A previous article in North East Bylines showed us the fantastic work of ORCA [Organisation Cetacea] supported by DFDS on their ferry route from Newcastle to Ijmuiden. The wildlife programme run by Organization Cetacea [ORCA] on DFDS’ King Seaways ferry, certainly made many a business trip memorable for me. There is enough to do for […]
Author: Dr Jayne Hamilton
Jayne Hamilton, from Newcastle, is a graduate in modern languages and software developer/ architect, Jayne has worked in the North East and on European projects as a freelance consultant for many years.
The North East is a melting pot and no amount of British nationalism can erase that. The Big Ben Bongs at 11 pm on December 31 to herald Britain’s freedom from the EU signify nothing other than blatant English nationalism. This will be a date in which I lose part of me, detached without will; it’s not a new year heralding something new, it’s a death. The death of the future I had planned for myself, right up to retirement. It’s out of my control, a sort of prison without visible bars.
Miss Trew organized performances in community centres, and many were done to raise money for charity. To date, Miss Trew’s school has raised thousands upon thousands of pounds for charities.
The billionaire hedge fund managers who paid for Johnson, Dominic Cummings and Michael Gove’s Vote Leave campaign are also intent on the UK crashing out of Europe because they have made very large ‘shorts’, or ‘bets’ against the UK economy worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
Brexit uncertainty in 2017-2018 was bad enough. 2019 brought a Johnson majority followed by a pandemic in 2020, factors which are disastrous for our economy.
What would be the criteria for awarding state aid to a tech firm or a project? Would there be viable tests and assessments? Could more government money be thrown away and wasted? Will we see a mushrooming of dodgy algorithms and apps which do not function properly. Will they invest in the wrong companies again and waste yet more of government funds? Will the state aid land once more in the hands of companies and individuals who are associates of government staff, advisors and donors?
Even before the transition period comes to an end, the free access to Europe’s services market that Britons currently enjoy across over 30 other countries, is being rapidly curtailed.