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Saturday, 26 September 2020

More Brexit Blues....

 My friend John Problem sent me the following somewhat disturbing flyer... 

                                                                         BREXIT

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BREXIT?

'ARMAGEDDON' SAYS DOVER PORT AUTHORITY

'CATASTROPHIC' SAYS NATIONAL FARMERS UNION

'A BLACK HOLE, A SHOCK, PAINFUL, HOUSHOLDS IN GREATER DEBT'

THIRD COUNTRY STATUS' PREDICT OTHER ORGANISATIONS

AND

'THE BIGGEST UNKNOWN' SAYS GOVERNMENT BRIEFING PAPER!

AND THE GOVERNMENT ALSO SAYS:

'WE ARE FULFILLING THE WISHES OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE'

BUT - DID THE BRITISH PEOPLE VOTE FOR:

EVERYTHING MORE EXPENSIVE

INCLUDING FOOD, CARS, FUELS,

SHORTAGES, REDUNDANCIES,

FACTORIES CLOSING

SOLDIERS ON THE STREETS....

SAYING GOOD BYE TO £487 BILLION OF TRADE WITH THE EU

AND THEN COSYING UP TO 162 WTO COUNTRIES WHO KNOW

WE NEED THEM MORE THAN THEY NEED US.

NOT TO MENTION LESS MONEY FOR THE POLICE AND THE NHS – BECAUSE:

BRITAIN IS ALREADY BROKE.

NATIONAL DEBT £2.1 TRILLION,

BANK BALANCE £114 BILLION IN THE RED.

WERE WE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR FUTURE?

NO?

IS THAT DEMOCRATIC?

NO?

CAN WE NOT TRUST OUR LEADERS?


Thursday, 17 September 2020

When Brexit Wrecksit - this is how the UK will look ...

I was given, by a cleaner lady, the document below from a senior Minister's waste paper basket.....

When Brexit has Wrecked it - this is what Britain will be like:

More expensive – the £ will dive even further – imported goods will cost more

Exports to EU will drop – EU customs duty will make them more expensive - with resultant unemployment here

Half of cars made in Britain go to the EU

Large amounts of paperwork needed by Britain's 250k small businesses to continue exporting to EU

Business says there will be mass redundancies

More expensive NHS – half of our medicines come from Europe; some are not made here – viz, insulin.

Hopefully EU citizens will be allowed to work in UK – otherwise NHS will flounder with 10,000 less staff

Lorry queues across the south of England – food going bad? Already 1.6 million truck crossings per the tunnel per annum.

PM has promised troops will fight food riots...

Long delays at airports – while we re-negotiate international airspace agreements.

Our Civil Service will spend £millions trying to build new trade agreements with 160 WTO countries, who know we need them more than they need us.

And to re-negotiate the 36 trade deals the EU has with others

Wage growth in UK is static – and cannot be expected to improve, when trade falls and import costs increase

Current UK financial situation –

National Debt £2.3 trillion owed

bank balance £114 billion in the red.


Current trade with the world in £ billions:

EU £ 487 billion

USA 140

China 50

Aus/NZ/Can 26

Bra/Rus/Ind 43


Nobody is beating a path to our door.....and they know we need them more than they need us. And that the UK does not uphold international treaties...

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Our National Debt - second biggest in the world....

 

.and today I couldn't help over-hearing a private conversation between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

PM: I've always been clear that I want to maintain our great nation's finances in superb condition...so that those Europeans cannot gloat when we leave them, without their stupid deal. Now, give me a brief summary of the current situation

CE: Er...

PM: Get on with it, man!

CE: Certainly, Prime Minister. Our National Debt is at this moment £2.13 trillion.

PM: What!

CE: Second only in size to that of the U.S.

PM: Great Heavens! When did that happen?

CE: Over many years. Every government we've had has just borrowed more and more.

PM: Can't we pay it down somehow?

CE: Unfortunately no. Our current bank balance is actually £114 billion in the red.

PM: What! Are you sure? Have you done your sums right?

CE: Yes, Prime Minister. I have.

PM: Well. They won't increase any further as long as I'm Prime Minister.

CE: Um. They already have.

PM: What?

CE: We've spent a great deal of money fighting Covid. In fact, so far, we've spent £220 billion.

PM: What? Ridiculous!

CE: And we've announced we'll be spending another £100 billion at least.

PM: What!

CE: It might not reach £400 billion in total, but it would be safe to assume so,

PM: £400 billion? How on earth...

CE: We discussed it briefly over breakfast – once in May and again in June. I gave you summaries of the situation as you were in a hurry to see your fiancee.

PM: H'm. Well! Something must be done! You should know what to do. You're the Chancellor!

CE: It's very difficult, Prime Minister. We can't put up income tax or VAT.

PM: Why on earth not?

CE: We said we would never do that. In our election manifesto.

PM: Oh, fiddle. We'll just forget that. We'll put the taxes up at the same time as we announce we'll be giving more money to the NHS.

CE: But we haven't got any money left to give to the NHS.

PM: Don't be naïve. It will be a great story for our media, but with undefined dates.

CE: Oh, I see. But there is another problem....

PM: Really? Then make it snappy, or I'll be late for my next photo-op. A really good one. Eating a waffle outside Number Ten.

CE: A waffle! Isn't there a rather dangerous connotation?

PM: It will show that I'm a man of the people. And after that I'm off on a short holiday to Northern Ireland. We'll probably take the bike.

CE: Um, the next problem, Prime Minister, is very serious. We are soon going to be unable to pay our debts to the banks and foreign governments that we use now. However, I have contacted the bank your donor recommended. The Sino-Arabian Bank. They seem quite ready to give us a mortgage.

PM: Excellent! Do it! But 'timeo Chinkies ut dona ferentes,' eh!

CE: I'm sorry. What was that?