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Plan of Attack

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#2935798 The European Parliamentary Elections thread

Posted by Plan of Attack on 27 May 2014 - 08:22 PM

No...  The UK joined the EFTA in the late 50s with the other western European non-EEC nations but this was just not successful.  When we joined the EEC in 1973, we agreed in treaty to mutual co-operation on everything from environment to trade.  The UK actually negotiated into the treaty that the EEC would have its own independent financial budgets rather than be funded directly from the member states as before, this was so that the French and German control was at least put at arms length; you could actually say that the UK was the driver towards the EU being the independent beast it is today!  Also, that treaty was the fore-runner to us creating a directly elected EU Parliament, again a UK driven idea aimed at de-powering the French and German hold on the EEC.

 

One of my specialist modules at university was EC Law where we covered the history, treaties, constitutional changes and so on of the ECSC to EEC to EU.  A fascinating subject but it didn't half open my eyes to the unwieldy size of the beast.

 

Edit:  Also, you have to be aware that every change to the treaty has come from a UK representative signing that change into power.  We also signed into power the removal of the absolute veto for many things.  It's not all the doing of those continental Europeans... no-one forced us to sign those treaties, we were under no duress at all.

Translation Tony Blair signed for most of them so he could get a high paid job with the EU , the rest of us have to suffer the consequences




#2920126 Pinned Threads

Posted by Plan of Attack on 23 April 2014 - 08:40 AM

Is it possible to move some of the old pinned threads from the top of this forum to a sub folder?. There are now so many it is getting ridiculous.




#2905805 super league in cumbria

Posted by Plan of Attack on 25 March 2014 - 08:33 PM

I can't see that happening somehow!. it would be like asking Saints and Wigan to merge :O




#2890544 Eyesore In The Corner

Posted by Plan of Attack on 28 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

Cant we just get a articulated lorry to "accidently" back into the building, It would have to be demolished then!  ;)


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#2802734 coach

Posted by Plan of Attack on 04 October 2013 - 07:15 PM

You don't see what the rush is??? Read the league express / league weekly Monday and look at the recruitment drive going on with other clubs. It would be good to have a coach in place so he can identify players he wants (obviously within the pay structure of the club) rather than been left with players other clubs don't want. I agree the best part if last years squad is still there but it needs adding to considerably.

Go to agree we need a coach ASAP as this is the time of year the super league clubs are getting rid of the academy lads not good enough for SL and whoever is coach will have to start looking for potential recruits before the other championship clubs grab all the decent players




#2779780 4 in a row

Posted by Plan of Attack on 01 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

Congrats and thanks for stuffing Hunslet from a Barrow Fan and looking forward to our to our trip to Fev next year


#2702280 Supporters Meeting

Posted by Plan of Attack on 17 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

Unfortunatley I wont be there either as I dont finish work in time for a 6 p.m. meeting, shame it was not 8 p.m. as originally planned ;)