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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    But will there be tariff's on imported food ?
    Probably. The 22% high estimate of a couple of years ago? Probably not.

    Ten, eleven twelve percent? "Probably", but not necessarily "permanently".

    Swings and roundabouts.

    UK and EU alike will import less from each other, more from other sources. Cost to consumers will go up on some, down on others as the artificial advantage that tied UK/EU together unwinds.

    Not as if there were going to be a "blockade", either direction. Just shifts in balance and focus.

    Mind .. it will be customer-responsive businesses large and small doing the dealing and the deciding. Not the Eftup Hoovermint's Minstrels

    Ex: Just a couple of years ago the UK Gov published figures as said "HALF" of the UK's food was imported:

    30 % from the EU,

    11 % from other sources.

    One supposes the Hoovermint already et the other 9 % as a handling fee?

    Mere "rounding error". You'd have to know Parliament....


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    And if the euro market for seafood is closed ,the British people will be able to afford the fish and crabs caught in their waters,instead of the lot being scoffed by rich greedy fat Eurocrats.Presently the public can only afford the horrors of the deep like slimefish and patagonian toothfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscan View Post
    Where on earth did you get that from?
    On does hafta wonder what "the public" consists of, his area, given I've plenty of Young's and such as is affordable on a pensioner's modest budget, Yew Ass of Ay side of the pond?

    John? You don't happen to have found yerself incarcerated, hospitalized, or otherwise institutionalized on a poor ration of vittles this week?

    Just misplaced yer store-bought teeth and are trying to get by on ground-up fish meal?

    Or got into the pet-food aisle, reading labels off cat food?


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    The possum needed stirrin ,and someone' s gotta do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    The possum needed stirrin ,and someone' s gotta do it.
    LOL! Even the laid-back Danes are startin' to worry and stir:

    Choppy waters of Brexit threaten Danish fishing - BBC News

    Mind. It's the "modern" beeb. Might be a lie?


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    If you knew anything about the UK prior to joining the common market (which morphed in to the EU) then you would know that fishing in UK waters and the national fishing fleet has always been a bone of contention, ……………...and that's without the Icelandic Cod Wars of the 60's and 70's.

    So why the 4X should it be any different now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    If you knew anything about the UK prior to joining the common market (which morphed in to the EU) then you would know that fishing in UK waters and the national fishing fleet has always been a bone of contention, ……………...and that's without the Icelandic Cod Wars of the 60's and 70's.

    So why the 4X should it be any different now?
    Older yet, actually studied it in school, but far earlier days. John Cabot / Jacques Cartier time-frame "Grand banks" and cod were a major-power game-changer.
    Not new, even then. Ask yerself what the Veneti had been up to before J. Ceaser messed up their appointment book.

    Came into the tail-end of the current fracas early '90's when I started doing my reg'lar Washington/London runs by way of Reykjavik.

    One-sided info, of course. I was C&W. Most of what I knew about marine doin's had to do with cables & cable ships.

    100% of what I got at the time was from the Icelandic fisher-folk - and their Bankers - point of view. Moaning about the by-then disaster of the enforced ration of idleness ruining a proud fisher-fleet's economics and associated livelihoods.

    We had become accustomed to "Icelandic Cod", US markets, and already seen a shift.

    Wasn't hard to figure there'd be a match to the tale all over fishing ports back in Blighty.

    Nederlands - one of the major traders - has a problem with the geography?

    Just stop the pumps.

    There'll be more space to farm fish right there to-home soon enough!


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    Anyone wondering why the PM members living in EU countries aren't posting their concern?

    Maybe because they no longer give a rat's ass about Brexit. Que sera, sera.

    Two of my sea favourites are salmon (Norway) and shrimps (Greenland) so I'll survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Anyone wondering why the PM members living in EU countries aren't posting their concern?

    Maybe because they no longer give a rat's ass about Brexit. Que sera, sera.

    Two of my sea favourites are salmon (Norway) and shrimps (Greenland) so I'll survive.
    Honestly, I think you need to up your bait game. I fear that last attempt might be about as effective as yesterdays rate cut.

    Ie, not very effective!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Two of my sea favourites are salmon (Norway) ...
    Farmed. Atlantic. May as well eat goldfish ....

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    Give me a fresh caught grilled Dab any day of the week, a little butter and salt n pepper and under the grill, served with buttered fresh granary bread, a dish fit for a Monarch.

    Ref dab fish - Google Search

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    ^ Have to admit, you guys do that fish and chips thing pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    Farmed. Atlantic. May as well eat goldfish ....
    You eat meat? Most of that is farmed. From someone living in China as you do goldfish would be a luxury

    The similarities between you and termite are often too blatant to go unnoticed. Not Jekyll and Hyde, Hyde and Hyde LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Anyone wondering why the PM members living in EU countries aren't posting their concern?

    Maybe because they no longer give a rat's ass about Brexit. Que sera, sera.
    .
    YumYumYum - I'll take the bait...

    So, I'm sat in Cyprus meeting my wifeys new found Cypriot family.
    Regarding politics... 2x things have dominated the conversation:-

    #1 is they are "distraught" that the UK leaving the EU, because no-one is there to keep Germany "honest". They all say that France only does what Germany says and agrees with everything Germany wants to do.

    #2 They dislike that the EU has in the last few years "lost interest in them". There are lots of incoming mandates to achieve (such as green energy laws) but they fear over how they can afford it.

    Oh... and #3...Cypriot financial crisis and the "haircut" they had to have.
    I thought that it was a sliding scale of depending upon how much money you had in the bank, they took a %. Apparently not.
    People with hundreds of thousands in the bank lost everything, except for 100k Euro.
    Lots of people had their businesses repossessed too, because they were left with not enough money to run their business.
    The family consensus is that the EU picked on their small island as a "financial experiment and test run".

    Which as we know they did, because within 18 months the UK banking law and all EU banking laws were updated allowing "unlimited haircut to your account to keep the lending institution solvent".
    Thus making redundant the banks 100kEuro protection guarantee scheme of your account.

    At the dinner table i learnt a new word - μπάσταρδος

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Not Jekyll and Hyde, Hyde and Hyde LOL
    Pot Kettle Black....
    Says the man who:-
    Stirs shit & attacks people
    Takes a hail of bullets in return
    Goes to ground probably sulking
    After a while then posts some toe in the water "bland" posts
    Then stirs the shit & attacks people again.
    Rinse and repeat
    Rinse and repeat

    Right or wrong, for a "quality guy", at least you're consistent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Give me a fresh caught grilled Dab any day of the week, a little butter and salt n pepper and under the grill, served with buttered fresh granary bread, a dish fit for a Monarch.

    Ref dab fish - Google Search
    "Fit for a Monarch" indeed.

    One of my 10EE did roll in the door with a sump looking as if it had been serving as fryer for a busy Leicester Square Paki-run Fish & Chips shop overly mean as to freshening the fryer oil...



    As to the fish? Flounder / sole family. Hafta agree.

    Favoured family outting as a kid was off Marsha's Vinyard or Nantucket island booking a place at the rail on a "head boat" to bring home a bucket of 'em.

    My fav adds a splash of a serviceable Sicilian Marsalla with that real butter...pan fried. Slowly. Very.

    "Lemon sole"? Bugger that for a game of sojers!

    Lemon is only for seafood already going rotten!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Pot Kettle Black....
    Says the man who:-
    Stirs shit & attacks people
    Takes a hail of bullets in return
    Goes to ground probably sulking
    After a while then posts some toe in the water "bland" posts
    Then stirs the shit & attacks people again.
    Rinse and repeat
    Rinse and repeat

    Right or wrong, for a "quality guy", at least you're consistent!
    Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke
    Not Jekyll and Hyde, Hyde and Hyde LOL
    Now.. if only he WOULD "hide and hide"


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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Pot Kettle Black....
    Says the man who:-
    Stirs shit & attacks people
    Takes a hail of bullets in return
    Goes to ground probably sulking
    After a while then posts some toe in the water "bland" posts
    Then stirs the shit & attacks people again.
    Rinse and repeat
    Rinse and repeat

    Right or wrong, for a "quality guy", at least you're consistent!
    YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Takes a hail of bullets in return
    And always from the same bunch of wankers

    Still it keeps some of you occupied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    And always from the same bunch of wankers

    Still it keeps some of you occupied
    Large bunch.

    Several hundred, by now, is it? You'd be keeping score, yah?

    Ever cause yah pause to question whom that sort of "occupation" brands as "wanker"?

    No. You wouldn't have, wuddyah. The name of the game is you LIKE it like that...


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