How has Brexit affected daily life in the UK?

Mr. Brown

KICK THAT NIGGER BITCH OFF THE PLANE!
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How much money is no longer going to the Brussels circle jerk? And has it been re-allocated to pay for 11 year olds to troon out?
2016 NHS budget when Boris stood in front of the bus:
£136.9 billion

2021 NHS budget (the first one Boris set as leader):
£148.7 billion core funding + £63.4 billion Covid funding

I'll let you do the maths but they are getting a lot more than the £350m extra a week. Even before the coof the NHS was getting £394m extra per week than in 2015/16.

We've just given the NHS over £200 BILLION and we have record number of people on waiting lists. 13 million waiting for healthcare out of a population of 65 million.

NHS Cornwall just suspended all operations because they have 40 covid patients.

We have more hospitals than covid patients and we have the NHS telling us they can't cope after being given the most funding they have ever had. Let's stop clapping the NHS every thursday like fucking drones and take down the shitty "thank you NHS" stickers off your car and demand better from them.

The NHS is a leaking bucket, it's completely dysfunctional and needs massive reform NOT more money. If it was a horse it would be shot. People need to stop treating this as a church and recognise that it's a government organisation. No one paints "Thank you Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency" murals on their fucking house do they? When will we finally tell the NHS to fuck off.
 

Fish Fudge

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It hasn't made any difference whatsoever.

Experiencing zero food shortages, deliveries are all still on time. Lots of cafes, restaurants and shops have shut down - but that's all due to various lockdowns / shift to online shopping. Companies that had resilience against lockdown were generally fine, or experienced an increase in business. People are struggling to hire people for shit-tier jobs, that seems to be a global issue.

Politics is all kinds of fucked, but not sure Brexit is the catalyst there. Gender-obsessed weirdos, commies and two parties that don't really know what what they stand for anymore will kinda do that on it's own.

UK Police are worthless faggots, nothing new there - on the same trajectory they've been on for the last decade, Brexit didn't really make a difference.

People talking about HGV driver shortages because of Brexit, when mainland Europe is experiencing a near-identical shortage. Weird.

We were way more effective (by months) at distributing the vaccine than the EU was. People hated that.

I was 50/50 on Brexit right up till the final hour, and I legitimately can't remember which way I voted. Drives everyone nuts, couldn't give a shit.
 

teriyakiburns

Party like it's 1848
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People talking about HGV driver shortages because of Brexit, when mainland Europe is experiencing a near-identical shortage. Weird.
The shortage has been there for a long time, but the single market allowed a certain amount of driver arbitrage, which hide the full extent of the problem. The issue was changes to the working time directive for drivers, which changed how their working hours were counted; rather than just counting hours driven, it counted any activity they did around the truck, including loading supervision, inspection, breaks, a bunch of other stuff. Turned barely profitable runs into net losses. That and a bunch of other regulatory requirements, which were only imposed because various european governments couldn't control illegal immigration, drove (heh) a lot of experienced drivers out of the market entirely. It turned it into a constant churn of new drivers, who work for a few years and then leave in disgust.

I looked into getting an HGV license about 10 years back, but I was advised to not bother by a friend, who had been a driver until fairly recently at that point. He said the pay wasn't worth destroying your health over, and the risk of being shopped for something entirely beyond your control wasn't worth it either.

Brexit blocked the driver arbitrage across one of the busiest routes in the market, revealing the systemic problem and forcing the authorities to confront the problem head-on. It's leading to some actual change now, including wage increases and - hopefully - better hours. Funny how that works.
 

JustStopDude

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It's far too early to see the full affects of Brexit because the trade barriers haven't been applied. The EU just keeps allowing the UK to ignore their agreements because it favors them. The UK is importing more than ever from the EU, meanwhile British products are subjected to import controls so they can't compete in the economic zone. It will be more interesting in the next year or so when the UK is actually forced to abide by their international agreements.

Right now, the UK is illegally allowing EU products in without custom checks. So all it will take is like China, the US, Japan, etc to file a complaint with the WTO and the UK will face serious economic sanctions unless they either quit the WTO or apply the trade barriers required by their withdrawal agreement.

Brexit basically hasn't really happened yet other than the loss of freedom of movement.
 

Mr. Brown

KICK THAT NIGGER BITCH OFF THE PLANE!
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It's far too early to see the full affects of Brexit because the trade barriers haven't been applied. The EU just keeps allowing the UK to ignore their agreements because it favors them. The UK is importing more than ever from the EU, meanwhile British products are subjected to import controls so they can't compete in the economic zone. It will be more interesting in the next year or so when the UK is actually forced to abide by their international agreements.

Right now, the UK is illegally allowing EU products in without custom checks. So all it will take is like China, the US, Japan, etc to file a complaint with the WTO and the UK will face serious economic sanctions unless they either quit the WTO or apply the trade barriers required by their withdrawal agreement.

Brexit basically hasn't really happened yet other than the loss of freedom of movement.
You're completely incorrect.


Imports from the EU is down 21%.

3.Trade of goods with EU countries​

Imports of goods from EU countries, excluding precious metals, fell by £14.0 billion (21.7%) between Quarter 4 (October to December) 2020 and Quarter 1 (January to March) 2021, while exports fell by £7.1 billion (18.1%). These falls were consistent across a number of trading partners, such as Ireland and Germany.
 

JustStopDude

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Lol okay. What a surprise, the UK government says that what it is doing is working swimmingly.

Again, we need to see the results when the actual Brexit requirements are applied. The UK is not applying import controls in violation of the Brexit they negotiated.

The UK hasn't separated from the trade union yet. So it's moot to discuss it's effect until it does.
 

celebrityskin

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They left the on 31st Jan 2020 (God times flies) and the transition ended in December. It was never really given a chance since the WuFlu fucked the economy mere weeks after the leaving date.
 

Falcos_Commisar

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May 18, 2020
2016 NHS budget when Boris stood in front of the bus:
£136.9 billion

2021 NHS budget (the first one Boris set as leader):
£148.7 billion core funding + £63.4 billion Covid funding

I'll let you do the maths but they are getting a lot more than the £350m extra a week. Even before the coof the NHS was getting £394m extra per week than in 2015/16.

We've just given the NHS over £200 BILLION and we have record number of people on waiting lists. 13 million waiting for healthcare out of a population of 65 million.

NHS Cornwall just suspended all operations because they have 40 covid patients.

We have more hospitals than covid patients and we have the NHS telling us they can't cope after being given the most funding they have ever had. Let's stop clapping the NHS every thursday like fucking drones and take down the shitty "thank you NHS" stickers off your car and demand better from them.

The NHS is a leaking bucket, it's completely dysfunctional and needs massive reform NOT more money. If it was a horse it would be shot. People need to stop treating this as a church and recognise that it's a government organisation. No one paints "Thank you Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency" murals on their fucking house do they? When will we finally tell the NHS to fuck off.
Ahaha most Brita fucking WORSHIP the NHS so in a way it's the actual Church of England.