Cognitive ability mattered in the UK’s vote for Brexit, University of Bath research shows
Susceptibility to misinformation and disinformation likely to have played part in Leave vote.
Brexit, it seems, was a case of the cognitively impaired leading the cognitively impaired | Anthony Robinson
A new report reveals the huge and lasting economic costs of #Brexit
"These calculations show that Brexit had already cost the UK 1% of GDP before it even left the EU. In the three years after the transition period, the cost has increased to 2-3%. That is only the beginning. These costs and problems do not go away, they are not one offs. NIESR calculates that by 2035 the cost will rise to 5-6% of GDP."
EVERY "prediction" #AnnWiddicome denied has happened. Shaking her head and repeating "just more Project Fear".
Worth a listen in 20/20 hindsight.
Edit: incorrect episode number now updated.
Suella #Braverman and the goons "We are not soulless, we don't want the people of Gaza to suffer, but Israel has every right to bomb their homes to bits. The people should find somewhere else to live, they should save themselves"
Everyone else "Ok so we should set up a refugee path so that..."
Braverman: "NO NOT LIKE THAT!!"
I see Steve Baker has come to the conclusion that constitutional referenda should require a supermajority. You couldn’t make it up! 🤦♂️ #ToryIncompetence #BrexitBrokeBritain #BrexitReality https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-67254924
“In line with the preferences of the UK #fusion sector, the UK has decided to pursue a domestic fusion energy strategy instead of associating with the EU’s #Euratom programme,” the government said. Well of course they did. 🙄 #BrexitReality #BrexitBrokeBritain https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-67101176
🗞️Brexit: despatches from the downside
It's that time of the week where we update the Davis Downside Dossier - with another *14 downsides* added to the list. Sadly no upsides to Brexit have been discovered this week | Anthony Robinson
Peter Foster discussed his book 'What Went Wrong With Brexit (and what we can do about it)' with Alex Hall Hall in a recent webinar | Paul Willner
Remember when the "leader" of the Scottish tory party backed #DimLizzy Truss? The ones that tanked the economy in a few weeks, the party that has screwed the country #BrexitBrokeBritain, the one #TorySewageParty that is destroying rivers over regulating and fining #WaterCompanies, that is prolonging the #CostOfLivingCrisis is trying to dispense financial advice...
British musicians say Brexit has cost them dearly, with many losing work in the EU due to increased bureaucracy & costs. Some have even moved to Europe to continue their careers. Read more here 👇#musicindustry #BrexitBrokeBritain https://www.euronews.com/2023/08/29/british-musicians-say-they-are-losing-out-on-gigs-and-jobs-in-europe-since-brexit
‘It all disappeared with #Brexit’: Craft beer boom ends as more than 100 UK firms go bust - https://www.theguardian.com/food/2023/aug/19/craft-beer-boom-uk-firms-bust-brexit brexiters won't mind losing all these beers - after all, they knew what they were voting for... #BrexitBrokeBritain
Another EU referendum ‘within ten years’ is not soon enough | When it comes to holding another EU referendum, Amanda Marquarite Robinson asks: ‘why wait?’
Flagship #Brexit trade deal with Pacific has ‘no major economic gains for UK’
Top trade experts say conditions for hidden benefits claimed by #KemiBadenoch are ‘highly unlikely’
Sussex University academics also note that the deal’s small benefit of 0.08 per cent appears to “fall somewhat short of compensating for the predicted 4 per cent GDP loss of leaving the EU”.
“If you voted for #Brexit, please realise this is 90% because of your decision”: UK cycle distributor FLi ceases trading
“I’m done with the red tape and the barriers to trade,” FLi Distribution’s director Colin Williams
Michel Roux: ‘It’s hard to avoid the ‘B-word’ – Brexit – when you look at the situation today’ - https://www.theguardian.com/food/2023/jul/16/michel-roux-brexit-restaurants-food-dynasty-most-talented-chef "British talent can no longer go to Europe and knock on a door and pick up a job, like just about all the Michelin-starred chefs" #BrexitBrokeBritain
Another blizzard of 14 downsides for our ever-thicker dossier recording the impact of Brexit, as we burst past the 1,200 mark
#BBCNews - Fears for Vauxhall Luton van plant's future due to #Brexit #BrexitBrokeBritain
It's slowly unravelling, this Brexit thing. Seems though that the Brexiteers are claiming this is not due to Brexit but how it was implemented. In around 20 years we'll be back where we were in 2016 but weaker and more divided. What a waste
We need more EU workers, admits leading Tory Brexiter - The Guardian https://apple.news/Az7FUEinTQe6c3clAa8CLiw
UK's proposed alt.GDPR will turn Britain into a 'test lab' for data harvesting - https://www.theregister.com/2023/07/06/uk_data_protection_bill/ there goes #DataAdequacy... #BrexitBrokeBritain
Nigel Farage Tells A Lie, part 392038
GPLB: "Farage's bank account closed because he did not have enough money in it, not because of Brexit, BBC reports"
Update: "Response from Nigel Farage [on BBC report] revealing that his Coutts account was closed because he did not have enough money: he says he was never told this himself"
So he didn't know he didn't have enough money? (I know that's not what he meant but still) 😂😂😂
@HeatherMJ I honestly don't think there are any left now.
Also, Tobias Ellwood in the i this morning has realised that Brexit was a mistake, which didn't seem to bother him when it meant he got a cabinet position. 😡
"We must admit Brexit is a mistake and rejoin the single market, says senior Tory Tobias Ellwood"
Latest entry for our long-running Lost Opportunities List
106. EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’: €106 million for 18 new projects for protection, conservation, depollution and innovation.
Meanwhile here in Brexit Britain, it's yet more sewage and endless closed beaches!
Inflation is being driven by corporate profiteering, say experts. But we don't like experts, do we? 🤬
#UKPolitics #Greedflation #BrexitBrokeBritain #CostOfVotingToryCrisis
UK manufacturers warn Brexit is undermining their place in EU supply chains
“Big corporations are risk-averse and now, after Brexit, they see the UK as risky.”
Read more from the Financial Times https://www.ft.com/content/2f99a9c3-5077-4c31-ada4-1987a1ad6921
"Trade bodies warn that additional post-Brexit border checks will pile “costs, delay and disruption” on fresh goods that would “materially contribute towards consumer inflation”.
“UK border strategy will be directly responsible for UK food inflation"
#UKPolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain #Inflation #CostOfVotingToryCrisis
Post-Brexit import checks risk further pushing up food prices – industry group - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jun/26/post-brexit-import-checks-risk-further-pushing-up-food-prices-industry-group sorry, constantly inflated prices is what people wanted - they knew what they were voting for, after all... #BrexitBrokeBritain
It isn't just the lack of fruit and veggies coming into the UK, now you have to be aware of illegal meats, maggot infected, not temperature controlled or safely stored coming in from Eastern Europe. Illegal pesticides and breaking #EU standards coming into #Dover
#GTTO #BrexitBenefits #BrexitBrokeBritain #FoodStandards #ToryBrexitDisaster
B R E X I T B U L L S H I T
Exactly seven years ago today around 17 million people in the UK voted for something so absurd: to make their own nation weaker.
And they were seduced by criminals and con artists like Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the Daily Fail. #BrexitBrokeBritain #Mastodon #UK #BlackMastodon
Brexit was supposed to slash red tape, but it only added more bureaucracy and costs for businesses. The government keeps promising to deregulate, but does the opposite. - City A.M. #BrexitBrokeBritain
Wealth of Nations Index shows ‘exceptional’ drop for Britain
"If we believe that WNI is a better measure than GDP, then this drop by more than 9 per cent within 7 years is worrisome." #BrexitBrokeBritain #BrexitDisaster
Another #Brexit Bonus... For Ireland, which has taken over the UK's role as US gateway to EU. Irish economy will grow 6% next year (top performing economy in Europe) while UK will shrink 0.2%. GDP per head now twice UK's.
British science will not flourish outside EU’s Horizon scheme, academics warn - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2023/apr/09/british-science-will-not-flourish-outside-eus-horizon-scheme-academics-warn you'd have to be pretty stupid to think otherwise - oh, wait, #brexiters *are* that stupid... #BrexitBrokeBritain
Shocking, at last the truth, despite the Tories blaming everything but #Brexit.
"Brexit damage to economy as big as Covid, says OBR"
Increase in small boat crossings caused by no returns agreement after Brexit
New report 'Sea Change on Border Control' shows that "the primary factor behind small boat crossings is the UK's lacking a returns agreement with the EU. This was a consequence of the UK's #Brexit deal"
@13sarahmurphy That it had to be held in secret tells you all you need to know about the debasement of politics and public discourse since the referendum. And given the scenes in Liverpool this weekend, they might be scared of what exactly their rhetoric has unleashed in the real world. #BrexitBrokeBritain #EUForever #UKPolitics #FuckTheTories
2016 - "SOVEREIGNTY!!" (if you're brown, we'll let you drown)
2019 - "OVEN-READY DEAL!!"(whiny entitled threat "I'll take my ball and go home then")
2021 - "BREXIT'S GREAT BECAUSE WE WON VACCINES!!" (they're going to notice soon, sound optimistic)
2022 - "IT'S NOT BREXIT, IT'S COVID AND UKRAINE" (shit, they've noticed, lie even harder)
2023 - REPEAT 2022 (change all the laws so they can't do anything about it)
#BrexitBrokeBritain #FuckTheTories #EnoughIsEnough #SupportTheStrikes
So brexit fans, when Mogg removes EU laws that govern your holiday pay, sick pay, parental leave, hours without a break etc, who will you blame? Because the only reason to do this is to remove your rights. Is the penny dropping yet? #BrexitBrokeBritain
‘Not Actually Very Good’
Britain’s Post-Brexit Trade Agreements with Japan & Australia
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy – two newly-negotiated deals that should have showed off the possibilities of a post-Brexit world.
However, when the Government’s own data is analysed on the performance of the deals, their failures become patently clear. As the Government’s former Environment Secretary has now admitted, the Australia deal in particular is “not actually very good”.