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  1. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Very interesting thread.
  2. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Biz leaders describe "terrible call" with PM & Gove. "Unbelievable disresepectful to concerns of business". PM said COVID had created "too much apathy in business" to get ready. No update on state of talks. Gove described process as "like moving house, a bit of disruption but soon get used to bigger better house" Another said -"more of a lecture". Small business groups pressed for transition vouchers to pay for extra prep which Gove agreed to take up with HMT. Another "Felt like a box being ticked - "yes we've spoken to biz" Fuck business.
  3. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Another nugget, Tory plan to fight against Scottish independence; These include policies aimed at remain voters, "a new settlement" that could be put to a vote and "co-opting the EU into demonstrating that there is no viable pathway to renewed membership" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-19/u-k-s-tories-start-war-gaming-to-stop-scottish-independence
  4. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    And something the EU will not do. Something went wrong at the table is a conclusion same experienced trade people think. But we will not know what really happened for the coming months. This is beyond parody;
  5. LeoV

    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    That bulb is not from the 80's. So must be an alteration later on. I would think it is lowering of VCG attempt. Will weigh around a normal 34. Sideways is an I-phone thingy. Sailed a few Dehler type's and even worked on a prototype (29 JV). Good boats, yours a bit outdated now, but still fast and simple racer cruisers.
  6. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Merkel already said that a few days ago It is wordplay from both sides. Only problem, UK slams the door shut, it will be hard to reopen and see a friendly face. Legal texts have been talked about since Frost finally dropped on the table their plans in some sectors, talking about legal does not mean accept them. It is all dog and pony show.
  7. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    BJ is writing two articles again, Deal or No deal, still not made his mind up which one give him more years as PM.
  8. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    UK refuses to restart Brexit talks despite EU accepting its demands. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/19/brexit-gove-praises-constructive-move-as-eu-agrees-to-intensify-talks So UK walked away, EU said lets agree with your points and keep talking. Gove says yes, Nr 10 says no. Confusing... 'we'll talk but not talk' is now Johnson and Frost line. Playing word games. EU standing by waiting for whatever they think up next. Show your cards, do you want a deal or not...The EU will not walk away. Let's wait a day... Though when Johnson took over the leadership he effectively stopped negotiating. He then attempted to prorogue Parliament to run down the clock. Had it not been for the Benn Act UK would have been out on 31 October without a deal. But on the other hand to shock Wayne with a deal BJ can sign one last minute and nothing the ERG or parliament can do to scrutinize it. He can not announce a deal now, ERG will reject it.
  9. LeoV

    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    You forget the 106. Around your year they did build the 101 and 34 at the same time. Then the 34 was called the performance line. That is the 34 interior on sailboatdata. Then 34 got redrawn and toilet moved to entrance. Around build nr 320 IIRC. Back to weight, do not remember bulb keel on D34, and have seen a lot of them. But if it floats right on waterline, it is not heavier Normally you redesign a keel for lower cg, less resistance etc, not lighter. show the photo you found... Note, your mast anchorplates of 3mm and open from top have to be replaced. http://www.dehlerclub.nl/nieuw/images/mastankerplaten_uitleg.pdf
  10. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    The list from an Tory MP who seriously studied the advantages of Brexit, the complete list of wonders to happen; Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 1) We need more debate about what to do when we take back control Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 2) Cutting VAT on domestic electricity Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 2) Cutting VAT on domestic electricity Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 3) Restoring Duty Free Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 4) Improving competition amongst retail banks Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 5) Making regional development more effective Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 6) Getting public procurement to work Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 7) Banning the export of live animals for slaughter Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 8) Scrapping the tampon tax Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 9) Allowing grocers to sell apples by the pound Anthony Browne: Policy Gains from Brexit 10) Greater control of our borders Really, this is it ? The comment sections on each is fun...
  11. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    After reading this; https://www.politico.eu/article/any-brexit-deal-is-better-than-no-deal-fisheries-trade/ Which includes this; Johnson wants to be totally free in theory, but has no concrete plans to use such latitude in practice. Indeed, a central problem in the negotiations has been that while the prime minister is clear about what he doesn’t want — to be bound by Brussels rules or EU court enforcement — he has given no indication of what the U.K. plans to do differently in future. A no-deal outcome would empower the most radical Brexiteers in Johnson’s entourage and his party. The prime minister would wrap himself in the Union Jack and deploy all his Churchillian bombast to try to deflect blame by excoriating Brussels and Paris for seeking to impose EU rules on a proudly independent Britain. The pro-Brexit press would be baying for U.K. retaliation and could whip up a “cod war” at the first sign of a French fishing boat on the horizon. Conservative hard-liners would demand that the U.K. stop making divorce payments under the Withdrawal Agreement, estimated at some €41 billion over several decades, triggering a legal battle. Nor can they afford the political acrimony, nationalist rhetoric and polarization that would inevitably engulf relations between Britain and the Continent — and between London and Edinburgh, and London and Dublin — if the negotiations fail. ---------------------------- I think in the future Brexit will sound as hollow as Freedom Fries... What do we want...freedom When do we want it...now What are we going to do with it... eeeuhhhhh Stop EU workers coming and welcome back the UK ones in the EU, Blue passport and stop illegals. Poor souls who think Brexit is done at Jan 1.... it is just the start of another cycle of years of spats.
  12. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    good morning read; https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2020/1017/1172102-brexit-blog-tony-connelly/ As leaders arrived for the summit on Thursday, one potential option emerged. The UK has sought continued participation in the EU’s single energy market. Officials noted that it was a highly lucrative market for the UK, in terms of trading electricity and gas via interconnectors to the European grid. Those negotiations were advanced, and relatively non-controversial. However, because the EU did not want to close off individual chapters until the very end, the energy negotiations were still open. "The energy market is considerably more valuable to [the UK] than the entire fish stock they’re talking about," says one diplomat. "Barnier seems to have paused the discussions on energy for the moment, and this link has been made with fish." ------------------ Both sides hold cards, fishing access for electricity market access, it is so easy to play cards between adults, but in politics.... So Eu no fish, UK unstable electricity network. And both sides loses money.
  13. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    “From the outset we were totally clear that we wanted nothing more complicated that a Canada-style relationship based on friendship and free trade," Johnson said. "To judge by the latest EU summit in Brussels that won’t work for our EU partners. They want their continued ability to control our legislative freedom, our fisheries, in a way that is completely unacceptable to an independent party.” Johnson added: “Given that they have refused to negotiate seriously for much of the last few months and given that this summit appears to rule out a Canada-style deal, I have concluded that we should get ready for January 1 with arrangements that are more like Australia’s, based on simple principles of global free trade.” So Johnson is renaming WTO in WFTO... WTO is not global free trade, it is global trade rules, not free. Bad journalism... And no friendship anymore is the logical conclusion...
  14. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    So how are the UK going to pay VAT on selling to consumers in the EU; https://quaderno.io/blog/what-you-must-know-about-vat-if-you-have-customers-in-europe/ Easier then the US though; https://quaderno.io/blog/what-you-must-know-about-sales-tax-if-you-have-customers-in-the-united-states/ Nice company; The Quaderno team works remotely from Spain, Germany, and the USA. We believe you must live in the place that makes you happiest. We work only 5 hours per day and we're profitable. No toxic meetings, no endless phone calls, no bullshit. Just focused work. The rest of the day is dedicated to family, friends, pets, and hobbies (you know, the important stuff).