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Previously on "A terrible politicised article in the newsletter on Brexit"


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  • darmstadt
    Originally posted by CoblersClob View Post
    Apologies. With this I'm not making a point either way about brexit, just criticising the fact that the newsletter article is unnecessarily politicised.
    Hasn't the administrator of this board come out as a Brexiter at one point? I will agree that the article is very crap...

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  • CoblersClob
    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Apologies. With this I'm not making a point either way about brexit, just criticising the fact that the newsletter article is unnecessarily politicised.

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  • BR14
    And another one! -FFS! - MODS!

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  • A terrible politicised article in the newsletter on Brexit

    The first article in the newsletter How Brexit for contractors is shaping up as 2018 winds down is absolutely terrible. It's littered with the authors's biases and political leanings that should have no baring on the content. We don't need political pieces (especially on Brexit!) being included in to what is otherwise a useful service to the contractor community. Leave that for the newspapers.

    The second paragraph goes straight in to assumptions that no-one knows:

    "We do now know, definitively, that the UK is leaving the single market, and we know that free movement (what IT contractors said they wanted), will end"
    None of this is true - no-one has any idea what is going to be the final deal (or no deal!) at the moment.

    The rest of the article is unnecessarily politicised and contains misconstrued facts. A few examples:

    "We also know, because this whole thing, sadly, is about politics not economics, that the EU seeks to punish the UK for having the temerity to have the vote, and decide to leave."
    Are they really?

    "Despite Mrs May’s unsuccessful meeting in Salzburg, the apparent mocking of her dancing by none other than the EU Commission President
    Fact or not, why is this included in the article?

    "contemplating the election of a (neo-Marxist) Labour government."
    I'm not voting for Corbyn, but is this comparison necessary?

    "‘no-deal’ is no such thing, as it will mean the UK operating on WTO terms"
    This is oversimplified and misleading.

    We want information and facts as contractors on how to deal with this situation, not wannabe hacks giving their two cents. The 'Scenarios' section in there is largely what we need to see, not all the other fluff.

    /rant !