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  • Europäische PolitikDatumHeute 03:57
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2330
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2326
    Zitat von Corto im Beitrag #2325
    Giscard D'Estaing im Alter von 93 Jahren gestorben.
    Alle verbeugen sie sich huldvoll vor diesem grossen Europäer, der den Familiennachzug für Immigranten eingeführt hat (was er immerhin a posteriori mal als seinen grössten
    politischen Fehler bezeichnete). Kein Wunder, dass ihm Jahre später der Vorsitz des europäischen "Verfassungskonvents" angetragen wurde...

    Covid-19 did him in.

    An oder mit? In dem Alter ist jeder Infekt ein Risiko.

    An und eben. Ueberlassen sie das Geschwurbel besser den Holzkoepfen hier. Sich selbst zuliebe.

  • Europäische PolitikDatumHeute 03:51
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2328
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2320
    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2319
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2318
    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2317
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2316
    Inside the Brussels Lockdown Sex Party: Love Hearts, Devil’s Tridents and Mattresses All Over
    The doctoral student who hosted a party for more than 20 naked men—including diplomats—in defiance of the COVID lockdown says nurses were present and everyone was tested.

    ... Questions have been raised about whether Szajer or other guests tried to hide their identity using diplomatic immunity, but the host said it was simply a case of not having the information to hand. “How could we have handed over our IDs so quickly when we weren’t wearing underpants?” he said.

    Police say Szajer had ecstasy tablets in his backpack when he was apprehended. He says he asked police to administer a drug test, which they did not do, and denies that they belonged to him. All party guests were fined €250 for breaking Belgium’s COVID lockdown regulations. ...
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the...fedc32c19ef33b4

    Man munkelt schon, das wäre eine gezielte Geheimdienstaktion gewesen, um Orban zu diskreditieren.

    Natuerlich. ...munkelt man. :-)

    Die Wahrheit infrage zu stellen dient dem, der sie nicht will/-nicht gebrauchen kann. Weil nachteilig.
    Je mehr Zweifel an der Wahrheit geschuert wird, je mehr obfuskiert und verwirrt wird -bis die Massen nicht mehr durchblicken und erkennen was Sache ist- dann wird/ist alles egal und gleichwertig. Auch Lug und Trug. Der trumski Kult verfaehrt ja genauso. Und wie man sieht sehr erfolgreich. Selbst hier im Forum.

    Hannah Arendt schrieb darueber ausfuehrlich. Ich habe hier verschiedendlich drauf hingewiesen.


    Ihn gezielt auffliegen zu lassen, ändert ja nicht die Wahrheit.

    Sehen sie, jetzt sind sie selbst schon verwirrt. So schnell geht das.

    Es geht doch um den den Anspruch des Gemunkels, den Wahrheitsanspruch des Angriffes auf Orban. Naemlich, ob es gezielt war wegen Orban oder nicht. Nichts anderes.
    Die Orgie und der Teilnehmer an der Orgie selbst sind dafuer irrelevant. Es geht um den Inhalt ihres eigenen Postings genaugenommen.


    Da sieht man mal, dass auch Wahrheit durchaus relativ sein kann. ;) Nein, ich weiss.

    Orgie und Teilnehmer ist das, was ist. Der Rest ist Politik.

    No.
    Nochmal: Es geht um die Moralisten und ihren Anspruch ueber andere und sonst garnichts. Mir sind anderer Leute Orgien wurscht -dh solange niemand ausgenutzt wird und zu Schaden kommt.
    Und wer es nicht wahr haben will, der soll's halt bleiben lassen. Mir ist es gleich.
    Aber Orban jammert nicht umsonst. Und soweit es mich betrifft, mir ist auch das gleich. Ich habe nichts uebrig fuer solche Arschloecher. Mit und ohne Orgie seines Kampfesbruder buddies in Belgien.

    Aber: Wer Ansprueche an andere stellt, der muss sich auch selbst daran messen lassen. Nur darum geht's.

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 23:22
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    Hilarious video helps Rudy Guiliani's 'star' witness go viral for all the wrong reasons
    Trying to pick the lowest point of Rudy Guiliani’s election hearing in Michigan is a challenge.

    There was the racist woman who said we need voter ID because “all Chinese look alike” (which, using her logic, would negate the need for an ID)
    There was Giuliani yelling at a Republican during his bodily functions
    There was the steady stream of poll watchers complaining about Black people wearing rhinestones, COVID-19 being fake, and Asian people bringing in ballots

    The audience was mostly friendly Republican representatives, but you could easily tell that even they had enough of this nonsense.
    The star witness, however, was a woman named Mellisa Carone.

    Keep her in mind when Donald Trump and team say they have “sworn affidavits” about corrupt elections: They mean from people like Carone. She is also the reason you may have noticed “drunk woman” trending in recent days. ...
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/12...ign=recommended

    Melissa hier:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHLIdAbr0kQ&feature=emb_logo

    Gerade wenn man glaubt, es koenne eigentlich nicht laecherlicher und bizarrer werden, die trumski Elite Juristen Brigade schafft es auch heute noch, gestern immer noch zu uebertreffen.
    Man koennte so kein verfilmbares Drehbuch schreiben.

  • A Biden administrationDatumGestern 22:55
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema A Biden administration

    Trump reportedly won't attend Biden's inauguration or invite Biden family to White House
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/12...ign=recommended

    Klar. Noch nicht einmal soviel an minimalen Anstand kann der aufbringen. Da ist bei dem nichts da. Nur Leere.

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 22:42
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    A Brief History of 'Lügenpresse,' the Nazi-era Predecessor to Trump's 'Fake News'
    Used in World War I to attack enemy propaganda, the phrase 'lying press' resurfaced under the Nazis and during the 2014 anti-immigrant movement in Germany is now staple of Trump's rhetoric.

    This article was originally published on February 21, 2017 and re-posted after U.S. President Donald Trump told Mike Huckabee in a Saturday, October 7th interview that "fake news" is "one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with."

    President Donald Trump’s go-to argument that unwelcome reports are “fake news” spread over the weekend to key figures in the Republican establishment, and as the vitriol ramped up, major media outlets hit back. On Friday, CNN anchor Don Lemon cut off pro-Trump guest Paris Dennard live on air, and not long after Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Come Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus got into a heated debate with Chris Wallace on Fox News, of all venues. ...
    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/the-omin...tacks-1.5438960

  • Der Islam und die VerniedlicherDatumGestern 20:16
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Der Islam und die Verniedlicher

    Zitat von Hans Bergman im Beitrag #200
    Zitat von Maga-neu im Beitrag #199
    ... Wer den "Gottesstaat" will, soll nach Saudi-Arabien, Afghanistan, Pakistan auswandern. Hier nicht!


    Stimmt. Der Westen hat einen anderen Gott: den Konsum.
    Wenn es jährlich auch nur einen Tag für das Freitagsgebet gibt: heute - Black Friday.
    (Ich selbst nutze den Rabatt von 100%, den man bekommt, wenn man nichts kauft).



    Es gibt hier in den USA starke Stroemungen, besonders auch im Bereich des Repugnian politischen Spektrums, die wollen den Gottesstaat fuer die USA auch. Nur eben ausschliesslich fuer deren evangelikalen bzw. katholischen Gott. Und das ausschliesslich unter ihrer eigenen Kontrolle. Natuerlich.

  • Europäische PolitikDatumGestern 20:11
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Zitat von Corto im Beitrag #2325
    Giscard D'Estaing im Alter von 93 Jahren gestorben.
    Alle verbeugen sie sich huldvoll vor diesem grossen Europäer, der den Familiennachzug für Immigranten eingeführt hat (was er immerhin a posteriori mal als seinen grössten
    politischen Fehler bezeichnete). Kein Wunder, dass ihm Jahre später der Vorsitz des europäischen "Verfassungskonvents" angetragen wurde...

    Covid-19 did him in.

  • Europäische PolitikDatumGestern 20:06
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Es ist schon pikant wenn ausgerechnet Verteter der Parteien, Moralapostel, die gerne anderen Leuten aufdiktieren wollen, wie sie ihre Sexualitaet zu leben haben, dann selbst beim uebertreten ihrer eigenen Vorgaben erwischt werden.
    Ob das nun katholische Priester sind, oder amerikanische Evangelikale Prediger, die beim Schwulsein, fremdgehen oder Nuttenbesuch erwischt werden,
    oder jene konservativen GOP Abgeordneten, die nicht muede werden, mit ihren arroganten Moralisierungsgesuelze bei jeder Gelegenheit und moeglichst lautstark Frauen bezueglich Schwangerschaftsverhuetung und legalen Atreibungen immer wieder mit Verboten und Denunzierungen zu kommen -bis dann heraus kommt, dass sie selbst ihre Freundinnen zu Abtreibungen ueberedet oder gar gezwungen haben. Oder gar wie in dem einen Falle, denen heimlich "die Pille danach" Medikamente in den Drink gemischt haben.

    Wenn solche Heuchelei exponiert wird, dann findet das eben Beachtung. Und angemessen so.
    Dass dann ausgerechnet darueber dann gejammert wird, ist praktisch selbst schon wieder Heuchelei - quasi eine Inschutznahme der anderen Heuchler. Doppelte Heuchler.

  • A Biden administrationDatumGestern 19:22
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema A Biden administration

    Katie Porter in heated exchange with Mnuchin: 'You're play-acting to be a lawyer'
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/52842...-to-be-a-lawyer

    Katie Porter is probably the smartest person in Congress. She has proven to be an extremely competent debater about facts and substance. And it is extremely dangerous arguing with her -if you don't know your shit. She is usually well prepared to know it better. Much better. And she will be "cleaning your clock" if you try to playing games with her.
    Mnuchin was just another who had to learn that. :-)


    Elizabeth Warren@SenWarren
    I’ve known @RepKatiePorter since she was a law student in my bankruptcy class 20 years ago.
    To answer your snotty question, Sec. Mnuchin: not only is Rep. Porter a lawyer,
    she can run circles around you and any of your legally questionable and morally bankrupt policy failures.
    3:17 PM · Dec 2, 2020

    Well said Elizabeth.

  • Europäische PolitikDatumGestern 19:08
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2319
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2318
    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2317
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2316
    Inside the Brussels Lockdown Sex Party: Love Hearts, Devil’s Tridents and Mattresses All Over
    The doctoral student who hosted a party for more than 20 naked men—including diplomats—in defiance of the COVID lockdown says nurses were present and everyone was tested.

    ... Questions have been raised about whether Szajer or other guests tried to hide their identity using diplomatic immunity, but the host said it was simply a case of not having the information to hand. “How could we have handed over our IDs so quickly when we weren’t wearing underpants?” he said.

    Police say Szajer had ecstasy tablets in his backpack when he was apprehended. He says he asked police to administer a drug test, which they did not do, and denies that they belonged to him. All party guests were fined €250 for breaking Belgium’s COVID lockdown regulations. ...
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the...fedc32c19ef33b4

    Man munkelt schon, das wäre eine gezielte Geheimdienstaktion gewesen, um Orban zu diskreditieren.

    Natuerlich. ...munkelt man. :-)

    Die Wahrheit infrage zu stellen dient dem, der sie nicht will/-nicht gebrauchen kann. Weil nachteilig.
    Je mehr Zweifel an der Wahrheit geschuert wird, je mehr obfuskiert und verwirrt wird -bis die Massen nicht mehr durchblicken und erkennen was Sache ist- dann wird/ist alles egal und gleichwertig. Auch Lug und Trug. Der trumski Kult verfaehrt ja genauso. Und wie man sieht sehr erfolgreich. Selbst hier im Forum.

    Hannah Arendt schrieb darueber ausfuehrlich. Ich habe hier verschiedendlich drauf hingewiesen.


    Ihn gezielt auffliegen zu lassen, ändert ja nicht die Wahrheit.

    Sehen sie, jetzt sind sie selbst schon verwirrt. So schnell geht das.

    Es geht doch um den den Anspruch des Gemunkels, den Wahrheitsanspruch des Angriffes auf Orban. Naemlich, ob es gezielt war wegen Orban oder nicht. Nichts anderes.
    Die Orgie und der Teilnehmer an der Orgie selbst sind dafuer irrelevant. Es geht um den Inhalt ihres eigenen Postings genaugenommen.

  • BrexitDatumGestern 18:23
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Brexit

    The usual dimwit band of Brexiteers will be as wrong on Brexit as they have been on coronavirus – but it will all be too late
    All of our main Brexit characters, by whose word we all are bound, have been given this extraordinary chance to prove their utter stupidity and towering wrongness on another subject altogether

    ... We still wait and see whether Boris Johnson, for example, is right that we will “prosper mightily”, whatever happens. But in the meantime we must watch him bragging about going into hospitals and shaking hands with coronavirus patients. (A brag that his spokesperson quickly had to make clear wasn’t true. “Don’t panic, it’s just the prime minister lying,” really does count as a defence these days.)
    We are told that coronavirus will be “sent packing” in 12 weeks, that the test and trace system will be “world beating”, and all the while we just wait for the sunlit uplands of Brexit to arrive.

    Four and a half years ago, those of us who lived with our noses pressed against the glass of the EU referendum had to listen to Daniel Hannan making demonstrably absurd claims, no better than facile sixth form debating points, about how the EU had the “slowest growth of any continent except Antarctica”, and that we would therefore be better off leaving it.
    The fastest-growing economies in the world are currently South Sudan, Rwanda, Libya, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Armenia and Nepal. On Hannan’s logic, it would be in the UK’s economic interest to be in a free trade bloc with these countries, instead of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands and the rest. Complete garbage, obviously. Too late now. ...

    ... A mere two years ago, Mr Rees-Mogg held a press conference in which he explained that no deal Brexit would be worth “£1.1trn” to the UK economy. He was laughed at then, it was so palpably absurd. But it’s too late now. ...

    A poll last week showed the public now thinks Brexit was a bad idea, by 51 per cent to 38, and this is before it has even happened in earnest. Polls are only polls, but that is a very large margin. Who knows what has prompted so many people to change their mind?
    It’s too late, of course. You can’t really change your mind. Got to go through with it now. The welder’s torch is lit.

    Still, it may well be that the psychological torture is worse than the physical. At some point, and fairly soon, the usual suspects will be made to look even more stupid than they already do. ...
    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/cor...obox=1606500927

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 17:37
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds
    https://thehill.com/homenews/administrat...eging-misuse-of

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 17:30
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    Roger Stone Says North Korean Boats Delivered Ballots Through Maine Harbor As Trump Boosts Fraud Claims
    During an interview on The Alex Jones Show, Stone said he had received further proof of election fraud.
    "I just learned of absolute incontrovertible evidence of North Korean boats delivering ballots through a harbor in Maine, the state of Maine," Stone said. "If this checks out, if law enforcement looked into that and it turned out to be true, it would be proof of foreign involvement in the election." ...
    https://www.newsweek.com/roger-stone-say...s-fraud-1551937

    Kleiner Logik slip up vom pardonierten Verbrecher -und trumski buddy- Stone: "... absolute incontrovertible evidence" needs no "if it checks out". It by itself is the "it checks out".
    Aber das wird sicherlich die Wunschdenker nicht weiter irritieren.:-)

    Es geht letztlich auch nicht darum of what checks out -also "das, was ist". Es geht ausschliesslich um die obfuscation of reality. Anything goes. Anything.
    It is more matter of quantity -information overload- than quality information about anything realistic. Bury reality under a mountain of garbage.

    Es gibt genug Leute, die selbst gerne Garbage gegenueber der Realitaet vorziehen. Insbesonders wenn sie unangenehm ist.

  • Europäische PolitikDatumGestern 17:11
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Zitat von Leto_II. im Beitrag #2317
    Zitat von Willie im Beitrag #2316
    Inside the Brussels Lockdown Sex Party: Love Hearts, Devil’s Tridents and Mattresses All Over
    The doctoral student who hosted a party for more than 20 naked men—including diplomats—in defiance of the COVID lockdown says nurses were present and everyone was tested.

    ... Questions have been raised about whether Szajer or other guests tried to hide their identity using diplomatic immunity, but the host said it was simply a case of not having the information to hand. “How could we have handed over our IDs so quickly when we weren’t wearing underpants?” he said.

    Police say Szajer had ecstasy tablets in his backpack when he was apprehended. He says he asked police to administer a drug test, which they did not do, and denies that they belonged to him. All party guests were fined €250 for breaking Belgium’s COVID lockdown regulations. ...
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the...fedc32c19ef33b4

    Man munkelt schon, das wäre eine gezielte Geheimdienstaktion gewesen, um Orban zu diskreditieren.

    Natuerlich. ...munkelt man. :-)

    Die Wahrheit infrage zu stellen dient dem, der sie nicht will/-nicht gebrauchen kann. Weil nachteilig.
    Je mehr Zweifel an der Wahrheit geschuert wird, je mehr obfuskiert und verwirrt wird -bis die Massen nicht mehr durchblicken und erkennen was Sache ist- dann wird/ist alles egal und gleichwertig. Auch Lug und Trug. Der trumski Kult verfaehrt ja genauso. Und wie man sieht sehr erfolgreich. Selbst hier im Forum.

    Hannah Arendt schrieb darueber ausfuehrlich. Ich habe hier verschiedendlich drauf hingewiesen.

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 16:55
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    The big lie from Donald Trump
    by Steve Israel
    Trump has inflicted us with some little lies each day, adding up to about 20,000 of them, according to The Washington Post. They include “total exoneration” by the special counsel, Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Alabama, and Barack Obama separating children. Such little lies have run the gamut from silly, like how the noise from windmills causes cancer, to serious, like his birther claims about Obama. They have been delivered to us in relentless waves of disinformation and calumnies.

    But Trump and his minions had never created one big lie that is sustained, amplified and repeated over and over until it is hard not to believe it. The big lie gathers all the little ones. It all adds up to one understandable and unifying theory. Now he has one big lie reduced to an easily digested but entirely bogus claim that he actually won the election.

    Just yesterday he tweeted “we won Michigan by a lot!” and “fraudulent election results in Arizona” and “fake election results in Nevada.” You would think that fraud of this magnitude, across so many states, would yield a scintilla of evidence. But that is the beauty of the big lie. It relies not on evidence but on emotion. It fortifies intuition, clears out possible doubt, and explains what seems inexplicable. It also works. Polls show that 70 percent and 80 percent of Republicans believe the election was rigged. A new survey from Bright Line Watch revealed that almost half of Republicans expect Trump to be inaugurated in January.

    That is what the big lie does. It turns wishful thinking into radical reality. It lands with clarity on a certain segment of the electorate that was studied by the political scientists Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood in the 2018 book “Enchanted America.” They describe that group as intuitionists. These are people on both sides of the aisle who rely upon their intuitions to make judgments. They tend to reject established scientific facts, subscribe to conspiracy theories, are more swayed by emotional appeals, embrace populist ideals and are intolerant of democratic norms. ...

    ... Trump is unlikely to attend the inauguration in January. Doing so would only “legitimize” Biden in his calculation. But do not let his absence fool you. His last day in office could also be the first day of a loud lie meant to undermine the new administration, resourced by hundreds of millions of dollars and the echo chamber of his media allies.

    When we can no longer separate fact from fiction, when news no longer informs but incites, when we cannot even agree on basic truths of who won and lost an election, that is where the big lie flourishes, eclipsing all the little lies and even the light of our democracy.
    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/...om-donald-trump

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 16:17
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    This May Be the Real Reason Why Rudy’s So Thirsty for a Preemptive Pardon—and Why He Won’t Get One
    The blackout period around an election could also explain why Giuliani has sacrificed what remained of his reputation to push ridiculous conspiracy theories on Trump’s behalf.
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-may-b...he-wont-get-one

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 15:38
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    ‘When the Bombs Go Off, the Blood Is on Mike Flynn’s Hands’: Retired Officers Blast His Calls for Martial Law
    The pardoned Army three-star promoted a call to suspend the Constitution for an election do-over. “Grant and Lincoln are rolling over in their graves,” said one retired general.
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-the-b...fedc32c19ef33b4

    Some facts about trumski's buddy Flynn:
    Michael Flynn's firing:
    A lie, a leak, and then a liability
    Inside the 25 days that shook the Trump presidency.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/michael...lity/index.html

  • Europäische PolitikDatumGestern 15:35
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Europäische Politik

    Inside the Brussels Lockdown Sex Party: Love Hearts, Devil’s Tridents and Mattresses All Over
    The doctoral student who hosted a party for more than 20 naked men—including diplomats—in defiance of the COVID lockdown says nurses were present and everyone was tested.

    ... Questions have been raised about whether Szajer or other guests tried to hide their identity using diplomatic immunity, but the host said it was simply a case of not having the information to hand. “How could we have handed over our IDs so quickly when we weren’t wearing underpants?” he said.

    Police say Szajer had ecstasy tablets in his backpack when he was apprehended. He says he asked police to administer a drug test, which they did not do, and denies that they belonged to him. All party guests were fined €250 for breaking Belgium’s COVID lockdown regulations. ...
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the...fedc32c19ef33b4

  • BrexitDatumGestern 05:06
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema Brexit

    UK loses out to EU in trade with global markets ahead of Brexit
    Value of German and Italian exports to China and US is rising just as Britain’s share is falling

    The data contradict Brexiter optimism
    Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, claimed during the Brexit campaign that after leaving the EU, the UK would enhance its trade relationship with “the most lucrative and fastest-growing markets in the world”.
    However, the data show EU member states, particularly Germany, have managed not only to grab much larger market shares in key markets, but have also widened the gap over the course of this year.

    Since the summer, China has been a rare bright spot for the global economy. It has been the source of demand for many exporters thanks to its success in largely containing coronavirus. However, the UK has not benefited as much as other European countries from this trend.
    In the six months to October, the value of goods imported into China from the UK fell 18 per cent compared with the same period last year, while it rose 1.1 per cent for goods coming from Germany and by more than 5 per cent for goods produced by Italian manufacturers.

    China’s trading relationship with Germany already dwarfed that with the UK before the pandemic. Since 2014, Chinese imports from Germany have been constantly about 4 times higher than those from the UK. The chasm has grown — spiking to 5.4 times higher. To get a sense of the figures involved, over the six months to October, it imported $53bn-worth of goods from the eurozone’s economic powerhouse; it acquired less than $10bn of merchandise from the UK.

    With Italy, we’ve seen a complete about-turn over the course of this year. In the six months to October, China imported 18 per cent more from Italy than from the UK — reversing the figure from last year when it imported 9 per cent more from Britain than Italy.

    The UK’s underperformance might well reflect temporary factors, such as imports of pandemic-related goods. This would certainly go some way to explaining why, after a period during which Chinese imports of goods originating from the UK grew at a similar pace as those from other countries, we are now seeing such divergence.

    In the six months to September, the US imported about $23bn of goods from the UK, less than half the $52bn imported from Germany. It was also 29 per cent below what the US imported from the UK for the same period last year. While that is not surprising in and of itself, the UK-US figures represent a much faster contraction than for Germany and for Italy. It is a similar drop as the one recorded for France.
    That lost market share will only exacerbate concerns for the future of the US-UK trade relationship. President-elect Joe Biden has already spoken out over Brexit, warning Johnson not to upend the Northern Ireland peace process.

    It’s the same picture elsewhere. South Korea’s imports from Germany rose 5.7 per cent in the six months to October, compared with the same period last year, but imports from the UK fell 13 per cent. From April to September, Indian imports from Germany and Italy have fallen much less than those from the UK. In value terms, both of these emerging markets import double the value from Germany, compared with the UK. French exporters have also lagged behind their German and Italian counterparts, but they tended to outperform the British.

    It is not as though industry in the UK is blind to this. According to the latest survey from the European Commission, the net share of UK manufacturers reporting improved competitive positions in both EU and extra-EU markets dropped to a multiyear low in November and fell to far worse levels than for EU companies. ...
    https://www.ft.com/content/869f7e0b-aa56...e3-a02aba08005b

  • US Election Nov. 2020DatumGestern 04:49
    Foren-Beitrag von Willie im Thema US Election Nov. 2020

    MURRAY@murray_nyc

    Trump's refusal to acknowledge the election result (he lost) is rooted in 2 things:

    1) His narcissism & inability to admit that a majority of voters want him OUT of the White House

    2) His ongoing effort to SCAM more money from his mindless supporters ($150 million in 4 weeks)
    3:57 PM · Dec 2, 202

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