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When will they ever learn ? This is the week when European leaders suddenly woke up to realise they had created their own nightmare situation in which they had lost the Brexit argument. The UK was back once again in charge of of Europe. You can humiliate British politicians, they fully deserve it. but what you cannot do is to humiliate the British people. for having exercised their right to hold a referendum and then dare to stick to the result. You can not bully the Brits as if they were the Danes or the Irish, or even the French.
The Eurocrats stood no chance of forcing the UK into holding a second referendum so that it produced the “correct” result, namely the one demanded by Brussels. And who are these so called leaders who strut the European stage. First and foremost there is Barnier who can not stop himself from planting sloppy wet kisses on the cheeks of men he hardly knows and then engaging in a form of bodily contact with females, he knows even less, uninvited contact which nowadays would pass in most countries as a form of abuse. His main problems are his ability to remain upright on occasions and to speak without slurring his S’s. This is becoming so bad that his office has to come to his defence and provide excuses for his outlandish behaviour because he appears incapable of providing his own. I mean it is not as if he has a drink problem is it?
The Italians most popular politician is a comedian and he is really funny unlike Barnier who is just an embarrasment.
From Ireland to Hungary the antics of Brussels are endless, Who on earth dreamt up the idea of having customs posts in the Irish Sea. Has Brussels not woken up to the reality that it can be quite seriously wet in there on occasions.
How many Euro states have adopted the latest Olympic sport of sacking their leading judges because they keep bringing in the wrong verdicts. Even Spain that hotbed of democracy has now gone as far as locking up some of its leading politicians, apparantly without a trial, so far, let alone a fair one. Poland forced ten of its top judges into early retirement during the summer until the highest court in Europe ordered their re- instatement, a decision for which they deserve much credit. The success of Viktor Orban, Hungary’ fascist leader, saw many of that countrys 3,000 judges begin to tumble and the courts being systematically packed with loyalists, loyal to Viktor Orban that is.
One weakness of the Brits position is the glee with which our politicians embraced the demise of the European court. They could not wait to start dismantling the legislation which has given us all the protections which we now enjoy. All of our human rights in the UK emanate from Europe. Before the EU we had the weakest human rights in Europe. We had no written constitution and as far as the courts were concerned they were emasculated because there was no human rights legislation for them to enforce. The welcome to the new order was a stain on our democracy for which many of our leading politicians should be ashamed.
Now however the people of the UK have woken up. It is not just a case of European leaders lambasting the UKs politicians. They have in the past few weeks chosen to humiliate the British people for the decision they took. Like her or not our Prime Minister is our elected leader carrying out the wishes of the electorate. EU leaders have deliberately chosen to humiliate her in public in the belief that she is so weak that they have already won the battle. The realisation this week that she has fought back and outwitted them, is now sending shock waves through Brussels and the capitals of Europe. .
Democracy in Europe is crumbling rapidly. Let them go their own way.
The Prime Minister was either a liar when she claimed only a few months ago that there was no need for an election before 2020, or she was so completely out of touch with the political realities of Westminster that she is completely unfit to govern the country. In those months since the referendum, nothing has changed except that the prime minister has woken up to the fact that the groupings of our elected MP’s, especially in her own party, are going to make it very difficult if not impossible to get approval for even the main features of the Brexit deal. How is it that she has only discovered this over the last few days, when the evidence has been staring her in the face for months.
Had she been CEO or Chairman of a public company, yesterdays announcement that the country (i.e. the PM ) suddenly needs an election in June would have been evidence of such utter incompetence that she would have to either resign or be removed. But this being politics, anything goes and she will get away with it but she has now shown herself to be and to have been, completely out of touch with feelings both in Westminster and in the Tory party. And she is so brazen about it, no hint of an apology, no sign of embarrassment as she admits that she got it completely wrong after the referendum, indeed the complete opposite. She wears her incompetence as a badge of pride, a clear sign of strong leadership, which will enable her, she hopes, to have such a large majority that every tiny clause in the Brexit deal will be able to be steamrollered through a tame House of Commons.
BUNZL BNZL provides an excellent illustration as to how meaningless trading figures are becoming and how headline figures can easily be selected to give a misleading impression and make things look better than they really are. Not that Bunzl has done anything wrong or misled in any way. It is just the way things now have to be done.
Thus group revenue in quarter 1 rose by 18%. Great, fantastic, but that is at actual exchange rates i.e. in real money. At constant exchange rates the 18% falls to a lowly 4% and of that, underlying growth comes out at a not very impressive 2%. Acquisitions produced growth of 3% and a further five acquisitions have been announced so far this year.
Aveva Group AVEVA expects that results for the year to the end of March will show a return to growth in both revenue and profits but only because of “positive currency translation effects”. Pity the board and the management could not have claimed a bigger hand in the success.
Bonmarche Holdings BON had a tough time with its stores in the year to the 1st April but trading in quarter 4 improved somewhat and helped the annual figures look a bit less gloomy. In the 14 weeks to 1st April online sales rose by 15.2%, store sales were down by only 0.5% and total sales actually rose by 2.7%. Despite this full year figures were still less than impressive, with store like for like sales down by 4.3%, online up by only 2.2% and total sales still showing a loss of 0.5%. Trading since Christmas has been challenging despite an improvement over the last two months.
Brand CEO Alan Green discussing May Brexit, Andalas Energy (ADL), Rio Tinto (RIO) & Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) on TipTV
Brand CEO Alan Green discusses May Brexit, Andalas Energy (ADL), Rio Tinto (RIO) & Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) with Zak Mir on TipTV
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