Why is Greenland so rich these days? It said goodbye to the EU
If you think that leaving the EU would be catastrophic, take a look at Greenland. By rights its people ought to be poor. Their island is isolated, suffers from freezing weather, has a workforce of only 28,000 and relies on fish for 82 per cent of its exports. But it turns out that since leaving the EU, Greenland has been so freed of EU red tape and of the destruction of the Common Fisheries Policy, that the average income of the islanders today is higher than those living in Britain, Germany and France.
Greenland’s politicians realised that the fisheries policy was ruining their fishing industry. They had the guts to stand up against the all the prophets of doom and let their people vote in a referendum on leaving the European Community, as the EU was then called. On January 1, 1985, it became independent of Brussels – the only country ever to do so.
Greenland was, with Britain, one of only two EU countries to be heavily dependent on fishing. In fact, Britain had, in some estimates, 80 per cent of Europe’s fish stocks when it entered the EU, because our fishermen had carefully managed them, while the fisherman of Spain, France and Italy had destroyed most of the Mediterranean stocks.
The surprising thing is that while the unemployment from closing (loss-making) coal mines is frequently denounced by Labour politicians, more British workers lost their jobs as a result of gigantic French and Spanish boats being permitted to raid our stocks. Few of those politicians seem to care.
But care they should, because it is not just fish where the EU is damaging us, but in financial services, manufacturing – indeed, its ever-increasing regulations impose unnecessary costs across the whole of our economy. Greenland, which retains free trade with the EU, shows that we can have the benefits of European exports, without the costs of its diktats. It’s surely time that we, too, said goodbye to Brussels
ICELAND TOO IS DOING BETTER ,THEY DEFIED THIER GOVERNMENT AND CHOSE TO LET THE BANKS FALL
Iceland Is No Ireland as State Free of Bank Debt, Grimsson Says
ICELAND EVEN ARRESTED THE GUILTY BANKERS AND THIER PRIME MINISTER
Whether its Switzerland, Norway , Iceland(who’s laughing at Iceland now?) or Greenland ,whatever example you want to pick for an alternative model for Scotland ,THEY ARE ALL DOING MUCH BETTER THAN SCOTLAND AND THEY ALL HAVE MUCH BRIGHTER FUTURES
Our INDIGENOUS and sustainable fishing fleets have been cast adrift to be replaced with global BIG BUSINESS factory fishing boats that vacuum clean our seas. It will be the same with the rest of Scotlands resourses..they will be stripped and the locals will be left to fend for themselves.
EVEN CHINA AGREES SCOTLAND WOULD BE BETTER OFF INDEPENDENT!
Chinese rating agency strips Western nations of AAA status
China’s leading credit rating agency has stripped America, Britain, Germany and France of their AAA ratings, accusing Anglo-Saxon competitors of ideological bias in favour of the West.
The US falls to AA, while Britain and France slither down to AA-. Belgium, Spain, Italy are ranked at A- along with Malaysia.
Dagong rates Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Singapore at AAA, along with the commodity twins Australia and New Zealand.
THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES
View from the LEFT
“LABOUR ministers were warned in a secret Whitehall dossier 30 years ago of the powerful case for Scotland becoming independent with booming oil revenues, but the information was kept confidential by Harold Wilson’s government to keep nationalism at bay.
The dossier, most of which was written by a leading government economist in 1974 and 1975, sets out how Scotland would have had one of the strongest currencies in Europe, attracting international capital into its banks in the same way as Switzerland.
It argued Scotland could quickly become one of Europe’s strongest economies with “embarrassingly” large tax surpluses.”
View from the RIGHT
“Adam Smith Institute, Friday, April 27, 2007
The Scottish economy could enjoy record growth if Scotland became independent, leaving the average Scot many thousands of pounds better off each year. This is the finding of a research Briefing Paper published today by the Adam Smith Institute, the free market economic think tank.”
AN INDEPENDANT SCOTLAND WOULD BE AAA TOO IF IT WAS NOT PART OF A FINANICAL BASKET CASE, STATE CAPITALIST UK!!!!
THE IMF THINK THERE IS STILL WORSE TO COME FOR THE UK
UK housing market set for a fall, IMF warns
The fund, in its half-yearly World Economic Outlook, said it was ‘worrisome’ that UK property prices still remained so expensive
EUROPE IS ON THE ROPES AS WELL , BAILING OUT GREECE , PORTUGAL , IRELAND ,SPAIN ,HUNGARY AND IT LOOKS LIKE BELGIUM WILL JOIN THEM SOON….
Market Concerns Over Euro-Zone Bailout, Smart Money Preparing to Sell Stocks Hard
Ireland E.U. IMF Bailout Loan 6.7% Interest Rate Shocker? Belgium Joins PIGIBS
Euro Debt Crisis Bankruptcy Bailout Queue, Protect Savings & Deposits From Banks Going Bankrupt!
Time to Close your Bank Account, before Dec 7th
UNIONISM be it British or European has ruined Scotland and raped its resourses. Its time to say NO!!!
OF COURSE THE UNIONIST POLITIONS ARE STILL TELLING US ITS GETTING BETTER
Britain’s on the mend, promises Osborne
NOTICE THE COMMENTS ARE SWITCHED OFF!!!
Worst of the economic crisis is over, says EU chief
Published Date: 08 September 2010
By David Maddox
THE head of the European Union has claimed that the worst of the economic crisis is over and the recovery is accelerating
“As I look back at how we have reacted, I believe that we have withstood the test . . . My message to each and every European is that you can trust the European Union to do what it takes to secure your future.”
BUT THE COMMON PEOPLE OF EUROPE SEEM TO DISAGREE…. EUROPE IS BURNING WHILE OUR GOVERNMENTS ARE ON THE FIDDLE!!!!
ITS TIME FOR INDEPENDENCE
ITS TIME FOR DIRECT DEMOCRACY
DIRECT DEMOCRACY TODAY
END THE BAILOUTS , END THE ILLEGAL WARS , END TWAT (THE WAR AGAINST TERROR) , END TWODLE (THE WAR ON DRUGS, LATELY EXPANDING)
START ARRESTING FRAUDULENT BANKERS ,CORRUPT POLITIONS ,WAR CRIMINALS AND PAEDOPHILES