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The deregulation in agriculture in NZ has lead to most of it"s rivers and lakes being classed as unswimmable due run-off from farmland and lakes of faeces
It should be noted that despite being appointed as a trade-advisor by HMG , Lord Hannan has no experience or qualifications and in 20 years as an MEP never bothered to join the trade committee to try and gain some . But he confidently dismisses any trade expert , DEFRA or the NFU who questions him as a Europhile
I love the EU like I love my local council .
My local council does a lot of good stuff which I don't notice , stuff which I'm against , makes mistakes but as long as they do the bins on time no-one notices. A lot of the council is run by un-elected officers ,
Now we've left and we're going to do the bins ourselves. get our own landfill, sort out the roads to the landfill etc etc
Why the Brexiteers won ? Because they're fanatics, they niggled away for decades, used a toxic anti-immigrant campaign and cared more than anyone else. A lot of the country believed that getting our own bent banana regulations would make us more sovereign
Brexiteers won. The referendum was over 4 years ago, we've left and Redwood being an anti-EU fanatic has nothing constructive to focus on
He could have closed the border to prevent exports of the vaccine and take the blame off Astrazenica.
Or he could have allowed the export of some of the UKs vaccine to save old and vulnerable Europeans.
That would have been a massive signal of cooperation. When Britain airlifting food to the Netherlands at the end of WW2 we hardly had enough ourselves and the Tories love going on about WW2
The pandemic is far from over and we rely on the EU for vital supplies . If there's a shortage. We'll be bottom of the list and it will be the old and vulnerable here who suffer
As usual Johnson can't make a decision either way
Where as ministers have to report meetings with businesses they don't have to report meeting think-tanks . Which is really the Think-tanks business model. You pay us , we've got contacts.
If you look at where No 10 staff originate and where out-of-work MPs end up. The IEA, ASI, TPA etc etc
Burleigh was asked about the future of populism around the World ( not the future of Trumpism) and are we seeing a turning point. He compared Conservative Home and others as UK equivalents of the Tea Party.
Daniel Hannan, a regular contributor on this website, actually launched a UK Tea Party
Burleigh didn't lump populists or Conservative Home in with a bunch of nutters .He really said the opposite,
The AFD in Germany and other populists who had campaigned against lockdown found they were being linked with the 5G nutters and were losing popularity
But the worse thing is how miserable the future has become , how far from the one he promised and how unaccountable he is for anything
We're not skint we're a country not a household , learn some basic economics
January 1 saw a smooth flow of traffic at the Channel ports. Saw hardly any traffic at channel ports
It is hard enough in normal times to make the case for smaller government.- He's just been appointed to the HoL and a job as trade advisor to Gov quango
They can stop putting barriers between businesses and their customers.- What do you think you've done between the UK and our biggest trade partner the EU
The biggest trade deal with the EU- It's a rubbish deal but TBF the only one available with all the red lines
I don't understand why the UK Government announced Marine Protected Areas around the UK but you can log on to online ship tracking sites and watch UK and foreign trawlers trawl up and down fishing in them.
I don't understand why the majority of super trawlers fishing in UK waters are Russian owned
Maybe one good thing about Brexit is MPs like Richard Holden will not be able to simply blame the EU for problems in the UK fishing industry. He does that here and covers the whole issue in maybe 2 paragraphs Maybe they'll have to take some responsibility themselves.
But I imagine the whole issue of fishing and the plight of coastal communities will fade away back to the irrelevance of the last 48 years
Seems apt that the Tory Government put a spin on what the Government did to Turing as they put a spin on the £2875/student scheme which will be a hand-out to those who could afford it anyway
But I've seen him perform and he's a great performer ,