Bloomberg Headline: Germany Tightens Grip on EU Posts as Draghi Succession Nears
“The EU parliament has no power to block ECB appointments.”
Germany’s grip over the euro area’s financial institutions is getting firmer.
With the reappointment on Thursday of Werner Hoyer as president of the European Investment Bank, Germany’s hold over three key roles for the region’s economy was reaffirmed. A fourth one — by far the most important — could follow shortly.
The spirit of 2017
Our independence from the EU means our own renewed commitments to full employment, industrial redevelopment, nationalisation of rail and utilities, a resurgence of public services and a communal ethic in favour of the common good can be made more possible.
No neoliberal liked the referendum result, it has shaken their world. Leaving the EU provides a unique opportunity to end austerity, protect our agriculture and fishing industries, cut energy and house rents, rebuild social housing, invest in skills, science research and development. It should involve a return to publicly accountable schools, free higher education and the NHS outside of market forces.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has rejected the advice of one of its own Advocates-General to rule that migrants can be sent back to the bloc’s border states from the interior, effectively overturning the “open door” policy ushered in by Germany’s Angela Merkel in 2015.
As the transatlantic trade deal negotiations increasingly make the headlines in newspapers, chlorinated chicken has emerged as a symbol of the detriments European consumers can face if the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) deal is signed.
Though the thought of eating chicken washed with chemicals we use to clean our bathrooms will prove disturbing to many, I would like to delve deeper into why we believe that Europe should authorise neither chemical washes such as chlorine or peroxyacetic acid on poultry carcasses nor the importation of chemically treated chicken meat as it bids to secure a trade deal with the US.
ANNOUNCING: THE STOP BLAIR CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER OFF OUT We want to raise £50,000 to help stop Remoaners like Blair hijacking Brexit.
By Rory Broomfield
From the 2015 General Election to the EU Referendum, the Better Off Out campaign produced and distributed millions of leaflets across the UK. Help us do the same today. Our initial target of £50,000 will help produce and send out over 200,000 leaflets in an effort to stop ‘remoanerism’ from spreading. We hear it daily on the BBC and read it in newspapers like the London Evening Standard. We need to ensure that the other side of the debate is heard! With your help, we can fight back. Help us by donating to the ‘Stop Blair Campaign’
Rory Broomfield, Director The Freedom Association and Better Off Out campaign
Day-in-day-out the UK media and political environment seems blighted by the constant yada-yada of those wishing to subvert last year’s Referendum result. This was pointed out with characteristic punch last week in the Telegraph by Better Off Out patron, Lord Tebbit. What’s necessary now is for a fightback and remobilisation of support on behalf of the British public and against these actors.
To achieve this, today we launch our new email service, Brexit at Noon, along with a new Stop Blair Campaign. This will combine a ‘fighting fund’ to help us campaign against any row back, along with a daily email sent exclusively to members of The Freedom Association and sign ups to the Better Off Out campaign during the week.
Parliament may now be in recess, but we haven’t been short of Brexit news these last 24 hours, so please bear with me! First of all, yesterday morning my colleague, David Scullion, reviewed the latest developments from the weekend for Paul Ross on his breakfast show on talkRADIO – click here to listen.
Then, after the publication of the latest economic projections from the IMF, BrexitCentral hosted a swift yet considered response from Dr Gerard Lyons of Netwealth Investments, who co-founded Economists for Brexit (now Economists for Free Trade). He set the IMF’s economic forecasts in context and explained why there remain many reasons to be positive about the UK’s economic outlook and Brexit. Click here to read his analysis.
Ed – Reducing workers to the status of tracked animals has long been the stuff of Orwellian nightmares. The ultimate power of the state, seamlessly applied through a powerfull corporatocracy, subjugating and demeaning the individual to the unquestioned will of the system’s controllers is an evil we simply cannot allow. This practice should be banned through legislation.
The NAZI’s tattood numbers on to the arms of death camp inmates. The technology now exists to track and record our every movement and action. It is up to us as to excercise deocratic control over the state to prevent this.
Telegraph Headline: US technology firm to implant 50 employees with identification microchips
A US firm has begun implanting microchips the size of a grain of rice in its employees.
Ed – This has to be one of the most crass, ineffective statements of the obvious ever by Mr Steve Crowther, UKIP’s Interim ‘Leader’ and technophobe prevaricator in chief. He tells us that we should wait until the Brexit horse has bolted and only then do something:
“…if the [Government’s] Cabinet members surrender to Michel Barnier’s threats and agree the Chancellor’s Remainer-driven plan, we will be back with a vengeance.”
WHY ARE YOU NOT GETTING STUCK IN HERE AND NOW WITH A VENGEANCE?
It is an outrage, insult and betrayal of everyone who voted for UKIP and to those who have watched UKIP’s dead in the water leave campaign. UKIP’s shamefull inactivity is deliberate so it seems. This is poor leadership. At the very time of the Leave Campaign’s crying need for energy and activism Mr Crowther issues the risible call to NO ACTION and a NON CAMPAIGN.
Just who is betraying who Mr Crowther?
UKIP Update: Chancellor Plans Brexit Betrayal
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans for ‘transitional arrangements’ – including extending our open borders for several years – will lead to a betrayal of the Brexit decision, says UKIP interim leader Steve Crowther.
“Extending freedom of movement for two, three or four years produces no obvious benefit to anyone”, he said. “It is an EU principle, so ending it in 2019 or 2023 makes no difference to them.