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The BBC suppresses any news that favours leaving the EU.Check these links to find out what the BBC should have told the nation:Imports from CalaisPorts of Entry in NIBarnier preferred Canada Plus Racism in the EUTrade Deficit and RegionalisationCurrent Account DeficitBank of England and Treasury ReportsThe foreign "European Movement" runs RemainThe European Movement, a foreign organisation, controls the UK media, especially the BBC, through its powerful members.  It also controls...

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Movement of Goods after a No Deal Brexit

UK ports imported 248m tonnes of produce and exported 138m tonnes in 2017. (See UK Port Freight Statistics 2017.Click to enlarge. Dover was responsible for only 26m tonnes of the total 386m tonnes of international freight transported in 2017.Top 10 major ports + All other tonnage Dover moved 15.5m tonnes inwards and 10.7 m tonnes outwards. Even in the worst case after Brexit the pictures of queuing lorries going into Dover might be impressive for a few weeks but it will have little effect...

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Why are Traitors Accepted in Britain?

The division in British society that is crudely marked by the Remain/Leave division has been present since the Second World War.  It is not a new phenomenon.In the 1950s and 1960s Britain was a nakedly classist society and the classism worked both ways.  Working class people despised middle class people and vice versa.  The average factory was the scene of simmering resentment to such an extent that factory managers would threaten workers with the sack for insubordination if they suggested...

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No Deal Fake News

This article will provide clear, click through links to all of its source data.  Click on these links whenever you feel that you must check a source.First of all, what are the current economists' predictions for the UK economy for 2019 to 2020? These predictions are all sourced, click on the links below to check them: PwC Economic Outlook July 2019 (includes Q2 2019).BCC: British Chambers of Commerce includes Q1 2019.Bank of England August - see p 30 and p33.KPMG Growth ForecastOBR Economic...

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The economy, value of pound, trade in July 2019

The graphs below summarise the current state of the UK economy: The central, grey line is the Purchase Power Parity (PPP) of the pound - what it is really worth in the UK to buy things, this is the real value of the pound. The coloured lines show when the $ value of the pound is 20% out of kilter with the PPP value and speculators will all start buying pounds to make a killing on the markets.  Recent talk by economics journalists about the value of sterling is largely propaganda about...

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Welsh Lamb Propaganda

There has been a great deal about the "terrible" effects of Brexit on the Welsh lamb industry. What is the truth?Only about 30-40% of Welsh sheep meat is exported: The Welsh sheep industry was worth c.£278m to the Welsh economy in 2018. Only about £70m of meat of all types is exported by Wales: So the Welsh sheep meat industry is likely to need less than £35 million a year to entirely subsidise 100% of its exports to the EU.Given that, after a WTO Brexit there will be billions paid by EU...

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Is climate change a threat because of overpopulation?

Political Thoughts - the magazine: Is climate change a threat because of overpopulation? Diese Website verwendet Cookies von Google, um Dienste anzubieten und Zugriffe zu analysieren. Deine IP-Adresse und dein User-Agent werden zusammen mit Messwerten zur Leistung und Sicherheit für Google freigegeben. So können Nutzungsstatistiken generiert, Missbrauchsfälle erkannt und behoben und die Qualität des Dienstes gewährleistet werden.Weitere InformationenOk Loading...

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The No Deal predictions

Prior to considering any of the predictions for a No Deal Brexit it is worthwhile to get a sense of perspective about the role of the EU in the UK economy. In 2016 exports to the EU constituted only 12% of UK GDP. ( See Exports of Goods and Services to EU28 (L84Y), Exports of Goods and Services Total (ikbh). ) Bear this in mind when you hear estimates of Brexit reducing GDP by 15% or more, they are clearly just trying to scare you.  The UK is not a "great trading nation" nowadays, most UK...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Six good things about the UK. We have been at peace for almost 85 years apart from minor skirmishes.  Education until the age of 18 and healthcare is free, it is not in many countries, including many communist countries.  Britain still has some glorious landscapes gardened by centuries of stability.  Crime is rare over much of the country.  We can start our own businesses and liberate ourselves from direct control of our working lives.  We still have substantial remnants of free speech.Six...

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“Leavers are not my sort of people”

I have had quiet conversations with several Remain backers over the past couple of weeks.  All three were absolutely clear that Leave voters did not really understand what they were voting for.  They said this to me, someone who has read the EU Treaties and studied the history of the EU, explored UK-EU Economic Relations and even read the Belfast Agreement yet voted Leave.When I pointed out that the Leave voters I know were all clear that the EU is becoming a Nation State that is steadily...

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