Author Topic: Northern Ireland's future at risk without post-Brexit customs deal, says Hain  (Read 22134 times)

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For a serving British Prime Minister to take that piece of garbage to the German dictator before the British people who voted leave is treason and will never be forgiven.

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Even the sash kisser is getting fed up.

Varadkar slams UK for not 'standing by its commitments' on border [/size]https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/varadkar-slams-uk-for-not-standing-by-its-commitments-on-border-37031097.html

it should have read         .      pretty boy is getting fed up           :D   
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https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brexit-government-plan-for-electricity-barges-in-irish-sea-should-northern-ireland-be-cut-off-37108625.html

"Brexit: Government plan for electricity barges in Irish sea should Northern Ireland be cut off"



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/11/whitehalls-potty-plan-to-keep-ni-lights-on-if-no-brexit-deal

Whitehall’s ‘potty’ plan to keep NI lights on if no Brexit deal

Flotilla of barges with energy generators would be sent to Northern Ireland if UK crashes out of the EU




A flotilla of barges would be sent to the coast of Northern Ireland with energy generators after Brexit to keep the region’s lights on in the event of no deal, according to reports on Wednesday.

The scheme, which has been described as “potty” by business leaders in Northern Ireland, is said to be part of contingency planning by Whitehall mandarins in case the UK crashes out of the EU, smashing Ireland’s all-island electricity supply in its wake.

The issue has arisen because Northern Ireland relies on imports from Ireland for electricity supply as part of a ground-breaking single energy market deal struck in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement.


According to a leak to the Financial Times, the plan would involve bringing back equipment from military zones such as Afghanistan to build up capacity in the Irish Sea.

Thousands of electricity generators would have to be requisitioned at short notice.

Conor Patterson, chief executive of the Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency, said:

“It seems a potty idea to me. That they have even contemplated this, even if it is blue-sky thinking, is difficult to comprehend. How would this work ?"

"Would we be on a three-day week? Would we have electricity rationed ?"

“Would the barges be run on gas, on coal, nuclear fuel, how would it work ?"

"It’s an apocalyptic scenario.”

The Department for Exiting the European Union said:

“We have made good progress on this and a number of other issues during recent negotiations and remain confident that we can reach a deep and broad free trade agreement with the EU."

"However, as a responsible government??? :)  we will continue to prepare for all scenarios, including the highly unlikely outcome that we leave the EU without any deal next March.”

No-deal contingency planning is being stepped up right across Europe, with Whitehall and civil servants in Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland in particular making plans for the worst possible scenario on 29 March next year.

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs said on Wednesday that it would cost businesses an extra £17bn to £20bn a year in administration if they were obliged to fill out customs declarations forms after Brexit.

HMRC’s chief executive
, Jon Thompson, told the public accounts select committee that there were around 100,000 businesses with no experience at all of filling out customs declarations forms with more than 50 data fields.

He is currently in talks with ministers on how to reach those businesses but admitted they could not start a communications or awareness programme until the government’s Brexit position was settled.

One MP said small firms would go bust if they had to bear those sort of costs, especially after being told the amount HMRC collects on cross-border trade is less than double that at £38.5bn a year.

“Do you really think this is a sensible taxation system?”

Asked Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Conservative MP for the Cotswolds, of the public accounts committee.

“Won’t this put lot of small businesses out of business. ?”

Thompson told him it was not his place to comment: “We just give ministers the advice.”

jjmack

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44850571

Anyone would think the SDLP and Alliance party' were against Brexit and the Democratic wishes of the British people. One of the joys I suppose, of having no representation at Westminster.  ::)
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44857742

Don't panic, don't panic. Lol  :D .         :D
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What a complete mess. !

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Yes indeed. Wee Leo seems to be panicking.  ::) I think the penny has finally dropped for him.  :D
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44857742

Don't panic, don't panic. Lol  :D .         :D

It seems wee Leo`s comments regarding British planes flying over Ireland post Brexit, may having been inspired by the UK stating they intend to enforce our fishing rights in the Irish sea. That being the case, presumably the Free State Navy currently consisting of two tugs and a rowing boat will be deployed to enforce the Free States fishing rights.  ::)
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It seems wee Leo`s comments regarding British planes flying over Ireland post Brexit, may having been inspired by the UK stating they intend to enforce our fishing rights in the Irish sea. That being the case, presumably the Free State Navy currently consisting of two tugs and a rowing boat will be deployed to enforce the Free States fishing rights.  ::)
One tug now im afraid jack ..  one  was scuppered off the coast of Donegal  when it ran aground on a massive shoal of Sardines in a heavy gale
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One tug now im afraid jack ..  one  was scuppered off the coast of Donegal  when it ran aground on a massive shoal of Sardines in a heavy gale

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It seems wee Leo`s comments regarding British planes flying over Ireland post Brexit, may having been inspired by the UK stating they intend to enforce our fishing rights in the Irish sea. That being the case, presumably the Free State Navy currently consisting of two tugs and a rowing boat will be deployed to enforce the Free States fishing rights.  ::)

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It seems wee Leo`s comments regarding British planes flying over Ireland post Brexit, may having been inspired by the UK stating they intend to enforce our fishing rights in the Irish sea. That being the case, presumably the Free State Navy currently consisting of two tugs and a rowing boat will be deployed to enforce the Free States fishing rights.  ::)

I see wee Leo has now 'rowed' back from his previous statement.  :D
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