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Alistair20000

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I think Biden has put it on France and by extension the EU for good reasons.
The US isn’t going to continue to bankroll European defence and simply watch them sign trade agreements with China and generally have a borderline ‘hands off’ attitude to the CCP and its excesses.
The EU needs to either pay for its own defence (no chance of that) or it needs to do what the U.K. is doing and get with the program as dictated by US foreign policy.
Macron’s reaction is in part for domestic consumption of course, the election is 7 months away and Le Pen is improving in the polls apparently.
Trump of course rightly banged on about European partners not paying a fair share of NATO costs and it seems Sleepy is of the same mind. Macron, Merkel and others probably thought he was a soft touch.
 

Oldsmobile-88

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Taxpayers money will not be used to prop up energy companies the Business Secretary has announced.
Good call,it would have been mad to prop up energy companies with a bad business model.
Ofgem need to have a good look at themselves for allowing some of the failed/ in imminent danger of collapse energy companies to set up & operate in the first place.
 

tavyred

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Interesting story re. Brixham on spotlight just now. Apparently Brixham is booming and has applied for government funding to make the ‘fish quay’ bigger as the current arrangement is too small to handle the amount of fish being landed there.
Brexit eh? 🤷‍♂️
 

Egg

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Interesting story re. Brixham on spotlight just now. Apparently Brixham is booming and has applied for government funding to make the ‘fish quay’ bigger as the current arrangement is too small to handle the amount of fish being landed there.
Brexit eh? 🤷‍♂️
Not quite the reality but, hey ho, don't let it stop you!

“Investment in Brixham’s harbour and fish market would help secure the future of Brixham’s fishing sector which has been badly affected by Brexit and Covid-19."

 

tavyred

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It really is the reality.
You know your 1st link is three months old?
The spotlight story cited an extra £6 million in post Brexit fishing trade as a result of more boats landing their catch there and the new need to extend the quay as there is no room for that extra trade.
I’m not sure what the relevance of your 2nd link is egg.
 

angelic upstart

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The second link states "Brixham’s fish market is currently enjoying a boom in business, with fish landed in ports hundreds of miles away being brought by road to be sold at the online auctions on the quayside.

But, said Mr Spreckley: “Environmentally the fish quay proposal is ridiculous. This will just lead to more fish being trucked in from all over the country to be sold on the market at Brixham, because Brixham fish has a premium value"

I think it just means people are bringing fish from the EU into Britain to sell more expensively.
 

angelic upstart

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Just out of interest, does anyone give a **** about going to imperial measurements for fruit and veg etc.
 
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