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Offline Maik

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Ooops?
« on: Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 @ 14:26:55 »
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Brexit might have been a mistake, says Vote Leave supremo Dominic Cummings

“No-one on Earth” knows whether Brexit was a good idea for Britain, the driving force behind the Vote Leave campaign has admitted.

And he admitted that the notorious “We send the EU £350m a week” slogan painted on the side of Mr Johnson’s Vote Leave campaign bus was deliberately chosen to “drive the Remain campaign crazy”.

The UK has in fact never sent the EU £350m a week.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-cummings-brexit-bus-johnson-b1887457.html

We've no idea whether Brexit is a good idea and so we'll just lie and say it is. What a malaka.


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Re: Ooops?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 11:14:23 »
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Brexit might have been a mistake, says Vote Leave supremo Dominic Cummings

“No-one on Earth” knows whether Brexit was a good idea for Britain, the driving force behind the Vote Leave campaign has admitted.

And he admitted that the notorious “We send the EU £350m a week” slogan painted on the side of Mr Johnson’s Vote Leave campaign bus was deliberately chosen to “drive the Remain campaign crazy”.

The UK has in fact never sent the EU £350m a week.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-cummings-brexit-bus-johnson-b1887457.html


£350 million a week doesn’t include the rebate
It’s been claimed that we send £350 million a week to the EU. That misses out the rebate, and it doesn’t represent the total economic costs and benefits of EU membership to the UK.

£350 million is roughly what we would pay to the EU budget without the rebate. The UK actually paid closer to £250 million a week. 

We've no idea whether Brexit is a good idea and so we'll just lie and say it is. What a malaka.

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Re: Ooops?
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 10 December, 2021 @ 20:25:38 »
Wow, the Daily Express, pushing for Brexit for nigh on thirty years, now notes that:

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UK trade has shrunk since Brexit while EU thrives - data
BREXIT, according to its backers, was meant to create endless opportunities. So far, however, the UK has failed to make the vote profitable, with the prospect of "global Britain" quickly fading according to recent data.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1534017/UK-trade-data-post-Brexit-GDP-EU-evg

Hm, Liz Truss has been mentioned as a possible replacement PM.