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Freeborn John

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  1. Funnily enough, or not , Mrs Davy & myself were in Lanzarote a couple of weeks which is part of Spain. There is no discernible economy apart from tourism & the resorts ,from what we saw ,were not busy. Amazingly enough though the infrastructure is top class with dual carriageways, motorways & bypasses & one way systems & all the roads are in top class condition ,great surfaces & clear road markings & signs.

    The Beatles would have been hard pushed to write about potholes in Lanzarote.

    I remember a TV series that Jeremy Clarkson did years ago, 'Meet the neighbours' or some such, in his trip to Spain the opinionated one pointed out that the country had indulged in a national road building and infrastructure project which was financed by the EU, with the result that Spain was taking out the same amount of cash from the EU that Britain was putting in.

    The programme included a scene with Clarkson sitting at a Spanish toll booth in an E Type and refusing to pay, explaining that as a Briton he'd already paid once, and the show ended with him being chased by a crowd of local fishermen after he'd pinched a box of British fish back. :P 

  2. I wonder how many countries worldwide are currently dotting the I's and crossing the T's on fresh new trade proposals which they'll present to the UK on the day of a Brexit?

    A Britain free of strangling EU legislation, protectionism and restrictive practices would not be the international outcast that the Project Fear people are predicting.      

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  3. When Ireland voted against the Lisbon treaty, a nasty outbreak of democracy which went against the EU's wishes, the result was considered as so non binding that the 4th Reich felt obliged to turn off all the Celtic Tigers funding until the Irish voters rolled over and begged.

    The second vote turned out OK, the cash flowed again.

    UK cash probably, since it's only us and Germany who actually put money in instead of take, take taking... 

  4. The Cornyn Schumer bill is going through the Senate right now, an act which will allow the US families of victims of terrorism to sue any state which supported and enabled the terrorists, for some strange reason Saudi Arabia is trying to sabotage this bill by hook or by crook and is actually threatening economic reprisals if it goes through.

    How odd.

  5. Best get yourself a Ford Model T to go with it too :)

    At least it would get me to work when my big flash Merc would be sat on the drive after a fault in one of its multiple £330 signal acquisition modules chucked a p0600, flagged a serial communications link fault and crashed the Canbus, turning my big silver 'all eyes on me' status symbol into a paperweight...

  6. The UK is the worlds 5th largest economy, arguably in spite of our being in the EU and not because of it, the only European state above us is Germany.

    This being so, it's hard to see how we're going to plunge to our doom if we don't hand monetary, political and social control of our country to a committee composed mainly of economic basket cases.  

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  7. Peel Ports.

    Talking of Peel, I'm beginning to wonder if they have got bigger problems on their plate, they were committed up to their necks in the huge Port Salford project and that's gone very quiet...and late.

    Still, if it saves the towns bridges from opening and closing every five minutes I'm not complaining.

  8. You can be sure that the PTB will use every trick they know to get the remain vote to win.

    Unfortunately, they can instantly raise hundreds of thousands of votes among those who have a smart phone instead of a brain just by making it an issue on social media, witness the half a million who recently wanted an American presidential candidate banned from the UK because...well, because.

  9. I heard that a treacherous worn area had developed on the roadway of the busy junction, in a line from the door of the King and Queen pub to the bookies.

    Might be true, might not.

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