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The Losers Bring Britain Together

Hello, this post comes out with a heavy heart.

Our whole country feels sadness today, for those caught up in a shocking attack on Manchester, one of our greatest cities.  Mancunians are a breed apart: teenagers who are funny amongst themselves, yet who stand together against the world. And they care. That’s why we saw the people on the streets last night offering free taxis, water, food.

“Yes, love …” says it all to strangers and friends alike.

The tweeter earlier dealt the perpetrators a stunning blow in a nutshell.  That person said the Evil would always be thought of as Losers.  That is a teenager speaking.  It is followed here: The Losers.  Do not say where they come from or give a name to any who claim responsibility, as they crave publicity.

The Losers have claimed responsibility quite late, too late. It is obviously one person acting alone who has built a bomb and detonated it, quite forgetting to inform anyone.  Unlikely, therefore not a four-person cell?  Military acting alone?  Unlikely.  It must be Losers who seek to destroy lightheartedness, because they are afraid of freedom.

They will be caught.  We do not want them in British prisons.  Much infamy is bought in there.  Contract a prison to the Americans.  There is no freedom in their jails.  Put them on the bleakest, coldest, wettest isle of the British Isles.  Let it be shut down. No journalism allowed.

But today we mourn for lives lost young and older alike. We pray with mothers who have missing children.  We pray for the wellbeing of those in hospital.  Surely, if we all wish together and if we thank all Emergency Services and Intelligence Services for their swift response, it will make them feel better after seeing horrific sights and we can remember the victims in life. To bury a child is the worst scenario for any parent.  But any member of a family taken in such a way makes all relatives sad.    The act is done.  The Losers have sickened and appalled us, but it will bring the British together much more than any election could have done.  They lose again.

LucyLou

PS The European Union in Brussels has hung its flags at half-mast.  Thank you; it means a lot.

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Previous Post about the EU

I can belatedly, see that some people may think the post was racist but it was meant to be anti-racism.  We don’t need to  have bodies of every colour in advertisements; we should be more relaxed.  Of course, if I feel that my colour is under-represented, then I will not buy that product.  This is exactly the dilemma for advertisers.

We are all seeking calm from the political turmoil.  It is good for our political future that David Cameron still wants to stand as an MP in 2020, (as in The Evening Blend of The Spectator 12/07/20116)

There must be few countries where every political leader dives for cover at once.  However, the UK has solid systems in place.  If the Scots don’t make us pay for another Referendum, then we’ll be fine.  I am perturbed by the exclusion of Nigel Farage from Brexit negotiations.   I thought it was better to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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Can English Finance Rescue Italy

Hello Everyone

Through the political turmoil, everyone is still saying that London is the best financial centre in the world.

As we are now officially out of the EU, here is a question:

Can we offer financial expertise and experience to Italy, its banks and financial services?

What if this would work?  Amongst consultancies, we have KPMG and Deloitte where my brother has a whizzy job.

My prospective son-in-law calculates risk.

I know, therefore, that we can help Italy, at a fee of course and consolidate London’s position as the epicentre of world finance.

Comments welcome.

LucyLou

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Too Late But Show Energy In Remain Camp

It seems odd that Britain is accused of breaking up Europe when the concession that David Cameron elicited, was in practical terms, nothing at all. It has to be ratified by the European Congress, where everyone gets a vote.  Is it like Clement Attlee waving his piece of paper?  Will our actions send Europe to war?  It seems impossible; we are a tiny country compared to others in Europe.  Yet the presidency clearly sees the start of an exodus.  They know that they cannot cope alone, so suddenly Britain, being a damp squib, is now number one subject of discussion. The Netherlands is now poised to have its own Referendum.

Unfortunately, the poster displayed by Nigel Farage of UKIP, however distasteful, touched a nerve. It was a bully-boy tactic, worthy of the origins of UKIP.  The Remain camp should have come out with another one in support of itself, i.e., people working industriously.  However that’s not possible is it?  In stupid flack, poke yourself in the eye fairness, every poster must include white, brown, black, from somewhere else people.  The recent EU immigrants must not be insulted.  Hello?  This is about our country, our rule of law, no-one else.

We have let ourselves be sunk under immigrants because we try so hard to please them. Stop pleasing.  Start thinking.  It’s too late, of course, but I suppose other bloggers are brimming over with emotion today.

Tomorrow we stand together, shoulder to shoulder, just as it always has been and just as it always will be.

LucyLou

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What If No Explanation for Immigration, Economy

Hi Everyone

I have been an EU leaver until yesterday, when I saw my brother. He has a whizzy job in London and he told me a story.

Think of Switzerland which is not in the EU. When a company wants one of their staff to go and work there, that person needs a Visa.  This takes 6 weeks.  In the digital age where we deal in everything being instant, six weeks is an impossible wait.

So what is the company forced to do? They choose a Swiss person, who is not a good match, because he or she is there and does not need a visa.  If Britain leaves the EU, then we shall all be like the Swiss.  Every person from every company will need a visa if we wish to work in Europe

Trading with the EU will be the same as new trade agreements need to be agreed. This apparently takes two years for a simple agreement.  We all know that is ridiculous.

My brother also told me that over half our trade is with Europe. Suddenly we will need a visa and a new trade agreement.  It will not work in the beginning and waiting more than a month of those two years will destroy us and collapse our economy.

What to do? The politicians have had a huge wake-up call.  They do not know their people and seem more inclined to listen to foreigners than their own.  This will stop when we make it stop, i.e., through political will and that of the people.

My brother told me that if an exit happens, our finance industry, which is a substantial contributor to our wealth, will go down to nothing in global terms. London has been a big financial centre for the last 10 or so years.  Why would we spoil it now?  Because we do not understand.  I cannot believe what a mess the politicians are making.  Get some real people on the TV.

My thought is to keep whingeing from within. The first thing to demand is for the European parliament to stay in one place.  Secondly, we must make life better in the countries that the immigrants are fleeing.  I had a comment here on the blog to suggest that Europe needed to change its ideology! So these people are not in the real world either.

If we do go out, nothing will be done right away and that will build civil tension. If the financiers lose their jobs it is 2008 all over again and everyone else will start losing theirs if not worse.

I have changed my mind and will be voting to remain in the EU.

As ever, your vote is your own. Good luck to you.

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David Cameron, a Moral Politician

David Cameron was right and took a politically courageous and moral position to state that it would be best for Syrians to stay in their country. This was said at a time when a hundred thousand refugees were headed to Europe, and people were being drowned on their way.

Television newscasts have shown 97 refugee families living in a partly-built shopping mall. On other days, some refugees have said that they love their country and do not want to leave. Now there comes the obliteration of northern Syria, a dramatic development, said to be Russian.

Can we in the peaceful world, carve out an independent Syria zone, made up of a 1000 km –wide zone somewhere west of the Turkish border, of land that is fertile, or industrial or electronic, or whatever the majority wants, to ensure peaceful living.

Russia, America and the West must cross their hearts and promise any God they believe in, that they will leave this Syrian zone in peace. There are those who want Syria as a strategic asset. No-one wants to be that. The zone will be carved by people talking. Let them be experienced diplomats and not old Western politicians. Too much is at stake here for mistakes. A good way to move forward,or not?

LucyLou

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Germany’s New Year Was An Assault on Freedom

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Germany may think it is being kicked in the teeth for its kindness, but wherever European and Middle Eastern cultures clash, it is women who are abused. Young British men who get drunk, generally abuse property as they are largely brought up to respect women.

Germany has imported a host of young men, away from loving families for the first time, with no social position or status. So they revert to the behaviour they know best: abuse of women. Without a second thought, they beat and sexually molest any woman on the street. In their countries around the Mediteranean, respectable women over the age of twelve are not allowed out alone on the street.

When will these migrants realise that Germany or indeed Europe is not the promised land where they can have everything for no payment? The reason that Germany is successful is their ability to allow everyone opportunity. I know that I am talking Utopia, but the freedom Western women have, to walk freely outside, at will, is hard-won.

Luckily for the rest of Europe, strong German women are rightly outraged and have taken a stand. What Germany failed to realise in their grand gesture of taking in almost a million people, is that they were introducing a disease, a conflict with their own culture. Women in the West have a worth beyond the home and wife-beating is punishable by law.

Another stroke of luck is that Germany is headed by a woman, Mrs. Angela Merkel. Her call for fast repatriation is a strong move. It is the worst punishment to befall any migrant. Imprisonment may be a joy: roof over the head, three meals a day, but it is still failure for the young man expected to support a family back home.

The Germans appear strong enough to mete out fast deportation. I dread to think what would be the result if it happened in Britain. The government would probably find some excuse for their conduct and the British will be obliged to absorb their anger and their problems.

Germany and Britain have made the mistake of thinking these people will obey our laws and respect our culture. There has been peace in Europe these fifty years, because we respect each other and that includes women.

Violence does not work. Women have to take a stand in every peaceful way that we can. If you feel goodness within your heart, wrap it around your love of your own family. Do one kindness for a stranger every day and we will all be happier.

LucyLou

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A Lidl Early This Christmas

Lidl is playing the long game on the assumption Britain may exit the European Union or Common Market as it used to be called. A common market suggest great trade discounts, as the manufacturers deal with such high quantities. When Britain is sidelined after exit, we will not have the choice or commercial muscle to negotiate advantageous trade agreements.

Lidl is trying its hardest to make the British become accustomed to its own range of products. Every supermarket knows that their own brands have a much bigger profit margin than selling branded products. This is because McVities, for example has spent millions over years, getting right the texture of biscuit, crunchiness, generous size and sometimes chocolate. However, supermarkets only have to copy and not with such quality ingredients either. This is cheaper and they make more money out of us.

My question is: does Lidl’s imported products, from Germany in this case, have to conform to EU standards or British standards? How much transfat is there in all of these Christmas goodies and does that conform to British standards?

Give you answers or opinions below, please.

Have a great week.
LucyLou

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