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Messages - Sir Tigger QC

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: Yesterday at 19:28:43 »


The Guardian had a front page story a couple of days ago telling us that every lorry coming into Dover will have to be physically checked and that it will take eight hours to check each truck!  ::)


That's not the issue because we will soon decide to return to checking random containers. Although 8 hours to pick one, check it and the truck it's on, do all the paperwork and move it out doesn't sound unrealistic to me.


They already do random checks at Dover and they've been doing them for years.  I've been pulled over there by HMRC myself.  ;)

Eight hours to unload a truck and check every item on a manifest, could take 8 hours I agree, especially if it's a container load of small items like matchboxes for example and they decide to count every matchbox!  ::)

I think it's very unlikely that they will check much more than they do already, but who knows?  ::)  :-\


What we should be worrying about is the lorries going into the EU, which we don't control. It's not hard to see them physically checking each truck, and not allowing any more into each docks until there is room for them, just to teach us a lesson.


Yes it's quite possible that the French might get a little arsey, but the head of Calais port was quoted as saying that they wouldn't be increasing checks significantly as it would be economic suicide for France.  I think he was slapped down by Micron though.  ::)


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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: Yesterday at 13:03:53 »
The fact that a tiny percentage of containers coming from outside the EU are physically checked and that all the UK port operators say that they can manage a No Deal situation just dosn't seem to register...  :-\

The British press (of any stripe or political alignment) have never been known to let actual facts get in the way of a front page story.

That's true Jimmy and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that sort of shite in the Mirror, but I do expect the Guardian's analysis to be a little more thoughtful.  ::)

That's not to say that I agree with much of the shite that they do publish mind.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Roadside repairs
« on: Yesterday at 12:51:11 »
A friend of mine who lives in Connecticut has a V8 P6 and shipped it over to the  US.

When he went to pick it up from the docks, he overheard a dock worker telling his mate that apparently that little car has a V8 in it!  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: Yesterday at 12:42:45 »
That will do nicely.  :y......A lot of politicians are determined to stop that from happening though.
Things are as clear as mud at the moment.

Not just the politicians, but the re-mainstream media as well.  ::)

The Guardian had a front page story a couple of days ago telling us that every lorry coming into Dover will have to be physically checked and that it will take eight hours to check each truck!  ::)

The fact that a tiny percentage of containers coming from outside the EU are physically checked and that all the UK port operators say that they can manage a No Deal situation just dosn't seem to register...  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: Yesterday at 12:06:52 »
We can only hope that she has got the message that the backstop is unacceptable.  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: Yesterday at 00:20:15 »
The Tories have become a party of invertebrates.  ::)

In days gone by they'd have knifed her in the back, left her twitching in the gutter and headed for the bar without a backward glance to plot their next move.  :)


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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit Deal acceptance.
« on: 12 December 2018, 23:57:36 »
The BBC keep describing the backstop as an insurance policy.

Every insurance policy I've ever taken out, I have the option to unilaterally cancel and the policy has an expiry date.  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Quick Jamie
« on: 12 December 2018, 17:00:33 »
You had to think about that M'lud?  ???  ::)  :P  ;D

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General Discussion Area / What do you get......
« on: 12 December 2018, 10:57:03 »
...... if you type idiot into Google images?  ???

Try it and see!  :D :D :D  ;D ;D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: 12 December 2018, 10:35:27 »
She'll survive tonight, as it's only 15% of Tory MP's who have put their letters into the 1922 Committee and it's taken events to get this far for them to do that.  ::)

If the Tories were serious about changing leader and PM they would have done it back in July when she unveiled the awful Chequers plan to the Cabinet, after going to Berlin to get Angela Merkel's approval and it emerged that the whole thing had been cobbled together behind David Davies's back.  ;)

At that point there would have been time for a new PM to change tack and take a different approach before the WA was agreed between Olly Robbins and Michel Barnier.  :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: BREXIT INTERLUDE
« on: 11 December 2018, 19:43:08 »
Here you go Lizzie here's another song in the spirit of your thread!  :y


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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 11 December 2018, 19:27:24 »
The pound started it's fall today, so I quickly went to Sainsbury's to fill up at 1.214 per litre; cheapest it's been for months and months, which obviously will not last now! :o :o :'(

Yes as I said earlier, you have May to thank for that. I filled up with super derv at 1.23 euro today. Cooking derv was 1.17. Fuel is going to go up anyway due to agreed lower production. Tilbo will have to walk everywhere!

Well that's sod law init!! ::) ::)

Go to Sainsbury's today and the price has fallen to 1.199 per litre!!

That's my reward for trying to be clever! ::) :(

Crude oil has been falling nicely of late.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit Interlude 2
« on: 11 December 2018, 16:44:34 »
Canada+ which David Davis & Steve Baker were 80% of the way through negotiating with Michel Barnier would have been a much bigger win for both EU & UK with tariff free trade continuing and an easy deal as currently all our standards exactly match.

They were naive in that they actually tried to leave the EU and were sidelined as soon as the establishment found out what they were up to!  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 11 December 2018, 10:30:34 »
Anyway, I'd imagine that Don will find lots of cheap property in Portugal and I doubt that the fact that most of them are half built will faze him.  :-\  ::)

He'll be used to seeing that sort of thing in Ireland!  ;D

In fact you could probably describe Portugal as an Iberian Ireland, with the benefit that Don won't know whether the locals down the boozer are slagging off the Spanish or the Brits!  ;)  :D

Ahha , I have a cunning plan ......



You're a cunning linguist!   :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: What did you do at work today?
« on: 11 December 2018, 00:55:09 »
Can we have the Christmas smilies please?  8)

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