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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

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Sounds like an all out fight to grab as much of other people's money as possible. Wasn't it one of those French thinkers who said 'the art of politics is taking money from one group of people and giving it to another'?

You could be talking about Blighty.

Handing out its 5G network to Hauewei and subsidizing farmers, fishermen, and all manner of land and sea country-bumpkins.
They've never had it so good.

Did you know that 80% of Brit farmers' revenue comes from subsidies? ...

https://fullfact.org/economy/farming-subsidies-uk/

Whenever I hear them whinging about climate change and the bloody weather supposedly wiping their incomes out on the BBC radio 4 farming prog in the mornings I'm reminded they're as inveterate at lying as the best pols.

In fact the whole Country-Bumpkin acreage land and sea is just one vast nationalised public sector productivity black hole and rip-off.

Time to get rid and take London and the home counties out of the Union and back into the single market.

SoD

What would be the point of being the single member of the single market?
Also what is the point of remaining in a customs union that excludes most of your customers?
And why would a resident of the home counties, such as I, prefer disputes be settled in a court comprised of individuals trained in a legal tradition entirely alien to the one we ourselves evolved?

What would be the point of being the single member of the single market?

As I said to Her Maj when she asked only for three reasons, "The prosperity of the UK, the unity of the UK, and peace in the UK".

Also what is the point of remaining in a customs union that excludes most of your customers?

70+ trade deals, not just oven ready but served and on the place mats, negotiated by a bloc with 500m peoples worth of buying power to access those exact customers.

And why would a resident of the home counties, such as I, prefer disputes be settled in a court comprised of individuals trained in a legal tradition entirely alien to the one we ourselves evolved?

You wouldn't have to. The European Court that implements the single market rules and regs was the home of British legal and technocratic efforts to extend and develop Margaret Thatcher's single market ...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-40630322

"The ECJ has tended to support British efforts to extend the remit of the single market." - from the above link

And even if you leave the single market you'll still be subject to the European Court if you sell goods and services to the EU, only now there won't be British lawyers and technocrats massaging it "our" way ...

"Take Google for example, which was fined a record 2.4bn euro by the European Commission in June for abusing its dominance of the search engine market.

If Google wanted to appeal, it would have to make its case before the European Court of Justice." - from the above link

And in the end, if a grommet has 13% manufacturing tolerance or 13.5%, or if a bottle of wine has likewise for alcohol, it's no different if you run it past Common Law and Magna Carta vs the Code Napoleon because neither are relevant. It's simply a question of "Is it 13 or 13.5%".

SoD

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