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Foxin_mad

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  1. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    This would be an absolute nightmare. If that happens this country is absolutely finished.
  2. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I just want somebody - anybody to come up with a workable solution to this problem, because quite frankly I am not sure there is a solution that doesn't at least cause and economic problems and major unemployment in the short/medium term. My fear as well as this will lead to a global recession, If one of the major economies and financial centres suddenly has a financial crash there will be wider implications.
  3. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Exactly. If the whole thing is so fantastic and viable then just show us. I am open to being converted but from a personal business point of view I am yet to see solutions to the problems caused by this clusterfvck.
  4. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    This is exactly the kind of retarded problem we are going to have. How do we ensure the supply chain remains unrestricted?? Without free movement of good we absolutely can not be assured to have stock to manufacture. For internationally owned companies with no ties to Britain this is a fantastic opportunity to move to Europe - more specifically eastern Europe.
  5. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    All those pictures of this twatting cvnt have made me punch 3 monitors, maybe the fvcktard will be good for the digital economy after all!
  6. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I have a feeling it would change and the additional complexities may mean it has to, I don't know but no proposal really seems a ideal solution to me. I suppose they could come across in the back of a lorry at Calais like they do now also, I would hope that our hard border checks would be a lot more stringent that they are now at all locations, but potentially no border in Ireland becomes an easy route into the UK with no checks. Surely that's a bit problematic? I don't know how they reliably police that without a border post.
  7. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I would imagine it becomes a lot more difficult than that if you start bringing different laws and standards frameworks into the process though. At present its very much based on trust, obviously we have a mutual trust arrangement in place with the EU at the moment. In a hard Brexit scenario I presume that mutual trust would not longer exist. For example would we allow a similar technology boarder at Dover, with all the immigrants climbing into and hanging onto the back of trucks would that work?? Assuming an immigrant achieves 'free movement' to Ireland can they not just then walk across into the UK anyway?! it all seems to lack enough clarity to me. Government departments are already saying they wouldn't be prepared, that is the kind of situation where you generate big economic problems. I happy to listen to the argument but for me personally I am not seeing enough solutions. If for example I have a piece of moulded wood imported from Poland in my product, I want to be sure that is still available at the same or similar price after Brexit/Hard Brexit how will Boris enable that?
  8. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I have never seen it but would be interested to view it. I think they are already undermining the government anyway so they might as well show us properly what their proposals are and how they are going to guarantee jobs and prosperity long term. If they show a coherent plan people might actually be able to get behind it and support it. Its all just b/s I see at the moment, ask Boris about the Ireland border and he waffles on about technology. Tell us how technology is going to solve this problem
  9. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    My concern is that it is likely to be a lot worse and a lot longer than that. I see absolutely no cast iron plan from anyone in the leave camp on the situation where we have a hard Brexit, how are we going to keep the supply chain running for products we currently import and use in our manufacture? If EU Companies such as Airbus, BMW etc do decide to pull out of the UK, this has huge implications. Again Airbus for example has hundreds of thousands of jobs in the supply chain below, from parts makers, cleaners, bacon butty makers etc etc. What one of the Brexiteers needs to do is come up with a plan on how things are going to work in the event of no deal? If the Brexiteers wont cross red lines then there absolutely wont be a deal because the EU wont cross them either. I am yet to see a coherent plan on a hard Brexit from anyone. There are 4 huge problems and many other ones: 1. How are we going to ensure continuality of the supply chain for British manufacturers using EU components 2. How will we ensure our components reach EU manufactures 3. Ireland - How do we stop a hard border if the EU demand one? 4. How do we ensure our imported food requirements remain undisrupted? If we start having border checks, not only do we not have the resource and facility to do it competently and efficiently, it would could huge issues for our trade and industry as it is. Its all very well saying that Japan trades by itself as an Island nation for example, but it has been doing so for many years and has the capability and infrastructure to do that - we don't - I think our governments blue or red are incompetent and incapable of delivering such projects successfully. Now I am happy to see a plan on how all this works, but I am yet to see it. Leading Brexiteers like Boris are full of bluster but no substance. Why don't Gove, Boris, JRM and Davis get together and present us with a master plan if they think they can make it work, tell us FFS or is it because the have absolutely no idea?
  10. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Definitely not. That said this one is particularly difficult. Do we want a: Hard Brexit Soft Brexit No Brexit Brexit Brexit Mild Brexit Lame Brexit Good Brexit Bad Brexit Semi Soft Brexit Semi Hard Brexit Most people don't know what those things are, most couldn't care less. Its particularly tough that whichever way you look at in 50% of the population are going to be pissed off! even if we have a hard Brexit, did all those that voted for Brexit vote for hard Brexit. If we have soft Brexit the hard brexiteers will be pissed but the remainers will be pissed because we are still not in the EU! So potentially every which way you have 50+ of the population are not happy! Surely this is not good for the nation in any way shape or form. Again I can get behind some of the concepts of Brexit, but in the world we are in with the establishment we have, and the type of people we have in the country and running it; it would be immensely difficult to achieve a Brexit which will be beneficial to the country I feel.
  11. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    The whole thing is daft. How much time and effort has been wasted over this nonsense.
  12. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It still higher than what I am paying now and will still lead to job losses. You will not convince me or most business leaders that a far left extremist Labour government is ever going to be good for the economy in this country. It would be an unmitigated disaster far beyond your fears for Brexit in my opinion. With Brexit we are still going to consume as one of the major consumer economies on the planet. By implementing far left extremist policies like requisitioning private utilities for 'a price set by parliament' you are entering into a state controlled economy that no business worth its salt would ever risk investing into, especially an overseas business. To pretend otherwise is delusional.
  13. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    None at present. Perhaps I should have been clearer above apologies. I think it is more the threat of deselection and the alleged bullying culture that makes them feel unable to speak out. Certainly the shadow front bench is mainly filled with people who agree with Corbyn. Interesting article on the internal affairs not from a far right rag: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/jeremy-corbyn-labour-party-nec-jon-lansman-paul-mason-deselection-a8168096.html
  14. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Some companies do, normally huge multinationals. Now I am happy for separate action to be taken on multinationals, ideal action needs to be global. There are a number of actions I would support but none Labour are proposing. The best way is incentives to encourage a certain behaviour, so maybe say for companies who have no more than a 20% difference between their lowest and highest paid staff you pay a lower band of corp tax, companies based outside of London and lower band of corp tax etc etc What Labour are suggesting is an across the board swipe at ALL business large or small, big profit or small profit. There is no distinction. In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in the numbers of small businesses operating, these businesses are vital for employment and growth, similar to my own are often good places to work, most of my staff are happy and most are like friends. These businesses operate on pretty tight and small margins, if you begin to throw to many % increases in we can quickly go from a solvent profitable business to insolvent. If I have a tax rise, minimum wages rises, a fall in the £ I cant absorb it all or at least not in the long term. These small businesses are the cogs of the economy and there is a danger that some business may be lost under Labours proposals, this will cause to job losses and those losing their jobs to battle debts, have marriage breakdowns etc. The government are spending and we have growth, despite the uncertainty created by Brexit. We are also beginning to reduce the debt mountain. The IFS have said that Labours tax plans wont bring in the revenue they expect. So if this is the case how will they pay for the 'government spending', more borrowing? more tax? If there was any hope of the plan working then fine, but we are highly unlikely to get the tax take and growth Labour would need to make this work. If plan A fails and they get desperate what/who will they go for next? Where will they stop. If you say you are going to requisition private utilities 'at a rate decided by parliament', that is going to cause concern on the markets and rightly so! Once you have 'requisitioned' one private company you fancy a slice of where do you stop?
  15. Foxin_mad

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I could be completely wrong and if I am I will come here and admit it. If we have stellar 6-8% growth like Toddy promises, great public services and everyone has lots of cash, then great that's great for me and my business as well, as long as someone is sitting their saying thanks for working extra hard we are going to have that to 'distribute fairly' I have a worry with the deselections etc that are going on within the Labour party. For me it is absolutely correct that members of a party should have different opinions, people should be standing up in parliament and questioning policies, it seems to me with the deselection and bullying he is surrounding himself with an echo chamber. At the end of the day if Corbyn has a large enough majority he can pretty much do as he wishes. I take your point on Corbyn not being bright enough though, perhaps this will be our saviour! but like you say McDonnell I am not sure on, if he got into power would it go to his head? He is clearly and intelligent man, sometimes he appears to speak sensibly but on other occasions he is condoning violence and 'bringing down the government'.. Corbyn and McDonnell to me appear highly dangerous, they give me a very bad feeling and its genuinely petrifying to think they could be leading this country in my view.
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