Brexit WTF, WTF

Ferk even the Champagne houses of France are abandoning ship, it’s rumoured locally that one of the larger ones has just purchased the largest vineyard in our area along with substantial farmland alongside it. Evidently with global warming and the poor quality being produced, Champagne is starting to be not quite the money spinner to the bean counters it’s once was in France. Better start stocking up on U.K. sparkling you French guys, it’s not looking good for you.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/extreme-weather-causes-60-drop-in-champagne-crop-for-2021/

And the U.K. Wine makers continue to strut their stuff on the worlds stage.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/best-champagne-sparkling-wine-producer-2020-iwsc-awards-langham-wine-estate-770214

Bet LeoV has already started to form the opinion that it must be Brexit related.

 

hump101

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I remember the stats of aussie vineyard and wine industry versus Europe based on man/hectare, it was almost 1000:1

There is a reason aussie wine imports to the uk are greater then all others added together
( maybe no grapes in aussie wine?)
The actual data up to 2020 is here. France is the largest importer of wine to the UK, closely followed by Italy, with Australia, New Zealand, and Spain all fighting for third, but at only half the values of the top two. That makes Australia's share about 15% of the total.

 

Sailabout

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Ferk even the Champagne houses of France are abandoning ship, it’s rumoured locally that one of the larger ones has just purchased the largest vineyard in our area along with substantial farmland alongside it. Evidently with global warming and the poor quality being produced, Champagne is starting to be not quite the money spinner to the bean counters it’s once was in France. Better start stocking up on U.K. sparkling you French guys, it’s not looking good for you.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/extreme-weather-causes-60-drop-in-champagne-crop-for-2021/

And the U.K. Wine makers continue to strut their stuff on the worlds stage.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/best-champagne-sparkling-wine-producer-2020-iwsc-awards-langham-wine-estate-770214

Bet LeoV has already started to form the opinion that it must be Brexit related.
10-12 years from grape to drink champers
No wonder they are sending Processo prices up

 

hump101

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Thats value, in volume oz is second and has been on top a few times
Wine stats seem to be a bit confused. According to wineaustralia, Oz is the second by volume, at 1.5 billion litres, and fourth by value, as you say, but they also claim that they export $4 billion worth to the UK. Other sources say the UK only imports £3.3 billion ($4.2 billion) in total, with $2.7 billion from the EU, and the remainder from the rest of the world, so even if all the remainder was from Oz, that is only $1.5 billion, not the $4 billion quoted by wineaustralia. In any case, Latin America exports more wine to the UK than Australia does, and New Zealand exports a similar amount, implying that Oz wine by value can't be more than $0.5 billion, so I am not sure of the numbers on the wineaustralia site.

By volume Oz was top in 2016, but that year they exported only 220 million litres, and the volumes were declining, so 1.5 billion litres in 2020 would require a massive COVID up-surge!

 

Sailabout

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Wine stats seem to be a bit confused. According to wineaustralia, Oz is the second by volume, at 1.5 billion litres, and fourth by value, as you say, but they also claim that they export $4 billion worth to the UK. Other sources say the UK only imports £3.3 billion ($4.2 billion) in total, with $2.7 billion from the EU, and the remainder from the rest of the world, so even if all the remainder was from Oz, that is only $1.5 billion, not the $4 billion quoted by wineaustralia. In any case, Latin America exports more wine to the UK than Australia does, and New Zealand exports a similar amount, implying that Oz wine by value can't be more than $0.5 billion, so I am not sure of the numbers on the wineaustralia site.

By volume Oz was top in 2016, but that year they exported only 220 million litres, and the volumes were declining, so 1.5 billion litres in 2020 would require a massive COVID up-surge!
good old stats..
I was in the uk 95 to 2005, was big news when ozzie imports by volume made it to the top, lots of questions asked and the big supermarket chains said we can get unlimited volume with taste guaranted from winery to our shelf, so no brainer they have to sell ozzie wine as the French volumes are too small to market.

( hence the joke its just chemicals and no grapes)

 
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Albatros

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was looking for some audio stuff, found this .... was quite amazing to me that a little brand would go to such lengths explaining what's going on, but then they make good stuff too. no worry for the wayniacs, in same search found that Ruark have the MIE project, Made In England, so all good !

Please note: UK deliveries are delayed by 1-3 weeks due to Brexit, for more information click here



Dear Customer!
We are sorry that the delivery service from our online store has not been up to par lately. That is unusual and not the standard that we aim to provide for our customers.
Our state-of-the-art European logistics centre situated in the heart of Europe allows for our usually quick delivery times across different countries.
Now that the UK left the EU, new implications for our customers arose due to that. You might be already aware that there is no duty on orders. However, for every order above a particular value, custom authorities are billing a handling fee of 50£ to 90£. Because we do not want to bill any of those fees to our customers, we worked hard to create a preliminary solution to avoid that. Unfortunately, this temporary workflow is now affecting our delivery times.
Please let us explain:
To be able to handle all the customs paperwork and import fees for our customers the best way possible, we had to decide to collect all orders and bulk ship them once a week (every Tuesday morning).
All orders made via our online Shop after Tuesdays, noon will therefore be collected till the following Tuesday.
Once the bulk shipment has left our facilities, custom clearance, which is heavily affected by the staffing shortage of the authorities, and the delivery to the UK will take up to five business days.
The UPS Tracking ID of your order will show updates as soon as the package is, cleared from customs, scanned by UPS UK and ready for delivery. So while you see no update on your UPS tracking, your order is already on the way or even in the UK but not yet fully processed by the customs authorities.
This why after careful calculation we are sorry to tell you, that for deliveries to the UK, two to three weeks delivery time should be expected.
Please accept our humble apologies, as we are working hard with the authorities and carriers to speed up this process. In the meantime please do reach out to our support team via a ticket, should any additional questions arise considering your order. They will try to help as soon as possible.

With best regards and stay healthy



 
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Our next state-of-the-art European logistics centre situated in the heart of the UK Europe allows for our usually quick delivery times across different countries.
Ferk me, fixed it for them.

Just as an aside, bought some gear from the States last Monday week ago and its here sitting on my desk, 7 days from buying to delivery to the door.

 
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Jambalaya

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@Albatros ultimately that's the sellers choice as to where to site their facilities. American bike brands I use made a point of opening a UK specific warehouse following Brexit in addition to their European site. Goods are delivered just as fast as before with no extra costs. Businesses had years to decide how to respond. It seems that company simply did a poor job

 

Jambalaya

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LeoV I used to work on a farm as a summer job when I was at school so I know the work a bit. The vast majority of UK farm workers are Brits. What you are discussing is highly seasonal picking/harvesting work. Over our EU membership this was increasingly done by non-Brits particularly after the big expansion of Eastern European states. Workers could come to UK for 4-6 weeks and earn double or even treble their home country wages and pay no tax either as here for such a short time. Some were students and some I am told actually used their annual leave to come. That's not a sustainable business model. It's worth noting there are many non-EU citizens who come too eg from Asia. The labour market will adjust as it always does. It is worth noting that sales of UK sourced food have increased markedly post Brexit and people are prepared to pay more to support British farmers. We now see far more Union Jacks on food products as consumers want to support British goods and British jobs

 
Jambalaya, LeoV is probably being somewhat short sighted as the Netherlands position is not akin to the UK's, even without the readjustments going on due to Brexit in the UK.

Randstad, one of the largest temporary employment agencies in the Netherlands and abroad, cannot keep up with the unmet need for temporary workers. According to the agency’s latest numbers, a shortage of close to 100,000 temporary workers looms. In July 2021, there were approximately 207,000 open positions, an increase of more than 63 per cent from the year before. Dominique Hermans, CEO of Randstad Netherlands, suggests that staffing difficulties have had negative consequences for economic growth: “Because of the persistent scarcity in certain sectors, a number of companies are struggling to meet their potential.”

https://www.hollandtimes.nl/2021-edition-7-september/where-have-all-the-workers-gone-dutch-employers-grapple-with-post-lockdown-staffing-shortages/

 
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LeoV

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The vast majority of UK farm workers are Brits.
You are talking bullshit and living in a glorious past, did not say farmworkers. Read the article, UK farmworkers are overwhelmingly managers and tractor drivers, not the ones picking crops. And  months, not  weeks like when you were young, 50 years ago.

Ignorance is bless.

Please enlighten me why The City will get a tax break to stay competitive with the EU banks?
A- because they are being hurt by Brexit.
b_ because of Tory cronyism.

On NIP, EU's first reaction is that UK is out of Horizon project for the time being. Almost no press picked that up in the UK.

Please discuss with Wayne the NIP solution, he wants to give it to Ireland. You seem to want to keep it.

PS, witch "American" bike brand ?

 
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Jambalaya

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A couple of highly amusing stories today on pro EU website Politico

1) Brussels says EU credibility on trade in tatters as  27 still haven't ratified Latin American trade deal (vetoed by France and Republic of Ireland over Argentinian beef imports I believe). Just as we said in Brexit negotiating deals with 27 different voices is chaos. As usual EU solution is more centralised power and control, no veto

Trade

2) EU members grand promises on vaccine donations to poor countries have turned out to be lies.

It's worth noting it has been confirmed that Macron blocked a shipment of Astra-Zeneca to UK. The same vaccine he claimed was only "quasi effective" 

Vaccine Donations

It's worth noting also that EU dumps milk powder (a by product of Europeans drinking more skimmed milk) into African markets thus threatening the main source of income for millions of poor African farmers and their families

 

Panoramix

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A couple of highly amusing stories today on pro EU website Politico

1) Brussels says EU credibility on trade in tatters as  27 still haven't ratified Latin American trade deal (vetoed by France and Republic of Ireland over Argentinian beef imports I believe). Just as we said in Brexit negotiating deals with 27 different voices is chaos. As usual EU solution is more centralised power and control, no veto

Trade

2) EU members grand promises on vaccine donations to poor countries have turned out to be lies.

It's worth noting it has been confirmed that Macron blocked a shipment of Astra-Zeneca to UK. The same vaccine he claimed was only "quasi effective" 

Vaccine Donations

It's worth noting also that EU dumps milk powder (a by product of Europeans drinking more skimmed milk) into African markets thus threatening the main source of income for millions of poor African farmers and their families
The Brexiters keep saying that the EU is weak and in disarray but during the negotiations they got about 5% of what they promised during the campaign. Doesn't look good to "lose" against a weak organisation...

 
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