You remember we were promised workers rights etc were safe after Brexit

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  1. Sco

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    You can scrap GDPR as much as you want. But, if you (as a business or other organization including the government) store any personal data of any EU citizen in your computer systems you have to comply with it. Doesn't matter if you are in the EU, in the UK, in the USA or elsewhere in the world - you have to comply or face some particularly massive fines if you get it wrong. (20 million Euro or 4% of global takings).
     
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    GDPR interpreted and utilised correctly would have had no ill effect on track and trace whatsoever.
     
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    Plenty of GDPR opt-outs to allow government departments to share data with contractors already - Capita and the likes. I'd guess that the contract wasn't configured correctly to allow that data transfer, so PHE had to say no (or face large fines).
     
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    I always said what worried me more that leaving the EU, was our governments ability to manage the departure and more importantly our country beyond the EU to become credible in our countries position whether that be manufacturing, services, jobs, energy etc etc
     
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    Fair comment. But May's compromise deal with the EU would have respected worker protections if Corbyn had committed Labour to support it. Given that he favoured brexit anyway, and it would have kept May on as his opponent, he bogged up pretty majorly there.
     
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    He's a t***
     
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    I said that at the time and it would have split the conservative parliamentary party,we wouldn't have had the current PM and mess. Corbyn was a disaster for the Labour party and the country.
     
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    I watched a programme a while back and the Icelandic were laughing at how we eat what they deem to be the 'crap' of the cod and put it in batter, but it works (worked) well if we eat the bits they're not keen on and vice versa.
     
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    So depressing that Brexit has actually happened. It was stupid from start to finish, and now those who voted for it will never admit that it was a mistake.
     
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    Always a weird one for me when people think the government is an enabler of tax avoidance. Though probably indicative of the conspiracy theories people lap up from Twitter. If these people knew the first thing about tax policy and avoidance they'd realise how stupid they sound.
     
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    Yeah , mind I'll hold fire till its on a reliable source.
    The 'Inependent' is as bad as the Daily Maily, just in the other direction
     
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    Let's not forget that it was the likes of Starmer that pressured Corbyn towards a pro-EU stance. Had it noy been for their antics at conference, there might well have been a Labour Leave on Socialist terms policy adopted by Corbyn.
     
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    It's tempting to think so, but I think we'd have seen May toppled anyway and Corbyn then outflanked by the 'not real Brexit' crew on one side and the Lib Dems on the other. The lunatics had already taken over the asylum by that point.

    I really don't think there was a winning stance at all, apart from maybe if you go all the way back to 2016. Labour could have immediately accepted the result and pushed for a Norway/Switzerland style exit while it was still fresh in people's minds that the Leave campaign had given this as one of the options.

    Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing!
     
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    Its from an article on Conservative Home. You can read the original.



    "Then there are the regulatory barriers – everything from planning restrictions that inflate the cost of housing to staff ratio rules that give us the most expensive childcare in Europe. I could fill a longer article than this one simply by listing them. Consider, as just one subsection, the EU laws we can now disapply: the Temporary Workers’ Directive, the REACH Directive, the End of Life Vehicles Directive, the droit de suite rules and other regulations that hurt London’s fine arts market, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, chunks of MiFID II, GDPR, the bans on GM."
     
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    Erm...

    I don't the Government themselves enable tax avoidance. It is, however, public knowledge that certain members of Johnson's cabinet have offshore trusts and bank accounts of which they are beneficiaries. I wonder why that could be?
     
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    Already happens.
     
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    You either like your job or trapped in it,lots in same boat
     
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    I get that, but it’s still only one bloke spouting off on Twitter
     
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    Its a Conservative peer writing for Conservative Home. This isn't a fringe tweet, but is written on a website owned by Lord Ashcroft and intertwined with the Tory party.
     
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