Fishing for Brexit.. 23/6/2016 FINALLY LEAVING THE EU - Page 73
Page 73 of 100 FirstFirst ... 2363717273747583 ... LastLast
Results 721 to 730 of 995

Thread: Fishing for Brexit.. 23/6/2016 FINALLY LEAVING THE EU

  1. #721
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    Battle over Maximum Sustainable Yield

    http://nffo.org.uk/news/battle-over-...ble-yield.html

  2. #722
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    Sneering Eurocrat Donald Tusk says there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for Brexiteers in extraordinary blast

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit...rdinary-blast/

    https://twitter.com/alexwickham/stat...16837078945793

    EU's Tusk sparks row for 'special place in hell' attack on no-plan Brexit campaigners

    https://news.sky.com/story/eus-tusk-...gners-11629719

  3. #723
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    Momentous times for fishing only two months away

    https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2019/02/0...o-months-away/

    Desperate Germany issue plea as they PANIC over UK's 'EXCLUSIVE' fishing zone

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...vid-coburn-mep

    Hated Brexit backstop is ILLEGAL under EU rules, top lawyers warn

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit...-lawyers-warn/

  4. #724
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    'It was worth it!' Greenland's 'simple' exit from Europe 'proved doomsday prophets wrong'

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/69...on-Theresa-May

  5. #725
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    European Fishermen Brace for Brexit

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...ace-for-brexit

  6. #726
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    No Deal could have devastating impact on Welsh farming and fisheries

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/no-d...-and-fisheries

    Crashing out of the European Union without a deal could decimate the Welsh farming and fishing industries, warns Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

    The Minister said a ‘no deal’ should be avoided at all costs to protect our valued rural and coastal communities.

    Welsh red meat and shellfish will be particularly vulnerable in the event of a ‘no deal’, with 90% of red meat exports and 90% of shellfish exports going to the European Union. The prospect of high tariffs in the event of a no deal Brexit will only add to the cost of exporting.

    ‘We have always been clear a no deal Brexit is not an option for Wales’ farming and fishing industries. Crashing out of the European Union could decimate our rural and coastal economies and must be avoided at all costs. Any no deal scenario would be bad for Welsh farmers as 90% of our red meat exports go to the EU. High tariffs, increased bureaucracy and delays at the border will only add to costs of exporting,’ Lesley Griffiths said.

    Under a No Deal situation, all consignments of live animals and products of animal origin will require an export health certificate and need to enter the EU through a Border Inspection Post (not available in Calais) – adding to the costs of production and bureaucracy.

    Welsh shellfish are transported live and delivered within 24 hours from Welsh nets to EU markets. Any delays in this supply chain will result in poorer quality sea food and an increase in mortality, which will lead to a reduction in prices. Ongoing problems could even cause the industry to collapse.

    ‘A no deal combined with the removal of UK import tariffs would be the worst case scenario for Welsh and British agriculture, allowing cheap food imports at a time when our exports could be subject to tariffs of up to 50% for some sectors,’ the minister added.

    ‘This would also be the case for our shellfish industry, which is equally dependent on exporting to the EU. Any delays at ports preventing delivery of the live products within 24 hours could potentially wipe out the industry.’

    The Minister commented that food companies are already experiencing difficulties recruiting from the EU due to the initial drop in the value of sterling, and a further reduction would only exacerbate these difficulties.

    ‘I make no apology for outlining these very real prospects of a no deal. We cannot underestimate or ignore the truly devastating impact crashing out of the European Union will have on our industries,’ Lesley Griffiths said.

    ‘As a government, we will do all we can to support the sector to prepare for Brexit and the challenges ahead. Through our EU Transition Fund, we have already provided £6m for projects to help our farming, fishing and food industries ensure their competitiveness in changing markets and enable them to thrive in a post-Brexit world.’

  7. #727
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    'Doomsday' list of tax and tariff cuts dubbed 'Project After' is prepared by ministers to boost the economy in case of No Deal Brexit

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ministers.html

  8. #728
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    More disruption in France with the protestors

    https://www.facebook.com/UnityNewsNe...3421361703188/

  9. #729
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    https://twitter.com/LBSProtect/statu...79315619131392

    Chris K-B
    ‏ @LBSProtect

    Given that @guyverhofstadt Guy Verhofstadt is gobbing off about what post-Brexit arrangements the European Parliament ("EP") will and will not accept I thought I would do a thread about him. In particular, where does he get his power? What democratic mandate has he got?

    Guy is a Member of the European Parliament ("MEP") and is the EP's spokesperson on Brexit. He therefore speaks for around 500 million European people. Let's see with what level of democratic legitimacy he speaks for 500 million people...

    What you are about to see is typical EU democracy. A hint of a vote here, a smattering of consent there, overall, just enough to make the system appear democratic to a casual observer. But it's just a veneer of democracy hiding a deeply authoritarian reality.

    Guy was not elected as an MEP. The Belgians do not elect individuals in the EP elections; they vote for political parties. Guy's political party is the Open Flemish Liberals & Democrats ("the OFLD"). The OFLD got 858,872 votes in the 2014 election.

    Under the Belgian electoral college system that meant the OFLD got 3 MEPs (out of 21). The OFLD got 12.89% of the popular vote in the 2014 EP election. To put that into context, UKIP got 12.6% of the popular vote in the 2015 UK general election.

    The winners of the 2014 EP election in Belgium were the New Flemish Alliance, a centre-right nationalist and separatist party who increased their share of the vote by three hundred percent. The reality... GUY IS AN MEP BECAUSE HIS PARTY GOT HAMMERED IN AN ELECTION.

    So how did this MEP from this minority party in one of the European small states come to speak for the EP - and 500 million people - on Brexit? The process I am about to outline should make anyone who cares about democracy feel very unsettled.

    Did MEPs elect a Brexit spokesperson in an open vote, choosing from a range of possible candidates with different views from across the political spectrum? No. Of course they didn't. Guy was APPOINTED by the CONFERENCE OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE EP ("the Conference").

    The Conference meets twice a month, in private, and is closed to all but 8 - yes 8 - MEPs. The 8 MEPs are the chairs of the 8 broad political groups into which the EP has organised itself. "What groups?" you ask, "I don't vote for a group in the EP elections". Oh yes you do.

    The political parties from all the member states have organised themselves into 8 broad political groups. It is those 8 groups which operate in the EP, not the political parties themselves. Each of the 8 groups has a "President". Each of the 8 Presidents attends the Conference.

    One of the 8 groups is the Alliance of Liberals & Democrats for Europe ("ALDE"). The Belgian party OFLD is in ALDE. Guy is the (unelected, obviously) president of ALDE. So Guy attends the Conference. Do you see how the VOTERS are getting more and more distant? It gets worse.

    So did the Conference meet, consider a range of candidates, hold an open vote and declare the winner? No. Of course not. Well did they even meet and have a debate about candidates then? Nope. The Conference didn't even meet and there was no vote.

    Guy met up with Martin Schulz (remember him?) informally. MS was the President of EP group Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats ("PASD"). Two other group Presidents joined them. In a backroom, they alone appointed Guy to speak for 500m people. WITH NO VOTE AT ALL.

    The Presidents of the other political groups were informed of the appointment and the announcement was made to the world that Guy was the EP spokesperson on Brexit. An ARCH-FEDERALIST, an extremist even by EU standards, a fanatic basically had become the EP Brexit spokesperson.

    Look at Guy's timeline today. He has tweeted that the EP will refuse to approve any form of Withdrawal Agreement without the Backstop in it. How the hell does he know? It's supposed to be a vote. But democracy never works properly in the EU.

    Even the Parliament - the only quasi-democratic institute in the whole rotten Union - is controlled, co-ordinated and centrally managed by the political groups. Guy knows which way the EP will vote because he and few of his buddies control the EP.

    This man hold the interests and the well-being of 500 million in his hands. He is a key player in a set of extremely important international negotiations. All because his fringe party, in a small state, lost an election. And because three other blokes decided he should be.

    Try and think about this from the point of view of a French agricultural worker or a German manufacturing worker. In what credible democratic sense does Guy speak for them? How the hell does he know whether they want a backstop or not? Try to follow the democratic chain?

    If you cannot follow the democratic links in the chain from the people to the representative, then IT IS NOT DEMOCRACY. If you cannot comprehend, or even ascertain, the process by which the representative obtains his power, then IT IS NOT DEMOCRACY.

    If you cannot conceive of a possible democratic method by which the representative can be removed, censured or otherwise controlled by the electorate, IT IS NOT DEMOCRACY. What is a Spanish worker supposed to do to replace Guy? Where should she start? Who does she protest to?

    I've done this kind of research exercise many times with regard to the EU's democratic credentials. I promise you the result is the same every single time. Try it. Pick an EU bigwig and unravel where his/her power comes from. And then try telling me the EU is democratic. END

  10. #730
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fraserburgh , Scotland
    Posts
    16,367

    Default

    Donald Tusk and his son in the centre of a fraud

    https://gefira.org/en/2017/08/07/don...re-of-a-fraud/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •