My Word, The Curajus State is incompetent, who would have thought it…..

We are nowhere near these systems in so many areas it’s just ludicrous to think we can exit the EU in April 2019.

But I think it may be worse than that. After forty years of being in the EU I think we may find that the demand of creating independently what was previously possible only because it was shared may be insurmountable, as well as being beyond the capacity of our economy because the costs will be so great.

At sometime this realisation will dawn. Then, as I said in a tweet yesterday, someone in politics is going to have to realise that we just can’t leave the EU: it’s simply not technically and economically possible for the UK to replicate its systems, let alone in any way that gives us anything but a massive diseconomy of scale.

Those who would rule us are insufficiently competent to even negotiate our way out of a treaty.

But, still, of course, they should have greater power over our lives.

22 thoughts on “My Word, The Curajus State is incompetent, who would have thought it…..”

  1. After forty years of being in the EU I think we may find that the demand of creating independently what was previously possible only because it was shared may be insurmountable, as well as being beyond the capacity of our economy because the costs will be so great.

    Some examples would be great. Hey, even one example. Even a shit example which can be refuted by an eight year old child.

    Imagine, the fifth largest economy in the world, with centuries of stable government behind it, will be unable to do things that places such as Mexico, Australia or Peru can do. His arguments are ridiculous.

  2. it’s simply not technically and economically possible for the UK to replicate its systems, let alone in any way that gives us anything but a massive diseconomy of scale.

    Again, examples.

  3. But wouldn’t there have been the same issues when countries became independent after the USSR split up? Wouldn’t Latvia, Georgia, Uzbeks etc. have had to find ways to do things independently that was once done collectively from Moscow?

    Wouldn’t it also have been true when various countries got independence from a colonial master – the US, Canada, Oz, Ireland, NZ, India etc. leaving the UK, ex-colonies of the French, Dutch etc. doing the same? Or the break up of the former Yugoslavia or the old Austro-Hungarian empire, or the Ottoman empire?

    They seemed to adapt and manage it – despite having been probably further integrated and over longer than 40 years.

    Why should it be so hard for the UK?

  4. How *did* the UK manage pre-EU?

    How *do* Australia and Canada manage it?

    Answers on a postcard to Royston Ely.

  5. ‘as I said in a tweet yesterday’

    Simultaneously pompous and pathetic, he is almost the perfect cipher for the modern British leftist public intellectual.

  6. Great news! The Fair Tax Mark has added another 2 marks during the 5 months since the 3 year start period. One is a hippy cafe, the other is another accountant, great to see the 3rd accountant getting on board.

    Check out their website for the latest information on the Budget (2006) or how to save some tax in the 2000 tax year before IR35 comes in.

    http://www.achillesaccountancy.co.uk

    More up-to-date, I note that turn over is less than 70K, aren’t registered for VAT, but the husband and wife owners aren’t pulling out the over 200K of shareholder funds. Surely not using a limited company to save on their tax bill?

    The FTM is way beyond a joke.

  7. It’s not like the EU actually does stuff. Rather they tell member states what to do. I think our lot can manage to do that all on their own. Personally I would prefer it if they all buggered off. But getting rid of one lot is at least a start.

  8. This it-can’t-be-done-cos-it’s-too-complex is increasingly standard Remainiac propaganda. Of course it can be done; but the (often minor) details will take perhaps a decade to resolve fully.

    If the Remainiacs believe their own propaganda, then they should confess that they knowingly took the UK into a union from which there was no exit – ever.

    And that sounds rather like a form of treason to me.

  9. “Simultaneously pompous and pathetic, he is almost the perfect cipher for the modern British leftist public intellectual.”

    Well put. Though the final word should be in scare quotes.

    Dicky Tater cannot imagine anything beyond his own mental horizons: if he can’t conceive of x, then x is impossible. From his egotism and his socialist fantasies, he has constructed elaborate defences against reality.

  10. Surely an accountant has a professional duty to act in his clients best interests, so if something is legal and even a standard practice they would be obligated to advise their clients, regardless of if the FTM thought it was immoral.
    If that’s the case what is the point of an accountant having a FTM, can’t see come to us we will help you pay more tax being a great selling point.

  11. @interested “Simultaneously pompous and pathetic, he is almost the perfect cipher for the modern British leftist p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶c̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶e̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶u̶a̶l̶.̶
    Nail on head (though stretching definiton of intellectual).

  12. if the state cannot manage or finance Brexit, why is Murphy not using this to argue for his twin aims of more tax and more money printing?

  13. My guess is that what he is really saying is that we can’t leave because he will lose his EU funding if we do….

  14. I find it hilarious that PSR blames the hollowing out of UK government competence to the Con-Dem election win of 2010. We can easily deduce why he was made to take a pay cut: the guy is under-qualified to flip burgers. Maybe Arnald is now deemed too clever to be Tater’s chief brown-nose?

  15. I occasionally come to have dealings (low £££ involved though, sadly) with fairly hefty businesspeople from furrin. Mostly Americans, but others too.

    Lots of them seem convinced Brexit won’t happen, can’t happen, is impossible to happen. But if you look at the media that is likely to reach them, and screen out messages from other sources, that is pretty much what they are being told by their corner of the commentariat.

    I wonder – don’t have any clue, really – whether Brexit has yet been priced properly into the markets. It certainly doesn’t seem to have been priced in yet with all business decision-makers. At this stage, Brexit looks all but inevitable to me and I think there is a serious collective failure among a large sector of the press and news media to report this clearly, particularly to foreign audiences.

  16. Very odd, I’m certainl the Shops Office & Factories Act 1963 existed before we entered the EC. As did the Clean Air Act 1956. I’m also fairly certain the Paid Holidays Act 1938 also existed without assistance from the EU. My eyes have been opened, I never knew we had no workers or environmental protection legislation before the EU. I must have imagined it all.

  17. Ritchie is getting worried about the loss of his EU grant!

    However, he will be 60 when we leave the EU so presumably he’ll get his pension then. Sadly I don’t think he will be retiring….

  18. Interested said:
    “Simultaneously pompous and pathetic, he is almost the perfect cipher for the modern British leftist public intellectual”

    Also pro-EU, claim to be internationalist and opposed to “insular” “nationalist” Brexit types, but actually incredibly ignorant about the way other countries do anything.

    As others have said, other countries manage without the EU. New Zealand (population & GDP less than a tenth of ours); South Korea (about 80% the UK’s population and GDP); Chile (a third our population, GDP a fifth), all manage to be independent and to negotiate with the rest of the world without the EU to help.

    Hell, even Jersey (pop 90,000?) manages to design its own laws (often better than us) and negotiate international agreements.

    He’s convinced that the UK does everything wrong, but displays an amazing lack of knowledge of the world outside Norfolk, and a staggering lack of intellectual curiosity about it.

  19. “… but displays an amazing lack of knowledge of the world outside Norfolk”
    Far from it. He hitched up his wagon,holstered his trusty calculator & alone apart from his faithful hound, headed for the wide horizons of unexplored…Cambridgeshire.

  20. Noel Scoper

    Cheers for that – haven’t seen him post on it in a while so my guess is it had been doing quite brilliantly!

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