By David Vance On August 31st, 2016 at 6:05 pm
They are still weeping their bitter Brexit tears in parts of N. Ireland
“The SDLP has vowed to use every “legal tool” at its disposal to make sure Northern Ireland remains within the EU. In a statement on Wednesday, the party’s leader Colum Eastwood once again insisted that Northern Ireland’s pro-EU stance should be taken into consideration by the government in Westminster.”
Hang on a second, Colum. My constituency, Upper Bann, voted to LEAVE the EU. So did my neighbouring constituency of Lagan Valley. Will you be taking every “legal tool” to ensure our voice is heard? No, of course not. This is pathetic low grade grandstanding, UTTERLY delusional and with NO chance of any success.
Here’s what Prime Minister May had to say earlier today at a meeting of Cabinet.
At the start of the meeting, she told ministers: “We must continue to be very clear that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, that we’re going to make a success of it. That means there’s no second referendum, no attempts to sort of stay in the EU by the back door, that we’re actually going to deliver on this. “This really is a very significant moment for the country, as we look ahead to the next steps that we need to take. We have the opportunity to forge a new positive role for the UK in the world.”
Hey, Colum, BREXIT means BREXIT.
By David Vance On August 31st, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Guess what – the Spanish think tourists are …terrorists.
Visitors to Spain are being made feel increasingly unwelcome by locals angry over the growing influx each year. The local tourist industry is benefiting from a massive boom in numbers as wary travellers decide against booking holidays in Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia because of the ongoing ISIS treat.
Earlier this year, yobs sprayed: ‘Tourist go home: Refugees welcome’ and ‘Tourist: You are the terrorist’ on historic buildings in the centre of Palma, capital of Mallorca
This is sheer madness. The Spanish economy is very vulnerable and IF tourists did stay away then the pain in Spain would be mainly on the plainly stupid.
By David Vance On August 31st, 2016 at 5:48 pm
No one loses out when you work for the Envy of the World. Just consider;
An NHS trust’s decision to move its boss to a new role with the same salary is a “scandal”, according to the mother of a teenager who died under its watch.
Chief executive Katrina Percy resigned on Tuesday following pressure over the way Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust investigated patient deaths.
Ms Percy’s salary is quoted in the trust’s annual report as between £180,000 and £190,000.
Sara Ryan said: “It is a scandal… it doesn’t happen in the real world.” An NHS England-commissioned probe found that only 272 of the 722 deaths over the last four years at the trust were dealt with properly.
In June, the trust accepted responsibility for the death of Ms Ryan’s 18-year-old son Connor Sparrowhawk, who drowned in a bath at Slade House in Oxford. Southern admitted it caused the death of Connor, who had suffered an epileptic seizure before he died in July 2013, and offered his family £80,000 compensation.
And her new role?
The trust’s chairman Tim Smart described the job as an “alternative role working with local GP leaders providing strategic advice on the transformation of local health services”. “There is vital work that needs to be done for which she is ideally suited..”
And you, dear UK taxpayer, hand over lost £200k to keep Ms Percy in the style she has become accustomed. She earns more than the Prime Minister, has been forced out of the role she was employed for – but is still being recycled in the dysfunctional NHS where no one, apart from patients, ever suffers.
By David Vance On August 31st, 2016 at 5:41 pm
Well then, I see that Churches are being asked to respond to religion, or more specifically – ONE religion.
New security guidance is being sent to every church in the UK following the murder of French priest Father Jacques Hamel by suspected Islamist militants. The organisation National Churchwatch is advising that all church buildings should have CCTV.
A single public entrance that can be slammed shut against attackers and personal attack alarms for key personnel are also advised. Churches in smaller villages are at greater risk of attack, it warned.
Just a few points.
The ritual throat slitting of Father Hamel was NOT by “suspected Islamic militants”. They WERE Islamic Militants who quoted the Koran as they murdered the poor man.
Secondly, are our Churches now in the front line as the Religion of Peace advances across Europe?
Third, doesn’t this show the utter menace of the multicultural agenda? How long before armed guards in evert vestibule?
By David Vance On August 30th, 2016 at 10:30 am
Well, it looks like the much heralded Trade Deal between the USA and the EU (TTIP) is dead in the water, after YEARS of negotiation.
French and German government ministers have accused the USA of causing problems over the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Matthias Fekl, France’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Tourism and French Nationals Abroad told CNBC: “Those who are protectionist are Americans, Europe is very open.” He also said his country is prepared to walk away if progress is not made. Mr Fekl’s comments come after Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Vice-Chancellor, said over the weekend that TTIP has failed, but “nobody is really admitting it”.
I think the EU is projecting its OWN inadequacies onto the US. The EU is anything BUT “very open” from an economic perspective – ask African farmers if you want to know more! It seems incapable of effectively negotiating trade deals with any of the world’s major powers. It can sit back and watch the UK show it the way in the years ahead.
By David Vance On August 30th, 2016 at 10:19 am
This spells conflict between the US and the EU.
Apple is facing a multibillion-euro tax bill after a European Union investigation into state aid it received in Ireland.
How so, you may ask?
A judgment to be handed down on Tuesday follows a three-year probe by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s office into the tech giant’s structures and “back-room” deals dating back to 1991.
In 2014, Brussels warned the Irish Government it had doubts over the compatibility of the arrangements with EU internal market regulations. The European Commission said it had concerns that tax calculations amounted to a sweetheart deal by under-estimating taxable profit on Apple products like iPhones and iPads, creating an unfair advantage.
The exact cost of the unpaid taxes is not expected to be set out by the Commissioner on Tuesday but she is expected to outline her findings and a process for calculating the bill. Whatever the decision, both Apple and the Irish Government are likely to challenge it in the European courts.
The Irish Government is in a pickle, or an apple stew?. Although it would receive billions of Euros from Apple, if the judgement is upheld it removes any reason for Apple… or Google, or Yahoo etc ..to remain in Ireland. As it happens I applaud the way the Irish have encouraged these large modern corporations to base themselves on the emerald isle and this impertinent decision by the EU is another good reason why the UK will be so much better off out of it.
It is quite right that Nations compete to attract FDI. The EU despises the notion of the Nation State and so it makes these kinds of perverse judgements unwanted by Ireland and Apple.
By David Vance On August 30th, 2016 at 10:11 am
I came across this story on the news this morning;
More than 27,000 people suspected of illegally entering the UK have been arrested over the past three years, figures obtained by the BBC show. The statistics from 39 police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed nearly a 25% rise in arrests from 2013 to 2015. Many of those arrested were found at motorway service stations and truck stops, having hidden in lorries. The Home Office said it wanted “long-term solutions” to illegal migration.
I thought I might enquire how MANY of the 27,000 have been deported. The answer is 4000. So the vast majority of these illegals remain in the UK, fed watered and given accommodation at our expense. Isn’t it a scandal?
By David Vance On August 30th, 2016 at 10:07 am
BBC in celebratory mood this morning. Why?
About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date. Some 40 co-ordinated rescue missions took place about 20km (12 miles) off the Libyan town of Sabratha, it added. Video footage shows migrants, said to be from Eritrea and Somalia, cheering and some swimming to rescue vessels, while others carried babies aboard.
Rescued? No. Given a free ferry crossing into a decaying European continent in which they will parasite off welfare in perpetuity. I was reading that between 65-90% of Somalis in the UK are unemployed, with around 35% illiterate. Does ANYBODY seriously think that these flotillas of Somalis and Eritreans are coming here to contribute anything positive? Every boat should be returned from whence it came unless we want to see Europe turned into a more benign Eritrea.
By Mahons On August 29th, 2016 at 9:25 pm
He perfected nervous breakdowns, subversive wit and manic reactions to manic situations. Gene Wilder was simply one of the great film comics. His comedy was almost always directed at his character. Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Stir Crazy, Silver Streak and Blazing Saddles and the definitive Willy Wonka. His five minutes in Bonnie and Clyde was side-splitting. Wilder said he wasn’t a funny man in real life, but could be in movies. He certainly was. Good night Dr. Fronkensteen.
By David Vance On August 29th, 2016 at 6:52 pm
Look, now that the UK liberal establishment have rallied behind the right of Muslim women do wear Burkinis, I think we need to go to the next level. The brutal truth is that those pesky Burkinis are far too clingy and provocative.
This Boxini surely would be even more appropriate for the Islamic thinking beach babe.