Tuesday, 26 June 2018

No Uncertainly Here

We are told that investment in the British car industry has halved due to "uncertainty about Brexit". Speak for yourselves. I am already working to bring to County Durham the Volkswagen Group's production for the British market, something that would pretty much have been a done deal by now if anyone had listened to me and the utterly unsympathetic Labour Group had lost control of Durham County Council last year.

A company would be wholly owned by Volkswagen. One Director would be nominated by each of the Groups on Durham County Council other than the Labour Group, which is clearly unsympathetic to this project, and one Director would be nominated by those Councillors who had no formal political affiliation.

A number of Directors equal to the number of non-Labour Groups would be nominated by Unite the Union, including one by Durham Unite Community. One Director would be nominated by the Durham Miners' Association. A Chairman appointed by Volkswagen would exercise the parent company's veto over all decisions.

This new company would undertake to match (by such means as to avoid any conflict of interest) the Members' Initiative Fund of £2000 per annum at the disposal of each of the Councillors who were represented on its Board of Directors. It would underwrite the cost of the activities of Durham Unite Community. It would underwrite the Durham Miners' Gala. And it would underwrite the cost of maintaining the Durham Miners' Hall.

Similar things could, and must, be done around the country. Like this, they depend on being out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union, and out of "a customs union" such as is advocated by both main political parties.

All that, and we need the extra £350 million per week for the NHS. We need with the restoration of the United Kingdom's historic fishing rights of 200 miles or to the median line, in accordance with international law. We need a trade agreement with each of the BRICS countries while remaining thoroughly critical of all five of their current Governments. And we need the integration into the Belt and Road Initiative of all four parts of the United Kingdom, of all nine English regions, and of all of the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies. Among very much else besides.

My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

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