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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Can someone point me in the direction of any positives so far from Brexit?

I'm hoping it will take my mind off thinking about unleaded and floppy carrots. 

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Actualy I don't think that's correct - we would have been under pressure to join the EU procurement scheme, but not obligated.

Confirmed by this explanation from the BBC, in March 2021. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0440s05/episodes/player

Actually the https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations puts the UK behind Portugal, Spain, Denmark, (Norway), Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, France and Belgium as at 30th Sept. That's for 1st and 2nd doses. The UK is at 72% the EU as a whole at 67% !

Yes indeed. I am just being very pendantic as there 8 EU countries in my list and only 6 in yours!

We agree!

The UK is no 11 of 48 European countries in total cases per million people and

15/48 in deaths per milion. It has the highest number of active cases out of those 48 countries.

What a success! The country believes the lies and the media is VERY complacent.

That's fair. I have been staunchly anti-Brexit but that was one bit of silver lining for sure. 

Entirely facetious. Our ability to source vaccines never had anything to do with the EU. It's not a benefit of Brexit at all. Unless you also want to claim that being behind other EU states on vaccinations is also a brexit benefit?

Beer mugs will now have a crown symbol on them to guarantee the measure rather than the EU's "CE" symbol. It'll be legal to sell goods in imperial measures instead of metric ones. Hooray.

Massive Brexit benefits that will, of course, undoubtedly compensate us so richly for the cultural and intellectual isolation from all those nasty foreigners in EU countries in science, arts, education and industry that's such a thrill to Little Englanders, alongside the appalling loss of staff in the NHS, care sector, hospitality, travel, haulage industry and fruit and vegetable cultivation. Because - obviously - no Brexit-supporting member of government could even imagine why there might be any need to invest in/ recruit/ train/ employ/ pay decent wages to anyone else to do the jobs EU citizens used to do.

Time for a (non-EU) pint from a British beer mug at Wetherspoons!

Actually it's always been legal to sell beer in pints.... obviously since we always have!

Exactly. Also the imperial system is such an utter tragedy. 15 years in the UK and 4 in the US and it bugs me to no end. 

And even the stuff about the EU forcing us to give up imperial measures is actually not true - the UK government formally endorsed metrication in 1965. Which is why even people born in the 1960s like me - were only taught metric in school. 

But beer has always been sold in pints 

I moved from Paris to London in 1994 and have ALWAYS bought beer in pints. No one as any problems with that. You can even buy beer in pints in places on the continent....!

PS: As I half ex-British colonial, half EU citizen, I can tell you that your ex colonies don't give 2 hoots about Imperial measures! I had these on the back of my copybook as a child and always thought "who the f..k came up with these?"

So whoever wants to can stick wIth them and be LEFT BEHIND!

If you want to pay twice to have to label goods twice and handicap your businesses economically, then go ahead and spend the extra £££. The rest of the world (except the US, but even then....!) wants its goods labelled in metric.

Pure nostalgic irrationality....

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