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    THE POWER OF THE EU

    Leaving The EU is much more complicated than we all thought. Do we continue in it and change the rules.

    Employment- We still need to allow employers employ Euro Nationals. We have do not have enough trained educated candidates in the UK. Extreme control over stopping immigration will be harmful and disaster for us.

    Trade- its good that we could get trading with who we want. There is still a strong need to continual trading with Europe.running the two systems would be better for all EU Members

    Election is a bit of a gamble

    Half the country never wanted to get out of Europe. They still do not.
    They will not vote Labour because it would be a wasted vote.
    They could vote Lib Dem hoping that a power shift away from The Conservatives will dilute a Hard Brexit.

    Brexit again it will not go away

    We had the vote because the politicians could not decide whether we stayed in The EU.
    Just over half of the country agreed to leave.
    We are really still in a position where half the country wants to stay in.
    How can we find a solution to sort this.
    The only answer is we have to go forward in the interest of the country. NOT THE INDIVIDUAL.

    Brexit is still not looking well

    The government seem to be doing what governments are good at. Do every thing the population do not want.

    Most people probably voted out because the EU would not listen and would not put some control over immigration. I say control I do not mean preventing or creating state registers.

    I agree Human rights also made it difficult for governments to have some control ie to prevent the wrong people getting into a country. How far do we want to control. We will never be able to control everyone and why would we want to.

    SECURITY ISSUES

    Most of the cameras installed in UK government sites appear to be made in China.
    Its time the orders were given to a company that is UK based.

    Hinkley Point Power Station the other issue- Will it ever get built maybe The Government takes that view.
    We will see how we get on with the high powered batteries concept that is built into houses to store wind and solar energy.

    The UK Now

    Our main focus should be to deal with Brexit

    The panic is over and we appear to have calmed down. Everything is geared to EU finance or put it another way our finance that goes to the EU.

    We need to re structure all this so it works for us.

    We appear to be floating on air and need some solid policies to show we are taking the break with EU.

    The meeting of the Mayor of Paris and The Mayor of London was a good start.Most countries have Mayors and it needs to be used to link in with these countries.

    Need some ACTION

    We are slowing the momentum of Brexit and its creating uncertain times for us and Europe.

    We now need to restore the economy before it dives.

    Reduce VAT to 15%

    Scrap NEW Stamp Duty Increases and Buy to Let extra Stamp Duty Charges.

    Start a National Council House Building Project.

    Offer building and development grants to industry and business.

    Offer EXPORT Incentives and enable Private or Public Companies to promote their products through Embassy networks

    Reduce Capital Gains Tax to 10%

    Are things looking good

    Sounds like property prices are moving up again after Brexit and Osborne’s war on Buy to Lets.,

    We might be able to keep the Chinese out of our Nuclear Power stations ie with the failure in France similar production the American Problem and the Australian Problem.

    Brexit seems to be going into the slow lane.Not good if we want to develop our overseas trade. We need that overseas trade now. Why wait to develop trade contracts we are leaving anyway.

    No to lower interest rates

    Lowering interest rates does not help us. We need the pound to get stronger. No a lot but just enough to stop companies in Europe surcharging us for their loss on selling
    to us with a lower pound.

    The Companies in Europe really need to get round this by selling their products in euros not pounds.However it appears they can make more money this way.

    Therefore lowering the interest rate seems to lower the pound and can boost exports and increase costs of imports. Plus It does not stimulate us to spend more or borrow more.

    Hinkley Point Power Station

    May be it is time to dump this project. EDF will find it difficult to complete this project. It is expensive electricity. China will be in the middle and it could be a political nightmare. We need to consider smaller nuclear units or push other projects such as gas wind and solar. Keep it small and not link it to countries outside Europe or America. Osborne was not on sound ground when he went for Chinese investment on such a large project.Maybe

    The UK Government needs to raise money and create an ENERGY BOND-also use EU Grants and Consider UK and European Companies

    • We regret and we need more clarity: European reactions to the ‘meaningful vote’
      After the Government's Brexit deal was defeated in the House of Commons on January 15, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze, Zoe Alipranti and Pieter Cleppe take a look at European reactions to the 'meaningful vote'.The post We regret and we need more clarity: European reactions to the ‘meaningful vote’ appeared first on Open Europe.
    • People who love Brexit the most are now risking it
      Speaking to BBC News alongside Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin after the 'meaningful vote' on January 15, Open Europe's Henry Newman warns about the prospect of Brexit being put at risk.The post People who love Brexit the most are now risking it appeared first on Open Europe.
    • The EU needs clarity from the UK Government
      Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze spoke to TRT World before the UK Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal on January 15, saying that to give further clarifications, the EU need to be sure they will help the deal pass in the House of Commons.The post The EU needs clarity from the UK Government appeared first on […]
    • Difficult to see how May can bring the deal back without any changes
      Speaking to Al Jazeera English ahead of the UK Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh says it would be difficult for the Prime Minister to bring back the deal without tweaking it.The post Difficult to see how May can bring the deal back without any changes appeared first on Open Europe.
    • The main difficulty for a Brexit Plan B is unclarity about what Parliament wants
      Open Europe's Aarti Shankar spoke to TRT World News ahead of the UK Parliament's 'meaningful vote' on the Brexit deal, outlining the paths ahead.The post The main difficulty for a Brexit Plan B is unclarity about what Parliament wants appeared first on Open Europe.
    • The Government’s paper on Northern Ireland
      The Government recently published a paper on Northern Ireland setting out a range of commitments on the backstop. Open Europe's David Shiels examines the proposals as well as the response from the EU.The post The Government’s paper on Northern Ireland appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Questions to put to opponents of the Brexit deal
      MPs from across the political spectrum have denounced the Brexit deal, but their proposed alternatives are not without their problems. Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh argues that the deal’s critics in Parliament should consider key questions about the alternatives ahead of the vote.The post Questions to put to opponents of the Brexit deal appeared first on […]
    • Accepting Labour MPs’ amendment sends a useful political signal
      The government has suggested it could accept an amendment by Labour MPs to protect social, employment and environmental standards after Brexit. Open Europe's Aarti Shankar examines what this means and how it might affect MPs support for the Prime Minister's deal.The post Accepting Labour MPs’ amendment sends a useful political signal appeared first on Open […]
    • ‘Suspending’ Article 50: What options does the UK have?
      Open Europe's Aarti Shankar argues that the UK cannot easily 'suspend' the Brexit process to buy time.The post ‘Suspending’ Article 50: What options does the UK have? appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Brexit deal could pass with relatively modest changes
      Interviewed by Euronews on January 7, Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe discussed the chances of the Brexit deal passing the UK House of Commons.The post Brexit deal could pass with relatively modest changes appeared first on Open Europe.