BELEAGUERED Brussels is facing another crunch referendum after a major Irish trade union demanded a public vote on a controversial trade deal with America. In another body blow to the EU project th…
Donald Tusk again, he is an incompetent fool and should be immediately removed from the EU, but then again there may not be a mechanism for this, as it would appear that once in you should be in forever, or you will be penalised.
BELEAGUERED European Union (EU) chiefs were hit with a double-whammy today as the US cooled its interest in a trans-Atlantic trade deal without Britain and a blundering bureaucrat risked stoking tensions with China.
Source: Is free trade dead? – POLITICO
The most extreme free-market fundamentalists in Europe are now in the driver’s seat in Britain. That’s what ‘taking back control’ looks like in practice
No to UK/US TTIP
While the UK voted to leave the EU, not all of the UK was in favour, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU while Wales and England voted to leave. So where does this leave the future of Scotland and Northern Ireland, do they wish to remain unified within the UK and work together to bring about a greater benefit for the UK as a whole. Or, do they wish to split from the UK and become independent either as two separate entities or a combined new venture of Scotland and Northern Ireland. A fourth option will Northern Ireland reunify with the Republic of Ireland to create a unified Ireland. Only Northern Ireland and Scotland can decide.
Economically, the pound as leave became more certain continued on a downwards trend to a 30 year low and stock market trading is also on a down slide. But this would be expected as the financial markets do not deal with change well, especially one that as never been seen before. What we now need is strong leadership both politically and financially.
David Cameron did state that he would respect the wishes of the people, so you would have now expected that he will be working wholeheartedly to achieve a successful break from the EU for the greater good of the UK. However, as he as now resigned and expects his replacement to be in post before the next Conservative Conference in October was that another promise on which he as lied to the electorate. The Bank of England and especially Mark Carney have to do what is needed to stabilise the financial situation in conjunction with what is left of Cameron’s tenure and his eventual replacement.
The EU also needs to reflect how they are to proceed, for it is now clear that they will, eventually, lose a major contributor to the EU, especially financially and there are other countries waiting in the wings to decide if they to wish to have similar referendums, these I believe could be Italy, Netherland, Spain and possibly France and even so, to some extent Germany.
Also how will the USA react, for it is now certain that TTIP is even more seriously damaged, as they were expecting UK support to push this through the EU, to counter an ever-growing discontent with the proposed treaty in some of the other EU countries. So was Obama talking for the good of the UK when he stated he wished the UK to remain in the EU, or just the interests of the USA and especially their multinational companies.
Times are a changing and for the benefit of the UK we all need to be working together no matter how we viewed and voted in the Referendum.
Hundreds of leaked pages from the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) show that the deal could be about to collapse, according to campaigners. The huge leak – which gives the first full insight into the negotiations – shows that the relationship between Europe and the US are weaker than had been thought and that major divisions remain on some of the agreement’s most central provisions.
I do not always agree with Mr Skinner but I do with the EU and TTIP, so I with him will Vote Leave.
It is a pity that my own Labour MP does not feel the same as he is for TTIP and the EU. Mr Skinner is keeping true to his convictions unlike his leader Jeremy Corbyn.