Brexit Arms - Out with the old and in with the new

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time4chocolate Fri 20-Dec-19 12:16:54

It’s time again for another Brexit Arms thread to see us into Christmas and beyond.

Well what a week it’s been!!

Boris has now completed his first week and he’s been busy. New conservatives have been sworn in, the Queens Speech yesterday shows promise (aware that the proof of the (Xmas) pudding is in the eating) and Boris’ Deal is going to be voted on today with the results being around 3pm I believe.

Meanwhile, on the other side all four wheels have definitely fallen off the red bus and were very nearly joined by a garden gate and a car door. Oh dear!!

Anyway, I have added a few more Christmas decs to the pub and popped the fairy back on the tree (it took a nasty tumble)

We are now good to go.
Cheers all 🍷🍷

Ps. If anyone wants to volunteer for outside catering that would be👍🏻

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SingingLily Sun 19-Jan-20 21:25:45

31 January 2020?

Bring it on!!!

SingingLily Sun 19-Jan-20 21:25:14


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SingingLily Sun 19-Jan-20 20:49:55

Ahh, good times...

DustyDiamond Sun 19-Jan-20 20:46:50


TheGhostOfEpicPast Sun 19-Jan-20 20:45:40


time4chocolate Tue 07-Jan-20 16:38:32

You are all too kind 🥰😘

Onto the next thread we go😊

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XingMing Tue 07-Jan-20 15:53:38

Thanks to Time4 and a rousing chorus of

"For she's a jolly good fellow" (three times), "And so say all of us"

DustyDiamond Tue 07-Jan-20 14:21:06

Thank you Time4 for your fabulously attentive hosting 😘😂😂😂

See yous all on the next thread....! 🍷


SingingLily Tue 07-Jan-20 14:16:56

Thank you to our esteemed Landlady, time4chocolate, for her hospitality over the Christmas season. She leaves the books in good order, the finances stable, the pantry well-stocked and there are agreements in place with all our suppliers to ensure the smooth ongoing delivery of food and drink for the foreseeable future.

Here is the link to the new thread. The kettle is on...

The Brexit Arms: Are We Nearly There Yet?  🇬🇧🚗↩️🇪🇺

scaryteacher Tue 07-Jan-20 13:26:45

Off in about 10 days to collect dh's new obsession from the NL and seeing friends in belgium, then home for the final unpacking push. Finally got shot of the last of the moving firm's just need to hit the storage unit.

SingingLily Tue 07-Jan-20 12:21:11

No one's volunteering, are they?

Oh all right, I will - unless you want to arm wrestle me for it, in which case, I already give in.

SingingLily Tue 07-Jan-20 12:19:29

Scary, hope your journey goes smoothly. It's one I've done a fair few times although not recently so I'd be interested to hear.

Dusty, if only the ballot papers included photos of all the candidates...

Coppersulphate Tue 07-Jan-20 12:18:31

Love it, Dusty, it's the best yet.

TheGhostOfEpicPast Tue 07-Jan-20 12:11:26

gringringrin Dusty!

scaryteacher Tue 07-Jan-20 12:09:10

Fat The signage at Dunkirk has been evolving over the past year, as has the access and exits from the area around the ferry. I've left three different ways in the past year when I've arrived at Dunkirk en route to our then home in Belgium. Lots more fencing up, and the access into the terminal changed as well. Having taken two trucks to and from Belgium to UK last year prior to moving back, I'm sticking to the car from now on.

time4chocolate Tue 07-Jan-20 12:00:23

Dusty that’s a corker😂😂

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DustyDiamond Tue 07-Jan-20 11:54:44

Was a bit bored so did this in honour of Our Becky's leadership bid...

FatFredsFriedEgg Tue 07-Jan-20 10:47:19

Will report back in a week or so how it looks going in and coming out.

It won't be any different, for trucks at least. As long as we leave 'with a deal' any new border arrangements don't come in until after the transition period - so 2021. It's business as usual for imports and exports until then.

Calais was ready for 'no deal' last March, with new facilities and detailed instructions for hauliers.

scaryteacher Tue 07-Jan-20 10:15:08

Those signs have been up at Dunkirk for a while Lily. Will report back in a week or so how it looks going in and coming out.

SingingLily Tue 07-Jan-20 07:48:57

Forgot to post this yesterday. It seems that Calais is ready for 31 January.

I think they are determined that Rotterdam will not pinch their crown. Or their business.

SingingLily Tue 07-Jan-20 07:42:24

😂🤣 Never occurred to me, Dusty, but you are correct of course.

Do you suppose he's doing it as a personal sacrifice to spare the new Glorious Leader? Or did he just want to rival Tony Blair's long goodbye and farewell tour and didn't realise the implications of the date?

DustyDiamond Tue 07-Jan-20 07:07:07

Morning all brew

If the new leader is to be announced on Saturday 4th April, does that mean Jezza's last PMQs will be on April Fool's Day?!

A metaphor for his time as leader, and a top piece of trolling if so...!! 😂😂😂😂

SingingLily Tue 07-Jan-20 07:00:45

Morning, all,

Parliament reconvenes today. The Labour Party has set the leadership rules and will announce the winner on 4 April - 63 days after we legally leave the EU - and so until then, it will be up to Jezza to continue his merciless grilling of the government at PMQs, while the leadership hopefuls watch and learn.

Today’s complimentary breakfast tray offers cheese or cheese and ham toasties - just the thing for a dark January morning. Please help yourselves.

Kettle’s on ☕️☕️☕️

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