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Wages, rents and profit

Wages, rents and profit

Much of the campaigning in favour of the current wave of strikes poses them as defensive, and quotes the excess in profits being made. I wonder what the stats say, the National Income consists of wages, rents and profits. Here are my notes …

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About Ursula von der Leyen

About Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen, became the 1st woman President of the EU’s college of commissioners on 1st Dec 2019. Her appointment was controversial because she was not one of the spitzencanditaten. The record of her commission is documented on wikipedia. I became interested in this when trying to understand how and why the CoFoE was launched. Here are my notes on her appointment.

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Data Protection Act 2022

Data Protection Act 2022

The government issued a consultation on the Data Protection law; it was commonly felt that they were attempting to allow itself to monetise the personal data of citizens, especially through the NHS data files. Whether after their response, it is felt to be so threatening is another matter. Here are my notes …

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The EU and defence policy

The EU and defence policy

I have a couple of notes on defence policy on this wiki. All recent white papers have emphasised that the defence capability we build is onky capable of success if working with allies. The primary military alliance is of course NATO, which has over the last 30 years concerned itself with “out of theatre” operations. It has also been challenged by speeches of the pervious President, Trump and the actions of President Biden in the evacuation from Afghanistan. The USA may no longer be a reliable ally for European defence.

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Labour in for Britain

Labour in for Britain

While in Berlin, I saw a post bitching about Corbyn and Starmer’s contribution to Brexit, and remembered that Labour’s RemaIN campaign run by the then legacy leadership was also weak. I know that the doorstep operation was weakened by the lack of commitment of the party and the exhaustion from the local elections that had taken place the previous month. The timing is further evidence that Cameron was unsure of what he wanted; whether it was a strong Tory Party or to remain in the EU. It’s common belief that Corbyn didn’t work hard enough, and that his Office were pro-leave, but what did the Party do.