Thursday, 14 February 2019

Blind Brexit parcels

Yes, that's what we're dealing with now, dear reader(s). Blind Brexit parcels! How has it come to this? 'Who says we're dealing with blind Brexit parcels, boss?' Who do you think? 'Er ... Jinksy?' That's right, Voice. Jinksy.

UK retailers who source their stock in China have missed the final surface shipping dates to ensure their products will arrive in the UK before Brexit, warns ParcelHero. And what price maple syrup or biltong as shipments to and from Canada and South Africa also pass the point of no return?

Eh?! What on earth is biltong?! 'Bill Tong? He's Pete Tong's brother.' No, no. Let me Google it. Give me a minute ... / Oh, it's meat. I'm a vegetarian, man. They can keep their bloody biltong, whoever's sending it here.

UK retailers and traders who source their products from China for resale in the UK/EU are now faced with the prospect of ordering products 'blind' - without knowing if there will be extra duties to pay by the time they can be sold - warns the international delivery specialist ParcelHero.

Well, it's all part of the sunlit uplands, no doubt. I think Ford are threatening to move production out of the UK, too.

The online parcel price comparison site is warning that the thousands of Chinese-produced products and components shipped from China to the UK every month by sea will arrive too late for resale into the EU before May 29th: Brexit D Day.

"It's putting UK sellers in an impossible position, not knowing if their goods will still be competitive or face punitive new tariffs," says ParcelHero's Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT. "How can they be expected to place future orders under these conditions?"

That's a good question!

And British exports and imports with key markets such as South Africa and Canada will now not have time to be loaded, shipped and delivered to their buyer in time to avoid the impact of a no-deal Brexit, reveals David. "That means, should the UK crash out of the EU with no deal, the EU's hard-won trade agreements will no longer apply to British goods, which will face significant new tariffs under WTO rules."

Christ! What a shitshow! / Okay, okay. Thanks, Jinksy. / There's more of it, reader(s), a lot more ... but we don't really want more, do we? Maybe we should just bury our heads in the sand.


Anything else? I fancy listening to a bit of music. Cortez The Killer by Neil Young. This is one of his three best songs, I reckon. The other two being Powderfinger and Like A Hurricane.

I've finished reading Life on Tour with Bowie by Sean Mayes. I really liked it, although it's more about Mayes than Bowie. That's all right. / Oh, it seems that Coco never left Bowie's side. She went literally everywhere with him, all the time, and did practically everything. I think I will need someone as devoted as that to look after me. However, I'm not accepting CVs yet.

That's enough music, kook(s). Just Cortez. I'm not really in the mood this morning. Actually, I've hardly watched TV all week, not even late at night. I'm really starting to see my paradigm shift now. And the beautiful thing is, it doesn't require any willpower. You've just got to reprogram yourself. [I suppose I've attached pleasure to obsessive work, and pain to goofing off.] I've lost count of how many times I've listened to the Vance/Musk audiobook.

Okay, okay. Have a nice weekend!