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by mrblackbat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47028748 "It expresses worry over tariffs, with only 10% of the UK's food imports currently subject to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules." So as previously discussed, whilst we can retain having no tariffs on food imported to the UK, given that you want to deva...
by mrblackbat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

Agricultural exports in 2017 were £22bn, imports were £46.2bn. Not sure how I'd reword that sentence to make it clearer I meant agricultural exports rather than just beef, but apology accepted. :) Some other interesting tidbits from that report - pigmeat prices rocketed up by 21% in 2017, with dema...
by mrblackbat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

There simply is no English wine produced at that cost. Yep, that was pretty much the gist of my point. Therefore we have to import, and at £3bn a year coming in, that's some hefty demand for wine even if we won't starve without it. You think people will stop drinking wine when we leave the EU? I wa...
by mrblackbat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

Agricultural exports in 2017 were £22bn, imports were £46.2bn. Not sure how I'd reword that sentence to make it clearer I meant agricultural exports rather than just beef, but apology accepted. :) Some other interesting tidbits from that report - pigmeat prices rocketed up by 21% in 2017, with dema...
by mrblackbat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

Apologies; you're right, the way you'd set your post seemed to sugges that was the totals for that product, not for total agriculture. You've totally misunderstood why I've suggested that wine is unimportant for comparison purposes. The vast majority of wine imported is extremely cheap, and the cost...
by mrblackbat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

And you still seem to be failing to acknowledge that it's not just trade with the EU that's the problem, it's trade with any country that has a trade agreement with the EU. Nor that the mechanisms and infrastructure isn't in place to support a hard border with the EU. Your solution is that we can re...
by mrblackbat
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

Gibbon wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:10 pm
Doesn’t having a smaller echo chamber than an echo chamber of one mean NO-ONE agrees with you? ;)
You're misunderstanding. It's a really big echo chamber, with one voice in it, just bouncing back on itself. Like a delay set to max.
by mrblackbat
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

Sorry to butt in. This... https://twitter.com/bbcthisweek/status/1088587924151590913 this... https://twitter.com/bbcthisweek/status/1088588616513667073 then this... https://twitter.com/Ian_Fraser/status/1088597823350804480 🤔 You're forgetting: it's ok because we'll just devalue the pound..... Which...
by mrblackbat
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

You're now just being disingenuous. In the wider picture, tariffs are not 35%, what happens to the economy as a whole is not dictated by how just one market is managed. Maybe meat exports will fall, but over the whole economy the trend should be lower cost exports and hence a greater demand for the...
by mrblackbat
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Players, Transfer News & Speculation
Topic: Jack Rodwell
Replies: 30
Views: 2891

Re: Jack Rodwell

Darth Rover wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:31 pm
theadore wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Darth Rover wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Pounds that is not not Euros
Pretty much the same thing now no?
Yes i suppose so. Gone are the happy days of the lira,franc,punt,drachma,deutschmark...and when you went to Turkey you were a millionaire!
You can still do that. Just go to Zimbabwe. Insta-trillionaire.
by mrblackbat
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

It's irrelevant to the wider argument. Wine exports won't have much impact on the market and as a premium good aren't going to affect the ordinary public much. Whereas the reduction in value of meat products will. In the UK the reduction in price from a weakened pound doesn't affect local buying pow...
by mrblackbat
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

That's a surprise. An example that backs up your argument, but is completely irrelevant in the wider argument. There are plenty of products that we import because it's cheaper for consumers to but those products due to our trade agreementa, whilst we produce plenty ourselves and export because it's ...
by mrblackbat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

" if you're reliant on imports it's because your domestic market can't provide those products. "

Totally not true.
by mrblackbat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 194
Views: 7327

Re: Brexit....or in.

You're wrong here. We export more of our agricultural produce than import. A fall in the pound only benefits exports, and hurts buying power on imports. Seems to me, not charging tariffs on imports will be countered by lower buying power due to the fall in the pound.... And buying power across the e...
by mrblackbat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: The US sports thread
Replies: 715
Views: 83067

Re: The US sports thread

Danny Amendola had an interesting interview along those lines after he left this year, basically saying the Patriots is not a place to make big money as a player but to win stuff then move on. I think it's am interesting stance: you only really need one (or two) super stars, then the rest can be goo...