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And now he's backtracking on what he said to Putin (in public) about the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election. According to Trump he (Trump) "mis-spoke".

This is what Dawlish town council's planning committee has to say: : RESOLVED unanimously by Members present and voting that this Council recommends REFUSAL of this application due to the environmental impact on habitats (which have not been assessed), the visual impact on the surrounding area, pressure on existing drainage and sewage 3 systems, access concerns, possible noise and light ...

And as for the past week.......well!

“Nearly 80 percent of British food imports come from EU member states and if no trade agreement is struck Britain and the EU would have to treat each other as WTO members. As an EU member, Britain pays no tariffs on the 20 billion pounds a year of food it imports from elsewhere in the bloc, but after it leaves the default option would be to levy standard tariffs set by the World Trade ...

17 Jul 2018

Because many of us eat/drink produce that comes in from the EU which is not/cannot be grown or produced here. And if we go out of the EU with no deal and go on WTO tariffs it will all cost a lot more post March 29th 2019.

17 Jul 2018

Attention all entrepreneurs! You know we have Christmas hampers........... well............I reckon there just might be a market for Brexit hampers. All full of EU produce bought before next March 29th and then given out to friends and neighbours just as the clock strikes 11.00pm on 29.3.19.

And to refer to the original post. Why does anyone think that we will do great trade deals with the US? Trump is a protectionist.  He has already started to impose import tariffs. Any trade deals he does he will have to 'win'. That is what seems to drive him. "America First".

17 Jul 2018

Yes I know and the point I am making is that it is highly likely this will increase if we import American processed foods. Not all people have the financial means to make a choice. They will eat (as they do now) what they can afford.

Seems like it isn't only me who sees a possible looming food shortage. A no-deal Brexit survival guide: what food to stockpile | Politics | The ... https://www.theguardian.com/.../a-no-deal-brexit-survival-guide-what-food-to-stockpile 5 days ago - With news that the government is planning to stock up on processed foods in case we ... A no - ...

Hasn't the US got an obesity epidemic? Might it be something to do with the food that they eat and how it is produced/what is in it? " an influx of cheaper, ultra-processed, high-sugar American foods will no doubt come with higher obesity rates" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2018/jul/12/a-no-deal-brexit-survival-guide-what-food-to-stockpile

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