British exports to the EU countries fell by 40% in January (compared to the previous year).

Who'd have thunk it? 🙄

That 40% figure, in combination with the effects of covid, is a portent of a coming catastrophe. The EU was the UK's largest export market. The Lockdown is probably just masking a terrible economic collapse.

However, it gets worse, a lot worse.

Scotland is a small country which has to exist economically by having strong exports (and we have always *had* strong exports).

Here are the figures for some of Scotland's strongest food export sectors:

fish & shellfish down 83%
meat down 59%
dairy down 50%

EU exports in general down 63%

@tsturm @fitheach Sadly, we can't rely on the people of the UK to make wise choices.

@fitheach @tsturm I personally don't think the Brexit referendum was democratic, due to the way it was set up.
And while we're on the topic, I don't think FPTP is democratic either. To my mind, it is the root of all evil.

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That's an amazing coincidence! I'm currently watching "The Root of All Evil" (1947) starring Phyllis Calvert. Very good it is, too.

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@fitheach @tsturm Thanks for the tip! I just watched The Razor's Edge, and tonight it's Gilda. I've seen them both before, but I never mind watching a good movie again.

@wim_v12e
Gilda is great, one of my favourites. Glenn Ford and George Macready are both great in the movie, but the standout is Rita Hayworth, of course. Rita was also at her most gorgeous in this film.

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@fitheach @wim_v12e @tsturm well you Scottish peoplehave a reputation of stubbornly doing your thing so maybe you make it :)

@fitheach @wim_v12e @tsturm tough I'm not certain if that reputation is only created in movies. Are you?

@wim_v12e @tsturm

"Men go to bed with Gilda, but wake up with me."

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