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    Brexit and an Election WHAT NEXT ?

    Having an election before Brexit. This appears to gives the Government a chance to impose more ways of getting our money. ie rewrite the Manifesto.
    WHOSE THE PENSIONER VOTING CONSERVATIVE

    The country has also had to accept for years that dementia is not an illness and we have to pay for it. Really?

    Now The Government are kidding us that 100 K is the way forward and we should be content with the government allowing us to keep 100 K of our inheritance. By the way you pay everything else over when  your dead.

    The election is unfortunately a diversion. We should be thinking more about Brexit and dealing with it.

    We have unfortunately managed to get ourselves into voting for Brexit because Cameron could not work with the European Union. There is a need for The European Union to change attitude and work more for the countries they represent.

    That does not mean we stop immigrants. Control it maybe if you can.

    We need immigrants from Europe to work with us and for us. So why don’t we go with Europe policy for now and wait for  them modify their immigration policy. There is nothing stopping us monitoring the immigration without restriction unless they are criminal etc.

    Trading-do we want to trade outside The European Union . Europe are are neighbours and our friends. We should trade with them first. They are on our doorstep.

    Are the conservatives going in the right way to improve living and trading conditions. I think not.

     

     

     

     

     

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      The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 28 May 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
    • Azevêdo: E-commerce must be a force for inclusion
      Speaking at a meeting of the OECD Ministerial Council in Paris on 23 May, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted that advances in technology are changing the way we trade and do business today, facilitating trade in digital products and services. Noting the rapid growth in e-commerce and its potential, he also underlined challenges, such as the […]
    • Azevêdo urges ministers’ action on systemic issues and to intensify fisheries subsidies work
      Speaking at an informal ministerial meeting on 23 May organised by the Australian government in the margins of the OECD meetings in Paris, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged ministers to address systemic challenges and advance negotiating work in parallel. He warned that current progress on fisheries subsidies would need to intensify if there was to be […]
    • WTO opens its doors to the public on 16 June
      On Sunday 16 June, the WTO will welcome the public to its headquarters in Geneva. The 2019 WTO Open Day will give visitors the chance to find out more about the work of the WTO, to explore its historic building and to enjoy a full range of activities that will take place on the lakeside […]
    • DG Azevêdo: Business community provides energy and ideas to help progress at WTO
      At a meeting organized in Paris by the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on 22 May 2019, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo provided an update on the state of play in global trade and on discussions about the reform of the WTO. He welcomed the positive engagement of the […]
    • Trade Policy Review: Trinidad and Tobago
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    • DDG Wolff: Now is a time of opportunity for the world trading system
      In a speech to the AIG Global Forum in Rotterdam on 21 May, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that at a time of “stress” for the trading system, now is the opportunity to adapt the system to current realities and to prepare it to meet future challenges. He stressed that to respond to the G20 […]
    • DG Azevêdo: A system of rules-based trade is essential for growth and development
      In an address to the French National Assembly in Paris on 21 May 2019, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that the multilateral trading system has proven to be essential for supporting growth and development globally. He acknowledged France’s vocal support for the trading system and stressed the importance of maintaining and strengthening the system so that […]
    • Trade weakness to extend into second quarter, WTO indicator suggests
      World trade growth is likely to remain weak into the second quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), released on 20 May. The new WTOI reading is 96.3, exactly as it was in the previous release in February this year, maintaining the weakest level since 2010.
    • WTO members discuss how to narrow down issues in fisheries subsidies negotiations
      At the 17 May meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules, heads of WTO member delegations discussed how to accelerate progress in the negotiations on fisheries subsidies with roughly seven months left to meet the end-2019 target for an agreement. Several members called for a draft text of the agreement to be prepared before the […]
    • How will the UK’s participation in the European Parliament elections affect the EU?
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    • Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe discusses level playing field provisions after Brexit
      Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe gave evidence to the House of Commons Exiting the EU select committee on 15 May. Below is a brief summary of the session.The post Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe discusses level playing field provisions after Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
    • How did the Brexit process unfold?
      Open Europe's Dominic Walsh features in Global News Canada's explainer of the Brexit process.The post How did the Brexit process unfold? appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Even after the extension, Brexit options remain the same
      Open Europe's David Shiels discusses Brexit developments on RTE News Prime Time programme on 11 April.The post Even after the extension, Brexit options remain the same appeared first on Open Europe.
    • European press reacts to ‘Halloween Brexit’
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    • New Open Europe poll on forthcoming European Parliamentary elections
      A new Open Europe poll conducted by Hanbury Strategy reveals current voting intentions for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections.The post New Open Europe poll on forthcoming European Parliamentary elections appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Is Theresa May moving towards a softer Brexit?
      Appearing on Sky News on 3 April, Open Europe's Stephen Booth discusses Theresa May's plan to hold talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit.The post Is Theresa May moving towards a softer Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Indicative Votes II: the options explained
      MPs will today partake in a second round of ‘indicative votes’ on various Brexit options. Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh explains the motions tabled by MPs and assesses their negotiability with the EU.The post Indicative Votes II: the options explained appeared first on Open Europe.
    • What does the DUP’s statement mean for Brexit?
      The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said it will not support the Withdrawal Agreement. Open Europe's David Shiels looks at the implications of the party's statement.The post What does the DUP’s statement mean for Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.
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