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By David Vance On February 28th, 2013 at 7:59 am

Let’s get a fundamental proposition straight. In a free market, private business SHOULD allowed to reward those who work for it in whatever way it sees fit. The concept of a bonus payment is perfectly sensible and is no concern of Government. Unless, of course, you live in the EU.

European Union officials have struck a provisional deal on new financial rules, including capping bank bonuses. Under the agreement, bonuses will be capped at a year’s salary, but can rise to two year’s pay if there is explicit approval from shareholders. The deal was reached late on Wednesday. EU ministers must approve it, although this is considered a formality. The UK, which hosts Europe’s biggest financial services centre, was opposed to any of caps on bank bonuses.

Such opposition means nothing.

The EU exists to regulate, to control, and it knows that this new regulation will drive business OUT of the UK,  as the City of London has made clear. To the Eurocrats, that is a price worth us paying.

But beyond that there is the deeper point as to who controls the decision making process of business. The EU has decided it will set the standards. What can go wrong with that then?


By David Vance On January 2nd, 2013 at 9:46 am

Getting out of the EU should be THE major priority for the UK Government. Of course we all know that this is the very thing that they FEAR but they shouldn’t…especially if National prosperity is considered a worthy aim! Consider this;

“We are in surplus with the rest of the world, but in deficit with the EU. Or, to flip it around, the EU is in surplus with us, selling more to Britain than to the US and Japan combined. Customers generally have the upper hand in their talks with salesmen. I hope Mr Cameron strikes a deal with the EU which leaves all sides happier: everyone should want good relations with our neighbours. But, if such a deal is not available, leaving should hold no terrors. We are the seventh largest economy on Earth, the fourth military power, a member of the G8 and one of five permanent seat-holders on the UN Security Council. We are connected by law and language, habit and sentiment, to every continent. In the words of Tennyson: “Though we are not now that strength which, in old days, moved Earth and Heaven, that which we are we are.”

And that we which have we SHOULD maintain.


By Pete Moore On November 1st, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Can we leave yet?

The loan from the European Union’s bank, owned by Britain and fellow member states, was agreed in June as part of a billion dollar investment plan – about £600m – for Ford’s sprawling 395-acre site in Kocaeli which is taking over production of Transits from Southampton.

We’re even being fleeced now to destroy our own jobs. Why do you continue voting for the same traitorous scum? They’re not on your side, they don’t act for you, they have contempt for you.

Bottom line: the politicians and bureaucrats who do these things have no legitimacy. There are millions of us and a few of them. Withdraw your consent, do not comply, do not legitimise what they do.

No, we should not pay for profligacy!

By Mike Cunningham On November 1st, 2012 at 11:59 am

Ignore, if you will, the blowhard mouthings of Labour Leader Ed Milliband.

Also take no notice of the ‘pre-historics’ of all three Parties when they say that the Tory rebels have  shot themselves in their collective feet with their Amendment vote on the European Budget.

What we saw and heard yesterday evening was the first signs of a responsible democracy returning to Westminster. The Tories, along with their temporary allies in the Labour Party know only too well that if Cameron exercises his ‘veto’ over the Budget if there is no acceptance of either real cuts to a bloated seven-year budget, that same Budget will be voted through exactly as prophesied, but on a yearly basis. We could hardly expect the collective begging bowls of the Eastern and Southern wedges of the Union to be withdrawn or diminished.

But, for the first time in a long time, the Westminster  Executive has been told that a different outcome should be proposed, and when it is defeated, as is more than likely, the European Union will have been placed on notice that the first signs of a true successor to Margaret Thatcher is in embryo.

They should take notice, but will they mend their profligate ways? Not if the House of European History is but one example of the European mind at work!

and did those feet, in ancient times….

By Mike Cunningham On October 15th, 2012 at 10:10 am

Lots of sound, fury and bullshit splattered all over the story about the Scots Referendum, and how either ‘Our Dave’, or ‘Fat Pang #2 (Alec Salmond) won the pissing contest over the question, and the rest of the package.

Not too many people have looked at the possibilities which arise from a decision by the Scots to ease away from all that cash (Barnett etc.) which would mean that, all of a sudden, we, ourselves, would have been transformed into a different Country. If we are then a different Country, it naturally follows that we should be then examining whether, because of the ‘difference’ from being four Nations in one Kingdom; we are now Three Nations in one Kingdom, and hence are we still members of the European Union?


Discuss amongst yourselves, and speak to me after the break!


By David Vance On October 15th, 2012 at 9:41 am

See Saint Vince Cable has been pontificating on  the topic of the next European war…

Europe could be plunged into war if the euro collapses, Vince Cable warned last night. The Business Secretary said the consequences would be ‘incalculable’ for Europe and ‘awful’ for the UK but cautioned that there was ‘no automatic guarantee’ that Europe would not disintegrate into conflict. Mr Cable spoke out just two days after the European Union was handed the Nobel Peace Prize, an award that provoked widespread ridicule at a time when tensions over the single currency have led to violence and civil unrest across Europe.

Got to love the hype and also the stunning lack of responsibility.

For starters, the failure of a currency zone does not automatically mean blood on the streets. It would be perfectly easy for individual governments to return to printing their own currencies without the need to invade each other. (Did you hear that, Germany?) Then there is the vexed issue of which politicians were cheer leaders for this doomed Union? Step forward Saint Vince Cable – the man who is always wise …after the event.

But is it really dead?

By Mike Cunningham On October 12th, 2012 at 10:46 am

Tom Lehrer remarked that Political Satire was dead once Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

As to the validity of Mr. Lehrer’s commentary, I honestly don’t know; but I believe that Satire had revived in later years, but with this Award, Satire has been dealt a truly deadly blow!

Just who do these clowns think they are?

By Mike Cunningham On September 2nd, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I don’t often find common cause with Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty, but in this particular case, she has a very valid point.

The watchword of freedom, whether it be speech, thought or writing, is Quis Custodiet ipsos Custodes? In plain english, that means ‘Who watches the Watchers’?

And in the case of Brussels, and the European Union Bureaucracy, that means no-one at all!

Who defines ‘Abnormal Behaviour?


By David Vance On July 25th, 2012 at 8:52 am

Well, some of us have been warning about this for a looooong time!

The Eurozone was back on the brink last night as Spain edged towards a financial disaster that could tear the single currency apart. Analysts said Spain’s huge economy was at a ‘tipping point’ and would inevitably need international aid. In a sign that Europe’s debt crisis is deepening, Italy’s borrowing costs edged higher, Greece was was facing a 1930s-style depression and its austerity measures were said to be faltering.

It all spells meltdown. And the sooner the better. The Eurocrats want to use this crisis to tie the EU into a deeper structure. As Merkel keeps saying we need more Europe, not less. Fine words for a demented Europhile whose country benefits from a weak Euro but totally removed from economic reality. The TRUTH of the matter is that there isn’t the cash to save the Eurozone as it currently exists but there isn’t the will to break it up either.


By David Vance On July 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 am

Despite the rhetoric from the Europhiles, the economic troubles in the Eurozone continue to mount;

“The yield on Spanish government 10-year bonds hit a new euro-era record of 7.4pc on Monday on fears that one of the eurozone’s biggest economies might need a full-blown sovereign bailout.”

Oh really? You think?

Of COURSE Spain needs a full blown sovereign bail out. It’s a financial basket case and the money markets know it. The Euro itself has fallen to a new four year ….which suits the Germans very well – good news for their export business.

This whole Euro farce continues and sooner rather than later the currency union will break apart. It may yet end in revolution.