+Here’s a telling image from the Pew Research Centre, showing the trend in UK public opinion towards the EU. As you can see, that has generally been favourable and now in 2020 has reached a high of 60% So if we were offered a referendum, say on the so-called deal or no deal, there’s a good chance Brexit could be overturned. I as a Remainer (Remoaner, indeed) would welcome that. Perhaps people who originally voted for Brexit as a protest vote against Tory/LibDem austerity, etc., etc. may now see a different story. This is not to let the EU off the hook. One wonders, for example whether the Greek financial crisis influenced people against the EU, even if only to the extent that they bought the line that ‘we don’t want to end up like Greece.’ Opinion against the EU flourished under the Conservatives’ regime, and since this regime is still in power, one wonders what else they have in store for us—your Rees-Moggs, your Duncan-Smiths, your blue-neck retards? It wasn’t long ago when Tories were extolling the virtues of increasing trade with China—now they want to curtail it (e.g. Huawei). With what to me seems like an inevitable hit to our trade with the EU, and with Joe Biden not exactly brimming with enthusiasm to expedite a deal with the UK, where is the big deal to come from? Your blue-neck retards haven’t got an answer apart from tax havens, low pay and zero hours contracts.
+A proposal has been floated (sic) to build floating nuclear power stations, which it is said could be sited off (poorer) countries that do not have much by the way national power infrastructures (Nuclear reactors on sea barges ‘could power developing nations by 2025’ Guardian, 18th Dec.). This is I think a preposterous idea (How would these vessels be armed? Who would police them? Who would pay for them?) but it seems to be part of a pattern by the nuclear industry to kick start its moribund state. New nuclear power stations in Finland and France, meant to be operational over ten years ago are still being built and have vastly over-run their budgets. At the same time the price of renewable energy has dropped dramatically, and of course it does not pose the security and waste disposal dangers of nuclear. What would happen to these sea barges at the end of their lives—just sink’em like old oil storage platforms, a la Shell? I don’t suppose Iran would be allowed to have one. Nor I imagine would you want to sail one too close to Somalia without a naval escort. All this I suspect would be left up to the US administration to decide—they after all might be expected to be the main funders of these wondrous things.