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Post by thegrommit » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:06 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... k-tax-rule
Politicians on the Channel island have backed a proposal that married women should have the same income tax rights – and responsibilities – as their husbands.

It means that wives will always be able to talk to Revenue Jersey on tax matters without the permission of a husband.
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Michel Barnier tells Sajid Javid not to 'kid' himself over long-term financial services deal with EU
The Chancellor wants a 'permanent equivalence' deal granting the City of London access to the EU's market for decades
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"I'd like to take this opportunity to make it clear to certain people in the United Kingdom authorities that they should not kid themselves about this. There will not be general, open-ended ongoing equivalence in financial services," Mr Barnier, who is responsible for building the future relationship with the UK, said.

"There will not be negotiations as such on financial services," he said in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, "We will keep control of these tools and we will retain the free hand to take our own decisions."

The EU has shown it is prepared to withdraw equivalence as a political weapon. Last year it froze out Swiss stock exchanges in a bid to force Bern back to the negotiating table over a new treaty.

Meanwhile, European Union governments want the power to suspend any future agreement made with the UK after the negotiation of a new free trade deal as part of its “toolbox” of possible punitive measures against Britain after Brexit.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... financial/
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Google appeals a decision by the European Commission to fine it over shopping comparisons

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Post by Tabajara » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:47 pm

I found this at the imgur.com homepage:

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I found this at the imgur.com homepage:

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/fMBxpD5
melancholyterminator wrote: 11 days, his bubble lasted 11 days, there's something poetic about this

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Post by impar » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:48 pm

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Boris Johnson’s team is talking tough on an EU deal, but it’s all for show
Downing Street’s negotiator has hinted Britain’s priority is to assert its right to abandon EU rules. That doesn’t mean it will
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Could Downing Street be angling not so much for an Australian or a Canadian or a hard or a soft Brexit as for what might be called a cat’s Brexit?

Anyone who has ever opened a door for a cat that is clearly asking to go out, only for the cat to stay firmly put, knows how this one works. Cats don’t want to go out in the rain and get soaked-through so much as they want the option to go out, freely and sovereignly, at any point without the indignity of squeezing through a catflap. From a cat’s perspective too, doors are an insufferable brake on their global ambitions; but once the door is open, it is the cat’s business whether it just chooses to stay in the warm most of the time.

While humans tolerate this behaviour from cats because we love them, however, it’s less clear the EU has the patience.
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https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/2 ... otections/
Just when you think the post-Brexit situation can't get any worse for us poor sods in the UK, another depressing tidbit rears its ugly head. This time, it's news that Google users in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will no longer be protected by GDPR and will instead be at the mercy of the privacy regulations of the United States.
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Re: Of some interest to European members

Post by powerarmour » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 pm

thegrommit wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:44 pm
https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/2 ... otections/
Just when you think the post-Brexit situation can't get any worse for us poor sods in the UK, another depressing tidbit rears its ugly head. This time, it's news that Google users in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will no longer be protected by GDPR and will instead be at the mercy of the privacy regulations of the United States.
To play devils advocate, that's only a downside for the user's perspective, if you're a UK business the lack of GDPR compliance red tape will have noticeable cost/time savings.

(And they'll need it in the bigger picture, mind!)
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Post by thegrommit » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:37 pm

powerarmour wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 pm
thegrommit wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:44 pm
https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/2 ... otections/
Just when you think the post-Brexit situation can't get any worse for us poor sods in the UK, another depressing tidbit rears its ugly head. This time, it's news that Google users in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will no longer be protected by GDPR and will instead be at the mercy of the privacy regulations of the United States.
To play devils advocate, that's only a downside for the user's perspective, if you're a UK business the lack of GDPR compliance red tape will have noticeable cost/time savings.

(And they'll need it in the bigger picture, mind!)
Ah yes, because businesses, who already have lots more resources, need more ways to exploit consumers.
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Re: Of some interest to European members

Post by Tabajara » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:20 pm

powerarmour wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 pm
thegrommit wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:44 pm
https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/2 ... otections/
Just when you think the post-Brexit situation can't get any worse for us poor sods in the UK, another depressing tidbit rears its ugly head. This time, it's news that Google users in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will no longer be protected by GDPR and will instead be at the mercy of the privacy regulations of the United States.
To play devils advocate, that's only a downside for the user's perspective, if you're a UK business the lack of GDPR compliance red tape will have noticeable cost/time savings.

(And they'll need it in the bigger picture, mind!)
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