Tag: UK

EU Sell-out?

Now the full text of the EU leaving agreement is out it has become evident that once more the people of the UK are being sold out to the EU.

The full text is over 1,155 pages long. Far to long to be scrutinised by the #UK #Parliament before it’s due to vote on acceptance in a few days time but already some very clear and unambiguous anti-UK provisions are glaringly obvious.

First and foremost the UK #fishing industry and coastal communities have been sold down the river.

Under this agreement the UK does not regain control over its own fishing grounds. They remain under the control of the EU, quotas continue to be set by the EU, permitted fishing methods remain set by the EU, types of vessels permitted to be used for fishing continue set by the EU, no legal way of ensuring that EU vessels may be checked to see if they are sticking within the EU set laws. The fishing industry is potentially worth up to £20 Billion (the money currently being made from fishing UK waters) … all this is lost. There isn’t even a provision that fish taken in British waters must be landed at British ports.

What this means in simple terms is that EU states can continue to send super trawlers into UK waters, scrape the seas clean of fish, destroy the environment necessary to spawn new fish stocks and the UK government isn’t even permitted to effectively patrol UK waters to ensure that the rules such as they are being adhered to. And last but not least, if the UK government grows some balls and throws EU vessels out of British waters then the UK has to pay compensation …

Moving on, trade is contingent on the UK adhering the principles of EU human rights legislation. Putting aside for a moment the fact that most European States had no concept of human rights until the legislation was imposed on them by the UK and USA following Germany’s defeat in 1945, there is a clear diversion between what was envisioned by Human Rights legislation and what they have morphed into today. As the UK and the EU inevitably drift apart this clause will grow to be a bone of contention.

And to close this very short little overview, the UK will continue to contribute cash to the largely imaginary EU #military intervention force. Quite why no one really knows

Boris preaching new covid laws

Lockdown fever …

From 00:01 Wednesday 16/12/2020 one of the financial centres of the world and hub of the #UK economy will be shut down in a so called “Tier 3” #lock-down response to the Chinese Plague or #Covid19 if you’d like to be #woke about it.

The UK has been locked down twice already.

Various parts of the UK have suffered various additional restrictions since the beginning of the year.

None of these lock-downs have worked, nor will they ever.

The PCB Covid tests relied upon by the UK government to track the progress of Covid19 are known to suffer from significant numbers of false positives (meaning they say claim there’s a lot more plague than there really is) and tha in turn means that the UK government is making decisions based on figures known to be wrong.

  • Almost each and every #epidemiologist without exception state unequivocally that life will only return to normal once “heard immunity” is achieved.
  • Covid19 immunity is short lived.
  • Every lock-down resets this immunity.
  • Every immunity lock-down therefore prolongs the effects of Covid19
  • All this is known to government

For all this, the government’s magnificent efforts to destroy the UK economy and the overly authoritarian, indeed near totalitarian repression of any any all reasoned debate on the subject The Dormouse names Boris and his cabal of nut jobs “#Morons of the Week”.

Anti Brexit demonstrators

Remainiacs still going strong …

Like it or lump it #Brexit has happened the United Kingdom has left the EU. On the 31st of December 2020 the transition period ends and that’s it no more #UK in the EU … yes, it really is as simple as that.

As a quick reminder on the 23rd of June 2016 despite the millions pumped into the Remain camp by the EU, the vote stuffing in certain inner-city Labour controlled areas, the 24hr a day vote Remain propaganda broadcast on the #BBC, #ITV and #Sky the people of the UK voted to leave the #EU. Since that time we’ve had years of spurious court cases, two faced MPs, the hard-left, Tory “wets” and of course the press trying to undermine the vote. They have all failed.

Four years have since passed and at the end of this month (Dec 2020) the transition period ends. The EU loses all control over the people of the UK and loses access to the £50Billion a year the UK sent in subsidies and the UK faces a brand new day. As of this month trade deals are in place with around 100 countries world wide, the sky has failed to fall in, inward investment to the UK remains high and of course the London financial market remains a world leader.

The EU who send a lot of their exports to the UK have for the last four years steadfastly refused to deal with the UK on any other basis than as an errant child. They have refused to complete a trade deal with the UK (cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face springs to mind) and as this months negotiations have shown they still refuse to regard the UK as an independent sovereign nation. That the main players hate the UK is hardly news, the EU’s forerunner the EEC was formed from the Franco-German Steel and Coal federation set up post war to exploit post-war reconstruction and undercut British industry. Even today attitudes haven’t softened, this is what the German leader the East German trained Angela Merkel thinks of British sovereignty, one suspects that she retains a longing for the happy days of “ein volk ein reich ein führer” to return.

The bottom line is this whilst Europeans and Britains as people may make the best of friends, Europe and the UK as political entities never have been and are unlike to ever be. Politics, economy, morality all conspire against this. Europe is still in love with the idea of inward looking continental Empires, Britain has always looked outwards to the world. There’s more, lots, lots more but that would take us of topic, and the topic is this. The UK has known for the last four years that not only will the UK be leaving Europe the chances of having any sort of trade deal with Europe were at best marginal. If you and your company haven’t prepared for this eventuality then the problem’s yours and yours alone.

And it boils down to this, if you’re one of these #Remainer cranks who thinks that there’s still time to drag the UK under the heel of the EU boot forget it, it’s not going to happen. By now you’ve reached that point in life where you’ve become delusional. Regardless of whether or not you support Brexit, regardless of whether or not you support “No Deal” the reality is that both will now happen. There is nothing anyone can do to prevent this.

Remainers, Brexiteers, supporters of Brexits hard and soft now have one and only one choice ahead of them. It is this, get behind Brexit and work to make it a success or continue to sit in a corner and continue to sulk. One approach is the one favoured by the sane, the pragmatic, the social and those who seek success. The other is the one favoured by the mentally challenged … which one are you?

Substantial

From the OED.
A. adj.I. Relating to size, quantity, solidity, etc.Thesaurus »

 1. Of food, a meal, etc.: ample and nourishing; (in some contexts) large and heavy. substantial, adj., n., and adv. : Oxford English Dictionary (oed.com)

A meal that’s ample is a meal that stops one’s hunger and a meal that’s nourishing is one that provides nourishment. Whether that be the famous Scotch Egg, a three course meal or a packet of crisps. Under the right circumstances all three of these could be #substantial, surely the test is the reaction of the diner.

Has the packet of crisps stopped the diners hunger, does it provide nourishment? Only the diner, not the #police can answer the first point, as for the second the nourishment is printed on the back of the packet. far be it for The Dormouse to tell folks to disobey the law as promogulated by an ever more authoritarian plod but speaks for himself – assuming he can find a publican brave enough to serve him it’s a pint of Best and a packet of crisp please and *&^% the boys in blue.

Stupid #UK #Covid regulations, an occasional column.