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Thread #167690   Message #4053499
Posted By: DMcG
19-May-20 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Subject: RE: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
"he DIT said the new regime would get rid of some of the complexities of the EU system, would involve rounding down tariffs and would get rid of all tariffs under 2%.

It provided a list of goods that consumers would see come down in price as a result of zero tariffs: These included:

dishwashers (down from 2.7%);
freezers (down from 2.5%);
sanitary products and tampons (down from 6.3%);
paints (down from 6.5%) and screwdrivers (down from 2.7%);
mirrors (down from 4%);
scissors and garden shears (down from 4.7%);
padlocks (down from 2.7%);
cooking products such as baking powder (down from 6.1%), yeast (down from 12%), bay leaves (down from 7%), ground thyme (down from 8.5%) and cocoa powder (down from 8%); and
Christmas trees (down from 2.5%)."

Who said this government doesn't do detail? Presumably the civil service has been worrying for months about padlocks. And we all know our biggest expense at Christmas is the tree.