Graham_M

Graham_M

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43 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Rosindell: How ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ok, I was waiting for the actual delivery to ensure I wasn't talking guff.

Original order got cancelled due to supply issues to the UK. Probably not Brexit related to give the benefit of the doubt.

Found another supplier with a similar good. Spent 150 GBP + 17 quid postage. Delivery by DHL tomorrow - just had an invoice from them for Import Duty and VAT - 53 EUR...

Everyone always used to state how the EU was in the pocket of big business who could afford to lobby them but this kind of thing is going to hurt small businesses. I certainly won't be ordering from UK suppliers again...

44 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Bowie: That wee... · 1 reply · +1 points

The official website of Better Together via the wayback machine.
https://web.archive.org/web/20140706191009/http:/...

Our place in the world factsheet:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140706191009/http:/...

'Scotland can trade easily with the other parts of the UK and, thanks to our EU membership, with countries in the EU. No one knows how long it might take an independent Scotland to join the EU, especially if Scotland tries to negotiate for its own versions of the special membership terms and opt outs that the UK currently has. This could make trading with existing EU countries – including the continuing
UK – more difficult.'
https://web.archive.org/web/20140911193621/http:/...
links to the following analysis by the UK government:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uplo...

p55 "The UK uses its influence within the EU to Scotland’s advantage on a whole host of issues..."

p55 "By contrast, since an independent Scottish state would be a new state, it would have to go through some form of accession process to become a member of the EU, "

46 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Douglas Ross: No more ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Given one is on the front page of the P&J and the other is on a niche website I can make a fairly good guess.

46 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Douglas Ross: No more ... · 3 replies · +1 points

I wonder which stories are getting 'cut through' in the North-East of Scotland? Intercine warfare in the SNP or incompetence in Westminster causing financial hardship in Scotland?
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/scotland...
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/2812057...

46 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Jamie Greene: Now that... · 1 reply · +1 points

Possibly there aren't any real opportunities? And certainly not in the middle of a pandemic. A business acquaintance of mine described making Brexit preparations, in the middle of Covid as being like asking what colour your wife wanted the kitchen painted, whilst the house was on fire. There were several more expletives in his version.

I suspect if the initial bumps in the road aren't smoothed out smartish Mr Greene will be looking for a new job come the Scottish elections.

David Davis' 'considerable upside' all looks a long way away.
https://www.itv.com/news/border/2021-01-12/major-...
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/279...
https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/scottish...

46 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Jamie Greene: Now that... · 1 reply · +1 points

Not looking hugely better a wee bit further south in Eyemouth.
https://www.itv.com/news/border/2021-01-12/major-...

46 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Neil O'Brien: Trumpism... · 0 replies · +1 points

I offer no comment on it

47 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Rosindell: How ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm old enough to remember the good old days of "No downside, only considerable upside". "A better deal than before" "Same rights" etc etc

47 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Rosindell: How ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Probably got it on his elbow by mistake.