Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ireland confronts the first realities of Brexit from the EU
This morning I noted four items from the news headlines all illustrating that nobody, with Britain locked within the EU, is actually looking after the Nation's interests! These were, Amazon, BP oil-spill, HS2 and the EU budget; Other mornings will have different but similar lists.
In Ireland the consequences of the clearly coming UK exit from the EU are at least being considered and planned for as evidenced by this linked article from the Irish Times.
The British people do not wish to stay within the EU, neither do the populations of other large EU nations, France where recession again was declared yesterday shows support via Pew has fallen to 41%. Can Spain and Italy be expected to either long remain?
How can Britain prepare for what is bound to be a crucial and dangerous period with complete incompetents such as Cameron and Clegg shirking individual and Party responsibilities as their prime activities?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
National Self-Delusion & Deceit over the EU May Climax Today
Our Democracy is dead, the machinations over this amendment by our absent PM in the past forty-eight hours is proof enough of that. Cameron (aided by Clegg) has completely castrated the Constitution, finishing the earlier incisions started by Heath, Wilson, Callaghan,Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown.
Europe, as may be read here, or in any of the various languages of Europe's mainstream press this morning, is on its last legs, yet all UK attention is focussed on a Bill giving a theoretical EU referendum in 2017, with a General Election certain to come between now and then, the victors of which, will have no legal nor constitutional obligation to honour whatsoever!
Lies, spin and utter nonsense is all it seems that now counts in the Palace of Westminster!
Monday, May 13, 2013
High-Speed Internet comes to Rural France
Today I will take my existing modem to make the change-over. Past experience with such technology transfers teaches me that all may not proceed as smoothly as has been explained to me or I have planned.
If there are no posts on my blogs, nor tweets on twitter from this user for a while, all is well with me, it is merely my contact with the wider world that has been lost, possibly not such a bad thing as nature is rapidly encroaching upon our homestead at this season of quite phenomenal growth!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Proof Positive that ECOFIN and G7 are Completely Clueless
Picture & caption copied from linked IB Times report also linked below
ECOFIN Chairman and Irish Finance Minister on 12th April ahead of next day's ECOFIN which he chaired, stating Cyprus was stabilised, was not a crisis issue and would merely be mentioned in the normal way.
IBTimes report of this morning, linked here, on the G7 Finance Ministers meeting which opens with the quoted spot on paragraph, proving that when Mr Noonan was making that statement in the video above, Cyprus was in fact facing "near economic meltdown":
Members of the G7 will home in on ways to speed up banking reforms in light of Cyprus' near economic meltdown during today's meeting in Buckinghamshire.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
UKIP can Re-define Politics Just as 3D Printing has Manufacturing!
UKIP, or if that party proves insufficient for the task, another similar, can change politics as suddenly, unexpectedly and permanently as 3D printing with its plastic firearm, looks about to do to manufacturing.
One or two seats, the weekly magazine and the rest of the UK media presently predict for UKIP at the next General Election. What they miss is the fact that the new two party system in Britain is pro-EU versus anti-EU, and at the rate of decline and collapse of the present EU, the anti-side will likely walk it by miles at anytime between now and 2015, unless dissolution of the EU has by then been achieved.
In a first past the post polling election we can see the Labour/Conservative/LibDems lined up against UKIP. Disregarding the EU, with the economic facts and other details of past governing corruption now emerging, how can any of the three main parties really expect any voter, other than their dependents, to ever vote for them again?
Friday, May 10, 2013
Germany Set to Steal the Future Sunshine of France.
Were the French to dedicate their land to solar panels instead of livestock or crops none could complain, but as in the case of Britain's onshore and offshore wind resources - German minds and deviousness seem busily at work behind the costly and ridiculous plans.
The European Commission yesterday approved the imposition of emergency import duties on Chinese solar panels, most likely the opening shot in what may turn out to be a vicious and protracted trade war. Read one report of that decision from here. There can be only one cause for the imposition of such import duties, that being cost! Quite simply they are cheaper! The buyers of the panels are being taxed, which cost will be passed to electricity users in the years ahead, just as is the case with British wind farms!
Why should French electricity consumers be forced to buy higher than market priced panels from Germany, sacrifice arable land for generations ahead and commit to pay higher than necessary electricity charges for the foreseeable future? All of this happening right now, just as Chines import tariffs are imposed, one example is this week being discussed in a neighbouring commune to mine, Ronsenac in the Charente, (my own commune already has its own, smaller such facility) to spread in their case over an area of 70 hectares, that being 172.9 acres?
There is one answer to those questions and one answer only - the EU!
But stating that, clouds what the EU has today become, a means of extending German control over the European land mass, not on this occasion for territorial gain as so often in the past, but for absolute economic control already seen clearly across the UK in the actual ownership of vast assets, also of course through the austerity programmes in Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus and Italy but now too, as this example shows, just now getting underway in France. Greed for money and control from Germany now seem to have become the principle, (almost sole,) driving forces of the European Union, and nothing, not even the risk of a trade war with China, seems capable of stopping it.
Only by ending this EU Project can the nations of Europe resume their role of protecting their citizens though tried and tested means of national sovereignty and democracy. If their national governments remain unprepared to act in their protection, where now may the citizens of Europe look for redress from the constant ripping off through hidden taxes and straightforward economic extortion daily obviously underway?
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Finding a New Tory Leader could set up a contest with Farage
Portillo like Boris lacks the necessary Westminster seat. An early retirement from a sitting MP in a safe constituency might cost at most in ordinaray times a life peerage. These however are far from being ordinary times. For a by-election without UKIP's concurrence would immediately spark a possible challenge from that party, potentially even from Nigel Farage himself!
Mr Farage grows in stature each passing day, see proof on video here.
To avoid such a confrontation the Tories can only look within the party at Westminster and as one must presume a candidate from the Lords would be unacceptable in the 21st Century, leaving few Commons contenders. David Davis has already made his willingness clear but he lacks the track record of solid opposition to the EU which would seem a necessity in these circumstances.
John Redwood another potential candidate without that impediment seems to have lost all fire for a fight as evidenced by his blog diary of late and yesterday's contribution to the debate as in Hansard at 4.3 pm linked here. The concluding paragraph indicated that potential was still there:
I do not want to belong to a powerless Parliament. I do not want to belong to an impotent Parliament. I want to belong to a Parliament that can give redress to angry people outside if we think that they are right. I want to belong to a Parliament that controls our borders. I want to belong to a Parliament that settles our energy crisis. I want to belong to a Parliament that can legislate to finalise who has welfare entitlement and who does not. We are not in that happy position today. That is why I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement that we need a new relationship with the European Union. Bring it on as soon as possible and put it to this House of Commons, because without it this House of Commons is, indeed, impotent.
Looking at the various performances yesterday, Nigel Farage stood head and shoulders above all others in Britain's politics, watch the video linked above!
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Nick Clegg - Happy to leave Britain in Limbo
Nick Clegg wanted the negotiations which set up the Coalition to last for ‘weeks’, a book reveals.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Lord Lawson calls for Britain's EU Withdrawal via early referendum
The Times, carries the first report but cannot be linked as its greed prevents its access from the real world, the Sky News report is here.