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  1. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Latest round of Brexit grants for customs declarations released "HMRC is seeking applications for the latest phase of its customs grant scheme. The move is part of the government’s £50m package of measures designed to accelerate the growth of the customs intermediary sector and help meet the increased demand it expects from traders when the transition period ends on 31 December 2020." So in plain English. Grants will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. A scheme NOT designed to help EVERY single businesses in the UK cope with the new customs regime the Govt is imposing on them. It's a "WHILE STOCKS LAST" special ...get in quick or miss out. Welcome to Brexit....the Government has your back.
  2. Punitive damages in addition to ruling fuck all as they are too small and so disputes are country V country not country V operator. Unlike say Airbus V Boeing. WTO a successful place but noting China only joined in 2003 and Russia 2012. China have many EEZ agreements in western Pacific to boost their catch incl owning onshore processing. Russia a very small distant fisher but large trawler fleet. Spain ranked #5 on high seas was lurking off Chile years back taking swordfish. So Chile closed its ports and WTO Judiciary kicked Spain into line. The most contested distant fishing place ATM is Sth China Sea with around 15% of world stock. 3 years ago the International Court of Justice in the Hague ruled against China to stop excluding foreign FV as a fishing not foreign policy matter. China ignored as they see it as foreign policy if not national defence matter. This was not helped by Obama sending US fleet to West Pacific in 2012 and it coinciding with Trump tearing up WTO rules, denying WTO it's Justices allocation last year and starting a trade war with China the moment his feet were under round desk, the rest off us spectators but being hit with the fallout. The big usually keep their own kind in check. It doesn't exactly help when 2 biggest decide to go rogue on international rules and leave everyone else stranded. Hence my suggestion the smaller fishers now have to now band together. Sometimes countries are their own worst enemies. You mentioned foreign FV's sitting inside Costa Ricas EEZ but bang on its territorial limit. The Costa Rican government has only just recently agreed to make its FV tracking data within their EEZ available to Global Fishing Watch, a source of data used to seed many EEZ fishing disputes.
  3. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I didn't know they did braille for their visionary readership. They might need to look up the definition of "continuity agreement." Japan will certainly not be first post Brexit fresh deal.
  4. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    The gift which keeps on giving. 'we have had more than 100 hours in Committee over the past three and a half years. The reality is that, if there is anything about this arrangement that we have not now debated and thrashed to death, I would love to know what it is.' Ian Duncan Smith - 22-10-19 From Hansard WA Bill Debate. Voted twice to accept it and voted twice to not have Parliament scrutinise it. To think he once put his hand up to take on Blair. The genius party.
  5. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    From the doyen of trade publications the Sun but clearly briefed by Govt. PIGS WILL FLY Japan agrees to slash punishing import taxes on British bacon as part of an imminent trade deal with the UK Sounds good as better deal than existing EU deal where Japan has agreed to phase out the most of its pork tariffs quickly after 5 years. There is a reason Japan is worried about EU pork but not UK pork. The EU produces around twenty times more pork than UK. The UK still produces a lot of pork, BUT eats the vast majority of it then IMPORTS balance from the EU (Ireland and Denmark). What small bit it does export is quid pro quo trade balancing with some small countries, but would need to check that. So in short a lot of noise but not much else. On balance a FTA with Japan puts the UK no better off than it is today. No Brexit mileage if they keep aiming to do deals like this. The Suns headline closer to reality than they realise. And to think this was Liz Truss in 2014....the woman just can't getting porked off her mind.
  6. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    As per normal a lot of words to avoid answering a simple yes no question...even a Jellyfish could do that.
  7. Worked in plenty of disputes under UN Fish Stocks Agreement dealing with stocks straddling EEZ's and the high seas incl via WTO and with 3rd parties joining. Short of putting a missile into the cunts what is the alternative to using the international treaties and laws put in place for this purpose?
  8. Increasing EEZ's is not the solution as fish don't come with passports moving between them and the high sees and many EEZ's are the subject of fishing agreements made under UN sustainability guidelines. That's if they have any fish still left in them. Before the creation of EEZ's the Cod Wars in 60's and 70's off Iceland with the Brits invading their space were fun to read about. The high seas catch is dominated by long liners and the top 3 around the same tonnage is China, Taiwan and Japan. The fishing nations need to get off their arse and start belting these 3 up at the UN for starters. Forget the US, they aren't in the business of global leadership anymore.. probably will be leaving the UN shortly anyway..they have already left/leaving just about everything else.
  9. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    So it is OK for UK companies not to pay their share of property taxes and charges? If that not the case, then why did you remain silent on Jenrick being allowed to have no case to answer as a Minister promoting exactly that?
  10. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Which bits then do you don't sympathise with?.....or will you only know that in 10 years time?
  11. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Wayne back to real business and a heads up for you. It seems some don't like your support of the Johnson Govt refusing to put in legal protections to NHS ownership, patient data, animal welfare, food labelling and food standards etc. You better get on your bike and start a counter petition with the header "to fuck with NHS ownership, get a good price on our personal health data, screw animal welfare, who ever reads food labelling and food standards are for fairies." ....should be a cracker. Petition Don't Trade With Trump
  12. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    3,150 HP you would have to ask the person who digitally created that picture. Wow you are really on the ball. As for you saying the concept won't work. Well there is this impounded one that regularly travelled a greater distance Kowloon to mainland China. The other that used to do 3 trips across the Channel a week before being caught. So I guess you lose your bet. Wayne you really love excelling at failure. I can see now why you are so attached to Brexit. PS. I have owned a ex smuggling sailboat...they got caught. So from real experience ..your suggestion on sail is also a bad idea.
  13. jack_sparrow

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Nonsense. Try reading. Facts Found #1. It wasn't the RC monitoring Marine Traffic it was Envy herself and prior to the start, who reported it. Question is why didn't Envy check with other competitors, when in TX/RX distance? If she did that would be in facts found as replicating content of their race declaration. No mention is made of declaration in facts found. More nonsense. Read the RRS, Offshore Regs, SI's and NOR on rules compliance responsibility and declaration. Therefore why would RC check compliance, particularly knowing there will be dropouts, with any internet VHF RX based AIS reporting system, exactly as you say. Internet satellite RX based, still prone to drop outs from Class B AIS via masthead mounted antennas. Ditto and as Committee boat RX/TX distance is only within distance of the start, not race course, so pointless. There may be RC shortcomings, but what you say certainly wasn't one of them.
  14. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I'm on it ...light, lots of volume and 3,150HP ..you need to supply the fuel though. Enough HP to even take Wayne night waterskiing as cover.
  15. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    The "Looking Glass"... Continuing on from Vol 1 & 2. Volume Three - Brexit versus the world - Is Britain too self obsessed?" March 2019 Peter Frankopan - Oxford Professor, Global History. Author the "Silk Roads" and the "New Silk Roads." Very honest review. 34 minutes. Caution Spoiler. Not really ...the titles of his books are a giveaway ....the UK's response to Asia and China in particular is what?? Ogh dear. Is UK better going it alone or being in EU who have been engaging with say China for years? Look how many EU manufacturers are in China servicing that rising middle class market. The UK doesn't get it with its US and Commonwealth centric approach. It is nearly a return to Empire. Does it look back at the Boxer Rebellion at turn of last century where it and western defacto colonists were kicked out and feel uncomfortable about Asia alone? Or is it what he says , a China phobia? For instance joining Pacific Partnership with US to crack that nut? My view is pure simple and been one since day one. The UK clearly doesn't understand the world well and it took on Brexit with no global trade policy and still don't have one. It's going tits up and will continue to do so while that policy and understanding of what drives world trade remains absent. Next Episode. I will pull something together on Rees Mogg as his views in the "looking glass" are very representives of many Brexiteers. Plus I think he is a lying, sneaky, self important and self interest driven Edwardian fuck, so catching him out will be fun.