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Brexit Phase Two - Trade

Not necessarily.

You do know the UK has the highest standards in air safety in Europe don’t you?

Are you implying that the Europeans are unduly influenced by the need to blanche wash accidents involving their State subsidised airlines and State subsidised airline manufacturing industry?
 
Queen adressed Commonwealth heads today.

  • The Commonwealth’s population is 2.4 billion, of which more than 60 percent is aged 29 or under.
  • One in three young people aged between 15 and 29 live in Commonwealth countries: about 640 million out of 1.8 billion.
  • The Commonwealth has observed more than 140 elections in nearly 40 countries since 1980.
  • The combined gross domestic product of Commonwealth countries is estimated at US$10.4 trillion in 2017 and predicted to reach US$13 trillion in 2020.
  • Bilateral costs for trading partners in Commonwealth countries are on average 19 percent less than between those in non-member countries.
  • Half of the top 20 global emerging cities are in the Commonwealth: New Delhi, Mumbai, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Johannesburg, Kolkata, Cape Town, Chennai and Dhaka.
  • Many small and developing Commonwealth countries are among those with the lowest ecological footprints worldwide.
  • Commonwealth countries are among the highest performing in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, and make up 7 of the top 10 nations.
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa, Commonwealth countries make up 7 of the top 10 highest performing countries for gender equality.
 
Queen adressed Commonwealth heads today.

  • The Commonwealth’s population is 2.4 billion, of which more than 60 percent is aged 29 or under.
  • One in three young people aged between 15 and 29 live in Commonwealth countries: about 640 million out of 1.8 billion.
  • The Commonwealth has observed more than 140 elections in nearly 40 countries since 1980.
  • The combined gross domestic product of Commonwealth countries is estimated at US$10.4 trillion in 2017 and predicted to reach US$13 trillion in 2020.
  • Bilateral costs for trading partners in Commonwealth countries are on average 19 percent less than between those in non-member countries.
  • Half of the top 20 global emerging cities are in the Commonwealth: New Delhi, Mumbai, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Johannesburg, Kolkata, Cape Town, Chennai and Dhaka.
  • Many small and developing Commonwealth countries are among those with the lowest ecological footprints worldwide.
  • Commonwealth countries are among the highest performing in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, and make up 7 of the top 10 nations.
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa, Commonwealth countries make up 7 of the top 10 highest performing countries for gender equality.
Do you imagine that the UK is going to lead this group of countries in the 21st century?
 

Wordsmith

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I like his advice to the remainers. It's done.
It was done as soon as we invoked Article 50. That set a 2 years deadline after which we leave the EU. The only way that date could be varied is by agreement of all 27 remaining member states, and their terms for that would almost certainly be unacceptable to the UK - for example giving up even more of the budget rebate. (Over and above that surrendered by that c--t Blair in return for non-existent reforms to the CAP).

Wordsmith
 

seaweed

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I have been led to believe that the Fr cheated (quelle surprise) by classifying their dependent territories as Departments of France. So all the inhabitants of their Caribbean islands, which were foolishly returned to Fr after they had been enthusiastically, decisively and deservedly thrashed in 1815, have a clearer entitlement to come and live here than the Windrushes. Or something. (Just wanted to stir things up on a quiet afternoon really.)
 
Are you implying that the Europeans are unduly influenced by the need to blanche wash accidents involving their State subsidised airlines and State subsidised airline manufacturing industry?
I would imagine the UK in particular have an excellent safety record as opposed to, say, Russia. Of course there's a difference twixt UK maintenance and rules and regs and those in say, Russia, which seems to have aircraft falling out of the sky on an almost regular basis by comparison. Even some Third World countries have better safety records than some First World countries like Russia as a for instance.
Russia: another year, another air tragedy
 
EU getting nervous



Brussels is issuing dozens of legal proposals on Brexit over the next 10 weeks, in a flurry of lawmaking to prepare the EU for a sharp break from the UK, partly by giving emergency powers to the bloc’s institutions.

The European Commission has drafted 30-40 proposals to amend laws and give special powers to regulators so that the union can deal with a no-deal scenario, either on Brexit day on March 29 2019 or after a transition period.





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EU getting nervous

Brussels is issuing dozens of legal proposals on Brexit over the next 10 weeks, in a flurry of lawmaking to prepare the EU for a sharp break from the UK, partly by giving emergency powers to the bloc’s institutions.

The European Commission has drafted 30-40 proposals to amend laws and give special powers to regulators so that the union can deal with a no-deal scenario, either on Brexit day on March 29 2019 or after a transition period.

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I think you may have identified how the EU may proceed during the next recession in the event of the inability to agree treaty changes by the remaining 27 member states. If (as expected), there is a major failure in the euro, the EU will simply grant itself emergency powers to deal with the situation.

While a full or partial failure of the euro would present a major threat to the existence of the EU in its present form, the use of emergency powers to deal with the situation would also represent a major erosion of democratic accountability in the EU.

Wordsmith
 
Today's delusions include the usual fools failing to realise that the EU acts on the direction of the MS and the thinly veiled excitement for the UK being the head of empire 2.0 in the guise of a commonwealth trading bloc.

It would be funny if it wasn't so hopelessly sad.

The coming year is going to be a bitter disappointment for project leave
 

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