Tag Archives: WTO

BREXIT: EU Election Analysis by Prof John Curtice on the BBC

Prof [Sir] John Curtice provides a nugget of insight into the Conservative (blue) gang’s predicament.

On the result:

“so I think the honest truth is that neither side can claim on the base of these results that voters have sent a clear signal… extreme options of leaving without a deal and having a second referendum as the polls are suggesting two most popular options”

On Conservative Party options:

“brexit vote is not going to disappear unless and until the Conservatives deliver brexit …next Tory Prime Minister is probably going to have to try to work out a way of delivering brexit within the arithmetic of the current House of Commons because the option of going to the country …was unlikely to look very attractive”

In others words the blue gang will be decimated if they dare initiate a general election before Brexit is resolved! The blue gang members therefore have two options capitulate to the EU and a lookalike May deal or go for the “hard/WTO” Brexit!

What will it be? In, out, half out, half in? And you shake it all about , you do the hokey pokey,  you turn yourself around that’s what we’re all about. Forgive my humour, I could not resist it.

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Brexit: Jason Hunter the Hypocritical Psycopathic Remainer!

I came across one of Jason Hunter’s youtube videos. It did challenge my ideas on a no deal Brexit. I was initially keen to delve deeper into what he had to say but this particular talk on youtube showed clearly what we a dealing with: A psychopathic, smug, hypocritical EUphile.

Firstly, Jason does point out factually the pitiful inadequacy of the Rt Hon Theresa May’s cabinet and the civil service regarding Brexit. On this I have to agree with him.
The facts or allusions to them cannot be denied. There are hundreds of treaties which must be recreated. Jason mentions 750.
Jason Hunter makes no pretense at being impartial, neither do I. He wants the referendum result revoked due to fraud by leave campaigners. He even throws in Russian collusion via social media bots.
What nonsense. Any criticism of the west is classed as Russian collusion. Are the Russians persecuting Lyn Thyer or David Noakes for making GcMaf or mandating vaccines?
Back to this hypocrite, Jason Hunter. Let us use his own words to expose his motivations and psychopathy or not:

Let us contrast two statements Jason makes in this video. Concern for people losing their jobs, incomes.
@12:25

“jobs, is jobs, is jobs, its not, its households. It’s people. Real people lives, real people incomes, real peoples mortgage payments, that’s what we’re talking about”

Versus, what he did for a large steel company
@15:51

“For several years, I was head of strategic planning for a very large steel company and we’d pick another country’s industry, say an automotive and we want to sell them flat steel…
once we’ve destroyed that competitor, we have that market all to ourselves for the next 5, 10, 15 years…”

He was not concerned about “people’s” jobs or incomes when his steel employer destroyed their competitor however due to Brexit he is concerned for destroyed jobs and companies.
He accepts capital’s exploitative predation and psychopathy when they(he) is the predator but not when he or the UK are victims of that same predation.

@25:40

“The EU are pulling their hair out, we’ve got back channels over there, we talk to them regularly”

@28:00

“We’ve talked with some of the leading drug manufacturers here in the UK, we talked with GlaxoSmithKline, talked to AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson…the big four if you like and they consult with the government”

– GlaxoSmithKline (make Cervarix HPV vaccine)
– AstraZeneca UK (make Fluenz Tetra flu vaccine)
– Johnson & Johnson (researching HIV/Ebola vaccines)

He has back-channels to the EU that openly disclose confidential activity between UK government ministers and the EU. It clearly show a strange level of intimacy to my mind. From what I gather, he has negotiated “trade deals” for companies NOT nation-states, so why does he have this degree of intimate access to Brussels and pharma?

The real deceit by this man, as he positions it as a rational choice, is to “pause” Brexit by revoking Article 50! I say it is a deceit because he must know once Brexit is stopped by revoking the divorce document (article 50), the political will for Brexit evaporates. Neither party will ever initiate the Brexit process ever again!. Real Brexiteers are in the minority in parlimanent.

Jason Hunter is still worth listening to for a dose of Brexit reality. However are his views consistent with someone truly concerned for liberty, “democracy”, or rejection of capital’s priests/oligarchs and their psychopathy?

The truth behind the secret TTIP trade deal

Published on Jan 29, 2015
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (or TTIP) is called a “trade treaty”. But if agreed, the TTIP would actually hand corporations the power to overturn democratically decided laws, on everything from environmental protections to food safety, through a system of regulatory cooperation and secret courts that only corporations would have access to.

Sign the petition against TTIP here:http://action.sumofus.org/a/stop-ttip-eci/

If you want to find out more about regulatory cooperation, visit http://www.stop-ttip.org/regcoop

Victor Mroczka – USTR Trade Remedies

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs076/1100553994109/archive/1107702757996.html
LinkedIn Profile

Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Mulilateral Affairs
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
Victor Mroczka
Victor Mroczka was recently appointed to serve as the Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Mulilateral Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). In this position, Mroczka will formulate and develop U.S. policy positions on international trade and investment issues as they relate to trade remedies, in particular antidumping and safeguards, and competition policy; participate in the formulation of negotiating positions and tactics to be taken by the U.S. government on a variety of trade issues during negotiations; prepare Congressional testimony, briefing materials, summary statements and speeches for the USTR and other senior executives; explain and defend the Administration’s trade policies to foreign governments, the public, the press, and the Congress. Prior to joining USTR, Mroczka was International Trade Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs076/1100553994109/archive/1107702757996.html
LinkedIn Profile
https://ebolainfo2014.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/list-of-ustr-tpp-negotiators/

Jonathan McHale -Deputy Assistant US (USTR) – Trans- Pacific Partnership

https://www.rebootcommunications.com/speaker_info/jonathan-mchale/
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce Policy
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Responsible for telecommunications and electronic commerce trade policy at USTR since 1997, including policy development, negotiation, enforcement and dispute settlement. Specific responsibilities include: • Lead negotiator for telecommunications and electronic commerce issues in the Trans- Pacific Partnership FTA • Lead negotiator for ICT Trade Principles, concluded so far with the EU and Japan • Implementation of the WTO Basic Telecommunications Agreement, focusing on the EU, Mexico, Japan, and Korea and China, including annual review of compliance; • Implementation of telecommunications and electronic commerce chapters in FTAs with Singapore, Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, and Korea; • Formulating policy on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce, in WTO and regional organization; • Bilateral negotiating on telecommunication deregulation issues with Japan; • Developing negotiating goals for the telecommunications sector for ongoing WTO services negotiations. • Implementation of APEC telecommunications Mutual Recognition Arrangements; and • Implementation of NAFTA telecommunications standards provisions. Prior to joining USTR he was an economic officer in the Department of State, serving in Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Paris. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in international relations from Columbia University.
https://www.rebootcommunications.com/speaker_info/jonathan-mchale/
http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/TPP-Lead-Negotiators-2014.pdf

War on Health – The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny

Published on Jul 5, 2012
Progressive Radio Network presents
A Gary Null Production
WAR ON HEALTH: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny
Introduced by the director (from his speech at the world premiere in New York City, June 15, 2012)

‘War on Health’ is the first documentary detailing and challenging the FDA agenda and its allegiance with the international Codex Alimentarius, which hopes to establish a monolithic food and health regime. Betraying its founding mandate to assure drug, food and chemical safety in the interests of public health, the FDA today is a repressive bureaucracy serving pharmaceutical and agricultural greed and profits. Vaccines, medical devices, prescription drugs are fast tracked at alarming rates through the FDA at the expense of scientific oversight to assure their efficacy and safety. The result is hundreds of thousands premature deaths annually from pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and medical devices and an epidemic of medical incompetence and fraud sanctioned by federal health officials.