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Re: O/T EU Referendum
Brian O'Neil 22 December, 2019 01:43
The UK are the single largest foreign investors in the US, we just don't shout about it. As one very informed person said some years back " we had to sell the yanks a lot to pay for ww11 and we are now in the business of buying it all back. That is fact and reality.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 22 December, 2019 09:55
The pound is weak against the dollar, U.K. rich pickings for the Yanks. Perhaps the U.K. will invest in itself. Why is Donald so upset with the Russian gas pipeline? Maybe a smoke screen to pretend he isn’t in bed with Vlad.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 23 December, 2019 10:17
Good on Gary Neville for standing up to racism which has been a major part of Brexit, give Farage a knighthood? ffs this country is more divided by hatred now than I have ever known. Great Britain yir havin’ a laugh.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
That's Mr Kilby To You 31 January, 2020 16:22
https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.trHHny1RUs33KE8q2zCGHgHaEX&pid=Api&rs=1

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Brian O'Neil 01 February, 2020 01:12
We have won a battle, the war is yet to be won. Do not leave the field. Blair Adonis and Soros et al will not give up easily."The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" Thomas Jefferson. In the meantime this comment in the Telegraph, Peter Stott 1 Feb 2020 1:04AM

If you don't step up to the plate and deliver proper Boris, we'll fry you in your own butter, LOVE BURNLEY.
well said Peter Stott.



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Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 08 February, 2020 09:41
Well done Brexiteers you have freed yourself from the unelected, now we have Dominic Cummings and Bojo’s dad running our country, great victory.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Brian O'Neil 10 February, 2020 01:49
I am gonna prescribe you some optimism pills. Be that little train, Ithink I can .......I know I can.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 12 February, 2020 18:12
Drugs are for mugs, so I’ll stick to alcohol thanx.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 12 February, 2020 18:40
Norton motorbikes brum brum

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 15 February, 2020 20:52
Boris to get the Chinese to build HS2? The Poles won’t be happy🙂

Re: O/T EU Referendum
That's Mr Kilby To You 19 February, 2020 16:38
Have you got your ticket booked for the two year conference on the Future of Europe Jilted?

Quote:
Claire Fox MEP
"I have enjoyed my first fortnight back as a civilian after my temporary stint as an MEP. Along with other Brexit party representatives, we had one job, and we did it. I am rather proud of my modest contribution to bringing democracy home.

Looking back at my experience as an MEP, there are lessons worth noting. I had assumed that a gathering of 700 or so MEPs from all around Europe, would, at the very least, provide a fascinating exchange of views from an international perspective. But the parliament operates through artificially federalised political groupings; behind closed doors the leaders of each grouping carve up who gets to speak, for how long (typically 60 seconds), and in stage-managed terms.

Topics for discussion are similarly preordained, prescribed by legislation initiated elsewhere. There are few opportunities for actual free discussion, so very few listen to each others’ speeches. The chamber is regularly empty save for a lone voice and the chairpersons. Interaction is reduced to a formulaic blue card system for asking questions, which in too many debates are ruled inadmissible due to time restraints and fiat. No wonder the parliamentary chamber is only full when voting takes place; because financial penalties operate if you don’t turn up for a minimum number of votes per year.

But it’s not just the technical process that so deadens debate. Without accountability to voters back home, the atmosphere is one of a feudal court with MEPs forced to vie for favours. Interactions with other organisations are often confined to professional lobbyists. European civil society and NGOs that petition for favours and influence for their special interests are often themselves funded from EU coffers. This creates a system of patronage that encourages self-reinforcing group-think and a cloying sycophancy.

It has to be said that one of the most impressive aspects of the parliament are the brilliant unsung translators, who ensure that whatever language you speak, you are understood. Ironically, the Lingua Franca is jargon and bureaucratic wokeness. Everyone bangs on about diversity except diversity of opinion. So whatever is being discussed, the outcome must always be further and deeper integration into the EU project. And while it is estimated that EU sceptics now represent a quarter of seats in the European parliament, a behind-the-scenes cordon sanitaire has been erected by the main political groups to ensure they are shut out of positions of influence.

One issue that is likely to shatter the consensus has been Brexit. There was a strange atmosphere in the European parliament in the weeks leading up to 31 January. Not quite the end of days, but there’s no doubt Brexit got everyone thinking about the future. A mood of jolting reflection was prompted by the knowledge that if the UK can survive – even thrive – outside the EU, Eurosceptic public opinion in some other member states could also grow.

The shift was reflected in a distinct change in attitudes to Brexit party MEPs. Regardless of winning the European elections and the support of millions of British voters, during our seven-month tenure the majority of mainstream MEPs from the other 27 member states were almost universally disdainful.

But in the final weeks, that hostility ebbed away. (Admittedly, amongst the UK Remainer contingent it got worse and more vicious). When we arrived, it was common to hear Europeans trotting out the line that the British public had been duped (and probably regretted their decision), or that the British working class and the UK was on the brink of fascism.

Lib Dems and Labour MEPs of course fanned the flames of these untruths, while Brexit party MEPs worked hard in committees and parliamentary plenaries to counter this misinformation and appealed to fellow democrats across Europe – and there are many – to make the case for national sovereignty and the defence of democracy.

So it was lovely that, towards the end, so many MEPs – from left and right and from countries right across the continent – approached me, shook my hand and wanted to chat.

It seems the inevitability of Brexit helped them relax a little. Some complimented our group for making them see another side of Brexit. Others admitted that while disagreeing with us, they admired our dogged coherence as a group. Many found our contributions well-informed and useful. One MEP said he and colleagues had been plotting together on how to make the spirit of Brexit come alive in other countries across Europe. Another said she was determined to take inspiration from Brexit party speeches to try and kick-start a livelier debate in what is a dull and technocratic institution.

One thing we can be sure of is that Brexit will leave its mark on the EU. Indeed, the European Commission’s proposal for a two year-long conference (that’s right, a two-year long conference!) on the Future of Europe is specifically designed to counter the damaging impact of a “Brexodus”.
In my final session at the Strasbourg parliament it was surreal how almost every contribution referred to the “lessons of Brexit”, and stressed the alienation of EU institutions from rank and file citizens throughout the continent

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Brian O'Neil 20 February, 2020 02:48
That was a very interesting and enlightening read. The Eu is a road to a violent and disastrous past but they are blind to the future.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
Jilted 22 February, 2020 09:51
[quote That's Mr Kilby To You]Have you got your ticket booked for the two year conference on the Future of Europe Jilted?

No but now we are out of the EU I will have to buy my next British passport made in Poland by a French/Dutch company😀

Any way here’s what Boris had to say...
[m.youtube.com]

Maybe he will be found dead in a ditch as he helps build flood defences for his new found friends in t North.

Re: O/T EU Referendumeaki
Jilted 01 March, 2020 19:30
Quote:
That's Mr Kilby To You
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Jilted
Bloody foreigners coming here and building walls.
Perhaps if the Scots had rolled over to the Romans like those in the south, we’d be typing in Italian.

What a shame that the world has been denied the chance to savour the culinary delight of deep fat fried spaghetti (Sm13)

Maybe we will eat spaghetti now Cummings mate has given two fingers to British fishermen and farmers.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
That's Mr Kilby To You 03 March, 2020 16:40
You’ll be alright Jilted, still plenty of neeps and tatties to go round with a bowl of oats for afters grinning smiley

If the EU is so keen to protect its farmers' why does it impose such high environmental and welfare standards on them, which drives up costs, but allows tariff free trade with countries like Tanzania, where there are no such constraints. This makes imported meats and crops cheaper than those grown within the single market.



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Re: O/T EU Referendum
fulledgelad 29 March, 2020 04:44
Quote:
Jilted
Norton motorbikes brum brum

Triumph(ant)

Re: O/T EU Referendum
fulledgelad 07 April, 2020 01:36
Quote:
Jilted
[here’s what Boris had to say...
[m.youtube.com]

Maybe he will be found dead in a ditch as he helps build flood defences for his new found friends in t North.

Re: O/T EU Referendum
ManhugFrame 07 May, 2020 23:53
Quote:
Brian O'Neil
We have won a battle, the war is yet to be won. Do not leave the field. Blair Adonis and Soros et al will not give up easily."The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" Thomas Jefferson. In the meantime this comment in the Telegraph, Peter Stott 1 Feb 2020 1:04AM
If you don't step up to the plate and deliver proper Boris, we'll fry you in your own butter, LOVE BURNLEY.
well said Peter Stott.

Certainly correct. The Europhiles still plan to sell us down the river and hand over our military to be controlled by the EU.

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