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Farage fires a barage at Merkel

As part of the Future of Europe debate with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, on 13 November, Nigel Farage had this to say: Quote.

Mr President, I would like to say to you, Ms Merkel, that many of my Eurosceptic colleagues had been booing you this morning, but they shouldn’t be in a way because the British should be cheering you. Without you, we’d never have made it over the line with Brexit – and I want to thank you very much for that. And of course many of these Eurosceptic groups on the right, the centre and the left will come back here after the next European elections in huge numbers directly as a result of your immigration and asylum policy. End quote.

Fancy thanking Merkel for convincing the British for voting to leave the EU! Quote. Read more »

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While the EU is falling apart, we want a free trade agreement with them

Trade Minister Todd McClay and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström have agreed the completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following a meeting in Brussels today.

After almost 2 years of discussion, reaching this significant milestone means the FTA process now enters a new phase, where the Commission and New Zealand will seek respective mandates to commence negotiations.

“Today’s meeting was an important demonstration of our commitment to launch negotiations as soon as possible in 2017,” Mr McClay says.

“New Zealand and the EU both recognise there are substantial benefits to be gained from free trade, and we are now one step closer to a high-quality, comprehensive FTA that can deliver great outcomes for our citizens.” Read more »

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More than half of Dutch voters want rid of the EU, Nexit is now a thing

It looks like the people of Europe are revolting…against the EU.

A new poll out shows that more than half of Dutch voters support a Nexit.

MORE than half of Dutch voters want to leave the European Union and seek an alternative trade agreement with the rest of the continent in the style of Brexit, a bombshell poll reveals today.

Brussels was facing a full blown popularity crisis as the dynamite survey showed 56 per cent of people in the Netherlands want to quit the political project and revert back to simple commercial ties.   Read more »

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The UK knows they screwed up, now they are opposed to Resolution 2334

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PM Theresa May has realised that she screwed up by supporting Resolution 2334 and that poor decision has been reinforced now that 28 EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels adjourned without issuing a statement adopting the Resolution.

May’s relationship with Israel is interesting. Two weeks ago she made a heart-warming speech to the Conservative Friends of Israel and then last week she strongly condemned John Kerry’s anti-settlements speech.

May’s office retorted that “we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally.” It said in an emailed statement late Thursday that “we are also clear that the settlements are far from the only problem in this conflict. In particular, the people of Israel deserve to live free from the threat of terrorism, with which they have had to cope for too long.”

Despite May’s apparent support of Israel, Britain helped write resolution 2334 and voted in favour of it even though the resolution claimed that East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall) was now Palestinian land. So why did this happen? Why the two contradictory stances?

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The Future of Energy: Nuclear, Gas and Coal-based Generation

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Today’s guest post by Whaleoil reader Bruce Alan Forbes is part of an article he wrote called The Future of Energy with predictions for 2040. As it is an in-depth analysis I divided it into six posts so that we could discuss each part separately.

Nuclear, Gas and Coal-based Generation

Nuclear power stations operate at high capacity factors and generate large amounts of CO2 – free electricity. They have enormous potential for achieving major reductions in emissions of CO2. Unlike intermittent and unreliable renewable sources, they do not need the inefficient, fossil-fuel burning, backup power stations to maintain output when the wind does not blow or the sun does not shine. Statistics show convincingly that nuclear power is by far the safest form of large-scale electricity generation.

In contrast, coal-fired power stations are responsible for the deaths of thousands of miners worldwide each year and hydropower stations have also killed thousands of people.

At present, nuclear power is typically more expensive than gas or coal-fired power generation in the U.S. and Europe. This is due to the long construction times resulting from bureaucratic regulatory hurdles. Eventually, nuclear power stations will become the main source of clean, low-cost electricity; particularly in non-OECD countries.

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Educated Germans are leaving Germany

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Over 1.5 million Native Germans (many of who are highly educated) have left Germany in the last ten years. If the quote from this refugee is an indication of how other refugees feel about this exodus then they will not be missed.

“We refugees… do not want to live in the same country with you. You can, and I think you should, leave Germany. And please take Saxony and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) with you…. Why do you not go to another country? We are sick of you!”

— Aras Bacho an 18-year-old Syrian migrant, in Der Freitag, October 2016.

Eighty percent of the Germans relocating to Hungary have said that the migration crisis was their main reason for their decision to leave Germany. 98% of Hungarians have voted to ignore the European Union’s  Muslim migrant quotas.

…A growing number of Germans are abandoning neighborhoods in which they have lived all their lives, and others are leaving Germany for good, as mass immigration transforms parts of the country beyond recognition.

Data from the German statistics agency, Destatis, shows that 138,000 Germans left Germany in 2015. More are expected to emigrate in 2016. In a story on brain drain titled, “German talent is leaving the country in droves,” Die Welt reported that more than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade.

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Brexit fines worse than cock tax

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The Euros are trying to stitch up Britain with a bill to Brexit that far exceed even the most voracious cock tax.

Britain could face a ‘divorce’ bill of up to 20 billion euros – around £18 billion – as the cost of leaving the EU.

The massive payment is expected to be demanded by Brussels to settle shared liabilities.

Eurocrats are preparing calculations for the sums that need to be divided up as the UK entangles itself from the bloc.

They are believed to include £217 billion of unpaid budget appropriations, £57.5billion of pension liabilities, and other commitments totalling around £29 billion.

The Financial Times said its analysis represented the first attempt to calculate the UK’s liabilities on leaving the EU.

Some officials in Brussels have warned that the final figure could be even higher.

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No wonder the Poms voted for Brexit, now they aren’t supposed to mention the religion of bad terrorist wogs

The EU is trying to silence and censor British media:

European human rights chiefs have told the British press it must not report when terrorists are Muslim.

The recommendations came as part of a list of 23 meddling demands to Theresa May’s government on how to run the media in an alarming  threat to freedom speech.

The report, drawn up by the Council of Europe’s human rights watchdog, blamed the recent increase in hate crimes and racism in the UK on the ‘worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians’, although the research was done before the EU referendum campaign had even begun.

The suggestions sent to Downing Street urging the UK Government to reform criminal law and freedom of the press and in a brutal criticism of the British press, the report recommends ministers ‘give more rigorous training’ to journalists.

But UK ministers firmly rebutted the remarkable demands, telling the body: ‘The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law.’

In other less diplomatic words, ‘Get Fucked!’   Read more »

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Cheerful blonde families public enemy number one in Germany

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Germany does not appear to have learned anything from history. Once again they are targeting people based on what they believe and how they look. In fact, they are turning on people who formerly made up the very backbone of their country. Blonde, ethnic Germans. Once again in Germany, only one political view is acceptable and once again socialism is raising its ugly head.

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Parenting magazine Baby & Family has told readers to beware of families who are “inconspicuous” and “cheerful”, as these warning signs indicate they are right wing and thus “dangerous”.

Depicted with illustrations featuring solely blonde women and children, the report says ordinary parents must take action against right-wing families and make clear that their ideology has no place in the world.

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Turkey has no moral right to demand visa-free travel but they have Europe over a barrel

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While Turkey fails to protect Syrian refugee children from child rape which is widespread, it continues to hold Europe over a barrel  as it threatens to tear up a controversial migrant deal if  its citizens are not granted visa-free travel within the European Union.

The facts on the ground indicate that the sexual abuse of children in Turkey is extremely widespread and the Turkish state authorities are not acting responsibly.
When Syrian babies and other children, as well as women, are being raped and treated horribly in Turkey, and their abusers go free; when journalists covering these abuses are threatened; when publication bans are imposed on the crimes committed against Syrians, and when criminals are given “good conduct abatement” by courts, Turkey seems to be one of the last countries on earth to have the moral right to demand visa-free travel in Europe or anywhere else.

…A 9-month-old Syrian baby was raped in the Islahiye district of Gaziantep on August 19.

…Huseyin Simsek, the journalist who covered the incident for the newspaper Birgun, said that that he and the newspaper received countless death threats on social media for reporting the rape.

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