Merkel is keen to enter a trade deal with the US, but Macron seems strongly opposed.

If the EU was to get a trade deal with the US, and Corbyn got his wish for a Customs Union with the EU, the US could use EU entry ports as a back door to tariff free imports into UK, while UK manufacturers would be subject to tariffs when exporting to the US.

That goes for any country with a trade deal with the EU by the way. Japan, Canada to name a few could use, say, Rotterdam to land their goods and then freight them to the UK tariff free.

Corbyn’s idea of a Customs Union with the EU would be bad for UK companies producing goods for export.

Better to have a clean break with the EU and take up Trump’s offer of a trade deal, while it’s still on the table.

Poor guy in the middle of Corbyn supporters yesterday got “milkshaked” and called “Nazi Scum” for expressing his support for Donald Trump. In fact he was eventually led away by police for his own safety.

I’m trying to think what would have happened to these protesters in 1930’s Germany.

They might have found out the actual meaning of the phrase “Nazi Scum” and pondered on that as they were led to the guillotine to face the blade. Nazi’s liked their victims to watch the blade as it took their lives, they were, after all, Nazi scum.

I doubt the poor guy yesterday is in the same league.

Very poor of the police to stand back and allow this to happen though.

‘There is a very real choice between getting Brexit done and the potential extinction of this great party – but I believe I can take on Farage and win back the voters being won over by him.’

So said Boris at last night’s leadership husting.

Cameron’s decision to allow a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was in direct response to Nigel Farage’s party, UKIP, rising in the polls and their showing at the EU elections. Offering a referendum in the General Election brought back the voters and wiped UKIP off the political map.

Today, with the rise of The Brexit Party, the Conservative Party find themselves in exactly the same position as they were in 2014 and I think Boris Johnson is perfectly correct in his assessment of the choice facing the party. But, will he be supported within the parliamentary party? With a few senior Tories threatening to vote against the Government in a vote of no confidence, that remains to be seen.

My opinion is that IF Boris Johnson is elected Leader and IF the UK leaves on 31st October with no deal and IF the Government survives a confidence vote and IF the Conservatives make a success of “no deal”, they just might win the 2022 election.

Boris is the ONLY Conservative who can save the day, but, it is certainly not guaranteed to work. Nigel Farage’s The Brexit Party, will do well in a General Election and it may be too late to stop them.

Much better for the Conservatives had they left on 29th March 2019 with no deal and made a success of it. They like to say they are the best party to deal with the economy and that they saved the country from Labour mis-spending, but they appear not to believe their own propaganda. To tell the truth, they look very scared of the prospect of leading an independent UK.

Maybe best to leave it to Nigel.

 

Well, that didn’t last long. After a dismal showing in the EU elections at the end of May, up to half of Change UK’s MP’s look set to defect, again, this time to the Lib Dems.

Change UK campaigned for a second referendum and gained just 3% of the vote, while The Brexit Party, formed just one month before Change UK gained 32% of the vote.

Speaking against the elected Leader UK’s most important ally, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn stated…

“‘We are the living embodiment of what a democratic society is about”

I don’t see that. We had a referendum in 2016, LEAVE won. We had a General Election in 2017 where a majority of MP’s were elected on LEAVE manifesto’s.

Yet, we still haven’t left the EU even though the legal “exit day” was 29th March 2019.

No, the UK certainly isn’t the living embodiment of a democratic society.

Of that I am sure.

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Remainers appear to be enraged by the thought that the USA is going to privatise the NHS as part of a trade deal with the UK.

Really?

I am sure that the US wants its companies to have the right to bid for NHS contracts not to actually privatise the NHS.

But that would be the same as privatisation, wouldn’t it?

If you think that private companies bidding for NHS contracts is privatisation, then, it’s already happened because EU law demands that EU companies be allowed to bid for Public Procurement Contracts. The NHS contracts are “public procurement” and so EU companies are able to bid for the work.

It isn’t privatisation and any UK political party running on a manifesto to privatise the NHS wouldn’t get within a million miles of Government.

Just a lot more propaganda (information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view).

Check out the link below…

Public Procurement NHS

You do realise there is no such thing as “chlorinated chicken” don’t you?

Chicken isn’t “treated” with Chlorine in the USA, chicken isn’t “combined” with Chlorine.

The phrase “chlorinated chicken” has been invented to cast evil aspersions on the US food industry. And since this phrase has surfaced post Brexit, I think it is safe to assume that it is pure propaganda against Brexit and the possible US trade deal that may ensue.

You can chlorinate water and you can wash chicken with chlorinated water and even the EU agree that, that is SAFE (they really do). The objection is to the way chickens are bred in the USA, however…

“Over 70% of chickens raised for meat globally are raised in intensive industrial farming systems. This includes the majority of chickens in the UK, Europe, the US and China, as well as rapidly increasing numbers in developing countries.

In the European Union, intensively farmed chickens are bred to reach their slaughter weight in less than 6 weeks. This is less than half the time it would take traditionally. Their short lives are spent in overcrowded, dimly-lit sheds with no access to the outside.”

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A LOT of people are stating that EU standards are MUCH higher than the USA, but this simply isn’t true. Broiler chickens (raised for meat) have very little space whether in UK or USA. It is in the producers interest to provide the minimum space to allow the greatest yield with the fewest deaths before “maturity”. Do not be fooled into thinking that the chicken you eat in UK is “free range” when compared to the USA. It is nothing of the sort. You want to buy “free range”? It’s going to cost you at least £10 a bird (probably more).

Chlorinated water is used to wash broilers to ensure they are safe to consume. No one is suggesting that US broilers are dangerous to eat after being washed, but they are suggesting that the space that US broilers have is terrible when compared to the extra few millimetres that birds have in the EU (UK).

Food production is brutal in most “systems” and anyone looking at the above picture who thinks that isn’t cruel is probably not wired right.

One more thing. The UK is practically self sufficient in chicken and I doubt that much chicken would be imported from the USA. Food standards could drop though, leaving the broilers in UK with even less space (if that is possible).

I, personally think that the differences in food standards are massively overblown. We’re talking about the EU protecting its markets. Food production throughout the world is cruel and that is a fact. Don’t take my word, check out the link below…

Chickens farmed for meat

I think it’s fantastic that Donald Trump won the last Presidential election. He came from nowhere. He wasn’t a politician, yet he destroyed the opposition from the professional political class. Bit like The Brexit Party really. THEY, call it POPULISM, THEY call it bad, but it’s democracy and it’s good that the people get to choose who leads them.

So, I have no problem with President Trump visiting the UK to commemorate D Day. Maybe some would have preferred that the Nazi regime won the Second World War. I don’t know. I have no understanding why so many people vilify this man.