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  1. G4rth

    General Discussions on Brexit

    I'm sure you right wortley when you say there are new opportunities to grab. What I don't understand is in what respect those "new opportunities" are better than the opportunities that we already have and seem so keen to cast aside on absolutely no evidence. A bird in the hand is, I would have thought, better than two in the bush especially if you don't even know which bush they're in or even if they're still there.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    I'm not quite sure that you base your belief on nick but I hope you're right nick.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    Hands up, I'd dearly love to ignore it. Unfortunately, while able to mitigate some of the consequences I, my children and grandchildren will suffer with everybody else for the, I believe, reckless actions of others.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    True, but I suspect you know exactly the point I was making and have chosen to ignore it as it is inconvenient. Of course you have a perfect right to do so.😉
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    I would have hoped that the vast majority of people would be against corruption whether in favour of Brexit or not. As you say it's an unsubstantiated story but that is only the case if it has been thoroughly investigated and found to be untrue. Failure to get to the bottom of stories such as this one do nothing but cause doubt as to the honesty of politicians of all parties and dare I say even those that support brexit.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    Unfortunately, as is often the case, a criminal offence is only a criminal offence if it is also not inconvenient to those in power. If it is inconvenient it's not an offence. Ironically I suspect many people who looked at the wrap round thought that by voting for brexit they we're voting against "foreign" corruption little realising that corruption is alive and well firmly embedded in the UK.
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    Brexit effect on BF

    I appreciate on foot it is further and not a particularly nice walk either but we don't know what, if any, the effect of the old bridge closure had on foot passengers. The one thing we can be certain of is that it would be unusual to say the least for foot passengers to also be carrying freight. Freight is the category that we know has reduced in the last year so in that regard as there is an alternative not much further away perhaps the bridge closure argument may not hold much water. That's not to say that the bridge closure was not a problem to a lot of people, it clearly was.
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    Brexit effect on BF

    Bridge closure may have been a consideration when there was only the one bridge. Use of the new bridge only adds about a quarter to half a mile by road to the port so I wouldn't have thought that would really be much of a concern.
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    Brexit effect on BF

    I'm sure you're right Colin but people can only travel on ferries if they are available. We have been told for years that freight is the key to maintaining routes and, as we see at Plymouth, a year round service. If, as we have already seen on Poole-Cherbourg, there is a general reduction in freight movements have many routes will survive at their current levels and their current prices. You have already voted with your feet. Will others, in sufficient numbers, do the same and effect viability of current services?
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    Brexit effect on BF

    This years rise of 7% in passenger numbers is certainly good news. Although next years bookings are down we don't actually know what proportion of bookings are usually made the previous year, if it is a low proportion then clearly there is time for, hopefully, an upturn. The 5% freight reduction is rather worrying though and something that is likely to get worse given that Cherbourg doesn't have facilities for veterinary or food checks on imports. The route has been brought back from the brink before and, with this years good passenger figures, would appear to be popular. It would be a shame if inspection facilities for freight was the thing to finally sink it.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    It's started working again. The naughty step is now vacant again if anyone should wish to use it. Please remember I might want it back later so don't get too comfortable.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    I just attempted to "like" Gareth's post above but have received a message saying I can't react to any more posts today. I've only "liked" one other post today as far as I'm aware, hardly excessive on a popular thread.😃
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    I'm not sure why anyone should think that only those who actually marched were the only ones who participated or indeed cared. The march was in London so it was not easy for many to attend either for financial, practical or health reasons. I consider I supported it, not by attending, but by the financial steps I have made over the last couple of months to support those able to attend but without the financial ability to do so. No one should look at headlines and think that is the whole story.
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    Fox news, please tell me that's some sort of joke.🤗
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    General Discussions on Brexit

    Perhaps rather than treat all these meat products with various chemicals to kill off germs and bacteria it might just be a better alternative to cook it properly in the first place.
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