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Posts on 10/16/17

Food Tariffs Post-Brexit?

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 10/16/17 2:32 pm) Tor Guimaraes quoted Ángel Viñas on October 16th: "Close to 80 percent of British food imports (worth around £20 billion per annum) come from EU member states, and if no ...

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Questions for the EUrophobe

(Istvan Simon, USA, 10/16/17 12:26 pm) I am always fascinated by Boris Volodarsky's informative posts and his perspective is always insightful. Once again, I'd like to say that I do not have a horse in the EU debate either. I have ...

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EU-UK Air Travel Post-Brexit

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 10/16/17 4:37 am) There´s a simple answer to John Eipper´s question. In the EU the Open Skies is the rule nowadays, a sort of extension to flying companies of the rules of the single market. It means there ...

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Brexit: Ideological Passions and Economic Realities

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/16/17 4:00 am) I have been following from a distance the WAIS discussion on Brexit, which it is beginning to remind me of some sort of Greek tragedy. It is a very complex situation and it seems ridiculous when some ...

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Italy`s Autonomous Regions

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/16/17 3:22 am) When commenting on Massoud Malek's post of October 14th, which for Italy seems theoretically correct, John E asked me to comment on the various regional autonomies in Italy. I am sorry, but it is ...

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Posts on 10/15/17

Food Shopping in UK Post-Brexit

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 10/15/17 5:32 am) According to the British Retail Consortium, which represents major supermarkets and other stores, British consumers could face an average tariff of 22 percent on food from the European Union if P ...

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The Reality of a "Bad-Tempered" Brexit

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 10/15/17 5:15 am) The Brexit negotiations are not going well. We have arrived at the stage of mutual recriminations. Food self-sufficiency, although very important, is not the only important problem the UK is facing. I ...

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EUphobia: My Perspective

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 10/15/17 4:56 am) A very nice post from Nigel Jones (13 October) about the EU. To my mind, the EU is an absolutely disgusting creature. Among one of my acquaintances, but not friends, is an MEP repres ...

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Posts on 10/14/17

California Wildfires Rage On

(Edward Jajko, USA, 10/14/17 3:57 pm) Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 38 to rise, with hundreds o ...

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Brexit and Britain`s Food Self-Sufficiency

(John Heelan, UK, 10/14/17 3:34 pm) As Istvan Simon regularly points out, the UK might find it difficult to be self-sufficient in food resources following Brexit. During WWII and the Battle of the Atlantic that Istvan often cite ...

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