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  1. The US model of free ports is certainly one to emulate and it reassures the UK won't be following EU regulations The results from the formers 250 free ports has seen manufacturing return with 500,000 jobs created 17 UK ports are in deprived areas, so the benefits are obvious there And now for something completely diffe..... Oh, maybe not... And now for more of the usual negativity and whining from the hapless Remainiacs
  2. Brexit Day +7... There are grounded planes, chaos in the streets, unpaid workers, crippling strikes, a faltering economy, a buffoon in charge, petrol bombs, riot police, snipers on rooftops.... But enough about France.. ~ JBK of Guido
  3. It looks like Remainiacs need reminding of the facts again, RtB -- Not that they take any notice -- Facts are like Kryptonite to a Lefty. ‘Brexit Britain is servicing the World’ - latest official figures are revealed Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab touches down in Australia, boosting trade talks Australia buys 46% more of UK services exports than the average EU country Exclusive analysis and summary from Brexit Facts4EU.Org Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will arrive in Canberra today (6 February) as part of a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region. Trade between the UK and Australia was worth £18.3billion in 2019. The Foreign Secretary will discuss “trade and investment opportunities and the potential for an early free trade deal”. UK exports of services go global, while most EU countries buy little from us Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary The UK has an advanced economy, 80% of which is based on services. In the last 12 month period, the UK exported £317 billion pounds’ worth of services globally. Yet only 39.8% of this massive UK export effort was bought by the EU27 countries. 47 years of EU membership did little for UK goods OR services Most people are aware that the majority of the UK’s exports of goods are sold outside the EU, despite what Remainers wanted everyone to believe for the last four years. Many people are now aware that the EU countries are doing very well out of selling their goods to the UK – and that the EU has been doing so for decades. The EU’s goods surplus is currently running at almost £100 billion per year. This is the difference between what the UK sells to the EU and what they sell us – broadly what you might call the EU27’s ‘annual profit’ from its goods trade with the UK. What is not generally known is that the UK’s services companies – representing 80% of the UK economy – are even less reliant on EU sales than their UK counterparts who sell goods. Busting the myth that the UK's services sales to the EU are balancing out the EU's goods sales to the UK In the last four years, whenever the EU’s massive surplus in its goods trade with the UK was brought up, a common argument from Remainers was “Ah, but the EU countries buy far more of our services.” Sadly this claim was almost never rebutted by the major news or Leave organisations. The UK’s surplus in exports of services does not come remotely close to outweighing the EU’s massive surplus in its exports of goods to the UK. Today we bring readers our latest update on an area which will be important when negotiations finally start next month. (Assuming that the EU have their agreed positions in place by then, which is still not the case despite having had over three years to prepare.) Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary 80% of the UK economy is services – How much do EU countries buy? Latest official UK figures for exports of services, the year to end-Sept 2019 The EU27 bought only 39.8% of the UK’s exports of services The Rest of the World bought 60.2% The fastest-growing customer is the USA Top customer: USA bought £76.3bn - 24.1% of total services exports Highest-placed EU country: Germany, which bought just 6.7% Average UK services exports to EU27 countries: £4.7bn On the other side of the World, Australia bought £6.8bn - 46% more than the EU average [Source data : Office for National Statistics. Latest data, to end Sept 2019.] The EU’s attitude to the largest part of the UK economy – the services sector Once again we must remind Remainer politicians – and even the big name Leave organisations who failed to rebut them - that the Single Market never worked for services, by the admission of the EU Commission itself. Observations For the past four years Remainers have been telling us that the biggest market in the world is on our doorstep. Putting aside the fact that this was always simply untrue (the USA is the biggest), why haven’t “our friends and neighbours” in the EU been topping the tables when we look at our top customers? This is as true in services as it is in manufacturing. The average EU country bought just £4.7bn of services from the UK in the 12 months to 30 Sept 2019. The USA bought over 16 times as much. Japan bought 66% more than the EU27 average. Australia – on the other side of the planet – bought 46% more. These are basic economic facts. They cannot be wished away by Remainers/Rejoiners, nor by Michel Barnier and his cohorts of extremist, ideological technocrats in the EU Commission. A big spin-off Brexit benefit We have long argued that there will be a huge spin-off benefit from Brexit. This benefit will come about because of a renewed confidence in the country which will be reflected in the minds of the UK’s business leaders and entrepreneurs. We forecast that this will lead to a return to an internationally-minded business attitude, resulting in more and more UK businesses looking to expand globally. As ever, members of the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team stand ready to assist the Government in any endeavours to negotiate with the EU and to grow the UK’s business internationally. [ Sources: Office for National Statistics - latest quarterly figures | EU Commission ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever. Brexit Facts4EU.Org, 06 Feb 2020
  4. Chosen poorly I believe choosing Populism that is knocking the Left out of the Political World Game an incredibly good choice. And less of the {canned laughter} Hermione, it's as fake as WWE.
  5. That post was only right if you accept it's the Dems that are corrupt.
  6. Don't you ever tire of getting everything wrong?
  7. No, you can't, we've left the EU and you told us early on in the deleted 'EU' thread that supermarket shelves would be empty... I'm going to my local Sainsburys now to check for myself... Chicken two quid a pop you say...
  8. Over the last 25 years the EU has more than doubled in size from 12 to 27 member states, yet its economic output compared to global output has shrunk year on year. Trade with 450 million Europeans living in a stagnant economy or trade with 7 billion people living in a vibrant, growing World economy. Mmm.. .. Tricky one
  9. Mr. Brexit irrelevant! Hardly Nigel Farage: Brexit Sets Stage for Trump Victory, Just as it Did in 2016 - By Kurt Zindulka Nigel Farage said that Brexit will act as a “good omen” for President Donald Trump’s re-election, just as it did after the referendum vote in 2016. The leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, who is currently in America for the State of the Union address, said that Britain’s exit from the European Union confirms President Trump’s world view, adding that Brexit bodes well for President Trump’s chances in the 2020 election. “The referendum vote was a very good omen for him in 2016, and I would have thought it was quite a good omen for him in 2020,” Farage told the Washington Examiner. “Some people think it’s the most significant thing for Britain since 1945,” he said, adding that “it is a very, very significant break and it plays into the president’s view that the world should be nations, free-market democracies and not globalist bureaucracies”. Mr Farage said that as he will no longer serve as a Member of the European Parliament, he intends to spend a lot of time the United States this year, joking that “it is actually easier to get to the U.S. East Coast than Strasbourg, which is bizarre”. “I have a lot of friends here. It’s a great political year in America. So I expect to be here a bit,” said the former MEP. Mr Farage said that he intends to continue as the leader of the Brexit Party, to serve as an “insurance policy” should Prime Minister Boris Johnson fail to deliver on his promises. He will also establish a new think-tank and website entitled BrexitWatch to monitor negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. “I intend to watch the next stage of negotiations like a hawk, and I will pray to the high heavens that they are getting it right and will ring the bell of alarm if we start to get it wrong,” Farage said. Mr Farage said on Sunday that he made a mistake in believing that Boris Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, would deliver a proper Brexit; however, he said that he will not make such a mistake again. “I was so thrilled that we won … I actually believed Theresa May when she said Brexit means Brexit — very stupidly of me — and I think I gave the impression that I rather walked away. I’m not going to walk away this time,” warned Farage
  10. Trumpski's Gallup poll approval has climbed 10+ points since the start of impeachment and is now at his record high since he took office
  11. A chap called James Bartram commenting over at the Facts4EU.org site has the right idea/s regarding fishing: - We need 30% minimum of our seas to be strict 'no catch' zones. This needs to be done immediately. In these, and surrounding areas, fish stocks are likely to increase fourfold in 2-5 years. This increases catch numbers; and, as fish are easier to catch, reduces costs. - EU boats will have to pay a licence fee to fish in our waters (UK income). Too, all fish caught by EU boats must be landed in the UK (thus we get the valuable processing costs - further UK income). Priority to fish, quantities and species, will be given to the UK fleet - Only the crumbs will be left for EU boats (thus the UK fleet will expand over time, eventually eliminating EU boats from our waters). - Thus the catch of EU boats will be smaller, and their costs higher. This will make UK product much more competitive in the EU market, despite tariffs (Note: these tariffs will make fish even more expensive for European consumers!). Too, the supply of certain species the EU likes, will be controlled by the UK fishermen, effectively a monopoly supply situation. - We can expand our exports to other nations - I hear Japan likes eating fish. - Fish will also be a lot cheaper in the UK, and I would expect fish consumption (and variety, and consumer taste) in the UK diet to perhaps double in the UK within 10 years - (and from the healthier diet, [and too, more organic food], to greatly reduce the burden on the NHS). - The government can now also provide tax incentives to fishermen (and processors/exporters) to grow their business, free of EU competition rules - this has to be better than paying benefits to depressed coastal communities. - A 'Buy British', and other consumer education campaigns (even putting domestic science back on the school curriculum) will help. All common sense, really.
  12. FRIDAY NIGHT: The moment the EU economy plunged over a cliff-edge Following Brexit, the EU's share of the World economy plummeted in an instant © Brexit Facts4EU.Org / No.10 Meanwhile, even the Europhile IMF now forecasts the UK will grow faster than the Eurozone When the UK left the EU on Friday 31 Jan 2019 at 11pm, a significant shift took place in the World’s economic tectonic plates. Unmentioned in the mainstream media – and unmentionable in Brussels – the economy of the European Union dropped dramatically on Friday. The Brexit Facts4EU.Org team has researched the latest data and we present a summary below in reader-friendly, layman’s terms. The EU and their sinking feeling At 11.00pm GMT on Friday 31 Jan 2020 the EU became a smaller economic player in the World Trade deals with the EU are now less attractive for other countries As a result of Brexit, the EU will be just 17.7% of the global economy this year, according to latest IMF figures © Brexit Facts4EU.Org - click to enlarge The UK and that growing feeling – it’s positive for Brexit Britain As we reported last month, the strongly Europhile and anti-Brexit IMF (International Monetary Fund) has updated its growth forecasts for last year and the next two years. Brexit Britain is now forecast to grow faster than the Eurozone, faster than Germany, and faster than France. The IMF now predicts that the only two G7 advanced economies to outpace Britain will be the United States and Canada. © Brexit Facts4EU.Org - click to enlarge It is getting worse for the EU on the World stage Following the EU Referendum in the UK in 2016, the EU suddenly became sensitive to the criticism from Brexit Facts4EU.Org and some other organisations about its awful performance in striking international trade deals. This is an area of “exclusive competence” for the EU Commission, which means that member states are unable to do their own trade deals. Despite having an extremist-Europhile US President in Barack Obama, the EU was unable to conclude a deal with the largest economy in the World before he left office. To this day the EU still has no trade deal with the USA, nor any sign that this is likely any time soon. Observations At 11pm on Friday 31 Jan 2020 the EU suddenly became a much smaller place. In an instant the EU lost :- Its second-largest economy It’s second-largest national population One of its two nuclear and military powers One of its two permanent members of the UN Security Council Its only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group In the article above we have focused on the impact of Brexit on the economic size of the EU, showing how the EU fell over its own particular “cliff-edge” on Friday night. We did this because no-one else had done it. No doubt we will be told “Well this was obvious” by Remainers and by some Brexiteers. Nevertheless these things need to be said. It is interesting how often it is that it’s only when we have researched and published such information that these things become “obvious”. Economics are only a small part of the story of Brexit. Still, the Remainer side mostly focused on economics for the past four years, so they might wish to reflect now. The real story of Brexit, of course, was always about sovereignty and democracy. [ Sources: IMF World Economic Outlook ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever. Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Tues 04 Feb 2020
  13. Good evening. The UK is indeed a founding party to the GATT 1947, and is an original Member of the WTO, in its own right. However, as a Member State of the EU, the UK's concessions and commitments on goods and concessions and specific commitments in services are contained within the schedule of concessions and commitments for goods and concessions and specific commitments in services of the EU As we all know the EU is pitiful in its performance in striking international trade deals and the UK's being an EU Member/Rule taker has hampered any progress we would have made in the last 40+ years. The UK is looking forward to engaging with all WTO Members, in their collective efforts to strengthen the multilateral trading system.
  14. Why do you assume a deal with the US with Trumpski as President is going to be very bad? Have you forgotten that Trumpski and Mr. Brexit get along very well and that the former owes the latter a favour or three?
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