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    The Heat

    35+ might well be on the way for next weekend
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Meanwhile we'd join Mauritania as the the only country to trade only on WTO rules, but that's alright cos it will definitely be the EU caving in to our demands and not the other way round after a few years. People have gone completely and utterly mad.
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    Kasper - Chelsea and Roma. SSN

    40m?! gerritdun
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    What hope do we have. She can't even articulate her own policy. Mind you, we'd probably have marginally more hope if the leader of the opposition was someone like Yvette Cooper.
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    Malcom

    About bloody time we signed a Brazillian
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    What grinds my gears...

    Yeah I paid no attention. I'm pretty sure you didn't serve me. I was too busy exclaiming on the phone "why can't these bellends run a railway". I'll even add "I can, you can't" if I ever pass through again"
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    What grinds my gears...

    It was all very delightful. I left the station and walked straight over there so roughly half one. I was a bit rude tbf cos I was on the phone. Really hate it when people are on the phone whilst ordering/at checkout. In fact I just hate people with phones.
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    What grinds my gears...

    Went in that Cafe Nero on Friday, had a raspberry and white chocolate thing.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Yeah they just don't do it on standards. The EU is, and wants to be, a supranational regulatory body so they just don't accept other ways as such. This is the US's big complaint at the WTO, even if the US ends up with an outcome that goes further, the EU want it done their way. I think it's all daft because standards are largely internationalised and are internationalising further, just the EU wants to be the one to set those standards. I'd prefer a system of mutual recognition but it isn't happening. And why people are getting hung up on standards wrt goods I'm not sure. We're not all of a sudden going to deregulate our washing machine or fridge markets, and standards are largely international so it really doesn't matter for a large amount of goods. Regarding the question Webbo won't answer, the AUS-NZ agreement is any good sold in one country can be sold in the other, same with occupational licensing. There are temporary halts than can be put in place but there is no refusal. They have a ministerial council that assesses it all and there remit is to where possible adhere to international trade standards. So again, always back to international standards anyway. No there's zero idea. It should be an option on the table but the sheer lack of planning and preparation is criminal. But yeah of course there's zero idea because anyone actually proposing it must surely contradict their own vote. Thinking it will all be fine if we just wake up one day and a deep 40-year relationship has just ceased to exist makes voting to leave pure daft. If all would be fine then the EU must surely have very little effect, and certainly can't be overbearing, if no deal would be okay.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    No they have not and as such don't get the same levels of enhanced trading with the EU. Nor are the deals based on mutual recognition of standards. As a free-trade proponent, I would not expect you to want to limit trade with the EU.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    No wonder DExEU was sidelined. The EU doesn't do mutual recognition deals (rightly or wrongly). The mutual recognition deals is on conformity, whereby inspectors in those countries can certify goods as EU compliant which is hugely different from recognition of standards, something the EU doesn't do. So completely irrelevant case studies and a proposal that is even less likely than Chequers.
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    Pension plans/retirement

    It's not FSCS regulated. It's not a stocks and shares ISA either as it's corporate bonds so essentially it's more like an unregulated P2P product. It's probably riskier than you're wanting/realise?
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I'm not advocating EEA for perpetuity but as a stop gap that does in fact mean we leave the EU rather than, at the current rate, ending up in endless transition. Whether that means negotiating a different agreement or in fact, alongside the other EFTA members renegotiate it. I don't pretend it's ideal but it is the best option at the moment and the best way to portect interests. Fair enough maybe it doesn't quite fulfil the promises entirely, particularly FoM. But still: FoM is admittedly difficult. Under the EEA agreement we could unilaterally limit FoM under 'safeguard measures'. Liechtenstein have a quota agreed. Not for one minute do I think we could agree that as the EU wouldn't allow a big country to get away with it. Could we make 'safeguard measures' fly for a bit, probably. But yes it is an issue but it's going to be an issue anyway. This Labour Mobility Framework is going to end up being essentially the same agreement would be my guess. I do agree that we need to leave SM to honour the vote. As part of the EEA you get access to the EUIM (Single Market). There seems to have been a conflation that EEA=Single Market=EU Internal Market. This isn't the case and the EEA gives access to EUIM but does not make you part of it. Hence you don't have to take part in CFP, CAP or ECJ supremacy. We're going to paying in if we want to remain part of any agencies which is the current plan which is what Norway pays for at the moment. All other contributions Norway makes are either via EEA grants or via EFTA so not directly contributing to the EU budget as it doesn't just pay for access to EU markets but for other EFTA/EEA activities. I appreciate the public won't necessarily see it that way, but contributions would be down at least.
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    Amusing News Stories

    Woe is me. https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/how-i-live-69500-salary-saving-buy-a-flat/
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    EEA has been about the only feasible option for a while now, being as we can't do Switzerland. At least in the short-term anyway. Gives us a good starting point, fulfils most of the referendum 'promises', and will be able to go further later. Not entirely sure why the government has refused it actually. This 'Rule Britannia' idea that Brexit must be all things now and instantly is plain daft.
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