Tag: European Union

Do you think Theresa May believes the Chequers Proposal for Brexit will work?

https://www.quora.com/profile/Desmond-Last

Since the Brexit Vote the People of the United Kingdom have all become Brexit experts. However none of us have had to walk the fine line between Political Will and People’s Will and stay afloat – as PM May has had to.

PM May knows we should stay in the E.U but PM May also want the Tories to remain in Power. Voting in Corbyn will be as entering a Time Machine and landing in the midst of the 1970’s where the Unions had the key to Number 10 and business was there to be taxed ever harder.

I would have never taken the U.K down the road PM May has. I would have used the result of the vote to gain support from other member states for major reforms of the EU. Cameron never really negotiated very hard with the E.U as he believed the Vote would be a ‘walk in the park’ for remaining in the E.U.

PM May has also had to deal with the ace knife-throwing back-stabbers Gove and Johnson who no doubt have already measured up the carpet at Number 10.

However, it is the People who must decide now if PM May’s Chequers deal should be accepted. Not the MP’s and not Johnson.

The people of the U.K know so much more about Brexit now then when the Brexit vote was taken. I believe that a second vote is well in order to ensure that the People decide the fate of the Nation.

It would not be a climb-down and I believe that it will give PM May the mandate for either ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the EU that is needed as the current one is too weak.

PM May has done well and no doubt believes that the Chequers proposal is the right one for the U.K

PM has been naive and too soft with the EU – there is still time to harden up. For whatever reason PM May seems to believe that another vote would be a sign of weakness whereas I see it as a symbol of ‘listening to the people’

Will the UK fail miserably after Brexit in the next decade?

Desmond Last on Quora

If I were to become Prime Minister of the UK I would suspend Brexit pending a new vote and a mandate for EU renegotiation. However, as I am not Prime Minister then yes it is highly likely the UK will fail post-Brexit.

PM May will not listen and that alone will fail the U.K. PM May could make a very good Prime Minister but the DNA of May seems to act very stubbornly when her own ideas are questioned and in go the May Heels.

The U.K is about to lost 27 trading partners. 27 who are on the doorstep of the UK. The U.K’s new trading partners are not on the doorstep, they have very different cultures and weather patterns and it will cost a lot to get our goods to them.

The sun no longer shines on the great British Empire. The doors are closed to the UK and the UK does not have the money to prise them open. PM May should go back to the People and seek a mandate to pause Brexit pending an involved and extensive attempt to renegotiate the UK terms of trade with the EU and the method by which EU Directives are implemented.

The U.K is full and the NHS has no spare beds. On that point alone the UK has a case for the European Courts to severely limit immigration – I would impose an 18 month moratorium pending a full review of the UK ability to absorb any more limitless (as the EU is) immigration.

It is possible to go it alone but PM May will need to form a new Economic Bloc in order to compete against that of the E.U. That will not be easy as China and Russia are also seeking new partners. The U.S. needs Europe more than it needs the U.K which is why President Trump has spent more time in France than the U.K.

The UK’s future is that of Europe’s. We may be an island nation but we are also a continent of people.

The U.K urgently & immediately needs a new Government with strong positive Leadership.

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I am still searching for the words that can redefine ‘incompetence’ and ‘intellectually challenged’.

Did Theresa May and her Cabinet cancel their summer holidays in what is one of the most important years in U.K History? No.

Where are our new alliances and post Brexit Unions?

Where is our new Union of ex-E.U European States? Nowhere.

Where is our new RD strategy so that we can direct funding to non-E.U markets? Nowhere.

Where is any new Economic Strategy? Nowhere

Where is our new Agricultural Policy to ensure we increase the productivity of our agricultural system and grow crops that compete with non E.U produce? Nowhere.

Where is our new Defense Policy to take into account the new U.S/France alliance? Nowhere.

Where is our new Naval Strategy to ensure our Type 45 Destroyers who are required to escort our new aircraft carrier can still protect the U.K against IBCM with the Viper/PRIMS System – as they will now be required to protect the HMS Elizabeth?

Where is our new anti-terrorism Strategy and Public warning to be ready for chemical attacks? Nowhere.

Where is our new Acid and Chemical product and sales monitoring and flag system? Nowhere

Where are the Military to secure our borders to ensure returning ISIS do not co-operate with criminal groups in the U.K to use chemical weapons? Nowhere.

Where are the arrests of out of control U.K Cyber Criminals? Nowhere

Where is the reduction of child abuse? Nowhere

Where is the reduction in crime? Nowhere

Where is the National Plan for this winter NHS’s crisis? Nowhere

I could go on and on and on. Never in the history of the U.K has there ever been such a totally inadequate Government in charge of the U.K

Wake up U.K Your Government is absolutely hopeless. You do not have a Government you have a ‘laughing stock’ and with the whole world watching.

 

What are the most significant pros & cons of globalization?

This is my answer to this Question on Quora.

At its best globalization should be an amalgamation of comparative advantage. Yet it has become the reduction of the human value.

Globalization has been led by profit and greed rather than by trading value and exchanging advantages in manufacturing and the supply of resources.

In effect our Governments have handed over economic theory to the law of the Jungle – they have walked away from their own responsibilities to citizens and allowed Global Organisations to become third party Governments.

Note: Third Party Government – this sees persons not elected by the People making decisions which will affect their economic futures – such as the World Economic Forum, the IMF and in some respects for those Countries without direct representation – the G20.

Certain Governments and in particular the U.K Government went so far as to hand over their whole economy to International Organisations and Companies and as a result have allowed the U.K to become the doormat of the developed World.

The U.K Government’s compounded their lack of Economic Control by handing over their Economic Sovereignty to the E.U and by doing so took a backseat to the control of the direction of their Economy.

The E.U did not ask for control the U.K Government gave it to them.

The U.K Foreign Office must hold much of the blame for their out-dated historic view of the U.K’s position in the World which has desolated the U.K’s Economy – that and a lack of any new Economy thinking by the U.K Government and Bank of England.

Mark Carney the current Bank of England Chairman is a classic example of a Financial Leader who is unable to produce new thinking and direction. He has failed to combat the Global Effect of Capital making its own policy independent of Government – Globalisation. Carney does not lead he follows and in part is responsible for the debacle that has become Brexit.

Hence the U.K no longer has its own manufacturing base and its R&D is invested in mainly foreign owned companies or emerging companies who are then bought by foreign companies.

Using the U.K as an example Globalisation has produced below economic expectation wages, an unnecessary movement of workers, a strain on Infrastructure , a clash of Cultures and a foreign concentration of Capital as well as third Party Government.

Who is running the U.K? Not the Government. They now have no control over the direction of the Economy. Global Financial Interests run the U.K Economy. The result; no hospital bed for your mother, not enough teaching time for your children, no Police for your house burglary, no new Tanks for the U.K Army.

Brexit will only increase the U.K’s exposure to Globalization. In effect the U.K will become the Developed World’s first Third World Country.

What are the pros? There are none. Until Governments regain control of their Economies then capital will go wherever the least expensive cost of multiplying it is located. There is no ‘level playing field’. Ask Australia. It no longer has a car manufacturing industry.

That is why President Trump wants to regain control of America Economy through the direction of its manufacturing base.

Globalisation can be a power for good but only if it is controlled and directed.

Yes it does provide jobs to developing countries but at what cost and to whose tax department?

We cannot continue to allow large global displacements of the economic power of the people and Governments to corporations who have only their bottom line as the motive for their existence.

If the World is to evolve economic equilibrium we must ensure that Global Economic Organisations and Companies are given the opportunity to align themselves with Nation State Policy and not ‘shareholder bonus’ and that  includes Citizen Representation of Global Economic Movements and Organisations.

The bottom line of Globalisation is that ‘There is no Democracy at the International Level’.

These are my views on the violence used by the Spanish Government on the Catalan referendum voters.

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This is taken from my answer to a Question on Quora regarding Catalonia.

The disgusting violent and illegal actions of both the Spanish Police and Government are a reaction to People’s democracy that the People of the European Union should be very concerned about.

The cowardly and self-interested reactions of the E.U and its member state Governments is a display of such unbelievable arrogance and deliberate ignorance of human rights that it should act as a warning to all people of the E.U.

We have just witnessed the true face of the E.U. Governments and Presidents. When faced with a decison that requires the E.U to uphold the rights of the People or force the self-interest of the E.U Super State onto E.U Citizens the E.U will subjugate the people rights.

Democracy is the will of the People for the people and by the People. It is not for a European Super State and the Spanish Government to ignore and act illegally against.

The European Convention of Human Rights is clear explicit and a legal requirement of both the E.U and its Member States to enforce.

“Article 10 states Freedom of expression. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”

http://www.echr.coe.int/Document…

As one whose freedom of expression has been suppressed by both the U.K and Australian Government and the E.U who I will be taking to Court, it is a freedom I am very careful to protect.

Both the E.U and the Spanish Government must be taken to Court for what is a clear breach of Human Rights Laws. Any Police who used violence in what was a Peaceful assembly must face criminal charges. The People of Spain should seek the immediate resignation of the Spanish Prime Minister.

We must support the People of Catalonia. If we continue to allow our arrogant and dictatorial Governments to suppress our right to decide the democracy of our own lives then what little human rights we have left will be taken away.

What is a happy day for you?

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My answer to this Question on Quora

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A Happy Day for me is a Day that a Government somewhere in the World is made to listen to the People. We have the most arrogant, corrupt, ineffective and intellectually challenged Governments in the history of the World.

They are so arrogant they believe they can ignore the voice and will of the People.

They are corrupt in allowing third party Government so that they do not have to take responsibility for anything.

They are so ineffective that they did nothing as 300,000 Syrians were brutally killed.

They are so intellectually challenged they gave us Climate Change and do not know how to remedy the damage they have caused.

The Governments of the U.N Security Council have done nothing for the dispossessed in Burma.

The Governments of the E.U have done nothing to stop the Spanish Government blocking freedom of expression in Catalonia.

I am happy whenever Governments have to listen to the People and act on their will – which is not very often.

The sight of Theresa May, who is the most arrogant Prime Minister the U.K has ever had, backing down almost daily makes my day. So too do the People of Catalonia standing up to a Spanish Government who has illegally tried to suppress their rights.