Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Independence or Oppression by China or a New Hansa?
The Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549, read here, the spark for which was a religious matter, was more likely a punitive venture by the dying Hanseatic League into the home territories of the adventurers and seafarers, who along with their colleagues from Brittany, Gascony/SW France; the Basque Country and Navarre were challenging their hegemony and the rights of Spain to keep the New World trade all to itself. The British Crown and City Corporation seem to have then been under Hanseatic control, which was not broken until the reign of Elizabeth I, and the establishment of the Exeter Guild of Merchant Adventurers, in the earliest years of her reign; read here in pdf.
Will Britain fight the growing world trade power of China from within the EU, so remaining under similar non-democratic control as applies in China itself? Or can we once again cast aside the shackles of continental hegemony and unite with the heirs of such Merchant Adventurers everywhere, new enemies of despotic collectivism, often still living along both coastal reigions of the North Atlantic, while restoring where necessary, our own sovereign democracy. That, IMHO is the issue of our times!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Protecting Value in a World of QE & Fiat Currencies
To complement that posting, I would here like to review another publication, which while touching upon some similar aspects of our slide towards EU tyranny, more explicitly highlights the wealth destroying aspects of this voracious new form of collective despotism, some have chosen to label post democracy.
Saxo Bank have issued a series of papers under the generalised heading: "Trading Debates White Papers". To provide a general feel of the stature of the authors and the direct pithiness of the views expressed I first offer a few quotes:
Chapter One by Lars Seier Christiansen "Merkel's Lack of Vision is the Achilles' Heel of Europe" 'To be loyal towards your rulers in Brussels and disloyal to your own population often equals a great job and plenty of distinctions and stars, along with the illusion of political significance among your friends.'
Chapter Two by Vaclav Klaus "The Shattering of Illusions" 'On the contrary, Western Europe eagerly and voluntarily accepted die Soziale Marktwirkschaft (the Social Market economy). This unproductive, paternalistic, excessively over-regulated socio-economic system became further decimated in the following decades by the arrival of the market-hostile green ideolody of environmentalism.'
'Greece made one fatal error-- to enter the Eurozone.'
'..their way of thinking was evidently based on an almost communistic type of reasoning.'
'The EU has conquered Europe and deprived it of its democracy.'
Chapter Three by Nigel Farage "Is the UK Better Off Outside the EU" 'It is a tragedy that for the sake of an experiment, tens of millions of people in Southern Europe are being forced into poverty and misery.'
(On Cameron and Coalition) 'This is clearly a Prime Minister not in control and a government in total disarray'
'The EU is not just undemocratic it is fundamentally anti-democratic'
The above I believe gives an ample taste of the quality of the comment and depths of the criticism of the EU; but there then follows paper after paper of financial advice from various experts at the Saxo Bank on the cost implications of the disaster now clearly underway, as laid out in the earlier papers. These titles cover a range of subjects, for example, "Is Merkel's Victory Europe's Wake-up Call?" through QE, the Euro and the Oil Markets to end bang up to date with a questioning paper entitled, "Forward Guidance, the Latest Fad".
All the above conclusions, of course, were predicted on my various blogs for more than ten years, but here in one downloadable file, ready for reading at will, (with the consequences which I previously could merely foretell), are now detailed as fait accompli.
There are limited free copies available at this website: www.tradingdebates.com Eventually, I hope the "White Papers" may also be put on sale, in which case I will post details on this blog.
I left the world of oil and gas trading long ago, but were I a trader today, it would be a comfort to know that there was a financial institution with such clear insight on the state of the West, offering tools to try and preserve value, in such uncertain times, and with such faltering and misguided political leadership as we see today all across the EU!
NB: Martin Cole has no connections with Saxo Bank nor has he received payment of any kind in writing this freely offered review! Nor has it been submitted to Saxo Bank nor to the Authors of the quoted papers, for their prior review. Like all else on my blogs and Twitter, it is what I think, that's all!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
The EU Conspirators compound their treason
This blog has from time to time posted in full the thoughts and writings of retired JP Anne Palmer. We do so again today. As it is the weekend, please find time to read it and give it as wide a circulation as you feel able. We "the people" are the victims, but will only obtain redress by acting together to protest in the greatest possible numbers:
This Government, a little while before the new Royal Baby was born, changed (allegedly) nine separate parts of our Constitution-I believe, to be in keeping with the EU’s Equality Act, although this was denied by the Government. There is no explanation other than for the EU Equality Act.
I wrote three separate letters in three separate months to the Prime Minister regarding the proposed changes. (20. 2.2013. 23. 3. 2013. 15.4.2013.) I had no reply until AFTER the Succession to the Crown Bill became an ACT. As the Commonwealth Countries had agreed to these then proposed changes-which I was already aware of through our Prime Ministers and Mr Hague’s attendance at the Commonwealth meetings.
No new written constitution can be entrenched or dislodge Magna Carta and the Declaration and Bill of Rights 1688/1689. However, what Parliament does, Parliament can undo.
Also made clear is that the use of the Prerogative Power may not be subversive of the rights and liberties of the subject. (Which includes the people’s Bill of Rights and Magna Carta of course (See case of Nichols v Nicholes, “Prerogative is created for the benefit of the people and cannot be exercised to their prejudice”) The Bill of Rights 1689 is a declaration of Common law. It is also an operative statute and it contains the Oath of Allegiance, which is required by Magna Carta to be taken by all Crown servants including members of the Armed Forces, MP's and the Judiciary. They are required also to "take into consequence anything to the detriment of the subjects liberties”. The Monarch is constitutionally bound to respect the Common Laws, which are recognised in Magna Carta and declared in the Bill of Rights and so bound by Her Majesty's Coronation Oath. The Royal Prerogatives of the Crown and Parliament were set by Common Law and cannot be lawfully infringed by them. Each British Subject from the moment they are born here in the UK is bound by an Oath of Allegiance to the Crown and this country, just as if that person has declared so out loud.
I quote Lord Renton when he said (Lords Hansard 20th July6 2000) “My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, perhaps I might mention one point in relation to his fascinating speech. He suggests that we should amend Magna Carta. We cannot do that. Magna Carta was formulated before we ever had a Parliament. All that we can do is to amend that legislation which, in later years when we did have a Parliament, implemented Magna Carta”.
Anne Palmer. JP Retired
The oath of allegiance has its origins in the Magna Carta, signed on 15 June 1215.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
HS2 type Hi-Speed Rail Works in the Charente
More to follow, these showing a three tunnel overpass on a quiet road to handle the spur line to Angoulême near Roullet
Monday, October 07, 2013
Why Cameron wants to push EU Referendum beyond 31st March 2017
On the 1st November 2014 the right of Parliament to legislate over us in 43 areas, the important ones, will be removed and be made subject to approval, by majority vote of the lying undemocratic and unelected bastards fronting the EU.
They call it QMV, Quality Majority Voting, which translates in English to: You’ll do what we tell you, or else.
Heath – Thatcher – Major – Blair – Brown, are all, by allowing this, acting in High Treason, but as every important Government post is now held by an EU Common Purpose trained thug, waiting to take over from elected local government officials from 1st November 2014, there seems to be little we can do about it.
Below, are the 43 areas of ‘competence’, areas we British have been declared incompetent to decide for ourselves.
Make a note of the last one because it says we cannot leave the EU unless the other members allow it.
On 1st November 2014 the following areas of competence will switch from requiring unanimous approval of all member states to qualified majority voting only:
(43) Initiatives of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Administrative co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Asylum – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Border controls – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Citizens' initiative regulations – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Civil protection – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Committee of the Regions – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Common defence policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Crime prevention incentives – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal judicial co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal law – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Culture – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Diplomatic & Consular protection – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Economic & Social Committee – Nice: QMV Lisbon: QMV
Emergency international aid – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Energy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
EU budget – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurojust – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Central Bank – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Court of Justice – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Europol – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurozone external representation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Foreign Affairs High Representative election – Lisbon: QMV
Freedom of movement for workers – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Freedom to establish a business – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon QMV
Freedom, security, justice, co-operation & evaluation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Funding the Common Foreign & Security Policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
General economic interest services – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Humanitarian aid – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Immigration – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Intellectual property – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Organisation of the Council of the EU – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Police co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
President of the European Council election – Lisbon: QMV
Response to natural disasters & terrorism – Lisbon: QMV
Rules concerning the Armaments Agency – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Self-employment access rights – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Social Security Unanimity – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Space – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Sport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Structural & Cohension Funds – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Tourism – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Transport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Withdrawal of a member state – Lisbon: QMV