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What now for the EU ?

More inspiring EU leadership, seems they are going to have a chin wag about the future and direction of the EU, only problem they cant agree who will lead the chin wag.

The UKs favorite person Verhofstadt was put forward most likely by himself but his services were turned down, not due to his twattnish but he is to Federalist, who knew. So we have a timetable for a conference and no candidates, no doubt new positions will be created and filled.

All aboard the gravy train.


From the link;
French President Emmanuel Macron came up with the idea for the conference in 2019, arguing it should “propose all the necessary changes to our political project, without any taboos, not even treaty revision.”

Wouldn't that be like, breaking international law?
 

Dread

LE
if only all the global economic experts listened too you eh?
now, go sit in the corner and carry on counting to potato.

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Muahahahhahahahahhahahaha!

You broken-brained mong. You are Baglock. Well done for outing yourself.

Do you even understand what PPP is? It's a measure that equalises an Indian buying some local food at EUR 0.05 in Mumbai to the cost of a Swiss person paying EUR 25 for similar in Geneva. PPP is utterly useless for any international comparison of economies because guess what? Just because Sanjay in Bangalore can buy a chapatti for 1 cent, doesn't mean he's able to buy a Mercedes E class for EUR 200 (or a laptop, or any other internationally traded and manufactured item).

Let's see how the World Bank (your source for your bullshit above) has done in previous projections (bearing in mind they and the IMF have acknowledged to having to repeatedly revise their projections of the UK upwards because they allowed their pro-EU mindset to join 'project fear', all of which prognostications have proven false. Here's one from 2010:
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Got that? According to the World Bank in just over 3 years the largest economies would be China, USA, India, Japan, Indonesia, Russia, Germany, Brazil, UK and then France in that order.

Let's look at reality:
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So in just over 3 years' time, will China overtake America? Only if Biden is elected, otherwise zero chance. Do you think China's society and political situation are so stable as to allow constant high growth until 2050? (only a retard would think so). You think India is going to be knocking on America's arse in 3 years? How is Indonesia doing? (Clue: shite). Is Russia going to double its economy in 3 years? Is it bunnies. Same as with Mexico: busy destroying itself in a narco-war. The World Bank and IMF have proven themselves extremely adept at creating utterly shite projections and forecasts that are lapped up by retards like you.

Your original idiot post, claiming that Russia, Brazil, etc. would be the second tier is laughable because you are aware (if you have the cognitive capacity to be aware of anything) that the BRIC group of countries was created by Goldman Sachs as a marketing scam to sell shite investments and offload non-performing bonds to the gullible?

You can't even count to potato you pontificating simpleton.
 
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if only all the global economic experts listened too you eh?
now, go sit in the corner and carry on counting to potato.

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When you live in a tin hut, you can make things better or grow what in effect was a shit economy to start with, hence why growth is higher where there has previously been a poor or none existent economy.
Do you understand this simple fact?
@Dread is bang on that the countries he described have a higher growth but will never achieve the economies of mature democracies. I believe much of the growth in the basket cases is as a direct result of the west taking advantage of cheap investment with high but risky returns.
 
Maybe he best sticking with his Wildebeast principle?
 
Fishing has been discussed a bit in the last few days so I thought this is worth sharing.
Im sorting out my guests for shoot days this winter, and in that regard phoned my pal Callum who is a salesman for a well known fridge trailer firm in Scotland’s north east. This morning. He lives within spitting distance of Peterhead and is
on first name terms with most of the skippers and all the owners who operate boats in that part of the world.
The word is that the fishing is having the arse kicked out of it as we speak.
They are seeing big Galician ( Spanish) boats who would normally be in the North Atlantic at this time of year, and lots of them.
One of the skippers he spoke to last week has night vision on board ( in case they loose a man overboard at night), and he has watched boats shooting double nets at night, and not just one.
what is worrying is for them to be illegally catching everything, no matter how small, they must have a market for it and compliment officials on the dockside back home.
Callum was of the opinion it was a free for all with the intention of leaving a scorched earth/ seabed for the Scots/ English to rebuild.
Wonderfull
p.s the double netters were reported in.
 
Fishing has been discussed a bit in the last few days so I thought this is worth sharing.
Im sorting out my guests for shoot days this winter, and in that regard phoned my pal Callum who is a salesman for a well known fridge trailer firm in Scotland’s north east. This morning. He lives within spitting distance of Peterhead and is
on first name terms with most of the skippers and all the owners who operate boats in that part of the world.
The word is that the fishing is having the arse kicked out of it as we speak.
They are seeing big Galician ( Spanish) boats who would normally be in the North Atlantic at this time of year, and lots of them.
One of the skippers he spoke to last week has night vision on board ( in case they loose a man overboard at night), and he has watched boats shooting double nets at night, and not just one.
what is worrying is for them to be illegally catching everything, no matter how small, they must have a market for it and compliment officials on the dockside back home.
Callum was of the opinion it was a free for all with the intention of leaving a scorched earth/ seabed for the Scots/ English to rebuild.
Wonderfull
p.s the double netters were reported in.
Night vision, but no torpedoes?
disappointed...
 
Time to deploy a couple of fisheries boats and start taking names.

Tracking them to their home port and having an inspector waiting to check the catch may also be an option.

No idea if it'll help as the corrupt EU seems to be OK with this kind of activity if they're not monitoring and regulating it.
 

philc

LE
Fishing has been discussed a bit in the last few days so I thought this is worth sharing.
Im sorting out my guests for shoot days this winter, and in that regard phoned my pal Callum who is a salesman for a well known fridge trailer firm in Scotland’s north east. This morning. He lives within spitting distance of Peterhead and is
on first name terms with most of the skippers and all the owners who operate boats in that part of the world.
The word is that the fishing is having the arse kicked out of it as we speak.
They are seeing big Galician ( Spanish) boats who would normally be in the North Atlantic at this time of year, and lots of them.
One of the skippers he spoke to last week has night vision on board ( in case they loose a man overboard at night), and he has watched boats shooting double nets at night, and not just one.
what is worrying is for them to be illegally catching everything, no matter how small, they must have a market for it and compliment officials on the dockside back home.
Callum was of the opinion it was a free for all with the intention of leaving a scorched earth/ seabed for the Scots/ English to rebuild.
Wonderfull
p.s the double netters were reported in.

I mentioned this earlier, a few commercial fishermen mentioned this to me also, so two different sources so to speak.
 
Time to deploy a couple of fisheries boats and start taking names.

Tracking them to their home port and having an inspector waiting to check the catch may also be an option.

No idea if it'll help as the corrupt EU seems to be OK with this kind of activity if they're not monitoring and regulating it.
Corrupt Spanish officials are nothing new.
15 years ago I had a flying client ( now deceased), Ray Hatton.
Ray was a commercial boat owner and liaison man for the Manx Fisheries.
Anyway he was in a small northern Spanish port the morning after a big stern trawler who had been fishing up north had unloaded.
The legitimate catch had all been reefered away, but Ray was horrified to see the local fish market stocked with hand sized and smaller baby place, and even worse, Turbot!.
When he started to raise hell misteriously everyone lost the ability to speak or understand English..!!
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
From the link;
French President Emmanuel Macron came up with the idea for the conference in 2019, arguing it should “propose all the necessary changes to our political project, without any taboos, not even treaty revision.”
Wouldn't that be like, breaking international law?

In this case - no. Marcon wants a new EU treaty with further powers devolved from member states to the EU - which will really open the fracture lines between the states in the EU who want more integration and those who don't. Thee will be much launching of teddies from the pram by both sides.

But penny to a pound, the 'compromise' that will result will lend up in the EU getting more powers - probably by the EU moving to QMV in areas that can presently be vetoed by member states.

This is the fuster cluck we've escaped.

Wordsmith
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
More inspiring EU leadership, seems they are going to have a chin wag about the future and direction of the EU, only problem they cant agree who will lead the chin wag.

[Snipped for brevity]

All aboard the gravy train.


This is the conference to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. They are going to argue for more integration, completely ignoring that the EU's 'statist/we need more integration' model has failed.

And arguing for more integration will further fuel the rise of the populist/anti EU parties in the EU - thus resulting in further gridlock as far as political decision making is concerned.

What is really needed is a "where has the EU gone wrong conference". Having the UK Brexit was a wake up call they're failing to heed. But the EU governments seem to have collectively agreed that the Emperor is fully clothed and his wedding tackle is not dangling for all to see.

Wordsmith
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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Comes from the Portuguese 'vin' (wine) and 'd'alho' (of garlic). It's believed that the Portuguese wine turned rather vinegary on its route down to India, and that is why modern vindaloos (or 'vin d'alhos) largely comprise garlic and vinegar.

How's that for thread drift!

That's the sort of arcane excellence which sets this site apart.

Is it actually true?
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer

Dread

LE
In this case - no. Marcon wants a new EU treaty with further powers devolved from member states to the EU - which will really open the fracture lines between the states in the EU who want more integration and those who don't. Thee will be much launching of teddies from the pram by both sides.

But penny to a pound, the 'compromise' that will result will lend up in the EU getting more powers - probably by the EU moving to QMV in areas that can presently be vetoed by member states.

This is the fuster cluck we've escaped.

Wordsmith
The EU will always say that the only way to solve a crisis is by transferring yet more powers and money to the EU. They are just like socialists in this respect:
 

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