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1) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1797256)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Not really bothered, just as long as there is an F before EU.
After all, isn't the EU doing the F to all the citizens of the EU?

Maybe we disappointed EU nations should join together and call it Fuxit:)


Would you like to borrow a 'K', could come in useful somewhere ?
2) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1797250)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Not really bothered, just as long as there is an F before EU.

After all, isn't the EU doing the F to all the citizens of the EU?


Well they've gone and done it to Spain now. Spanish debt now risen to 100% of GDP so will not be able to grow GDP
enough to pay it down. All because of the Euro, five countries down another 20 odd surely to follow unless the EU breaks up.
Lets hope the UK starts the break up by voting out.
3) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796836)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Will France ever accept going back to just a European Common Market ? It will resist this vehemently, for out goes the common agricultural policy and the heavy farming subsidies it's farmers rely on to survive. France would have to modernise it's farming industry...now there lies it's biggest problem.

Who wants to spend money modernise farming industry when the EU is VERY generous with subsidies?
The European Union spends around €59 billion a year on farm subsidies.
This site tells you who receives the money.
http://farmsubsidy.openspending.org/


Most enlightening....
4) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796826)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Only if the UK leaves will the EU ever reform. It's not just Brussels that has to be overcome but both France and Germany too.
The Franco/German pact that the stability of Europe is built on is a big stumbling block. France and Germany will not want their
overall autonomy watered down for this may induce a feeling of insecurity. I can never see the EU achieving it's overall objective
of unification leading to a United States of Europe. I feel the whole economics situation throughout the whole EU stops this ever
being achievable. The EU needs to unwind itself, remove the central policy making body in Brussels and reform under the Common
Market principles, yes, the Euro must be disbanded, the biggest millstone around the EU's neck. Will France ever accept going back to
just a European Common Market ? It will resist this vehemently, for out goes the common agricultural policy and the heavy farming
subsidies it's farmers rely on to survive. France would have to modernise it's farming industry...now there lies it's biggest problem.
If the UK leaves both France & Germany may well then have to capitulate and come up with a new plan for the stability of Europe, or
just a new joint plan for themselves.
5) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796645)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
A very sad day regarding the Jo Cox shooting and her subsequent passing.
6) Message boards : Politics : EU import duty on some electronics to be eliminated (Message 1796437)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
£105.80 in Germany :-(


Hmm?...How are we going to bring to an end, "Rip off Britain"?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1796434)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Finally had all my windows renewed, still waiting for blinds to arrive and be fitted.
The problem is all my neighbours can now see my store of Marmite jars. If they think
I'm going to be sharing any of them then they have another thing coming!!
8) Message boards : Politics : EU import duty on some electronics to be eliminated (Message 1796433)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Strange...
Has the EU different agreements than other WTO countries?
A WTO agreement is helping push the information technology revolution forward. Beginning in 2000, most of the world trade in information technology products (worth $680 billion last year for office and telecom equipment, a large part of which are IT products) will be completely free of tariffs under the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA), which has been reducing customs duties on IT products such as computers and telecom equipment since 1997, and benefiting offices and consumers across the globe through lower prices.

Not working very well is it?

4tb Hard Drive

US price £104.88
UK price £128.20


Would be interesting to know, Sirius, what this same drive costs in the
other EU member countries.
9) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796432)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
It's time for statesmen to return rather than "little boys" throwing tantrums


Out of the EU means we will have to look seriously at cutting back on foreign aid if the government felt the need to increase taxes. Britain first, everyone else second, it's what the general public would expect under the circumstances.
10) Message boards : Politics : Britons' Choice (Message 1796431)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Horrible sight seeing a lame duck waddle around.

It's best served on a plate thoroughly roasted.

Let's hope that the biggest oven in Europe cooks it nicely on the 23rd.


Along with a couple of roasted spuds, Cameron & Osborne!
11) Message boards : Politics : Britons' Choice (Message 1796356)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
When Britain joined the Common Market in 1973, the EU (as it is now) produced 38% of the world’s goods and services – 38% of global GDP.
In 1993, when the EU formally began, it produced just under 25%. Today the EU produces just 17% and is still declining. It is just not cost effective to tie our selves up to a declining EU the growth potential is just not there yet our costs to the EU continually keep rising. If your happy with marg' on your bread then vote to stay but if you want butter then vote to leave. We have to switch out from the declining EU and switch back in to the growing rest of the world. We can only do this by taking back control of all our legislation and policies decisions pertaining to business...surely the figures above prove that economically the EU is a lame duck and getting lamer by the year.
12) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796112)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
But then, I do admit to some level of bias in this. I also support the breakup of the USA (peacefully, at the ballot box) into a number of smaller, less powerful Nations as well. In my opinion, there is such a thing as one Nation becoming (for want of a better term) 'too big'.

I agree with you here regarding the EU 'KW' as will all the BREXIT brigade too. I've read in the past about some US States wanting independence, is it possible, can it be made to work. Perhaps some time down the line we will be debating this issue here...going to be an interesting one.
13) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796107)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
I'm off to put my feet up & enjoy several Rum & Blacks - stuff Doctors Orders :-)


Don't forget to have a slice of toast with some Marmite on.... Sirius.
14) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1796086)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Really? How do you arrive at that?
IKEA invested in the UK in 1987, 8 years before Sweden joined the EU. It didn't make a difference then & it won't make a difference if we leave.

It was EFTA back then, the European Free Trade organization founded in 1960 by Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden and Austria.
If the UK leaves the EU, what trade agreement will the UK have with Sweden?

Will have a good trade deal eventually since public support for the EU in Sweden is falling off. To this end perhaps the Swedes will leave too just like us.

Not only Sweden. The other Nordic countries as well.
And as you know it will be much harder for us to negoiate with countries like Germany and France when we would have much fewer votes.
They don't even speak english in the EU parliament!

sidenote.
Marmite:) Is that approved by the EU?


Yes, Marmite is still an approved product since it does not challenge anything similar that Germany produces. Er' Dyson Group Plc comes to mind here, good old Corporate Europe Observatory working to protect the interests of the Germany manufacturing industry. Marmite contains a lot of salt so eating too much of it can be considered a health hazard.
15) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1795986)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Really? How do you arrive at that?
IKEA invested in the UK in 1987, 8 years before Sweden joined the EU. It didn't make a difference then & it won't make a difference if we leave.

It was EFTA back then, the European Free Trade organization founded in 1960 by Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden and Austria.
If the UK leaves the EU, what trade agreement will the UK have with Sweden?


Will have a good trade deal eventually since public support for the EU in Sweden is falling off. To this end perhaps the Swedes will leave too just like us.
16) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1795711)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
Leaving the EU will turn out just like it did when we left the ERM...the best decision we ever made.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1795710)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Michael John Hind
36 years...wow Mike...well done.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 255 - We have a winner! (Message 1791841)
Posted 29 May 2016 by Profile Michael John Hind
Time for a log-in....
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 255 - We have a winner! (Message 1786770)
Posted 11 May 2016 by Profile Michael John Hind
It's raining again...hmm!
20) Message boards : Politics : The Russian Woodpecker (Message 1784086)
Posted 1 May 2016 by Profile Michael John Hind
MajorKong, Once The Russian Woodpecker was established to been OTH 'radar' many short wave loggers lost interest in it. Upon re-appearing, after going quiet for many years, it has been established that it is not being transmitted from the old original location. The original site has been decommissioned for military use and is now used by amateur radio enthusiasts. There's some speculation that this old OTH equipment has been sold off, possibly to either North Korea,China or the Ukraine. The Woodpecker is quite a fiddly signal to monitor for it frequency shifts every 30 seconds upwards over a period of 2 minutes. After these two minutes have passed it starts the sequence all over again but not necessarily starting from the same original transmission frequency.
Ref: Enigma 2000 Group (E2K} I carried out a lot of logging for the E10 section until E10 went silent back in 2010, speculation was that they switched over to satellite communications. If you look up the E2K web site and read their Bi-monthly news letter, pre 2010, you will discover who's organisation was given the classification of E10.


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