Brexit: The fallout

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In 2017 James Dyson received £2.7 million in EU grants.  A year after he campaigned to leave.  Fucking greedy, money grabbing hypocrite.

 

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51 minutes ago, hooperski said:

In 2017 James Dyson received £2.7 million in EU grants.  A year after he campaigned to leave.  Fucking greedy, money grabbing hypocrite.

 

 

 

Im not sure if this is a pro or against argument for Brexit (I or II). common agricultural policy (CAP) is a complex business and Im not sure because of political views one should abstain from current facilities.  It like saying to your Bank manager, sorry, I'm against taking out a loan at 3% because he has been charged 7% on his loans for years and believed it was fair. Obviously there is a catch, and so has EU grants. 

I'm all for localisation and CAP or EU does not fit all norms, especially when islands are concerned.  IMHO Eastern Europe has for the most part, presented many opportunities for West Europe Agri to flourish. Not for the Farms, anywhere in EU,  but for Food processing and distribution businesses.  CAP is to provide a level playing field for Environment, sustainability and so called Climate Change subsidies.  While West Europe put up heavily subsidized windmills, PV farms and Bioreactors, the rest have to make do with what small acreage farms are offered by the Food chains/giants. 

 

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Brexit really does divide families.  Whenever we visit the North-West UK we try to call on my friend Glyn (the only friend I have left in UK after being away 36 years).  Glyn & I were members of a model flying club - he still is.  Glyn was freight manager for KLM at one stage & thus looked after the 9am departure from Manchester airport to Amsterdam which colleagues & I would take (there were no direct flights to Hamburg in those days).  Glyn organised my first cockpit ride (on a DC9).

Anyhow - on our last full day in UK we met up with Glyn & his wife in Buxton.  Of course the subject of Brexit came up:  his wife (having German parents) is dead against Brexit whilst Glyn is pro Brexit "Common Sense will prevail".

 

Observing various things in the UK over the years (including our standstill in security at MAN for approx 30 minutes which caused us to miss our return flight) I have my doubts about "Common Sense".

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Information from the British Goverment

 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the German government has said that you should allow plenty of time when re-entering Germany and make sure that have you have documentation to hand that proves that you are a long term resident, such as your residence permit, Meldebescheinigung, correspondence concerning social insurance contributions and work or rental contracts.

 

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, nothing will change until the end of 2020. In this time you can continue to travel freely in the Schengen area with your UK passport. What happens after 2020 will form the next part of negotiations.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-germany?utm_source=cd70e88e-cb12-448a-80e6-6712d670a487&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

 

 

Here some useful information from the German Home Office.  

 

What happens if there is a no-deal Brexit? Will British citizens be required to leave Germany straight away?

 

No, no British citizen will be required to leave Germany in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The German Federal Government is planning a transition period until the end of 2019. All those affected will be required to apply before the end of the transition period to the foreigners authority responsible for them for the residence permit they will require for their ongoing residency. During the transition period, UK citizens living in Germany who have up to now been entitled to free movement, and their family members, will continue to have the right of residence. Where this right of residence has provided access to social assistance benefits or child benefit, these will continue to be provided. Existing rights of access to health and long-term care insurance will remain in place.

 

During the period when no residence permit is required, UK citizens can continue to work on a self-employed or employed basis in any role. Those affected can continue to work in any occupation, regardless of where their employer is based and without having to obtain approval from the Federal Employment Agency.All those affected will be required to apply before the end of the transition period to the foreigners authority responsible for them for the residence permit they will require for their ongoing residency and to register with the residents registration office responsible for where they live, if they have not already done so. Residence will be permitted for the time between submitting an application and receiving a decision from the foreigners authority.

 

This permission also includes the right to work on a self-employed or employed basis and access to social assistance benefits.

The Federal Government would like to make it generally possible for all UK citizens who previously had the right to free movement, and their family members, to obtain a residence permit. The Federal Government is looking into creating a new legal framework for this, if necessary.

 

One of the aims will be to facilitate access to the labour market for those affected who have settled in Germany based on their right to free movement. With this in mind, the Federal Government plans to include the United Kingdom in the list set out in Section 26 of the Ordinance on the admission of foreigners for the purpose of taking up employment.

 

https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/themen/migration/brexit/faqs-brexit.html?fbclid=IwAR3UcH9fqGS_o9yU5Hzmam5llvq_UZk9YistYdxv9pkdJTzkI2aAMTrphXg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, White Rose of Yorkshire said:

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, nothing will change until the end of 2020. In this time you can continue to travel freely in the Schengen area with your UK passport.

When travelling within the Schengen area (e.g. between Germany & Spain) there are no formal passport checks (immigration) at borders at all.

It is of course wise to carry your passport on such travels as it will likely be asked for by airlines, security, hotels...

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The European and Dutch Central Banks have approved a commemorative 12 Euro note to mark Brexit...

after the UK Brexit coin failed to go into mint...Trolling muchly??

 

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This is rather a long read, but worth the effort...

 

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Brexit – Now Just A Massive National Crime Scene

 

Graham Vanbergen, 17th April 2019

 

The official Remain campaign, then known as Britain Stronger in Europe, now Open Britain, paid a £1,250 fine in 2017 imposed for not providing three invoices. Remain campaigners were then fined £19,000 for failing to declare their spending properly during the EU referendum campaign.

 

At the same time, the Liberal Democrats were fined £18,000 by the Electoral Commission, near the legal maximum fine of £20,000, mainly for “failing to provide acceptable invoices or receipts for 80 payments”. No doubt there are other transgressions and infringements of the law to emerge.

 

As for the Leave campaign, the scale of deception, fraud and cheating going on was completely out of control and it still is.

 

Read more: https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/brexit-now-just-a-massive-national-crime-scene/

 

Now I understand why this Tory government is so hell bent on decimating the British police forces, they're just a bunch of ne'er do wells

 

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27 minutes ago, Wulfrun said:

This is rather a long read, but worth the effort...

 

 

Alas,  Graham Vanbergen writes for Globalresearch and as such, it should be read with a couple of kilos of salt.

 

Some of the "facts" are likely true, question is, how many?

 

Edit, my apologies, they took it from Truepublica i just noticed.

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Germany had the “Black Briefcase Affair” which has still not been solved. Wolfgang Schaeuble one of the key-figures in the affair, went on to have  a very successful political career.

 

“Donations from former arms dealer and lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber provoked a political scandal

 

The scandal began in 1995 with the news that arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber had given a series of undeclared contributions to then-Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic party, the CDU.The scandal started gathering strength in November 1999, when public prosecutors in the city of Augsburg issued an arrest warrant for Walter Leisler Kiep, the former treasurer of the CDU.

Kiep was charged with tax evasion for failing to declare a donation from arms industry lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber. In the course of the investigation, it emerged that the money was a commission paid by the company Thyssen for exporting armored tanks to Saudi Arabia.

 

Secret accounts

Investigators also found that the money was not a one-time payment to the CDU. It turned out that the CDU had long been using a system of secret accounts to receive campaign contributions. On December 16, 1999, the German parliament set up a special commission to investigate the CDU slush fund affair. The most serious allegation was that the donations were kept secret because they influenced key government decisions.On the same day, Kohl admitted having accepted cash donations for his party. In his first detailed interview on the scandal, Kohl said on German television that he had made mistakes but denied that he was corrupt. He also refused to name the donors.The former chancellor's refusal to name the donors plunged the CDU into a deep crisis. Between 1993 and 1998, Kohl was found to have received cash donations worth around two million deutschmarks.

 

Scandal widens

The investigation also uncovered new dimensions of the party slush fund affair including a funding scandal at the regional CDU party in the state of Hesse.Investigators also looked into suspicions that the privatization and sale of the East German oil refinery Leuna to the French oil giant Elf in the 1990s was accompanied by bribes of 50 million deutschmarks to German politicians. The sale of Leuna had the political support of Kohl and French President Francois Mitterand. Lobbyist Dieter Holzer and the former German deputy defense minister, Ludwig-Holger Pfahls, were key figures in the affair.

 

"For years, the CDU hasn't just breached party funding laws but it was also guilty of political corruption on several accounts under then Chancellor Kohl," Wolfgang Stroebele of the Green Party said.The CDU denied allegations of corruption but the affair engulfed other leading lights of the party too. In early January, 2000, CDU chief Wolfgang Schaeuble, Kohl's handpicked successor, admitted he had received a payment of 100,000 deutschmarks from Schreiber.

 

But Schaeuble, Germany's current finance minister, insisted he had forwarded the money to the CDU's then treasurer, Brigitte Baumeister, and had nothing to do with the illegal booking of the money. Baumeister rejected the accusation, saying she had handed over the money to Schaeuble in an envelope.”

 

https://www.dw.com/en/the-scandal-that-rocked-the-government-of-helmut-kohl/a-5137950

 

Politische Ämter, Posten und Mandate[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

·       Seit 1972: Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages

·       1975–1984: Mitglied der Parlamentarischen Versammlung des Europarats

·       1976–1984: Vorsitzender des Bundesfachausschusses Sport der CDU Deutschlands

·       1979–1982: Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europäische Grenzregionen

·       1981–1984: Parlamentarischer Geschäftsführer der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion

·       1984–1989: Bundesminister für Besondere Aufgaben und Chef des Bundeskanzleramtes (Kabinett Kohl II/Kohl III)

·       1989–1991: Bundesminister des Inneren (Kabinett Kohl III)

·       Seit 1989: Mitglied im Bundesvorstand der CDU Deutschlands

·       1991–2000: Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU Bundestagsfraktion

·       1998–2000: Vorsitzender der CDU Deutschlands

·       Seit 2000: Mitglied im Präsidium der CDU Deutschlands

·       2002–2005: stellvertretender Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion

·       2005–2009: Bundesminister des Innern (Kabinett Merkel I)

·       2009–2017: Bundesminister der Finanzen (Kabinett Merkel II/Merkel III)

·       Seit 2017: Präsident des Deutschen Bundestages

 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Schäuble#Öffentliche_Ämter_in_der_deutschen_Bundesregierung/Bundestag_(1984_bis_heute)

 

 

Politics can sometimes be a dirty business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And so the circus rumbles on ...

 

I welcome Ann Widdecombe as our lead candidate in the South West, the Brexit Party is a stronger alliance as a result. This is great news.

 
 
Ann Widdecombe is not a cuddly old grandma, but her "qualities" make her an ideal partner for Farage.
* Homophobic
* Anti-abortion
* Supports death penalty
* Against women's rights/equality
* Wants to shackle pregnant prisoners
* Anti-sex education
* Climate change denier
* Racist
* Writes for the Express#WednesdayWisdom
 
She left the Church of England in 1993 objecting to women being ordained as priests and is anti-abortion.
If she was a man she'd be labelled as an out of touch sexist dinosaur, instead she's a Brexit Party candidate.
Nigel Farage, George Galloway and Ann Widdecombe, the worst Snog, Marry, Avoid ever.
 
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