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    Rent in London is now so cheap...

    I wonder how many of these "cheap" flats are only being let because they're unsellable at the moment because of the nonsense* with cladding and fire safety. (*nonsense because it's the buildings that are unsafe, not the flats, yet it's the flat owners who are having to pay for the fixes, not...
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    Brexit matters

    But the German car manufacturers and French wine sellers!
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    The News, and who decides what we should know in the world?

    Most of the local media are owned by national companies who are only interested in getting as much money from adverts as possible while spending as little money as possible on actually producing content. Just look at the average local newspaper website to see this, they're basically unusable...
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    Brexit matters

    MasterCard processing fees increasing five fold for UK-EU purchases as EU rules no longer apply https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55796426
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    Brexit matters

    That's the point, the same people who were telling us there was no risk to our membership of the single market were the same people saying that leaving the EU would result in a bonfire of red tape making businesses lives simpler. Both were complete lies. The reality of both options was decried...
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    Brexit matters

    Wouldn't they be the ports that are currently a complete mess and shipping companies are charging hefty supplemental fees to dock there? There are reports of thousands of pounds being added to the delivery cost of a shipping container if you want it delivered to the UK vs the main EU ports...
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    Do Station Staff Read Google Reviews?

    Any staff reading Google reviews about their place of work are gluttons for punishment. The amount of nonsense, often quite offensive, posted on those reviews, with basically zero ability for the business to come back (other than with a meaningless apology) makes for an environment where I would...
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    Donald Trump and the aftermath of his presidency

    He probably came closest to starting a nuclear war with North Korea than at any time in the whole of history. Then, as you say, he's been trying to kick start a civil war to keep himself on the throne. Not really sure how anyone can see either of those as a success.
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    So what will replace Flash?

    I don't know about the BT one, but many of the speed test sites used to use Flash (or Java or ActiveX), primarily because back in those days doing a speed test in JavaScript was impossible. It needs remembering that Flash was the technology for interactivity on websites because what it did was...
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    Brexit matters

    In 10 years time we may well be back in the EU, complete with Euro and Schengen, wondering why on earth we wasted so much money and goodwill on making our lives more difficult.
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    Brexit makes it very difficult to move to another country and get employment

    So it turns out the EU offer as standard 90 day working visa for performers, artists and those who work with them. The UK-EU agreement does not include this standard arrangement. Any guesses on which side rejected it? Yup, the UK does it again - because we didn't want to reciprocate. Details...
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    Class 185s off lease

    It's been pointed out several times when this comes up that the early/late long runs are used for a lot of route learning runs that would otherwise need to be slotted into the timetable and mean inconsistent calling patterns, or (worse?) giving up entirely if the normal route is unavailable for...
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    2020 US Presidential Election

    Attempt that and the 25th will get tested very quickly, followed by retraction of the emergency rule and restoration of the proceedings. This whole debacle has focused the republican party on the future. If they're seen to overturn a result (bear in mind trump's term ends on the 20th...
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    2020 US Presidential Election

    Do you honestly see this as a likely outcome of Wednesday?! As Mike Pence belatedly announced, the entire thing going on in the capitol is a ceremonial thing, and basically has zero power to discard an election result. Destroying a paper copy of a vote count would never invalidate the entire...
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    How would you reform the UK?

    When was that then? The alternative vote system we had the referendum on isn't a form of PR, to the point that many of the "no" campaigns wanted that result so that the option for PR was kept open.
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    Brexit makes it very difficult to move to another country and get employment

    That's not what you wrote in the slightest. Here's your first post in this thread: You were clearly arguing (and continued to argue) that everything will remain the same, it's just there will be a bit of paperwork to do, and anyone who doesn't now work in the EU is only not doing it because...
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    Brexit matters

    I wasn't even after positives here, just some examples of times when our lack of sovereignty meant that decisions disadvantageous to the country were taken against our will. A list of benefits could be very wishy-washy, and it's all in the future and who knows what could happen. Times when we've...
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    Brexit makes it very difficult to move to another country and get employment

    It absolutely does stop them from working in the EU when the cost or effort of doing so becomes greater than the reward. Schools are not going to pay thousands of pounds for the relevant visas, carnets and documentation to go play for half an hour in some French town their school has twinned...
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    Brexit makes it very difficult to move to another country and get employment

    It absolutely will in the case of performers, from big name bands down to school choirs. To suggest otherwise is either deluded or misleading.
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    Brexit matters

    Yet you refrain from listing any of them? So not only are the proponents of brexit afraid of listing any positives of it, they also don't want to be list the negatives or our previous membership. Starting to sound a bit gaslighty if I'm honest... You mean it's difficult to find things that...

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