Netherlands Objects to France’s Attempt to get EU Funding in a Crisis


The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, is objecting to France’s desired changes to the EU budget. France wants aid with the inclusion of the objective to “stabilize” the economies within the Eurozone, whereby the Netherlands wants all funding to be limited to furthering “competitiveness and convergence.” The Netherlands contributes the most to the EU, and far more than it receives. This only illustrates once more that the Eurozone is far from one big family. The cultural differences remain and always will. They will not vanish as a matter of law. The only thing that will allow that to happen over time will be a common language, as took place in the United States. Then and only then did all the various cultures begin to integrate

Common Sense Canadians Crush the Moonbats in Alberta…


A massive defeat for the left-wing loons in Alberta Canada now means half the Canadian provinces are aligned against Justin’s rainbow-socks coalition and disastrous climate agenda.  Apparently having a common sense approach now means ‘right-of-center‘.

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A right-of-center party swept to power in Canada’s main oil-producing province of Alberta on Tuesday and attacked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to fight climate change, raising tension just months ahead of a federal election.

The United Conservative Party (UCP) of Jason Kenney, which had led in the polls for months, crushed the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government of Rachel Notley amid frustration over the economy and a beleaguered energy industry.

Kenney’s victory means governments in five of the 10 provinces now oppose Trudeau’s plans to combat global warming, which look set to be a major theme of the October election. (more)

The real-world effect of having an anti-business outlook is starting to have a real impact, and not just on massive corporations.  As Manny from Ottawa points out, even the smaller Canadian firms are giving up and heading to the more pro-business U.S.A.  In this example 240 Canadian jobs are moving…

(Truro, Nova Scotia) […] “Earlier today, we informed our employees that Tarkett North America will be closing our manufacturing plant in Truro, Nova Scotia, effective July 16, 2019,” the company said Tuesday afternoon in an email to Mills, Colchester County Mayor Christine Blair and other stakeholders.

“As one of our valued stakeholders, we wanted to share that this was not an easy decision and it is not a reflection of the caliber of work done by our Truro team,” the company said in a statement issued through the National Consulting Group.

“A business decision has been made and our manufacturing operations will be relocating to Dalton, Georgia.”

The company has sister operations in Georgia and Mills said one of the reasons he has heard for the move is to improve operational efficiencies. (more)

Manny_Ottawa@manny_ottawa

We hear of the big auto manufacturers and Steel moving to USA. But equally there are many small companies moving to USA. is only interest in his narcissist self. @realDonaldTrump creating conditions to attract Canadian businesses. https://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/truro-carpet-plant-moving-operations-to-us-302536/#.XLczn-GZhAV.twitter 

The carpet plant in Truro, which has been opened in 1964, is moving its operations to the United States, eliminating approximately 240 jobs.

Truro carpet plant moving operations to U.S. | Truro News

Shutdown to eliminate 240 jobs

trurodaily.com

France v Netherlands


Armstrong Economics Blog/European Union

COMMENT: I had to laugh your comment that the EU pretends to be a happy family but they are still nationalistic no matter what they say. The Dutch bid to buy Air France is just the tip of the iceberg as you say.

Thank you

HS

REPLY: You are absolutely correct. The Dutch government’s bid to buy a stake in Air France-KLM provoked an amazing outrage in Paris from the government. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire called it “incomprehensible and unprecedented.” His statement on that issue reveals everything I have been saying about the nonsense going on in Europe. No matter what they say about federalizing Europe, deep down the politicians themselves show the inherent resentment that still lingers and will never die. The EU must abandon this idea that one government will prevent a European war. It is actually encouraging it. It should remain simply as a federation, consolidate the debts, let that be the Eurobond, and then abandon the ECB’s one policy fits all and let each nation function with their own budgets as the states do in the USA.

How the Rule of Law is Always Political


The British Parliament is exposing itself and how corrupt the real rule of law has become. They had no problem extraditing Julian Assange to the USA for exposing the corruption in the US government, but when Bill Browder was sought by Russia for criticizing Putin, suddenly it is political. Westminster has demanded the head of Interpol appear before them and explain if they are being manipulated by Putin to allow Russia to see the extradition of Bill Browder on various charges. There is no rule of law. If the Brits hand over Assange while protecting Bill Browder, it illustrates that the government is just not trustworthy on anything.

British Parliament Adopts New Face for Big Ben


SNL Does Theresa May