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Why freedom of movement may be a lot more popular than you think
The truth is, it depends on the question. The French and German results show us just how varied responses become when you start tinkering with the wording.

One YouGov survey gave 46% in favour of freedom of movement, compared to 35% against, while another found 69% in favour. The difference is in how the question is presented - what explanations are given, which questions precede it, what is the content?
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Do you agree or disagree that having greater control over immigration is more important than having access to free trade with the EU? – What UK Thinks: EU
The British Government is beginning their Brexit negotiations with the EU. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Having greater control over immigration is more important than having access to free trade with the EU.

47% disagreed, or strongly disagreed.
39% agreed, or strongly agreed.
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy (Europe)
The price support system dominates the Cap, because it is so expensive to maintain. It comprises:

A target price - a price at which it is hoped farmers will be able to obtain on the open market
A threshold price - the price to which imports are raised when world prices are lower than EU prices
A guaranteed or intervention price - the price at which the commission will take surplus product off the market by stepping in and buying it up

Some 90 per cent of EU produce is protected in some way by the Cap, with some 70 per cent in receipt of support prices.
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
What does it really mean to take back control of our waters and fishing, are there controls outside the EU which we will have to adhere to after Brexit? - Full Fact
Currently, fisheries in the UK and in the EU are managed under the Common Fisheries Policy—rules meant to conserve fish stocks and and maintain fair competition between fishers. Under this policy, the EU sets a ‘total allowable catch’ for each species of fish, this is the number or tonnage of fish that can be caught each year. This is then split between EU countries, forming their national quota.

When the UK leaves the Common Fisheries Policy, it will become an independent coastal state and be able to negotiate access to our waters in return for access to other markets and territorial waters. This will form part of the negotiations of the future relationship that will take place during the transition period.

Most fish the UK currently exports goes to EU markets (and most of the fish we consume is imported from countries outside the EU).
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Regulation (EU) No 1380: Common Fisheries Policy
Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the Common Fisheries Policy.
Date of document: 11/12/2013
Review: 31/12/2022
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
House of Lords - Brexit: agriculture - European Union Committee: Withdrawing from CAP financial support
“It has been estimated that EU subsidies make up between 50 and 60 per cent of farm income in the UK as a whole. However it is estimated that 87 per cent of total farming income in Northern Ireland, 80 per cent in Wales, and three quarters of total income from farming in Scotland is contributed by CAP payments.”
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) | Britishseafishing.co.uk
The fisheries policy for the EU is called the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and sets out the rules and laws that control and govern commercial fishing across the entire European Union. As fish move across the territorial waters of different nations the EU believes they are a shared resource and the common fisheries policy therefore sets standardised rules which apply to all EU member nations.

While the Common Fisheries Policy is well-intentioned and sets out rules and regulations which (in theory at least) support sustainable fisheries the CFP has became immensely controversial. It is seen by many as the source of a range of the problems with Europe’s fish stocks. While there have been attempts to reform the CFP in recent years the criticisms continue and are examined below
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
NFU survey of members on EU Referendum
In October and November, our dedicated in house survey team carried out a random telephone survey of 658 members* to gauge their views on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU or should the UK leave the EU. The results were clear, over half of NFU members (52%) would vote to remain in the EU when polled. What was also telling from the results was the percentage of farmers who were at that point “undecided.” It was clear from feedback from members’ meetings that many of those who were undecided were waiting for more information before taking a decision. That’s why the NFU produced a report setting out the UK farming industry’s relationship with the EU and subsequently commissioned its own impact assessment of potential BREXIT scenarios.
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Is the EU ‘pinching our fish’? - Full Fact
The European Union’s Council of Ministers sets the tonnage of specific fish, or ‘Total Allowable Catch’ (TAC), which can be caught within EU waters and then divides this between each member state.

The UK’s share of the overall EU fishing catch grew between 2004 and 2014. In 2004 the UK had the fourth largest catch of any EU country at 652,000 tonnes, by 2014 this had grown to 752,000 tonnes and the second largest catch of any country in the EU.
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Article 38: The Union shall define and implement a common agriculture and fisheries policy
The European Union’s Council of Ministers sets the tonnage of specific fish, or ‘Total Allowable Catch’ (TAC), which can be caught within EU waters and then divides this between each member state.

The quota each member state receives is based largely on how much they fished in those areas in the 1970s, before the Common Fisheries Policy came into effect.
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Brexit border - Katy Hayward and the Brexit Border in 4 key slides
Dr Katy Hayward gives an outline of what border controls could mean for different types of border with the EU after Brexit.
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Welcome - Brexit FactBase
Puts up-to-date Brexit facts at your fingertips in eBook style
Gives you the full picture to assess the implications of Brexit
Provides evidence so that you can dispel Brexit myths
Uses authoritative sources so you can be confident in what you read
Makes connections to allow you to see Brexit overall
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
Let’s be clear, nationalisation is NOT against EU law – Another Europe is Possible
In summary, the Corbyn plan may well face a challenge in the ECJ. But so might almost any piece of legislation. EU law would by no means, immediately prohibit a properly handled nationalisation. This is important. Debate about progressive ideas can too often be choked off by assertions of illegality. Those of us who care about the environment (or just about our energy bill) should fervently hope that doesn’t happen here
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december 2018 by paulbrichardson
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian
A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?
2018-12  #Brexit  money  power  data  democracy  politics 
december 2018 by Weaverbird

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