The Digby Jones index.

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AIIy wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:28 am
Digby Jones is a throw back to the worst of kind. He'd oppose electric light for workers unless they paid for it themselves. He'd grudge them daylight unless they bought the windows. It's a sad reflection on Britain that he ever was, never mind still is, relevant.
I rather think that his attitude is the future not the past.The lack of jobs the lack of unionised labour the Downton Abby of the benevolant aristocrat saving the poor from themselves.Time to relearn doffing your cap boys and girls. :D

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jsks wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:52 am
Rather than expose the Brexit influencers' lies, lets see if we can find an example of something positive they said that was true

No, I've got nothing.
How about frictionless trade

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rabbit wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:13 pm
jsks wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:52 am
Rather than expose the Brexit influencers' lies, lets see if we can find an example of something positive they said that was true

No, I've got nothing.
How about frictionless trade
Yes. What happened to that? You've even got commercial barriers within the UK.

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rabbit wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:13 pm
jsks wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:52 am
Rather than expose the Brexit influencers' lies, lets see if we can find an example of something positive they said that was true

No, I've got nothing.
How about frictionless trade
No, what they've got now is tradeless friction.
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Re: The Digby Jones index.

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:11 pm
rabbit wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:13 pm
jsks wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:52 am
Rather than expose the Brexit influencers' lies, lets see if we can find an example of something positive they said that was true

No, I've got nothing.
How about frictionless trade
No, what they've got now is tradeless friction.
Indeed.

“UK pet food industry hurt by Brexit checks and red tape
Survey shows only one-third of businesses managed to get products through to EU since start of 2021.
The UK’s pet food industry is struggling to export to the EU because of red tape, vet shortages and hauliers refusing to accept animal-based products in case they are stopped at the border.

According to a survey of the industry carried out by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, concluded in mid-February, only one-third of businesses that attempted exports to Europe in 2021 had been successful.

Michael Bellingham, chief executive of the PFMA, said that confusion over paperwork and a lack of detailed knowledge from government officials was hitting the EU export sector worth £285m a year. “Two-thirds of members are not getting their product through. It’s a big issue,” he said.“
https://www.ft.com/content/88b457ed-19e ... 928967f3e9
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So brexit was a good idea after all. Who would have thought that?

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Aye, we've gone from frictionless trade to tradeless friction by way of fictional tirade.
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