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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

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:27 PM | It doesn't add up...

Harvey Weinstein was nearing completion of his new epic., but release date remains uncertain.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:55 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@Pcar It always seems that Brendan Cox's Antifa group HnH feed a lot of deceptive stories into the press

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:08 PM stewgreen

Is that why you keep rehashing fake news about Tommy Robinson's disastrously pre-planned self-publicity stunt? If he plotted it without assistance, he has no one else to blame.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:48 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Climate scientists and railway engineers who start interfering with beavers never seem to go to trial.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

"This is the difference between a good political argument, and a good legal one. Completely different standards apply to the language used in soapbox speeches and that used in the courts."
Jun 19, 2018 at 7:07 PM | Mark Hodgson

The SNP will need some good arguments to explain the loss of power in Scotland, and blaming the English won't do. They can't blame Scottish Law or Planning either as they seem to ignore the basic principles.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:09 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@Pcar It always seems that Brendan Cox's Antifa group HnH feed a lot of deceptive stories into the press
Yet in 2016 the Economist of all publications basically called HnH liars

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:08 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

With a big enough research grant I'm sure someone will be able to blame the disappearance of sharks from coral reefs on climate change.

Jun 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM | DaveS

Could it be that sharks don't like the taste of Higher UV Protection Factor Suncreams worn by swimmers?

Jun 19, 2018 at 10:22 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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