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Perhaps you have found some British produce that can be a substitute for an EU product.



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So much has not happened this past month!

Posted on 10th November, 2020

I have left any blogging until we got nearest to some sort of agreemnt with the so called friends in Brussels!


But the process just seems to drag on, as if it is a stage play that needs to run to the end of it's theatre contract!!


So, we feel it is best that from here on in, we concentrate on removing as much of our spending from EU produce as possible...and that includes cars!!  Only in this way can we as individuals show our anger at the EU.


So, as a reminder if everyone who voted to leave transferred at least £20 per week from purchasing anything from the EU and spent it on more UK  produce...ie: 17.4 million people...that amounts to £348 million per week!!  so after 52 weeks it would be almost £20 billion that stays in the UK, creating more jobs and wealth in our country!!   Think about it?!  

EU have more to say this week!

Posted on 16th October, 2020

Well, compared to last week, when all went quiet...it now seems that the EU have lots to say...particularly insults.


Checking out some of the European newspapers, even they seem to feel that the fish issue is understandable from the British point of view, and this is also reflected in the comments sections...with most readers saying that France and spain are depleting the fish stocks....and there are comments about another Cod War!!

EU seem to be keeping quiet this week!

Posted on 7th October, 2020

The coronavirus has made talks ‘more difficult’ but an agreement is now ‘even more urgent,’ says German foreign minister Heiko Mass..


The pandemic has made the talks with London "even more difficult" but it "has also made an agreement even more urgent," Maas said after meeting the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Berlin. “With today’s health and economic challenges, people on both sides of the channel have enough to shoulder, so it would be totally irresponsible to burden them in this position with additional problems through a no-deal.”


It reamisn interesting to see what the EU commission have to say at some pont this week?

Repoert from Der Spiegl - German paper:


Great Britain's prime minister rages, threatens and breaks international law. And the EU? Leaves Boris Johnson going nowhere as if nothing had happened.

In June 2018, almost exactly two years after the Brexit referendum, the then British Foreign Secretary appeared at the venerable Institute of Directors in London. It was a confidential event, but a tape recording soon found its way to the public.

"Imagine if Donald Trump had to manage Brexit," said Boris Johnson. The US president, whom he "increasingly admires", would go "damn hard" into the negotiations: "There would be countless breakdowns, a lot of chaos. Everyone would think he was crazy. But that would probably get you there . " He is now convinced, says Johnson, "that there is a method behind Trump's madness."


Is Boris going down this road??

No reports in EU land

Posted on 14th September, 2020

Interestingly I checked quite a few of the European newspapers, and there was very little reporting about the shannigans of last week and NO reporting of Barniers threat to cut of food supplies to Northern Ireland!!

No reports in EU land!!

Posted on 14th September, 2020

Once again the remainer politicians with help from the EU are trying to create unrest in the UK...what else can it be when Barnier threatens to cut of food to Northern Ireland!!


It is interesting to note that, all the shannigans are not reported in European newspapers....I wonder why?

We are almost there

Posted on 22nd May, 2020

So...we are fast approaching June and this will be the last month to either do a deal with EU or trade on WTO terms.


The newspapaers are full of all the latest shinnigans, so we have no need to repeat them here.


I felt it best to give an indication of the attitudes in some EU countries...and the best way I found was to look at the comments sections in the Newspapers of a country.


Here are a few, from an Austrian paper, which we have translated from the German:


This was from the week19th May 20:


1. Great Britain does not require anything that other third countries have not already received. This is the opposite of "exceptions"

That may be true.
But it makes a difference what rights I grant to a trading partner who is 5000 km away or only 50.
In addition, GB is not entitled to any content or an agreement at all.
If the agreement is good for all 26 EU members, there will be one, otherwise there will be a hard brexit.  - Green Flags


2.   I bet you're singing in Brussels now
F**k Britannia
F**k her all the way!

The Austrian megalomania at the time of the K&K monarchy was not exactly small. But the British beat us by a long way.

Sorry, but from my point of view, a hard Brexit is both the deserved and the expected outcome. If you want to play as part of a club as a guest or a member, you have to stick to the rules and out!

The demonstrative megalomania is sweet, but counterproductive!

Green flags!


3.The problem is that the EU demands more from the British than from Canada or Japan. The negotiations are therefore stalling.

E.g. the court's own ECJ (of course "objective", lol) should rule on certain issues. Which is actually a bad joke. No country in the world can accept that and has not been asked for either Canada or Japan.  Red flags!


4. "Brussels must recognize London as an independent, equal partner"
You are equivalent (more or less) when you are in the EU.
When they're out, they're a third country, and as such, with a population of 60 million, they can't be equivalent to the EU, which has 10x more residents.
A little out of touch with the whole thing and another confirmation that the British don't really know what they want.  Green Flags

Brexit still going ahead

Posted on 4th May, 2020

To the relief of many who believe in regaining our sovereignty, the Government has made it extremely clear that we will not be extending any stay in the EU.


From a West country point of view, this is such heartening confirmatuion, as we rely on our fishing industry to a great extent and also farming.


I remember as a teenager the French setting fire to our trucks taking sheep across to France...and the poor animals were burn alive...it is a wound that has not healed here in the West!

Freedom at last

Posted on 24th January, 2020

Freedom cannot be measured in trade.



At long last we are breaking free to become a Sovereign nation once more. Able to choose our own path in the world.


You can almost sense the relief and the excitement from people, and the feeling that they will no longer bow to Brussels dictats!


I felt it of interest to put the Speech from Queen Elezabeth 1st before the battle against the Spanish Armada.


Below are the words Elizabeth spoke when she visited her troops in the field as they prepared for battle, during the nine-day onslaught by the Spanish Armada.


My loving people, we have been persuaded by some, that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.

Let tyrants fear; I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good will of my subjects. And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even the dust.


I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realms: to which, rather than any dishonour should grow by me, I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.


I know already, by your forwardness, that you have deserved rewards and crowns; and we do assure you, on the word of a prince, they shall be duly paid you. In the mean my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble and worthy subject; not doubting by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and by your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over the enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.

Queen Elizabeth I - 1588 Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada,



Run up to buy british Xmas shopping

Posted on 14th November, 2019

Here we are in Mid november, as still waiting to leave the EU !!


Now that halloween is over...everyone's mind is now on the coming election and Christmas with the family. 


I work at times in Europe, so can see what produce other nations have in their supermarkets to buy...and it is not british products.!!   They are mainly keep local or the country next door to them!   So, remember to try and buy as much local UK produce as possible..as there are british alternatives to all EU food and drinks imports, so be fussy and insist on British.  Spend your hard earned money in the UK shops and buy UK produce.