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    Brexit boom: EU panic as companies flee bloc for bright ...


    BREXIT Britain's future could prove to be vastly profitable for UK industries according to one expert.




    Think Tank Director for The Bruges Group, Robert Oulds, argued Britain's
    Brexit future looks bright. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Oulds claimed companies that have resided in the EU will leave in favour of operating out of the UK. He added an individual UK would be very appealing to foreign investment as the EU struggles with a multitude of problems.


    Mr Oulds said: "What we will also see is more companies fleeing the EU for the UK. "We have already seen how Unilever wants to take its headquarters outside of the Netherlands into the UK. "There are car companies that want to shift their production from Spain to the UK."


    Mr Oulds reiterated that Britain had great potential outside of the European Union. He said: "One thing I have always maintained through this campaign is that Britain outside of the EU would attract more foreign investment than inside. "Brexit will simply be a boom to our economy. "We will see that wealth flowing out of the European Union as companies flee the debt crisis in the EU."


    The Brexiteer highlighted some of the reasons the EU would be less attractive to foreign investors over the next few years. Mr Oulds said: "Companies fear the debt crisis in the EU, the massive unemployment, the lack of economic opportunities there. "There is also the high regulation for a competitive United Kingdom that if we do not sign this agreement with Brussels the UK would be free to compete. "The UK would be able to make our own rules and make our own trade agreements. "We would be able to run our economy to our best interest, not in the interest of Brussels."


    Mr Oulds also took aim at the European Union for the manner in which they have conducted themselves during the Brexit trade talks. He insisted that the European Union's demands are too high and Britain should remain firm and not agree to them despite threats of a no deal. He added that the EU is used to getting their way in trade talks but Britain was determined not to give in.




    Brexit boom: EU panic as companies flee bloc for bright ...


    05 X 2020.



    No Deal is best for the UK.

    No one can run your life, home or business better than you.

    Beyond the ‘doom and gloom’ the UK will survive and thrive. Will the EU?

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    What in cod’s name is Macron up to picking a fight on fishing with Britain as Brexit deal closes in?



    With a long-awaited Brexit agreement looking likely, President Macron has jeopardised any agreement by saying the UK position on fishing is “unacceptable.” As history has shown, upsetting the Brits over fish is an unwise move.



    A frenzied weekend of telephone diplomacy proves that a Brexit deal is alive and well – which some never doubted – although one man’s ego could prove the final undoing of this most cack-handed of negotiations. And it’s not, as you might immediately think, British PM Boris Johnson, but his counterpart from across La Manche, President Emmanuel Macron. Like the irritatingly vain types we all know, who cannot help casting an admiring glance at their own form if they spy their reflection in a shop window, the French leader finds it impossible to resist any opportunity to seize upon a little foreign grandeur if the chance arises. And when opinion polls show 60% of French people
    disapprove of their leader, then what does he have to lose?



    Understand that, and you can see where his threat to throw a spanner into the Brexit works at this week’s European Union leaders’ summit comes from. At yet another critical point of these seemingly interminable negotiations, and with both sides agreeing that a deal before the deadline is do-able, Macron has chosen to declare that the British position over fisheries is “unacceptable.” Macron wants to keep the status quo for French fishing fleets, some of which rely on British waters for 75% of their catch. Instead, the UK is offering renegotiated, time-limited rights. It’s not enough for France. After all, Macron has 2,100 miles of mainland coastline to look after as well.




    The French say that while failure would be an undesirable outcome, they will let Brexit talks collapse rather than make unreasonable concessions. Ouf! You can imagine Macron’s fellow EU leaders smacking their foreheads in exasperation. That’s why BoJo was on the Berlin hotline at the weekend. Having already spoken with Macron, he needed the cooler head of Angela Merkel to rein in the French president’s rampaging ego. On Thursday, we will find out how that worked.



    This is not new territory. The argument surrounding access by European nations to UK fisheries has been poisonous since day one. As the UK’s chief negotiator, the late Sir Con O’Neill, said of the 1972 talks with the then-European common market, “The question of fisheries was economic peanuts, but political dynamite.” Nothing has changed since. The reality is that while accounting for a fraction of the economic activity in the UK, generating just 0.12% of GDP and providing employment for a mere 0.1% of our 33-million strong national workforce, the assumed importance of British fisheries is way out of proportion. You could understand if all the fuss was over something we actually wanted.



    But most of the fish eaten in the UK is imported. All that cod in our chip shops? We import 83%. Haddock? 58%. We only catch 5% of the cod and 7% of the haddock that we mostly coat in batter, deep fry and wrap in paper on a Friday night.



    But if herring is your dish – which it is in Norway and the Netherlands – then UK fishermen will sort you out, exporting 93% of what they net, along with most of the mackerel and sole they land as well. Overall, the UK exports 80% of the fish it catches and imports 70% of all that it eats.



    And then you have the twisted reality that we’re not even the biggest fishermen in our own waters. In the five years to 2015, a Scottish study found that more than half of the fish and shellfish landed from the UK’s 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone by EU boats was caught by non-UK boats. Yet somehow, the British fisherman is mythologised as a model of independent self-sustainability, providing work and food for strongly self-reliant local communities while competing against foreign super-trawlers that threaten their livelihoods under the protection of the malevolent European Union. But mess with the myth and you are denying the existence of a particularly British romance with the seas. President Macron is au fait with that. It’s why he has pushed the fisheries button to make his presence known.




    Boris recognises that special relationship too. It’s why he waved a smoked kipper around on stage at a Tory conference, having just assumed the premiership from Theresa May. It showed his attachment not just to that breakfast favourite, but to the fisherman myth, of brave souls in their sou’westers hauling in nets laden with British fish as waves crash on a freezing deck and horizontal rain stings their faces, risking their very lives as they fight to eke out a living from the unforgiving seas. It is great PR imagery and when you start adding other emotive issues like sovereignty, ownership of territorial waters, declining employment in British coastal towns and an imbalanced common fisheries policy implemented by an overbearing Brussels, you can see how the heat around the issue intensifies, despite the economic truths.




    And that is a huge advantage for Boris in this Brexit endgame. Mess with the fishing myth and there’s no telling where the UK may go, a stand of which most of the EU member states are aware. Macron may be fishing for a better overall EU outcome here, but his ego and desire to make an impact have led him to make a novice’s choice of bait and tackle for an end to this epic struggle. For any chance of landing a better fisheries deal than what Britain is prepared to give up, then it’s not just worms and hooks required, but as Captain Quint would no doubt suggest, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”




    What in cod’s name is Macron up to picking a fight on fishing with Britain as Brexit deal closes in?
    13 X 2020.


    EU MUST behave as it does with the UK Brexit to deter other countries from leaving: - Italy, Holland, France, Denmark and Greece could well be next. It’s all orchestrated. It can’t appear easy or others will follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagdmesser View Post
    EU MUST behave as it does with the UK Brexit to deter other countries from leaving: - Italy, Holland, France, Denmark and Greece could well be next. It’s all orchestrated. It can’t appear easy or others will follow.
    A tale of EU Frogs and fish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYAnglo View Post
    A tale of EU Frogs and fish...
    Let the Frogs eat snails. It's not like Les Rosbifs are trying to place a stranglehold on Continental agriculture, but it's difficult being an Insular nation with everyone trying to take fishing grounds.

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    https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...deal-latest-vn

    So, the EU is courting these modern Jacobites in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Which will be lost from the UK as the price for Brexit? No. 10 Downing St should repudiate all these talks if either happens and an actual hot war on Brussels ought to commence also.
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    Bombshell Announcement as UK Declares EU Talks Have Failed. Boris Walks Away!



    The European Union has shown no intention of accepting entering into a “Canada-style” deal with the United Kingdom in the post-Brexit era and talks have therefore failed, Boris Johnson said on Friday on the second day of a crunch EU summit.



    The United Kingdom will now be putting its energy into preparing the country for a full no-deal Brexit on January 31st, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday lunchtime, after two days of high-level talks with European leaders appeared to have failed in producing progress. The talks had stalled for months over very fundamental differences over what both sides wanted out of the future relationship. While Britain wanted a deal with Europe the same as the one the bloc had already struck with Canada — a former British dominion with similar cultural, political, and legal traditions — which would allow easy trade without the EU exerting political control over the nations’ capital, Brussels had different ideas.


    Insisting a Canada-style deal was not possible because the UK was in closer geographical proximity to the European Union, Brussels negotiators instead wanted to retain key controls over Britain, including the right to impose EU laws on Britain and to make decisions over British territorial waters. Noting despite months of talks nothing consequential had changed in that situation as of today, Mr Johnson said the EU insisting it keep those controls were “completely unacceptable to an independent country”. He said in televised remarks that because only ten weeks remained until the transition period expired on January 1st it was now time to make preparations. Mr Johnson told Britons: “I have to make a judgement about a likely outcome and to get us all ready. And given they have refused to negotiate seriously for much of the last few months, and given this summit appears to explicitly rule-out a Canada style deal, I have concluded we should get ready for January 1st with arrangements which are more like Australia’s, based on simply principals of global free trade. “And we can do it, because we always knew there would be change on January 1st whatever type of relationship we had, so now is the time for our businesses to get ready.”



    The announcement came just hours after France’s Emmanuel Macron made more demands of Britain to surrender its fishing waters in return for a deal, an outcome Brexiteer Nigel Farage has long called unacceptable, noting that Britain regaining control of her territorial waters is an “acid test” for Brexit. Whether talks are now actually over or not is less than clear, however. The British have threatened to walk away from the negotiating table several times, and the UK government
    ramping upno-deal preparations when talks stall has been used as a negotiating tactic. Either detecting that this is nothing more than a move to panic Europe, or moving to set themselves up as the slighted party, the EU moved quickly after Johnson’s announcement to insist that talks would continue next week.


    Read the prime minister’s remarks:

    …from the outset, we were totally clear that we wanted nothing more complicated than a Canada-style relationship based on friendship and free trade. To judge by the latest EU summit in Brussels, that won’t work for our EU partners. They want the continued ability to control our legislative freedom, our fisheries, in a way which is completely unacceptable to an independent country.

    And since we only have ten weeks until the end of the transition period on January 1st, I have to make a judgement about a likely outcome and to get us all ready. And given they have refused to negotiate seriously for much of the last few months, and given this summit appears to explicitly rule-out a Canada style deal, I have concluded we should get ready for January 1st with arrangements which are more like Australia’s, based on simply principals of global free trade.

    And we can do it, because we always knew there would be change on January 1st whatever type of relationship we had, so now is the time for our businesses to get ready and our hauliers to get ready, our travellers to get ready.

    And of course, we are willing to discuss the practicalities with our friends where a lot of progress has already been made, by the way, on issues such as social security, aviation, nuclear cooperation and so on.

    But for whatever reason, it is clear from the summit that after 45 years of membership they are not willing, unless there is some fundamental change of approach, to offer this country the same terms as Canada. And so with high hearts and with complete confidence, we will prepare to embrace the alternative, and we will prosper mightily as an independent free-trading nation, controlling our own borders, our fisheries, and setting our own laws.

    And in the meantime, the government will, of course, be focussing on tackling covid and building back better, so 2021 is a year of recovery and renewal.





    Well done, something positive from this fat Bozo. However, the talks are continuing albeit at a lower volume. There is a meeting Nov 16th in the Empire's Capital (Germany) of various Heads (Dictators) of States (Provinces).
    They may cook up a 'skinny' Brexit to save face, so cannot celebrate a WTO victory just yet.
    "But for whatever reason, it is clear fro the summit that after 45 years of membership they are not willing, unless there is some fundamental change of approach, to offer this country the same terms as Canada"
    It is called Empire Boris. Empire. A key province has left. There never was a deal to be had.




    UN Control replaces EU Control Alert !
    The billionaire globalists will still control the UK through the UN which is why Boros is about to wreck the nation with reverse meaning ''Build Back Better'' and ''Net Zero'' which involves building thousands of wind turbines and disconnecting the UK's gas supply.
    So whatever happens with the EU, it will still be bye bye UK thanks to Boros Johnson !
    How come Alex Soros can walk in anytime to see the Secretary General of the United Nations ?
    Probably because Antonio Guterres is on the billionaires' payroll !


    Regrettably, the €39 billion will have been paid a long time ago. That's a part of the reason why the government is looking for the workers to pay more taxes, to fund the costs of coronavirus ..... and the MP's pay rise.




    Boris Walks Away! Bombshell Announcement as UK Declares EU Talks Have Failed

    16 X 2020.


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