Monday, 27 March 2017

BREXIT WEEK: TEARS BEFORE BEDTIME

BREXIT WEEK: THERE’LL BE TEARS BEFORE BEDTIME
By
Mel Cooper

Her Fairy Godfather
There is no question that Theresa May will continue to convince herself and the sadly misinformed and somewhat delusional 52% of those who managed to vote in the ill-conceived referendum that it is the “will of the people” to leave the EU. She will thus trip off a potentially tragic and certainly self-harming train of events that will potentially bankrupt the United Kingdom, destabilise it as a union and also go some way towards diminishing the moral standing of the UK in the world.

So be it. The attitude that led to the legendary headline “Continent Isolated” when a fog rolled into the English Channel before World War I is alive and well, unquestioned, and still responsive to the irresponsible, self-righteous, self-obsessed and narrow, venal xenophobia of the likes of Nigel Farage and Boorish Johnson. The UK did it again in the 1930s when it retreated into splendid self-regard and isolationist appeasement and clearly this new generation needs to break what is not broken so that it can show how stoic, independent and heroic Brits can be. What other explanation can there be for a total refusal to be honest or logical?

But to say all this is not to promote something labelled Project Fear: it is, rather, to try to voice for a deaf populace what I call Project Reality Check. No one is denying that the EU has its flaws. But it also has innumerable benefits for the UK financially, politically and even morally that far outweigh those flaws.

And instead of staying and contributing to a healthy, unified Europe a little more than half the voters of the UK are choosing to turn their backs on Europe at this crucial time and distract the world from what is important by creating a focus on Brexit that will seem so urgent that the really important issues can be sidelined. The UK has voted for ignoring the real crises of famine, of refugees, of terrorism, of potential arms build-ups around the world to concentrate instead on what is, in fact, the wholly unnecessary issue of leaving the EU. And why? For some misapplied nostalgia about redeeming or reviving a great past that never existed; because of a misunderstanding of the democratic system adopted by the EU; and because of a xenophobia that these Bexiteers keep claiming loudly has nothing to do with racism! Methinks the Brexiteers do protest too much.

On Question Time on the BBC the other day, 23 March 2017to be precise, one of the panellists – Church of England Priest and Guardian Columnist, Giles Fraser – asserted that Britain needs to leave the EU because we Brits believe in and love and respect Democracy and the EU is not democratic. And no one challenged him or this assertion!  No one said, wait a minute, how do you come to that conclusion? No one asked for him to explain what is so undemocratic about it! No one asked: don’t we vote for MEPs, those few of us in the UK who bother?  Is there not an EU Parliament?

Ah, but the Brexiteers cry; there is that terrible Bureaucracy of the EU that runs everything. Really? And if they recommend legislation, does the Parliament not get to debate it and vote on it just the way we do in Westminster? Does the much decried EU Bureaucracy, which represents 28 countries (well, soon it will be 27!) not meet more or less the same needs for the EU as the British Civil Service does for the UK? No, they are not elected. When was the last time someone in the UK voted for people to have jobs in the Civil Service? And if you think there are so many Bureaucrats in Brussels that it overwhelms the whole democracy of the process and that therefore we have to leave, have you ever counted the number of Bureaucrats you need to run Birmingham, or Manchester, or Westminster for that matter?

So, Biles Fraser, show me how the EU is not Democratic? Or less Democratic than British Parliament?

And there you have it folks. That is the reason that the Brexit vote is untrustworthy. Like Giles Fraser’s assertion about the EU’s not being Democratic, the vote to leave the EU is based on faulty information and on information that is not really understood. Not to mention a complete misrepresentation of the freedom of movement of people and what immigrant workers are contributing to our economy.

It is also based on misrepresentations about the money we put into the EU, ignorance of what we get back from the EU, and several other wilful misrepresentations. Never mind that it also means for Wales giving up a subsidy of £650 million a year from the EU that is far more than Wales contributes to the Common Market pot. Never mind that we are going to have to unpick and redo 43 years of trade agreements. Never mind that laws about things like how long a working week can be, women’s rights to maternity leave, and so many more, things we now take for granted, came from the EU with our consent, with votes from MEPs, and will now have to be refought if we are to keep them in the UK.

Never mind above all that we are turning our backs on Europe and that the rest of the world is not necessarily going to put British needs ahead of their own. Will we get a good deal? That will be in the gift of the 27 other countries, probably led by Angela Merkel, if she is still in power, who understand the needs for a balanced Europe and the dangers to an EU unbalanced in the general direction of a dominant Germany.

And above all never mind that we are contributing and giving permission by this decision to the various kinds of nationalism, racism and intolerance at a time when there are many problems facing us and the rest of Europe that can only be solved if we work together.

So let me be candid. Tripping off Article 50 is, to my mind, an act of irresponsible jingoism that can potentially trip off problems we have not even begun to consider. And why are we doing all this? Well, at least in part so that Boris Johnson can have a job and Nigel Farage can do whatever it is he thinks is of benefit to him now. Why else? Because people are angry. Because they feel they are not benefiting from globalization, because austerity as required by the past six years of Conservative UK government is no fun. And because the Right-wing press, run by the likes of Rupert Murdoch, have helped deflect the anger to the EU which is, actually, not the cause, and make the EU a convenient scapegoat.

One day, I predict, History will look back upon the Bexiteers the way it now looks back on anti-Dreyfusards or on people who backed the appeasement of Hitler over the Sudetenland in 1938.

Oh, it may not end up as bad as predicted. But the venal arguments that have driven this debate are, ironically, the least important ones to consider; while politicians like Farage and Johnson and their like, newspapers like The Sun, the Daily Mail or the Daily Telegraph, and their backers, have muffled or deflected attention from what should have been the real issues and debates. What is the signal the Brexiteers are giving out to people who used to respect and admire the UK; who used to want to come here to fill all those jobs that the Brexiteers claim are being taken away from Brist when, in fact, there are no Brits who are available to take them either because of distaste for the work or lack of skill, education and training that are required to be able to do the jobs?

Above all, we are abandoning the most hopeful experiment of international co-operation and peace in the world today at a time when, as the Brexiteers inconsistently keep claiming for the UK, we are better off together. If Scotland is better off as part of the UK, then how can you justify that the UK is not better off as part of the EU?

So the Bexiteers are encouraging us to be moral cowards. How brave of the UK to decide to desert the EU at this time, instead of staying to help sort things out!

Yes, there are flaws in the way the EU is being run, huge flaws even. Yes, there are blind spots in the way it deals with the debt of Greece or Italy, say. Yes, they need to debate again the whole concept of the freedom of movement of people and decide if there needs to be a moratorium. Yes, we need to act in a concerted fashion to help the refugees from Africa and the Middle East in ways that are fair to every country involved. Yes, the Euro was applied to too many countries too quickly for political reasons.

But what the hell do these xenophobic, blinkered and tribal Brexiteers think they have been conned into voting for if it is not narrow self-interest and self defeat? Well, I will tell you: not a great new independent future but exactly the same kind of narrow nationalistic self-righteousness that blighted the 20th century. Remember that statement written by a Brit about No Man is an Island? Well, clearly 52% of the voters on June 23 simply do not get it. And so, we can yet again hide behind the mentality of Little England that flares up from time to time.

The mendacious politicians who promoted the vote to Brexit don’t seem to believe what happened before or to know their history from the first times that Britain behaved as a small, offshore, independent island, so they are making us all do it again.

There will be tears. Britain, if it survives as the UK (or, I guess, England, if it does not!) inevitably will be diminished. It will have less influence in the EU, with which it does nearly 50% of its trading. It will have a less good deal than it has now. We didn’t want to be in the Euro, we didn’t want to be in Schengen, and they said OKAY! They gave us pretty much everything we wanted that they could. Where we did not get certain things it was because we were too stupid to ask, by and large. David Cameron was not the world’s most persuasive or impressive negotiator and his arrogant manner and sense of privilege did not help endear him to his colleagues in the EU.

But hey, they need us more than we need them. Michael Gove says so! Theresa May and Boris Johnson say so! and the whole world, especially the US, is gagging to make trade deals with us, especially that reliable and honest bloke Donald Trump, who is such a gentleman.

Dream on, buddies. Dream on about a glorious world in which Britain was so great and golden that we are now going to go back to that, reversing all the trends driving Globalisation and modern day politics and economics by simply not playing our part. We can show them! We can put the Great back into Great Britain!

Dream on about a Conservative government that is going to make up to the various regions of the UK, to education, to the NHS, to scientific research, for the money that will no longer be coming from the EU and replacing all that from the coffers of the UK government with the weakened pound and too few immigrants to take the necessary jobs or pay the necessary taxes.

And by all means withdraw from being a supportive, central and concerned member state of Europe. Hey, what gives you the idea we have any responsibility towards our neighbours?

Dream on about a future of greatness where people from the EU who are young, energetic and ambitious will no longer be interested in coming here and doing the jobs we need which also generate taxes, rents, economic benefits untold. Because they are certainly not going to feel secure or wanted.

Dream on …

And remind me again why we fought so hard to join the Common Market in the first place? Or why the EU is not democratic?

Or explain to me why, having claimed that Britain needs to take its sovereignty back, the Brexiteers are using every means they can to silence that very sovereignty and prevent it from working.

And what will you do if, as I believe, it turns out that you have made a mistake?

Well, do rush into Brexit. Cheer on Theresa May, her supine Cabinet and supporters.

Don’t pause to consider that maybe John Major, Ken Clarke, Tony Blair or the others might be trying to stop you from making a huge mistake. Do not even entertain that thought! Don’t pause and think or ask for explanations about everything from the £350 million a week for the NHS to how the EU is not Democratic make any sense at all.

Just go ahead. Jump off the cliff. Theresa May says the no deal is better than a bad deal and knows damned well that any deal has to be worse than the deal we have now once we leave. She is calling that Making History!

Do not figure this out!!! Do not accept that maybe, just maybe, you could have made a mistake and it might be wiser to rectify it now rather than over the next couple of decades.

And above all do not notice that already the pound is weak, businesses are nervous and you are very, very dependent on the good will of the very neighbours upon whom you have decided to turn your backs.

More Mel Cooper:

THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE






Wednesday, 22 March 2017

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT - THE RULES

The Sun King at Mar a Lago, Florida


Will Trump be impeached? Or is it just a liberal fantasy?

Read this detailed article in The Guardian newspaper. Presidents can be removed:

In cases of presidential disability.

In case of criminality or emergency.

British bookmakers Ladbrokes are today 25 March 2017 - offering even money on Trump being impeached. Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.
Donald Trump is the President of the United States. But if oddsmakers are right, there’s a good chance that he won’t hold office for that long. There are many reasons Trump could be impeached or resign before his first term ends.

THE ARTICLE ADDRESSES: 

Trump denied inappropriate ties to Moscow

President’s failure to divest from his real estate, hotel and branding businesses

President's failure to publish 1980-2016 tax returns - what is he hiding?

The cabinet, might declare the president unfit to serve.

For Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. 

For obstruction of justice, abuse of power or defiance of subpoenas.

25th amendment: power may be taken from a president owing to disability or inability.

“Unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” needs 2/3rds of Congress

Impeach Trump?  Yes - 46% of Americans in a Public Policy Polling survey 

Impeach Trump Now group is behind the petition

Investigations into associations with Russia by Trump or his proxies

It would be up to the current vice-president, Pence, to pardon Trump or not

If the people turn on the president, Congress may follow

Trump sits at 37% approval, 24 points behind the average for first-term presidents

Not mentioned in The Guardian are acts demeaning to the office of presidency, e.g. "Bed-wetting Orgies in Moscow Hotels" - or the fact that Donald spent two campaigning years deeply insulting all the USA institutions and politicians, and many foreign countries. He must assume he is immune to retaliation from the most powerful families and groups; which backs up the psychiatric diagnosis of the serious mental illness, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). He can dish it out - but he can't take it. Trump thinks he is above and beyond all social and political checks and balances that curb the rest of us "Losers" and keep America safe from mad dictators exercising power. 

TRUMP'S SICKNESS PUTS WORLD AT RISK
Trump - Russia Dossier - Wikipedia

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984/Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdf   The Moscow Dossier

"LOCK HIM UP" "LOCK HIM UP"  "LOCK HIM UP"  "LOCK HIM UP" 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017  "DONALD IS SANE" GCHQ BEGS TO DIFFER

Friday, 17 March 2017

LUX-LEAKS TAX-FRAUDS - $ BILLIONS FOR SOURCE NATIONS

American accountants are jailed with tax-evading clients.

Antoine Deltour is the chief whistleblower in the Luxleaks, which has revealed in November 2014 a huge system of tax-saving manoeuvres created by dozens of big international companies. At present he is being sued by the Luxembourg justice.

FRAUDULENT CONSPIRACIES: Will Luxembourg, and the source nations, prosecute the tax-evaders and the tax-planners (including PWC) for fraudulent documentation and fraudulent tax-returns? 

In tax-law, worldwide, tax legal transactions must be: 

(1) Not for tax avoidance. 
(2) Necessary commercially - real business. 
(3) On normal commercial terms - not falsified, exaggerated transfer-pricing.
(4) At arms length - not self-invoicing between connected parties. 

Billions of dollars can be recovered by tax-collectors for the countries of origin where the profits were actually earned.  Will your nation demand its money back?

The transactions that shifted billions of dollars to No-Tax-Luxembourg from major tax-regions such as the UK, USA, EU, Pacific-Rim etc. are most probably fictitious invoices, devised after the real trade events - internal (self-invoicing) - and in breach of the four tests above. In America, advisers go to jail with their clients. 

LuxLeaks whistleblower avoids jail after guilty verdict | World news ...


https://www.theguardian.com › World › Luxembourg


29 Jun 2016 - Former PwC employee Antoine Deltour given suspended sentence for theft and violating Luxembourg’s secrecy laws. ... A former employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers has been convicted of theft by a court in Luxembourg following an unprecedented leak of controversial tax deals granted to


16 Mar 2017 — On Wednesday, March 15, more than 100 citizens came to listen to the Court of Appeal's decision on the LuxLeaks case. When the three defendants arrived to hear the verdict, it was therefore, as always, surrounded by their supports and under the encouragement of many citizens !

-- The verdict --

The court upholds a conviction for theft offences, fraudulent maintenance in a database, and laundering of acquired data. Antoine is therefore sentenced to a 6-month suspended jail time and a 1,500 € fine. The other whistleblower, Raphaël Halet, is sentenced to a 1,000 € fine. The journalist Édouard Perrin is acquitted.

-- A small victory... --

Despite the condemnation, we must welcome a certain moral and legal victory: Antoine is acquitted for the charges of breach of professional secrecy and disclosure of trade secrets. For the first time in Europe, a national judge recognizes the justificatory fact of whistleblowing in the disclosure of professional secrecy, in good faith and in the public interest. This judgment constitutes an undeniable legal step forward.

-- ... but a blatant lack of courage --

By insisting on a conviction at all costs, the Court of Appeal clearly lacked courage. Antoine is acquitted as a whistleblower for having transmitted the documents to the journalist, but sentenced for the acquisition of the very same documents!
This condemnation, symbolically heavy, confirms the need for European legislative progress on whistleblowers' protection.

-- And now? --

Antoine will now read carefully the judgment of the Court of Appeal and take a decision of either appealing in cassation or, on the contrary, stopping judicial fight. Let’s wish him strength through this decision to be taken with a cool head and with the advice of his lawyers.
The Support Committee and all the citizens accompanying him through his fight will be on Antoine’s side, whatever he decides!


ICIJ - The investigation was conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The countries of origin should reward ICIJ with 10% of all back-taxes and fines recovered. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

"DONALD IS SANE" GCHQ BEGS TO DIFFER.

GCHQ (British Intelligence) bugged me in Trump Tower - And ate my pet hampster! Horrible ! True ! Fact ! 

I, Donald J Trump, your President, read this on Fox News - the most reliable news agency in the galaxy - owned by my special friend Mr Murdoch. - Fabulous man ! Wholly reliable ! Impeccable source ! Unimpeachable data ! Now I'm off to play golf with my gold clubs and golden balls, at golden Mar a Lago. 



17 March 2017 - WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING: - Sean Spicer - "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth - so help me God"
...Mr Spicer then went on to repeat claims of British intelligence involvement first made on Fox News earlier this week by Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey judge* and legal expert for the network.  https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/sean-spicer-gchq-bugged-trump-towers-barack-obama/
Another Murdoch
news-source. "As good as Fox"
Mr Spicer quoted him as saying: “Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command – he didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI and he didn’t use the department of justice – he used GCHQ.”
Mr Spicer added: “The bottom line is: the president said last night he will be providing additional information,” he concluded.  ...Dribble, dribble, dribble.
*Judge Napolitano resigned and became a pop-TV-show judge.


GCHQ has dismissed a claim that British spies were employed to bug Trump Tower as "utterly ridiculous".
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13 March 2017 - Is Trump sane?  
 2. Relax, Trump is stone cold sane"

Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of  the Fox News Medical A-Team
By Dr. Keith Ablow
Published February 15, 2017

Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump.

Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president’s sanity:
Donald Trump is stone cold sane.
“President Obama bugged my phones” “Climate Change is a Chinese hoax”  “Scientists are simply taking tax-dollars for no results” “Hillary Clinton is a criminal” “I love Putin” “Look at me at my gold painted front door”  “I’m going to build  a Mexican wall” “Help the poor by enriching the richest USA families by billions of tax-dollars” “Bring back torture” "I am a Vietnam veteran (draft dodger)" "Smart - I pay no taxes" "Smart - I don't pay suppliers" "My casinos never go bust" "I have an IQ of 186 or more even" 

When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
Inherited $200 million of NY homes which are now worth $2,000 million+ via market rises – rents at 5% = $100M income a year. Thanks Mum and Dad. At least 14 of his “deals” ended in bankrupt companies and 3,500 lawsuits for not paying suppliers. He browbeats claimants via huge court costs and Mafia connections. (Cay-Johnson Biog)

When the same man obviously enjoys the love and respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
3 glamour models migrant wives. The current one lives apart and is said to be an abused wife. He brags of infidelity and cavorts in Moscow hotels in sex-orgies – despite being warned of Russian cameras.

When the same man walks into the political arena and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term president’s administration, the odds of that man being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.
Amazing – the power of television. Hitler was also good at propaganda and rallies. And extravagant broken promises.

And when that very same man attracts to his team the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period. It is a statistical impossibility.
Of course there are millions who would take those plum jobs at tax-payers’ expense. It’s a step up from the KKK. Mattis is under orders – It is worrying that he obeys them.

Those who assert otherwise are political opportunists, or fools, or both (and I am thinking here, in particular, of Sen. Franken).
President Trump is the first human being to win this nation’s highest office without having held any other political office or serving as a general. Most political pundits thought his quest was pure folly. Most journalists assessed his chances as zero. So who was laboring under quasi-delusional thinking? Answer: Not Donald J. Trump.
Hitler was mocked as “The little Austrian Corporal” by Germany’s elite. He too stirred the mob and swept to power. He too was insane. There are many other mad dictators who came from non-political backgrounds.

Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his ties — all of them of the highest quality. I have stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint (and I am a born complainer). I have eaten in his New York restaurant — flawless service, excellent food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan. Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely to deliver superior products across multiple industries, don’t you think?
…and the bed wasn’t damp from Trump’s golden showers.  If Trump remained as a Trust Fund Babe, deranged property tycoon and hotelier, that’s fine – but he has the nuclear codes – and he is bonkers.

If you’re still worried about the mental stability of the president, note this: The stock market doesn’t like instability. Investors, en masse, can take the measure of a man pretty darn well. The stock market has hit record high after record high since Trump’s election, and if you think that’s an accident, or that investors have all been fooled, it’s time to start wondering about your own capacity for rational thought.
Trump represents wealthy business men. The Trump family fortune is based on tax-dollars poured into New York housing after WW2 – which Fred Trump built  and hung onto. Trump promises massive tax-dollar spending on defence and infrastructure. That’s good for business. He also promised to collect tax-evasion money – but the markets know he doesn’t mean it. Spending common folk’s tax dollars is always welcome.

I should note that nothing I am saying should besmirch the reputations of men like President Abraham Lincoln or Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom are said to have fought the ravages of major depression or bipolar disorder. One was instrumental in ridding America of slavery. The other was instrumental in saving the world from tyranny. Mahatma Gandhi, by the way, also reportedly suffered from depression. Psychiatric illness does not, a priori, disqualify a person from rendering extraordinary service to mankind.
They get depressed because they are sane – governing the violently insane.

Mind you, neither Lincoln nor Churchill nor Gandhi led a nation after becoming a business sensation and television star. That trifecta defines one man: President Donald J. Trump.
They didn’t inherit $200M worth $2,000M today. Churchill was famously broke most of his career. Liberace was a TV super-rich star – and “Cried all the way to the bank”. It doesn’t make such celebrities fit to run the country.

Now, think about those who are rabble-rousing about the president’s mental status. Take Sen. Al Franken. He’s all worried about the president allegedly overestimating the crowd size at his inauguration. But Franken is allied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who asserted she is Native American, when there is no evidence of that whatsoever.
And they’re calling Trump’s sanity into question? Really, you can’t make this stuff up. 

Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist (Where?)  and member of  the Fox News Medical A-Team



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Saturday, 11 March 2017

YOUR DUAL UK & EU ASSOCIATE CITIZENSHIP


KEEP YOUR EXISTING DUAL NATIONALITY RIGHTS. 

UK Citizens and our families do not have to lose all the privileges of EU citizenship. UK law allows dual citizenship which many wealthy people already enjoy. Contact your MEP NOW, and your MP, to press for the right to keep your EU passporting rights, even if the UK quitters force us out of The United States of Europe. 16.8 million thinking people voted to REMAIN - with our families that makes about 35 million people. We can have both. Maybe the 17 million Leavers will bugger off to British Overseas Colonies - and take the pressure off our services and resources. Read below what President Junker said in July 2016 - but he will change his mind. 



Brexit: UK 'associate EU citizenship' to be fast-tracked - BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38264203

9 Dec 2016 - The European Parliament's top Brexit negotiator says he plans to fast-track a proposal to offer UK nationals "associate EU citizenship".

President Junker will change his mind since this July 2016 email - individual UK citizens can stay in Europe. 

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Subject: FW: BREXIT - VIRTUAL DUAL EU CITIZENSHIP

From: President.Juncker@ec.europa.eu [mailto:President.Juncker@ec.europa.eu]
Sent: 19 July, 2016 10:08 AM
To: noel@noelhodson.com
Subject: RE: BREXIT - VIRTUAL DUAL EU CITIZENSHIP

Thank you for sharing your views with me following the result of the United Kingdom's Referendum.

I am sad about the choice of the British people. The European Commission worked hard to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union.

European leaders offered the United Kingdom a fair deal that reflected their hope that the United Kingdom remained part of the European Union.

This is an unprecedented situation but the European Union will stand strong and uphold its core values of promoting peace and the well-being of its peoples.

I truly hope that the United Kingdom will be a close partner of the European Union in the future.

I wish you well.


European Commission
200, rue de la Loi,
1049 Bruxelles


From: Noel Hodson [mailto:noel@noelhodson.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:33 AM
To: CAB JUNCKER PRESIDENT
Cc: tracy.rodger@haymarket.com; scottish.ministers@gov.scot; Nicola.Sturgeon.msp@scottish.parliament.uk; john.humphrys@bbc.co.uk
Subject: BREXIT - VIRTUAL DUAL EU CITIZENSHIP

Address:
European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 1049 Brussels
Belgium


30 June 2016.

CC – Lord Heseltine, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Dear Mr Juncker,

BREXIT – VIRTUAL DUAL EU CITIZENSHIP

Dividing the alleged £350 million pounds per week between the 16 million Britons who voted to Remain, is £22 per week each. I would gladly pay this to the European Union for the privilege of full Citizenship and to be a member of the vital European project. Many UK citizens have dual nationality, so I could also retain my UK Passport.

My citizenship would include trade access for my business, borderless travel and all the advantages of belonging to the single market. In turn the 16 million UK-Virtual-Citizens would pledge open-market terms to all EU Citizens. Movement of labour might be done on a person-by-person job and home swap register – though such details will need the best EC brains to rapidly resolve. The South-East of England has 427 people per square kilometre; densely populated areas might require exceptional terms.

VIRTUAL-DUAL-EU-CITIZENSHIP might be applied to all willing participants in all European States. It will be a highly prestigious club that all thinking people will want to join. It could be readily and quickly organised on computers. In due course, the EC might negotiate a Double-Taxation-Agreement with the UK, to grant tax relief on our £22 per week contributions.

Non-EU-citizens, for example among the UK’s the alleged 52%, would be subject to the rules they wish to adopt.

Yours sincerely

Noel Hodson, Oxford

Noel Hodson - Director

13th March 2017 - TRUMP in ISRAEL


I never use Facebook – Its far too messy - I don’t know how it works - or if its private - or can I control content - or is it broadcast etc. I have an account, as advised, to (try to) promote my books. I think it’s mostly for kids.

But, Yes - the Jewish Daily article was emailed by a close friend. It expresses views from yet another perspective about Trump. My guess is that Israel hopes for major concessions from Trump which Obama was cautious about endorsing. (So in today's soundbite idiots' world - "Trump saintly - Obama evil"). Time will tell if Trump will keep his promises (move US Embassy to Jerusalem etc. etc. etc.). You well know by now that I think he is demented, suffering Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and as the mainstream US media says "he is a pathological liar". Will he help or hinder Israel's peaceful, best intentions? I think Trump's crazy universal aggression, mentored for 25 years by the Mafia's lawyer Roy Cohn,  and his paranoia will only create violence - wherever he treads. And he is too elderly to change. For the sake of the world "Lock Him Up". Where did they isolate Napoleon - to contain his war-mongering madness?

PS - I re-watched all the Presidents Men (Watergate). It reminded me that Republicans have used highly funded ($6M) criminal tactics before to distort elections. It's an old, bad habit in US politics. They probably learned it from the Brits – Rotten Boroughs.

Noel


-----Original Message-----
John writes:
Subject: How Obama rigged the Trump investigation

Noel

Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways.

I was looking at your facebook page and found this on it:

Let me know what you think!



Best - John


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BREXIT - VIRTUAL DUAL EU CITIZENSHIP = £9.6 B


CC for you. Buy your EU passport now.

Noel HODSON - Author

From: Noel Hodson [mailto:noel@noelhodson.com]
Sent: 27 November 2016 14:40
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Subject: BREXIT - VIRTUAL DUAL EU CITIZENSHIP = £9.6 B

26 NOV 2016  - Dual nationality for Remainers - money calculation £9.6B per annum – It works.
Guardian - Britons could pay to retain the benefits of European Union citizenship after Brexit under plans being considered by MEPs.
The European parliament’s lead Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said he supported the principle of the idea, which would see UK citizens sending an annual fee to Brussels.

Calculation: EU passport – for a fee

16 million remainers /say couples voted together = 8 million homes x 2.9 persons per home
= 8 x 2.9 = 23.2 million individuals will buy an EU passport
At say, £200 per annum = £4.6 billion
+ A premium for business-passporting – about 5M UK businesses at say £1,0000 per business = £5 billion

Total income is £9.6 billion

From: Noel Hodson [mailto:noel@noelhodson.com]
Sent: 19 July 2016 11:04
To: 'polly.toynbee@guardian.co.uk' <polly.toynbee@guardian.co.uk>; BBC Radio PM (PM@bbc.co.uk) <PM@bbc.co.uk>