Open Europe today published a new report, “Nothing to Declare – A plan for UK-EU trade outside the Customs Union” This study concludes that leaving the EU’s Customs Union is the right decision for the UK, allowing it to pursue an independent trade policy and achieve its “Global Britain” ambition. It assesses different models of collaboration outside a customs union, and argues that the UK and the EU should agree full cooperation on the practicalities and administration of customs as part of a comprehensive free trade deal. Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar said, “There is a trade-off between minimising disruption to UK-EU trade and ensuring the UK is able to shape its own trade policy post-Brexit. Any model that keeps the UK ‘half-in’ the EU’s Customs Union would constrain its ability to strike trade deals across the world.” The report was trailed by numerous outlets, including The Press Association, The Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian and Reuters. Continue reading →
ENENews: Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific
Published: March 19th, 2017 at 3:40 pm US ET
South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Mar 16, 2017 (emphasis added): The low salmon run size for the Yuba River appears to be part of another regional salmon collapse. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife point to preliminary data from the Sacramento River that indicates salmon runs have also dropped to record low levels. According to Dan Bacher’s reporting, last year’s salmon run on the Klamath River was a 38-year low… Gary Reedy, SYRCL’s consulting salmon expert reports that “A new crash for the Central Valley Chinook salmon is not unexpected.”… Continue reading →
“The alliance aims to not only burst the Westminster bubble, but drain the swamp too. We have an ambitious plan to assist independent candidates to win seats in Parliament from the most corrupt and negligent MPs.
By Arron Banks, Leave.EU Chairman
Last week, I was privileged to join Nigel Farage on stage to receive the prize for Best International Campaign at American politics’ equivalent to the Oscars, the Pollies. Nine months after the EU referendum result the prestigious award – David Cameron and Lynton Crosby won it for the General Election in 2015 – acted as a timely reminder of Leave.EU’s tremendous success during the run up to that historic event.
I am very proud of the professionalism and expertise my team has demonstrated over the past 18 months. We are now primed for the next challenge. As you’re no doubt aware, I was eager to lend UKIP my support for a new era outside of the EU. Continue reading →
Rinkeby is a suburban housing estate near Stockholm, where the Swedish welfare state keeps a large number of unassimilated migrants. 90% of the population is non-Swedish and many of these are Somalians given to crime and rioting.
Ed – I remember handing Douglas a copy of UKIP Braintree’s Liberty Press as he was standing with Nigel Farage on the pavement outside Parliament at a protest against the European Arrest Warrant. Diane James close by. The boost UKIP got from DC joining us gave the whole party priceless credibility, hope and momentum at a crucial time. Thank you.
It has been an extraordinary achievement. UKIP, my party, which was founded in 1993 in order to get Britain out of the European Union, has now achieved what we were established to do.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister is going to trigger Article 50, beginning the formal process of withdrawing our country from the EU. By April 2019, Britain will no longer be a member of the EU. After twenty-four years, we have done it. Brexit is in good hands.
UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Douglas Carswell has announced today that he is resigning from UKIP, to sit as an independent MP. He has said that he is doing this “cheerfully and amicably”.
“This is not a surprise. I was elected on a pledge to forge unity in the party, and have had many discussions with key players to try and make that happen, but it had become increasingly clear to me that some things were simply beyond reach.