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    Beer from Burkina Faso. It's nice, just don't look too closely at the lumps in it.

    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top...exit-1-6228161

    No lie is too far fetched for them is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Beer from Burkina Faso. It's nice, just don't look too closely at the lumps in it.

    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top...exit-1-6228161

    No lie is too far fetched for them is it?
    Havenít tried beer from Burkino Faso but have tried Nigerian Star - nice taste but horrendous headaches ; rumoured to be from the preservatives in it. Used to drink it 4parts beer to 1 part sprite/seven up to take the edge off.


    Bottled Nigerian Guiness tastes nothing like the real black stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by John63 View Post
    Haven’t tried beer from Burkino Faso but have tried Nigerian Star - nice taste but horrendous headaches ; rumoured to be from the preservatives in it. Used to drink it 4parts beer to 1 part sprite/seven up to take the edge off.


    Bottled Nigerian Guiness tastes nothing like the real black stuff
    Beer has a percentage of it's flavour defined by the water used in it's manufacture. Lagos water can be "interesting" unless things have improved in the last 20 years. There's no real beer brewing tradition in Africa so I wonder where the cheap beer is going to come from? Tim Martin's imagination I suspect. We already drink far eastern beer and it isn't really any cheaper. Beer prices are mostly tax anyway. Maybe it is really just unicorn piss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Beer has a percentage of it's flavour defined by the water used in it's manufacture. Lagos water can be "interesting" unless things have improved in the last 20 years. There's no real beer brewing tradition in Africa so I wonder where the cheap beer is going to come from? Tim Martin's imagination I suspect. We already drink far eastern beer and it isn't really any cheaper. Beer prices are mostly tax anyway. Maybe it is really just unicorn piss?
    Is there currently an EU import tariff that will no longer apply?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    Is there currently an EU import tariff that will no longer apply?
    For beer, about 9p per litre is the EU set minimum tarrif. So individual governments can set their own higher tarrifs.

    The UK Duty rate is about 95p per litre for both UK brewed and imported (there are some different rates depending on size of brewery and strength etc)

    So Tim will have to get the UK government to reduce Duty rate to get his profits up. Maybe his mate and our future president Lord Garage will help him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    Is there currently an EU import tariff that will no longer apply?
    On African beer? Possibly. I think there are free trade agreements with all the major countries where beer brewing is prevalent and the beer drinkable (John is right about Nigerian Guinness).

    Tim Martin is a serial liar like Johnson. Also most beer in the UK is brewed in the UK as there are huge multi nationals like AB Inbev based here that brew "foreign" beers locally. This is common practice due to the weight and transport issues of shipping beer (hence Nigerian Guinness). I doubt that removal of import restrictions on beer would have any fundamental difference in it's retail price.

    If anything it's more likely that the UK will impose restrictions on imports in a desperate attempt to promote UK business as well as providing a small amount of leverage in the future trade talks with potential partners. If we go the "full Minford" and remove all import controls why would anyone want to do a trade deal with us? Whatever shit it is they want to sell us they will be able to do so. It's already cheaper to buy stuff direct from China on eBay than buy in a shop or from a UK based website.

    As everyone understands in order to buy stuff you must earn money to pay for it. So to pay for imports you need to have exports or foreign income from overseas investments. The UK financial sector is a revenue generator in respect of foreign currency. If we lose that then the pound will go profoundly down the shitter, Zimbabwe style. Taking London out the EU looks as if a significant amount of activity will move out to reflect the need to be in the EU for Euro transactions. Perhaps not the fabled "cliff edge" but the scree slope analogy I have posted up many times before. If the pound goes down then imported beer will be more expensive not cheaper. Martin is lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    Is there currently an EU import tariff that will no longer apply?
    Scotland and Wales both have (or plans for) minimum price per unit on booze, iirc Wales were working on 50p per unit of alcohol.

    Ironically the main objection was from Portugal, who argued it was anti competitive for their exports.

    Damn EU.

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    Wouldn't it kind-of make sense to choose a conservative (but not rabidly pro-brexit) MP to head-up a post vote-of-confidence government? That way the conservative MPs wouldn't be voting to bring down their own party and everybody else would just be voting for a short continuation of the party which actually won the last election but with a guarantee of at least asking for an extension.

    Too easy, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Martin is lying.
    A Brexshitter lying? For shame! Say it isnít so.
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    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John63 View Post
    Haven’t tried beer from Burkino Faso but have tried Nigerian Star - nice taste but horrendous headaches ; rumoured to be from the preservatives in it. Used to drink it 4parts beer to 1 part sprite/seven up to take the edge off.


    Bottled Nigerian Guiness tastes nothing like the real black stuff
    Nigerian Guinness probably includes sorghum like the Jamaican variety. Ruins a good beer in my opinion.
    Sorry, I don't mean to divert this thread into something interesting.
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