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jendan

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So everything seems to be being cancelled or delayed, and Brexit been well and truly pushed aside, cant be any talks going on at all currently.
Should we...…well you know...….just kick it down the road a little more

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Not just kicked down the road,but kicked into orbit.No way will it be going ahead now.
 

yin ewe

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EU, what EU? Haven't heard much from them recently and when a proper crisis (one that can't be kicked down the road) arises it's every man for himself.
 
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Mek

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EU, what EU? Haven't heard much from them recently and when a proper crisis (one that can't be kicked down the road) arises it's every man for himself.
What is it you want the EU to do.? If they involve themselves in a country’s internal politics they are criticised and if they don’t they are criticised. The UK is no longer a member of the EU so hardly surprising you haven’t heard much from them.
 

Ncap

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And the UK has confirmed it will NOT be participating. In the past it was so successful EVERY participating country got EVERY item they requested. (And, FYI, some 50% of world's ventilators are made in Republic of Ireland.)
Blue passports, eh?
 

runny egg

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Great they are calling for something to be done, how long has this been going and now they want to start discussing things, meanwhile in the UK several firms are about to start making thousands of respirators
This was about collaboration and working together to beat CV and recover from it by sharing resources where possible and adopting a blanket approach. The UK don’t want to get involved, not sure that’s a good idea but hey ho. Perhaps if we were really that clever we would have acted a month ago on respiratory equipment. As for respiratory equipment, Italy has twice as many ICU beds per pop than the UK, so with it probably more respiratory equipment. As with TFF, I’m sure the uK and the EU are prioritising health over Brexit.
 

br jones

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This was about collaboration and working together to beat CV and recover from it by sharing resources where possible and adopting a blanket approach. The UK don’t want to get involved, not sure that’s a good idea but hey ho. Perhaps if we were really that clever we would have acted a month ago on respiratory equipment. As for respiratory equipment, Italy has twice as many ICU beds per pop than the UK, so with it probably more respiratory equipment. As with TFF, I’m sure the uK and the EU are prioritising health over Brexit.
By my reckoning ,12000 beds at least for the illness ,have been made available in the lasr 14 days
 

robs1

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This was about collaboration and working together to beat CV and recover from it by sharing resources where possible and adopting a blanket approach. The UK don’t want to get involved, not sure that’s a good idea but hey ho. Perhaps if we were really that clever we would have acted a month ago on respiratory equipment. As for respiratory equipment, Italy has twice as many ICU beds per pop than the UK, so with it probably more respiratory equipment. As with TFF, I’m sure the uK and the EU are prioritising health over Brexit.
Whereas they all stopped selling each other masks etc so now big brother has had to step in and pretend they are all in it together.
Of course big Gordon Brown wants a world government to sort cv out , of countries need to work together to fight it but every countries first duty are to it's own citizens , hard circle to square
 

stewart

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Whereas they all stopped selling each other masks etc so now big brother has had to step in and pretend they are all in it together.
Of course big Gordon Brown wants a world government to sort cv out , of countries need to work together to fight it but every countries first duty are to it's own citizens , hard circle to square
The circle is very easy to square, Countries working together to halt the virus are also helping their own citizens. It is a concept that those of an individualistic disposition find hard to understand.
 

robs1

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The circle is very easy to square, Countries working together to halt the virus are also helping their own citizens. It is a concept that those of an individualistic disposition find hard to understand.
Countries working together is very different from world government and giving various NGOs power over individual governments. The governments in the EU are all doing their own thing, the only thing they seem to agree on is that they want to mutalise the cost also known as Germany pays
 

Farm buy

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It shows that they are irrelevant in reality, in a real crisis governments will take control of their own borders/finances etc, without any consultation with the EU.
Your point seems to show that each country is in controll of its own borders and policies and not being dictated by the EU
 
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138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

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In this special issue of the Potatoes Podcast we will discuss the impact of Coronavirus on the Potato Markets. A fresh update on how Covid-19 has resulted in an increased demand on the retail market, while the chipping market has suffered the hardest hit. The uncertainty of the current situation will force businesses to...
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