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Monday, August 25, 2014

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Here is something to chew over

If Scotland gains it's independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, what happens to the legal status of the British Overseas Territories such as the Falkland Islands?
 
Under Part IV of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Articles 198 to 204), "the Member States agree to associate with the Union the non-European countries and territories which have special relations with Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom" (Article 198).The European acquis does not apply to OCTs; instead, the detailed rules and procedures for the Association are provided for by the Council Decision 2013/755/EU* on the Association of the OCTs with the European Union which was adopted on 25 November 2013. Its objectives include:

  • The establishment of close economic relations between the EU and the OCTs as a whole, amongst others through an improvement of the trade arrangements;
  • The promotion of EU's values, standards and interests in the wider world via the OCTs;
  • The enhancement of OCTs' competitiveness;
  • The strengthening of OCTs' resilience and reduction of their vulnerability;
  • The establishment of a more reciprocal relationship between EU and OCTs based on mutual interests and shared values;
  • The promotion of cooperation of OCTs with third partners.
This Decision replaces the Council Decision 2001/822/EC, which expired on 31 December 2013. It is the outcome of long consultations and negotiations between the Commission (Task Force OCT), OCTs and Member States. It aims to modernise the relationship of the EU with its OCTs, moving beyond development cooperation and focusing on a reciprocal relationship based on mutual interests.

The OAD offers a modernised trade regime that focuses on three main areas: trade in goods, trade in services and cooperation on trade-related issues. This is expected to have a positive effect on the OCT trading environment. It will rank OCTs among the EU's most favoured trading partners. not only because of the OCTs' duty- and quota-free access to the EU market for goods, but also because the OCTs will automatically receive better terms of trade in services and establishment. In addition, by changing the conditions under which OCT goods and services access the EU market, it should become easier for OCTs to translate market openings into real export opportunities.

In the case of Greenland, the EU has a comprehensive partnership, which is complementary to the OCT association arrangements under the OAD, and which is based on: (i) Council Decision 2014/137 of 14 March 2014on relations between the European Community on the one hand, and Greenland and the Kingdom of Denmark on the other**; and (ii) the Fisheries Partnership Agreement of 30 July 2006*** between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand.

Oh and while were on the subject, will Berwick Rangers Football Club still be able to play in the Scottish football league?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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The train now standing at platform one

is the 2014 to Edinburgh














Mind the 'F'ing door
(Not an Anoneumouse montage)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Gentleman Jim remembered

It was 50 years ago today that Jim Reeves made a fatal error in the skies over Brentwood, Tennessee. He turned his small private aircraft into a violent storm instead of away from it. The aircraft stalled and crashed killing himself and friend/business manager/pianist and partner Dean Manuel.

Born James Travis Reeves on Aug. 20, 1923, in Galloway, Texas, not far from Carthage.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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the Green Blob..

...the mutually supportive network of environmental pressure groups, renewable energy companies and some public officials who keep each other well supplied with lavish funds, scare stories and green tape. This tangled triangle of unelected busybodies claims to have the interests of the planet and the countryside at heart, but it is increasingly clear that it is focusing on the wrong issues and doing real harm while profiting handsomely.
 
 Owen Paterson in the Telegraph

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Something Fishy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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A New Career for Kim Jong Juncker



Juncker named as the European Union Commission president.
Telegraph

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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quick question

Will ISIS fighters returning  from the middle east be able to get 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' treatment on the NHS?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill [HL]

First Reading

A Bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972; and to make provision for the Secretary of State to repeal any enactment that has been a consequence of the European Communities Act 1972.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Pearson of Rannoch, read a first time and ordered to be printed.

Hansard

Monday, June 09, 2014

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100 hundred days to go

Scottish politics
 
Its like watching a bad game of football, you don't give a shit which side wins.

Monday, May 26, 2014

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Woman is to blame for global warming

In the beginning, man was happy to wait for the apple to fall from the the tree, crush it, ferment the resultant juice and then sit by the fire outside the cave entrance and drink it. But no, woman had to pick it and eat it.

Not happy with having to bash her mans loin cloth on a rock by a stream or with brushing the cave floor with a bunch of twigs on a stick,, she wanted a whole load of labour saving devices.

This resulted in her man building a fossil fuel burning power station to drive her washing machine, spin dryer, eye level grill,  fan oven, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, curling tongs and latterly a battery charger.

So what about the car you ask?

Well, she wanted to visit her bloody mother in Inverness.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Politics is not a spectator sport


Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Debt clearance EU style

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.
 
No one produced anything. No one earned anything.
 
However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.
 
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the bailout package works!

 
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