We can now conclude that the alphabet soup of official bodies got it wrong. They have not yet proved terribly contrite about it.
Brussels needs to make clear that ‘leaving union is more damaging than remaining’, says French PM in call for sanctions over fishing war
Over the years the UK has come to the assistance of many countries, especially in Europe, take WW1 and WW2 for instance, but there have been many others since.
Yes, if we had not done so at the, the UK could have suffered the indignity of being invaded and occupied, as we ourselves have been on many occasions in the past many years ago.
But the UK has always been very keen to follow its own lead, which is why, I believe General Charles De Gaulle in 1963 vetoed the UK application to join the then European Economic Community (EEC).
It is also why, the UK decided in around 1957 not to join the EE, but they also wished to stay in the European Free Trade Area, (EFTA).
When the EEC was formed it was a Free Trade area, which was ideal, but when it changed to the European Union, (EU) in 1993 it was clear that it was to become a political union, which was not ideal to the UK, but the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP took the UK into the EU without an official mandate from the population of the UK.
So in 2016 the UK, by a very small margin decided to withdraw from the EU, so 2016 was the official vote and not when Tony Blair took the UK in. So, if anyone should be punished it should be Tony Blair and not the UK. But he is not being, especially by France or should I say President Emmanuel Macron, perhaps because Tony Blair is an out and out supporter of the EU. or is it because there is a coming election in France.
The UK still wishes to have a free trade agreement with the EU, but this must be more in-line with terms beneficial to the UK. France has on many occasions caused harm to the UK, by setting up blockades and even burning of UK trucks, in 2015 , being only one, which in any regards must be illegal and certainly against the principles of free trade.
But it appears, France is not interested in the rule of law, well certainly when it is not in their favour.
Confused over regulations, Home Office border staff meet legitimate visitors and workers with suspicion
This very extremely worrying for we do really need anyone who is willing to work in the UK, especially within the care profession, which is extremely short of people willing to provide care. The need for care within the UK has been increasing for many years, and now even more so with COVID, for long COVID is creating many more areas for people needing care to lead reasonable lives.
Foe many years the professions has been relying on non-UK labour and while in the EU had a contant supply of care workers coming in and supplemented by workers from other areas of the world. But since Brexit the availability of workers from the EU has been limited, in many ways due to EU workers not trusting the UK to keep it word. With these latest areas of unlawful restrictions being imposed by Border Force officals it would appear this mistrust is justified.
This needs to be sorted, URGENTLY, for the current state of Social Care in the UK can’t continue without these workers being allowed to enter the UK, be they from the UK or other world areas. My daughter recieves 24/7 care and a good 90% of the carers coming to her are non-UK care workers. Without them she will be unable to live, so these Border Force officials are not just stopping people entering the UK, but their illegal actions, are also causing unnecessary hurt and suffering for persons in need of care, but will in time cause their deaths. Will the relatives of the persons in need of care have a case to prosecute Border Force and even specific individuals, I so hope so for these illegal actions need to stop immediately and if not legal actions should commence.
There has to be accountability and seen accountability.
After Brexit we should all be looking to the future and not the past, for what has been done has already gone.
The UK still wishes to work with Europe, but not controlled by the EU, for while many european countries are in the EU, the EU is not Europe, the EU just a political machine working for its own existence, which may or may not be of 100% benefit to all of the European countries who are members of the EU.
So, George Osbourne, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, is saying Brexit could be the cause of the break up of the UK, well, if it is then so be it.
But, it is not Brexit, but the actions of previous Governments, with Brexit being the easiest reason to put forward, for previous Governments, be they Labour or Conservative, could not be the cause, could they!
George was never in favour of Brexit, but, then, I was never in favour of George.
Brexit will, eventually, be good for England and any other country within the UK who stays with England.
As to Brexit, I did vote to leave and my conviction to do so, is only strengthened more each day, when I see how the EU is prolonging the discussions on the terms of a Trade Deal between the UK and the EU, for they only wish to punish the UK for daring to leave the EU and to show others who are not happy being in the EU, how they would be treated, if they wished to leave,
What I would say, is if I had known in 1975 what I know now I would have voted to leave then, instead, I mistakenly voted to stay in 1975, my worst vote ever.
Goodbye EU, but hello Europe, for we wish to trade with Europe not the EU.
Campaigners say a Government decision to deny overseas care workers a visa to work in Britain has robbed the social care sector of vital staff to look after older and vulnerable people.
It is a sad reflection on our Society that after all this time the opportunities for ‘black’ persons to gain employment are in some instances severely limited. Positions should be given on merit and not related to skin colour, but in many instances a white person ill have an advantage over a black person purely due to the colour of their skin.
This should be routed out, but the employers are very skilled in covering the racism aspects. Also, if you have not been subjected to racism, then it is, at times, difficult to notice it and white persons are very rarely, if at all, experienced in receiving racist actions.
More should be speaking out, but the risk of losing or not gaining employment is a big factor in restricting speaking out.
Unfortunately racism will never be eradicated, because changing peoples perceptions is not easy to do, especially when they do not wish to change.
It may appear to disappear to some extent, but underground it will still be there, to come forth when racists feel they can do so.
Brexit was a prime example as some racists viewed the result as an affirmative that racism was now more popular, but, hopefully, that was not so.
Due to colonialism many wrongs were made to natives of other continents, to which there has been no recompense from the countries of The West, of which Britain was the main contender.
Nothing can be done to fully right these wrongs, not only to the natives of these countries, but also to the mineral resources, which created large scale wealth for certain individuals of The Western countries, for which again no recompense as been made, not even apologies meant or otherwise.
We now need to ensure that the ancestors of the original natives are not still being persecuted by many forms of racism for if they are we are all as guilty as our own ancestors.
STOP RACISM NOW
Hollyoaks actress Talia Grant has spoken about how the TV industry, “like life in general”, treats black people as being “disposable”.
She told the soap’s Don’t Filter Your Feelings podcast that the media “can capitalise off of us without actually doing the real work behind the scenes”.
Grant, 18, was discussing racism alongside co-stars Trevor A Toussaint and Richard Blackwood.
It comes a month after Rachel Adedeji said she witnessed racism on the soap.
Grant, who plays Brooke on the Channel 4 soap, told the podcast: “It’s amazing that there is a black cast, and there’s all of us, and there is that diversity.
“But I can’t help but feel that sometimes in the industry, and in life in general, they treat black people like we’re disposable.”
She said she had “dealt with difficult situations and micro aggressions” on the soap.
The actress added: “It’s great for us to…
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BREXITEERS have slapped down Guy Verhofstadt after he made a dig about Brexit in a Twitter post.
EU to invest €2bn on vaccines now being tested but UK officials say scheme benefits are ‘limited’
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Thursday that “significant divergences” persisted in its talks with Britain on their new relationship from 2021.