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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 am

↑ Update:
Settled Status app - Data privacy

Axel Antoni made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

Dear Home Office,

I am writing to you regarding the Settled Status application process especially relating to the information provided in the EU Exit mobile phone app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

Under “Privacy policy” the app provides the following information:
“We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas.”

Please provide the following information:

1) Please confirm whether privacy policy only refers to data provided in specific “EU Exit” app or also to data provided during the subsequent online/paper application process. If not applicable to the subsequent process please provide wording of relevant privacy policy.

2) List of all organisations (public and private sector) involved with storage, transfer and processing of data provided during the settled status application process.
Rest of the letter: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-838331

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:51 am

Grayling defends giving Brexit ferry contract to company with no ships

LONDON (Reuters) - The transport secretary has defended awarding a 14 million-pound contract for shipping goods after Brexit to a new ferry company that owns no ships.

The government last week awarded three contracts to charter extra ferries to ease congestion if the United Kingdom fails to secure a trade deal before leaving the European Union in March.

The smallest contract was won by Seaborne Freight, a British business that has never previously operated a ferry route, raising concern about whether the new service would be ready.

“I make no apologies for supporting a new British business,” Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told BBC radio on Wednesday. “We have looked very carefully at this business. We have put in place a tight contract to make sure they can deliver for us.”
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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:43 am

Assets worth 800 billion pounds to shift from UK to EU due to Brexit - EY

LONDON (Reuters) - Assets worth nearly 800 billion pounds are being moved from Britain to new financial hubs in the European Union ahead of Brexit, consultancy EY said on Monday.
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EY has been tracking the Brexit plans of 222 financial firms since Britain voted in June 2016 to leave the EU. In its latest update to the end of November 2018, it said that 80 firms are considering or have confirmed relocating assets and staff.

The latest estimate from EY says that 800 billion pounds in assets would move, a fraction of Britain’s 8 trillion pound banking sector.

Frankfurt Main Finance, which promotes the German financial centre, has said it expects 750 to 800 billion euros of assets to transfer there alone, largely during this quarter.

Around 2,000 new European roles have been created by financial services companies in response to Brexit, with Dublin, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Paris the most popular locations, EY said.

Forecasts of hundreds of thousands of UK financial jobs moving to the EU have not materialised, and the Bank of England expects about 4,000 jobs to have moved by March 29.

“Whilst roles will no doubt move from the UK, many firms are only moving those employees deemed essential and are hiring locally given the expense of relocation,” Ali said.

Moves so far would be only the “tip of the iceberg” if there is a no-deal Brexit, EY said.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:54 am

if there is a no-deal Brexit
Big fucking if.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:08 am

To be honest, I feel more secure predicting NFL games than predicting exactly how this mess will coalesce into the inevitable mess it will be. [That is a prediction.--Ed.]

Damn!

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Re: Brexit

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:43 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:34 am
Curry? Where in the EU is it from?

I do not believe this story.
It's the fall in the value of sterling and staff shortages they're complaining about. The first is definitely due to Brexit, the second may, (but probably won't), be alleviated by it.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:26 am

Theresa May says no Brexit more likely than no deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal as Tuesday's key Commons vote looms closer.

She will use a speech on Monday to warn that Parliament is more likely to block Brexit than let the UK leave with no deal.

Mrs May will add that trust in politics will suffer "catastrophic harm" if the referendum result is not implemented.

Labour has vowed to table a vote of no confidence if Mrs May loses.

Its leader Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would vote against the deal and would start moves to trigger a general election if it is voted down.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46856149

Where's their spirit of adventure? :roll:

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:46 am

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Re: Brexit

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:16 am

So today's (Tues.) supposed to be the big vote, no?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:24 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:16 am
So today's (Tues.) supposed to be the big vote, no?
Yep: May faces crushing Brexit defeat despite last-minute plea to MPs . :mrgreen:

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Re: Brexit

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:41 am

Should be fun.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Giz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:54 pm

Ayes to the right. 202
Noes to the left. 432

Stuck in the middle with EU

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Re: Brexit

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:57 pm

So is May out yet?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:05 pm

No. I don't think this means May is out, at least for another year unless Tories want to roll the dice on another general election. The last time they did that, the results were bad. As far as being challenged for leadership in her own party, she just survived a leadership challenge a couple of weeks ago so that can't happen again for at least a year.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Giz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:06 pm

We'll find out tomorrow. There is a no confidence vote.

However, it looks like she might win that one. .. leaving the country up a creek, neither wanting to head upstream nor down, but deliberately throwing away the paddle.
(However, on March 29 they get swept downstream regardless )

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Re: Brexit

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:58 am


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Re: Brexit

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:05 am

General questions about the UK system and "no confidence" votes and such:

If the Tories just choose a new party leader why must they also have a general election?
How long is it possible to go without a general election even if all is copacetic (unlike the US regular as clockwork system)?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Skeeve » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:28 pm

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Anything new since yesterday?
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Re: Brexit

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Current polling suggests May will survive the confidence vote which puts everyone back to square one: either agreeing on "some deal" that no one agrees on, or having a "hard Brexit."

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Re: Brexit

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:39 pm

They could also postpone it or cancel it.

I think she will survive the motion of no confidence. Then, who knows what they will do next. Jazz hands?
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