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SEPARATED AT BIRTH…?

By David Vance On May 5th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

NO COMMENT

By Pete Moore On May 4th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

 .. except to say no, Mandelson is (probably) not insane, or stupid; he is a traitor whose EU pension terms require him to remain loyal to the EU always.

THE BRAVE EU WORLD…

By David Vance On May 3rd, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Eurozone is crumbling and creaking even as the Euro elite declare it will last for a thousand years!

Europe is in recession again. Unemployment has climbed to the highest level in 15 years.The jobless rate in the 17-nation euro area increased to 10.9 percent in March from 10.8 percent in February, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today. That’s the highest since April 1997, when the rate reached a record high, according to Bloomberg News data going back to 1990. A manufacturing gauge in the region fell to 45.9 in April from 47.7 in March, Markit Economics said.

Of course that is an AVERAGE level of unemployment and it disguises some stunning statistics in specific countries – such as 50% of Spanish youth without a job!

How does the EU address this profound problem? Well, if one listens to the likes of the next French President Francois Hollande, the solution is to spend more, protect the State sector, and ease off on “austerity”. Combined with a need for higher  taxation, this way disaster lies and YET it is the brave EU world. Enjoy.

2 ways to protest

By Mike Cunningham On April 3rd, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Will this little piece of not-so-silent insurrection have a substantial impact upon the Irish Referendum on the European Union’s Fiscal Rubbish which the Irish Government have already signed up to?

I just wonder if the Irish Government haven’t taken the Irish for granted just once too often.

 

“Nobody wants to be imposing a tax at a time of austerity, but we are where we are in terms of the agreements that we’ve entered into in order to draw down the money for local services.”

“Ve haf vays und means…..”

By Mike Cunningham On April 1st, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Courtesy of An Englishman’s Castle comes a comment on the German effect vis-a-viz Greece:

Angela Merkel arrives at Passport Control in Athens.

“Nationality?” asks the immigration officer.
“German” she replies.
“Occupation?”
“No, just here for a few days”………

As I always says, the old ones are always the best ones…………..

NO SPEKKO DA LINGO…

By David Vance On March 31st, 2012 at 9:33 am

Did you see that the European Union is set to reinforce rules which ban English tests for doctors and nurses from the EU before they are allowed to work here, branding it a ‘restraint of free movement’ of workers.

The European directive, currently being debated in Brussels, insists that British employers can only test medics from Europe after their poor English has endangered patient care, flagging ‘serious and concrete doubt about the professional’s sufficient language knowledge’.

This is just a small example of how the EU literally endangers lives. The argument for removing our country from this monstrosity is overwhelming but naturally we are denied a vote. You know why.

A LITTLE EURO BRIBERY

By David Vance On March 24th, 2012 at 11:16 am

I see that the European Commission has tried to entice David Cameron into adopting the controversial financial transactions tax (FTT) by pledging to cut Britain’s contributions to Brussels by €7.7bn (£6.4bn).

European officials, who backed Mr Barroso’s proposal, (Gosh, what a surprise) believed the plans would be acceptable to Mr Cameron because Britain would be able to keep a third of the revenues for itself. “Our proposals would reduce very substantially the member states’ gross national income (GNI) contribution to the Union’s budget,” said Mr Barroso. “Some preliminary estimates suggest the reduction of this national contribution to the budget could be half, 50pc of what it could be without these own resources.”

Naturally Brussels gives half the story – here’s the other half.

But the plans were lambasted for failing to acknowledge that the cost of the tax would be shouldered by the City of London, home to 80pc of Europe’s financial services industry. Richard Ashworth, leader of the UK’s Conservative MEPs, said: “Mr Barroso may be proud to say an FTT would halve the amount that member states have to pay into the EU – but it would be grossly unfair to shift a huge chunk of that cost to the financial institutions – mainly in the UK. In fact he wants to make the City of London the EU’s cash cow.”

Exactly, if Cameron was SO stupid to accept this “deal” he would be ensuring that UK based financial institutions took over the majority funding of the EU!

EGGSTRA EGGSTRA – READ ALL ABOUT IT!

By David Vance On March 19th, 2012 at 11:27 am

To put this in context, being vegan, I don’t eat eggs or anything with egg in it. So the yolks on you lot…

Egg prices are expected to soar 30pc by Easter because of the EU ban on battery hens. And the cost of other foodstuffs could also begin to rise as producers are forced to pass on the increases. Improved welfare for hens has resulted in a Europe-wide shortage of eggs which is forcing up prices, the Irish Egg Association has said.

Is it worth it? I have mixed views. On the one hand no one wants to see any creature kept in barbaric conditions but on the other hand who can afford a 30% price hike? At what point do animal rights trump human needs? Is this a step too far or will those who are on limited budgets decide that it is worth it to keep the hens happy?

READING THE RUNES…

By David Vance On March 5th, 2012 at 9:59 am

At this time of Eurozone meltdown and talk of currency collapse, it is heart warming to see that the EU has its fingers on the big issues that confront us – namely that there are not enough women in the boardrooms of public companies and it is time to impose quotas to force business to conform to this liberal requirement;

“The European Union’s (SIC) justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, is expected to set aggressive quotas and timetables on Monday to increase the number of women on the boards of public companies.

Speaking to the left wing rag The Guardian (Naturally) before the announcement, Reding said that “it’s no secret that in countries where there are legal quotas [for representation on boards], the figures have grown substantially. In countries without obligatory quotas, progress is slow.” She added that “Generally, progress is very slow”, noting that at current rates it would take another 40 years for women to have equal representation on boards throughout Europe. “I think we’re slowly running out of patience everywhere in Europe,” she said. Reding warned companies last year that she would begin steps to introduce legislation this month if she found progress to be insufficient. She is due to publish the statistics from analyses of board membership, but indicated that she didn’t think that would be enough on its own.

Ms Reading’s arrogance is quite breath-taking. She has decided that she knows better than a company who it should have sitting on its Board. This blatant invasion into the private sector seems so natural for the EU, even as it burns down under a mountain of debt and economic decline. Quick – phonel Greece and tell it to up the ante on the numbers of women in the boardrooms in Athens – that should do the trick, right?

In my view, meritocracy is the only basis for getting onto the board of any company, public or private. Imposing marxist-type quotas is offensive to all and insulting to women since it suggests that they are incapable of making convincing arguments for themselves for getting onto the Board. I know many women who sit on boards and they have gotten there due to their diligence and skills. They don’t NEED these quotas imposed upon their employers. But imposition and diktat is the name of the EU game.

WE’RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER..THEN AGAIN…

By David Vance On February 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm