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    What is a good windward VMG?

    No, the Vassar yottie in the navy crop top and wheat capris looks really good doing it. Who cares about a saga or two when it comes to that...
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    Pettit Vivid

    Trilux II is similar enough to Vivid, although it is missing the zinc antislime component and has about half the copper. My experience is it goes over Vivid adequately. However, it is seems to be less than 50% as effective as an antifoul.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    AI, MOTO... But then again, given the rhetoric in this room, some obvious truth might be useful.
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    Seahorse Magazine

    No, no, no. There is a better solution... Get a boat - bigger is better Get an ORC rating - orc-i is best Receive your subscription to Seahorse - it's included! Win...
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    under new management

    ... can't believe you didn't let me buy it.  Now me n joe are gonna hafta go an start a new one... Well done, Ed.  you have done a good work.  fair sailing...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Rubbish.  Everyone's a dubliner on bloomsday.  Or wishes they were.  Or, particularly in this room, Corkian in the middle of summer.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Well, in terms of pure numbers, when India was part of the Empire, it was the national dish then, as well.   Not that this is a justification for colonial behaviour or anything like that.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    It is a nice piece of analysis, H.  It could be argued against, given the very long and obscure history of English jurisprudence.  And some sharp chambers could probably produce such an argument if it was paid enough.  It is England laws, after all.  But I fully expect that the UK gov was more...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Not just a bluff, Leo, an afternoon man's bluff.  The EU's machinery has a solid tradition of getting into the details, and Frost and gang will turn, more interested in a double corona at his club than in anything quite so taxing as getting onto page six.   That being said, if paid enough, one...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I expect that Frost's hard negotiation tactic is core to his approach, and that he not trying to inflame.  It is common in labour negotiation, used cars, and the like, but generally fails in diplomacy.  Diplomacy is not transactional. I've had to sit across the table from negotiators like Frost...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Leo, we really do have to give Mr. Frost a bit of room here*.  This is his first serious effort.  And he is carrying a good 4 stone (25kg for you continentals) extra weight.  A little bit of forbearance is required.  Am reading J M Keynes on the Treaty of Versailles for a bit of summer's end...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Yes, I agree with WG. GBrown's article ( https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/09/scots-independence-union-nationalism )  about three Scotlands yesterday is only right on the surface.   Indeed, I find the article promotes GB own organisation, rather than about what's best for the...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    My parents were stationed overseas and I grew up with Time and National Geographic - big american influences.  I find the Economist to be just another little England opinion paper dressed up as a news magazine.  At least acknowledged did Time, of its status as a celebrity mag :).  Read der...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    One of the big benefits of Brexit has been the uncovering of the real story in Ireland.  That has been a long time coming...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Dubya, I like this call of Idiot. Cheers.  We need a t-shirt.  It would sell like hotcakes.  Or, perhaps, a bit of fly's cemetery, if you are more borders...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    ^ Haha!  Or another middle finger from having to use it so much (to roll the scroll, what did you think I meant)
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Sorry, there may be other replies, I haven't read through the list since these postings... Jack, this outcome was always in the mix.  If you look at the EU negotiation strategy (which the UK happily accepted and copied into their blank jotters), the separation of services, and in particular...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Yes, of course, it is a lower level of access.  But access that softens the blow of brexit.  This allows the UK to muddle along for a bit, while laying on the coal in the skunkworks of global britain. What, you mean there are no skunkworks?  There's coal at least, yes?  Of course, there are no...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    ^ Access.  They will take the next four years to build global Britain, and when the review comes along, torpedo the 2020 EU deal.  At least that's what I would say to them if they paid me for my advice.  Although I would set out a pre-condition.  The plan needs a whole lot more drive and...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    OK, I am late on my answer, but anyway... It looks like your Option 1 can be massaged into a structured hard exit, so I would call this "playing for time".  I think that this is the biggest risk for the EU, which is why it is so attractive to the ERG types.  Strategically, the UK wants to...

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