Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Farage phone in on LBC makes interesting listening

Farage always wanted to be a chat show host and now he has achieved that ambition. Although he arranged to have me and many others kicked out of UKIP he did deliver us a referendum and for that he deserves our thanks. Nevertheless his and may others primary aim was to get us out of the EU and that has not been delivered indeed it seems as far away as ever if not receding.

You can listen to Farage and his callers by clicking below.

http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nigel-farage/the-nigel-farage-show-watch-live-from-7pm-july-24/

We are now being subjected to a softening up process centred round the so called transition arrangements which it is claimed is needed by business. It reminds me of when Prince Charles wanted to marry his divorced mistress and there was a long sophisticated campaign orchestrated by paid lobbyists to make Camilla acceptable to the great British public by changing not only the public's views but leaving the Queen in a position that she felt she had to hold her nose and accept Camilla.

We are now being salami sliced by the largely Europhile Tory party emasculating our vote to leave the EU. This goes on 24 hours a day on the BBC and print media and will inevitably win because of the sheer weight of biased publicity on the Remain side. Its what one would expect from a Tory Remain dominated Cabinet whose only objective is to preserve the Tory party in power and forgetting about the way the ordinary people voted in the Referendum.

The idea big business has your interests at heart is laughable. The care only about their profits. Profits are revenue minus costs and the easiest way to increase profits is to cut costs, As the biggest component of business costs are wages then its a no brainer that increasing labour supply through immigration is the easiest way to  reduce labour costs and boost profits. Big business loves only itself. So the next time you hear Hammond talking about protecting business remember he is talking about protecting his own interests not yours.

The other even more sordid aspect is it unlimited immigration enables Hammond and his chums to have cheap domestic servants to keep them in the style to which they are accustomed.

The right way out is to have, as virtually every other country has, a labour visa system with visas being applied for by the employer who are responsible for ensuring their immigrant labour as CRB checks, health insurance etc. Its the employers who benefit from these immigrants  so its only right they bear the costs including housing and schools. Saudi is often vilified in the UK press but if BAe wants to do business there they have to provide and pay for schooling, housing and medical care for those they bring into the country.

The Swiss have been running a very tight visa system since before the war. Switzerland with no natural resources  has the highest standard of living in Europe. They have been doing it right, we are the country that has got it wrong.

PS Even chickens are not safe from Remoaner exploitation

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4090386/remainers-use-chicken-to-stoke-fear-about-a-trade-deal-with-the-us/

and read this, the views of Dominic Cummings

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jason-farrell/how-to-lose-a-referendum_b_17577708.html?1500980703

Monday, 24 July 2017

Germans start to see sense on Brexit

I opined last week that Germans unlike the French are a pragmatic people. It was thus encouraging to read in today's DT a piece by Ambrose Evans Pritchard, headlined

Germany's king-makers demand a Brexit cabinet

and sub titled

Resurgent Free Democrats urge Mrs Merkel and the EU not to punish the UK and find a "fair deal"

The German Free Democrats party are saying it would be a fatal error to humiliate Britain as Macro wants to do. This is attributed to the party's economics spokesman Michael Theurer MEP and echoed by the leader Christian Linder who has stressed the EU should handle Brexit with extreme care as Germany sees the UK as a strong partner for the EU within Nato.

Free democrats are closely aligned with Mittelstand medium sized engineering companies that  account for half of Germany's 86bn Euro exports to the UK and that 750000 German jobs are closely linked to UK trade.

The next part of the piece is entiled,

Merkel could replace EU apostles with pro-UK group

                
Martin Schulz leader of the Social Democrats is all for giving the UK a punishment beating and wants a grand bargain to issue EU backed Euro bonds. The French love any thing with Grande in the title. Perhaps they should consider what happened to Naopleon's Grande Armee in 1812 in Russia. The UK is called Gros Bretagne as Grande is reserved for French use.

It is good to read the dwarf Macron has dropped 10% in the polls since his election. Also the smaller EU states now realise when the UK leaves they will be at the mercy of Franco Prussian power so they may start being nice to us..

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Hammond is Goldman Sachs man in the Cabinet

Click below to read Reuters piece on Hammond and Goldman Sachs

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-transition-idUKKBN1A623S

Hammond is in Goldmans pocket, not the first finance minister to there. They helped Greece fiddle their books to get into the Euro and made a lot of money for themselves. But who paid for this? The Greek people in their austerity punishment meted out by Goldman's EU politicians. The same will happen to us as a result of Hammond's naivity and incompetence but again it is us, the British people, like the Greeks who will pay the price and take the EU punishment beating whilst Goldmans counts its money.

Hammond is renowned for having a 'tin ear' following his last disastrous budget and U turn on increased NICS for the self employed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39278968

Its proposals hit the Tory core vote of the self employed. It was a huge  mistake that damaged May's fledgling government and had  to be reversed by T May. Sound familiar? Well the Tories repeated exactly the same mistake with their disastrous 2017 election manifesto that again hit the Tory core vote of the pensioners. Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy aka Lady Macbeth and Rasputin took the blame for that but Hammond's fingerprints were all over it.

If May had got her increased majority there is no doubt she would have sacked Hammond but she lost her majority and her courage failed her. She is no iron lady just another wind vane politician facing whichever way the political wind lets her.

Sacking the perfidious Hammond was the right decision pre-election and it still is the right decision post election. As Lady Macbeth said to her hubby, "Screw your courage to the sticking place" and also remember another line from Macbeth, "there are daggers in men's smiles"

She is dead duck anyway and has nothing to lose. Holding on will not secure her place in history. She will be remembered as one of our worst PMs and Home Secretarys and may as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. The Tories will string her up as soon as they stop squabbling with each other.


Friday, 21 July 2017

Big Business delay to keep us in the EU so they make more money but you pay

I am disappointed Liam Fox is so easily persuaded to keep us in the EU for 2, 3 or more years to give business time to "adjust" ie make more money from their EU bribes.. These people will always want more time. Whatever they get won't be enough and like blackmailers they will always be back for more. I have always had a lot of time for Glasgow hard men but clearly Dr Fox is very naive and has a very soft centre.

A so called transition period does not come free. We will still have to pay in to the EU our 14bn Euro per annum into the EU maw for that period. Who will pay that? It would be nice if Dr Fox asked his big business chums to pay up after all they are the ones who want it and they are the ones who will benefit from it. As always to get to the truth follow the money. Simples.

The Daily Mail this morning puts this 'transition' period at 5 years

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4716092/Five-years-EU-migration-Brexit-source-says.html

If we agree to this we will never get out of the common market and we will all die German slaves as the millionaire quisling Hammond wants. May has to sack this guy soon if she wants to stay as PM to see Brexit through.

All the guarantees of a time limit on the transition period are worthless. Reasons can and will always be found for further delay and more payments to the EU.

I found this on Reuters explaining why we cannot go back to the status quo the Remoanars crave.

"The European Council would need to be unanimous in allowing the UK to abort Brexit and the ill-feeling already generated would lead to far worse terms," he said
"In particular, the rebate and key opt-outs would be gone, thereby making the costs of being in the EU far higher than before."

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Barnier tripped up at EU/ UK press conference by DT journo

It is now becoming apparent even to the overpaid BBC journos that Barnier will hold out for ECJ jurisdiction to apply post Brexit for non-UK EU citizens living and working in the UK. This is his current main tactic to sabotage the Brexit talks. The BBC will wheel out the usual traitors to say its the economy that matters and Sovereignty is of secondary importance. This of course is a bare faced lie. It was the same lie peddled by Heath in 1972 that in signing the Treaty to join the EEC we would not lose any sovereignty that got us into this mess in the first place.

Sovereignty comes first! Battery house chickens are well fed and employed but they are not free and can be eaten at the EU's behest.

At the EU UK press conference one sharp journalist asked Barnier if he could name one other Sovereign country that gave jurisdiction within its borders to a foreign court. Answer came there none.

If we allow ECJ jurisdiction on any part of our country we are not a Sovereign country but an EU vassal state. Let us hope T May sticks to this red line. I don't want my children to live as Franco Prussian slaves.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

French desire to humiliate the UK is nothing new

The French have never forgiven us for incarcerating Napoleon on St Helena in 1815 and leaving him there until he died. This continued until 1914 when we French had to grovel for our help against the Huns but in 1919 it was pay back time in French eyes. I quote from Wikepedia on the treaty of Versailles,

"Of the many provisions in the treaty, one of the most important and controversial required "Germany [to] accept the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage" during the war (the other members of the Central Powers signed treaties containing similar articles). This article, Article 231, later became known as the War Guilt clause. The treaty forced Germany to disarm, make substantial territorial concessions, and pay reparations to certain countries that had formed the Entente powers. In 1921 the total cost of these reparations was assessed at 132 billion marks (then $31.4 billion or £6.6 billion, roughly equivalent to US $442 billion or UK £284 billion in 2017). At the time economists, notably John Maynard Keynes, predicted that the treaty was too harsh—a "Carthaginian peace"—and said the reparations figure was excessive and counter-productive, views that, since then, have been the subject of ongoing debate by historians and economists from several countries. On the other hand, prominent figures on the Allied side such as French Marshal Ferdinand Foch criticized the treaty for treating Germany too leniently."

The end result of the French humiliating Germany was the rise of Adolf Hitler, World War II and mass killing of civilians. Keynes got it right, the Frenchman Foch got it wrong in the usual French way.

We now have another Frenchman Barnier trying to give us a punishment beating in the Brexit faux negotiations. Barnier and his Belgian acolyte Verhofstadt don't want to a negotiate with us they want to humiliate us at any cost pour encourager les autres, the French tactic which has repeatedly failed. The French dominated EU will pay any price to maintain their folie de grandeur. The learn nothing from history.Their path will lead to the rise of more extremist parties as it did in the 1930s and inevitably more war. Let us keep out off it at all costs. Too many of our sons and daughters died in World Wars for French amour propre.

What is new is the report in today's Times of a speech by German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel accusing Barnier of trying to punish Britain by making a deliberate "mess"of key elements of Brexit. He went on to warn other MEPs not to listen to Barnier who he said wanted to impose a bad Brexit deal on Britain.

I have not heard Herr Henkel's views reported on the BBC. I wonder why? They are detailed in the Times Thunderer column today and are well worth reading. The Germans are much more pragmatic than the French and thank goodness the Germans pay the piper and they will call the tune.



 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

What does the US Civil War have in parallel with the EU

I return to my theme of historical parallels relating to the EU.There is a common myth that the US Civil War was fought to free the black slaves in the Southern States. This was a convenient excuse beloved of the left wing political elite to cover their real motives the pursuit of political power. The Civil War was fought to preserve the Union. The two capitals, Washington and Richmond on either side of the Potomac river were as geographically as close as London and Brussels. Unlike us and the EU both sides however had a common language and legal system. The EU has about 12 official languages  and a Napoleonic legal system in which jury trials are not paramount. Appellant court judges in the UK are always very reluctant to reverse jury verdicts on facts.

The EU is fighting us to try and preserve its motley, shaky  Union which it wishes to eventually rival the United States but where is there succinct comprehensible Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson and influenced by the Scots 1320 Declaration of Arbroath via one John Knox Witherspoon provost of Princeton, New Jersey delegate to the Continental Conference and previously minister of Paisley kirk? The US grew from the  grass roots wishes of common men and by its division of powere was designed to severely restrict the power of any political elite. The EU is a top down political  power imposition by politicians and designed to keep power in a small elite group now called the European Commission. All EU laws can only originate in the elite Commission unlike in the UK and US systems where the people's elected representatives can, and frequently do originate laws.

So the EU is fighting to preserve its union but the difference is its support comes from the political appointee elite of the EU. The EU parliament is a powerless talking shop. In the US support for their Union comes from the ordinary people via their elected representatives. We have had our upper chamber seriously corrupted by nepotism and political appointees and we will pay a price for this mistake in our Brexit negotiations. The US Senate is a small  elected chamber of just over 100 members.. Our House of Lords is a bloated, unelected chamber of over 800 largely third rate retired politicians. Not good when you consider the US has five times our population