The EU is maintaining that it will only give tariff and quota free access to the single market for UK seafood exporters, if we allow EU fishing fleets to continue to operate in UK waters post Brexit.
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Just to let you know there's a little eye-opener about the EU and the internet at the end of this vid.
Firstly, here's another reason for the UK to walk away from the Brexit negotiations and go for a no-deal WTO exit.
The EU will, its says, give UK seafood exporters tariff and quota free access to the EU single market as part of a customs arrangement as long as EU fishing fleets can continue to exploit UK waters.
Now, what's the point in UK seafood exporters having access to the EU single market, if that single market is already being supplied by its own fishing fleets from our national food larder and UK fishing vessels are unable to catch more in order to compete?
Also, EU citizens obviously want to buy fish, otherwise their fishing vessel operators using our waters would not be so keen to keep operating would they?
So applying their common external tariff on our fish exports to the EU would surely only hurt their own consumers, lead to a reduction in demand allowing our fishing fleet to build up and stocks to recover.
Sounds to me like the EU wants to have its fish and to eat it.
The fishing community was sacrificed at the altar of entering the EU, it should not be sacrificed again.
The Remainers have been quick off the mark in calling for Brexit to be halted while a criminal investigation is conducted into serious allegations made against Leave.EU.
The Electoral Commission has referred a number of companies and individuals to the National Crime Agency 'for suspected criminal offences committed during the EU referendum' saying that 'a number of criminal offences may have been committed'.
Co-founder of Leave.EU, Arron Banks, has called the allegations against him ludicrous and said in a statement that he is pleased the matter has been referred to the NCA as it will finally put an end to the allegations.
He also said in his statement:
"Isn’t it funny that none of the financial contributions made by George Soros to British political campaigns are ever subject to any level of scrutiny by the Electoral Commission despite his being a foreign national."
Labour MP Helen Hayes who voted in the House just before the 2016 EU referendum to say that the UK needs to stay in the EU and also voted against the Brexit bill, Tweeted:
"Criminal investigation into the use of overseas funds by the Leave campaign. Govt cannot & must not continue blindly towards the constitutional & economic precipice of Brexit while such serious allegations of the undermining of our democracy remain."
But while these allegations are serious it should be pointed out that Leave.EU was not the official leave the EU campaign. That mantle fell on the organisation called 'Vote Leave' and they are two totally different and independent organisations.
So there is little reason or justification to halt the whole Brexit process on the back of unproven allegations against a part player.
After all, it would be akin to halting the Tory government process until the Craig McKinley South Thanet investigation was over, wouldn't it?
Former UKIP MEP Roger Helmer Tweeted:
"The accusations against Arron Banks are a transparent attempt by the establishment to de-legitimise the referendum result. Let’s remember that the Leave campaign was hugely outspent by Remain — but Leave won in spite of the disparity."
Moving on, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee decided today to keep the bank rate at 0.75% and maintain its current stock of corporate and UK government bond purchases.
The bank statement said that monetary policy could go either way depending on the type of Brexit that we end up with – which does sound like stating the obvious. The bank also says that it expects to see that inward investment into the UK will have all but dried up by the end of the year due to Brexit uncertainty – and my comment is: that is the direct consequence of Remainer meddling trying to make sure that inward investment does fail to come in by injecting as much uncertainty into the political and economic situation as they can muster with all their fear-mongering.
But one item to highlight is that, as the Bank's report points out, the latest estimates show that Euro-area GDP growth has weakened further from 0.4% in each of the first two quarters of 2018 to just 0.2% in quarter three.
Whereas, based on the latest ONS estimates of 0.7% UK GDP growth in the three months to August, the bank expects UK quarter three growth to be about 0.6%.
The latest UK population numbers from the ONS says that the estimated population of the UK in mid 2017 was 66 million, a record high and all due to births outnumbering deaths and net inward migration.
And it goes on to say that UK population growth is projected to continue and reach nearly 73 million by 2041.
That's a 10.5% increase of seven million extra people within the next 22 or so years, at approximately 320,000 people each year.
Now consider that the whole of London has a tad over eight million people living in it. We're basically going to have to build another whole London somewhere.
So it seems that we will be unlikely to see a shortage of highly skilled and trained people in the UK in the coming years does it? It also indicates to me that the ONS thinks it unlikely that a UK government will actually do much to stop overall immigration numbers.
Finally, as an indicator of how damaging the EU data protection, copyright and news link tax laws could be, try getting on to the website for a legitimate US local newspaper – the mercury.com – instead of the website you get a simple message saying:
"We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time."
Try to look at the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago tribune and all you get is the message starting:
"Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries."
There are many, many more.
This is the direct result of an EU regulation, the GDPR, which many websites around the world find too onerous to bother with.
What this has done is disconnect you and me from authentic, legitimate and informative parts the internet.
We are now witnessing technological separation within what used to be known as the free world. This is the stuff of China.
Heaven help us when the Copyright Directive comes into force. This I fear is just the beginning.
So, please let us all know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Thank you for watching.
The accusations against Arron Banks are a transparent attempt by the establishment to de-legitimise the referendum result. Let’s remember that the Leave campaign was hugely outspent by Remain — but Leave won in spite of the disparity.
— Roger Helmer (@RogerHelmerMEP) November 1, 2018