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EU:

No Brexit deal if UK slashes taxes and regulation – Michel Barnier

...Fears have been raised that the UK could slash taxes even further after Brexit to attract business and water down environmental standards to secure trade deals with other countries like the US.

But as he addressed the Centre for European Reform in Brussels today, Mr Barnier sounded a note of caution to the UK.

He said there was a “need to ensure a level playing field between us” in order to prevent Britain crashing out on World Trade Organisation terms when it leaves in March 2019.

“There will be no ambitious partnership without common ground in fair competition, stat aid, tax dumping, food safety, social and environmental standards,” he explained.

“It is not only about rules or laws. It is about societal choices – for health, food standards, our environment and financial stability.”

Mr Barnier went on: “The UK has chosen to leave the EU. Does it want to stay close to the European model or does it want to gradually move away from it?...

If this doesn’t rouse Prime Minister May to walk away from negotiations, nothing will.

Barnier is demanding an EU veto over huge chunks of UK domestic policy.

Not only did we not vote for this, we voted to get away from it and to reassert our independence.

The government might be able to explain away stumping up tens of billions in exchange for a trade deal*, but no-one will buy this.

The government must act for the British people and walk away immediately.

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Q: "...[EU] financial stability"

A: ROFL, there isn't any.

Q: "Does it [UK] want to stay close to the European model or does it want to gradually move away from it?"

A: No. We must rapidly move away from it's anti-progress economic model.

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*EU has an £80 Billion pa Trade surplus with UK - EU should be paying UK for access.
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USA:

The governor of Mississippi has slammed the European Union for trying to hold the United Kingdom to “ransom” and urged the Brits to stand up to Brussels.

“It’s hard for Americans to grasp this. Apparently, Brussels still is trying to tell you, even after the vote by the people of Great Britain, that they’re going to decide what Great Britain will do,” said Governor Bryant.

“Now there’s this talk of how much ransom you’re going to pay — and that’s kind of like what it is: ‘If you pay us enough you’re going to be able to leave.’

“This is Great Britain, you don’t need their permission to do anything. That’s the way Americans look at it,” he said.

Agree. PM May, listen to JRM, Dyson, Martin, Minford and stop pointless negotiation, leave now.

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As for "Divorce bill"; EU has an £80 Billion pa Trade surplus with UK - EU should be paying UK for access.

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Budget

Hammond said that the UK has missed productivity predictions, once again falling disappointingly short. And, somewhat ironically, one of the Hammond’s first comments was to remark that the UK economy is “confounding those who talk it down” and that “those who underestimated the UK, do so at their peril”, suggesting the economy is doing better than its critics said it would be.

As the FT adds, putting a brave face on official forecasts showing weaker growth, lower rises in productivity and worse public finances in the medium term, the chancellor said his Budget would create a “future that would be full of new opportunities”.

"UK: lower rises in productivity": Why? - A question we can answer, but BBC, C4, MSM & Gov't evades.

Your answers are...?

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and finally

Intel admits to having security flaws in PC chips

Good night and God Bless

Nov 23, 2017 at 1:03 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

Nov 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM | Ross Lea
Nov 22, 2017 at 6:56 PM | SimonJ

Thank you! I am familiar with some of the kit used by yotties. Diesel engined generators can run off mineral and vegetable oils

Watermakers using Reverse Osmosis
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermaker

So much more useful and cost effective than countries and aid agencies sending partygoers to Climate Conferences.

If China got involved in mass production .........

Nov 22, 2017 at 9:58 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Life simply goes on in the jungle - Grace will keep her bling and the 'boys' their toys - meanwhile the 'Crocodile' will make sure to keep things as they are by doing what crocodiles always do.....
The Mugabes a Stumble in the Jungle

Nov 22, 2017 at 8:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

Here's something useful for disaster relief situations.
http://www.vyvoj.sk/sites/default/files/uploads/mobile_container_power_station_0.jpg
SimonJ

Nov 22, 2017 at 6:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterSimonJ

A useful piece from Moon of Alabama blog.

Conniving to profoundly distort search rankings to suit political whims of people who can sack those doing the dirty spadework.

Nov 22, 2017 at 6:39 PM | Registered Commentertomo

I do not know why his technology is not used more in sunny areas. I would think this would be a very good use of aid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrh7q5ePayw

Nov 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Nov 22, 2017 at 2:18 PM | tomo agreed!

Some photographs are used to represent an era. That photo encapsulates so much that is wrong, including brainwashing of the young, by people who are so deluded by their beliefs that they are in denial of reality.

If the Green Blob actually cared about people, they might have diverted some of their "Conferencing" money towards portable solar/wind generators and potable water generators. It is the filters and high pressure pumps that are expensive, and have not yet been subject to cost savings from mass production by the Chinese! The filters are not serviceable, but do require manageable maintenance to preserve their lives.

Nov 22, 2017 at 2:51 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

gc

Wind and solar do have a place in the energy mix for remote places. Where it seems to fail in many instances is that the locals aren't educated / trained adequately to maintain the installations. The shiny tech is parachuted in, photo oportunities are had , ribbons cut and when the thing hiccups some time later little is done... I've seen quite a lot of forlorn looking windmills and solar installations.

Maintenance and repairs are a significant cost of generating energy and using tech in general - and it strikes me that it's a feature of most green proposals that this facet of operations is at best talked down and more usually as far as I can see simply ignored until it's broke.

Natty's tabletop train set - the inference in that tweet is that it's an example of how the big world works for young children... - boy, are those kids in for a surprise.... I suppose the brighter ones might ask why the windmill is turning indoors.

Nov 22, 2017 at 2:18 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Nov 22, 2017 at 1:25 PM | tomo

I wonder if wind turbines will ever generate feelings of nostalgia, in the way steam locomotives do?

It will be interesting to see whether China supplies Zimbabwe with wind and solar, or whether stable and reliable power is the preferred option.

I still maintain that solar/wind generators that are "Back-Packable" would be brilliant for emergency deployment, along with larger versions capable of being transported in a single vehicle or small aircraft. The biggest weight would be the batteries necessary to balance supply and demand. Combined with a Reverse Osmosis Desalinator that would filter out microbes from filthy water, whether salty or not, to provide potable water ....? The technology already exists, no Rocket Science or fictional Climate Science modelling required at all.

Nov 22, 2017 at 1:51 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Supertroll, not to worry, as Dana is getting his readership for the Christmas Pantomime season

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/nov/20/battered-by-extreme-weather-americans-are-more-worried-about-climate-change

"Americans-are-more-worried-about-climate-change"

"Oh no they're not!"

Nov 22, 2017 at 1:28 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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