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Sneaky things getting through under the brexit wire....

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OK, here goes with another controversial thread grimacing

What non-brexit policies/travesties have our glorious members spotted being shoved through under the carpet while everyone's concentrating on the brexit farce ?

I'll start with the latest round of Crown Post Office closures, which no-one is making much of a fuss over, most moving into WHSmiths poop

 

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Hello @Projectionist 

 

This is a technique used by Governments for years.  

 

Crown Post Offices ~ I am trying to remember the last time I saw a Crown Post Office in a normal

day to day situation and it was in the late 1980's

Police Stations ~ the last time I saw a Police Station was about 10 years ago. Don't know where to go for one, honestly.  I live in a large market town. Last year I wished to call in at the place where it normally was (it still has the sign over the building saying Police Station) what I saw was a iron bars and a locked building with a dirty old phone with call this number on which didn't work.  We are now abandoned.

Citizens Advice Bureau ~ gone from our Market Town thought I'd call in to ask where there was a police station!

Council Offices ~ planning etc. ~ relocated 12 miles away.  Even the re-located Council Offices have been closed and further relocated about 30 miles away and covers an enormous County under one roof. 

I only tend to find out when I go and find  a notice and locked doors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Not controversial at all @Projectionist but fact!

 

What I have noticed, and some outside of my area:

 

Rural Post Offices: closed - residents don`t even have the "benefit" of a local W H Smith`s with service.

 

Citizen`s Advice Bureau: closed - nearest one is miles away and appointment necessary.

 

Council Offices - for advice on Council Tax & Housing Benefit: gone.

 

Hospitals: increased waiting time at A & E beyond government guidelines; parking charges for visitors.

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Two-tier nationality: Making all people born in Northern Ireland (NI) "British" by default - they are entitled to be either British, or Irish, or both (dual nationality).  Which they choose to be is up to them, but a Northern Ireland Irish person loses access to certain EU rights and privileges as a result of this particular example of sneakiness, whereas his non-NI-born cousin from the Republic of Ireland retains the rights/privileges. 

 

Actually a bit closer to Brexit that one, now I think on it. rage

 

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Interesting comments / information above

 

My town's post office is in Sub-Way food outlet 

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Gosh @Anonymous that's novel😊



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3rd runway at Heathrow Airport - On 25 June 2018, the House of Commons voted 415-119 in favour )

There is also talk of a Terminal 6 disappointed_relieved

So much for commitment to the environment see_no_evil

Oh, and let's not forget Universal Credit

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Under the Polish Potatoes Order of 2004, it is illegal to import potatoes from Poland - this is not a joke and I am not making this up - so after Brexit, will they still be banned and will we have to watch where our potatoes come from?

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