Friday, 24 November 2017

As the European medicines agency, the EMA, prepares to move from London…

As the European medicines agency, the EMA, prepares to move from London to Amsterdam the pungent scent of money being burned blows down the Thames and over the sea to Amsterdam.

A £354m lease means an empty building in central London created from the ashes of Brexit will stand tall snubbing its barren nose at us as we pay the bill to leave.

It's only a small part of the £40billion but it's also only a small part of a gigantic drugs industry.

Let me guess, the building is held in trust offshore, so we won't even get taxes.

It really is that simple. The brexit divorce will cost us a lot of money. Brexit is a divorce full of waste. If ever there was an environmental disaster it is approaching.

900 jobs moved to Amsterdam. 400 may not move. That means we have unemployment pressures while the EU welcome 500 new taxpayers
and the prospect of 400 new jobs.

Drug companies large and small are bound to find a way into the market. They won't wait on the governments they will have offices and manufacturing in the EU you zone.

Gross figures in the EU show the growth is rising and is it any surprise. Few manufacturers will declare they are moving out of the UK but clearly they are. This is why Brexit is boom time for Europe.

It'll not take a brave person to ask for another vote but a brave one to do it.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Government to Nationalise Taxi provision

Government considering UBER rival

If you can't beat them join them seems to be the mantra coming from our government as they consider how best to raise taxes from multinationals like Uber.

Uber drivers receive just 75% of the fee that they charge for driving their passengers. Set this against the government who charge only 20% tax after petrol and allowance for the motor vehicle  - it's quite clear to see the government tax revenues would jump enormously if they could nationalise taxi and private hire provision and the mandarins are all over it.

Corbyn supporters have been bemoaning that this government seems to have stolen many of their best ideas and were getting the socialist agenda over to the country but a senior Tory defended the jibe about this intervention in the free market

"We absolutely believe in the free market producing the best solutions - UBER is hugely successful and the software is easily copied so we have decided to plagiarise, that's what the free market's about. Leaving Europe allows us the opportunity to nationalise more of the 21st century industries. Soon nobody will talk about Clement Attlee nationalising or Saint Margaret privatising - it will all be about Mrs May who sorted out the national debt with our taxis."

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fwd: From hospital D'Orbigo on the back road to Astorga

> It doesn't get much better than this. Blue skies and then you stumble across a shack where people have set up home and by the looks of things do pretty well on it. Living in the moment with the moment and then I'll photograph it to remind me of the moment - right back to the moment then...

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sunshine on Sarria

After the showers going into Triacastela this morning, the Proclaimers classic was bastardised into camino version - I'm too lazy to post these to the so enjoying the rays and looking forward to the superb tapas in sunny Sarria. It's like a step back in time with beer €1.20 and vino less than a Euro all with the obligatory free tapa- bliss!

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