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Thread #165570 Message #3973388
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
24-Jan-19 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
i think Jim, the main advantage. I would see is environmental. Particularly the marine environment. We are after all an island.
We need a planned approach to the seas around us. I just don't think the continued fishing by factory ships and even the big English fishing boats is sustainable.
Similarly I think we need to take charge of the wealth in the country, and subsidise the building of modern factories.
The EU law wouldn't allow the land grab this would involve. Then they wouldn't allow the subsidies.
I'm an old style socialist. I believe in a planned economy. Preferably planned by the English government. We need to get into government - unconstrained by Brussels,
In answer to Backwoodsman's point. Yes of course I have doubts. But I honestly believe we're in trouble if we don't change direction. The Blair government was heartbreaking for guys like me. After 18 years of tory intransigence and double-dealing. If we had reorganised then, we wouldn't be in this mess. Held to ransom by a tiny enclave in a highly unpopular government.