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posted on 9/5/22

New piece today looking at why UK has missed out on a goods export boom & seen trade intensity decline? In a conclusion likely to upset everyone, Brexit is only a part of the story, bigger issue is Global Britain is underperforming.

https://twitter.com/raoulruparel/status/1523587218656301056?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Grate read this

posted on 9/5/22

comment by Ignacio Varga (U11781)
posted 52 minutes ago
New piece today looking at why UK has missed out on a goods export boom & seen trade intensity decline? In a conclusion likely to upset everyone, Brexit is only a part of the story, bigger issue is Global Britain is underperforming.

https://twitter.com/raoulruparel/status/1523587218656301056?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Grate read this
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"Global Britain"

posted on 9/5/22

comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Who do you think you are kidding Mr.... (U3126)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by Ignacio Varga (U11781)
posted 52 minutes ago
New piece today looking at why UK has missed out on a goods export boom & seen trade intensity decline? In a conclusion likely to upset everyone, Brexit is only a part of the story, bigger issue is Global Britain is underperforming.

https://twitter.com/raoulruparel/status/1523587218656301056?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Grate read this
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"Global Britain"
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Yeah, someone is working overtime trying to pass the buck here

It's too simplistic to say "non EU countries" but the EU has a lot of trade deals with "non EU countries" that we no longer benefit from..

There's also the impact that 5 years of blundering around, and brinksmanship, lies and threats has to your global reputation, another consequence of Brexit that might affect trade with "Non EU countries"

And he himself talks about the stagnation of financial services, and that's largely because it's drip, drip, dripping away to the EU, negating growth..

posted on 9/5/22

comment by Insert random username (U10647)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Who do you think you are kidding Mr.... (U3126)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by Ignacio Varga (U11781)
posted 52 minutes ago
New piece today looking at why UK has missed out on a goods export boom & seen trade intensity decline? In a conclusion likely to upset everyone, Brexit is only a part of the story, bigger issue is Global Britain is underperforming.

https://twitter.com/raoulruparel/status/1523587218656301056?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Grate read this
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"Global Britain"
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Yeah, someone is working overtime trying to pass the buck here

It's too simplistic to say "non EU countries" but the EU has a lot of trade deals with "non EU countries" that we no longer benefit from..

There's also the impact that 5 years of blundering around, and brinksmanship, lies and threats has to your global reputation, another consequence of Brexit that might affect trade with "Non EU countries"

And he himself talks about the stagnation of financial services, and that's largely because it's drip, drip, dripping away to the EU, negating growth..
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It's also very hard to get accurate numbers at the moment due to everything else which has been going on since 2019. The UK still has not implemented its trade border for imports yet.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61259832

JRM stating this is a benefit which will "save British businesses up to £1bn in annual costs." And ironically stated it would be "an act of self-harm"

Who would have thought that not erecting trade barriers would be beneficial.

posted on 9/5/22

EXCLUSIVE: Sir Keir Starmer is considering announcing that he would resign as Labour leader if he is found to have broken lockdown rules

https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/1523615915643920384?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Pleaseeee let it be Nandy.

posted on 9/5/22

comment by Ignacio Varga (U11781)
posted about a minute ago
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Keir Starmer is considering announcing that he would resign as Labour leader if he is found to have broken lockdown rules

https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/1523615915643920384?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Pleaseeee let it be Nandy.
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Excellent. Means it would pile more pressure on the Tories either way.

posted on 9/5/22

comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Ignacio Varga (U11781)
posted about a minute ago
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Keir Starmer is considering announcing that he would resign as Labour leader if he is found to have broken lockdown rules

https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/1523615915643920384?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Pleaseeee let it be Nandy.
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Excellent. Means it would pile more pressure on the Tories either way.
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Yeah it’ll definitely make a few of them panic.

posted on 9/5/22

At least Starmer will be leaving a nice legacy behind by actually getting rid of the blonde nonce

posted on 9/5/22

Regardless I don’t think he’s getting fined anyway, it’s no where near as comparable to what happened in Downing Street.

posted on 9/5/22

I have impure thoughts about Lisa Nandy

posted on 9/5/22

To be honest I'm still not entirely sure what Starmer is supposedly guilty of?

They had been working all day then ordered food at the end for 15 odd people. Food with colleagues was within the rules at that time if I remember correctly, so it seems to be purely because he had a beer that it's being equated to a party?

posted on 9/5/22

comment by The Welsh Xavi (U15412)
posted 1 minute ago
To be honest I'm still not entirely sure what Starmer is supposedly guilty of?

They had been working all day then ordered food at the end for 15 odd people. Food with colleagues was within the rules at that time if I remember correctly, so it seems to be purely because he had a beer that it's being equated to a party?
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He’s guilty of nothing, it’s a smear campaign by the right wing media to deflect away from their shoddy leader they helped campaign for. We live in a smelly country.

posted on 9/5/22

I think Nandy is a proper lefty and what Labour stands for though which is why I want her to replace him if he does go.

posted on 9/5/22

Nandy is centre left like Starmer, there's not a lot between them on major policy

posted on 9/5/22

comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Who do you think you are kidding Mr.... (U3126)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by Insert random username (U10647)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Who do you think you are kidding Mr.... (U3126)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by Ignacio Varga (U11781)
posted 52 minutes ago
New piece today looking at why UK has missed out on a goods export boom & seen trade intensity decline? In a conclusion likely to upset everyone, Brexit is only a part of the story, bigger issue is Global Britain is underperforming.

https://twitter.com/raoulruparel/status/1523587218656301056?s=21&t=RHjAdTmDqf9Ufo_-oehQyA

Grate read this
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"Global Britain"
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Yeah, someone is working overtime trying to pass the buck here

It's too simplistic to say "non EU countries" but the EU has a lot of trade deals with "non EU countries" that we no longer benefit from..

There's also the impact that 5 years of blundering around, and brinksmanship, lies and threats has to your global reputation, another consequence of Brexit that might affect trade with "Non EU countries"

And he himself talks about the stagnation of financial services, and that's largely because it's drip, drip, dripping away to the EU, negating growth..
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It's also very hard to get accurate numbers at the moment due to everything else which has been going on since 2019. The UK still has not implemented its trade border for imports yet.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61259832

JRM stating this is a benefit which will "save British businesses up to £1bn in annual costs." And ironically stated it would be "an act of self-harm"

Who would have thought that not erecting trade barriers would be beneficial.
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Given that EU trade borders for imports are up and very much in force, its a facking thick as pigshiiiit policy if you ignore the real reason they haven’t proceeded, namely public backlash when they see what the border will mean for consumers.

For UK SMEs though, it’s devastating. We’re wiping the floor on the continent with our UK retail competitors because nobody is buying UK retail exports. And in the meantime, we’ve been forced to bin all of our UK suppliers due to the cost of importing from the UK.

So:

EU-based manufacturers/wholesalers exporting to UK: net gains

EU-based retailers competing on the continent with exporting UK retailers: net gains

EU-based retailers exporting to UK: no change

UK-based manufacturers/wholesalers exporting to EU: net losses

UK-based retailers competing in the UK with exporting EU retailers: net losses (due to increased input costs vs competitors)

UK-based retailers exporting to EU: facked

Complete and utter shiiiitshow which, again, just looks like ill thought out self sabotage.

posted on 9/5/22

NEW: Starmer to make a statement on the Durham police investigation at 4pm. Understand he will offer his resignation if issued with a FPN. His team adamant he’ll be cleared & this an attempt to draw line between Starmer & Johnson that not all politicians are the same

I’m so proud of Keith.

posted on 9/5/22

It's a very cagey strategy from the Tories, beer/Keirgate has kept many of the negative stories about this govt out of the limelight or certainly less focused on but again Starmer has found a way to differentiate himself from Johnson

Boris and co again doing what they can to survive another day and acting like it's not all waiting to catch up to them

posted on 9/5/22

If Keir resigns doesn’t it make Boris look worse that he didn’t resign? So could be good if he does go

posted on 9/5/22

Could just be my biases but it does seem like when stuff like this happens the left is held to a higher standard than the right.

Like the narrative right now seems to be Starmer should go because he said Boris should, but everyone appears to have given up on Boris actually going.

posted on 9/5/22

The fact the government has blood on its hands in regard to releasing the elderly into care homes (knowing of the risk of asymptomatic transmission) IMO should have seen heads roll. And been far more prevalent in the news coverage.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-government-broke-the-law-by-failing-care-home-residents-who-died-of-coronavirus-high-court-rules-12599918

posted on 9/5/22

This surely puts unfair pressure on the officers of Durham Constabulary? Why not wait for officers to complete their investigation and respond to what ever happens next?
https://twitter.com/christopherhope/status/1523669231711420416?t=pCqXox98rY9GjyT9Pm_0wQ&s=19

The client journalists are insane, like actually bonkers now

posted on 9/5/22

comment by CrouchEndGooner (U13531)
posted 33 seconds ago
This surely puts unfair pressure on the officers of Durham Constabulary? Why not wait for officers to complete their investigation and respond to what ever happens next?
https://twitter.com/christopherhope/status/1523669231711420416?t=pCqXox98rY9GjyT9Pm_0wQ&s=19

The client journalists are insane, like actually bonkers now
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Yeah.

It's odd they are reopening this, when they didn't even look in to the Cummings debacle...

posted on 9/5/22

comment by CrouchEndGooner (U13531)
posted 7 minutes ago
This surely puts unfair pressure on the officers of Durham Constabulary? Why not wait for officers to complete their investigation and respond to what ever happens next?
https://twitter.com/christopherhope/status/1523669231711420416?t=pCqXox98rY9GjyT9Pm_0wQ&s=19

The client journalists are insane, like actually bonkers now
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What's funny is if you go on that guys profile, he's wrote an article literally today saying Starmer should go if guilty

posted on 9/5/22

A televised statement feels a bit much tbh

posted on 9/5/22

I guess he's trying to go all out for the looking like a PM angle.

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