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The shipless shipping contract and other dodgy Brexit business
#11
(09-01-19, 11:18 AM)Ajda Slovenia Wrote: Update on Shipless Pizza Ferries:

Chris Grayling’s defence of the Seaborne Freight contract was the most risible thing I have ever heard said in the House of Commons (8 Jan 2019)
It takes a great amount of political skill to defend the transparently indefensible, and Grayling has absolutely none
The satirist concedes defeat when he has to deploy what is known in the news business as a “straight intro”, but once again Chris Grayling has got the better of us so, with a real sense of sadness, here goes...
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/chr...18121.html
Big Grin

Okay - Britain is officially bat-shit crazy! Can we just have them sectioned before they actually hurt someone?  Big Grin
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#12
Apart from shipless pizza companies, Brexit is also great for consultants:


Britain’s £75M Brexit bonanza for consultants (9 Jan 2019)  Big Grin  
The government has out-sourced key Brexit work to a range of consultancy companies.
The U.K. government holds contracts with nine different consultancy companies worth £75 million in total to carry out work on Brexit, according to documents published Wednesday.
International firms including the Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company and Ernst & Young were among successful bidders in a wide-ranging tender, in April, for "consultancy support for EU Exit," the documents published by the Cabinet Office reveal.
https://www.politico.eu/article/britains...nsultants/
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#13
(09-01-19, 09:45 PM)Ajda Slovenia Wrote: Apart from shipless pizza companies, Brexit is also great for consultants:


Britain’s £75M Brexit bonanza for consultants (9 Jan 2019)  Big Grin  
The government has out-sourced key Brexit work to a range of consultancy companies.
The U.K. government holds contracts with nine different consultancy companies worth £75 million in total to carry out work on Brexit, according to documents published Wednesday.
International firms including the Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company and Ernst & Young were among successful bidders in a wide-ranging tender, in April, for "consultancy support for EU Exit," the documents published by the Cabinet Office reveal.
https://www.politico.eu/article/britains...nsultants/

This Brexit-thingy isn't half saving Britain some money... it won't be long and they'll be into negative taxes  Big Grin Big Grin.
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#14
Seaborne Freight trials first ferry crossing from Ramsgate


https://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/...e-freight/
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#15
and here is the Director of the Port of Calais, who has met with Grayling.

He is not impressed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=356&v=Ibtp44ov0pY
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#16
(10-01-19, 12:45 PM)Ramier Wrote: Seaborne Freight trials first ferry crossing from Ramsgate


[size=17.8777]https://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/seaborne-freight/[/size]

That's great news - I'm so relieved to know everything is taken care of now.

Just one question: as Seaborne's terms and conditions supposedly are copy-pasted from a Pizza delivery service does that mean that the recipient gets his order free of charge if it arrives more than half an hour after the agreed time? Big Grin Big Grin
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#17
I would like to bump up this thread, and point to my prediction that logistic and regulatory problems are about to start to bite - and they already have, even before Brexit:

The mayor of Oostende (Ostend) and the councillors of Ramsgate, the ports between which the Pizza Ferry Line was supposed to run, have both stated that one, their ports will not be ready to run a ferry by March 29th, and that, two, they are not sure why no one even bothered to consult with them about this idea, seeing how they are their ports and their cities, and their road networks that Pizza Ferries and Grayling write shitty fanfic, erm, I mean, government contracts, about.

Moreover, the mayor of Oostende appears reluctant to prepare the port without financial reassurances that the city won't be out of pocket if the Pizza Ferries crash and burn and are unable to pay for any work done. Considering it's UK we are talking about, I am not sure they'd be able to offer him such reassurances, seeing how the course of brexi to real money isn't looking too well lately, and the country routinely talks about non-payment of its international obligations (aka 'the Brexit bill' as they refer to it).

'Impossible' for Seaborne's Brexit port to be ready for March (Ostend)  BBC, Jan 8, 2019

Ramsgate 'can not be ready' for Brexit ferries (Ramsgate) BBC, Jan 6, 2019

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Ashtaret, stop crashing into the Predictions thread - it is just for entering on your prediction about what will happen of B-day, NOT for debates! Please read the opening post there:
http://debateuncensored.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=101&pid=507#pid507
If you do it again, you will be deported to Global Britain on B-day where you will have to eat tinned food only.  Wink
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(11-01-19, 11:56 AM)Ashtaret Wrote: I would like to bump up this thread, and point to my prediction that logistic and regulatory problems are about to start to bite - and they already have, even before Brexit:

The mayor of Oostende (Ostend) and the councillors of Ramsgate, the ports between which the Pizza Ferry Line was supposed to run, have both stated that one, their ports will not be ready to run a ferry by March 29th, and that, two, they are not sure why no one even bothered to consult with them about this idea, seeing how they are their ports and their cities, and their road networks that Pizza Ferries and Grayling write shitty fanfic, erm, I mean, government contracts, about.

Moreover, the mayor of Oostende appears reluctant to prepare the port without financial reassurances that the city won't be out of pocket if the Pizza Ferries crash and burn and are unable to pay for any work done. Considering it's UK we are talking about, I am not sure they'd be able to offer him such reassurances, seeing how the course of brexi to real money isn't looking too well lately, and the country routinely talks about non-payment of its international obligations (aka 'the Brexit bill' as they refer to it).
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[url=https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46799136]'Impossible' for Seaborne's Brexit port to be ready for March
(Ostend)  BBC, Jan 8, 2019

Ramsgate 'can not be ready' for Brexit ferries (Ramsgate) BBC, Jan 6, 2019

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Ashtaret, stop crashing into the Predictions thread - it is just for entering on your prediction about what will happen of B-day, NOT for debates! Please read the opening post there:
http://debateuncensored.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=101&pid=507#pid507
If you do it again, you will be deported to Global Britain on B-day where you will have to eat tinned food only.  Wink


It is worth mentioning that any trucks bound for Ramsgate from London would share the M2/A2 with Dover-bound vehicles as far as Canterbury. After Canterbury they would be on the same road as those vehicles going to the truck park at Manston Airport. I can't see this working
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#19
Grayling is now refusing to answer questions about this particular fiasco
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po...54351.html
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#20
(30-01-19, 05:29 PM)Blackbeard's Ghost Wrote: Grayling is now refusing to answer questions about this particular fiasco
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po...54351.html

Can't think why... Big Grin
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