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Old 15-06-2021, 19:00   #1381
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Having said the above, 80% of EU beef imports to the UK come from Ireland.

I would have thought that in the background, there are plans for Australian beef to compete for that market.

Or take over it, i'd rather have beef from a friend than the enemy.
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Having said the above, 80% of EU beef imports to the UK come from Ireland.

I would have thought that in the background, there are plans for Australian beef to compete for that market.


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Great, the EU can simply ban England selling any meat product to N.I. . . . problem solved.

Of course, we'd be obliged to stop importing from N.I. . . . Australia deal here we come
Something I mentioned last week
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Old 15-06-2021, 19:14   #1383
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Or take over it, i'd rather have beef from a friend than the enemy.
Only a complete arse would regard the Irish as "the enemy".

I served with people from both sides of the Border, 10s of thousands of Irish fought with us in WW2, and thousands died fighting for us in WW2.
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Old 15-06-2021, 20:24   #1384
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Only a complete arse would regard the Irish as "the enemy".

I served with people from both sides of the Border, 10s of thousands of Irish fought with us in WW2, and thousands died fighting for us in WW2.
That's me on your shit list then.

See Brexit for details.

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No one's on my "shit list" - getting overly emotional over these thing only makes oneself bitter, and no one else really cares...

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Old 15-06-2021, 22:33   #1386
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No one's on my "shit list" - getting overly emotional over these thing only makes oneself bitter, and no one else really cares...



What a load of tripe.
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Old 15-06-2021, 23:23   #1388
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What a load of tripe.
His quote did describe himself though so not total tripe.
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Old 15-06-2021, 23:50   #1389
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His quote did describe himself though so not total tripe.
... but if he was sarcastic as usual ....

In the meantime, it seems that internal trade on the island of Ireland is beginning to settle down - as in more sourceing of product from the Republic into NI. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/uk_leaves_the_eu

There's no detail in the BBC report as to the nature of the goods being traded south to north, so we can't judge whether or not the Guvmin can let the British Sausage matter drop.

I suspect they won't because of the issue of principle that NI is part of the UK and within its customs territory.

Of course, if that Poots fellow (the one who believes the world is 6,000 years old) doesn't honour the commitment to legalise Irish Gaelic in the North, then the NI government will fail, there will be a new election and the political balance could be altered.
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The Australians have admitted this themselves, and we didn’t get that much from them pre-EEC.

Anyway, even if they do increase our imports from Down Under, we can simply import less from Ireland to compensate if needs be, as has already been pointed out.
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The Australians have admitted this themselves, and we didn’t get that much from them pre-EEC.

Anyway, even if they do increase our imports from Down Under, we can simply import less from Ireland to compensate if needs be, as has already been pointed out.
I really do want to turn the tables on Ireland. I suspect that the Guvmin has that in mind too.
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I really do want to turn the tables on Ireland. I suspect that the Guvmin has that in mind too.
We need to wind back our food trade with the EU as new trade deals come into force, I totally agree with you on ireland.
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The Australians have admitted this themselves, and we didn’t get that much from them pre-EEC.

Anyway, even if they do increase our imports from Down Under, we can simply import less from Ireland to compensate if needs be, as has already been pointed out.

Tariffs have been dropped on Beef/Lamb imports already. I'm sure there's some very happy farmers this morning.
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The Australians have admitted this themselves, and we didn’t get that much from them pre-EEC.

Anyway, even if they do increase our imports from Down Under, we can simply import less from Ireland to compensate if needs be, as has already been pointed out.
Beef farmers in Ireland punch above their weight politically in that country so that's something to watch for the future.
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Beef farmers in Ireland punch above their weight politically in that country so that's something to watch for the future.
Excellent. They can't punch us, only their own perfidious government.

Being realistic, though, with the NI Protocol in force, I can't see beef movements between the Republic and NI being replaced by Australian beef.

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