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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by Vaeltaja View Post
    I guess Boris has found the magical money tree - i can't figure out how the finances would allow such a project without it.

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  • E.D. Morel
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    Originally posted by Karri View Post

    I'm sure infrastructure is a good investment, but that doesn't mean a bridge from Scotland to N. Ireland over a munitions and nuclear waste graveyard is a good investment. Even investing that money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges is money better spent. The only way it's a good investment is if it pays back from people like you in the form of votes.
    Politics; the art of bribing people with their own money.

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  • E.D. Morel
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    Originally posted by Gooner View Post


    Yeah, that's why all the wealthier members of the EU are falling over themselves in the rush to replace the UK's contribution
    Nobody likes spending money (evn socialists only like spending other people's money) but don't overstate the size of the EU budget. It's small by any reasonable relative comparison.

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  • Karri
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    Originally posted by Gooner View Post


    Yeah, such a shame Britain won't be spending its money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges.

    As any fule know spending money, especially on capital infrastructure, at a time when economic conditions are likely to be ropey is a good investment.
    I'm sure infrastructure is a good investment, but that doesn't mean a bridge from Scotland to N. Ireland over a munitions and nuclear waste graveyard is a good investment. Even investing that money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges is money better spent. The only way it's a good investment is if it pays back from people like you in the form of votes.

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  • Gooner
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    Originally posted by E.D. Morel View Post
    Remember that the EU's budget is tiny relative to the overall total size of the budgets of the governments of the member states.

    Yeah, that's why all the wealthier members of the EU are falling over themselves in the rush to replace the UK's contribution

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  • E.D. Morel
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    Remember that the EU's budget is tiny relative to the overall total size of the budgets of the governments of the member states.

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  • Gooner
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    And fresh from that vision of unity and light


    ‘Fighting like ferrets in a bag’ as EU tries to plug Brexit cash hole

    UK’s withdrawal has left £62bn hole in bloc’s purse for the next seven years

    Presidents, prime ministers and chancellors across Europe will pack their bags later this week in preparation for a long weekend in Brussels. They won’t, however, be taking in the baroque majesty of the Grand Place or savouring the local culinary treats. Instead, they will be preparing for that most infamous of events, a “four shirter”, to use the clothes-packing gauge adopted by male diplomats to measure the length and horror of EU leaders’ summits in the Belgian capital. The thorny subject this time around? Money. And the problem? Britain."


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ks-post-brexit

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  • Gooner
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    Originally posted by Karri View Post

    and Boris wants to build a bridge from Scotland to NI, so much for NHS, coppers etc getting more funding.

    Yeah, such a shame Britain won't be spending its money on Poland getting a new high speed railway or Romania getting some fancy new bridges.

    As any fule know spending money, especially on capital infrastructure, at a time when economic conditions are likely to be ropey is a good investment.

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  • Von Richter
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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
    Never mind all this building a bridge, cobblers. According to the recent babblings of the more demented of the remoaners, we should be at war with France by now.



    Oh you just WISH. HORATIO.....

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  • Rutger
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    Originally posted by Surrey View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/business...t-fishing-wars

    Britain is increasing the number of fishery protection vessels in anticipation of hostility from French fishermen..

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  • Von Richter
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    Never mind all this building a bridge, cobblers. According to the recent babblings of the more demented of the remoaners, we should be at war with France by now.




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  • Karri
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    Originally posted by asterix View Post

    I've read of this as well, and there is already a problem with the idea: The best place chosen for a bridge takes it directly onto a massive dumping field of over 1 million tonnes of explosive ordinance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-too-dangerous
    Nuclear waste as well, and I read that it has to pass through an area 300 meters deep.

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  • asterix
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    Originally posted by Karri View Post

    latest news indicate that visit to USA has been put on hold, so much for that trade deal, and Boris wants to build a bridge from Scotland to NI, so much for NHS, coppers etc getting more funding.
    I've read of this as well, and there is already a problem with the idea: The best place chosen for a bridge takes it directly onto a massive dumping field of over 1 million tonnes of explosive ordinance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-too-dangerous

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  • Johan Banér
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    Originally posted by Vaeltaja View Post
    I guess Boris has found the magical money tree - i can't figure out how the finances would allow such a project without it.
    If he takes a page from Trump he can borrow to spend like a drunken sailor, and expect most of the UK press damn they eyes of anyone with the temerity to point out the risk of chickens coming home to roost somewhere down the road.

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