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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 11 Mar 21 4.03pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Are we windier than the EU? Genuine question? I would assume that since we are never that far, relatively speaking, from the sea then we are probably windier than most?

 


Now on GAB @Matov. Come and help build something.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 11 Mar 21 4.20pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Once Parliament is back to normal we will have plenty of thermal currents.

 


One more point

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 12 Mar 21 10.26am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

UK exports to the EU drop by 40% in January.

[Link]

Obviously a concern but there are mitigating factors:

1. Prior to leaving the EU for good companies stocked up in the months before hand in case there were problems in January. This meant they did not need to order as much from the UK and vice versa.

2. We went into lock down in January

3. The French imposed strict rules on lorry drivers.

4. And yes there were red tape teething problems.

Anyway we will have to see if the exports bounce back in the next few months before we can know for certain if this is a blip or a trend.

Edited by Badger11 (12 Mar 2021 10.26am)

 


One more point

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View SW19 CPFC's Profile SW19 CPFC Flag Addiscombe West 12 Mar 21 10.53am Send a Private Message to SW19 CPFC Add SW19 CPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

UK exports to the EU drop by 40% in January.

[Link]

Obviously a concern but there are mitigating factors:

1. Prior to leaving the EU for good companies stocked up in the months before hand in case there were problems in January. This meant they did not need to order as much from the UK and vice versa.

2. We went into lock down in January

3. The French imposed strict rules on lorry drivers.

4. And yes there were red tape teething problems.

Anyway we will have to see if the exports bounce back in the next few months before we can know for certain if this is a blip or a trend.

Edited by Badger11 (12 Mar 2021 10.26am)

Yeah lots of caveats. Need to give it 6 months

However, I've still not heard anything about rectifying the export issues I keep banging on about for e-commerce and retail

Needs sorting ASAP

 


said the rabid giraffe whilst brandishing his throbbing member of reason, and twas ever thus.

Did you know? 95% of people are morons.

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 12 Mar 21 12.59pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Buying UK stuff is such a big hassle, unless its entirely necessary you just don't bother, it is complicated, expensive and delivery is uncertain.

And this, entirely foreseeable, is what is happening.

Exporting to the UK from the EU is ok now though as the transition has returned until next January.

For exports to the UK, it is minus brexit for EU exports, so the EU can resume without the problems that UK exporters have, albeit without great enthusiasm, the UK wants to eat after-all.

One can only feel derision for the UKs total lack of preparedness, lack of attention to detail, rushed negotiating stance playing into the EUs hands.

But the most striking thing about the UK is its baseless optimism on this and so many other matters.

If you can't focus on reality, then you can't fix it.


 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 12 Mar 21 8.03pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

UK exports to the EU drop by 40% in January.

[Link]

Obviously a concern but there are mitigating factors:

1. Prior to leaving the EU for good companies stocked up in the months before hand in case there were problems in January. This meant they did not need to order as much from the UK and vice versa.

2. We went into lock down in January

3. The French imposed strict rules on lorry drivers.

4. And yes there were red tape teething problems.

Anyway we will have to see if the exports bounce back in the next few months before we can know for certain if this is a blip or a trend.

Edited by Badger11 (12 Mar 2021 10.26am)

Yes, it's too early to judge. We haven't really helped ourselves though. We're not even checking food imports until next year [Link] so its our exports getting checked, while EU goods get waved through though, putting our businesses at a massive disadvantage. Political incompetence rather than something that had to happen.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 13 Mar 21 10.12am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

Yes, it's too early to judge. We haven't really helped ourselves though. We're not even checking food imports until next year [Link] so its our exports getting checked, while EU goods get waved through though, putting our businesses at a massive disadvantage. Political incompetence rather than something that had to happen.

I think we need to make it clear to the EU that unless they start behaving reasonably we shall do to them what they are doing to us. It is a road that benefits no one but as you say if they intend to put obstacles in our way so be it.

 


One more point

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 13 Mar 21 11.34am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I think we need to make it clear to the EU that unless they start behaving reasonably we shall do to them what they are doing to us. It is a road that benefits no one but as you say if they intend to put obstacles in our way so be it.

Hence why I agree with Matov that our starting point in negotiations should have been no deal.

 

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View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 26 Mar 21 1.14pm Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Extremely worrying trade figures from the Food & Drink Federation on exports.

Hard to split out the Brexit affect from the Covid affect but if this persists this is going to be businesses going bust and job losses all over the place.

[Link]

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 26 Mar 21 1.56pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Extremely worrying trade figures from the Food & Drink Federation on exports.

Hard to split out the Brexit affect from the Covid affect but if this persists this is going to be businesses going bust and job losses all over the place.

[Link]

Not surprising that exports are down with Covid restrictions in place and were not as badly affected as some.

[Link]

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 26 Mar 21 1.56pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

You cannot compare a standard non covid month nearly a year before Brexit with a covid month immediately after Brexit and get like for like results.
I don't read anything into the figures at all except that I am amazed that we still exported so much given the conditions we were working under.

 

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View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 26 Mar 21 2.59pm Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

You cannot compare a standard non covid month nearly a year before Brexit with a covid month immediately after Brexit and get like for like results.
I don't read anything into the figures at all except that I am amazed that we still exported so much given the conditions we were working under.

Agreed there’s more than one factor to the decline but the fact it’s food and drink is worrying. People still need to eat and drink during a pandemic so Covid wouldn’t account for a drop in demand of that size.

 


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