....

..... I will await the 3 pages of who’s queued the longest ;)
 

psikey

Distinguished Member

Portugal is considering offering British tourists subsidised post-Brexit healthcare in an effort to retain their custom in the Algarve, Lisbon and beyond.

It is one of several novel measures being considered by the Portuguese government in an effort to minimise the disruption of Brexit to its economy.

Among the other measures Portugal were considering, said Marques, were dedicated passport lanes for British visitors, special arrangements to continue to recognise British driving licences and entry for British pets.
I like this part: "The Portuguese and the UK are the oldest allies in the world and no matter what happens the Portuguese will stand by the British. "

EU solidarity is starting to break once economic reality kicks in.

Maybe we can just get all our fruit needs from them too and stuff the French & Spanish :D Italians will likely come on side with us soon anyway.
 
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Bigfingers

Distinguished Member
I like this part: "The Portuguese and the UK are the oldest allies in the world and no matter what happens the Portuguese will stand by the British. "

EU solidarity is starting to break once economic reality kicks in.
Probably something to do with the UK holidaymakers are the top for visiting Portugal.

When you cut through all the BS, money talks 💰
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
They've got to do something. It's why they never wanted us to leave, it leaves a big hole in their finances. Something the other member states will not be happy about covering. Interesting times ahead!
 

Pacifico

Distinguished Member
#despitebrexit :laugh:


Pay packets hit new record high
Wage increases finally overhaul inflation to beat 2007's pre-crisis peak as a strong jobs market propels employment to a record high
Weekly pay hit a new record high in December as wages finally overtook price rises to take real-terms earnings back above 2007 levels for the first time.
The average worker brought in £512 a week in regular pay at the end of 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics. After stripping out inflation, this is 35p more than the previous peak in August 2007.
At the same time employment hit a new record with 32.9 million people in work in the final quarter of the year, up by 180,000 on the quarter and 336,000 on the year.
 

mcbainne

Well-known Member
#despitebrexit :laugh:


Pay packets hit new record high
Wage increases finally overhaul inflation to beat 2007's pre-crisis peak as a strong jobs market propels employment to a record high
Weekly pay hit a new record high in December as wages finally overtook price rises to take real-terms earnings back above 2007 levels for the first time.
The average worker brought in £512 a week in regular pay at the end of 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics. After stripping out inflation, this is 35p more than the previous peak in August 2007.
At the same time employment hit a new record with 32.9 million people in work in the final quarter of the year, up by 180,000 on the quarter and 336,000 on the year.
Also record numbers also in insecure jobs / zero hours contracts

 
Also record numbers also in insecure jobs / zero hours contracts

Raw jobs numbers are pointless since the UK decided that full employment was better than increased productivity. We're hiring more people to perform jobs they're over qualified for and and for which can not sustain an independent lifestyle without government subsidy through in work benefits.
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
The EU gravy train. Funding those against it.


For example, the $4,897 monthly "general expenditure allowance" is afforded to all 705 MEPs. While this money is supposed to be used for "parliamentary activities, such as office rent and management costs," MEPs do not have to submit receipts when claiming these expenses. "I can't give an example in the public or private sphere, where there is absolutely no financial management of what amounts to nearly €40 million per year in public money," says Nicholas Aiossa, deputy director of Transparency International EU.
 

Bigfingers

Distinguished Member
The EU gravy train. Funding those against it.


For example, the $4,897 monthly "general expenditure allowance" is afforded to all 705 MEPs. While this money is supposed to be used for "parliamentary activities, such as office rent and management costs," MEPs do not have to submit receipts when claiming these expenses. "I can't give an example in the public or private sphere, where there is absolutely no financial management of what amounts to nearly €40 million per year in public money," says Nicholas Aiossa, deputy director of Transparency International EU.
Read that this morning, both scandalous and unsurprising at the same time 👎
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
#despitebrexit :laugh:


Pay packets hit new record high
Wage increases finally overhaul inflation to beat 2007's pre-crisis peak as a strong jobs market propels employment to a record high
Weekly pay hit a new record high in December as wages finally overtook price rises to take real-terms earnings back above 2007 levels for the first time.
The average worker brought in £512 a week in regular pay at the end of 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics. After stripping out inflation, this is 35p more than the previous peak in August 2007.
At the same time employment hit a new record with 32.9 million people in work in the final quarter of the year, up by 180,000 on the quarter and 336,000 on the year.
That noise you can hear is the BBC grinding its teeth. Where is our mass unemployment and recession?

BBC News - Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels

Self employment also popular.


Self-employment is also a growing trend, rising more rapidly over the past year than the workforce employed in staff jobs. The number of people working for themselves reached a record 5.03 million in the three months to the end of December, making up 15.3% of the workforce.

Not bad for being as insignificant as Gurnsey.

 

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