Ironisch genoeg een prachtig voorbeeld waarom de EU als organisatie zo sterk en nuttig is.quote:
Tot op heden liggen ze allesbehalve in de periferie van de EU. Hier op deze foto ook goed te zien:quote:
Ze weten natuurlijk al dat het nooit een prachtige bespoke deal is met een ruimhartige schep kersen met de hartelijke groeten van Tusk.quote:
Ze komen in de praktische periferie terechtquote:
Waarom is Berlijn zo donker?quote:
Valt toch wel mee? De omgeving eromheen (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Pommern) is wel donkerder dan bijvoorbeeld Denemarken of NO-Nederland, maar dat is ook best dunbevolkt gebied.quote:
In vergelijk met noord Italie. Bijv.quote:
“Een paar maanden” zou wel eens iets te optimistisch geweest kunnen zijn van je ;”}.quote:Op donderdag 8 november 2018 10:15 schreef Braindead2000 het volgende:
In tegendeel, ik heb deze discussie al op mijn harddisk opgeslagen zodat ik je over een paar maanden kan confronteren met je naïeve gedachtes over 1 Eu met 1 zienswijze. Of de afspraak nou een super softe Brexit is of een harde Brexit: Die eensgezindheid van de eensgezinde EU-zienswijze zal je behoorlijk tegen gaan vallen.
Directeur van de grootste supermarktketen van GB:quote:Mr Raab also admitted that even he "hadn't quite understood" how reliant UK trade in goods is on the Dover-Calais crossing, which is vital for trade with Europe.
Hoogleraar voedselsystemen:quote:Dave Lewis, the chief executive of the UK's largest supermarket Tesco, warned on this last month.
"The biggest single challenge will be in a no-deal scenario, will be what happens with fresh food," he said.
Bron, BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46111085quote:Prof Tim Benton, an expert in food systems from the University of Leeds, also thinks if the EU and the UK fail to reach agreement on the terms of departure then there could be "significant interruptions to food supplies".
"If disruption were to continue for more than a week almost any food might start becoming difficult to get," he says.
As a result, he believes that it makes "some degree of sense" not to assume food supplies will be available as normal if significant structural changes to customs regimes at borders are likely.
quote:...The energy of Brexit is contained in the brilliant slogan of the Leave campaign in 2016: Take back control. It is brilliant because it slides smoothly over two very awkward questions: What is “control”? And who is to have it?
Another word for “control” is “regulation.” The fundamental appeal of Brexit is that the British have had too much regulation imposed from Brussels and desire in the future to regulate themselves. Thus the British will control their own environmental safeguards, their own food safety, their own labor standards, their own laws on competition and monopolies. The EU does indeed do many of these things and there is a perfectly coherent argument to be made that the British state should do them instead. It is a safe bet that this is what most people who voted for Brexit want and expect.
But that’s not actually what Brexit is about. The real agenda of the Hard Brexiteers is not, in this sense, about taking back control; it is about letting go of control. For people like Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, the dream is not of a change in which regulation happens, but of a completion of the deregulating neoliberal project set in motion by Margaret Thatcher in 1979. The Brexit fantasy is of an “open” and “global” Britain, unshackled from EU regulation, that can lower its environmental, health, and labor standards and unleash a new golden age of buccaneering hyper-capitalism. Again, this is a perfectly coherent (if repellent) agenda. But it is not what most of those who voted for Brexit think it is supposed to be. And this gap makes it impossible to say what “the British” want—they want contradictory things.
The second question is who is supposed to be taking control: Who, in other words, are “the people” to whom power is supposedly being returned? Here we find the other thing that dare not speak its name: English nationalism. Brexit is in part a response to a development that has been underway since the turn of the century. In reaction to the Belfast Agreement of 1998 that created a new political space in Northern Ireland and the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 that did the same for another part of the UK, there has been a rapid change in the way English people see their national identity. Increasingly, they are not British, but English. This resurgent identity has not been explicitly articulated by any mainstream party and surveys have shown a growing sense of English alienation from the center of London government in Westminster and Whitehall. Brexit, which is overwhelming an English phenomenon, is in part an expression of this frustration. In Anthony Barnett’s blunt and pithy phrase from his 2017 book The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump, “Unable to exit Britain, the English did the next-best thing and told the EU to fuck off.”
There is stark and overwhelming evidence that the English people who voted for Brexit do not, on the whole, care about the United Kingdom and in particular do not care about that part of it called Northern Ireland. When asked in the recent “Future of England” survey whether “the unravelling of the peace process in Northern Ireland” is a “price worth paying” for Brexit that allows them to “take back control,” fully 83 percent of Leave voters and 73 percent of Conservative voters in England agree that it is. This is not, surely, mere mindless cruelty; it expresses a deep belief that Northern Ireland is not “us,” that what happens “over there” is not “our” responsibility. Equally, in the Channel 4 survey, asked how they would feel if “Brexit leads to Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom and joining the Republic of Ireland,” 61 percent of Leave voters said they would be “not very concerned” or “not at all concerned.”
This may be startling but it is also a pretty clear message. The problem, though, is that no one in either of the two main parties wants to talk about it. In one of history’s little jokes, the English national revolution that is Brexit led to Northern Ireland’s small ultra-unionist Democratic Unionist Party holding the balance of power at Westminster and keeping Theresa May in office. Thus, while the people who voted for Brexit are waving goodbye to the UK, May—with, in this, the support of Labour—has turned up the volume on her declarations of love for the United Kingdom: “I will always fight to strengthen and sustain this precious, precious Union.”...
Giro 555 al geopend?quote:Op woensdag 14 november 2018 10:27 schreef tomatenrood het volgende:
Sommige Britten zijn al aan het preppen voor de doomsday.
Vrijwel alle experts zijn het er volgens de BBC mee eens dat een brexit tot voedseltekorten zal leiden, met name van verse groente.
Brexit-minister Dominic Raab:
Directeur van de grootste supermarktketen van GB:
Bron, BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46111085
Misschien kunnen we alvast een inzamelingsactie beginnen voor de post-brexit Britten
Het is nog wat erger als je je realiseert dat rondom de Brexit-datum het Verenigd Koninkrijk onder gebruikelijke omstandigheden zelfs in 60% van de voedselbehoefte voorziet met importen uit de rest van de EU.quote:
Waarom ben je daar boos over?quote:Op woensdag 14 november 2018 20:36 schreef RipCity het volgende:
May krijgt steun van haar kabinet voor brexit-deal