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  1. The turmoil is caused by the fact that nobody defined what/how/when Brexit was. 3 years on and we still don’t know. Why? Because we are in uncharted territory- rewriting or, in the case of the UK, reworking the entire constitution with no clear mandatory understanding of what or how or indeed when.
  2. This. Trades in sterling, pays thousands of employees across the EU in Euros and the US in Dollars. This company had many underlying problems, but Brexit was the ‘pneumonia’ that toppled it
  3. Pathetic - you own the bloody problem, don’t run away from the responsibility. Your vote and incessant misinformed campaigning is responsible for this mess. now make sure that your representatives in parliament begin to own their problem as well, because none of them seem to want it.
  4. Tories are tearing themselves apart over this. It truly is a sight to behold, removing some of the most senior, experienced and upstanding members of his party is going to backfire on Johnson in a spectacular way. Ken Clarke alone is incredibly popular with the older vote. Bad decisions all around at the moment...
  5. But the Good Friday agreement and the issues with the border in Ireland were mentioned repeatedly, and ignored as not appropriate by Brexiteers. Just one of many points that were ignored, all of which are coming back to haunt Johnson.
  6. Because there never was any graffiti in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s... I agree we could do without, but ‘these days’ is a nonsense.
  7. BBC reporting that twelve ships isn’t enough to enforce fisheries exclusion zone around Britain. It’s also not enough to enforce the ‘border’ then. Anybody given any of this any thought?
  8. Euhmmm the story is slanted pro-Brexit, debunking the idea that 45,000 cattle will be culled and you still think it is anti-Brexit? Is this where ‘remoaners’ can genuinely say - learn to read?
  9. This forecast model they discuss relies on Foreign Direct Investment, since they wrote this piece FDI has collapsed to the point that it is now negative - ie. UK businesses are investing more abroad than foreign business is investing in the UK. They also refer to ‘19th century trading partners’ hurrah! The world hasn’t changed at all since then, Britain still is an empire! Finding opinion pieces such as this one you cited does little to convey any confidence in Brexit or the economic future of this once great nation. That all said, there will be opportunities for the UK that didn’t exist whilst part of the EU, mainly for the rich to get much, much richer.
  10. I am a manager involved in recruitment. Tell me which clients are interested in ‘where’? In my experience the view you have is outdated. What is the area you recruit for?
  11. As usual there is a massive degree of nuance involved. The Augar review indicated a very different truth - we are telling our kids they have to be superstars to get degrees, therefore killing off the vital upskilling of those less interested in pursuing an academic degree. Again, as a recruiting manager I don’t really care about your degree topic or where you got it, I care about your ability to do the job I have for you. This is true for most if not all recruiting managers I know. Of course this is different for specialised jobs, I’m unlikely to recruit a cataloguer without a proper information science/librarian degree, but whether you got that at Teesside or Sheffield? Nope not interested.
  12. As a librarian - love this, well done hauxwell! If we don't use libraries, they disappear. Never worry about asking a librarian anything, that is what we are there for.
  13. Just want to add some nuance to this - this is an increasingly outdated concept. Employers want to know you have picked up the transferrable skills, the actual degree (at undergrad level) isn't all that important. Critical thinking, communication skills and digital skills are more important than whether you did interpretive dance or geology.
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