Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Can we spot the bait and switch here?

Guardian headline, reported on the Today programme:

European diplomats based in the UK say the British government is stepping back from its threat to leave the EU without a trade deal if negotiations break down.

In private, say diplomats, UK officials recognise the “havoc” that this would cause, and have come to regret the threat to turn the UK into a deregulated offshore tax haven, implicit in Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech in January, when she warned that “no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal”.

They claim the conciliatory signals from UK government officials are an attempt to lower the temperature as the prime minister prepares to send the UK’s article 50 letter on Wednesday, triggering the start of two years of intensive Brexit negotiations.
I would suggest people carefully note the differences between the Prime Minister, pragmatic but a Remainer at heart; Her Majesty's Government, committed to implementing the outcome of the referendum; and "UK officials" who, as with much of the metropolitan class are shocked and ashamed by the evil, low information BREXITers winning.

I could indulge my cynicism further but it should be fairly obvious where I stand.

Also, I would note the pathetic whining about a "deregulated offshore tax haven". WTO rules for trade with the EU do not mean, implicitly or explicitly, a deregulated tax haven. We are, of course, offshore.

Not that being a deregulated tax haven would be a bad thing. It might get Richard Murphy out of the country for one.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Light slowly dawns?

Well, it is almost the equinox :)

Something has obviously been added to the water* at the SNP Conference:

He said: “There’s obviously a very sophisticated intelligence network that exists currently as part of the UK and it would make no sense to tear all that down. Once Scotland is an independent country we are going to cooperate extremely closely with our immediate neighbour.

Well, replace "intelligence" with "economic" and that's the whole SNP ideology (except the "evil English oppressing us whenever we couldn't find any Scots or French to do it) down the loo with the rest of the excretia.

As a note, why should RUK co-operate with an untrustworthy socialist pro-EU neighbour? "5 and one squinty one Eyes"?

* It's Trump, that evil SNP appointed Ambassador for Scotland, in control of MI6, I tell you.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

I'm shocked, I tell you, schocked!

How dare intelligence agencies gather intelligence!

Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA.

The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers.

Err, well, yes?

Seriously, what do you expect them to be doing? Spending their time finding faster ways to crack Engima?
HTTP Error 403: You are not authorised to access the file "\real_name_and_address.html" on this server.

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