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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/21/shemima-begum-right-british-citizenship
This article starts with some honest facts, then ignores reality.
She will have renounced her British Citizenship to swear allegiance to the IS Caliphate.

Is she now denouncing IS Caliphate/ Moslem/Sharia Law and Justice, and seeking to avoid International War Crimes and Syrian Law?

Meanwhile, Corbyn has pledged his support, for her hatred of Jews?

Feb 22, 2019 at 9:41 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

On reading more on the off gas grid plans I see home heating will be by solar powered heat pump. Interesting concept, nobody seems to have connected the need for heating in winter is because very little solar energy is available. Will all the wether stations in car parks start reporting winter cooling when factories and offices start using this technology.

Feb 22, 2019 at 9:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a tuath

https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/11/news/economy/german-cars-trump-trade/index.html

"German automakers sold 1.35 million vehicles in the United States in 2017, about 8% of total US car sales. Of those, only 494,000 were exported from Germany to the United States — 25% less than in 2013, according to the German carmakers association.

Most of the remainder were made in the United States and in Mexico, which has a free trade agreement with the United States. GM (GM) and Ford (F) also make cars in Mexico for delivery to the United States.

Trump would likely have to pull out of NAFTA, the trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, to prevent automakers from building vehicles in Mexico and shipping them across the border."

Germany is threatened by a wall between the USA and Mexico

Feb 22, 2019 at 9:13 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Feb 22, 2019 at 8:25 AM | Mark Hodgson
Thank you! Interesting that Wikipedia notes difference between English Common Law, and French Law, .and German Law, but not European Law. Lawyers from all remaining EU States will be rushing to earn fees before the next EUEXIT.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_majeure

Feb 22, 2019 at 8:58 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"Das Auto braces for double impact of Trump and Brexit
Germany’s talismanic car industry feels powerless in the face of political chaos."

https://www.politico.eu/article/das-auto-braces-for-double-impact-of-trump-and-brexit/

"The auto industry powered Germany's post-war resurgence. Now it's buckling up for a double hit.

On Sunday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross submitted a report to President Donald Trump that is widely expected to recommend the imposition of steep tariffs on imports of cars and car parts. At the same time, Britain is hurtling toward a hard Brexit.

That hits Germany in its most sensitive spot. Almost 8 percent of Germany's economic output — and by some accounts 25 percent of industrial production — depends on the car sector. Some 820,000 people work in the sector.

Trump's tariffs would undermine exports of German luxury cars to the U.S., but would also severely affect manufacturers of high-value car components that are made in Germany.

America was the biggest export market by value in 2018, while Britain was the biggest market by number of vehicles."

"Over Brexit, German industry has sent numerous warnings to British politicians that frictionless trade relations must be preserved. " [Warning to British politicians? That's how Germany operates, I suppose. But not to the EU? Why not?]

Feb 22, 2019 at 8:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

stewgreen

"14 February 2019

Rolls-Royce has secured an order for Trent 7000 engines to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service support. Emirates has also ordered 30 Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by the Trent XWB, also to be covered by TotalCare. Both engine types are the sole powerplant for their respective aircraft.

Under an agreement reached with Emirates, we will also provide Trent 900 engines for a further 14 Airbus A380s, taking the total Emirates A380 fleet powered by Trent 900 engines to 33 aircraft. This agreement supersedes previous deals with Emirates for a total of 52 A380 aircraft powered by the Trent 900.

Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We welcome the news that Emirates is further extending its relationship with Airbus and Rolls-Royce. The addition of Airbus A330-900 and Airbus A350-900 aircraft to the Emirates fleet will make the airline one of the largest users of Trent engines in the world and we look forward to continuing to support them and their customers.”"

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press-releases/2019/14-02-2019-rr-welcomes-emirates-agreement.aspx

Strange then (not!) that the BBC doesn't mention it, neither on the Business nor Derbyshire pages of their website. Imagine the BBC headlines if the business had LOST a contract of that size (especially if there was any chance of suggesting, however, tenuously, that it was because of Brexit)!

Feb 22, 2019 at 8:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Regarding Tasmanian wind farms owned 75% by a Chinese coal company, which thereby receives "renewable" subsidies from Australian taxpayers, which it can use to fund Chinese coal, the story moves on to a new level of insanity:

"Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block'"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47326595

"The Australian government says it is seeking an "urgent" clarification from Beijing over reports that a major Chinese port has halted imports of Australian coal.

Australia is a top supplier of coal to China, its biggest export market."

Feb 22, 2019 at 8:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

stewgreen, my understanding (which may be wrong) is that a case in the UK can be appealed to the ECJ only if there is a point of EU law at issue in the proceedings - and in this case I don't see that there is (it turns on the English contract law question of when a contract can be said to be "frustrated", i.e. broadly, whether it can come to an end of early because of supervening events not anticipated by the parties to the contract).

Of course, after 29th March 2019 the ECJ would only have jurisdiction if we are stupid enough to sign an agreement that maintains ECJ jurisdiction over a country (UK) which is not a member of the EU. For those promoting the idea that if the backstop over the Irish border were resolved, then signing the Withdrawal Agreement as currently drafted would be fine, I would remind them that there is much more than the backstop that is problematic with the draftWA, and continuing ECJ authority is one of those problems.

Feb 22, 2019 at 8:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

@OwenPaterson
Derby’s Rolls-Royce lands huge engine deals from Emirates - Derbyshire Live

Emirates previous 2016 engine order was $9.2 Billion

Feb 21, 2019 at 11:29 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Mark doesn't the EMA think it can appeal all the way and end up at the European Court ?

Feb 21, 2019 at 11:29 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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