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Jun 20, 2018 at 8:48 AM | Mark Hodgson

Is Kiev going to claim some form of protected status for the right to refer to a piece of chicken as "Kiev", unless it originates from that nation state and geographical location?

Jun 20, 2018 at 11:22 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

" ..... because the migrant children were likely to have “many diseases” and posed a health risk."

Jun 20, 2018 at 8:48 AM | Mark Hodgson

Aquarius should have hoisted a Yellow Flag or Yellow and Black to confirm it was in Quarantine.

Yellow flag (contagion)

"Signal flag "Quebec, " called the "Yellow Jack" is a simple yellow flag that was historically used to signal quarantine (it stands for ), but in modern use indicates the opposite, as a signal of a ship free of disease that requests boarding and inspection."

"Signal flag "Lima" also called the "Yellow Jack" when flown in harbor now means ship is under quarantine."

"In International maritime signal flags, plain yellow, green, and even black flags have been used to symbolize disease in both ships and ports, with the color yellow having a longer historical precedent, as a color of marking for houses of infection, previous to its use as a maritime marking color for disease.

The present flag used for the purpose is the "Lima" () flag, which is a mixture of yellow and black flags previously used. It is sometimes called the "yellow jack", which became a name for yellow fever. Cholera ships also used a yellow flag."

Jun 20, 2018 at 11:17 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Jun 20, 2018 at 8:04 AM | Uibhist a Tuath

But none of that is worth reporting by the BBC, because Macron has criticised other countries for not taking in more economic migrants, which is much more important to the BBC and the pretence of EU unity.

Pointing out problems with the EU, particularly "Migration", which is causing more anguish and resentment than ever, does not require Far Right opinions, just common sense. Unfortunately the EU is so obsessed with its own vision, that it cannot see the problems it ignores.

Apart from the terrorist attacks, strikes and chaos, how is France under Macron?

Jun 20, 2018 at 10:38 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

There is also the possibility, Mr Matthews, that JBP re-tweeted that, not so much in belief in the story, but more as an experiment to judge the responses… Will we ever know?

Jun 20, 2018 at 10:35 AM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Mr Matthews: fascinating to see the rebuttals given, all without a shred of evidence (and all, no doubt, on fossil-fuel based components, transmitted by fossil-fuel generated electricity, etc, etc. without any awareness of irony).

Minty; ignoring the fact that that is quite a racist article, I wonder if, by the term “racist” she includes those who believe in “white privilege”?

Jun 20, 2018 at 10:33 AM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Jordan Peterson just retweeted the Bish (on fracking safety) to his 732k followers.

Jun 20, 2018 at 10:19 AM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

Let's stir up racism.
I have bets with myself as to who will contribute what to any discussion.

Jun 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

What a sorry mess is the EU, and how little the BBC reports it:

"Liviu Dragnea, Brussels’ oncoming ‘illiberal’ headache
De facto leader in Bucharest tells POLITICO the EU needs to show Romania more respect."

Chicken Kiev baron beats Brussels
Yuriy Kosyuk has found a cunning and completely legal way to bypass tough EU import restrictions.

By EMMET LIVINGSTONE 6/13/18, 4:57 PM CET Updated 6/20/18, 3:58 AM CET
EU farmers are furious that Ukraine’s top poultry oligarch is evading tariffs and ramping up chicken exports by using an ingenious interpretation of Brussels’ trade deal with Kiev.

Brussels uses high tariffs and restricted import quotas to shield EU farmers from too much competition from imported chicken breasts — one of the most valuable poultry cuts. But MHP, a company controlled by billionaire oligarch Yuriy Kosyuk that accounts for half of Ukraine’s chicken production, has seen a way to beat the EU’s defenses.

Under the EU’s 2016 trade deal with Ukraine, Kiev won the right to export an obscure, bony cut of chicken tariff-free to the bloc: breast with a piece of wing bone attached. European farmers complain that the Ukrainians are exploiting this loophole to skirt tariffs. This bony cut is sent to EU plants, but the bone is then sliced out and sold as prize chicken breast.

To Brussels, the trade accord with Ukraine was a core strategic priority and was intended to help set Kiev on a more westward political trajectory out of Moscow’s strategic orbit. EU officials admit they did not see that it would gift an opening to Kosyuk, who is operating completely within the letter of the deal, if not perhaps its spirit."

"Spanish students evicted from dorm to make room for ‘Aquarius’ migrants"

"A grand gesture by Madrid to accept migrants rejected by Italy and Malta has backfired on some Spanish students, who were told to leave their dormitories in 24 hours to make room for the new arrivals.
Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s newly appointed prime minister, agreed to take in passengers of the rescue ship Aquarius, who are mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, after Italy’s anti-immigration government and Malta blocked the ship from docking. But the arrival of the ship brought chaos into the lives of Spanish students in the city of Alicante, who were told to leave their dormitory to make room for the refugees....

The students, who reportedly pay as much as 750 euros per month for the accommodations, were told to vacate the rooms within 24 hours. The authorities explained that the eviction was necessary due to an emergency situation caused by the arrival of the migrants, reported the news portal Intereconomia. The mother of one of the students told the network that her son was told that all students had to leave La Florida because the migrant children were likely to have “many diseases” and posed a health risk."

Jun 20, 2018 at 8:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Jun 18, 2018 at 1:21 PM | golf charlie
Sorry about late reply, we had visitors all of yesterday.

Planning a holiday in France this year is a bit problematic. SNCF have had strikes for a month now. Air Traffic controllers are threatening strikes. There was a near miss with refinery blockades, not sure about that situation it's hard to find information.All sorts of other stuff bubbling away including the speed limit thing, if you're planning a drive using Route National to a holiday destination, which is our preferred method as it is cheaper and more interesting, stopping on the way overnight then the additional journey time becomes a factor in deciding that perhaps there are other countries to visit without flying.

Jun 20, 2018 at 8:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

Frank Walter Steinmeyer doesn’t like his own medicine dished
As one person commented " Amazing how the German people are bleating as Trump defends US industry and refused to be pushed around by the career politicians of the unscrupulous trading nations. These who believe they should be given preferential terms to dump their vehicles on the US consumer'.
Well Trump would say ...we'll see.

Jun 20, 2018 at 7:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

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