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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2175 on: January 01, 2021, 04:13:30 am »
Yeah, the deal's a shit sandwich, but at least it is a sandwich.

Now we just have to worry about the pandemic that is raging out of control. More deaths per capita than the USA, 50,000+ infections per day, schools still due to open in January...it's going to be a fucking mess.

Isn't there a gap between Brexit finalizing and the deal starting?
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2176 on: January 01, 2021, 09:35:31 am »
There's definitely going to be a logistical and administrative drag. Legally, as far as I understand, the deal came into effect from last night but I suspect that the UK Customs and Borders control are woefully underprepared for the task ahead of them.

I also expect the UK to try and violate the terms of the deal within the next 3 months as some kind of "shit test" on the EU, because our leaders are that stupid and their voting base needs the red meat of an EU enemy, even though we've now left.

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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2177 on: January 01, 2021, 09:38:09 am »
Yeah, the deal's a shit sandwich, but at least it is a sandwich.

Now we just have to worry about the pandemic that is raging out of control. More deaths per capita than the USA, 50,000+ infections per day, schools still due to open in January...it's going to be a fucking mess.

Isn't there a gap between Brexit finalizing and the deal starting?
Sadly no, we've already had it. We actually left the EU last Jan 31 but nothing changed during the "transition period" so that businesses and real people could get ready for the new rules we agreed with the EU. So basically we've been a dead man walking for the last 11 months. Today we enter the brave new world where they finally pull the carpet out from under our feet and the shit hits the proverbial since nobody could reorganise themselves for the final wrench since the details were only actually agreed on Xmas eve and rubber stamped by elizabeth battenburg on New Years eve.
So now we have both run out of time and fallen into a timeslip of incompetence.

As witness:-
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The text of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal refers to 23-year-old web and email software and cyber-security methods which are decades out of date.

Netscape Communicator, last updated in 1997, and Mozilla Mail which was superceded in 1998 and ceased development in 2006, are referred to as "modern" internet software.

And the document recommends using outdated methods of encryption - 1024-bit RSA encryption and the SHA-1 hashing algorithm - which are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

It's thought the passages were copied and pasted from previous EU treaties or laws - possibly a 2008 Council decision which uses the same text.
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2178 on: January 01, 2021, 10:30:12 am »
 
Even the thing of 2008 that they copy pasted from was already outdated... which means they themselves had copy pasted from outdated papers as well.  :lulz:
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« Reply #2179 on: January 01, 2021, 10:45:07 am »

Even the thing of 2008 that they copy pasted from was already outdated... which means they themselves had copy pasted from outdated papers as well.  :lulz:

Yes indeed. We truly are World Beating / in a very old fashioned way! As is only appropriate for a deluded nation of jingoistic numpties who are rocking off to dreams of a glorious Imperial past. I wonder if it was this embarassing to be a Roman watching their empire crumble . . . ?
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2180 on: January 04, 2021, 10:19:28 pm »
Back in lockdown, I see.
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2181 on: January 05, 2021, 12:30:01 am »
Back in lockdown, I see.

I suppose it is what we deserve . . .
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2182 on: January 05, 2021, 08:19:23 am »
If it manages to get the numbers down it will be worth it. Might need two or three more before theres enough vaccinated to not need it any more.

Ireland passed 6000 cases a day yesterday, which is a disaster, I knew Christmas would push it up, but it went higher faster than anyone was expecting and now well be stuck in maximim lockdown until about march
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2183 on: January 05, 2021, 11:33:16 am »
Of course, it should have been done in October when cases started rising again, and they should have closed the schools as well.

I'd blame the government, but at this point it's like blaming a dog for barking - we knew they were going to fuck it up. Instead, I'm incredibly disappointed in Keir Starmer and the Labour front bench, who are completing ignoring the teacher's union on the risk they are facing by keeping the schools open - the threat to the health of the teaching staff, the students and all of their collective families is being put at risk by insisting on keeping the schools open, and all Labour can fucking come up with is "uh, maybe we should close the zoos, but schools definitely need to stay open".

Gotta say it, but if this was a zombie movie, I'd kill Starmer first, because he's the kind of guy who won't have your back when shit gets real. If you're trans, a teacher, part of an ethnic minority or just not rich you can apparently fuck right off in Labour's esteemed judgement.

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« Reply #2184 on: January 05, 2021, 12:39:43 pm »
Of course, it should have been done in October when cases started rising again, and they should have closed the schools as well.

I'd blame the government, but at this point it's like blaming a dog for barking - we knew they were going to fuck it up. Instead, I'm incredibly disappointed in Keir Starmer and the Labour front bench, who are completing ignoring the teacher's union on the risk they are facing by keeping the schools open - the threat to the health of the teaching staff, the students and all of their collective families is being put at risk by insisting on keeping the schools open, and all Labour can fucking come up with is "uh, maybe we should close the zoos, but schools definitely need to stay open".

Gotta say it, but if this was a zombie movie, I'd kill Starmer first, because he's the kind of guy who won't have your back when shit gets real. If you're trans, a teacher, part of an ethnic minority or just not rich you can apparently fuck right off in Labour's esteemed judgement.

and don't forget the socialists . . .
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2186 on: April 01, 2021, 06:40:34 pm »
Meanwhile 500 illegal immigrants from the UK in Spain were deported today, but because they are from the UK all the news titles read "ex-pats"
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« Reply #2188 on: April 03, 2021, 07:06:31 pm »
Meanwhile 500 illegal immigrants from the UK in Spain were deported today, but because they are from the UK all the news titles read "ex-pats"

well that's a whole wadge of "April Fools" . . .
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Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Reply #2189 on: April 04, 2021, 12:24:54 am »
https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-london-coronavirus-pandemic-boris-johnson-5be74eb83e1c22f27efa13265c3a6681

Well, the good news is that the UK isn't racist.   :lulz:

phew, we really dodged a bullet there . . .

There was also the traditional resignation of a race relations minister dealy that you've never heard of for the full ho ho.
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